Under the Drones: Modern Lives in the Afghanistan-Pakistan Borderlands

By Fariba Nawa, Faisal Devji, Shahzad Bashir, Robert D. Crews, Amin Tarzi, Gilles Dorronsoro, Sana Haroon, James Caron, Shah Mahmou

In the West, media assurance of Afghanistan and Pakistan is framed through army and political issues, leading to a simplistic photo of ageless barbarity, terrorist secure havens, and peoples wanting both punishment or salvation. Under the Drones appears to be like past this proscribing view to enquire genuine humans at the floor, and to investigate the political, social, and monetary forces that form their lives. knowing the complexity of lifestyles alongside the 1,600-mile border among Afghanistan and Pakistan may also help the USA and its ecu allies realign their priorities within the zone to handle real difficulties, instead of fabricated ones.

This quantity explodes Western misunderstandings via revealing a land that abounds with human service provider, perpetual innovation, and colourful complexity. during the paintings of historians and social scientists, the 13 essays the following discover the true and imagined presence of the Taliban; the lively sociopolitical identities expressed via traditions like Pakistani truck ornament; Sufism’s ambivalent place in its place to militancy; the lengthy and contradictory historical past of Afghan media; and the simultaneous brutality and power that heroin brings to girls within the zone.

relocating prior moving conceptions of safeguard, the authors disclose the West’s winning viewpoint at the zone as strategic, designated, and alarmingly dehumanizing. Under the Drones is a necessary antidote to modern media insurance and army concerns.

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Geographic Thought: A Critical Introduction

By Tim Cresswell

This attractive and available creation to geographic notion explores the foremost thinkers and key theoretical advancements within the box of human geography.

  • Covers the whole variety of the advance of theoretical wisdom of the sector, from historic geography to modern non-representational theory
  • Presents theories in an available demeanour during the author's enticing writing style
  • Examines the impression of Darwin and Marx, the emergence of anarchist geographies, the impression of feminism, and myriad different vital our bodies of thought
  • Stresses the significance of geographic suggestion and its relevance to our knowing of what it really is to be human, and to the folks, locations, and cultures of the area within which we live

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The Ethnic Origin of Nations

By Anthony D. Smith

"The scope of Smith's paintings is breathtaking ... half I is in a few respects the main unique a part of the publication; to my wisdom there is not any related survey." magazine of yankee Ethnic History

"Unquestionably a major contribution to the literature on nationalism ... it is a considerate, insightful research into the roots and strengths of ethnonational id. ... i like to recommend it unhesitatingly to all scholars of nationalism." Walker Connor, Trinity university, Hartford

A well-researched, perceptive examine of an enormous topic. It discusses comprehensively ethnic groups in pre-modern eras and ethnic and international locations in sleek ones. as well as being according to good evidence, it really is methodologically sound and conceptually provocative ... no political scientist, historian or sociologist can do with no it." A. Jacob M. Landau, The Hebrew college of Jerusalem

"Smith's intensity of studying is awe-inspiring, and this paintings merits a admired position at any place nationalism is discussed." Michael Levin, Ethnic and Racial Studies
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This e-book is a superb, finished account of the ways that countries and nationhood have advanced through the years. winning in hardback, it really is now to be had in paperback for a pupil audience.
Product Details

Paperback: 312 pages
writer: Wiley-Blackwell; Reprint variation (January eight, 1991)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0631161694
ISBN-13: 978-0631161691
Product Dimensions: nine x 6.1 x 0.8 inches


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On Primitive Society: And other Forbidden Topics

By C. R. Hallpike

Political correctness in social anthropology has made the phrases 'primitive society' 'social evolution' or even 'human nature' unacceptable, and got rid of the opportunity of open educational debate approximately them. Written from the point of view of a lifetime's study, this choice of papers takes a troublesome examine those taboos, and demanding situations a few basic assumptions of post-modern pondering. together with a few new fabric on memetics, evolutionary psychology and Darwinian conception within the social sciences, this assortment presents a long-overdue review of a few key issues in glossy anthropology.

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Ham Radio's Technical Culture (Inside Technology)

By Kristen Haring

Decades ahead of the net, ham radio supplied immediate, international, person-to-person conversation. thousands of beginner radio operators -- a predominantly male, center- and upper-class team referred to as "hams" -- outfitted and operated two-way radios for game in mid 20th century the USA. In Ham Radio's Technical Culture, Kristen Haring examines why such a lot of males followed the technical pastime of ham radio from the Thirties via Nineteen Seventies and the way the hobby helped them shape identification and community.

Ham radio required solitary tinkering with refined electronics gear, frequently remoted from household actions in a "radio shack," but the pastime thrived on fraternal interplay. Conversations at the air grew into friendships, and hams collected in golf equipment or met informally for "eyeball contacts." inside this group, hobbyists built exact values and practices with reference to radio, making a specific "technical culture." Outsiders considered novice radio operators with a mix of awe and suspicion, inspired via hams' mastery of strong know-how yet uneasy approximately their touch with foreigners, particularly during times of political tension.

