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Blinded by the Whites: Why Race Still Matters in 21st-Century America

by David H. Ikard

The election of Barack Obama gave political currency to the (white) idea that Americans now live in a post-racial society. But the persistence of racial profiling, economic inequality between blacks and whites,...


Global Pentecostalism in the 21st Century

by Robert W. Hefner & Peter L. Berger

This state-of-the-field overview of Pentecostalism around the world focuses on cultural developments among second- and third-generation adherents in regions with large Pentecostal communities, considering the...


Warrior Ways: Explorations in Modern Military Folklore

by Eric A. Eliason & Tad Tuleja

Warrior Ways is one of the first book-length explorations of military folklife, and focuses on the lore produced by modern American warriors, illuminating the ways in which members of the armed services creatively...


The Prince of Jockeys: The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy

by Pellom III McDaniels

Isaac Burns Murphy (1861--1896) was one of the most dynamic jockeys of his era. Still considered one of the finest riders of all time, Murphy was the first jockey to win the Kentucky Derby three times, and his...


Race, Social Reform, and the Making of a Middle Class: The American Missionary Association and Black Atlanta, 1870-1900

by Joseph O. Jewell

Periods of time characterized by large scale social change encourage reinterpretations of the meanings of categories like race and class, strategies for their reproduction, and their relationship to one another...


Ladies on the Lot: Women, Car Sales, and the Pursuit of the American Dream

by Helene M. Lawson

In this unique and lively ethnography of women who sell cars, sociologist Helene M. Lawson and the 'ladies on the lot' take readers behind the scenes of one of the last bastions of a predominantly male workplace:...


Living Together: Rationality, Sociality, and Obligation

by Margaret Gilbert

Following up her landmark work On Social Facts, this collection of essays by noted social philosopher Margaret Gilbert develops and deepens her theory of social groups as 'plural subjects.' She asks, how far...


Native American Transracial Adoptees Tell Their Stories

by Rita J. Simon & Sarah Hernandez

This study focuses on the lives of Native American transracial adoptees and their struggle to establish a healthy sense of cultural identity, while being raised in non-Native homes. The twenty participants in...


Telling Political Lives: The Rhetorical Autobiographies of Women Leaders in the United States

by Molly A. Mayhead, Brenda DeVore Marshall & Karrin Vasby Anderson

Using a variety of critical methods, the contributing authors of Telling Political Lives demonstrate the ways in which the autobiographies of U.S. women leaders provide arguments that both reveal and shape perceptions...


The Faithful Scribe: A Story of Islam, Pakistan, Family, and War

by Shahan Mufti

A journalist explores his family’s history to reveal the hybrid cultural and political landscape of Pakistan, the world’s first Islamic democracy

 

Shahan Mufti’s family history, which he can trace back...


Army of Lovers: A Community History of Will Munro

by Sarah Liss

Portrait of queer civic hero Will Munro, who changed his community more in years than most do in a lifetime.


Women of the Gulag: Portraits of Five Remarkable Lives

by Paul R. Gregory

During the course of three decades, Joseph Stalin’s Gulag, a vast network of forced labor camps and settlements, held many millions of prisoners. People in every corner of the Soviet Union lived in daily terror...


A Borderlands View on Latinos, Latin Americans, and Decolonization: Rethinking Mental Health

by Pilar Hernández-wolfe

A Borderlands View of Latinos, Latin Americans, and Decolonization: Rethinking Mental Health is a work of connection and integration encompassing decolonization, third-world feminism, borderlands theory, and...


Women’s Networks of Spiritual Promotion in the Peninsular Kingdoms (13th-16th Centuries)

by Aa. Vv. & Blanca Garí

The starting point for this research is the ascertainment of a major change in the spirituality paradigm of the last centuries of the European Middle Ages, which, since the 13th century, results in a new and...


Hospital: Man, Woman, Birth, Death, Infinity, Plus Red Tape, Bad Behavior, Money, God, and  Diversity on Steroids

by Julie Salamon

Man, Woman, Birth, Death, Infinity, Plus Red Tape, Bad Behavior, Money, God, and Diversity on Steroids

A warts-and-all exploration of the struggles suffered and triumphs achieved by America's health-care professionals,...


Bearing the People Away: The Portable Highland Clearances Companion

by June Skinner Sawyers

The Highland Clearances generally refers to the eviction of indigenous Gaelic-speaking people of the Scottish Highlands and Islands-roughly between 1790 and 1855-to make way for more profitable cattle and sheep...


Health and Health Care as Social Problems

by Peter Conrad & Valerie Leiter

This engaging and accessible reader takes a social problems approach to health and medicine, providing a broad and critical lens on contemporary health problems.


The Dialogical Turn: New Roles for Sociology in the Postdisciplinary Age

by Charles Camic & Hans Joas

Since its birth, sociology has struggled vainly to achieve an encompassing intellectual 'synthesis' as it has fought against the explosion of ideas about the social world. This volume considers an alternative...


Community Justice: An Emerging Field

by David R. Karp

In this book, several leading scholars examine the central concerns of this emerging field. Subjects discussed include the role of community organizations in crime prevention; the structural and cultural issues...


Changing Concepts of Time

by Harold A. Innis & James W. Carey

This classic book, Harold A. Innis's last, returns to print with a new introduction by James W. Carey. An elaboration of Innis's earlier theories, Changing Concepts of Time looks at then-new technological changes...