Examines how the new wave of Generation Y public service employees are affecting the dynamics of continuity and change in public management ethics.
Explores the delicate interplay between emigration of Jews from Israel to Germany and the construction of a new identity in the shadow of antisemitism both past and present in their new home.
Comparative, ethnographic study of women who migrate for marriage in rural north India.
Historical and theoretical discussions that describe and reflect on personal objects from a variety of perspectives.
Incorporates a unique diplomatic, insider perspective to explain the unexpected incorporation of LGBTI rights into American and Swedish foreign policies.
The once-lost introduction to the philosophy of science by Philipp Frank (1884-1966), a leading member of the Vienna circle of philosophers and biographer of Albert Einstein.
Draws upon the situated work of professional coffee tasters in over a dozen countries to shed light on the methods we use to convert subjective experience into objective knowledge.
Offers a vision for innovation in higher education focused on societal progress and human development, as well as for higher education's role within a broader culture of innovation.
The first work to offer a comprehensive pragmatist anthropology focusing on sensibility, habits, and human experience as contingently yet irreversibly enlanguaged.
Provides a novel conceptual and practical theory of revolution, engaging previous theories of revolution, contemporary continental philosophy, and systems theory.
Traces the inner connections between the second slavery in the Americas, slavery in Africa, the abolition of the Atlantic slave trade, and the "Great Transformation" of the nineteenth century world economy.
Examines how race-neutral programs and policies harm, rather than improve, the lives of blacks in the United States.
Examines policies, norms, and classroom practices of the US and Mexican education systems, with the aim of preparing educators to understand and help transnational children and youth.
The first exploration of vegan Irish epistemology, one that can be traced along its history of animism, agrarianism, ascendency, adaptation, and activism.
Engaging analysis of men-seeking-men media as paradoxical sites of both self-marketing and radical queer sociality.
Documents the surprising role pharmaceutical science and technology has played in Russia’s search for national identity over a century of political turbulence.
Studies the relationship between young Italian Americans and their Italian cultural and historical heritage.
Traces how alternative food movements are affected by global and local trends, with a focus on how organic agriculture was integrated in Israel.
Argues that concern with the nation and national community will be a key factor in redefining twenty-first-century politics.
Explores why people stay in vulnerable cities by looking at Syracuse, New York, through the contemporary experiences of five citizens.
Offers a powerful new interpretation of Engels’s contributions to modern social and political theory.
Juxtaposes Antonio Gramsci’s work and critical race theory to offer a new understanding of tactics as a transformative practice.
Explores the evolving role of botanic gardens from products and enablers of modernity and the nation-state, to their recent reinvention as institutions of environmental governance.
Reveals how the expanding world-system entangled the non-western world in global economies, yet did so in ways that were locally articulated, varied, and, often, non-European in their expression.
Illustrates how the notion of an ecological society remains a decisively political question.
Diagnoses our contemporary spatial experience as fundamentally totalitarian through a multilayered critical theory of space.
Provides firsthand perspectives from yoga practitioners and educators on the promises and challenges of school-based yoga programs.
Explores the current and future trajectories of the paradigm of postsocialism.
Essays that examine globalization's effects with an emphasis on the interplay of race and rurality as it occurs across diverse geographies and peoples.
This volume brings social and cultural anthropologists into dialogue with historical sociology and illustrates the continued potential of the concept of civilization for all participants.
Explores the role of rhetoric and the racial classification of Asian American immigrants in the early twentieth century.
The first systematic analysis of the Frankfurt School’s research and theorizing on modern antisemitism.
Illuminates the contradictions that emerge within conscious capitalism initiatives that are designed to empower women.
Provides answers to one of the enduring paradoxes of mass social change.
A comparative examination of the political, historical, legal, and religious antecedents of penalties and discrimination against sexual minority groups around the world.
Sheds new light on both pro and antislavery politics in the nineteenth-century Americas.
Essays challenging conventional understandings of the slave economy of the nineteenth century.
Traces the historical development of slave labor and plantation agriculture in nineteenth-century Martinique.
Recovers and chronicles the plights of ordinary New Yorkers that resonate with contemporary debates on rape and domestic violence.
Uses both historical and contemporary case studies to examine how race and ethnicity affect the places we live, work, and visit. .
Presents the key experiences of a diverse group of teachers and students in their journeys of becoming social justice educator/scholars.
Examines the lives of recent Russian-Jewish immigrants in Germany.
Demonstrates how the success of universities depends on the working conditions of the younger academic generation.
Argues that expectations for mothering include a new core principle of "body work. "
Examines the contemporary discourse on happiness through the lens of governmentality theory.
