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Just Sex: Students Rewrite the Rules on Sex, Violence, Equality and Activism

by Susan Villari, Jodi Gold & John StoltenBurg

Just Sex chronicles the movement to bring an end to all forms of sexual violence on campus and gives voice not only to rape victims but also to reformed rape perpetrators, who describe the twisted logic through...


The Home: Its Work and Influence

by Charlotte Perkins Gilman & Michael S. Kimmel

Reprint of 1903 edition of Gilman's classic indictment of domestic life, offering a program of domestic reform that inspired women at the beginning of what became a century-long struggle.


Harry Potter and International Relations

by Iver B. Neumann, Daniel H. Nexon & Brian Folker

Why not take seriously the claim that Harry Potter's world intertwines with our own? In this timely yet otherworldly volume, more than a dozen scholars of international relations join hands to demonstrate how...


Masculinities and Crime: Critique and Reconceptualization of Theory

by James W. Messerschmidt

Challenging the common masculinist character of criminological research, James W. Messerschmidt develops an elaborate scrutiny of the gender roles that, along with class and race, influence the occurrence and...


Kids These Days: Facts and Fictions About Today's Youth

by Karen Sternheimer

This book focuses on early childhood to late teen issues like kidnapping and child safety, childhood obesity, school safety and zero tolerance policies, teen drivers, hazing, bullying and risk-taking behavior....


Handbook for Team-Based Qualitative Research

by Greg Guest & Kathleen M. MacQueen

A handbook for the methodology of team-based qualitative research in the social sciences.


The Local Politics of Global English: Case Studies in Linguistic Globalization

by Selma K. Sonntag

IThe Local Politics of Global English analyzes linguistic globalization in five countries that differ greatly in both their degree of global integration and their use of English. Concepts of hegemony and resistance,...


The Future of Pentecostalism in the United States

by Eric Patterson & Edmund Rybarczyk

This book considers whether Pentecostalism will remain a vibrant religious force in the land of its birth (the U.S.), and if so, what forms it will take. The contributors represent a variety of disciplinary...


Mexico's Cinema: A Century of Film and Filmmakers

by Joanne Hershfield & David R. Maciel

In recent years, Mexican films have received high acclaim and impressive box-office returns. Moreover, Mexico has the most advanced movie industry in the Spanish-speaking world, and its impact on Mexican culture...


How to Democratize the European Union...and Why Bother?

by Philippe C. Schmitter

In this provocative book, Philippe C. Schmitter explores both the possibility and the desirability of democratizing the EU. He argues that as a 'non-state' and a 'non-nation' it will have to invent new forms...


Sexual Harassment: A Debate

by Linda LeMoncheck

The question of what constitutes sexual harassment—from suggestive remarks to outright threats, from off-color jokes to lewd posters on office walls—is contentious, as is the question of how to address sexual...


The New Utopian Politics of Ursula K. Le Guin's The Dispossessed

by Peter Stillman, Laurence Davis & Ursula K. Le Guin

The Dispossessed has been described by political thinker Andre Gorz as 'The most striking description I know of the seductions-and snares-of self-managed communist or, in other words, anarchist society.' To...


Homecomings: Unsettling Paths of Return

by Fran Markowitz & Anders H. Stefansson

Homecomings explores the forces and motives that drive immigrants, war refugees, political exiles, and their descendants back to places of origin. By including a range of homecoming experiences, Markowitz and...


Man's Most Dangerous Myth: The Fallacy of Race

by Ashley Montagu

Man's Most Dangerous Myth was first published in 1942, when Nazism flourished, when African Americans sat at the back of the bus, and when race was considered the determinant of people's character and intelligence....


Human Institutions: A Theory of Societal Evolution

by Jonathan H. Turner

In his newest book, leading social theorist Jonathan H. Turner offers a creative, richly grounded reinterpretation of social evolution.


The New Psychoanalysis

by Phyllis W. Meadow & Charles Lemert

The New Psychoanalysis explores and explains important developments in psychoanalytic thought and practice since Freud's death in 1939. Drawing on the experience of her many years of clinical work with patients,...


The Power of Good Deeds: Privileged Women and the Social Reproduction of the Upper Class

by Diana Kendall

The Power of Good Deeds allows us to see behind the media image of upper-class women and to observe how these women use their social power not only to benefit other, less-fortunate people, but also to benefit...


Members Only: Elite Clubs and the Process of Exclusion

by Diana Kendall

Members Only addresses how exclusive private clubs maintain and perpetuate class-based privilege and racial/ethnic and religious segregation, and how such patterns of social exclusion heighten social inequality....


The Mexican American Family: Tradition and Change

by Norma Williams

This is the first book to provide readers with an overall understanding of changing patterns in the extended and conjugal family relationships of the second largest ethnic minority group in the United States....


Work and Other Sins: Life in New York City and Thereabouts

by Charlie LeDuff

From the New York Times bestselling author of Detroit: An American Autopsy

"Except for a few drinks, nothing is free in Charlie LeDuff's blunt and touching Work and Other Sins. The laughter and wisdom are hard...