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The Revolution Was Televised: The Cops, Crooks, Slingers, and Slayers Who Change

by Alan Sepinwall

A phenomenal account of how twelve innovative television dramas from The Sopranos to Breaking Bad transformed the medium and the culture at large from TV critic Alan Sepinwall.

In The Revolution Was Televised,...


Pandora's Lunchbox: How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal

by Melanie Warner

If a piece of individually wrapped cheese can retain its shape, color, and texture for years, what does it say about the food we eat and feed to our children?

Former New York Times business reporter and mother...


Primitive Passions: Men, Women, and the Quest for Ecstasy

by Marianna Torgovnick

Beginning with early 20th-century figures--among them Carl Jung, Isak Dinesen, and Georgia O'Keeffe--who found in "the primitive" a medium for soul-searching and personal change, Torgovnivk probes how the return...


Gypsy Folk Tales - Book One

by Francis Hindes Groome

In recent times, much has been written and reported in the press about "Travellers", as Gypsies are now more popularly known. All too often these reports are negative. However, the Gypsy lifestyle is simultaneously...


Folk-Lore and Legends of the North American Indian

by J B Lippincott

This book has been especially republished to raise funds for the American Indian Education Fund, benefitting the education of Native Americans across the United States of America. In 1891, the first buffalo...


Gypsy Folk Tales - Book Two

by Francis Hindes Groome

In recent times, much has been written and reported in the press about "Travellers", as Gypsies are now more popularly known. All too often these reports are negative. However, the Gypsy lifestyle is simultaneously...


Blue Laws and Black Codes: Conflict, Courts, and Change in Twentieth-Century Virginia

by Peter Wallenstein

Women were once excluded everywhere from the legal profession, but by the 1990s the Virginia Supreme Court had three women among its seven justices. This is just one example of how law in Virginia has been transformed...


Anthropology and Religion: What We Know, Think, and Question

by Robert L. Winzeler

Drawing from ethnographic examples found throughout the world, this revised and updated text, hailed as the “best general text on religion in anthropology available,” offers an introduction to what anthropologists...


Stable Peace Among Nations

by Arie M. Kacowicz, Yaacov Bar-Siman-Tov & Ole Elgström

This book builds on the original conceptualization of stable peace by Kenneth Boulding and adds contemporary theoretical and empirical understandings of its nature, causes, conditions, dimensions, and prospects...


Sisters and Lovers: Women and Desire in Bali

by Megan Jennaway

This rich ethnography in a rural village in North Bali illuminates the construction of desire by exploring cultural practices regarding courtship and marriage, motherhood, and connubial fidelity. The way these...


Russian Strategic Modernization: Past and Future

by Nikolai Sokov

This unique analysis of Soviet and Russian defense affairs provides an authoritative and thoroughly documented assessment from a former Soviet foreign policy insider. As an active and informed participant, Sokov's...


Reflections From the Wrong Side of the Tracks: Class, Identity, and the Working Class Experience in Academe

by Stephen L. Muzzatti, Vincent C. Samarco & Phyllis L. Baker

The essays in this collection challenge the predominant image of working class people in higher education by providing a series of analyses and personal commentaries from a wide range of working class academics....


Opportunities Missed, Opportunities Seized: Preventive Diplomacy in the PostDCold War World

by Bruce W. Jentleson, Alexander L. George & Lee H. Hamilton

This study examines ten major post-Cold War cases-including Croatia-Bosnia, Rwanda, the Baltics, Russia-Ukraine, Macedonia, and North Korea-to assess the key factors contributing to both the success and failure...


Military Intervention: Cases in Context for the Twenty-First Century

by William J. Lahneman, David Chandler & Steven L. Burg

Internal conflict continues to be the most common form of organized violence, most often occurring in a so-called 'arc of instability' comprised of Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, and Southeast Asia....


Hungary and NATO: Problems in Civil-Military Relations

by Jeffrey Simon

While charting the successes, shortcomings, and continuing challenges faced by Hungary in its quest to join the NATO Alliance, Jeffrey Simon presents a comprehensive and original study of civil-military relations...


Heart of the Nation: Volunteering and America's Civic Spirit

by John M. Bridgeland

Heart of the Nation is a book about the golden thread of American democracy—volunteering—and how Presidents since the founding of our nation have worked to enlist more Americans to serve their neighbors...


Corn Meets Maize: Food Movements and Markets in Mexico

by Lauren E. Baker

Corn Meets Maize links the everyday practices of growing, cooking, and exchanging food in specific cultural, economic, and ecological contexts to broader social movements in Mexico and beyond. The local food...


Specialized Ethnographic Methods: A Mixed Methods Approach

by Jean J. Schensul & Margaret D. LeCompte

This collection of individually authored chapters provides cutting-edge approaches to ethnography. Specialized Ethnographic Methods: A Mixed Methods Approach complements the basic inventory of ethnographic data...


Initiating Ethnographic Research: A Mixed Methods Approach

by Stephen L. Schensul, Jean J. Schensul & Margaret D. LeCompte

Book 2 explores in depth the many critical issues that ethnographic researchers need to consider before going to the field and in the earliest stages of the field experience.


African Son

by William J. Hemminger

African Son records the author’s many trips to Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer, Fulbright scholar, teacher, and traveler. These personal essays range from sympathetic descriptions of village life in Senegal...