What Is a Family? Answers from Early Modern Japan

What Is a Family? Answers from Early Modern Japan

April 7, 2020

'What Is a Family?' explores the histories of diverse households during the Tokugawa period in Japan (1603–1868)

The Athlete as National Symbol Critical Essays on Sports in the International Arena

The Athlete as National Symbol Critical Essays on Sports in the International Arena

April 7, 2020

About the book : Examining the phenomenon of nationalism in the world of sport, this collection of new essays identifies moments when athletes became national symbols through their actions on and off the field. Since the break-up of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia, and related global events of the 1980s...

Critical Sports Studies A Document Reader

Critical Sports Studies A Document Reader

April 7, 2020

About the book : Critical Sports Studies: A Document Reader provides students with a selection of essays that examine social problems in sport. Readers are challenged to critically consider various topics to better understand how the global phenomenon of sport can lead to challenges both on and off the field...

Politics and Sustainability: Perspectives from Environmental Political Theory

April 7, 2020

About the book : This review examines the relationships between politics, sustainability, and development. Following an overview of sustainability thinking across different traditions, the politics of resources and the influence of scarcity narratives on research, policy and practice are explored. This highlights the politics of transformations and the way these...

The Ethics of Precaution Uncertain Environmental Health Threats and Duties of Due Care

The Ethics of Precaution Uncertain Environmental Health Threats and Duties of Due Care

April 7, 2020

About the book : There are thousands of substances manufactured in the United States to which the public is routinely exposed and for which toxicity data are limited or absent. Some insist that uncertainty about the severity of potential harm justifies implementing precautionary regulations, while others claim that uncertainty justifies...

Durable Ethnicity Mexican Americans and the Ethnic Core

Durable Ethnicity Mexican Americans and the Ethnic Core

April 7, 2020

About the book : Mexican Americans are unique in the panoply of American ethno-racial groups in that they are the descendants of the largest and longest lasting immigration stream in US history. Today, there are approximately 24 million Americans of Mexican descent living in the United States, many of whose...

Politics on Display Yard Signs and the Politicization of Social Spaces

Politics on Display Yard Signs and the Politicization of Social Spaces

April 7, 2020

About the book : Political yard signs are one of the most ubiquitous and conspicuous features of American political campaigns, yet they have received relatively little attention as a form of political communication or participation. In Politics on Display, Todd Makse, Scott L. Minkoff, and Anand E. Sokhey tackle this...

digitalSTS A Field Guide for Science & Technology Studies

digitalSTS A Field Guide for Science & Technology Studies

April 7, 2020

About the book : Scholars across the humanities, social sciences, and information sciences are grappling with how best to study virtual environments, use computational tools in their research, and engage audiences with their results. Classic work in science and technology studies (STS) has played a central role in how these...

Relativistic Fluid Dynamics in and out of Equilibrium And Applications to Relativistic Nuclear Collisions

Relativistic Fluid Dynamics in and out of Equilibrium And Applications to Relativistic Nuclear Collisions

April 7, 2020

About the book : The past decade has seen unprecedented developments in the understanding of relativistic fluid dynamics in and out of equilibrium, with connections to astrophysics, cosmology, string theory, quantum information, nuclear physics and condensed matter physics. Romatschke and Romatschke offer a powerful new framework for fluid dynamics, exploring...

Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds of Western North America

Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds of Western North America

April 7, 2020

About the book : Bird songs and calls are at least as important as visual field marks in identifying birds. Yet short of memorizing each bird’s repertoire, it’s difficult to sort through them all. Now, with the western edition of this groundbreaking book, it’s possible to visually distinguish bird sounds...

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