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Finding the Voice of the River: Beyond Restoration and Management
Finding the Voice of the River: Beyond Restoration and Management

This book addresses societal relationships to river systems, highlighting many unexplored possibilities in how we know and manage our rivers. 

Brierley contends that although we have good scientific understanding of rivers, with remarkable prospect for profound improvements to river condition, management...

Street Art and Democracy in Latin America (Studies of the Americas)
Street Art and Democracy in Latin America (Studies of the Americas)
This book explores street art’s contributions to democracy in Latin America through a comparative study of five cities: Bogota (Colombia), São Paulo (Brazil), Valparaiso (Chile), Oaxaca (Mexico) and Havana (Cuba). The author argues that when artists invade public space for the sake of disseminating rage, claims or statements, they...
Modern Diplomacy in Practice
Modern Diplomacy in Practice

This textbook, the first comprehensive comparative study ever undertaken, surveys and compares the world’s ten largest diplomatic services: those of Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Russia, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Chapters cover the distinctive histories and cultures of the services,...

Queering Transcultural Encounters: Bodies, Image, and Frenchness in Latin America and North Africa (Palgrave Studies in Globalization and Embodiment)
Queering Transcultural Encounters: Bodies, Image, and Frenchness in Latin America and North Africa (Palgrave Studies in Globalization and Embodiment)
In a highly original and interdisciplinary work bridging French and Francophone studies, cultural studies, media studies, and gender and sexuality studies, Luis Navarro-Ayala examines the transnational queer body as a physical and symbolic entity intrinsically connected with space. Through a transcultural and intersectional approach to...
Inclusion, Equity and Access for Individuals with Disabilities: Insights from Educators across World
Inclusion, Equity and Access for Individuals with Disabilities: Insights from Educators across World
The book provides multiple perspectives and insights on the area of Inclusion, Equity and Access for people with disabilities and brings together various inclusive effective practices from 21 countries across the world most comprehensively in one book. The book documents perspectives from educational researchers and teacher educators...
The Family Business Group Phenomenon: Emergence and Complexities
The Family Business Group Phenomenon: Emergence and Complexities

This edited collection analyses the unexplored concept of the family business group, evaluating the opportunities and advantages that it creates for entrepreneurs. Raising a number of important questions, the authors construct a new research agenda for the complex topic of the family business group, which will ultimately assess its...

Unrigging American Elections: Reform Past and Prologue (Elections, Voting, Technology)
Unrigging American Elections: Reform Past and Prologue (Elections, Voting, Technology)
This critical and systematic analysis of election reforms post-HAVA (Help America Vote Act of 2002) offers a detailed look ahead at the significant challenges that remain in the context of a new presidential administration. Employing a mixed methodological approach, this book analyzes the biggest election challenges faced by voters...
Persistent Creativity: Making the Case for Art, Culture and the Creative Industries (Sociology of the Arts)
Persistent Creativity: Making the Case for Art, Culture and the Creative Industries (Sociology of the Arts)

Recent years have seen the increasing valuation and promotion of ‘creativity’. Future success, we are often assured, will rest on the creativity of our endeavours, often aligned specifically with ‘cultural’ activity. This book considers the emergence and persistence of this pattern, particularly with regards...

Women, Performance and the Material of Memory: The Archival Tourist,  1780–1915
Women, Performance and the Material of Memory: The Archival Tourist, 1780–1915

This book proposes that the performance of archival research is related to the experience of tourism, where an individual immerses herself in a foreign environment, relating to and analyzing visual and sensory materials through embodiment and enactment. Each chapter highlights a particular set of tangible objects including: pocket...

Governance and Sustainable Urban Transport in the Americas
Governance and Sustainable Urban Transport in the Americas
This volume explores the governance patterns of three cities of the Americas, Seattle, Montreal, and Curitiba, which all present different but interesting  cases in dealing with  sustainable urban transport challenges. The authors study empirical  data from these three cities to analyze how specific governmental and...
Critical Essays on Twin Peaks: The Return
Critical Essays on Twin Peaks: The Return

This edited collection offers an interdisciplinary study of Twin Peaks: The Return, the third season of a TV program that has attracted the attention (and appreciation) of spectators, fans, and critics for over two decades. The book takes readers into several distinct areas and addresses the different approaches and the range...

Inspectors and Enforcement at the Front Line of Government
Inspectors and Enforcement at the Front Line of Government
This book explores the social dynamics of the interaction between inspectors and their inspectees in the public sector. Government inspectors have a crucial role in enforcing rules and standards. The role of inspectors has changed. Their task is no longer to merely inspect and enforce, but also to educate, to negotiate, and to make compromises....
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