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Omslagsbild för Zombies in Western Culture: A Twenty-First Century Crisis
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Zombies in Western Culture: A Twenty-First Century Crisis

Why has the zombie become such a pervasive figure in twenty-first-century popular culture? John Vervaeke, Christopher Mastropietro and Filip Miscevic seek to answer this question b ...


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Just Managing? What it Means for the Families of Austerity Britain

The 'just about managing'. 'Hardworking families'. 'Alarm-clock Britain'. In recent years British political discourse has been filled with these slogans, as politicians claim to sp ...


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Security in a Small Nation: Scotland, Democracy, Politics

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he 2014 Referendum on Scottish independence sparked debate on every dimension of modern statehood. Levels of public interest and engagement were unprecedented, as demonstrated by r ...


Omslagsbild för Deliberation, Representation, Equity: Research Approaches, Tools and Algorithms for Participatory Processes
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Deliberation, Representation, Equity: Research Approaches, Tools and Algorithms for Participatory Processes

What can we learn about the development of public interaction in e-democracy from a drama delivered by mobile headphones to an audience standing around a shopping center in a Stock ...


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Theatre and War: Notes from the Field

Nandita Dinesh places Kipling’s "six honest serving-men" (who, what, when, where, why, how) in productive conversation with her own experiences in conflict zones across the world t ...


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Democracy and Power: The Delhi Lectures

Noam Chomsky visited India in 1996 and 2001 and spoke on a wide range of subjects, from democracy and corporate propaganda to the nature of the world order and the role of intellec ...


Omslagsbild för Complexity, Security and Civil Society in East Asia: Foreign Policies and the Korean Peninsula
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Complexity, Security and Civil Society in East Asia: Foreign Policies and the Korean Peninsula

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Complexity, Security and Civil Society in East Asia offers the latest understanding of complex global problems including nuclear weapons, urban insecurity, energy, and climate chan ...


Omslagsbild för Tyneside Neighbourhoods: Deprivation, Social Life and Social Behaviour in One British City
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Tyneside Neighbourhoods: Deprivation, Social Life and Social Behaviour in One British City

Nettle’s book presents the results of five years of comparative ethnographic fieldwork in two different neighbourhoods of the same British city, Newcastle upon Tyne. The neighbourh ...


Omslagsbild för The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the 21st Century: A Living Document in a Changing World
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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the 21st Century: A Living Document in a Changing World

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The Global Citizenship Commission was convened, under the leadership of former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and the auspices of NYU’s Global Institute for Advanced Study, to ...


Omslagsbild för The Digital Public Domain: Foundations for an Open Culture
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The Digital Public Domain: Foundations for an Open Culture

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Digital technology has made culture more accessible than ever before. Texts, audio, pictures and video can easily be produced, disseminated, used and remixed using devices that are ...


Omslagsbild för Frontier Encounters: Knowledge and Practice at the Russian, Chinese and Mongolian Border
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Frontier Encounters: Knowledge and Practice at the Russian, Chinese and Mongolian Border

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China and Russia are rising economic and political powers that share thousands of miles of border. Yet, despite their proximity, their practical, local interactions with each other ...


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Oral Literature in Africa

Ruth Finnegan’s Oral Literature in Africa was first published in 1970, and since then has been widely praised as one of the most important books in its field. Based on years of fie ...


Omslagsbild för Oral Literature in the Digital Age: Archiving Orality and Connecting with Communities
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Oral Literature in the Digital Age: Archiving Orality and Connecting with Communities

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Thanks to ever-greater digital connectivity, interest in oral traditions has grown beyond that of researcher and research subject to include a widening pool of global users. When n ...


Omslagsbild för Storytelling in Northern Zambia: Theory, Method, Practice and Other Necessary Fictions
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Storytelling in Northern Zambia: Theory, Method, Practice and Other Necessary Fictions

More than just a book, Storytelling in Northern Zambia lets you watch videos of the storytellers while you read. Storytelling plays an important part in the vibrant cultural life o ...


Omslagsbild för Feeding the City: Work and Food Culture of the Mumbai Dabbawalas
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Feeding the City: Work and Food Culture of the Mumbai Dabbawalas

Every day in Mumbai 5,000 dabbawalas (literally translated as "those who carry boxes") distribute a staggering 200,000 home-cooked lunchboxes to the city’s workers and students. Gi ...


Omslagsbild för How to Read a Folktale: The 'Ibonia' Epic from Madagascar
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How to Read a Folktale: The 'Ibonia' Epic from Madagascar

How to Read a Folktale offers the first English translation of Ibonia, a spellbinding tale of old Madagascar. Ibonia is a folktale on epic scale. Much of its plot sounds familiar: ...


Omslagsbild för Xiipúktan (First of All): Three Views of the Origins of the Quechan People
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Xiipúktan (First of All): Three Views of the Origins of the Quechan People

The Quechan people live along the lower part of the Colorado River in the United States. According to tradition, the Quechan and other Yuman people were created at the beginning of ...


Omslagsbild för Why Do We Quote? The Culture and History of Quotation
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Why Do We Quote? The Culture and History of Quotation

Quoting is all around us. But do we really know what it means? How do people actually quote today, and how did our present systems come about? This book brings together a down-to-e ...


Omslagsbild för Peace and Democratic Society
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Peace and Democratic Society

Recent acts of terrorism and the current unrest in the Middle East remind us how important it is to understand the relationship between violence, peace and democracy. In a challeng ...


Omslagsbild för The End of the World: Apocalypse and its Aftermath in Western Culture
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The End of the World: Apocalypse and its Aftermath in Western Culture

Our fear of the world ending, like our fear of the dark, is ancient, deep-seated and perennial. It crosses boundaries of space and time, recurs in all human communities and finds e ...


Omslagsbild för Bourdieu and Literature
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Bourdieu and Literature

Bourdieu and Literature is a wide-ranging, rigorous and accessible introduction to the relationship between Pierre Bourdieu's work and literary studies. It provides a comprehensive ...


Omslagsbild för Text and Genre in Reconstruction: Effects of Digitalization on Ideas, Behaviours, Products and Institutions
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Text and Genre in Reconstruction: Effects of Digitalization on Ideas, Behaviours, Products and Institutions

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In this broad-reaching, multi-disciplinary collection, leading scholars investigate how the digital medium has altered the way we read and write text. In doing so, it challenges th ...