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Embracing Envy: Finding the Spiritual Treasure in Our Most Shameful Emotion

by Josh Gressel UPA (October 08, 2014)

Embracing Envy features interviews with everyday people, reviews of mainstream psychological research, and lessons from wisdom literature that delve into how envy can be seen as meaningful and useful in our...

Technology and Society Reader: Case Studies

by Peter B. Heller UPA (March 15, 2012)

These case studies illustrate the mutual, reciprocal impact of technology on one hand and the social sciences, including government policy, on the other. The text suggests that advanced technology is not always...

Reading, Writing, and Discussing at the Graduate Level: A Guidebook for International Students

by Rina Kim, Lillie R. Ablert & Hang Gyun Sihn UPA (September 04, 2014)

This book will help international students navigate the academic, professional, and social issues they will encounter while attending graduate school in the United States. This book is an invaluable tool for...

Viewing an American Ethnic Community: Rochester, New York, Italians in Photographs

by Frank A. Salamone UPA (December 28, 2009)

The Italians of Rochester were unique because of the history, culture, and society to which they adapted. This photo-book is a record of the city and its Italian community, showing mainly the happy times in...

The Politics of Gender and the Culture of Sexuality: Western, Islamic, and African Perspectives

by Ali A. Mazrui & Etin Anwar UPA (July 08, 2014)

The Politics of Gender and the Culture of Sexuality outlines theories of gender within the intellectual paradigm of the triple heritage: Islam, Africanity, and the West. In doing so, the author and editor present...

The Andragogic Learning Center: A Field Study in Social Work Education

by Moshe Sonnheim & Shlomit Lehman UPA (December 21, 2009)

This book examines an eight-year study at the Bar Ilan School of Social Work, Israel (1989-1997). The study tested the efficacy of an innovative community-based teaching approach, combining field and class instruction....

Our Own Worst Enemy as Protector of Ourselves: Stereotypes, Schemas, and Typifications as Integral Elements in the Persuasive Process

by Byron B. Renz UPA (February 23, 2010)

This book takes us through the persuasive process, particularly as it is used in terrorist persuasive settings and as it has been used in some of the major propaganda battles of the twentieth and twenty-first...

Desperate for Authenticity: A Critical Analysis of the Feminist Theology of Virginia Ramey Mollenkott

by Patricia Hawley UPA (August 04, 2010)

Mollenkott is a pioneer in the endeavors to integrate feminism with Christian theology, specifically evangelical theology. This book considers her personal development alongside her theological development to...

Head Games: De-Colonizing the Psychotherapeutic Process

by Nikitah Okembe-RA Imani UPA (December 18, 2010)

This book is focused on the way in which ethnocentrism and cultural bias can impact public health, and in this case, psychotherapeutic process. It examines a family therapy program being run by a major public...

African Americans in the Post-Emancipation South: The Outsiders' View

by Alton Hornsby Jr. UPA (December 22, 2010)

This study uses these first-hand accounts to attain glimpses of African American life in the post-emancipation South, incorporating a broad cross-section of the views of European travelers and Euro-American...

The Triadic Structure of the Mind: Outlines of a Philosophical System

by Francesco Belfiore UPA (May 23, 2014)

The Triadic Structure of the Mind provides a philosophical system that offers fresh solutions in the fields of ontology, knowledge, ethics, and politics. The second edition includes a more extensive treatment...

The Rhetoric of Black Mayors: In Their Own Words

by Deborah F. Atwater UPA (August 30, 2010)

This book explores rhetorical and practical efforts of Black mayors in building coalitions to win elections and govern cities. Atwater discusses and analyzes the process of creating coalitions by each mayor...

The German Jews in America: A Minority within a Minority

by Gerhard Falk UPA (April 01, 2014)

Falk focuses on refugees who fled from Nazi tyranny in the 1930s, immigrated to America, and succeeded despite immense obstacles. This book includes a review of the most prominent academics that made major contributions...


by Johann Wilhelm von Archenholtz & Lois E. Bueler UPA (December 24, 2013)

J. W. von Archenholtz’s England is a political and sociological description of Great Britain during the second half of the 18th century. Based primarily on Archenholtz’s firsthand observations from 1769...

Invisible Student Scientists: How Graduate School Science and Engineering Programs Shortchange Black, Hispanic, and Women Students

by Robert Leslie Fisher UPA (December 19, 2013)

Fisher asserts that more native-born women and underrepresented minorities need to obtain advanced degrees in the United States. Drawing on rich data from a sample of approximately 1,300 graduate students, Fisher...

Overcoming Adversity in Academia: Stories from Generation X Faculty

by Elwood Watson UPA (December 04, 2013)

This collection of essays written by seventeen Generation X academics passionately, provocatively, and eloquently demonstrates the personal issues, conflicts, and triumphs that are definitive of this generation....

