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Political and Military Sociology: Military Perceptions and Perceptions of the Military

by Neovi M. Karakatsanis & Jonathan Swarts Transaction Publishers (November 05, 2014)

This volume focuses on the perceptions and identities of those serving in the military, with four of its seven articles using survey or interview data to explore those perceptions. A range of military forces...


The War Game: Studies of the New Civilian Militarists

by Irving Louis Horowitz & Howard G. Schneiderman Transaction Publishers (September 05, 2013)

Irving Louis Horowitz argues that those who protest the idea that war is a game do so on moral grounds that leave unanswered tough questions: What is the alternative to playing the game? What will become of...


Grassroots and Coalitions: Exploring the Possibilities of Black Politics

by Michael Mitchell & David Covin Transaction Publishers (September 06, 2013)

The main focus of this volume is an exploration of the patterns of competition for political power at the state and local levels in American politics. This volume looks at institutionalized patterns of black...


That Floating Bridge

by Benj DeMott Transaction Publishers (July 31, 2013)

Alive to history in the making, this volume examines Barack Obama’s and Lyndon Johnson’s presidency, the killing of Trayvon Martin and the death of Andrew Breitbart, Occupy Wall Street and “America Beyond...


The New Sociology of Knowledge: The Life and Work of Peter L. Berger

by Michaela Pfadenhauer & Peter L. Berger Transaction Publishers (August 31, 2013)

This book provides an in-depth view on the critical thinking of one of the most important sociologists in recent times. Michaela Pfadenhauer demonstrates the relevance of Peter L. Berger’s work to the sociology...


Little Ethiopia of the Pacific Northwest

by Joseph W. Scott & Solomon A. Getahun Transaction Publishers (June 30, 2013)

This book tells the story of the Ethiopian community started in Seattle by college students who came to the city during the Ethiopian revolution of 1974, but were unable to return. These stranded students became...


Witnessing Australian Stories: History, Testimony, and Memory in Contemporary Culture

by Kelly Jean Butler Transaction Publishers (June 30, 2013)

Drawing upon international scholarship on collective memory, public history, testimony, and witnessing, this book represents a cultural history of contemporary Australia. It examines the forms of witnessing...


The Death Camps of Croatia: Visions and Revisions, 1941-1945

by Raphael Israeli Transaction Publishers (March 04, 2013)

Raphael Israeli shows that in Yugoslavia during World War II, anti-Semitism was deeply rooted and widespread. Israeli distills fact and historical record from accusation and grievance, noting that seventy years...


Political and Military Sociology: An Annual Review

by Neovi M. Karakatsanis & Jonathan Swarts Transaction Publishers (March 31, 2013)

Several contributions in this volume focus on the modern Middle East, with other articles examining justifications for war, the return of war veterans, white nationalists, and the activities of the Moral Majority....


Beyond Civilization: Society, Culture, and the Individual in the Age of Globalization

by Harry Redner Transaction Publishers (January 31, 2013)

“[Redner] examines how the processes unleashed by globalization are usurping civilization as a means of social organization and mode for arranging identity. He argues that as globalization begins to make the...


Culture and Civilization: Cosmopolitanism and the Global Polity

by Gabriel R. Ricci Transaction Publishers (January 23, 2013)

This volume focuses on cosmopolitanism, the global polity, and political ramifications of globalization. The introduction by Gabriel R. Ricci establishes context and provides an overview of the entire work....


Mobile Communication: Bringing Us Together and Tearing Us Apart

by Rich Ling & Scott W. Campbell Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

“Although perspectives differ on whether the effects of mobile communication are beneficial, these essays make clear that this topic is worthy of investigation . . . Recommended.” —R. Davis, Choice  Mobile...


The Erotic

by Lou Andreas-Salome, John Crisp, Gary Winship & Matthew Del Nevo Transaction Publishers (September 25, 2012)

“[Die Erotik] is a philosophical and psychological reflection on the meaning and purpose of the erotic in our lives and how it is this primal force that simultaneously serves to connect us to the most basic...


On Loss and Losing: Beyond the Medical Model of Personal Distress

by Melvyn L. Fein Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

“Fein presents a compelling case for sociological interpretation of personal distress. Although he acknowledges that some personal suffering derives from biological sources, and that mental illnesses can spill...


The Ideals of Joseph Ben-David: The Scientist's Role and Centers of Learning Revisited

by Liah Greenfeld Transaction Publishers (August 14, 2012)

In the spirit of Ben-David, believing that scholarly debate advances common good, and rational discourse wins whichever way arguments in it are settled, this festschrift debates such core issues as the nature...


