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Political and Military Sociology: Military Perceptions and Perceptions of the Military

by Neovi M. Karakatsanis & Jonathan Swarts Transaction Publishers (November 05, 2014)

This volume focuses on the perceptions and identities of those serving in the military, with four of its seven articles using survey or interview data to explore those perceptions. A range of military forces...


The Character of Human Institutions: Robin Fox and the Rise of Biosocial Science

by Michael Egan Transaction Publishers (June 30, 2014)

This volume celebrates the life and work of Robin Fox and the idea of a biosocial science. Robin Fox inspired many with an evolutionary vision of humanity that goes beyond narrow disciplinary boundaries and...


Understanding Globalization: A Multi-Dimensional Approach

by Kavous Ardalan Transaction Publishers (June 10, 2014)

This book discusses eight dimensions of globalization from the perspective of four diverse sociological paradigms. Kavous Ardalan argues that social theory can usefully be conceived in terms of these four key...


We Give Our Hearts to Dogs to Tear: Intimations of their Immortality

by Alston Chase Transaction Publishers (July 23, 2014)

We Give Our Hearts to Dogs to Tear is an eloquent tribute to the dogs we love, and a reflection on mortality, the limitations of life and the final triumph of the spirit. Alston Chase tells of his search for...


Greek Americans: Struggle and Success

by Charles C. Moskos, Peter C. Moskos & Michael Dukakis Transaction Publishers (November 27, 2013)

“This is a book that deserves to be read, and read again.” —Paul S. Sarbanes, U.S. Senator (MD) This is an engrossing account of Greek Americans—their history, strengths, conflicts, aspirations, and...


Reflections on the Modern and the Global

by Bruce Mazlish Transaction Publishers (October 31, 2013)

Reflections on the Modern and the Global explores the nature of the cultural transition from modernity to globalization over the last fifty years and its consequences. Bruce Mazlish argues that in order to understand...


John Dewey: Science for a Changing World

by Svend Brinkmann Transaction Publishers (October 31, 2013)

This book addresses Dewey’s contemporary relevance, his life and intellectual trajectory, his basic philosophical ideas with an emphasis on his philosophy of nature, and his educational theory, which has often...


From Arab Spring to Islamic Winter

by Raphael Israeli Transaction Publishers (September 30, 2013)

The “Arab Spring” does not seem to have produced the democratic revolution heralded by the international media. Raphael Israeli examines thematic problems among all the Muslim states experiencing unrest...


China's Nonprofit Sector: Progress and Challenges

by Chien-Chung Huang, Guosheng Deng, Zhenyao Wang & Richard L. Edwards Transaction Publishers (October 16, 2013)

This book describes the development of China’s nonprofit sector since 1995, through its shifting legal framework, the relationship between government and private sector organizations, and the lack of knowledge...


The War Game: Studies of the New Civilian Militarists

by Irving Louis Horowitz & Howard G. Schneiderman Transaction Publishers (September 05, 2013)

Irving Louis Horowitz argues that those who protest the idea that war is a game do so on moral grounds that leave unanswered tough questions: What is the alternative to playing the game? What will become of...


Race, Gender, and Identity: A Social Science Comparative Analysis of Africana Culture

by James L. Conyers, Jr. Transaction Publishers (September 30, 2013)

This volume examines race, gender, and identity in African American culture. As with previous volumes in the series, these collected essays provide a social science and interdisciplinary framework for the exploration...


Grassroots and Coalitions: Exploring the Possibilities of Black Politics

by Michael Mitchell & David Covin Transaction Publishers (September 06, 2013)

The main focus of this volume is an exploration of the patterns of competition for political power at the state and local levels in American politics. This volume looks at institutionalized patterns of black...


That Floating Bridge

by Benj DeMott Transaction Publishers (July 31, 2013)

Alive to history in the making, this volume examines Barack Obama’s and Lyndon Johnson’s presidency, the killing of Trayvon Martin and the death of Andrew Breitbart, Occupy Wall Street and “America Beyond...


Politics, Values, and National Socialism

by Aurel Kolnai, Francis Dunlop & Graham McAleer Transaction Publishers (August 31, 2013)

The essays in this collection provide an overview of Kolnai’s moral philosophy, addressing what kind of thought works against morality and how one can defend morality.  


The New Sociology of Knowledge: The Life and Work of Peter L. Berger

by Michaela Pfadenhauer & Peter L. Berger Transaction Publishers (August 31, 2013)

This book provides an in-depth view on the critical thinking of one of the most important sociologists in recent times. Michaela Pfadenhauer demonstrates the relevance of Peter L. Berger’s work to the sociology...


Tapestry of Memory: Evidence and Testimony in Life-Story Narratives

by Nanci Adler & Selma Leydesdorff Transaction Publishers (August 20, 2013)

In this volume, contributors present narratives and explore the way they influence perception of the past. This volume aims to illuminate how truth and evidence form part of a much wider debate on the representation...


Sensationalism: Murder, Mayhem, Mudslinging, Scandals, and Disasters in 19th-Century Reporting

by David B. Sachsman & David W. Bulla Transaction Publishers (August 22, 2013)

David B. Sachsman and David W. Bulla gather a colorful collection of essays exploring sensationalism in nineteenth-century newspaper reporting. Contributors tell stories of both the rise of the penny press in...


