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  • Thorstein Veblen

    Economist and Social Theorist

    By Murray G. Murphey

    In his latest book, scholar-historian Murray G. Murphey exhaustively explores the life and theory of Thorstein Veblen (1857–1929), whom, many scholars agree, remains one of the leading social theorists of all time, if not also one of the more confounding. Murphey’s account begins with a brief…

    Hardback – 2018-05-31

  • The Global Enterprise

    Social Scientists and Their Work around the World

    By James D. Wright

    There are approximately 200 nations on Earth, and the social sciences are being practiced in each one, yet too little of this global enterprise is known to Western, particularly American, social scientists. Drawing upon five years of experience as Editor-in-Chief of a major international…

    Hardback – 2018-04-01

  • The Russian Intelligentsia

    From Torment to Silence

    By Vladimir C. Nahirny

    Vladimir C. Nahirny's brilliant study of major issues in Russian social and intellectual history synthesizes historical and sociological perspectives in an analysis of the nineteenth century Russian intelligentsia. He clarifies the concept of the intelligentsia itself, analyzes findings bearing on…

    Paperback – 2018-02-22

  • Dialogical Social Theory

    By Donald N. Levine

    Edited by Howard G. Schneiderman

    In his final work, Donald N. Levine, one of the great late-twentieth-century sociological theorists, brings together diverse social thinkers. Simmel, Weber, Durkheim, Parsons, and Merton are set into a dialogue with philosophers such as Hobbes, Smith, Montesquieu, Comte, Kant, and Hegel and…

    Hardback – 2018-02-12

  • Racism and the Olympics

    By Robert G. Weisbord

    Sports are the opiate of the people, particularly in the United States, Europe, and parts of South America. Globally, billions of fans feverishly focus on the summer and winter Olympics. In theory, international fraternalism is boosted by these "friendly competitions," but often national rivalries…

    Paperback – 2018-01-31

  • Justifying Ethics

    Human Rights and Human Nature

    By Jan Gorecki

    Human rights include individual rights against government oppression, such as the right to freedom of thought, religion, speech, assembly, and to a fair system of criminal justice. But even in this basic political sense, "human rights" means different things in different historical and cultural…

    Paperback – 2017-11-21

  • Values, Self and Society

    Toward a Humanist Social Psychology

    By Mahlon Brewster Smith

    In a tough opening statement, M. Brewster Smith outlines his own life course and contrasts it with the agenda of social psychology in the present professional moment. "Today's journals, textbooks, and conferences represent a vigorous but narrow scientific specialty in psychology, the practitioners…

    Paperback – 2017-11-21

  • In the Cross of Reality

    The Hegemony of Spaces

    By Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy

    This book makes the first volume of Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy’s Soziologie available in English for the first time since its 1956 publication in German. Rosenstock-Huessy argues that social philosophy has favored abstract and spatially contrived categories of social organization over temporal…

    Hardback – 2017-10-04

  • Media and Suicide

    International Perspectives on Research, Theory, and Policy

    Edited by Thomas Niederkrotenthaler, Steven Stack

    Somewhere in the world, in the next forty seconds, a person is going to commit suicide. Globally, suicides account for 50 percent of all violent deaths among men and 71 percent for women. Despite suicide prevention programs, therapy, and pharmacological treatments, the suicide rate is either…

    Hardback – 2017-09-03

  • Information Technologies and Social Orders

    2nd Edition

    By Carl J. Couch

    Edited by Mark D. Johns

    According to Carl J. Couch, the history of human society is one of successive, sometimes overlapping, information technologies used to process the various symbolic representations that inform social contexts. Unlike earlier “media” theorists who ignored social context in order to concentrate on the…

    Paperback – 2017-03-04

  • Abortion and the Private Practice of Medicine

    By Jonathan B. Imber

    Originally published in 1986, Abortion and the Private Practice of Medicine was the first book to look at abortion from the perspective of physicians in private practice. Jonathan B. Imber spent two years observing and interviewing all twenty-six of the obstetrician-gynecologists in “Daleton,” a…

    Paperback – 2017-01-30

  • Cyber Society, Big Data, and Evaluation

    Edited by Gustav Jakob Petersson, Jonathan D. Breul

    We are living in a cyber society. Mobile devices, social media, the Internet, crime cameras, and other diverse sources can be pulled together to form massive datasets, known as big data, which make it possible to learn things we could not begin to comprehend otherwise. While private companies are…

