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Shaping Gender Policy in Turkey
Shaping Gender Policy in Turkey (July 2013)
Grassroots Women Activists, the European Union, and the Turkish State
Gül Aldikaçti Marshall - Author

Timely analysis of the ways in which women grassroots activists, the European Union, and the Turkish state are involved in shaping gender policies in Turkey.

Shaping Gender Policy in Turkey uncovers how, why, and to what extent Turkish women, in addition to the Turkish state and the European Union, have been involved in gender policy changes in Turkey. Through analysis of the role of multiple actors at...(Read More)
Envisioning Sociology
Envisioning Sociology (June 2013)
Victor Branford, Patrick Geddes, and the Quest for Social Reconstruction
John Scott - Author
Ray Bromley - Author

Examines the continuing relevance of early British sociologists Victor Branford, Patrick Geddes, and their associates.

Envisioning Sociology is a landmark work, the first major study of the founding of sociology in Britain and the enormous contributions made by the intellectual circle led by Victor Branford and Patrick Geddes. Authors John Scott and Ray Bromley chronicle the biographical connections and personal partn...(Read More)
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)
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