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ADHD and Maternal Resiliency:

A Cross-Cultural Examination of Canadian and American Mothers
Patricia Neff
ISBN: 9781604975901

This is the first book to provide a detailed analysis of the impact of raising an ADHD child, as compared to a non-ADHD child, on maternal well-being. Read More..

Africans in China:

A Sociocultural Study and Its Implications for Africa-China Relations
Adams Bodomo
ISBN: 9781604977905

"The issues covered in this book are remarkable. The lucidity and ease with which the narrative runs is masterly. Bodomo expresses himself and raises issues with simplicity and analytical candour and offers a picture of Africans in contemporary China ... Sound and mutually beneficial Afro-Chinese relations are matters of strategic interest to both Africans and Chinese. This book provides an open window on to these realities." - Kwesi Kwaa Prah, Director of the Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS) Read More..

After the Disaster:

Re-creating Community and Well-Being at Buffalo Creek since the Notorious Coal-Mining Disaster in 1972
T. P. Schwartz-Barcott
ISBN: 9781604975505

This unique book illustrates how community residents struggle to re-create community and well-being after a serious ecological shock. The resilience of the human character and the adaptability of community structures form the core of this book. Read More..

AIDS Crisis Control in Uganda:

The Use of HAART
Dorothy J. N. Kalanzi
ISBN: 9781604977875

This book is a compelling study of the highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) treatment in Uganda to overcome the AIDS crisis. The physical, psychological, and emotional challenges are shown using case studies and an extensive empirical method. This book is an important addition to collections in African studies and public health. 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..

The Availability of Care for Late-Middle-Aged Adults With Chronic Conditions

Julie C. Lima and Susan M. Allen
ISBN: 9781604975765

In this first critical study of the availability and receipt of care for late-middle-aged adults, Julie Lima and Susan Allen uncover a host of vulnerabilities that challenge the wellbeing of those who find themselves in need of personal assistance at a critical point in their lives. 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..

Be(com)ing Korean in the United States:

Exploring Ethnic Identity Formation Through Cultural Practices
S. Sonya Gwak
ISBN: 9781604975840

Most studies about Asian Americans focus on the immigration challenges, or the conflicts and differences between generations. While these are important issues that affect the lives of Asian Americans, it is also valuable to focus on how new cultural identities are formed in the attempt to hold on to the traditions of the immigrant homeland . This research pays close attention to how young people understand their identities through cultural practices, regardless of generational differences. The focus is on collective meaning-making about ethnic identity across immigration statuses and generations. Read More..

Celebrity, Pedophilia, and Ideology in American Culture

Jason Lee
ISBN: 9781604975994

Reveals the connections between rapacious capitalism and the rape of children. The twenty chapters—which span the analysis of childhood, celebrity culture, important books and films on pedophilia and violence, post-9/11 theology and public rhetoric, and killing for fame, in an interrelated fashion—cover intrinsically important areas of ideology. Read More..

Challenges to Civil Society:

Popular Protest & Governance in Jamaica
Hume Johnson
ISBN: 9781604977820

“This book is lucid and powerful in analyzing the uncivil aspects of civil society, disentangling the dynamics between protesters, the mass media, the general public and government in Jamaica. The book also demonstrates that female researchers such as Hume Johnson—like Nobel Prize–winning female political actors and activists—pair intelligence and persuasive power with pragmatism and courage.” — Joseph Soeters, Netherlands Defence Academy/Tilburg University Read More..

The Chinese Émigrés of Thailand in the Twentieth Century

Disaphol Chansiri
ISBN: 9781934043745

The most current in-depth study on the Chinese in Thailand, this is a critical addition for all collections in Asian Studies as well as Ethnic and Immigrant Studies. Read More..

Chinatown in Britain:

Diffusions and Concentrations of the British New Wave Chinese Immigration
Wai-ki E. Luk
ISBN: 9781934043868

This is the first scholarly book to closely explore Chinese immigration to Britain and its effects on the British urban landscape, beginning with the 1980s. Read More..