    Hardback – 2017-01-30
    Comparative Policy Evaluation

  • Explorations in Urban Theory

    By Michael Peter Smith

    For over three decades, urban theorist Michael Peter Smith has engaged in constructing innovative theories on central research questions in urban studies. This book brings together his views on the state of urban theory, sorting out the changing strengths and weaknesses in the field.  Smith…

    Hardback – 2017-01-30

  • Leisure Activities in Context

    A Micro-Macro/Agency-Structure Interpretation of Leisure

    By Robert A. Stebbins

    There have been many analyses of leisure, drawing on the social, historical, cultural, temporal, and geographical contexts in which acts of leisure are pursued. Yet these studies lack a theoretical framework that can explain how leisure studies interact in various social contexts (cultural,…

    Hardback – 2017-01-30

  • Mainstream and Margins Revisited

    Sixty Years of Commentary on Minorities in America

    By Peter Isaac Rose

    When his book Mainstream and Margins was published in 1983, Peter Rose's writings on American minorities and those who studied them painted a vivid picture of what life was like in America for Jews, blacks, and other minorities in the United States. Now, a third of a century later, he revisits the…

    Paperback – 2017-01-30

  • Poor No More

    Rethinking Dependency and the War on Poverty

    By Peter Cove

    In the 1960s, America set out to end poverty. Policy-makers put forth an unprecedented package of legislation, funding poverty programs and empowering the poor through ineffectual employment-related education and training. However, these handouts produced little change, and efforts to provide…

    Paperback – 2017-01-30

  • The Governance of Knowledge

    By Nico Stehr

    Social surveillance and regulation of knowledge will be one of the most important issues in the near future, one that will give rise to unending controversy. In The Governance of Knowledge, Nico Stehr predicts that such concerns will create a new political field, namely, knowledge policy, which…

    Paperback – 2017-01-30

  • The Persistence of Critical Theory

    By Gabriel R. Ricci

    The latest volume of Culture and Civilization gathers contemporary exponents of critical theory, specifically those based in the Frankfurt School of social thinking. Collectively, this volume demonstrates the continuing intellectual viability of critical theory, which challenges the limits of…

    Paperback – 2016-12-30
    Culture and Civilization

  • When Ideas Mattered

    A Nathan Glazer Reader

    By Leslie Lenkowsky

    Sociologist Nathan Glazer's remarkably long and productive career as a New York intellectual spans seven decades from the Great Depression era to the late twentieth century. A voracious intellect with a perpetual sense of curiosity, he defies easy labelling. When Ideas Mattered is a critical volume…

    Hardback – 2016-12-30

  • The Rhetoric of Emotions

    A Dramatistic Exploration

    By Robert Perinbanayagam

    Kenneth Burke, founder of the critical method of dramatism, believed that motives and attitudes are constantly generated by individuals as they encounter social situations and material objects in the course of their everyday lives. In The Rhetoric of Emotions, Robert Perinbanayagam proposes that by…

    Hardback – 2016-12-30

  • Defining Drugs

    How Government Became the Arbiter of Pharmaceutical Fact

    By Richard Henry Parrish II

    Drug-related morbidity and mortality is rampant in contemporary industrial society, despite or perhaps because, government has assumed a critical role in the process by which drugs are developed and approved. Parrish asserts that, as a people, Americans need to understand how it is that government…

    Paperback – 2016-12-30

  • Political and Military Sociology, an Annual Review

    Volume 44, Democracy, Security, and Armed Forces

    By Jonathan Swarts

    The latest volume of the Political and Military Sociology annual review features empirical research on topics that focus on security, military training, culture, and the challenges of bureaucracy, law, and violence in democracies. The articles cover an impressive geographic range from Europe to…

    Paperback – 2016-12-30
    Political and Military Sociology Series

  • Creating Sociological Awareness

    Collective Images and Symbolic Representations

    By Anselm L. Strauss

    In this volume the distinguished sociologist Anselm Strauss reflects on his self-professed, lifelong intention to create sociological awareness in his readers and students. Strauss democratizes sociology by making sure that relativities of status, power, and wealth are acknowledged in the conduct…

    Paperback – 2016-12-30

  • Knowledge and Networking

    On Communication in the Social Sciences

    By Anton Oleinik

    Success and career growth in academic life depend upon reaching and influencing the widest audience possible. To do so, scientists strive to develop personalized trust. They do so by establishing connections through networking and also through the strength of their arguments and the validity and…

