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Sociology

  • Architects of Austerityby Aaron Major

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 60.00

    Architects of Austerity argues that the seeds of neoliberal politics were sown in the 1950s and 1960s. Suggesting that the postwar era was less socially democratic than we think, Aaron Major presents a comparative-historical analysis of economic policy in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Italy during the early 1960s. In each of these cases,... more...

  • After Freedomby Katherine S. Newman; Ariane De Lannoy

    Beacon Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Twenty years after the end of apartheid, a new generation is building a multiracial democracy in South Africa but remains mired in economic inequality and political conflict.   This spring, South Africa will celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the fall of apartheid and the first free elections. Although the country has come far, frustration... more...

  • Class Warfareby Lois Weis; Kristin Cipollone; Heather Jenkins

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 90.00

    Stories abound about the lengths to which middle- and upper-middle-class parents will go to ensure a spot for their child at a prestigious university. From the Suzuki method to calculus-based physics, from AP tests all the way back to early-learning Kumon courses, students are increasingly pushed to excel with that Harvard or Yale acceptance letter... more...

  • The Knowledgeby Lewis Dartnell

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99

    How would you go about rebuilding a technological society from scratch? If our technological society collapsed tomorrow, perhaps from a viral pandemic or catastrophic asteroid impact, what would be the one book you would want to press into the hands of the postapocalyptic survivors? What crucial knowledge would they need to survive in the immediate... more...

  • Europeanizing Contentionby Pierre Monforte

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 39.95

    What are the consequences of European integration on social movements? Who are the ?winners? and the ?losers? of Europe?s organized civil society? This book explores the Europeanization of contention through an in-depth, comparative analysis of French and German pro-asylum movements since the end of the 1990s. Through an examination of their networks,... more...

  • Wrapped In The Flag Of Israelby Smadar Lavie

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 32.95

    What is the relationship between social protest movements in the State of Israel, violence in Gaza, and the possibility of an Israeli attack on Iran? Why did the mass social protests in the State of Israel of summer 2011 ultimately fail? Wrapped in the Flag of Israel discusses social protest movements from the 2003 Single Mothers? March led by... more...

  • From the Cradle to the Coalmineby Ceri Thompson

    University of Wales Press 2014; US$ 20.00

    This is an accessible, richly illustrated book, telling the story of the children and young people who worked in the Welsh coalfields. more...

  • The Indicted Southby Angie Maxwell

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Indicted South: Public Criticism, Southern Inferiority, and the Politics of Whiteness more...

  • Fighting for Peaceby Lisa Leitz

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 69.00

    Fighting for Peace brings to light an important yet neglected aspect of opposition to the Iraq War?the role of veterans and their families. Drawing on extensive participant observation and interviews, Lisa Leitz demonstrates how the harrowing war experiences of veterans and their families motivated a significant number of them to engage in peace... more...

  • This Ain't Chicagoby Zandria F. Robinson

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 60.00

    This Ain't Chicago: Race, Class, and Regional Identity in the Post-Soul South more...