Subject Area: Social Sciences

AbortionAn Annotated Indexed Bibliography
1980 0-88946-972-5


Adolescent Fear of Crime, Perceptions of Risk, and Defensive Behaviors an Alternative Explanation of Violent Delinquency
2001 0-7734-7367-X
This volume serves as an exploratory effort to understand the causes of adolescent fear and its subsequent association with defensive and aggressive behaviors. Responses from a sample of 318 incarcerated male adolescents in a Midwestern state are used to test the ‘fear of criminal victimization’ hypothesis in an attempt to explain subsequent gang membership, weapons possession, and juvenile violent activity. The results suggest a social milieu characterized by neighborhood incivility and victimization experiences which leads male youth to engage in defensive behaviors as a response to fear. This research offers an innovative explanation of violent delinquency that might be used to guide further research in this area.

Adult English Language Learners and Self-assessment: A Qualitative Study
2014 0-7734-3523-9
This study explores the relationship between adult English-language learners’ assessment of their own language proficiency on the English Ability Questionnaire (EAQ) and their performance on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). It addresses aspects of developing the “autonomous” student and makes for the integration of self-directed learners who will be more aware of their strengths and weaknesses and how to address them

African American Community Development (with Twelve Case Studies)
2012 0-7734-2614-0
No academic book relates the formal process of bringing community development in the African American community. The focus of this book is to bring a fresh and needed perspective to Black and inner city communities that have suffered from lack of development and investment. The book offers a reasoned and demonstrated approach to the oppressed African American community as a means of self improvement in the hope of achieving self-reliance and independence for a better quality of life.

Afro-argentine in Argentine Culture El Negro Del Acordeón
2001 0-7734-7389-0
This study focuses on a discussion of the evolution of Argentine demographic policy as expressed in the dictum ‘to govern is to populate’ and its impact on the role of the Afro-Argentine in an historical context. The Afro-Argentine role in Argentine culture is presented as part of the elite-defined culture, the liberal elites’ views of the Afro-Argentine and the aftermath of Juan Manuel de Rosas with its changes to the cultural images of the Afro-Argentine. In contrast, the Afro-Argentine is also presented as part of the Argentine popular creole culture within a construct that discusses the issue of how site-specific Argentine culture is, and the impact of site definitions on the cultural contributions of the Afro-Argentine. Creole popular cultural expressions of the Puppet Theater, the theater, and the circus highlight the conflicts between immigrant and creole where the Afro-Argentine is clearly defined as a creole and not as a separate cultural entity.

Agonic and Hedonic Styles of Social Behaviour
2005 0-7734-6201-5
Michael Chance created the concept of two modes of social interaction, agonic and hedonic. The one based upon threat, power and anxiety; the other on playful catching of attention and prestige. Whereas the rhesus macaque’s social system in mainly agonic, chimpanzees are capable of hedonic social relationships. Humans can switch between modes (Chance and Jolly, 1970).

These ideas have been quite considerably developed in a number of books (Chance and Larsen, 1976; Chance (ed.) 1988; A. Stevens, 1955; A. Stevens and Price, 1996; Kortmulder, 1998), and in the many discussions of the so-called Social Systems Institute (SSI). A precipitate of the latter may be found in a series of articles in the ASCAP Newsletter (D. Stevens, 1993; Price, 1995; Kortmulder, 1996; D. Stevens, 1997).

Nevertheless, it has been found that the potentialities of the concept have been far from exhausted, particularly as to the biological roots of the two modes, their definition, and their dynamics: how is it that each mode tends to be stable over long periods of time, and how are transitions between them effected? The present book by Koenraad Kortmulder and Yuri Robbers offers new data and new viewpoints. The biological scope has been widened vastly to comprise all vertebrates; the book proposes descriptive definitions along with a discussion of definitions by others; and it submits some detailed models, both deterministic and statistical, to explain the modes’ dynamics as well as their tendency to coexist.

The book has been written by two biologists who both have a broad interest in human behavior and the social sciences. They have favoured a non-specialist style, so as to make the book readable by educated laymen and graduate students as well as scientists working in the biological, psychological and sociological disciplines.

Alarming Relation Between Early School Leaving and Crime: A Case Study of Twelve Male School Drop-Outs Who Ended Up Behind Bars
2012 0-7734-2661-2
Smale and Gounko study twelve men who dropped out of school early, and wound up in juvenile delinquency. While many studies have suggested a link between early school leaving and delinquency nobody has done a study from the perspective of the criminals using dissimilar populations. The directional causality between criminal behavior and dropping out of school has yet to be established, and this study brings researchers one step closer to fully understanding which one happens first. The authors outline a long list of factors that contribute to early school leaving, and they insist that educators can play a role in impacting the in school environment to create positive outcomes for students on the fence about dropping out.

America, Philanthropy and the Moral Order
2002 0-7734-7067-0
This study compares samples of wealthy American philanthropists and non-philanthropists to seek to understand why some gave of their wealth and others did not. It also focuses on the differences in the moral basis for wealth distribution between Americans and peoples in non-industrial societies, using examples from Native Americans, Oceanic, and African peoples. A final chapter compares earlier philanthropists with a small group of well-known American givers in the late 20th century. Figures examined include: John Crozer, John Wanamaker, John D. Rockefeller, John Pierpont Morgan; Andrew Mellon; Andrew Carnegie; Hetty Green, Collis Huntington, Jay Gould, Russell Sage, James Fisk, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Grenville Dodge, John Templeton, Ted Turner, and Bill Gates

American Virtues and Cultural Values From the 1820’s to 1990’s Virtuous Materialism
2000 0-7734-7775-6
This volume follows the course of the concept of individualism in America. It traces how opposing factors of social interaction have swung through 170 years of American history, examines the disjunction between the past and the present, and how the present culture of nihilistic freedom has led to the denial of ethical principles that former generations took for granted. “How refreshing it is to hear someone – with such empathy, rigorous honesty, and deep insight – look into American’s mirror and say exactly what he sees there. . . This study looks into the opaque mirror of America’s last 180 years – from Alexis de Tocqueville to William Jefferson Clinton – through the bifocals of behavioral sciences (cultural anthropology, sociology, psychology and psychiatry) and a rich Catholic wisdom (philosophy, theology, and spirituality). . . . He offers us a meticulous chronicle of this descent – like regression of an adult into perpetual adolescence – in a series of decades from 1820 to 2000” – Dr. Eugene G. Frick

An Analysis of the Position and Status of Sound Ratio in Contemporary Society
2000 0-7734-7540-0
This study traces the process of specularization, whereby the hegemonies of state, church, patriarchy and the mass media have attempted to marginalize the role of sound in contemporary society. In a much under-researched file, this study contributes to an inter-disciplinary understanding of sound’s unique characteristics and how, in an often oppositional climate, in maintains its status as a vital communicative and artistic tool.

An Empirical Analysis of the Impact of Skin Color on African-american Education, Income, and Occupation
2005 0-7734-6120-5
The purpose of this study is to examine the dynamics between the various skin colors of African-Americans as pertains to their projected aspirations for education, occupation and income. The author utilized a questionnaire (CCC) which he subjected to validation techniques to compare the responses of light-, medium-, and dark-skinned participants. A random technique was employed to sample a freshmen population during the third quarter of their academic year. The results indicated that projected aspirations as per skin color is not irrelevant to perceived outcomes. In fact there was a significant correlation for the light- and medium-skinned participants. Light skin being the colonial ideal as per the author the Bleaching Syndrome among African-Americans is evident. This would suggest that the Eurocentric emphasis upon race be revised to incorporate skin color as a critical dynamic in American quality of life.

An Ethnology of Four Non-Governmental Development Organizations Oxfam America, Grassroots International, Accion International, and Cultural Survival Inc
1998 0-7734-8361-6
A detailed study of the ways in which 4 non-governmental organizations are carving out new approaches to international development. Points to significant areas of reform and underscores the complexity and diversity of the development idea.

An Examination of Police Intervention in Domestic Disturbances in a Canadian Context
1994 0-7734-2248-X
The first part of the study investigates an area in criminology that has not been scrutinized scientifically -- discretionary as well as systematic police actions in domestic disputes. The second part tackles the controversial issue of the dangerousness of enforcing domestic disturbances, and identifies conditions which are most likely to result in police assaults and injuries. The empirically identified risk factors are subsequently used to provide recommendations on police training and occupational safety.

An Exploration of the Dynamics of Collboration and Non-Resistance
2000 0-7734-7770-5
This book represents a major attempt to analyze collaboration from a perspective that explains its appeal without the use of pathological or amoral elements of betrayal, cowardice, individual and institutional self-interest that have intruded in previous studies. The author condenses and synthesizes the existing historical literature on the subject of collaboration during the Second World War and discerns a deeply held rational and moral integrity in the intentions of collaborators that give them the confidence to act and to defend themselves without regret, a philosophy comprising a logic of weakness, a normality imperative, a theory of the shield and an idea of manoeuvre through partnership. A novel and controversial feature of the book is the contention that this rational and moral discourse in collaborators reflects a ‘normal’ mode of adjustment to coercive power and social constraint. This is illustrated firstly through a case study of the Thatcher administration in Britain.

An Historical Perspective of Helping Practices Associated with Birth, Marriage and Death Among Chamorros in Guam
2000 0-7734-7677-6
This ethnographic research focuses on traditional forms of reciprocity within social networks and examines changes that have occurred as a consequence of rapid Westernization. Methods of data collection include informal interviewing, participant observation, collection of life histories, and documentation of family genealogies. Differences explored include variations between genders, across age cohorts, levels of formal education, and comprehension of the Chamorro language. With illustrations.

An Integrated Existential Approach to Counseling Theory and Practice
2005 0-7734-6204-X
Seven popular counseling theories are presented in this book and integrated into a meta- theory utilizing the common denominator of existentialism. The counseling profession is established upon the foundational concepts ofViktor Frankl, Abraham Maslow, and Carl Rogers and their embedded issues of freedom, personal power, choice, and meaning. In the 1960's and 1970's, three cognitive behavioral therapies systematized counseling into efficient problem solving approaches that maintained sensitivity to clients' phenomenology: John Krurnboltz's existentially-sensitive behaviorism, William Glasser's reality therapy, and Albert Ellis' Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT). These processes require an active counselor and have many similarities to Alfred Adler's Individual Psychology. Another active therapy, Frederick Perl's Gestalt therapy, allows counselors to address clients' polarities in their presentation of themselves. In each of these approaches, clients are empowered to make better choices to achieve their goals. Definition of the particular counseling skills that are involved in each approach and rubrics to measure counselor performance on these skills are provided. While counselor behavior is operationally defined for each theory, this book integrates them together into a theoretical whole. The relationship with the client is more valued than any technique, and the counselor learns to perform an assortment of proven techniques.

An Interdependency Model of Homelessness the Dynamics of Social Disintegration
1998 0-7734-8288-1
This is the first truly national empirical study of homelessness in the United States. It is based on an analysis of variations in the size of homeless populations among the 3,141 counties of the nation. It contains one of the most comprehensive and up-to-date reviews of the literature on homelessness available. It integrates both epidemiological and policy variables in testing a range of theories concerning homelessness. Its conceptual framework, the underlying 'interdependency model', is both unique and comprehensive in its integration of diverse perspectives. The study tests several important new methodologies, uses some of the most up-to-date methods of multivariate data analysis available, such as structural equation modeling using LISREL, undergirded by in-depth analysis utilizing easily understood descriptive statistics, with a variety of tables and figures. The final chapter contains a detailed review of proposed strategies for ending homelessness, as well as a comprehensive set of policy recommendations.

An Introduction to the Process Understanding of Science, Society, and the Self. A Philosophy for the Modern Man
1988 0-88946-336-0
Draws out the implications of the process-rational vision in its understanding of the self, society, politics, psychology, the natural sciences and education.

Anatomy of an Academic Mobbing: Two Cases
2008 0-7734-4922-1
Examines two cases of academic mobbing, with an introduction explaining the background, context, and significance of the incidents.

Anti-Environmentalism and Citizen Opposition to the Ozark Man and the Biosphere Reserve
2000 0-7734-7758-6
This volume contributes to two primary contemporary scholarships – studies analyzing citizen opposition to mainstream environmental agendas, and research on the role of local communities and citizens in processes of implementing public environmental projects. It melds these interests through a study of a failed attempt by federal and state agencies to establish the Ozark Highlands Man and the Biosphere Reserve in southern Missouri and northern Arkansas. In this case, citizen concerns about private property rights and their belief systems regarding environmentalist-led conspiracies served to undermine agency efforts to develop a large-scale ecosystem management effort. The work further contributes to scholarship by focusing on an instance of grassroots resistance by ordinary citizens, rather than the organized efforts of formal organizations.

Anti-Primitivism and the Decline of the West the Social Cost of Cultural Ignorance Volume One:the Primitive and the Supernatural
1993 0-7734-9855-9
The work explains that the West obliterated primitive civilizations everywhere in the names of Christianity and Progress. They were not exterminated -- or better, absorbed -- in the name of democracy, because the latter was for the white man only and was thought too exotic for the primitive to grasp. From a scholarly point of view, if the idea of Progress has failed, it will eventually cause the failure of democracy. That idea has to be dealt with on at least three levels, i.e., the Third World where there are almost no prospects; Russia and eastern Europe where success with a free market economy is dubious; and, finally, here at home where, under democracy and diverse ethnic and religious groups, we seem unable to solve basic and vital issues. Any librarian whose collection includes Oswald Spengler's The Decline of the West and Edward Said's Orientalism will want to add the present work.

Artistic Matronage of Queen Charlotte (1744-1818): How a Queen Promoted Both Art and Female Artists in English Society
2011 0-7734-1579-3
This book focuses on the artistic patronage of Queen Charlotte of England, whose artistic support has been traditionally overshadowed by that of her husband, King George III. Although Charlotte and her husband jointly patronized artists during the first decade of their marriage, she eventually became a substantial patron in her own right, supporting both the fine and decorative arts.

Attitudes of Older African American Women About Alcohol
2002 0-7734-7337-8
This study explores how drinking status, religiosity, and religious affiliation are associated with beliefs about alcohol usage among African American women 55 years of age and older. The relationship between religion and attitudes and behaviors related to alcohol suggest that the church could be sued as a vehicle for the dissemination of educational information about alcohol use and possible treatment options.

Bad Things You Have Heard About Italian Americans are Wrong: Essays on Popular Prejudice
2014 0-7734-4295-2
An exorcism of the popular negative notion that Italian Americans notoriously engage in criminality and socially undesirable behavior. This collection of essays dispel this inaccurate prejudice of Italian Americans by bringing to light the positive ethnic experience of the Italian American community and its important contribution to the American cultural experience.


Barriers Faced by Hispanic Students Transferring From Community Colleges to University: An Ethnographic Approach
2012 0-7734-3043-1
A careful analysis compiled from six case studies of factors that impede educational success among Hispanic high school graduates going on to college.

For the first time in this collected volume of six case studies, scholars will be able to find out the subjective reasons why Hispanic students drop out of college at a higher rate than any other racial or ethnic group. Filled with qualitative and quantitative analysis, this text provides evidence and gives a brief, but narrow entranceway into the lives of Hispanic college students.

Whether or not community college is the right path to take for students whose families did not previously enter college is something that study takes into consideration. The drop-out rate among community college students is much higher and this could foster the problems even further.

Boyishness in American Culture the Charms and Dangers of Social Immaturity
1991 0-88946-793-5
Examines the charms and, more closely, the dangers of boyishness in American culture. Argues the paradox of American culture by drawing from the allied disciplines of literature, history, and psychology, from sources as venerable as the classic texts of our civilization and as current as today's headlines. In the words of one journalist, "our dreamy, drifting culture throws off dangerous, drifting dreamers," the kind of men who shoot our presidents, of course, yet also the kind of men who sometimes become president.

Brainwashing- Deprogramming Controversy: Sociological, Legal, and Historical Perspectives
1983 0-88946-868-0
Twenty-one essays that comprise a multidisciplinary examination of the issues and controversies raised by the activities of religious cults.

Britain's First T V- Film Crime Series and the Industrialisation of Its Film Industry, 1946-1964
2009 0-7734-4763-6
The first study to date devoted to the genesis of domestic TV/Film production, this project presents for the first time an industrial and cultural history of the transformation of the lower reaches of Britain’s film industry during the period 1946-1964.

Bullying as a Social Pathology
2008 0-7734-5196-X
The study examines and explains the phenomenon of bullying in the context in which it occurs and the various agents involved. The author provides a detailed examination of the emotional lives of both bullies and their victims. This, in turn, offers readers insight into the emotional impairments that underlie violent behavior and the strategies that young people develop in order to cope.

Campus Hate-Speech Codes, Natural Rights, and Twentieth Century AtrocitiesRevised and Expanded Edition
1999 0-7734-8847-2
The essays in this volume address the current problems posed by hate-speech. Expressed are concerns in which there is a vital need to restore the standard of civility by which productive discourse is sustained. As we are now confronted by the problem of what may be done, consistent with our constitutional principles and political habits, to discourage if not even suppress irresponsible speech on campuses and elsewhere, this volume presents commentary on the way back from ram[pant individualism to a proper sense of community. These talks were originally delivered on college campuses from 1991 to 1995. Notes identify the place and occasion of each lecture, and they and the conclusions are supplemented by notes from articles by the author which appeared in the South Dakota Law Review in 1997 and 1998.

Case Studies of the Use of Drug Testing in Corporations Deviance in Large Organizations
1991 0-7734-9844-3
In exploring the subject of drug testing in the workplace, the author finds two separate classifications of corporate Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) -- the "controller" and "helper" models. The "controller" EAP subjects employees to drug tests in order to provide a missing internal structure -- yet the structure of the corporation is where this study finds the problem to be. Yet, employees continue to have no reasonable standards of privacy or civil rights when faced with drug testing. Despite expectations to the contrary, unions often support the drug testing. This research proposes corporations initiate "helper" EAPs which maintain a program of referral services, confidential counseling and the opportunity to return to work.

Celts and Their Games and Pastimes
2002 0-7734-7171-5
In addition to examining their games and pastimes, this study examines the Celtic psyche and culture. It examines all the Celtic peoples: Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, Isle of Man, Brittany, Basque Region, Icelandic Connections; children’s Celtic games; and dance and music. This book fills a gap in the recreation literature of the warrior people known as the Celts and knits together the common threads that exist between the various Celtic nations.

Challenging Social Injustice Essays on Socialism and the Devaluation of the Human Spirit
1993 0-7734-9369-7
Six scholars address significant issues: the good society (Louis Patsouras, Timoux Thomas); welfare (Donald Hartley); gender relations (Sharon Carson); prison reform (Russell Ensign); and perestroika (Howard Parsons). Two inextricable common threads running through each essay are a profound concern for the quality of human life, and a recognition of the significance of human spirit. While they do not prescribe lofty answers for complex social problems, the authors do call into question both the ends and the means of improving the human condition.