    Paperback – 2016-12-30

  • Social Work with the Aged and Their Families

    4th Edition

    By Roberta R. Greene

    Social Work with the Aged and Their Families presents the functional-age model (FAM) of intergenerational treatment, an integrative theoretical framework for social workers practicing with older adults and their families. In keeping with the Council on Social Work Education's curriculum mandate of…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30

  • Nursing in the European Union

    The World of Work

    By Sondra Z. Koff

    Nursing in the European Union demonstrates how the European Union (EU) has refashioned the nursing world throughout the Member States via its power in many other policy domains. Volume 1 focused on the EU's impact on nursing education, regulation, and research endeavours. This volume focuses on…

    Hardback – 2016-11-30

  • Abortion, Religious Freedom, and Catholic Politics

    By James Hitchcock

    Throughout its history the Catholic Church has taken positions on many subjects that are in one sense political, but in another sense are primarily moral, such as contraception, homosexuality, and divorce. One such issue, abortion, has split not only the United States, but Catholics as well.…

    Paperback – 2016-10-30

  • Book Matters

    The Changing Nature of Literacy

    By Alan Sica

    Scholars have been puzzling over the "future of the book" since Marshall McLuhan's famous maxim "the medium is the message" in the early 1950s. McLuhan famously argued that electronic media was creating a global village in which books would become obsolete. Such views were ahead of their time, but…

    Paperback – 2016-10-30

  • The Endangered West

    Myopic Elites and Fragile Social Orders in a Threatening World

    By John Higley

    Bold political elites and unique forms of social order brought the West to world dominance, but both are weakening dramatically in the contemporary period. The Endangered West makes the case for the continuation of Western power on as wide a global basis as is prudent. Is the survival of Western…

    Paperback – 2016-10-30

  • Love

    The Biology Behind the Heart

    By Anthony Walsh

    Love is a little word with a universe of meanings and has engaged people's interest throughout human history. The need to give and receive love lies deep within human nature. Philosophers, poets, theologians, sociologists, and scientists have all attempted to explain its exact origin, but is it an…

    Hardback – 2016-08-30

  • Social Problems, Social Issues, Social Science

    The Society Papers

    By James Wright

    Sociology has tackled some of the most formidable problems that confront contemporary society: inequality, homelessness, violence, gender, and many more. Sociologists assert that hypotheses can be formulated and tested against empirical evidence, that faulty viewpoints can be uncovered and…

    Paperback – 2016-08-30

  • Marriage Matters

    Perspectives on the Private and Public Importance of Marriage

    By Janice Crouse

    In Marriage Matters, Janice Shaw Crouse argues that marriage is a critical element in a free society and that society's most vulnerable communities, especially minorities and the poor, suffer the most from the retreat from marriage. Because marriage advances the public interest, we should create…

    Paperback – 2016-08-30

  • Society, Economics, and Philosophy

    Selected Papers

    By Michael Polanyi

    Michael Polanyi was a polymath who primarily studied medicine and chemistry. Precisely because of Polanyi's work in the physical sciences, his writings have a unique dimension not found in other advocates of the market and too infrequently found even in philosophers of science. Society, Economics,…

    Paperback – 2016-08-30

  • Nursing in the European Union

    Anatomy of a Profession

    By Sondra Z. Koff

    Europeanization has generated a galaxy of regimes, laws, organizations, new actors, and networks that have diluted institutional barriers to interaction across national borders. Many nation-based policy competencies have been transferred to the European level. The European Union (EU), the world's…

    Hardback – 2016-07-30

  • Family Worlds

    A Psychosocial Approach to Family Life

    By Gerald Handel

    How does a family function? How does a family make a distinctive life of its own while living according to the values of society? In what ways is a family a unit when all its members have personalities of their own? How can we understand diversity among families?Robert D. Hess and Gerald Handel…

    Paperback – 2016-07-30

  • Africana Theory, Policy, and Leadership

    By Jr. Conyers

    Africana Theory, Policy, and Leadership is an eclectic work that examines Africana issues from multiple angles, including literature, ethnography, gender, aesthetics, and diversity. The contributors to this volume add unique and insightful works to the collection of research and writing documenting…

