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  1. Seizing Jerusalem
    After seizing Jerusalem's eastern precincts from Jordan at the conclusion of the Six-Day War in 1967, Israel unilaterally unified the city and plunged into an ambitious building program, eager to transform the very meaning of... Learn More
    Published: 30th May 2017
    Hardback | £132.00
    Paperback | £33.00
  2. The Nature of the Path
    The Nature of the Path reveals how a single road has shaped the collective identity of a community that has existed on the margins of larger societies for centuries. Marcus Filippello shows how a road running through the Lama... Learn More
    Published: 17th January 2017
    Hardback | £89.00
    Paperback | £20.99
  3. Life, Emergent
    How does an inquiry into life as it lives (or dies) amid mass violence look like from the perspective of the "social"d? Taking us from Sierra Leone to India to Lebanon, Life, Emergent challenges conventional understandings of... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 2016
    Hardback | £87.00
    Paperback | £23.99
  4. Restaurant Republic
    Before the 1820s, the vast majority of Americans ate only at home. As the nation began to urbanize and industrialize, home and work became increasingly divided, resulting in new forms of commercial dining. In this fascinating... Learn More
    Published: 1st September 2016
    Hardback | £65.00
    Paperback | £17.99
  5. The Slumbering Masses
    es, Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer addresses the phenomenon of sleep and sleeplessness in the United States, tracing the influence of medicine and industrial capitalism on the sleeping habits of Americans from the nineteenth century to... Learn More
    Published: 15th August 2016
    Paperback | £15.99
  6. Made to Hear
    A mother whose child has had a cochlear implant tells Laura Mauldin why enrollment in the sign language program at her daughter's school is plummeting: "The majority of parents want their kids to talk."Some parents, however, feel... Learn More
    Published: 29th February 2016
    Hardback | £72.00
    Paperback | £19.99
  7. Last Project Standing
    In 1995 a half-vacant public housing project on Chicago's Near West Side fell to the wrecking ball. The demolition and reconstruction of the Henry Horner housing complex ushered in the most ambitious urban housing experiment of... Learn More
    Published: 28th November 2015
    Hardback | £78.00
    Paperback | £20.99
  8. Improper Names
    Improper Names offers a genealogy and theory of the "improper name,"which author Marco Deseriis defines as the adoption of the same pseudonym by organized collectives, affinity groups, and individual authors. Although such names... Learn More
    Published: 1st October 2015
    Hardback | £67.00
    Paperback | £20.99
  9. Bamako Sounds
    Bamako Sounds tells the story of an African city, its people, their values, and their music. Centered on the music and musicians of Bamako, Mali's booming capital city, this book reveals a community of artists whose lives and... Learn More
    Published: 1st June 2015
    Hardback | £72.00
    Paperback | £19.99
  10. Landscape of Discontent
    On a rainy day in May 2007, the mayor of Paris inaugurated the Jardins d'éole, a park whose completion was hailed internationally as an exemplar of sustainable urbanism. The park was the result of a hard-fought, decadelong protest... Learn More
    Published: 30th April 2015
    Paperback | £23.99
  11. Zoo Renewal
    Why do we feel bad at the zoo? In a fascinating counterhistory of American zoos in the 1960s and 1970s, Lisa Uddin revisits the familiar narrative of zoo reform, from naked cages to more naturalistic enclosures. She argues that... Learn More
    Published: 1st April 2015
    Hardback | £81.00
    Paperback | £21.99
  12. Fiery Cinema
    What was cinema in modern China? It was, this book tells us, a dynamic entity, not strictly tied to one media technology, one mode of operation, or one system of aesthetic code. It was, in Weihong Bao's term, an affective medium,... Learn More
    Published: 15th March 2015
    Hardback | £87.00
    Paperback | £23.99
  13. HIV Exceptionalism
    WINNER, 2017 RACHEL CARSON PRIZE, SOCIETY FOR THE SOCIAL STUDIES OF SCIENCE In 2002, Sierra Leone emerged from a decadelong civil war. Seeking international attention and development aid, its government faced a dilemma. Though... Learn More
    Published: 15th February 2015
    Paperback | £17.99
  14. Spectacular Mexico
    In the wake of its early twentieth-century civil wars, Mexico strove to present itself to the world as unified and prosperous. The preparation in Mexico City for the 1968 Summer Olympics was arguably the most ambitious of a sequence... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 2014
    Hardback | £87.00
    Paperback | £27.99
  15. The Folklore of the Freeway
    ighborhoods as Greenwich Village and New Orleans's French Quarter. This book tells of the other revolt, a movement of creative opposition, commemoration, and preservation staged on behalf of the mostly minority urban neighborhoods... Learn More
    Published: 21st June 2014
    Paperback | £19.99
  16. More Than Shelter
    In the popular imagination, public housing tenants are considered, at best, victims of intractable poverty and, at worst, criminals. More Than Shelter makes clear that such limited perspectives do not capture the rich reality... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 2014
    Hardback | £68.00
    Paperback | £21.99
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