Fall 1987

Cheap Amusements

Working Women and Leisure in Turn-of-the-Century New York

Kathy Peiss

The dilemmas of work and leisure for women at the turn-of-the-century

256 pages | 5.5 x 8.25



Race, Class, and the Response to Urban Decline

Gregory D. Squires

The social, economic, and political costs of the growth ideology for the Windy City

248 pages | 6 x 9 | 6 tables 4 map(s) 2 figures


Children in the Field

Anthropological Experiences

Edited by Joan Cassell

Funny, sad, horrifying, and fascinating narratives by anthropologists who brought children with them into the field

288 pages

The Cult of the Court

John Brigham

A fresh and innovative examination of the U.S. Supreme Court as the final arbiter of constitutional interpretation

280 pages | 6 x 9



Race and Uneven Development

Joe T. Darden

Examining the genesis of modern Detroit as a hub of wealth and poverty

336 pages | 6 x 9 | 21 tables 9 map(s) 2 figures


Environmental Ethics

Duties to and Values in the Natural World

Holmes Rolston, III

A systematic account of values carried by the natural world

408 pages | 6 x 9


Morals, Reason, and Animals

S. F. Sapontzis

Criticizes the common belief that we are entitled to exploit animals for our benefit because they are not as rational as people

328 pages


Music, Talent, and Performance

A Conservatory Cultural System

Henry Kingsbury

An anthropologist's unusual ethnography of an American conservatory

228 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


Never Married Women

Barbara Levy Simon

A spirit of independence pervades these compelling self-portraits as the women describe their decisions

228 pages


Reducing Workweeks to Prevent Layoffs

The Economic and Social Impacts of Unemployment Insurance-Supported Work Sharing

Fred Best

Economic and human impact of reduced workweeks on employers, employees, governments, and the economy

228 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


The Regulation of Sexuality

Experiences of Family Planning Workers

Carole Joffe

208 pages


Rethinking Rental Housing

Richard P Appelbaum, and John I Gilderbloom

Challenges conventional assumptions concerning the operation of housing markets

296 pages


Revising State Theory

Essays in Politics and Postindustrialism

Fred Block

An analysis of the relationship between business and the state

256 pages


Women and the Politics of Empowerment

edited by Ann Bookman and Sandra Morgen

Case studies of community and workplace organizing that redefine our notions of "the political"

352 pages | 6 x 9


Women with Disabilities

Essays in Psychology, Culture, and Politics

Edited by Adrienne Asch, and Michelle Fine

The integration of gender studies with disability scholarship

347 pages | 6 x 9