Politics

The Society of Equality

Popular Republicanism and Democracy in Santiago de Chile, 1818-1851
By James Wood

Wood argues that the "œSociety of Equality" set a new standard for democratic thought and action in Chilean history and was arguably the most democratic political association of its era in all of Latin America.

Delivering Aid

Implementing Progressive Era Welfare in the American West
By Thomas Krainz

Krainz examines local welfare practices, policies, and debates during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in a diverse collection of western communities.

Pharmaceutical Self

The Global Shaping of Experience in an Age of Psychopharmacology
Edited by Janis H. Jenkins

This book addresses a critical contemporary issue—the worldwide proliferation of pharmaceutical use. The contributors explore questions such as: How are culturally constituted selves transformed by regular ingestion of pharmaceutical drugs? Does “being human” increasingly come to mean not only oriented to drugs but also created and regulated by them? From the standpoint of cultural phenomenology, does this reshape human “being”?

Invitation to an Execution

A History of the Death Penalty in the United States
Edited by Gordon Bakken

These original essays examine the complex history of the death penalty, focusing on specific geographic areas to illuminate the circumstances of law and politics.

For Every Indio Who Falls

A History of Maya Activism in Guatemala, 1960-1990
By Betsy Konefal

By following indigenous organizing experiences at multiple levels--local, regional, national, and international--this book explores how some Mayas became involved in political activism and opposition to a repressive state.

Mexican Community Health and the Politics of Health Reform

By Suzanne Schneider

This very human study of emerging medical services in Morelos, Mexico, illustrates the variety of grassroot solutions to health care delivery in response to rising costs and restrictions on access.

Nicaragua Before Now

Factory Work, Farming, and Fishing in a Low-wage Global Economy
By Nell Farrell

Farrell weaves together interviews, photographs, and her own observations to illustrate the relationship between Nicaraguan laborers, international politics, and global markets.

Mother Jones

Raising Cain and Consciousness
By Simon Cordery

The details of the life and work of Mary Harris "Mother" Jones are skillfully told here for those who have not heard her story and those who know it well.

Country of Bullets

Chronicles of War
By Juanita León
Translated by Guillermo Bleichmar

A respected journalist in Colombia chronicles the human stories of survival in the midst of the country's political and military violence.

Global Health in Times of Violence

Edited by Barbara Rylko-BauerLinda WhitefordPaul Farmer

Over 24 million people have died in these conflicts, and millions more suffered illness and injury. In this volume, leading scholars and practitioners examine the impact of structural, military, and communal violence on health, psychosocial well-being, and health care delivery. By investigating the fields of violence that define our modern world, the authors are able to provide alternative global health paradigms that can be used to develop more effective policies and programs.

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