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Minorities of Europeanization: The New Others of European Social Identity

by Hakan Ovunc Ongur Lexington Books (November 13, 2014)

This book combines the conceptualization of social identity with historical analysis to rethink discussions of Europeanization and minorities. Problematizing the EU’s attempts to create a “European social...


Generational Feminism: New Materialist Introduction to a Generative Approach

by Iris van der Tuin Lexington Books (November 12, 2014)

Iris van der Tuin redirects the notion of generational logic in feminism away from its simplistic conception as conflict towards a more nuanced conception of the methodology's useful structures. Experimenting...


Gossip Girl: A Critical Understanding

by Lori Bindig Lexington Books (November 12, 2014)

This book is a critical cultural studies analysis of the CW’s hit teen television drama Gossip Girl (2007–2012). Bindig examines the show in terms of gender, race, class, sexuality, and consumerism, and...


Mediated Nostalgia: Individual Memory and Contemporary Mass Media

by Ryan Lizardi Lexington Books (November 06, 2014)

Mediated Nostalgia works to help understand the cultural, historical, and sociological implications of a past-obsessed media industry. It takes a cross-media and interdisciplinary approach in its study of the...


Re-creating Paul Bowles, the Other, and the Imagination: Music, Film, and Photography

by Raj Chandarlapaty Lexington Books (November 05, 2014)

This work underscores the true brilliance and timelessness of colonial metaphors of authorship that extend into the postmodern Age. The emphasis is upon both re-invention and comprehensive scholarship on music...


Hip Hop and Social Change in Africa: Ni Wakati

by Mickie Mwanzia Koster, Msia Kibona Clark, Sheba Lo & Rico Chapman et al. Lexington Books (October 30, 2014)

This book explores the role of hip hop in grassroots changes occurring today in Africa. It argues that artists use hip hop to confront social structures and reveals the complexity and dynamic nature of African...


Masturbation in Pop Culture: Screen, Society, Self

by Lauren Rosewarne Lexington Books (October 15, 2014)

Through reference to over six hundred scenes from film and television—as well as a diverse and cross-disciplinary academic bibliography—Masturbation in Pop Culture investigates the role that masturbation...


Labor and Global Justice: Essays on the Ethics of Labor Practices under Globalization

by Tim R. Johnston, Mary C. Rawlinson, Ronald M. S. Commers & Wim Vandekerckhove et al. Lexington Books (October 30, 2014)

Labor and Global Justice combines conceptual and theoretical perspectives across a multiplicity of relevant differences, both geographical and disciplinary, to develop a transnational perspective on labor and...


Chinese Lesbian Cinema: Mirror Rubbing, Lala, and Les

by Liang Shi Lexington Books (October 23, 2014)

This book is the first extensive study of lesbian cinema in mainland China. It also provides an account of the history of Chinese homosexuality, especially its female same-sex erotic tradition, from antiquity...


Crime and Racial Constructions: Cultural Misinformation about African Americans in Media and Academia

by Jeanette Covington Lexington Books (April 12, 2010)

Crime and Racial Constructions: Cultural Misinformation about African Americans in Media and Academia critically examines how the film industry and criminologists have constructed African Americans in their...


Hair, Headwear, and Orthodox Jewish Women: Kallah's Choice

by Amy K. Milligan Lexington Books (September 24, 2014)

In this study, Milligan uses an interdisciplinary ethnographic approach to consider the lived religious cultural experiences of Orthodox Jewish women living in a small community. Through an investigation of...


Global Women Leaders: Studies in Feminist Political Rhetoric

by Kathleen Mollick, Michele Lockhart, Catherine Waithera Mwangi & Nicole Khoury et al. Lexington Books (September 24, 2014)

Global Women Leaders: Studies in Feminist Political Rhetoric demonstrates the ways in which women have used political rhetoric and political discourse to provide leadership, or assert their right to leadership,...


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...


Sorting Letters, Sorting Lives: Delivering Diversity in the United States Postal Service

by Linda B. Benbow Lexington Books (December 29, 2010)

Sorting Letters, Sorting Lives offers an examination of a workplace that for many years has employed an extraordinarily diverse workforce: the United States Postal Service. In the post-civil rights era, the...


