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Discovering Craft Villages in Vietnam

by Nicholas Stedman & Sylvie Fanchette Ird Éditions (November 19, 2018)

With their festivals and traditional industries, their commun halls, pagodas, temples, and vernacular buildings, the villages around Hà N?i possess a rich body of cultural, architectural and craft heritage....


Woman's Struggle for Liberty in Germany

by Hugo Munsterberg & Mary Mills Patrick Lm Publishers (October 14, 2019)

This book treats of woman's Struggle for Liberty in Germany, and the development of instruction for the two sexes.

“The girls' schools established by the Government provide well for the study of the modern...


Great Men, Great Thoughts, and the Environment

by William James Literature and Knowledge Publishing (October 09, 2019)

“What are the causes that make communities change from generation to generation, - that make the England of Queen Anne so different from the England of Elizabeth, the Harvard College of today so different...


The Turn-On

by Steven Goldstein HarperBusiness (October 22, 2019)

How do Tiffany Haddish, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep and Apple’s Tim Cook turn us on, and why do some other public figures drive us crazy and turn us off? And who are the behind-the-scenes gurus who help public...


Slay In Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible

by Yomi Adegoke & Elizabeth Uviebinené Fourth Estate (September 03, 2019)

The long-awaited, inspirational guide to life for a generation of black British women inspired to make lemonade out of lemons, and find success in every area of their lives.

‘This book is a gift for anyone...


Flirting with French

by William Alexander Algonquin Books (September 16, 2014)

“A delightful and courageous tale and a romping good read. Voila!” —Mark Greenside, author of I’ll Never Be French (No Matter What I Do)

William Alexander is more than a Francophile. He wants to be French....


Superiority and Subordination as Subject-Matter of Sociology

by Georg Simmel Lm Publishers (August 09, 2019)

Every social occurrence as such, consists of an interaction between individuals. In other words, each individual is at the same time an active and a passive agent in a transaction. In case of superiority and...


The Anti-Social Contract

by Lars Højer Berghahn Books (July 01, 2019)

Set in a remote district of villagers and nomadic pastoralists in the northernmost part of Mongolia, Højer introduces a local world, where social relationships are cast in witchcraft-like idioms of mistrust...


Rethinking Civil-Military Relations

by Birgitte Refslund Sørensen & Eyal Ben-Ari Berghahn Books (April 01, 2019)

Military-civilian encounters are multiple and diverse in our times. Contributors to this volume demonstrate how military and civilian domains are constituted through entanglements undermining the classic civil-military...


In Pursuit of Belonging

by Susan Beth Rottmann Berghahn Books (June 01, 2019)

Belonging is a not a state that we achieve, but a struggle that we wage. The struggle for belonging is more difficult if one is returning to a homeland after many years abroad. In Pursuit of Belonging is an...


The Boho Manifesto

by Julia Chaplin Artisan (June 11, 2019)

The bohemian disruption has arrived. Microdosing psychedelics has become the new business learning tool, spiritual ceremonies and ideas festivals are now coveted pastimes, and Burning Man is already a bigger...


Crossing Histories and Ethnographies

by Ricardo Roque & Elizabeth G. Traube Berghahn Books (June 01, 2019)

The key question for many anthropologists and historians today is not whether to cross the boundary between their disciplines, but whether the idea of a disciplinary boundary should be sustained. Reinterpreting...


Indecent Advances

by James Polchin Icon Books Ltd (July 04, 2019)

Indecent Advances is a skilful hybrid of true crime and social history that examines the often-coded portrayal of crimes against gay men in the decades before Stonewall. 

 New York University professor and...


The Fevers of Reason

by Gerald Weissmann Bellevue Literary Press (March 13, 2018)

“Oliver Sacks, Richard Selzer, Lewis Thomas . . . Weissmann is in this noble tradition.” —Los Angeles Times

“[Weissmann] is a man of wide culture, a captivating and graceful writer.” —New Yorker

“[Weissmann]...


The Interior Landscapes of Breaking Bad

by Matthew Paproth, Will Gray, Cheryl D. Edelson & Erin Bell et al. Lexington Books (May 03, 2019)

Already acknowledged by Metacritic and the Guinness World Records as the highest-rated series in the history of television, Breaking Bad has elicited an unprecedented amount of criticism. Writers both popular...


Syndicate Women

by Chris M. Smith University of California Press (July 02, 2019)

In Syndicate Women, sociologist Chris M. Smith uncovers a unique historical puzzle: women composed a substantial part of Chicago organized crime in the early 1900s, but during Prohibition (1920–1933), when...


