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Economic Analyses of Social Networks'The economic importance of social interactions not mediated by the market has long been recognized. However, it is only the emergence of network analysis that has supplied a useful method of study. The editors have performed a signal service by their anthology of important articles. They have covered all the major studies and represented well the rapid emergence of a new and important field, to which they have ...
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Another Figure in the LandscapeFred Cuming RA is one of the most respected landscape artists of the present day, and he is particularly admired for his ability to capture atmosphere and a powerful sense of place. His work is sensitive, immensely thoughtful and considered, poetic and inspirational. In this work, the author explains why he paints, the struggles and rewards, and his working methods. Visual intelligence, observation, colour, ...
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The Letters of Vincent van Gogh. A Critical StudyVincent van Gogh's letters are frequently admired for their exceptional literary quality, but there is no extended critique of this aspect of his writing. Addressing key constellations of metaphors and ideas, The Letters of Vincent van Gogh shows the remarkable imaginative coherence underlying the painter's correspondence and charts van Gogh's evolving conception of himself as an artist.
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The Washington Connection and Third World FascismA brilliant, shattering, and convincing account of United States-backed suppression of political and human rights in the Third World... It relentlessly dissects the official views of Establishment scholars and their journals. The best and brightest pundits of the status quo emerge from this book thoroughly denuded of their credibility.
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The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg. Economic Writings 2Rosa Luxemburg (1871-1919) is widely regarded as one of the most creative writers of modern socialism and the foremost female theoretician of European radicalism. Her wide-ranging and incisive works, which include studies on capitalism's inherent drive for global expansion, the relation between spontaneity and organization, and the inseparability of democracy and socialism, have made her a pole of attraction ...
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Private Island. Why Britain Now Belongs to Someone ElseThe essential public good that Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair and now Cameron sell is not power stations, or trains, or hospitals. It's the public itself. it's us. In a little over a generation the bones and sinews of the British economy - rail, energy, water, postal services, municipal housing - have been sold to remote, unaccountable private owners, often from overseas. In a series of brilliant portraits the ...
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The OKH Toy Factory. The Nibelungenwerk: Tank Production in St. ValentinA fascinating portrait of The Toy Factory, the biggest and most modern tank production factory of its time The village of St. Valentin, situated in the western part of Niederosterreich, was a growing and ultimately very important armament production centre during the Third Reich. The Nibelungenwerk was planned as the biggest and most modern tank production factory with big housing facilities for workers under ...
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The Age of Globalization. Anarchists and the Anticolonial ImaginationHistory is forged through the travel of ideas across continents - as well as by bombs. The Age of Globalization is an account of the unlikely connections that made up late nineteenth-century politics and culture, and in particular between militant anarchists in Europe and the Americas, and anti-imperialist uprisings in Cuba, China and Japan. Told through the complex intellectual interactions of two great Filipino ...
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Colours, Symbols, Worship. The Mission of the Byzantine ArtistTrained as an archaeologist and art historian and being a practising painter, Professor Galavaris has been able to relate diverse disciplines in his work, as shown by the wide range of his numerous publications. He moves from the early history of the eucharistic bread in the Orthodox Church, the dramatic impact of the Liturgy on illuminated Byzantine manuscripts, to the role of the icon in: the life of the Church, ...
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Explore Everything. Place-Hacking the CityIt is assumed that every inch of the world has been explored and charted; that there is nowhere new to go. But perhaps it is the everyday places around us - the cities we live in - that need to be rediscovered. What does it feel like to find the city's edge, to explore its forgotten tunnels and scale unfinished skyscrapers high above the metropolis? Explore Everything reclaims the city, recasting it as a place ...
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How I Stopped Being a JewShlomo Sand was born in 1946 in a displaced persons camp in Austria, to a Jewish mother and non-Jewish father; the family later migrated to Palestine. During his life, Sand came to question his Jewish identity, even that as a secular Jew. With this meditative and thoughtful mixture of essay and personal recollection, he articulates the problems at the centre of modern Jewish identity. How I Stopped Being a Jew ...
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Handbook of Sociology and Human RightsLong the province of international law, human rights now enjoys a renaissance of studies and new perspectives from the social sciences. This landmark book is the first to synthesize and comprehensively evaluate this body of work. It fosters an interdisciplinary, international, and critical engagement both in the social study of human rights and the establishment of a human rights approach throughout the field ...
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The Obama SyndromeWritten in early 2010 and initially published in September, The Obama Syndrome predicted the Obama administration's historic midterm defeat. But unlike myriad commentators who have since pinned responsibility for that Democratic Party collapse on the "reform" president's lack of firm resolve, Ali's critique located the problem in Obama's notion of reform itself. Barack Obama campaigned for the presidency by ...
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Crisis in the EurozoneBuilding on his work as a leading member of the renowned Research on Money and Finance group, Costas Lapavitsas presents a searing critique of the neoliberal nature of the Eurozone and ruthlessly dissects the roots of the current financial turmoil and the European debt crisis. Lapavitsas argues that European austerity is contradictory because it leads to recession, and worsens the burden of debt, further imperilling ...
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William & Catherine. Their Romance and Royal Wedding in PhotographsPerhaps because we have no royalty, Americans especially are fascinated by the pageantry and fairy-tale romance of British weddings. Few events capture the world's heart and imagination like a British royal wedding. In 1981, we were enchanted as Prince Charles wed lovely Lady Di, generating worldwide attention and massive sales of wedding-related products. As the young managing editor of a photo-news agency, ...
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NadirsJuxtaposing reality and fantasy, nightmares and dark laughter, Nadirs is a collection of largely autobiographical stories based on Herta Muller's childhood in the Romanian countryside. The individual tales reveal a child s often nightmarish impressions of life in her village. Seamlessly mixing reality with dream-like images, they brilliantly convey the inner, troubled life of a child and at the same time capture ...
Dahmane. Addicted to NudesDahmane has been passionately devoted to nude photography for more than 25 years, with his last two offerings Dressed Nudes and Erotic Sessions out of print and greatly sought-after. Dahmane is now inviting us to join him on an "erotic journey of digital visions." He has put down his Leica, and taken up digital technology. His work transcends the barriers and limitations of analogue photography and focuses on ...
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