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Encyclopedia of World Cultures: Middle America and the Caribbean
Encyclopedia of World Cultures: Middle America and the Caribbean
Over 153 million people live in the Middle American and Caribbean culture areas, which are divided primarily between the Middle American mainland cultures and the Caribbean cultures of the West Indian islands and Bermuda.

Middle America is the region south of the United States and north of South America. It includes Mexico and Central
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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...
Free Will: An Introduction (Palgrave Philosophy Today)
Free Will: An Introduction (Palgrave Philosophy Today)
Can we ever act freely if everything we do is determined by our genes, our upbringing and our environment? On the other hand, if everything we do isn't determined, is it just a matter of luck what we do? What are the requirements on acting freely: are they easily satisfied by ordinary people so long as they aren't coerced or manipulated...
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,...

Linguistic Legitimacy and Social Justice
Linguistic Legitimacy and Social Justice
This book examines the nature of human language and the ideology of linguistic legitimacy – the common set of beliefs about language differences that leads to the rejection of some language varieties and the valorization of others. It investigates a broad range of case studies of languages and dialects which have for various reasons been...
Introducing UNIX and Linux (Grassroots)
Introducing UNIX and Linux (Grassroots)
UNIX is an operating system which has seen substantial growth in its popularity over the last few years and is used by many universities and colleges, as well as in industry. Linux is a UNIX-like operating system for PCs which is freely available and has become a serious alternative to proprietary systems such as Windows. This book is a...
Creating Belonging in San Francisco Chinatown’s Diasporic Community: Morphosyntactic Aspects of Indexing Ethnic Identity
Creating Belonging in San Francisco Chinatown’s Diasporic Community: Morphosyntactic Aspects of Indexing Ethnic Identity

This book presents a much-needed discussion on ethnic identification and morphosyntactic variation in San Francisco Chinatown?a community that has received very little attention in linguistic research. An investigation of original, interactive speech data sheds light on how first- and second-generation Chinese Americans...

Building Blocks of Matter (MacMillan Science Library)
Building Blocks of Matter (MacMillan Science Library)
The concepts and ideas of elementary particle physics are abstract, and they are typically expressed in the language of mathematics. However, the goal of elementary particle physics is very simple, and all the efforts of elementary particle physicists are directed toward that simple goal: to identify the basic building...
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...
A Primer of Signal Detection Theory
A Primer of Signal Detection Theory
Signal Detection Theory (SDT) has had, and continues to have, an
enormous impact on many branches of psychology. Although its initial
applications were in the interpretation of sensory processes, its domain
has since widened considerably. For example, concepts derived
from SDT are widely used in memory research and in studies of
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Encyclopedia of World Cultures: Indexes
Encyclopedia of World Cultures: Indexes
It has taken ten years of work to produce this ten-volume Encyclopedia of World Cultures. Thirteen editors, six associate editors, 800 contributors, 20 translators, and the staffs of the Human Relations Area Files, G. K. Hall and Co., and Macmillan Library Reference have been involved in the process.

In keeping with the global scope of
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The Social Meaning of Extra Money: Capitalism and the Commodification of Domestic and Leisure Activities (Dynamics of Virtual Work)
The Social Meaning of Extra Money: Capitalism and the Commodification of Domestic and Leisure Activities (Dynamics of Virtual Work)

Why do ordinary people who used to engage in domestic and leisure activities for free now try to make a profit from them? How and why do people commodify their free time? This book explores the marketization of blogging, cooking, craftwork, gardening, knitting, selling second-hand items, sexcamming, and more generally the economic...

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