SSRC Books

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Cover for Postcommunism from Within: Social Justice, Mobilization, and Hegemony Postcommunism from Within: Social Justice, Mobilization, and Hegemony
2013. Jan Kubik (Editor); Amy Linch (Editor)

The original essays in this volume lay out a bold new approach to research on the postcommunist region, and to democratization studies more broadly, that focuses on the social and cultural microprocesses behind political and economic transformation.

Cover for Rhetorics of Insecurity: Belonging and Violence in the Neoliberal Era Rhetorics of Insecurity: Belonging and Violence in the Neoliberal Era
2013. Zeynep Gambetti (Editor); Marcial Godoy-Anativia (Editor)

The volume as a whole aims to understand one crucial question: whether securitized neoliberalism effectively spells the end of political liberalism as we know it today.

Cover for Transitional Justice and Displacement Transitional Justice and Displacement
2012. Roger Duthie (Editor)
Cover for Picturing Algeria Picturing Algeria
2012. Pierre Bourdieu

As a soldier in the French army, Pierre Bourdieu took thousands of photographs documenting the abject conditions and suffering (as well as the resourcefulness, determination, grace, and dignity) of the Algerian people as they fought in the Algerian War (1954–1962).

Cover for What Matters? Ethnographies of Value in a Not So Secular Age What Matters? Ethnographies of Value in a Not So Secular Age
2012. Courtney Bender (Editor); Ann Taves (Editor)
Cover for The Post-Secular in Question: Religion in Contemporary Society The Post-Secular in Question: Religion in Contemporary Society
2012. Philip S. Gorski (Editor); David Kyuman Kim (Editor); John Torpey (Editor); Jonathan VanAntwerpen (Editor)

Are we living in a post-secular world? While many have assumed that we would simply grow more secular as society modernized, there is reason to believe that there has been a religious resurgence of global dimensions in recent decades

Cover for Rethinking Religion and World Affairs Rethinking Religion and World Affairs
2012. Timothy Samuel Shah (Editor); Alfred Stepan (Editor); Monica Duffy Toft (Editor)
Cover for A Portrait of Marin A Portrait of Marin
2012. Sarah Burd-Sharps ; Kristen Lewis

This report highlights actions that residents of Marin can take to lock in human development successes today while setting the stage for significant budget savings and improved well-being tomorrow.

Cover for Rethinking Secularism Rethinking Secularism
2011. Craig Calhoun (Editor); Mark Juergensmeyer (Editor); Jonathan VanAntwerpen (Editor)

This volume aims to help reframe discussions of religion in the social sciences by drawing attention to the central issue of how “the secular” is constituted and understood, and how new understandings shape both analytic perspectives in the social sciences and various practical projects in politics and international affairs.

Cover for Decentring and Diversifying Southeast Asian Studies: Perspectives from the Region Decentring and Diversifying Southeast Asian Studies: Perspectives from the Region
2011. Beng Lan Goh (Editor)

This collection edited by Associate Professor Goh Beng Lan, Head of the Department of Southeast Asian Studies, is the outcome of an SSRC Working Group on the subject. It sets the stage for regional scholars to develop perspectives and concepts as they respond to the critique of area studies and the new political-economic and cultural reconfigurations around them.