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The Changing Role of the American Prosecutor
The Changing Role of the American Prosecutor (October 2008)
John Worrall - Editor
M. Elaine Nugent-Borakove - Editor


Looks at how prosecution of offenders is evolving in the contemporary legal milieu.

Leading prosecution researchers throughout the United States are brought together in this book to illuminate the new environment of prosecution in America, the prosecution of troubling and emerging crime problems, prosecutorial problem-solving and community prosecution, and the future of prosecution in the t...(Read More)

 
 
Global Neighborhoods
Global Neighborhoods (September 2008)
Jewish Quarters in Paris, London, and Berlin
Michel S. Laguerre - Author

Looks at how contemporary Jewish neighborhoods interact with both local and transnational influences.

Global Neighborhoods analyzes the organization of everyday life and the social integration of contemporary Jewish neighborhoods in Paris, London, and Berlin. Concentrating on the post-Holocaust era, Michel S. Laguerre explains how each urban diasporic site has followed a different path of development infl...(Read More)

 
 
Ain't I a Feminist?
Ain't I a Feminist? (August 2008)
African American Men Speak Out on Fatherhood, Friendship, Forgiveness, and Freedom
Aaronette M. White - Author

Interview-based study of contemporary African American feminist men.

Ain’t I a Feminist? presents the life stories of twenty African American men who identify themselves as feminists, centering on the turning points in their lives that shaped and strengthened their commitment to feminism, as well as the ways they practice feminism with women, children, and other men. In her analysis, Aaronette M. W...(Read More)
 
 
Expelling Hope
Expelling Hope (July 2008)
The Assault on Youth and the Militarization of Schooling
Christopher G. Robbins - Author

2008 AESA Critics’ Choice Award

Demonstrates the many devastating and interrelated threats that punitive policies like “zero tolerance” pose to youth, schooling, and democracy.

Expelling Hope raises critical questions about the effects of punitive policies, particularly “zero tolerance,” and repressive social relationships on youth (of color) and public scho...(Read More)
 
 
Olympic Industry Resistance
Olympic Industry Resistance (June 2008)
Challenging Olympic Power and Propaganda
Helen Jefferson Lenskyj - Author

A critical look at the Olympics in the postbribery, post-9/11 era, particularly at consequences for host cities and so-called “Olympic education” for schoolchildren.

Scholar and activist Helen Jefferson Lenskyj continues her critique of the Olympic industry, looking specifically at developments in the post-9/11 and postbribery scandal era. Examining events and activism in host cities, as well as in sev...(Read More)
 
 
Race, Class, and the Death Penalty
Race, Class, and the Death Penalty (May 2008)
Capital Punishment in American History
Howard W. Allen - Author
Jerome M. Clubb - Author
Vincent A. Lacey - With assistance from

Examines both the legal and illegal uses of the death penalty in American history.

In Race, Class, and the Death Penalty, Howard W. Allen and Jerome M. Clubb examine historical trends in the use of capital punishment in the United States. Employing empirical data, the authors explore how frequently the death penalty has been used and how its frequency of use has changed, where the death penalty was used most often, th...(Read More)
 
 
The Anorexic Self
The Anorexic Self (May 2008)
A Personal, Political Analysis of a Diagnostic Discourse
Paula Saukko - Author

Critically examines diagnostic and popular discourses on eating disorders.

Traditionally, women’s eating disorders are thought to be strongly influenced by media images idealizing a normative thin female body. Taking a different approach, The Anorexic Self critically examines diagnostic and popular discourses on anorexia that construct narrow and ideal notions of the female self. Paula Saukko analyzes ...(Read More)
 
 
The Promise of Poststructuralist Sociology
The Promise of Poststructuralist Sociology (May 2008)
Marginalized Peoples and the Problem of Knowledge
Clayton W. Dumont Jr. - Author

A postmodern critique of sociology’s presuppositions.

In this fresh look at the serious challenges posed to sociology by poststructuralist philosophy, Clayton W. Dumont Jr. maintains that disempowered, marginalized peoples have much to gain from a poststructuralist interrogation of sociology’s philosophical and theological presuppositions. He argues that debates among American sociologists in the...(Read More)
 
 
Beyond Representational Correctness
Beyond Representational Correctness (March 2008)
Rethinking Criticism of Popular Media
Edward Schiappa - Author

Argues that representational correctness can cause critics to miss the positive work that films and television shows can perform in reducing prejudice.

Representational correctness describes an implicit set of norms, including accuracy, purity, and innocence, that guide much of popular media criticism. In this provocative book, Edward Schiappa argues that representational correctness is unproductive, antagonistic t...(Read More)
 
 
Queer Youth Cultures
Queer Youth Cultures (March 2008)
Susan Driver - Editor

Essays explore the contemporary contexts, activism, and cultural productions of queer youth and their communities.

Engaging a wide range of cultural practices, including zine-making, drag performance, online chatting, music, gay porn, and organizing resistance, the essays in Susan Driver’s Queer Youth Cultures explore the creative, political, energetic, and artistic worlds of contemporary queer ...(Read More)

 
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