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Embodying Colonial Memories: Spirit Possession, Power, and the Hauka in West Africa

by Paul Stoller

A study of the West African Hauka - spirits that grotesquely mimic and mock "Europeans" of the colonial epoch. The author considers spirit possession as a set of embodied practices with serious social and cultural...


The Caged Virgin

by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Muslims who explore sources of morality other than Islam are threatened with death, and Muslim women who escape the virgins' cage are branded whores. So asserts Ayaan Hirsi Ali's profound meditation on Islam...


Ramopakhyana - The Story of Rama in the Mahabharata: A Sanskrit Independent-Study Reader

by Peter Scharf

The most popular story in all of India and a classic of world literature is summarised in 728 verses in the great epic Mahabharata. Intended for independent study or classroom use for students of various levels...


Naked Science: Anthropological Inquiry Into Boundaries, Power, and Knowledge

by Laura Nader

Naked Science is about contested domains and includes different science cultures: physics, molecular biology, primatology, immunology, ecology, medical environmental, mathematical and navigational domains. While...


Feminist Perspectives in Medical Family Therapy

by Anne M. Prouty Lyness

Reinforce the relationship between healthy bodies and healthy relationships in families!

Feminist Perspectives in Medical Family Therapy explores the groundbreaking collaboration of therapy and medicine to...


Social Impact Assessment: Method and Experience in Europe, North America and the Developing World

by Henk, Becker & Nethe Henk Becker University of Utrecht

This book is intended for introductory courses in SIA within sociology, social policy, human geography and political science at postgraduate level. Specialist postgraduate and professional courses in policy-...


Between Fathers and Sons: Critical Incident Narratives in the Development of Men's Lives

by Robert J Pellegrini & Theodore R Sarbin

Explore the tensions and tenderness between fathers and sons in this masterpiece of narrative psychology!“We live in a story-shaped world,” as the editors say, and Between Fathers and Sons: Critical Incident...


African American Viewers and the Black Situation Comedy: Situating Racial Humor

by Robin R. Means Coleman

Providing new insight into key debates over race and representation in the media, this ethnographic study explores the ways in which African Americans have been depicted in Black situation comedies-from 1950's...


Crime and Justice in International Society

by Willem de Lint, Marinella Marmo & Nerida Chazal

This book adopts a critical criminological approach to analyze the production, representation and role of crime in the emerging international order. It analyzes the role of power and its influence on the dynamics...


Warrior Girls: Protecting Our Daughters Against the Injury Epidemic in Women's Sports

by Michael Sokolove

Amy Steadman was destined to become one of the great women's soccer players of her generation. "The best of the best," Parade magazine called her as she left high school and headed off to the University of North...


High School Confidential: Secrets of an Undercover Student

by Jeremy Iversen

It's spring semester at Mirador High in Southern California, and twenty-four-year-old Jeremy Iversen is going deep undercover to deliver the real deal about the dull classes and fast times of American teens...


Women in Early Imperial China

by Bret Hinsch

Recognized as the leading work in the field, this introductory survey offers the first sustained history of women in the early imperial era. Now in a revised edition that incorporates the latest scholarship...


Midlife and Aging in Gay America: Proceedings of the Sage Conference 2000

by Douglas Kimmel & Dawn Lundy Martin

How is the pre-Stonewall generation aging? What can the Stonewall generation expect?Combining personal experience and original research, this fascinating collection explores the practical and psychological issues...


Biosociology: Bridging the Biology-Sociology Divide

by Anthony Walsh

In this volume, Anthony Walsh bridges the divide separating sociology from biology, arguing that sociology has nothing to fear and a wealth of riches to gain if it pays attention to the theories, concepts, and...


Diasporas Cultures Identities Ers

by Martin Bulmer & John Solomos

Diasporas, Cultures and Identities brings together a range of original research papers from Ethnic and Racial Studies that are concerned with the question of the role of diasporic ties and the social, cultural...


Two Spirit People: American Indian Lesbian Women and Gay Men

by Lester B Brown

Two Spirit People is the first-ever look at social science research exploration into the lives of American Indian lesbian women and gay men. Editor Lester B. Brown posits six gender styles in traditional American...


Obama and Race: History, Culture, Politics

by Richard H King

In this collection, academics from both sides of the Atlantic analyze the confluence of a politician, a process, and a problem - Barack Obama, the 2008 US presidential election, and the 'problem' of race in...


The HIV-Negative Gay Man: Developing Strategies for Survival and Emotional Well-Being

by Steven Ball

In The HIV-Negative Gay Man: Developing Strategies for Survival and Emotional Well-Being, you'll get instant access to some of the most recent information on the market today about remaining HIV-negative. You'll...


Migration Policies Practices Activi

by Martin Bulmer & John Solomos

Migration: Policies, Practices, Activism brings together a range of scholarly research papers to examine the place of international migration in the modern world, starting with the overview of migration and...


Gender Race Religion Ers: Intersections and Challenges

by Martin Bulmer & John Solomos

Gender, Race and Religion brings together a selection of original papers published in Ethnic and Racial Studies that address the intersections between gender relations, race and religion in our contemporary...