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  • The Land of Open Graves by Jason De Leon
    The Land of Open Graves (English, Paperback) Jason De Leon, Michael Wells

    Sheds light on one of the most pressing political issues of our time-the human consequences of US immigration policy. This book reveals the suffering and deaths that occur daily in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona as thousands of undocumented migrants attempt to cross the border from Mexico into the United States.

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  • Illegality, Inc. by Ruben Andersson
    Illegality, Inc. (English, Paperback) Ruben Andersson

    Explores how Europe's increasingly powerful border regime meets and interacts with its target - the clandestine migrant. This book examines the subterranean migration flow from Africa to Europe, and shifts the focus from the "illegal immigrants" themselves to the vast industry built around their movements.

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  • Pathologies of Power by Paul Farmer
    Pathologies of Power (English, Paperback) Paul Farmer

    "Pathologies of Power" uses harrowing stories of life and death to argue thatthe promotion of social and economic rights of the poor is the most importanthuman rights struggle of our times.

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  • A Passion for Society by Iain Wilkinson
    A Passion for Society (English, Paperback) Iain Wilkinson, Arthur Kleinman

    What does human suffering mean for society? And how has this meaning changed from the past to the present? In what ways does "the problem of suffering" serve to inspire us to care for others? How does our response to suffering reveal our moral and social conditions? The author offers some answers to these questions.

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  • Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies by Seth M. Holmes
    Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies (English, Paperback) Seth M. Holmes

    Provides an intimate examination of the everyday lives and suffering of Mexican migrants in our contemporary food system. The author shows how market forces, anti-immigrant sentiment, and racism undermine health and health care.

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  • Righteous Dopefiend by Philippe Bourgois
    Righteous Dopefiend (English, Paperback) Philippe Bourgois, Jeffrey Schonberg

    Introduces the reader to the world of homelessness and drug addiction in the contemporary United States. This work develops a cast of characters around the themes of violence, race relations, sexuality, family trauma, embodied suffering, social inequality and power relations.

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  • Reimagining Global Health by Paul Farmer
    Reimagining Global Health (English, Paperback) Paul Farmer

    Provides an introduction to the field of global health. This title is suitable for schools of public health, nursing, and medicine, and also in undergraduate and graduate classes in anthropology, sociology, political economy, and history, among others.

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  • Laughter Out of Place by Donna M. Goldstein
    Laughter Out of Place (English, Paperback) Donna M. Goldstein

    Presents a critique of urban poverty and violence and challenges much of what we think we know about the "culture of poverty". In this title, the author provides a portrait of everyday life among the women of the favelas, or urban shantytowns in Rio de Janeiro, who cope with unbearable suffering, violence and social abandonment.

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  • Prisoners of Freedom by Harri Englund
    Prisoners of Freedom (English, Paperback) Harri Englund

    Investigates how ideas of freedom impede struggles against poverty and injustice in emerging democracies. Reaching beyond a narrow focus on the national elite, this book shows how foreign aid and human rights activism hamper the pursuit of democratic citizenship in Africa.

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  • Annihilating Difference by Alexander Laban Hinton
    Annihilating Difference (English, Paperback) Alexander Laban Hinton

    Genocide is one of the most pressing issues that confronts us today. Its death toll is staggering: over one hundred million dead. This book collects together original essays on genocide, exploring a wide range of cases, including Nazi Germany, Cambodia, Guatemala, Rwanda and Bosnia.

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  • To Repair the World by Paul Farmer
    To Repair the World (English, Hardback) Paul Farmer

    Suitable for graduates, students, and everyone seeking to help bend the arc of history toward justice, this title challenges readers to counter failures of imagination that keep billions of people without access to health care, safe drinking water, decent schools, and other basic human rights.

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  • Shadows of War by Carolyn Nordstrom
    Shadows of War (English, Paperback) Carolyn Nordstrom

    An examination of the deep politics of war. It takes us from the immediacy of war-zone survival, through the offices of power brokers, to vast extra-legal networks that fuel war and international profiteering. It captures the human face of the front lines, revealing both the visible and the hidden realities of war in the twenty-first century.

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  • When I Wear My Alligator Boots by Shaylih Muehlmann
    When I Wear My Alligator Boots (English, Paperback) Shaylih Muehlmann

    Examines how the lives of dispossessed men and women are affected by the rise of narco-trafficking along the US - Mexico border. This book explores the everyday reality of the drug trade by living alongside its low-level workers: those living at the edges of the violence generated by the militarization of "the war on drugs."