Protestantism and Progress: A Historical Study of the Relation of Protestantism to the Modern World

by Ernst Troeltsch & Howard G. Schneiderman Transaction Publishers (August 31, 2013)

“Troeltsch shows that while original Protestantism had no intention of so altering civilization as to promote the secular freedom which it now champions, it was nevertheless indirectly responsible for allowing...


Louis I. Kahn--Architect: Remembering the Man and Those Who Surrounded Him

by Charles E. Dagit, Jr. & Nathaniel Kahn Transaction Publishers (August 22, 2013)

Few people in the history of art and architecture have planted a seed of inspiration that grew to become a towering oak of lasting influence. Louis I. Kahn was one of these people. In this absorbing volume of...


Legitimacy and Revolution in a Society of Masses: Max Weber, Antonio Gramsci, and the Fin-de-Sicle Debate on Social Order

by M. F. N. Giglioli Transaction Publishers (June 30, 2013)

“This book is a brilliant and comprehensive treatment of past masters of social theory whose relevance looms large in our age of Occupy Wall Street. Matteo Giglioli's debut text is powerful and propitious.”...


Jacob Viner: Lectures in Economics 301

by Douglas A. Irwin & Steven G. Medema Transaction Publishers (June 30, 2013)

This book presents, for the first time, a detailed transcription of Jacob Viner’s Economics 301 class as taught in 1930. Generations of graduate students at the University of Chicago have taken Economics 301....


The Disunity of American Culture: Science, Religion, Technology and the Secular State

by John C. Caiazza Transaction Publishers (June 30, 2013)

The Disunity of American Culture describes how American religious beliefs have declined due to the rising influence of science in popular culture. This book explores how the secular state came to be and science's...


Little Ethiopia of the Pacific Northwest

by Joseph W. Scott & Solomon A. Getahun Transaction Publishers (June 30, 2013)

This book tells the story of the Ethiopian community started in Seattle by college students who came to the city during the Ethiopian revolution of 1974, but were unable to return. These stranded students became...


Witnessing Australian Stories: History, Testimony, and Memory in Contemporary Culture

by Kelly Jean Butler Transaction Publishers (June 30, 2013)

Drawing upon international scholarship on collective memory, public history, testimony, and witnessing, this book represents a cultural history of contemporary Australia. It examines the forms of witnessing...


The Self as a Sign, the World, and the Other: Living Semiotics

by Susan Petrilli & Augusto Ponzio Transaction Publishers (June 30, 2013)

The question of subjectivity is connected to the question of the sign. It calls for a semiotic approach because the self is itself a sign. This book commits to developing a critique of subjectivity in terms...


Taking Stock: The Status of Criminological Theory

by Francis T. Cullen, John Wright & Kristie Blevins Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

Criminology is in a period of much theoretical ferment. Older theories have been revitalized, and newer theories have been set forth. The very richness of our thinking about crime, however, leads to questions...


Strategic Denial and Deception: The Twenty-First Century Challenge

by Roy Godson & James J. Wirtz Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

Does foreign denial and deception threaten the interests of contemporary democracies? Strategic denial and deception (D&D) has emerged as a little understood challenge to security in general, and the intelligence...


The Counter-Terrorism Puzzle: A Guide for Decision Makers

by Boaz Ganor Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

The expansion and escalation of global terrorism has left populations across the world and decision-makers responsible for contending with it unprepared. This book is the first attempt of its kind to create...


The Presidential Dilemma: Revisiting Democratic Leadership in the American System

by Michael A. Genovese Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

The Presidential Dilemma argues that American presidents of the last forty years have largely failed to meet the needs, expectations, and responsibilities placed upon them. It discusses how presidents might...


Assertive Religion: Religious Intolerance in a Multicultural World

by Emanuel de Kadt Transaction Publishers (May 21, 2013)

This book discusses the relationship of religion (specifically, the three Abrahamic religions) to wider social issues such as human rights and multiculturalism. He traces the growth during the religious revival...


Mad Science: Psychiatric Coercion, Diagnosis, and Drugs

by Stuart A. Kirk, Tomi Gomory & David Cohen Transaction Publishers (April 12, 2013)

Mad Science argues that the fundamental claims of modern American psychiatry are based on misconceived, flawed, and distorted science. The authors address multiple paradoxes in American mental health, including...


Risk and Uncertainty: Understanding and Dialogue in the 21st Century

by Kevin P. Clements & Olivier Urbain Transaction Publishers (January 31, 2013)

The lessons drawn in this volume underline the importance of communication, honesty, and a concerned government responsive to the needs of citizens in crisis. Each of these essays is grappling with different...


Protecting the Sacred, Creating Peace in Asia-Pacific

by Chaiwat Satha-Anand & Olivier Urbain Transaction Publishers (March 27, 2013)

Using case studies from the Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Basin, this book examines the global trend of violence against religious places and figures. The contributors believe attacks...