Changes in Educational Policies in Britain, 1800-1920: How Gender Inequalities Reshaped the Teaching Profession
2009 0-7734-4913-2
Historically, education in Scotland lies at the heart of national pride and has been widely acclaimed as a more democratic and meritocratic system in terms of wider access to schools and universities when compared with England. One of the main paradoxes which this book unpacks is the that under the Scottish public co-education structure, schoolmasters did overall benefit more favorably within this distinctive tradition whereas the treatment of women teachers as an occupational group in relative terms was more ideologically undemocratic and patriarchal in relation to their female counterparts under the English system. This book sets out on a historical journey and embarks on the reconstruction of policy formation on gender and occupational segregation in the elementary (now called primary) school teaching and it shows that there was nothing ‘natural’ about that process.

Changing Images of the Warrior Hero in Americaa History of Popular Symbolism
1982 0-88946-921-0
An interdisciplinary probe of attitudes towards war, the soldier, and the war hero in the United States from the Revolutionary War through the Vietnam War.

Child Rearing in Six Ethnic Families
2006 0-7734-6092-6
In The Netherlands, as in much of the world, immigrants are over-represented among the nation’s disadvantaged populations. Thus, it is not surprising that their children are more likely to experience developmental difficulties and various psychosocial problems than the children of the indigenous Dutch. This volume reports the results of several empirical studies on indigenous and non-indigenous Dutch families conducted in the late nineties by leading Dutch experts on child rearing. The non-indigenous groups were chosen to represent the three major types of immigration to Holland: voluntary labor migrants (Turks, Moroccans and Chinese), colonial migrants (Surinamese Creoles) and refugees (Somalis). The studies were conceived in response to a government initiative to obtain information regarding “normal family life” in contemporary Dutch society. Their goal was to facilitate prevention and intervention in the field of child welfare and parental support.

This book provides a lens for scrutinizing dominant theoretical assumptions about child rearing, first by building on the perceptions of immigrant parents themselves and secondly by systematically comparing indigenous with non-indigenous families. Theoretically, all the studies draw upon Bronfenbrenner's (1986) ecological developmental theory, but they also include relevant insights from other disciplines such as sociology, psychology and anthropology.

The methodology varied somewhat from study to study. The project on Dutch families relied mostly on quantitative methods (questionnaires), but, in order to examine specific perceptions and problems of immigrant parents in more depth, the studies on immigrant families used mostly qualitative methods (semi-structured interviews).

At a more general level, the goal of the volume is to convey both the challenges and the achievements of parents who raise their children in a world substantially different from the world in which they and their forebears were raised.

Chinese-Canadians, Canadian-Chinese Coping and Adapting in North America
1999 0-7734-2253-6
This work examines how Mainland Chinese Refugees (MCRs), under diaspora conditions, identify themselves and adapt to their new environment in Canada. It probes how MCRs draw upon and reflect transnational social fields or imagined communities. As a study of ethnicity and coping strategies, it describes the MCRs in terms of who they are and where they come from in China; why these individuals became MCRs; why they chose Canada, and many other variables.

Civilization Analysis as a Sociology of Culture
1995 0-7734-9083-3
This study provides a comparative investigation, within a civilizational perspective, of particular issues in the sociology of culture, from symbolic conceptions of order and evil, to the current revival of the sacred and the resurgence of nationalism in post-Soviet Eastern Europe.

Closing Institutions for Juvenile Offenders. The Maryland Experience
1997 0-7734-8428-0
This book summarizes evidence about the state's experience with sharply curtailing juvenile institutionalization by closing the Montrose Training School. It examines the effect of this decision on the residential placement pattern, attitudes, experiences, and behaviors of juvenile offenders in Maryland. It reports the results of an empirical study, based on data collected from nearly 1,000 youths over a several-year period. The study examines three primary questions: a) What immediate effects did the policy to deinstitutionalize have on placements and services provided to the youths released during the transition time and later; b) what effects did the closing have on subsequent offending behavior; and c) what effects did the closing have on subsequent schooling and work experiences, family processes and arrangements, peer influences, and psychosocial adjustment of the juveniles. The first question is of particular interest to others considering closing an institution. The second and third are of particular interest to those grappling with the policy decisions regarding the use of institutions or community-based placements. The study helps to focus the debate by providing objective information about the costs and benefits of institutionalizing juvenile offenders.

Cognitive Styles a Primer to the Literature
1992 0-7734-9930-X
This book traces the process of maturing individuals' evolution from serial learners to multimodality assimilators of information, constructs and concepts. The book stresses the need for all social scientists to be aware of the research concerning cognitive style. Underscores the need to focus curriculum as well as instruction on the learning process, not teaching techniques. Helpful not only to current practitioners and researchers but also a source of readings for beginning courses in education and psychology.

Comment Les Ordinateurs Facilitent L’apprentissage D’une Langue Seconde / How Computers Help Students Learn a Foreign Language: Recherche Experimentale Sur La Collaboration En Ligne
2010 0-7734-3773-9
This book studies the benefits and the disadvantages of on-line collaborative learning in Distance Education courses. In order to verify how interaction and collaboration work between students in distance education courses, the author makes the distinction between collaboration and cooperation and discusses how interactions between learners occur in a virtual environment.

Communication, Organization, and Change Within a Feminist ContextA Participant Observation of a Feminist Collective
1991 0-88946-121-X
A sociological study which examines how change occurs within a specific organizational setting by examining the communicative behavior of organizational participants.

Community College Education and Its Impact on Socioeconomic Status Attainment
1998 0-7734-8253-9
This work examines the role of the community college in the United States and how community college education shapes adult income and occupational status.

Community Relations, Community Identity and Social Policy in Northern Ireland
2002 0-7734-7044-1


Comparative Study of Occupational Stress in African American and White University Faculty
1992 0-7734-9859-1
This book is a detailed comparative examination of occupational stress among African American and White faculty at predominantly white institutions. It is an empirical analysis of an empirical issue: the significant number of African American junior faculty who are unable to make it through the tough tenure and promotion reviews. As the survey shows, many in fact leave the area of instruction for administration early in their careers. No previous research that examines occupational stress in higher education treats in a systematic manner the question of minority/non-minority differences.

Concept of Interest in Social Theory
1991 0-88946-722-6
Investigates the idea of interest and the role it is made to perform in social theory. Elaborates the concept of interest in order to come to grips with the dual character of social reality, which is at the same time objective and subjective. Includes chapters on Weber, Habermas, Marx, and discussions of the normative regulation of interests, utilitarianism and hedonism, interests and human nature, and means and ends.

Conjugal Relationships of African and African Americans: A Socio- Cultural Analysis
2016 1-4955-0415-8
This study investigates whether racial and historical connections assist in the success of African and African-American relationships, or if cultural and patriarchal differences threaten the success of these relationships. The research centers on establishing the success and failure rates of these relationships, and the extent to which racial and educational homogeneity, strong family and head-of-household characteristics on the part of African males and matrilineal and cultural descent attributes demonstrated on the part of Black females is at the core of the attraction.


Contemporary Polish Migration in Europe
2006 0-7734-5766-6
This book concentrates on the migration experiences of Polish legal and undocumented migrants in four European countries (Germany, Greece, Italy and the United Kingdom). It explores why and how immigrants leave their homes, how they develop network ties with fellow nationals or natives, how they seek to improve their living and working conditions, if and how they adapt to the host country and/or how they move on returning to Poland or going elsewhere. The aim of the book is to look at the migration experience from the insiders’ perspective. For this reason, four chapters are devoted to presenting the original narratives of the immigrants’ life stories. In the analytical chapters, we discuss the migration trajectories of Poles in different European countries with a view to assessing in what ways their plans and experiences reflect new types of mobility and migration in Europe. We question the dynamics of the labor market and the ways in which the migrants connect their past experiences in a Sociality country to their new lives in their destination countries. We also pay particular attention to the gender and the identity aspects of contemporary migration as population flows from Poland to western and southern European countries are marked by a large female component.

Correctional Officers in America
2006 0-7734-5717-8
This study examines the social science research which describes the occupational environment of correctional officers. Abandoning common popular misconceptions of “prison guards”, the authors analyze who correctional officers are, how they are trained, and the common problems that they share while maintaining security in America’s prisons. This study examines the role of prisons in society today, how that role has changed over time, and how correctional officers have been required to change as well. Not only is the formal structure of prisons explored, but a wide-ranging discussion of the interpersonal problems encountered by correctional officers is presented, including their interaction with inmates, the psychological problems that may result from this interaction, and the manner in which correctional officers adapt to these pressures. Rather than a monolithic stereotypical group, correctional officers are shown to be an increasingly diverse group of trained professionals, sharing many commonalities, yet also differing in many significant ways.

Covering Sex, Race, and Gender in the American Military Services
2003 0-7734-6548-0
This book presents studies concerning press coverage of sensitive equal opportunity issues in the American military services during the close of the 20th century. After discussing the role of the mass media, the book deals with press coverage of sexual harassment, media coverage of reports on equal opportunity issues and race relations, and the press’s handling of gender-integrated training in the military services. The final chapter includes discussion of embedded reporters, coverage of Private First Class Jessica Lynch, and media credibility and responsibility.

Crime and Culture in Yup’ik Villages an Exploratory Study
2000 0-7734-7801-9
This study explores the social disorganization of the Yup’ik community in Western Alaska, examining the degree to which they had been absorbed into the so-called Western legal traditions. With illustrations.

Critical Legal Study of Solutions to Domestic Violence Among Black Male-Female Couples
2002 0-7734-7282-7
This work is based on real-life cases from courts relating to how justice is applied to Black men and women. It illustrates how the law works differentially to fulfill the aims of the greater society as opposed to those it is purported to serve. The demographic features of race and class undermine the specified purposes of the law and interfere with its original functions when invoked to protect the African-American female. When directed at the African-American male, it serves a divisive function which further alienates him both from society and family.

Critical Study of Self-Help and Self-Improvement Practices: Textual, Discursive, and Ethnographic Perspectives
2011 0-7734-1576-9
The contemporary cultural phenomenon of self-help is highly visible and yet inadequately understood. This study explores the seeming polarization of self-help – the splitting of the individual (the self) and the collective (the help) – through detailed ethnographic examination of self-help books and self-help groups. It relates these “poles” by exploring a central and connecting event, hypothesized as the hyphen in self-help, a workshop for a group of readers led by a self-help book author.

Cross-Cultural Exploration of Wife Abuse Problems and Prospects
1997 0-7734-8517-1
New articles by internationally-known scholars in the area of interpersonal violence. The work and orientation are truly interdisciplinary, ranging from anthropology, psychology, women's studies to public policy and sociology. The articles explore both methodological and theoretical issues on wife abuse, shed light on existing debates in the field, often raising new and intriguing questions.

Crowd Theory as a Psychology of the Leader and the Led Governing the Irrational Masses
1990 0-88946-624-6
The study gives an overview of the intellectual context of crowd psychology; examines the social-psychological frameworks applied first by the French and Italian and then by the British crowd theorists to the study of collective behavior; summarizes their biologically derived views of innate human inequality; analyzes crowd psychology as an illiberal psychology of mass politics and elitist psychology of leadership and social control. Makes a valuable contribution to the intellectual history of the behavioral sciences.

Cultural Influences of William Gibson, the Father of Cyberpunk Science Fiction.
2007 0-7734-5467-5
William Gibson (b 1948), since the publication of his first, award-winning novel, Neuromancer (1984), has been celebrated as a breath of fresh air in the realm of science fiction. This anthology of essays is an attempt to analyze Gibsons literary technique, his sustained critique of emerging technologies, and the nature of how fiction writing in general is continually categorized and canonized in the Postmodern Age.

Cultural Integrity and World Community
2000 0-7734-7670-9
This volume brings together the work of philosophers, legal theorists, political scientists, and social scientists who are concerned over ethnic and cultural conflicts: the conflict between the need to adopt and enforce universal norms in the international community and the demand that we respect cultural differences; conflicts between individual and group interests; cultural conflict and globalization in relation to liberal theories of justice and economic development, and others.

Culture and Contradiction Dialectics of Wealth, Power and Symbol
1992 0-7734-1938-1
This work contributes to the development of research and theory in social anthropology generally and particularly in issues such as gender, class, poverty, power, dissent, kinship, ideology, linguistics, development anthropology, and urban anthropology. Geographical areas covered are Africa, Europe, Asia, and North America. Each contribution is original, offering the reader new cultural insights on an individual basis.

Designing a Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Program
2006 0-7734-5955-3
Pregnancy rates among teenagers in the United States are substantially higher than among teenagers in other developed countries. This occurs because U.S. teenagers use contraception less than their counterparts in other countries. Over the last quarter-century, programs developed to encourage American teenagers to use contraception have been very limited in their effectiveness.

In 1991, five recognized behavioral theorists came together in a workshop sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health to develop an approach to curbing the spread of AIDS among high-risk populations. The authors of this book adapted the approach developed in the workshop to arrive at a theory on which they based a new approach to designing teenage pregnancy prevention programs. The new approach and the theory, Behavioral Performance Theory, are described in the book.

The theory holds that three factors are necessary and sufficient for a teenager to use effective contraception. This has two important implications. First, it explains why past programs have been so limited in their effectiveness: Unless all three factors are present, a teenager will not use contraception. Second, it augurs a future in which the effectiveness of teenage pregnancy prevention programs is greatly increased: If all three factors are present, a teenager will use effective contraception.

Development of the Croatian Nation
2006 0-7734-5791-7
This study examines the processes of social change that characterize the (re)formation of the nation. It argues that such processes can only be identified through the examination of the interplay between social structure, culture and agency in a specific period of time. Through the exploration of the basic assumptions of Social Realist Theory, a methodological framework is constructed for the analysis of the morphogenesis of the nation. These assumptions of the developed framework are tested on the case of Croatia. A historical analysis explores the processes of structural change and the formation and competition of corporate agents from the beginning of the nineteenth until the end of the twentieth century. These processes of cultural and structural change and the role of agency are investigated through a content analysis of the writings of the dominant Croatian nationalist ideologists, a content analysis of secondary school history textbooks and a survey on a sample of the population of Zagreb. The study concludes that the nation emerges with the emergence of social processes - the formation of political community, the politicization (nationalization) of culture, the mobilization of a population around specific nationalist ideologies, and the population’s acceptance of certain aspects of these ideologies.

Deviant Nurses and Improper Patient Care
2006 0-7734-5967-7
This book describes that segment of the nursing profession who deviate from the expectations of the public in the performance of their duties. There is a chapter on male nurses, not because they necessarily create the kinds of dangers described in other chapters, but because the very idea of “male nurses” creates “cognitive dissonance” in the context of the American division of labor.

The concept of “cognitive dissonance” is explored in connection with male nurses but fits the entire study here because the very word “nurse” implies a concern for the sick and needy, which some nurses negate by their actions.

Those actions are described in this book. The cases presented here are the product of hearings conducted by a State Board of Nursing over several years. The present author has been a member of such a board for more than a decade and has considerable insight into the failures of some members of the nursing profession and the dangers this presents to patients.

Dialectical Social Science in the Age of Complexity
2001 0-7734-7625-3
This study places dialectical thinking, theory, and method on a solid scientific footing with respect to the contemporary sciences of holistic-relationism; and offers a competing, even superior, philosophy of social science to the mainstream version of positivistic-behaviorism. It also indicates ways in which a dialectical, holistic-relational social science will help to shape a more democratic, humane style of politics and public policy. It subjects mainstream social science to a wholesale reorientation it its basic world view, epistemology, and methodology, and in doing so offers a valid prescription for a post-positivistic, post-behaviorist social science that is thoroughly scientifically grounded.

Differing Developments of Organic Agriculture in Canada and Sweden
2007 0-7734-5437-3
This work examines the move towards organic agriculture as an example of social change which can best be understood as the result of three factors: nature, social structure and human agency. The study extends beyond pre-ecological understandings of social change and attempts to incorporate peoples’ relationships with the natural environment as a factor influencing shifts in the patterns of daily life. The focus of the discussion is on understanding the forces which have produced the concern for agricultural sustainability in Canada and Sweden.

Dramaturgy of Mark Medoff: Five Plays Dealing with Deafness and Social Issues
2004 0-7734-6390-9
Select social and academic communities accord cultural status to deafness and disability, but cultural designation remains an intensely debated topic among many culture non-members and a sensitive “hot potato” among culture group members. As a result and with alarming speed and regularity, an increasing number of scholars now examine multiple facets of deafness and disability and how culture members intersect with mainstream society. This much needed research helps to bring into perspective and to reconcile distinct segments of our pluralistic world. Yet relatively little in-depth research investigates how dramatic literature represents deaf or disability cultures or people; more specifically, although for centuries plays have developed a myriad of disabled characters, only a handful of plays have developed deaf characters. Given these combined circumstances, the entire fields of creativity and inquiry related to deafness are badly neglected.

To date, only a small sprinkling of commercially produced playscripts include deaf characters or take deaf issues as their thematic through lines. It is not surprising, then, that no existing anthology groups plays about deafness in order to provide some focused overview of the artistic representation of the deaf culture. At best, an occasional anthology might include that rare playscript with a deaf character of no doubt marginal importance to the story. This collection of five plays by Mark Medoff therefore constitutes the largest and only canon of original, commercially produced plays involving deafness and/or deaf characters by a single hearing or deaf American playwright. Each playscript is designed specifically to feature deaf actor Phyllis Frelich in the central role, and together the five playscripts dramatically illuminate numerous aspects of deafness, relationships between deaf and hearing people, and ways in which deafness interacts with an array of social circumstances. Further, the playscripts range across time from the earliest (Children of a Lesser God) in 1980 to the most recent (Prymate) in 2004. Together, they thus offer an historical insight into some changing deaf culture issues and concerns. In all respects, this anthology is unique and fills gaping artistic, cultural and scholarly voids.

Drug and Alcohol Consumption as Functions of Social Structures: A Cross-Cultural Sociology
2005 0-7734-6187-6
This work uses classical sociological theory to demonstrate how the processes of rationalization and modernization have altered why, how, and how frequently people consume drugs. As cultural and structural changes increase heterogeneity and individuation, social controls over drug use weaken. Drug use therefore becomes increasingly widespread among the general population, a greater variety of drugs are used, drugs are used more frequently and drugs are used more for individualistic and profane reasons as opposed to communal and sacred reasons. Moreover, as the dimensions of stratification change over time, rules regulating who is permitted to use intoxicants change. Whereas drug consumption was once strongly patterned by ascribed statuses, it is more highly correlated with achieved statuses in modernized societies. The theory can account for current cross-cultural patterns of drug consumption that indicate that rates of drug use are much higher in advanced industrial nations than in lesser-developed nations. In addition, the theory explains the variations in rates of drug use over time in the United States, Great Britain, Japan, Israel, and the former Soviet Republics. Finally, the theory explains the evolution of the drug subculture in the United States since 1940s.

