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New Approaches in Sociology: Studies in Social Inequality, Social Change, and Social Justice


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Unequal Partnerships Beyond the Rhetoric of Philanthropic Collaboration

Unequal Partnerships: Beyond the Rhetoric of Philanthropic Collaboration

1st Edition

By Ira Silver
May 01, 2013

Through an examination of the Chicago Initiative, Silver analyzes how elite philanthropists exercise social control over community organizations that do work in poor neighborhoods....

Negotiating Decolonization in the United Nations Politics of Space, Identity, and International Community

Negotiating Decolonization in the United Nations: Politics of Space, Identity, and International Community

1st Edition

By Vrushali Patil
March 21, 2013

Combining discourse and comparative historical methods of analysis, this book explores how colonialists and anti-colonialists renegotiated transnational power relationships within the debates on decolonization in the United Nations from 1946-1960. Shrewdly bringing together Sociology, Women’s ...

Minority within a Minority Black Francophone Immigrants and the Dynamics of Power and Resistance

Minority within a Minority: Black Francophone Immigrants and the Dynamics of Power and Resistance

1st Edition

By Amal Ibrahim Madibbo
November 14, 2012

This book examines the institutional racism and language discrimination that Black Francophones – who constitute a racial minority situated within a linguistic minority – face and identifies the strategies of resistance Black Francophones invent to gain access to power structures. ...

The Everyday Lives of Sex Workers in the Netherlands

The Everyday Lives of Sex Workers in the Netherlands

1st Edition

By Katherine Gregory
September 10, 2012

This ethnographic account details the experiences of migrant and transgendered streetwalkers, and window prostitutes in The Netherlands. Through the in-depth interviews and observations, the author explores the meaning sex-workers give to their work and personal lives....

Disability, Mothers, and Organization Accidental Activists

Disability, Mothers, and Organization: Accidental Activists

1st Edition

By Melanie Panitch
October 28, 2008

This book examines how and why mothers with disabled children became activists. Leading campaigns to close institutions and secure human rights, these women learned to mother as activists, struggling in their homes and communities against the debilitating and demoralizing effects of exclusion....

Gender Trouble Makers Education and Empowerment in Nepal

Gender Trouble Makers: Education and Empowerment in Nepal

1st Edition

By Jennifer Rothchild
July 27, 2012

International development efforts aimed at improving girls’ lives and education have been well-intended, somewhat effective, but ultimately short-sighted and incomplete. This is because international development efforts often operate under a reductive understanding of the term 'gender' and how it ...

Rice Plus Widows and Economic Survival in Rural Cambodia

Rice Plus: Widows and Economic Survival in Rural Cambodia

1st Edition

By Susan H. Lee
June 28, 2012

This book explores the economic coping practices of rural widows in the aftermath of the Cambodian civil war. War produces a preponderance of widows, often young widows with small children in their care. Rural widows must feed their families and educate their children despite rural poverty and the ...

Are We Thinking Straight? The Politics of Straightness in a Lesbian and Gay Social Movement Organization

Are We Thinking Straight?: The Politics of Straightness in a Lesbian and Gay Social Movement Organization

1st Edition

By Daniel K. Cortese
June 18, 2010

This book highlights the strategic deployment of a straight identity by an LGBT organization. Cortese explores the ways in which activists strategically use a "straight" identity as a social movement tool in order to successfully achieve the movement objectives....

Parenting for the State An Ethnographic Analysis of Non-Profit Foster Care

Parenting for the State: An Ethnographic Analysis of Non-Profit Foster Care

1st Edition

By Teresa Toguchi Swartz
June 24, 2005

Through careful ethnography and rich in-depth interviews at a non-profit foster family agency, this book takes a look behind the scenes of our troubled foster care system....

The Struggle Over Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Rights Facing off in Cincinnati

The Struggle Over Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Rights: Facing off in Cincinnati

1st Edition

By Kimberly B. Dugan
April 26, 2005

In November 1993 voters in Cincinnati, Ohio passed Issue 3, an amendment to the City Charter eliminating gay, lesbian, and bisexual persons' legal protection against discrimination and prohibiting their recognition as a group or class. This Christian right initiative emerged largely in response to ...

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