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Cultures of Addiction

Jason Lee
ISBN: 9781604977998

While there has been a great deal of debate about addiction utilizing the discourse of individual and often competing disciplines such as biology and psychology, little attention has been paid to the cultural aspects of addiction. The innovative approach taken by this book is to offer insights into this complex area through a contemporary methodology that covers diverse interrelated areas. This comprehensive analysis traverses cultures across the globe, including Asia, Central America, as well as Europe and America, and opens up the debate in addiction studies and cultural studies. Read More..

Patriotism:

Insights from Israel
Eyal Lewin
ISBN: 9781604977653

In this systematic inquiry of patriotism and its social and political causes, which goes beyond the analyses of numerous quantitative and qualitative studies, a holistic point of view is presented––one which finally puts together the pieces that form one of the most unique social phenomena. Read More..

Research Realities in the Social Sciences:

Negotiating Fieldwork Dilemmas
Gregory S. Szarycz
ISBN: 9781604977073

Most studies on fieldwork represent the research process in ideal and potentially abstract forms—a process seemingly void of human fallibility and separate from the everyday context in which academics conduct their work. This unique volume is much more acutely oriented to the problems of conducting fieldwork––a considerable contrast to the squeaky-clean depictions of fieldwork in most publications. Read More..

Theology, Disability, and Spiritual Transformation:

Learning from the Communities of L'Arche
Michael Hryniuk
ISBN: 9781604976946

There is an emerging recognition of the need for a fuller understanding of the nature and dynamics of spiritual growth and its implications for human development and social change. The book examines the psychological dimensions of spiritual transformation through the lens of contemporary affect theory and explores how caregivers experience a profound healing of shame in their felt sense of identity and self-worth. Read More..

Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict:

Perspectives on the Peace Process
Moises Salinas and Hazza Abu Rabi
ISBN: 9781604976540

With essays by the world's top academics (including Professor Herbert Kelman from Harvard University, Professor Naomi Chazan from Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Dr. Sami Adwan from Bethlehem University), this volume makes a substantial contribution to scholarship on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by its application of academic thinking to the solution for one of the most serious conflicts of our time. Read More..

Handbook of Prejudice

Anton Pelinka, Karin Bischof, and Karin Stögner
ISBN: 9781604976274

This book contains twelve carefully researched and well-written essays on the timely topic of the problem of prejudice. The contributors were chosen for their scholarly expertise in their particular fields. Taken together they provide an interdisciplinary approach, each casting light from a different angle on the problem of prejudice. This book will be an essential addition for all collections in sociology, sexism, heterosexism, disability studies, geriatrics studies, religious studies, history, art history, psychology, bioscience, law, and contemporary language behavior. Read More..

Oedipal Rejection:

Echoes in the Relationships of Gay Men
Scott Harms Rose
ISBN: 9781934043509

This critical study links the impact of shaming and rejection on the development of gay men. The case studies are both penetrating and moving in their illustration and reveal a new world of understanding. Read More..

Adolescents With HIV:

Attachment, Depression, and Adherence
Erin Leonard
ISBN: 9781604975338

This unprecedented study examines the quality of attachment relationships, symptoms of depression, and medication adherence among perinatally HIV-infected adolescents. Read More..

Online Social Support:

The Interplay of Social Networks and Computer-Mediated Communication
Antonina Bambina
ISBN: 9781934043257

Nominated for the American Sociological Association's (CITASA) Book Award! An invaluable resource for those studying the Internet in sociology, communications, psychology, and social work. Read More..

Asian American Identities:

Racial and Ethnic Identity Issues in the Twenty-First Century
Cheri Philip
ISBN: 9781934043622

Addresses how Asian Americans define what it means to be Asian American and explores their experiences of being categorized as such at the dawn of the 21st century. Read More..

 

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