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The Savannah River Chiefdoms: Political Change in the Late Prehistoric Southeast
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The Savannah River Chiefdoms: Political Change in the Late Prehistoric Southeast

David G. Anderson

This volume explores political changes in chiefdoms, specifically how complex chiefdoms emerge and collapse, and how this process - called cycling - can be examined using archaeological, ethnohistoric, paleoclimatic,...

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Fictions, Factions and Fact: Population and Development Debate
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Fictions, Factions and Fact: Population and Development Debate

Robert Cassen

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Multivariate Analysis of Categorical Data
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Multivariate Analysis of Categorical Data

John P. van de Geer

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Conversion to Christianity: Historical and Anthropological Perspectives on a Great Transformation
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Conversion to Christianity: Historical and Anthropological Perspectives on a Great Transformation

Robert W. Hefner

This study of the conversion of tribal peoples to Christianity combines case studies with the contributors' theories, challenging anthropologists and sociologists to reassess the varieties of religious experience and the...

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Expanding the American Dream: Building and Rebuilding Levittown
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Expanding the American Dream: Building and Rebuilding Levittown

Barbara M. Kelly

Much has been written about the housing policies of the Depression and the Postwar period. Much less has been written of the houses built as a result of these policies, or the lives of the families who lived in them. Using the...

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Asian American Panethnicity: Bridging Institutions and Identities
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Asian American Panethnicity: Bridging Institutions and Identities

Yen Le Espititu

Explores the construction of large-scale affiliations, in which unrelated groups submerge their differences and assume a common identity. Making use of interviews and statistical data, this book examines how Asian panethnicity...

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The Resurgent Liberal: And Other Unfashionable Prophecies
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The Resurgent Liberal: And Other Unfashionable Prophecies

Robert B. Reich

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Lernen Und Erfahrung: Perspektiven Einer Theorie Schulischen Handelns
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Lernen Und Erfahrung: Perspektiven Einer Theorie Schulischen Handelns

Heinz-Hermann Kruger, Rainer Lersch

Kaum eine gesellschaftliche Einrichtung in der Bundesrepublik ist gegenwartig mehr der Kritik ausgesetzt als das Schulwesen. AusmaB und Intensitat der Klagen und Anklagen aller schulrelevanten Gruppie rungen deuten auf eine...

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Intimate Fathers: The Nature and Context of Aka Pygmy Paternal Infant Care
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Intimate Fathers: The Nature and Context of Aka Pygmy Paternal Infant Care

Barry S. Hewlett

This systematic study of non-Western fathers' roles in infant care focuses on the Aka pygmies of central Africa

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A History of Race Relations Research: First Generation Recollections
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A History of Race Relations Research: First Generation Recollections

John H. Stanfield, II

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Jugend VOR Der Moderne: Soziologische Und Psychologische Theorien Des 20. Jahrhunderts
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Jugend VOR Der Moderne: Soziologische Und Psychologische Theorien Des 20. Jahrhunderts

Heinz Abels

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Soziale Ungleichheit Und Geschlechterverhaltnisse
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Soziale Ungleichheit Und Geschlechterverhaltnisse

Petra Frerichs, Margareta Steinrucke

Dieser Band beruht auf Beitragen einer gemeinsamen Tagung der Sektionen Frauenforschung und Soziale Ungleichheit und Sozialstrukturanalyse in der Deutschen Gesellschaft fur Soziologie, die diese in Kooperation mit dem ISO im...

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Telling Our Selves
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Telling Our Selves

Chase Hensel

This text examines ethnicity and discourse in Southwestern Alaska, and should be of interest to linguists and anthropologists.

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Telling Our Selves
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Telling Our Selves

Chase Hensel

This text examines ethnicity and discourse in Southwestern Alaska, and should be of interest to linguists and anthropologists.

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Ritualized Homosexuality in Melanesia
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Ritualized Homosexuality in Melanesia

Gilbert H. Herdt

A collection of essays by anthropologists on the subject of ritualized homosexuality. Their studies in cross-cultural variations in homosexual behaviour in a non-Western culture area indicate that contemporary theories of sex and...

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As Others See Us: Anglo-German Perception
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As Others See Us: Anglo-German Perception

Harald Husemann

This collection of articles shows that some media products ought to carry a mental health warning: Some school books still contain simplistic presentations of England and Germany. English and German journalists admit that the...

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Closed Entrances: Essays on Canadian Culture
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Closed Entrances: Essays on Canadian Culture

Arnold Itwaru, Natasha Ksonzek

A tough, hard-hitting look at Canadian cultural institutions that places them in the continuous tradition of the Western imperialistic enterprise that dominated the third world and now dominates immigrant culture in the West.

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Ecology, World Resources and the Quality of Social Life
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Ecology, World Resources and the Quality of Social Life

William V. D'Antonio, etc.

The twelve contributors to this volume, from ten different nations, are world-renowned sociologists who examine problems of ecology and world resources as they affect the quality of social life. Three different perspectives are...

