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The Politics of Sex: Morality Politics and Presidential Elections: Public Opinion, Parties, and Presidential Elections

by Susan B. Hansen

The American cultural landscape has shifted considerably since the 1990s. As church attendance has declined, seculars have increased in number and in political involvement. The economy was supposed to be the...


Discourse, Dictators and Democrats: Russia's Place in a Global Process

by Richard D. Anderson Jr

Many people take the trouble to vote even though each voter's prospect of deciding the election is nearly nil. Russians vote even when pervasive electoral fraud virtually eliminates even that slim chance. Could...


Past Mobilities: Archaeological Approaches to Movement and Mobility

by Jim Leary

The new mobilities paradigm has yet to have the same impact on archaeology as it has in other disciplines in the social sciences - on geography, sociology and anthropology in particular - yet mobility is fundamental...


The Challenge of Global Commons and Flows for US Power: The Perils of Missing the Human Domain

by Mika Aaltola, Juha Käpylä & Valtteri Vuorisalo

Global Commons refer to domains that fall outside the direct jurisdiction of sovereign states - the high seas, air, space, and most recently the man-made cyberspace - and thus should be usable by anyone. These...


Controversies in Innocence Cases in America

by Sarah Lucy Cooper

This volume brings together leading experts on the investigation, litigation and scholarly analysis of innocence cases in America, from legal, political and ethical perspectives. The contributors consider the...


Reimagining Social Movements: From Collectives to Individuals

by Antimo L. Farro & Henri Lustiger-Thaler

The social scientific study of social movements remains largely shaped by categories, concepts and debates that emerged in North Atlantic societies in the late 1960s and early 1970s, namely resource mobilization,...


Considerations on Representative Government

by John Stuart Mill

The classic liberal philosopher of nineteenth century England, John Stuart Mill, used Considerations on Representative Government to call for reforms to Parliament and voting, calling for proportional representation,...


In and Out of Touch: Whakamaa in Cross Cultural Context

by Joan Metge

Whakamaa is a Maori word without an English counterpart. This book investigates this central Maori cultural concept in terms of both individual experience and cultural misunderstanding.


New Growth from Old: The Whanau in the Modern World

by Joan Metge

This book is in the first place meant to provide basic information for the many Pakeha who interact with Maori as spouses, friends, work colleagues and service providers to help them understand a family type...


Talking Past Each Other: Problems of Cross Cultural Communication

by Patricia Kinloch & Joan Metge

Where numbers of different cultural groups come together, misunderstandings and tensions can arise, even where there is the greatest goodwill on both sides. Sometimes even those involved are unable to explain...


The Consequences of Syria

by Lee Smith

In The Consequences of Syria, Lee Smith analyzes the current U.S. administration’s stance on Syria, questioning whether it will build the foundations of a new Middle East or usher in an era of instability...


Reflections on the Revolution in Egypt

by Samuel Tadros

Offering insights on Egypt’s failed revolution—how it happened and why it did not succeed—author Samuel Tadros argues that, as Egypt continues on its destructive downward path, it is important to examine...


Israel and the Arab Turmoil

by Itamar Rabinovich

In this book, Itamar Rabinovich examines how Israel is facing a new and changing regional order in the Middle East, from the ramifications of the Arab Spring to a receding U.S. role and beyond. The author looks...


In Retreat: America's Withdrawal from the Middle East

by Russell Berman

Explaining how the U.S. withdrawal from the Middle East could have long-term consequences as other forces come forward to fill the gap, Russell A. Berman details how the retreat began and how the reduction of...


Love and Fury: A Memoir

by Richard Hoffman

An acclaimed author reflects on his upbringing in a post–World War II blue-collar family and comes to terms with the racism, sexism, and other toxic values he inherited.

Finalist for the 2014 New England Book...


The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century

by Grace Lee Boggs, Scott Kurashige & Dann Glover

A world dominated by America and driven by cheap oil, easy credit, and conspicuous consumption is unraveling before our eyes. In this powerful, deeply humanistic book, Grace Lee Boggs, a legendary figure in...


Strike!

by Jeremy Brecher

Since its original publication in 1972, no book has done as much as Jeremy Brecher’s Strike! to bring American labor history to a wide audience. Strike! narrates the dramatic story of repeated, massive, and...


Patterns and Profiles of Promising Learners from Poverty

by Joyce VanTassel-Baska

Patterns and Profiles of Promising Learners From Poverty provides a comprehensive review of the issues surrounding the education and inclusion of promising students from poverty in gifted and talented programs....


Holy Harlots: Femininity, Sexuality, and Black Magic in Brazil

by Kelly E. Hayes

Holy Harlots examines the intersections of social marginality, morality, and magic in contemporary Brazil by analyzing the beliefs and religious practices related to the Afro-Brazilian spirit entity Pomba Gira....


A Woman's Wage: Historical Meanings and Social Consequences

by Alice Kessler-Harris

In this updated edition of a pathbreaking classic, Alice Kessler-Harris explores the meanings of women's wages in the United States in the twentieth and twenty first centuries, focusing on three issues that...