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Still Life in Real Time: Theory After Television
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Still Life in Real Time: Theory After Television

Richard Dienst

Explores the challenges television has posed for contemporary theories of culture, technology, and media.

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Disruptive Voices: The Possibilities of Feminist Research
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Disruptive Voices: The Possibilities of Feminist Research

Michelle Fine

Provocative essays on the ways feminist approaches to research can unite research practice and social action

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Rethinking Power
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Rethinking Power

Thomas E. Wartenberg

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Magical Arrows: Maori, the Greeks and the Folklore of the Universe
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Magical Arrows: Maori, the Greeks and the Folklore of the Universe

Gregory Schrempp, Marshall Sahlins

An exploration of cosmology, connecting the Western philosophical tradition with the cosmological traditions of non-Western societies. Using the mythology and philosophy of the Maori as a counterpoint, it finds a philosophical...

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Spatial Boundaries and Social Dynamics: Case Studies from Food-producing Societies
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Spatial Boundaries and Social Dynamics: Case Studies from Food-producing Societies

Augustin F. C. Holl, Thomas Evan Levy

This volume aims to provide explanation of the how and the when of the spatial patterns observed in the material record of a sample of food producing societies in Africa and the Near East. It is based on ideas first discussed at...

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Exits from the Labyrinth: Culture and Ideology in the Mexican National Space
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Exits from the Labyrinth: Culture and Ideology in the Mexican National Space

Claudio Lomnitz-Adler

Applying anthropological techniques to the study of national culture, the author of this work links ethnographic and historical research to two aspects of Mexican national ideology: the history of charisma in Mexican politics and...

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Sozialwissenschaftliche Dissertationen Und Habilitationen in Der Ddr 1951-1991: Eine Dokumentation
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Sozialwissenschaftliche Dissertationen Und Habilitationen in Der Ddr 1951-1991: Eine Dokumentation

Ja1/4rgen Friedrichs, J'Urgen Friedrichs, J Rgen Friedrichs

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Religion and Personal Autonomy: Third Disestablishment in America
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Religion and Personal Autonomy: Third Disestablishment in America

Phillip E. Hammond

Based on extensive primary research and grounded in a historical and theoretical framework, Religion and Personal Autonomy analyzes the role of religion in contemporary American society. The book makes a significant contribution...

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Race, Ethnicity and Urbanization: Selected Essays of Howard N.Rabinowitz
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Race, Ethnicity and Urbanization: Selected Essays of Howard N.Rabinowitz

Howard N. Rabinowitz

Draws together Rabinowitz's work on three very different but overlapping fields: race relations, ethnicity and urban history. The essays offer an analysis of recent developments in all three areas, including assessments of the...

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A Journey into the Philosophy of Alain Locke
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A Journey into the Philosophy of Alain Locke

Johnny Washington

In providing a broad vision of Alain Locke's ideas, Washington considers the views of Booker T. Washington and his contemporaries, the theories of anthropologists concerning race and ethnicity, and many current social issues. He...

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Family Interpreted: Psychoanalysis, Feminism and Family Therapy
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Family Interpreted: Psychoanalysis, Feminism and Family Therapy

Deborah Anna Leupnitz, Paki Wieland

Demonstrates how family therapists unwittingly confirm the patriarchal power structure by trivialising marital violence, implicating mothers and exonerating fathers in their explanations of children's problems. The author proposes...

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Nobody Lives on Arthur Godfrey Boulevard
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Nobody Lives on Arthur Godfrey Boulevard

Gerald Costanzo

This is truly poetry in the American grain. Costanzo looks unflinchingly at our totems, artifacts and folkways, and sets them down just as they are, with a deadly but affectionate irony. --Carolyn Kizer

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Introduccion a La Etnopsiquiatria
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Introduccion a La Etnopsiquiatria

Raymond Fourastie, Maria Teresa Miccio

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Cattle, Capitalism and Class: Ilparakuyo Maasai Transformations
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Cattle, Capitalism and Class: Ilparakuyo Maasai Transformations

Peter Rigby

Focusing on the Ilparakuyo Maasai of Kenya and Tanzania, this book discusses why third world development policies with regard to pastoral societies are inappropriate and likely to fail. It analyzes the language and customs of the...

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On the Road to Tribal Extinction: Depopulation, Deculturation, and Adaptive Well-Being Among the Batak of the Philippines
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On the Road to Tribal Extinction: Depopulation, Deculturation, and Adaptive Well-Being Among the Batak of the Philippines

James F. Eder

The cultural and even physical extinction of the world's remaining tribal people is a disturbing phenomenon of our time. This study explores the adaptive limits of small human populations facing the ecological changes, social...

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Masked Culture: Greenwich Village Halloween Parade
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Masked Culture: Greenwich Village Halloween Parade

Jack Kugelmass

A nocturnal pageant of outrageous costumes, giant puppets, and otherwordly creatures comes alive one night each year to unleash the magic and drama of Halloween into the streets of New York City. This is a look into the history,...