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Conflict of Interests: Organized Labor and the Civil Rights Movement in the South, 1954-1968
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Conflict of Interests: Organized Labor and the Civil Rights Movement in the South, 1954-1968

Alan Draper

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Reconstructing Lives, Recapturing Meaning: Refugee Identity, Gender and Culture Change
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Reconstructing Lives, Recapturing Meaning: Refugee Identity, Gender and Culture Change

Linda A. Camino, Ruth M. Krulfeld, Margaret Boone, Pamela DeVoe

This work presents a systematic investigation of refugees' loss of their old identities and their efforts to construct new ones. It examines the interplay between cultural, ethnic and gender constructions among resettled refugee...

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Leisure Migration
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Leisure Migration

Jozsef Borocz, Jafar Jafari

The book opens with an account of recent developments in the economic, political and cultural sociology of international tourism and goes on to analyse the relationships between international tourism and the broad economic...

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Women as Ritual Experts
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Women as Ritual Experts

Susan Starr Sered

This ethnography explores the religious beliefs of a group of elderly Jewish women living in Jerusalem. By analyzing their rituals, daily experiences, life-stories and non-verbal gestures, it uncovers the strategies these women...

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A Carnival of Parting: The Tales of King Bharthari and King Gopi Chand as Sung and Told by Madhu Natisar Nath of Ghatiyali, Rajasthan
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A Carnival of Parting: The Tales of King Bharthari and King Gopi Chand as Sung and Told by Madhu Natisar Nath of Ghatiyali, Rajasthan

Ann Grodzins Gold

Madhu Natisar Nath is a Rajasthani farmer with no formal schooling. He is also a singer, a musician, and a storyteller. This book features Madhu Nath's oral performances of two linked tales about the legendary Indian kings,...

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Random Factors in ANOVA
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Random Factors in ANOVA

Sally Jackson, Dale E. Brashers

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By the Sweat of the Brow: Literature and Labor in Antebellum America
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By the Sweat of the Brow: Literature and Labor in Antebellum America

Nicholas K. Bromell

The growth of industrialism, the rise of professionalism and the decline of slavery led to debates in 19th-century America about the concept of work. This book examines the literary view of this debate, arguing that many writers...

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Weaving the Threads of Life: Khita Gyn-eco-logical Healing Cult Among the Yaka
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Weaving the Threads of Life: Khita Gyn-eco-logical Healing Cult Among the Yaka

Rene Devisch

For the Yaka of Southwestem Zaire, infertility is a tear in the fabric of life, and the Khita fertility ritual is a trusted way of re-weaving the damaged strands. Here, Devisch offers an extended analysis of the Khita cult and an...

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Parallel Worlds: An Anthropologist and a Writer Encounter Africa
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Parallel Worlds: An Anthropologist and a Writer Encounter Africa

Alma Gottlieb, Philip J. Graham

A memoir of Africa recounting the experiences of Alma Gottlieb, an anthropologist, and Philip Graham, a fiction writer, as they lived in two remote villages in the rain forest of Cote d'Ivoire.

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The Victim and Its Masks: Essay on Sacrifice and Masquerade in the Maghreb
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The Victim and Its Masks: Essay on Sacrifice and Masquerade in the Maghreb

Abdellah Hammoudi, Paula Wissing

The Ait Mazine of northern Morocco reenact the story of Abraham as a ritual sacrifice, a symbolic observance of submission to the divine. After comes a bacchanalian masquerade which seems to violate every principle the sacrifice...

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Rethinking Marriage: Public and Private Perspectives
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Rethinking Marriage: Public and Private Perspectives

Christopher Clulow

A thought provoking collection of articles which will succeed at encouraging the reader to rethink marriage.'This book brings together a group of specialists who attempt to describe the process of interaction between the inner and...

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On Social Research and Its Language
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On Social Research and Its Language

Paul F. Lazarsfeld, Raymond Boudon

The 18 essays in this book illustrate the diversity of Lazarsfeld's interests. They encompass his own works of social research, as well as writings on methodology and the history and sociology of social research. In addition the...

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Lives on the Edge: Single Mothers and Their Children in the Other America
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Lives on the Edge: Single Mothers and Their Children in the Other America

Valerie Polakow

Lives on the Edge offers a penetrating, deeply disturbing look into the other America inhabited by single mothers and their children. Its powerful and moving portraits force us to confront the poverty, destitution, and struggle...

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Culture and Enchantment
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Culture and Enchantment

Mark A. Schneider

Shows that students of culture today operate in social and intellectual circumstances similar to those of 17th century natural philosophers. Just as Newton was drawn to alchemy, scholars today are fascinated by ghostly and...

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Bread, Wine and Money: Windows of the Trades at Chartres Cathedral
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Bread, Wine and Money: Windows of the Trades at Chartres Cathedral

Jane Welch Williams

At Chartres Cathedral, for the first time in medieval art, the lowest register of stained-glass windows depicts working artisans and merchants instead of noble and clerical donors. Jane Welch Williams challenges the prevailing...

