Subject Area: Sociology

African Childhood Poor Social and Economic Environments
1993 0-7734-9271-2
A study on the state of perpetual poverty in which African children live, caused by the unstable and corrupt governments.

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. 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.

Alcohol Abuse and Acculturation Among Puerto Ricans in the United States. A Sociological Study
2005 0-7734-6105-1
This book details an exploratory research study that was conducted to examine the associations between acculturation, stress, alcohol consumption and other variables in a sample of 100 Puerto Rican alcohol users residing in the state of Massachusetts. The study relied on a cross sectional survey and a non probability sample. The data collected included acculturation scores, acculturation stress scores, data on the use of alcohol and other drugs, and demographic information. Comparisons were made among sample subjects based on gender, place of birth, acculturation levels, and educational levels.

No statistically significant differences were found among subjects in the low, partial and high acculturation categories in terms of their levels of acculturative stress, or their frequency and amount of alcohol consumption. Significant associations were found, however, between stress and alcohol and illegal drug use. Findings suggest that the associations between alcohol/drug use and stress were significantly stronger among female and United States-born subjects. Study findings also suggest differences between Puerto Rican and other Latino alcohol users in the United States. The main focus of this study was not to test hypotheses but to help generate hypotheses. For this reason, after exploring the associations between a number of variables, the book concludes by providing research ideas and by recommending 12 hypotheses to be tested in future research.

Americanisation and the Transformation of World Cultures Melting Pot or Cultural Chernobyl?
1996 0-7734-8811-1
Essays include: Encountering America: Altered States (Phil Melling and Jon Roper); Powerful Transformations: Crevecoeur and the Emergence of Disciplinary Society (Timothy Conley); Asian Encounters with American Culture (B.K. Shrivastava); Americanisation: The Italian Case, 1938-1954 (David Forgacs); Rap and Hip Hop in France: The Americanisation of Popular Music in Europe (André J. M. Prévos); "Our Land on Foreign Soil" : The Iconography of American War Cemeteries in Western Europe (Ron Robin); Postwar Japanese Graphic Design: An Americanisation of Culture? (Jennifer Spoon); America on Record: Recorded Sound as an Agent of Americanisation (André Millard); Looks, Linguistics and Laughs: the Midatlantic Hybrid of Humour (Paul Wells); American TV Docudrama and the Americanisation of Popular Consciousness: a Case Study of Holocaust and Playing for Time (Albert Auster); Shooting Oneself in the Foot? Multiculturalists, Diversity and the Scapegoat Mechanism (Pierre Guerlain); The Fundamentalist Imagination in the New World Order (Phil Melling)

Anthropological Analysis of Local Politics and Patronage in a Pakistani Village
2004 0-7734-6496-4
Asymmetrical power relationships are found throughout Pakistan’s Punjabi and Pukhtun communities. These relationships must be examined as manifestations of cultural continuity rather than as separate structures. The various cultures of Pakistan display certain common cultural features which suggest a re-examination of past analytical divisions of tribe and peasant societies. This book looks at the ways power is expressed, accumulated and maintained in three social contexts: kinship, caste, and political relationships. These are embedded within a collection of ‘hybridising’ cultures. Socialisation within kin groups provides the building blocks for Pakistani asymmetrical relationships, which may be understood as a form of patronage. As these social building blocks are transferred to non-kin contexts, the patron/client aspects are more easily identified and studied. State politics and religion are examined for the ways in which these patron/client roles are enacted on much larger scales but remain embedded within the cultural values underpinning those roles.

Anti-Primitivism and the Decline of the West. The Social Cost of Cultural Ignorance; The Primitive and the Supernatural
1993 0-7734-9855-9
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.

B Films as a Record of British Working-Class Preoccupations in the 1950s. The Historical Importance of a Genre that Has Disappeared
2009 0-7734-4788-1
The first extensive study of the British B film in the post-war period. The B film was, in the 1950s and 1960s, part of the staple fare of a cinema-going public although, even in their heyday, these films were undervalued even by the people who made them. Once the ‘full supporting programme’ disappeared from local cinema screens these films also apparently disappeared from the consciousness of all but a very few. This book contains ten black and white photographs.

Balance of Human Kindness and Cruelty: Why We are the Way We Are
2005 0-7734-6287-2
This book reviews the many conflicting theories about human nature, those that stress our dark side, and those that emphasize our goodness. It then explores actual human behavior in societies around the world beginning with earliest and smallest known societies, foraging people such as the !Kung San Pygmies, then various kinds of farming people, and finally, city dwellers. It also focuses on human behavior during the 20th Century providing detailed examples of human kindness and inhumanity. It also examines human behavior under the most terrible kind of stress imaginable--deadly, prolonged famine. How people respond to famine around the world is described with an emphasis on the killer famine that starved much of Ireland from 1845 to 1850. Many Irish people died of starvation but unlike other parts of the world where starvation led the strong to kill and eat the weak, Irish culture forbade such killing and in reality it did not take place. Finally, the book summarizes the evidence, then concludes that even though people have biological urges that lead toward anti-social behavior, human rule systems can control most of these anti-social predispositions.

