Spring 2015

American Heathens

The Politics of Identity in a Pagan Religious Movement

Jennifer Snook

An in-depth examination of American Heathenry and of those who practice and live according to its ethic

234 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 figure, 7 halftones


Atlanta Unbound

Enabling Sprawl through Policy and Planning

Carlton Wade Basmajian

How metropolitan Atlanta’s regional planning groups accelerated the sprawl they were trying to control

288 pages | 7 x 10 | 32 color photos


Chilean New Song

The Political Power of Music, 1960s-1973

J. Patrice McSherry

An examination of the Chilean New Song movement as an organic part of the struggles for progressive social change, deeper democracy, and social justice in Chile in the 1960s and early 1970s

254 pages | 6 x 9


The Concept of the Social in Uniting the Humanities and Social Sciences

Michael E Brown

Now in Paperback! How to reunify the humanities and social sciences

538 pages | 6 x 9


Contemporary Social Constructionism

Key Themes

Darin Weinberg

A critical overview of scholarship in social constructionism

214 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


Creating a Buddhist Community

A Thai Temple in Silicon Valley

Jiemin Bao

How a Thai Buddhist temple in northern California created a dynamic community that bridges national, racial, ethnic, religious, and gender differences

208 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 2 tables, 3 figures, 8 halftones


Ethnic Renewal in Philadelphia's Chinatown

Space, Place, and Struggle

Kathryn E. Wilson

How Philadelphia’s Chinatown resisted and engaged with urban renewal processes in the late twentieth century

270 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 tables, 2 figures, 15 halftones, 3 maps


Ghosts of Organizations Past

Communities of Organizations as Settings for Change

Dan Ryan

What happens to communities after social organizations pack up and leave?

276 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 7 tables, 29 figures


The Identity Dilemma

Social Movements and Collective Identity

Edited by Aidan McGarry and James M. Jasper

Are identity politics good or bad for social movements?

228 pages | 6 x 9 | 7 tables, 10 figures


Illness or Deviance?

Drug Courts, Drug Treatment, and the Ambiguity of Addiction

Jennifer Murphy

Exploring the moral frameworks for labeling, treating, and punishing drug addiction

232 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table, 4 figures


Imagined Liberation

Xenophobia, Citizenship, and Identity in South Africa, Germany, and Canada

Heribert Adam and Kogila Moodley

A comparative examination of hostility towards migrants around the world

250 pages | 6 x 9


Knowledge LTD

Toward a Social Logic of the Derivative

Randy Martin

What derivatives and excess, economic and otherwise, tell us about the state of global capital and culture

280 pages | 6 x 9


The New York Young Lords and the Struggle for Liberation

Darrel Wanzer-Serrano

A landmark history of the New York Young Lords, and what their activism tells us about contemporary Latino/a politics

248 pages | 6 x 9 | 11 figures, 6 halftones



Critical and Cultural Perspectives

Edited by Thomas P Oates and Zachary Furness

Critical essays on the NFL as a cultural force in the United States

268 pages | 6 x 9


Not from Here

A Memoir

Allan G. Johnson

A profound and disturbing exploration of the meaning of place, lineage, and belonging, and what it means to be American

192 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 1 map