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Bread and Circuses
Theories of Mass Culture As Social Decay
Patrick Brantlinger
Brantlinger shows how the belief in the historical inevitability of social decay—a belief today perpetuated by the mass media themselves—has become the dominant view of mass culture in our time.


"Bread and Circuses is a joy to read. Brantlinger is learned, witty, and, best of all, inviting of conversation."—Voice Literary Supplement



3.11
Disaster and Change in Japan
Richard J. Samuels
In 3.11, Richard Samuels offers the first broad scholarly assessment of the disaster's impact on Japan's government and society.



Accidental Activists
Victim Movements and Government Accountability in Japan and South Korea
Celeste L. Arrington
Government wrongdoing or negligence harms people worldwide, but not all victims are equally effective at obtaining redress. In Accidental Activists, Celeste L. Arrington examines the interactive dynamics of the politics of redress to understand why not.



Achieving Access
Professional Movements and the Politics of Health Universalism
Joseph Harris
At a time when the world’s wealthiest nations struggle to make health care and medicine available to everyone, why do resource-constrained countries make costly commitments to universal health coverage and AIDS treatment after transitioning to...



Achieving Workers' Rights in the Global Economy
In Achieving Workers' Rights in the Global Economy, Richard P. Appelbaum and Nelson Lichtenstein argue that industrial accidents, low wages, poor working conditions, and voicelessness endemic to the vast majority of workers who labor in the export industries of the global South arise from the very nature of world trade and production.



Activists beyond Borders
Advocacy Networks in International Politics
Margaret E. Keck, Kathryn Sikkink
In Activists beyond Borders, Margaret E. Keck and Kathryn Sikkink examine a type of pressure group that has been largely ignored by political analysts: networks of activists that coalesce and operate across national frontiers. Their targets may be...



Adoption Matters
Philosophical and Feminist Essays
"As a social and legal institution of family formation, and as a personal experience of members of the adoption triad, adoption provides a fresh vantage point on an important set of philosophical and feminist issues. The family is often thought to be...



Affirmative Exclusion
Cultural Pluralism and the Rule of Custom in France
Jean-Loup Amselle
Jean-Loup Amselle explores the issue of multiculturalism by delving into the history of France's confrontation with ethnic difference. Amselle analyzes France's relationship to Egypt, Algeria, and Senegal to show how ideas about difference and...



Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
The Contemporary Core Literature
Wallace C. Olsen
The first of an eight-volume series, The Literature of the Agricultural Sciences, this book analyzes the trends in the published literature of agricultural economics and rural sociology during the past fifty years. It uses citation analysis and other...



Algeria in Others' Languages
For decades the superimposition of languages in Algeria has had growing cultural and political consequences. The relations between identity and language, already complicated before independence, became all the more entangled after 1962 when the new...



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