Sociology

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Systems from Hell

Examines how contemporary novels document and define social problems using a variety of narrative techniques to focus attention on systemic failure.

Perversions of the Market

An engaging analysis of the catastrophic ways capital perverts market dynamics by a leading scholar of Deleuze.

Sites of Statelessness

Explores various unusual sites of statelessness like sea, cities, and laws, beyond mere legal and regulatory frameworks, that determines statelessness.

Cohabiting Earth

Promotes a path of harmony between humanity and Earth by presenting a vision that is comprehensive in scope and offering a positive new identity for humanity.

Buffalo's Waterfront Renaissance

Recounts how preservationists and environmentalists ultimately succeeded in persuading a powerful state agency to abandon its plans for privately developing Buffalo’s waterfront and instead revitalize the city by enhancing opportunities for members of the public to use and enjoy that same space.

The Overlooked Pillar

Elevates in systematic ways the importance of organizational thinking about sustainability and emphasizes the importance of cultural organizations in facilitating societal sustainability goals.

Snapping Beans

Explores the role of the South in Black queer lesbian experiences of hurting and healing.

Education among Indigenous Palestinians in Israel

By Majid Al-Haj
Subjects: Education

An expansive, in-depth analysis of education among indigenous Palestinians in Israel over seven decades.

Gadamer and the Social Turn in Epistemology

Explores Gadamer's hermeneutic theory of understanding and puts this theory into conversation with several social epistemologies, including feminist epistemology.

Between Care and Justice

Proposes a form of moral education that joins care and justice to nurture and develop the desirable moral sentiments for a more just world at the interpersonal, social, political economic, and environmental levels.

Class-Conscious Coal Miners

Multifaceted study of Pennsylvania's coal miners during the post-World War One era.

Hindu Mission, Christian Mission

Offers a new, interreligious approach to questions of mission and conversion, grounded in a close study of the Chinmaya Mission, Ramakrishna Mission and other movements associated with the Hindu tradition of Advaita Vedānta.

Geophilosophy of the Mediterranean

Aims to rethink Europe under the sign of openness and hospitality, starting from the Mediterranean—the sea that is so important for the history of the entire West—a sea of differences with a deep unitary root conceived as a paradigm for rethinking new and original forms of social and political coexistence.

Hopelessly Alien

An in-depth sociological investigation of "hope" as it applies to the Italian immigrant experience in the blue-collar suburb of Chicago Heights between 1910 and 1950.

Bedeviled

A groundbreaking study of jinn doppelgangers and the problem of evil in Akbarian Sufism.

Going Along with Trans, Queer, and Non-Binary Youth

By Sam Stiegler
Subjects: Education

Engaging, self-reflective stories of conducting research on and with transgender, queer, and non-binary youth as they go about their everyday lives in New York City.

Hokkaido Dairy Farm

By Paul Hansen
Subjects: Asian Studies

Argues that the dairy industry in Japan has always been entwined with notions of Otherness and security seeking, notably in terms of frontiers.

The Chosen We

Draws on and centers oral histories with Black women college graduates to demonstrate the role of community in fostering their success in and beyond education.

Walking as Artistic Practice

Accessible to a wide range of readers, from artists to commuters to nature lovers and beyond, who wish to expand their understanding of walking.

Portraits of Public Service

Reveals the often-untold stories of front-line public servants.

Reauthoring Savage Inequalities

Offers rich, wide-ranging counternarratives to social, political, and educational discourses that characterize urban schools and communities as places of despair, revealing the resources and strategies of resistance that teachers, students, and families use to succeed and thrive.

Tourists and Trade

How two roadside craft shops in upstate New York transformed American crafts into a fine art.

Musicology of Religion

Spearheads a new field for the combined study of religion and music, drawing upon theories and methods of the social sciences, ethnomusicology, philosophy, theology, liturgical studies, and cognitive studies.

Global Libidinal Economy

Claims unconscious desire plays a constitutive role in global political economy.

Bush League, Big City

The saga of New York’s push to build two minor-league baseball stadiums, colored by dollars, politics, and dreams.