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Declarations of Dependency
Declarations of Dependency (October 2000)
The Civic Republican Tradition in U.S. Poverty Policy
Alan F. Zundel - Author

Presents an original and provocative argument about poverty policy in the United States.

Why has poverty in the United States been so controversial? Why do political discussions of poverty seem to continually rely on the same set of ideas? This book shows that answers to these questions can be found in the political tradition of civic republicanism that made sense in America's agricultural era but which fail to correspond with the real...(Read More)
 
 
Beyond the Science Wars
Beyond the Science Wars (August 2000)
The Missing Discourse about Science and Society
Ullica Segerstrale - Editor

Contextualizes the "Science Wars" from interdisciplinary sociological, historical, scientific, political, and cultural perspectives.

Beyond the Science Wars offers a broad contextualization of the "Science Wars"--an ongoing debate between scientists and social scientists over the nature and meaning of science--from interdisciplinary sociological, historical, scientific, political, and cultural perspectives. Beyond...(Read More)
 
 
The Personal and the Political
The Personal and the Political (May 2000)
Women's Activism in Response to the Breast Cancer and AIDS Epidemics
Ulrike Boehmer - Author

An in-depth consideration of women's activism in the AIDS and breast cancer movements.

Drawing on the experiences of thirty-seven diverse women who are active in the AIDS and breast cancer movements, The Personal and the Political provides an in-depth look at the social and political dimensions of AIDS and breast cancer within the context of social movement and feminist theories. While it is generally assumed that ...(Read More)
 
 
Early Care and Education for Children in Poverty
Early Care and Education for Children in Poverty (March 1998)
Promises, Programs, and Long-Term Results
W. Steven Barnett - Editor
Sarane Spence Boocock - Editor

Establishes the power of early care and education to change children's lives, particularly children in poverty.

"I am impressed by several features of this book. First and foremost is the impeccable scholarship. Barnett and Boocock have brought together the work of a number of first-class scholars from a variety of disciplines who have thought deeply about the problem of educating disadvantaged young children." -- Barry...(Read More)
 
 
The New Insecurity
The New Insecurity (December 1997)
The End of the Standard Job and Family
Jerald Wallulis - Author

Examines the impact of the loss of expectations of permanent employment and enduring family relationships on individuals today and explores how changes in the collective endeavor to provide security could help.

Since 1973, the median family income in the United States has remained static, in marked contrast to the period from 1947 to 1973, when it actually doubled. Downsizing and corporate restructuring have produced w...(Read More)
 
 
Doing Justice in the People's Court
Doing Justice in the People's Court (November 1996)
Sentencing by Municipal Court Judges
Jon'a Meyer - Author
Paul Jesilow - Author

Presents research findings on city courts and their processing of misdemeanors, illuminating the conditions under which bias is maximized and minimized in the lower courts.

"Through analyses of interviews and in-court observations, this work critically and effectively examines how the different ideologies of judges, the presence or absence of legal counsel for defendants, the use of interpreters for non-English-speaking ...(Read More)
 
 
Under One Roof
Under One Roof (July 1996)
Issues and Innovations in Shared Housing
George C. Hemmens - Editor
Charles J. Hoch - Editor
Jana Carp - Editor

"This book offers intriguing stories and useful analysis about housing generally and housing for particular groups whose needs are often not well served by the market. It also addresses more fundamental questions regarding the culture, values, and politics of American society in general. The message that currently unconventional forms of housing can and do meet real needs, and that many forces restrict such housing development, is important." -- Gre...(Read More)
 
 
A Town Abandoned
A Town Abandoned (April 1996)
Flint, Michigan, Confronts Deindustrialization
Steven P. Dandaneau - Author

A cultural study of the Flint community's response to its own deindustrialization, within the framework of the state, national, and international forces that produced it.
"This work will remain as a major study of a decisive period in American industrial and business history. It is an in-depth examination of the response of the Flint, Michigan, community to its deindustrialization--and examines that response within the framework of statew...(Read More)
 
 
Gender, Ethnicity, and the State
Gender, Ethnicity, and the State (April 1996)
Latina and Latino Prison Politics
Juanita Diaz-Cotto - Author

Examines the experiences of Latina and Latino prisoners in New York maximum security prisons, offering a realistic interpretation of the relationship that exists between prisoners, the state, and the civil society within which prisons operate.
"This study is unique in its attention to the interaction of gender and ethnicity in prisoner organizing and prison management. Based largely on interviews with Puerto Rican ex-inmates and with corr...(Read More)
 
 
Confronting the Experts
Confronting the Experts (April 1996)
Brian Martin - Editor

These six personal case histories of challenges to establishment experts tell why they questioned conventional wisdom, what methods they used, how they dealt with the experts' response, and what lessons they learned.

"In the tradition of C. Wright Mills, this book is a major contribution to a theory of confronting experts. It's a courageous book, as some authors' stories point out. Critics, whistle blowers and victims of...(Read More)
 
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