New Approaches in Sociology

Studies in Social Inequality, Social Change, and Social Justice

  • Queer Inclusion in the United Methodist Church

    By Amanda Udis-Kessler

    The United Methodist Church has been in conflict over lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender inclusion issues since 1972. That year, in response to the gay liberation and gay rights movements, wording was added to the UMC Book of Discipline (the compilation of denominational policies and doctrines)…

    Paperback – 2015-11-30 
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  • Judicial Reform and Reorganization in 20th Century Iran

    State-Building, Modernization and Islamicization

    By Majid Mohammadi

    Iran is now at the center of political and social developments in the Middle East. This book examines the reform of the judicial system in 20th century Iran and is the first to relate state-building process with rule of law promotion and judicial reform in the region. This subject occupies the…

    Paperback – 2014-09-10
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  • No Place Like Home

    Organizing Home-Based Labor in the Era of Structural Adjustment

    By David Staples

    No Place Like Home examines the emergence of home-based women workers as paradigmatic figures of contemporary capitalism, neoliberal governmentality, and socio-political contestation. Far from an isolated or contingent situation, home-based work constitutes today an enormous arena of 'invisible'…

    Paperback – 2013-10-22
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  • The Struggle Over Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Rights

    Facing off in Cincinnati

    By Kimberly B. Dugan

    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…

    Paperback – 2013-04-30
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  • Domestic Democracy

    At Home in South Africa

    By Jennifer Fish

    First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2013-04-30
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  • Parenting for the State

    An Ethnographic Analysis of Non-Profit Foster Care

    By Teresa Toguchi Swartz

    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.…

    Paperback – 2013-04-30
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  • Unequal Partnerships

    Beyond the Rhetoric of Philanthropic Collaboration

    By Ira Silver

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

    Paperback – 2013-04-30
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  • Negotiating Decolonization in the United Nations

    Politics of Space, Identity, and International Community

    By Vrushali Patil

    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…

    Paperback – 2013-03-20
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  • The Social Organization of Policy

    An Institutional Ethnography of UN Forest Deliberations

    By Lauren E. Eastwood

    This book provides a specific case study--based upon direct research with UN processes--which enables the reader to situate larger theoretical arguments regarding civil society, globalization, and sustainable development within the context of the actual activities of practitioners working within…

    Paperback – 2013-03-20
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  • Striving and Surviving

    A Daily Life Analysis of Honduran Transnational Families

    By Leah Schmalzbauer

    Drawing on data the author gathered in Honduras and the United States from weekly time diaries, in-depth interviews, participant observation and interpretive focus groups, she looks specifically at the experience and prospects of transmigrant labor in the United States; the aspirations and…

    Paperback – 2013-01-10
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  • Minority within a Minority

    Black Francophone Immigrants and the Dynamics of Power and Resistance

    By Amal Ibrahim Madibbo

    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.…

    Paperback – 2012-11-13
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  • The Everyday Lives of Sex Workers in the Netherlands

    By Katherine Gregory

    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.…

    Paperback – 2012-09-09
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  • If I Only Had a Brain

    Deconstructing Brain Injury

    By Mark Sherry

    This book offers a rich, insider's viewpoint of the lived experience of brain injury. Sherry, a survivor of brain injury himself, uses a cross-disciplinary theoretical approach (drawing upon the social and medical models of disability and combining them with lessons from feminism, queer theory,…

    Paperback – 2012-09-09
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  • The Suppression of Dissent

    How the State and Mass Media Squelch USAmerican Social Movements

    By Jules Boykoff

    Despite longstanding traditions of tolerance, inclusion, and democracy in the United States, dissident citizens and social movements have experienced significant and sustained - although often subtle and difficult-to observe - suppression in this country. Using mechanism-based social-movement…

    Paperback – 2012-09-09
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  • Gender Trouble Makers

    Education and Empowerment in Nepal

    By Jennifer Rothchild

    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…

    Paperback – 2012-07-26
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  • Rice Plus

    Widows and Economic Survival in Rural Cambodia

    By Susan H. Lee

    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…

    Paperback – 2012-06-27
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  • Are We Thinking Straight?

    The Politics of Straightness in a Lesbian and Gay Social Movement Organization

    By Daniel K. Cortese

    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.…

    Paperback – 2010-06-17
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  • Praxis and Politics

    Knowledge Production in Social Movements

    By Janet M. Conway

    Praxis and Politics explores the knowledge arising from activist praxis and its significance for reimagining radical and democratic politics. It is based on five years of direct involvement in the Toronto-based Metro Network for Social Justice and their work in coalition building,…

    Paperback – 2010-03-17
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  • Talking Back to Psychiatry

    The Psychiatric Consumer/Survivor/Ex-Patient Movement

    By Linda J. Morrison

    Linda Morrison brings the voices and issues of a little-known, complex social movement to the attention of sociologists, mental health professionals, and the general public. The members of this social movement work to gain voice for their own experience, to raise consciousness of injustice and…

    Paperback – 2009-10-27
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  • Between Worlds

    Deaf Women, Work and Intersections of Gender and Ability

    By Cheryl G. Najarian

    The purpose of this book is to illustrate the struggles of Deaf women as they negotiate their family, educational, and work lives. This study demonstrates how these women resist and overcome the various obstacles that are put before them as well as how they work to negotiate their identities as…

    Paperback – 2009-04-28
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  • Linking Activism

    Ecology, Social Justice, and Education for Social Change

    By Morgan Gardner

    This book, a unique examination of the activist striving to work for more holistic social change, creates a conceptual framework to give visibility to the complexity of activist practice that spans environmental and social justice concerns.…

    Paperback – 2009-04-02
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  • Contextualizing Homelessness

    Critical Theory, Homelessness, and Federal Policy Addressing the Homeless

    By Kenneth Kyle

    This project employs three different disciplinary approaches--social constructionism, policy analysis, and rhetorical analysis--as a first step toward a critical theory of homelessness.…

    Paperback – 2009-03-05
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  • Disability, Mothers, and Organization

    Accidental Activists

    By Melanie Panitch

    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.…

    Paperback – 2008-10-27
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