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  • Diversity in the Power Eliteby Richard L. Zweigenhaft; G. William Domhoff

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 28.99

    This book looks systematically at the extent to which Jews, women, African Americans, Latinos, Asians and gay men and lesbians have entered the higher circles of power that constituted what sociologist C. Wright Mills called 'the power elite.' It examines why and how the power elite has diversified, the pathways taken by those who have entered the... more...

  • The Voter's Guide to Election Pollsby Michael W. Traugott; Paul L. Lavrakas

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 21.99

    In this book Michael Traugott and Paul Lavrakas give voters everything they need to know about election polls and why it matters that we understand them. If statistics are worse than lies, just think what misreading the polls can do! more...

  • The Illusion of Public Opinionby George F. Bishop

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 33.99

    In a rigorous critique of public opinion polling in the U.S., George F. Bishop makes the case that a lot of what passes as 'public opinion' in mass media today is an illusion, an artifact of measurement created by vague or misleading survey questions presented to respondents who typically construct their opinions on the spot. Using evidence from a... more...

  • Foundations for Social Changeby Deborah McCarthy Auriffeille; Daniel Faber

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 37.95

    This multi-disciplinary collection blends broad overviews and case studies as well as different theoretical perspectives in a critique of the relationship between United States philanthropic foundations and movements for social change. Scholars and practitioners examine how these foundations support and/or thwart popular social movements and address... more...

  • China beyond the Headlinesby Timothy B. Weston; Lionel M. Jensen

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 32.99

    This unique book takes the reader 'beyond the headlines' to explore a China few Westerners have seen. The authors argue that the great gap between what specialists understand and the general public believes has led to distorted and potentially dangerous misunderstandings of China. Seeking to bridge that gap, a group of prominent scholars and activists... more...

  • In Idi Amin?s Shadowby Alicia C. Decker

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    In Idi Amin?s Shadow is a rich social history examining Ugandan women?s complex and sometimes paradoxical relationship to Amin?s military state. Based on more than one hundred interviews with women who survived the regime, as well as a wide range of primary sources, this book reveals how the violence of Amin?s militarism resulted in both opportunities... more...

  • Pop Culture Panicsby Karen Sternheimer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95

    Moral panics reveal much about a society?s social structure and the sociology embedded in everyday life. This short text examines extreme reactions to American popular culture over the past century, including crusades against comic books, music, and pinball machines, to help convey the "sociological imagination" to undergraduates. Sternheimer creates... more...

  • The American Deep Stateby Peter Dale Scott

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 34.99

    Scott marshals convincing evidence for an American deep state, institutionalized in non-accountable intelligence agencies and private corporations. When the influence of Wall Street and international oil are added, the author argues that these powerful interests form a supranational state, repeatedly at odds with U.S. policies and interests.... more...

  • Wie können Lizenzspiele Geschichten erzählen? Die Mediale Gesellschaft und ihre Gesellschaftsspieleby Johannes Krenner

    Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 20.64

    Hauptbeschreibung "Die guten Gedanken über das Spiel sind rar, was damit zusammenhängt, dass der theoretische Mensch nicht geneigt ist, das Spiel ernst zu nehmen", schrieb schon Friedrich Georg Jünger. Dieser Trend ist in den Wissenschaften immer noch zu bemerken. Diese kulturtheoretische Arbeit möchte dem entgegenwirken und widmet sich deshalb dem... more...

  • Distanziertes Mitleidby Tobias Scholz

    Campus Verlag 2012; US$ 30.70

    Immer öfter werden wir durch Medien Teil einer Solidargemeinschaft, die aus der Distanz Ereignisse verfolgt: Weltmeisterschaften und große Hochzeiten, aber auch Tragödien und Katastrophen. Vor allem Berichte von Naturkatastrophen fordern unsere emotionale Teilhabe heraus. Sie bedienen unsere Schaulust - vor allem aber "managen" sie die gesellschaftliche... more...