The Chinese of Indonesia and Their Search for Identity:

The Relationship Between Collective Memory and the Media
Aimee Dawis
ISBN: 9781604976069

"Aimee’s study has rightly shown the plurality of Chinese Indonesians, and this study offers valuable insights to the complicated dynamics, in which Indonesians, of diverse and often hybrid backgrounds, continue to redefine themselves and their place in nation building." - Professor Melani Budianta, University of Indonesia Read More..

Childbirth in a Technocratic Age:

The Documentation of Women’s Expectations and Experiences
Elizabeth Soliday
ISBN: 9781604977981

“A very organized and readable book ... Healthcare providers from various disciplines would likely benefit from reading Elizabeth Soliday’s compassionate book in which she advocates for mothers by emphasizing the many factors, most important of which is patient autonomy, that contribute to maternal satisfaction in the labor and delivery process.” – Archives of Women's Mental Health Read More..

The Communicative Relationship Between Dialogue and Care

Marie Baker-Ohler and Annette Holba
ISBN: 9781604976472

This study provides an in-depth exploration specifically dealing with care as a philosophical and ethical paradigm for living in the world. This book is distinctive as it encompasses theorists/scholars from multiple perspectives that include sociological, psychological, philosophical, and from both social science and humanities approaches; all of which come together within a communication framework. 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..

Contingent Employment, Workforce Health, and Citizenship

Marcia E. Facey
ISBN: 9781604977431

The increasing prevalence of contingent work has prompted concerns about its health implications for contingent workers.The research reported in this book casts light on the discrepant health-related findings by examining contingent work from the perspective of workers, through an exploration of how they experience and understand this form of work and how these experiences and understandings might affect health. The study revealed a strong discursive aspect to workers’ experience, and these discourses are the focus of this book. Read More..

Corporal Punishment and Low Income Mothers:

The Role of Family Structure, Race, and Class in America
Lorelei Mitchell
ISBN: 9781604975314

An important and timely book, this study offers and tests a conceptual model for predicting corporal punishment by family structure using a large sample of low-income, predominantly African American families and advanced analytical method. Read More..

Crossing into Manhood:

A Men’s Studies Curriculum
Christopher P. Mason
ISBN: 9781934043301

CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title! A much-needed guide for Men' Studies and Education collections on assisting late-adolescent boys’ transition into manhood. Read More..

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..

Disability and Illness in Arts-Informed Research:

Moving Toward Postconventional Representations
Nancy Viva Davis Halifax
ISBN: 9781604976113

Disability and illness are not easy subjects to write about in a direct manner. However, this remarkable book presents a story of illness and disability, experiences which collectively enrich and challenge our understandings of embodiment, narrative, social structures, identity and politics--the full continuum of what it means and has meant, to be human. Read More..

Don DeLillo, Jean Baudrillard, and the Consumer Conundrum

Marc Schuster
ISBN: 9781604975048

Although many critics have glossed the affinities between DeLillo and Baudrillard, this is the first book-length study to explore the relationship between the American author and the French theorist. Read More..

The Dutch American Identity:

Staging Memory and Ethnicity in Community Celebrations
Terence Schoone-Jongen
ISBN: 9781604975659

Each year, thousands of communities across the United States celebrate their ethnic heritages, values, and identities through the medium of festivals. This unique book examines five Dutch American festivals in order to determine what such festivals mean and do for the staging communities. Read More..

Education, Migration, and Cultural Capital in the Chinese Diaspora:

Transnational Students Between Hong Kong and Canada
Johanna L. Waters
ISBN: 9781604975437

Thought-provoking and inspiring, this book makes an important contribution to the literature of international education and contains a wealth of ideas for professionals interested to go on probing. The clear development, novel perspective and convincing argument are worthy of a good read. Recommended to all those working in education and its related fields." - International Education Read More..

Egyptian-Jewish Emigrés in Australia

Racheline Barda
ISBN: 9781604977639

An important contribution to the research on contemporary Australian society as well as diaspora and Jewish studies, this book examines a topic that has rarely been reported on or studied. It is the first comprehensive study on the immigration and integration of Egyptian-Jewish people into Australian society. Read More..

The Evolution from Horse to Automobile:

A Comparative International Study
Imes Chiu
ISBN: 9781604975468

Little work has been done to explicate the motivational factors of agency, particularly in cases where an artifact initially deemed ineffective or superfluous becomes an everyday necessity, such as the automobile at the turn of the twentieth century. What makes a social group change its position about a particular artifact? How did the “devil wagon” overcome its notoriety to become a prosaic mainstream device? The author brings a different and refreshing approach to these questions. 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..

