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Chicanas in Charge: Texas Women in the Public Arena

by José Angel Gutiérrez, Michelle Meléndez & Sonia A. Noyola

Chicanas in Charge offers profiles, in the form of oral histories, of the careers of female community and political leaders from the Chicano community in Texas.


Japan's New Middle Class

by Ezra F. Vogel, Suzanne Hall Vogel & William W. Kelly

This classic study on the sociology of Japan remains the only in-depth treatment of the Japanese middle class. Now in a fiftieth-anniversary edition that includes a new foreword by William W. Kelly, this seminal...


Civilized Oppression

by J. Harvey

Silenced, discredited, stripped of powers of moral appeal, and deprived of the interpersonal conditions necessary for maintaining self-respect, many people suffer from serious but subtle forms of oppression...


China Cross Talk: The American Debate Over China Policy Since Normalization

by Scott Kennedy

The biggest untapped market in the world? The last great communist threat? The free-trade partner? The human rights scourge? China Cross Talk provides a front-row seat to the most memorable scenes in the American...


China Ink: The Changing Face of Chinese Journalism

by Judy Polumbaum

This lively book explores changes in contemporary China through the compelling personal accounts of young Chinese journalists. Through a series of engaging oral histories, Judy Polumbaum puts a human face on...


The Death of Rhythm and Blues

by Nelson George

This passionate and provocative book tells the complete story of black music in the last fifty years, and in doing so outlines the perilous position of black culture within white American society. In a fast-paced...


Behind the Silence: Chinese Voices on Abortion

by Jing-Bao Nie & Arthur Kleinman

Behind the Silence is the first in-depth work in any language to explore the diverse perspectives of mainland Chinese regarding induced abortion and fetal life in the context of the world's most ambitious and...


Animal Rights/Human Rights: Entanglements of Oppression and Liberation

by David Nibert & Dr. Michael W. Fox

This accessible and cutting-edge work offers a new look at the history of western 'civilization,' one that brings into focus the interrelated suffering of oppressed humans and other animals. Nibert argues that...


Border of Death, Valley of Life: An Immigrant Journey of Heart and Spirit

by Daniel G. Groody, Virgilio P. Elizondo & Gustavo Gutierrez

This is a powerful, first-hand account of a religious ministry that reaches out to console, heal, and build the lives of poor and desperate immigrants who come to the United States in search of a better life....


Playing to Win: Raising Children in a Competitive Culture

by Hilary Levey Friedman

Playing to Win: Raising Children in a Competitive Culture follows the path of elementary school-age children involved in competitive dance, youth travel soccer, and scholastic chess.

Why do American children...


Plays Well in Groups: A Journey Through the World of Group Sex

by Katherine Frank

From depictions in Paleolithic cave art to the Playboy mansion, Plays Well in Groups delves into the fields of sociology, biology, anthropology, and psychology to provide explanations for both, participation...


Woman President: Confronting Postfeminist Political Culture

by Kristina Horn Sheeler & Karrin Vasby Anderson

What elements of American political and rhetorical culture block the imagining—and thus, the electing—of a woman as president? Examining both major-party and third-party campaigns by women, including the...


The Mind at Work: Valuing the Intelligence of the American Worker

by Mike Rose

Featuring a new preface for the 10th anniversary

As did the national bestseller Nickel and Dimed, Mike Rose's revelatory book demolishes the long-held notion that people who work with their hands make up a...


The Kama Sutra of Vatsayana: The Classic Hindu Treatise on Love and Social Conduct

by Unknown

The 1964 publication of Sir Richard Burton's translation marked the first wide appearance in English of the Kama Sutra and was celebrated as a literary event of highest importance. As vital to an understanding...


Malcolm X: The FBI File

by Clayborne Carson, David Gallen & Spike Lee

The FBI has made possible a reassembling of the history of Malcolm X that goes beyond any previous research. From the opening of his file in March of 1953 to his assassination in 1965, the story of Malcolm X’s...


Green Ribbons and Turbans: Young Iranians Against the Mullahs

by Armin Arefi & Joanna Oseman

During the last presidential election in Iran, nonviolent protestors defied the mullahs’ power by wearing green ribbons on their wrists. In June of 2009, the inhabitants of Tehran were living underground to...


So How's the Family?: And Other Essays

by Arlie Russell Hochschild

In this new collection of thirteen essays, Arlie Russell Hochschild-author of the groundbreaking exploration of emotional labor, The Managed Heart and The Outsourced Self-focuses squarely on the impact of social...


Oedipus Revisited: Sexual Behaviour in the Human Male Today

by Shere Hite

Over fifty years ago, Alfred Kinsey shook the world with his report, Sexual Behaviour in the Human Male. Now distinguished researcher and social iconoclast Shere Hite rocks it further still with a wide-ranging...


Race Manners: Navigating the Minefield Between Black and White Americans

by Bruce A. Jacobs

On a plane, a black passenger nervously scrutinizes an Arab–American passenger. In front of a store, a white woman clutches her purse as a black man walks by. In conversation, the topic of race comes up and...


The N Word: Who Can Say It, Who Shouldn't, and Why

by Jabari Asim

The debate over the N word touches almost every aspect of American popular culture. Does it ever have an appropriate place in the media? Are rappers justified in using it? Should Huckleberry Finn, which repeats...