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Rapid Qualitative Inquiry: A Field Guide to Team-Based Assessment

by James Beebe Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 23, 2014)

An accessible field guide to Rapid Qualitative Inquiry (RQI)—a team-based, applied research method designed to quickly develop an insider’s perspective on and preliminary understanding of complicated situations....


Handbook of Methods in Cultural Anthropology

by H. Russell Bernard & Clarence C. Gravlee Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 08, 2014)

Draws on both science and humanism to explore the scope of contemporary anthropological fieldwork in practice. This thoroughly revised second edition also features new chapters addressing online ethnography;...


Life after College: Ten Steps to Build a Life You Love

by Tori Randolph Terhune & Betsy A. Hays Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 01, 2014)

Transitioning from college to “real life” has never been easy. Life After College aims to help recent grads successfully adjust to life beyond college. Focusing on more than just success in the workplace,...


Research within the Disciplines: Foundations for Reference and Library Instruction

by Peggy Keeran & Michael Levine-Clark Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 28, 2014)

Research within the Disciplines is designed to help reference librarians – and students studying to become librarians – gain that deeper understanding of disciplinary differences that allows them to comfortably...


The Gallup Poll: Public Opinion 2012

by Frank Newport Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 24, 2013)

As the only complete compilation of polls taken by the Gallup Organization, The Gallup Poll is an invaluable tool for ascertaining the pulse of American public opinion throughout the year and for documenting...


Social Movements and Global Social Change: The Rising Tide

by Robert K. Schaeffer Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 06, 2014)

The book examines different types of social movements, including those often ignored in social change textbooks, such as riots, migration, and disorganized protest. It also looks at citizens’ rights and inequality...


Inclusive Feminism: A Third Wave Theory of Women's Commonality

by Naomi Zack Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 11, 2005)

In Inclusive Feminism, Naomi Zack provides a universal, relational definition of women, critically engages both Anglo and French feminists and shows how women can become a united historical force, with the political...


Tehran Rising: Iran's Challenge to the United States

by Ilan Berman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 24, 2007)

Iran is the most significant current threat to the United States, the Middle East, and the West. As the evidence demonstrating this threat mounts, one thing remains clear to Ilan Berman: 'Washington is woefully...


Foundations for Social Change: Critical Perspectives on Philanthropy and Popular Movements

by Deborah McCarthy Auriffeille & Daniel Faber Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 01, 2005)

This multi-disciplinary collection blends broad overviews and case studies as well as different theoretical perspectives in a critique of the relationship between United States philanthropic foundations and...


Coming of Age: German Foreign Policy since 1945

by Helga Haftendorn Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 30, 2006)

In this authoritative book, the only work to cover the full sweep of German foreign policy since the end of World War II, noted scholar Helga Haftendorn explores Germany's remarkable recovery from wartime defeat...


Generational Consciousness, Narrative, and Politics

by June Edmunds & Bryan S. Turner Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 19, 2002)

With the erosion of strong class theory, sociologists have recently started to look at aspects of social stratification other than class. One of the most interesting new areas of investigation is the sociology...


Racism, African Americans, and Social Justice

by Rudolph Alexander Jr. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 07, 2005)

This book provides historical and statistical data outlining injustices against African Americans in the juvenile justice system, the criminal justice system, affirmative action in colleges and universities,...


Healing Our Differences: The Crisis of Global Health and the Politics of Identity

by Collins O. Airhihenbuwa Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 17, 2006)

This book locates identity at the center of discourses on global health with particular reference to African experiences. It challenges scholars and practitioners to understand that global health must be anchored...


Healing Places

by Wilbert M. Gesler Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 01, 2003)

Wil Gesler examines how different environments affect physical, mental, spiritual, social, and emotional components of healing.


Designing the Green Economy: The Post-Industrial Alternative to Corporate Globalization

by Brian Milani Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 20, 2000)

Designing the Green Economy explores realistically, and in detail, the worldOs enormous potential for human and ecological regeneration. It also explains why this potential has been suppressed or distorted by...


White Logic, White Methods: Racism and Methodology

by Tukufu Zuberi & Eduardo Bonilla-Silva Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 02, 2008)

With an assemblage of leading scholars, White Logic, White Methods explores the possibilities and necessary dethroning of current social research practices, and demands a complete overhaul of current methods,...


