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Fashions: Exploring Fashion through Cultures

Fashions: Exploring Fashion through Cultures From the style statements of Michelle Obama, Beyoncé, Jimi Hendrix, Gothic Lolitas and Hussein Chalayan; to those created by internet gamers, ‘foodies,’ supermodel ‘corpses,’ Jamaican designers, and spandex-wearing disco divas; to those worn by Congo immigrants in Italy, Russians nostalgic for the Soviet empire, Chinese […]

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Environmental Law, Ethics and Governance Environmental Law, Ethics and Governance draws attention to the necessity for interdisciplinarity research focused on achieving good environmental governance, be it of a physical area, an environmental problem or a natural resource. Law and ethics each have an important role to play in this regard […]

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Diasporic Identities and Spaces Between As populations become increasingly global and transitory, will diasporas become the new mainstream? Diasporic Identities and Spaces Between explores the various ways the concept of diaspora has evolved, from communities living in exile, to groups defining their experience in the cultural tensions found between host […]

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Defining and Re-Defining Diaspora: From Theory to Reality Diasporas – from the Greek verb speiro (to sow) and the preposition dia (over), signifying ‘dispersion of seeds’ – seem to be integral to the human condition, existing as far back as recorded history and surely before that. Originally used to refer […]

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Cybercultures: Cultures in Cyberspace Communities Cybercultures: Cultures in Cyberspace Communities is a collection of essays that investigate the interaction of the real and the virtual life and their mutual influence on how members of communities adapt their behaviour in changing contexts. Especially the  impact of virtually created identities with regards […]

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The Changing Places and Faces of War What are the consequences of interventions? Does Islam justify and promote war? Why did the IRA declare a war on drugs? How do civilians fare in the aftermath of war? These and many other questions are discussed in this new volume on war […]

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