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The Religious Critic in American Culture
The Religious Critic in American Culture (August 1994)
William Dean - Author

Winner of the 1995 American Academy of Religion Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion for the Outstanding Book in Constructive-Reflective Studies

“William Dean has written a powerful book for our time—the best case for serious public intellectuals we have!” — Cornel West, Harvard University

"This book engages the reader in an exploration of a related set of ideas, ideas that are timely, com...(Read More)
 
 
False Fixes
False Fixes (August 1994)
The Cultural Politics of Drugs, Alcohol, and Addictive Relations
David Forbes - Author

"David Forbes has given us a book on drugs for the post-Reagan era. Even now there are few treatments of this subject from the point of view of its victims, the addicts. This book is an invaluable source for new social policy and widespread debate in the social sciences." -- Stanley Aronowitz, Graduate Center, City University of New York

This book examines recent efforts to rid society of addictions and finds them wanting. The author exami...(Read More)
 
 
Magazines for the Millions
Magazines for the Millions (August 1994)
Gender and Commerce in the Ladies' Home Journal and the Saturday Evening Post, 1880-1910
Helen Damon-Moore - Author

“Helen Damon-Moore’s Magazines for the Millions is both entertaining and analytical, loaded with telling comparisons of the Ladies’ Home Journal and the Saturday Evening Post, sharp observations about the magazines’ content, their production, and readers’ responses. Her insights about gender construction are important for all readers interested in popular culture. I found fascinating the ...(Read More)
 
 
Heterosexism
Heterosexism (December 1993)
An Ethical Challenge
Patricia Beattie Jung - Author
Ralph F. Smith - Author

In this ground-breaking book the authors show that the prevailing sexual ethic is no longer useful. It presumes as ideal, a uniform morality based on a limited understanding of human sexuality. Heterosexism is revealed to be a system of prejudice that both grows out of and supports this ethic. It produces various forms of discrimination, particularly those against gay and lesbian people, that cannot be justified.

The authors investigate scr...(Read More)
 
 
Little Big Men
Little Big Men (September 1993)
Bodybuilding Subculture and Gender Construction
Alan M. Klein - Author

Little Big Men is a study of competitive bodybuilders on the West Coast that examines the subculture from the perspective of bodybuilders' everyday activities. It offers fascinating descriptions and insightful analogies of an important and understudied subculture that has risen to widespread popularity in today's mass culture.

Alan Klein conducted his field study of bodybuilding in some of the world's best-known gyms. In studying the...(Read More)
 
 
The Remaking of Pittsburgh
The Remaking of Pittsburgh (June 1984)
Class and Culture in an Industrializing City, 1877-1919
Francis G. Couvares - Author

What forces transformed a community in which industrial workers and other citizens exercised a real measure of power over their lives into a metropolis whose inhabitants were utterly dependent on Big Steel? How did a city that fervidly embraced the labor struggle of 1877 turn into the city which so fiercely repudiated the labor struggle of 1919?

The Remaking of Pittsburgh is the history of this transformation. The cu...(Read More)
 
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