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Making the Public Service Millennial

Examines how the new wave of Generation Y public service employees are affecting the dynamics of continuity and change in public management ethics.

A Double Burden

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.

Moving for Marriage

Comparative, ethnographic study of women who migrate for marriage in rural north India.

The Cultural Power of Personal Objects

Edited by Jared Kemling
Subjects: Philosophy

Historical and theoretical discussions that describe and reflect on personal objects from a variety of perspectives.

From Pariah to Priority

Incorporates a unique diplomatic, insider perspective to explain the unexpected incorporation of LGBTI rights into American and Swedish foreign policies.

The Humanistic Background of Science

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.

Tasting Coffee

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.

Creating a Culture of Mindful Innovation in Higher Education

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.

Human Landscapes

The first work to offer a comprehensive pragmatist anthropology focusing on sensibility, habits, and human experience as contingently yet irreversibly enlanguaged.

Liberating Revolution

Provides a novel conceptual and practical theory of revolution, engaging previous theories of revolution, contemporary continental philosophy, and systems theory.

The Atlantic and Africa

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.

America in Denial

Examines how race-neutral programs and policies harm, rather than improve, the lives of blacks in the United States.

The Students We Share

Edited by Patricia Gándara & Bryant Jensen
Subjects: Education

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.

Animals in Irish Society

By Corey Lee Wrenn
Subjects: Sociology

The first exploration of vegan Irish epistemology, one that can be traced along its history of animism, agrarianism, ascendency, adaptation, and activism.

Screen Love

Engaging analysis of men-seeking-men media as paradoxical sites of both self-marketing and radical queer sociality.

Pharmapolitics in Russia

Documents the surprising role pharmaceutical science and technology has played in Russia’s search for national identity over a century of political turbulence.

Sense of Origins

Studies the relationship between young Italian Americans and their Italian cultural and historical heritage.

Globalizing Organic

By Rafi Grosglik
Subjects: Sociology

Traces how alternative food movements are affected by global and local trends, with a focus on how organic agriculture was integrated in Israel.

Bringing the Nation Back In

Argues that concern with the nation and national community will be a key factor in redefining twenty-first-century politics.

City on the Edge

Explores why people stay in vulnerable cities by looking at Syracuse, New York, through the contemporary experiences of five citizens.

Friedrich Engels and Modern Social and Political Theory

Offers a powerful new interpretation of Engels’s contributions to modern social and political theory.

Culture and Tactics

Juxtaposes Antonio Gramsci’s work and critical race theory to offer a new understanding of tactics as a transformative practice.

Postnormal Conservation

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.

Power, Political Economy, and Historical Landscapes of the Modern World

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.

The Distortion of Nature's Image

Illustrates how the notion of an ecological society remains a decisively political question.

Totalitarian Space and the Destruction of Aura

By Saladdin Ahmed
Subjects: Philosophy

Diagnoses our contemporary spatial experience as fundamentally totalitarian through a multilayered critical theory of space.

Stories of School Yoga

Edited by Andrea M. Hyde & Janet D. Johnson
Subjects: Education

Provides firsthand perspectives from yoga practitioners and educators on the promises and challenges of school-based yoga programs.

The Future of (Post)Socialism

Explores the current and future trajectories of the paradigm of postsocialism.

Race and Rurality in the Global Economy

Essays that examine globalization's effects with an emphasis on the interplay of race and rurality as it occurs across diverse geographies and peoples.

Anthropology and Civilizational Analysis

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.

Race, Nation, and Refuge

By Doug Coulson
Subjects: History

Explores the role of rhetoric and the racial classification of Asian American immigrants in the early twentieth century.

The Politics of Unreason

The first systematic analysis of the Frankfurt School’s research and theorizing on modern antisemitism.

Everyday Sustainability

Illuminates the contradictions that emerge within conscious capitalism initiatives that are designed to empower women.

Spontaneous Combustion

Provides answers to one of the enduring paradoxes of mass social change.

Legal Path Dependence and the Long Arm of the Religious State

A comparative examination of the political, historical, legal, and religious antecedents of penalties and discrimination against sexual minority groups around the world.

The Politics of the Second Slavery

Sheds new light on both pro and antislavery politics in the nineteenth-century Americas.

New Frontiers of Slavery

Essays challenging conventional understandings of the slave economy of the nineteenth century.

Slavery in the Circuit of Sugar, Second Edition

Traces the historical development of slave labor and plantation agriculture in nineteenth-century Martinique.

Respectability on Trial

By Brian Donovan
Subjects: History

Recovers and chronicles the plights of ordinary New Yorkers that resonate with contemporary debates on rape and domestic violence.

Race, Ethnicity, and Place in a Changing America, Third Edition

Uses both historical and contemporary case studies to examine how race and ethnicity affect the places we live, work, and visit. .

Becoming Critical

Presents the key experiences of a diverse group of teachers and students in their journeys of becoming social justice educator/scholars.

Sweet Burdens

By Sveta Roberman
Subjects: Sociology

Examines the lives of recent Russian-Jewish immigrants in Germany.

Young Faculty in the Twenty-First Century

Demonstrates how the success of universities depends on the working conditions of the younger academic generation.

Bikini-Ready Moms

Argues that expectations for mothering include a new core principle of "body work. "

Happiness as Enterprise

Examines the contemporary discourse on happiness through the lens of governmentality theory.

The Joy of Noh

Examines Japanese later life learners involved in Noh theater.

Social Theory and Regional Studies in the Global Age

A pioneering approach to social theory that rectifies overreliance on Western historical experience of development and modernization.

Repositioning Race

Examines the progress of and obstacles faced by African Americans in twenty-first-century America.

Taking Risks

Explores activist scholarship in relation to feminism and social movements in the Americas.

