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The Character of Human Institutions: Robin Fox and the Rise of Biosocial Science

by Michael Egan Transaction Publishers (June 30, 2014)

This volume celebrates the life and work of Robin Fox and the idea of a biosocial science. Robin Fox inspired many with an evolutionary vision of humanity that goes beyond narrow disciplinary boundaries and...


We Give Our Hearts to Dogs to Tear: Intimations of their Immortality

by Alston Chase Transaction Publishers (July 23, 2014)

We Give Our Hearts to Dogs to Tear is an eloquent tribute to the dogs we love, and a reflection on mortality, the limitations of life and the final triumph of the spirit. Alston Chase tells of his search for...


Chernobyl: Crime without Punishment

by Alla A. Yaroshinskaya Transaction Publishers (September 25, 2012)

“Russian journalist Yaroshinskaya has prepared an extensive, thorough account of the tragedy at Chernobyl. She documents a series of misinformation campaigns by the Soviet government to avoid responsibility...


The Gutenberg Revolution: A History of Print Culture

by Richard Abel Transaction Publishers (September 25, 2012)

“The Gutenberg Revolution: A History of Print Culture describes the history and impact of the radical printing revolution." —California Bookwatch Richard Abel delineates how the cultural revolution was shaped...


American Doctors in Canton: Modernization in China, 1835-1935

by Guangqiu Xu Transaction Publishers (September 25, 2012)

This book describes medical modernization in China and the revolutionary influence of American medical missionaries. Changes introduced from 1835-1935 by American missionary doctors initiated a landslide of...


The Tempo of Modernity

by Gabriel R. Ricci Transaction Publishers (March 01, 2012)

The Tempo of Modernity is a study in the history of an enduring idea that defines the inner life of the mind and also supplied a substratum for the twentieth-century literary imagination and substance for philosophical...


Jewish Economies (Volume 1): Development and Migration in America and Beyond: The Economic Life of American Jewry

by Simon Kuznets, E. Glen Weyl & Stephanie H. Lo Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

Nobel Laureate Simon Kuznets pioneered the quantitative study of the economic history of the Jews. These volumes bring to the public, for the first time, the most important work written on Jewish economic history...


Jewish Economies (Volume 2): Development and Migration in America and Beyond: Comparative Perspectives on Jewish Migration

by Simon Kuznets, E. Glen Weyl & Stephanie H. Lo Transaction Publishers (January 31, 2011)

Nobel Laureate Simon Kuznets, famous as the founder of modern empirical economics, pioneered the quantitative study of the economic history of the Jews. These volumes bring to the public, for the first time,...


Double Exposure: Memory and Photography

by Olga Shevchenko Transaction Publishers (March 31, 2014)

Double Exposure explores how photography participates in the formation and maintenance of national memory, collective identities, and shared memory discourses. It also discusses photography’s effects on the...


European National Identities: Elements, Transitions, Conflicts

by Roland Vogt, Wayne Cristaudo & Andreas Leutzsch Transaction Publishers (February 04, 2014)

European National Identities explores the diversity of European states, nations, and peoples. In doing so, the editors focus on the origins and elements of different national identities in Europe and different...


Minding the South

by John Shelton Reed Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2013)

“These essays are both timed and timeless. Timed because they are products of a man and his era. They are his thoughts, shaped by what was happening to him when he wrote them. Timeless because they offer a...


Serious Leisure: A Perspective for Our Time

by Robert A. Stebbins Transaction Publishers (June 30, 2015)

“A concise introduction to the concept of serious leisure . . . [this book] will stimulate interest in this woefully neglected area.” —Contemporary Sociology Serious Leisure offers a comprehensive view...


Literature and the Image of Man

by Leo Lowenthal Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

“[Lowenthal’s] argument for literature as an accurate indicator of its society rests on sensitive, alert textual criticism, deep historical familiarity, and effective use of conventional sociological concepts.” ...


