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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.

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.

The Political Theory of Salvage

Explores the political and theoretical significance of the use of salvaging discarded materials by social movements during their protest activities.

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.

Adventures in Chinese Realism

Relates Chinese Realism to contemporary political and ethical challenges, such as in international relations and the morality of the public sector.

Liberating Revolution

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

Stakes Is High

A rich, authentic account of eight young Black men's experiences on their paths to and through college.

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.

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.

From Pariah to Priority

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

Return to Point Zero

Analyzes Turkey’s Kurdish conflict since post-Ottoman nation-building through recent peace attempts, from a novel perspective highlighting the dilemmas of the Turk majority and reshaping our understanding of ethnic conflicts, and offers solutions for a sustainable peace.

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.

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.

Human Landscapes

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

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.

Leo Strauss and Contemporary Thought

Broadens the horizons of Strauss’s thought by initiating dialogues between him and figures with whom little or no dialogue has yet occurred.

America in Denial

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

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.

Toward an African Future—Of the Limit of World

Examines the thought of W. E. B. Du Bois, with attention to its potential for reorienting present-day critical theory and political philosophy.

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.

Moving for Marriage

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

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.

Screen Love

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

Plantation Politics and Campus Rebellions

Argues that plantation life, its racialized inequities, and the ongoing struggle against them are embedded in not only the physical structures but also the everyday workings of higher education.

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.

The Ideology of Civic Engagement

Examines the organization, regulation, and enactment of civic engagement within AmeriCorps, an American volunteer service program.

The Politics of Right Sex

Examines the limitations of rights-based mobilization and litigation for advancing the interests of trans individuals in the contemporary United States.

Relational Sociology and Research on Schools, Colleges, and Universities

Brings relational sociology to bear on educational research.

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.

Tuning the Student Mind

Explores the effectiveness and value of meditation in a college classroom.

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.

Postpolitics and the Limits of Nature

Explores why past generations of radical ecological and social justice scholarship have been ineffective, and considers the work of a new wave of scholarship that aims to reinvent the radical project and combat injustice.

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.

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.

Militant Acts

Offers a history of the role of investigations in radical political struggles from the nineteenth century forward.

The Distortion of Nature's Image

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

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.

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.

The Future of (Post)Socialism

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

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.

The Politics of Unreason

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

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.

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.

The Politics of the Second Slavery

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

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.

New Frontiers of Slavery

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

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.

Fabricating an Educational Miracle

By Jinting Wu
Subjects: Asian Studies

Illustrates the changing significance of what it means to be educated, rural, and ethnic in Southwest China.

Slavery in the Circuit of Sugar, Second Edition

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

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.

Young Faculty in the Twenty-First Century

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

Sweet Burdens

By Sveta Roberman
Subjects: Sociology

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

Bikini-Ready Moms

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

Living on Your Own

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

Repositioning Race

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

Happiness as Enterprise

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

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.

Taking Risks

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

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.

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.

The Courtiers of Civilization

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

Good White People

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

More Studies in Ethnomethodology

Phenomenological analyses of the orderliness of naturally occurring collaboration.

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.

Youth Peacebuilding

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

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.

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.

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.

Same-Sex Partners

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

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.

Expelling Hope

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

Global Neighborhoods

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

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.