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Change - Organising Tomorrow, Today (Paperback): Jay Naidoo Change - Organising Tomorrow, Today (Paperback)
Jay Naidoo 6
R200 R157 Discovery Miles 1 570 Save R43 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Unless there is significant change, the world is heading for an explosion. The growing gap between rich and poor is dangerous and unsustainable. The plundering of resources is damaging our planet. Something has to be done.

In this book, Jay Naidoo harnesses his experience as a labour union organiser, government minister, social entrepreneur and global thought leader, and explores ways of solving some of the world’s biggest problems. Drawing from his experiences in South Africa, Nigeria, Brazil, Bangladesh and other countries, he presents a variety of options for ending poverty and global warming, with a focus on organising in our communities and building change from below and beyond borders.

Naidoo’s message is unequivocal: significant action must be taken immediately if we want future generations to live in a world that we take for granted today.

Amphibians and Reptiles of Louisiana - An Identification and Reference Guide (Paperback): Jeff Boundy, John L. Carr Amphibians and Reptiles of Louisiana - An Identification and Reference Guide (Paperback)
Jeff Boundy, John L. Carr
R947 Discovery Miles 9 470 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Radio Soundings - South Africa And The Black Modern (Paperback): Liz Gunner Radio Soundings - South Africa And The Black Modern (Paperback)
Liz Gunner
R350 R277 Discovery Miles 2 770 Save R73 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 10 working days

The radio in Africa has shaped culture by allowing listeners to negotiate modern identities and sometimes fast-changing lifestyles. Through the medium of voice and mediated sound, listeners on the station – known as Radio Bantu, then Radio Zulu, and finally Ukhozi FM – shaped new understandings of the self, family and social roles.

Through particular genres such as radio drama, fuelled by the skills of radio actors and listeners, an array of debates, choices and mistakes were unpacked daily for decades. This was the unseen literature of the auditory, the drama of the airwaves, which at its height shaped the lives of millions of listeners in urban and rural places in South Africa. Radio became a conduit for many talents squeezed aside by apartheid repression. Besides Winnie Mahlangu and K.E. Masinga and a host of other talents opened by radio, the exiles Lewis Nkosi and Bloke Modisane made a niche and a network of identities and conversations which stretched from the heart of Harlem to the American South. Nkosi and Modisane were working respectively in BBC Radio drama and a short-lived radio transcription centre based in London which drew together the threads of activism and creativity from both Black America and the African continent at a critical moment of the late empire.

Radio Soundings is a fascinating study that shows how, throughout its history, Zulu radio has made a major impact on community, everyday life and South African popular culture, voicing a range of subjectivities which gave its listeners a place in the modern world.

Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Growth - Political Entrepreneurship for a Prosperous Europe (Hardcover): Charlie Karlsson,... Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Growth - Political Entrepreneurship for a Prosperous Europe (Hardcover)
Charlie Karlsson, Daniel Silander, Brigitte Pircher
R2,305 Discovery Miles 23 050 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This timely and engaging book explores the role of European political entrepreneurship in debating, shaping and implementing the Europe 2020 strategy. Insightful chapters analyse the content, conditions and consequences of Europe 2020, investigating the plan for a future prosperous EU economy. Focussing on how European political entrepreneurship functions in times of crisis, Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Growth considers these crises as potential windows of opportunity. The expert contributors highlight how the 2020 strategy has been debated, decided on, and then implemented from a governance perspective with multiple actors, and look ahead to necessary future developments. Further to this, multi-level governance is discussed as a way to address the demanded socio-economic goals across the EU in order to effect smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. Entrepreneurship and public policy scholars, particularly those with an interest in European affairs will find this book to be an interesting read. It will also prove to be a powerful resource for politicians and public servants working within the Europe 2020 strategy.

