Blasi, Anthony J. 2018 1-4955-0662-2 100 pages Dr. Blasi's book is guide for helping social scientists conduct social scientific research in the early history of Christianity. It also serves to help New Testament scholars to appreciate social scientific methodology and study. It is an interdisciplinary guide to expand the scholarly knowledge and research into early Christianity.
Freitag, Barbara 2018 1-4955-0637-1 304 pages This study challenges all of Petrie's assertions that Irish Round towers were simply places for Irish Monks to store their valuables and proposes a radically new understanding of the Irish round tower. It is guided by Martin Carver's hypothesis regarding early medieval monumentality, and by his three essential questions - 'Why that? Why there? Why then?' - this study deploys historic, annalistic, architectural, literary, and linguistic evidence to establish a secular origin and function for the towers and to situate them as products of the period between the tenth and twelfth centuries.
Palmu, Harri 2018 1-4955-0645-2 132 pages The object of this study to is to identify key resources and strengths of church work places. These resources are thought to foster and maintain work engagement, a state of optimal work well-being, so that each and every employee is able and willing to use their full potential to get the most out of their work, and contribute to the renewal and success of their congregations.
May, David C. 2001 0-7734-7367-X 196 pages 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.
Nasong'o, Shadrack Wanjala 2008 0-7734-5237-0 436 pages This study explores and the shifting modes of politics in nine African countries as manifested in transitions from colonialism to political independence. Utilizing various theoretical approaches, the work interrogates the conjecture of change and continuity with a view to evaluating the depth of political reform, its impact and prospects.
Harris, Whitney G. 1999 0-7734-7884-1 180 pages This book differs from most of the available literature focused on African-American males, in that it is based on a collection of studies conducted on African-American males and data gathered from them, allowing them to ‘speak for themselves’. A few of the essays deal with the topic of being a gay African-American male.
Jett, Terri 2004 0-7734-6480-8 162 pages Provides insight regarding the manner in which African American county officials, most distinctly in rural communities that have predominant black population, set their political agenda and make decisions. It is unique in that the author, because of her work in the community and extensive fact-to-face interviews conducted, is able to present the voice of the African American county officials. Additionally, the study examines the traditional models of black political thought that have informed the agendas of most African American leaders in this country. It brings to light the extreme barriers that the officials are up against to improve the lives of blacks in the rural southern community.
Banks, Cyndi 2009 0-7734-4802-0 272 pages This in-depth study of a juvenile institution in Alaska explores the issues of power, resistance, treatment, and culture. Based on original research it seeks to establish the mediated place of culture, in this case of Alaska Native cultures, within the examination and assessment of the workings of the institution
Johnson, Andre E 2018 1-4955-0657-6 148 pages Volume 6 continues the series by Dr. Andre Johnson as he recovers the lost voice within African American History of Henry McNeal Turner one of the most prolific writers and speakers during his time. Post-reconstruction in the United States and Turner's election as the bishop in the A.M.E. Church gave him an important platform from which he shared his views. The letters and correspondence cover the period from 1893-1900.
Bratton, Angela 2010 0-7734-3597-2 232 pages This study explores the formation of gender identity and the sexual practices of teens
in Kumasi, Ghana within the context of the growing emphasis on formal schooling.
Direct interviews with students, teachers and members of the community offer a rich
variety of data that allows for important conclusions about shifting conceptions of
family, education, production and reproduction.
Blasi, Anthony J. 2021 1-4955-0829-3 440 pages Dr. Anthony Blasi describes the sociology of religious life and situation of San Antonio, Texas. This is a regional study that focuses on the diverse beliefs and perspectives of one urban area of the United States, setting up possibilities of other studies on other regions which could be of great value to urban planners.
Lyon, Stephen M. 2004 0-7734-6496-4 204 pages 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.
Will, Frederic 2012 0-7734-2911-5 232 pages These are poems describing the process of writing as integral to creating the self and to our experience of time. There are numerous poems in this text. Ranging from discussing distinctions between Modernism and Postmodernism, to being nervous, to the joy of reading, the goal is to deconstructively describe the process of writing.
