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Structural Violence
Structural Violence (September 2012)
Hidden Brutality in the Lives of Women
Joshua M. Price - Author

GOLD MEDALIST - 2013 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the Women’s Studies category

Challenges the notions that “violence against women” is synonymous with “domestic violence” and that violence affects all women equally.

Structural Violence seeks to redraw the conventional map of violence against women. In order to understand violence as...(Read More)
Rethinking Contemporary Warfare
Rethinking Contemporary Warfare (July 2010)
A Sociological View of the Al-Aqsa Intifada
Eyal Ben-Ari - Author
Zeev Lerer - Author
Uzi Ben-Shalom - Author
Ariel Vainer - Author

Examines the combat experience of Israel’s ground forces in the Al-Aqsa Intifada in order to offer a set of innovative concepts for understanding irregular warfare.

The combat experience of Israel’s ground forces in the second Palestinian uprising, the Al-Aqsa Intifada (2000–2006), is given full critical attention in this engaging study. Based on extensive interviews and observations, Rethi...(Read More)
Leaving Us to Wonder
Leaving Us to Wonder (December 2004)
An Essay on the Questions Science Can't Ask
Linda Wiener - Author
Ramsey Eric Ramsey - Author

Explores the larger social, political, and philosophical contexts in which the current vitriolic science vs. anti-science debates occur.

This exciting collaboration between a biologist and a philosopher explores the meaning of the scientific worldview and how it plays out in our everyday lives. The authors investigate alternatives to scientism, the view that science is the proper and exclusive foundation for thinking ...(Read More)
The Politics of Heredity
The Politics of Heredity (July 1998)
Essays on Eugenics, Biomedicine, and the Nature-Nurture Debate
Diane B. Paul - Author

Explores the political forces underlying shifts in thinking about the respective influence of heredity and environment in shaping human behavior, and the feasibility and morality of eugenics.

The essays collected in The Politics of Heredity explore the political factors underlying shifts in thinking about the role of nature and nurture in shaping human behavior, and about the desirability and feasibility of contro...(Read More)
The Constructed Body
The Constructed Body (August 1995)
AIDS, Reproductive Technology, and Ethics
Julien S. Murphy - Author

This book takes a phenomenological approach to feminist issues in medical ethics: AIDS and reproductive technology.
This book contributes to new directions in medical ethics by using recent philosophical theories, such as phenomenological, deconstruction, and post-structuralism, and extends philosophical analysis to allow for the influences of politics, cultural difference, and history on ethics. The author views AIDS from several diffe...(Read More)
Marxism and Human Sociobiology
Marxism and Human Sociobiology (May 1994)
The Perspective of Economic Reforms in China
Boshu Zhang - Author

"This book is completely original in its main premise and at every stage of its argument. It not only reveals the thinking of a brilliant Chinese intellectual, but also displays breakthrough ideas having important universal implications transcending China."-- Kirill Thompson

"What I liked most about the book is the personal voice the author carries in approaching the problems surrounding the present socioeconomic situation in China. China has...(Read More)
Evolutionary Ethics
Evolutionary Ethics (August 1993)
Matthew H. Nitecki - Editor
Doris V. Nitecki - Editor

This volume analyzes the biological and philosophical disagreements in evolutionary ethics and points out difficulties with the interpretations.

The book is divided into four sections. The first is an historical introduction to the origin of evolutionary ethics, showing how different evolutionary ethics was a hundred years ago, and how distant Huxley is from most of us now. The second section argues for a sociobiological interpretation of e...(Read More)
Sociobiology, Sex, and Science
Sociobiology, Sex, and Science (January 1993)
Harmon R. Holcomb III - Author

"Holcomb is now clearly the leading authority on sociobiology among philosophers of science. The book is non-polemical and non-ideological, thus making it far superior to Kitcher's earlier work, which it most resembles. Holcomb's aim is the promotion of science and new and better insights into the basis of science. He successfully uses human sociobiology as a research domain to investigate the nature of science, for which it is admirably suited. ...(Read More)
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