Debunking Economics: The Naked Emperor of the Social Sciences
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Debunking Economics: The Naked Emperor of the Social Sciences

What is the score card for economics at the start of the new millennium? While there are many different schools of economic thought, it is the neo-classical school, with its alleged understanding and simplistic advocacy of the market, that has become equated in the public mind with economics. This book shows that virtually every aspect of conventional neo-classical economics' thinking is intellectually unsound. Steve Keen draws on an...

The Mishnah in Contemporary Perspective: Part Two (Handbook of Oriental Studies Handbuch Der Orientalistik) (Pt. 2)
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The Mishnah in Contemporary Perspective: Part Two

This second volume of a two-part project on the Mishnah displays a broad selection of approaches to the study of the Mishnah in the contemporary academy. The work derives from Israel, North America, and Europe and shows the intellectual vitality of scholarship in all three centers of learning. What these articles show in diverse ways is that the Mishnah forms a critical focus of the study of Judaism. The authors of these studies repr...

Taking Local Control: Immigration Policy Activism in U.S. Cities and States
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Taking Local Control: Immigration Policy Activism in U.S. Cities and States

"This is the first collection to bring together scholars from the full spectrum of the social sciences to consider the novel challenge of state and local action relating to immigration. The contributions are refreshingly balanced, with many recognizing the integrative as well as exclusionary possibilities of immigration policy making on the ground. The breadth of approaches represented here will make this an invaluable resource for t...

Empire and Others: British Encounters with Indigenous Peoples, 1600-1850 (Critical Histories)
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Empire and Others: British Encounters with Indigenous Peoples, 1600-1850 (Critical Histories)

Much has been written about the forging of a British identity in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The process, unconfined to the British Isles, ran across the Irish Sea and Atlantic Ocean and was played out in North America and the Caribbean. The identities of Irish Catholics or Highland Scots who took part in the imperial venture abroad were subject to constant renegotiation. In the process, the indigenous peoples of North ...

The Invention of Hebrew (Traditions)
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The Invention of Hebrew (Traditions)

Why has everyone from Haile Selassie to Martin Luther felt the bible was speaking to them, and why do we continue to find it powerful today? In this book, Seth Sanders combines anthropology and biblical studies to describe how Hebrew came to be used so widely, and to explain the unique status of the bible as a written document. According to Sanders, the bible was the first document to combine local Hebrew traditions of history tellin...

Handbook on the Politics of International Law
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Handbook on the Politics of International Law

'As the world becomes increasingly legalized, this Research Handbook on the Politics of International Law offers innovative guidance about how to understand law's politics and effects. Sandholtz and Whytock construct a rigorous yet supple theoretical foundation for an excellent array of both conceptual essays and case studies on topics ranging from finance and trade to cyberconflict and human rights. The Research Handbook is an impor...

From Disability Theory to Practice: Essays in Honor of Jerome E. Bickenbach
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From Disability Theory to Practice: Essays in Honor of Jerome E. Bickenbach

This wonderful Festschrift in honour of Jerome Bickenbach is not only a must-read for anyone who is interested in Bickenbach’s philosophy and his significant contributions in the field of disability studies, but also with respect to disability studies more generally. A fascinating journey awaits the reader through the lenses of Bickenbach’s former students and long-standing academic friends. Is there any better way to honour a true s...

General Theory of Law and State (Law & Society Series)
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General Theory of Law and State (Law & Society Series)

Widely regarded as the most important legal theorist of the twentieth century, Hans Kelsen is best known for his formulation of the "pure theory of law"--within which the study of international law was his special field of work. The present volume, General Theory of Law and State, first published in 1945, allowed Kelsen to adjust his pure theory of law to American circumstances after World War II. It also afforded him the opportunity...

The Role of the Romanies: Images and Counter Images
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The Role of the Romanies: Images and Counter Images

Since their arrival in Europe at the beginning of the eleventh century, the "Gypsies" have stimulated and fascinated the European imagination, but have also always been perceived as "other" and marginalised. This title is split into four parts and seeks to address the questions raised by the ambivalent encounter of the "Gypsies" with European cultures. The volume begins with three chapters about the genesis, development and scope of ...

Louise Erdrich: A Critical Companion (Critical Companions to Popular Contemporary Writers)
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Louise Erdrich: A Critical Companion

Louise Erdrich, following in the Native American narrative tradition has, crafted enduring tales of homecomings. Her widely acclaimed debut novel Love Medicine garnered prestigious awards, and quickly made its way onto bestseller lists and into readers' hearts. In this full-length critical volume, Stookey uncovers the layers of wisdom and humor embedded in Erdrich's engaging writing. Stookey, analyzing each novel in turn, examines th...