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Harlem Nocturne: Women Artists & Progressive Politics During World War II

by Farah Jasmine Griffin

As World War II raged overseas, Harlem witnessed a battle of its own. Brimming with creative and political energy, Harlem’s diverse array of artists and activists launched a bold cultural offensive aimed at...


I'm Only Here for the WiFi: A Complete Guide to Reluctant Adulthood

by Chelsea Fagan

Healthy mix of commentary, humor, and real advice for uncertain young adults on how to succeed in the “real world”.


Reality TV: Realism and Revelation

by Anita Biressi & Heather Nunn

This book analyses new and hybrid genres of television including observational documentaries, talk shows, game shows, docu-soaps, dramatic reconstructions, law and order programming and 24/7 formats such as...


Embracing Sisterhood: Class, Identity, and Contemporary Black Women

by Katrina Bell McDonald

Embracing Sisterhood describes the contemporary state of the black woman collective and explores the legacy of black sisterhood in these times. Through an examination of how these ideas are articulated and experienced...


Constructing Social Theory

by David C. Bell

Constructing Social Theory discusses the nature of social theory and theoretical orientations. Organized by 43 theoretical orientations in seven domains: exchange, power, adaptation/reinforcement, social bond,...


Navigating Technomedia: Caught in the Web

by Sam Han

This is an introductory survey of what the author calls the 'technomedia', the generation of communication technologies after television, cell phones and the first wave of the Internet. Beginning with a history...


NATO, the European Union, and the Atlantic Community: The Transatlantic Bargain Challenged

by Stanley R. Sloan & General John Shalikashvili

Now fully revised and updated, this accessible and astute text provides a full interpretive history of the transatlantic alliance and explores critical developments in U.S.-European relations. Stanley R. Sloan...


Jiggle: (Re)Shaping American Women

by Wendy Burns-Ardolino

Jiggle spans the fields of women's studies, cultural studies, and media studies as it examines the significance of women's embodied experiece with the most intimate strictures of femininity: foundation garments....


A Radical Rethinking of Sexuality and Schooling: Status Quo or Status Queer?

by Eric Rofes

A Radical Rethinking of Sexuality and Schooling offers a startling and original critique of unexamined assumptions and liberal notions about sexuality and education in the United States. Tackling issues ranging...


Narratives of Mexican American Women: Emergent Identities of the Second Generation

by Alma M. García

Garc'a offers a bold new interpretation of identity formation for second-generation immigrants in America. Her qualitative analysis of Mexican American women in higher education reveals the processes by which...


Questioning Gypsy Identity: Ethnic Narratives in Britain and America

by Brian A. Belton

Questioning Gypsy Identity: Ethnic Narratives in Britain and America critically examines stories of Gypsy lives against the framework of social theories that illustrate how identity arises out of the cultural...


Politics in the Human Interest: Applying Sociology in the Real World

by Du William Bois & Dean R. Wright

This book presents the striking proposition that by paying attention to what's been learned about human behavior, we can develop a political agenda that is in the human interest. Such values provide the basis...


Urban Smellscapes: Understanding and Designing City Smell Environments

by Victoria Henshaw

Urban Smellscapes is a historical and practical guide to designing smell environments in the city.


Audience Research Methodologies: Between Innovation and Consolidation

by Geoffroy Patriarche, Helena Bilandzic & Jakob Linaa Jensen

The transformations of people's relations to media content, technologies and institutions raise new methodological challenges and opportunities for audience research. This edited volume aims at contributing...


The Unemployed Man and His Family: The Effect of Unemployment Upon the Status of the Man in Fifty-Nine Families

by Mirra Komarovsky & Michael S. Kimmel

Noted sociologist and feminist Mirra Komarovsky interviewed 59 families between 1935-36 to study man's role as economic provider. The result is an unprecedented study of masculinity and depression and the effect...


Women Writers in Postsocialist China

by Kay Schaffer & Xianlin Song

What does it mean to read from elsewhere? Women Writers in Postsocialist China introduces readers to a range and variety of contemporary Chinese women's writing, which has seen phenomenal growth in recent years....


After Multiculturalism: The Politics of Race and the Dialectics of Liberty

by John F. Welsh

After Multiculturalism: The Discourse on Race and the Dialectics of Liberty provides an individualistic critique of multiculturalist thought in social theory and public policy through a survey of the discourses...


Violence, Torture and Memory in Sri Lanka: Life After Terror

by Dhana Hughes

Drawing on original ethnographic field-research conducted primarily with former guerrilla insurgents in southern and central Sri Lanka, this book analyses the memories and narratives of people who have perpetrated...


The Tree That Bleeds: A Uighur Town on the Edge

by Nick Holdstock

In 1997 a small town in a remote part of China was shaken by violent protests that led to the imposition of martial law. Some said it was a peaceful demonstration that was brutally suppressed by the government;...


Public Sociology: From Social Facts to Literary Acts

by Ben Agger

Public Sociology examines the 'discourse' of mainstream journal articles in sociology in order to understand the essentially conservative nature of mainstream sociology. These articles primarily make advances...