The  Gaslighting of the Millennial Generation

by Caitlin Fisher Mango (May 15, 2019)

Millennials vs. all other generations

Readers of The Next America byPaul Taylor, Generation Me byJean M. Twenge, The Fourth Turning byWilliam Strauss and Neil Howe will love Gaslighting the Millennials...


The Souls of Black Folk

by W. E. B. DuBois Clydesdale (May 28, 2019)

One of the Most Important Books on Civil Rights, Race, and Freedom Ever Written.

“A groundbreaking challenge to white supremacy.” —The New York Times

A classic work of American literature, African-American...


South Bronx Battles

by Carolyn McLaughlin University of California Press (April 30, 2019)

The South Bronx has been the poorest congressional district in the U.S. for nearly 40 years. While boroughs like Queens and Brooklyn are gentrified, the Bronx is still seen as a symbol of urban decay—one where...


Creepiness

by Adam Kotsko Zero Books (February 27, 2015)

A sequel to Awkwardness and Why We Love Sociopaths, Creepiness explores popular culture to examine the worst character trait of all.


How Materials Matter

by Graeme Were Berghahn Books (March 01, 2019)

How does design and innovation shape people's lives in the Pacific? Focusing on plant materials from the region, How Materials Matter reveals ways in which a variety of people – from craftswomen and scientists...


Social Problems and Social Movements

by James DeFronzo & Jungyun Gill Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 20, 2019)

Intended as the primary text for a social problems course, DeFronzo and Gill’s Social Problems and Social Movements stresses the need for collective action and social movements to solve social problems. Both...


Embodied Difference

by Christina Jackson, Jamie A. Thomas, Dorisa Costello & Barry R. Furrow et al. Lexington Books (February 20, 2019)

Focusing on the body as a visual and discursive platform across public space, we study marginalization as a sociocultural practice and hegemonic schema. Whereas mass incarceration and law enforcement readily...


Fathers, Prisons, and Family Reentry

by William Muth Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

Fathers, Prisons, and Family Reentry: Presencing as a Framework and Method asks scholars, policy makers, advocates, and practitioners to rethink family reentry in a new light, to seek to understand both the...


Strangers to Spouses: A Study of the Relationship Quality in Arranged Marriages in India

by Binu Edathumparambil Wipf and Stock (September 06, 2017)

Approximately 90 percent of the marriages in India today are reported to be arranged marriages. Parents and families make partner choices and marital decisions for their children, sometimes needing the children...


Black Madonna: A Womanist Look at Mary of Nazareth

by Courtney Hall Lee Cascade Books (September 18, 2017)

The figure of the Virgin Mary comes loaded with baggage and preconceptions. She is usually depicted as the perfect, obedient, and highly esteemed woman, much like the Victorian notion of the "angel in the house."...


Black Theology-Essays on Gender Perspectives

by Dwight N. Hopkins Cascade Books (June 15, 2017)

What do African American men have to do with gender? In this collection of riveting and wide-ranging essays, Dwight N. Hopkins draws on over thirty-five years of wrestling with these questions. Too often gender...


Body Battlegrounds

by Chris Bobel & Samantha Kwan Vanderbilt University Press (May 15, 2019)

Body Battlegrounds explores the rich and complex lives of society's body outlaws—individuals from myriad social locations who oppose hegemonic norms, customs, and conventions about the body. Original research...


Ghosts of My Life: Writings on Depression, Hauntology and Lost Futures

by Mark Fisher Zero Books (May 30, 2014)

Collected essays on popular culture by a major critic.


Social Movements

by Paul Almeida University of California Press (February 05, 2019)

Social Movements cleverly translates the art of collective action and mobilization by excluded groups for those interested in understanding social change from below. Students will learn the core components of...


Bishkek Boys

by Philipp Schröder Berghahn Books (November 01, 2017)

In this pioneering ethnographic study of identity, author Philipp Schröder explores integration and urban change in Kyrgyzstan's capital Bishkek from the vantage point of young men living in the neighbourhood....


The Ethics of Knowledge Creation

by Lisette Josephides & Anne Sigfrid Grønseth Berghahn Books (June 01, 2017)

Anthropology lies at the heart of the human sciences, tackling questions having to do with the foundations, ethics, and deployment of the knowledge crucial to human lives. The Ethics of Knowledge-Creation focuses...


Food Health

by Janet Chrzan & John Brett Berghahn Books (February 01, 2017)

Nutritional Anthropology and public health research and programming have employed similar methodologies for decades; many anthropologists are public health practitioners while many public health practitioners...


Subjects, Citizens, and Others

by Benno Gammerl Berghahn Books (November 01, 2017)

Bosnian Muslims, East African Masai, Czech-speaking Austrians, North American indigenous peoples, and Jewish immigrants from across Europe-the nineteenth-century British and Habsburg Empires were characterized...