Eliminating Professors
1998 0-7734-8210-5
Chapters treat the role of administration, faculty association, arbitrators, courts, harassment tribunals, and internal appeal mechanisms. Based on 25 actual case histories, in some of which the professor has been removed, in others not, the book includes additional cases from non-academic settings. It describes in detail a five-stage process that begins with ostracization and ends with removal though one of ten different exit-doors; draws upon the latest studies of conflict surrounding race and gender, and shows the pitfalls and potential this conflict holds for academic administration.; identifies the elements of organizational infrastructure that must be in place if an elimination effort is to succeed; devotes a chapter to the 1992 murder of four professors at Concordia University by a member of the engineering faculty, and draws practical lessons from the tragedy; lists 25 essential guidelines for the effective operation of harassment tribunals; integrates findings from Dr. Heinz Leymann’s research in Scandinavia, widely publicized in Europe but until now little known in North America; confronts head-on the question of psychiatric disorders among professors, relying especially on New York psychologist Dr. Carl Goldberg’s Speaking with the Devil. It also directs readers in an afterword to two dozen film depictions of the phenomenon under study.

Enigma of Symbols in Fairy Tales Zimmer's Dialogue Renewed
1991 0-88946-498-7
Takes up where Heinrich Zimmer left off in The King and the Corpse, in which Zimmer takes the position that the ancient symbolic tales and scripts cannot be pinned to a particular theory, as they are in Bettelheim's Freudian approach or in Marie von Franz's Jungian analysis. Examines six well-known fairy tales, listening for the many-faceted intimations common to all enduring art forms. Considers fairy tales as retold dreams, nets that catch hidden psychological realities embedded in the folk-soul, common to any age or time.

Essay on the Demographic Imperative Non-Linear Theory of the Growth of Humankind
1999 0-7734-3258-2
Of all global problems world population growth is the most significant. The growth of the number of people expresses the sum outcome of all economic, social and cultural activities that comprise human history. For a phenomenological description of the global demographic process the author developed an original non-linear mathematical model for explanation of the global demographic process. The demographic transition – a transition to a stabilized world population of some 14 billion in the foreseeable future is to be determined by the inherent pattern of systemic growth of an open system, rather than by the lack of resources. The demographic revolution, a fundamental change in the paradigm of our development will be accompanied by basic changes in the age profile that never before happened since the origin of humankind. The impact of this rapid transformation on our values is critical for understanding many of the critical problems now facing the world.

Essays on Heroism in Sport in Ireland and France
2002 0-7734-6919-2


Essays on Socialism
1992 0-7734-9911-3
This is an anthology not only on representative figures of the major socialst streams, but also on various problems of socialism. Section one, on Utopian Socialism, has a sterling article by Dr. Easton, entitled Economic Democracy in Ohio's Owenite and Fourierist Communities. The second section concentrates on anarchism/syndicalism; third section is on Marxism/Communism; fourth on Democratic Socialism; fifth on Socialism's close ties to religion; and six deals with various problems of socialism.

Ethnic Cleavage and Closure in the Caribbean Diaspora
2006 0-7734-5552-3
This collection of essays addresses the allegations of racism as one of the major themes in political commentaries in the multiethnic Caribbean and its Diaspora. In this context, several ethnic groups ply for scarce resources, so the principles of fairness and equality in resource distribution become critical to societal stability. The book advocates an understanding of inter and intra-ethnic class structure as a useful conceptual tool to address the issues of ethnic cleavage, racism, and discrimination, using a power-conflict framework that illustrates that inter and intra-ethnic class structure emphasizes economic stratification, caste, internal colonialism, and a diversity of class-based and Marxist theories.

Ethnography of an Adult Bookst ivate Scenes, Pubic Places
1990 0-88946-629-7
Makes a valuable contribution to our understanding of the pornographic phenomenon by presenting the results of the three-year sociological study into the structure of one of the locations. Uses existing evidence and participatory observations, contents, clients, and social norms operative in a pornographic store in a mid-sized American city. Removes some of the mystique surrounding this socially "illicit" activity.

Evil, God, the Greater Good and Rights
2007 0-7734-5414-4
This study examines key thinkers who have offered influential accounts of the implications of specific belief about the nature of reality, including Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, Kant, Locke and Nietzsche. It also addresses interpretations of these accounts by influential figures with the social sciences such as Adam Smith, Karl Marx, John Stuart Mill, Max Weber, Emile Durkheim, John Dewey, Frederick Hayek, John Rawls, H.L.A. Hart, Ronald Dworkin, Theodor Adorno, Herbert Marcuse, Hannah Arendt, Zigmunt Bauman and Richard Rorty. The aim throughout is to highlight the centrality of past and present ‘metaphysics’ to present day debates about moral community, jurisprudence, human rights and the relationship between the individual and collective good.

Examining Irish Nationalism in the Context of Literature, Culture and Religion a Study of the Epistemological Structure of Nationalism
2002 0-7734-7238-X
This study argues that it is only through its epistemological perspective that nationalism can be properly analyzed. It goes on to offer such an analysis, utilizing the work of Jacques Lacan. This study contents that the captation of the self by a reflected, two-dimensional image of that self is the sine qua non of the epistemology of nationalism, as a sense of group selfhood is defined performatively through this process. The strong connections between nationalism and religion are examined Finally, the supposed difference between political nationalism and ‘cultural nationalism’ is interrogated.

Families - The Key to a Prosperous and Compassionate Society for the 21st Century
1999 0-7734-8265-2
This is a cross-disciplinary social policy book, whose central theme is that a successful nation for the 21st century requires highly motivated, moral, and educated citizens. The authors link most of the problems of the urban ghetto, crime, welfare, drug abuse, and falling education standards to the weakening of the family. The second section of the book describes how personality and character are influenced by the family. The final third presents solutions. These integrate cross-disciplining perspectives to yield unique solutions based on strengthening the private as opposed to the public governmental segment of society. A comprehensive, rather than piecemeal, approach is provided to a wide range of social problems.

Female Serial Murderer
2005 0-7734-6000-4
This book will focus on gender bias in perceptions of criminal women, using the extreme example of serial murder. Often, an examination of the extreme can show cultural biases with greater clarity. This book shows that men and women, as with more common homicide trends, carry out serial murdering in different patterns. Furthermore, this book will challenge some of the more influential explanations of serial murder put forth by noted people in the field arguing that many of these theories have failed to encapsulate the actions of women who commit these serial crimes. Lastly, this book will explore another possible definition of serial murder as well as some alternative theoretical approaches to the problem. While there have been numerous studies of male serial killers, studies of female serial killers are lacking, even though, as the statistics of this book document, there have been many over time.

Feminist Ethic for Social Science Research
1988 0-88946-120-1
A collection of original articles, some by leading feminists, the guiding principle of which is to define standards for the conduct of feminist research.

Food and Eating Experiences of Older Women in a Retirement Community
2005 0-7734-5920-0
This study explored how social milieu influences the development and progression of dietary behavior throughout life, the potential of life course transitions to modify dietary behavior, and how a retirement community environment shapes current dietary behavior. The investigation utilized a life course perspective and an ethnographic approach that centered on in-depth interviews of older women residing in a retirement community. The interviews probed current dietary experiences and practices, and constructed histories of dietary behavior. Four levels of influence on dietary behavior were identified: 1) personal factors; 2) interpersonal relationships and social interaction; 3) social roles and statuses; and 4) contexts, particularly environmental, community policy, and political economic contexts. Analysis additionally revealed four major food-related themes in the lives of the women: dietary morality, dietary wellness, dietary sociability and dietary duty. Interpretation of the findings contributed to the development of a theoretical model. The research findings and model of life course influences on the nature of dietary behaviors of older women provide a more holistic understanding of dietary practices of older women and have implications for future research and practice, particularly as related to quality of life issues. This work will be of interest to scholars in gerontology, sociology of food, nutritional sciences, and dietetics.

Four Thousand Years of Urban Growth an Historical Census
1987 0-88946-207-0
A complete revision of Chandler's earlier Three Thousand Years of Urban Growth. Covering the populations of cities and their suburbs from 2250 B.C. to 1975, three sections present: (1) continental tables and maps, (2) data sheets for ancient cities, and (3) tables and maps of the world's largest cities.

From the Polarizing Mind-Set to Productive Discussion of Public Policy and Intercultural and Interfaith Relations
2003 0-7734-6589-8


Frontiers in Brain and Dream Research
1992 0-88946-229-1
New developments in brain research, including discussions of: neural Darwinism and theories reflecting the work of Gerald M. Edelman and Israel Rosenfield (Part One); left-right brain literature, focusing on the article "Religious Experience, Archetypes, and the Neurophysiology of Emotions" by neurologist James P. Henri (Part Two); and a review of J. Allen Hobson's The Dreaming Machine, which proposes "activation synthesis" as a new theory of dream interpretation.

Frontiers of European Culture
1996 0-7734-8925-8
This study demonstrates how an interdisciplinary enterprise, sensitive to the problem of crossing intellectual boundaries, enhances our appreciation of those frontiers which separate one collectivity from another. Part I, 'The Social Construction of Frontiers', is theoretical, with appropriate contributions from a political scientist, sociologist, philosopher, and literature specialist. Part II, 'The Identity of Scotland', focuses on a single country as a case study: it takes a mostly historical viewpoint, examining aspects of the peripheral situation of Scotland from the late medieval period to the nineteenth century. Part III, 'Europe and the Wider World', contains a range of responses to the question of the relationship of one continent to other centers of culture. In these three directions, the book illuminates problems of us and them at a time when increasing scholarly interest in the process of globalization is making necessary deeper consideration of attitudes towards traditional divisions.

Functional Approach to Educational Research Methods and Statistics: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches
2012 0-7734-2901-8
An engaging and informative text on educational research and statistics, this book tries to utilize outcomes of research for the benefit of humanity. The text examines how research is conducted across the major traditions of educational research (quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods). It is designed for graduate students who want to pursue statistics, and it will help them to write their thesis. The book fulfills a need for a systematic account of research concepts and the use of statistics for advanced students. The fact is that research involves interrelated activities and educators practice research following a general sequence of procedures. This book is demarcated into sections that reflect each step in the process of doing a study.

Gay, Lesbian, and Heterosexual Teachers an Investigation of Acceptance of Self, Acceptance of Others, Affectional and Lifestyle Orientation
1993 0-7734-2236-6
This empirical study describes the relationship between discrimination against gay teachers, the way teachers manage their identity, and their self-esteem, including acceptance of self and acceptance of others. It describes the need for this research in its historical context, reviews the related literature, presents the methodology and findings, and recommendations for future research. It documents the lack of substantive differences in personality characteristics, and offers useful data that can foster insight and knowledge too often missing in emotionally-charged debates about gays in the professions.

Gender, Ethnicity and Class in Modern Portuguese-Speaking Culture
1996 0-7734-8849-9
These readings of modern Portuguese, Brazilian, and Portuguese African texts articulate a challenge by drawing on different theories of how gender, ethnicity and class relate to the production and reception of culture. Consequently, the collection juxtaposes and connects new readings of well-known literary figures such as Ariano Suassuna, Agustina Bessa Luís, Hélia Correia, Henrique Teixeira de Sousa and Clarice Lispector with readings of "popular culture" as represented by samba, circo-teatro, images of women in advertising and oral narratives from the southeast of Brazil. A variety of different critical and cultural discourses is brought to bear, ranging from Lévi-Straussian structuralist myth analysis, poststructuralism and Marxism, through liberal feminism and "images of women" criticism, to French theories of écriture féminine and ecofeminism. The diversity of the critical approaches adopted demonstrates both the potential for new "coalitional" connections and the demands imposed by deconstructing the Lusist canon. The book will be of value to anyone teaching or researching in the area of Portuguese literature, literary criticism or Cultural Studies who is interested in feminism, race/ethnicity, social class and popular culture.

Globalism and the Obsolescence of the State
1999 0-7734-7968-6


Goddess, Mother of the Trinity a Jungian Implication
1990 0-88946-244-5
Systematically covers Jung's criticism of biblical imagination, the Goddess as Mother of the Trinity, and Jung's appropriation of Eckhart to make the above points. The three sections of this work are entitled "Jung's Critique of Biblical Imagination: An Appreciative Undermining," "The Goddess as Mother of the Trinity," and "Jung and Meister Eckhart: Breakthrough to the Goddess."

Growth Hypothesis in Psychology the Humanistic Psychologies of Abraham Maslow and Carl Rogers
1991 0-7734-9908-3
Examines the humanistic psychologies of Abraham Maslow and Carl Rogers in the context of the main currents of mid-century western psychology. Discusses the intellectual links between the common features of their psychological systems, namely the growth hypothesis and holistic understanding of human nature they inherited from Kurt Goldstein, and their views on ethics, education, and the problem of method in the human sciences. Argues that Maslow and Rogers established themselves at the forefront of those psychologists who were discontent with behaviorism and psychoanalysis and in doing so laid the groundwork for a humanistic alternative in American psychology.

Gulf War as Popular Entertainment an Analysis of the Military-Industrial Media Complex
1997 0-7734-8666-6
The essays presented here provide analyses of war in the post-modern era, specifically the Persian Gulf War. Scholars interested in war, applications of post-modern theory, the media, communications, a history of modern warfare, and international affairs will find the analyses illuminating, applicable as they are to any post-modern combative event, such as Chechnea or Bosnia. The introduction details the focus of each paper, and the concluding chapter connects them conceptually, offering a new, post-modern perspective of war. The essays include: The United States-United Nations Coalition in the Persian Gulf: A Critical Evaluation (Ali Kamali); The Media in the Persian Gulf War: from Carnival to Crusade (Julia Burkhart); The Military-Industrial Complex and the Persian Gulf War: Ike's Caveat (Victor Archibong and Paul Leslie); and The Military-Industrial-Media Complex: Old Biases, New Linkages (J. Timmons Roberts).

Hawaiian Sports in the Twentieth Century
2002 0-7734-7050-6


Health Rights and Health Problems of Migrants Living in the Thai-Burma Border Region: Narcotics, Debt Bondage, and Refugee Camps
2012 0-7734-2939-5
Understanding migration is fundamental to our modern view of the world. Forced migration is one of the biggest transformative factors of our time. Health rights of migrants are embedded within human rights. Nation states and global agencies are challenged by the movement of people and their duty to uphold health and human rights of asylum seekers and forced migrants. It is important for professionals working in fields of development and migration to comprehend the complexities involved in achieving health for vulnerable populations. This book details the origins of health rights from the Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. It analyses health rights as they exist in the real world of forced migration and protracted refugee situations. Migration from Burma to Thailand represents a long established forced migration pattern and lessons are drawn from studying this situation. Moving beyond the limited and failed refugee regimes it is recommended that resources be mobilized to promote migrant self-sufficiency. Sustainable living and aid relief care needs to be administered to promote development strategies with capacity building and democratic processes within migrant groups.

Historical, Cultural, Socio-Political and Economic Perspectives on Europe
2000 0-7734-7460-9


History of Bridewell Prison, 1553-1700
2006 0-7734-5786-0
London’s Bridewell Prison was the location of many “firsts” in penology. For the first time in world history, imprisonment at hard labor was substituted for corporal or capital punishment, which is the very definition of a penitentiary. In this connection, Bridewell should be regarded as the very first step in the development of the modern penitentiary. Indeed, its influence on the penitentiary system in America was enormous. Moreover, Bridewell still provides lessons in our own time as a reminder of how far we have not come relative to crime and punishment. Currently, in the United States, we are using the penal system to “warehouse” the poor, an idea that is not without historical precedent and predictable outcomes. Although Bridewell was a revolutionary experiment in penal reform, it ultimately failed to deliver what its proponents promised. Among some of the “firsts” to be found at Bridewell were a system of classification and treatment; trade training and education for all inmates; full-time paid prison staff (wardens, work supervisors, administrators, teachers, chaplains, and a prison doctor); trade training and education for young offenders (apprenticeship programs); and cell and solitary confinement.

History of Czechoslovak Involvement in Africa: Studies From the Colonial Through the Soviet Eras
2015 0-7734-0087-7
The first in a series of joint venture scholarly explorations into the Czech-African relationship. The monograph brings together several aspects of Czechoslovak-African relations mainly in historical perspective covering major events and views on Africa dealing with different periods and different regions of Africa and the various roles Czechs or Slovaks had in these places.


How Diasporic Peoples Maintain Their Identity in Multicultural Societies: Chinese, Africans , and Jews
2008 0-7734-4896-9
This work critically assesses two contemporary approaches to multiculturalism, namely Liberalism 1 and 2. To highlight the shortcomings of these theories, this study examines the relationship between diasporas and more sessile communities.

How Do High School Students Make the Transition to University? Factors Contributing to Success or Failure
2010 0-7734-1318-9
This qualitative study provides a framework for planning institutional change and considering present institutional practices by examining the challenges and rewards experienced by first-year students in regard to adapting to the academic and social culture of a large commuter university.

How Do the Partners of International Students Adapt and Contribute to Their Receiving Communities: A Sociological Study of a University Town
2015 0-7734-3511-5
The first study to examine the experiences of partners of international postgraduate students in the European context. A significant contribution to the current gap in literature on the subject aiding in our understanding of the trends involving international student migration from the point of view of those involved.

How Dwarfs Experience the World Around Them
2007 0-7734-5281-8
This study offers an unprecedented view into the everyday geographies of people with dwarfism. From the practical aspects of mobility and public accessibility to the intricacies of family and private spaces, the author examines the ways in which the geographies of dwarfism are similar to and differ from those of other disabilities.

How Educated English Speak English: Pronunciation as Social Behaviour
2008 0-7734-5095-0
A reconsideration of the conception of educated speech in England has become vital in view of recent sociolinguistic change, which made easily recognizable regional affiliations and further-reaching cosmopolitan tendencies involved in the patterning of current educated speech. Recognising the fundamental role of regional accent in the historical development of the English language, the book is meant to lay the foundations for a revised concept and a model of current educated pronunciation. This book contains fifteen color plates and fifteen black and white illustrations.

How Mineral-Based Industrial Development Marginalizes and Displaces People in India: Three Case Studies
2010 0-7734-3784-3
This study focuses on the three giant steel plants of India set up in the mineral rich tribal regions during the 1950s and 1960s. The study provides an account of the adverse consequences of displacement faced by the people and their ecosystem as a whole. It compares the three steel plants in terms of policy and implementation of the rehabilitation of the displacees from which useful lessons can be drawn for the future.

