This Week’s New Books: The Queen’s Hand, Forging Rights in a New Democracy, Driving Detroit

The Queen's Hand The Queen's Hand: Power and Authority in the Reign of Berenguela of Castile
Janna Bianchini
352 pages | 6 x 9 | 7 illus.
Cloth 2012 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4433-5 | $69.95 | £45.50
A volume in the Middle Ages Series

Janna Bianchini captures the extraordinary royal career of Berenguela of Castile: queen-consort in León, heir to the throne of Castile, mother of the conqueror Fernando III, and powerful sovereign in her own right. The Queen's Hand reevaluates the role of royal women in western Iberian monarchy.

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Forging Rights in a New DemocracyForging Rights in a New Democracy: Ukrainian Students Between Freedom and Justice
Anna Fournier
232 pages | 6 x 9 | 9 illus.
Cloth 2012 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4426-7 | $59.95 | £39.00
A volume in the Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights series

Based on extensive fieldwork in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, Forging Rights in a New Democracy explores high school-aged students' understanding of rights and justice, and how they interpret and appropriate discourses of citizenship and civic values in the school setting as well as on the streets in the context of peaceful mass protests.

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Driving DetroitDriving Detroit: The Quest for Respect in the Motor City
George Galster
328 pages | 6 x 9 | 26 illus.
Cloth 2012 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4429-8 | $45.00 | £29.50
A volume in the Metropolitan Portraits series

Driving Detroit paints a portrait of metropolitan Detroit through an imaginative application of social science, song lyrics, poems, and oral history to explain why the city has fallen from industrial powerhouse into urban dysfunction.

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