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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)
 
 
Martial Arts as Embodied Knowledge
Martial Arts as Embodied Knowledge (December 2011)
Asian Traditions in a Transnational World
D. S. Farrer - Editor
John Whalen-Bridge - Editor

A wide-ranging scholarly consideration of the martial arts.

This landmark work provides a wide-ranging scholarly consideration of the traditional Asian martial arts. Most of the contributors to the volume are practitioners of the martial arts, and all are keenly aware that these traditions now exist in a transnational context. The book’s cutting-edge research includes ethnography and approaches from film, li...(Read More)
 
 
Race, Ethnicity, and Place in a Changing America, Second Edition
Race, Ethnicity, and Place in a Changing America, Second Edition (September 2011)
John W. Frazier - Editor
Eugene L. Tettey-Fio - Editor
Norah F. Henry - Editor

An updated comprehensive assessment of how race and ethnicity affect the places we live, work, and visit.

“This timely volume is a storehouse of knowledge that brings together a wide selection of scholars in a rigorous and comprehensive assessment of race, ethnicity, and place. The primacy of place in ethnic and racial discourse is resurrected in this volume.” — Professor Joseph Oppong, Univer...(Read More)
 
 
Transforming Self and Others through Research
Transforming Self and Others through Research (September 2011)
Transpersonal Research Methods and Skills for the Human Sciences and Humanities
Rosemarie Anderson - Author
William Braud - Author

Brings the transformative approaches of transpersonal psychology to research in the human sciences and humanities.

Research approaches in the field of transpersonal psychology can be transformative for researchers, participants, and the audience of a project. This book offers these transformative approaches to those conducting research across the human sciences and the humanities. Rosemarie An...(Read More)
 
 
The Beach Beneath the Streets
The Beach Beneath the Streets (June 2011)
Contesting New York City's Public Spaces
Benjamin Shepard - Author
Gregory Smithsimon - Author

Examines New York City as a paradigmatic example of the tensions between privatization and public uses of space in the contemporary United States.

Focusing on the liberating promise of public space, The Beach Beneath the Streets examines the activist struggles of communities in New York City—queer youth of color, gardeners, cyclists, and anti-gentrification activists—as they transform st...(Read More)
 
 
Globalization, Social Justice, and the Helping Professions
Globalization, Social Justice, and the Helping Professions (April 2011)
William Roth - Editor
Katharine Briar-Lawson - Editor

Explores the impact of globalization and the imperative of social justice for the helping professions in contemporary times.

This landmark book brings together the reality of globalization and the imperative for social justice for helping professionals and students.  Helping professions such as social work, counseling, and community building can no longer be understood outside a global framework. While the...(Read More)
 
 
Racism, Public Schooling, and the Entrenchment of White Supremacy
Racism, Public Schooling, and the Entrenchment of White Supremacy (April 2011)
A Critical Race Ethnography
Sabina E. Vaught - Author

Demonstrates how ingrained ideas of race created and sustain racism and inequity in U.S. schools.

Racism and inequity in U.S. education are pervasive and consistent problems, unavoidable facts of public schooling in this country. This book is a multisite critical race ethnography of institutional relationships and organization in a large, urban, West Coast school district. In this daring and provocative work, Sab...(Read More)

 
 
Friends at the Bar
Friends at the Bar (February 2011)
A Quaker View of Law, Conflict Resolution, and Legal Reform
Nancy Black Sagafi-nejad - Author

A Quaker lawyer looks at Friends’ relationship with the American legal system and at Friends’ legal ethics.

George Fox, founder of the Religious Society of Friends, admonished his followers against “going to law.” In this fascinating, wide-ranging book, a Quaker lawyer explores the relationship between Quakers and the American legal system and discusses Friends’ legal ethics. A highl...(Read More)
 
 
Critical Urban Studies
Critical Urban Studies (November 2010)
New Directions
Jonathan S. Davies - Editor
David L. Imbroscio - Editor
Clarence N. Stone - Foreword by

Essays reevaluating and challenging the critiques of the urban studies field.

This volume revisits the tradition of critical scholarship characteristic of the urban studies field. Urban scholarship has had detractors of late, particularly in mainstream political science, where it has been accused of parochialism and insularity. Critical Urban Studies offers a sharp repudiation of this critique, reasse...(Read More)
 
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