E-books: Social Sciences

  • Barbara Egger Lennon: Teacher, Mother, Activist book cover

    Barbara Egger Lennon

    Teacher, Mother, Activist, 1st Edition

    By Tina Stewart Brakebill

    Facets of Barbara Egger Lennon's life depict an ordinary white Midwestern woman of her time: teacher, wife, mother. Her work as a union organizer and political activist, however, complicate that picture. The way in which Egger Lennon balanced these roles illustrates how many women of her time…

    eBook – 2018-04-27
    Routledge

  • Muslim Youth: Tensions And Transitions In Tajikistan book cover

    Muslim Youth

    Tensions And Transitions In Tajikistan, 1st Edition

    By Colette Harris

    Since the breakup of the Soviet Union, the peoples of Central Asia (Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) have been exposed to new, Western influences that stress individualism at the expense Central Asian traditions of family and communalism. Young men in particular are…

    eBook – 2018-04-27
    Routledge
    Case Studies in Anthropology

  • Betsy Mix Cowles: Champion of Equality book cover

    Betsy Mix Cowles

    Champion of Equality, 1st Edition

    By Stacey M Robertson

    Betsy Mix Cowles (a champion of equality whose circle of acquaintances included Frederick Douglass, Abby Kelley, and William Lloyd Garrison) is a brilliant example of what an educated and independent woman can accomplish. A staunch defender of abolitionism, Cowles also took up the cause of women's…

    eBook – 2018-04-27
    Routledge

  • Tecpan Guatemala: A Modern Maya Town In Global And Local Context book cover

    Tecpan Guatemala

    A Modern Maya Town In Global And Local Context, 1st Edition

    By Edward F Fischer, Carol Hendrickson

    This case study of a highland Guatemala town examines what it means to be Maya in a rapidly changing and globalized world. In providing an historical synopsis of the Kaqchikel Maya from pre-Columbian and Colonial times to the present day, this volume focuses on the dynamics of clutural boundaries…

    eBook – 2018-04-27
    Routledge
    Case Studies in Anthropology

  • From Mukogodo to Maasai: Ethnicity and Cultural Change In Kenya book cover

    From Mukogodo to Maasai

    Ethnicity and Cultural Change In Kenya, 1st Edition

    By Lee Cronk

    Can one change one's ethnicity? Can an entire ethnic group change its ethnicity? This book focuses on the strategic manipulation of ethnic identity by the Mukogodo of Kenya. Until the 1920s and 1930s, the Mukogodo were Cushitic-speaking foragers (hunters, gatherers, and beekeepers). However,…

    eBook – 2018-04-27
    Routledge
    Case Studies in Anthropology

  • Black Skins, French Voices: Caribbean Ethnicity And Activism In Urban France book cover

    Black Skins, French Voices

    Caribbean Ethnicity And Activism In Urban France, 1st Edition

    By David Beriss

    About 337,000 people of French Antillean Origin live in metropolitan France today. Unlike immigrants from North Africa, Turkey or sub-Saharan Africa, Antilleans are French citizens with deep roots in French history. Indeed, the Caribbean Islands they come from have been a part of France for over…

    eBook – 2018-04-27
    Routledge
    Case Studies in Anthropology

  • Minimizing Harm: A New Crime Policy For Modern America book cover

    Minimizing Harm

    A New Crime Policy For Modern America, 1st Edition

    By Edward Rubin

    Research suggests that crime prevention is generally more effective than harsh punishment. But the public fears victimization and demands punishment for the perpetrators of its fears. Consequently, any policy that moves toward prevention, treatment, and alternative modes of punishment must…

    eBook – 2018-04-24
    Routledge

  • Reconceiving Black Adolescent Pregnancy book cover

    Reconceiving Black Adolescent Pregnancy

    1st Edition

    By Elizabeth Merrick

    Images of pregnant Black teenagers and single Black mothers are plentiful in the media and popular culture. These representations have fueled debates on the need for welfare reform and have focused public attention on adolescent pregnancy among Black Americans. In Reconceiving Black Adolescent…

    eBook – 2018-04-24
    Routledge

  • Turning The Century: Essays In Media And Cultural Studies book cover

    Turning The Century

    Essays In Media And Cultural Studies, 1st Edition

    By Carol Stabile

    The essays in Turning the Century make a significant contribution to our understanding of America's love affairs with novelty and the mass media. The essays also show that neither the current communications revolution nor the response to it is unprecedented. Through this book, Carol Stabile…

    eBook – 2018-04-24
    Routledge

  • Sociology of Globalization: Cultures, Economies, and Politics book cover

    Sociology of Globalization

    Cultures, Economies, and Politics, 1st Edition

    Edited by Keri E. Iyall Smith

    A rich collection of diverse voices, Sociology of Globalization examines the processes of globalization as well as its impact on people around the world. It looks beyond the headlines, stereotypes, and hype and features a balanced selection of classic scholarship and theory, cutting-edge research,…

    eBook – 2018-04-24
    Routledge

  • Dumping In Dixie: Race, Class, And Environmental Quality, Third Edition book cover

    Dumping In Dixie

    Race, Class, And Environmental Quality, Third Edition, 3rd Edition

    By Robert D. Bullard

    To be poor, working-class, or a person of color in the United States often means bearing a disproportionate share of the country's environmental problems. Starting with the premise that all Americans have a basic right to live in a healthy environment, Dumping in Dixie chronicles the efforts of…

    eBook – 2018-04-24
    Routledge

  • Language, Culture, and Society: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology book cover

    Language, Culture, and Society

    An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology, 7th Edition

    By James Stanlaw

    Why should we study language? How do the ways in which we communicate define our identities? And how is this all changing in the digital world? Since 1993, many have turned to Language, Culture, and Society for answers to questions like those above because of its comprehensive coverage of all…

    eBook – 2018-04-24
    Routledge

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