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Pedro Zamora, Sexuality, and AIDS Education:

The Autobiographical Self, Activism, and The Real World
Christopher Pullen
ISBN: 9781604979237

This book illuminates the significance of the work of Pedro Zamora and places in context contemporary needs for both HIV/AIDS education and the personal political context of sexual diversity. It is a must read for those in LGBT studies, communications, social work, and the performing arts. Read More..

State Terrorism and the Politics of Memory in Latin America:

Transmissions Across The Generations of Post-Dictatorship Uruguay, 1984–2004
Gabriela Fried Amilivia
ISBN: 9781604979190

"This study is a theoretical, methodological, and socio-historical contribution to the field, especially for memory studies from the perspective of the victims’ subjectivities." - Elizabeth Lira, Dean, Facultad de Psicología, Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Santiago de Chile Read More..

Performance, Theatre, and Society in Contemporary Nicaragua:

Spectacles of Gender, Sexuality, and Marginality
Alberto Guevara
ISBN: 9781604978612

Although there has been some excellent academic research focusing on performance or/and theatre in Nicaragua, such scholarship seldom attends to the very important connections between daily staged public social acts and local, national/global politics that deal directly and indirectly with marginalized social/cultural landscapes in this country. This book fills the gap by examining the connections between Nicaragua’s marginalized landscapes and bodies, between social/political visibility and invisibility, and the relationship between social abandonment and social encompassment in the nation. Read More..

Battle for Control:

The Future of the Internet V
Janna Quitney Anderson and Lee Rainie
ISBN: 9781604978346

In The Future of the Internet Survey V, more than 1,000 experts shared their views as they imagined the future of the Internet and: the always-on, hyperconnected generation in their teens-to-20s by 2020; the mobile Web, HTML5, and native apps; e-money, “mobile wallets,” and financial transactions through near-field communication; gamification--the influence of game mechanics implemented for interactivity and engagement; "smart systems" and the evolution of more efficient homes; corporate responsibility in the digital age; the influence of "Big Data" in the cloud; and the future of higher education. Read More..

Community Mobilization for Environmental Problems:

How a Grassroots Organization Forms and Works
Erin E. Robinson
ISBN: 9781604978377

"This book significantly contributes to our understanding of environmental conflicts, community resources, and movement mobilization ... it is valuable not only for those contributions, but also for bringing attention to the larger social significance of contaminated communities."" - Professor Sherry Cable, University of Tennessee Read More..

Grounded Theory and Disability Studies:

An Investigation Into Legacies of Blindness
Simon Hayhoe
ISBN: 9781604978285

“Presents a very real picture of what it is like to conduct fieldwork, with the pressures of limited time and funding in a volatile political climate … the book is a strong representation of many of the real life issues faced by researchers conducting in-depth qualitative research. The book would provide fodder for very interesting classroom discussions in qualitative methods classes, both within and outside disability studies programs.” – Disability and Health Journal Read More..

Sex, Love, and Fidelity:

A Study of Contemporary Romantic Relationships
Kassia R. Wosick
ISBN: 9781604978322

“This is a fascinating investigation of the meaning of ‘love,’ ‘sex,’ and ‘fidelity’ for different kinds of couples. Kassia Wosick reports on ... couples that were straight and gay, monogamous and non-monogamous, traditional and polyamorous. ... The traditional focus on sexual exclusivity does not fit many contemporary relationships. This is a very valuable book for researchers and therapists, and for all of us who care about ‘love,’ ‘sex,’ and ‘faithfulness’.” – Professor Francesca Cancian, University of California, Irvine Read More..

Human Evolution and Male Aggression:

Debunking the Myth of Man and Ape
Anne Innis Dagg and Lee E. Harding
ISBN: 9781604978216

"Should be widely read and incorporated into both high school and university curricula because the myths they challenge are so deeply embedded in mainstream society and are perpetuated and legitimated ... an eye-opening book that will definitely change many people's thoughts about men and violence." - Literary Review of Canada Read More..

Freedom of Speech and Society:

A Social Approach to Freedom of Expression
Harry Melkonian
ISBN: 9781604978209

This book presents arguments that freedom of expression in the twenty-first century can be approached as a social phenomenon through the application of sociological theory. Existing approaches are either confined to political communication or focus on individual wellbeing. In this book, sociological arguments for freedom of expression are derived from both Emile Durkheim’s classical social theory and the contemporary theories of Jurgen Habermas. Application of these theories demonstrates that freedom of speech is essential from a societal point of view. Read More..

Globalization and Public Relations in Postcolonial Nations:

Challenges and Opportunities
Patricia A. Curtin and T. Kenn Gaither
ISBN: 9781604978162

As the debate over the benefits of globalization continues unabated, there is a need for public relations scholarship to engage in that debate by challenging existing paradigms and theories. This book outlines not only a wide ranging set of issues raised by globalization in postcolonial nations, it ties those issues to public relations campaigns that are both alleviating and exacerbating those issues. Read More..

 

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