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Method & Theory for Investigating the Peopling of the Americas
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Method & Theory for Investigating the Peopling of the Americas

D Gentry Steele, Robson Bonnichsen

The first of four volumes to come out of the first World Summit Conference on the peopling of the Americas, this includes sections on methods, geoarchaeology, biological approaches, linguistic approaches, and material culture.

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The Encyclopedia of World Cultures
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The Encyclopedia of World Cultures

Yale University Press, Paul Friedrich, David Levinson

This text includes statistical data and observations of cultures in Russia and China. For each culture, it examines its history, settlements, economy, cultural relations, land tenure kinship, marriage and family, religion and...

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Pride and Prejudice: School Desegregation and Urban Renewal in Norfolk, 1950-1959
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Pride and Prejudice: School Desegregation and Urban Renewal in Norfolk, 1950-1959

Forrest R. White

This book studies the history of Norfolk during the 1950s, characterized by the voracity of the city's attack on urban blight and the ferocity of its resistance to school desegregation.

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Sexual Power: Feminism and the Family in America
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Sexual Power: Feminism and the Family in America

Carolyn Johnston

Argues that the gradual growth of feminist consciousness lies not in oppression or feelings of victimisation, but in a growing sense of the empowerment of women as wives and mothers. Johnston also explores critical questions...

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Women's Two Roles: A Contemporary Dilemma
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Women’s Two Roles: A Contemporary Dilemma

Phyllis Moen

Addresses the following central questions: what are the major implications - for society, families, husbands, children and women themselves - of the substantial and progressive movement of American women into the labor force?

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Killing and Letting Die
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Killing and Letting Die

Bonnie Steinbock, Alastair Norcross

This is the second edition of a collection of 21 essays which airs the controversies surrounding the moral and legal distinctions between euthanasia and letting die . The authors address a range of questions, including medical...

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Knowledge and Passion: Essays in Sociology and Social Theory in Honour of John Rex
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Knowledge and Passion: Essays in Sociology and Social Theory in Honour of John Rex

Herminio Martins

This is a collection of essays in honour of John Rex who is Professor of Sociology at Warwick University. The essays aim to reflect and honour the moral and social commitment manifested in Rex's work, especially in the field of...

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Whither Israel?
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Whither Israel?

Keith Kyle, Joel Peters, Philip Robins

As it enters the 1990s Israel faces crucial political, economic and social challenges. Its parliamentary system is proving increasingly ineffective and its economy is beset by stagflation, inflation and unemployment. This text...

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Missouri's Black Heritage
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Missouri’s Black Heritage

Lorenzo Johnston Greene, Gary R. Kremer, Antonio Frederick Holland

Originally written in 1980 by the late Lorenzo J. Greene, Gary R. Kremer, and Antonio F. Holland, Missouri's Black Heritage remains the only book-length account of the rich and inspiring history of the state's African American...

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The Condition of the Working Class in England: From Personal Observation and Authentic Sources
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The Condition of the Working Class in England: From Personal Observation and Authentic Sources

Friedrich Engels, E. J Hobsbawm

One of the classic texts of Marxist thought, a vitally important political, social and historical document, written out of a deep humanity and with great analytic skill.

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From a Shattered Sun: Hierarchy, Gender and Alliance in the Tanimbar Islands
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From a Shattered Sun: Hierarchy, Gender and Alliance in the Tanimbar Islands

Susan McKinnon

Among a growing number of ethnographies of Eastern Indonesia that deal with cosmology, exchange and kinship, this book confronts issues originally broached by Edmund Leach and Claude Levi-Strauss, concerning the relation between...

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Ngoma: Discourses of Healing in Central and Southern Africa
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Ngoma: Discourses of Healing in Central and Southern Africa

Janzen, John M

A widespread form of ritual healing in Central and Southern Africa, ngoma is investigated here and interpreted in a contemporary context. The study incorporates spirit possession into a broader, institutional profile that...

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Social Discourse and Moral Judgement
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Social Discourse and Moral Judgement

Daniel N. Robinson

This collection of essays (presented at a symposium on social constructivism and morality) explore morality's development within the individual, its evolution within society and its place within the law.

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Ancient Technologies and Archaeological Materials
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Ancient Technologies and Archaeological Materials

Sarah Underhill Wisseman, Wendell S. Williams

Presents solutions to questions of dating composition, provenence and technology through the application of instrumental techniques to archaeological materials. This study also examines the reconstruction of early environments in...

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The Culture and Power of Knowledge: Inquiries into Contemporary Societies
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The Culture and Power of Knowledge: Inquiries into Contemporary Societies

Nico Stehr, Richard V. Ericson

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Ethnographic Presents: Pioneering Anthropologists in the Papua New Guinea Highlands
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Ethnographic Presents: Pioneering Anthropologists in the Papua New Guinea Highlands

Terence E. Hays

Life on the frontier suggests excitement, danger, and backbreaking labour. In this book the frontier is the Highlands region of what is now Papua New Guinea - a part of the world largely unexplored by Westerners as late as 1950....

