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Politics in the impasse
Politics in the impasse (January 1996)
Explorations in postsecular social theory
Bill Martin - Author

Develops a radical politics of community that engages with practical issues such as the Gulf War and the 1992 uprisings in Los Angeles, set against the context of postmodern capitalism.

"Martin's essays are spirited, well-written, provocative, original and engaging. They strive to keep alive the radical spirit during a period of dispirited cynicism and exhaustion. Martin intervenes in a variety of contemporary intellectu...(Read More)
 
 
Science without Myth
Science without Myth (December 1995)
On Constructions, Reality, and Social Knowledge
Sergio Sismondo - Author

This philosophical introduction to and discussion of social and political studies of science argues that scientific knowledge is socially constructed.

"Sismondo deals with a very central and current problem in the philosophy and sociology of science, the problem of truth and representation, especially for theoretical entities and constructs. In this clear and concise exposition, the author succeeds in making a very diffi...(Read More)
 
 
Symbolic Interaction and Ethnographic Research
Symbolic Interaction and Ethnographic Research (November 1995)
Intersubjectivity and the Study of Human Lived Experience
Robert Prus - Author

Examines a series of theoretical and methodological issues faced by social scientists in interpretive and ethnographic studies of human group life.

Choice Outstanding Academic Books 1996


"I think that this book could become the single, most definitive dissenting statement about postmodern ethnography. An erudite treatise of the epistemological underpinnings and practical realities of ethnographic ...(Read More)
 
 
Reconstructing Political Pluralism
Reconstructing Political Pluralism (August 1995)
Avigail I. Eisenberg - Author

A reappraisal of the pluralist tradition that explores the accounts offered by James, Dewey, Figgis, Cole, Laski, Follett, and Dahl and extracts from them the resources with which to reconstruct a democratic theory of political pluralism.

"Focusing attention on pluralism, its history, and its possible contribution to recent issues in political theory, this book displays an emphasis that has not been prevalent in recent s...(Read More)
 
 
In Defense of the Lifeworld
In Defense of the Lifeworld (August 1995)
Critical Perspectives on Adult Learning
Michael R. Welton - Editor

Offers a radical rethinking of the meaning of work and learning in all domains of adult life: a "best of adult education" reader.
In Defense of the Lifeworld brings together five important critical commentaries on the state of the discipline and practice of adult education in North America. Jack Mezirow, Michael Collins, Mechthild Hart, Michael Welton and Donovan Plumb draw on critical theory, feminism and postmodernism. They exami...(Read More)
 
 
The Owl at Dawn
The Owl at Dawn (August 1995)
A Sequel to Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit
Andrew Cutrofello - Author

A present-day continuation of the philosophical narrative presented in G.W.F. Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit that confronts every major post-Hegelian philosophical position and arrives at an original reconception of the purpose of dialectical phenomenology.

“A brilliant, original evaluation of post-Hegelian philosophy from the perspective of Hegelian phenomenology.” — Lawrence S. Stepelevic...(Read More)
 
 
Marginality and Dissent in Twentieth-Century American Sociology
Marginality and Dissent in Twentieth-Century American Sociology (July 1995)
The Case of Elizabeth Briant Lee and Alfred McClung Lee
John F. Galliher - Author
James M. Galliher - Author

This book is a biography of the husband and wife team that is largely responsible for developing social problems and social deviance as areas of research. Politics in the discipline of sociology is also examined.

"The Gallihers document the strains between 'Christian' and 'value-free' sociology and the constraints upon Betty and other women in a male-dominated academic world. These chapters offer a clear and systematic analys...(Read More)
 
 
The Trace of Political Representation
The Trace of Political Representation (May 1995)
Brian Seitz - Author

A philosophical analysis of the discourses, practices, and effects of representation in political institutions, focusing on American democracy.
"Seitz's book is a very fine example of a genre that we can expect to see gaining ascendancy in the next few years--a kind of genealogy of certain key political concepts, in this case 'representation.' As such, this work is at the cutting edge of a kind of politico-philosophical work that has its ...(Read More)
 
 
Hegemony and Strategies of Transgression
Hegemony and Strategies of Transgression (April 1995)
Essays in Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature
E. San Juan Jr. - Author

This book offers a radical, "Third World" approach to current debates on canon revision, multiculturalism, Eurocentrism, and reforms in education and culture.
"This is a brilliant and unique intervention into a host of major and knotty contemporary debates in literary criticism. In particular, it is refreshing and inspiring to see the uncompromising anti-racism and anti-Eurocentrism of these studies combined with a sophisticated outlook ...(Read More)
 
 
The Changing Agenda of Israeli Sociology
The Changing Agenda of Israeli Sociology (March 1995)
Theory, Ideology, and Identity
Uri Ram - Author

Offers the first systematic and comprehensive overview of sociological thought in Israel, and pleads for a new agenda that would shift the focus from nation building to democratic and egalitarian citizenship formation.
This study explores the changing agenda of Israeli sociology by linking content with context and by offering a historically informed critique of sociology as a theory and as a social institution. It examines, on the one ha...(Read More)
 
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