Environment and Empire (History of the British Empire Companion)
European imperialism was extraordinarily far-reaching: a key global historical process of the last 500 years. It locked disparate human societies together over a wider area than any previous imperial expansion; it underpinned the repopulation of the Americas and Australasia; it was the precursor of globalization as we now understand it.
Black Experience and the Empire (Oxford History of the British Empire Companion)
This work explores the lives of people of sub-Saharan Africa and their descendants, how they were shaped by empire, and how they in turn influenced the empire in everything from material goods to cultural style.
Ireland and the British Empire (Oxford History of the British Empire Companion)
This is the first comprehensive history of Ireland and the British Empire. It examines the different phases of Ireland's colonial status from the seventeenth century until the present, along with the impact of Irish people, politics, and nationalism on the Empire at large. The result is a new interpretation of Irish history and its place in the rise, expansion, and decline of the British Empire.
Reading Sex and the City (Reading Contemporary Television)
HBO's hit series Sex and the City has a huge international fan base and has picked up major awards. This highly readable critical celebration of the life and times of Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha looks at the series as a new departure for television. It discusses the show's position in an increasingly complex television landscape, and pioneers innovative approaches to the study of contemporary television culture. The book explores, among many other issues, female fandom and fan culture; fashion and fashion journalism; male archetypes and the search for Mr. Right; third wave feminism; and of course, sex and the single girl.
Major changes have shaken Marxism over recent decades. This collection of essays, by two American authors of international repute, documents what has become the most original formulation of Marxist theory today. Resnick and Wolff ’s work is shaping Marxism’s new directions and new departures as it repositions itself for the twenty first century. Their new non-determinist and class-focused Marxist
Prostitution is commonly characterized as a “victimless crime,” especially by those who believe it ought to be legalized. Opponents of legalization counter that prostitution is not victimless: it is harmful to those who do it, and it is often forced on a person by economic need if not by an abusive pimp. To many, however, the characterization of prostitution as victimless remains convincing. Why is this? One reason is that most prostitution appears to be voluntary. Another reason is that not everyone who does this work is obviously harmed by it. In this book I consider whether prostitution laws might be justified nonetheless, and I conclude that they might be.