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Repositioning Race
Repositioning Race (May 2014)
Prophetic Research in a Postracial Obama Age
Sandra L. Barnes - Editor
Zandria F. Robinson - Editor
Earl Wright II - Editor

Examines the progress of and obstacles faced by African Americans in twenty-first-century America.

In Repositioning Race, leading African American sociologists assess the current state of race theory, racial discrimination, and research on race in order to chart a path toward a more engaged public scholarship. They contemplate not only the paradoxes of Black freedom but also the paradoxes of equality and ...(Read More)
 
 
Living on Your Own
Living on Your Own (April 2014)
Single Women, Rental Housing, and Post-Revolutionary Affect in Contemporary South Korea
Jesook Song - Author

An ethnography of young, single women struggling to live independently in South Korea.

Living on Your Own is an ethnography of young, single women in South Korea who seek to live independently. Using extensive interviews, along with media analysis and archival research, Jesook Song traces the women’s difficulties in achieving residential autonomy. Song exposes the clash between the women’s bu...(Read More)
 
 
The Joy of Noh
The Joy of Noh (April 2014)
Embodied Learning and Discipline in Urban Japan
Katrina L. Moore - Author

Examines Japanese later life learners involved in Noh theater.

Centered on questions of identity formation, selfhood, and the body, this ethnography examines the experiences of later life learners in Japan. The women profiled are amateur practitioners of Noh theater, learning the dance and chant essential to this classic art form. Using a combination of observational, interview, and experiential data, Katrina L. ...(Read More)
 
 
Happiness as Enterprise
Happiness as Enterprise (March 2014)
An Essay on Neoliberal Life
Sam Binkley - Author

Examines the contemporary discourse on happiness through the lens of governmentality theory.

Recent decades have seen an explosion of interest in the phenomenon of happiness, as evidenced by self-help books, talk shows, spiritual mentoring, business management, and relationship counseling. At the center of this development is the expanding influence of “positive psychology,” which places the concern wi...(Read More)
 
 
Tough Love
Tough Love (February 2014)
Sexuality, Compassion, and the Christian Right
Cynthia Burack - Author

Exposes how ex-gay and postabortion ministries operate on a shared system of thought and analyzes their social implications.

A staple of the culture wars, the struggle between Christian conservatives and progressives over sexuality and reproductive rights continues. Focusing on ex-gay ministries geared to helping same-sex attracted people resist their sexuality and postabortion ministries dedicated to leading wom...(Read More)
 
 
Community, Culture, and Economic Development, Second Edition
Community, Culture, and Economic Development, Second Edition (December 2013)
Continuity and Change in Two Small Southern Towns
Meredith Ramsay - Author
Kirkland J. Hall Sr. - Foreword by

Newly updated comparative study of economic development policy, and its relationship with local power structures and cultural and social relations, in two Maryland towns.

Community economic development is conventionally explained using one of two models: a market model that assumes individuals always attempt to maximize their wealth, or a growth model that assumes land use is controlled by real estate developers ...(Read More)
 
 
The Courtiers of Civilization
The Courtiers of Civilization (December 2013)
A Study of Diplomacy
Sasson Sofer - Author

Comprehensive study of the diplomat and the diplomatic mission in Western civilization.

The professional diplomat frequently takes a back seat in the public imagination to such figures as the great heads of state and leading military figures. In The Courtiers of Civilization, Sasson Sofer aims to restore the importance and reputation of the diplomat in Western civilization. Drawing on an exhaustive reading of...(Read More)
 
 
Spirituality in Hospice Palliative Care
Spirituality in Hospice Palliative Care (August 2013)
Paul Bramadat - Editor
Harold Coward - Editor
Kelli I. Stajduhar - Editor

Explores the end-of-life spiritual needs of people who do not identify with traditional religions.

This groundbreaking book addresses the spiritual aspect of hospice care for those who do not fit easily within traditional religious beliefs and categories. A companion volume to Religious Understandings of a Good Death in Hospice Palliative Care, this work also advocates for renewed attention to the spir...(Read More)
 
 
Shaping Gender Policy in Turkey
Shaping Gender Policy in Turkey (July 2013)
Grassroots Women Activists, the European Union, and the Turkish State
Gül Aldikaçti Marshall - Author

Timely analysis of the ways in which women grassroots activists, the European Union, and the Turkish state are involved in shaping gender policies in Turkey.

Shaping Gender Policy in Turkey uncovers how, why, and to what extent Turkish women, in addition to the Turkish state and the European Union, have been involved in gender policy changes in Turkey. Through analysis of the role of multiple actors at...(Read More)
 
 
Envisioning Sociology
Envisioning Sociology (June 2013)
Victor Branford, Patrick Geddes, and the Quest for Social Reconstruction
John Scott - Author
Ray Bromley - Author

Examines the continuing relevance of early British sociologists Victor Branford, Patrick Geddes, and their associates.

Envisioning Sociology is a landmark work, the first major study of the founding of sociology in Britain and the enormous contributions made by the intellectual circle led by Victor Branford and Patrick Geddes. Authors John Scott and Ray Bromley chronicle the biographical connections and...(Read More)
 
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