Subject Area: Social Science

A Feminist Theory of Motherhood: The Desire of Women (hard cover)
 Richardson, Rosalind
2017 1-4955-0613-4 92 pages


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A Feminist Theory of Motherhood: The Desire of Women (paper $9.95 net)
 Richardson, Rosalind
2017 1-63313-014-2 92 pages


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A Methodological Guide for Social Scientific Inquiry into Earliest Christianity
 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.

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A New Interpretation of Irish Round Towers: Their Secular Origin and Function in the Tenth to Twelfth Centuries
 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.

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A Study of Labor Conditions in Church Work Places: Is A Religious Job Better Than a Regular Job?
 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.

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African Search for Stable Forms of Statehood: Essays in Political Criticism
 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.

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An African American Pastor Before and After the American Civil War Volume 6: The Literary Archive of Henry McNeal Turner, 1893-1900
 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.

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An Urban Ecological Sociological of Religion: The Case of San Antonio, Texas
 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.

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BEING HERE: Sociology as Poetry, Self-Construction, and Our Time as Language
 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.

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Fraternal Male Twinship in History, Society, Fiction, and Entertainment
 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.

Price: $119.95


How 300 Idealistic Young Germans Fought to Liberate the Greeks From 500 Years of Muslim Tyranny: A Novelistic History of the Greek War of Independence (1821-1832)
 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.

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Informal Credit (Pagsanda) Among the Tausug of Sulu, Mindanao, Philippines: The Interrelation of Economic, Social, and Religious Factors
 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.

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Jewish Mourning Rites: A Sociological Study
 Fishbane, Simcha
2022 1-4955-0876-5 96 pages
Dr. Simcha Fishbane describes the history and background of Jewish mourning rituals. It includes insights from history, culture, and important Rabbis.

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Max Weber's Theory of Parliamentary Democracy: The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Bureaucracy
 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.

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Politicizing The Historical Scholarship on Thomas Jefferson: The Memoirs of an Outsider
 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."

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Religion and Politics in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Secularism, Conservatism, and Anti-Semitism
 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.

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Role of Language, Literature and Culture in Nation Building: Essays in the Construction of Political Reality, Edited by Sandip Sarkar, Shashikanta Tarai, and Anoop Kumar Tiwari
 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.

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Six Cases of Mass Murder-Columbine, Virginia Tech, Aurora Movie Theatre, Sandy Hook, PULSE Nightclub, Las Vegas: Explaining Why People Kill
 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.

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Six Cases of Mass Murder-Columbine, Virginia Tech, Aurora Movie Theatre, Sandy Hook, PULSE Nightclub, Las Vegas: Explaining Why People Kill (Softcover)
 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.

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Social Semiotics of Relational Terminology at Zuni Pueblo
 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.

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Stigma and Perseverance in the Lives of Boys Who Dance: An Empirical Study of Male Identities in Western Theatrical Dance Training
 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.

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Stigma and Perseverance in the Lives of Boys Who Dance: An Empirical Study of Male Identities in Western Theatrical Dance Training (softcover)
 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."

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The Akorino Church in Kenya: An Indigenous Original Pentecostal Church
 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.

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The Effect of the Covid-19 Pandemic on HBCUs' Academic and Social Culture
 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.

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The Geopolitics of Sectarianism in Bosnia-Herzegovina: A Social Justice Perspective
 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.

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The Praxis of Inequality: A Study of Three Ancient Agricultural Societies (Egypt, China, and Mesopotamia)
 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."

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The Puerto Rican Migration to Miami-Dade County, Florida, from 1940 to 2020 (cancelled)
 Cabrera, Nydia
2021 0-0000-0000-0 226 pages


The Spiritual Disorder of the Jews and the Need for a Zionist Renaissance: A History of the Ongoing Debate
 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.

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The “Life Map” as an Implicit Cognitive Structure Underlying Behavior
 Watts, Linda K.
2011 0-7734-1559-9 192 pages
An innovative examination of the “Life Map”, which conceives a new method for the practice of psychology.

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Theories of Deviant Misbehavior: An Introductory Textbook
 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.

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Vlfberht, The Sword Master: A Re-evaluation Based on 9th-11th Century Swords with the Signature Vlfberht on the Blade and on Contemporary Written Sources
 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.

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What Do Midwestern African Men Think About Religion, Family, Race, Gender, Education, and Jobs?: A Researcher's Guide to Oral Interviews Deposited in Indiana Libraries
 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.

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“PERSONHOOD” An Examination of the History and Use of an Anthropological Concept
 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.

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