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Altered Loves: Mothers and Daughters during Adolescence
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Altered Loves: Mothers and Daughters during Adolescence

T.E. Apter

Examines the mother-daughter relationship during adolescence, discusses how mothers influence their daughters' behavior, and looks at the role of adolescence in the development of personality.

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The Paths to Domination, Resistance and Terror
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The Paths to Domination, Resistance and Terror

Carolyn Nordstrom, JoAnn Martin

A text on socio-political violence that highlights the human experience of domination, resistance and terror as they are woven into the fabric of everyday life. It takes the reader from the Americas, Europe, the Middle East to...

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Sacred Land, Sacred View: Navajo Perceptions of the Four Corners Region
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Sacred Land, Sacred View: Navajo Perceptions of the Four Corners Region

Robert S. McPherson

The more one learns about the Dine, or Navajo, the more one inevitably admires their way of perceiving and interpreting what lies just beyond the focus of ordinary human vision. Their renowned respect for nature and way of living...

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Japanese Religion and Society: Paradigms of Structure and Change
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Japanese Religion and Society: Paradigms of Structure and Change

Winston Davis

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The Nature and Origins of Mass Opinion
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The Nature and Origins of Mass Opinion

John R. Zaller, James H. Kuklinski, Dennis Chong

This 1992 book explains how people acquire political information from elites and the mass media and convert it into political preferences.

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Visions of America: Personal Narratives from the Promised Land
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Visions of America: Personal Narratives from the Promised Land

Wesley Brown (Rutgers University), Amy Ling

In this rich and diverse collection, three dozen 20th-century writers muse about their experiences in and observations of America. Though the essays are organized in rough chronological fashion, some emphasize place (Barbara...

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African American Soldiers in the National Guard: Recruitment and Deployment During Peacetime and War
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African American Soldiers in the National Guard: Recruitment and Deployment During Peacetime and War

Charles Johnson

This detailed account aims to fill an important gap in our knowledge about the establishment of African American militias in 1877 and their services in wartime and peacetime until the integration of the National Guard in 1950. It...

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Sociological Insights: Readings in Introductory Sociology
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Sociological Insights: Readings in Introductory Sociology

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Wissenschaft Als Beruf / Politik Als Beruf
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Wissenschaft Als Beruf / Politik Als Beruf

Max - Studienausgabe Weber

English summary: Weber's famous speeches which he delivered to students in Munich at the end of his life, are presented together in a historical critical edition for the first time. Included are also a newspaper report of Science...

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War and Society in Ancient Mesoamerica
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War and Society in Ancient Mesoamerica

Ross Hassig

Offering new insight into 3000 years of Mesoamerican history, from roughly 1500 BC to the Spanish conquest, this study examines the methods, purposes and values of warfare as practiced by the major pre-Columbian societies and...

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Self Sabotage Syndrome: Adult Children in the Workplace
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Self Sabotage Syndrome: Adult Children in the Workplace

Janet Geringer Woititz

Describes the characteristics of adult workers who grew up as the children of alcoholics, instructs how to achieve balance and develop healthy relationships at work, and discusses employee assistance programs.

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The Justice Juggernaut: Fighting Street Crime, Controlling Citizens
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The Justice Juggernaut: Fighting Street Crime, Controlling Citizens

Diana R. Gordon

Discusses the effectiveness of new get tough criminal justice policies and argues that the increasing role of surveillance is endangering both democracy and the right to privacy.

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The Overworked America: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure
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The Overworked America: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure

Juliet Schor

This study looks at the decline of leisure time and the reasons for this decline - mainly the historical preference of employers for longer hours. In the last 20 years, the average working American has seen his or her working...

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Cultural Identity and Social Liberation in Latin American Thought
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Cultural Identity and Social Liberation in Latin American Thought

Ofelia Schutte

El libro tiene dos grandes temas: la identidad cultural, sobre la que se expresan opiniones balanceadas entre los extremos posibles, y la 'liberaci on social', entendida en general como liberaci on con respecto a estructuras...

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Ethnicity and the State
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Ethnicity and the State

Judith D. Toland

Modern states have evolved as complex political structures in which unitary forms of government maintain an uncertain equilibrium with ethnically plural societies. Historically, ruling elites have tried with little success to...

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Centres of Learning: Britain, France, Germany, United States
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Centres of Learning: Britain, France, Germany, United States

Carnegie Commission on Higher Education, Joseph Ben- David

The universities of Britain, France, Germany, and the United States stem from a common European academic tradition and are today among the most influential and powerful in the world. Each has cultivated a high degree of scientific...

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