New Books List

Publisher:

New York : Bloomsbury, 2012.

Call Number:

KIC 307.76 S642C 2012

Pages:

xiii, 383 pages : illustration, 24 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
For the first time in the history of the planet, more than half the population - 3.3 billion people - are now living in cities. Two hundred years ago only 3 per cent of the world's population were urbanites, a figure that had remained fairly stable (give or take the occasional plague) for about 1000 years. By 2030, 60 per cent of us will be urban dwellers.
Publisher:

Berkeley : University of California Press, 2008.

Call Number:

0 KIC 325.3 T454E 2008

Pages:

xii, 428 pages : illustration, maps ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
"How did Great Britain and France, the largest imperial powers of the early twentieth century, cope with mounting anticolonial nationalism in the Arab world? What linked domestic opponents and foreign challengers in the Middle East and North Africa--Syria, Palestine, Transjordan, Iraq, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, and Egypt--as inhabitants attempted to overthrow the European colonial order? What strategies did the British and French adopt in the face of these threats? Empires of Intelligence, the first study of colonial intelligence services to use recently declassified reports, argues that colonial control in the British and French empires depended on an elaborate security apparatus. Martin Thomas shows for the first time the crucial role of intelligence gathering in maintaining imperial control in the years before decolonization."--Jacket.
Publisher:

Durham : Duke University Press, 2016.

Call Number:

KIC 363.3480986148 Z45E 2016

Pages:

xix, 290 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
Security and risk have become central to how cities are planned, built, governed, and inhabited in the twenty-first century. In Endangered City, Austin Zeiderman focuses on this new political imperative to govern the present in anticipation of future harm. Through ethnographic fieldwork and archival research in Bogotá, Colombia, he examines how state actors work to protect the lives of poor and vulnerable citizens from a range of threats, including environmental hazards and urban violence. By following both the governmental agencies charged with this mandate and the subjects governed by it, Endangered City reveals what happens when logics of endangerment shape the terrain of political engagement between citizens and the state. The self-built settlements of Bogotá¿s urban periphery prove a critical site from which to examine the rising effect of security and risk on contemporary cities and urban life.
Publisher:

Cambridge, Massachusetts ; Harvard University Press, 2017.

Call Number:

KIC 303.48240540903 S941E 2017

Pages:

xvii, 394 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
Europe's India tracks the changing place of India in the European imagination over three centuries, by looking closely at a varied cast of actors and sites of interaction, from ports and coastal enclaves to inland courts. The opening of the Cape Route by Vasco da Gama in 1498 created a new set of conditions for dealings between Europe and India (and Asia more generally). In the decades that followed, many different Europeans - traders, military men, missionaries and others - came to India, and produced a set of images regarding the sub-continent that left a deep imprint on the European imagination. Initially, the Europeans were relatively minor actors on the fringes of India, but over time they came to occupy a situation of power, especially after about 1750. The particular strength of this book is its close examination of a number of individual agents, acting both within the European empires, and at their fringes. Though the central axis is that between Europe and India, this is equally a larger exercise in a global and connected history of the early modern world.--
Publisher:

London : Routledge, 2012.

Call Number:

KIC 394.2068 B785E 2012

Pages:

xxxiv, 739 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
Events Management is the must-have introductory text providing a complete A-Z of the principles and practices of planning, managing and staging events. The book:introduces the concepts of event planning and management, presents the study of events management within an academic environment, discusses the key components for staging an event, covering the whole process from creation to evaluation, examines the events industry within its broader business context, covering impacts and event tourism, provides an effective guide for producers of events and contains learning objectives and review questions to consolidate learning.
Publisher:

New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2014.

Call Number:

KIC 305.420973 C654F 2014

Pages:

xxi, 265 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
Eschewing the conventional wisdom that places the origins of the American women¿s movement in the nostalgic glow of the late 1960s, Feminism Unfinished traces the beginnings of this seminal American social movement to the 1920s, in the process creating an expanded, historical narrative that dramatically rewrites a century of American women¿s history. Also challenging the contemporary ¿lean-in,¿ trickle-down feminist philosophy and asserting that women¿s histories all too often depoliticize politics, labor issues, and divergent economic circumstances, Dorothy Sue Cobble, Linda Gordon, and Astrid Henry demonstrate that the post-Suffrage women¿s movement focused on exploitation of women in the workplace as well as on inherent sexual rights. The authors carefully revise our ¿wave¿ vision of feminism, which previously suggested that there were clear breaks and sharp divisions within these media-driven ¿waves.¿ Showing how history books have obscured the notable activism by working-class and minority women in the past, Feminism Unfinished provides a much-needed corrective.
Publisher:

Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; Routledge, 2011.

