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Population Policies Reconsidered: Health, Empowerment, and Rights
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Population Policies Reconsidered: Health, Empowerment, and Rights

Gita Sen, etc.

In this volume, scholars, policy-makers and women's health advocates suggest a new consensus on population policy directions for the 21st century, centred on health, women's empowerment, and human rights. They argue that public...

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Postmodernity in Latin America: The Argentine Paradigm
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Postmodernity in Latin America: The Argentine Paradigm

Santiago Colas

Contests the prevailing understanding of the relationship between postmodernity and Latin America by focusing on developments in Latin American, and particularly Argentine, political and literary culture.

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Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life?: People of John's Island, South Carolina - Their Faces, Their Words and Their Songs
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Ain’t You Got a Right to the Tree of Life?: People of John’s Island, South Carolina - Their Faces, Their Words and Their Songs

Guy Carawan, Candie Carawan, Ethel Raim (music transcription), Bernice Johnson Reagon, Charles Joyner

This volume presents an oral, musical and photographic record of the Gullah culture. With their slave forbears, the Johns Islanders of South Carolina, and their folk traditions, are a link between black Americans and their African...

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Women, Work and Place
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Women, Work and Place

Audrey Kobayashi

The experiences of working women are explored in Women, Work, and Place. Tied together by the conceptual theme place matters, the essays emphasize the social, cultural, economic, historical, and geographical contexts in which...

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IBSS: Sociology
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IBSS: Sociology

The British Library of Political and Economic Science

The IBSS is the essential tool for librarians, university departments, research institutions and any public or private institution whose work requires access to up-to-date and comprehensive knowledge of the social sciences.

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IBSS: Anthropology
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IBSS: Anthropology

The British Library of Political and Economic Science

The IBSS is the essential tool for librarians, university departments, research institutions and any public or private institution whose work requires access to up-to-date and comprehensive knowledge of the social sciences.

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The Politics of Health Care Reform: Lessons from the Past, Prospects for the Future
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The Politics of Health Care Reform: Lessons from the Past, Prospects for the Future

James A. Morone, Gary S. Belkin

Focusing on health reform, this title offers a sustained and sophisticated analysis of the political dimension. It features some of America's best-known political scientists, historians, and legal scholars who make sense of our...

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Reading Rodney King: Reading Urban Uprising
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Reading Rodney King: Reading Urban Uprising

Robert Gooding-Williams

Philosophers, legal scholars and social scientists amongst others explore the issues provoked by the Rodney King beating, they illuminate the interplay of ideological, political and economic forces impinging on urban America.

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Interrogating Incest: Feminism, Foucault and the Law
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Interrogating Incest: Feminism, Foucault and the Law

Vikki Bell

Winner of British Sociological Association Philip Abrams Memorial Prize 1993. Examines the taboo of incest from historical and sociological perspectives. Raises important questions on the criminalization of incest.

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Rock and Popular Music: Politics, Policies, Institutions
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Rock and Popular Music: Politics, Policies, Institutions

Tony Bennett, Simon Frith, Larry Grossberg, John Shepherd, Graeme Turner

A unique collection of new essays which make suggestions for the new directions for the study of contemporary popular musics. There is comparative analysis of the relationship between the state and the popular music industries.

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Love & Marriage in the Middle Ages (Cloth)
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Love & Marriage in the Middle Ages (Cloth)

Duby

Preeminent medieval scholar Georges Duby argues that the structure of sexual relationships took its cue from the family and from feudalism--both bastions of masculinity--as he reveals the role of women, what they represented, and...

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De La Peninsula Hacia Latinoamerica: El Naturalismo Social en Emilia Pardo-Bazan, Eugenio Cambaceres y Aluisio de Azevedo
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De La Peninsula Hacia Latinoamerica: El Naturalismo Social en Emilia Pardo-Bazan, Eugenio Cambaceres y Aluisio de Azevedo

Percio B. de Castro

A traves del naturalismo literario de Emile Zola la literatura empezo a ensenar una preocupacion de indole social. Con la expansion del movimiento y sus preceptos, el naturalismo fue acatado por algunos autores espanoles y...

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Eating Disorders and Marriage: The Couple in Focus
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Eating Disorders and Marriage: The Couple in Focus

D.Blake Woodside, Lorie F. Shekter-Wolfson, Jack S. Brandes, Jan B. Lackstrom

Discusses the complications that develop when a person with an eating disorder gets married or becomes involved in a long-term relationship.

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Regression with Dummy Variables
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Regression with Dummy Variables

Melissa A. Hardy

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Understanding Regression Assumptions
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Understanding Regression Assumptions

William D. Berry

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Mothers and Their Children: A Feminist Sociology of Childrearing
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Mothers and Their Children: A Feminist Sociology of Childrearing

Jane Catherine Ribbens

By focusing on mothers' own understandings of their childrearing, this reveals how differences in childrearing are rooted in fundamental ideas about the nature of social life and the place of the individual and the family within...

