Category Archives: Sociology

The Italian Way: Food and Social Life

Outside of Italy, the country‚Äôs culture and its food appear to be essentially synonymous. And indeed, as The Italian Way makes clear, preparing, cooking, and eating food play a central role in the daily activities of Italians from all walks … Continue reading

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Community and the Law: A Critical Reassessment of American Liberalism and Japanese Modernity

`Takao Tanase seamlessly combines sociolegal and philosophical analysis as he explores the tensions between individual legal rights and communitarian values in settings ranging from post-divorce visitation rights to tort liability, lawyer-client relationships, and rising litigation rates. Contrasting Japan with the … Continue reading

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Urban Poverty in China

`Wow! What a tour de force! This timely, masterly work does everything, from broad empirical comparison to theory, quantitative correlation to case studies of neighborhoods and quotations from individual life histories. Its findings from 25 neighborhoods in six cities demonstrate … Continue reading

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Faith, Politics, and Power: The Politics of Faith-Based Initiatives

There is often more than meets the eye where politics, religion and money are concerned. This is certainly the case with the Faith-Based Initiative. Section 104, a small provision of the 1996 Welfare Reform bill called “Charitable Choice,” was the … Continue reading

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International Handbook of Anger: Constituent and Concomitant Biological, Psychological, and Social Processes

Book covers a broader range of topics than other books in this area. Notably, extensive coverage of the neurobiology of anger in context of psychology and sociology is unique. Book provides broad, integrative coverage while avoiding unnecessary duplication. Contributors have … Continue reading

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Hannah Arendt, Totalitarianism, and the Social Sciences

This book examines the nature of totalitarianism as interpreted by some of the finest minds of the twentieth century. It focuses on Hannah Arendt’s claim that totalitarianism was an entirely unprecedented regime and that the social sciences had integrally misconstrued … Continue reading

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The African Origins of Rhetoric (African Studies)

Through a critical analysis of ancient African texts that predate Greco-Roman treatises Cecil Blake revisits the roots of rhetorical theory and challenges what is often advanced as the “darkness metaphor” — the rhetorical construction of Africa and Africans. Blake offers … Continue reading

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Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, Volume 42

Advances in Experimental Social Psychology continues to be one of the most sought after and most often cited series in this field. Containing contributions of major empirical and theoretical interest, this series represents the best and the brightest in new … Continue reading

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During its brief existence Wikipedia has proved astonishingly successful. Its 2.8 million articles (in English alone) are available freely to all with access to the internet. The on-line encyclopaedia can be seen as the 21st century’s version of earlier historical … Continue reading

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Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality

The past century has seen the relationship between psychology and religion progress from wary antagonists to strange bedfellows to complementary worldviews. Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality is designed as a text that reflects this history while illuminating the robust dialogue that … Continue reading

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