Bearing Witness to the Holocaust 1939-1989
1991 0-7734-9644-0
Survivor testimonies and philosophical responses to the Holocaust, testifying to the tenacity and self-renewal of the human spirit. Essays from the 1989 Scholar's Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches

Black Experience in Middle-Class America Social Hierarchy and Behavioral Biology
2001 0-7734-7659-8


Building Industry in the Upper Swansea Valley and Its Economic and Social Ramifications, C. 1750-1975
2000 0-7734-7788-8
This study starts with the economic history of the Upper Swansea Valley, including an account of the provision of the canal, tramroads and railways which made possible the extensive exploitation of the mineral resources of the district by firms large and small. It then gives an account of the building industry whose story was linked in many ways to all other aspects of the economic and social life of the district. The reports of the Medical Officers of Health were valuable source of information for the study. A final chapter traces the hundred-year history of a distinguished building firm, Davies and Son, Allt-wen. With illustrations.

Caste and Class in India in the Late 20th Century
2000 0-7734-7818-3
This study shows that ‘caste’ and ‘class’ factors are in coalition as much as they are in opposition, that they are neither parallel nor compartmentalized but rather a dynamic process. Using the case of Vagaikulam, an average village in India, the study demonstrates that the caste-class dynamics are at work in all the major social aspects of life in the village: economics, business, politics, religion, culture and recreation.

City Culture and City Planning in Tbilisi: Where Europe and Asia Meet
2009 0-7734-4828-4
This book reevaluates the importance of identity in the interpretation and organization of city space.
Civilization Analysis as a Sociology of Culture
1995 0-7734-9083-3
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.

Class Development and Gender Inequality in Kenya, 1963-1990
1991 0-7734-9754-4
Provides insight into the issue of women in third world development processes. Examines the role of women in Kenyan society, focusing particular attention on the participation of women in economic activities and key political institutions in the society.

Class Mobility Trends in Israeli Society, 1974-1991
2004 0-7734-6389-5
This book engages in the ongoing debate concerning the consequences of the industrialization process for social mobility. At the heart of this debate is the ‘liberal thesis’ which states that the industrialization process brings about not only more opportunity for social mobility, but also more equality of opportunity while social selection processes become more meritocratic. The social context for this study is Israeli society.

Class, Politics, and Sugar in Colonial Cuba
1990 0-88946-217-8
A treatise in historical sociology which traces the socioeconomic and political processes that accompanied the development of capitalism in Cuba, providing a backdrop against which Cuba's republican era (1898-1959) can be understood. The first single study to discuss the various factions of the planter class, their competing ideological orientations, and the destructive consequences of their intra-class conflicts. Identifies the principle social actors of the colonial period - the Spanish state officials, the peninsula merchants, the creole sugar planters, the slaves, and the indentured workers - to show how the specific economic and political interest of these groups defined them as distinct and antagonistic social classes.

Commentary on Malthus’ 1798 Essay on Population as Social Theory
2001 0-7734-7669-5
This commentary attempts to tie the interpretation closely to the original Essay rather than to the political charged reactions to that essay. Rather than a simplistic projection of future population growth and inevitable collapse, the Essay is a far subtler social theory of the relationships between sociocultural systems and their environments. The work includes commentary and criticism of Malthus’ methodology, the materialist, evolutionary, and functional elements of his theory, as well as the application of his theory to understanding the nature of welfare programs and possibilities for social progress. Includes a reprint of the original essay by Malthus.

Comparative Study of Societal Influences on Indigenous Slavery in Two Types of Societies in Africa 1600-1950
2002 0-7734-7225-8


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.

Elementary Music Education, Informal Learning, and the “new” Sociology of Childhood
2015 1-4955-0321-6
This work offers a potential paradigm shift in primary music education. The children in this study emerge not as passive recipients of an adult selected childhood musical culture but as active agents, producing, constructing and reproducing their own unique childhood musical cultures alongside their teacher/facilitator. This view places the child in an active role in the creation and reproduction of their childhood. There are no studies we know of that investigate this mode of music learning from this particular sociological perspective.

Encyclopedic English-Russian Sociological Dictionary
2001 0-7734-3362-7


Essays in Helping Diverse Students Attain Educational Success
2012 0-7734-3936-6
This collection of essays examines the interrelationships between family, the school, and educational success for students traditionally at risk, with a focus on practical strategies to help educators develop these essential relationships.

