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Beyond the Power Mystique
Beyond the Power Mystique (February 1999)
Power as Intersubjective Accomplishment
Robert Prus - Author

Locating power within the symbolic interactionist framework, this book permeates much of the mystique shrouding "power" and examines the ways in which notions of power, control, influence and the like are brought into human existence.

Despite the considerable attention given to 'power' by foundational sources such as Machiavelli, Hobbs, Weber, Durkheim, and Marx, and those social theorists who have built on their works,...(Read More)
 
 
Countdown to Statehood
Countdown to Statehood (July 1998)
Palestinian State Formation in the West Bank and Gaza
Hillel Frisch - Author

A study of Palestinian state formation in comparison to Zionist experiences.

Countdown to Statehood, based on Arabic, English, and Hebrew language sources, analyzes the form that the Palestinian state is likely to take. The book looks at past institution-building patterns in the West Bank and Gaza, the relationship between the PLO and the local Palestinians, and the nature of the conflict with Israel from 1967 th...(Read More)
 
 
France on Display
France on Display (February 1998)
Peasants, Provincials, and Folklore in the 1937 Paris World's Fair
Shanny Peer - Author

Winner of the 1999 Laurence Wylie Prize in French Cultural Studies presented by the Association for French Cultural Studies

The 1937 Paris World's Fair presented a traditionalist image of France as a rural, provincial country, faithful to its folk traditions and to its Old World heritage. France's attachment, well into the twentieth century, to its traditionalist roots has often been interpreted by scholars as a reactionary impulse, a desir...(Read More)

 
 
Subversions of International Order
Subversions of International Order (December 1997)
Studies in the Political Anthropology of Culture
John Borneman - Author

Uses ethnographic tools to analyze political disorder and its representation at the end of the Cold War.

"This book takes up burning problems in new ways by someone deeply versed in his field with a sensitivity to nuance and detail no less than to an acute sense of urgency. The reality to which most of the essays are dedicated is one never or rarely discussed by anthropologists, namely East Germany and neighboring state...(Read More)
 
 
Affirmative Action's Testament of Hope
Affirmative Action's Testament of Hope (July 1997)
Strategies for a New Era in Higher Education
Mildred Garcia - Editor

Focuses on affirmative action and its impact on colleges and universities since its inception in 1965. Suggests different perspectives on and approaches to affirmative action and offers and presents various voices on the impact and philosophical implications of affirmative action.
"This book is mandatory reading for all higher education administrators. It is an excellent synthesis of policy, research, and practice. Affirmative Action...(Read More)
 
 
The Challenge of Eastern Asian Education
The Challenge of Eastern Asian Education (March 1997)
Implications for America
William K. Cummings - Editor
Philip G. Altbach - Editor

Provides specific examples of Asian educational practice that may have relevance to the United States.

"There's nothing quite like this book. The organization of the topics is a plus, distinguishing between basic and secondary and not ignoring the private sector. The selection of authors is first-rate with a good mix of Asian and American experts. The introductory article by Lewis is a classic and sets the tone well--c...(Read More)
 
 
Gender, Ethnicity, and the State
Gender, Ethnicity, and the State (April 1996)
Latina and Latino Prison Politics
Juanita Diaz-Cotto - Author

Examines the experiences of Latina and Latino prisoners in New York maximum security prisons, offering a realistic interpretation of the relationship that exists between prisoners, the state, and the civil society within which prisons operate.
"This study is unique in its attention to the interaction of gender and ethnicity in prisoner organizing and prison management. Based largely on interviews with Puerto Rican ex-inmates and with corr...(Read More)
 
 
Conscience at War
Conscience at War (March 1996)
The Israeli Soldier as a Moral Critic
Ruth Linn - Author

An exploration of the moral and intellectual conflict of Israeli citizens who have resisted military service, and of how they justify their choices of action.

"Ruth Linn provides a fascinating account of conscientious objection in the Israeli army during the Lebanese war and the Intifada. Working from interviews with the 'refusers,' and quoting extensively, she probes for their motives and justifications and so provide...(Read More)
 
 
North American Auto Unions in Crisis
North American Auto Unions in Crisis (February 1996)
Lean Production as Contested Terrain
William C. Green - Editor
Ernest J. Yanarella - Editor

This edited volume provides the first comparative cross-national study of U.S. and Canadian Labor relations in Japanese North American auto transplants, Japanese joint ventures with the Big Three automakers, and Saturn, the Japanese-style GM auto plant.

In this edited volume, U.S. and Canadian political scientists, sociologists, and labor educators contribute to the debate of the crisis of the Fordist regime of mass pro...(Read More)
 
 
For God and Fatherland
For God and Fatherland (January 1996)
Religion and Politics in Argentina
Michael A. Burdick - Author

This analysis of the crises in church-state relations in Argentina over the last 100 years shows that the constitutionally-established Catholic Church was progressively disenfranchised by various governments and responded by struggling to maintain the institution's historic rights and privileges and to speak as the moral conscience of Argentina.

"Burdick provides (at long last) a basic study of the twentieth-century Argentine ...(Read More)
 
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