Call Number:

016.909 S934F 2011

Pages:

xxiv, 296 pages ; 22 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
Fifty Key Works of History and Historiography introduces some of the most important works ever written by those who have sought to understand, capture, query and interpret the past. The works covered include texts from ancient times to the present day and from different cultural traditions ensuring a wide variety of schools, methods and ideas are introduced.
Publisher:

New York : Penguin press, 2008.

Call Number:

KIC 305.8927073 B361H 2008

Pages:

290 pages ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
An eye-opening look at how young Arab- and Muslim- Americans are forging lives for themselves in a country that often mistakes them for the enemy, Just over a century ago , W.E.B. Du Bois posed a probing question in his classic The Souls of Black Folk: How does it feel to be a problem? Now, Moustafa Bayoumi asks the same about America¿s new ¿problem¿-Arab- and Muslim-Americans. Bayoumi takes readers into the lives of seven twenty-somethings living in Brooklyn, home to the largest Arab-American population in the United States. He moves beyond stereotypes and clichés to reveal their often unseen struggles, from being subjected to government surveillance to the indignities of workplace discrimination. Through it all, these young men and women persevere through triumphs and setbacks as they help weave the tapestry of a new society that is, at its heart, purely American.
Publisher:

Durham : Duke University Press, 2017.

Call Number:

KIC 363.610954792 A533H 2017

Pages:

288 pages.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
In Hydraulic City Nikhil Anand explores the politics of Mumbai's water infrastructure to demonstrate how citizenship emerges through the continuous efforts to control, maintain, and manage the city's water. Through extensive ethnographic fieldwork in Mumbai's settlements, Anand found that Mumbai's water flows, not through a static collection of pipes and valves, but through a dynamic infrastructure built on the relations between residents, plumbers, politicians, engineers, and the 3,000 miles of pipe that bind them. In addition to distributing water, the public water network often reinforces social identities and the exclusion of marginalized groups, as only those actively recognized by city agencies receive legitimate water services. This form of recognition¿what Anand calls "hydraulic citizenship"¿is incremental, intermittent, and reversible. It provides residents an important access point through which they can make demands on the state for other public services such as sanitation and education. Tying the ways Mumbai's poorer residents are seen by the state to their historic, political, and material relations with water pipes, the book highlights the critical role infrastructures play in consolidating civic and social belonging in the city.
Publisher:

Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1982.

Call Number:

00 016.909097671 S262J 1982

Pages:

xxi, 252 pages ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
In adding a few word at the beginning of this english edition of the introduction with whose preparetion. I have been associated only at a distance, I am discharging a duty both imperative andpleasant. My french recasting of the introduction was on the whole awarded a favorable reception with regard to substance. But numerous errors in the data were noted as well as certain inadequacies in the presentation of which I had to take cognizance.
Publisher:

Call Number:

KIC 700.92 J653 2017

Pages:

xix, 580 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
John Lockwood Kipling (1837¿1911) started his career as an architectural sculptor at the South Kensington Museum (today the Victoria and Albert Museum). Much of his life, however, was spent in British India, where his son Rudyard was born. He taught at the Bombay School of Art and later was appointed principal of the new Mayo School of Art (today Pakistan¿s National College of Art and Design) as well as curator of its museum in Lahore. Over several years, Kipling toured the northern provinces of India, documenting the processes of local craftsmen, a cultural preservation project that provides a unique record of 19th-century Indian craft customs. This is the first book to explore the full spectrum of artistic, pedagogical, and archival achievements of this fascinating man of letters, demonstrating the sincerity of his work as an artist, teacher, administrator, and activist.
Publisher:

Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2017.

