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Research Beyond Borders: Multidisciplinary Reflections

by Anjana Narayan, Lise-Hélène Smith, Wiline Pangle & Sami Hanna et al. Lexington Books (December 28, 2011)

This collection draws insights from an interdisciplinary group of scholars specializing in diverse methods used in the social sciences and humanities to reflect on the empirical, methodological, and practical...


The Embodiment of Disobedience: Fat Black Women's Unruly Political Bodies

by Andrea Elizabeth Shaw Lexington Books (July 27, 2006)

The Embodiment of Disobedience explores the ways in which the African Diaspora has rejected the West's efforts to impose imperatives of slenderness and mass market fat-anxiety.


Neighborhoods and Crime: The Dimensions of Effective Community Control

by Robert J. Bursik Jr. & Harold G. Grasmick Lexington Books (January 07, 2002)

This book is an excellent resource in examining the influence that community control can have on crime.


The New Utopian Politics of Ursula K. Le Guin's The Dispossessed

by Peter Stillman, Laurence Davis & Ursula K. Le Guin Lexington Books (November 22, 2005)

The Dispossessed has been described by political thinker Andre Gorz as 'The most striking description I know of the seductions-and snares-of self-managed communist or, in other words, anarchist society.' To...


Forced Migration and Global Processes: A View from Forced Migration Studies

by Francois Crepeau, Delphine Nakache, Michael Collyer & Nathaniel H. Goetz et al. Lexington Books (March 28, 2006)

Forced Migration and Global Processes considers the crossroads of forced migration with three global trends: development, human rights, and security. This expert collection studies these complex interactions...


The American Founding and the Social Compact

by Ronald J. Pestritto & Thomas G. West Lexington Books (August 25, 2003)

The American Founding and the Social Compact is a first-rate collection of essays that examine the shared political ideas of the American Founders with a particular focus on the theory of the social compact....


Unpacking Globalization: Markets, Gender, and Work

by Linda E. Lucas Lexington Books (August 02, 2007)

Unpacking Globalization offers interdisciplinary analysis of the well-being of women and men as they cope with the changes of globalization. Through theory, case studies, and data, several themes emerge indicating...


Roads to Reconciliation

by Elin Skaar, Siri Gloppen & Astri Suhrke Lexington Books (March 22, 2005)

The past two decades have witnessed the end of several civil wars and authoritarian regimes. The global media brings the height of the conflicts to an international audience, but as the wars end and tensions...


Getting the Holy Ghost: Urban Ethnography in a Brooklyn Pentecostal Tongue-Speaking Church

by Peter Marina Lexington Books (January 30, 2013)

Getting the Holy Ghost is an ethnography that examines a small, African-American Pentecostal Church in Brooklyn, NY. Using personal stories, the book focuses on the individual process of becoming Pentecostal...


Simple Lives, Cultural Complexity: Rethinking Culture in Terms of Complexity Theory

by Steen Bergendorff Lexington Books (October 29, 2009)

This book explores the relationship between people living relatively simple lives and the cultural complexity of their live worlds by rethinking culture in terms of complexity theory.


Voting and Elections the World Over

by Rita J. Simon & Vassia Gueorguieva Lexington Books (October 23, 2008)

Voting and Elections the World Over examines the electoral process across twenty-two countries. The book is a quick reference source for information about the major issues to consider when analyzing elections...


Otherwise Law-Abiding Citizens: A Scientific and Moral Assessment of Cannabis Use

by Matt Stolick Lexington Books (December 16, 2008)

Matthew Stolick presents a detailed social and scientific exploration of the social history of cannabis, chemical make-up of the cannabis plant, and effects of cannabis use. Applying the moral thought of Aristotle,...


Strengths and Challenges of New Immigrant Families: Implications for Research, Education, Policy, and Service

by Douglas A. Abbott, Julie M. Johnson, John Defrain & Rochelle L. Dalla et al. Lexington Books (July 16, 2009)

This book is comprised of nineteen chapters written by scholars with expertise on immigrant families representing every corner of the globe_from Africa and India to Europe and Central America. It provides a...


Neighborhoods & Crime

by Robert J. Bursik Jr., Harold G. Grasmick, Bursik & Grasmick Lexington Books (December 31, 1999)

This book is an excellent resource in examining the influence that community control can have on crime.


A Most Human Enterprise: Controversies in the Social Sciences

by Donald O. Granberg & John Galliher Lexington Books (July 10, 2012)

A Most Human Enterprise looks at controversial social science research methods and their effects on subjects and researchers. In detailing case studies in which plagiarism was alleged, subjects were mislead...


Metatheory and Interviewing

by Emily J. Haas & Marifran Mattson Lexington Books (December 11, 2014)

Metatheory and Interviewing: Harm Reduction and Motorcycle Safety in Practicedescribes and applies a unique approach for advancing harm reduction theory. Emily J. Haas and Marifran Mattson argue that using harm...


Sex Trafficking: A Global Perspective

by Sabita Manian, Kimberly Ann McCabe, Margaret Melrose & Mirna Carranza et al. Lexington Books (April 12, 2010)

This book targets sex trafficking within every geographic region and it provides a general profile of the geographic regions in terms of demographic characteristics and political conditions that may support...


Women of Color and Social Media Multitasking: Blogs, Timelines, Feeds, and Community

by Sonja M. Brown Givens, Keisha Edwards Tassie, Kandace L. Harris & Bernice Huiying Chan et al. Lexington Books (November 11, 2015)

Women of Color and Social Media Multitasking: Blogs, Timelines, Feeds, and Community examines how women of color make use of social media as a social, professional, personal, and political tool for navigating...