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Animal Rights/Human Rights: Entanglements of Oppression and Liberation

by David Nibert & Dr. Michael W. Fox

This accessible and cutting-edge work offers a new look at the history of western 'civilization,' one that brings into focus the interrelated suffering of oppressed humans and other animals. Nibert argues that...


An Insider's View of Sexual Science since Kinsey

by Ira L. Reiss

In a personal, nontechnical, and informal style, eminent researcher Ira L. Reiss discusses the many situations he has encountered during the past fifty years, which he has spent researching sexuality and developing...


Beyond the Gateway: Immigrants in a Changing America

by Susan F. Martin & Elzbieta M. Gozdziak

A small but growing number of immigrants today are moving into new settlement areas, such as Winchester, Va., Greensboro, N.C., and Salt Lake City, Utah, that lack a tradition of accepting newcomers. Just as...


Border of Death, Valley of Life: An Immigrant Journey of Heart and Spirit

by Daniel G. Groody, Virgilio P. Elizondo & Gustavo Gutierrez

This is a powerful, first-hand account of a religious ministry that reaches out to console, heal, and build the lives of poor and desperate immigrants who come to the United States in search of a better life....


Archaeology as a Tool of Civic Engagement

by Barbara J. Little & Paul A. Shackel

Little and Shackel use case studies from different regions across the world to challenge archaeologists to create an ethical public archaeology that is concerned not just with the management of cultural resources,...


Black Churches and Local Politics: Clergy Influence, Organizational Partnerships, and Civic Empowerment

by Drew R. Smith & Fredrick C. Harris

This edited collection on black churches and urban politics uses case studies of ten cities to examine the strategies and tactics of activists, black clergy, and congregations. These case studies illustrate...


Artifacts

by Charles R. Ewen

How can you ensure that you are learning everything your artifacts have to teach you? Ewen explores a variety of methods and techniques used to prepare, protect, and analyze artifacts once they are in the lab....


Building States without Society: European Union Enlargement and the Transfer of EU Social Policy to Poland and Hungary

by Beate Sissenich

Focusing on the 2004 enlargement of the European Union, Building States without Society highlights the real limits of cross-national rule transfer even when power is uneven between rule-makers and rule-takers....


Archaeology by Design

by Stephen L. Black & Kevin Jolly

Introduction to designing an archaeological project, in both academic and contract contexts.


Our Political Nature: The Evolutionary Origins of What Divides Us

by Avi Tuschman

The first book to tell the natural history of political orientations. 

 

     Our Political Nature is the first book to reveal the hidden roots of our most deeply held moral values. It shows how political...


Are All Warriors Male?: Gender Roles on the Ancient Eurasian Steppe

by Karen S. Rubinson, Katheryn M. Linduff & Natalia Berseneva

This collection of original essays presents an in-depth look at the archaeology of the Eurasian steppe-from China to Europe-and the evidence of gender roles in ancient nomadic societies.


Bush's War: Media Bias and Justifications for War in a Terrorist Age

by Jim A. Kuypers

While many books have offered a take on the attacks of 9/11, one area has been comparatively ignored: presidential justifications for war in the age of terrorism. Specifically, what did President Bush say to...


Beyond Slavery: The Multilayered Legacy of Africans in Latin America and the Caribbean

by Darién J. Davis

Beyond Slavery traces the enduring impact and legacy of the African diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean in the modern era. In a rich set of essays, the volume explores the multiple ways that Africans...


Playing to Win: Raising Children in a Competitive Culture

by Hilary Levey Friedman

Playing to Win: Raising Children in a Competitive Culture follows the path of elementary school-age children involved in competitive dance, youth travel soccer, and scholastic chess.

Why do American children...


An Institutional Framework for Policymaking: Planning and Population Dispersal in Israel

by Matt Evans

Dr. Matt Evans utilizes previous characterizations of institutions to analyze the framework affecting policymaking and the tools used for policy implementation. In examining the effect of institutional change...


Alternative Urban Futures: Planning for Sustainable Development in Cities throughout the World

by Raquel Pinderhughes

Alternative Urban Futures challenges existing models of urban development and promotes alternative paradigms, processes, and technologies designed to fulfill human needs and limit the harmful impacts of human...


American Catholics and Civic Engagement: A Distinctive Voice

by Margaret O'Brien Steinfels, W Shepherdson Abell & Peter Steinfels

Sheed & Ward proudly presents the first of two volumes in a groundbreaking series called American Catholics in the Public Square. The result of a three-year study sponsored by Pew aimed at understanding the...


Plays Well in Groups: A Journey Through the World of Group Sex

by Katherine Frank

From depictions in Paleolithic cave art to the Playboy mansion, Plays Well in Groups delves into the fields of sociology, biology, anthropology, and psychology to provide explanations for both, participation...


Woman President: Confronting Postfeminist Political Culture

by Kristina Horn Sheeler & Karrin Vasby Anderson

What elements of American political and rhetorical culture block the imagining—and thus, the electing—of a woman as president? Examining both major-party and third-party campaigns by women, including the...


Taking the Measure: The Presidency of George W. Bush

by Donald R. Kelley & Todd G. Shields

Some of today’s most prominent experts on the American presidency offer their perspectives, commentary, and analyses in this volume of studies, commissioned by the Fulbright Institute of International Relations...