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Everyday Piety
Islam and Economy in Jordan
Sarah A. Tobin
Drawing on in-depth ethnographic fieldwork in Amman, Sarah A. Tobin demonstrates that Muslims combine their interests in exerting a visible Islam with the opportunities and challenges of advanced capitalism in an urban setting, which ultimately results in the cultivation of a "neoliberal Islamic...



Varietals of Capitalism
A Political Economy of the Changing Wine Industry
Xabier Itçaina, Antoine Roger, Andy Smith
Varietals of Capitalism shows that politics is an omnipresent part of the economics of wine and of economic activity in general. Based on a four-year research project encompassing fieldwork in France, Spain, Italy, and Romania, Xabier Itçaina, Antoine Roger, and Andy Smith examine the causes and effects of a 2008 reform adopted by the...



A Sense of Power
The Roots of America's Global Role
John A. Thompson
In A Sense of Power, John A. Thompson takes a long view of America's dramatic rise as a world power, from the late nineteenth century into the post–World War II...



The Depths of Russia
Oil, Power, and Culture after Socialism
Douglas Rogers
In The Depths of Russia, Douglas Rogers offers a nuanced and multifaceted analysis of oil's place in Soviet and Russian life, based on ethnographic fieldwork and archival research in the Perm region of the...



Inequality, Uncertainty, and Opportunity
The Varied and Growing Role of Finance in Labor Relations
Inequality, Uncertainty, and Opportunity provides readers with a sense of the many ways in which financial market developments influence labor and industrial relations.



Building China
Informal Work and the New Precariat
Sarah Swider
In Building China, Sarah Swider draws on her research in Beijing, Guangzhou, and Shanghai between 2004 and 2012, including living in an enclave, working on construction jobsites, and interviews with eighty-three migrants, managers, and labor contractors. Her ethnography focuses on the work, family, and social lives of construction workers in...



Under the Surface
Fracking, Fortunes, and the Fate of the Marcellus Shale
Tom Wilber
For the updated paperback edition of Under the Surface, Tom Wilber has written a new chapter and epilogue covering developments since the book's initial publication. Chief among these are the home rule movement and accompanying social and legal events leading up to an unprecedented ban of fracking in New York state, and the outcome of the...



Subterranean Estates
Life Worlds of Oil and Gas
This innovative, interdisciplinary volume provides a new perspective on the material, symbolic, cultural, and social meanings of the multidimensional world of the global oil and gas...



Demanding Devaluation
Exchange Rate Politics in the Developing World
David A. Steinberg
In Demanding Devaluation, David Steinberg argues that the demands of powerful interest groups often dictate government decisions about the level of the exchange...



Contemporary Economic Perspectives in Education
This book provides a detailed examination of how economists approach education, treat earlier evidence, avoid measurement problems, and measure efficiency.



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