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Evaluation and Turbulent Times: Reflections on a Discipline in Disarray

by Jan-Eric Furubo, Ray C. Rist & Sandra Speer

Now more than ever, policy evaluation is an important component in addressing the world’s economic crisis. Before it can do so, the discipline must adapt to changing economic and political environments....


The Hip-Hop Generation: Young Blacks and the Crisis in African-American Culture

by Bakari Kitwana

This brilliantly provocative work is a focused, passionate, inspiring, and extremely thoughtful attempt not only to examine the problems facing young blacks, but also to point to a way out.--Atlanta Journal-Constitution...


Popular Culture and High Culture: An Analysis and Evaluation Of Taste

by Herbert Gans

In this brilliantly conceived and clearly argued discussion of the relationship between high and popular culture, Herbert Gans, outspoken advocate of cultural pluralism, questions the universality of high culture...


Black Bloc, White Riot: Antiglobalization and the Genealogy of Dissent

by A. K. Thompson

New Reflections on Violence for the twenty-first century.


In the Shadow Of the Poorhouse: A Social History Of Welfare In America, Tenth Anniversary Edition

by Michael B. Katz

In the Shadow of the Poorhouse examines the origins of social welfare, both public and private, from the days of the colonial poorhouse through the current tragedy of the homeless. The book explains why such...


Paradoxes of Utopia: Anarchist Culture and Politics in Buenos Aires, 1890-1910

by Juan Suriano

A social history of revolutionary ideas and lifestyles.


Selling the Fountain of Youth: How the Anti-Aging Industry Made a Disease Out of Getting Old¿And Made Billions

by Arlene Weintraub

A veteran BusinessWeek reporter exposes the corruption inside the multibillion-dollar anti-aging industry


Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives

by John Palfrey & Urs Gasser

The first generation of “Digital Natives”—children who were born into and raised in the digital world—are coming of age, and soon our world will be reshaped in their image. Our economy, our politics, our...


Governing European Communications: From Unification to Coordination

by Maria Michalis

Governing European Communications provides a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the emergence, dynamics, and evolution of European-level communications governance in the post-war era, focusing on telecommunications...


Globalization and Militarism: Feminists Make the Link

by Cynthia Enloe

Written by one of the world's leading feminist scholars, this masterful and provocative book considers the ways women's desires to be patriotic yet feminine and men's fears of being feminized explain how militarism...


The Politics of Judgment: Aesthetics, Identity, and Political Theory

by Kennan Ferguson

Drawing on recent contributions to philosophy, economics, cultural studies, feminism, psychology, and anthropology, The Politics of Judgment demonstrates how modern political identities depend upon and are formed...


Gendering the State in the Age of Globalization: Women's Movements and State Feminism in Postindustrial Democracies

by Melissa Haussman & Birgit Sauer

Gendering the State is a ground-breaking collection of studies that examines the efforts of women in countries all over the world to frame public policy debates on nationally critical issues in gendered terms....


Global Multiculturalism: Comparative Perspectives on Ethnicity, Race, and Nation

by Grant H. Cornwell, Eve Walsh Stoddard & Henley Adams

Global Multiculturalism offers a rich collection of case studies on ethnic, racial, and cultural diversity drawn from thirteen countries, each unique in the way it understands, negotiates, and represents its...


Gender and Chinese Archaeology

by Katheryn M. Linduff & Yan Sun

The roles of women in Chinese archaeology, with only a few exceptions, have at worst been overlooked, and at best consigned to conventional Marxist theory that prescribes formulaic frameworks for understanding...


George Herbert Mead and Human Conduct

by Herbert Blumer & Thomas J. Morrione

Unpublished book manuscript and related correspondence by famous symbolic interactionist Herbert Blumer concerning the work of George Herbert Mead, the founder of symbolic interactionism. Includes an introduction...


Presenting the Past

by Larry J. Zimmerman

Using the right media, archeologists can and must educate and excite the people who need their information. Larry Zimmerman's earnestly engaging guide to reporting archaeological findings argues that communication...


The 2010 Elections in Florida: It's The Economy, Stupid!

by Robert E., Jr. Crew & Slater Bayliss

This book places the 2010 elections in historical context and offers an explanation for the substantial gains made by the Republicans in Florida that year. It also discusses the voting behavior of the Florida...


Global Environmental Challenges of the Twenty-First Century: Resources, Consumption, and Sustainable Solutions

by David E. Lorey

The most serious environmental problems of the twenty-first century have the potential to alter the course of life on this planet. Global warming, toxic waste, water and air pollution, acid rain, and shrinking...


Gang Cop: The Words and Ways of Officer Paco Domingo

by Malcolm W. Klein

Klein, well-known criminologist and police consultant, tells the story of a gang cop who is deeply engaged in battling his street gang opponents. The author reveals the dangers of police elite units when a 'tough...


Gender, Social Inequalities, and Aging

by Toni M. Calasanti & Kathleen F. Slevin

The experience of men and women in later life varies enormously, not only along the lines of gender but also due to ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, and race. Calasanti and Slevin explore these differences,...