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Shades of Difference: A History of Ethnicity in America

by Richard Rees

Shades of Difference introduces new perspectives on the definition of 'whiteness' in America, and makes an original contribution to the larger discussion of race through a detailed account of ethnicity's original...


Latin America after the Neoliberal Debacle: Another Region is Possible

by Ximena de la Barra & Richard A. Dello Buono

Latin America after the Neoliberal Debacle looks at the sharply declining legitimacy of liberal democracies in the region and the new array of popular forces working for social transformation. In particular,...


At the Borderline of Armageddon: How American Presidents Managed the Atom Bomb

by James E. Goodby

In this important new work, scholar, teacher, and diplomat James E. Goodby analyzes how American presidents have confronted the dilemma of nuclear weapons. Drawing on his own involvement in over fifty years...


Warlords Rising: Confronting Violent Non-State Actors

by Troy S. Thomas, Stephen D. Kiser & William D. Casebeer

As non-state armed groups gain greater access to resources and networks through global interconnectivity, they have come to dominate the terrain of illegal trade in drugs, guns, and humans. Warlords Rising arms...


Urban Informality: Transnational Perspectives from the Middle East, Latin America, and South Asia

by Nezar AlSayyad & Ananya Roy

The turn of the century has been a moment of rapid urbanization. Much of this urban growth is taking place in the cities of the developing world and much of it in informal settlements. This book presents cutting-edge...


Trafficking & the Global Sex Industry

by Karen D. Beeks & Delila Amir

Trafficking & the Global Sex Industry focuses on the international trafficking of women and children for forced labor and prostitution. The essays create a link from country to country, demonstrating the worldwide...


The Politics of Organized Crime and the Organized Crime of Politics: A Study in Criminal Power

by Alfredo Schulte-Bockholt

More than simply a study of the mafia, Alfredo Schulte-Bockholt's work argues that collaboration between political science and criminology is critical to understanding the real nature of organized crime and...


Roads to Reconciliation

by Elin Skaar, Siri Gloppen & Astri Suhrke

The past two decades have witnessed the end of several civil wars and authoritarian regimes. The global media brings the height of the conflicts to an international audience, but as the wars end and tensions...


The Art of War

by Sun-tzu

The perfect books for the true book lover, Penguin's Great Ideas series features twelve more groundbreaking works by some of history's most prodigious thinkers. Each volume is beautifully packaged with a unique...


Clark Howard's Living Large for the Long Haul: Consumer-Tested Ways to Overhaul Your Finances, Increase Your Savings, and Get Your Life Back on Track

by Clark Howard, Mark Meltzer & Theo Thimou

The follow-up to Clark Howard's #1 New York Times bestseller, Living Large in Lean Times, offers no-nonsense financial tips for achieving lifelong prosperity

Americans from all walks of life are still feeling...


The Red Book of the Peoples of the Russian Empire

by Margus Kolga & Igor Tõnurist

The publisher of this book was a man who was born in 1938, in a free and democratic country (Estonia), with Estonian identity and citizenship. That all was amended in 1940 by Russian Empire as a result of the...


Daily Reflections on Idolatry: Reading Tractate Avodah Zarah of the Babylonian Talmud

by Joshua A. Fogel

This volume looks at Avodah Zarah, a tractate of the Talmud concerning idolatry, page by page. Daily Reflections on Idolatry offers a modern commentary with doses of humor and comparative examples in an effort...


Crime as Structured Action: Doing Masculinities, Race, Class, Sexuality, and Crime

by James W. Messerschmidt

James W. Messerschmidt’s groundbreaking book Crime as Structured Action demonstrates that to understand crime, we must understand how crime operates through a complex series of gender, race, sexual, and class...


Soviet Heroic Poetry in Context: Folklore or Fakelore

by Margaret Ziolkowski

Soviet epic compositions of the 1930s and 1940s, the so-called noviny (“new songs”), have often been the subject of folkloristic controversy. This study tells the story of the rise and fall of the noviny...


Democracy as Popular Sovereignty

by Filimon Peonidis

This book is about the structure and the basic political institutions of a democratic polity in which the citizens would rule as equally valuable and fully participating members of a self-governing collectivity....


Heartland Tobacco War

by Andrew L. Spivak, Michael S. Givel & Stanton Glantz

sHeartland Tobacco War chronicles the political and public relations battles between health advocates and forces supported by the tobacco industry in Oklahoma from the 1980s to the present, drawing on previously-suppressed...


Culture, Social Class, and Race in Public Relations: Perspectives and Applications

by Damion Waymer

Culture, Race, and Class-Based Perspectives in Public Relations, edited by Damion Waymer, looks at “diversity in public relations” in a novel way. Several public relations books look at gender or transnational/global...


Rivals for Power: Presidential-Congressional Relations

by James A. Thurber

Rivals for Power is a penetrating and up-to-date description of the power struggle between the president and Congress. In it, leading congressional and presidential scholars and knowledgeable former public officials...


The New Class Society: Goodbye American Dream?

by Earl Wysong, Robert Perrucci & David Wright

The New Class Society introduces students to the sociology of class structure and inequality. The fourth edition demonstrates how and why class differences in the United States have become more entrenched than...


Realizing the Potential of U.S. Unconventional Natural Gas

by Sarah O. Ladislaw, Lisa A. Hyland & David L. Pumphrey

The ability to access and economically develop vast amounts of America’s unconventional natural gas resources, especially large shale gas formations, has altered our national view on energy and has subsequently...