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Spiritual Economies
Islam, Globalization, and the Afterlife of Development
Daromir Rudnyckyj
Rudnyckyj's book challenges widespread assumptions about contemporary Islam by showing how moderate Muslims in Southeast Asia are reinterpreting Islam not to reject modernity but to create business practices conducive to globalization.



Freelancing Expertise
Contract Professionals in the New Economy
Debra Osnowitz
Contract work is more important than ever—for better or for worse, depending on one's perspective. The security once implied by a full-time job with a stable employer is becoming rarer, thereby erasing one of the major distinctions between "freelance...



Learning to Speak, Learning to Listen
How Diversity Works on Campus
Susan E. Chase
"This book about diversity offers a fresh perspective and is an important reminder to all that context matters, and what we say and do (our narrative practices) shape and are shaped by it."—Susan Murphy, Cornell University



City of Strangers
Gulf Migration and the Indian Community in Bahrain
Andrew M. Gardner
In City of Strangers, Andrew M. Gardner explores the everyday experiences of workers from India who have migrated to the Bahrain and the sponsorship system, the kafala, under which they labor and upon which they depend for continued employment.



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...



The Road to Evergreen
Adoption, Attachment Therapy, and the Promise of Family
Rachael Stryker
An in-depth exploration of the theory, implementation, and culture of attachment therapy to treat reactive attachment disorder (RAD) as it is practiced in Evergreen, Colorado, the center of RAD treatment in the United States.



In Search of Paradise
Middle-Class Living in a Chinese Metropolis
Li Zhang
"An engaging ethnography of the very different ways in which individuals, families, and social strata in China are affected by the experience of homeownership."—Luigi Tomba, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific



New York Amish
Life in the Plain Communities of the Empire State
Karen M. Johnson-Weiner
This book highlights the existence and diversity of Amish communities in New York State, drawing on twenty-five years of observation, participation, interviews, and archival research.



The Ambiguous Allure of the West
Traces of the Colonial in Thailand
The Ambiguous Allure of the West examines the impact of Western imperialism on Thai cultural development from the 1850s to the present.



Stretched Thin
Poor Families, Welfare Work, and Welfare Reform
Sandra Morgen, Joan Acker, Jill Weigt
Stretched Thin looks back at a critical moment of policy change and suggests how welfare policy in the United States can be changed to better address the needs of poor families and the nation, question the claim that welfare reform has been a success.



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