Archer-Lean, Clare 2006 0-7734-5864-6 376 pages Much has been written on the similarities between Canada, Australia and other Westernised English colonies in terms of the representation of Indigenous identity in fiction by white writers. This study addresses some very specific textual responses to this use of the ‘indigene’ by authors who are not from mainstream Anglo culture. The work makes an original contribution to knowledge and culture by comparing not only authors on far sides of the world, but also by comparing authors who do not easily fit into neat categories of identity themselves.
Choudhury, Masudul Alam 2006 0-7734-5900-6 304 pages This book represents an innovative socio-scientific methodology of the study and application of relational epistemology as the field of unity of knowledge to an applied domain of academia and practice – socioeconomic development planning. The Sultanate of Oman, an oil-rich country by the Arabian Gulf, is taken as a case-study using the lens of relational epistemology to analyze the country’s development plans and to quantitatively examine and develop policy recommendations while studying the prevailing ones. The approach of the book overarches interdisciplinary domains of philosophy of science, systems dynamics, mathematical modeling and quantitative analysis. This book should interest a cross-section of informed readers. Most important among these will be scholars of many vintages of interests and practitioners in development planning.
Chishty-Mujahid, Nadya Q. 2021 1-4955-0927-3 116 pages In this book Dr. Chishty-Mujahid expands her earlier works to focus on fraternal male twinship. She offers a helpful biobliography in the area of twin studies and a discussion about theories concerning twin relations.
Nemeth, David J. 2002 0-7734-7217-7 312 pages 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.
Ortiz, Fernando 2021 1-4955-0868-4 476 pages This book on the history of Mexican and Mexican American psychology is written for students of the history of psychology. It is intended to fill a void in the extensive literature of history and systems that focuses primarily on the history of European and American psychology. A review of existing textbooks and publications on the topic reveals several trends. Most noticeably, psychology is often and exclusively treated in its modern and European context. Sigmund Freud is one of the “fathers” of psychological thinking in the Western intellectual tradition for his insightful contributions into the inner workings of the human mind.
Wetzel, Heinz 2018 1-4955-0642-8 580 pages This historical novel by the University of Toronto German scholar Professor Heinz Wetzel, focuses on the Greek uprising and the War of Independence against the Turkish occupation and on the astonishing degree of European support that is awakened in the cause of freedom.
Hodder, Rupert 2007 0-7734-5299-0 196 pages This study analyzes the meaning of corruption in the socio-political arena in an attempt to better understand its root causes, the external effects it has on society, and solutions which may lead to its extermination. It suggests that acts which might be regarded as corrupt are better understood as part of a broader organic context in which they occur and as a reflection of the way in which those who take part in or eschew such behavior envisage their social world and treat their social relationships. By effecting a shift in the underlying attitudes which prompt acts of corruption, it may be possible to eliminate such practices.
O'Brien, Kevin 2009 0-7734-4768-7 280 pages 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.
Kamlian, Jamail A. 2018 1-4955-0641-X 212 pages This book discusses the phenomenon of Pagsanda, an institution in the Philippines. Pagsanda is an institution that has its own merits and demerits. While Pagsanda provides the ordinary Tausug easy and available access to loans that are not readily available in formal financial institutions like banks, hard evidence would show that Pagsanda as presently practiced in Sulu could perpetuate peasant indebtedness; promote feudalism; fuel clan feuds; cause displacement; contribute to the proliferation of loose firearms; aggravate a violent electoral process; hamper the delivery of goods and services by the local government units; and expose or push the Tausug to other forms of criminality.
Senigaglia, Cristiana 2017 1-4955-0629-0 584 pages This is the first comprehensive book that discusses thoroughly Weber's political thought from the parliamentary perspectives including interpreting his views on bureaucracy. It is a welcome response to the view initiated by Wolfgang J. Mommsen that Weber had in this last years given up parliamentarism in favor of presidentialism and plebiscitarian leadership democracy.