Critique and Utopia: New Developments in The Sociology of Education in the Twenty-First Century

by Carlos Alberto Torres & Antonio Teodoro Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 16, 2007)

Critique and utopia are two of the central concepts of the sociology of education, and they indeed exemplify the critical traditions in the sociology of education as a discipline. Critique and Utopia analyzes,...


Flesh and Blood: Adolescent Gender Diversity and Violence

by James W. Messerschmidt Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 08, 2004)

This book provides a unique conceptualization of: 1) embodiment as a lived aspect of gender, 2) how masculine practices may be constructed by both boys and girls, 3) how such embodied social actions are related...


Exploring Museum Theatre

by Tessa Bridal Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 17, 2004)

Handbook for museums that wish to mount theatre productions.


Forsaken Females: The Global Brutalization of Women

by Andrea Parrot & Nina Cummings Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 08, 2006)

Forsaken Females describes the varied types of brutalization women experience through the life course, as well as historical and theoretical perspectives of global violence against women. The book illuminates...


Chicanas and Chicanos in Contemporary Society

by De Roberto M. Anda Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 18, 2004)

This book deals with a broad range of social issues facing Mexican-origin people in the United States. The studies presented in this volume are brought together by two main themes: social inequalities (cultural,...


The Expanded Social Scientist's Bestiary: A Guide to Fabled Threats to, and Defenses of, Naturalistic Social Science

by D. C. Phillips Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 15, 2000)

The (Expanded) Social Scientist's Bestiary addresses a number of important theoretical and philosophical issues in the social sciences from the perspective of contemporary philosophy of science. This expanded...


Mourning a Father Lost: A Kibbutz Childhood Remembered

by Avraham Balaban Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 19, 2003)

Returning to the kibbutz of his childhood to attend his father's funeral, Avraham Balaban confronts his still intensely painful childhood memories. With a poet's keen voice, the author weaves together two interrelated...


Federalism and Rights

by Ellis Katz, G. Tarr & Alan G. Tarr Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 27, 1995)

The authors of this engaging book discuss whether federalism promotes or undermines rights. With emerging democracies in Europe and elsewhere currently attempting to design constitutions that combine effective...


Goffman's Legacy

by Javier A. Treviño Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 28, 2003)

Erving Goffman (1922-82) was arguably one of the most influential American sociologists of the twentieth century. A keen observer of the interaction order of everyday life, Goffman's books, which have sold in...


Land Your Dream Career: Eleven Steps to Take in College

by Tori Randolph Terhune & Betsy A. Hays Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 22, 2013)

It is clear that the path from college to work has changed dramatically in recent years—current statistics show that half of young college graduates are either jobless or underemployed in positions that don’t...


Domesticity in Colonial India: What Women Learned When Men Gave Them Advice

by Judith E. Walsh Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 05, 2004)

Domesticity in Colonial India offers a trenchant analysis of the impact of imperialism on the personal, familial, and daily structures of colonized people's lives. Exploring the 'intimacies of empire,' Judith...


Research Methods in Anthropology

by H. Russell Bernard Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 17, 2017)

Research Methods in Anthropology is the standard textbook for methods classes in anthropology. Written in Russ Bernard’s unmistakable conversational style, this guide has launched tens of thousands of students...


Finding Runaways and Missing Adults: When No One Else is Looking

by Robert L. Snow Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 29, 2012)

Snow, a seasoned police veteran, offers guidance to readers about how to find a missing loved one when the official search has been suspended or no longer lacks the initial enthusiasm or support from police....


Garden State Gangland

by Scott M. Deitche Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 08, 2017)

The Mafia in the United States might be a shadow of its former self, but in the New York/New Jersey metro area, there are still wiseguys and wannabes working scams, extorting businesses, running gambling, selling...


Gangs and the Military

by Carter F. Smith Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 15, 2017)

Over the past several decades, there has been a continuous and growing focus on street gangs, outlaw motorcycle gangs, and domestic extremist groups. Many of these groups have members with military training,...


Mania and Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong

by Jerry Clark & Ed Palattella Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 22, 2017)

Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong, as one judge described her, as “a coldly calculated criminal recidivist and serial killer.” She had experienced a lifetime of murder, mayhem, and mental illness. She killed two...


Al Capone and the 1933 World's Fair

by William Elliott Hazelgrove Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 15, 2017)

Al Capone and the 1933 World’s Fair: The End of the Gangster Era in Chicago is a historical look at Chicago during the darkest days of the Great Depression. The story of Chicago fighting the hold that organized...


