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Globalization, Technology, and Philosophy
Globalization, Technology, and Philosophy (May 2004)
David Tabachnick - Editor
Toivo Koivukoski - Editor

Confronts globalization and technology from philosophical perspectives.

Rather than focusing on political, economic, or social manifestations of technology and globalization, this book examines these related phenomena from a philosophical perspective. Prominent thinkers from philosophy, sociology, and political science reflect on a variety of important topics and individuals, including the Internet, citizenship, indiv...(Read More)
 
 
Life in the White House
Life in the White House (May 2004)
A Social History of the First Family and the President's House
Robert P. Watson - Editor

Interdisciplinary essays on the White House and the lives of first families.

This unique perspective on the White House, one of the most readily identifiable structures in the world, brings together the views of librarians, journalists, political advisers, attorneys, researchers, and professors. Filled with anecdotes, little-known facts, and scholarly analysis, the book shows how "The People's House" has been s...(Read More)
 
 
Let Shepherding Endure
Let Shepherding Endure (August 2003)
Applied Anthropology and the Preservation of a Cultural Tradition in Israel and the Middle East
Gideon M. Kressel - Author

Addresses how shepherding communities in Israel and the Middle East might be preserved.

Examining the crucial problems confronting present-day livestock breeders, principally Bedouin and Jews in Israel, but also pastoral nomads in neighboring Middle Eastern countries, Let Shepherding Endure proposes new ways for these governments to enhance and sustain the long-term future development of shepherding communities...(Read More)
 
 
Articulated Experiences
Articulated Experiences (December 2002)
Toward a Radical Phenomenology of Contemporary Social Movements
Peyman Vahabzadeh - Author

Analyzes new social movements and their ramifications for social and political theory.
By reexamining the very foundations of everyday acting and thinking and stepping into the open expanse of a possible transition to a postmodern era, this book presents a radical phenomenological approach to the study of contemporary social movements. It offers a theory of acting that refuses to surrender to norms and legislations and thus always intimat...(Read More)
 
 
Race, Real Estate, and Uneven Development
Race, Real Estate, and Uneven Development (July 2002)
The Kansas City Experience, 1900-2000
Kevin Fox Gotham - Author

Examines how the real estate industry and federal housing policy facilitate the development of racial residential segregation.

Traditional explanations of metropolitan development and urban racial segregation have emphasized the role of consumer demand and market dynamics. In Race, Real Estate, and Uneven Development: The Kansas City Experience, 1900-2000, Kevin Fox Gotham reexamines the assumptions behind these e...(Read More)
 
 
Linked Arms
Linked Arms (November 2001)
A Rural Community Resists Nuclear Waste
Thomas V. Peterson - Author

Shows how a rural group used civil disobedience to defy the nuclear industry and governmental authority, preventing the building of a nuclear dump in western New York.

Through character development, snappy dialogue, and vivid scenes, Linked Arms tells the story of a rural people's successful struggle to keep a major nuclear dump out of Allegany County in western New York. Five times over a twelve-month period hund...(Read More)
 
 
Black Atlantic Politics
Black Atlantic Politics (August 2000)
Dilemmas of Political Empowerment in Boston and Liverpool
William E. Nelson Jr. - Author

Winner of the 2000 Best Book on Comparative Racial and Ethnic Politics Presented by the American Political Science Association, Section of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics
Groundbreaking research on Black political participation and urban race relations on both sides of the Atlantic.

This first comprehensive comparative study of Black politics focuses on American and British settings--Boston and Liverpool. The author argues tha...(Read More)
 
 
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)

 
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