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Encountering the Sacred in Psychotherapy: How to Talk with People about Their Spiritual Lives

by James L. Griffith & Melissa Elliott Griffith

Drawing on narrative, postmodern, and other therapeutic perspectives, this book guides therapists in exploring the creative and healing possibilities in clients' spiritual and religious experience. Vivid personal...


Agency in Ancient Writing

by Joshua Englehardt

"Through the lens of agency, contributors successfully rethink the nature of ancient texts. In so doing they ably demonstrate that when a new theoretical orientation is applied to a taken-for-granted category...


The Holocaust, Religion, and the Politics of Collective Memory: Beyond Sociology

by Ronald J. Berger

“[Berger] aims to integrate the study of the Holocaust into the wider sociological study of genocide, and the way such events are handled and remembered. . . . The author is particularly interested in...


War in Social Thought: Hobbes to the Present

by Hans Joas & Wolfgang Knöbl

This book, the first of its kind, provides a sweeping critical history of social theories about war and peace from Hobbes to the present. Distinguished social theorists Hans Joas and Wolfgang Knöbl present...


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...


Religion, Race, and the American Presidency

by Gaston Espinosa

The role that race and religion play in American presidential elections is attracting national attention like never before. The 2008 presidential candidates reached out to an unprecedented number of racial and...


The Feminist Promise: 1792 to the Present

by Christine Stansell

In this definitive volume, respected historian Christine Stansell tells the story of one of the great democratic movements of our times. She paints richly detailed portraits of well-known leaders—Mary Wollstonecraft,...


Double Trouble

by Greil Marcus

From the critic who knows music and culture like no other, a fascinating look at two outsiders who epitomize America's fractured self-image

In June of 1992, when all polls showed Bill Clinton didn't have a chance,...


The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe

by Sarah Churchwell

A brilliant investigation into the debates surrounding Marilyn Monroe's life and the cultural attitudes that her legend reveals

There are many Marilyns: sex goddess and innocent child, crafty manipulator and...


The Lady

by Barbara Victor

Now in eBook, the first full account of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi’s role in the struggle against Burma’s military junta. Included is a new afterword by the author, which covers events from...


They Knew They Were Right: The Rise of the Neocons

by Jacob Heilbrunn

From its origins in 1930s Marxism to its unprecedented influence on George W. Bush's administration, neoconservatism has become one of the most powerful, reviled, and misunderstood intellectual movements in...


Kabul in Winter

by Ann Jones

A sharp and arresting people’s-eye view of real life in Afghanistan after the Taliban

     Soon after the bombing of Kabul ceased, award-winning journalist and women’s rights activist Ann Jones set out...


Nation of Secrets

by Ted Gup

Award winning journalist Ted Gup exposes how and why our most important institutions increasingly keep secrets from the very people they are supposed to serve.Drawing on his decades as an investigative reporter,...


Sister Gumbo

by Ursula Inga Kindred & Mirranda Guerin-Williams

African-American women's lives and relationships are complex and at times, deliciously spicy. So, when two sisters decided to interview over twenty women about relationships, sex, spirituality, and self, the...


Hell on Earth

by David L. Porter & Lee Reeder

The world is burning, and it appears that we are to blame.  Conditions that create large-scale fire disasters are occurring more frequently every year, spurred on by global warming.  And the potential for...


Against the Grain

by Richard Manning

In this provocative, wide-ranging book, Richard Manning offers a dramatically revisionist view of recent human evolution, beginning with the vast increase in brain size that set us apart from our primate relatives...


Food's Frontier

by Richard Manning

An eye-opening look at how the world will feed itself in the coming decades

By now it is clear that the techniques of the first "Green Revolution" that averted mass starvation a generation ago --pesticides, chemical...


The Big Show

by Steve Pond

An unprecedented look at the machinations behind everyone's favorite Hollywood circus and what it reveals about the business of moviemaking.

Oscar parties. Oscar pools. Oscar style. Oscar predictions. The Oscars...


Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality

by Anne Fausto-Sterling

This path-breaking study of gender and sexuality is the first to go beyond the nature/nurture debate to offer an alternate framework for considering questions of sex and sexuality.


Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict

by Erica Chenoweth & Maria Stephan

Though it defies consensus, between 1900 and 2006, campaigns of nonviolent resistance were more than twice as effective as their violent counterparts. Attracting impressive support from citizens that helps separate...