Triandafyllidou, Anna 2002 0-7734-7129-4 340 pages 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.
Holowchak, Mark Andrew 2022 1-4955-0921-4 172 pages From the author's Introduction (pg.3): "My memoirs, however, are more than a casual romp down Memory Lane. They are a commentary on the ills, even evils, of politicizing history by the network of revisionists at and around Monticello. What pertains to Jeffersonian scholarship pertains to all scholars involved in American history. Many today have gamified the task of writing American history and the result has been a discretionary interpretation of the life and mind of key figures like Thomas Jefferson and key events like the American Revolution. Any country that cares nothing about the truth of its past cannot have much of a future."
Veal, Don-Terry 2005 0-7734-6182-5 124 pages 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.
Turner, Michael J. 2018 1-4955-0705-X 184 pages This volume of essays is a mediation of the status of religion and politics in Nineteenth century Britain. It is based on a panel on the subject at the North American Conference on British Studies and brings together six academic experts on the subject.
Sarkar, Sandip 2021 1-4955-0891-9 354 pages Edited by Sandip Sarkar, Shashikanta Tarai, and Anoop Kumar Tiwari
From the Introduction (pg. 1):
This editorial volume offers an interdisciplinary approach of conceptualizing thematic-theoretical notions covering the cross-cultural, linguistics and literary roots of nationalism and nation-states.
Weatherby, Georgie Ann 2018 1-4955-0655-X 100 pages This book seeks to analyze six mass murder shootings. Each rampage is described in detail and then further dissected by considering the background and contexts of the perpetrator(s). Sociological and Criminological theories are then applied to each in turn, in an effort to not only further understand possible motivations, but to identity and ward off similar attacks in the future.
Weatherby, Georgie Ann 2020 1-4955-0846-3 100 pages This book seeks to analyze six mass murder shootings. Each rampage is described in detail and then further dissected by considering the background and contexts of the perpetrator(s). Sociological and Criminological theories are then applied to each in turn, in an effort to not only further understand possible motivations, but to identity and ward off similar attacks in the future.
Watts, Linda K. 2001 0-7734-7660-1 244 pages The author conducted ethnolinguistic fieldwork at Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico, focussed on the folk semantics, linguistic composition and reported situational use of Zuni relational terminology. A social semiotic analysis relates these ethnolinguistic data to a revisionist, cultural model of Zuni social organization. Rather than a situation of wholesale cultural and linguistic loss due to acculturative influences such as Kroeber had asserted in 1917, this study finds a high degree of persistence in traditional patterns of Zuni social integration as reflected in the contemporary meanings and use of Zuni relational terminology.
Risner, Doug 2009 0-7734-4661-3 216 pages This study investigates the competitive world of pre-professional Western concert dance training and education in the U.S. as experienced and lived by boys and young men, an under-represented population in the field. This work examines the discourses of professional dance preparation through theoretical and narrative approaches that combine to illuminate the highly gendered professional dance world as evidenced through the minds and bodies of male adolescents and young adults.
Risner, Doug 2021 1-4955-0924-9 216 pages With a Foreword by Ramsay Burt.
This book addresses the fact that "a lack of scholarly attention has been paid to this burgeoning research area in the U.S., especially in terms of book-length studies."
While research on the topic of boys who dance is scant, the author states that "what we do know, though tentative, provides cause for concern, linked as it is to dominant notions of masculinity, pervasive homophobia, and boys' neglect, harassment, and social isolation."
Waigwa, Solomon Wachira 2018 1-4955-0632-0 352 pages This work provides a historical and theological analysis of the Akorino Church, showing that although it is not connected historically or theologically to the Azusa street revival, it exhibits beliefs and practices that are authentically Pentecostal and essentially African.
