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Vergil's Empire: Political Thought in the Aeneid

by Eve Adler

In Vergil's Empire, Eve Adler offers an exciting new interpretation of the political thought of Vergil's Aeneid. Adler argues that in this epic poem, Vergil presents the theoretical foundations of a new political...

Polarization and Transformation in Zimbabwe: Social Movements, Strategy Dilemmas and Change

by Erin McCandless

This book investigates polarization and prospects for transformation in Zimbabwe through the lens of social movements working for land redistribution and constitutional change. It examines their strategy dilemmas,...

The Ethics of the Story: Using Narrative Techniques Responsibly in Journalism

by David Craig

The best journalists are masters at their craft. With a comma and a colon, a vivid verb and a colorful adjective, they not only convey important information but also create a sense of place and evoke powerful...

The Rise of Anthropological Theory: A History of Theories of Culture

by Marvin Harris

The best known, most often cited history of anthropological theory is finally available in paperback! First published in 1968, Harris's book has been cited in over 1,000 works and is one of the key documents...

International Folkloristics: Classic Contributions by the Founders of Folklore

by Alan Dundes & Béla Bartók

International folkloristics is a worldwide discipline in which scholars study various forms of folklore ranging from myth, folktale, and legend to custom and belief. In this volume, twenty classic essays, beginning...

Institutional Ethnography as Practice

by Dorothy E. Smith, Marjorie L. DeVault & Marie L. Campbell

In this edited collection, institutional ethnographers draw on their field research experiences to address different aspects of institutional ethnographic practice. As institutional ethnography embraces the...

Moral Rights and Political Freedom

by Tara Smith

Seeking a way out of today's bewildering rush of rights claims, Tara Smith's Moral Rights and Political Freedom offers a systematic account of the nature and foundations of rights. The book carefully elucidates...

Multi-Level Governance and European Integration

by Liesbet Hooghe

European politics has been reshaped in recent decades by a dual process of centralization and decentralization. At the same time that authority in many policy areas has shifted to the supranational level of...

Is Bill Cosby Right?: Or Has the Black Middle Class Lost Its Mind?

by Michael Eric Dyson

The best-selling book that sparked a national debate about the class divide in black America

What Liberal Media?: The Truth about Bias and the News

by Eric Alterman

"Bold, counterintuitive, and cathartic.... Alterman is ready for a bar fight, and he comes out swinging."New York Times Book Review

Homo Domesticus: Notes from a Same-Sex Marriage

by David Valdes Greenwood

A whimsical valentine to true love--and a testament to the very ordinary lives of an extraordinary couple

Sensationalism: Murder, Mayhem, Mudslinging, Scandals, and Disasters in 19th-Century Reporting

by David B. Sachsman & David W. Bulla

David B. Sachsman and David W. Bulla gather a colorful collection of essays exploring sensationalism in nineteenth-century newspaper reporting. Contributors tell stories of both the rise of the penny press in...

Evaluation and Turbulent Times: Reflections on a Discipline in Disarray

by Jan-Eric Furubo, Ray C. Rist & Sandra Speer

Now more than ever, policy evaluation is an important component in addressing the world’s economic crisis. Before it can do so, the discipline must adapt to changing economic and political environments....

The Hip-Hop Generation: Young Blacks and the Crisis in African-American Culture

by Bakari Kitwana

This brilliantly provocative work is a focused, passionate, inspiring, and extremely thoughtful attempt not only to examine the problems facing young blacks, but also to point to a way out.--Atlanta Journal-Constitution...

Popular Culture and High Culture: An Analysis and Evaluation Of Taste

by Herbert Gans

In this brilliantly conceived and clearly argued discussion of the relationship between high and popular culture, Herbert Gans, outspoken advocate of cultural pluralism, questions the universality of high culture...

Black Bloc, White Riot: Antiglobalization and the Genealogy of Dissent

by A. K. Thompson

New Reflections on Violence for the twenty-first century.

In the Shadow Of the Poorhouse: A Social History Of Welfare In America, Tenth Anniversary Edition

by Michael B. Katz

In the Shadow of the Poorhouse examines the origins of social welfare, both public and private, from the days of the colonial poorhouse through the current tragedy of the homeless. The book explains why such...

Paradoxes of Utopia: Anarchist Culture and Politics in Buenos Aires, 1890-1910

by Juan Suriano

A social history of revolutionary ideas and lifestyles.

Selling the Fountain of Youth: How the Anti-Aging Industry Made a Disease Out of Getting Old¿And Made Billions

by Arlene Weintraub

A veteran BusinessWeek reporter exposes the corruption inside the multibillion-dollar anti-aging industry

Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives

by John Palfrey & Urs Gasser

The first generation of “Digital Natives”—children who were born into and raised in the digital world—are coming of age, and soon our world will be reshaped in their image. Our economy, our politics, our...