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Ethnicity
Ethnicity (July 1994)
Source of Strength? Source of Conflict?
J. Milton Yinger - Author

"Yinger is one of the world's leading authorities on this subject; and this book provides a valuable distillation of his work and thought on this critical topic. I like most, as I have for years in Yinger's writing, his original thinking on both the macro- and micro-topics of the subject. This book is not a mere rehash of what is known in the field. It offers fresh, even sometimes contrasting, viewpoints to the accepted wisdom in the field."--T. F. ...(Read More)
 
 
Self and School Success
Self and School Success (April 1994)
Voices and Lore of Inner-City Students
Edwin Farrell - Author

"It is timely and much needed. For the past fifteen years I have said when it comes to urban environments we have studied the wrong youth--the dropouts! This book studies the stay-ins, the survivors, and has much to offer the educational community!"--Dr. Richard P. Lipka, Pittsburg State University

With the problems of the inner-cities reaching catastrophic proportions, Americans must ask themselves whether any young people in...(Read More)
 
 
Pursuit of Ecstasy
Pursuit of Ecstasy (March 1994)
The MDMA Experience
Jerome Beck - Author
Marsha Rosenbaum - Author

The authors have produced the first “on the ground” study (not just clinical or chemical) of MDMA (3, 4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine), or “ecstasy” as it is frequently designated. A psychoactive substance related to both the amphetamines and mescaline, MDMA has become popular in recent years as one of the new “designer” drugs. First used in therapeutic treatment, its recreational or street use has increased in recent y...(Read More)
 
 
Subject People and Colonial Discourses
Subject People and Colonial Discourses (January 1994)
Economic Transformation and Social Disorder in Puerto Rico, 1898-1947
Kelvin A. Santiago-Valles - Author

This book rethinks the social processes that violently refashioned Puerto Rican society in the first half of the twentieth century. Santiago-Valles explores how the new regime's socio-economic, political, and signification systems socially constructed the laboring poor of this Caribbean island as "wayward" subjects. Critically drawing on recent theorizations of post-structuralism, feminism, critical criminology, subaltern studies, and post-coloniali...(Read More)
 
 
Heterosexism
Heterosexism (December 1993)
An Ethical Challenge
Patricia Beattie Jung - Author
Ralph F. Smith - Author

In this ground-breaking book the authors show that the prevailing sexual ethic is no longer useful. It presumes as ideal, a uniform morality based on a limited understanding of human sexuality. Heterosexism is revealed to be a system of prejudice that both grows out of and supports this ethic. It produces various forms of discrimination, particularly those against gay and lesbian people, that cannot be justified.

The authors investigate scr...(Read More)
 
 
Real Security
Real Security (October 1993)
Converting the Defense Economy and Building Peace
Kevin J. Cassidy - Editor
Gregory A. Bischak - Editor

"The book makes a strong and consistent case for significant reductions in defense spending, and reviews what will have to happen to make it possible in the least disruptive way. The coverage is broad and informative, ranging from foreign policy to industrial policy and environmental concerns." --Riddell, Smith College

"This book details what cannot be left to the 'free market' and what must be dealt with by deliberate, explicit policy." --M...(Read More)
 
 
Hate Prejudice and Racism
Hate Prejudice and Racism (August 1993)
Milton Kleg - Author

Hate Prejudice and Racism provides a comprehensive overview of the problems created by prejudiced attitudes, racist beliefs, and acts of discrimination, from the casual racial or ethnic joke to the unrestrained violence of a lynch mob. It addresses such topics as the nature of ethnicity, stereotyping, aggression, and hate groups and individuals who promote ethnic and racial hatred.

Kleg's discussion of ethnicity and ethnic groups chal...(Read More)
 
 
Nursing and Health Care for the Homeless
Nursing and Health Care for the Homeless (July 1993)
Juanita K. Hunter - Editor

"As the triple threat of homelessness, AIDS, and substance abuse erodes the resources of the health care system, information relative to providing care for this 'at risk' population will become more valuable. A book reflective of the experiences of persons working in the field should be invaluable to providers of care and to student educators and researchers. Personally, my belief is that a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural approach to the soluti...(Read More)
 
 
Ordinary People and Extraordinary Evil
Ordinary People and Extraordinary Evil (July 1993)
A Report on the Beguilings of Evil
Fred Emil Katz - Author

"A worthy contribution to Holocaust literature: superb, dispassionate analysis of the roots of evil, perpetrated most often in lockstep with the culture that encourages and reinforces it." — Kirkus Discoveries

"The most interesting part of this book for me as a student of the Holocaust is the use of sociological categories to interpret the actions of the perpetrators and to a lesser extent the bystanders a...(Read More)
 
 
Gangs
Gangs (April 1993)
The Origins and Impact of Contemporary Youth Gangs in the United States
Scott Cummings - Editor
Daniel J. Monti - Editor

This book is an examination of contemporary gangs in American cities. Gangs have proliferated over the past ten years and pose a new set of challenges to public officials, law enforcement agencies, and urban educators. Most major cities are now confronted with serious problems derived from gang violence, drug traffic, and disruption of the public educational system. In the face of deindustrialization and deepening recession, many minority youngst...(Read More)
 
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