Spring 1990

The Carrot or the Stick for School Desegregation Policy

Magnet Schools or Forced Busing

Christine H. Rossell

The first study comparing the long-term effectiveness of voluntary desegregation plans with magnet programs to mandatory reassignment plans

272 pages | 10 tables


Descent into Discourse

The Reification of Language and the Writing of Social History

Bryan Palmer

Arguing that the current reliance on poststructuralism obscures the origins, meanings, and consequences of historical events and processes

312 pages | 6 x 9

Fire on the Earth

Anselm Kiefer and the Postmodern World

John C. Gilmour

A philosophical case study of Kiefer's work

272 pages | 32 duotones, 11 color illustrations


For Fun and Profit

The Transformation of Leisure into Consumption

edited by Richard Butsch

Essays explore the transformation in leisure activity and its effects on class relations in American society

288 pages | 6 x 9


Gender Politics and MTV

Voicing the Difference

Lisa A. Lewis

Challenging the idea that MTV presents only negative and sexist images of women

300 pages | 145 tables, 9 duotones


Italian and Irish Filmmakers in America

Ford, Capra, Coppola, and Scorsese

Lee Lourdeaux

Four major American Film directors are studied through the lens of their ethnicity

288 pages | 22 figs.



The Rise of Social Dance Formations in African-American Culture

Katrina Hazzard-Gordon

The first analysis of the development of the jook and other dance arenas in African-American culture

248 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 14 halftones


Justice and School Systems

The Role of the Courts in Education Litigation

edited by Barbara Flicker

Examines the effectiveness and deficiencies of judicial intervention into the problems of racial discrimination in education

456 pages | 6 x 9


Making Equity Planning Work

Leadership in the Public Sector

John Forester, and Norman Krumholz

Lessons from an experiment in equity planning

271 pages | 6 x 9


The Moral Philosophy of G. E. Moore

Robert Peter Sylvester

A close examination of Moore's the early essays show that Moore’s famous "naturalistic fallacy argument" has been widely misunderstood

240 pages


Opera Muliebria

Women and Work in Medieval Europe

David Herlihy

Vividly demonstrates that the subordination of women within a household economy was specifically the product of the late Middle Ages

159 pages | 13 tables, 8 figs.


The Reconquest of Montreal

Language Policy and Social Change in a Bilingual City

Marc V. Levine

An examination of the nature of the linguistic transformation of Montreal and the role of public policy in promoting it

320 pages | 6 x 9 | 8 tables, 1 maps



A Sociological Interpretation

Michael S. Kimmel

A survey of classical perspectives on revolution with criteria for a structural theory of revolution

294 pages | 6 x 9


Transcendence and Wittgenstein's Tractatus

Michael P. Hodges

Unifies Wittgenstein's early philosophy in terms of the notion of transcendence

172 pages


Work, Inc.

A Philosophical Inquiry

Edmund F. Byrne

Examining legal and philosophical problems for a new social contract that is fair to workers

360 pages