Introduction to Habermas

by Sandro Segre UPA (November 21, 2013)

This book provides a compact and up-to-date presentation of Jürgen Habermas’ oeuvre, with particular reference to his theory of communicative action. Segre explores Habermas’ themes of the rationalization...

Women in the Biblical World: A Survey of Old and New Testament Perspectives

by Elizabeth A. McCabe, Victoria Phillips, Rev. Karen Fitz La Barge & William L. Lyons et al. UPA (December 22, 2009)

This volume features the most current research in feminist biblical scholarship. This collection will whet the reader's appetite for cutting-edge research and encourage a closer look at key biblical passages...

The Desert Experience in Israel: Communities, Arts, Science, and Education in the Negev

by A. Paul Hare & Gideon M. Kressel UPA (September 29, 2009)

This book shares the responses of settlers, artists, poets, scientists, and educators who lived near the Blaustein Institute in the Negev Desert of Israel as they answer the question, 'What difference has living...

Cultivating Personal and Organizational Effectiveness: Spiritual Insights from African Proverbs

by Chiku Malunga UPA (December 14, 2012)

Malunga builds on the African concept of personhood and community known as ubuntu and draws on insights from the wisdom contained in African proverbs. He discusses the stages of spiritual development, ways to...

Women's Retreat: Voices of Female Faculty in Higher Education

by Atsuko Seto & Mary Alice Bruce UPA (May 22, 2013)

This book offers inspiration and support to female faculty members in higher education who are at various stages of their professional development. Twenty-four educators share both their intuitive voices and...

Traditional Islamic Environmentalism: The Vision of Seyyed Hossein Nasr

by Tarik M. Quadir UPA (September 16, 2013)

This work examines the relevance of traditional Islamic thought and practices for a lasting solution to the current environmental crisis. The book argues that only a revival of the traditional worldview which...

Cultural Sociology within Innovative Treatise: Islamic Insights on Human Symbols

by Mahmoud Dhaouadi UPA (July 11, 2013)

This book stresses the distinction of the human race from other species by using what the author calls Human Symbols (HS): language, thought, religion, knowledge/science, and cultural values and norms. Dhaouadi...

An Introduction to Models in the Social Sciences

by Charles A. Lave & James G. March UPA (September 27, 1993)

What is a model? How do you construct one? What are some common models in the social sciences? How can models be applied in new situations? What makes a model good? Focusing on answers to these and related questions,...

From the Shtetl to the Lecture Hall: Jewish Women and Cultural Exchange

by Luise Hirsch UPA (February 11, 2013)

Until the 19th century, women were regularly excluded from graduate education. This compelling book tells the story of Russian and German Jews who became the first female professionals in modern history. Hirsch...

Internarrative Identity: Placing the Self

by Ajit K. Maan UPA (December 08, 2009)

This book asks how identity is created and examines the history of conceptions of the self, from Aristotle to Postmodernism, to find the answers. Maan finds the human capacity to self creation exists in what...

A Second Appeal: A Consideration of Freedom and Social Justice

by Daphne M. Rolle UPA (February 02, 2010)

This book engages in an analysis of the ideals of freedom and social justice. Rolle examines and questions Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World by David Walker, which encourages slaves to embrace a theologically-based...

Ecofeminism: Towards Integrating the Concerns of Women, Poor People, and Nature into Development

by Jytte Nhanenge UPA (April 01, 2011)

This book is for those who desire to improve their understanding of the current crises of poverty, environmental destruction, violence, and human rights abuses, and their causes. Unless we increase our awareness...

Color Struck: Essays on Race and Ethnicity in Global Perspective

by Julius O. Adekunle & Hettie V. Williams UPA (February 24, 2010)

This book is a compilation of expositions on race and ethnicity, written from multiple disciplinary approaches including history, sociology, women's studies, and anthropology. This book is organized around a...

Crippled at the Starting Gate: The Graduate Schools Created and Perpetuate the Gender Gap in Science and Engineering

by Robert Leslie Fisher UPA (November 16, 2009)

This book argues that the United States needs an education bill to send more Americans to graduate school in the sciences, technology, and engineering. Graduate schools need to change their culture not only...

It's Not Because You're Black: Addressing Issues of Racism and Underrepresentation of African Americans in Academia

by Annie Smith PhD & Orville Blackman UPA (April 19, 2013)

As the country becomes increasingly diverse, new issues arise within the American educational system. This book examines the effects of underrepresentation of African Americans in colleges and universities....

To the Ends of the Earth: Northern Soul and Southern Nights in Western Australia

by Paul Mercieca, Anne Chapman & Marnie O'Neill UPA (April 04, 2013)

Northern Soul is a cultural phenomenon twice removed from its original source in Britain in the late 1960s. By giving voice to the members of this scene, this book explores theories about how identity and cultural...

The Invention of Monotheist Ethics: Exploring the Second Book of Samuel

by Hillel I. Millgram UPA (December 04, 2009)

This book, Volume II of II, presents a comprehensive analysis of the Biblical Book of Samuel. Usually taken as a socio-political history of ancient Israel during a century of change, this book contends that,...

