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Working through the Past
Labor and Authoritarian Legacies in Comparative Perspective
The contributors to this volume highlight the critical role that authoritarian legacies play in shaping labor politics in new democracies, providing the first cross-regional analysis of the impact of authoritarianism on labor.



Public Housing Myths
Perception, Reality, and Social Policy
Popular opinion holds that public housing is a failure. Over the past decade, however, historians and social scientists have quietly exploded the common wisdom about public housing. This volume provides an updated, panoramic view of public housing.



Making and Unmaking Nations
War, Leadership, and Genocide in Modern Africa
Scott Straus
In Making and Unmaking Nations, Scott Straus seeks to explain why and how genocide takes place—and, perhaps more important, how it has been avoided in places where it may have seemed likely or even inevitable.



"Getting By"
Class and State Formation among Chinese in Malaysia
Donald M. Nonini
In "Getting By," Donald M. Nonini draws on three decades of research in the region of Penang state in northern West Malaysia, mainly in the city of Bukit Mertajam, to provide an ethnographic and historical account of the cultural politics of class conflict and state formation among Malaysians of Chinese descent.



Christian Homes
Religion, Family and Domesticity in the 19th and 20th Centuries
This book revisits the Christian home of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and sheds light on the stereotypical distinction between the private and public spheres and their inhabitants.



Our Lady of the Rock
Vision and Pilgrimage in the Mojave Desert
Lisa Bitel
In text and photographs, this book explores the monthly religious visions of Maria Paula Acuña at Our Lady of the Rock in California's Mojave Desert.



Better Must Come
Exiting Homelessness in Two Global Cities
Matthew D. Marr
Matthew D. Marr compares and reveals how social contexts at various levels shape the experiences of transitional housing programs in Los Angeles and Tokyo.



The Empty Seashell
Witchcraft and Doubt on an Indonesian Island
Nils Bubandt
In a book based on more than three years of fieldwork, Nils Bubandt argues that cannibal witches for people in the coastal, and predominantly Christian, community of Buli in the Indonesian province of North Maluku are both corporeally real and fundamentally unknowable.



Beyond Borders
Stories of Yunnanese Chinese Migrants of Burma
Wen-Chin Chang
Through a personal narrative approach,this book focuses on the migration history and transnational trading experiences of contemporary Yunnanese Chinese migrants who reside in Burma and those who have moved from Burma and resettled in Thailand, Taiwan, and China.



The Wages of Oil
Parliaments and Economic Development in Kuwait and the UAE
Michael Herb
Michael Herb provides a robust framework for thinking about the future of the Gulf monarchies by contrasting Kuwait and the UAE.



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