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.
Demonstrates the many devastating and interrelated threats that punitive policies like “zero tolerance” pose to youth, schooling, and democracy.
Looks at how contemporary Jewish neighborhoods interact with both local and transnational influences.
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.
A look at Nativity schools, alternative middle schools that have had great success educating at-risk, urban students.
An interdisciplinary look at the dramatic changes in the contemporary Japanese family, including both empirical data and analyses of popular culture.
An in-depth look at the theory of solidarity of German philosopher Jürgen Habermas, serving also as a comprehensive introduction to his work.
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.
Critically examines diagnostic and popular discourses on eating disorders.
A postmodern critique of sociology’s presuppositions.
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.
Looks at the educational experiences of poor, working class, and middle class students against the backdrop of complicated class stratification in a shifting global economy.
This is the first general theory of time-consciousness and social experience ever developed.
A fascinating exploration of the connection between profit making and morality, this book illustrates how modern accounting had its roots in the sacrament of confession.
Examines the backpacking trip usually taken by Israeli youth following military service.