Weeber, Stan C. Books
Dr. Stan C. Weeber is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at McNeese State University. He earned his doctorate from the University of North Texas. His books include Political Crime in the United States (1978), Lee Harvey Oswald (2003), and Militias in the New Millennium (2004). Dr. Weeber’s sociological work has appeared in The Sociological Quarterly, International Review of Modern Sociology, International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, and the Journal of Applied Sociology, among others.2003 0-7734-6829-32007 0-7734-5287-7
This study explores the structural, interactional and historical origins of antisystemic violence, that is violence in response to relatively stable sets of social relations and/or bureaucratized state structures, in today’s world. The study’s focus is primarily on militia groups in the Americas and Central Asia.2006 0-7734-5884-0
Sociology has split into two groups, an elite core of departments and a considerably larger “mass” of departments, consisting of the sociology “teaching schools” in the lower tier of the U.S. News and World Report
ranking system. Sociologists are familiar enough with the elite; this book is about sociology’s “mass.” Relatively little has been written about these lower-ranked teaching institutions, and there have been very few works highlighting how sociology looks from the perspective of sociologists teaching at these institutions. Accordingly, this book is a snapshot and analysis of the field of sociology “from below,” or “from the ground up,” and shows how professional sociology is accomplished at some of the teaching institutions. Several chapters are examples of the kind of work being done in the teaching schools as it relates to the three major objectives of these institutions: teaching, research, and university/community service. This book will be of interest to sociologists working in, or training for, teaching jobs in the lower-tiered sociology schools. It is also a snapshot of what it was like to be a “working sociologist” in American in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.