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Promised Land
Promised Land (August 1995)
Base Christian Communities and the Struggle for the Amazon
Madeleine Cousineau Adriance - Author

Examines the relationship between grassroots Catholic Church groups (base Christian communities) and the mobilization of peasant farmers in the fight for control of Amazon lands.

Choice Outstanding Academic Books 1996

Using information gathered from more than one hundred interviews with farmers, activists, and church people in northern Brazil, the author shows how the present conflicts over land in the Amazon, as well as the destru...(Read More)

 
 
Al-Mughtaribun
Al-Mughtaribun (August 1995)
American Law and the Transformation of Muslim Life in the United States
Kathleen M. Moore - Author

Examines the influence of American law on Muslim life in the United States, treating such issues as pluralism and religious toleration, immigration and naturalization, civil rights, Black Muslims and the prisoners' rights movement, municipal zoning, and hate-crimes legislation.
"This book includes a vast range of scholarly and legal sources to tell the important story of Muslim immigration, citizenship acquisition, legal status, and socio...(Read More)
 
 
Presidential Campaign Discourse
Presidential Campaign Discourse (August 1995)
Strategic Communication Problems
Kathleen E. Kendall - Editor

Focuses on strategies for solving communication problems in presidential campaigns.
"This fresh and different book brings current approaches in political communication to bear on the most recent election in a way that makes the field of political communication accessable to non-specialized readers. Kendall not only provides a variety of very insightful analyses of the 1992 election that will certainly enhance the understanding of that ca...(Read More)
 
 
Ecologies of Knowledge
Ecologies of Knowledge (July 1995)
Work and Politics in Science and Technology
Susan Leigh Star - Editor

This collection of articles provides a comprehensive overview of personal and public issues related to social change and how they shape scientific and technical knowledge.
"This collection illustrates the robustness of theoretical concerns in the field in their applicability to the diverse subject matter of science studies, well represented here in the inclusion of studies in biological and physical sciences along with technology. Assembl...(Read More)
 
 
The Changing Agenda of Israeli Sociology
The Changing Agenda of Israeli Sociology (March 1995)
Theory, Ideology, and Identity
Uri Ram - Author

Offers the first systematic and comprehensive overview of sociological thought in Israel, and pleads for a new agenda that would shift the focus from nation building to democratic and egalitarian citizenship formation.
This study explores the changing agenda of Israeli sociology by linking content with context and by offering a historically informed critique of sociology as a theory and as a social institution. It examines, on the one ha...(Read More)
 
 
Politics of Ideocracy
Politics of Ideocracy (February 1995)
Jaroslaw Piekalkiewicz - Author
Alfred Wayne Penn - Author

Explains why and how ideocratic and totalitarian governments emerge, establish themselves, evolve, eventually collapse, and disintegrate or transform themselves into new ideocracies.

"This book helps the reader to understand why and how ideocratic/totalitarian governments emerge, establish themselves, evolve, and eventually collapse, disintegrate, or transform themselves into new ideocracies. It helps comprehend past and present ideoc...(Read More)
 
 
Race and Educational Reform in the American Metropolis
Race and Educational Reform in the American Metropolis (January 1995)
A Study of School Decentralization
Dan A. Lewis - Author
Kathryn Nakagawa - Author

"The book combines a concern for the education of African-Americans with a broader concern for urban school politics and the issues of decentralization. This is a powerful combination of issues that this book effectively weaves into a coherent analysis." -- Philip G. Altbach, State University of New York at Buffalo

"The book offers a broad, structural perspective on school reform in the past twenty years. Too often research on ...(Read More)
 
 
The Parable of the Tribes
The Parable of the Tribes (December 1994)
The Problem of Power in Social Evolution, Second Edition
Andrew Bard Schmookler - Author

This is a new view of the role of power in social evolution. It shows how, as human societies evolved, intersocietal conflicts necessarily developed, and how humanity can choose peace over war.
"Goes far beyond our common folk knowledge about power." -- New York Times Book Review
The Parable of the Tribes provides a new way of analyzing the human condition. This panoramic work, which incorporates history, philosophy, a...(Read More)
 
 
The Morals and Politics of Psychology
The Morals and Politics of Psychology (August 1994)
Psychological Discourse and the Status Quo
Isaac Prilleltensky - Author

This book explores the moral, social, and political implications of dominant psychological theories and practices. The analysis entails the therapeutic uses of psychoanalysis, cognitive, behavioral, and humanistic psychology, as well as the practice of clinical, school, and industrial/organizational psychology.

It is argued that applied psychology strengthens the societal status quo, thereby contributing to the perpetuation of social injusti...(Read More)
 
 
Capital and Communities in Black and White
Capital and Communities in Black and White (August 1994)
The Intersections of Race, Class, and Uneven Development
Gregory D. Squires - Author

Capital and Communities in Black and White explores the problems created by global economic restructuring, the decline of inner city neighborhoods, and the heightened racial conflicts in the United States.

"Squires has made an important contribution to the national debate over how America can build a more humane and rational social order." -- Clarence Page, syndicated columnist for the Chicago Tribune

"Squires's timing co...(Read More)
 
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