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- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 9.99
By the eve of the Civil War, there were four million slaves in North America, and Harrison County was the largest slave-owning county in Texas. So when China Galland returned to research her family history there, it should not have surprised her to learn of unmarked cemeteries for slaves. "My daddy never let anybody plow this end of the field," a... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2013; US$ 26.95
This book provides a complex, insightful portrait of intermarried couples and the new forms of American Judaism that they are constructing. It tells the stories of intermarried couples, the rabbis and other Jewish educators who work with them, and the conflicting public conversations about intermarriage among American Jews. Ethnography is used to... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95
First published in 1973, this book is concerned with the question of whether Sociology is, or ought to be, a theoretical science. Keith Dixon argues that the pretence to the theoretical is a hindrance to the development of the field of Sociology, which devalues significant empirical work by giving status to research findings only in so far as they... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00
Between the years of 1898 and 1926, Edward Westermarck spent a total of seven years in Morocco, visiting towns and tribes in different parts of the country, meeting local people and learning about their language and culture; his findings are noted in this two-volume set, first published in 1926. Alongside extensive reference material, including Westermarck?s... more...
- Templeton Press 2014; US$ 11.99
Why are young people dropping out of religious institutions? Can anything be done to reverse the trend? In Got Religion?, Naomi Schaefer Riley examines the reasons for the defection, why we should care, and how some communities are successfully addressing the problem. The traditional markers of growing up are getting married and becoming financially... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95
Regional development strategies are becoming more similar all around Europe, even though regional differences are more pronounced than ever and many European regions have become more autonomous actors. This thesis of a peculiar standardized diversification of sub-national space in the modern European Union is the point of departure of this book. ... more...
- SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 44.00
A rich and dynamic introduction to the varieties of religious life and the central issues in the sociology of religion today. It leads the reader through the key ideas and main debates within the field as well as offering in-depth descriptions and analysis of specific religions and movements. more...
- BRILL 2010; US$ 186.00
This book offers a thorough and critical analysis of the work of one of the major figures in a oeIslamic feminism, a Fatima Mernissi. This work traces Mernissia (TM)s intellectual trajectory from a oeseculara to a oeIslamic feminisma in order to engage in the theorization of this emerging feminism. more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 49.00
Since the 19th Century, African Americans have found an attractive alternative to Christianity in Islam. Prominent converts like Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali are icons of an Islam reliant on self-discipline and the will to upward mobility. Based on ethnographic sources and their classification in social science discourse on U.S. history and society,... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 46.00
In den letzten 50 Jahren haben Migrationsprozesse in Deutschland zu einer signifikanten Zunahme religiöser Vielfalt geführt. Neuere Studien beziehen sich vor allem auf die regionale Kartierung dieser Religionslandschaft - eine systematische religionsvergleichende Analyse der Netzwerke religiöser Migrantengemeinden steht indes noch aus. Die Beiträge... more...