Whether carried by emigrants and exiles, or distributed by commercial networks, Irish traditional music is one of the most popular World Music genres. Clare, at the western edge of Europe on Ireland's Atlantic seaboard, enjoys unrivaled status as a Home of the Music, a magnet for tourists and aficionados eager to enjoy the authentic sounds of Ireland.
In Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea, Mark Blyth, a renowned scholar of political economy, provides a powerful and trenchant account of the shift toward austerity policies by governments throughout the world since 2009.
In this important and insightful work, David Brundage tells a dramatic story of more two hundred years of American activism in the cause of Ireland, from the 1798 Irish rebellion to the 1998 Good Friday Agreement.
The Great Depression and the Great Recession are the two great economic crises of the past hundred years. In Hall of Mirrors, Barry Eichengreen draws on his unparalleled expertise for a brilliantly conceived dual-track account of the two crises and their consequences.
Sexting. Cyberbullying. Narcissism. People-and especially the media-are consumed by fears about the effect of social media on young people. We hear constantly about the dangers that lurk online, and about young people's seemingly pathological desire to share anything and everything about themselves with the entire world.