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Writing Chicago: Modernism, Ethnography and the Novel
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Writing Chicago: Modernism, Ethnography and the Novel

Carla Cappetti, Jonathan Arac

Uncovers the connections between the Chicago school of sociology - exemplified by William Thomas, Robert Park and Robert Redfield - and the great Chicago novelists of the 1930s, Nelson Algren, Richard Wright and James T. Farrell,...

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Anti-American Myths: Their Causes and Consequences
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Anti-American Myths: Their Causes and Consequences

Arnold Beichman

In his probing new introduction to Anti-American Myths, which was initially published twenty years ago as Nine Lies About America, Arnold Beichman notes a powerful fact: what makes the United States unique is not only its...

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Questions About Questions: Inquiries into the Cognitive Bases of Surveys
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Questions About Questions: Inquiries into the Cognitive Bases of Surveys

Judith M. Tanur

The social survey has become an essential tool in modern society, providing crucial measurements of social change, describing social life, and guiding government policy. But the validity of surveys is fragile and depends...

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Ale, Beer and Brewsters in England
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Ale, Beer and Brewsters in England

Judith M. Bennett

In 1300, women brewed and sold most of the ale drunk in England, but by 1600 the industry was largely controlled by men. This work asks how, when, and why brewing ceased to be a woman's trade. In doing so, it sheds light on the...

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What This Awl Means: Feminist Archaeology at a Wahpeton Dakota Village
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What This Awl Means: Feminist Archaeology at a Wahpeton Dakota Village

Janet D. Spector

This pioneering work focuses on excavations and discoveries at Little Rapids, a 19th-century Eastern Dakota planting village near present-day Minneapolis.

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Probleme Sozio-Okologischer Systemtheorie: Natur Und Gesellschaft in Der Soziologie Luhmanns
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Probleme Sozio-Okologischer Systemtheorie: Natur Und Gesellschaft in Der Soziologie Luhmanns

Andreas Metzner

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Konkurrenzforschung Im Marketing: Analyse Und Prognose
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Konkurrenzforschung Im Marketing: Analyse Und Prognose

Eberhard Brezski

DUV Wirtschaftswissenschaft --Cover p. 4.

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Pluralismus ALS Verfassungs- Und Gesellschaftsmodell: Zur Politischen Kultur in Der Weimarer Republik
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Pluralismus ALS Verfassungs- Und Gesellschaftsmodell: Zur Politischen Kultur in Der Weimarer Republik

Detlef Lehnert, Klaus Megerle

Die zweckrationale Uberlegenheit und die wertbezogenen Vorzuge pluralisti scher Verfassungs- und Gesellschaftsordnungen sollten im Ausgang des 20. Jahrhunderts aus geschichtlichen Erfahrungen und vernunftsfahiger Argumen tation...

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Erich Fromm: Analytische Sozialpsychologie Und Visionare Gesellschaftskritik
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Erich Fromm: Analytische Sozialpsychologie Und Visionare Gesellschaftskritik

Burkhard Bierhoff

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Technik Aus Soziologischer Perspektive: Forschungsstand . Theorieansatze . Fallbeispiele. Ein Uberblick
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Technik Aus Soziologischer Perspektive: Forschungsstand . Theorieansatze . Fallbeispiele. Ein Uberblick

Werner Rammert

Die Technik ist ein Thema, das quer zu den wissenschaftlichen Diszi plinen liegt. Grund genug, sich mit ihr auch aus soziologischer Per spektive zu beschaftigen. Jede Disziplin erschafft sich ihren Gegenstand auf ihre Weise. Die...

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How to Conduct Collaborative Action Research
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How to Conduct Collaborative Action Research

Richard Sagor

This book details a five-step process to create a positive climate for school restructuring by conducting collaborative action research, shows eight ways to gather valid and reliable data, explains techniques for identifying and...

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Embattled Paradise: The American Family in an Age of Uncertainty
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Embattled Paradise: The American Family in an Age of Uncertainty

Arlene S. Skolnick

Was there really a golden age of the family in the 1950sor ever? This penetrating history of the American family mounts a withering criticism of the culture of nostalgia that clouds current debate and offers a plan for...

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First White Frost: Native Americans and United Methodism
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First White Frost: Native Americans and United Methodism

Homer Noley

The history of the Methodist attempt to evangelize Native Americans is riddled with spectacular failures as well as dramatic successes. In this balanced yet forthright account, Homer Noley helps you gain new insights and a richer...

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New Middle Classes CB
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New Middle Classes CB

VIDICH, Arthur J Vidich

In America's much-touted classless society, the middle class--decried by some as a mythical construct and heralded by others as the embodiment of the American dream--has always occupied a central and controversial position. This...

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A Marxist Archaeology
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A Marxist Archaeology

Randall H. McGuire

This book applies Marxist theory to archaeology, explores long-term historical change and cultural evolution, and advocates a dialectical and historical approach to the study of the past. Originally published by Academic Press in...

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