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The Hip-Hop Generation: Young Blacks and the Crisis in African-American Culture

by Bakari Kitwana

This brilliantly provocative work is a focused, passionate, inspiring, and extremely thoughtful attempt not only to examine the problems facing young blacks, but also to point to a way out.--Atlanta Journal-Constitution...


Popular Culture and High Culture: An Analysis and Evaluation Of Taste

by Herbert Gans

In this brilliantly conceived and clearly argued discussion of the relationship between high and popular culture, Herbert Gans, outspoken advocate of cultural pluralism, questions the universality of high culture...


In the Shadow Of the Poorhouse: A Social History Of Welfare In America, Tenth Anniversary Edition

by Michael B. Katz

In the Shadow of the Poorhouse examines the origins of social welfare, both public and private, from the days of the colonial poorhouse through the current tragedy of the homeless. The book explains why such...


George Herbert Mead and Human Conduct

by Herbert Blumer & Thomas J. Morrione

Unpublished book manuscript and related correspondence by famous symbolic interactionist Herbert Blumer concerning the work of George Herbert Mead, the founder of symbolic interactionism. Includes an introduction...


Gender, Conflict, and Peacekeeping

by Dyan Mazurana, Angela Raven-Roberts & Jane Parpart

Peacekeeping has become a major international undertaking throughout the world, from Africa to the Americas, from Europe to Southeast Asia. Yet until now, there has been no systematic analysis of the key role...


Gender and Governance

by Lisa D. Brush

Lisa D. Brush turns a gendered lens on states, power, and governance, showing the inherent inequalities in political systems and gender systems and how they intersect. She reveals the way in which state power...


Rural Inequality in Divided Russia

by Stephen K Wegren

This book examines economic and political polarisation in post-Soviet Russia, and in particular analyses the development of rural inequality. It discusses how rural inequality has developed in post-Soviet Russia,...


Jack and Jill, Not an Easy Climb - The Tina Mucka Story

by Brenda Sue

"Jack and Jill" (not an easy climb) is a rich account of the lonely life of Tina Mucka. Tina was born the third SON to a French Canadian family in Keene, NH. For years Neal felt out of place in his body. He...


Economic Growth and Sustainable Housing: an uneasy relationship

by Jin Xue

Economic Growth and Sustainable Housing: An Uneasy Relationship critically discusses the possibilities of decoupling environmental degradation from economic growth. The author refutes the belief in combining...


Cities of Culture: A Global Perspective

by Deborah Stevenson

Culture now has a prominent place on the urban policy and re-profiling agendas of cities around the world. City-based cultural planning emphasising creativity in all its guises has emerged as a significant local...


Meanings of Audiences: Comparative Discourses

by Richard Butsch & Sonia Livingstone

In today's thoroughly mediated societies people spend many hours in the role of audiences, and powerful organizations, including governments, corporations and schools, reach people via the media. Consequently,...


Nation, Constitutionalism and Buddhism in Sri Lanka

by Roshan de Silva Wijeyeratne

Nation, Constitutionalism and Buddhism in Sri Lanka offers a new perspective on contemporary debates about Sinhalese Buddhist nationalism in Sri Lanka. In this book de Silva Wijeyeratne argues forcefully that...


Critical Realist Activity Theory: An Engagement with Critical Realism and Cultural-Historical Activity Theory

by Iskra Nunez

Critical Realist Activity Theory provides an exciting new contribution to the New Studies in Critical Realism and Education series by showing how the nature of learning is tantamount to the critical realist...


The Routledge Handbook of International Crime and Justice Studies

by Bruce Arrigo & Heather Bersot

The Routledge Handbook of International Crime and Justice Studies presents the enduring debates and emerging challenges in crime and justice studies from an international and multi-disciplinary perspective....


My Father's Wars: Migration, Memory, and the Violence of a Century

by Alisse Waterston

My Father's Wars is an anthropologist's vivid account of her father's journey across continents, countries, cultures, generations, and wars. It is a daughter's moving portrait of a charming, funny, wounded and...


Domestic Violence in Asia: Globalization, Gender and Islam in the Maldives

by Emma Fulu

This book explores changing patterns of domestic violence in Asia. Based on extensive original research in the Maldives, it argues that forces of globalisation, consumerism, Islamism and democratisation are...


The Crimes of the Economy: A Criminological Analysis of Economic Thought

by Vincenzo Ruggiero

Economists have often paid visits to the field of criminology, examining the rational logic of offending. When economists examine criminal activity, they imply that offenders should be treated like any other...


Youth and Internet Addiction in China

by Trent Bax

A form of 'electronic opium' is how some people have characterised young people's internet use in China. The problem of 'internet addiction' (wangyin) is seen by some parents as so severe that they have sought...


Life Stories of Soviet Women: The Interwar Generation: The Interwar Generation

by Melanie Ilic

This book provides a rich picture of what everyday life was like for women in Soviet times by presenting the life stories of eight women who were born in the interwar period. The life stories are told through...


A Modern Persian Reader

by A. A. Haidari

First published in 2004