Along the River Road - Past and Present on Louisiana's Historic Byway (Book, 3rd): Mary Ann Sternberg Along the River Road - Past and Present on Louisiana's Historic Byway (Book, 3rd)
Mary Ann Sternberg
R842 Discovery Miles 8 420 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Few thoroughfares offer as rich a history as Louisiana s River Road between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. In this third edition of her extremely popular guide, Along the River Road, Mary Ann Sternberg provides a revised introduction, new images, and updated information on sites and attractions as well as tales and local lore about favorite and overlooked destinations. Featuring background information about the area and a detailed guided tour upriver on the east bank and downriver along the west the book gives an overview of the River Road, serving as an accessible and definitive companion to exploring the corridor. Sternberg s abiding appreciation of the area s allure garnered over twenty years of visiting produces a must-have travel companion to a place that far exceeds its common reputation as only a parade of elegant antebellum mansions. In this new edition, she again encourages travelers to experience the many treasures of this wondrous byway for themselves, seeing how much it has changed over the last decade.

Louisiana Saturday Night - Looking for a Good Time in South Louisiana's Juke Joints, Honky-Tonks, and Dance Halls... Louisiana Saturday Night - Looking for a Good Time in South Louisiana's Juke Joints, Honky-Tonks, and Dance Halls (Paperback)
Alex V Cook
R466 R366 Discovery Miles 3 660 Save R100 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

From backwoods bars and small-town dives to swampside dance halls and converted clapboard barns, Louisiana Saturday Night offers an anecdotal history and experiential guidebook to some of the Gumbo State's most unique blues, Cajun, and zydeco clubs.

Music critic Alex V. Cook uncovers south Louisiana's wellspring of musical tradition, showing us that indigenous music exists not as an artifact to be salvaged by preservationists, but serves as a living, breathing, singing, laughing, and crying part of Louisiana culture. Louisiana Saturday Night takes the reader to both offbeat and traditional venues in and around Baton Rouge, Cajun country, and New Orleans, where we hear the distinctive voices of musicians, patrons, and owners -- like Teddy Johnson, born in the house that now serves as Teddy's Juke Joint. Along the way, Cook ruminates on the cultural importance of the people and places he encounters, and shows their critical role in keeping Louisiana's unique music alive. A map, a journal, a snapshot of what goes on in the little shacks off main roads, Louisiana Saturday Night provides an indispensable and entertaining companion for those in pursuit of Louisiana's quirky and varied nightlife.

Oranje Boven - Nederlands Voor Zuid-Afrika (Afrikaans, Dutch, English, Paperback): Oranje Boven - Nederlands Voor Zuid-Afrika (Afrikaans, Dutch, English, Paperback)
R234 Discovery Miles 2 340 Shipped within 10 - 15 working days

Afrikaanssprekendes het n voorsprong met die aanleer van Nederlands as vreemde taal, maar daar is min Afrikaanssprekendes wat Nederlands werklik vlot kan praat. Hierdie is 'n handboek wat spesifiek geskryf is met die voordeel en nadeel! van Afrikaans as intreepunt tot Nederlands. Ehlers en Van Beek fokus op wat vir n Afrikaanssprekende vreemd sal wees in die Nederlands. Heelwat aandag word ook bestee aan die kultuurverskille tussen die Afrikaanse en Nederlandse samelewings wat die aanleer van die taal in konteks plaas en menige faux pas kan verhoed! Die outeurs is gebore en getoe Nederlanders wat reeds meer as tien jaar in Suid-Afrika woon. Hulle ken die Nederlandse taal en kultuur soos net n moedertaalspreker dit ken.

Beneath The Tamarind Tree - A Story Of Courage, Family And The Lost Schoolgirls Of Boko Haram (Hardcover): Isha Sesay Beneath The Tamarind Tree - A Story Of Courage, Family And The Lost Schoolgirls Of Boko Haram (Hardcover)
Isha Sesay
R475 R380 Discovery Miles 3 800 Save R95 (20%) In stock

The first definitive account of Boko Haram’s abduction of the Chibok schoolgirls, their years in captivity, and why this story still matters - by celebrated international journalist Isha Sesay.

The kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls by Boko Haram in 2014 made global headlines. From poor Nigerian families, these girls had defied the odds and pursued an education, but daring to dream resulted in one of the most high-profile abductions in modern history. Award-winning CNN anchor Isha Sesay was on the front lines as the story broke, and when 21 of the girls were released, she was the only journalist to accompany them on their dangerous journey back home.

