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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...


Self-Organization and Dissipative Structures: Applications in the Physical and Social Sciences

by William C. Schieve & Peter M. Allen

The contributions to this volume attempt to apply different aspects of Ilya Prigogine's Nobel-prize-winning work on dissipative structures to nonchemical systems as a way of linking the natural and social sciences....


The Essential Mario Savio: Speeches and Writings that Changed America

by Robert Cohen

The Free Speech Movement in Berkeley, California, was pivotal in shaping 1960s America. Led by Mario Savio and other young veterans of the civil rights movement, student activists organized what was to that...


Unspeakable Things: Sex, Lies and Revolution

by Laurie Penny

Smart, clear-eyed, and irreverent, Unspeakable Things is a fresh look at gender and power in the twenty-first century, which asks difficult questions about dissent and desire, money and masculinity, sexual violence,...


The Oppressive Present: Literature and Social Consciousness in Colonial India

by Sudhir Chandra

Marking a departure from studies on history and literature in colonial India, The Oppressive Present explores the emergence of social consciousness as a result of and in response to the colonial mediation in...


Shadows and Allon Lovers

by Steven Newell

Sci-Fi "what if" speculating that through the galaxy all humans are artificially modified? This is the fourth book of Allon Sci-fi. What would humanity do in a billion years given rapid growth in technology...


Jean Toomer: Race, Repression, and Revolution

by Barbara Foley

Political and personal repression and its effect on the work of a Harlem Renaissance luminary


Open to Disruption: Time and Craft in the Practice of Slow Sociology

by Anita Garey & Rosanna Hertz

The backstage stories of the surprises, personal and professional, that disrupt research but often enrich it


Nine Lives of a Black Panther: A Story of Survival

by Wayne Pharr

In the early morning hours of December 8, 1969, hundreds of SWAT officers engaged in a violent battle with a handful of Los Angeles–based members of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense (BPP). Five hours...


The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation is Changing the Middle East

by Juan Cole

The renowned blogger and Middle East expert Juan Cole illuminates the role of today’s Arab youth—who they are, what they want, and how they will affect world politics.

Beginning in January 2011, the revolutionary...


Death and Dying

by Sudhir Kakar

Billions have died in the thousands of years since human beings first developed language, but we do not have a single credible account of the subjective experience of dying and the afterlife. This is why death...


The Call Of Modernity And Islam: A Muslim's Journey Into The 21st Century

by Jamal Khwaja

The Call Of Modernity And Islam is a timely and welcome anthology of ten scholarly essays that focus creatively on the urgent need to re-energize Islamic culture and institutions. The essays span an enormous...


The Negro and His Folklore in Nineteenth-Century Periodicals

by Bruce Jackson

In the eyes of many white Americans, North and South, the Negro did not have a culture until the Emancipation Proclamation. With few exceptions, serious collecting of Negro folklore by whites did not begin until...


The Murder of the Middle Class: How to Save Yourself and Your Family from the Criminal Conspiracy of the Century

by Wayne Allyn Root

The great American middle class is dying—and not from natural causes. The Murder of the Middle Class exposes the crime and indicts the conspirators, from the Obama administration to their willing accomplices...


Constructing Indian Christianities: Culture, Conversion and Caste

by Chad M. Bauman & Richard Fox Young

This volume offers insights into the current 'public-square' debates on Indian Christianity. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork as well as rigorous analyses, it discusses the myriad histories of Christianity...


Globalization and Urbanization: The Global Urban Ecosystem

by James H. Spencer

This innovative book sees contemporary urban settlement as the new human ecosystems defining people’s lives across the planet. Just as so-called natural ecosystems have defined our view of the symbiosis between...


Regional studies within the context of education

by Miriam Uhrinová & Jozef Zentko

This era is bringing us many scientific and technical conveniences, which are coming into each individual’s life at a relentless speed. These modern improvements, methods and procedures are to a large extent...


Sunbelt Cities: Politics and Growth Since World War II

by Richard M. Bernard & Bradley R. Rice

Between 1940 and 1980, the Sunbelt region of the United States grew in population by 112 percent, while the older, graying Northeast and Midwest together grew by only 42 percent. Phoenix expanded by an astonishing...


The Chicano Worker

by Vernon M. Jr. Briggs, Walter Fogel & Fred H. Schmidt

The Chicano Worker is an incisive analysis of the labor-market experiences of Mexican American workers in the late twentieth century. The authors-each established in the fields of labor economics and research...


European and global contexts of poverty in the period of social and demographic transformations of the society

by Anna Žilová, Alena Novotna & Joseph Mary Venus

The fundamental question of contemporary society is how to solve social problems. It is to consider to what extent, how intensely and on what principle, is it possible and necessary to distribute material assistance,...