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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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Understanding Regression Assumptions
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Understanding Regression Assumptions

William D. Berry

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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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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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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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Social Movements: Critiques, Concepts, Case Studies
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Social Movements: Critiques, Concepts, Case Studies

Stanford M. Lyman

Social movements have shown themselves to be one of the most dramatic and effective forms of political action. America, founded as the result of a challenge to one kind of political order, has been, in part, recreated as a result...

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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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

Examines the main procedures for analyzing qualitative data by computer, taking into account the effect computing techniques have had in this area. It considers ways in which computers can contribute to greater rigour, creativity...

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Multicultural Human Services for AIDS Treatment and Prevention: Policy, Perspectives, and Planning
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Multicultural Human Services for AIDS Treatment and Prevention: Policy, Perspectives, and Planning

Marcia Bok, Julio Morales

An introduction to, and overview of, multicultural AIDS issues in social work practice. Emphasising the need for a culturally sensitive approach, this text increases social workers' knowledge and experience with various social and...

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The Democratic Imagination: Dialogues on the Work of Irving Louis Horowitz
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The Democratic Imagination: Dialogues on the Work of Irving Louis Horowitz

Ray C. Rist

It somehow seems less than decorous for Horowitz, the president of Transaction Books, to publish his own festschrift, although, the contributions being presented as a tribute (on the occasion of his 65th birthday), the lack of...

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Rediscovering History: Culture, Politics and the Psyche
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Rediscovering History: Culture, Politics and the Psyche

Michael Roth, Michael S. Roth

This wide-ranging collection of essays on the cultural history of modern Europe is unified by a concern with how the relation between self and society finds expression in cultural production.

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Knowledge Societies
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Knowledge Societies

Nico Stehr

In this analysis of the central role that knowledge plays in our life, Nico Stehr examines the premises of existing social theory and explores the knowledge relations in advanced societies. The planned result is a significant...

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Secrets of Life, Secrets of Death: Essays on Science and Culture
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Secrets of Life, Secrets of Death: Essays on Science and Culture

Evelyn Fox Keller

The essays included here represent Fox Keller's attempts to integrate the insights of feminist theory with those of her contemporaries in the history and philosophy of science.

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Views Beyond the Border Country: Raymond Williams and Cultural Politics
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Views Beyond the Border Country: Raymond Williams and Cultural Politics

Dennis L. Dworkin, Leslie G. Roman

This collection looks at the influence of Raymond Williams on the work of radical intellectuals. It especially looks at the limitation of Williams' political vision and commitment.

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Search for Meaning
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Search for Meaning

Phillip L Berman

What do Americans, as a people, believe in? What are the experiences that have transformed their lives? How does faith in God, in human goodness, in politics, progress, money, or pleasure illuminate our actions? These are...

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Boss Island: The Subcontracting Network and Micro-Entrepreneurship in Taiwan's Development
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Boss Island: The Subcontracting Network and Micro-Entrepreneurship in Taiwan’s Development

G.S Shieh

Challenging the state-centered approach to the East Asian development, this book enters into the hidden abode of production of Taiwan's miracle by analyzing its organization of production. The widespread subcontracting network,...

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Evolutionary Epistemology, Rationality and the Sociology of Knowledge
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Evolutionary Epistemology, Rationality and the Sociology of Knowledge

Gerard Radnitzky, W. W. Bartley, III, W.W. Bartley III

This collection of essays in support of the theory of evolutionary epistemology includes articles by Karl Popper, Peter Munz and Gerhard Vollmer. This volume attempts to show how an evolutionary and non-justificational approach...

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Hardship & Health Womens Lives
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Hardship & Health Womens Lives

Hilary Graham

Examines the domestic circumstances and responsibilities of women caring for children in Britain in the context of social trends that are making poverty and hardship increasingly common experiences for mothers. The book is set...

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The Dawn of the World: Myths and Tales of the Miwok Indians of California
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The Dawn of the World: Myths and Tales of the Miwok Indians of California

C.Hart Merriam, Lowell John Bean

A collection of stories that were related by the Miwok elders 'after the first rains of the winter season, usually in the ceremonial roundhouse and always at night by the dim light of a flickering fire. It also includes creation...

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Fathers and Sons in Athens: Ideology and Society in the Era of the Peloponnesian War
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Fathers and Sons in Athens: Ideology and Society in the Era of the Peloponnesian War

Barry S. Strauss

The Athenians could not separate politics from the private sphere; indeed, the father-son conflict was a major public as well as private theme. This book explores the consequences of the powerful influence of familial ideology on...

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Race in America: The Struggle for Equality
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Race in America: The Struggle for Equality

Herbert Hill, James E. Jones

A multidisciplinary analysis of race and justice. The major controversial issues in race relations, from past and present, such as affirmative action, educational segregation, labour union racial practices, the persistence of...

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