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  1. Creating Market Socialism
    In the midst of China’s post-Mao market reforms, the old status hierarchy is collapsing. Who will determine what will take its place? In Creating Market Socialism, the sociologist Carolyn L. Hsu demonstrates the central... Learn More
    Published: 3rd September 2007
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  2. Subject Lessons
    Subject Lessons offers a fascinating account of how western knowledge “traveled” to India, changed that which it encountered, and was itself transformed in the process. Beginning in 1835, India’s British rulers... Learn More
    Published: 29th August 2007
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  3. Salt in the Sand
    Salt in the Sand is a compelling historical ethnography of the interplay between memory and state violence in the formation of the Chilean nation-state. The historian and anthropologist Lessie Jo Frazier focuses on northern Chile,... Learn More
    Published: 17th July 2007
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  4. Beyond Belief
    Beyond Belief is a bold rethinking of the formation and consolidation of nation-state ideologies. Analyzing India during the first two decades following its foundation as a sovereign nation-state in 1947, Srirupa Roy explores... Learn More
    Published: 28th May 2007
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  5. Paper Families
    A look at how the Chinese Exclusion Act and later legislation affected Chinese American communities, who created fictitious "paper families" to subvert immigration policies.... Learn More
    Published: 4th April 2007
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  6. Liberalism without Democracy
    This analysis of the failure of efforts to achieve liberal reform in Egypt following its independence from Great Britain in 1922 has implications for modern-day nation-building efforts in the Mideast.... Learn More
    Published: 4th December 2006
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  7. Disciplining Statistics
    Disciplining Statistics contrasts the different ways that statistical knowledge was developed and used in England and France during the nineteenth century.... Learn More
    Published: 28th November 2006
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  8. Nostalgia for the Modern
    An ethnographic analysis of the ways that, during the 1990s, Turkish citizens began to express nostalgia for the secularist and nationalist foundations of the Turkish Republic.... Learn More
    Published: 30th August 2006
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  9. Native Sons
    For much of the twentieth century, France recruited colonial subjects from sub-Saharan Africa to serve in its military, sending West African soldiers to fight its battles in Europe, Southeast Asia, and North Africa. In this exemplary... Learn More
    Published: 19th July 2006
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  10. Colored Amazons
    Colored Amazons is a groundbreaking historical analysis of the crimes, prosecution, and incarceration of black women in Philadelphia at the turn of the twentieth century. Kali N. Gross reconstructs black women’s crimes and... Learn More
    Published: 12th July 2006
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  11. Affective Communities
    “If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.” So E. M. Forster famously observed in his Two Cheers for Democracy. Forster’s epigrammatic... Learn More
    Published: 11th January 2006
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  12. Markets of Dispossession
    What happens when the market tries to help the poor? In many parts of the world today, neoliberal development programs are offering ordinary people the tools of free enterprise as the means to well-being and empowerment. Schemes... Learn More
    Published: 26th October 2005
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  13. Militarized Modernity and Gendered Citizenship in South Korea
    This pathbreaking study presents a feminist analysis of the politics of membership in the South Korean nation over the past four decades. Seungsook Moon examines the ambitious effort by which South Korea transformed itself into... Learn More
    Published: 30th September 2005
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  14. The Remains of War
    The ongoing effort of the United States to account for its missing Vietnam War soldiers is unique. The United States requires the repatriation and positive identification of soldiers’ bodies to remove their names from the... Learn More
    Published: 13th July 2005
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  15. The Politics of Method in the Human Sciences
    The Politics of Method in the Human Sciences provides a remarkable comparative assessment of the variations of positivism and alternative epistemologies in the contemporary human sciences. Often declared obsolete, positivism is... Learn More
    Published: 16th May 2005
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  16. Remaking Modernity
    A state-of-the-field survey of historical sociology, Remaking Modernity assesses the field’s past accomplishments and peers into the future, envisioning changes to come. The seventeen essays in this collection reveal the... Learn More
    Published: 1st February 2005
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