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Growing Up in Mommy’s Blog

Raising Girls’ Voices in China

Annika Pissin

well as on the girls’ possibilities to have their own voice. The blogs, I conclude, are not only interesting with respect to their content, but their very visibility, accessibility, and form – allowing the same space to child and adult, who can post their entries together or alternately – and have the

Edited by Ishwaran

Monographs and Theoretical Studies in Sociology and Anthropology in Honour of Nels Anderson was published between 1972 and 1989. Nels Anderson was a pioneer in the study of the homeless. In the early 1920s Anderson combined his own experience "on the bummery," with his keen sociological insight to give voice to a largely ignored underclass. He remains an extraordinary and underrated figure in the history of American sociology. On Hobos and Homelessness includes Anderson's rich and vibrant ethnographic work of a world of homeless men.
The series was integrated in International Studies in Sociology and Social-Anthropology in 1990.

Edited by William Fourie

From subversive shop windows to moralising theme parks, Urban Assemblage presents eight diverse perspectives on urban space and culture. The volume spotlights cities as far afield as Johannesburg and Cork City to see how different cultures, media, mobilities and narratives come to form the spaces we occupy; it looks at the Tuscan utopia, the evolution of the hipster, the Neo-bohemian café culture of gentrification, and breaking the rigid urban way of life through the fluid (identity) movement of Parkour. Not only is the subject matter diverse, but the interdisciplinary spirit at the core of this volume elicits convergences and divergences, intersections and parallels by drawing on wide-ranging methodologies and disciplines. Urban Assemblage is an assemblage of eight different voices, informed and cutting-edge in their explications of various urban spaces.

Edited by Judith Blau and Marina Karides

The WSF/USSF is an expression of the people's struggles to advance alternatives to the world-as-we-know-it. Since its first convening in 2001 in Porto Alegre, Brazil, it has captured the imagination of all who have come within its orbit and caught up by its vast and growing networks. It provides a large space for groups to mobilize, voice their oppression, exchange ideas, and express their desire for hope and another world. Central in the founding principles of the World Social Forum are: the advance of peoples' rights (including women's rights, the rights of indigenous peoples, the rights of minorities, the rights of peasant farmers, and, generally, the rights and dignity of all peoples now oppressed), participatory democracy, social and cultural pluralism, and the end of market tyranny. This volume captures the full range of topics dealing with the WSF/USSF. It is a fresh treatment of materials for the "insider" and provides ample background for someone who would like to attend.

Originally published, in part, as Volume 3, No. 1 (2008) of Brill's journal Societies Without Borders


Edited by Timothy Baycroft and David Hopkin

The growth of nations, national ideologies and the accompanying quest for the ‘authentic’ among ‘the people’ has been a subject of enquiry for many disciplines. Building upon wide-ranging scholarship, this interdisciplinary study seeks to analyse the place of folklore in the long nineteenth century throughout Europe as an important symbol in the growth and development of nations and nationalism, and in particular to see how combining perspectives from History, Literary Studies, Music and Architecture can help provide enhanced and refreshing perspectives on the complex process of nation-building. With a range of detailed case studies drawing upon archival, literary, visual and musical sources as well as material culture, it raises questions about individual countries but also about links and similarities across Europe.

Edited by Miriam Damrow and Helen Hearn

Childhood is not merely a simple developmental stage prior to adulthood but rather a complex, changeable concept that is of interest and debated by international scholars from diverse disciplinary fields. One emerging debate is the perceived conflicts in childhood. Some of these are from adults representations of children, for example in literature, law and education to the practical and relational conflicts children experience at school and at home between peers, siblings and others. This volume presents a collection of these conflicts in childhood from interdisciplinary perspectives. Consideration is given to children’s rights and freedom, childhood relationships, gender, children’s representation in media and policies and politics about children.

Sourabh Singh

as a sign of political pathology inimical to democracy, rather than as a part of routine politics (cf. Mainwaring & Scully 1995 ; Mainwaring & Torcal 2006 ). In constitutional system studies, we do hear political actors’ voices in terms of how they negotiate their relations with each other through

Nicolás M. Somma and Matías A. Bargsted

same rates, and political inequality occurs when one category participates more than the rest. The distributional approach, however, considers how evenly political voice – as indicated by participation in different types of political activities – is distributed among the population disregarding their