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  1. Seizing Jerusalem
    After seizing Jerusalem\u2019s 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... Learn More
    Published: 30th May 2017
    Hardback | £123.00
    Paperback | £31.00
  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 | £83.00
    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 \u201csocial\u201d? Taking us from Sierra Leone to India to Lebanon, Life, Emergent challenges conventional understandings... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 2016
    Hardback | £81.00
    Paperback | £22.99
  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 | £61.00
    Paperback | £16.99
  5. The Slumbering Masses
    Americans spend billions of dollars every year on drugs, therapy, and other remedies trying to get a good night\u2019s sleep. Anxieties about not getting enough sleep and the impact of sleeplessness on productivity, health, and... Learn More
    Published: 15th August 2016
    Paperback | £14.99
  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\u2019s school is plummeting: \u201cThe majority of parents want their kids to talk.\u201d Some parents,... Learn More
    Published: 29th February 2016
    Hardback | £67.00
    Paperback | £18.99
  7. Last Project Standing
    In 1995 a half-vacant public housing project on Chicago\u2019s 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... Learn More
    Published: 28th November 2015
    Hardback | £73.00
    Paperback | £20.99
  8. Improper Names
    Improper Names offers a genealogy and theory of the \u201cimproper name,\u201d which author Marco Deseriis defines as the adoption of the same pseudonym by organized collectives, affinity groups, and individual authors. Although... Learn More
    Published: 1st October 2015
    Hardback | £62.00
    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\u2019s booming capital city, this book reveals a community of artists whose lives... Learn More
    Published: 1st June 2015
    Hardback | £67.00
    Paperback | £18.99
  10. Landscape of Discontent
    On a rainy day in May 2007, the mayor of Paris inaugurated the Jardins d\u2019\u00c9ole, a park whose completion was hailed internationally as an exemplar of sustainable urbanism. The park was the result of a hard-fought, decadelong... Learn More
    Published: 30th April 2015
    Hardback | £81.00
    Paperback | £22.99
  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 | £75.00
    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\u2019s term, an affective... Learn More
    Published: 15th March 2015
    Hardback | £81.00
    Paperback | £22.99
  13. HIV Exceptionalism
    In 2002, Sierra Leone emerged from a decadelong civil war. Seeking international attention and development aid, its government faced a dilemma. Though devastated by conflict, Sierra Leone had a low prevalence of HIV. However,... Learn More
    Published: 15th February 2015
    Hardback | £62.00
    Paperback | £16.99
  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 | £81.00
    Paperback | £27.99
  15. The Folklore of the Freeway
    When the interstate highway program connected America\u2019s cities, it also divided them, cutting through and destroying countless communities. Affluent and predominantly white residents fought back in a much heralded \u201cfreeway... Learn More
    Published: 21st June 2014
    Paperback | £18.99
  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 | £65.00
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