How Modern Governments Made Prostitution a Social Problem: Creating a Responsible Prostitute Population
2005 0-7734-6114-0
This book presents an original and significant contribution to the study of female and male prostitution. It challenges common assumptions about prostitution embedded in scholarly and public discourses, especially the idea that the prostitute is an affront to private respectability and public order. Drawing upon Michel Foucault’s genealogical method, the author uses historical and contemporary materials to document the ways in which female and male prostitution have been constructed, contrived and imagined as ‘social problems’ over the course of two centuries. The author argues that the social control of prostitution does not merely entail ‘repressive’ mechanisms, but involves the empowerment of prostitutes. Ultimately the book argues that a two tier strategy of governance emerged in late modernity which regulated prostitution by creating a ‘responsible’ prostitute population. The work is, at once, technically astute to satisfy the specialist, and so well executed it will be accessible to the informed non-specialist reader. This work will provide a standard reference and model for future research in this and related fields of enquiry. It will be of particular importance for a wide audience of international scholars, students and policy makers engaged in the study of crime and deviance, feminist, gender and women’s studies, reproductive health, and queer politics and theory. It will also appeal beyond the academy in relation to law, policing, public policy, sexual health and social welfare.

How Mothers Shaped Successful Sons and Created World History: The School of Infancy
2014 0-7734-0078-8
This is the first book to address the urgency of a mother’s desire to convey to her child what matters most to her and in particular to her son. It is by this vehicle of cultural transmission that women have principally acted in history to convey to their sons the legacy of their cultural experience.In tracing the cultural formation of sons by their mothers, this book opens a window on the intergenerational transmission of culture.

How the American Media Packaged Lynching 1850-1940
2006 0-7734-5628-7
This book examines the manner in which the national media in the United States treated lynching and vigilante activity between 1850 and 1940. A social constructionist perspective, developed by Gamson and Modigliani, is utilized to determine media orientation toward lynching. The perspective emphasizes the importance of media framing, sponsor and opponent activity, and media balance. Since not all lynching incidents can be studied, critical discourse moments are selected.

Four broad time periods in different regions of the nation are defined, and lynching is examined in these areas. In the 19th century, the media in all areas of the nation were relatively favorable toward lynching, and used it as a means of mass entertainment. By World War I, there was a significant change in media treatment of the behavior, with the activities of opponents, as well as its social consequences, increasing media opposition to it. Lynching atrocities, including burning the lynch victim alive, turned the media and public against it, as did the causal connection between lynching and race riots. Opponents of the activity, as well as public celebrities, became more outspoken against it, as did political cartoonists, who showed its consequences. In general, media opposition to lynching followed public opinion changes, rather than creating these changes.

How the Factor of Profitability Determines the Psychiatric Diagnosis: Case Studies of Social Triage in the Texas Psychiatric Hospital Industry
2012 0-7734-2657-4
Glumm takes first hand accounts of private psychiatric hospitals policies and shows that there is often willful neglect of patients who do not have the money to pay, and sometimes there is even manipulation on behalf of psychiatrists and nurses to keep people in therapy just to run up their expenses with insurance companies, only to miraculously ‘cure’ them when their coverage runs out. Testimonial statements during congressional hearings are made available in this text, and the book describes what political fallout occurred, if any, once patients stepped forward to report their lack of care. While most of the evidence in this book is circumstantial, and based on anecdotal stories, the implication is that neglect is widespread. Glumm, borrowing from Sjoberg and Vaughn, offers a new way of understanding psychiatric care in private hospitals – social triage. Unlike medical triage, social triage looks to the needs of the organization and sorts out clients according to the impact they will have on its survival, and divides people whether or not they will be profitable, marginal, or costly. In private hospitals health care is rationed according to the demands of organizational efficiency.

How the Language and Culture of Scholars Affects Their Choice of Subjects and Methods of Research
2005 0-7734-5987-1
This book is a reflective essay that challenges the paradigms used in qualitative research, both at the level of data collecting and at the eventual publishing and/or sharing of findings. In reviewing published research and witnessing presentations of data resulting from interviews, narratives, open-ended questionnaires and field notes, critical issues related to the languages and cultures of both researchers and researched, appear to be neglected. In this text, discussions of potential misunderstandings and misinterpretations, often not accounted for in reporting findings, are de-constructed and posited as potentially harmful to informing practice and policy in fields such as education, policy design, and the social sciences. The goal of this book is to encourage explicit discussions of the impact of differences in languages and cultures of the researchers and researched in the design and practice of qualitative methods and in the reporting of findings.

How the Use of Marijuana Was Criminalized and Medicalized, 1906-2004: A Foucaultian History of Legislation in America
2010 0-7734-3772-X
This book investigates the social construction of the processes of marijuana criminalization and marijuana medicalization. It is the first substantive study on the subject to include a detailed historical context in which to situate a new theoretical model for examining the contemporary U.S. drug policy debate.

How to Select the Best Psychological Theory to Be an Effective Counselor to Your Clients
1989 0-88946-004-3
An introduction to vision counseling - the principles, method, and strategies of helping clients develop their rational and supra-rational tendencies.

Human Sex Change and Sex Reversal Transvestism and Transsexualism
1998 0-7734-8496-5
Over a period of forty years, Dr. Carlisle has examined and interviewed several thousand sexually dysphoric persons, transsexuals and transvestites. This book provides an analysis of the mass of data resulting from this work, illustrated by verbatim accounts. This is the first such account since that of Dr. Benjamin, over thirty years ago.

Humanwissenschaften Ohne Seele? Die Neue Synthese Ein Koplementäres System Als Lebendige Ordnung in Der Seelishcen Vielfalt
1994 0-7734-9096-5
This work explores the development of human character and personality based on a bio-psycho-social model. It extends the classic theory of human temperaments and in a practical way deepens our insight into human opportunities and limitations, allowing the reader to deal more consciously with personal and social problems. In German.

Idea of National Superiority in Central Europe, 1880 - 1918
2005 0-7734-6180-9
This book focuses on the ways in which biological discourses of race and ethnicity affected and shaped nationalism and the idea of national superiority in Central Europe between 1880 and 1918. Emanating from Britain, Germany and France, various discourses on racial superiority and survival of the fittest deeply intermingled with the hospitable terrain of nationalist doctrines. Their interaction in Central Europe, however, has never been analysed thoroughly.

At the end of the nineteenth century, scientific definitions of the origin, role and destiny of various nations were accepted as the most encompassing. If in Western Europe, the new orientation towards scientific explanations of ethnicity was mainly used to consolidate expansion and explain militarism, in the Austro-Hungarian Empire it largely became a source of national resurrection. In searching for new forms of expression, late nineteenth century nationalists enthusiastically resorted to what Western civilisation advertised as the scientific rationale for refutation, domination and aggressiveness: race. Ultimately, race came to represent not only the most important traits of the human body, but was also regarded as decisively shaping the character and personality of the nation. National superiority was one of the most important consequences of this transformation. It was largely acclaimed and vehemently contested.

The idea of national superiority in Central Europe between 1880 and 1918 designates those cultural, political and social representations ethnic groups used to mark their cultural distinctiveness and, consequently, prove their political hegemony. A new approach to the “nationality question” in Central Europe between 1880 and 1918 is needed. This book looks at this issue from an unexplored perspective. By focusing on the idea of national superiority, the book aims to answer the following questions: did Western racial and Social Darwinist theories have any impact on Central European nationalism? Was Austria-Hungary an arena of ruthless struggle for supremacy (Germans, Magyars) and affirmation (Italians, Romanians, Serbs, Slovaks), as contemporary nationalists described it? Was Ludwig Gumplowicz’s theory of Der ewige Kampf um Herrschaft the motto of the nationalist conflicts in Central Europe between 1880 and 1918?

Images of Mental Illness Through Text and Performance
2005 0-7734-6125-6
Theoretical inquiry into the representation of mental illness on stage has not kept pace with theatre scholarship relating to images of marginalized populations as presented on stage, nor with developments in current thinking about mental disease. This collection examines the dynamics of characterization and the problematics of representation within the context of new trends in pharmacology and reconfigured definitions of mental disease, at a time when unprecedented attention is being given to the complex realities of living with mental disorders.

Imagining of Community in the Arts of Guatemala: Weaving, Folk Tales, Marimba Performance, and Contemporary Painting
2010 0-7734-1311-1
This book studies three types of Guatemalan art that represent imagines of community. The particular techniques and structure of each set of works project an imagining of community that is unique to those pieces. Studying the pieces together lays the groundwork for re-imagining the relation of arts and society. This book contains nineteen color photographs.

Impact of Military Desegregation on Segregation Patterns in American Cities
2007 0-7734-5401-2
This study investigates the significance of military institutions and their impact on metropolitan level racial and ethnic segregation. Military bases are institutions that draw large numbers of outsiders, namely young males, aged 18-24. By examining the level of segregation, racial composition, and neighborhood characteristics, in neighborhoods considered to be highly impacted by a military institution, the objectives are (1) to demonstrate an institutional effect on segregation at the metropolitan-level; and (2) to assess the social and geographic impact of military institutions in locations where they are dominant. To achieve these objectives, U.S. census data, institutional policy, and community housing market analyses are examined to illustrate the impact of military and institutional policies on metropolitan level segregation and other socioeconomic characteristics.

Incest and Inbreeding Avoidance: A Critique of Darwinian Social Science
2005 0-7734-6171-X
* Nominated for the prestigious Adele Mellen Prize for Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship

This study is a sociological critic of Darwinian social science (human sociobiology), i.e., the application of Darwinian natural selection theory to complex human social behavior. More specifically, the manuscript examines Darwinian social science through the substantive topic of incest and inbreeding avoidance, a behavior forwarded by human sociobiology as the best example of sociocultural behavior naturally selected in humans.

While there have been articles and book published that have examined certain aspects of this issue (incest/inbreeding avoidance, incest taboo, the nature of inbreeding, etc.), this work brings all of these discussions together for a comprehensive examination and critique. The proposed manuscript does not simply critique sociobiological notions of incest/inbreeding avoidance but uses this topic to demonstrate the general failings of the Darwinian social science approach. Perhaps more basically, the book is designed to give sociologists and other social scientists an in-depth look at sociobiology (especially as applied to human behavior) including a critical look at human sociobiology's natural selection foundation. Most social scientists have only a perfunctory notion of what selection theory entails and are largely uninformed of its weaknesses and the repercussions of these faults on sociobiology. Sociologists after a few years of examining sociobiology, following Edward O. Wilson publication, Sociobiology, (published in 1975), have dismissed the subject. With this early dismissal sociologists have largely missed the encroaching hegemony of sociobiology in explaining human social behavior. Natural selection explanations of complex social behavior now dominate in many fields of biology, especially animal biology including ethology, and in psychology. The sociobiology approach is now commonly presented in public forums and media leaving the impression on the general public that sociobiology and its many claims are scientific fact.

Income and Status Differences Between White and Minority Americans Persistent Inequality
1990 0-88946-635-1
Twelve studies that document the economic and social gaps that still exist between the white majority and racial minorities in the United States.

Information, Its Forms and Functions the Elements of Semiology
1997 0-7734-8675-5
This book is a synthesis which takes account of the many forms and purposes of human expression and communication. It includes topics like the recording of information, the use of signs for the elaboration of ideas, for the design and execution of projects, signs and the representation of experience, esthetics, and rituals. The author argues that language and signs are best understood as a sort of technology rather than as the manifestation of a faculty.

Inquiry Into Human Nature and Other Basic Assumptions
1991 0-7734-9933-4
A challenge to our most basic assumptions about human nature, taking into consideration our individual and collective behavioral patterns. Reflects on ways in which a new world view can end present difficulties, both personal and world wide, to create a more utopian society.

Instability, Complexity and Cultural Change
2006 0-7734-5745-3
This book makes accessible the new theory of autopoiesis, while developing transferable social-psychological frameworks and applying them to our entry into the age of complexity.

Autopoiesis is a theory of complex forms of life, of divergence and instability. Its methodology and vocabulary reflect the volatile and restless nature of our times. It takes the hyper-differentiation ushered by the powerful changes in our technical and communicative lives, and the erosion of hegemonic centers in culture and self, and shows how these forces push us into modes of existence – of risk and promise – far beyond semblance of familiarity.

The work illustrates how key autopoietic markers – codes, distinctions, self-observation, system communications, intimacy and paradox, contingency and self-maintenance, bifurcation, closure, interdependence, etc., both in regard to activity systems and to subjective experience – go through dramatic shifts, deploying new self-descriptions, exfoliating outward into volatile multicentric realities. The work turns theory – typically bent on capturing endurance – into indeterminate and creative self-descriptions about shifting social reality, about personal identity struggling to coalesce into new modes of fulfillment, and a theory of social change in which the subjective forces of passion and the exterior forms of sociality interlock.

Applying the autopoietic perspective to the new world of communicative technologies and new social adaptations, and drawing on the works chiefly that of Luhmann, and also of Pareto, Habermas, Castelles, Merry Melucci, Beck, Nietzsche and others, the author identifies tendencies toward newly emergent cultural modalities, namely, the perfect nihilist, the comfort-seeker and the re-enchanter.

In depicting the thematic shifts from industrial to risk-society and the present social complex, the work concludes with a theory of bifurcation in which the social dynamics of complexity and our endemic condition of chronic-revision, may paradoxically generate horizontal autonomies, enhancing flexibility and tolerance toward new ethics of interdependence.

Interaction of Scientific and Jewish Cultures in Modern Times
1995 0-7734-9063-9
The articles in this volume deal with the impact of science on the Jews from the 18th through the 20th centuries in terms of two broad topics: the impact of science on traditional Jewish cultures; and the role of Jews in the scientific professions in the 19th and 20th centuries, in particular the issue of the professionalization of science in this period and the roles Jews played in this process.

Interorganizational Community Second Edition
2000 0-7734-7757-8
This volume covers the concept of community from origin to demise. It offers an explanation of how rules are established and changed, and shows how to identify and map system networks. It offers an explanation of how innovations are introduced and adopted, identifies critical interaction activities and how to predict their change. It examines selected theories, philosophies, and perspectives descriptive of community life by scholars from several disciplines. The concepts are illustrated with case studies and research activities to demonstrate how abstract ideas may be put to practical use in research, education and practice. Dependency is the key and overriding concept of the book. The second edition includes a new chapter on The Ethics and Morality of Interorganizational Systems. To enhance the learning of community development, there are study questions at the end of each chapter.

Interpersonal Culture on the Internet - Television, the Internet and the Making of a Community
2004 0-7734-6380-1
“Community” is a highly contested concept, and in the milieu of mass media, it is even more highly fraught. The book is a community formation narrative, adding to our common database of emergent community practice on the Internet. The book bolsters our understandings of the substantive processes involved, particularly those of boundary formation, spatial dimensions of communities, and how communities are always both embedded and emerging entities. Finally, it deals with the question of how seamless and/or disruptive the new technology of the Internet is vis-à-vis our traditional practices of community formation and maintenance. We are interested in a problem with communities based in media fandoms. Eventually, the artist will quit making music, the movie will cease to have sequels, or the television show will get cancelled. What happens to these communities when their basis of interest goes away? Is the bond of community enough to keep them together? Why do people fracture into other groups? Why do some hold on to the one-for-all-all-for-one mentality? Finally, do people find themselves gravitating toward friends they would have chosen offline, or do they stick by the friends they made in the community, who would not ordinarily be their type? In the last couple of years of working with this community, the ways in which one gauges when a community ends, and when it merely morphs into some other kind of interpersonal phenomenon have been at the forefront of our research. The book is ethnographic in method, and deals with community concepts such as networks, geography, boundaries, and politics.

Interpretative Origins of Classical Sociology
2005 0-7734-6006-3
In their efforts to define the boundaries of a new discipline, the founders of modern sociology – Durkheim, Simmel, and Weber – left a rich legacy of theoretical insights. But with the exception of Weber's Verstehen (interpretative understanding), standard treatments of classical sociological theory have tended to understate interpretative influences.

The founders held different views of the place of alternative interpretations in sociology and of their symbolic and epistemological implications for a subject matter. For Weber, collective concepts failed to meet the standards of a unit of analysis for sociology. Durkheim and Simmel's approach to sociology's subject matter emphasized not the study of individuals or objects, but the social construction of what they meant and how they were experienced. Armed with the conceptual distinction drawn in phenomenological sociology between "appearing things" – things in the raw, life's content – and their "appearances," a rereading of Durkheim and Simmel's contribution to classical theory reveals how well their concepts fit descriptions of interpretative influences in social life.

This book seeks to trace the influence of a package of interpretative ideas – signs, representations, symbols, and meanings – on the issues addressed by the founders in the development of classical sociological theory.

Interviews with Patients in Psychotherapy the Client Speaks
1995 0-7734-9402-2
This is a casebook for social workers and social work students. The characters in these vignettes are real people who came to a caseworker to tell their stories. These are authentic case histories with only names and places modified to protect identities. Problems include sexual abuse, substance addiction, memories from concentration camp experience, family dysfunction. Samples of chapter titles are I Don't Need No Transplant, Russia Wasn't Like That, My Insides Want to Go; My Outsides Can't, and I Was Too Shy to Say Sex.

Introduction to Cultural Historical Sociology
1998 0-7734-8316-0
Contributes a unifying paradigm to sociological theory that constructively integrates micro and macrosociological, subjective and objective, social scientific and humanistic perspectives. It synthesizes the European critical theory/phenomenological approach with the American radical tradition, and illuminates the internal tension in the discipline of sociology that is the result of the European struggle for world hegemony. It also contributes a relational comparison of the social institutions of modern life, and examines the work of some neglected sociologists such as Leo Frobenius and Henry George.

Investigation of the Relationship Between Social Studies Teachers’ Beliefs and Practice
2001 0-7734-7486-2
This study provides greater understanding of the role of teacher beliefs in guiding or influencing classroom practice. It also provides researchers and educators with a framework for identifying those components that comprise a teacher’s belief system. It provides administrators, teacher educators and others engaged in classroom observation with an instrument for evaluating teacher practice in a more holistic manner than traditional methods. In addition this study provides a model for naturalistic inquiry which may be utilized with further teacher beliefs investigations, as well as other classroom based, ethnographic studies.

Japanese Male Professors on American College Campuses: A Comparative Study of Conflict Management
2012 0-7734-2903-4
Using statistical analysis the book shows how male Japanese professors in American colleges handle themselves in the classroom. The study is based on surveys. It shows that the length of stay in America impacts the way male Japanese professors resolve conflict. There is also a lengthy comparison between female and male professors.