Living on Your Own

An ethnography of young, single women struggling to live independently in South Korea.

Accounts, Excuses, and Apologies, Second Edition

Updated with a timely literature review and new case studies from sports, international politics, and third party image repair.

The Courtiers of Civilization

Comprehensive study of the diplomat and the diplomatic mission in Western civilization.

Shaping Gender Policy in Turkey

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.

Good White People

Argues for the necessity of a new ethos for middle-class white anti-racism.

Tough Love

Exposes how ex-gay and post-abortion ministries operate on a shared system of thought and analyzes their social implications.

Emerald City

A fascinating study of the gemstone industry of Jaipur with special emphasis on its ownership class.

Envisioning Sociology

Examines the continuing relevance of early British sociologists Victor Branford, Patrick Geddes, and their associates.

Why Europe Is Lesbian and Gay Friendly (and Why America Never Will Be)

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.

More Studies in Ethnomethodology

Phenomenological analyses of the orderliness of naturally occurring collaboration.

Youth Peacebuilding

Defines a new research area linking youth cultures and music with peacebuilding practice and policy.

The Politics of Parenthood

Traces the rising emphasis on parenthood in contemporary American politics.

Marxism and Ethics

Accessible introduction to key thinkers of Marxist theory and the debate on the nature of Marxist ethics.

The Longue Duree and World-Systems Analysis

Scholars from history, sociology, and geography advocate overcoming disciplinary isolation, using Fernand Braudel’s concept of the longue durée as a rallying point.

Two Sides of a Barricade

Investigates how activists confront global powers with their street-level dissent.

After Artest

Explores how the NBA moved to govern black players and the expression of blackness after the “Palace Brawl” of 2004.

Critical Urban Studies

Essays reevaluating and challenging the critiques of the urban studies field

The Beach Beneath the Streets

Examines New York City as a paradigmatic example of the tensions between privatization and public uses of space in the contemporary U.S.

Globalization, Social Justice, and the Helping Professions

Explores the impact of globalization and the imperative of social justice for the helping professions in contemporary times.

Racism, Public Schooling, and the Entrenchment of White Supremacy

Demonstrates how ingrained ideas of race created and sustain the achievement gap in U. S. schools.

The African Diaspora in the United States and Canada at the Dawn of the 21st Century

Offers important new perspectives on the African Diaspora in North America.

The Culture of Teenage Mothers

By Joanna Gregson
Subjects: Sociology

Explores teen mothers’ perceptions of their situations and the social stigma that affects them.

Latinos in Dixie

A look at the Latino experience in the American South using data from Richmond, Virginia.

Same-Sex Partners

A demographic portrait of gay and lesbian couples who live together in committed relationships.

Dreams in Exile

Examines the influence of Aristotle and Kant on the nineteenth-century social theory of Marx, Durkheim, and Weber.

The Failure of Civil Society?

A look at the voluntary sector in Japan, which has emerged strongly only in recent years.

The Trauma Controversy

Provides multiple and accessible perspectives on trauma both as a condition and as a cultural phenomenon.

African Americans and Community Engagement in Higher Education

Looks at town-gown relationships with a focus on African Americans.

A Measure of Failure

Asks how and why standardized tests have become the ubiquitous standard by which educational achievement and intelligence are measured.

Shared Obliviousness in Family Systems

Introduces the concept of obliviousness to the consideration of family systems—what do families choose to ignore and why and how they do so.

Global Neighborhoods

Looks at how contemporary Jewish neighborhoods interact with both local and transnational influences.

Expelling Hope

Demonstrates the many devastating and interrelated threats that punitive policies like “zero tolerance” pose to youth, schooling, and democracy.

Naked Lives

Looks at the experience of being an exotic dancer in different kinds of strip clubs.

College Life through the Eyes of Students

By Mary Grigsby
Subjects: Sociology

Presents the perspectives of contemporary college students on their lives and educations.

Imagined Families, Lived Families

An interdisciplinary look at the dramatic changes in the contemporary Japanese family, including both empirical data and analyses of popular culture.

Race, Class, and the Death Penalty

Examines both the legal and illegal uses of the death penalty in American history.

Race and Police Brutality

Disputes standard explanations of police brutality against minority citizens to offer new insights and suggestions on dealing with this problem.

Portable Communities

By Mary Chayko
Subjects: Sociology

Looks at the social implications of having constant access to others through cell phones, wireless computers, and other electronic devices.

The Changing Role of the American Prosecutor

Looks at how prosecution of offenders is evolving in the contemporary legal milieu.

Ain't I a Feminist?

Interview-based study of contemporary African American feminist men.

Olympic Industry Resistance

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.

The Promise of Poststructuralist Sociology

A postmodern critique of sociology’s presuppositions.

The Anorexic Self

Critically examines diagnostic and popular discourses on eating disorders.

What If Medicine Disappeared?

Argues convincingly, if counterintuitively, that modern medicine has little impact on longevity or mortality.

The Structure and Agency of Women's Education

Edited by Mary Ann Maslak
Subjects: Education

Offers research on educational policies, programs, and practices for adolescent girls and young women, from both comparative and international perspectives.

Beer, Babes, and Balls

Looks at contemporary sports talk radio and its relations to both traditional and newer forms of masculinity.

The New Institutionalism in Education

Edited by Heinz-Dieter Meyer & Brian Rowan
Subjects: Sociology

Gives researchers and policy analysts conceptual tools and empirical assessments to gauge the possibilities for institutional innovation.

The Sociology of Spatial Inequality

A sociological look at the role of space in inequality.

Racial Competition and Class Solidarity

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.

Socialization to Civil Society

Using a life history approach, looks at what influences citizens to participate in the voluntary associations that comprise and promote civil society.