Selfhood and Recognition

by Anita C. Galuschek Berghahn Books (November 01, 2017)

The disciplines of philosophy and cultural anthropology have one thing in common: human behavior. Yet surprisingly, dialogue between the two fields has remained largely silent until now. Selfhood and Recognition...


Cultural Topographies of the New Berlin

by Karin Bauer & Jennifer Ruth Hosek Berghahn Books (November 01, 2017)

Since Unification and the end of the Cold War, Berlin has witnessed a series of uncommonly intense social, political, and cultural transformations. While positioning itself as a creative center populated by...


Ahad Ha-Am

by Israel Kipen Hybrid Publishers (April 01, 2013)

A classic text on Zionism for the 21st Century. Since its initial publication in 1997, 'Ahad Ha-am: The Zionism of the Future' has become the definitive and standard study of one of Zionism's most towering and...


Ecomasculinities

by Stefan Brandt, Rubén Cenamor, Virginia Luzón-Aguado & Evangeline Heiliger et al. Lexington Books (January 25, 2019)

While there exist numerous studies on ecocriticism and ecofeminism, much less has been written about ecomasculinities. This volume contributes to filling this gap by examining models of fictional ecomasculinity...


Being Bedouin Around Petra

by Mikkel Bille Berghahn Books (January 01, 2019)

Petra, Jordan became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1985, and the semi-nomadic Bedouin inhabiting the area were resettled as a consequence. The Bedouin themselves paradoxically became UNESCO Masterpieces of...


Statistics for Social Understanding

by Nancy Whittier, Tina Wildhagen & Howard J. Gold Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 22, 2019)

Statistics for Social Understanding: With Stata and SPSS introduces students to the way statistics is used in the social sciences: as a tool for advancing understanding of the social world. It is designed for...


Europeanization in Sweden

by Anna Meeuwisse & Roberto Scaramuzzino Berghahn Books (December 01, 2018)

Notwithstanding its many successes since 1945, the project of European integration currently faces major difficulties, from financial crises and mass immigration to the impending departure of the UK from the...


We Make It Better

by Eric Rosswood & Kathleen Archambeau Mango (January 15, 2019)

A top American gay activist shares insspirational stories of queer icons in a series of revealing close-ups, first-person accounts, and intimate snapshots of LGBTQ pioneers and heroes.


Pan African Spaces

by Phiwokuhle Mnyandu, Loy Azalia, Msia Kibona Clark & Maurisa Li-A-Ping et al. Lexington Books (December 11, 2018)

This book explores Black identity, from a global perspective. The historical and contemporary migrations of African peoples have brought up some interesting questions regarding identity. This text examines some...


Tweencom Girls

by Patrice A. Oppliger Lexington Books (December 17, 2018)

Banet-Weiser (2004) marked the debut of Clarissa Explains it All in 1991 as a crucial turning point for recognition of girls as “important empowered subjects in the social world.” The current study of tweencoms...


Taking It to the Streets

by Jennifer Baldwin, Willie Hudson, Linda Thomas & Frank Rogers et al. Lexington Books (December 18, 2018)

Taking It to the Streets: Public Theologies of Activism and Resistance is an edited volume that explores the critical intersection of public theology, political theology, and communal practices of activism and...


From Factory Girls to K-Pop Idol Girls

by Gooyong Kim & Douglas Kellner Lexington Books (December 17, 2018)

Focusing on female idols’ proliferation in the South Korean popular music (K-pop) industry since the late 1990s, Gooyong Kim critically analyzes structural conditions of possibilities in contemporary popular...


Facing Freedom

by Daniel B. Thorp University of Virginia Press (December 28, 2017)

The history of African Americans in southern Appalachia after the Civil War has largely escaped the attention of scholars of both African Americans and the region. In Facing Freedom, Daniel Thorp relates the...


The Politics of Richard Wright

by Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh, Jane Anna Gordon, Kevin Gaines & Marilyn Nissim-Sabat et al. The University Press of Kentucky (November 28, 2018)

A pillar of African American literature, Richard Wright is one of the most celebrated and controversial authors in American history. His work championed intellectual freedom amid social and political chaos....


Burn It Down

by Lily Fyfe Basic Books (October 08, 2019)

A rich, nuanced exploration of women's anger from a diverse group of writers

Women are angry, and from the #MeToo movement to the record number of women running for political office, they're finally expressing...


1-4-3

by Adair Murray Lulu.com (January 08, 2015)

How do you begin to tell a love story? How do you know if your love story can capture the hearts of those who are reading, listening or watching it unfold beforethem? I guess the key is simply in the word 'heart'....