Smith-Ross, Camacia 2022 1-4955-0926-5 254 pages From Abstract: In March of 2020, the world was faced with yet another life altering event that was viewed as a national health crisis. Silently roaming earth and affecting so many people, this infectious disease, caused by a newly discovered coronavirus, Covid-19, created alarming chaos and changed how the world communicated, worked, and lived. The new normal came with swift changes and challenged our mental, social and emotional state.
Business as usual looks differently at many institutions of higher learning. Having to face the realization that normalized learning was on the verge of changing its persona and wondering if black and brown students would be able to pivot and remain connected was in question. Recognizing HCBUs have always been havens of resilience, being a beacon of hope for "people of color," this pandemic would not change her position. The times would transform, but her glory would not fade. She would continue to move in haste focused on her mission.
French, Laurence Armand 2022 978-1-4955-1026-7 300 pages Analysis of geopolitics, racial prejudices, and judicial bias in the case of the Sarajevo Siege and scourge of Serb atrocities. Includes reports of (1) the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Suffering of Serbs in Sarajevo between 1991 and 1995 and (2) the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Sufferings of all People in the Srebrenica Region between 1991 and 1995.
Brettschneider, Marla 2022 1-4955-0953-2 208 pages From the editor's Introduction:
This book presents scholarly material introducing the world to the little-known, extraordinary, and persistent Jewish communities remaining in Ethiopia as the First Temple Beta Israel Jewish Communities of Kechene and Semien Shewa. Some segments of the historic Jewish communities in Ethiopia were introduced on the world stage in the 1980s with dramatic airlifts to Israel. However, there remains a network of still largely hidden Jewish communities in Ethiopia practicing their traditions, surviving amidst intense local forms of anti-Jewishness, and struggling for recognition as legitimate Jewish communities. This publication offers their story to the world.
Inbody, Joel 2022 1-4955-0974-5 256 pages From the Introduction (pg. 9):
"In this book I have made an effort to reconstruct what inequality looked like in three ancient agricultural societies: the kingdoms of Mesopotamia, China, and Egypt. The inequality I consider in these societies was not defined in terms of gold, silver, or property, but in terms of a person's diet and command of excess food and drink. In simple terms, I will argue that elites in these agricultural societies enjoyed an upper-class lifestyle because they served food and drink offerings to gods. Those offerings were produced primarily by non-elites, who believed gods dined on them But the truth is that elites divided food and drink offerings among themselves. Religion disguised the fact that feasting rituals for gods amounted to a redistribution of resources."
Lewin, Eyal 2018 1-4955-0643-6 480 pages Dr. Lewin examines what he believes to be a spiritual disorder at the core of Israel and the many ways that the disorder is expressed. He focuses on a diverse collection of incidents and events that have manifested in modern Israel due to this disorder. The book looks to examine the concerns and offer solutions that would combat the malaise he is diagnosing.
Weatherby, Georgie Ann 2018 1-4955-0656-8 216 pages This textbook looks in the several examples of deviant behavior and the theories to explain their cause. The author provides examples and exercises to enhance the learning experience of students of Sociology, Criminology and Criminal justice.
Stalsberg, Anne 2017 1-4955-0610-X 72 pages This study contains information about 167 swords from 23 European countries. These swords are kept in several museums in Europe (and one in the USA). Apart from the swords in the museum where I worked for 40 years, the 167 swords, about which I have collected information of different qualities, constitute as a basis for a discussion of who and what Ulfberht may have been, - a question which may be studied based on only mediaeval written sources. The discussion of Ulfberht’s position in the sword production is the main issue of this book, since it needs critical discussion. This study is based both on archaeological and historical, i.e. written mediaeval sources.
Kriese, Paul 2018 1-4955-0607-X 68 pages The book is a selection of brief statements from 6-8 African American men who summarize their points of view on the topics of religion, family , race, gender, education, and jobs. The transcribed interviews have been deposited into various Indiana libraries.
Della Giustina, Jo-Ann 2010 0-7734-3607-3 204 pages 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.
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.
Appell-Warren, Laura 2014 0-7734-0053-2 292 pages 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.