Ethnography of Cosmopolitanism in Kingston, Jamaica Caribbean Cosmopolitans
2000 0-7734-7552-4
This ethnography of social life in Kingston, Jamaica, is also a study of the relationship between two major, often conflictive, forces in current cultural experience, community and cosmopolitanism. People from the Caribbean – subject to slavery, the plantation economy, and labor migration – have experienced one of the longest exposures to a global political and economic order of any social grouping. For centuries, Jamaicans have lived at a crossroads of transnational economic social and cultural dynamics. The Jamaican social milieu is characterized by massively heterogeneous and creative cultural activity, violent social fragmentation and individuation, as well as a celebration of the role of geographical mobility in the establishment of personality. A central proposition in this book is that Jamaicans in the capital, Kingston, are still living out the aesthetic and moral consequences and contradictions of the Enlightenment and modernity. The author draws a parallel between Jamaican understandings of the self, and the late philosophy of Immanuel Kant. The ethnographic material presented here, derived from two years fieldwork in Kingston, suggest that Jamaicans understand themselves as global citizens. This sense of self can be identified across multiple contexts – oral performance, music, kinship and friendship, economics and politics. In light of Jamaican cultural experience, the book argues for a reframing of ethnographic practice as an explicitly cosmopolitan cultural practice.

Ethnography of Time: Living with History in Modern Rural France
2008 0-7734-5285-0
This book advances an anthropological understanding of time and history. Drawing on the philosophy of Henri Bergson and Gilles Deleuze, and the work of anthropologists Alfred Gell and Nancy Munn, the author presents the carefully documented case for the importance of time studies to anthropology.

The argument is channelled through an ethnographic account of the rapid and far-reaching changes affecting life in a Mediterranean French village. These are driven by the regional political economy, and heritage tourism in particular; but in an original analysis of such processes of modernization, the book traces their impact in terms of the lived experience of time.

Experiences of tradition, epoch, cultural rupture and remembrance, mythologizations of history, and the local “politics of time”, are brought clearly into focus; as is the place of heritage tourism, local history, and kinship in mediating disjuncture. A sensitive portrait emerges of how people inhabit the uncertain timescapes of modernity, in a wide range of everyday scenarios.

The book develops the notion of “living traditions” as a dynamic form of cultural continuity; and fashions a layered, integrated model of experience, time and history informed by Deleuze’s philosophy of flux. Discussion extends to pragmatist and phenomenological theories of time, and the work of philosophers such as MacIntyre. Generously illustrated, the book is notable for illuminating this complex field in clear, evocative language.

Ethos of Voice in the Journal of James Rainstorpe Morris. From the Sable Island Humane State, 1801-1802
2001 0-7734-7663-6
To study James Rainstorpe Morris’s journal (kept by order of Nova Scotia’s government) is to get a privileged glimpse into the life of a famous Atlantic Maritime community as it was being founded, that of the Sable Island Humane Station. James Morris was responsible for making the Humane Station the successful social experiment it was, and he is also noteworthy as a member of the Planters of Nova Scotia, the first wave of colonists from New England who settled in Nova Scotia in the mid-eighteenth century. By studying the rhetoric of Planters like Morris, we gain insight on the cultural ethos which Canada and the United States share today. This study will appeal to scholars interested in rhetoric, literacy, and historical studies. Includes a transcription of the journal.

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.

Family Support Act of 1988 a Case Study of Welfare Policy in the 1980s
2002 0-7734-7226-6
This study makes in important contribution to understanding the politics of policy-making by exploring the relationship between political ideology, public opinion, and social welfare policy. It investigates this linkage through a case study of the Family Support Act of 1988. Findings are based on analysis of Congressional hearings and debates, news media editorials and commentaries (over three years), Congressional interviews, and documentary evidence obtained from the private legislative files of Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, the legislative sponsor. The latter, exclusive access to the files, provides the study with a unique perspective: it enables a ‘policy story’ to be told using ‘insiders’ information. Prevailing notions about poverty, dependency and welfare, and the role of government are examined and placed within in a theoretical framework grounded in individualistic and structuralist perspectives. “. . . argues that, trapped within an intensifying individualistic discourse which blamed women’s attitudinal and behavioral deficiencies for poverty, the Family Support Act of 1988 necessarily failed to address the structural sources of female-headed family poverty and set the tone for the even more punitive and coercive Personal Responsibility Act of 1996. This book connects a history of social welfare ideas in the 1980s to a micro-analysis of the legislative process, showing how ideas are embodied in legislation. . . . Deprez shows in meticulous detail how these ideas turned up in editorials, opinion columns, and congressional hearings.” – Peggy Kahn

George Baxter, the First Color Printing From Metal Plates and Wood Blocks: Portraying Victorian Values of England’s Rising Middle Class
2011 0-7734-3920-X