Environmental Political Philosophy

by Olli Loukola & Wojciech W. Gasparski Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

The need for solutions to environmental problems is urgent. Expanded environmental research and knowledge, along with interest in environmental issues, has focused attention on the social, political, and practical...


Redemption and Recovery: Further Parallels of Religion and Science in Addiction Treatment

by Daniel E. Hood Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

Redemption and Recovery continues the ethnographic comparison of two faith-based and science-based drug programs begun in the author's previous works, Addiction Treatment. These stories include the direct accounts...


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,...


Godly Seed: American Evangelicals Confront Birth Control, 1873-1973

by Allan C. Carlson Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

“Godly Seed: American Evangelicals Confront Birth Control, 1873–1973 examines the history and process by which evangelical leaders eventually moved from being against contraception to accepting birth control...


African American Consciousness: Past and Present

by James L. Conyers, Jr. Transaction Publishers (January 31, 2011)

African American Consciousness focuses on ideas of culture, race, and class within the interdisciplinary matrix of Africana Studies. Even more important, it uses a methodology that emphasizes interpretation...


Addiction Treatment: Comparing Religion and Science in Application

by Daniel E. Hood Transaction Publishers (January 15, 2011)

Addiction Treatment is ethnography that compares two types of residential drug-free treatment programs—religious, faith-based programs and science-based, secular programs. Through extensive participatory observations,...


Performing Action: Artistry in Human Behavior and Social Research

by Joseph R. Gusfield Transaction Publishers (March 31, 2015)

“The goal of . . . [this book] is to forge a closer relationship between art and sociology. The link is that individual conduct studied by sociologists is like planned and rehearsed theatrical actions, which...


The Holocaust, Religion, and the Politics of Collective Memory: Beyond Sociology

by Ronald J. Berger Transaction Publishers (January 31, 2012)

“[Berger] aims to integrate the study of the Holocaust into the wider sociological study of genocide, and the way such events are handled and remembered. . . . The author is particularly interested in the...


Biosociology: Bridging the Biology-Sociology Divide

by Anthony Walsh Transaction Publishers (January 21, 2014)

In this volume, Anthony Walsh bridges the divide separating sociology from biology, arguing that sociology has nothing to fear and a wealth of riches to gain if it pays attention to the theories, concepts, and...


Suspicious Gifts: Bribery, Morality, and Professional Ethics

by Malin Akerstrom Transaction Publishers (November 30, 2013)

This book investigates the sensitive issue of gift exchanges and how they become an object of contention. Malin Åkerström considers the moral dilemmas presented by bribes and gift giving and highlights the...


Contours of African American Politics: Into the Future: The Demise of African American Politics?

by Georgia A. Persons Transaction Publishers (March 31, 2014)

Contours of African American Politics chronicles the systematic study of African American politics and its subsequent recognition as an established field of scholarly inquiry. African American politics emanates...


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...


The Mask of Normalcy: Social Conformity and Its Ambiguities

by George Serban Transaction Publishers (November 27, 2013)

Psychologists view well-adjusted behavior as conformity—the ability to navigate relationships and events within the framework of societal rules and regulations without undue distress. But what defines “normal?”...


Religion, Space, and the Environment

by Sigurd Bergmann Transaction Publishers (February 04, 2014)

"The sheer breadth of ideas and analysis in Religion, Space, and the Environment deserves to add Bergmann to the trinity of frequently-cited authors in the field of how we think about places."  —Bob Trubshaw,...


A Treatise on Good Robots

by Krzysztof Tchon & Wojciech W. Gasparski Transaction Publishers (January 26, 2014)

This volume investigates the ways emerging technologies in the fields of robotics and bio-robotics are influencing society. It considers both the philosophical and technological study of robots, including what...


Jews, Antisemitism, and the Middle East

by Michael Curtis Transaction Publishers (September 30, 2013)

Will animosity towards Jews and the State of Israel never end? This book ventures to rectify the misrepresentations, propaganda, obsessions, and falsifications widely disseminated in the media and public discourse,...


Student Diversity at the Big Three: Changes at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton since the 1920s

by Marcia Graham Synnott Transaction Publishers (September 30, 2013)

Ivy League universities face significant challenges in maintaining their professed goal to educate a reasonable number of students from all ethnic, racial, religious, and socio-economic groups while maintaining...


Science Wars: Politics, Gender, and Race

by Anthony Walsh Transaction Publishers (July 19, 2013)

This volume introduces the ideas motivating the oft-opposing parties of biologists and social constructionists on the issues of politics, gender, and race. When the topics of gender and race are addressed, especially...


