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Spirit, Soul, and City: Shakespeare's 'Coriolanus'

by Jan Blits

Spirit, Soul, and City offers a new reading of Coriolanus, Shakespeare's most political play and the last of his great tragedies. Portraying the founding of the Roman republic and the life and soul of its legendary...


Religions in Asian America: Building Faith Communities

by Pyong Gap Min & Jung Ha Kim

Religions in Asian America provides a comprehensive overview of the religious practices of Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Laotian Americans. How these new communities...


Race and Labor Matters in the New U.S. Economy

by Manning Marable, Immanuel Ness & Joseph Wilson

In this powerful new work, Marable, Ness, and Wilson maintain that contrary to the popular hubris about equality churned out by the capitalist class, race is entrenched and more divisive than any time since...


Sun, Sex, and Gold: Tourism and Sex Work in the Caribbean

by Kamala Kempadoo, Christel Antonius-Smits & Jessica Tomiko Anders

This volume explores the connections between the global economy and sex work, focusing on the experiences and views of women, men, and children who sell sex.


Queer Voices from Japan: First Person Narratives from Japan's Sexual Minorities

by Mark McLelland, Katsuhiko Suganuma & James Welker

Queer Voices from Japan examines the wide range of queer voices in Japan, and the longevity that these minority communities have enjoyed in society. Mark McLelland, Katsuhiko Suganuma, and James Welker bring...


Six Billion Plus: World Population in the Twenty-first Century

by K. Bruce Newbold

Recognizing that world population growth will be explosive well into the twenty-first century, Six Billion Plus offers a geographical and global perspective on the profound implications of this trend. This compact,...


Rereading Women in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Political Economy of Gender

by Sheryl L. Lutjens, Jennifer Abbassi & Angela Nieves-Xavier de Brito

This indispensable text reader provides a broad-ranging and thoughtfully organized feminist introduction to the ongoing controversies of development in Latin America and the Caribbean. Designed for use in a...


Sociological Theory and the Environment: Classical Foundations, Contemporary Insights

by Riley E. Dunlap, Frederick H. Buttel & Peter Dickens

This comprehensive survey and assessment of sociological theories of the relations between societies and their 'natural' biophysical environment touches on and addresses virtually all of the major perspectives,...


Rethinking Mao: Explorations in Mao Zedong's Thought

by Nick Knight

Rethinking Mao offers a innovative perspective on Mao Zedong, the major architect of the Chinese Revolution and leader of the People's Republic of China until his death in 1976. Utilizing a number of recently...


Rethinking Social Movements: Structure, Meaning, and Emotion

by James M. Jasper, Jeff Goodwin & Myra Marx Ferree

This landmark volume brings together some of the titans of social movement theory in a grand reassessment of its status. For some time, the field has been divided between a dominant structural approach and a...


Social Movements and American Political Institutions

by Andrew S. McFarland, Anne N. Costain & Lee Ann Banaszak

This volume combines chapters by a distinguished group of social movement scholars, from both sociology and political science, who use perspectives ranging from political process theory to rational choice and...


Second Track Citizens' Diplomacy: Concepts and Techniques for Conflict Transformation

by Edward (Edy) Kaufman, John L. Davies & Edward Azar

In this volume, prominent contributors explain the development, theory, and current practice of second track diplomacy. They examine the dynamics of modern complex conflicts, such as those in Sri Lanka, Israel/Palestine,...


Smart Cities: Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for a New Utopia

by Anthony M. Townsend

An unflinching look at the aspiring city-builders of our smart, mobile, connected future. We live in a world defined by urbanization and digital ubiquity, where mobile broadband connections outnumber fixed ones,...


Anthropology Explored, Second Edition: The Best of Smithsonian AnthroNotes

by Ruth Selig, Marilyn R. London & P. Ann Kaupp

This new edition offers a variety of clearly written and readily accessible articles from the Smithsonian’s highly acclaimed, award-winning publication AnthroNotes. Some of the world's leading anthropologists...


South Asia in World Politics

by Devin T. Hagerty, Craig Baxter & Jonah Blank

South Asia in World Politics offers a comprehensive introduction to the politics and international relations of South Asia, a key area encompassing the states of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives,...


Hillingdon Ranch: Four Seasons, Six Generations

by David K Langford & Lorie Woodward Cantu

In 1885, San Antonio architect Alfred Giles began buying the land that would become Hillingdon Ranch, eventually accumulating 13,000 acres near the town of Comfort in Kendall County. As the property passed to...


Strategic Political Communication: Rethinking Social Influence, Persuasion, and Propaganda

by Karen S. Johnson-Cartee & Gary A. Copeland

To become a successful political communicator (and a savvy political consumer), it is essential to know the elements of social influence, what works, and why. Strategic Political Communication provides an introduction...


Social Transformations: A General Theory of Historical Development

by Stephen K. Sanderson

In Social Transformations Stephen K. Sanderson develops a general theory of social evolution and uses it to explain the most important evolutionary transformations in human history and prehistory. In this expanded...


Social Class and Stratification: Classic Statements and Theoretical Debates

by Rhonda Levine, Maxine Baca-Zinn & Joan Acker

Bringing together the classic statements on social stratification, this collection offers the most significant contributions to ongoing debates on the nature of race, class, and gender inequality.


Kentucky Hauntings: Homespun Ghost Stories and Unexplained History

by Roberta Simpson Brown & Lonnie E. Brown

More than evoking chills down the spine and cautious glances over one's shoulder, spooky stories create lasting bonds and memories between friends and family. The tradition of storytelling ties generations together...