Gypsy- American. An Ethnogeographic Study
2002 0-7734-7217-7
This study contributes to scholarship in several innovative ways. It is an ethnogeography, a regional ethnography, that focuses on an ambiguously-defined ethnic group in the United States – Rom Gypsies – whose survival strategies and stratagems appear to center ideally on the secrecy and mobility of its members. Gypsy scholars are continually frustrated in their search for truth because Gypsies, specially in America, remain ill-defined, incommensurable and impossible to map with any accuracy. The near absence of Gypsy-American landscapes and associated culture regions presents a challenge to traditional ethnography. This book contributes an unprecedented scholarly investigation of a Gypsy-American inscape as an alternative approach to the landscape study. The inscape is a vital activity space that produces and reproduces a Gypsy-American ethnos. The study focuses primarily on the activities of Thomas Nicholas, a self-ascribed Rom Gypsy-American, and his family, and offers extraordinary insight into the Gypsy-American ethnos. The book also addresses complex issues in Gypsy studies social science scholarship, provides a critique of its mission and accomplishments, and offers a unique window into the lives of some typical Gypsy scholars whose relentless pursuit of Gypsies involves considerable personal and professional risks.

Heresy of Oedipus and the Mind/ Mind Split. A Study of the Biocultural Origins of Civilization
1995 0-7734-8854-5
The nature/nurture controversy, sometimes known as the evolution/environment controversy, seems to have trickled down into the information systems of the vernacular world as an unfortunate rift between duelling scholarly camps. The Biocultural Paradigm is offered as a model that transcends both camps, by recognizing the neuro-biological origins of human development and by delineating exactly how and when sociological influences can and cannot affect those neuro-biological invariants. The Biocultural Paradigm is established by using existing discoveries in evolutionary neuro-biology and Selection Theory. It is composed of five proto-cultural models ("biocultures") which correspond to the five evolutionary centers of our neurological structures.

History of the Kansas Orphans’ Home, 1887-1962. The Professionalization of Charity
2010 0-7734-3667-7
This case study combines James C. Scott’s theory of high-modern social engineering with economic and evolutionary theories of altruism and reciprocal altruism to analyze and interpret the text and quantitative data in reports spanning 1887 through 1963 from the Kansas Orphans’ Home.

How Career Ladder Jobs Increase Employment Prospects. Redeeming Lives From the Consequences of Youth Delinquency
2013 0-7734-4330-4
The monograph is a quantitative investigation of the connection between youth employment, career-ladder positions, job stability and delinquency. Based on the empirical evidence, the findings suggest that career-ladder jobs reduce crime and delinquency by providing an environment in which youths holding future-oriented career jobs commit more in their long-term goals and may tend to associate with more pro-social associates in the workplace.

A brilliant contribution to the existing literature on adolescent employment and crime. It connects theory and research with public policy in a balanced manner and introduces the concept of career-ladder jobs as a guide to reduce crime and delinquency by looking at public policy and adolescent employment in a new way.

How Cultural Differences Shape the Reception of Knowledge
2007 0-7734-5714-3
This book, written to help teachers, is a psychology of knowledge and the learning process in children aged between 4 to 18 years. It deals with problems in the classroom such as: differences in the degree of social preparedness; different assumptions about work, space and time; and variations in intellectual learning levels. The book's goal is to help teachers identify, analyze, test and teach with these issues in mind.

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 Modern Governments Made Prostitution a Social Problem. Creating a Responsible Prostitute Population
2005 0-7734-6114-0
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.

How Ordinary Russians Experience Their Lives and World: A Report of a Participant-Observer
2008 0-7734-5181-1
This study examines in an historical and a contemporary context the Russian attitudes and behaviors that fuel Western misconceptions. The work focuses on how Russians perceive themselves and outsiders and how those preconceptions affect outsiders’ perceptions of them. Historical, academic, and biographical this book alternatively confirms, challenges, and even defies the prejudices and impressions held by not only students and scholars, but also Russian specialists.

How Religious Students Negotiate the Secular Culture of a State University: A Sociological Study of the University of Manchester
2017 1-4955-0596-0


How the Films of Pedro AlmodÓvar Draw Upon and Influence Spanish Society: Bilingual Essays on His Cinema
2012 0-7734-2922-0
In the films of Pedro Almodóvar one experiences a vivid representation of Spanish life. His films are discussed here in lieu of gender relations, power dynamics, Spanish cultural identity, and inter-textually with other directors such as Alfred Hitchcock. The essays are written in both English and Spanish. They try to bring together a broad variety of interpretations to his popular films. Many articles deal with issues of gender and representations of cultural iconography from Catholicism on love and death.

Through a variety of authors and angles, as well as in two languages, this volume opens new perspectives on the films of Pedro Almodóvar. This work portrays how Almodóvar reaches into Spanish history and utilizes social changes that followed the fall of Franco to form his aesthetic creations. The book links the transformations of Spanish society and that of the evolution, if not the maturity of the filmmaker as he observes a society that is finally free to be and become what it desires. Each chapter reveals how the audience can witness the auteur’s maturation at the same pace as that of the Spanish society. Just like Almodóvar’s films, often criticized for their complex plots, today’s Spain is a complex mosaics that is constantly evolving and adjusting to the world that surrounds it. If many questions about what defines and inspires the filmmaker’s personal vision of the world still remain, one thing is for sure: the Almodóvar phenomenon has established an international image of Spain that is open and yet traditional, vibrant, and dynamic.

