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Toward Nationalizing Regimes

Toward Nationalizing Regimes

Conceptualizing Power and Identity in the Post-Soviet Realm
The collapse of the Soviet Union famously opened new venues for the theories of nationalism and the study of processes and actors involved in these new nation-building processes. In this comparative study, Kudaibergenova takes the new states and nations of Eurasia that emerged in 1991, Latvia and Kazakhstan, and seeks to ...
Steppe Dreams

Steppe Dreams

Time, Mediation, and Postsocialist Celebrations in Kazakhstan
Steppe Dreams concerns the political significance of temporality in Kazakhstan, as manifested in public events and performances, and its reverberating effects in the personal lives of Kazakhstanis. Like many holidays in the post-Soviet sphere, public celebrations in Kazakhstan often reflect multiple temporal framings—utopian visions of the future, or romanticized ...
A Pioneer of Connection

A Pioneer of Connection

Recovering the Life and Work of Oliver Lodge
Sir Oliver Lodge was a polymathic scientific figure who linked the Victorian Age with the Second World War, a reassuring figure of continuity across his long life and career. A physicist and spiritualist, inventor and educator, author and authority, he was one of the most famous public figures of British ...
The Bukharan Crisis

The Bukharan Crisis

A Connected History of 18th Century Central Asia
In the first half of the eighteenth century, Central Asia’s Bukharan Khanate descended into a crisis from which it would not recover. Bukharans suffered failed harvests and famine, a severe fiscal downturn, invasions from the north and the south, rebellion, and then revolution. To date, efforts to identify the ...
Rising Subjects

Rising Subjects

The 1905 Revolution and the Origins of Modern Polish Politics
Rising Subjects explores the change of the public sphere in Russian Poland during the 1905 Revolution. The 1905 Revolution was one of the few bottom-up political transformations and general democratizations in Polish history. It was a popular rebellion fostering political participation of the working class. The infringement of previously carefully guarded limits ...
Conscript Nation

Conscript Nation

Coercion and Citizenship in the Bolivian Barracks
Military service in Bolivia has long been compulsory for young men. This service plays an important role in defining identity, citizenship, masculinity, state formation, and civil-military relations in twentieth-century Bolivia. The project of obligatory military service originated as part of an attempt to restrict the power of indigenous communities after ...
Havel

Havel

Unfinished Revolution
This is the story of a man who tried to resurrect the spirit of democratic life. He was born into a time of chaos and absurdity, and he took it as his fate to carry a candle into the night. This is his story and the story of many others, ...
Bring Now the Angels

Bring Now the Angels

Poems
This collection juxtaposes text from Google Search autocomplete with the intimate language of prayer. Corporate jargon coexists with the incantatory and ancient ghazal form. Ahmed’s second book of poetry explores the terrain of loss—of a beloved family member, of human dignity and potential, of the earth as it ...
Bonfire Opera

Bonfire Opera

Poems
Sometimes the most compelling landscapes are the ones where worlds collide: where a desert meets the sea, a civilization, no-man’s land. Here in Bonfire Opera, grief and Eros grapple in the same domain. A bullet-hole through the heart, a house full of ripe persimmons, a ghost in a garden. ...
Race and Modern Architecture

Race and Modern Architecture

A Critical History from the Enlightenment to the Present
Although race—a concept of human difference that establishes hierarchies of power and domination—has played a critical role in the development of modern architectural discourse and practice since the Enlightenment, its influence on the discipline remains largely underexplored. This volume offers a welcome and long-awaited intervention for the field ...
The Architecture of Good Behavior

The Architecture of Good Behavior

Psychology and Modern Institutional Design in Postwar America
Inspired by the rise of environmental psychology and increasing support for behavioral research after the Second World War, new initiatives at the federal, state, and local levels looked to influence the human psyche through form, or elicit desired behaviors with environmental incentives, implementing what Joy Knoblauch calls “psychological functionalism.” Recruited ...
Defiant Geographies

Defiant Geographies

Race and Urban Space in 1920s Rio de Janeiro
Defiant Geographies examines the destruction of a poor community in the center of Rio de Janeiro to make way for Brazil’s first international mega-event. As the country celebrated the centenary of its independence, its postabolition whitening ideology took on material form in the urban development project that staged Latin ...
Environment and Urbanization in Modern Italy

Environment and Urbanization in Modern Italy

The only environmental history of Italy in the latter half of the twentieth century in English.

Weather, Climate, and the Geographical Imagination

Weather, Climate, and the Geographical Imagination

Placing Atmospheric Knowledges
As global temperatures rise under the forcing hand of humanity’s greenhouse gas emissions, new questions are being asked of how societies make sense of their weather, of the cultural values, which are afforded to climate, and of how environmental futures are imagined, feared, predicted, and remade. Weather, Climate, and ...

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