The Invention of Monotheist Ethics: Exploring the First Book of Samuel

by Hillel I. Millgram UPA (December 04, 2009)

This book, Volume I of II, presents a comprehensive analysis of the Biblical Book of Samuel. Usually taken as a socio-political history of ancient Israel during a century of change, this book contends that,...

Making Rapid Response Real: Change Management and Organizational Learning in Critical Patient Care

by Jason D. Park UPA (November 11, 2009)

This book discusses the reasons why doctors and nurses might be reluctant to make use of Rapid Response Teams (RRTs), which provide critical care in hospitals, in spite of the possible benefits. This book offers...

Embodied Collective Memory: The Making and Unmaking of Human Nature

by Rafael F. Narváez UPA (December 16, 2012)

The human body is not a given fact—it is acquired, achieved, and learned. The body remembers, and it does so in collectively relevant ways. This book discusses how, why, and to what extent corporeal memories...

School Social Work Services in Federally Funded Programs: An African American Perspective

by Hope M. Bland & Ashraf Esmail UPA (October 08, 2012)

Focusing on the barriers between social work intervention in education and government funded programs that impact African American students, this book approaches these issues from a child-centered perspective....

Dancing with the Gods: Essays in Ga Ritual

by Marion Kilson UPA (November 15, 2012)

This book explores cosmological concepts and ritual actions of the Ga people of southeastern Ghana through case studies of calendrical agricultural rites, social status transition rites, and redressive rites....

The Geography of Genocide

by Allan D. Cooper UPA (October 10, 2008)

The Geography of Genocide offers a unique analysis of over sixty genocides in world history, explaining why genocides only occur in territorial interiors and never originate from cosmopolitan urban centers.

Correlations Between the Physical and Social Sciences

by Valentine J. Belfiglio UPA (December 16, 2011)

This monograph presents four case studies that make correlations between the physical and social sciences. Traditional, empirical, and postmodernist approaches to the study of social sciences have left many...

Partible Paternity and Anthropological Theory: The Construction of an Ethnographic Fantasy

by Warren Shapiro UPA (June 16, 2009)

This book discusses the conception 'partible paternity' within Amazonian Indian communities. The author argues that fellow anthropologists Beckerman and Valentine are completely wrong in labeling the Amazonian...

Executed Women of 20th and 21st Centuries

by L. Kay Gillespie UPA (June 15, 2009)

This book provides a look into the lives, crimes, and executions of women during the 20th and 21st centuries. The purpose is not to condone the actions of these women, but to suggest that those we executed are,...

Handbook of Families and Work: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

by D. Russell Crane & Jeffrey E. Hill UPA (May 16, 2009)

This handbook is designed to illuminate issues involved in the intersection of family life and paid employment from a broad range of disciplines. These contributions by leading national and international work-family...

Go Get Mother's Picket Sign: Crossing Spheres With the Material Culture of Suffrage

by Cathleen Nista Rauterkus UPA (November 16, 2009)

This book tells the story of American suffragists within both political and domestic spheres, who worked to balance their public and private lives. The work is original and takes a fresh approach to this most...

The World's Fearlessness Teachings: A Critical Integral Approach to Fear Management/Education for the 21st Century

by R. Michael Fisher UPA (November 16, 2009)

This book addresses the human fear problem by summarizing the teachings on fearlessness from around the world and throughout history and utilizing critical integral theory to categorize the developmental and...

Making Math Learning Fun for Inner City School Students

by Glendolyn Duhon-Jeanlouis, Alice Duhon-Ross McCallum & Ashraf Esmail UPA (October 28, 2010)

This book is an effective tool for educators and a textbook for professors of higher education. The concepts discussed in the book provide a body of knowledge that will enable leaders to understand the critical...

Dispositions as Habits of Mind: Making Professional Conduct More Intelligent

by Erskine S. Dottin UPA (November 11, 2009)

This book provides opportunities for candidates in teacher education programs, which focus on nurturing and assessing dispositions, to see the habits of mind for making professional conduct more intelligent,...

Hermes on Two Wheels: The Sociology of Bicycle Messengers

by Kevin Wehr UPA (September 28, 2009)

This book shows the dynamic world of the bicycle messenger through a sociological lens, based on a five-year participant observation study. The research shows how messengers work within a political-economic...

The Economic Theory of Developing Countries' Rise: Explaining the Myth of Rapid Economic Growth in China

by Yangsheng Zhong, Xiaohui Wang & Guangmin He UPA (June 10, 2010)

This book is about the economics of developing countries' rise, based on the case of China and focuses on economic growth theory. It features traditional political economics and Chinese characteristics of socialism...

Clinical Social Work Practice and Regulation: An Overview

by Laura W. Groshong UPA (October 27, 2009)

This book describes the mental health treatment being provided by over 200,000 licensed clinical social workers in the United States and a summary of the fifty-one licensure laws and regulations which govern...