Japanese Youth in the Conservative Elite Society: Essays on the Liberal Young Super-achievers
2015 1-4955-0299-6
This skillfully edited collection of essays analyzes the social engineering process employed by both public and private sector Conservative ruling elites in Japan in its effort to mold and cultivate a small minority of Japanese youth super-achievers in order to maintain its conservative view domination of society. Five important aspects of Japanese youth culture are discussed including the impact youth labor, youth education, young women, juvenile crime and youth culture have on the ruling elite structure as Japan transitions into this age of globalization.

Job Satisfaction and Alienation Among Medical Imaging Specialists
2006 0-7734-5730-5
Research on the effects of technology in the workplace has resulted in what has become a still-unresolved deskilling versus upgrading controversy. Those on the upgrading side believe that the work machines do involves repetitive and simple physical movements or decisions, so automation most easily replaces already deskilled repetitious labor, resulting in an overall upgrading of worker skills. However, the hypothesis of this study is that mechanization and automation have become increasingly sophisticated and are now replacing the skilled sector of the workforce, leading to alienation and job dissatisfaction. This study also enlarges the discussion to place technological change within the context of other workplace trends, such as the ongoing process of rationalization and globalization. Although the work of medical imaging specialists is continuing to change with the introduction of increasingly sophisticated and complex technologies, such as diagnostic ultrasound, computerized tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging, the skills of the specialist are being degraded, leading to alienation among the workforce. Additionally, it was found that the medical imaging specialists are not passive objects in the workforce but are actively engaged in making their work environment less alienating.

Koranic Principle of Complementarities Applied to Social and Scientific Themes
2006 0-7734-6030-6
Note: As accommodation to widespread usage, the word Qur’an has been transliterated to Koran in the title. The precise transliteration, however, is Qur’an, and that usage is followed in this book.

This is a study of epistemological meaning of the Oneness of God and its implications on the worldview of unity of divine knowledge. On the basis of this cardinal epistemology the ontological deduction and evidential (ontic) description and explanation of unified world-systems are presented. The result is a new and challenging, path breaking work of analytical depth with extensive comparative study on the theme of unity of learning systems that are driven by the episteme of oneness of God as the premise of unity of divine knowledge explaining all world-systems. From this kind of original derivation of ideas many social and natural scientific questions are examined. Applications of such investigations and their analytical explanations in comparative views are suggested. The magnum opus will prove to be an indispensable companion of serious researchers and scholars in the area of original thinking on the epistemology of science and God.

La TraducciÓn De La PersuasiÓn Publicitaria
2008 0-7734-4914-0
This work takes a novel, interdisciplinary approach, examining the goal of persuasion, and the connection between the visual and the textual across languages, by analyzing issues in the translation of advertising between Spanish and English through the lenses of Psychoanalysis, Semiotics, Neurolinguistics and Comparative Rhetoric. In Spanish.

Latino Experience in Omaha a Visual Essay
2001 0-7734-7561-3


Lee Harvey Oswald - A Socio-Behavioral Reconstruction of His Career
2003 0-7734-6829-3


Liberalism, Socialism and Christian Social Order Book 2: The Free Market Economy or Economic Order?
2000 0-7734-7594-X
In this book, Pesch introduces for the first time what he perceived as key components of the solidaristic economic system, the system which he would subsequently devise as an alternative to free-market capitalism, as well as to socialism (which was then still only a theoretical scheme).

Book 2: The Free Market Economy or Economic Order? In this book, Pesch introduces for the first time what he perceived as key components of the solidaristic economic system, the system which he would subsequently devise as an alternative to free-market capitalism, as well as to socialism (which was then still only a theoretical scheme).

Upcoming Volume: Book 4: The Christian Concept of the State

Life Histories of Five Contemporary Welsh Women Artists. the Interweaving of Art Into Living and Living Into Art
2012 0-7734-2667-1
Collet examines how various women artists have contributed to the artistic and cultural identity of Wales. Often overlooked, these female artists have played an enormous role but have rarely been given credit for their achievements. She notes that there is a growing literature on the topic of women in art that claims women were not always excluded from artistic representation, but that this is a recent development. Also, the book discusses problems women face that impede or contribute to their artistic drive like motherhood and family responsibilities.

Life Stages of Woman's Heroic Journey a Study of the Origins of the Great Goddess Archetype
1991 0-7734-9699-8
Traces the development of the female archetype as a heroic journey toward self-actualization for the individual woman. While identifying woman as hero of her own unique archetypal journey, this book explains how the journey can only be accomplished through the unification of the three major phases of a woman's life (virgin, mother, crone) into a full vision of feminine development through the signs, symbols, and images of woman as portrayed in mythology, literature, and popular culture. General readers as well as scholars in women's studies, literature, psychology, or history will find this book helpful in broadening their own range of interpretations about the image and impact of woman in society.

Limitations of Survey Research Methods in Assessing the Problem of Minority Student Retention in Higher Education the Focus-Group Method as One Alternative
1992 0-7734-9830-3
Drawing from recent surveys and studies, this study posits that survey research approaches are quite limited for investigating the problem of minority student retention in higher education. Because survey research emphasizes standardized procedures, experimental control, quantitative measures and statistical analysis, the role of language has been ignored. This calls for alternative approaches embodying the view that interview is a form of discourse. The contrast between this view and mainstream survey interviewing is used to develop a framework for systematic exposition of the alternatives. One such approach is the focus-group method, a variation of the depth interview.

Link Between Asperger Syndrome and Scientific, Artistic, and Political Creativity: Eleven Case Studies
2014 0-7734-0907-6
A new scholarly narrative on artistic loners, creative misogynist and the eccentric personalities of some of history’s most creative and inspiring adventurers, great thinkers, and writers whose lives and achievements are analyzed from an Asperger Syndrome perspective. The study examines the unique interplay between human creativity and the known disabilities afflicting individuals with Asperger and ADHD.


Lost Sociologists Rediscovered Jane Addams, Walter Benjamin, W. E. B. Dubois, Harriet Martineau, Francis Greenwood Peabody, Pitirim A. Sorokin, Flora Tristan, George E. Vincent, and Beatrice Webb
2002 0-7734-7083-2


Louise Stolberg’s Florentine Salon and Germaine De StaËl’s Coppet Circle: The Politics of Patronage, Neoclassicism and the Code of Freedom in Napoleonic Italy
2015 0-7734-4245-6
Worley’s book brings a new perspective on the intellectual debates in the development of nationalistic movements leading up to the Risorgimento in Italy. Her study reveals how the efforts of key feminine ideologists established the roots of Italian reunification through artistic patronage. The salons of these important women enabled daring artists to walk that fine line between creativity and treason as they politicized their art.

Macro-History, a Theoretical Approach to Comparative World History
1999 0-7734-8271-7
Macro-history is an attempt to create a model of the cultural-historical process that will explain historical change for all societies-civilizations. The proposed model operates in the spirit of the social sciences, not as a philosophy, focused on patterns of change and not some goal or end of history. It was developed as an alternative to the various myths of progress current in the West from Liberalism to Marxism, and should be tested both empirically and theoretically.

Macrosociology: The Study of Sociocultural Systems
2009 0-7734-4900-0
This work examines the relevance of the classical social theory of Marx, Durkheim, Weber, and Spencer in understanding sociocultural systems today.

Male's Midlife Rite of Passage
2006 0-7734-5773-9
This book dramatizes the well-known rite de passage of anthropology, while addressing this famous male transition as it occurs in three midlife western intellectuals. In each instance, the main character – a midlife male – is unexpectedly caught up in sharply threatening circumstances, pushed to his extremity, and left wiser. In one case, the protagonist is victim of a hostage taking, as he is sauntering down the street on his vacation in Algiers; in another, the main figure is caught up in an international drug operation, while he is innocently sleeping on a Greek beach; in the third situation, the anti-hero is the victim of the theft of his laptop (and ultimately his identity), and must traipse from country to country in search of what he has lost. The learning Western society no longer exacts by teen-age rituals is now exacted at a later age, by force of circumstance; and in each case, the beard of experience slowly forms.

Many Layers of Culture Within Each City: A Theory of Cultural Geography
2009 0-7734-4646-X
This investigation explains how culture functions within several of the contexts of space. In essence, it claims that cultural change involves the retaining of some cultural practices along with their modification, revision, and re-invention of events to accommodate the present. The past is redefined, restructured, revised, modified, and even re-invented in order to make it compatible with the interpretation of events within the cultural spaces of the present. This book contains five black and white photographs and nine color photographs.

Many Ways We Talk About Death in Contemporary Society: Interdisciplinary Studies in Portrayal and Classification
2009 0-7734-4688-5
This interdisciplinary work examines the representation of death in traditional and “new” media, explore the meaning of assassination and suicide in a post 9/11 context, and grapple with the use of legal and medical tools that affect the quest for a “good death.” The contributors treat their interrelated topics from the perspective of their expertise in medicine, law, psychology, anthropology, sociology, political science, religion, philosophy, literature, media, and visual culture. This book contains one black and white photograph and 8 color photographs.

Material Hermeneutics in Political Science, a New Methodology
2013 0-7734-4486-6
An intriguing look at how the utilization of material hermeneutics can augment the social and political scientist’s capability to interpret social events beyond the traditional parameters that textual hermeneutic and linguistic models would generally present.

Measuring Emotional Intelligence and Related Constructs
1999 0-7734-7876-0
This book presents and reviews measures related to emotional intelligence. It includes scales developed by various psychologists, which assess emotional intelligence and important components such as self-monitoring, empathy, and openness to experience. The book provides instructions on administration and scoring of each scale, brief norms, reliability and validity information. “At a time when the topic of emotional intelligence (EI) is gaining greater and greater relevance in the study of psychological well-being, this book presents a welcome addition to the literature in the field. . . . Due to the sheer comprehensiveness of the aspects of EI for which it reports on assessment methodology, this is an invaluable book for social scientists and students seeking information about assessment methodology for use for a n EI research project, or simply wanting learn what has been published to date in the field of EI. . . . It admirably fulfills a great need for an assessment resource in this rapidly growing field.” – Dr. Manuel Martinez-Pons

Metaphoric Analysis of the Debate on Physician Assisted Suicide
1999 0-7734-8041-2
This volume uses metaphoric analysis to explore the rhetorical aspects of the debate as represented in the published works of three physicians with opposing views: Dr. C. Everett Koop, Dr. Jack Kevorkian, and Dr. Timothy Quill. After examining the texts, the author invents a hybrid metaphorical concept which can serve as a rhetorical bridge for participants in the debate. Once this metaphorical means of communication is in place, the necessary exploration of ethical systems can occur. Spragins goes well into the rhetorically unexplored territory of the debate on physician assisted suicide, illustrating in every argument how metaphor figures on thinking and speaking about the human mode of perceiving and being.

Metaphorical Basis of Language a Study in Cross-Cultural Linguistics, or the Left-Handed Hummingbird
1992 0-7734-9534-7
Recognizing the device of hidden meaning in a language opens up new possibilities in exploring the prehistoric past. This books presents some mechanisms for deciphering such hidden or lost meanings and uses that to introduce a series of essay on language history change. Chapters include: Reworking Early Glottochronologies; The Peoples of the Ankh (Deciphering Tribal Names); Amerindian Origins; The Petroglyphs at Tule Lake (An Exercise in Archaeo-Semiotics); The Shaman Motif in the Great Basin; The Historical and Linguistic Background of Nostratics; The Scytho-Semites; Consonant Transformations (Beyond Grimm's Kreislauftheorie); more.

Metaphysics of the Computer - The Reality Machine and a New Science for the Holistic Age
1992 0-7734-2302-8
The Oral and Written Traditions were founded on distinct discursive technologies by which knowledge could be expressed. With the advent of computers, a new discursive technology becomes possible, a radically different epistemological paradigm which, in turn, will pave the way for a new kind of science - the science of totality: holistic science. This new science will elaborate the a priori shapes and structures to which both reality, and knowledge of reality, must accord. Some of the elementary structures and principles of this unifying science and its tool - the Reality Machine - are sketched out in this book. These fundamental building blocks of knowledge are mostly unearthed from the sacred works and the esoteric sciences of antiquity. The book illustrates the concepts with examples in economics, physics, religion and computers.

Mind of the Anglican Clergy: Assessing Attitudes and Beliefs in the Church of England
2009 0-7734-4803-9
The study illustrates the broad diversity of opinion held by Anglican clergy on key issues dividing or uniting the Church of England today, including attitudes toward homosexuality, divorce and foundational beliefs of Christianity. The authors examine the major factors underpinning the diversity of opinion and does so by drawing on three distinctive empirical traditions shaped by the sociology of religion, by the psychology of religion, and by empirical theology.

Modeling Behavior From Images of Reality in Television Narrativesmyth-Information and Socialization
2001 0-7734-7674-1
This study uses examples of what may be considered inappropriate aggressive behavior modeled in television programs as a focus for the textual analysis. It provides ideological, cultural, narrative, semiotic, and political economy analyses of representative content and programs and discusses implications. Readers will gain a broad understanding of the concerns for television effects, and be able to judge the potential of television narratives to influence socialization and acculturation. The study shows that television narratives have the ability to create meanings which reinforce or refute dominant ideas and myths of the society. Examines such shows as Beavis and Butt-Head; Family Matters; Home Improvement; Jenny Jones; Married With Children; Mighty Morphin Power Rangers; Oprah; Roseanne; Sally Jesse Raphael; South Park, and The Simpsons.

Mongols in Western/american Consciousness
1998 0-7734-8443-4
Examines the influence of medieval conceptions of the Mongols as monsters, how these impressions affected the creation of a 'Mongol' racial category for mankind, what travelers observed and reported while in Mongol domains, the realm of fiction and film, and the field of Mongolian Studies. “. . . a splendid contribution to our understanding of the uses and misuses of the notion of ‘Mongol’ in the West and American in particular. With wit, humor, and sarcasm Kevin Stuart traces the origin of the notions ‘Mongol’ and ‘Mongoloid’ as terms used to designate the racial type of Asians by European and American scientists. . . Stuart’s most telling criticism, however, is directed not at journalists or travelers but at the doyens of Mongolian studies in the US. . . . Nor did some of the handful of surviving Mongolist pundists and prominent members of the Mongolia Society fare any better under Stuart’s close scrutiny of their representations of the Mongols. . . . The parochialism of American Mongolian studies is contrasted with broader and more diverse approaches taken by British and Japanese Mongol specialists.” – Mongolian Studies

Morality in Classical European Sociology the Denial of Social Plurality
1996 0-7734-8757-3
This book is the first comprehensive study to show the significance of the acceptance or rejection of universal moral authority in the classical sociology of Marx, Weber, and Durkheim. Appeal to such an authority, whether it be Durkheim's social order, Marx's historical progress or Weber's genuine individual, leads immediately to a set of insoluble dualisms such as freedom/determinism, agency/structure, and is/ought, problems which have plagued classical European sociology. The writings of Nietzsche and Anderson are utilized to draw out what it means to take morality as problematic. It is one of the achievements of moral authority that it quarantines itself from enquiry by creating the impression that it, and its attendant dualisms, are universal and therefore to be taken for granted. This study demonstrates that Marx and Weber have an understanding of what it means to take morality as a problem, but that they are also strongly moral. Their work is constituted by both an appeal to moral authority and a sense that there s something deeply problematic about such an appeal. By showing how these two antagonistic themes appear in and shape their work, a number of new insights result. Durkheim, unlike Marx and Weber, has no sense of morality as a problem. His is a thorough-going solidaristic moralist, unwavering in his belief in moral authority. All of his writings are concerned with what follows acceptance that 'society' is the moral authority of humanity.

Multicultural or Immigrant Faculty in American Society
1999 0-7734-8027-7
This study sheds light on the background issues, challenges and concerns of immigrant faculty of color in the United States. It chronicles faculty decisions to immigrate, their reasons for coming to America, their reasons for staying. It examines their current situation in academia, including the struggles associated with relating to their students, peers and administrators.

Myth as Foundation for Society and Values a Sociological Analysis
1991 0-7734-9680-7
Knowledge, business, politics, defense, etc, would be impossible on a national scale without the inner horizon of common values. This horizon helps us to locate ourselves within the limits of what is knowable, feasible, and permissible; it allows us to set goals and priorities, and to find hope and direction. Values are rooted in myth, defined here as that which is said, as in Homer, but also as the inner rationality of our everyday discourse.

Narratives From the 1971 Attica Prison Riot
2005 0-7734-5980-4
This book examines the Attica Prison uprising of 1971. Specifically, it compares and contrasts five published accounts which were authored by individuals personally involved in the tragedy. After providing a brief history of prison rioting in the United States and reviewing the context of the Attica incident itself, a content analysis of the Attica stories is provided. The analysis reveals four dominant themes: military metaphors, racial friction, the underdog, and attributing responsibility. All of the narrators use these themes in their narratives, but each storyteller manipulates these themes in unique and intentional ways. These disparities stem from the varying social and occupational positions in which each narrator resides. This study suggests that prison riots are largely the result of reciprocally corrosive interchanges between those who live and work within a prison facility. For a correctional facility to function appropriately all parties within the prison system must be able to understand, accept, and negotiate various roles. When role expectations and specific interactions between inmates, guards, and facility administrators become unbalanced, a prison disturbance becomes more likely. This book provides a basic framework for creating a new approach to institutional rioting, and suggests ways research in this area might be improved.

Negotiating Nationhood in a Changing Europe - Views From the Press
2002 0-7734-7129-4
This study argues that national identities in Europe go through a process of transformation. The process of European integration, on one hand, and increasing migration flows and the affirmation of cultural identities on the other, have led to a re-definition not only of the content of national identities but also of their nature. Interaction between national, sub-national and transnational forms of collective identification are governance has given way to a more flexible view of nationhood, which affirms uniqueness and difference but also accepts commonality with Others. The empirical material presented in this book provides an overview of collective identities in contemporary Europe and highlights their evolution during the past twenty years. The study concentrates on the national press, because the media are seen as an important carrier of identity discourses. The study of representations of ‘Us, the nation,’ relevant outgroups, and the interaction between them starts with the end of the Cold War era, goes through the collapse of the Communist regimes in Eastern Europe, and reaches the present and the realization of a European Union. Images of the nation in four EU member-states – Britain, Germany, Greece and Italy – are analyzed. Furthermore, their intertwining with or contrast to representations of the European Union, images of other Western and Central-Eastern European nations, as well as ethnic minorities and immigrant communities are highlighted. At the theoretical level, the book explores how transnational and sub-national challenges to the power and legitimacy of the nation are dealt with in the national press discourse. The extent to which national identity is compatible, or indeed, overlaps with notions of a European identity and culture are also discussed. In answering these questions, new conceptual tools for the study of national identity in contemporary European societies are explored.