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The Sociology and Professionalization of Economics: British and American Economic Essays
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The Sociology and Professionalization of Economics: British and American Economic Essays

A. W. Coats

Offers a contribution to the history of economic thought, economic methodology and the sociology of economics. This volume represents a substantial part of Coats' work on the sociology and professionalization of economics.

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Statistical Description of Transport in Plasma, Astro- and Nuclear Physics
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Statistical Description of Transport in Plasma, Astro- and Nuclear Physics

J. Misquich, etc.

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Holocaust/Other Lands
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Holocaust/Other Lands

Stuart A Kallen

This series examines one of the greatest tragedies of all time -- the Jewish holocaust. These insightful books educate children about the events surrounding the holocaust, without avoiding disturbing facts. Illustrations include...

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History of a Hatred
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History of a Hatred

Stuart A Kallen

This series examines one of the greatest tragedies of all time -- the Jewish holocaust. These insightful books educate children about the events surrounding the holocaust, without avoiding disturbing facts. Illustrations include...

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Women Founders of the Social Sciences
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Women Founders of the Social Sciences

Lynn McDonald

Ground-breaking and original, this book debunks the myth that empirical social science has been dominated by its male founders and methodologists. The author re-analyses the critical role British, French and American women played...

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Israel and the Church in the Gospel of Matthew
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Israel and the Church in the Gospel of Matthew

Richard E. Menninger

This timely book contributes to the understanding of a central problem in the Gospel of Matthew, namely the relation between Israel and the Church. It breaks new ground by clearly demonstrating that the Church is the long-awaited...

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Surgeons, Smallpox and the Poor: A History of Medicine and Social Conditions in Nova Scotia, 1749-1799
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Surgeons, Smallpox and the Poor: A History of Medicine and Social Conditions in Nova Scotia, 1749-1799

Allan Everett Marble

Beginning with an account of the settlement of Halifax, Marble documents the care taken by the Lords of Trade and Plantations to provide proper food and health care during the settlers' passage across the Atlantic in May and June...

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Focus on American Culture: ABC News/ESL Video Library
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Focus on American Culture: ABC News/ESL Video Library

Elizabeth Henly

Intermediate - Advanced Level Each video accompanied by a student text, provides practice in all four language skills. Through task-based exercises, integrated activities, and authentic readings, students learn English in...

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Voices of the Market Place: American Thought and Culture, 1830-1860
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Voices of the Market Place: American Thought and Culture, 1830-1860

Anne C. Rose

On the eve of the Civil War, the middle decades of the 19th century were an extraordinary and vibrant time in American history. This book examines how new and controversial ideas were exchanged in the social and cultural arena. It...

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Aging and Generational Relations Over the Life Course: A Historical and Cross-Cultural Perspective
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Aging and Generational Relations Over the Life Course: A Historical and Cross-Cultural Perspective

Tamara K. Hareven

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Early Childhood Intervention: Theory, Evaluation, and Practice
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Early Childhood Intervention: Theory, Evaluation, and Practice

Michael Brambring, Hellgard Rauh, Andreas Beelmann

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The Future That Failed: Origins and Destinies of the Soviet Model
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The Future That Failed: Origins and Destinies of the Soviet Model

Johann Pall Arnason

This outstanding book analyses the Soviet model as a distinctive pattern of modernity - examining its historical background and institutional structure, and challenging many of the assumptions and judgements made about the Soviet...

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Work, Identity and the Legal Status at Rome: A Study of the Occupational Inscriptions
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Work, Identity and the Legal Status at Rome: A Study of the Occupational Inscriptions

Sandra R. Joshel

What was daily life like for a working man or woman in the Roman Empire? This text examines Roman commemorative inscriptions from the 1st and 2nd centuries AD to determine ways in which slaves, freed slaves and unprivileged...

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Gay Ethics: Controversies in Outing, Civil Rights, and Sexual Science
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Gay Ethics: Controversies in Outing, Civil Rights, and Sexual Science

Timothy F. Murphy

Gay Ethics is an anthology that addresses ethical questions involving key moral issues of today--sexual morality, outing, gay and lesbian marriages, military service, anti-discrimination laws, affirmative action policies, the...

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Questions De Minorite En Eur
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Questions De Minorite En Eur

Grigorio

Colloque du Centre hellaenique d'aetudes europaeennes (EKEM) janvier 1993, Nauplie --t.p. verso.

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Convergence or Divergence?: Comparing Recent Social Trends in Industrial Societies
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Convergence or Divergence?: Comparing Recent Social Trends in Industrial Societies

Simon Langlois, Theodore Caplow, Henri Mendras, Wolfgang Glatzer

A cross-national study of social trends in the United States, Germany, France, and Quebec, Convergence or Divergence? is a revealing exploration of the patterns of social evolution in modernized societies. The analyses in this...

