Spring 2009

The Americanization of Social Science

Intellectuals and Public Responsibility in the Postwar United States

David Paul Haney

A controversial explanation for sociology's isolation from American society

296 pages | 6 x 9


Contemporary Chinese America

Immigration, Ethnicity, and Community Transformation

Min Zhou

A sociologist of international migration examines the Chinese American experience

328 pages | 6 x 9 | 13 tables, 1 figure, 3 halftones, 3 maps


The Coolie Speaks

Chinese Indentured Laborers and African Slaves in Cuba

Lisa Yun

A remarkable examination of bondage in Cuba that probes questions of slavery, freedom, and race

336 pages | 6 x 9 | 6 tables, 3 figures, 1 halftone


The Cubans of Union City

Immigrants and Exiles in a New Jersey Community

Yolanda Prieto

Ethnic community building and immigrant success in “Havana on the Hudson”

224 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 tables, 2 figures, 14 halftones


Demanding Respect

The Evolution of the American Comic Book

Paul Lopes

From pulp comics to Maus, the story of the growth of comics in American culture

260 pages | 6 x 9


Economies of Desire

Sex and Tourism in Cuba and the Dominican Republic

Amalia L. Cabezas

Money, sex, and love: Are they merely “market forces” in transnational tourism?

232 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 11 halftones


The End of White World Supremacy

Black Internationalism and the Problem of the Color Line

Roderick D. Bush

How the marginalization of African Americans turned into a social phenomenon for the nation and world

264 pages | 6 x 9


Filling the Ark

Animal Welfare in Disasters

Leslie Irvine

Why the fate of animals in disasters depends on policy informed by compassion

176 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


Ladies and Gents

Public Toilets and Gender

Edited by Olga Gershenson and Barbara Penner

Talking about toilets—in all their material, social, symbolic and discursive complexity

262 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 figure, 32 halftones


Material Law

A Jurisprudence of What's Real

John Brigham

How law defines people, places, and things

240 pages | 6 x 9


Mobilizing Science

Movements, Participation, and the Remaking of Knowledge

Sabrina McCormick

What forces are needed for social change in a knowledge society?

218 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 9 tables, 5 figures


Música Norteña

Mexican Migrants Creating a Nation Between Nations

Catherine Ann Ragland

The first history of the music that binds together Mexican immigrant communities

268 pages | 6 x 9 | 22 figures, 13 halftones, 2 maps


Nature in Common?

Environmental Ethics and the Contested Foundations of Environmental Policy

Edited by Ben A Minteer

A groundbreaking contribution to a central debate in environmentalism

312 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 tables, 1 halftone


A New Brand of Business

Charles Coolidge Parlin, Curtis Publishing Company, and the Origins of Market Research

Douglas B. Ward

How a dominant magazine publisher developed the business of market research

240 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 9 tables, 10 halftones, 2 maps


Objectifying Measures

The Dominance of High-Stakes Testing and the Politics of Schooling

Amanda Walker Johnson

Examining the political economy of high-stakes testing

222 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 1 table, 1 figure, 1 halftones 2 maps