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Food

by John Coveney

The centrality of food in life, and the importance of food as life, is undeniable. As a source of biological substrates, personal pleasure and political power, food is and has been an enduring requirement of...


Adolescents in Contemporary Indonesia

by Lyn Parker & Pam Nilan

The youth demographic is a large and growing cohort in Indonesia, and adolescents embody the currents of social change. Throughout the twentieth century they were significant agents of social protest leading...


Handbook of Minority Aging

by Keith, PhD Whitfield & Tamara, PhD Baker

This text provides up-to-date, multidisciplinary, and comprehensive information about aging among diverse racial and ethnic populations in the United States. It is the only book to focus on paramount public...


Rational Gridlock

by Patrick B. Edgar

This book describes how rationality undermines bureaucracy's ability to solve problems or to gain the confidence of the general public. The author suggests ways to change the bureaucratic environment into one...


The Rebirth of the Middle East

by Jerry M. Rosenberg

This book discusses how peace, stability, and prosperity are dependent upon economic and trade relations between Israel and Palestine, and other neighboring Arab and Muslim countries. In the long-run, success...


The Archaeology of Childhood: Children, Gender, and Material Culture

by Jane Eva Baxter

The study of children and childhood in historical and prehistoric life is an overlooked area of study that Jane Baxter addresses in this brief book. Her timely contribution stresses the importance of studying...


Excavation

by Brian Leigh Molyneaux, David L. Carmichael & Robert H., III Lafferty

Excavation is traditionally considered the heart of the archaeological enterprise. But it is an activity transformed over the past two decades of increasingly contract-based work. Carmichael and Lafferty lay...


Andrew Young: Civil Rights Ambassador

by Andrew J. DeRoche

Andrew Young: Civil Rights Ambassador explores the rising influence of race in foreign relations as it examines the contributions of this African American activist, politician, and diplomat to U.S. foreign policy....


The Black College Mystique

by Richard J. Reddick, Charles V. Willie & Ronald Brown

This study discussses the ways in which Black colleges can be of help to non-Blacks (including white students) who can benefit from the unique kind of education offered by such schools. It compares the culture...


Gender, Justice, and the Wars in Iraq: A Feminist Reformulation of Just War Theory

by Laura Sjoberg

Gender, Justice, and the Wars in Iraq offers a feminist critique and reconstruction of just war theory. It points out gender biases in the just war tradition and suggests alternative jus ad bellum and jus in...


Divergent Paths: Hegel in Marxism and Engelsism

by Norman Levine

Divergent Paths is the first in a series of three volumes that explores the historiography of the relationship between Hegel and Marx; it sets the terms of the relationship between Marx and Engels, and explores...


Colonial Constitutionalism: The Tyranny of United States' Offshore Territorial Policy and Relations

by Robert E., Jr. Statham

This book's focused case studies analyze each of America's quasi-colonies, revealing how the perpetuation of a this 'imperialist' strategy has rendered the inhabitants second class citizens.


Dirty Work: Immigrants in Domestic Service, Agriculture, and Prostitution in Sicily

by Jeffrey E. Cole & Sally S. Booth

Dirty Work explores the lives and work of recent immigrants from Africa, Asia, and elsewhere to the southern Italian region of Sicily. Using extensive research, Cole and Booth focus on the experiences of foreigners...


Globalization and Belonging: The Politics of Identity in a Changing World

by Sheila L. Croucher

This is a book that will get us all thinking about the implications of identities in rapidly evolving international and country-by-country politics.


Reality TV: The Work of Being Watched

by Mark Andrejevic

Drawing on cultural theory and interviews with fans, cast members, and producers, this book places the reality TV trend within a broader social context, tracing its relationship to the development of a digitally...


Tally's Corner: A Study of Negro Streetcorner Men

by Elliot Liebow, Charles Lemert & William Julius Wilson

The first edition of Tally's Corner, a sociological classic, was the first compelling response to the culture of poverty thesis—that the poor are different and, according to conservatives, morally inferior—and...


Social Problems across the Life Course

by Helena Z. Lopata & Judith A. Levy

The human life course is filled with and subject to a wide range of personal difficulties, many of which are shared by others. Social Problems across the Life Course offers accessible readings that examine the...


The Real Drug Abusers

by Fred Leavitt

This eye-opening book richly documents disturbing trends in Western medicine and urges readers toward a broader understanding of drug use and abuse.


Between Fear and Hope: Globalization and Race in the United States

by Andrew L. Barlow

This book provides a structural analysis of race, and a methodology for connecting global to national and local racial processes.


The Public Intellectual: Between Philosophy and Politics

by Richard M. Zinman, Jerry Weinberger & Arthur M. Melzer

The editors bring together a wide variety of noted scholars to discuss the characteristics, nature, and role of public thinkers. By looking at scholarly life in the West, this work explores the relationship...