In Beneath The Tamarind Tree, having developed unprecedented access to the Chibok girls, Sesay shares an intimate account of the night Boko Haram attacked, exclusive details about their years in captivity, and their daring tales of escape. We meet Priscilla who dreamt of becoming a doctor, Saa who juggled schoolwork with family obligations, Mary who fought constant homesickness to stay in school, and Dorcas who planned to be the first in her family to get a college degree.

Sesay delves into the inadequate Nigerian government response to the kidnapping, while synthesizing lessons about global national security. She also reminds us of the personal sacrifice required of journalists to bring us the truth, at a time of growing mistrust of the media. Beneath The Tamarind Tree is a gripping read and a story of resilience with a soaring message of hope at its core, reminding us of the ever-present truth that progress for all of us hinges on unleashing the potential of women.

The Fiction of Valerie Martin - An Introduction (Hardcover): Veronica Makowsky The Fiction of Valerie Martin - An Introduction (Hardcover)
Veronica Makowsky
R881 Discovery Miles 8 810 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Contemporary Japan (Paperback, 3rd ed. 2012): Duncan McCargo Contemporary Japan (Paperback, 3rd ed. 2012)
Duncan McCargo
R699 R643 Discovery Miles 6 430 Save R56 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Japan is one of the world's most important societies, yet remains one of the least understood. This book is designed to fill the gap for a concise but thought-provoking introduction to all aspects of the country's political, economic and social life set in a clear historical context. The author's starting-point is that the study of Japan is 'contested territory' where even such apparently simple questions such as 'Who is in charge?' spark considerable disagreement and controversy among experts. To understand contemporary Japan, Duncan McCargo argues, it is necessary to get to grips with a range of different perspectives on Japanese political and social structures. Integrating contrasting perspectives throughout, the core chapters of the book focus on the changing economy, government and politics, society and culture, and Japan's place in the wider world. The new third edition of this popular text has been fully revised and updated throughout to cover key developments such as the historic end of LDP rule in 2009. This accessible and lively book will be essential reading both for students and general readers who want to know more about this important country.

Imagining the Creole City - The Rise of Literary Culture in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans (Hardcover): Rien Fertel Imagining the Creole City - The Rise of Literary Culture in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans (Hardcover)
Rien Fertel
R825 Discovery Miles 8 250 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In the early years of the nineteenth century, the burgeoning cultural pride of white Creoles in New Orleans intersected with America's golden age of print, to explosive effect. Imagining the Creole City reveals the profusion of literary out-put-histories and novels, poetry and plays-that white Creoles used to imagine themselves as a unified community of writers and readers. Rien Fertel argues that Charles Gayarr?'s English-language histories of Louisiana, which emphasized the state's dual connection to America and to France, provided the foundation of a white Creole print culture predicated on Louisiana's exceptionalism. The writings of authors like Grace King, Adrien Rouquette, and Alfred Mercier consciously fostered an image of Louisiana as a particular social space, and of themselves as the true inheritors of its history and culture. In turn, the forging of this white Creole identity created a close-knit community of cosmopolitan Creole elites, who reviewed each other's books, attended the same salons, crusaded against the popular fiction of George Washington Cable, and worked together to preserve the French language in local and state governmental institutions. Together they reimagined the definition of "Creole" and used it as a marker of status and power. By the end of this group's era of cultural prominence, Creole exceptionalism had become a cornerstone in the myth of Louisiana in general and of New Orleans in particular. In defining themselves, the authors in the white Creole print community also fashioned a literary identity that resonates even today.

Building Playgrounds, Engaging Communities - Creating Safe and Happy Places for Children (Hardcover): Marybeth Lima Building Playgrounds, Engaging Communities - Creating Safe and Happy Places for Children (Hardcover)
Marybeth Lima
R478 R379 Discovery Miles 3 790 Save R99 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

We accomplish extraordinary things when we do ordinary things together. This heartfelt and hopeful conviction led LSU professor Marybeth Lima to begin the LSU Community Playground Project as a way to involve her students in the larger Baton Rouge community. Fifteen years and over seven hundred students later, Building Playgrounds, Engaging Communities tells the remarkable story of the Playground Project s ongoing partnership with area public schools to design and build safe, fun, accessible, kid-designed playgrounds. Lima s experiences with the Playground Project range from outright failures to hard-won victories. Overcoming the challenges of working with scarce resources and persevering despite many setbacks, Lima and her students succeeded with hope, humor, and dedication. Building Playgrounds, Engaging Communities emphasizes the major impact people have when they work together for the common good whether by building playgrounds, establishing neighborhood gardens, or participating in honest, respectful conversations. To this end, Lima provides an appendix with practical advice for local engagement. People wanting to make a difference in their communities can use this book as a road map; those active in long-term endeavors will draw on it for ideas and inspiration.

