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Three Squares: The Invention of the American Meal

by Abigail Carroll

We are what we eat, as the saying goes¬óbut we are also how we eat, and when, and where. Our eating habits reveal as much about our national identity as the food on our plates, as food historian Abigail Carroll...


Military, Naval and Civil Airships Since 1783: The History and Development of the Dirigible Airship in Peace and War

by Daniel George Ridley-Kitts MBE

This book traces the development of the airship, relating the struggles of the early pioneers, from the Montgolfier brothers, and the parallel of the hydrogen balloon. Throughout the nineteenth century, 'Aeronauts'...


Reality TV: Realism and Revelation

by Anita Biressi & Heather Nunn

This book analyses new and hybrid genres of television including observational documentaries, talk shows, game shows, docu-soaps, dramatic reconstructions, law and order programming and 24/7 formats such as...


Living with Peril: Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Nuclear Weapons

by Andreas Wenger

Living with Peril explains in detail how the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations adapted to the reality of a Soviet nuclear force capable of destroying the United States and against which there was no effective...


Peacemaking and Peacekeeping for the New Century

by Olara A. Otunnu, Michael W. Doyle & Nelson Mandela

The UN's record in peace operations is long, various, distinguished by both accomplishments and failures, and most importantly, innovative. Unfulfilled expectations and escalating violence in Somalia, Rwanda,...


Ideas in Action: Political Tradition in the Twentieth Century

by Stephen Eric Bronner

Contemporary political theory has become alienated from politics. It often neither discusses concrete political events nor touches the world of political action. Stephen Eric Bronner wants to change that, and...


Power Talk!:The Influence of Talk Radio

by Mike Siegel

Talk radio was the foundation for what we now know as the Tea Party movement. Mike Siegel was at the center of the growth of populist tea party movements long before the tea parties became a political force.Power...


Tabloid Tales: Global Debates Over Media Standards

by John Tulloch, Colin Sparks & Barbie Zelizer

The increasing interest in private lives and the falling off of coverage of serious news is often described as 'tabloidization.' The essays in this book are the first serious scholarly studies of what is going...


The Path of the Devil: Early Modern Witch Hunts

by Gary Jensen

Combining diverse sociological and philosophical theories, The Path of the Devil is a comparative analysis of the witch hunts of the early modern era. The author broadens his investigation through new quantitative...


The Chinese in Silicon Valley: Globalization, Social Networks, and Ethnic Identity

by Bernard P. Wong

The Chinese in Silicon Valley examines the complex and ever-growing role of Chinese American scientists and engineers in Silicon Valley. Globalization brings workers from many different countries and cultures...


Embracing Sisterhood: Class, Identity, and Contemporary Black Women

by Katrina Bell McDonald

Embracing Sisterhood describes the contemporary state of the black woman collective and explores the legacy of black sisterhood in these times. Through an examination of how these ideas are articulated and experienced...


Constructing Social Theory

by David C. Bell

Constructing Social Theory discusses the nature of social theory and theoretical orientations. Organized by 43 theoretical orientations in seven domains: exchange, power, adaptation/reinforcement, social bond,...


Seeking Security in an Insecure World

by Dan Caldwell & Robert E. Jr. Williams

Seeking Security in an Insecure World is intended to provide a brief but thorough introduction to contemporary security studies. With clear and lively prose, compelling examples, and solid scholarship, it will...


Party Movements in the United States and Canada: Strategies of Persistence

by Mildred A. Schwartz

Party movements can be described as political organizations that both participate in the electoral process and have social movement qualities. They appear frequently in both Canada and the United States. Many...


Public Sociologies Reader

by Keri E. Iyall Smith & Judith Blau

By highlighting the role of the Public Sociologist and the international conception of human rights, this volume uniquely contributes to scholarship and current debates, while it also accomplishes two other...


Navigating Technomedia: Caught in the Web

by Sam Han

This is an introductory survey of what the author calls the 'technomedia', the generation of communication technologies after television, cell phones and the first wave of the Internet. Beginning with a history...


Trade and Development in a Globalized World: The Unfair Trade Problem in U.S.Dthai Trade Relations

by John M. Jr. Rothgeb & Benjamas Chinapandhu

Trade and Development in a Globalized World examines how the unfair trade regulations of advanced countries affect developing societies. In an effort to determine how developing states attempt to cope with the...


Tribal Warfare: Survivor and the Political Unconscious of Reality Television

by Christopher J. Wright

Tribal Warfare thoroughly investigates a central element of the hit reality television show Survivor that the existing literature on reality television has overlooked: class politics. Christopher J. Wright combines...


NATO, the European Union, and the Atlantic Community: The Transatlantic Bargain Challenged

by Stanley R. Sloan & General John Shalikashvili

Now fully revised and updated, this accessible and astute text provides a full interpretive history of the transatlantic alliance and explores critical developments in U.S.-European relations. Stanley R. Sloan...


Jiggle: (Re)Shaping American Women

by Wendy Burns-Ardolino

Jiggle spans the fields of women's studies, cultural studies, and media studies as it examines the significance of women's embodied experiece with the most intimate strictures of femininity: foundation garments....