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At the Altar of Their God: African American Catholics in Cleveland, 1922-1961
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At the Altar of Their God: African American Catholics in Cleveland, 1922-1961

Dorothy Ann Blatnica

Examines how members of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, the first African-American Catholic parish in Cleveland, expressed their religious and culture identity from the founding of the parish to Vatican II. Illuminates the...

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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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Social Currents in Eastern Europe: The Sources and Consequences of the Great Transformation
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Social Currents in Eastern Europe: The Sources and Consequences of the Great Transformation

Sabrina Petra Ramet

Traces the diverse social currents that developed alongside and interacted with political and economic forces to bring about change in Eastern Europe. This book shows how the processes leading to the collapse of communism began...

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The Farm Labor Movement in the Midwest: Social Change and Adaptation among Migrant Farmworkers
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The Farm Labor Movement in the Midwest: Social Change and Adaptation among Migrant Farmworkers

W. K. Barger, Ernesto M. Reza, Baldemar Velasquez

The Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) was founded by Baldemar Velasquez in 1967 to challenge the poverty and powerlessness that confronted migrant farmworkers in the Midwest. This study documents FLOC's development through...

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America's First Cuisines
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America’s First Cuisines

Sophie D. Coe

After long weeks of boring, perhaps spoiled sea rations, one of the first things Spaniards sought in the New World was undoubtedly fresh food. Drawing on original accounts by Europeans and native Americans, this work offers a...

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Typologies and Taxonomies: An Introduction to Classification Techniques
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Typologies and Taxonomies: An Introduction to Classification Techniques

Kenneth D. Bailey

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The New Left and Labor in the 1960s
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The New Left and Labor in the 1960s

Peter B. Levy

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The Jumanos: Hunters and Traders of the South Plains
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The Jumanos: Hunters and Traders of the South Plains

Nancy Parrott Hickerson

In the late sixteenth century, Spanish explorers described encounters with North American people they called 'Jumanos.' This book proposes that they were indeed a distinctive tribe, their wide travel pattern linked over...

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Giving Voice to Stones: Place and Identity in Palestinian Literature
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Giving Voice to Stones: Place and Identity in Palestinian Literature

Barbara McKean Parmenter

Explores the Western and Zionist images of Palestine, then draws upon the work of Darwish, Ghassan Kanafani, and other writers to trace how Palestinians have represented their experience of home and exile since the WWI. This title...

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Cultural Economies Past and Present
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Cultural Economies Past and Present

Rhoda H. Halperin

Offers an analytical tool kit for studying economic processes in all societies and at all times

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Border Healing Woman: The Story of Jewel Babb as Told to Pat Littledog
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Border Healing Woman: The Story of Jewel Babb as Told to Pat Littledog

Jewel Babb, Pat LittleDog

The story of Jewel Babb, from her early years as a tenderfoot ranch wife to her elder years as a desert healing woman

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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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Nomads and the Outside World
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Nomads and the Outside World

A.M. Khazanov, Julia Crookenden, Ernest Gellner

This comparative study of pastoral nomadism is now updated, with a revised bibliography, and designed to present the whole phenomenon in historical, ecological, spatial and structural perspective. It covers numerous peoples of...

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Determinants of Fertility and Child Mortality in Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana
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Determinants of Fertility and Child Mortality in Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana

Kofi Darkwa Benefo, T. Paul Schultz

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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: 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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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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Four Sociological Traditions
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Four Sociological Traditions

Randall Collins

Presents a concise intellectual history of sociology organized around the development of 4 classic schools of thought: the conflict tradition of Marx and Weber, the ritual solidarity of Durkheim, the micro-interactionist tradition...

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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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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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Single Parent Families: Diversity, Myths, and Realities
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Single Parent Families: Diversity, Myths, and Realities

Marvin B. Sussman, Shirley M. H. Hanson

Twenty-five articles by authors from diverse perspectives analyze literature and empirical research concerning single parent families. Chapters include single parenthood following divorce or death of a spouse; never-married teen...

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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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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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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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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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Research in Organizational Behavior: An Annual Series of Analytical Essays and Critital Reviews
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Research in Organizational Behavior: An Annual Series of Analytical Essays and Critital Reviews

Barry M. Staw, L. L. Cummings

This is the 17th volume in an annual series of reviews of research in organizational behaviour. This volume cover such topics as the development of a theory of timing, a framework for the integration of micro- and...

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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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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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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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Obra Antropolgica, V: Programas de Salud En La Situacin Intercultural
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Obra Antropolgica, V: Programas de Salud En La Situacin Intercultural

Gonzalo Aguirre Beltrn

El autor hace un diagnstico de las prcticas mdico-religiosas arraigadas en las comunidades indgenas. Los programas de salud resean los proyectos piloto vigentes cuando se fundaron los Centros Coordinadores del Instituto Nacional...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Fictions of Feminist Ethnography
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Fictions of Feminist Ethnography

Kamala Visweswaran

These essays employ strategies from history, fiction, autobiography and biography, deconstruction, and post-colonial discourse to reveal the fictions in anthropology and the anthropology in fiction, and, in the process, to devise...

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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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The Cheyenne in Plains Indian Trade Relations, 1795-1840
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The Cheyenne in Plains Indian Trade Relations, 1795-1840

Joseph Jablow, Morris W. Foster

A classic study of the manner in which an individual tribe reacted, in terms of the trade situation, to the changing forces of history.

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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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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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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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The Least Worst Death: Essays in Bioethics on the End of Life
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The Least Worst Death: Essays in Bioethics on the End of Life

Margaret Pabst Battin

A collection of the author's essays on death and dying, which specifically explores the dilemmas raised by contemporary medicine, such as the withdrawal of medical care, euthanasia and suicide. The author also surveys the current...

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