Weber and Toennies: Comparative Sociology in Historical Perspective
A collection of essays placing sociologists Max Weber and Ferdinand Toennies in the midst of the methodological controversies of social science. Cahnman discusses the importance of Weberian ideal-type theory, Toennies'...
Los Angeles: Capital of the Third World
The author turns his critical eye to the City of Angels, discussing L.A.'s gridlocked freeways, immigrant neighborhoods, posh Beverly Hills, popular culture, health consciousness, and more, and speculates on the city's future.
The Sacred Hoop: Recovering the Feminine in American Indian Traditions
This pioneering work, first published in 1986, documents the continuing vitality of the American Indian tradition and of women's leadership within that tradition. In her new preface to this edition, Allen reflects on the...
The Nature and Origins of Mass Opinion
This 1992 book explains how people acquire political information from elites and the mass media and convert it into political preferences.
Dangerous Familiars: Representations of Domestic Crime in England, 1550-1700
A scholarly investigation into 17th-century accounts both fact and fiction of domestic murder in England. For a variety of reasons, women familiars family members, servants, neighbors were felt to be a special source of danger;...
Nonresidential Parenting: New Vistas in Family Living
Entitled to Power: Farm Women and Technology, 1913-1963
Entitled to Power: Farm Women and Technology, 1913-1963
Shifting Identities, Shifting Racisms: A Feminism and Psychology Reader
The Sociology of Sport: An Introduction
Written specifically to engage the interests of general readers â who may have little or no background in either sociology or sport â this book considers the influence of sport participation and sport spectating upon...
The Sociological Spirit: Critical Essays in a Critical Science
Written by the best-selling author of THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH, this brief book pocketbook gives students a quick overview of fundamental sociological concepts. True to the Babbie trademark, this book makes abstract...
Disruptive Voices: The Possibilities of Feminist Research
Provocative essays on the ways feminist approaches to research can unite research practice and social action
Recording Oral History: A Practical Guide for Social Scientists
Population and the Environment in China
Logit Modeling: Practical Applications
Statistical Applications for the Behavioral Sciences
Designed for students of psychology, this textbook explores the application of statistical theories and formulae. Each chapter opens by establishing the specific research context for the statistical analysis being presented.
All the Mothers are One: Hindu India and the Cultural Reshaping of Psychoanalysis
Based on the author's ethnographic research in India, the book explores the psychology of Hinduism, and offers an innovative synthesis of psychoanylsis with modern anthropological theories of cultural difference.
Inside Culture: Art and Class in the American Home
Halle took a tour of 160 homes in and around New York City. He compiled an inventory of the works on display, and talked to home-owners about the art around them. The result is a portrait of the uses of art and a look at the...
Family Relations: Challenges for the Future
Fundamentalisms and Society: Reclaiming the Sciences, the Family and Education
Provides a systematic overview of the advances made by anti-secular religious movements since 1972, showing their impact on human relations, education, women's rights and scientific research. This text considers developments...
Breaking the Bonds: Marital Discord in Pennsylvania, 1730-1830
This study brings to light a strongly communicative world in which neighbours knew of, discussed, and even came to the aid of, those locked in unhappy marriages in early Pennsylvania.
Exits from the Labyrinth: Culture and Ideology in the Mexican National Space
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...
Sozialwissenschaftliche Dissertationen Und Habilitationen in Der Ddr 1951-1991: Eine Dokumentation
Advancing Family Preservation Practice
On the Road to Tribal Extinction: Depopulation, Deculturation, and Adaptive Well-Being Among the Batak of the Philippines
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...
Prescription for Failure: Race Relations in the Age of Social Science
As racial tensions ravage America's inner cities, Byron M. Roth argues that the time has come to reassess our public policies on race and rethink the flawed theories that underlie them. In this pathbreaking book, Roth examines...
Architecture of Alienation: Political Economy of Professional Education
Focusing on six professions, this book investigates the differences, as well as the similarities, between and within professional groupings. Examining areas like the problems faced by female professionals, it offers an insight...
Visible and Invisible Realms: Power, Magic and Colonial Conquest in Bali
In 1908, the ruler of the Balinese realm of Klungkung and over 100 members of his family and court were massacred when they marched deliberately into the fire of the Dutch colonial army. This work examines the question of what...