Drawing on a wealth of non-public bills present in radio magazines and newsletters and from technical manuals, alternate journals, and govt records, Haring describes how ham radio tradition rippled via hobbyists' lives. She explains why hi-tech employers recruited hams and why electronics brands catered to those strong point consumers. She discusses hams' place in the army and civil safeguard in the course of global struggle II and the chilly struggle in addition to the impact of the pastime on relations dynamics. by means of contemplating ham radio within the context of alternative technical spare time activities -- version construction, images, high-fidelity audio, and comparable spare time activities -- Haring highlights the shared stories of technical hobbyists. She indicates that tinkerers inspired attitudes towards know-how past pastime groups, enriching the final technical tradition by way of posing an important counterpoint.

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Redskins: Insult and Brand

The Washington Redskins franchise is still some of the most precious in specialist activities, partially as a result of its simply recognizable, renowned, and ecocnomic brand.

And but “redskins” is a derogatory identify for American Indians.

The variety of grassroots campaigns to alter the identify has risen in recent times regardless of the present staff owner’s statement that the crew will never achieve this. Franchise proprietors counter feedback by means of arguing that the staff identify is optimistic and a time period of recognize and honor that many American Indians embody. The NFL, for its half, actively defends the identify and helps it in court.

admired reporters, politicians, and previous gamers have publicly spoken out opposed to using “Redskins” because the identify of the staff. Sportscaster Bob Costas denounced the identify as a racial slur in the course of a halftime convey in 2013. U.S. consultant Betty McCollum marched outdoors the stadium with different protesters––among them former Minnesota Vikings participant Joey Browner––urging that the identify be changed.

Redskins: Insult and Brand examines how the continued fight over the staff identify increases vital questions about how white americans understand American Indians, concerning the cultural strength of purchaser manufacturers, and approximately carrying on with stumbling blocks to inclusion and equality. C. Richard King examines the heritage of the team’s identify, the evolution of the time period “redskin,” and a few of the ways that humans either aid and oppose its use this day. King’s hard-hitting method of the team’s emblem and mascot exposes the irritating heritage of a moniker’s organization with the NFL—a multibillion-dollar entity that accepts public funds—as good as well known attitudes towards local americans today.

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Phenomenological Sociology: Experience and Insight in Modern Society (Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society)

By Harvie Ferguson

This cutting edge and thought-provoking publication argues that phenomenology used to be the main major, wide-ranging and influential philosophy to emerge within the 20th century. The social personality of phenomenology is explored in its relation to the fear in 20th century sociology with questions of recent event. Phenomenology and sociology come jointly as 'ethnographies of the present'. As such, they break away of the self-imposed obstacles of every to set up a brand new, serious realizing of latest lifestyles. through studying phenomenology sociologically and sociology phenomenologically, this e-book reconstructs a phenomenological sociology of contemporary adventure.

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Approaches and Methodologies in the Social Sciences: A Pluralist Perspective

By Donatella Della Porta, Michael Keating

A progressive textbook introducing masters and doctoral scholars to the main study techniques and methodologies within the social sciences. Written by means of an exceptional set of students, and derived from winning path instructing, this quantity will empower scholars to decide on their very own method of examine, to justify this method, and to situate it in the self-discipline. It addresses questions of ontology, epistemology and philosophy of social technological know-how, and proceeds to problems with method and study layout crucial for generating a superb learn thought. It additionally introduces researchers to the most problems with debate and rivalry within the technique of social sciences, deciding upon commonalities, historical continuities and actual variations.

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Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs

By Johann Hari


It is now 100 years due to the fact medicines have been first banned within the usa. at the eve of this centenary, journalist Johann Hari trigger on an epic three-year, thirty-thousand-mile trip into the battle on medicinal drugs. What he came across is that increasingly more humans worldwide have started to acknowledge 3 startling truths: medicinal drugs usually are not what we expect they're. dependancy isn't really what we predict it's. And the drug struggle has very diverse causes to those we've seen on our television displays for therefore long.

In Chasing the Scream, Hari finds his discoveries completely in the course of the tales of individuals internationally whose lives were remodeled by means of this battle. they vary from a transsexual crack broker in Brooklyn looking for her mom, to a teenage hit-man in Mexico trying to find a fashion out. It starts off with Hari's discovery that on the beginning of the drug struggle, Billie vacation used to be stalked and killed through the guy who introduced this crusade--and it ends with the tale of a courageous health professional who has led his state to decriminalize each drug, from hashish to crack, with impressive results.

Chasing the Scream lays naked what we actually were chasing in our century of drug war--in our starvation for medications, and in our try and break them. This booklet will problem and alter the way you take into consideration essentially the most controversial--and consequential--questions of our time.

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How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization

By Franklin Foer

“An eccentric, interesting exposé of a global so much people be aware of not anything about.”
The ny occasions booklet Review

"An insightful, exciting, brainiac activities highway trip."
The Wall highway Journal

"Foer’s talents as a narrator are enviable. His characterizations… are resembling these in Norman Mailer's journalism."
The Boston Globe

A groundbreaking work—named one of many 5 so much influential activities books of the last decade via Sports Illustrated—How football Explains the World is a different and brilliantly illuminating examine football, the world’s hottest game, as a lens wherein to view the urgent problems with our age, from the conflict of civilizations to the worldwide economy.

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