Examines Japanese later life learners involved in Noh theater.
A pioneering approach to social theory that rectifies overreliance on Western historical experience of development and modernization.
Examines the progress of and obstacles faced by African Americans in twenty-first-century America.
Explores activist scholarship in relation to feminism and social movements in the Americas.
An ethnography of young, single women struggling to live independently in South Korea.
Updated with a timely literature review and new case studies from sports, international politics, and third party image repair.
Comprehensive study of the diplomat and the diplomatic mission in Western civilization.
Timely analysis of the ways in which women grassroots activists, the European Union, and the Turkish state are involved in shaping gender policies in Turkey.
Argues for the necessity of a new ethos for middle-class white anti-racism.
Exposes how ex-gay and post-abortion ministries operate on a shared system of thought and analyzes their social implications.
A fascinating study of the gemstone industry of Jaipur with special emphasis on its ownership class.
Examines the continuing relevance of early British sociologists Victor Branford, Patrick Geddes, and their associates.
Offers an analysis of the political economy of care in order to explain how lesbian and gay citizens in Europe benefit from equality more than those in the United States.
Phenomenological analyses of the orderliness of naturally occurring collaboration.
Defines a new research area linking youth cultures and music with peacebuilding practice and policy.
Traces the rising emphasis on parenthood in contemporary American politics.
Accessible introduction to key thinkers of Marxist theory and the debate on the nature of Marxist ethics.
Scholars from history, sociology, and geography advocate overcoming disciplinary isolation, using Fernand Braudel’s concept of the longue durée as a rallying point.
Investigates how activists confront global powers with their street-level dissent.
Explores how the NBA moved to govern black players and the expression of blackness after the “Palace Brawl” of 2004.
Essays reevaluating and challenging the critiques of the urban studies field
Examines New York City as a paradigmatic example of the tensions between privatization and public uses of space in the contemporary U.S.
Explores the impact of globalization and the imperative of social justice for the helping professions in contemporary times.
Demonstrates how ingrained ideas of race created and sustain the achievement gap in U. S. schools.
Offers important new perspectives on the African Diaspora in North America.
Explores teen mothers’ perceptions of their situations and the social stigma that affects them.
Examines how Israeli society has commemorated Yitzhak Rabin.
A look at the Latino experience in the American South using data from Richmond, Virginia.
A demographic portrait of gay and lesbian couples who live together in committed relationships.
Examines the influence of Aristotle and Kant on the nineteenth-century social theory of Marx, Durkheim, and Weber.
A look at the voluntary sector in Japan, which has emerged strongly only in recent years.
Provides multiple and accessible perspectives on trauma both as a condition and as a cultural phenomenon.
Looks at town-gown relationships with a focus on African Americans.
Asks how and why standardized tests have become the ubiquitous standard by which educational achievement and intelligence are measured.
Introduces the concept of obliviousness to the consideration of family systems—what do families choose to ignore and why and how they do so.
Looks at how contemporary Jewish neighborhoods interact with both local and transnational influences.
Demonstrates the many devastating and interrelated threats that punitive policies like “zero tolerance” pose to youth, schooling, and democracy.
Looks at the experience of being an exotic dancer in different kinds of strip clubs.
Presents the perspectives of contemporary college students on their lives and educations.
An interdisciplinary look at the dramatic changes in the contemporary Japanese family, including both empirical data and analyses of popular culture.
Examines both the legal and illegal uses of the death penalty in American history.
Disputes standard explanations of police brutality against minority citizens to offer new insights and suggestions on dealing with this problem.
Looks at the social implications of having constant access to others through cell phones, wireless computers, and other electronic devices.
Looks at how prosecution of offenders is evolving in the contemporary legal milieu.
Interview-based study of contemporary African American feminist men.
A critical look at the Olympics in the postbribery, post-9/11 era, particularly at consequences for host cities and so-called “Olympic education” for schoolchildren.
A postmodern critique of sociology’s presuppositions.
Critically examines diagnostic and popular discourses on eating disorders.
Argues convincingly, if counterintuitively, that modern medicine has little impact on longevity or mortality.
Offers research on educational policies, programs, and practices for adolescent girls and young women, from both comparative and international perspectives.
Looks at contemporary sports talk radio and its relations to both traditional and newer forms of masculinity.
Gives researchers and policy analysts conceptual tools and empirical assessments to gauge the possibilities for institutional innovation.
A sociological look at the role of space in inequality.
Looks at union organizing and strikes that were either strengthened by interracial cooperation or defeated by racial competition during the period between the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement.
Using a life history approach, looks at what influences citizens to participate in the voluntary associations that comprise and promote civil society.