Connecting Asia - Infrastructure for Integrating South and Southeast Asia (Hardcover): Michael G. Plummer, Peter J. Morgan,... Connecting Asia - Infrastructure for Integrating South and Southeast Asia (Hardcover)
Michael G. Plummer, Peter J. Morgan, Ganeshan Wignaraja
R2,787 Discovery Miles 27 870 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book analyses how closer regional connectivity and economic integration between South Asia and Southeast Asia can benefit both regions. With a focus on the role played by infrastructure and public policies in facilitating this process, it provides a detailed and up-to-date discussion of issues, innovations, and progress. Country studies of national connectivity issues and policies cover Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Thailand, examining major developments in trade and investment, economic cooperation, the role of economic corridors, and regional cooperation initiatives. Thematic chapters explore investment in land and sea transport infrastructure, trade facilitation, infrastructure investment financing, supporting national and regional policies, and model-based estimates of the benefits of integration. They also identify significant opportunities for strengthening these integration efforts as a result of the recent opening up of Myanmar in political, economic, and financial terms. For the first time for these regions, the book employs a state-of-the-art computable general equilibrium (CGE) model incorporating heterogeneous firms to estimate the advantages of integration. Providing perspective on the latest thinking on integration policy, Connecting Asia is an essential resource for academics, policymakers, and business people alike.

Introduction to Regional Economic Development - Major Theories and Basic Analytical Tools (Hardcover): Mustafa Dinc Introduction to Regional Economic Development - Major Theories and Basic Analytical Tools (Hardcover)
Mustafa Dinc
R1,872 Discovery Miles 18 720 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In this easy-to-follow, one-stop reference, Dinc discusses a new and dynamic endogenous regional development approach that delves deeply into a variety of topics: the globalization process and its impact on local and regional economies; theoretical evolution of economic development; the role of governance; and institutions and local leadership in the development process. The book reviews major traditional local and regional development theories from their origins and early applications as well as regional agglomerations and industrial clusters. It also introduces conflict management procedures into the regional development process and provides a regional decision support framework that can be used for informed development policymaking. Another advantage of this book is its discussion of basic analytical tools and the inclusion of a template in an easy-to-use MS Excel spreadsheet application. Though the book follows a logical narrative, each chapter can be read individually without a loss of meaning, making it perfect for classrooms. Introduction to Regional Economic Development will prove to be an invaluable resource for teachers and students of regional science, regional development, and planning, as well as regional and local development practitioners, regional development agency staff, and local government officials.

Handbook of Industry Studies and Economic Geography (Paperback): Frank Giarratani, Geoffrey J.D. Hewings, Geoffrey Hewings,... Handbook of Industry Studies and Economic Geography (Paperback)
Frank Giarratani, Geoffrey J.D. Hewings, Geoffrey Hewings, Philip McCann
R1,021 Discovery Miles 10 210 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This unique Handbook examines the impacts on, and responses to, economic geography explicitly from the perspective of the behaviour, mechanics, systems and experiences of different firms in various types of industries. The industry studies approach allows the authors to explain why the economic geography of these different industries exhibits such particular and diverse characteristics. The sectors and industries covered include: * traditional heavy industry and engineering * creative and cultural industries * knowledge sectors * natural resource-based and environmental sectors * knowledge, networks and communications issues. The Handbook of Industry Studies and Economic Geography will strongly appeal to students, scholars and researchers interested in all aspects of industrial location and economic geography.

