Explores Gadamer's hermeneutic theory of understanding and puts this theory into conversation with several social epistemologies, including feminist epistemology.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Explores the political and theoretical significance of the use of salvaging discarded materials by social movements during their protest activities.
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.
A searing, personal look at conditions on Texas's Death Row—told in the words of the prisoners themselves.
Relates Chinese Realism to contemporary political and ethical challenges, such as in international relations and the morality of the public sector.
Provides a novel conceptual and practical theory of revolution, engaging previous theories of revolution, contemporary continental philosophy, and systems theory.
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.
A rich, authentic account of eight young Black men's experiences on their paths to and through college.
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.
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.
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.
Broadens the horizons of Strauss’s thought by initiating dialogues between him and figures with whom little or no dialogue has yet occurred.
Examines how race-neutral programs and policies harm, rather than improve, the lives of blacks in the United States.
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.
The first exploration of vegan Irish epistemology, one that can be traced along its history of animism, agrarianism, ascendency, adaptation, and activism.
Examines the thought of W. E. B. Du Bois, with attention to its potential for reorienting present-day critical theory and political philosophy.
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.
Comparative, ethnographic study of women who migrate for marriage in rural north India.
Documents the surprising role pharmaceutical science and technology has played in Russia’s search for national identity over a century of political turbulence.
Engaging analysis of men-seeking-men media as paradoxical sites of both self-marketing and radical queer sociality.
Studies the relationship between young Italian Americans and their Italian cultural and historical heritage.
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.
Examines the organization, regulation, and enactment of civic engagement within AmeriCorps, an American volunteer service program.
Traces how alternative food movements are affected by global and local trends, with a focus on how organic agriculture was integrated in Israel.
Examines the limitations of rights-based mobilization and litigation for advancing the interests of trans individuals in the contemporary United States.
Brings relational sociology to bear on educational research.
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.
Juxtaposes Antonio Gramsci’s work and critical race theory to offer a new understanding of tactics as a transformative practice.
Offers a powerful new interpretation of Engels’s contributions to modern social and political theory.
Explores the effectiveness and value of meditation in a college classroom.
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.
Offers a history of the role of investigations in radical political struggles from the nineteenth century forward.
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.
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.
Diagnoses our contemporary spatial experience as fundamentally totalitarian through a multilayered critical theory of space.
Illustrates how the notion of an ecological society remains a decisively political question.
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.
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.
Explores the role of rhetoric and the racial classification of Asian American immigrants in the early twentieth century.
Provides answers to one of the enduring paradoxes of mass social change.
Sheds new light on both pro and antislavery politics in the nineteenth-century Americas.
A comparative examination of the political, historical, legal, and religious antecedents of penalties and discrimination against sexual minority groups around the world.
Recovers and chronicles the plights of ordinary New Yorkers that resonate with contemporary debates on rape and domestic violence.
Traces the historical development of slave labor and plantation agriculture in nineteenth-century Martinique.
Essays challenging conventional understandings of the slave economy of the nineteenth century.
Illustrates the changing significance of what it means to be educated, rural, and ethnic in Southwest China.
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.
Demonstrates how the success of universities depends on the working conditions of the younger academic generation.
A sweeping study of political murder in Latin America.
Examines the lives of recent Russian-Jewish immigrants in Germany.
Argues that expectations for mothering include a new core principle of "body work. "
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.
Examines the progress of and obstacles faced by African Americans in twenty-first-century America.
A pioneering approach to social theory that rectifies overreliance on Western historical experience of development and modernization.
Explores the challenges faculty fathers face in navigating the demands of work and family.
Examines the contemporary discourse on happiness through the lens of governmentality theory.
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.
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.
Examines the continuing relevance of early British sociologists Victor Branford, Patrick Geddes, and their associates.
Phenomenological analyses of the orderliness of naturally occurring collaboration.
Defines a new research area linking youth cultures and music with peacebuilding practice and policy.
A fascinating study of the gemstone industry of Jaipur with special emphasis on its ownership class.
Accessible introduction to key thinkers of Marxist theory and the debate on the nature of Marxist ethics.
Traces the rising emphasis on parenthood in contemporary American politics.
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.
Geographical perspectives on the changing patterns of race and ethnicity in the United States.
Offers important new perspectives on the African Diaspora in North America.
Examines how Israeli society has commemorated Yitzhak Rabin.
A look at the Latino experience in the American South using data from Richmond, Virginia.
Explores teen mothers’ perceptions of their situations and the social stigma that affects them.
A look at the voluntary sector in Japan, which has emerged strongly only in recent years.
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.
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.