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Ethnography: A Way of Seeing

by Harry F. Wolcott

Harry Wolcott discusses the fundamental nature of ethnographic studies, offering important suggestions on improving and deepening research practices for both novice and expert researchers.


Voluntary Simplicity: Responding to Consumer Culture

by Amitai Etzioni, Daniel Doherty & David Brooks

In the past fifty years, the standard of living in most industrialized nations has risen dramatically, but the number of people describing themselves as content has remained steady or fallen. The result has...


Ethics, Institutions, and the Right to Philosophy

by Jacques Derrida & Peter Pericles Trifonas

This new book reflects Derrida's latest views on the role of education and international organizations in an era of globalization. In this book, Derrida develops a notion of the global citizen that is uniquely...


Feminist Methodologies for Critical Researchers: Bridging Differences

by Sprague

This text teaches students how standard methods can be adapted toward critical ends by thinking about the links between epistemology and methodology. Joey Sprague's treatment of qualitative and quantitative...


Energy and Conflict in Central Asia and the Caucasus

by Robert Ebel & Rajan Menon

Examining the interplay between Caspian security and energy development, this comprehensive book offers important new findings about the relationship between competition for energy resources; political and economic...


Uprising of Hope: Sharing the Zapatista Journey to Alternative Development

by Jeanne Simonelli & Duncan Earle

Drawing on decades-long relationships and fieldwork with the Zapatistas of south-eastern Mexico, cultural anthropologists Duncan Earle and Jeanne Simonelli reveal a complex portrait of a people struggling with...


World in Motion: The Globalization and the Environment Reader

by Gary M. Kroll & Richard H. Robbins

This book asks an important question: Can we simply accelerate growth under the assumption that increased prosperity and new technologies will allow us to reverse environmental damage? Or do we need to transform...


Chronicling Cultures: Long-Term Field Research in Anthropology

by Robert V. Kemper & Anya Peterson Royce

Description of methods used in long-term anthropological field projects, some extending over half a century.


Caught in the Crossfire: Revolution, Repression, and the Rational Peasant

by David T. Mason

Caught in the Crossfire presents a multi-faceted explanation of why people participate in something as dangerous and uncertain as a revolutionary movement.


Balancing Liberty and Security: An Ethical Study of U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance, 2001-2009

by Michelle Louise Atkin

This book will be of interest to students, researchers, and practitioners in the fields of intelligence studies, law, political science and philosophy. Using the post 9/11 period as its backdrop, it examines...


Center Stage: Media and the Performance of American Politics

by Gary C. Woodward

Exploring political communication as theater, Center Stage shows how American civic culture is both enriched and diminished by the ways journalists organize narratives about civic life. This up-to-date text...


Catholicism and Religious Freedom: Contemporary Reflections on Vatican II's Declaration on Religious Liberty

by Kenneth L. Grasso & Robert P. Hunt

The late Pope John Paul II frequently invoked Dignitatis Humanae as one of the foundational documents of contemporary Church social teaching. In this timely new edited collection, Catholicism and Religious Freedom:...


Campaign Mode: Strategic Vision in Congressional Elections

by Michael John Burton & Daniel M. Shea

The pressures of contemporary electioneering force political professionals into 'campaign mode'-a state of mind that merges a visceral drive to win elections with a deep-seated habit of strategic thinking. Wise...


Chicanas in Charge: Texas Women in the Public Arena

by José Angel Gutiérrez, Michelle Meléndez & Sonia A. Noyola

Chicanas in Charge offers profiles, in the form of oral histories, of the careers of female community and political leaders from the Chicano community in Texas.


The Crown and Canadian Federalism

by D. Michael Jackson

Following Queen Elizabeth II's historic Diamond Jubilee in 2012, there is renewed interest in the institution of the Crown in Canada and the roles of the queen, governor general, and lieutenant governor. Author...


Japan's New Middle Class

by Ezra F. Vogel, Suzanne Hall Vogel & William W. Kelly

This classic study on the sociology of Japan remains the only in-depth treatment of the Japanese middle class. Now in a fiftieth-anniversary edition that includes a new foreword by William W. Kelly, this seminal...


Spoil Island: Reading the Makeshift Archipelago

by Charlie Hailey

Spoil islands are overlooked places combining dirt with paradise, waste-land with “brave new world,” and wildness with human intervention. Mundane products of dredging, these islands form an uninvestigated...


Capital, Power, and Inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean

by Richard L. Harris & Jorge Nef

Comprehensive and interdisciplinary, the thoroughly updated and revised second edition of Capital, Power, and Inequality in Latin America is an engaging critical analysis of the major political, economic, social,...


Lessons from a Diplomatic Life: Watching Flowers from Horseback

by Marshall P. Adair

This first-hand account of the author’s work with foreign governments and populations provides a unique outlook that has critical policy implications today. Through this retelling, Adair illuminates how the...


Censoring Sex: A Historical Journey Through American Media

by John E. Semonche

In this gracefully written, accessible and entertaining volume, John Semonche surveys censorship for reasons of sex from the nineteenth century up until the present. He covers the various forms of American media-books...