How Young People in Northern Ireland Understand European Citizenship: A Sociological Study
2009 0-7734-4768-7
This book examines the meaning of citizenship and evaluates the salience of ‘Citizenship of the Union’ amongst a sample of young university students in Northern Ireland. T.H. Marshal is the main citizenship theorist in the UK, but this work argues that an alternative theoretical approach, based on the work of Max Weber, more accurately explains the dynamic nature of citizenship Northern Ireland.

Imperialism and Social Class in the Novels of Henry James
2012 0-7734-2560-8
This is the first study to critically examine the novels of William James using class studies.

Incest and Inbreeding Avoidance. A Critique of Darwinian Social Science
2005 0-7734-6171-X
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. 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.

Instability, Complexity and Cultural Change
2006 0-7734-5745-3
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.

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.

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 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. 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. 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.

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.

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.

Issue of Masculine Identities for British Muslims After 9/11: A Social Analysis
2008 0-7734-4952-3
Charts the life of young Muslim men in Scotland by exploring local issues connected with family life, residential segregation and everyday experiences; national concerns around Scottishness and Scottish politics; and responses to global events such as those of 11th September 2001.

Issues of Gender, Race, and Class in the Norwegian Missionary Society in Nineteenth-Century Norway and Madagascar
2003 0-7734-6640-1
With a focus on missionary women and men in the Norwegian Missionary Society in Madagascar and Norway, this study provides an in-depth examination of how gender relations are negotiated in a religious organization. The time period covered (1860-1910) coincides with colonial efforts of major European states. The book also discusses how aspects of class, race and sexuality must be taken into account in studies of gender relations in the missionary movement. It shows, for example, how marriage propositions and sexual relations between white missionaries and black converts were dealt with by the mission organization in Madagascar. Other topics include the attempts of Norwegian missionary women to impart a form of domesticity to Malagasy girls, their efforts to establish direct links with the broader feminist movement, and the gradual democratization of the mission organization both in Norway and Madagascar.

Jonathan Edwards, America's Spiritual Founding Father (paper)
2016 1-63313-004-5
This study describes how Jonathan Edwards created many of the ideas and social institutions that have shaped America. The astonishing thing about Jonathan Edwards is the remarkable way that his thinking and his ideas have permeated virtually all American intellectual and political life.

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
Over the years a number of sociologists have been constantly overshadowed, going almost virtually unnoticed by the discipline. The purpose of this work is to resurrect those sociologists by attempting to bring them into the mainstream.

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

Mennonite Identity in Conflict
1988 0-88946-855-9
Mennonites form an excellent group for studying the struggle for identity because they still comprise one of the most markedly rural ethno-religious groups in North America but are urbanizing faster than most others: flocking to cities, universities, and professions. This study illustrates how they have survived, how they are changing, and how they have dealt with internal and external conflict in the process.

Modeling Behavior From Images of Reality in Television. Narratives, Myths, Information and Socialization
2001 0-7734-7674-1
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.

Morality in Classical European Sociology. The Denial of Social Plurality
1996 0-7734-8757-3
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.

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.

Negotiating Nationhood in a Changing Europe - Views From the Press
2002 0-7734-7129-4
National identities in Europe go through a process of transformation. 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.

Neo-Functionalist Synthesis of Theories in Family Sociology
2005 0-7734-6271-6
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 Evangelization in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit, Michigan. A Sociological Report
2015 1-4955-0396-8
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.


Non-Married Women and Asset Ownership: The Effects of Marital Status and Social Class on Wealth Accumulation
2008 0-7734-5371-7
Using census based data, this study examines whether or not differences in asset ownership for non-married women can be explained by race alone or whether other social and demographic variables help explain observed differences.

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.

Patriarchal Murders of Women: A Sociological Study of Honour- Based Killings in Turkey and in the West
2016 0-7734-4085-2
Most studies on honor killing look at it as an extension of Islamic beliefs. This book takes a different approach in that the concept does not arise from any religious text, but rather is a result of a community that is utterly patriarchal in its social orientation. The oppression of women is not mandated by any religion, but rather it is a result of a community where women do not have a viable voice and as a result are treated violently. Over five thousand women are subjected to honor killings each year and this is a moving testament to solving the problem. It shows solutions to the problem of the honor killing of women and argues that the practice is not mandated by Islamic texts, but is a result of a patriarchal social context where women are subjugated.