Neo-Functionalist Synthesis of Theories in Family Sociology
2005 0-7734-6271-6
This work constructs a Neo-functionalist theoretical framework that is built on Parsionian sociological theory with updated reflections through Neo-functionalism with a reliance on the sociological theorist, Jeffrey Alexander. The author outlines how theory is used, presents Parsons' theory of the family, critiques it, and with Neo-functionalist insights, creates the theoretical framework. Thereafter, using Boss et. al's and White and Klein's overviews of family theory, the author constructs four sets of integration that synthesizes exchange, symbolic interactionist, family development, systems, ecological, conflict, feminist, attachment, and the ecology of child development theoretical frameworks. He subsequently includes insights from family psychology in the synthesis and then integrates all into the Neo-functionalist theoretical framework. The text is concluded with an analysis of four data sets (two on child outcomes and two on adult outcomes) to test the framework. Results show that there is substantial evidence for the theoretical framework.

New Approach to Rural Development in Europe - Germany, Greece, Scotland and Sweden
2004 0-7734-6515-4


New Directions in the Theory and Research of Serious Leisure
2001 0-7734-7601-6


New Evangelization in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit, Michigan: A Sociological Report
2015 1-4955-0396-8
This study is a new and unique examination of the implementation process of the New Evangelization (NE) in the Archdiocese of Detroit (AOD) and its parishes from a sociological perspective. This qualitative and quantitative research study is based on how professional ecclesial ministers are implementing and not implementing the NE priority goals.


Nine Modern Cases of State Fragmentation From the American Revolution to Ukraine’s Loss of Crimea. A Sociology of Political History
2015 1-4955-0310-0
This comparative analysis demonstrates how state fragmentation results from a causal chain of geopolitical strains, resource shortfalls, intra-elite conflict, and the deficiency of a central government’s coercive capability to hold the society together. The emergence process of new sovereign states is also discussed.


Nun, Witch, Playmate the Americanization of Sex
1971 0-88946-950-4
An explication of the way the development of modern liberated American sexual attitudes may be ultimately traced to the democratizing influences of Puritanism, which is usually cited as a repressive social force.

Oligarchy, Dissent and the Culture of Print in Georgian Britain: Essays, Reviews, and Documents
2015 1-4955-0346-1
The essays and reviews in this volume illuminate some of the still obscure, fragmented, paradoxical yet fascinating aspects of Britain’s complex progress towards modernity. Drawing on a vast array of manuscript sources, many previously neglected or unknown, the narratives explore new linkages between personalities, the dynamics and rhetoric of formalized politics, press activity and the patterns of compliance and dissent that interactively defined and shaped the growth of national unity.


On the Death of My Father - A Psychoanalyst's Memoir
1995 0-7734-9052-3
{The death of one's father is} "the most important event, the most poignant loss, of a man's life." -- Sigmund Freud When the author's father died a few years ago he was shaken by feelings of unsuspected depth. This memoir is a narrative of his personal struggle to comprehend and integrate his father's death into his life. The author draws from the tradition in psychoanalysis in which analysts like Freud and Theodore Reik have used their own lives as their psychological subject, as clinical data. In this very thoughtful, simply written and, at times, wrenching analysis of this relationship with his father, the author offers perceptive insights about the entire process of loss and mourning both as it relates to the living and those who have died which reaches beyond his own individual experience.

On the Problem of Surrogate Parenthood Analyzing the Baby M Case
1987 0-88946-717-X
Addresses topics such as: Commodifying Motherhood; Motherhood as a Social Concept; and Bonding: A Sexist Notion.

Oral Character of American Southern Literature. Explaining the Distinctiveness of Regional Texts
2008 0-7734-4944-2
The first study of orality as a possibly deterministic factor in the shaping of the region’s literary and cultural identity.

Our Culture `left' or `right' Littérateurs Confront Nihilism
1992 0-7734-9171-6
Considers the effects of moral relativism on the writings of prominent authors in the fields of literature, foreign policy, economics, social policy, education, philosophy, and theology. Discusses the relevance of the political regime of modern democracy and the intellectual `regime' of modern science to the pervasive influence of moral relativism in our culture.

Paths to Social Deviance and Conformity a Model of the Process
1992 0-7734-9438-3
This book serves three purposes. First, to develop a model of deviance that synthesizes existing knowledge about it. Second, to offer a model with empirical content for testing. Third, to engage students in the process with attention to the concepts and general knowledge scattered through the literature. The variables used to develop the model fall into three major categories: personality, culture, and social structure. Each category is elaborated, and each factor is explored to establish empirical content. Combining the three categories permits the evaluation of general propositions on conformity and deviance.

People and Programs that Make a Difference in a Multicultural Society Volunteerism in America
1999 0-7734-7946-5
This book contains a comprehensive compilation of scholarly research on the contributions of people from all walks of life – academicians, corporations, celebrities, parents, students, churches – who are making a difference in their respective communities and the nation through volunteerism and well-constructed programs. Includes addresses and websites. Ideal as a supplementary text in academic settings, as well as a reference guide to be used for those who have a desire to help others and make their contribution to humanity.

Perceptions and Experience of Undergraduate Males on a Predominantly Female Campus
2002 0-7734-7155-3


Personhood: An Examination of the History and Use of an Anthropological Concept
2014 0-7734-0053-2
“A comprehensive analysis of how the concept of personhood has been used by anthropologists and how it should be used in the future…This book is a very valuable contribution to the study of the history of anthropological thought, as well as a tremendously useful guide for scholars and students who want to use the concept of personhood analytically in their own work.”
-Professor Venessa Fong,
Associate Professor Anthropology,
Amherst College, Massachusetts



Police Ethics
1995 0-7734-9409-X
Using the eleven clauses of a statement of principles currently under consideration by the police service, this study discusses how members of the police service are thinking about what they actually do. The language in which these principles are phrased is examined as well as the relevance of these statements to the contemporary issues. This book introduces some of the vocabulary of philosophical ethics and discusses these ideas in relation to today's police service. The book also includes short case studies taken from the daily press with a few questions that use some of the vocabulary of ethical thinking.

Political Socialization of Soviet Youth
1992 0-7734-9484-7
This study involves research into bureaucratic behavior and group interest articulation, and repercussions of cultural, society-government (party) relations. This is one of the only books in the field to study the reasons why Soviet citizens do not do what the Party and State expect: to test an hypothesis that there is something about the Soviet character - particularly that of the Great Russian - that inhibits acceptance of the Party line and plans to remake the individual in Lenin's image.

Politics of Peripheral Shopping Centre Development in Northwest Europe in the 1990s: The Cases of Manchester, Amsterdam, and Oberhausen
2008 0-7734-5010-6
A contribution to the literature on retail planning and the circumvention of national policies by local authorities.

Portrayals of Joan of Arc in Film: From Historical Joan to Her Mythological Daughters
2008 0-7734-4945-0
Analyzes how Joan of Arc’s heroism is deliberately undermined in film through the repetition of interpretations of her which enforce conventional patriarchal constructs and limit her heroism. This book contains four black and white photographs and five color photographs.

Prejudice and Discrimination in Japan - The Buraku Issue
2003 0-7734-6568-5
The buraku issue is a continuing thorn in the side of the Japanese government’s human rights record, although it is seldom discussed by Japanese politicians, academics, the media, or society in general. A buraku is an enclave (carrying social overtones of ghetto) where some, but not all, residents claim ancestral association to the leather workers and butchers (then called eta, a very insulting term which means ‘much filth’ and which is only used today in graffiti and discriminatory insults) of the Tokugawa Era (600-1868). Prejudice and discrimination against buraku residents continues to this day. Many Japanese are simply not aware of the problem and of the despised denunciation tactics of Kansai’s main activist group, the Buraku Liberation League (BLL). Furthermore, the BLL jealously guards access to buraku communities, making it all but impossible for researchers to operate without their support. It took the author of this study five years to win the BLL’s support and permission to do fieldwork in an eastern Osaka buraku. This study is based on a wide range of new and old material, much of it never before translated, and his own fieldwork, and will be an invaluable addition to all research and university libraries, but especially those with collections in Asian studies and anthropology.

Private Armies, Citizen Militias, and Religious Terrorists
2007 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.

Privatization of Mandatory Retirement Income Protection
2006 0-7734-5838-7
This book addresses an area of social policy that is relatively new and thus under-developed in the relevant literature. It covers all pension arrangements from a multi-disciplinary perspective, rather than from economic analysis. Several published works do deal explicitly with privately delivered compulsory pensions, but that literature is incomplete.

Professional Wrestling as Ritual Drama in American Pop Culture
1990 0-88946-112-0
In spite of the enormous popularity of professional wrestling in recent years, few sociological writings have addressed this ritualized reflection of working-class values. This book, which analyzes the phenomenon of American professional wrestling in light of the critical dramaturgy of Erving Goffman, Victor Turner, and the recent works of Mary Jo Deegan, stands alone in offering scholarly explanation and sociological insight into professional wrestling in America.

Professional Wrestling, the Myth, the Mat, and American Popular Culture
2003 0-7734-6625-8
This book attempts to provide answers as to why wrestling is so popular, and illustrates the symbolic functions of wrestling as an act of social meaning. Throughout the history of professional wrestling, its peaks in popularity can be directly correlated with the political, social, and cultural events of the time. The structure has traditionally been one of good vs. evil, fashioned after the traditional morality play, though this model has recently changed. Wrestling’s villains have always represented a threat to our nation state and our livelihood. The heroes have always been for, and usually of, the people, enacting our hopes and desires through their exploits in the ring. Through analyses of past wrestling matches and storylines, it is shown that wrestling acts as myth in the same way that other genres such as westerns have done.

Professional’s Guide to Understanding Gay and Lesbian Domestic ViolenceUnderstanding Practice Interventions
1999 0-7734-7892-2
This work far exceeds any published work in breadth and depth on issues related to both gay and lesbian domestic violence. It includes preliminary results of two groundbreaking research projects; includes detailed information on assessment procedures and evaluation instruments, treatment modalities for gay and lesbian victims and batterers, and impact and intervention techniques for children of same-sex couples witnessing domestic violence. The chapter on ethics will assist professionals in specific fields (e. g. nurses, social workers, psychologists) to apply their ethical standards to gay and lesbian couples experiencing domestic violence.

Promoting Inclusion in Higher Education: The Challenge for Universities in the 21st Century
2008 0-7734-4868-3
Inclusion, equity and diversity are issues on which descriptions, and actions, vary a great deal. The varying descriptions commonly over simplify the scope and importance of these issues. This is especially true on our college and university campuses. These descriptions inform the work to be done and help to determine expectations for those responsible.

Proposing a New Scientific Method and Biosocial Theory to Explain Western Society
1998 0-7734-8310-1
Creates solid conceptual ground for a new start in biosocial theory because its method draws on two major episodes in the discovery of general theory: a method of comparison and classification, practiced explicitly in the Daltonian episode and tacitly in the Newtonian. The result, 'Compositional Theory', is used to interpret Western history and our present situation. The book raises timely issues not only for the philosophy of science and social science, but also for anyone concerned about the current ordeal of the modern outlook.

Psychological Approach to Hospital Acquired Infections
1995 0-7734-9030-2
This book describes the first study of hospital-acquired infections from the psychological perspective. In a systematic probing of the attitudes and behavior of clinical staff towards handwashing, the single most important preventative measure, factors hitherto implicated have been eliminated one by one. The responsibility for avoidable infections has been shown to lie within the psyche of individuals, and explains why Semmelweis's precepts, though consistently validated by generations of medical scientists, remain unheeded in practice.

Psychological Theory of Bipolarity and Reflexivity
1992 0-7734-9226-7
This is the first work by a professional psychologist to demonstrate that a universal model of man can be constructed using the precise mathematical formulation of a few philosophical theses about the nature of human beings. The model has real explanatory and predictive power. The author uses it to find theoretical solutions for several unexplained phenomena from the areas of psychophysics and social choices. The same model allows him to deduce the Just Intonation set of musical intervals, solving in interdisciplinary problem which has existed for three centuries. Chapter Headings include: A Model of the Subject with Free Will; Decisions Based on the Image of the World; The Autonomous Subject and Self-reflexion; Decisions Based on Belief; Categorization of the Self and Others with the Help of Bipolar Constructs; Natural Generation of Geometrical Proportions; Natural Generation of Musical Intervals; The Subject with Images of Self and Other; The Algebraic Basis of the Model.

Psychological/medical Method to Help People Cope with Adversity: Nine Case Studies of Self-Defining Stories
2015 1-4955-0275-9
This innovative book is written for the benefit of professionals who, in their various roles, deal with people beset by adversity. These self-narrative stories of adversity ground the ideas within the book to real-life experiences, real-life sorrows, and real-life triumphs. The book looks at adversity from a real-life perspective, not just from the individual’s perspective. The lessons gained from this study are significant for theory and practice in the helping professions.


Psychology of Carl Jung Essays in Application and Deconstruction
1992 0-7734-9481-2
Jung's psychology is not a system. It is not a self-contained science that can be laid before the public in text-book fashion. It is a work. These 28 essays, written betweeen 1968 and 1991, represent such a work. They speak from within Jung's psychology,but invoke a world outside. In doing so they address four principal themes: theatre, time, the social body, and the grounding of psychology in ontology.

Public Affairs Research Methods a Quantitative Introduction
1996 0-7734-8770-0
This is one of the most comprehensive introductory texts ever written on quantitative research methods for the study of public affairs. It is relevant to research methods in traditional disciplines such as political science, political economy, public administration, public policy, government relations and international relations. However, it goes beyond a limited disciplinary focus and gives definition and meaning to the emerging field of public affairs. Unlike traditional texts in older disciplines, the examples are not limited to a specific polity and society, thus it can be used in any teaching environment. The entire research process from conception to analysis and reporting is covered in detail. The initial chapters provide a solid grounding in the logic of research problems, followed by detailed material on measurement and data collection. Remaining chapters provide an introduction to basic techniques of univariate analysis, association and correlation and, finally, techniques such as regression and their use in estimating impacts of variables on other variables. Little mathematical background is assumed, and most technical material is dealt with in terms of easily understandable verbal explanations and illustrations.

Qualitative Study of the Co-Construction of Therapeutic Reality a Process and Outcome Model
1998 0-7734-8236-9
This research focuses on the interaction between client and therapist during psychotherapy. It bridges research and theory in psychology, sociology, and marriage and family therapy. First it develops a general model of therapeutic process from a social construction of reality paradigm, and then develops a behavioral coding schema from that model, and the model is tested by tracing three therapy cases over the entire course of treatment.

Race and Identity in Barack Obama’s dreams From My Father: A Collection of Critical Essays
2011 0-7734-1601-3
This book examines instead significant aspects of President Barack Obama's Dreams from My Father both in relation to the African American literary tradition and to the context of the relevant historical and cultural productions that inform it.

Radio Patent Lists and Index, 1830-1980
2001 0-7734-7520-6
This work opens and organizes the patent literature for a hundred US and British radio inventors who worked between 1830 and 1980. The bibliography provides a list of each inventor’s US or British patents in chronological order, providing an indication of the inventor’s technical development. A keyword index locates patents by general subject. Since all entries in the bibliography and index are complete, either can be used as a stand-alone document (to verify patent dates or numbers, for example) or as a tool which can provide rapid entry into the numerous patent volumes themselves.

Reception of Francophone Literature in the Modernista Review Helios 1903-1904: A Preliminary Study and Source Book
2013 0-7734-4318-5
A significant forensic literary history of the highest quality which examines cultural transfer, cultural exchange and influence in a growing field of academic importance. Meticulously researched with insightful well contexualised critical analysis.

Reinventing Social Work: Reflections on the Metaphysics of Social Practice
2005 0-7734-6054-3
The main purpose of this book is to educate both faculty and students about the nature and paradox of contemporary social practice – dynamics of diversity, discourse and development. Aspects and issues involve social constructs that are used and abused in the problem solving processes. From poverty and powerlessness to violence and terror we find human ingenuity’s attempt to solve problems which persist. A strategic rethinking is therefore in order to see that knowledge, resources and opportunities are not lost in vain. The point of this work is meaningful, enduring resolution of human alienation and social misery. The analyses proffered here seek a unified response to uplift the human condition (at the expense of fragmented approaches and ineffective social interventions). A new theory of social work is one of the intended outcomes of this study. This book will be of great interest to most social scientists, especially students and educators of social work, sociology, social policy, and social development who value critical self-refection as a vehicle of social transformation. There is no other book in the field that rivals this critical-analytical interdisciplinary work.

Relations Between Pre-Islamic Turks and Georgians Form the Third to the Ninth Century: A History of Byzantine - Persian Politics in the Caucasus
2014 0-7734-0058-3
This book was born out of the gap existing in the Georgian historiography. It brings a new point of view on the history of the pre-Islamic Turks and their influence and relationships with the Georgians over many centuries of cultural, political, and social interaction. It was an issue that was previously absent in every curriculum study on this subject.


Relationship Between Race and the Prevalence of Hypertension: A Sociological Analysis of a Critical Socio-Medical Problem in America Today
2015 1-4955-0285-6
A new theoretical approach to aid in the inter-disciplinary research on the question of why some racial and ethnic groups are more susceptible to hypertension than others. In this research, the minority status group hypothesis is used to compare the African Americans /European Americans hypertension differentials. It provides a theoretical framework for conceptualizing racial/ethnic group behavior, for constructing hypotheses and interpreting differences in behavior across racial and ethnic boundaries.

Religious and Secular Views on Endtime
2004 0-7734-6323-2
Discussion of significant changes in conditions of human living are part of today's context. A salient construct for grasping these issues is "endtime," or narrative transformation of the current situation into religious or secular contexts. This book builds on a sociological approach to cognition, emotions, and constructions of time to show the motivational force of endtime thinking and identity. Six narratives are summarized to illustrate the transformative power of religious narratives by contrast with a scientific and a philosophical narrative. Religious narratives begin with acts of faith in texts and worldview. Membership in faith communities excludes those who do not believe and projects different futures for believers and non-believers, one saved and the other not. The following summaries illustrate the exclusivist power of such transformative narratives: Catholic Papal discussion of the Millenium; premillenial dispensationalist fundamentalist Protestant texts; rationales for the group suicide by members of Heaven's Gate at Rancho Santa Fe; and Osama bin Laden's religious legitimations of suicide-martyr terrorist actions. Scientific narratives, by contrast, rely on empirical indicators and public discourse. Any competent person can participate in these narratives, and the world they describe applies to all humans and relevant terrestrial systems. Scientific narratives are inclusivist epistemologically and consequentially. Summaries of empirical aspects of environmental issues and of a philosophical reflection on the current state of the world illustrate the inclusivity of secular transformative narratives. Finally, each person is responsible for choosing a narrative both to believe and to enact. Only those that are empirical and inclusive offer a possibility of this-worldly hope.

