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  • Show Me the Evidenceby Ron Haskins; Greg Margolis

    Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 32.00

    The first comprehensive history of the Obama administration's evidence-based initiatives . From its earliest days, the Obama administration planned and enacted several initiatives to fund social programs based on rigorous evidence of success. Ron Haskins and Greg Margolis tell the story of six?spanning preschool and K-12 education, teen pregnancy,... more...

  • The Occupiers: The Making of the 99 Percent Movementby Michael A. Gould-Wartofsky

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    Occupy Wall Street burst onto the stage of history in the fall of 2011. First by the tens, then by the tens of thousands, protestors filled the streets and laid claim to the squares of nearly 1,500 towns and cities, until, one by one, the occupations were forcibly evicted. In The Occupiers, Michael Gould-Wartofsky offers a front-seat view of the action... more...

  • Celebrity Culture and the American Dreamby Karen Sternheimer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 35.95

    Celebrity Culture and the American Dream, Second Edition considers how major economic and historical factors shaped the nature of celebrity culture as we know it today, retaining the first edition?s examples from the first celebrity fan magazines of 1911 to the present and expanding to include updated examples and additional discussion on the role... more...

  • Activism, Alliance Building, and the Esperanza Peace and Justice Centerby Sara DeTurk

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 74.99

    This critical ethnography describes the context, vision, and social change tactics of the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center in San Antonio, Texas. It explicates the important roles of intergroup alliances, strategic use of language, and arts programming as a means of connecting personal consciousness-raising to collective agency. 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...

  • Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possibleby Peter Pomerantsev

    PublicAffairs 2014; US$ 25.99

    In the new Russia, even dictatorship is a reality show. Professional killers with the souls of artists, would-be theater directors turned Kremlin puppet-masters, suicidal supermodels, Hell?s Angels who hallucinate themselves as holy warriors, and oligarch revolutionaries: welcome to the glittering, surreal heart of twenty-first-century Russia. It... more...

  • China Onlineby Peter Marolt; David Kurt Herold

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    The Chinese internet is driving change across all facets of social life, and scholars have grown mindful that online and offline spaces have become interdependent and inseparable dimensions of social, political, economic, and cultural activity. This book showcases the richness and diversity of Chinese cyberspaces, conceptualizing online and offline... 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...

  • Americans in Dissentby Steven L. Piott

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 84.99

    Americans in Dissent is designed as a collection of biographical essays written for general readers and undergraduates that focuses on the topic of American dissent during the period from 1830 to 1890. more...