Ain’t No Makin’ It: Aspirations and Attainment in a Low-Income Neighborhood, Third Edition

Jay MacLeod

Third Edition • July 1, 2008 • 552 pages

Print: $45.00 USD/$58.50 CAD • Ebook: $29.99 USD/$29.99 CAD

Jay MacLeod brought us to the Clarendon Heights public housing development and introduced us to Jinx and Mokey and their teenage friends—the Hallway Hangers and the Brothers—in 1987 with the first edition of Ain’t No Makin’ It. The dreams of one peer group and the defeatism of the other moved…

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Muslim Youth: Tensions And Transitions In Tajikistan

Colette Harris

First Edition • January 3, 2006 • 208 pages

Print: $37.00 USD/$59.99 CAD • Ebook: $22.99 USD/$26.99 CAD

Since the breakup of the Soviet Union, the peoples of Central Asia (Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) have been exposed to new, Western influences that stress individualism at the expense Central Asian traditions of family and communalism. Young men in particular are exposed to new ideas and lifestyles as…

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Tanners of Taiwan: Life Strategies and National Culture

Scott Simon

First Edition • February 11, 2005 • 192 pages

Print: $36.00 USD/$46.50 CAD • Ebook: $22.99 USD/$26.99 CAD

Tanners of Taiwan is an ethnography of identity construction set in the leather-tanning communities of Southern Taiwan. Through life history analysis and ethnographic observation, Simon examines what it means to be Chinese – or alternatively Taiwanese – in contemporary Taiwan. Under forty years of martial law from 1947 to 1987, the…

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Namoluk Beyond The Reef: The Transformation Of A Micronesian Community

Mac Marshall

First Edition • February 20, 2004 • 192 pages

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This case study examines emigrants from Namoluk Atoll in the Eastern Caroline Islands of Micronesia, in the Western Pacific. Most members of the Namoluk community (chonNamoluk) do not currently live there – some 60% of them have moved to Chuuk, Guam, or the mainland US (such as Honolulu, Hawai’i or…

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Fulbe Voices: Marriage, Islam, And Medicine In Northern Cameroon

Helen Regis

First Edition • August 14, 2002 • 200 pages

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Fulbe Voices is based on everyday conversations in the West African village of Domaayo, Cameroon, where men and women struggle with the multiple cultural contradictions and social tensions emerging from their varied perspectives as farmers and entrepreneurs, schoolboys and elders, married and free women, rulers and ruled, Muslim scholars and spirit…

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Tecpan Guatemala: A Modern Maya Town In Global And Local Context

Edward F Fischer; Carol Hendrickson

First Edition • August 13, 2002 • 184 pages

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This case study of a highland Guatemala town examines what it means to be Maya in a rapidly changing and globalized world. In providing an historical synopsis of the Kaqchikel Maya from pre-Columbian and Colonial times to the present day, this volume focuses on the dynamics of clutural boundaries in…

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Breaking Away From Broken Windows: Baltimore Neighborhoods and the Nationwide Fight Against Crime, Grime, Fear, and Decline

Ralph Taylor

First Edition • December 1, 2000 • 408 pages

Print: $55.00 USD/$84.99 CAD

In Breaking Away from Broken Windows Ralph Taylor uses data on recent Baltimore crime-reduction efforts to attack the ‘broken windows’ thesis—that is, the currently fashionable notion that by reducing or eliminating superficial signs of disorder (dilapidated buildings, graffiti, uncivil behavior by teenagers, etc.), urban police departments can make significant and…

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Losing Legitimacy: Street Crime and the Decline of Social Institutions in America

Gary LaFree

First Edition • November 1, 1999 • 256 pages

Print: $42.00 USD/$62.50 CAD

In the past fifty years, street crime rates in America have increased eightfold. These increases were historically patterned, were often very rapid, and had a disproportionate impact on African Americans. Much of the crime explosion took place in a space of just ten years beginning in the early 1960s. Common…

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Population Under Duress: Geodemography of Post-soviet Russia

Edited by George J Demko; Steven K Pontius; Zhanna Zaionchkovskaya; Gregory Ioffe

First Edition • April 1, 1999 • 304 pages

Print: $43.00 USD/$49.50 CAD

The demographic history of twentieth-century Russia has been marked by a series of tragedies. Calamitous wars, revolutions, civil strife, and political murders have resulted in unparalleled mortality rates, depressed fertility rates, and sadly unprecedented demographic patterns of all types. This volume explores the most recent problems afflicting the Russian population…

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Left Behind in Rosedale: Race Relations and the Collapse of Community Institutions

Scott Cummings

First Edition • January 30, 1998 • 240 pages

Print: $45.00 USD/$64.99 CAD

Left Behind in Rosedale is a stunning analysis of community and neighborhood decline. Through creative application of ethnographic analysis, participant observation, and in-depth interviews, Scott Cummings’ unique book breathes human life into one of the most serious problems facing the nation’s cities: the ghettoization of urban neighborhoods. Transcending demographic and…

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