Arts, Culture and the Making of Global Cities - Creating New Urban Landscapes in Asia (Hardcover): Lily Kong, C. H. Ching, Chou... Arts, Culture and the Making of Global Cities - Creating New Urban Landscapes in Asia (Hardcover)
Lily Kong, C. H. Ching, Chou Tsu-Lung
R2,066 Discovery Miles 20 660 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

While global cities have mostly been characterized as sites of intensive and extensive economic activity, the quest for global city status also increasingly rests on the creative production and consumption of culture and the arts. Arts, Culture and the Making of Global Cities examines such ambitions and projects undertaken in five major cities in Asia: Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei and Singapore. Providing a thorough comparison of their urban imaging strategies and attempts to harness arts and culture, as well as more organically evolved arts activities and spaces, this book analyses the relative successes and failures of these cities. Offering rich ethnographic detail drawn from extensive fieldwork, the authors challenge city strategies and existing urban theories about cultural and creative clusters and reveal the many complexities in the art of city-making. This noteworthy study will appeal to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as academics from a variety of disciplines -ranging from urban and cultural geography to Asian studies. Arts and cultural policy makers and artists will also find this a fascinating read.

Geographies of the Super-Rich (Paperback): Iain Hay Geographies of the Super-Rich (Paperback)
Iain Hay
R570 Discovery Miles 5 700 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This timely and path-breaking book brings together a group of distinguished and emerging international scholars to critically consider the geographical implications of the world's super-rich, a privileged yet remarkably overlooked group. Emerging from this unique collection is an enlightening picture of the influence of the super-rich over a diverse range of affairs, extending from the shape of urban and rural landscapes to the future of art history. By concentrating on those at the apex of the economic pyramid, this book provides valuable insights to the institutions, practices and cultural values of our society, as well as allowing us a more comprehensive view of the consequences of global capitalism. Presenting case studies from across the globe - from Singapore to St Barts, London to Lexington - the spatial and cultural span of the book is wide-ranging and diverse. This truly unique book will prove a fascinating read for academics, researchers and students in the fields of geography, regional and urban studies, sociology, political science and development studies.

State Terrorism and Political Identity in Indonesia - Fatally Belonging (Paperback): Ariel Heryanto State Terrorism and Political Identity in Indonesia - Fatally Belonging (Paperback)
Ariel Heryanto
R796 Discovery Miles 7 960 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Approximately one million innocent Indonesians were killed by their fellow nationals, neighbours and kin at the height of an anti-communist campaign in the mid-1960s. This book investigates the profound political consequences of these mass killings in Indonesia upon public life, highlighting the historical specificities of the violence and comparable incidents of identity politics in more recent times. Mixing theory with empirically based analysis, the book examines how the spectre of communism and the trauma experienced in the latter half of the 1960s remain critical in understanding the dynamics of terror, coercion and consent today. Heryanto challenges the general belief that the periodic anti-communist witch-hunts of recent Indonesian history are largely a political tool used by a powerful military elite and authoritarian government. Despite the profound importance of the 1965-6 events it remains one of most difficult and sensitive topics for public discussion in Indonesia today. State Terrorism and Political Identity in Indonesia is one of the first books to fully discuss the mass killings, shedding new light on a largely unspoken and unknown part of Indonesia's history.

Caribbean Studies for CAPE - A CXC Study Guide (Mixed media product, New edition): Jason Sammy, Nardia Johnson, Recardo... Caribbean Studies for CAPE - A CXC Study Guide (Mixed media product, New edition)
Jason Sammy, Nardia Johnson, Recardo Valentine
R527 Discovery Miles 5 270 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Written by an experienced team comprising of experts in the CAPE Caribbean Studies syllabus and examination, and teachers, this Study Guide covers elements of the syllabus you must know in an easy-to-use double-page format. Each topic begins with the key learning outcomes from the syllabus and contains a range of features designed to enhance your study of the subject.

Pakistan in a Nutshell (Paperback, New edition): Amanda Roraback Pakistan in a Nutshell (Paperback, New edition)
Amanda Roraback
R133 Discovery Miles 1 330 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From the Aryan invasion in 1700 B.C. to the 2003 attempted assassination of President Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan in a Nutshell outlines this nation's history and present situation with chapters on the Kashmir crisis, nuclear weapons, relations with Afghanistan, Muslim extremism and other topics.

