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Law and Economy in Planning

by Walter Firey

From the beginnings of human association, social planning has been an accepted method for effecting improvements in community, regional, and national life. In Law and Economy in Planning, Walter Firey has made...


Folklore by the Fireside: Text and Context of the Tuscan Veglia

by Alessandro Falassi & Roger D. Abrahams

For centuries, social life in rural Tuscany has centered around the veglia, an evening gathering of family and friends at the hearth. Folklore by the Fireside is a thorough and insightful study of this custom-from...


The Territorial Experience: Human Ecology as Symbolic Interaction

by E. Gordon Erickson & Herbert Blumer

During the 1920s, the Chicago school of sociology developed an ecological orientation toward the study of the city. At the same time, other Chicago scholars developed the social psychological approach that was...


Under the Rainbow: Nature and Supernature Among the Panare Indians

by Jean-Paul Dumont

This ethnographic study of the Panare Indians of Venezuela is the first extensive look at a tribe of this region of the Amazonia. It is an important book not only because it delves into the myth-filled Panare...


The Spanish Element in Texas Water Law

by Betty Eakle Dobkins

The Spanish element in Texas water law is a matter of utmost importance to many landholders whose livelihood is dependent on securing water for irrigation and to many communities particularly concerned about...


Brazilian Communism, 1935-1945: Repression During World Upheaval

by John W. F. Dulles

The Brazilian Communist Party was one of the largest Communist parties in Latin America until its split and dissolution in the 1990s. Although not granted legal status as a political party of Brazil until 1985,...


Anarchists and Communists in Brazil, 1900-1935

by John W. F. Dulles

In providing a detailed account of the leftist opposition and its bloody repression in Brazil during the Old Republic and the early years of the Vargas regime, John W. F. Dulles gives considerable attention...


Fields of the Tzotzil: The Ecological Bases of Tradition in Highland Chiapas

by George A. Collier

Fields of the Tzotzil is the first study of social processes in contemporary highland Maya communities to encompass a regional view of the highlands of Chiapas as a system. In viewing tradition, not as a survival...


Realignment in American Politics: Toward a Theory

by Bruce A. Campbell & Richard J. Trilling

To have a voice in shaping government policy has been a goal of the American people since the nation's founding. Yet, government seems even less accessible now than in the past. An increasing rate of incumbency...


The Black-Man of Zinacantan: A Central American Legend

by Sarah C. Blaffer

The subject of this work is anomalies-those things that are between one state and another, neither dead nor alive, neither animal nor human. In this instance, they are the "spooks" (espantos) that inhabit the...


The Challenges to Democracy: Consensus and Extremism in American Politics

by Murray Clark Havens

Threats to American unity are not unique to modern times. In the 1960s, the assassination of President Kennedy, the tension of racial strife, the political extremes of the Radical Right with its John Birchers...


Moroccan Islam: Tradition and Society in a Pilgrimage Center

by Dale F. Eickelman

This book is one of the first comprehensive studies of Islam as locally understood in the Middle East. Specifically, it is concerned with the prevalent North African belief that certain men, called marabouts,...


From Ballot to Bench: Judicial Elections and the Quest for Accountability

by Philip L. Dubois

Over several decades, many U.S. states abandoned the practice of selecting their judges by direct popular election and adopted the Missouri Plan of judicial selection. In From Ballot to Bench, Philip L. Dubois...


The Languages of Native America: Historical and Comparative Assessment

by Lyle Campbell & Marianne Mithun

These essays were drawn from the papers presented at the Linguistic Society of America's Summer Institute at the State University of New York at Oswego in 1976. The contents are as follows: Lyle Campbell and...


Electing a President: The Markle Commission Research on Campaign '88

by Bruce Buchanan, Robert M. O'Neil & Lloyd N. Morrisett

The image of a prison with a revolving door helped George Bush win the presidency in 1988, but did negative advertising damage the electoral process itself? Why did campaign '88 represent an all-time low in...


The United States and Inter-American Security, 1889-1960

by J. Lloyd Mecham

Of the several regional arrangements that function within the United Nations, the most elaborate in organization and function is the Organization of American States. Although the United Nations holds the primary...


The Western Hemisphere: Its Influence on United States Policies to the End of World War II

by Wilfrid Hardy Callcott

The Monroe Doctrine, "dollar diplomacy," the policy of the Good Neighbor-these well-known terms indicate the spectrum of the United States's relationships with its neighbors of the Western Hemisphere. Hemisphere...


The United States and the Atlantic Community: Issues and Prospects

by James R. Roach & M. Donald Hancock

The restiveness among some members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization as to its structure and functions was an indication not of the failure of NATO, but of a need for a new adjustment to the changes...


Progressive Cities: The Commission Government Movement in America, 1901-1920

by Bradley Robert Rice

Although the commission government movement is often treated by historians as an element of the reform surge of the Progressive Era, this is the first full-scale study of the origins, spread, and decline of...


Folklore Methodology: Formulated by Julius Krohn and Expanded by Nordic Researchers

by Kaarle Krohn & Roger L. Welsch

Kaarle Krohn's Folklore Methodology was the first systematic attempt to state a method of studying folkloristic materials. For centuries scholars had collected folkloristic texts and had commented on them, but...