Politics of Equity and Growth - A Case Study of Rockford, Illinois
2005 0-7734-6182-5
This book contributes to the literature on Public Finance and Urban Politics. It takes two normative ideas in the realm of academic debate and applies them to the case of Rockford, Illinois. It is concerned with the financially consequential areas of public policy, urban economic development and urban political economy. The principal elements of social equity and productive efficiency are described, examined, and used as a framework for evaluating whether public officials faithfully reflect distributive equity priorities in their limited discretion over revenue allocations.

Post-War Riots in America, 1919 and 1946. How the Pressures of War Exacerbated American Urban Tensions to the Breaking Point
1992 0-88946-694-7
A detailed examination of riots in Washington, D.C., and Omaha, Nebraska, in 1919 and in Athens, Alabama, and Athens, Tennessee, in 1946, including assessment of the reasons why local police were unable to quell the riots without assistance from outside authorities in all four cases.

Prairie Small Town Survival the Challenge of Agro-Manitoba
1990 0-88946-211-9
A study of 58 small towns in Southern Manitoba with conclusions deemed germane for all North American regions whose economies depend on agriculture. Central to this study is the analysis of the underlying characteristics of the varying fortunes of non-metropolitan cultures found in Agro-Manitoba for the 1971-1981 intercensal period. As background for understanding the present state of affairs, the authors first trace the Prairie region of Canada from the opening of the grasslands to commercial wheat farming and the development of rural-based communities from 1870 to 1913, to the consolidation of small towns from 1913 to 1930, to the decline of small-town development during the urbanization that took place from 1913 to the 1970s, to the present revival of small towns, and, finally, to their uncertain futures.

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.

Religion and the Sociology of Knowledge. Modernization and Pluralism in Christian Thought and Structure
1985 0-88946-872-9
Seventeen essays presented at a seminar on the sociology of knowledge and religion at Iliff School of Theology, the central theme of which is that one's particular place in society shapes the ways in which one thinks, learns, and responds, to religion as to other factors in life.

Religious Dogmatics and the Evolution of Societies
1984 0-88946-866-4
Renders Luhmann's Religiöse Dogmatik und gesellschaftliche Funktion (Chapter Two of his 1977 Funktion der Religion), which has been the subject of much discussion and controversy in Europe over the past fifteen years, accessible to the English-speaking world, where Luhmann's sociological theories have received comparatively little attention. Beyer also provides a 50-page introduction which treats of some of the main concepts in Luhmann's abstract and difficult thought and also illustrates the way these concepts fit into his overall theory of society and religion.

Research Bibliography and Anthropological Study of Afro- Choco Communities on the Colombian Pacific Coast
2016 1-4955-0447-6
This book describes the acute structural plight of the Colombian Department of Chocó on the Pacific Coast. This Afro-Colombian, indigenous and mixed ancestry region is located in one of the richest areas of biodiversity remaining in the world and consequently gives rise to antagonistic confrontations due to the asymmetrical confluence of cultures in Colombian society.

Role of Ruling Class Adaptability in the British Transition From Ancien Regime to Modern State. The Open Elite of Britain and Ireland From the Middle Ages to the Second World War
2010 0-7734-1464-9
Details how the landed elite openly absorbed a regular flow of new members to the ruling class. It examines the transition of Britain from aristocratic rule to democracy through a study of the Whig Party.

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.

Roots of American Character Identity. From the Age of Exploration to the American Enlightenment
2009 0-7734-4774-1


Ruling Elite of Cambridgeshire, England, C. 1520-1603
2003 0-7734-6655-X
This study suggests that geography, kinship and other communal connections were important factors for the formation of an active local political elite, often superseding religion and external or central intervention in significance. Core groups of resident gentry within the broader elite dominated local office holding and more importantly, active participation in shire government throughout the period examined. The dual focus on the myriad connections that impacted the formation of the Cambridgeshire ruling elite together with the detailed analysis of local governmental activity represent two themes that are not widely published for Tudor counties. The Cambridgeshire experience and developments in other counties are compared extensively, while considering the wider national context that includes changes in central government, the progress of the religious reformation, efforts at governmental centralization, and responses to foreign threats.

Rwandan Refugees In Southwestern Uganda: Their Attitudes and Responses to Repatriation 1994-2012
2017 1-4955-0601-0
This book is about the attitudes and responses of post-genocide Rwandan refugees have towards repatriation. Despite the fact that conditions in Rwanda that caused them to leave have abated, many refugees are reluctant to return. Dr. Karooma suggests that repatriation is not the best option at the present time and that remaining in places like Uganda for security purposes while reforms to make Rwanda safer are implemented.

Sane Society in Modern Utopianism. A Study in Ideology
1989 0-88946-331-X
Traces the birth and development of a modern ideological goal: the "sane" society. Posits that utopian visions of the "perfect society" are ideological in nature, reflecting Western capitalism's exaltation of scientism and instrumental reason. Deals with Mannheim and Marx on sociology of knowledge, Bacon's influence on scientific and sociological theoretical frameworks, and particular utopian models, e.g., Bellamy's "Looking Backwards."

