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IBSS: Anthropology
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IBSS: Anthropology

The British Library of Political and Economic Science

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

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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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Confronting Historical Paradigms
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Confronting Historical Paradigms

Frederick Cooper, Allen F. Isaacman, Florencia E. Mallon (Professor of Modern Latin American History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA), William Roseberry (Associate Professor of Anthropology, New School for Social Research, USA), Steve J. Stern

Argues that confrontation with major paradigms of world history has marked African and Latin American history during the last quarter-century and that the process has dramatically restructured historical and theoretical...

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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

This volume presents a fresh approach to the analysis of childrearing. By focusing on mothers' own understandings of their childrearing, the author reveals how differences in childrearing are rooted in fundamental ideas about the...

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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. The authors draw upon their experience of family therapy, social work and eating...

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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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Co-wives and Calabashes
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Co-wives and Calabashes

Sally Price

Explores the world of the Saramaka Maroons of Suriname and the status of women as reflected in social structure and art

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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

Coats has made an outstanding contribution to the history of economic thought, economic methodology and the sociology of economics. This volume represents a substantial part of his work on the sociology and professionalization of...

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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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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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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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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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The New Middle Classes: Social, Psychological, and Political Issues
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The New Middle Classes: Social, Psychological, and Political Issues

Arthur J. 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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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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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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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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Oedipus and the Devil: Witchcraft, Religion and Sexuality in Early Modern Europe
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Oedipus and the Devil: Witchcraft, Religion and Sexuality in Early Modern Europe

Lyndal Roper

This book marks out a different route towards understanding the body, and its relationship to culture and subjectivity. Amongst other subjects, Lyndal Roper deals with the nature of masculinity and femininity.

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Religion and Social Formation in Korea: Minjung and Millenarianism
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Religion and Social Formation in Korea: Minjung and Millenarianism

Sang Taek Lee

The series Religion and Society (RS) contributes to the exploration of religions as social systems- both in Western and non-Western societies; in particular, it examines religions in their differentiation from, and intersection...

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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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Thinking out Loud: On the Personal, the Political, the Public and the Private
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Thinking out Loud: On the Personal, the Political, the Public and the Private

Anna Quindlen

A collection of articles by a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times addresses the author's opinions on abortion, the right to die, political campaigns, rape, children's rights, and other issues.

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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 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 road.

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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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Ancient Chiefdoms of the Tombigbee
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Ancient Chiefdoms of the Tombigbee

John H. Blitz

Focuses on the small and large 10th-century Mississippian societies in the Tombigbee-Black Warrior River region of Alabama and Mississippi, concluding that the sanctified, security maintenance roles of communal food storage...

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Early Pottery in the Southeast: Tradition and Innovation in Cooking Technology
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Early Pottery in the Southeast: Tradition and Innovation in Cooking Technology

Kenneth E. Sassaman

Among Southeastern Indians, pottery was an innovation that enhanced the economic value of native foods and the efficiency of food preparation, but it took nearly two millennia to be adopted. This book attempts to explain why an...

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Natural Relations?: Animal Rights, Human Rights and the Environment
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Natural Relations?: Animal Rights, Human Rights and the Environment

Ted Benton

Offers a new perspective on contemporary arguments for animal rights, social justice and environmental protection. Benton brings together modern political ecology, debate about the moral status of animals, and critical social...

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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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Just Boys Doing Business?: Men, Masculinities and Crime
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Just Boys Doing Business?: Men, Masculinities and Crime

Tim Newburn, Elizabeth A. Stanko

This text challenges mainstream criminology by taking the social construction of masculinity as its focus. It brings together a broad range of criminologists with international reputations, and appears at a time of increasing...

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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

Trends in fertility decline, intergenerational relations, religion and secularization, ecological movements, employment and labour-market changes, personal authority, and social conflict are examined. This analysis shows an...

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Cultural Criticism: A Primer of Key Concepts
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Cultural Criticism: A Primer of Key Concepts

Arthur Asa Berger

In this guide to cultural criticism, Arthur Asa Berger presents complex concepts in jargon-free language, making the book an ideal introductory text. It covers the key theorists, concepts and subject areas, from literary,...

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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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Unwomanly Conduct: The Challenges of Intentional Childlessness
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Unwomanly Conduct: The Challenges of Intentional Childlessness

Carolyn Mackelcan Morell

Provocative study of women who chose to be childless based on extensive interviews with women aged between 40 and 78. A significant contribution to debates about choice, the private and the public, gender and diversity.

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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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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

This timely book provides an essential guide to the social, political and economic upheavals in post-communist Europe

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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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Communities of Discourse: Ideology and Social Structure in the Reformation, the Enlightenment and European Socialism
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Communities of Discourse: Ideology and Social Structure in the Reformation, the Enlightenment and European Socialism

Robert Wuthnow

Sociologist Robert Wuthnow notes remarkable similarities in the social conditions surrounding three of the greatest challenges to the status quo in the development of modern society - the Protestant Reformation, the Enlightenment,...

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Struggles for Justice: Social Responsibility and the Liberal State
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Struggles for Justice: Social Responsibility and the Liberal State

Alan Dawley

In this synthesis of new scholarship, Dawley traces the group struggles involved in the making of modern America, from 1890 until World War II. He explores tensions between industrial workers and corporate capitalists, Victorian...

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Drum Songs: Glimpses of Dene History
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Drum Songs: Glimpses of Dene History

Kerry M. Abel

This work examines the history of the Dene, one of the aboriginal peoples of Canada's western subarctic, from ancient times to the present.

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Qualitative Data Analysis: A User-friendly Guide for Social Scientists
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Qualitative Data Analysis: A User-friendly Guide for Social Scientists

Ian Dey

Qualitative Data Analysis shows that learning how to analyse qualitative data by computer can be fun. Written in a stimulating style, with examples drawn mainly from every day life and contemporary humour.

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