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Urban Smellscapes: Understanding and Designing City Smell Environments

by Victoria Henshaw

We see the city, we hear the city, but above all: we smell the city. Scent has unique qualities: ubiquity, persistence, and an unparalleled connection to memory, yet it has gone overlooked in discussions of...


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...


Federalism and Ethnic Conflict in Ethiopia: A Comparative Regional Study

by Asnake Kefale

This book examines the impact of the federal restructuring of Ethiopia on ethnic conflicts.

The adoption of ethnic federalism in Ethiopia was closely related with the problem of creating a state structure that...


Tooning In: Essays on Popular Culture and Education

by Cameron White & Trenia Walker

The scope and theme of Tooning In aim to insert into the debate surrounding so-called 'popular culture' and its role in shaping society specific perspectives regarding popular culture and adolescents' lives....


Reimagining Civic Education: How Diverse Societies Form Democratic Citizens

by Bradley Levinson & Doyle Stevick

This volume surveys the new global landscape for democratic civic education. Rooted in qualitative researc, the contributors explore the many ways that notions of democracy and citizenship have been implemented...


World-Systems Theory in Practice: Leadership, Production, and Exchange

by Nick P. Kardulias, Gary M. Feinman & Rani T. Alexander

In the quarter century since Wallerstein first developed world systems theory (WST), scholars in a variety of disciplines have adopted the approach to explain intersocietal interaction on a grand scale. These...


The U.S. Women's Movement in Global Perspective

by Lee Ann Banaszak, Maryann Barakso & Lisa Baldez

This ambitious volume brings together original essays on the U.S. women's movement with analyses of women's movements in other countries around the world. A comparative perspective and a common theme-feminism...


On the Science of Uncertainty: The Biographical Method in Social Research

by Franco Ferrarotti

Franco Ferrarotti hopes to lead sociologists away from overly reductionistic, technical measurement of their subjects_an approach that has increasingly been problematized by the natural sciences_toward a rediscovery...


Ethics of Scientific Research

by Kristin Shrader-Frechette

Challenging long-held theories of scientific rationality and remoteness, Kristin Shrader-Frechette argues that research cannot be 'value free.' Rather, any research will raise important moral issues for those...


Gender and Social Movements

by Bahati M. Kuumba

In this brief text examining gender roles in social movements, M. Bahati Kuumba shows how liberation struggles are viewed through women's eyes and how gender affects women's mobilization, strategies, and outcomes...


Human Rights: Beyond the Liberal Vision

by Judith Blau & Alberto Moncada

This book analyzes the complex relationship between human rights and liberalism as two different worldviews, and how American liberalism impedes the recognition of human rights. In order to achieve democratic,...


Leaving China: Media, Migration, and Transnational Imagination

by Wanning Sun

This fascinating book offers fresh insight into contemporary China and the Chinese diaspora experience and consciousness through a lively and innovative examination of media old and new. Exploring the relationship...


Caring and Gender

by Francesca M. Cancian & Stacey J. Oliker

Using engaging case studies and research findings, this lively new book from the Gender Lens Series challenges the notion that care-giving is a 'natural' pattern and demonstrates how it is thoroughly social....


Transcription Techniques for the Spoken Word

by Willow Roberts Powers

This practical handbook aims to clarify the need for and the use of transcription methodology and provides a useful, efficient guide to creating good transcripts for a variety of people using ethnographic methods....