Ahmad Moussalli leaves no doubt, contrary to many views in the media, public policy, and scholarly worlds, that the opposition between Islam ideals and democracy, individual liberty, civil society, and limited government is more illusory than real.
An accessible primer on Islamic society, providing a good historical overview with a focus on how Islam is practiced in daily life. Significant new material on Islam in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the United States, as well as the Middle East, details the
In Island Bodies, Rosamond King examines sexualities, violence, and repression in the Caribbean
experience. She analyzes the sexual norms and expectations portrayed in
Caribbean and diaspora literature, music, film, and popular culture to show how
many individuals contest traditional roles by maneuvering within and/or trying
to change their society's binary gender systems.
This unique collection synthesizes our archaeological and biological knowledge about the pre-Columbian settlement of the Caribbean and highlights the various techniques we can use to analyze human migration and settlement patterns throughout history.
Gathering oral stories and visual art from Haiti and two of its "motherlands" in Africa, Istwa across the Water recovers the submerged histories of the island through methods drawn from its deep spiritual and cultural traditions.
In this introduction to the work of Italo Calvino, the author, a friend of Calvino's, traces his development as of one of the first and most defining of the postmodernists. Examines his ties to authors Beckett, Borges, Kafka, Conrad, and Twain.