Representative History of Local Hospital Development - Wadley Hospital, Texarkana
2002 0-7734-7179-0
This unique local history has a broad application to a number of historical types: institutional history, community history, regional history, period history, social history, and medical history. The Wadley Regional Medical Center history gives a complete chronological history of all the major departments within a regional medical center over the course of a century. It also describes the interaction of hospital employees in times of acute stress, as well as times of major accomplishment. It is based on extensive hospital records, Board of Directors minutes, in-house publications, newspaper articles, trade publication articles, and seventy-five oral histories.

Review of Juvenile Executions in America
1997 0-7734-8547-3
The review begins in 1642, when the first juvenile was executed by the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and culminates in 1957, with the last (to date) execution. A total of 331 juveniles are included in the study. A socio-historical analysis of specific periods in history provides an explanation for the type of juvenile that was executed during the period. Characteristics of interests are the juvenile's age, race, and gender, in addition to the total number of juveniles executed during the given period. The social, political, and legal atmospheres of the era are reviewed to determine what, if any, effect these had on influencing the administration of capital punishment. Particular attention is given to the fifty years immediately following the Civil War, as juvenile executions reached unprecedented high numbers. This text is of interest to scholars of law, criminal justice, sociology, political science, philosophy, and history.

Robotic Technologies in Japan: Narratives of Use of Technologies for Manpower Enhancement, Not Replacement
0 1-4955-0301-1
This book examines the way in which robotics and the re-deployment of the aged labor pool in Japan could increase economic productivity in order to cope with the demographic challenges facing that country. It provides options for advocates and policy-makers to select arguments most relevant to their interests for deployment in public intellectual discourse and debate.

Role of Motherhood in History. Factors Neglected by Patriarchal and Feminist Scholars
2015 1-4955-0393-X
“The issues raised here deserve close attention. If the maternal role in the cultural preparation of sons, and therefore in the transmission of culture across generations, has been largely overlooked, as I believe it has, then the time has come to ignore it no longer. It has important implications, perhaps unwelcome ones, some will feel, for the way we think about our schools and our families, and how we go about nurturing and advancing our civilizational heritage.”
-Dr. Margaret King
The Author




Role of Sports in the Formation of Personal Identities: Studies in Community Loyalties
2012 0-7734-2666-3
This is a collection of essays examining the role of sports in shaping personal and national identity. Studies ranging from skateboarding as resistance to conformity, cricket and the imagined community of Yorkshire, gender identity and rock climbing, and violence in soccer, among others are offered in this text. A theme the authors discuss at length is how communities are formed on the basis of sports, and how different identities emerge out of these shared experiences, and whether there is a socio-political aspect to this process. The contributing scholars undertook their studies in such fields as sociology, cultural and media studies, history, and also in sports studies.

Rural Canada
2001 0-7734-7431-5
Provides a social-scientific overview of rural social structure and change in Canada, presenting a synthesis of the findings and generalizations of a multiplicity of studies that have been conducted over the past fifty years but have not been collected and treated in a single volume.

Rural Elderly in America
1999 0-7734-8186-9
The specific focus of this book is with the rural aged, nationally and internationally. This group is thought to, because of age and place, 'lag behind' in a modernizing or modern society, causing them to be ignored in social scientific literature. The book builds a foundation of knowledge about a population which relatively little is known. In addition the information about the elderly will serve as a test of a major thesis in sociology and anthropology concerning the adaptation of groups to social change. The thesis is the cultural lag perspective whereby the elderly are referred to as a group that is left behind by the rapid and extensive social and cultural changes associated with modernization.

Rural Livelihoods and Rural Development in South Africa: The Case of the Eastern Cape Province
2014 0-7734-4369-X
The book draws on a broad phenomenological approach to understanding why the post-apartheid government’s top-down approaches has failed to alleviate poverty in South Africa. It provides an examination of the bottom-up approach to poverty alleviation by pointing out the vulnerability, capability and capacity of the rural people to cope and develop sustainable livelihoods approaches dependent on their available resources and networking relationships.

Science of Human Social Organization: Conflicting Views on Ibn Khaldun’s (1332-1406) Ilm Al-Umran
2005 0-7734-6279-1
This book deals with Ibn Khaldun’s ilm al-umran (science of social organization) which seems to generate different and conflicting views. To investigate the reason(s) behind such wide disagreements, this study examined some 300 written works that dealt briefly or extensively with Ibn Khaldun’s ideas. The study found that many of these sources asserted that Ibn Khaldun’s ilm al-umran enabled him to become the forerunner of one or more of the social sciences. However little has been mentioned about the nature of this science.

Thus, the purpose of this study is to present the different views as to why and how the Arab-Muslim Ibn Khaldun is given the credit of being the “first”, “the father”, and “the one” who laid down the foundation of social sciences. This study concludes that the prime reason for this unsettled issue is the different interpretations of the subject matter of al-umran. To enhance our conclusion, Ibn Khaldun’s major ideas are presented in some detail. Moreover, for the first time, this study applies the rigorous criteria of modern science to Ibn Khaldun’s ilm (science). This leads us to the next step, examination and verification of the claims that Ibn Khaldun’s main ideas anticipated some modern social thought. This study emphasizes the fact that Ibn Khaldun belongs to the fourteenth century; and, hence, some of his generalizations are not applicable today. However, this should not prevent one from selecting those segments of his work that currently appear relevant and that can be compared with “modern” thought. In this case, neither are Ibn Khaldun’s ideas exaggerated nor are modern writings belittled.

Select Annotated Bibliography of Public Attitudes Toward Mental Illness, 1975-2005
2007 0-7734-5169-2
This volume brings together key papers which, from 1975 to 2005, have dealt with public attitudes to mental illness and psychiatry. Fear, stigma, lack of understanding and alternative explanations for these conditions have led to negative attitudes towards both the conditions and the subject of psychiatry. Knowledge of such attitudes is essential for those who deliver mental health care so that primary prevention, early intervention and appropriate treatments can be set up.

Selected Correspondence (1911-1946) of Karl Mannheim, Scientist, Philosopher and Sociologist
2003 0-7734-6837-4
Karl Mannheim (1893-1974) left his native Hungary in 1919. he lived in Germany and Great Britain, and became a professor at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences, later of the University of London. He was an outstanding scientist, philosopher, and sociologist. This book, selections of nearly 300 letters (professional, personal, cultural), show the wide range of European and American thought. They include Mannheim’s dealings with Georg Lukács, Oscar Jászi, Michael Polanyi, Alfred Weber, Leopold von Wiese, Paul Tillich, Siegfried Kracauer, Emil Lederer, Harold Laski, Morris Ginsberg, Herbert Read, Louis Wirth, Edward Shils, and other major figures. The letters originally written in Hungarian and German have been translated into English. This book will interest researchers in philosophy, sociology, and the humanities.

Significance of White Supremacy in the Canadian Metropolis of Toronto
2004 0-7734-6549-9
This book provides an assessment of how people of color in the Toronto Census Metropolitan Area have been set apart from the white Canadian majority. The book clearly demonstrates that the spatial and social distance of people of color from the white Canadian majority has varied. Such variation, resulting from ideology and the differential incorporation of people of color (most of whom are immigrants), has resulted in spatial stratification and differential racial inequality in the housing and labor markets. While many Canadian works attribute racial inequality to internal characteristics of ethnic groups, including visible minorities, this book argues instead that visible minorities are racialized and subjected to structural and institutional factors related to white supremacy ideology. It is the most comprehensive work on the status of people of color in Toronto. It will be of interest to researchers, students, policy-makers, and community groups concerned about incorporating new immigrants into Canada’s largest metropolis. The book is especially relevant for courses in Canadian studies, race and ethnic studies, urban studies, sociology, and urban planning.

Social and Symbolic Effects of Legislation Under the Rule of Law
2005 0-7734-6164-7
This book addresses a set of intriguing and complex questions in the study of law and society. How does legislation affect the behavior of citizens? What role do attitudes play in rule following and under what conditions can legislation influence these attitudes? The book juxtaposes two approaches to this set of questions. The social working approach is an exercise in empirical sociology of law, seeking a behavioral explanation of rule- following. The communicative approach to legislation investigates legislation as a communication process in both an empirical and a normative sense. While these two approaches share common ground, for instance in their principled rejection of legal instrumentalism, they differ on other issues, such as the existence and importance of symbolic effects of legislation. The ensuing debate sheds light on the uses and dangers of legislation as an instrument of democratic governance under the rule of law.

Social Consequences of Methamphetamine Use
2004 0-7734-6569-3
This study analyzes the pharmacological effects, situational contexts and processual dynamics of methamphetamine use, distribution, and violence, using interviews. Evidence supports previous research that suggests continuity from youth aggression to adult violence. Findings indicate that long-term influences – family, psychological/personality, and peer factors lead to the development of fairly stable, slowly changing differences between individuals in their potential for violence. Superimposed on these long-term between-individual differences are short-term within-individual variations in violence potential. For many of the sample members that engaged in violence, chronic methamphetamine use had a disorganizing effect on their cognitive functions, which in turn lead to distorted interpretations of behavior and reduced an individual’s ability to use various coping devices in situations seen as threatening. The study could find no evidence of a single, uniform career path that all chronic methamphetamine users follow. Most germane to this study, it discovered that violence is not an inevitable outcome of even chronic amphetamine use.

Social Impact of the Chad-Cameroon Oil Pipeline
2007 0-7734-5485-3
This study explores the concepts of globalization, gender relations, and land tenure, and the intersection of these concepts in a globalizing project, hereby represented by the Chad-Cameroon Oil Pipeline project in selected communities in Cameroon. It questions the theories of globalization, the construction of women and men in the project, particularly as concern land resources. This work will appeal to scholars in social and management sciences, gender studies and environmental sciences in Africa, development agencies and multinational companies like the World Bank and petroleum consortiums, and policy makers.

Social Impacts of Infectious Disease in England 1600 to 1900
2000 0-7734-7764-0
This is a report of a sociological, social-history study of the effects of threats of infectious diseases on the everyday behavior of members of a society. Episodes of a variety of infectious diseases, including bubonic plague, cholera, smallpox, and typhoid fever were identified over the time period studied to determine their impacts. Disruptions and alterations were identified as either temporary or permanent in nature. A version of threat theory was tested as an explanation for the kinds of changes that occurred and for the distinction between changes that were temporary and those that were permanent.

Social Influences on the Writing of Marion Dane Bauer and Katherine Paterson
2001 0-7734-7441-2
This study examines books and papers these well-known authors of children’s books have donated to the University of Minnesota’s Kerlan Collection. They include correspondence with friends, editors and readers, and notes and drafts of essays and lectures. It examines the social influences, and describes the paradigm shift from a model of writing as a solo process to one that sees writing as highly social in nature. Its description of the social nature of Bauer’s and Paterson’s writing provides a timely model and important and well-documented implications for the teaching of writing.

Social Intervention Theory and Practice
1987 0-88946-136-8
Presents both theory and examples of social intervention by 16 authors from various disciplines, including psychology, law, and sociology.

Social Reflections on Work
2002 0-7734-6898-6
This work includes seventeen interviews with workers of varying backgrounds, gender, race, and financial levels. They work in cornfields, brass works, hog barns, jukebox truckstops, and university conference rooms. It blends anthropology with current social critique and occasional lyric-meditative outbursts.

Social Reflections on Work
2002 0-7734-6898-6
This work includes seventeen interviews with workers of varying backgrounds, gender, race, and financial levels. They work in cornfields, brass works, hog barns, jukebox truckstops, and university conference rooms. It blends anthropology with current social critique and occasional lyric-meditative outbursts.

Social Work Practice with Low-Income, Urban, African-american Families
1998 0-7734-8306-3


Socio- and Stylolinguistic Perspectives on American Indian English Texts
2001 0-7734-7346-7
Part One interprets cultural meanings as revealed in prosodic and temporal phenomena in spoken English discourse data. The emerging theme is the (re)construction of American Indian tribal identities in terms of a newly created intertribal consciousness in an urban setting. Part Two introduces an ethnography of writing approach not only as a contribution to the intersection of linguistics and literature in general but as a valid approach to American Indian texts in particular.

Sociocognitive Rhetoric of Meridel Le Sueur Feminist Discourse and Reportage of the Thirties
1994 0-7734-9136-8
The documentary reportage by Meridel Le Sueur of the 1930s was especially timely, for it demonstrated the disenfranchisement of the lower classes and of women while provoking a commitment to a new order. This study assesses Le Sueur's use of sociocognitive rhetoric as it renegotiated gender and class issues in a language of immediacy and transcendence. Drawing upon the contributions of Social Construction theories of rhetoric, this study offers concrete and inductive ways by which Le Sueur's feminist discourse ethic privileges the cultural situatedness of language.

Sociohistory of Cerebrovascular Disease and the Development of Modern Stroke Medicine: A Foucauldian Analysis
2010 0-7734-3659-6
This book examines historiographical accounts of the cerebrovascular condition using a socio-historical approach influenced by the writings of Michel Foucault in an attempt to understand how stroke medicine has emerged in its current form.

Sociological and Economic Change in the Peasant Society of Troina, Sicily
1992 0-7734-9469-3
A study carried out in 1963-64 in a small village in the Sicilian interior focused on how people could improve their living standard through cooperation. In 1988-89, two persons who worked on the original study returned to the same village. Troina has 2,000 fewer inhabitants, no factory exists, and unemployment is still high. However, new houses have been built, cars are to be seen everywhere. Miseria (extreme poverty) is a thing of the past. Despite this, locals still consider the future with insecurity, and the younger generations see no alternative to emigration. The present study explores this contradiction.

Sociological Critique of Theories of Cognitive Development the Limitations of Piaget and Kohlberg
1990 0-88946-632-7
A sociological critique of cognitivism and developmentalism, this study begins with a critical examination of Kant's subjective turn and follows the course it has taken through Piaget's genetic structuralism, Kohlberg's justice reasoning, and Habermas' communicative ethics. The theoretical perspective adopted for this critique is a sociology of knowledge as contained in the works of Karl Marx, Karl Mannheim, and Georg Lukacs.

Sociological History of Excretory Experience Defecatory Manners and Toiletry Technology
2001 0-7734-7539-7
This study illustrates how it was the shifting relationships between the aristocracy, bourgeoisie and working classes over several centuries which were greatly responsible for the ways in which we defecate and view human wastes today. The focus is on the historical development of these factors in Western Europe over the last several centuries: the nature of excreta; human body’s defecatory capacities; acceptable/unacceptable fashions in which defecation can be carried out; and the ways in which feces are disposed of. This final aspect includes the construction of water-based sewer systems and the development of water closets in 19th and early 20th centuries. These scientific and technological changes were intimately related to changes in the nature of social life, by antagonistic relations between classes at the economic, political and cultural levels. With illustrations.

Sociological Studies in Roman Catholicism Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
1989 0-88946-850-8
Investigates Catholicism in the diverse contexts of French and English Canada, Italy, Switzerland, Latin America, the British Isles, and the United States. Intended not as a geographical survey but as a sampling of the kinds of scholarship which can be undertaken in this field under the inspiration of a variety of sociological perspectives.

Sociological Study of Secularization Trends in the American Catholic University Decatholicizing the Catholic Religious Curriculum
1990 0-88946-242-9
Examines the fate of the Catholic university religious curriculum in the United States since the Second Vatican Council and provides answers to the question "Has the Catholic religious curriculum been `secularized'?"

Sociology of Knowledge as a Model for Language Theory
2006 0-7734-5826-3
The theoretical foundations of the language sciences have been dominated by the natural sciences. This has been done in spite of the fact that language also functions as legitimate paradigms in the social sciences and the humanities. This volume presents a rationale for a model of language as a social science. It incorporates many concepts from the social sciences into its new theoretical framework. The author begins his quest by looking at the nature of interdisciplinary linguistics and argues for a meta-theoretical model of language. The reason for this is rather clear. The natural science model of language cannot begin to account for the phenomena encountered by the social sciences and the humanities (the human sciences). Each must have its own fully functional paradigm before they can be incorporated into a more global metatheory of language.

The parameters of this new model for language as a social science are investigated within the framework of the sociology of knowledge. One of these parameters includes symbolic interactionism with its concerns for a dramaturgical model of the social self and labeling theory with its focus on the political sociology of language. The other parameter includes the study of phenomenological society with its adjuncts in existential sociology and ethnomethodology.

Sociology of Law
2007 0-7734-5171-4
This revised and expanded bibliography will help researchers quickly and effectively locate appropriate sources, and will be of most benefit to legal sociologists, legal anthropologists, law school professors, academic criminologists, criminal justice educators, etc.

Sociology of Law: A Bibliography of Theoretical Literature
2003 0-7734-6585-5
* The Second Edition was chosen as an Outstanding Academic Title of the Year by CHOICE

This revised and updated bibliography contains new entries and a new chapter: ‘Donald Black’s Pure Sociology of Law.’ It will help researchers quickly and effectively locate appropriate sources, and will be of most benefit to legal sociologists, legal anthropologists, law school professors, academic criminologists, criminal justice educators, etc.

Sociology of Sociology
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.

Sociopathy: The Explanation of Teacher Abuse
2016 1-4955-0313-5


Special Problems on Non-Compliance Among Elderly Women of Color
1992 0-7734-9531-2
This volume presents current knowledge about the use, misuse, and abuse of drugs by an often neglected and misunderstood segment of our population. The various systems involved in the problem are addressed in turn. Topics include interaction with clinicians and the impact of the use of folk medicines, and interdisciplinary treatment. Epidemological and methodological issues specific to this population are also considered. The essays collected in this edition appeared originally in the Journal of Drug Issues Vol. 19, No. 2, Spring 1989.

Strategies and Techniques in Family Health Practice for Empowering Children and Adolescents
2005 0-7734-6283-X
This book is written for undergraduate and graduate studcnts, human service workers, advocates for children and adolescents, and policy makers who are committed to achieving a better understanding of the importance of family health. In contrast to the traditional deficit perspective of working with children and adolescents, this book presents a strengths based family health perspective. The roles and functions of the family are being redefined in every domain of family life - physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, economic, cultural, and social. Embedded in each of these domains are the seeds of family life that can either be nurtured or left to wither and die. The profound challenge is how to identify the seeds to nurture and the seeds to leave uncultivated. The goal of this book is to continue the provocative scholarly discussion about tho good seeds, i.e., the collective knowledge, values, and skills that will stimulate new ways of thinking to cnsure that our children and adolescents are guaranteed the opportunity to grow up in a healthy family. Each of the authors selected presents important family health concepts in a particular field of practice with children and adolescents that are designed to empower each member of the family. The premise is that making provisions for the health of families is the most enduring and important legacy that can be given to our children and adolescents.