Molecular Politics: Developing American and British Regulatory Policy for Genetic Engineering, 1972-82
A comparative study of the development of regulatory policy for genetic engineering in the US and the UK. The author analyzes government responses to the struggles among corporations, scientists, universities, trade unions and...
This text analyzes the notion of honour . Drawing on information about Western ideas of honour from diverse sources and comparing the European ideas with the ideas of a non-Western society - the Bedouin - the author argues that...
Labor’s Lot: Power, History and Culture of Aboriginal Action
A study of the Belyuen community of northern Australia, showing how it draws identity from deep connections between labour, language and the landscape. Povinelli's findings challenge Western notions of productive labour and...
May it Fill Your Soul: Experiencing Bulgarian Music
This ethnography documents and interprets the history of folk music, song and dance in Bulgaria over a 70-year period of dramatic change. It aims to contribute to ethnomusicological theory and method, and provide a better...
Masked Culture: Greenwich Village Halloween Parade
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,...
Onions are My Husband: Survival and Accumulation by West African Market Women
A comprehensive analysis of the world of open air marketplaces of West Africa. Clark studies the market women of Kumasi, Ghana, in order to understand the key social forces that generate, maintain, and continually reshape shifting...
Visions of Sound: Musical Instruments of First Nation Communities in Northeastern America
This study of the musical instruments of native people in Northeastern North America focuses on interpretations by elders and consultants from Iroquois, Wabanati, Innuat and Anishnabek communities. The instruments are discussed...
Durkheim’s Philosophy of Science and the Sociology of Knowledge: Creating an Intellectual Niche
This text demonstrates the link between philosophy of science and scientific practice. Durkheim's sociology is examined as more than a collection of general observations about society, since the constructed theory of the meanings...
In the Time of Cannibals: Word Music of South Africa’s Basotho Migrants
The workers who migrate from Lesotho to the mines and cities of neighbouring South Africa have developed a rich genre of sung oral poetry - word music - that focuses on the experiences of migrant life. Complete with...
On Work, Race and the Sociological Imagination
Hughes was the first sociologist to pay sustained attention to occupations as a field for study. The writings in this volume highlight his contributions to: the sociology of work and professions; race and ethnicity; and the...
Technoscientific Imaginaries: Conversations, Profiles and Memoirs
How have shifts in power and in assumptions about knowledge affected scientific practice? Who controls the new technologies, and how are moral and professional issues addressed during a time of global change? This work explores...
In Search of Dreamtime: Quest for the Origin of Religion
Observes that the modern study of religion is peculiarly ambivalent toward the question of origin. Historians of religion have abandoned speculative quests for the origin of religion; at the same time, they allege that concepts of...
Spent Cartridges of Revolution: Anthropological History of Namiquipa, Chihuahua
What happens to a revolutionary town after the revolution? This anthropological history studies the Namiquipan peasants, who supported Pancho Villa in the revolution of 1910-1920, but who now consider themselves mere spent...
Cumbe Reborn: Andean Ethnography of History
In legend, Cumbe ruled the Colombian community of Cumbal during the Spanish invasion. Although there is no proof of his existence, today's Cumbales point to him as their link to the past. Here, Rappaport examines the Cumbales'...
Gods and Vampires: Return to Chipaya
On his return to the village of Chipaya, the author learned that a group of Uru Indians, believed to be sorcerers and vampires, was being incarcerated and tortured. This study examines relations between the Urus and the region's...
Body, Subject and Power in China
This volume brings to the study of China the theoretical concerns and methods of contemporary critical cultural studies. Contributors investigate problems of bodiliness, engendered subjectivities and discourses of power through...
Authority: Construction and Corrosion
Employing a variety of examples drawn from classical antiquity, Scandinavian law, Cold War scholarship and American presidential politics, Lincoln offers an analysis of the performance of authority, and subversions of it, from...
The Encyclopedia of World Cultures
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...
Baroque Reason: The Aesthetics of Modernity
Buci-Glucksmann explores the condition of modernity through the works of a number of writers and philosophers. She considers how figures such as Nietzsche, Adorno, Musil, Barthes and Lacan constitute a baroque paradigm, united...
Rock Formation: Music, Technology and Mass Communication
Men Among the Mammoths: Victorian Science and the Discovery of Human Prehistory
Van Riper chronicles the Victorian debate over the idea of prehistoric human origins within the context of Victorian science, showing how the notion of human antiquity forced Victorians to redefine their assumptions about human...
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