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Model Workers in China, 1949-1965: Constructing A New Citizen

Model Workers in China, 1949-1965: Constructing A New Citizen

1st Edition

Forthcoming

James Farley
July 02, 2019

Seismic changes in ideology and economic policy in China followed the death of Mao Zedong but one aspect of culture that has remained constant. The use of ‘Model Workers’ in both a political and commercial context continues to thrive in China and although the messages they promote have largely...

The History of the Contemporary Art Centre

The History of the Contemporary Art Centre

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Damian Lentini
April 30, 2019

The contemporary art centre, or Kunsthalle, is now a ubiquitous sight in cities around the world. Abstaining from the usual practice of establishing a permanent collection of artworks, these centres instead base their entire operation around a perpetuating series of contemporary exhibitions and...

The City and the Railway in the World: 19th to 21st Centuries

The City and the Railway in the World: 19th to 21st Centuries

1st Edition

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Ralf Roth, Paul Van Heesvelde
April 25, 2019

Few technologies have had as profound an impact upon the urban environment as the railway. Allowing the rapid and inexpensive transportation of people, goods and ideas, by the end of the nineteenth century the rail networks had a dramatic influence upon the shape size and architecture of virtually...

Radical Antiapartheid Internationalism and Exile: The Life of Elizabeth Mafeking

Radical Antiapartheid Internationalism and Exile: The Life of Elizabeth Mafeking

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Holly McGee
April 15, 2019

Elizabeth Mafeking was a titanic figure in the history of resistance to Apartheid in South Africa, a mother of 11 who travelled to Bulgaria to publicize the evils of racial segregation, before escaping into exile from a banning order that would have separated her from her home and family. Radical...

Civic Nationalisms in Global Perspective

Civic Nationalisms in Global Perspective

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Jasper M. Trautsch
March 28, 2019

Recent events around the globe have cast doubt on the assumption that, as a result of increasing cross-border migrations and global interdependencies, nation-states are becoming more inclusive, ethnic forms of identification more and more a thing of the past, and processes of supranational...

Reason, Religion and the Australian Polity: A Secular State?

Reason, Religion and the Australian Polity: A Secular State?

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Stephen A. Chavura, John Gascoigne, Ian Tregenza
February 21, 2019

How did the concept of the secular state emerge and evolve in Australia and how has it impacted on its institutions? This is the most comprehensive study to date on the relationship between religion and the state in Australian history, focusing on the meaning of political secularity in a society...

The Muslim Reception of European Orientalism: Reversing the Gaze

The Muslim Reception of European Orientalism: Reversing the Gaze

1st Edition

Susannah Heschel, Umar Ryad
December 13, 2018

Edward Said’s Orientalism, now more than fifty years old, has to be one of the most frequently cited books among academics in a wide range of disciplines, and the most frequently assigned book to undergraduates at colleges. Among the common questions raised in response to Said’s book: Did scholars...

The Catholic Church and Liberal Democracy

The Catholic Church and Liberal Democracy

1st Edition

Bernt Torvild Oftestad
December 04, 2018

The Roman Catholic Church's critical stance towards liberalism and democracy following the French Revolution and through the 19th century was often entrenched, but the Second Vatican Council of the 1960s saw a shift in the Church's attitude towards democracy. In recent years, a conflict has...

Women and Politics in Wartime China: Networking Across Geopolitical Borders

Women and Politics in Wartime China: Networking Across Geopolitical Borders

1st Edition

Vivienne Xiangwei Guo
December 04, 2018

Focusing on Chinese elite women as a special socio-political group, this book places the sophisticated networks they formed in the shifting geographical, social, cultural and political spaces of wartime China, where their political engagement, knowledge-making, and network-building in support of '...

Agrarian Reform and Resistance in an Age of Globalisation: The Euro-American World and Beyond, 1780-1914

Agrarian Reform and Resistance in an Age of Globalisation: The Euro-American World and Beyond, 1780-1914

1st Edition

Joe Regan, Cathal Smith
November 29, 2018

This book investigates the causes and effects of modernisation in rural regions of Britain and Ireland, continental Europe, the Americas, and Australasia between 1780 and 1914. In this period, the transformation of the world economy associated with the Industrial Revolution fuelled dramatic changes...

The Communist International, Anti-Imperialism and Racial Equality in British Dominions

The Communist International, Anti-Imperialism and Racial Equality in British Dominions

1st Edition

Oleksa Drachewych
November 27, 2018

This book analyzes the stance of international communism towards nationality, anti-colonialism, and racial equality as defined by the Communist International (Comintern) during the interwar period. Central to the volume is a comparative analysis of the communist parties of three British dominions,...

The Origins of Anti-Authoritarianism

The Origins of Anti-Authoritarianism

1st Edition

Nina Witoszek
November 15, 2018

This book discusses the ongoing revolution of dignity in human history as the work of ‘humanist outliers’: small groups and individuals dedicated to compassionate social emancipation. It argues that anti-authoritarian revolutions like 1989’s ‘Autumn of the Nations’ succeeded in large part due to...

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