Spring 1998

AIDS Alibis

Sex, Drugs, and Crime in the Americas

Stephanie C. Kane

A fresh, astute means for debating the issues connecting the AIDS pandemic to government policy and crime in the Americas

256 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 4 figures, 3 halftones


Between Race and Empire

African-Americans and Cubans before the Cuban Revolution

edited by Lisa Brock and Digna Casteñada Fuertes, foreword by Manning Marable

The relationship between the two peoples of color, their similar experiences with slavery and reaching for political power, and their parallel race consciousness

289 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table 26 halftones


Borderless Borders

U.S. Latinos, Latin Americans, and the Paradox of Interdependence

Edited by Frank Bonilla, Edwin MelÈndez, Rebecca Morales, and MarÌa de los Angeles Torres

Over the past several decades, Latinos in the United States have emerged as strategic actors in major processes of social transformation

336 pages | 6 x 9


Connection on the Ice

Environmental Ethics in Theory and Practice

Patti H. Clayton, photographs by Charles Mason

An extraordinary whale rescue that revealed a great deal about values and decision making and about how we think of ourselves as human beings

352 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 tables, 16 halftones


Dollars and Votes

How Business Campaign Contributions Subvert Democracy

Dan Clawson

How does the campaign finance system really work—and why do corporate executives say they contribute?

256 pages | 6 x 9 | 7 tables 1 figure


Families in the U.S.

Kinship and Domestic Politics

Edited by Karen V. Hansen, and Anita Ilta Garey

Leading feminist scholars contemplate the complexity of today's American families

944 pages | 7 x 10 | 21 tables, 10 figs.


Frank Capra

Authorship and the Studio System

Edited by Robert Sklar and Vito Zagarrio

Legendary film director Frank Capra composed a unique American vision, but how was that vision influenced by the strategies and production style of Columbia Pictures?

304 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 25 halftones


Gatherings in Diaspora

Religious Communities and the New Immigration

Edited by R. Stephen Warner and Judith G. Wittner

The new religious communities of the United States in their churches, mosques, temples, home meetings, and festivals, being built by immigrants

416 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 tables


Identity and Power

Puerto Rican Politics and the Challenge of Ethnicity

José Cruz

Identity politics as a positive force in political mobilization and access to power

296 pages | 6 x 9 | 11 tables, 2 figures, 28 halftones, 2 maps


Insane Therapy

Portrait of a Psychotherapy Cult

Marybeth F. Ayella

Group therapy goes awry in one community and shows how vulnerable we all can be to cult mentality

213 pages | 6 x 9


Legal Bases

Baseball and the Law

Roger I. Abrams

An accessible, insightful look at how baseball and salary arbitration are shaped by law

240 pages | 6 x 9


A Nation by Rights

National Cultures, Sexual Identity Politics, and the Discourse of Rights

Carl F. Stychin

How sexuality and sexual orientation intersect with gender, race, ethnicity, and religion in the ongoing formation of national identity

256 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


One-Eyed Science

Occupational Health and Women Workers

Karen Messing

A provocative look at why researchers are blind to the health problems of women workers

264 pages | 5.5 x 8.2 | 18 tables, 1 figs.


The Politics of Women's Health

Exploring Agency and Autonomy

Susan Sherwin, and The Feminist Health Care Ethics Research Network

The practical issues of women's empowerment in the health-care system and the deep assumptions and values that underlie that system

336 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 figures


The Poverty of American Politics

A Theoretical Interpretation

H. Mark Roelofs

This classic analysis challenges America's complacency about its political system

368 pages | 6 x 9 | 8 figs.