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  1. Fear of Small Numbers
    The period since 1989 has been marked by the global endorsement of open markets, the free flow of finance capital and liberal ideas of constitutional rule, and the active expansion of human rights. Why, then, in this era of intense... Learn More
    Published: 24th May 2006
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  2. Islam and Secularity
    In Islam and Secularity Nilüfer Göle examines the transforming relationship between Islam and Western secular modernity and the impact of the Muslim presence in Europe. She demonstrates that Islam and secularism are... Learn More
    Published: 23rd October 2015
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  3. The Politics of Survival

    The Politics of Survival

    Translated by Julie Kleinman, Written by Marc Abélès

    Series Public Planet Books

    Duke University Press Books

    An argument that in the era of globalization, survival—outlasting the uncertainties and threats of a precarious future—has supplanted harmonious coexistence as the primary goal of politics.... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 2010
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  4. The Empire of Love
    Anthropologist Elizabeth A. Povinelli theorizes intimate relations as sites which bring into view the interplay between liberalism's contradictory ideals of freedom and constraint.... Learn More
    Published: 30th August 2006
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  5. How to Be an Intellectual in the Age of TV
    Novelist, television personality, political candidate, and maverick social commentator, Gore Vidal is one of the most innovative, influential, and enduring American intellectuals of the past fifty years. In How to Be an Intellectual... Learn More
    Published: 25th October 2005
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  6. Financial Derivatives and the Globalization of Risk
    The market for financial derivatives is far and away the largest and most powerful market in the world, and it is growing exponentially. In 1970 the yearly valuation of financial derivatives was only a few million dollars. By... Learn More
    Published: 29th September 2004
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  7. Bilingual Aesthetics
    Knowing a second language entails some unease; it requires a willingness to make mistakes and work through misunderstandings. The renowned literary scholar Doris Sommer argues that feeling funny is good for you, and for society.... Learn More
    Published: 7th April 2004
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  8. Modern Social Imaginaries

    Modern Social Imaginaries

    By Charles Taylor

    Series Public Planet Books

    Duke University Press Books

    One of the most influential philosophers in the English-speaking world, Charles Taylor is internationally renowned for his contributions to political and moral theory, particularly to debates about identity formation, multiculturalism,... Learn More
    Published: 29th December 2003
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  9. Powerless by Design
    In Powerless by Design Michel Feher addresses Western officials’ responses to post–Cold War conflicts and analyzes the reactions of the Left to their governments’ positions. Sometime in the early 1990s, Feher... Learn More
    Published: 25th September 2000
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  10. Don't
    In Don’t Janet E. Halley explains how the military's new anti-gay policy is fundamentally misdescribed by its common nickname, “Don't Ask/Don't Tell.” This ubiquitous phrase, she points out, implies that it discharges... Learn More
    Published: 9th April 1999
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  11. Written in Stone
    Is it “Stalinist” for a formerly communist country to tear down a statue of Stalin? Should the Confederate flag be allowed to fly over the South Carolina state capitol? Is it possible for America to honor General Custer... Learn More
    Published: 7th August 1998
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  12. Paper Tangos

    Paper Tangos

    By Julie Taylor

    Series Public Planet Books

    Duke University Press Books

    Tango. A multidimensional expression of Argentine identity, one that speaks to that nation’s sense of disorientation, loss, and terror. Yet the tango mesmerizes dancers and audiences alike throughout the world. In Paper... Learn More
    Published: 11th June 1998
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  13. Feminist Accused of Sexual Harassment
    Sexual harassment is an issue in which feminists are usually thought to be on the plaintiff’s side. But in 1993—amid considerable attention from the national academic community—Jane Gallop, a prominent feminist... Learn More
    Published: 7th May 1997
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  14. Whose Art Is It?

    Whose Art Is It?

    By Jane Kramer

    Series Public Planet Books

    Duke University Press Books

    Whose Art Is It? is the story of sculptor John Ahearn, a white artist in a black and Hispanic neighborhood of the South Bronx, and of the people he cast for a series of public sculptures commissioned for an intersection outside... Learn More
    Published: 19th October 1994
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  15. Whose Art Is It?

    Whose Art Is It?

    By Jane Kramer

    Series Public Planet Books

    Duke University Press Books

    Whose Art Is It? is the story of sculptor John Ahearn, a white artist in a black and Hispanic neighborhood of the South Bronx, and of the people he cast for a series of public sculptures commissioned for an intersection outside... Learn More
    Published: 19th October 1994
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