Subject Area: Social Science

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.