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Women in Transition

Written by leading women scholars, this first and only book published about Lithuanian women details the historical, social, economic, and political issues affecting women during the transition from communism to democracy.

Hair

An interdisciplinary exploration of the meanings of hair in Asia from classical times to contemporary contexts.

More Than Class

Examines the changing texture of power relations in non-traditional U. S. worksites.

Subversions of International Order

Uses ethnographic tools to analyze political disorder and its representation at the end of the Cold War.

The Insular Tradition

"A breadth of interdisciplinary voices" discuss how geographical insularity - specifically that of Britain and Ireland - has affected artistic tradition.

Coca, Cocaine, and the Bolivian Reality

Examines the impact of coca and the cocaine trade on the Latin American country most affected by it, Bolivia.

Tourism and Culture

Essays and case studies by anthropologists provide insight into what measures might be necessary to mitigate the potentially harmful effects of tourism on host communities.

Dying the Good Death

Exploring the Hindu concepts of good and bad deaths, this rich ethnography follows pilgrims who choose to travel to the holy city of Kashi to die.

Grasping Land

Examines the discourses and experiences associated with space and place in contemporary Israel.

Literacy for Citizenship

Describes the experiences of a group of adult Brazilian women in a literacy program with explicit emancipatory objectives.

Subcultural Mosaics and Intersubjective Realities

Examines the theory and methods by which social scientists study the human lived experienced.

Paschal Beverly Randolph

This first scholarly work on Randolph includes the full text of his two most important manuscripts on sexual magic.

Making and Molding Identity in Schools

Delves into the lives and words of adolescents to examine how they assert their ethnic and racial identities within school settings.

Desert Songs

Examines American and Middle Eastern texts in studies of Orientalism and Occidentalism, and argues for a new approach to cultural studies that incorporates a wider variety of materials.

The Success Ethic, Education, and the American Dream

Explores, interprets, and critically analyzes various success ethics that have shaped American culture and education. It also formulates new forms of the success ethic in order to uncover overlooked models and to overcome the shortcomings of previous genres.

Person to Person

Guides students through the step-by-step procedure of qualitative social research using the dialogical hermeneutic method of analysis.

The Cultural Production of the Educated Person

Examines the ways in which cultural practices and knowledges are produced in and out of schools around the world.

Reconstructing Eliade

Provides a coherent and defensible interpretation of Eliade's thought which allows less familiar readers to approach Eliade with a greater clarity and precision. Foreword by Mac Linscott Ricketts, a leading translator of Eliade's writings.

Violence and Mediation in Contemporary Culture

This collection of essays addresses two major issues of contemporary culture: the problem of violence in relation to notions of "difference" and power; and the role of mediation in making possible non-conflictive play of cultural differences.

Biocultural Dimensions of Chronic Pain

Based on qualitative and quantitative studies in the United States and Puerto Rico, this book demonstrates the significant effect of patients' and health care providers' ethnic and cultural backgrounds on chronic pain.

Where "Something Catches"

Helps people working with youth think in new ways about the relationships between work, love, and identity and how these interact within the socio-political processes of class, race, gender, and sexuality.

Fighting For Jobs

Examines the struggle of the unions and communities to save jobs in plant-closing situations in the 1980s, and shows why some labor-community coalitions were more successful than others.

Meanings of Work

This book examines the fast-changing patterns of work in the global market and the resulting social, cultural, and economic impact on the work force.

New Directions in Dream Interpretation

This book presents in detail seven contemporary approaches to dream interpretation as they are actually practiced by highly skilled and experienced psychiatrists and psychologists who have worked with ...