    Paperback – 2016-06-30
    Africana Studies

  • Sex, Family, and the Culture Wars

    By Mark J. Cherry

    Extraordinary social and moral shifts have taken place in Western societies. Sex is no longer the exclusive province of husband and wife set within monogamous married family life. The world is awash in sex: advertising, books, magazines, movies, sex clubs, internet pornography, etc. Parents,…

    Paperback – 2016-06-30

  • The Vanishing American Dream

    Immigration, Population, Debt, Scarcity

    By Virginia Deane Abernethy

    The United States has gone off track, allowing domestic and foreign aid policies to be co-opted by a government—abetted by mass media—that serves special interests rather than the greater national good. Americans' tendencies to trust, play fair, and help have been abused and require replacement by…

    Paperback – 2016-06-30

  • Welcoming Strangers

    Nonviolent Re-Parenting of Children in Foster Care

    By Andrew L Fitz-Gibbon, Jane Hall Fitz-Gibbon

    Jane Hall Fitz-Gibbon and Andrew Fitz-Gibbon have cared for more than 100 children in a foster care career spanning more than three decades. They developed a method, "loving nonviolent re-parenting," to best care for foster children. "Re-parenting" represents the complex task of caring for children…

    Paperback – 2016-05-30

  • Defying Dystopia

    Going on with the Human Journey After Technology Fails Us

    By Ed Ayres

    To most, the collapse of modern civilization is the stuff of fiction. Yet, science confirms that misuse of technology and environmental abuse places our world in grave danger of ruin. The World Scientists' Warning to Humanity places our civilization on a collision course. Defying Dystopia analyses…

    Paperback – 2016-05-30

  • Risky Business

    Rock in Film

    By William D. Romanowski

    The role of motion pictures in the popularity of rock music became increasingly significant in the latter twentieth century. Rock music and its interaction with film is the subject of this significant book that re-examines and extends Serge Denisoff's pioneering observations of this…

    Paperback – 2016-05-30

  • Long Walk to Nowhere

    Human Trafficking in Post-Mandela South Africa

    By Philip Frankel

    The end of apartheid has triggered massive illegal immigration into South Africa from all parts of Africa and beyond. Along with urbanization and internal migration, the end of apartheid has encouraged human smuggling and the trafficking of men, women, and children into the commercial sex market…

    Hardback – 2016-04-30

  • Family Cycles

    Strength, Decline, and Renewal in American Domestic Life, 1630-2000

    By Allan C. Carlson

    In this paradigm-shifting volume, Allan C. Carlson identifies and examines four distinct cycles of strength or weakness of American family systems. This distinctly American family model includes early and nearly universal marriage, high fertility, close attention to parental responsibilities,…

    Paperback – 2016-04-30
    Marriage and Family Studies Series

  • Marginality and Modernity

    Edited by Mauro Giardiello

    This book traces the major stages in the evolution of the sociological concept of marginality, highlighting in particular the contribution made by Gino Germani. Its purpose is to analyse, starting with the sociological theory of the early 1960s, the progressive maturation of the scientific status…

    Hardback – 2016-03-30

  • Americans from Africa

    Old Memories, New Moods

    By Peter I. Rose

    This book is the second of a two-volume set exploring the controversies about the experiences of Americans from Africa. It contains essays on the roots of protest, including the original "Confessions of Nat Turner;" the background and character of the Civil Rights Movement; the origins and impact…

    Paperback – 2016-03-30

  • Handbook of Human Behavior and the Social Environment

    A Practice-Based Approach

    By Joe M. Schriver

    Handbook of Human Behaviour and the Social Environment is a compendium of new theories for all aspects of social work practice. It pulls together major theories and concepts used in the field. By synthesizing this wide knowledge base via practical points of view and tracing the socio-historical…

    Paperback – 2016-03-30

  • Innerworldly Individualism

    Charismatic Community and its Institutionalization

    By Adam B. Seligman

    Inner worldly Individualism looks to colonial history, in particular, seventeenth-century New England, to understand the sources of modern nation building. Seligman analyses how cultural assumptions of collective identity and social authority emerged out of the religious beliefs of the first…

    Paperback – 2016-03-30

  • The Adopted Child

    Family Life with Double Parenthood

    By Christa Hoffmann-Riem

    This exploration of the experiences of adopting parents and children offers unusual insight into adoption's complexity and its profound impact on family life. Based on the author's research in Germany, where she lived and taught, The Adopted Child has a great deal to say about child rearing and…

    Paperback – 2016-02-29
    Marriage and Family Studies Series

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