The Crisis of Forced Displacement and Resettlement
Edited by Anthony Oliver-Smith
$34.95 Paperback 978-1-934691-08-3 May 2009
Resettlement has been so poorly planned, financed, implemented, and administered that these projects end up being “development disasters.” Because there can be no return to land submerged under a dam-created lake or to a neighborhood buried under a stadium or throughway, the solutions devised to meet the needs of people displaced by development must be durable. The contributors to this volume analyze the failures of existing resettlement policies and propose just such durable solutions.
While previous scholars of democracy have proposed one definitive model after another, the authors in this work suggest that democracy is by nature an open ended set of questions about the workings of power—questions best engaged through the dialogical processes of fieldwork and ethnographic writing.
Propaganda and Prejudices Affecting United States Relations with the Hispanic World
By Philip Wayne Powell
$29.95 Paperback 978-0-8263-4576-9 October 2008
"Powell seeks not merely to trace the origins of what he calls Hispanophobia but to analyze its impact on American education, textbooks, religion, and especially foreign policy."-- Journal of American History
Globalization and the Temporalities of Children and Youth
Edited by Jennifer ColeDeborah Durham
$29.95 Paperback 978-1-934691-05-2 August 2008
Child laborers in South Asia, child soldiers in Sierra Leone and Uganda, Chinese youth playing computer games to earn virtual gold, youth involved in sex trafficking in the former Soviet republics and Thailand: these are just some of the young people featured in the news of late. To address how and why youth and children have come to seem so important to globalization, the contributors to this book look at the both the spatial relations and the temporal dimensions of globalization in places as far apart as Oakland, California, and Tamatave, Madagascar, in situations as disparate as the idealization of childhood innocence and the brutal lives of street children.
Neoliberalism and the Erosion of Democracy in America
Edited by Jane L. CollinsMicaela di LeonardoBrett Williams
$29.95 Paperback 978-1-934691-01-4 April 2008
Focusing on the United States, the contributors to this volume analyze how the globalization of newly untrammeled capitalism has exacerbated preexisting inequalities, how the retreat of the benevolent state and the rise of the punitive, imperial state are related, how poorly privatized welfare institutions provide services, how neoliberal and neoconservative ideologies are melding, and how recurrent moral panics misrepresent class, race, gendered, and sexual realities on the ground.
Mexico, Cuba, and the United States during the Castro Era
By Christopher White
$29.95 Paperback 978-0-8263-4238-6 October 2007
White examines the complex political relationships among the three countries during the sixties and how Mexico and Cuba utilized the Cold War to define themselves as influential leaders in the developing world.