Scientific Fallacy and Political Misuse of the Concept of Race
2004 0-7734-6372-0
The scientific validity of race has always been assumed. In the Historical aftermath of the Atlantic slave trade race is in fact a complex and divisive fallacy profoundly woven into the fabric of American society. Subject to political directives, scholars have subsequently made assumptions about people based upon their racial heritage to realize political aspirations. Thus, the fallacy of race has been fundamental to political exploitation and racism in the 21st century. This book exposes this function of race as little more than a political tool to insure power and wealth remain the bastions of post-colonial power structures.

Sex and Marriage in the Unification Movement a Sociological Study
1985 0-88946-861-3
The only full-scale study of the approach to sexuality and marriage doctrines of the Unification Church.

Sikh Names: The History and the Process of Naming Persons in the Sikh Tradition
2017 1-4955-0580-4
This monograph traces the evolution of the naming process within the Sikh religion over the past five-hundred years in the context of social and political changes in the Sikh community. Initially, Sikh names weren't any different from those of their original religious communities.
The study includes a comprehensive lists of names compiled from historical and literary records and also from different genealogical records of ruling families and other historical sources.

Social and Gender Boundaries in the United States. Studies of Asian, Black, Mexican, and Native Americans
1989 0-88946-631-9
While race, ethnicity, gender, and class have traditionally been the most important axes along which hierarchical relationships have been defined in American society, recent years have seen an examination of the "intersection" of race and class, or of ethnicity and class, so that some joint combination determines the relative positions of given individuals as well as of groups.

Social Impacts of Infectious Disease in England 1600 to 1900
2000 0-7734-7764-0
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.

Sociological and Economic Change in the Peasant Society of Troina, Sicily
1992 0-7734-9469-3
A study conducted 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. This final aspect includes the construction of water-based sewer systems and the development of water closets in 19th and early 20th centuries.

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 Scholarly Writing and Publishing: How Academics Produce and Share Their Research
2011 0-7734-3717-7
This book uses the methodology of institutional ethnography to explore the new territory of academic writing as a social process, a process embedded in the culture and practices of contemporary corporate universities.

Sociological Study of the Great Commandment in Pentecostalism: The Practice of Godly Love as Benevolent Service
2009 0-7734-3902-1
This sociological study focuses on the Christian “Great Commandment”—loving and knowing God’s love and then reaching out to love others. Empirical results challenge conventional understandings of altruism and suggest pathways for increasing compassionate love in the United States and beyond. This book will be useful to scholars in a variety of disciplinary specialties with an interest in altruism, religious experience, or attempts to integrate theology and social science

Sociological Study of Women’s Educational Networks in India: Changing Lives From the Ground Up
2009 0-7734-4740-7
The analysis of educational networks from a feminist perspective has not been substantially researched internationally. This study investigates the potential for networking as a leadership tool for change in not only classrooms, but also in school systems and the political arena.

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.

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 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 ranking system. Relatively little has been written about these lower-ranked teaching 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.

Structural Analysis of Enslavement in the African Diaspora
2001 0-7734-7435-8
This assembly of essays probes the enslavement of African people from an interdisciplinary perspective. It examines Europe, the Caribbean, the United States, and indentured servitude in Africa itself. “In sum, Dr. Conyers’ research in this manuscript is groundbreakin, seeking to provide a greater breadth and depth of insight on enslavement from the standpoint of the Africa. . . . he has simultaneously set a high standards for scholarly research in both the academy and the discipline of Africana Studies while offering a thoughtful view of the Africana experience from the standpoint of African people’s plight in enslavement worldwide.” – Andrew P. Smallwood

Struggle for ‘Community’ in a British Multi-Ethnic Inner-City Area
2002 0-7734-7042-5
It is a valuable contribution to current sociological debate, seeking to interrogate and resurrect in a theoretically viable way the concept of community. Theoretically the book advances a distinctive conceptualization of community through a wide-ranging encounter with contemporary debates in sociological theory.

Student Satisfaction with Higher Education During the 1970s - A Decade of Social Change
2003 0-7734-6689-4
This study investigates student satisfaction with postsecondary education in the 1970s by using a wide range of individual and organizational characteristics obtained from the National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972. The results favor a conceptualization of student satisfaction as a product of both collegiate institutional forces linked to wider societal definitions of the outcomes of higher education, and organizational processes that enhance access to social an structural support of the student role. The former is inspired by institutionalist theory, the latter by organizational inequality perspectives. These two approaches are integrated into a model to examine student satisfaction along the social dimensions of race, class, and gender. Student satisfaction is fundamental to a better understanding of educational process and quality as it relates to groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education. It may also be a critical mediating variable between students’ entering characteristics (i.e., race, class, and gender) and academic achievement and degree attainment. Also, accountability pressures from state legislatures on postsecondary education have placed increasing importance on the enrollment, retention, and satisfaction of minority students. Within this context, student ratings of their educational experience contribute to a better understanding and assessment of the outcomes of higher education. Finally, satisfaction is an important component of organizational analysis.

