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Why Europe Is Lesbian and Gay Friendly (and Why America Never Will Be)
Why Europe Is Lesbian and Gay Friendly (and Why America Never Will Be) (June 2013)
Angelia R. Wilson - Author

Offers an analysis of the political economy of care in order to explain how lesbian and gay citizens in Europe benefit from equality more than those in the United States.

Why Europe Is Lesbian and Gay Friendly (and Why America Never Will Be) examines the differences in politics, policy, and culture in leading Western democracies and offers an explanation as to why lesbian and gay citizens in Europe reap ...(Read More)
 
 
Emerald City
Emerald City (May 2013)
The Birth and Evolution of an Indian Gemstone Industry
Lawrence A. Babb - Author

A fascinating study of the gemstone industry of Jaipur, with special emphasis on its ownership class.

Lawrence A. Babb’s Emerald City provides an intriguing portrait of the gemstone cutting industry of the North Indian city of Jaipur. It focuses on the ownership class consisting mainly of Jains and members of northern India’s traditional trading communities. Based on oral-historical investig...(Read More)
 
 
More Studies in Ethnomethodology
More Studies in Ethnomethodology (May 2013)
Kenneth Liberman - Author
Harold Garfinkel - Foreword by

2015 Distinguished Book Award, presented by the Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis Section of the American Sociological Association

Phenomenological analyses of the orderliness of naturally occurring collaboration.

Pioneered by Harold Garfinkel in the 1950s and ’60s, ethnomethodology is a sociological approach rooted in phenomenology that is concerned with in...(Read More)
 
 
Youth Peacebuilding
Youth Peacebuilding (April 2013)
Music, Gender, and Change
Lesley J. Pruitt - Author

Defines a new research area linking youth cultures and music with peacebuilding practice and policy.

This book highlights the important role youth can play in processes of peacebuilding by examining music as a tool for engaging youth in such activities. As Lesley J. Pruitt discusses throughout the book, music—as expression, as creation, as inspiration—can provide many unique insights into transforming ...(Read More)
 
 
Figuring Religions
Figuring Religions (March 2013)
Comparing Ideas, Images, and Activities
Shubha Pathak - Editor

Offers new ways of comparing features of the world’s religions.

Figuring Religions offers new ways of comparing prominent features of the world’s religions. Comparison has been at the heart of religious studies as a modern academic discipline, but comparison can be problematic. Scholars of religion have been faulted for ignoring or reinterpreting differences to create a universal paradigm. ...(Read More)
 
 
Two Sides of a Barricade
Two Sides of a Barricade (January 2013)
(Dis)order and Summit Protest in Europe
Christian Scholl - Author

Investigates how activists confront global powers with their street-level dissent.

Two Sides of a Barricade argues that to construct global democracy, conflict and dissent must be taken seriously. Christian Scholl explores the political significance of the confrontations within four sites of interaction: bodies, space, communication, and law. Each site of struggle provides a different entry point to unde...(Read More)
 
 
The Politics of Parenthood
The Politics of Parenthood (August 2012)
Causes and Consequences of the Politicization and Polarization of the American Family
Laurel Elder - Author
Steven Greene - Author

Traces the rising emphasis on parenthood in contemporary American politics.

Certain events in one’s life, such as marriage, joining the workforce, and growing older, can become important determinants of political attitudes and voting choice. Each of these events has been the subject of considerable study, but in The Politics of Parenthood, Laurel Elder and Steven Greene look at the political impac...(Read More)
 
 
After Artest
After Artest (May 2012)
The NBA and the Assault on Blackness
David J. Leonard - Author

Explores how the NBA moved to govern black players and the expression of blackness after the “Palace Brawl” of 2004.

On November 19, 2004, a fight between NBA players Ron Artest and Ben Wallace escalated into a melee involving several other players and many fans. The “Palace Brawl,” writes David J. Leonard, was a seminal event, one that dramatically altered outside perceptions of the spo...(Read More)
 
 
The Longue Duree and World-Systems Analysis
The Longue Duree and World-Systems Analysis (May 2012)
Richard E. Lee - Edited and with an introduction by

Scholars from history, sociology, and geography advocate overcoming disciplinary isolation, using Fernand Braudel’s concept of the longue durée as a rallying point.

In his pathbreaking article “History and the Social Sciences: The Longue Durée,” Fernand Braudel raised a call for the social sciences to overcome their disciplinary isolation from one another. Commemoratin...(Read More)
 
 
Marxism and Ethics
Marxism and Ethics (March 2012)
Freedom, Desire, and Revolution
Paul Blackledge - Author

Accessible introduction to key thinkers of Marxist theory and the debate on the nature of Marxist ethics.

Marxism and Ethics is a comprehensive and highly readable introduction to the rich and complex history of Marxist ethical theory as it has evolved over the last century and a half. Paul Blackledge argues that Marx’s ethics of freedom underpin his revolutionary critique of capitalism. Marx’...(Read More)
 
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