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The Prince of Jockeys: The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy

by Pellom III McDaniels

Isaac Burns Murphy (1861--1896) was one of the most dynamic jockeys of his era. Still considered one of the finest riders of all time, Murphy was the first jockey to win the Kentucky Derby three times, and his...


Social Theory for Old and New Modernities: Essays on Society and Culture, 1976-2005

by Ferrarotti

Franco Ferrarotti's essays are of special interest to social scientists working in social theory and cultural sociology. His insights are far-reaching and applicable to those studying the areas of religion,...


War Play: Video Games and the Future of Armed Conflict

by Corey Mead

An expert on military innovation reveals how video games are revolutionizing warfare from the battlefield to the highest echelons of the Pentagon.


Henry Kissinger Foreign Policy E-book Boxed Set: Crisis, Does America Need a Foreign Policy? and Diplomacy

by Henry Kissinger

This ebook box set includes the following books by Henry Kissinger, detailing America’s approach to foreign policy.

Crisis: By drawing upon hitherto unpublished transcripts of his telephone conversations during...


Henry Kissinger The Complete Memoirs E-book Boxed Set: White House Years, Years of Upheaval, Years of Renewal

by Henry Kissinger

This e-book box set includes the complete memoirs of Henry Kissinger, detailing his life and work.

White House Years: One of the most important books to come out of the Nixon Administration, White House Years...


Racial Oppression in the Global Metropolis: A Living Black Chicago History

by Paul L. Street

Anti-black racism is a stark fact in Chicago, illustrated by significant racial inequality in and around contemporary "global" city. Here Street explains this neo-liberal apartheid and its resulting disparity...


Race, Social Reform, and the Making of a Middle Class: The American Missionary Association and Black Atlanta, 1870-1900

by Joseph O. Jewell

Periods of time characterized by large scale social change encourage reinterpretations of the meanings of categories like race and class, strategies for their reproduction, and their relationship to one another...


Global Obligations for the Right to Food

by George Kent

A child may be born into a poor country, but not a poor world. If global human rights are to be meaningful, they must be universal. Global Obligations for the Right to Food assesses the nature and depth of the...


Ladies on the Lot: Women, Car Sales, and the Pursuit of the American Dream

by Helene M. Lawson

In this unique and lively ethnography of women who sell cars, sociologist Helene M. Lawson and the 'ladies on the lot' take readers behind the scenes of one of the last bastions of a predominantly male workplace:...


Gunboat Democracy: U.S. Interventions in the Dominican Republic, Grenada, and Panama

by Russell Crandall

In this balanced and thought-provoking study, Russell Crandall examines the American decision to intervene militarily in three key episodes in American foreign policy; the Dominican Republic, Grenada, and Panama....


The Practice of Constitutional Development: Vincent Ostrom's Quest to Understand Human Affairs

by Filippo Sabetti, Barbara Allen & Mark Sproule-Jones

Each essay shows how particular countries, governments, and organizations devise constitutions to reflect their visions of governance and sets of rules for their leaders. Using the methods and writing of Vincent...


Living Together: Rationality, Sociality, and Obligation

by Margaret Gilbert

Following up her landmark work On Social Facts, this collection of essays by noted social philosopher Margaret Gilbert develops and deepens her theory of social groups as 'plural subjects.' She asks, how far...


Savage Constructions: The Myth of African Savagery

by Wendy C. Hamblet

Savage Constructions challenges the popular Western assumption that violence is an essential quality of darker-skinned populations, arguing that Western imperialist projects are largely responsible for the current...


Native American Transracial Adoptees Tell Their Stories

by Rita J. Simon & Sarah Hernandez

This study focuses on the lives of Native American transracial adoptees and their struggle to establish a healthy sense of cultural identity, while being raised in non-Native homes. The twenty participants in...


A World in Chaos: Social Crisis and the Rise of Postmodern Cinema

by Carl Boggs & Thomas Pollard

Through an analysis of films such as American Beauty, Blade Runner, Natural Born Killers, and Thelma and Louise, Carl Boggs and Thomas Pollard explore the historical and theoretical shift from the long era of...


Housing Policy at a Crossroads: The Why, How, and Who of Assistance Programs

by John C. Weicher

Since Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal, American housing policy has focused on building homes for the poor. Housing Policy at a Crossroads provides a comprehensive survey of past low-income housing programs...


Globalization and Armed Conflict

by Gerald Schneider, Katherine Barbieri & Nils Petter Gleditsch

Globalization and Armed Conflict addresses one of the most important and controversial issues of our time: Does global economic integration foster or suppress violent disputes within and among states? Here,...


Telling Political Lives: The Rhetorical Autobiographies of Women Leaders in the United States

by Molly A. Mayhead, Brenda DeVore Marshall & Karrin Vasby Anderson

Using a variety of critical methods, the contributing authors of Telling Political Lives demonstrate the ways in which the autobiographies of U.S. women leaders provide arguments that both reveal and shape perceptions...


The New American Social Compact: Rights and Responsibilities in the Twenty-first Century

by Jane A. Grant

Jane Grant's book explores the need to redefine the social compact in twenty-first century America. It proposes a new compact that would honor the expansion of civil, political, and social rights in America,...


Mayan Lives, Mayan Utopias: The Indigenous Peoples of Chiapas and the Zapatista Rebellion

by Jan Rus, Rosalva Aída Hernández Castillo & Shannan L. Mattiace

The Maya Indian peoples of Chiapas had been mobilizing politically for years before the Zapatista rebellion that brought them to international attention. This authoritative volume explores the different ways...