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.

Subversion of Class and Gender Roles in the Novels of Lindsey Collen (1948- ), Mauritian Social Activist and Writer
2010 0-7734-1428-2
This book is the first full-length study of the literary output of South African-born, Mauritian-based novelist, Lindsey Collen. This study tackles these aspects of her writing from a cultural studies standpoint, encompassing both a socio-anthropological reading that identifies the creative energies that forge new connections and a literary analysis of the metaficitional potential of her novels as vehicles for the reassessment of social, cultural and historical conventions.

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.

The Mobbing of Professors. How University Administrators Get Rid of Good Teachers
2008 1-4955-1313-5


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.

Thought of Sorbonne Professor Michel Maffesoli (1944- ). Sociologist of Postmodernity
2010 0-7734-3637-5
This book is an examination of the social theory of Professor Michel Maffesoli, Professor of Sociology at the Sorbonne and a well-known public intellectual in France. It is the first book length consideration of Professor Maffesoli’s work in the English language.

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.

Through the Thorns of “military Communism”: Agriculture in the Urals in 1917-1921
1999 0-7734-3219-1
This work represents an original and innovative attempt to re-think the phenomenon of “military communism” through the peasant households of the local region. A sophisticated examination of the economic reality of local “military communism” permitted the author not only to reveal the sources of this phenomenon, but also to show the nonstandard development of its modern conceptualizing.

Tri-cultural 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.

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.

Victorian Child Savers and Their Culture a Thematic Evaluation
1998 0-7734-8289-X
Analyzes the themes of Victorian society and then scrutinizes the lives of nine reformers in the United States, England, and Ireland.

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.

What Happens When a Society is Diverse?
2006 0-7734-5877-8
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.

Why British Black Women Have Difficulty Finding Employment. A Sociological Analysis
2012 0-7734-2943-3
Utilizes first-hand interviews with unemployed black women in Britain to ascertain reasons why they cannot find work. The author studies the various barriers that impede Black Women from succeeding in employment and in education. Her conclusions are that racial discrimination along with their subjective racial and gendered identity hinders their forward progress in employment situations, and in educational settings.

Why Women are Beaten and Killed. Sociological Predictors of Femicide
2010 0-7734-3607-3
This study explores the patterns of femicide in 106 medium and large U.S. cities through the examination of the inequalities of race, gender, and economics.

Author's Abstract
The higher women climb in society, the more likely a woman will become a victim of fatal violence against women (femicide). This study explores the patterns of femicide in medium and large U.S. cities through the examination of the macro-structural inequalities of race, gender, and poverty, which contribute to femicide rates. Using path analysis, this study shows a complex view of femicide grounded in the feminist intersectionality perspective that women’s lives are shaped by the interlocking oppressions of gender, race, and class. The results describe how intersectional discrimination predicts high femicide rates for both black women and white women, but when gender, race, and class are examined separately, there are significant differences. As women gain gendered status, both black women and white women are more likely to be murdered, which can be explained by a backlash against the advances women have made in society. Moreover, black women are more likely to be murdered in a city with greater racial discrimination and white women are more likely to be murdered in a city with a lower economic status than other cities.


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.

Working-Class Students at Radcliffe College, 1940-1970: The Intersection of Gender, Social Class, and Historical Context
2008 0-7734-5098-X
This book explores the experiences of working-class students in higher education at Radcliffe College during the years 1940-1970. More specifically, this work examines how the mid-point of the twentieth century’s changing social, political, institutional, and economic forces influenced the undergraduate and alumnae satisfaction levels and post-graduate career paths of working-class students.

“preferential Option for the Poor” in Catholic Social Thought From John XXIII to John Paul II
2005 0-7734-6213-9
The stance towards the poor in Catholic social teaching found new impetus with Pope John XXIII. His encyclicals emphasized the Church's role of engagement with the world. Progress originated in Latin America. Vatican II continued this advancement. The theme of “development” characterized Pope Paul VI's Populorum Progressio, the Synod document Justitia in Mundo and the apostolic exhortation, Octagesima Adveniens. In Latin America, Juan Luis Segundo, S.J. and Gustavo Gutierrez pioneered the movement of liberation theology.

In 1967, Gutierrez coined the term, the "preferential option for the poor." The concept appeared at the Latin American Bishops' Conference at Medellin and found expression at Puebla. Aspects of Marxist terminology and methodology utilized by its postulators caused it to be viewed as reprobate by the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and by Pope John Paul II. Eventually, the idea was later refined and incorporated into papal and episcopal documents. It now serves as a cornerstone of official Catholic Social Teaching, reflected in documents of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and in the later allocutions and writings of Pope John Paul II such as Centesimus Annus, Pastores Gregis, Tertio Millennio Adveniente and Ecclesia in America.