Theory and Method in Historical Ethnomusicology

by David G. Hebert, Jonathan McCollum, Ann E. Lucas & Judah M. Cohen et al. Lexington Books (September 11, 2014)

Theory and Method in Historical Ethnomusicology demonstrates various ways that new approaches to historiography––and the related application of new technologies––impact the work of ethnomusicologists...


Pockets of Change: Adaptation and Cultural Transition

by Tricia Hopton, Adam Atkinson, Peta Mitchell & Jane Stadler et al. Lexington Books (April 29, 2011)

Pockets of Change addresses issues of cultural adaptation and transition in the Arts. Based on insights into a range of primary texts and cultural practices-from visual art to film, from literature to theatre-these...


A Nation Can Rise No Higher Than Its Women: African American Muslim Women in the Movement for Black Self-Determination, 1950-1975

by Bayyinah S. Jeffries Lexington Books (April 04, 2014)

A Nation Can Rise No Higher Than Its Women: African American Muslim Women in the Nation of Islam, 1950–1975 challenges traditional interpretations of African American women who joined the Original Nation of...


Domination and Subordination as a Social Organization Principle in Georg Simmel's Soziologie

by Adele Bianco, Giuliana Fantini & Patrizia De Francesco Lexington Books (July 16, 2014)

Investigating Georg Simmel's approach to such themes as work relationships and political democracy, this book provides a theoretical key to understanding the change processes taking place in the global world....


Social Ties, Resources, and Migrant Labor Contention in Contemporary China: From Peasants to Protesters

by Jeffrey Becker Lexington Books (July 22, 2014)

This book examines labor protest in authoritarian states through a study of the evolution of migrant labor protests in China over the past three decades. It explores the economic, political, and demographic...


Prisoners on Criminology: Convict Life Stories and Crime Prevention

by William S. Tregea Lexington Books (June 25, 2014)

William S. Tregea makes prisoners’ stories come alive with eighty prisoner essays integrated in informational chapters tracing shifts in criminality, the U.S. prison build up, and inner cities. The chapters...


African Diaspora Identities: Negotiating Culture in Transnational Migration

by John A. Arthur Lexington Books (August 20, 2010)

This book positions the identities that African ZmigrZs negotiate in transnational migration. It seeks to investigate the structure and modalities of the broader social contexts and parameters underpinning how...


After the Factory: Reinventing America's Industrial Small Cities

by James J. Connolly, Thomas E. Lehman, Alison D. Goebel & Michael J. Hicks et al. Lexington Books (October 14, 2010)

After the Factory expores the challenges and opportunities facing the smaller industrial cities of America's heartland as they seek to reinvent themselves. It offers a unique, multidisciplinary look at communities...


Being White, Being Good: White Complicity, White Moral Responsibility, and Social Justice Pedagogy

by Barbara Applebaum Lexington Books (March 18, 2010)

Being White, Being Good focuses on white complicity and white complicity pedagogy. It examines the shifts in our conceptualization of the subject, language and moral responsibility that are required for understanding...


Power at the Roots: Gentrification, Community Gardens, and the Puerto Ricans of the Lower East Side

by Miranda J. Martinez Lexington Books (September 25, 2010)

This book is about community gardens and the struggles to save them from gentrified redevelopment in New York City's Lower East Side. It is a vivid account of the community garden preservation movement, focusing...


Utopic Dreams and Apocalyptic Fantasies: Critical Approaches to Researching Video Game Play

by Andras Lukacs, David G. Embrick, Talmadge J. Wright & Ken McAllister et al. Lexington Books (September 25, 2010)

Utopic Dreams and Apocalyptic Fantasies invites us to examine critical questions about video game play, pleasure, and fantasy from a sociological perspective.


Women Redefining the Experience of Food Insecurity: Life Off the Edge of the Table

by Janet Page-Reeves Lexington Books (July 03, 2014)

In Women Redefining the Experience of Food Insecurity: Life Off the Edge of the Table, contributors stress the relationship between food insecurity and women’s agency. By problematizing the mundane world of...