Public-Private Relations in Totalitarian States

by Gabriel A. Barhaim Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

This book argues that the disappearance of major ideologies and the disintegration of the state and its institutions have contributed to the redefinition of the social order. The author regards the social order...


Harvest of a Decade: Disraelia and Other Essays

by Walter Laqueur Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

This is a selection of essays written by a figure widely acknowledged as the conscience of European liberalism. In Walter Laqueur’s lifetime, there have been more acutely dangerous situations, such as the...


Human Hierarchies: A General Theory

by Melvyn L. Fein Transaction Publishers (August 14, 2012)

Human beings are hierarchical animals. Always and everywhere, people have developed social ranking systems. These differ dramatically in how they are organized, but the underlying causal mechanisms that create...


Black Politics in a Time of Transition

by Michael Mitchell & David Covin Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

Black Politics in a Time of Transition appears at an historic point in American politics. From the vantage point of the maturation of the study of black politics, this volume provides a framework for current...


Haiti: The God of Tough Places, the Lord of Burnt Men

by Richard Frechette Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

As a priest and a physician, Father Richard Frechette has carried out his double ministry in Haiti over the past twenty-five years in settings of extreme poverty, violence, social upheaval, and natural disasters....


The Idea of Leisure: First Principles

by Robert A. Stebbins Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

People are becoming progressively happier and enjoying an ever-improving quality of life, they say, mostly because they are putting their skills and reason to work. The Idea of Leisure is based on the assumption...


Genocide by Attrition: The Nuba Mountains of Sudan

by Samuel Totten Transaction Publishers (August 14, 2012)

Few people know much about the government of Sudan’s genocidal attack against the people of the Nuba Mountains in the late 1980s and early 1990s. This volume documents this atrocity, focusing on crimes that...


Virgil's Golden Egg and Other Neapolitan Miracles: An Investigation into the Sources of Creativity

by Michael A. Ledeen Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

Naples has been a great creative center for hundreds of years. Neapolitan creativity has survived centuries of foreign occupation, widespread misery, the end of its role as a great capital city, repeated natural...


Taiwan in Transformation: Retrospect and Prospect

by Chun-chieh Huang Transaction Publishers (July 25, 2014)

This book addresses Taiwanese nostalgia for Chinese culture; the rise and fall of postwar Taiwanese agrarian culture; the transformation of farmers’ social consciousness in the period 1950–1970; the place...


Philadelphia Gentlemen: The Making of a National Upper Class

by E. Digby Baltzell Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

Philadelphia Gentlemen emphasizes that class is largely a matter of family, whereas an elite is largely a matter of individual achievement. The emphasis in Philadelphia on old classes, in contrast to the emphasis...


On Folkways and Mores: William Graham Sumner Then and Now

by Philip D. Manning & William Graham Sumner Transaction Publishers (December 03, 2014)

William Graham Sumner is primarily remembered as an opponent of government intervention in social and economic issues. He was also a comparative ethnographer who developed classifications and sociological concepts...


Cultural Renewal: Restoring the Liberal and Fine Arts

by Arthur Pontynen Transaction Publishers (September 08, 2014)

The decline of interest in the liberal and fine arts is widely lamented. At issue is why this decline happened and how we might restore qualitative standards by which to live. Arthur Pontynen argues that cultural...


Paths to Contemporary French Literature: Volume 3

by John Taylor Transaction Publishers (September 25, 2012)

Praised for his independence, curiosity, intimate knowledge of French literature, and sharp reader’s eye, John Taylor is a writer-critic who is naturally skeptical of literary fashions, overnight reputations,...


The Demise of the Reasonable Man: A Cross-Cultural Study of a Legal Concept

by Michael Saltman Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

Judges in most societies often resort to resolving disputes by means of applying a criterion of reasonableness. In The Demise of the ‘Reasonable Man,’ Michael Saltman explores the ways in which reasonableness...