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Performing Black Masculinity: Race, Culture, and Queer Identity

by Bryant Keith Alexander

Alexander's linked essays on the African American male experience.


Terrorism and the Politics of Fear

by David L. Altheide

Terrorism and the Politics of Fear shows how the mass media and propaganda about fear of crime and terrorism contribute to social policies that promote social control and threaten civil liberties. This excellent...


Reclaiming a Scientific Anthropology

by Lawrence A. Kuznar

Lawrence Kuznar makes a compelling case that it is even more important today, a decade after the publication of the first edition of Reclaiming a Scientific Anthropology, for anthropology to return to its roots...


The Evolution of Modern Humans in Africa: A Comprehensive Guide

by Pamela R. Willoughby

A fascinating, detailed study of the origins of modern humans. Includes material from Willoughby's own research in Tanzania.


Geopolitics: The Geography of International Relations

by Saul Bernard Cohen

Written by one of the world's leading political geographers, this fully revised and updated textbook examines the dramatic changes wrought by ideological and economic forces unleashed by the end of the Cold...


From Contention to Democracy

by Marco G. Giugni, Doug McAdam & Charles Tilly

From Contention to Democracy addresses a crucial aspect of contemporary societies: the role of social movements for political and social change. The volume gathers together essays written by prominent social...


Frames of Protest: Social Movements and the Framing Perspective

by Hank Johnston & John A. Noakes

Frames of Protest is the only book available that brings together empirical research and theoretical essays by sociologists, political scientists, and media specialists that focus on social movement frames and...


Feminisms in Geography: Rethinking Space, Place, and Knowledges

by Pamela Moss & Karen Falconer Al-Hindi

In this innovative reader, Pamela Moss and Karen Falconer Al-Hindi present a unique, reflective approach to what feminist geography is and who feminist geographers are. Their carefully crafted textbook invigorates...


The European Culture Area: A Systematic Geography

Controlling Reproduction: An American History

by Andrea Tone

Few topics stir stronger interest than birth control and abortion. Divisive opinions abound. This informative, detailed text contains 39 writings on the history of reproduction in the U.S. The historical path...


Contemporary Controversies and the American Racial Divide

by Robert C. Smith & Richard Seltzer

Contemporary Controversies and the American Racial Divide is a detailed study of some of the most racially divisive issues America has encountered in the past decade. Smith and Seltzer employ more than forty...


Collective Responsibility: Five Decades of Debate in Theoretical and Applied Ethics

by Larry May & Stacey Hoffman

This anthology presents the best recent philosophical analyses of moral, political, and legal responsibility of groups and their members. Motivated by reflection on such events as the Holocaust, the exploding...


Class Counts: Education, Inequality, and the Shrinking Middle Class

by Allan Ornstein

Class counts. Class differences and class warfare have existed since the beginning of western civilization, but the gap in income and wealth between the rich (top 10 percent) and the rest has increased steadily...


Coalitions across Borders: Transnational Protest and the Neoliberal Order

by Joe Bandy, Jackie Smith & Charles Tilly

Coalitions across Borders shows how social movements have cooperated and conflicted as they work to develop a transnational civil society in response to perceived threats of neoliberalism-free trade, privatization,...


China's Leaders: The New Generation

by Cheng Li

Who will govern China after Jiang Zemin? What path will its new leaders chart in the early years of the twenty-first century? Drawing upon a wealth of both quantitative and qualitative data on the so-called...


Children's Human Rights: Progress and Challenges for Children Worldwide

by Mark Ensalaco & Linda C. Majka

Children's human rights are regularly violated around the world. We hear about graphic examples including child soldiers, child prostitutes, and children sold into slavery, but hungry, sick, and orphaned children...


Black Bodies, White Gazes: The Continuing Significance of Race

by George Yancy

Black Bodies, White Gazes: The Continuing Significance of Race understands Black embodiment within the context of white hegemony within the context of a racist, anti-Black world. Yancy demonstrates that the...


Beyond Black: Biracial Identity in America

by David L. Brunsma, Kerry Ann Rockquemore & Joe Feagin

The urgent debate over a multiracial category in the 2000 census forced the nation to reflect upon the important questions of what it means to construct and maintain a racial identity. Using in-depth interviews...


Banning Landmines: Disarmament, Citizen Diplomacy, and Human Security

by Jody Williams, Stephen D. Goose & Mary Wareham

Banning Landmines: Disarmament, Citizen Diplomacy, and Human Security looks at accomplishments and setbacks in the crucial first decade of the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty. Edited by Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams...


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