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The Challenge of Anthropology: Old Encounters and New Excursions
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The Challenge of Anthropology: Old Encounters and New Excursions

Robin Fox

In this companion volume to his Encounter with Anthropology (1973, reissued 1991), anthropologist and essayist Fox (social theory, Rutgers U.) continues to hold forth on the unity and uniqueness of anthropology in accessible...

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Family Transformation Through Divorce and Remarriage: A Systemic Approach
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Family Transformation Through Divorce and Remarriage: A Systemic Approach

Margaret Robinson

Looks thoroughly at the complete divorce-remarriage-stepfamily cycle in the context of demographic data, the legal process and the systemic theoretical framework.

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Listen to the Heron's Words: Reimagining Gender and Kinship in North India
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Listen to the Heron’s Words: Reimagining Gender and Kinship in North India

Gloria Goodwin Raheja, Ann Grodzins Gold

In many South Asian oral traditions, women are viewed as fragmented identities, dangerously split between virtue and virtuosity. This ethnographical study of women in certain North Indian villages criticizes local ideologies of...

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Nonresidential Parenting: New Vistas in Family Living
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Nonresidential Parenting: New Vistas in Family Living

Charlene E. Depner, James H. Bray

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Sociological Methodology
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Sociological Methodology

Peter Marsden

An aid to the understanding and use of methodologies, providing techniques and perspectives on research that can be used to strengthen sociological and other types of social science reasoning. It is of interest to those involved...

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Max Weber I and II: Critical Assessments Complete Set
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Max Weber I and II: Critical Assessments Complete Set

Peter Hamilton

First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Religion, Tradition and Renewal
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Religion, Tradition and Renewal

Armin W. Geertz, Jeppe Sinding Jensen

This study of patterns of religious tradition and renewal includes chapters on widow-burning in Bengal in the early 19th century, the transformation of the Israelite religion, new cults in Aboriginal Australia, and the Baha'i in...

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Taking Charge: Nursing, Suffrage, and Feminism in America, 1873-1920
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Taking Charge: Nursing, Suffrage, and Feminism in America, 1873-1920

Sandra B. Lewenson

Begins a series that will sample the whole range of feminist issues, biographies, activities, organizations and theories in the US. The first offering explores the highly supportive role of nursing associations in the suffrage...

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Gendered Fields: Women, Men and Ethnography
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Gendered Fields: Women, Men and Ethnography

Diane Bell, etc., Pat Caplan (Goldsmiths' College, London), Wazir Jahan Karim (University of Science, Minden, Penang, Malaysia)

Examines and explores the progress of feminist anthropology, the gendered nature of fieldwork itself, and the articulation of gender with other aspects of the persona of the ethnographer.

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The New Great Transformation?: Change and Continuity in East-Central Europe
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The New Great Transformation?: Change and Continuity in East-Central Europe

Christopher Bryant, Edmund Mokrzycki

Many of the immediate benefits which neo-liberals expected from dismantling the old East-European system have not materialized. Among key issues discussed in this text are the legacy of real socialism, the efficacy of neo-liberal...

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Social Struggles and the City: Case of Sao Paulo
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Social Struggles and the City: Case of Sao Paulo

Lucio Kowarick, William Fisher, Kevin Mundy

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Theory on Gender: Feminism on Theory
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Theory on Gender: Feminism on Theory

Paula England

How do various social theories explain gender inequality? In this collection of original essays, prominent sociologists discuss the strengths and the limitations of the theoretical traditions within which they have worked:...

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Potter Addition
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Potter Addition

David L Harvey

With a few notable exceptions, studies of poor, native-born, non-ethnic whites are rare in the sociological literature. This book attempts to correct the oversight by presenting ethnography of an actual small, poor, white,...

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The Politics of Readjustment: Vietnam Veterans since the War
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The Politics of Readjustment: Vietnam Veterans since the War

Wilbur J. Scott

Veterans of all wars face a demanding task in readjusting to civilian life. Vietnam veterans have borne an additional burden, having returned from a controversial war that ended in defeat for the United States and South Vietnam....

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The Frankfurt School: Critical Assessment
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The Frankfurt School: Critical Assessment

Jay M. Bernstein

This set of six volumes provide a full picture of the School by examining the important developments that have occured since the deaths of the original core of Frankfurt scholars. In particular the work of Jurgen Habermas is fully...

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The Construction of Religious Boundaries: Culture, Identity and Diversity in the Sikh Tradition
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The Construction of Religious Boundaries: Culture, Identity and Diversity in the Sikh Tradition

Harjot Oberoi

A reinterprative text on religion and society in India. The author suggests an alternative to earlier narratives that saw Sikhism, Hinduism and Islam as historically given categories encompassing well-demarcated and self-conscious...

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