Social Intelligence, Leadership, and Problem Solving

by M. Afzalur Rahim Transaction Publishers (March 27, 2013)

In this volume, M. Afzalur Rahim gathers ten contributions covering a diverse range of topics. These include Type III error in medical decision making, a theoretical model of social intelligence, a structural...


The Death Camps of Croatia: Visions and Revisions, 1941-1945

by Raphael Israeli Transaction Publishers (March 04, 2013)

Raphael Israeli shows that in Yugoslavia during World War II, anti-Semitism was deeply rooted and widespread. Israeli distills fact and historical record from accusation and grievance, noting that seventy years...


Holding the Center: In Defense of Political Trimming

by Eugene Goodheart Transaction Publishers (March 04, 2013)

The twelve chapters in this book are brought together by Eugene Goodheart’s argument that the Whig trimming tradition is the heart and soul of politics in the West, and that both democracy and democratic culture...


Restricting Freedoms: Limitations on the Individual in Contemporary America

by Vladimir Shlapentokh & Eric Beasley Transaction Publishers (February 28, 2013)

Today, freedom is so closely associated with the United States that most people still view America as the ultimate symbol of freedom. Vladimir Shlapentokh and Eric Beasley argue that the idea of basing American...


The Myth of Romantic Love and Other Essays

by Michael Novak & Elizabeth Shaw Transaction Publishers (February 20, 2013)

Written by noted Catholic philosopher Michael Novak, the selections in The Myth of Romantic Love and Other Essays highlight the arc of his intellectual career. Collectively demonstrating the fundamental unity...


The Eudemian Ethics of Aristotle

by Peter L. P. Simpson Transaction Publishers (February 28, 2013)

Among the works on ethics in the Aristotelian corpus, there is no serious dispute among scholars that the Eudemian Ethics is authentic. The Eudemian Ethics is increasingly read and used by scholars as a useful...


The Serpentine Wall: The Winding Boundary between Church and State in the United States

by James F. Harris Transaction Publishers (February 28, 2013)

The founding of the United States was a unique event in human history and the result of factors that are unlikely to be repeated. To understand the founding of a democratic country with a unique arrangement...


Political and Military Sociology: An Annual Review

by Neovi M. Karakatsanis & Jonathan Swarts Transaction Publishers (March 31, 2013)

Several contributions in this volume focus on the modern Middle East, with other articles examining justifications for war, the return of war veterans, white nationalists, and the activities of the Moral Majority....


Beyond Civilization: Society, Culture, and the Individual in the Age of Globalization

by Harry Redner Transaction Publishers (January 31, 2013)

“[Redner] examines how the processes unleashed by globalization are usurping civilization as a means of social organization and mode for arranging identity. He argues that as globalization begins to make the...


Work and Leisure in the Middle East: The Common Ground of Two Separate Worlds

by Robert A. Stebbins Transaction Publishers (January 22, 2013)

“This work of cultural anthropology centered on the Arab Muslim world is remarkable for its originality and by the scope of its information.”  —Hichem Djaït, author of Islamic Culture in Crisis Community...


Psychotherapy: Lives Intersecting

by Louis Breger Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

“A lively account of the intellectual and professional evolution of a psychotherapist, with enlightening comments on rival therapeutic schools.” —J. M. Coetzee, Nobel Prize Winner in Literature, 2003 “You...


Culture and Civilization: Cosmopolitanism and the Global Polity

by Gabriel R. Ricci Transaction Publishers (January 23, 2013)

This volume focuses on cosmopolitanism, the global polity, and political ramifications of globalization. The introduction by Gabriel R. Ricci establishes context and provides an overview of the entire work....


Transition Redesigned: A Practical Philosophy Perspective

by Wojciech W. Gasparski & Boleslaw Rok Transaction Publishers (January 23, 2013)

Transition Redesigned deals with the philosophical bases of different types of transition: change in the economy, organizational/institutional change, and change in social and individual relationships. The editors’...


Impediments to the Prevention and Intervention of Genocide

by Samuel Totten Transaction Publishers (January 23, 2013)

Academics, NGOs, the United Nations, and individual nations are focused on the prevention and intervention of genocide. Traditionally, missions to prevent or intervene in genocide have been sporadic and under-resourced....


The Armenians in the Medieval Islamic World: Armenian Realpolitik in the Islamic World and Diverging ParadigmsCase of Cilicia Eleventh to Fourteenth C

by Seta B. Dadoyan Transaction Publishers (February 14, 2013)

In this volume, Seta B. Dadoyan explores the Armenian condition from 970 to the end of the fourteenth century. This period marked the gradual loss of semi-autonomy on the traditional mainland and the rise of...


The Case against the Davis-Bacon Act: Fifty-Four Reasons for Repeal

by Armand J. Thieblot Transaction Publishers (March 31, 2013)

The Davis-Bacon Act is a United States federal law that established the requirement that prevailing wages must be paid on public works projects. In this book, Armand J. Thieblot argues that the law was passed...


Character Building

by Booker T. Washington & Tim Mealiff Transaction Publishers (January 23, 2013)

While enormous changes have occurred in all phases of African American rights and responsibilities, Booker T. Washington’s broad outlines on building moral character have remained intact. For those in search...