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  • Global Outlaws by Carolyn Nordstrom
    Global Outlaws (English, Paperback) Carolyn Nordstrom

    Explores the pathways of global crime that has the power to change the way we think about the world. This work includes interviews with scores of informants, including the smugglers, victims, power elite, and profiteers who populate economic war zones. It provides a framework for understanding twenty-first-century economics and economic power.

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  • Scratching Out a Living by Angela Stuesse
    Scratching Out a Living (English, Paperback) Angela Stuesse

    How has Latino immigration transformed the South? In what ways is the presence of these newcomers complicating efforts to organize for workplace justice? This is a portrait of neoliberal globalization and calls for organizing strategies that bring diverse working communities together in mutual construction of a more just future.

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  • Archaeology as Political Action by Randall H. McGuire
    Archaeology as Political Action (English, Paperback) Randall H. McGuire

    Develops a theory and framework to describe how archaeology can contribute to a more humane world. Recognizing that archaeology is an inherently political activity, this book builds on the history of archaeological theory and Marxist dialectical theory to point out how archaeologists can use their craft to evaluate interpretations of this world.

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  • Why Did They Kill? by Alexander Laban Hinton
    Why Did They Kill? (English, Paperback) Alexander Laban Hinton

    "Hinton has traveled to the heart and soul of the Cambodian people."--Youk Chhang, Director, Documentation Center of Cambodia "In Why Did They Kill?, Hinton explores the cultural roots of Khmer Rouge genocidal behavior. Hinton brings extensive fieldwork, wide reading and a compassionate turn of mind to bear on the awful question posed by the title. In the process, he takes us closer to the darkness at the heart of the Khmer Rouge and the darkness inside ourselves. This is a fearless, important and deeply resonant book."--David Chandler, author of Voices from S-21: Terror and History in Pol Pot's Secret Prison "Alex Hinton's bold, unflinching, and ethnographically rich account of the dialectics of genocide is an essential contribution to the anthropology of evil."--Nancy Scheper-Hughes, author of Death without Weeping: The Violence of Everyday Life in Brazil "Nowhere else has the bodily, literally visceral, dimension of genocide been so well illustrated. Hinton's study contributes greatly to efforts, which must be continuous for all of us, to combat genocidal forces everywhere."--Robert Jay Lifton, author of The Nazi Doctors and Superpower Syndrome: America's Apocalyptic Confrontation with the World "A riveting analysis of the Cambodian genocide. Using detailed materials and careful arguments, Hinton interweaves the ideological constructions, the cultural dimensions, the mechanisms that manufactured difference and dissolved humanity, and the subjective experiences and meaning-making that engaged the perpetrators, showing how they worked together to make up the process. A remarkable achievement!"--Fredrik Barth, Professor of Anthropology, Boston University/University of Oslo "Alex Hinton provides an analysis of the Cambodian genocide that for the first time explains the extreme cruelty of the Khmer Rouge regime as a manifestation of deep structures in Cambodian culture. Hinton's probing field research is in the best tradition of Clifford Geertz, Victor Turner, and the finest cultural anthropologists."--Gregory Stanton, President, Genocide Watch

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  • Chechnya by Valery Tishkov
    Chechnya (English, Paperback) Valery Tishkov

    Illuminates one of the world's most troubled regions from a perspective - that of a prominent Russian intellectual. This title examines the evolution of the war in Chechnya that erupted in 1994, untangling the myths, the long-held resentments, and the ideological manipulations that have fueled the crisis.

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  • Democratic Insecurities by Erica James
    Democratic Insecurities (English, Paperback) Erica James

    Focuses on the ethics of military and humanitarian intervention in Haiti, during and after Haiti's 1991 coup. This title discusses the politics of postconflict assistance to Haiti and the challenges of promoting democracy, human rights, and justice in societies that experience chronic insecurity.

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  • Buddha Is Hiding by Aihwa Ong
    Buddha Is Hiding (English, Paperback) Aihwa Ong

    Tells the story of Cambodian Americans experiencing American citizenship from the bottom-up. This study aims to put a human face on how American institutions - of health, welfare, law, police, church, and industry - affect minority citizens as they negotiate American culture and re-interpret the American dream.

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