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Viewing an American Ethnic Community: Rochester, New York, Italians in Photographs

by Frank A. Salamone

The Italians of Rochester were unique because of the history, culture, and society to which they adapted. This photo-book is a record of the city and its Italian community, showing mainly the happy times in...


Armageddon Postponed: A Different View of Nuclear Weapons

by Theodore Caplow

Since the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, tens of thousands of nuclear weapons manufactured by governments around the world. None have been used so far, and the absence of nuclear war among armed nations...


Being White, Being Good: White Complicity, White Moral Responsibility, and Social Justice Pedagogy

by Barbara Applebaum

Being White, Being Good focuses on white complicity and white complicity pedagogy. It examines the shifts in our conceptualization of the subject, language and moral responsibility that are required for understanding...


In the Spirit of Crazy Horse

by Peter Matthiessen & Martin Garbus

An "indescribably touching, extraordinarily intelligent" (Los Angeles Times Book Review) chronicle of a fatal gun-battle between FBI agents and American Indian Movement activists by renowned writer Peter Matthiessen...


The Andragogic Learning Center: A Field Study in Social Work Education

by Moshe Sonnheim

This book examines an eight-year study at the Bar Ilan School of Social Work, Israel (1989-1997). The study tested the efficacy of an innovative community-based teaching approach, combining field and class instruction....


Shadows and Allon Lovers

by Steven Newell

Sci-Fi "what if" speculating that through the galaxy all humans are artificially modified? This is the fourth book of Allon Sci-fi. What would humanity do in a billion years given rapid growth in technology...


Commodified and Criminalized: New Racism and African Americans in Contemporary Sports

by David J. Leonard

Commodified and Criminalized examines the centrality of sport to discussions of racial ideologies and racist practices in the 21st century. It disputes familiar refrains of racial progress, arguing that athletes...


Mixed Economies Welfare

by Norman Johnson

This book explains the changes that have occurred in welfare states since the early 1970s and considers some of the policy dilemmas that have arisen. Each of the chapters begins with an introduction to set the...


Policy Process: A Reader

by Michael Hill

In this new edition of his classic reader, Michael Hill seeks to make the selected extracts reflect a more European outlook on the processess of policy-making and implementation. With reference to the third...


Power at the Roots: Gentrification, Community Gardens, and the Puerto Ricans of the Lower East Side

by Miranda J. Martinez

This book is about community gardens and the struggles to save them from gentrified redevelopment in New York City's Lower East Side. It is a vivid account of the community garden preservation movement, focusing...


Cloud Song: She's Too Tall

by Linda Vista

Ever been shamed? Bullied? Betrayed? Wished your parents stuck up for you? Wished you had friends who'd start a riot before they let you get hurt? Yuh, all that. For anybody who's ever had to live undercover,...


Utopic Dreams and Apocalyptic Fantasies: Critical Approaches to Researching Video Game Play

by J. Talmadge Wright

Utopic Dreams and Apocalyptic Fantasies invites us to examine critical questions about video game play, pleasure, and fantasy from a sociological perspective.


Rock Brands: Selling Sound in a Media Saturated Culture

by Elizabeth Barfoot Christian

Rock Brands: Selling Sound in a Media Saturated Culture, edited by Elizabeth Barfoot Christian, explores how different genres of popular music are branded and marketed today. The authors provide research explaining...


Facing Age: Women Growing Older in Anti-Aging Culture

by Laura Hurd Clarke

Facing Age examines the relationship between aging and women in a culture obsessed with youthfulness. From weight gain, to wrinkles, to sagging skin, to gray hair, the book explores older women's complex and...


Freedom in Religion or Freedom from Religion: The Great American Cultural War between Traditionalists and Secularists

by James Larry Hood

This book explores the argument between Traditionalists and Secularists over religion and their very different understandings of the meaning of freedom. Does the old religion, the western tradition as manifested...


Our Own Worst Enemy as Protector of Ourselves: Stereotypes, Schemas, and Typifications as Integral Elements in the Persuasive Process

by Byron B. Renz

This book takes us through the persuasive process, particularly as it is used in terrorist persuasive settings and as it has been used in some of the major propaganda battles of the twentieth and twenty-first...


Summary of Gross National Happiness: Why Happiness Matters for America - And How We Can Get More of It - Arthur C. Brooks

by Capitol Reader

This ebook consists of a summary of the ideas, viewpoints and facts presented by Arthur C. Brooks in his book “Gross National Happiness: Why Happiness Matters for America- And How We Can Get More of It”....


Flyover Country: Baby Boomers and Their Stories

by Christopher Harper

This book focuses on a group of baby boomers who graduated from high school in 1969, entering the world in a time of turbulence to fight in Vietnam, to protest against that war, to find jobs, to have families,...


Summary of Animal Spirits : How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism

by Capitol Reader

This ebook consists of a summary of the ideas, viewpoints and facts presented by George A. Akerlof and Robert J. Shiller in his book “Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and why it Matters...


Summary of Muzzled: From T-ball to Terrorism - True Stories that Should be Fiction - Michael A. Smerconish

by Capitol Reader

This ebook consists of a summary of the ideas, viewpoints and facts presented by Michael A. Smerconish in his book “Muzzled: From T-ball to Terrorism- True Stories that Should be Fiction”. This summary offers...