Resilience and Urban Disasters : Surviving Cities
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Resilience and Urban Disasters : Surviving Cities

This book addresses unexpected disasters and shocks in cities and urban systems by providing quantitative and qualitative tools for impact analysis and disaster management. Including environmental catastrophes, political turbulence and economic shocks, Resilience and Urban Disasters explores a large range of tumultuous events and key case studies to thoroughly cover these core areas. Chapters explore novel contributions on urban evol...

After Gun Violence: Deliberation and Memory in an Age of Political Gridlock
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After Gun Violence: Deliberation and Memory in an Age of Political Gridlock

“Written with passion, insight, and eloquence, After Gun Violence is a compelling exploration of a tragically American problem—regular, mass gun violence. Aligning himself with readers as a horrified witness to these deadly recurring events, Craig Rood balances outrage with perspective, weariness with resolve, sadness with hope that Americans may achieve mutual understanding on a topic that has produced mistrust and frustration. Rood...

Cinema Studies: The Key Concepts: 2nd Edition (Key Concepts) (Routledge Key Guides)
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Cinema Studies: The Key Concepts: 2nd Edition (Key Concepts) (Routledge Key Guides)

This is the essential guide for anyone interested in film. Now in its second edition, the text has been completely revised and expanded to meet the needs of today's students and film enthusiasts. Some 150 key genres, movements, theories and production terms are explained and analyzed with depth and clarity. Entries include: * auteur theory * Blaxploitation * British New Wave * feminist film theory * intertextuality * method acting * ...

What Moves Man: The Realist Theory of International Relations and Its Judgment of Human Nature
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What Moves Man: The Realist Theory of International Relations and Its Judgment of Human Nature

The realist theory of international relations is based on a particularly gloomy set of assumptions about universal human motives. Believing people to be essentially asocial, selfish, and untrustworthy, realism counsels a politics of distrust and competition in the international arena. What Moves Man subjects realism to a broad and deep critique. Freyberg-Inan argues, first, that realist psychology is incomplete and suffers from a pes...

How to Make the Most of a Flying Saucer Experience
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How to Make the Most of a Flying Saucer Experience

Finally, a useful book about UFOs! It's Professor Solomon's guide to UFOs - specifically, his comprehensive study of the flying saucer phenomenon. In this scholarly yet entertaining work, the Professor delves into UFO legend and lore particularly that of the contactees of the 1950s. He also presents a biography of George Adamski, the most controversial (and colorful) of the contactees. And he offers practical advice for readers about...

Burning Darkness: A Half Century of Spanish Cinema
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Burning Darkness: A Half Century of Spanish Cinema

“The editors have brought together some of the most important scholars in contemporary peninsular studies from North America and Europe. From one chapter to the next, the book consistently demonstrates an interplay between film (as both industry and artifact) and the social, political, economic, and cultural factors that surround it. In its plurality of critical perspectives, Burning Darkness demonstrates the depth and breadth of the...

Disability, Sport and Society: An Introduction
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Disability, Sport and Society: An Introduction

Disability sport is a relatively recent phenomenon, yet it is also one that, particularly in the context of social inclusion, is attracting increasing political and academic interest. The purpose of this important new text– the first of its kind– is to introduce the reader to key concepts in disability and disability sport and to examine the complex relationships between modern sport, disability and other aspects of wider society. Dr...

Post-Mandal Politics in Bihar: Changing Electoral Patterns
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Post-Mandal Politics in Bihar: Changing Electoral Patterns

Bihar is politically one of the most significant states of India, with many politicians from this region being prominent in national politics. Post-Mandal Politics in Bihar presents a detailed account of Bihar’s electoral politics from the 1990s right up to the recent breakup of the RJD–JD(U)–Congress Grand Alliance. The book also traces the social and economic history of Bihar and the underlying reasons for its fragmented, caste-dri...

The Judiciary, Discrimination Law and Statutory Interpretation: Easy Cases Making Bad Law
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The Judiciary, Discrimination Law and Statutory Interpretation: Easy Cases Making Bad Law

In 1856, the US Supreme Court denied Dred Scott, now free of slavery, his Constitutional rights, solely because he was black. According to the Court, when the Constitution was drafted, some 60 years earlier, its authors would not have intended that ‘a subordinate and inferior class of beings’ qualified as citizens of the United States. Thus, the meaning of language drafted over half a century before was frozen in time.   This ca...

Growing Old in El Barrio
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Growing Old in El Barrio

"The most important book to date on the life of urban Hispanic elderly, it provides a vivid understanding of life today in New York City's El Barrio. Freidenberg is especially successful in having the voices of her informants not only lay out the social construction of immigrant experience but using these materials to analyze the important policy implications of her work."