Political Sociology

Inequality in America: Race, Poverty, and Fulfilling Democracy's Promise

Stephen M. Caliendo

Second Edition • July 18, 2017 • 300 pages

Print: $33.00 USD/$42.99 CAD • Ebook: $19.99 USD/$24.99 CAD

Comprehensive and accessible overview of race, class, and gender-based inequality in America through a primarily political science and policy lens

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Intersectionality: A Foundations and Frontiers Reader

Patrick R. Grzanka

First Edition • February 26, 2014 • 384 pages

Print: $45.00 USD/$56.50 CAD

Intersectionality: A Foundations and Frontiers Reader is an accessible, primary-source driven exploration of intersectionality in sociology and related fields. The book maps the origins of the concept, particularly in Black feminist thought and sociology, opens the discourse to challenges and applications across disciplines and outside academia, and explores the leading…

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The Leftmost City: Power and Progressive Politics in Santa Cruz

Richard Gendron and G. William Domhoff

First Edition • December 30, 2008 • 256 pages

Print: $35.00 USD/$73.99 CAD • Ebook: $19.99 USD/$22.99 CAD

Almost all US cities are controlled by real estate and development interests, but Santa Cruz, California, is a deviant case. An unusual coalition of socialist-feminists, environmentalists, social-welfare liberals, and neighborhood activists has stopped every growth project proposed by landowners and developers since 1969, and controlled the city council since 1981.…

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Power, Politics and Crime

William J Chambliss

First Edition • January 1, 2001 • 208 pages

Print: $40.00 USD/$49.99 CAD • Ebook: $25.99 USD/$28.99 CAD

In the United States today, we are on the verge of fulfilling a nightmare scenario. Parents are fearful of letting their children play in their own yards and elderly people are afraid to leave their homes. The bogeyman in this rampant panic about crime is the young black male, who,…

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Turning the Century: Essays in Media and Cultural Studies

Carol Stabile

First Edition • August 21, 2000 • 264 pages

Print: $43.00 USD/$49.50 CAD

The essays in Turning the Century make a significant contribution to our understanding of America’s love affairs with novelty and the mass media. The essays also show that neither the current communications revolution nor the response to it is unprecedented. Through this book, Carol Stabile provides a historical context within…

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The Community Justice Ideal

Todd R Clear; David Karp

First Edition • August 1, 1999 • 208 pages

Print: $43.00 USD/$49.50 CAD

Over the past quarter-century, U.S. politicians have responded to the public’s fear of crime by devoting ever more resources to building and strengthening the criminal justice apparatus, which as a result has grown tremendously in size and cost. Policymakers have also taken steps to toughen procedures for dealing with suspects…

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The Limits of Social Cohesion: Conflict and Mediation in Pluralist Societies

Peter L. Berger

First Edition • May 1, 1999 • 416 pages

Print: $51.00 USD/$46.50 CAD

Normative conflicts center on fundamental disagreements over issues of public morality and the identity of a society. In thinking about normative conflicts on a global scale, two principal questions arise. First, are there common characteristics of such conflicts worldwide? Second, which institutions polarize such conflicts and which can serve to…

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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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The Geography of Illegal Drugs

George Rengert

First Edition • September 11, 1998 • 160 pages

Print: $42.00 USD/$86.50 CAD

The nightly news and other media provide a constant reminder of illegal drug transport over American borders and along routes between various U.S. cities. The general public is well aware that law enforcement efforts to address the foreign supply and trafficking of illegal drugs into the United States is an…

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Who Cares?: Rediscovering Community

David B Schwartz

First Edition • February 22, 1997 • 192 pages

Print: $47.00 USD/$56.50 CAD

A wonderfully engaging and accessible book, Who Cares? emphasizes finding humane responses to developmentally and physically disabled individuals that are community driven rather than solely reliant on problem-solution oriented social service organizations. David Schwartz examines the roles of both informal communities and sectarian communities for examples and practical techniques that…

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