What People Believe When They Say That People Believe: Folk Sociology and the Nature of Group Intentions

by Todd Jones Lexington Books (October 26, 2010)

People are often unclear about what is meant by sentences such as 'Catholics don't believe in birth control.' In this book, Todd Jones explores what people are talking about when they ascribe beliefs or actions...


Transforming Borders: Chicana/o Popular Culture and Pedagogy

by Alejandra C. Elenes Lexington Books (November 15, 2010)

Transforming Borders: Chicana/o Popular Culture and Pedagogy situates Chicana feminists' re-imagining of La Llorona, the Virgin of Guadalupe, and Malintzin/Malinche as sources of border/transformative pedagogies....


Frantz Fanon and the Future of Cultural Politics: Finding Something Different

by Anthony C. Alessandrini Lexington Books (July 01, 2014)

This book examines how the work of a revolutionary writer such as Frantz Fanon might be best appropriated for contemporary political and cultural issues. Reviewing the field of “Fanon studies” in relation...


Concubinage and Servitude in Late Imperial China

by Hsieh Bao Hua Lexington Books (June 18, 2014)

Concubinage and Servitude in Late Imperial China is a survey of the institutions and practice of concubinage and servitude in both the general populace and the imperial palace in Ming-Qing China, focusing on...


Younger-Generation Korean Experiences in the United States: Personal Narratives on Ethnic and Racial Identities

by Thomas Chung, Pyong Gap Min, Bora Lee & Alex Jeong et al. Lexington Books (June 11, 2014)

Younger-Generation Korean Experiences in the United States: Personal Narratives on Ethnic and Racial Identities compares the formation of ethnic and racial identities in two generational cohorts of a contemporary...


Aging, Media, and Culture

by C. Lee Harrington, Denise Bielby, Anthony R. Bardo & Stephen Katz et al. Lexington Books (June 18, 2014)

This collection of original articles sits at the intersection of two interdisciplinary fields: media studies and aging studies. Drawing on both scholarly literatures, we explore the reciprocal influences of...


The Anthropology of Western Religions: Ideas, Organizations, and Constituencies

by Murray J. Leaf Lexington Books (May 21, 2014)

The Anthropology of Western Religions: Ideas, Organizations, and Constituencies is a comparative survey of the world’s major religious traditions as professional enterprises and, often, as social movements....


The Anthropology of Eastern Religions: Ideas, Organizations, and Constituencies

by Murray J. Leaf Lexington Books (May 21, 2014)

Anthropology of Eastern Religions: Ideas, Organizations, and Constituencies is a comparative survey of the world’s major religious traditions as professional enterprises and, often, as social movements. Documenting...


Function-Based Spatiality and the Development of Korean Communities in Japan: A Complex Adaptive Systems Theory Approach

by David Rands Lexington Books (May 21, 2014)

Function-Based Spatiality and the Development of Korean Communities in Japan addresses the impact of urban environments on the development of Korean communities in Japan. It takes into consideration the historically...


Gender and the American Presidency: Nine Presidential Women and the Barriers They Faced

by Theodore F. Sheckels, Nichola D. Gutgold & Diana B. Carlin Lexington Books (March 08, 2012)

Gender and the American Presidency: Nine Presidential Women and the Barriers They Faced, by Theodore F. Sheckels, Nichola D. Gutgold, and Diana Bartelli Carlin, is a book that includes interviews with several...


Marxism and Urban Culture

by Benjamin Fraser, Les Roberts, Malcolm Alan Compitello & Marc James Léger et al. Lexington Books (April 24, 2014)

Marxism and Urban Culture takes a broad view of Marx’s legacy and—largely in the spirit of Marxist urban geographers Henri Lefebvre and David Harvey—applies that legacy to cultural practices and products...


Portrayals of Children in Popular Culture: Fleeting Images

by Vibiana Bowman Cvetkovic & Debbie C. Olson Lexington Books (December 21, 2012)

This book examines how children and the concept of childhood are presented in media through the unique lens of childhood studies. This collection, authored by a cadre of international scholars, explores how...


