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John Foster Dulles: Piety, Pragmatism, and Power in U.S. Foreign Policy

by Richard H. Immerman

John Foster Dulles was one of the most influential and controversial figures in the history of twentieth-century U.S. foreign relations. Active in the field for decades, Dulles reflected and was a reflection...


Leaving China: Media, Migration, and Transnational Imagination

by Wanning Sun

This fascinating book offers fresh insight into contemporary China and the Chinese diaspora experience and consciousness through a lively and innovative examination of media old and new. Exploring the relationship...


Theories of Culture in Postmodern Times

by Marvin Harris

Marvin Harris is arguably the most influential, prolific anthropological theorist of our time. This book brings together many of the strands of his work of the past two decades into a unified, contemporary statement...


Karaoke Nights: An Ethnographic Rhapsody

by Rob Drew

Karaoke creates its own culture, while reflecting much about the wider culture and the place of popular music as a media form. Its complexities and nuances make karaoke a marvelous ethnographic subject, and...


Globalization and Resistance: Transnational Dimensions of Social Movements

by Hank Johnston, Jackie Smith & Jeffrey M. Ayres

Globalization and Resistance brings together cutting edge theory and research about how global economics and politics alter the way ordinary people engage in contentious political action. The cases range from...


Caring and Gender

by Francesca M. Cancian & Stacey J. Oliker

Using engaging case studies and research findings, this lively new book from the Gender Lens Series challenges the notion that care-giving is a 'natural' pattern and demonstrates how it is thoroughly social....


Labor and Capital in the Age of Globalization: The Labor Process and the Changing Nature of Work in the Global Economy

by Berch Berberoglu, Cyrus Bina & Marina A. Adler

This book offers a timely analysis of work and labor processes and how they are rapidly changing under globalization. The contributors explore traditional sectors of the U.S. and world economies-from auto to...


Sexual Revolutions: Gender and Labor at the Dawn of Agriculture

by Jane Peterson

Description, based upon research evidence from the Near East and elsewhere, of the change in the gendered division of labor during the Neolithic agricultural revolution.


Transcription Techniques for the Spoken Word

by Willow Roberts Powers

This practical handbook aims to clarify the need for and the use of transcription methodology and provides a useful, efficient guide to creating good transcripts for a variety of people using ethnographic methods....


The Color of Hunger: Race and Hunger in National and International Perspective

by David L. L. Shields

The first book ever to examine the links between hunger and race, The Color of Hunger probes the contemporary and historical reasons hunger is concentrated among people of color, both domestically and globally....


Burial Terminology: A Guide for Researchers

by Roderick Sprague

Reference guide establishing a standard terminology for archaeologists to use to describe burials and grave goods.


Confronting Rape and Sexual Assault

by Jody Clay-Warner & Mary E. Odem

So serious are the topics of rape and sexual assault that the mere discussion of them is often avoided. In this book, Mary Odem and Jody Clay-Warner examine the complex and painful issue of sexual violence from...


Legal Perspectives on Cultural Resources

by Jennifer R. Richman & Marion P. Forsyth

Collection of original writings on legal aspects of cultural resources protection from practicing lawyers and judges.


Storm Over the Constitution

by Harry V. Jaffa

Written by one of America's foremost political and legal theorists, Storm Over the Constitution examines the arguments of some of the leading proponents of the doctrine of 'original intent.' According to legal...


The Culture Industry Revisited: Theodor W. Adorno on Mass Culture

by Deborah Cook

As the culture wars continue to dominate newspaper headlines and conference panels, much of the debate revolves around the value of and values in popular culture. Many opponents of popular culture have cited...


Conceptions of and Corrections to Majoritarian Tyranny

by Donald L. Beahm

The fundamental tenet of democracy is that the majority rules. Yet as James Madison wrote, 'Wherever the real power in a Government lies, there is the danger of oppression.' In this focused new work, Don Beahm...


World Disorders: Troubled Peace in the Postdcold War Era

by Stanley Hoffmann

Stanley Hoffmann has remarked that 'It wasn't I who chose to study world politics. World politics forced themselves upon me.' Long one of the field's most distinguished thinkers, Hoffmann brings together in...


Environmental Ethics for a Postcolonial World

by Deane Curtin

Deane Curtin puts today's most important social and environmental ethical issues into their historical, political, and philosophical contexts, and offers deep insights into the nature of our freedom and its...


Big Media, Big Money: Cultural Texts and Political Economics

by Ronald V. Bettig & Jeanne Lynn Hall

Bettig and Hall present a lively and scathing critique of the contemporary communications industry. They explore recent news events and challenges posed by the Internet and the effects of copyright control,...


Wild Hunger: The Primal Roots of Modern Addiction

by Bruce Wilshire

This pioneering work explores why our culture is plagued by addictions-by giving serious attention to our genetic legacy from our hunter-gatherer ancestors.