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The Eclipse of the State Mental Hospital
The Eclipse of the State Mental Hospital (April 1996)
Policy, Stigma, and Organization
George W. Dowdall - Author

Examines the origins, recent history, and future of state hospitals.
State hospitals still account for the majority of the state dollars spent on mental health care across the nation. Why do state hospitals persist and expand despite public scandal and professional disapproval? What role does the state mental hospital play in the current system of care for the seriously mentally ill? What role should it play, and at what cost? Dowdall exp...(Read More)
 
 
Conscience at War
Conscience at War (March 1996)
The Israeli Soldier as a Moral Critic
Ruth Linn - Author

An exploration of the moral and intellectual conflict of Israeli citizens who have resisted military service, and of how they justify their choices of action.

"Ruth Linn provides a fascinating account of conscientious objection in the Israeli army during the Lebanese war and the Intifada. Working from interviews with the 'refusers,' and quoting extensively, she probes for their motives and justifications and so provide...(Read More)
 
 
Sexual Harassment on College Campuses
Sexual Harassment on College Campuses (March 1996)
Abusing the Ivory Power
Michele A. Paludi - Editor

An updated and expanded revision of the first edition, which received the Gustavus Myers Center Award for an outstanding book on Human Rights in the United States. Intended for administrators and faculty, it is also a resource book for individuals wanting to make changes in their campus' policy and procedures with regard to sexual harassment.

"Sexual harassment is an important issue which we can, and hopefully will, deal...(Read More)
 
 
Autism and the Crisis of Meaning
Autism and the Crisis of Meaning (February 1996)
Alexander Durig - Author

Provides a comprehensive understanding of the informal logics of meaningful perception and autistic perception, which promises to pave the way for social scientists to begin addressing the subjective human experience in logical terms.

"The experience of persons with autism is analyzed using a symbolic interactionist framework (with a twist) and the results of this theoretical analysis are used to help us understand the '...(Read More)
 
 
Situating Selves
Situating Selves (February 1996)
The Communication of Social Identities in American Scenes
Donal Carbaugh - Author

Provides a communication theory of identity. Shows how listening to communication in cultural scenes can help reveal how deeply identity is situated in various communicative practices.

"This is a mature voice of an accomplished scholar at its best: well informed, empirically grounded, open-minded, probing, and jumping between specifics and larger questions of general importance. I like the diversity of 'scenes' combined with th...(Read More)
 
 
The Clash with Distant Cultures
The Clash with Distant Cultures (September 1995)
Values, Interests, and Force in American Foreign Policy
Richard J. Payne - Author

An analysis of the impact of cultural values on the use of force and negotiations in American foreign policy.

"Payne's exposition of the profound influence of cultural factors on state behavior offers a needed corrective to the 'realist' school that still dominates academic writing on international relations (in which military and economic factors are emphasized to the virtual exclusion of ideational considerations); it ...(Read More)
 
 
On Losing the Soul
On Losing the Soul (July 1995)
Essays in the Social Psychology of Religion
Richard K. Fenn - Editor
Donald Capps - Editor

This book introduces the notion of the soul and explores some of the indications, causes, and consequences for its being missing, especially in discussions of individuality.
"The various essays in this book address one of the great deficiencies in the social sciences--an in-depth discussion of soul, transcendence, and the feeling of finitude humans face but which traditional social scientific discussion refuses to consider. The authors po...(Read More)
 
 
Variations on a Theme
Variations on a Theme (July 1995)
Diversity and the Psychology of Women
Joan C. Chrisler - Editor
Alyce Huston Hemstreet - Editor

This is the first book to take a multicultural perspective on the psychology of women, including the issues of ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, and physical abilities.

This book addresses the continuing call to incorporate diversity issues into the scholarship on the psychology of women. Each chapter takes an inclusive look at one aspect of women's lives and shows how the available resea...(Read More)
 
 
The Parable of the Tribes
The Parable of the Tribes (December 1994)
The Problem of Power in Social Evolution, Second Edition
Andrew Bard Schmookler - Author

This is a new view of the role of power in social evolution. It shows how, as human societies evolved, intersocietal conflicts necessarily developed, and how humanity can choose peace over war.
"Goes far beyond our common folk knowledge about power." -- New York Times Book Review
The Parable of the Tribes provides a new way of analyzing the human condition. This panoramic work, which incorporates history, philosophy, a...(Read More)
 
 
Crime and its Social Context
Crime and its Social Context (July 1994)
Toward an Integrated Theory of Offenders, Victims, and Situations
Terance D. Miethe - Author
Robert F. Meier - Author

Theories of criminality and theories of victimization have traditionally been discussed as though they bore no relationship to one another. Yet, a complete explanation for crime must examine both the decision to engage in crime by an offender and the everyday actions of ordinary citizens that increase vulnerability to criminals. The integration of these approaches yields testable models that have greater predictive power than could be obtained by lo...(Read More)
 
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