New Imperialism

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From anthropology and sociology students in our Department, a new book

Describing and theorizing “the new imperialism” in international relations, this volume presents anthropological and sociological viewpoints on the topics of militarism and militarization; humanitarian interventionism; the responsibility to protect; Canada’s role in the occupation of Afghanistan, and the establishment of what is effectively a protectorate in Haiti; the role of NGOs in the formation and management of a new global imperium; and, soft power. Specific case studies are also devoted to the U.S. Army’s Human Terrain System; the U.S. Army’s Africa Command (AFRICOM); torture and international law; Coca Cola in Colombia; the NATO war in Kosovo; cultural militarization and “militainment;” and, the rising militarism in Canadian public discourse.

The geographic scope of the volume includes Algeria, Afghanistan, Canada, Colombia, Ethiopia, Somalia, Iran, Kosovo, Kuwait, and the United States.

The work as a whole covers global events since the end of the Cold War.

The contributors to the volume, drawn from the research participants in the inaugural seminar on the New Imperialism at Concordia University in 2010, are: Corey Anhorn, Ricky Curotte, Justin De Genova, Zoe Dominiak, Cameron Fenton, Lesley Foster, Thomas Prince, Kate Roland, Mark Shapiro, Nageen Siddiqui, Miles Smart, Katelyn Spidle, Rosalia Stillitano, and Elizabeth Vezina.

More about the Book and How to Order:
The book comprises 242 pages, including 34 illustrations, a Preface and Introduction plus 14 chapters, and an Index.

The front cover, table of contents, preface, introduction, and index can be downloaded as one file (PDF, 5mb).

The paperback version can be purchased for $10.11 (US), not including shipping and handling.

You can also obtain a free eBook version, if you prefer reading on a computer, and if you prefer free and immediate.

The next volume will be out in less than a year’s time.


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