Call Number:

KIC 398.22 H821M 2017

Pages:

363 pages.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
Although many of its stories originated centuries ago in the Middle East, the Arabian Nights is regarded as a classic of world literature by virtue of the seminal French and English translations produced in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Supporting the suspicion that the story collection is more Parisian than Persian, some of its most famous tales, including the stories of Aladdin and Ali Baba, appear nowhere in the original sources. Yet as befits a world where magic lamps may conceal a jinni and fabulous treasures lie just beyond secret doors, the truth of the Arabian Nights is richer than standard criticism suggests.
Publisher:

Call Number:

00 KIC 302.20951 R425M 2017

Pages:

271 pages.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
Who watches over the party-state? In this engaging analysis, Maria Repnikova reveals the webs of an uneasy partnership between critical journalists and the state in China. More than merely a passive mouthpiece or a dissident voice, the media in China also plays a critical oversight role, one more frequently associated with liberal democracies than with authoritarian systems. Chinese central officials cautiously endorse media supervision as a feedback mechanism, as journalists carve out space for critical reporting by positioning themselves as aiding the agenda of the central state. Drawing on rare access in the field, Media Politics in China examines the process of guarded improvisation that has defined this volatile partnership over the past decade on a routine basis and in the aftermath of major crisis events. Combined with a comparative analysis of media politics in the Soviet Union and contemporary Russia, the book highlights the distinctiveness of Chinese journalist-state relations, as well as the renewed pressures facing them in the Xi era.
Publisher:

Cambridge : Harvard University Press, 2009.

Call Number:

KIC 320.01 A161M 2009

Pages:

388 pages ; 25 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
Informal in tone yet serious in content, this book serves as a lively and accessible guide for readers discovering the tradition of political thought that dates back to Socrates and Plato. Because the arguments of the great philosophers are nearly eternal, even those long schooled on politics will find that this book calls on recurring questions about morality and power, justice and war, the risk of democracy, the necessity for evil, the perils of tolerance, and the meaning of happiness. Jeffrey Abramson argues politics with the classic writers and draws the reader into a spirited conversation with contemporary examples that illustrate the enduring nature of political dilemmas. As the discussions deepen, the voices of Abramson¿s own teachers, and of the students he has taught, enter into the mix, and the book becomes a tribute not just to the great philosophers but also to the special bond between teacher and student.
Publisher:

New Delhi : Indian History and Culture Society , 2004.

Call Number:

KIC 720 N274M 2004

Pages:

116 pages : illustration.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
The book studies 'INLAY' art as it developed in Mughal Architecture indigenously, from Humayan to Shah Jehan (c. 1535 to 1658 AD), landmark examples of which have been illustrated. Mughal inlay is architectural, and it is a misnomer to brand it: 'pietra-dura' which was a florentine picture-art used on wooden furniture.
Publisher:

New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

Call Number:

KIC 371.828297 M987 2017

Pages:

242 pages.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
This edited collection brings together international leading scholars to explore why the education of Muslim students is globally associated with radicalisation, extremism and securitisation. The chapters address a wide range of topics, including neoliberal education policy and globalization; faith-based communities and Islamophobia; social mobility and inequality; securitisation and counter terrorism; and shifting youth representations. Educational sectors from a wide range of national settings are discussed, including the US, China, Turkey, Canada, Germany and the UK; this international focus enables comparative insights into emerging identities and subjectivities among young Muslim men and women across different educational institutions, and introduces the reader to the global diversity of a new generation of Muslim students who are creatively engaging with a rapidly changing twenty-first century education system. The book will appeal to those with an interest in race/ethnicity, Islamophobia, faith and multiculturalism, identity, and broader questions of education and social and global change.
Publisher:

Cambridge, UK : Polity ; 2017.

Call Number:

KIC 320.01 S977P 2017

Pages:

247 pages ; 23 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
Politicians invoke grand ideas: social justice, democracy, liberty, equality, community. But what do these ideas really mean? How can politicians across the political spectrum appeal to the same values?This new edition of Adam Swift's highly readable introduction to political philosophy answers these important questions, and includes new material on global justice, feminism, and method in political theory, as well as updated guides to further reading. This lively and accessible book is ideal for students, but it also brings the insights of the world's leading political philosophers to a wide general audience. Using plenty of examples, it equips readers to think for themselves about the ideas that shape political life.
Publisher:

Call Number:

KIC 791.43658 V945R 2015

Pages:

343 pages ; 20 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
From ancient Egypt to the Tudors to the Nazis, the film industry has often defined how we think of the past. But how much of what you see on the screen is true? And does it really matter if filmmakers just make it all up? Picking her way through Hollywood¿s version of events, acclaimed historian Alex von Tunzelmann sorts the fact from the fiction. Along the way, we meet all our favourite historical characters, on screen and in real life: from Cleopatra to Elizabeth I, from Spartacus to Abraham Lincoln, and from Attila the Hun to Nelson Mandela. Based on the long-running column in the Guardian, Reel History takes a comic look at the history of the world as told through the movies ¿ the good, the bad, and the very, very ugly.
Publisher:

Call Number:

KIC 306.487 M569A 2017

Pages:

xv, 219 pages ; 22 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
In The Amateur, thinker Andy Merrifield shows us how the many spheres of our lives¿work, knowledge, home, politics¿have fallen into the hands of box tickers, bean counters and pedants. In response, he corrals a team of independent thinkers, wayward poets, dabblers and square pegs who challenge accepted wisdom. Such figures as Charles Baudelaire, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Edward Said, Guy Debord, Hannah Arendt and Jane Jacobs show us the way. As we will see, the amateur takes risks, thinks the unthinkable, seeks independence¿and changes the world.
Publisher:

New York : Viking, 2011.

Call Number:

KIC 303.609 P655B 2011

Pages:

xxviii, 1026 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
We've all asked, "What is the world coming to?" But we seldom ask, "How bad was the world in the past?" Cognitive scientist Steven Pinker shows that the past was much worse. Evidence of a bloody history has always been around us: genocides in the Old Testament, gory mutilations in Shakespeare and Grimm, monarchs who beheaded their relatives, and American founders who dueled with their rivals. The murder rate in medieval Europe was more than thirty times what it is today. Slavery, sadistic punishments, and frivolous executions were common features of life for millennia, then were suddenly abolished. How could this have happened, if human nature has not changed? Pinker argues that thanks to the spread of government, literacy, trade, and cosmopolitanism, we increasingly control our impulses, empathize with others, debunk toxic ideologies, and deploy our powers of reason to reduce the temptations of violence.
Publisher:

Call Number:

KIC 370.115 C934 2017

Pages:

658 pages.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
For fifteen years, The Critical Pedagogy Reader has established itself as the leading collection of classic and contemporary essays by the major thinkers in the field of critical pedagogy. While retaining its comprehensive introduction, this thoroughly revised third edition includes updated section introductions, expanded bibliographies, and up-to-date classroom questions. The book is arranged topically around issues such as class, racism, gender/sexuality, critical literacies, and classroom issues, for ease of usage and navigation. New to this edition are substantive updates to the selections of contemporary readings, including pieces that reflect issues such as immigrant and refugee students, the role of social justice in teacher education, and an emphasis on practical elements of pedagogy, as well as it significance to forging democratic life. Carefully attentive to theory and practice, this much-anticipated third edition remains the definitive, foundational source for teaching and learning about critical pedagogy.
Publisher:

Call Number:

KIC 306.0941 S933 2016

Pages:

xvi, 579 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
This fully updated and expanded edition of the bestselling Student¿s Companion to Social Policy charts the latest developments, research, challenges, and controversies in the field in a concise, authoritative format.
Publisher:

New York, D. Appleton-Century Company, 1936.

Call Number:

KIC 301 L761S 1936

Pages:

ix, 503 pages ; 22 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
This book has been largely inspired by the difficulties which the author has encountered in his search for some work which was broad enough in its scope to provide biginners with a grounding in the essentials of anthropology.The literature of the science is vast but, for the most part, highly specialized. Even the best and most complete account of a particular culture remains only a collection of curious facts as long as the reader is unable to relate these facts to culture in general.
Publisher:

Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1989.

Call Number:

KIC 305.42 M158T 1989

Pages:

xvii, 330 pages ; 25 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
Toward a Feminist Theory of the State presents Catharine MacKinnon's powerful analysis of politics, sexuality, and the law from the perspective of women. Using the debate over Marxism and feminism as a point of departure, MacKinnon develops a theory of gender centered on sexual subordination and applies it to the state. The result is an informed and compelling critique of inequality and a transformative vision of a direction for social change.
Publisher:

New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2010.

Call Number:

KIC 325.30722 M234W 2010

Pages:

xv, 172 pages.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
Writing Postcolonial History addresses the relationship between postcolonial theory and history. It provides students with critical analyses of postcolonial histories from around the world. In addition, it discusses the benefits and shortcomings of this form of writing by situating postcolonial history amidst other modes of historical inquiry. The field of postcolonial history is complex. Even though many scholars share a set of commonalities, there are still important differences in emphasis. Through discussion of key texts, Writing Postcolonial History provides students with an accessible analysis and overview of the key areas of debate. T his book is an effort to address the relationship between postcolonial theory and history; a regional critique of postcolonial theory; a consideration of the relative merits and drawbacks of postcolonial historical writing.