Philosophical Feminism and Popular Culture

by Joanne Waugh, Sharon Crasnow, Anne-Marie Schultz & Naomi Zack et al. Lexington Books (December 06, 2012)

The eight essays contained in this book explore the portrayal of women, and various philosophical responses to that portrayal in contemporary post-civil rights society. They bring feminist voices to the conversation...


Sociology of Culture and Cultural Practices: The Transformative Power of Institutions

by Laurent Fleury, Michael Lavin & Terry Nichols Clark Lexington Books (April 01, 2014)

In Sociology of Culture and of Cultural Practices, Laurent Fleury presents a synthesis of research and debate from France and the United States. He traces the development of the sociology of culture from its...


Rastafari Reasoning and the RastaWoman: Gender Constructions in the Shaping of Rastafari Livity

by Jeanne Christensen Lexington Books (February 14, 2014)

This book examines the intersections of gender and race in a liberation movement propelled by an African spiritual ethos and restores agency to the RastaWoman’s subversive participation in the ritual known...


Health Care Disparities and the LGBT Population

by Teresa Heinz Housel, Vickie L. Harvey, Miriam King & Mike Allen et al. Lexington Books (April 01, 2014)

This edited volume fills an important gap in health communication, exploring the significant disparities in access to health care and health coverage that LGBT individuals and their families face. With cutting-edge...


Koreans in North America: Their Experiences in the Twenty-First Century

by Pyong Gap Min Lexington Books (December 08, 2012)

Koreans in North America covers various topics related to Korean experiences in the U.S. and Canada, including their immigration and settlement patterns, changes in business patterns, and identity, comprehensively....


Urban Spaces: Planning and Struggles for Land and Community

by Julia S. Jordan-Zachery, James Jennings, June Manning Thomas & Kim Geron et al. Lexington Books (December 30, 2009)

Urban Spaces is an interdisciplinary reader focusing on community-based versus corporate-based political and ideological struggles over the utilization of urban land and spaces.


The Dream Fields of Florida: Mexican Farmworkers and the Myth of Belonging

by Ella Schmidt Lexington Books (October 29, 2009)

Using ethnographic data from several immigrant farmworker communities in Florida, Schmidt unravels the embedded structural inequalities of U.S. society and the ideological discourses that mask them. This book...


Abolishing White Masculinity from Mark Twain to Hiphop: Crises in Whiteness

by Stephany Rose Lexington Books (March 25, 2014)

Abolishing White Masculinity from Mark Twain to Hiphop, a groundbreaking text in critical whiteness studies and literary criticism, looks toward white American male literature explicitly for racialized social...


Underserved Women of Color, Voice, and Resistance: Claiming a Seat at the Table

by Keisha Edwards Tassie, Sonja M. Brown Givens, Tangela Serls & Fatima Z. Chrifi Alaoui et al. Lexington Books (March 20, 2014)

This book argues that contemporary research on the lives and experiences of women of color tends to neglect the influence of women’s perceived access to voice on how they manage tensions related to race, class,...


God, Locke, and Liberty: The Struggle for Religious Freedom in the West

by Joseph Loconte Lexington Books (February 27, 2014)

God, Locke, and Liberty argues that John Locke based his most famous defense of religious freedom on a radical reinterpretation of the life and teachings of Jesus. In a fresh and provocative analysis of Locke’s...


Remake Television: Reboot, Re-use, Recycle

by Carlen Lavigne, Kimberley McMahon-Coleman, Ryan Lizardi & Heather Marcovitch et al. Lexington Books (February 27, 2014)

Remake Television: Reboot, Re-use, Recycle, edited by Carlen Lavigne, examines multiple definitions of television remakes, from reboots (like Charlie’s Angels) to adaptations (The Walking Dead) and sequels...


Shattering Myths on Immigration and Emigration in Costa Rica

by Kari Meyers, Carlos Sandoval-García, Carmen Kordick de Cubero & Carmen Caamaño et al. Lexington Books (December 27, 2010)

Shattering Myths on Immigration and Emigration in Costa Rica is a major contribution to scholarship on Central American immigration by the sheer number of topics it covers by an internationally recognized team...