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  • Decoding Albanian Organized Crimeby Jana Arsovska

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    The expansion of organized crime across national borders has become a key security concern for the international community. In this theoretically and empirically vibrant portrait of a global phenomenon, Jana Arsovska examines some of the most widespread myths about the so-called Albanian Mafia. Based on more than a decade of research, including interviews... more...

  • Cheap on Crimeby Prof. Hadar Aviram

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    After forty years of increasing prison construction and incarceration rates, winds of change are blowing through the American correctional system. The 2008 financial crisis demonstrated the unsustainability of the incarceration project, thereby empowering policy makers to reform punishment through fiscal prudence and austerity. In Cheap on Crime,... more...

  • Appalachia and Americaby Allen Batteau

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In this collection of fourteen essays, scholars of Appalachian culture and society examine how the people contend with and adapt to the pressures of change thrust upon them. Appalachia and America will appeal to a broad range of people interested in the southern mountains or in the policy issues of social welfare. It deals cogently with the newest... more...

  • Ford--A Village in the West Highlands of Scotlandby John B. Stephenson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The Highlands of Scotland, like the southern Appalachians of the United States, have long been a problem area in Great Britain, troubled with a fading economy and loss of population. Most books about the region, however, are popular volumes that romanticize a bygone way of life. This study of Ford, a village of some 160 people in western Argyllshire,... more...

  • Reform in Americaby Robert H. Walker

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    "In discussing slavery and woman's rights, social security and the graduated income tax," writes Robert Walker, "the reformers have defined and redefined America." Recognizing in the history of reform a prime source for the discovery of cultural priorities, Walker seeks in Reform in America to organize the reform experience in a new way, so that its... more...

  • Temperance And Racismby David M. Fahey

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    One hundred twenty years ago, the Independent Order of Good Templars was the world's largest, most militant, and most evangelical organization hostile to alcoholic drink. Standing in the forefront of the international temperance movement, it was recognized worldwide as a potent social and moral force. Temperance and Racism restores the Templars,... more...

  • Perspectives in Developmental Changeby Art Jr. Gallaher

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In this volume a number of distinguished social scientists representing the disciplines of anthropology, sociology, psychology, economics, and political science, explore essential problems of developmental change against the theoretical background and empirical data of their own and related disciplines. Developmental change is here viewed under a... more...

  • The Invisible Minorityby William W. Philliber; Clyde B. McCoy; Harry C. Dillingham

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Since 1950 more than three million people have left their homes in Appalachia in search of better jobs and a better life in the cities of the Midwest and Southeast. Today they constitute one of the largest minorities in many of those cities. Yet they have been largely overlooked as a social group and ignored as a potential political force, partly... more...

  • Elites and Change in the Kentucky Mountainsby H. Dudley Plunkett; Mary Jean Bowman

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Many Americans who trace their roots to communities similar to those of Appalachian Kentucky are becoming aware of the extent to which the problems of such communities represent the price paid for keeping alive traditions that are beginning to be missed in the wider society. Using fresh data and ingenious ways of letting local people speak for themselves,... more...

  • Two Worlds in the Tennessee Mountainsby David C. Hsiung

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Most Americans know Appalachia through stereotyped images: moonshine and handicrafts, poverty and illiteracy, rugged terrain and isolated mountaineers. Historian David Hsiung maintains that in order to understand the origins of such stereotypes, we must look critically at their underlying concepts, especially those of isolation and community. Hsiung... more...