Gangster Rap and Its Social Cost:

Exploiting Hip Hop and Using Racial Stereotypes to Entertain America
Benjamin P. Bowser
ISBN: 9781604978001

Within the rapidly growing literature on hip hop and gangster rap, Gangster Rap and Its Social Cost stands out from the rest because it provides a number of unique contributions, including how it asserts that gangster rap has empowered white racists and how it provides a serious distinction between gangster rap and hip hop. Given how influential rap music and its gangster rap variant are today in American life, this is an essential book for all libraries. Read More..

Getting Reel:

A Social Science Perspective on Film
Michael D. Gose
ISBN: 9781934043004

A fun and provocative treasure trove of perspectives on film that allows the reader to fully engage in the experience of film. Read More..

Globalization and the Digital Divide

Kirk St.Amant and Bolanle Olaniran
ISBN: 9781604977707

This book examines globalization and its effects from the perspective of how differences in access to online communication technologies between the economically developed countries and less economically developed countries is affecting social, economic, educational, and political developments in the world’s emerging economies. 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..

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..

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..

Hip Hop and Inequality:

Searching for the "Real" Slim Shady
Simona Hill and Dave Ramsaran
ISBN: 9781604976519

Little work has been done on trying to locate the emergence of hip hop and hip hop culture within the context of capitalist development in the United States. This book shows how racial, gender, and ethnic stereotypes are reformulated through different media. The book critically analyzes two prominent archetypal images of the gangsta male and the wanksta feminist who can be either male or female. Read More..

Homeless Culture and the Media:

How the Media Educate Audiences in their Portrayal of America's Homeless Culture
Jeremy Reynalds
ISBN: 9780977356713

A pioneering study that blends quantitative analysis with in depth interviews to reveal the truth about homelessness in the USA. 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..

Immigrants and the Revitalization of Los Angeles:

Development and Change in MacArthur Park
Gerardo Sandoval
ISBN: 9781604976427

"An engaging book which never shies away from the difficulties of urban regeneration. Sandoval has created finegrained, nuanced insights into the challenging but ultimately successful journey that formerly troubled communities can take towards positive change." - Urban Studies Read More..

The Impact of Internet Pornography on Married Women:

A Psychodynamic Perspective
Susan Cebulko
ISBN: 9781934043172

One of the first studies daring enough to examine the painful impact of Internet pornography. Read More..

The Imprint of Business Norms on American Education

Dameon V. Alexander
ISBN: 9781604977943

This study demonstrates that social business norms penetrate the learning processes affecting school administration, instruction, and pupil conceptions of knowledge. Traditional forms of education are revealed to be in competition with other forms of education, such as training for employable and transferable social skills where the virtual high technology age is perceived as a contributor to rapid social change. Ultimately, three contextual themes emerge from the data: entrepreneur ethics, social skills, and technology; all of these are indications of how business mores are apparent in education. Read More..

Indian Entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley:

The Making of a Transnational Techno-Capitalist Class
Monica R. Biradavolu
ISBN: 9781604975277

This innovative study examines the emergence and growing power of a new group of immigrant Indians to the United States: the transnational techno-capitalist class of entrepreneurs operating at the upper echelons of the hi-tech industry in Silicon Valley and Bangalore. Read More..

Interracial Marriages Between Black Women and White Men

Cheryl Judice
ISBN: 9781604975772

This book is one of the first published on interracial marriages which focuses specifically on marriages between African American women and Caucasian American men in contemporary America. Read More..

Invisible Indians:

Native Americans in Pennsylvania
David J. Minderhout and Andrea T. Frantz
ISBN: 9781604975116

This book is a much-needed addition to the literature on Native American identity today which is a critical issue in contemporary Native American politics. The book also debunks the official state stance that no Native Americans exist in Pennsylvania. Read More..

The Ismaili-Sufi Sage of Pamir:

Mubarak-i Wakhani and the Esoteric Tradition of the Pamiri Muslims
Abdulmamad Iloliev
ISBN: 9781934043974

There has been no serious scholarly research conducted on Mubarak-i Wakhani’s life and works. This book is the first introductory study on the subject, and provides the first systematic presentation of the seminal Islamic figure. Read More..

