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  • America's Fight Over Waterby Kevin Wehr

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 148.00

    This book inquires into the relations between society and its natural environment by examining the historical discourse around several cases of state building in the American West: the construction of three high dams from 1928 to 1963. more...

  • DIY: The Search for Control and Self-Reliance in the 21st Centuryby Kevin Wehr

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 10.95

    From the driveway mechanic to the backyard gardener, many diverse people are "doing it themselves" by building or repairing the stuff of their daily lives without the aid of experts. Do It Yourself uses Habermas?s colonization of the lifeworld as a frame and mobilizes Marx?s concepts of alienation and mystification to examine how social behaviors... more...

  • Hermes on Two Wheelsby Kevin Wehr

    University Press of America 2009; US$ 32.99

    This book shows the dynamic world of the bicycle messenger through a sociological lens, based on a five-year participant observation study. The research shows how messengers work within a political-economic system that devalues semi-skilled labor and strips people of emotional fulfillment. more...

  • Beyond the Prison Industrial Complexby Kevin Wehr; Elyshia Aseltine

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 10.95

    This short text, ideal for Social Problems and Criminal Justice courses, examines the American prison system, its conditions, and its impact on society. Wehr and Aseltine define the prison industrial complex and explain how the current prison system is a contemporary social problem. They conclude by using California as a case study, and propose alternatives... more...

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