Protecting Your Children Online

by Kimberly Ann McCabe Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 15, 2017)

As parents, our main job is to protect our children. These days, protection from includes not only the individuals we can see but, also, the individuals that we cannot see – yet who wish to harm our children....


100 Greatest Video Game Characters

by Jaime Banks, Robert Mejia & Aubrie Adams Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 23, 2017)

Though in existence for only a few decades, video games are now firmly established in mainstream culture all around the planet. Every year new games are produced, and every year new favorites emerge. But certain...


100 Greatest Video Game Franchises

by Robert Mejia, Jaime Banks & Aubrie Adams Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 15, 2017)

Video games take players on a trip through ancient battlefields, to mythic worlds, and across galaxies. They provide players with a way to try on new identities and acquire vast superpowers. Video games also...


Decisions at Yalta

by Russell D. Buhite Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 09, 2004)

A study of the effectiveness of summitry as a means of diplomacy. Using the example of the 1945 Yalta conference between Churchill, Stalin and Roosevelt, the author argues that heads of state make ineffective...


Rage on the Right

by Lane Crothers Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 01, 2004)

The image of the militia as ordinary people coming together in times of crisis to help their fellow citizens is deeply embedded in American society and culture. Recent claimants to the militia title have adopted...


Preventing Credit Card Fraud

by Jen Grondahl Lee & Gini Graham Scott Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 17, 2017)

Everyone is affected by credit card fraud, if they are aware of it or not. Every day there are a variety of ways that scams and fraudsters can get your card and personal information. Today so much business occurs...


Stealing History

by Colleen Margaret Clarke & Eli Jacob Szydlo Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 17, 2017)

When compared to terrorism, drugs and violent crimes that occupy the news today art is not considered as important. But, as it turns out, art and cultural crime is currently ranked as the third-largest criminal...


The Tapestry of Culture

by Abraham Rosman, Paula G. Rubel & Maxine Weisgrau Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 12, 2017)

The most exciting thing about anthropology is that it enables the student to become acquainted with people of different cultures. The Tapestry of Culture provides the student with the basic concepts necessary...


Feminist Ethnography: Thinking through Methodologies, Challenges, and Possibilities

by Dána-Ain Davis & Christa Craven Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 01, 2016)

A timely “problem-based” approach to the history and application of feminist ethnography, this text features over 25 Essentials (excerpts from key texts) and 25 Spotlights (interviews with contemporary feminist...


Gangland Chicago: Criminality and Lawlessness in the Windy City

by Richard C. Lindberg Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 15, 2015)

Chicago and its history are defined by such notorious crime figures as Al Capone and John Dillinger. Gangland Chicago vividly recounts the evolution of street gangs in Chicago before Capone and Dillinger, and...


A History of Heists: Bank Robbery in America

by Jerry Clark & Ed Palattella Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 09, 2015)

As long as the United States has banks, robbers will try to steal from them. A History of Heists details trends in bank robbery, including how advances in law enforcement and security have foiled many bandits....


The Gallup Poll: Public Opinion 2010

by Frank Newport Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 08, 2011)

As the only complete compilation of polls taken by the Gallup Organization, The Gallup Poll is an invaluable tool for ascertaining the pulse of American public opinion throughout the year and for documenting...


The Devil at Genesee Junction: The Murders of Kathy Bernhard and George-Ann Formicola, 6/66

by Michael Benson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 05, 2015)

The Devil at Genesee Junction recalls the mutilation murders of George-Ann Formiciola and Catherine Ann Bernhard that happened in June 1966 in the backfields of Chili, NY. The author, along with the help of...


The Freach and Keen Murders: The True Story of the Crime That Shocked and Changed a Community Forever

by Kathleen P. Munley & Paul R. Mazzoni Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 07, 2015)

Kathleen P. Munley and Paul R. Mazzoni give an insider’s look the Commonwealth v. William J. Wright trial, looking at how a murderer was able to slip through the cracks of the criminal justice system. This...


Butterfly in the Rain: The 1927 Abduction and Murder of Marion Parker

by James L. Neibaur Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 25, 2016)

The chilling 1927 abduction and murder of Marion Parker—a shocking crime that unveiled the unthinkable reality of child abduction-- set off one of the greatest manhunts in California history, and became one...