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Contemporary Masculinities in Fiction, Film and Television

by Brian Baker

While masculinity has been an increasingly visible field of study within several disciplines (sociology, literary studies, cultural studies, film and tv) over the last two decades, it is surprising that analysis...


Latino Stats: American Hispanics by the Numbers

by Idelisse Malavé & Esti Giordani

At a time when politics is seemingly ruled by ideology and emotion and when immigration is one of the most contentious topics, it is more important than ever to cut through the rhetoric and highlight, in numbers,...


Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America

by Jill Leovy

A masterly work of literary journalism about a senseless murder, a relentless detective, and the great plague of homicide in America

 

On a warm spring evening in South Los Angeles, a young man is shot and...


The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work

by Christine Phd Carter

Learn how to achieve more by doing less! Live in that zone you’ve glimpsed but can’t seem to hold on to—the sweet spot where you have the greatest strength, but also the greatest ease.

 

Not long ago,...


Ethnography for the Internet: Embedded, Embodied and Everyday

by Christine Hine

The internet has become embedded into our daily lives, no longer an esoteric phenomenon, but instead an unremarkable way of carrying out our interactions with one another. Online and offline are interwoven in...


Hannah Arendt and the Politics of Friendship

by Jon Nixon

For Hannah Arendt, friendship had political relevance and importance. The essence of friendship, she believed, consisted in discourse, and it is only through discourse, she argued, that the world is rendered...


Adventures in Kate Bush and Theory

by Deborah M. Withers

Adventures in Kate Bush and Theory presents Kate Bush as you have never seen her before. Here is the polymorphously perverse Kate, the witchy Kate, the queer Kate; the Kate who moves beyond the mime. Through...


Courage, Resistance, and Women in Ciudad Juárez: Challenges to Militarization

by Kathleen Staudt & Zulma Y. Méndez

Ciudad Juárez has recently become infamous for its murder rate, which topped 3,000 in 2010 as competing drug cartels grew increasingly violent and the military responded with violence as well. Despite the atmosphere...


Vinyl: The Analogue Record in the Digital Age

by Dominik Bartmanski & Ian Woodward

Recent years have seen not just a revival, but a rebirth of the analogue record. More than merely a nostalgic craze, vinyl has become a cultural icon. As music consumption migrated to digital and online, this...


The Sociology of Secrecy and of Secret Societies

by Georg Simmel

"That we shall know with whom we have to do, is the first precondition of having anything to do with another. The customary reciprocal presentation, in the case of any somewhat protracted conversation, or in...


Active Ageing: Perspectives from Europe on a vaunted topic

by María Luisa Gómez Jiménez & Jonathan Parker

Authors from across Europe consider the diverse theoretical and conceptual issues in understanding ageing in late modern society with an emphasis on active ageing. Integrated approaches are emphasised, without...


Government Paternalism: Nanny State or Helpful Friend?

by Julian Le Grand & Bill New

Should governments save people from themselves? Do governments have the right to influence citizens’ behavior related to smoking tobacco, eating too much, not saving enough, drinking alcohol, or taking marijuana—or...


Singapore Perspectives 2014: Differences

by Mathew Mathews, Christopher Gee & Wai Fong Chiang

Singapore's demographic diversity was the driving force for the country's founding leaders as they forged a nation. They sought to navigate the many differences in the country's ancestral, social and cultural...


Sex, Money and Personal Character in Eighteenth-Century British Politics

by Marilyn Morris

How, and why, did the Anglo-American world become so obsessed with the private lives and public character of its political leaders? Marilyn Morris finds answers in eighteenth-century Britain, when a long tradition...


Performing Motherhood: Artistic, Activist, and Everyday Enactments

by Amber E. Kinser, Kryn Freehling-Burton & Terri Hawkes

Performing Motherhood explores relationships between performativity and the maternal. Highlighting mothers' lived experiences, this collection examines mothers' creativity and agency as they perform in everyday...


Intensive Mothering: The Cultural Contradictions of Modern Motherhood

by Linda Rose Ennis

To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Sharon Hays' landmark book, The Cultural Contradictions of Motherhood, this collection will revisit Hays' concept of "intensive mothering" as a continuing, yet controversial...


Brave Girls: Raising Young Women with Passion and Purpose to Become Powerful Leaders

by Stacey Radin & Leslie Goldman

An empowering guide to cultivating confident, passionate, and powerful young leaders during the most formative stage of life: the middle school years.

After years of research as a psychologist and consultant...


Women's Language: An Analysis of Style and Expression in Letters Before 1800

by Eva Haettner Aurelius, Hedda Gunneng & Jon Helgason

By linguistic close-reading of more than a thousand letters from the 12th through the 18th centuries—written in Latin, Swedish, French, German, and English—this compilation analyzes the differences in language...


Asian Comics

by John A. Lent

The wide-ranging, authoritative story of thriving comics production and creativity in Asia


Free Jazz/Black Power

by Philippe Carles, Jean-Louis Comolli & Grégory Pierrot

For the first time in English, the classic volume that developed a radical new understanding of free jazz and African American culture