Japanese and Nikkei at Home and Abroad:

Negotiating Identities in a Global World
Nobuko Adachi
ISBN: 9781604976861

While previous studies have focused on a few specific and well-known cases, this book examines Japanese transnationalism from a broader perspective, including Japanese nationals living overseas permanently or temporarily, and Europeans of Japanese ancestry who have recently rediscovered their Japanese roots. Specialists from many areas will be drawn to this work on the Nikkei experience and transnational culture and economy. Read More..

Japan's Shrinking Regions in the 21st Century:

Contemporary Responses to Depopulation and Socioeconomic Decline
Peter Matanle and Anthony Rausch with the Shrinking Regions Research Group
ISBN: 9781604977585

The ratio of dependants to active workers in Japan is expected to approach 1:1 by around 2030. This timely work is the first comprehensive study of contemporary regional shrinkage under Japan’s national depopulation. It brings together detailed research from across the whole Japanese archipelago, from macro to micro levels. Read More..

Jews in Blue:

The Jewish American Experience in Law Enforcement
Jack Kitaeff
ISBN: 9780977356782

The first book to describe Jewish American experience in law enforcement and homeland security. Read More..

Jews in Blue:

The Jewish American Experience in Law Enforcement
Jack Kitaeff
ISBN: 9781934043042

The first work to describe Jewish American contributions to law enforcement. Read More..

Language and Gender in the Military:

Honorifics, Narrative, and Ideology in Air Force Talk
Edith A. Disler
ISBN: 9781604975383

In this landmark book, the author opens the door to considerations of power, gender dynamics, and language and ideology in a community that has not yet been studied using the techniques of discourse analysis. Read More..

Linking Animal Cruelty and Family Violence

Lisa Anne Zilney
ISBN: 9781934043677

"A truly sociological lens is focused on the intrinsic connection between humans and their nonhuman counterparts to suggest that human abuse is less a vertical escalation from animal abuse than it is a horizontal step from it. The author proves to be a highly competent and sensitive eye behind this sociological lens." Read More..

Music Makes the Nation:

Nationalist Composers and Nation Building in Nineteenth-Century Europe
Benjamin Curtis
ISBN: 9781604975222

As one of the very few broad, comparative studies of nationalist music, this book is an essential resource for students and scholars in history and musicology. In addition, as a groundbreaking analysis of the socio-political functions of nationalist music, the book will be of interest to those studying nationalism and political science. Read More..

Narrating the Prison:

Role and Representation in Charles Dickens' Novels, Twentieth-Century Fiction, and Film
Jan Alber
ISBN: 9781934043608

"Almost formalistic in its exhaustive analysis...Alber carefully examines the experience of imprisonment as these narratives present it to those who have not been incarcerated. Recommended." - CHOICE Read More..

Observing Society:

Meaning, Communication, and Social Systems
Daniel B. Lee and Achim Brosziewski
ISBN: 9781604976397

Using clear illustrations and effectively citing original material previously unavailable in English, the authors carefully explain the logic of drawing distinctions to make observations, the concepts of meaning and communication, the forms of communication media such as speech and writing, the evolution of forms of organizing society, the functional differentiation of modern systems, and how social system theory informs sociological research and methodology. 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..

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..

Online Intersex Communities:

Virtual Neighborhoods of Support and Activism
Brian Still
ISBN: 9781604975925

The author's examination shows that what virtual intersex communities represent, from personal blogs to email lists, is the opportunity for those isolated by the nature of their treatment and the geographic distance that often stands between them, and others like them, to feel a sense of belonging, to exchange information, and, in the process, to generate productive noise. 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..

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..

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..

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..

The Role of Special Education Interest Groups in National Policy

Tiina Itkonen
ISBN: 9781604976267

This study is the first that analyzes the behavior and effectiveness of special education interest groups over a 30-year time span, using advocacy groups as units of analysis. This is an important book for readers with a specific interest in special education policy, as well as political scientists in search of answers to broader questions of public policy making. Read More..

