Authors:Patricia L. McCarney, Richard E. Stren,
Publisher: Woodrow Wilson Center Press / Johns Hopkins University Press
Keywords: woodrow, wilson, center, press, world, developing, ground, innovations, discontinuities, cities, governance
Number of Pages: 304
Published: 2003-09-15
List price: $24.95
ISBN-10: 0801878519
ISBN-13: 9780801878510

Governance on the Ground shows people at a local level working through municipal institutions to take more responsibility for their own lives and environment.This study reports what social scientists in eight local networks found when they chose their own subjects for a worldwide comparative study of institutional reform at the local level. Governance on the Ground is the culminating product of the Global Urban Research Initiative, a major 1990s research effort that created a worldwide network of some 400 social scientists. The topics these scholars cover include fiscal innovation, in

Authors:Sara Castro-Klarén, John Charles Chasteen,
Publisher: Woodrow Wilson Center Press / Johns Hopkins University Press
Keywords: woodrow, america, wilson, center, press, latin, century, reading, communities, writing, nation, nineteenth, imagined
Number of Pages: 280
Published: 2003-12-23
List price: $45.00
ISBN-10: 0801878527
ISBN-13: 9780801878527

"Every Latin Americanist will welcome the insight provided by this book into Latin America’s complex heterogeneity."—Mario J. Valdés, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Toronto How did the nationalisms of Latin America’s many countries—elaborated in everything from history and fiction to cookery—arise from their common backgrounds in the Spanish and Portuguese empires and their similar populations of mixed European, native, and African origins? Beyond Imagined Communities: Reading and Writing the Nation in Nineteenth-Century Latin America, discards one answ

Author: Lorae Parry
Publisher: Victoria University Press in association with the Women’s Play Press
Keywords: playscripts, zealand, new, eugenia
Number of Pages: 86
Published: 1996
List price: unknow
ISBN-10: 0864733046
ISBN-13: 9780864733047

Author: Francisco E. Thoumi
Publisher: Woodrow Wilson Center Press / Johns Hopkins University Press
Keywords: wilson, center, press, woodrow, andes, drugs, economy, society, illegal
Number of Pages: 440
Published: 2003-12-11
List price: $26.95
ISBN-10: 0801878543
ISBN-13: 9780801878541

Some countries develop illegal drugs industries, and others do not. Discerning the distinguishing characteristics—social, economic, and political—of countries with these industries forms the subject of this sophisticated and humane study. The author, Francisco E. Thoumi, though trained as an economist, rejects simplistic economic solutions as well as simplistic moral ones as he addresses the Andean countries of Peru, Colombia, and Bolivia and the attitudes and responses of the United States. He investigates how the United States and the Andean countries perceive drugs issues; the

Author: Richard H. King
Publisher: Woodrow Wilson Center Press / Johns Hopkins University Press
Keywords: center, press, wilson, woodrow, culture, intellectuals, race
Number of Pages: 416
Published: 2004-08-17
List price: $24.95
ISBN-10: 0801880661
ISBN-13: 9780801880667

Toward the end of World War II, scholars and writers reeling from the politics of racism stressed the unity of humankind, but by the early 1970s, dominant voices proclaimed ongoing diversity -- sometimes irreconcilable antagonism -- among human cultures. To study this transition from universalism to cultural particularism, Richard King focuses on the arguments of major thinkers, movements, and traditions of thought, attempting to construct a map of the ideological positions that were staked out and an intellectual history of this transition.King’s range is international, from North Ameri

Author: Charles Wolfe
Publisher: Vanderbilt Univ Press - Country Music Foundation Press
Keywords: music, foundation, press, country, vanderbilt, masters, southern, fiddling, devil
Number of Pages: 256
Published: 1997-04-30
List price: $22.95
ISBN-10: 0826513247
ISBN-13: 9780826513243

A unique and illuminating overview of the traditions of Southern fiddling, covering the key performers and compositions that defined that genre during its golden age--from the 1920s to the 1950s--and that continue to influence popular music today.It was called "the devil’s box" because the instrument was thought to be sinful to play. Yet in spite of (or perhaps partially because of) that stigma, the fiddle has long been one of America’s favorite instruments.Easily portable, stylistically versatile, and possessing an enchanting timbre, it accompanied the European settlers across Ame

Author: Tom Piazza
Publisher: Vanderbilt Univ Press - Country Music Foundation Press
Keywords: jimmy, martin, bluegrass, king, adventures, true
Number of Pages: 112
Published: 2009-09-18
List price: $12.95
ISBN-10: 0826516807
ISBN-13: 9780826516800

Jimmy Martin was just twenty-two years old when Bill Monroe asked him to join the Blue Grass Boys. That invitation was the start of a career that spanned half a century and culminated with Martin’s induction into the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Hall of Honor. Always an enigmatic figure, Martin was as famous for his temper as he was for his talent. On assignment from the Oxford American magazine, fiction writer and music critic Tom Piazza drove from his home in New Orleans to Nashville to interview Martin and found himself pitched headlong into a world he couldn
  
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