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Dead PledgesDebt, Crisis, and Twenty-First-Century Culture

Dead Pledges: Debt, Crisis, and Twenty-First-Century Culture

Annie McClanahan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780804799058
eISBN:
9781503600690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799058.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Dead Pledges is a study of our contemporary culture of debt. Examining novels, poems, artworks, photographs, and films produced in the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, this book aims to show how ... More

Goddess on the FrontierReligion, Ethnicity, and Gender in Southwest China

Goddess on the Frontier: Religion, Ethnicity, and Gender in Southwest China

Megan Bryson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780804799546
eISBN:
9781503600454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799546.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book follows the transformations of the goddess Baijie, a deity worshiped in the Dali region of southwest China’s Yunnan Province, to understand how local identities developed in a Chinese ... More

Hard TargetSanctions, Inducements, and the Case of North Korea

Hard Target: Sanctions, Inducements, and the Case of North Korea

Stephan Haggard and Marcus Noland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781503600362
eISBN:
9781503601994
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503600362.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Because authoritarian regimes like North Korea can impose the costs of sanctions on their citizens, they constitute “hard targets.” Yet such regimes may also be immune—and even hostile—to economic ... More

Luxurious NetworksSalt Merchants, Status, and Statecraft in Eighteenth-Century China

Luxurious Networks: Salt Merchants, Status, and Statecraft in Eighteenth-Century China

Yulian Wu

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780804798112
eISBN:
9781503600799
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804798112.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book explores the transformation of Huizhou salt merchants’ social and political status in eighteenth-century China. These merchants left their homes in the remote countryside of Huizhou, ... More

The Off-ScreenAn Investigation of the Cinematic Frame

The Off-Screen: An Investigation of the Cinematic Frame

Eyal Peretz

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781503600720
eISBN:
9781503601611
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503600720.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The Off-Screen offers a comprehensive theory of film, a concise history of American cinema from Griffith to Tarantino, and a reflection on the place and significance of film within the general ... More

The Power of Economists within the State

The Power of Economists within the State

Johan Christensen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781503600492
eISBN:
9781503601857
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503600492.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Why have some countries gone further than others in adopting market–conforming policies? Although previous studies have highlighted political parties, production regimes, and political institutions, ... More

State-Sponsored InequalityThe Banner System and Social Stratification in Northeast China

State-Sponsored Inequality: The Banner System and Social Stratification in Northeast China

Shuang Chen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780804799034
eISBN:
9781503601635
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799034.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

The book explores the social economic processes of inequality produced by differential state entitlements. Drawing on uniquely rich source materials from central and local archives, the book provides ... More

A Taste for HomeThe Modern Middle Class in Ottoman Beirut

A Taste for Home: The Modern Middle Class in Ottoman Beirut

Toufoul Abou-Hodeib

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780804799799
eISBN:
9781503601475
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799799.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

A Taste for Home is a cultural history of the middle-class home in late Ottoman Beirut that is at once global and local. Focusing on the period from the second half of the nineteenth century until ... More

Voting TogetherIntergenerational Politics and Civic Engagement among Hmong Americans

Voting Together: Intergenerational Politics and Civic Engagement among Hmong Americans

Carolyn Wong

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780804782234
eISBN:
9781503600430
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804782234.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book examines the political experience of the Hmong Americans immigrants, who first came to the United States as refugees of Vietnam War. In growing numbers, candidates of Hmong American ... More

A World Trimmed with FurWild Things, Pristine Places, and the Natural Fringes of Qing Rule

A World Trimmed with Fur: Wild Things, Pristine Places, and the Natural Fringes of Qing Rule

Jonathan Schlesinger

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780804799966
eISBN:
9781503600683
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799966.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Based on three years of archival research, A World Trimmed with Fur uses Chinese, Manchu, Mongolian records to rethink China’s environmental history in the years 1760-1830, when a rush for natural ... More

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