Sex-Selective Abortion in India:

The Impact on Child Mortality
Mary Elizabeth Shepherd
ISBN: 9781934043691

This timely work not only has critical implications for India, but its insightful findings will also be highly informative for many countries or societies dealing with sex ratio imbalances. Read More..

Sexual Health and Bollywood Films:

A culturally based program for South Asian Teenage Girls
Anvita Madan-Bahel
ISBN: 9781934043813

"This work is unique and innovative in many key ways. ... Dr. Madan-Bahel offers a variety of recommendations for practice, research, and policy that will continue to influence the field for years to come." 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..

Singapore Stories:

Language, Class, and the Chinese of Singapore, 1945–2000
Ernest Koh
ISBN: 9781604976779

“Successfully critiques the unity of what Koh calls the ‘English Singapore Story’ … works best in unraveling the plurality of experiences … engages a number of important questions for writing recent Singapore history … there is much good material in this book which offers the possibility of a more richly textured social history seen from the inside out.” – Journal of Southeast Asian Studies Read More..

Social Networks of Older Adults:

A Comparative Study of Americans and Taiwanese
Philip Silverman, Laura Hecht, J. Daniel McMillin, and Shienpei Chang
ISBN: 9781934043905

Although social network analysis has become increasingly important, this is the first research project to compare a Western and an Asian culture using social network types. Read More..

Social Network Structures and the Internet:

Collective Dynamics in Virtual Communities
Dongyoung Sohn
ISBN: 9781604975369

Social networking sites are getting more and more attention these days from the business sector, and companies are eager to find ways to use them for business opportunities. This innovative book details the implications of the collective social dynamics in a computer-mediated environment on advertising, business, and communication in general. Read More..

Social Movement to Address Climate Change:

Local Steps for Global Action
Danielle Endres, Leah Sprain, and Tarla Rai Peterson
ISBN: 9781604976410

Winner of the Christine L. Oravec Award in Environmental Communication! “This volume advances inquiry in areas of social movement study, environmental discourse, and applied approaches to public address. The unique preparation and collective gathering of data serves as a model for scholars considering broad forms of research collaboration ... At minimum, this book should be essential reading for any student of contemporary social movements.” – Rhetoric and Public Affairs Read More..

Spatial and Environmental Injustice in an American Metropolis:

A Study of Tampa Bay, Florida
Jayajit Chakraborty and M. Martin Bosman
ISBN: 9781604976847

While other books have focused on environmental injustice in the U.S. South, no single volume has examined such issues and problems in Florida at the metropolitan scale. This book is a compilation of original empirical research on the nexus between the environmental and social inequalities in Tampa Bay, Florida’s fastest growing metropolitan area. This is an important book for collections in environmental studies, geography, sociology, policy studies, and urban studies. 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..

Theatre and the Good:

The Value of Collaborative Play
Mark Fearnow
ISBN: 9781934043431

Surprisingly little has been published on the questions of what theatre actually is and what participants in theatre derive from the experience. This book investigates theatre as a means of social connection. Read More..

Ubiquity, Mobility, Security:

The Future of the Internet, Volume 3
Janna Quitney Anderson and Lee Rainie
ISBN: 9781604976151

This volume showcases the responses of technology stakeholders and critics who were asked to assess scenarios about the future social, political, and economic impact of the Internet. This book is critical for those in communication and Internet studies. Read More..

Villages, Women, and the Success of Dairy Cooperatives in India:

Making Place for Rural Development
Pratyusha Basu
ISBN: 9781604976250

"The book has wider implications for development studies ... Basu’s research is critical of broad-brush studies, policies, and programs of international and national development that aim to alleviate poverty with “one-size-fits-all” perspectives and that are not sufficiently attentive to diversity within community cultures and politics or open to multifaceted approaches to sustaining livelihoods." The Professional Geographer Read More..

Women’s Reproductive Health in Yemen

T.S. Sunil and Vijayan Pillai
ISBN: 9781604976625

The book examines the reproductive health of women in Yemen. Women’s reproductive health has emerged as an area of concern among development agencies and international agencies such as the United Nations. In addition, the book reveals the previously underappreciated role of abortion in contributing to the first stages of fertility decline. It is an essential book for scholars in demography and population health. Read More..

 

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