Americans from Africa: Old Memories, New Moods

by Peter I. Rose Transaction Publishers (April 19, 2016)

This book is the second of a two-volume set exploring the controversies about the experiences of Americans from Africa. It contains essays on the roots of protest, including the original “Confessions of Nat...


Nazi Laws and Jewish Lives: Letters from Vienna

by Edith Kurzweil Transaction Publishers (July 28, 2014)

Although the period leading up to the Nazi genocide of Europe’s Jews has been well recorded, few sources convey the incremental effect of specific decrees aimed to dehumanize Jews caught in Hitler’s net....


Experts versus Laymen: A Study of the Patsy and the Subcontractor

by Barney G. Glaser Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

Experts versus Laymen has been recognized as a ground-breaking effort in the development of a methodology of theory addressed to important issues in the discovery of how social interaction actually occurs. An...


The Signature of Power: Buildings, Communications, and Policy

by Harold D. Lasswell Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

“The late Harold D. Lasswell has provided a fascinating and highly useful interpretation of the symbolic uses of architecture in numerous societies over many years. This work opens up new vistas for social...


South Korea: A Socioeconomic Overview from the Past to Present

by Daniel J. Schwekendiek Transaction Publishers (October 31, 2016)

During the second half of the twentieth century, an economic boom, driven by advances in technology, has led South Korea to become the world’s fastest growing economy. But, there were also social factors associated...


The Endangered West: Myopic Elites and Fragile Social Orders in a Threatening World

by John Higley Transaction Publishers (November 30, 2016)

Bold political elites and unique forms of social order brought the West to world dominance, but both are weakening dramatically in the contemporary period. The Endangered West makes the case for the continuation...


The Irish and the American Presidency

by Nicole Anderson Yanoso Transaction Publishers (September 30, 2016)

There is a widely held notion that, except for the elections of 1928 and 1960, the Irish have primarily influenced only state and local government. The Irish and the American Presidency reveals that the Irish...


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...


Custom: An Essay on Social Codes

by Ferdinand Tonnies & Mathieu Deflem Transaction Publishers (April 30, 2014)

In Custom, Ferdinand Tönnies illustrates the relationship of custom to various aspects of culture, such as religion, gender, and family. Tönnies argues that all social norms are evolved from a basic sense...


Jews Against Themselves

by Edward Alexander Transaction Publishers (May 31, 2015)

This volume features powerful essays by Edward Alexander on the phenomenon of anti-Zionism on the part of the Jewish intelligentsia. It also analyzes the explosive growth of traditional anti-Semitism, especially...


False Prophets: Studies on Authoritarianism

by Leo Lowenthal Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

The studies in this volume deal with problems of authoritarianism and anti-Semitism. Lowenthal’s book-length contribution, “Prophets of Deceit,” which begins this collection, is a classic of political...


The Democratic Imagination: Dialogues on the Work of Irving Louis Horowitz

by Ray C. Rist & Mary E. Curtis Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2015)

“This is an absorbing book, intimate, grateful and strong in its call for scientific rigor in sociology.”  —Stewart Wolf, Integrative Physiological and Behavioral Science  This festschrift celebrates...


Critical Theory and Frankfurt Theorists: Lectures-Correspondence-Conversations

by Leo Lowenthal Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

The core of this volume presents Lowenthal’s sixty-year-long intellectual career as a critical theorist and sociologist. The book includes some of his speeches on Theodor Adorno and Walter Benjamin and includes...


Weber and Toennies: Comparative Sociology in Historical Perspective

by Joseph B. Maier, Zoltan Tarr & Judith T. Marcus Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

This collection of selected essays by Werner J. Cahnman brings together his writings about Max Weber, Ferdinand Toennies, and historical sociology. The great theoretical range and depth of his intellect and...


Founders, Classics, Canons: Modern Disputes over the Origins and Appraisal of Sociologys Heritage

by Peter Baehr & Steven Lukes Transaction Publishers (December 15, 2015)

Founders, classics, and canons have been vitally important in helping to frame sociology’s identity. In this volume, Peter Baehr defends the continuing importance of sociology’s classics and traditions in...


Class Conflict: The Pursuit and History of American Justice

by Gregory C. Leavitt Transaction Publishers (March 27, 2013)

Beginning with the late eighteenth century and ending in the late twentieth century, Leavitt traces the history of class conflict and the struggle for justice among Americans. He argues that class struggles...