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  • From the Ground Up

    Community Gardens in New York City and the Politics of Spatial Transformation, 1st Edition

    By Efrat Eizenberg

    Little-known, and hidden between skyscrapers and wide avenues, some 650 community gardens dot New York City. Set within one of the densest and most expensive real estate markets, these gardens are attended by some of the least advantaged residents of the city. Urban residents use these spaces for…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge

  • And We're All Brothers: Singing in Yiddish in Contemporary North America

    1st Edition

    By Abigail Wood

    The dawn of the twenty-first century marked a turning period for American Yiddish culture. The 'Old World' of Yiddish-speaking Eastern Europe was fading from living memory - yet at the same time, Yiddish song enjoyed a renaissance of creative interest, both among a younger generation seeking…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge
    SOAS Studies in Music Series

  • City Making and Urban Governance in the Americas

    Curitiba and Portland, 1st Edition

    By Clara Irazábal

    Cities in both North and South America are confronting tremendous challenges in urban growth and management as they enter the new century. Curitiba in Brazil and Portland in Oregon, US are cities that have achieved recognition for exemplary urban planning programmes over the past three decades. As…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge
    Design and the Built Environment

  • Pragmatism and Law

    From Philosophy to Dispute Resolution, 1st Edition

    By Michal Alberstein

    Pragmatism and Law provides a textual reading of the American legal discourse, as it unfolds through various genres of pragmatism, which evolve and transform during the twentieth century. The historical narrative, which the book weaves, traces the transformation of the pragmatic idea from the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge
    Law, Justice and Power

  • The Ethnic Penalty

    Immigration, Education and the Labour Market, 1st Edition

    By Reza Hasmath

    Populations of visible ethnic minorities have steadily increased over the past few decades in immigrant-receptive societies. While a complex calculus of push and pull factors has motivated this increase, one of the main impetuses for this migration has been the search for employment, better wages…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge

  • Electoral College Reform

    Challenges and Possibilities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gary Bugh

    The United States has not updated the Electoral College system since the Twelfth Amendment was ratified in 1804, despite public opinion polls showing a majority of Americans are in favor of changing or outright abolishing it. So why hasn't the United States reformed this system? Electoral College…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge

  • Technology and Medical Practice

    Blood, Guts and Machines, 1st Edition

    By Boel Berner

    Edited by Ericka Johnson

    The advanced technologies being used in diagnosis and care within modern medicine, whilst supporting and making medical practices possible, may also conflict with established traditions of medicine and care. What happens to the patient in a technologized medical environment? How are doctors',…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge
    Theory, Technology and Society

  • Civil Rights in Wartime

    The Post-9/11 Sikh Experience, 1st Edition

    By Dawinder S. Sidhu, Neha Singh Gohil

    In the days, months, and now years following the events of September 11th, 2001, discrimination against the Sikh community in America has escalated sharply, due in part to a populace that often confuses Sikhs, compelled by their faith to wear turbans, with the Muslim extremists responsible for the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge

  • Indigenous Peoples' Wisdom and Power

    Affirming Our Knowledge Through Narratives, 1st Edition

    Capturing the narratives of indigenes, this book presents a unique anthology on global Indigenous peoples' wisdoms and ways of knowing. Covering issues of religion, cultural self-determination, philosophy, spirituality, sacred sites, oppression, gender and the suppressed voices of women, the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge
    Vitality of Indigenous Religions

  • The Public Nature of Private Property

    1st Edition

    By Michael Diamond

    Edited by Robin Paul Malloy

    What, exactly, is private property? Or, to ask the question another way, what rights to intrude does the public have in what is generally accepted as private property? The answer, perhaps surprisingly to some, is that the public has not only a significant interest in regulating the use of private…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge
    Law, Property and Society

  • Singer-Songwriters and Musical Open Mics

    1st Edition

    By Marcus Aldredge

    Singer-Songwriters and Musical Open Mics is an ethnographic exploration of New York City’s live music events where musicians signup and perform short sets. This sociological study dispels the common assumption that open mics are culturally monolithic and reserved for novice musicians. Open mics…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge

  • Reflections on Rawls

    An Assessment of his Legacy, 1st Edition

    Edited by Shaun P. Young

    The late John Rawls was one of the most inspiring, provocative and influential political philosophers of the twentieth century. In this collection a panel of distinguished political philosophers critically explore the intellectual legacy of Rawls. The essays herein engage Rawls's political…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge

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