Iraq in a Nutshell (Paperback, New edition): Amanda Roraback Iraq in a Nutshell (Paperback, New edition)
Amanda Roraback
R131 Discovery Miles 1 310 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

How did Saddam Hussein become so powerful in Iraq? When did the Sunni Muslims begin to control the government and why was that significant? Why did the US go to war and why was war considered a bad idea? Who are the Shi'ites and why do they matter? Who are the Kurds and why do they matter? How important is Iraqi oil? You can quickly find answers to these questions and others in this easy-to-read book.

Untangling the Middle East - A Guide to the Past, Present, and Future of the World's Most Chaotic Region (Hardcover): Ori... Untangling the Middle East - A Guide to the Past, Present, and Future of the World's Most Chaotic Region (Hardcover)
Ori Z. Soltes
R471 R296 Discovery Miles 2 960 Save R175 (37%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A lucid and engaging breakdown of the history, culture, and politics that define today's Middle East. Untangling the Middle East is a layman's guide to the history political, religious, and cultural that led us to the current challenges plaguing the Middle East. It covers the major interests and actors in the region, from Israel to ISIS, and helps to spin a narrative of the evolution of violence and conflict in this age-old hotbed of unrest. There are no easy answers or simple explanations to be found here, only a clear-eyed and engaging recounting of the many factors that have brought this region to where it is today. Whether he is discussing the history of the Semitic peoples or the birth of Islam in the region, Soltes brings insight and much needed context to the people, places, and things that make up the inheritance of today's Middle East. He possesses the historian's appreciation for detail and the teacher's knack for fashioning coherence out of complex material. This book should be a go-to resource for a solid foundation in understanding the Middle East and a bulwark against the disinformation regarding this region that is often found on cable television or in speeches on the campaign trail. The Middle East may be a mess but it need not be a mystery, with the help of this indispensable guide.

Along the River Road - Past and Present on Louisiana's Historic Byway (Paperback, 3rd Revised ed.): Mary Ann Sternberg Along the River Road - Past and Present on Louisiana's Historic Byway (Paperback, 3rd Revised ed.)
Mary Ann Sternberg
R447 R357 Discovery Miles 3 570 Save R90 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Few thoroughfares offer as rich a history as Louisiana s River Road between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. In this third edition of her extremely popular guide, Along the River Road, Mary Ann Sternberg provides a revised introduction, new images, and updated information on sites and attractions as well as tales and local lore about favorite and overlooked destinations. Featuring background information about the area and a detailed guided tour upriver on the east bank and downriver along the west the book gives an overview of the River Road, serving as an accessible and definitive companion to exploring the corridor. Sternberg s abiding appreciation of the area s allure garnered over twenty years of visiting produces a must-have travel companion to a place that far exceeds its common reputation as only a parade of elegant antebellum mansions. In this new edition, she again encourages travelers to experience the many treasures of this wondrous byway for themselves, seeing how much it has changed over the last decade.

Political Economy Of Necessity And The Biolimnological Vulnerability Of Lake Victoria - A Thermodynamic Perspective... Political Economy Of Necessity And The Biolimnological Vulnerability Of Lake Victoria - A Thermodynamic Perspective (Paperback)
Okbazghi Yohannes
R820 R592 Discovery Miles 5 920 Save R228 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
American Social and Political Thought - A Reader (Paperback): Andreas Hess American Social and Political Thought - A Reader (Paperback)
Andreas Hess
R615 Discovery Miles 6 150 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

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This reader provides substantial extracts from the core texts in the field of American social and political thought. It demonstrates the rich intellectual tradition of the United States, giving an unparalleled understanding of American society and politics through the reproduction of key writings from a wide variety of thinkers.

The first part covers the core traditions of American social and political thought--American Exceptionalism, Political Theology, Republicanism, Liberalism, and Pragmatism. In the second part, texts have been selected to demonstrate the ways in which these traditions have been applied to a broad range of issues and conditions.

Exceptionally well-written and jargon-free, with helpful introductions and selections from Frederick Jackson Turner, Max Weber, Michael Sandel, John Rawls, C. Wright Mills, Sheldon Wolin, Judith N. Shklar, bell hooks, Michael Walzer and Richard Rorty, among others, American Social and Political Thought will be the core text in the field.

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