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From Exile to Eden: A Family Journal

by Jadwiga Szelazek Morrison

Combining history and hardship, battles and betrayal, miraculous escapes and death-defying encounters, From Exile to Eden chronicles one family’s journey from deportation in Siberia to safety and freedom in...


Missionary Impositions: Conversion, Resistance, and other Challenges to Objectivity in Religious Ethnography

by Hillary K. Crane & Deana Weibel

The essays composed in this book encompass ethnographic fieldwork in Muslim, Christian, Buddhist, and other populations, addressing such topics as the fluidity of the anthropologist's own religious identity,...


You Will Die: The Burden of Modern Taboos

by Robert Arthur

Taboos are a burden on society. By protecting irrational views they hinder progress towards greater happiness.


African American Families Today: Myths and Realities

by Angela J. Hattery & Earl Smith

From teen pregnancy to athletics, myths about African American families abound. This provocative book debunks many common myths about black families in America, sharing stories and drawing on the latest research...


Early American Steam Locomotives

by Reed Kinert

Relive train travel's earliest days with this splendidly illustrated story of steam locomotion, from "teakettles" to "titans." Working from builders' specifications, old engravings, and contemporaneous accounts,...


Women and Economics

by Charlotte Perkins [Stetson] Gilman

This classic of feminist theory relates the evolution of women's economic reliance on men and the system's deleterious effects on both sexes. A landmark treatise in the struggle for gender equality.


Filmspeak: How to Understand Literary Theory by Watching Movies

by Edward Tomarken

Filmspeak is an accessible, innovative book which uses specific examples to show how once arcane literary and cultural theory has infiltrated popular culture.

Theory reaches us in ways we do not even realize....


Same-Sex Marriage in Latin America: Promise and Resistance

by Jason Pierceson, Adriana Piatti-Crocker & Shawn Schulenberg

This volume sheds light on regional, national, and individual-level factors that have led to major developments for same-sex relationship equality in Latin America and explores institutional, political, and...


Civic Education and the Future of American Citizenship

by Jonathan W. White, Elizabeth Kaufer Busch & John Agresto

Lack of civic knowledge, ignorance about the U.S. Constitution, and general ambivalence about education threaten the fiber of this nation. The remedy to this malaise, advocated in various ways by a diverse group...


Czech Political Prisoners: Recovering Face

by Jana Kopelentova Rehak

Czech Political Prisoners is about the legacy of political violence under Socialism in Central Eastern Europe. In light of reconciliation, in post-Socialist Czech Republic former political prisoners’ various...


Nigeria's Critical Election: 2011

by John Adebunmi Ayoade & Adeoye A. Akinsanya

Nigeria's Critical Election is an analytical exposition of the salient constitutional and political issues by Nigerian scholars who have studied, lived through, and taught those issues over the years. It offers...


Suburban Crossroads: The Fight for Local Control of Immigration Policy

by Thomas J. Vicino

In fear of becoming havens for illegal immigrants, numerous local communities adopted and implemented their own immigration laws during the 2000s. Suburban Crossroads chronicles the debates and policy responses...


The Microstates of Europe: Designer Nations in a Post-Modern World

by P. Christiaan Klieger

The seven microstates of Europe are remarkable not only for their size, but their persistence as well. It is a sociopolitical phenomenon that has rarely been addressed, but this book shows how it may have clues...


Surviving with Dignity: Hausa Communities of Niamey, Niger

by Scott M. Youngstedt

Surviving with Dignity focuses on the lived experience of two generations of migrant Hausa men in Niamey, Niger’s capital city, set in a larger social matrix of national and global transformations. Their extraordinary...


Basic Statistics: An Introduction with R

by Tenko Raykov & George A. Marcoulides

Basic Statistics provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to statistics using the free, state-of-the-art software program R. This book is designed to both introduce students to key concepts in statistics...


The Origins of Christian Democracy: Politics and Confession in Modern Germany

by Maria Mitchell

This book is a pioneering contribution to the history of the founding of the West German political system after the Second World War. The political cooperation between Catholics and Protestants that resulted...


The Invisible Hand in Popular Culture: Liberty vs. Authority in American Film and TV

by Paul A. Cantor

Popular culture often champions freedom as the fundamentally American way of life and celebrates the virtues of independence and self-reliance. But film and television have also explored the tension between...


Greek Tragedy and Contemporary Democracy

by Mark Chou

This engaging work tells the story of democracy through the perspective of tragic drama. It shows how the ancient tales of greatness and its loss point to the potential dangers of democracy then and now.

Greek...


Liberalism and American Identity

by Patrick M. Garry

Since, 1968, liberalism as a viable political ideology has been under attack, with the most aggressive assault occurring in the 1988 presidential campaign. While conservatives denounced the L-word and proclaimed...


The Chora of Metaponto 2: Archaeozoology at Pantanello and Five Other Sites

by Sándor Bökönyi & Erika Gál

From 1974 to the present, the Institute of Classical Archaeology at the University of Texas at Austin has carried out archaeological excavations in the ancient territory (chora) of Metaponto, now located in...