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My Word!
Plagiarism and College Culture
Susan D. Blum
"Classroom Cheats Turn to Computers." "Student Essays on Internet Offer Challenge to Teachers." "Faking the Grade." Headlines such as these have been blaring the alarming news of an epidemic of plagiarism and cheating in American colleges: more than...



Killing Neighbors
Webs of Violence in Rwanda
Lee Ann Fujii
"Fujii makes a much-needed contribution both to the field of Rwandan studies and of genocide studies, substituting data for ideology and local voices for political tracts."—David Newbury, Smith College



State of Suffering
Political Violence and Community Survival in Fiji
Susanna Trnka
How do ordinary people respond when their lives are irrevocably altered by terror and violence? Susanna Trnka was residing in an Indo-Fijian village in the year 2000 during the Fijian nationalist coup. The overthrow of the elected multiethnic party...



Fighting for Foreigners
Immigration and Its Impact on Japanese Democracy
Apichai W. Shipper
Shipper details how, in response to an influx of foreigners from Asia and Latin America in recent decades, Japanese citizens have established a variety of local advocacy groups to help immigrants secure access to social services, economic equity, and political rights.



Breaking the Ashes
The Culture of Illicit Liquor in Sri Lanka
Michele Ruth Gamburd
Gamburd explores the changing role of alcohol consumption in a Sri Lankan village the cultural context for social and antisocial alcohol consumption, insight into everyday and ceremonial drinking, and the illicit alcohol market.



Sacred Gifts, Profane Pleasures
A History of Tobacco and Chocolate in the Atlantic World
Marcy Norton
Before Columbus's fateful voyage in 1492, no European had ever seen, much less tasted, tobacco or chocolate. Initially dismissed as dry leaves and an odd Indian drink, these two commodities came to conquer Europe. This book explores that process.



Biomedical Ambiguity
Race, Asthma, and the Contested Meaning of Genetic Research in the Caribbean
Ian Whitmarsh
Whitmarsh reveals how state officials and medical professionals make the international biomedical research part of state care, bundling together categories of disease populations, biological race, and asthma.



A Holocene Prehistoric Sequence in the Egyptian Red Sea Area
The Tree Shelter
Pierre M. Vermeersch
Egyptian Prehistory Monographs 7 The prehistory of the Eastern Desert of Egypt is not well understood. A Holocene Prehistoric Sequence in the Egyptian Red Sea Area is an important contribution to our knowledge of the Epi-Palaeolithic, Neolithic, and...



At the Edge of the Forest
Essays on Cambodia, History, and Narrative in Honor of David Chandler
Inspired by David Chandler's groundbreaking work on Cambodian attempts to find order in the aftermath of turmoil, these essays explore Cambodian history using a rich variety of sources that cast light on Khmer perceptions of violence, wildness, and...



Taking Southeast Asia to Market
Commodities, Nature, and People in the Neoliberal Age
Recent changes in the global economy and in Southeast Asian national political economies have led to new forms of commodity production and new commodities. Using insights from political economy and commodity studies, the essays in Taking Southeast...



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