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Mighty Change, Tall Within
Mighty Change, Tall Within (February 2003)
Black Identity in the Hudson Valley
Myra B. Young Armstead - Editor

A history of African American presence in the Hudson Valley region from the colonial period to the present.

Using New York State's Hudson Valley as a backdrop, this book provides a regional perspective on black identity from the colonial period to the present. Through racialized struggles and varying experiences of black residents, a black presence in the region has persisted. Factors such as religious structures and...(Read More)
 
 
Boundaries of Privacy
Boundaries of Privacy (October 2002)
Dialectics of Disclosure
Sandra Petronio - Author
Irwin Altman - Foreword by

Explores new ways to think about privacy and disclosure.

Offering a practical theory for why people make decisions about revealing and concealing private information, Boundaries of Privacy taps into everyday problems in our personal relationships, our health concerns, and our work to investigate the way we manage our private lives. Petronio argues that in addition to owning our own private information, we also...(Read More)
 
 
If Life Is a Game, How Come I'm Not Having Fun?
If Life Is a Game, How Come I'm Not Having Fun? (April 2001)
A Guide to Life's Challenges
Paul Brenner - Author

Advocates applying a spirit of play to everyday life.

In this lively and enlightening book, Paul Brenner suggests that treating life's events and everyday activities as a game would lead to a more socially functional and effective society. Through compelling suggestions and dynamic anecdotes, he conceptualizes all our economic, political, social, and spiritual pursuits in terms of role-play, and demonstrates the ...(Read More)
 
 
One Nation...Indivisible?
One Nation...Indivisible? (January 2001)
Sara S. Chapman - Author
Ursula S. Colby - Author

A no-holds barred look at how ideology-based partisan politics is altering the Framers' vision of government and alienating Americans.

A wake-up call to all Americans, One Nation...Indivisible? urges all informed citizens to take action to protect our fragmenting democratic union. The authors claim that the U. S. has strayed too far from the Founders' and the Constitution's vision of federalist government, and th...(Read More)
 
 
Reinventing the Wheel
Reinventing the Wheel (July 1999)
A Buddhist Response to the Information Age
Peter D. Hershock - Author

Suggests that certain Buddhist notions may act as an antidote to the adverse effects of high-tech media.

By uniquely using Buddhist teachings, Reinventing the Wheel assesses the personal and communal costs of our global economic and technological commitments. Hershock urges reinvention of the technological "wheel," and, at the same time, acknowledges the need for new forms of practice suited to our rapidly evolving social, polit...(Read More)
 
 
The Work of Friendship
The Work of Friendship (April 1999)
Rorty, His Critics, and the Project of Solidarity
Dianne Rothleder - Author

Develops a theory of friendship as a space that is neither public nor private.

"The Work of Friendship goes right to the heart of current debates regarding the need for philosophers to overcome not only what Rorty criticizes as epistemology, but also what Rorty fails to address, namely the problem of philosophical detachment from social theory and praxis. The engaging style brings the personal into the political and beautifully...(Read More)
 
 
Home Front Soldier
Home Front Soldier (March 1999)
The Story of a GI and His Italian American Family During World War II
Richard Aquila - Author

CHOICE 1999 Outstanding Academic Book

Presents a multi-layered social history of a soldier and his Italian American family during World War II.

"This is one of the richest collections of primary sources I've seen for the study of war and ethnic family. What I like best is the detailed and rhythmic evocation the letters offer of everyday life during wartime. The reader gets to know the writer ...(Read More)
 
 
Ethical Vegetarianism
Ethical Vegetarianism (January 1999)
From Pythagoras to Peter Singer
Kerry S. Walters - Editor
Lisa Portmess - Editor

"Ethical Vegetarianism offers just the right mix of 'food for thought.' The movement for a more peaceful world has for too long hungered for a book like this. Here, truly, is a volume devoted to what we eat that belongs alongside those more numerous books describing how to cook it." -- Tom Regan, author of The Case for Animal Rights

For vegetarians seeking the historical roots of vegetarianism, for animal rights ac...(Read More)
 
 
Haunted Children
Haunted Children (August 1998)
Rethinking Medication of Common Psychological Disorders
Arthur F. Roemmelt, M.D. - Author

Relating stories of his years as a child psychiatrist, the author argues that what essentially is troubling many children is better confronted in therapy rather than treated with medications.

"Haunted Children is fascinating. The cases are brief but pointed. Roemmelt dances around the reader with just the sort of inventive variety and surprises that I imagine he would use in his therapy. The domain of child therap...(Read More)
 
 
The New Insecurity
The New Insecurity (December 1997)
The End of the Standard Job and Family
Jerald Wallulis - Author

Examines the impact of the loss of expectations of permanent employment and enduring family relationships on individuals today and explores how changes in the collective endeavor to provide security could help.

Since 1973, the median family income in the United States has remained static, in marked contrast to the period from 1947 to 1973, when it actually doubled. Downsizing and corporate restructuring have produced w...(Read More)
 
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