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The Life of Margaret Alice Murray: A Woman's Work in Archaeology

by Kathleen L., Ph.D Sheppard

The Life of Margaret Alice Murray: A Woman’s Work in Archaeology, by Kathleen L. Sheppard, is a scientific biography of Margaret Alice Murray (1863-1963), exploring all the facets of “women’s work” in...


Civic Work, Civic Lessons: Two Generations Reflect on Public Service

by Thomas Ehrlich & Ernestine Fu

Civic Work, Civic Lessons explains how and why people of all ages, and particularly young people, should engage in public service. Its authors are 57 years apart in age, but united in their passion for public...


The Global President: International Media and the US Government

by Stephen J. Farnsworth, S. Robert Lichter & Roland Schatz

When the US government speaks, the world listens, regardless of whether people like what they hear. News reporters and citizens around the world pay considerable attention to the statements of US presidents...


Sharia or Shura: Contending Approaches to Muslim Politics in Nigeria and Senegal

by Sakah Saidu Mahmud

Although Muslims in northern Nigeria and Senegal share a common Islamic background in the Sufi tradition, the societies differ in their attitudes and approaches to public affairs. This book provides explanations...


China's Quest for Global Order: From Peaceful Rise to Harmonious World

by Rosita Dellios & R. James Ferguson

The “rise of China” has become a ubiquitous and often menacing term in global politics. China’s Quest for Global Order: From Peaceful Rise to Harmonious World, by Rosita Dellios, PhD, and R. James Ferguson,...


Race and Narrative in Italian Women's Writing Since Unification

by Melissa Coburn

Given that race is a socio-historical and political construction, this work argues that race is also a narrative construction. Examining the construction of race in works by Italian authors since national unification...


Praise from a Future Generation: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy and the First Generation Critics of the Warren Report

by John Kelin

Finely written and meticulously documented, this book describes how—very early on—a small group of ordinary citizens began extraordinary efforts to demonstrate that the JFK assassination could not have...


The Pleasures of the Text: Violette Leduc and Reader Seduction

by Elizabeth Locey

This provocative reading of 'scandalous' French woman writer Violette Leduc-heralded as a great by Beauvoir, Sartre, Genet, Camus-erodes the divide between body and text in erotic literature. In The Pleasures...


The Roads to Congress 2012

by Robert Dewhirst, Sean D. Foreman & Peter Bergerson

The book provides timely analyses of overarching themes (voting laws, campaign finance and redistricting) from the 2012 campaign cycle as well as case studies of important 2012 congressional races. Collectively...


Tolerance, Democracy, and Sufis in Senegal

by Mamadou Diouf

This collection critically examines “tolerance,” “secularism,” and respect for religious “diversity” within a social and political system dominated by Sufi brotherhoods. Through a detailed analysis...


The Impossible State: Islam, Politics, and Modernity's Moral Predicament

by Wael B. Hallaq

Wael B. Hallaq boldly argues that the “Islamic state,” judged by any standard definition of what the modern state represents, is both an impossible and inherently self-contradictory concept. Comparing the...


Robert N. Butler, MD: Visionary of Healthy Aging

by Andy Achenbaum

Robert Neil Butler (1927–2010) was a scholar, psychiatrist, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author who revolutionized the way the world thinks about aging. One of the first psychiatrists to engage with older men...


Gang Life in Two Cities: An Insider's Journey

by Robert J Duran

Refusing to cast gangs in solely criminal terms, Robert J. Durán, a former gang member turned scholar, recasts such groups as an adaptation to the racial oppression of colonization in the American Southwest....


Ford Differentials: How to Rebuild the 8.8 and 9 Inch

by Joseph Palazzolo

This book provides step-by-step information for rebuilding the popular and well-performing Ford 8.8- and 9-inch rear differentials.


9.5 Theses on Art and Class

by Ben Davis

Ben Davis draws the curtain back on the contemporary art world to assail its commodified roots.


Blocked on Weibo: What Gets Suppressed on China's Version of Twitter (And Why)

by Jason Q. Ng

Though often described with foreboding buzzwords such as "The Great Firewall" and the "censorship regime," Internet regulation in China is rarely either obvious or straightforward. This was the inspiration for...


Culture Jam

by Kalle Lasn

America is no longer a country but a multimillion-dollar brand, says Kalle Lasn and his fellow "culture jammers". The founder of Adbusters magazine, Lasn aims to stop the branding of America by changing the...


Made Men: Mafia Culture and the Power of Symbols, Rituals, and Myth

by Antonio Nicaso & Marcel Danesi

Despite depictions to the contrary, the mafia is not a cadre of noble and righteous warriors, a class of citizens working in the shadows but upholding traditional values. Instead, the authors argue, it is a...


Sociocultural Systems: Principles of Structure and Change

by Frank W. Elwell

This work details a comprehensive systems view of society that summarizes the paradigm of macrosociology. This work details a comprehensive systems view of society that summarizes the paradigm of macrosociology....


Great Expectations: Government, Entitlement and an Angry Nation

by Laura Tingle

"Rather than relaxed and comfortable, Australians are disenchanted with politics and politicians. In this brilliant short book - an expanded version of her acclaimed Quarterly Essay - Laura Tingle shows that...