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Ethnicities and Global Multiculture: Pants for an Octopus

by Jan Nederveen Pieterse

Arguing that ethnicity and multiculturalism are essential for understanding globalization, Jan Nederveen Pieterse offers one of the first sustained treatments of the reach of these key forces beyond a limited...


Women through Women's Eyes: Latin American Women in 19th Century Travel Accounts

by June E. Hahner

The nineteenth century was a period of peak popularity for travel to Latin America, where a new political independence was accompanied by loosened travel restrictions. Such expeditions resulted in numerous travel...


Drinking and Sobriety among the Lakota Sioux

Drugs, Alcohol, and Social Problems

by James D. Orcutt & David R. Rudy

The 14 clearly written articles included in this collection exemplify the best of sociological scholarship on drug and alcohol problems. The readings strike a balance between constructionist, epidemiological,...


Criminology: An Integrated Approach

by Gregg Barak

Barak provides the first integrated analysis of crime, criminal justice, and criminology through a global lens, revealing the importance of a global perspective for the study of crime and justice in the 21st...


Ethnographies of Archaeological Practice: Cultural Encounters, Material Transformations

by Matt Edgeworth

Collection of original studies on the contemporary practice of archaeology as a professional and scholarly endeavor.


Decolonizing International Relations

by Branwen Gruffydd Jones

The modern discipline of International Relations (IR) is largely an Anglo-American social science. It has been concerned mainly with the powerful states and actors in the global political economy and dominated...


Contemporary Latin American Social and Political Thought: An Anthology

by Iván| Márquez

This anthology offers the first serious, broad-ranging collection of English translations of significant Latin American contributions to social and political thought spanning the last forty years. Iván Márquez...


The Voter's Guide to Election Polls

by Michael W. Traugott & Paul L. Lavrakas

In this book Michael Traugott and Paul Lavrakas give voters everything they need to know about election polls and why it matters that we understand them. If statistics are worse than lies, just think what misreading...


Dancing without Partners: How Candidates, Parties, and Interest Groups Interact in the Presidential Campaign

by David B. Magleby, Quin J. Monson & Kelly D. Patterson

Dancing without Partners intensively analyzes the relationships among candidates, political parties, and interest groups under the BCRA's new regulations in the 2004 election cycle in five battleground states....


Ethnodrama: An Anthology of Reality Theatre

by Johnny Saldaña

Seven ethnodramas illustrate this emerging genre of arts-based research, a burgeoning but evident trend in the field of theatre production itself. With their focus on the personal, immediate and contextual,...


Constitutional Debate in Action: Civil Rights and Liberties

by H. L. Pohlman

Taking into account the political and intellectual forces that shape Supreme Court decisions, Constitutional Debate in Action examines how and why the United States Constitution continues to grow and adapt to...


Critics, Ratings, and Society: The Sociology of Reviews

by Grant Blank

Critics, Ratings, and Society is the first comprehensive study of the review as social institution. Its theories and data encompass reviews of all types of products-including the arts (e.g. theater, books, and...


The West at War

by Bradley C. S. Watson

In The West at War, Bradley C. S. Watson brings together renowned scholars and public policy experts to reflect on perhaps the most pressing problem of our time-the West's increasingly bloody conflict with forces...


Elite Foundations of Liberal Democracy

by John Higley & Michael Burton

This compelling and convincing study, the capstone of decades of research, argues that political regimes are created and sustained by elites. Liberal democracies are no exception; they depend, above all, on...


Corporate Power and the Environment: The Political Economy of U.S. Environmental Policy

by George A. Gonzalez

Environmental policy is broadly viewed as an oasis of democracy, unspoiled by crass capitalism and undominated by corporate interests. This book counters that view. The focus of Corporate Power and the Environment...


The American Anomaly: U.S. Politics and Government in Comparative Perspective

by Raymond A. Smith

Seymour Martin Lipset pronounced over a decade ago, "Someone who knows only one country knows no country." It is well established that students learn the intricacies of American politics better when they are...


The Subject of Gender: Daughters and Mothers in Urban China

by Harriet Evans

Author Harriet Evans discusses mother-daughter relationships in urban China, reflecting on how women make sense of the shifts in practices and representations of gender that frame their lives, and how their...


The Themed Space: Locating Culture, Nation, and Self

by Scott A. Lukas

The Themed Space: Locating Culture, Nation and Self is the first edited collection focused on the subject of the themed space. Twelve authors address a range of themed spaces, including restaurants, casinos,...


Cultural Materialism: The Struggle for a Science of Culture

by Marvin Harris

Cultural Materialism, published in 1979, was Marvin Harris's first full-length explication of the theory with which his work has been associated. While Harris has developed and modified some of his ideas over...