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Bootstrap Dreams
U.S. Microenterprise Development in an Era of Welfare Reform
Nancy C. Jurik, Nancy Jurik
Declines in real wages, increases in the number of poor families, and cutbacks to welfare and other safety-net programs have stimulated the popularity of microenterprise development programs (MDPs). These programs typically offer training and loans...



Border Work
Spatial Lives of the State in Rural Central Asia
Madeleine Reeves
Through an ethnography of social and spatial practice at the limits of the state, this book explores the contested work of producing and policing "territorial integrity" when significant stretches of new international borders remain to be conclusively demarcated or effectively policed.



Borderline Citizens
The United States, Puerto Rico, and the Politics of Colonial Migration
Robert C. McGreevey
Borderline Citizens explores the intersection of U.S. colonial power and Puerto Rican migration. Robert C. McGreevey examines a series of confrontations in the early decades of the twentieth century between colonial migrants seeking work and citizenship in the metropole and various groups—employers, colonial officials, court officers, and labor...



Borders among Activists
International NGOs in the United States, Britain, and France
Sarah S. Stroup
Sarah S. Stroup challenges the notion that political activism has gone beyond borders and created a global or transnational civil society. She offers detailed profiles of "varieties of activism" in the United States, Britain, and France.



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.



Breaking the Watch
The Meanings of Retirement in America
Joel S. Savishinsky
The topic of retirement becomes increasingly compelling as the U.S. population ages. It's easy to find books about how to plan financially for those years after careers end, but Breaking the Watch focuses on the many ways of creating a life, not...



The Breakup 2.0
Disconnecting over New Media
Ilana Gershon
A few generations ago, college students showed their romantic commitments by exchanging special objects: rings, pins, varsity letter jackets. Pins and rings were handy, telling everyone in local communities that you were spoken for, and when you broke...



Bringing Outsiders In
Transatlantic Perspectives on Immigrant Political Incorporation
Leading social scientists present individual cases and work toward a comparative synthesis of how immigrants affect—and are affected by—civic life on both sides of the Atlantic.



Broad Is My Native Land
Repertoires and Regimes of Migration in Russia's Twentieth Century
Lewis H. Siegelbaum, Leslie Page Moch
The first history of late imperial, Soviet, and post-Soviet Russia through the lens of...



Broadcasting Politics in Japan
NHK and Television News
Ellis S. Krauss
The aftermath of Japan's 1945 military defeat left its public institutions in a state of deep crisis; virtually every major source of state legitimacy was seriously damaged or wholly remade by the postwar occupation. Between 1960 and 1990...



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