Structured Sensory Intervention for Traumatized Children, Adolescents and Parents: Evidence Based Interventions to Alleviate Trauma
2002 0-7734-7347-5
“Their clinical model; Structured Sensory Interventions for Traumatized Children, Adolescents and Parents (SITCAP) relies upon structured sensory interventions for working with this clinical population. It is time-limited in nature, employs multiple therapeutic modalities (individual sessions, groups, and adjunctive work with parents), and is informed by several different theoretical systems. . . clients are led through a series of structured clinical exercises designed to promote normalization, mastery, and integration of the trauma. . . Finally, the authors report detailed results of several research studies involving the SITCAP model, and offer compelling data attesting to its clinical efficacy. With the publication of this book, William Steele and Melvyn Raider have performed a valuable service both to young trauma victims and to the professionals who work with them.” – Jerrold R. Brandell, PhD, Founding Editor, Psychoanalytic Social Work “This book is essential reading for any helping professional who works with children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced trauma, whether it be loss, violence, medical emergencies or serious illness, or natural or man-made catastrophic events. . . . Steele and Raider demonstrate a field-tested program of strategies that not only fulfill the brief treatment model used in most agencies, but also provide professionals with a practical method of providing effective interventions in a form amenable to all age ranges.” – Cathy A. Malchiodi, Director, Institute for the Arts & Health; Editor, Trauma & Loss: Research & Interventions

Struggle for ‘community’ in a British Multi-Ethnic Inner-City Area
2002 0-7734-7042-5


Study of Identity as a Concept and Social Construct in Behavioral and Social Science Research. A look at Inter-Disciplinary and Global Perspectives
2010 0-7734-1452-5
How do behavior and social scientists understand the implications of identity on themselves and the world in which they interact? This work makes a contribution to the behavioral and social sciences in terms of examining the layered complexities that are embedded in the process of knowledge-creation.

Study of Social Change in Six American Institutions During the Twentieth Century
1993 0-7734-9358-1
The six institutions discussed are family, religion, education, government, medicine and economics. This corresponds to the content of sociology courses as taught in universities, and has the merit of reviewing the condition of each of these institutions in light of the 1990 census or of statistics gathered since then. The volume first presents statistics concerning change in such areas as immigration, family size, cost of living, age, ethnic composition, etc., since the beginning of the 20th century and before. The book includes interviews with older Americans who have lived through much of this century, and in each area discussed, interviews were conducted with persons most qualified to speak to each topic. The book also shows the relationship of these institutions to each other, employing functional analysis, and concludes with some predictions for future changes in American life during the remainder of the century. A useful bibliography containing over three hundred items is attached.

Teaching Adolescent AD/ HD Boys Through Self-Sufficient Reward Control: A Sociological Investigation
2009 0-7734-3808-0
The research utilizes a symbolic interactionist framework and grounded theory methodology to generate a substantive theory regarding how adolescent boys diagnosed with AD/HD respond to the efforts of their teachers who employ rewards and punishments to moderate their actions. The theoretical propositions which were developed from the study have immediate and practical implications for teachers, school administrators and parents.

Textual Analysis of American Government Reports on Aging
2001 0-7734-7413-7
This study demonstrates a textual approach to analyzing policy documents, to establish a method of study applicable to any social policy documents. This method will be analytically adequate to this kind of material and of critical interest both from the standpoint of substantive policy areas (here, policy on aging and 'the aged') and the broader standpoints of democratic practice, social stratification and the emancipatory possibilities of social theory. This study will interest policy analysts, critical discourse analysts, sociologists (especially those interested in language and social reality construction) and, due to the subject-matter, social gerontologists.


Thorstein Veblen and His European Contemporaries, 1880-1940: A Study of Comparative Sociologies
2011 0-7734-1530-0
This is the first systematic analysis of the intellectual and cultural relationship between Thorstein Veblen and his contemporaries.

Thorstein Veblen and His European Contemporaries, 1880-1940: A Study of Comparative Sociologies
2011 0-7734-1530-0
This is the first systematic analysis of the intellectual and cultural relationship between Thorstein Veblen and his contemporaries.

Three African Social Theorists on Class Struggle, Political Liberation and Indigenous Culture: Chiekh Anta Diop, Amilcar Cabral, Kwame Nkrumah
2015 0-7734-4274-X
This book is a study of the relationship between African political theory and the politics of liberation. It elucidates the dialectical inter-relationship between the political philosophical views of these thinkers and the political, social and economic contexts of their respective countries.

Three Asian-Hispanic Writers From Peru: Doris Moromisato, JosÉ Watanabe, Siu Kam Wen
2008 0-7734-4933-7
One of the first texts to examine the literary contributions of writers of the Asian diaspora in Spanish America.

Transvestism in the Middle Ages: The Venusfahrt of Ulrich Von Liechtenstein
2014 0-7734-4311-8
This book takes a new look at gender and transgender issues inherent in the concept of male transvestism, or cross-dressing, as represented in the Latin, French, Old Norse, and German literatures of the European Middle Ages, with a primary focus on the Venus Journey of the knight, Ulrich von Liechtenstein.

Trickster a Transformational Archetype
1991 0-7734-9958-X
The Winnebago Trickster Myth Cycle, contained in Paul Radin's The Trickster, has significant notions about human nature from which scholars trained in Western thought could profit. Trickster, as challenger of social norms and revealer of faulty assumptions, is also central to Postmodern, Post-Jungian thought. This text demonstrates how an interdisciplinary team of teachers challenged current canons and Western presuppositions by introducing students to non-Western texts such the Trickster Myth Cycle.

Tricultural Personality ( Chinese, Hispanic, English): A Paradigm for Connecting Culture Differences
2014 0-7734-3513-1
A new direction in multicultural studies. This in-depth intercultural mirroring study examines the convergence of the Chinese, English, and Spanish worlds from a cultural and language perspective. The interlocking of three seemingly foreign mindsets in dealing with issues of nationalism, power, personal identity and life expectations opens a new window exposing our similarities through our intercultural connectors. The reader is taken on a new and fresh journey away from the routine stereotypical approach that relies on examining cultural diversity.

Truth in Advertising
1984 0-88946-912-1
A report from a symposium at the Toronto School of Theology, the first of a continuing series on the ethical implications of advertising.

Typology of Urban and Regional Planners Who Plans?
1991 0-7734-9652-1
Planning is a new, highly complex profession that has achieved considerable success and gained the confidence of the public. If the profession is to build on this success it must reject the narrow conservatism of the professional associations and the short-sighted radicalism of the progressives. This study shows the need to go outside the planning profession to learn from professions that focus on the range of human choices, be they individual (psychology) or group choices (cultural history). Armed with their insights, a "Matrix" of Planners is established for ordering the sixteen types of planner that are here defined and differentiated.

Um Estudo SociolingÜÍstico Dos Afro-amazÔnidas No Brasil: A ImigraÇÃo E a MudanÇa De LÍngua
2009 0-7734-4873-X
Through an analaysis of linguistic patterns and speakers’ social networks, this study examines how the descendants of Barbadian and Grenadian immigrants from Porto Velho, Brazil contribute either to the maintenance of the English language and the consequent preservation of bilingualism, or to the dominance of the Portuguese language. The work also analyzes how these patterns are linked to group conceptions, to ethnic identity and to social and economic status. In Portuguese.

Understanding maniprav lam , the Poetry of Kerala, India: A New Historicist Approach
2009 0-7734-4820-9
This work examines literature’s inter-textuality with history and the discursive construction of language, sexuality and geopolitical space. It represents the first effort to elucidate the conventional essentialist notions regarding the archive of Maniprav?lam, a hybrid language of Malayalam and Sanskrit, which was the dominant mode of literary production in Kerala from twelfth to fifteenth century A.D.

Understanding the Concept of Empathy and Its Foundations in Psychoanalysis
1994 0-7734-9375-1
This work situates the notion of empathy broadly within the historical context of its origins and conceptual development, particularly in psychotherapy. It relates the term to its wider usage in popular culture. Chapters survey the contributions of several psychoanalytic writers, from Freud to Kohut, as well as more recent psychoanalytic inquiries. More specific contributions examine aetiology, description, function and epistemology within the psychoanalytic framework. The work concludes with exploration of some ramifications of the 'empathic stance' for broader application in forms of therapy.

Urban Multi-Culture in Norway
2005 0-7734-5986-3
This book deals with a prime political and scholarly issue in Europe and North America, the fate of migrant youth. Instead of seeing their precarious situation in simplified cultural terms, this book argues that an understanding of their situation has to rest upon an analysis of their everyday life situation. With a focus on the mechanisms of their outsidership and their ways of dealing with it, this book develops a generative model where the different ideal types of migrant youth social organization and mentalities are demonstrated. Resting on a solid empirical study of three migrant youth contexts, a street gang, a Muslim student association, and a sports club, the analysis demonstrates how they all represent specific soluti8ons to the problem of the spatial politics of recognition and misrecognition.

Building on theoretical perspectives from Schützian phenomenology, dialogical identity theory, and critical social theory, this work places its finding in wide comparative international context, and discusses its implications for future visions of multiculturalism and transnational solidarity. It is a timely intervention in several fields, including youth studies, migration research, identity theory, and social phenomenology.

Using Sociology to Understand Your Life Theories, Methods, and Strategies for Career Planning
1993 0-7734-1966-7
This text acquaints new students with some of the advantages of sociological knowledge they will pursue through the formal sociology curriculum. It will alert them to the important role of sociology in matters they have heretofore considered exclusively psychological. Aimed at appealing to students across many disciplines, the study does not limit job market considerations to the presumed interests of sociology majors. The text is designed to provide an effective interface between traditional sociology and what students call "relevance." It demonstrates the practical application of such knowledge to "a job" and offers an overview of the assessing the labor market, choosing an appropriate place in it, and developing a career strategy for the choice.

Value Basis for Urban and Regional Planning
1995 0-7734-8958-4
After acknowledging the veracity (but inapplicability) of the Eternal Values, and examining Utilitarianism and Public Policy as possible value indicators, the author recognizes Equality, (through the promotion of Information, Participation, Coordination, and Community), Life (through the application of nine criteria), Liberty, (through the balancing of reciprocal values), and the Pursuit of Happiness (in planning terms), as the sound value bases for urban and regional planning.

Value Retention Among Young Creoles Attitudes and Commitment of Contemporary Youth
1989 0-88946-634-3
A case history of a Creole people's efforts to establish an identity of their own, to transmit to successive generations the values and attitudes deemed important to the group, and to give their youth - some of whom were labeled "colored" in the Deep South - feelings of belongingness and status. The study concerns a mixed-blood Creole population descended from one couple; the study-population's time-span parallels that of the American nation.

Violence and Conflict in the Politics and Society of Modern France
1995 0-7734-8968-1
Interdisciplinary in nature, these essays analyse the role of violence in modern French political history, early feminist theory on revolutionary violence, the rejection of the state by brigands and modern-day terrorists, the tactics of protest groups, conflict in industrial relations, police violence, colonial repression and insurrection, racial tensions and violence, violence against women, and the responses of the French education system to an increasingly violent society. This book is the first to address the full range of social and political manifestations of violence in modern France.

Walter Benjamin on Experience and History
1992 0-7734-9812-5
This study is a textual analysis - with sociological intentions - of the contributions of Walter Benjamin's thought to the contemporary task of constructing social theory. By focusing on the development of Benjamin's thinking since the beginning of his intellectual career, especially during the time he was under the direct influence of Kant's philosophy, we can grasp a fundamental notion -- experience. This concept, from Benjamin's mature work, is one of the central categories here. Also examined is his last work "On the Concept of History", one of the most tangled and complex pieces he ever wrote, devoted to the exploration of the question of concrete praxis. Therefore, diagnosis (as explored in his notions about experience) and praxis (as in the theses "On the Concept of History") stand as models for the elaboration of his social theories.

We Walk Under Escort: Stories From Prison Camp Life
1999 0-7734-3208-6
Isaac M. Filshtinskii – the well-known philologist-orientalist, is currently a Professor of Moscow State University. In 1949 the young scholar was arrested and sentenced to 10 years in prison camp on the charge of “anti-Soviet agitation and propaganda .” In 1979 he was fired from the Academy’s Institute for Oriental Studies after KGB made a search in his private apartment confiscating “anti-Soviet literature .” Prison camp stories and sketches by I.M. Filshtinskii, unified by the author’s personality and destiny, explain prison camp life in a completely new light, different from all the literature on the subject up to now. The natural curiosity which allowed him to survive under inhuman conditions, has helped him to depict the prison camp as a “necessary component, base of the system…”

In Russian

What Can We Learn From the Study of Twins?: An Evaluation of the Equal Environments Assumption
2012 0-7734-2907-7
Most evidence about genetic behavior comes from twin studies. The presumption is that this enables an equal environment assumption (EEA). This book argues that the validity of the EEA argument is not as strong as some behavior geneticists have claimed. Felson conducts the most comprehensive evaluation of the EEA to date. His analysis incorporates a larger more diverse set of outcome variables than any previous research on the subject. He generates estimates of genetic influence with and without controls for environmental similarity. This shows the extent of EEA violation in a straightforward manner. The findings are not easily categorized as supporting or undermining EEA. This is the most comprehensive analysis of the EEA argument to date. It discusses twin studies that date back to the 1930's up until the current research of today.

What Happens When a Society is Diverse?
2006 0-7734-5877-8
With its interdisciplinary and multi-paradigmatic approach, this book aims to bring our thinking about diversity one step further towards making coexistence and politics in diverse societies possible. Diversification in our societies takes place on at least three levels. On the societal level, one can speak of a multitude of cultural/social groups. On the group level, the multitude and intersectionality of individual belongings comes to the fore. On the individual level, the mobility of individuals’ minds between different references of identification becomes a crucial element in theorizing the diverse society. What happens in society, politics, and communicative public spaces when the society is diverse in these terms?

Much of the recent intellectual and policy work has not been able to comply with societies that are increasingly diverse and groups/individuals whose relations with political institutions are becoming more complex than ever. By focusing on social groups and individuals with multidimensional and shifting identities, which are structured along the intersections of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, religion, ideology, physical disability, generation, mobility and migrancy, this volume aims to increase the understanding of the complex relations in diverse societies between humans, social groups, and political institutions. The different chapters of the book bring into focus an array of experiences with diversity and, taken together, they contribute to an understanding of the complex realities of living in diversity.

To provide a solid interdisciplinary basis for theorizing diversity, the book brings together the conceptual and methodological tools of political theory, social theory, history, political science, sociology and social anthropology. In this book, scholars with unique competencies share their knowledge on the topic and provide novel angles for thinking about coexistence and politics in diverse societies.

What is the New Age? Defining Third Millennium Consciousness
1992 0-7734-9192-9
This study offers a wealth of information about the claims and beliefs of the New Age as well as an immense background in the physical, biological, neurophysiological, cultural anthropological, psychological, and quantum theoretical facts which are part of the learned discussions of this form of holistic spirituality. A substantial selection of foundational aspects, e.g. the relation between science and religion, the scientific approach to the holistic spirituality by means of David Bohm's theory of the implicate order according to quantum physics, are also discussed.

Why Canadian Forestry and Mining Towns are Organized Differently: The Role of Staples in Shaping Community, Class, and Consciousness
2011 0-7734-1585-8
This book fills a gap in the existing scholarship on single-industry towns by reviewing an extensive literature and using it to build a theoretical framework focusing simultaneously on the spheres of industry, work, and community in these towns. It does so by building ideal types of forestry and mining towns drawn from efforts pertaining to political economy, community studies, labor history, geography and anthropology.

Why Do African American Males Drop Out of High School? Thirteen Case Studies
2015 1-4955-0288-0
This research was an opportunity to explore the personal stories of a group of young African American males that may be seen as an indication of the conditions that have affected our larger society. It deconstructs the common myth that drop outs are the trouble makers or low achievers in school and it inspires us to reconsider and challenges our present teaching approach to this demographic group.

Why Donor Insemination Requires Developments in Family Law
2007 0-7734-5257-5
This book examines the legal framework and practices surrounding licensed donor insemination in Britain at the end of the twentieth-century, together with a detailed consideration of the legislative and policy based changes in the early years of the twenty-first century. Drawing on interviews with single women, lesbian couples and heterosexual couples, this analysis focuses on the practical effects of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 for women and men who had sought access to and used this procedure. This qualitative study explores the complexities and significance of the legal construction of parenthood and ‘the family’, together with the (re)configurations of biogenetic ties in the context of families with children conceived through donor insemination. ‘The family’ is, and remains, a powerful normalising presence negotiated by subjects seeking to make sense of ‘assisted’ kinship. Nevertheless, as this study shows, the multiple ways of being or doing ‘the family’ suggests it does not embody an essential truth.

Woman's Transformations a Psychological Theology
1982 0-88946-918-0
Hammett unravels the many strands of liberal theology in an attempt to understand a literalized Father God. Essays include "Sin and the Image of the Feminine," "Creation and the Female-Male Image," "Goddesses as Symbols of Feminine Consciousness," and "Imaginal Consciousness: The Bridge Between."

Women Computer Professionals - Controlled Progress in a Male Occupation
1997 0-7734-2244-7
This research evaluates women's relative progress in the occupation of computer work, focusing on mobility and turnover, segregation, and earnings. The evaluation is made in the context of theories of human capital and gender socialization, resegregation and ghettoization, Blalock's male resistance, Kanter's strength in numbers, Jacobs's revolving doors and social control, and a hybrid theory of controlled progress combining the last two. By trend analysis and regression, this work contrasts the career moves, locations, and rewards of men and women in computer programming, systems analysis, computer and systems engineering, and other computer specialties. This study bridges both sociological and management literatures.

Women's Perceptions of Transformative Learning Experiences Within Consciousness-Raising
1993 0-7734-2252-8


Women, the Crime of Stalking, and Its Effects: A Study of Police Attitudes and Practices
2011 0-7734-1578-5
This monograph examines why stalking victims are offered poor protection and little support by the police. It advocates the refinement of police methods of recruitment, training and evaluation to combat the effects of patriarchy and gender issues in university criminal justice programs.

World History and Myths of Cats
2003 0-7734-6778-5
This unique book is structured by country, from prehistoric to present times. An effort has been made to revive the soul and ambience of different environments as it evolved over the centuries. The style is intentionally folksy, to reproduce the special sense of humor, puns or poetry of different countries.