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  • Latino/as in the World-systemby Ramon Grosfoguel; Nelson Maldonado-Torres; Jose David Saldivar

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Contributors Immanuel Wallerstein, Enrique Dussel, Walter Mignolo, Agustin Lao, Lewis Gordon, James V. Fenelon, Roberto Hernandez, James Cohen, Santiago Slabosky, Susanne Jonas, and Thomas Reifer. By the mid-twenty-first century, white Euro-Americans will be a demographic minority in the United States and Latino/as will be the largest minority (25... more...

  • Marx's Ghostby Charles Derber

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 21.95

    Renowned American sociologist Charles Derber imagines a surprise encounter with Karl Marx's ghost in London's Highgate cemetery, leading to a night-long conversation about the problems plaguing the world. The economic crisis, climate change, war, the future of capitalism and the 'Arab Spring' are all discussed. The ghost reconsiders his theories as... more...

  • Do We Need Religion?by Hans Joas

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 43.95

    The old assumption that modernization leads to secularization is outdated. Yet the certainty that religion is an anthropological universal that can only be suppressed by governments is also dead. Thus it is now a favorable moment for a new perspective on religion. This book takes human experiences of self-transcendence as its point of departure. Religious... more...

  • Agitation with a Smileby Stephen Bird; Adam Silver; Joshua Yesnowitz

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 31.95

    Agitation with a Smile offers a reappraisal of Howard Zinn's political thought and situates his efforts in a contemporary context, looking toward the nature of activism and dissent in the future. This is the first book to provide a substantive account and assessment of Zinn's philosophy and approach to collective action and, to a larger extent, democracy.... more...

  • Myth of Liberal Ascendancyby G. Williams Domhoff

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 28.95

    Based on new archival research, G. Williams Domhoff challenges popular conceptions of the 1930's New Deal. Arguing instead that this period was one of increasing corporate dominance in government affairs, affecting the fate of American workers up to the present day. While FDR's New Deal brought sweeping legislation, the tide turned quickly after 1938.... more...

  • Playing for Changeby Rob Rosenthal; Richard Flacks

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 27.95

    Although music is known to be part of the great social movements that have rocked the world, its specific contribution to political struggle has rarely been closely analyzed. Is it truly the 'lifeblood' of movements, as some have declared, or merely the entertainment between the speeches? Drawing on interviews, case studies and musical and lyrical... more...

  • American Indians and the American Imaginaryby Pauline Turner Strong

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 33.95

    American Indians and the American Imaginary considers the power of representations of Native Americans in American public culture. The book's wide-ranging case studies move from colonial captivity narratives to modern film, from the camp fire to the sports arena, from legal and scholarly texts to tribally-controlled museums and cultural centres. The... more...

  • Singing for Peaceby Ronald D Cohen; Will Kaufman

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 29.95

    Wars have dominated the history of the United States since its founding, but there has also been a long history of antiwar activity. Peace songs have emerged out of every military conflict involving the United States. "Singing for Peace" vividly portrays this rich antiwar history, beginning in the eighteenth century and continuing into the twenty-first.Most... more...

  • Faculty Identities and the Challenge of Diversityby Mark A Chesler; Alford A Young Jr

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    This book examines the undergraduate teaching experiences and collegial relationships of university faculty who hold appointments in social science, humanities, or natural science and engineering, and who have received undergraduate teaching or service-to-diversity nominations and awards. Documenting and interpreting faculty members' social identities... more...

  • Identities, Boundaries and Social Tiesby Charles Tilly

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 40.95

    Identities, Boundaries and Social Ties offers a distinctive, coherent account of social processes and individuals' connections to their larger social and political worlds. It is novel in demonstrating the connections between inequality and de-democratization, between identities and social inequality, and between citizenship and identities. The book... more...