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Modern Social Theory: Key Debates and New Directions

by Dr Derek Layder & Derek Layder

This book is intended for undergraduate courses in social theory for second and third year sociology students, as well as postgraduate and academic researchers. Secondary markets include social psychology, social...


Emergency!:: True Stories from the Nation's ERs

by Mark Md Brown

Long before the hit TV show E.R., emergency room doctor Mark Brown decided that the world just had to know about real life in a hospital's E.R. He canvassed 15,000 doctors and nurses across the country, asking...


The Ruling Race

by James Oakes

This pathbreaking social history of the slaveholding South marks a turn in our understanding of antebellum America and the coming of the Civil War. Oakes's bracing analysis breaks the myth that slaveholders...


Taking Stock: The Status of Criminological Theory

by Francis Cullen, John Wright & Kristie Blevins

Criminology is in a period of much theoretical ferment. Older theories have been revitalized, and newer theories have been set forth. The very richness of our thinking about crime, however, leads to questions...


The Counter-Terrorism Puzzle: A Guide for Decision Makers

by Boaz Ganor

The expansion and escalation of global terrorism has left populations across the world and decision-makers responsible for contending with it unprepared. This book is the first attempt of its kind to create...


The Presidential Dilemma: Revisiting Democratic Leadership in the American System

by Michael A. Genovese

The Presidential Dilemma argues that American presidents of the last forty years have largely failed to meet the needs, expectations, and responsibilities placed upon them. It discusses how presidents might...


American Penology: A History of Control  (Enlarged Second Edition)

by Thomas G. Blomberg & Karol Lucken

“Blomberg and Lucken offer solid insight into the history of penal practice, which will enable readers to understand penal practice in the U.S. more clearly and coherently than they previously might have....


Stonehenge A New Understanding: Solving the Mysteries of the Greatest Stone Age Monument

by Mike Parker Pearson

Stonehenge stands as an enduring link to our prehistoric ancestors, yet the secrets it has guarded for thousands of years have long eluded us. Until now, the millions of enthusiasts who flock to the iconic site...


100 Ways America Is Screwing Up the World

by John Tirman

What do George W. Bush, Wal-Mart, Halliburton, gangsta rap, and SUVs have in common? They're all among the hundred ways in which America is screwing up the world. The country that was responsible for many, if...


Thinking about Social Problems: An Introduction to Constructionist Perspectives

by Donileen R. Loseke

The new second edition of this distinctive and widely adopted textbook brings into the classroom an overview of how images of social problems can shape not only public policy and social services, but also the...


Carolina Piedmont Country

by John M. Coggeshall

For over a century cotton production influenced the folklife of the Carolina Piedmont. In the wake of the reconstruction in the 1870s the Piedmont sprouted a number of industrial towns whose cotton mills utilized...


Black-Jewish Relations on Trial: Leo Frank and Jim Conley in the New South

by Jeffrey Melnick

An analysis of the Leo Frank case as a measure of the complexities characterizing the relationship between African Americans and Jews in America

In 1915 Leo Frank, a Northern Jew, was lynched in Georgia. He...


Great Smoky Mountains Folklife

by Michael Ann Williams

The Great Smoky Mountains, at the border of eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina, are among the highest peaks of the southern Appalachian chain. Although this area shares much with the cultural traditions...


Ghosts of the Carolinas

by Nancy Roberts & Bruce Roberts

More spooky tales and folklore from a master storyteller


Policing Images

by Rob Mawby

In recent years the police have become one of the most watched and most visible organisations, and across the media there has been constant interest in the police. In such a situation the police themselves have...


Medieval Archaeology: An Encyclopedia

by Pamela Crabtree

This is the first reference work to cover the archaeology of medieval Europe. No other reference can claim such comprehensive coverage--from Ireland to Russia and from Scandinavia to Italy, the archaeology of...


Cyberpop: Digital Lifestyles and Commodity Culture

by Sidney Eve Matrix

Cyberpop is an analysis of cyberculture and its popular cultural productions. The study begins with a Foucaultian model of cyberculture as a discursive formation, and explains how some key concepts (such as...


Girls Make Media

by Mary Celeste Kearney

More girls are producing media today than at any other point in U.S. history, and they are creating media texts in virtually every format currently possible--magazines, films, musical recordings, and websites....


Asian America.Net: Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Cyberspace

by Rachel C. Lee & Sau-ling Cynthia Wong

Asian America.Net demonstrates how Asian Americans have both defined and been defined by electronic technology, illuminating the complex networks of identity, community, and history in the digital age.


Bodies in Revolt: Gender, Disability, and a Workplace Ethic of Care

by Ruth O'Brien

Bodies in Revolt argues that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) could humanize capitalism by turning employers into care-givers, creating an ethic of care in the workplace. Unlike other feminists, Ruth...