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The Face of Discrimination: How Race and Gender Impact Work and Home Lives

by Vincent J. Roscigno

The Face of Discrimination documents the extent, character, and implications of race and sex discrimination at work and in housing, drawing from a rich body archived discrimination suits themselves. It moves...


Kids These Days: Facts and Fictions About Today's Youth

by Karen Sternheimer

This book focuses on early childhood to late teen issues like kidnapping and child safety, childhood obesity, school safety and zero tolerance policies, teen drivers, hazing, bullying and risk-taking behavior....


Uncertain Transition: Ethnographies of Change in the Postsocialist World

by Michael Burawoy

The ethnographies collected here offer a surprising and compelling picture of change in Russia and Eastern Europe found in no other book to date. The collection brings together a wide-ranging group of authors...


Libertarianism: For and Against

by Craig Duncan, Tibor R. Machan & Martha Nussbaum

Libertarianism: For and Against offers dueling perspectives on the scope of legitimate government. Tibor R. Machan, a well-known libertarian philosopher, argues for a minimal government devoted solely to protecting...


Handbook for Team-Based Qualitative Research

by Greg Guest & Kathleen M. MacQueen

A handbook for the methodology of team-based qualitative research in the social sciences.


The Soul of Civil Society: Voluntary Associations and the Public Value of Moral Habits

by Don Eberly & Ryan Streeter

Americans care about the public value of moral habits. They like to see virtue rewarded and vice censured, appealing as this does to the nation's deep sense that one's success rests neither in money nor in power...


The Places We Share: Migration, Subjectivity, and Global Mobility

by Susan Ossman

This book explores the relationship of mobility to subjectivity, identity to place by exploring the lives of people on the move. The authors draw on research among nomads, immigrants and serial migrants and...


The Local Politics of Global English: Case Studies in Linguistic Globalization

by Selma K. Sonntag

IThe Local Politics of Global English analyzes linguistic globalization in five countries that differ greatly in both their degree of global integration and their use of English. Concepts of hegemony and resistance,...


The Future of Pentecostalism in the United States

by Eric Patterson & Edmund Rybarczyk

This book considers whether Pentecostalism will remain a vibrant religious force in the land of its birth (the U.S.), and if so, what forms it will take. The contributors represent a variety of disciplinary...


Mexico's Cinema: A Century of Film and Filmmakers

by Joanne Hershfield & David R. Maciel

In recent years, Mexican films have received high acclaim and impressive box-office returns. Moreover, Mexico has the most advanced movie industry in the Spanish-speaking world, and its impact on Mexican culture...


How to Democratize the European Union...and Why Bother?

by Philippe C. Schmitter

In this provocative book, Philippe C. Schmitter explores both the possibility and the desirability of democratizing the EU. He argues that as a 'non-state' and a 'non-nation' it will have to invent new forms...


Israel's Higher Law: Religion and Liberal Democracy in the Jewish State

by Steven V. Mazie

In Israel's Higher Law, Steven V. Mazie sheds new light on the relationship between liberalism and religion through a detailed assessment of the Jewish state. Drawing on in-depth interviews with Israeli citizens,...


Sexual Harassment: A Debate

by Linda LeMoncheck

The question of what constitutes sexual harassment—from suggestive remarks to outright threats, from off-color jokes to lewd posters on office walls—is contentious, as is the question of how to address sexual...


Marx, Tocqueville, and Race in America: The 'Absolute Democracy' or 'Defiled Republic'

by August H., Jr. Nimtz

While Alexis de Tocqueville described America as the 'absolute democracy,' Karl Marx saw the nation as a 'defiled republic' so long as it permitted the enslavement of blacks. August J. Nimtz argues that Marx,...


The New Utopian Politics of Ursula K. Le Guin's The Dispossessed

by Peter Stillman, Laurence Davis & Ursula K. Le Guin

The Dispossessed has been described by political thinker Andre Gorz as 'The most striking description I know of the seductions-and snares-of self-managed communist or, in other words, anarchist society.' To...


China in Search of a Harmonious Society

by Guo And Guo

This edited volume examines the new concept of 'building harmonious society' proposed by the Chinese leadership under Hu Jintao, its important implications for the future of Chinese political development, and...


Japan in a Dynamic Asia: Coping with the New Security Challenges

by Yoichiro Sato & Satu Limaye

This collection takes a unique country-by-country approach to examine Japan's relations with individual Asian countries and sub-regions. As Japan's activism increases under the Koizumi administration, Japan...


The Illusion of Public Opinion: Fact and Artifact in American Public Opinion Polls

by George F. Bishop

In a rigorous critique of public opinion polling in the U.S., George F. Bishop makes the case that a lot of what passes as 'public opinion' in mass media today is an illusion, an artifact of measurement created...


The Political Economy of International Trade: U.S. Trade Laws, Policy, and Social Cost

by Jae Wan Chung

As both trade deficits and fiscal deficits steadily increased during the 1980s in the U.S., free trade has not stood without its share of suffering. Chung investigates American trade policy from the perspectives...


Homecomings: Unsettling Paths of Return

by Fran Markowitz & Anders H. Stefansson

Homecomings explores the forces and motives that drive immigrants, war refugees, political exiles, and their descendants back to places of origin. By including a range of homecoming experiences, Markowitz and...