The Citizenship Debates: A Reader The Citizenship Debates A Reader Gershon Shafir, Editor 1998 Spring
A multidisciplinary assessment of issues surrounding citizenship.
People and Folks: Gangs, Crime and the Underclass in a Rustbelt City People and Folks Gangs, Crime and the Underclass in a Rustbelt City John M. Hagedorn None None
The Invention of Women: Making an African Sense of Western Gender Discourses The Invention of Women Making an African Sense of Western Gender Discourses Oyeronke Oyewumi 1997 Fall
Considers the meaning of gender in an African context.
Third Wave Agenda: Being Feminist, Doing Feminism Third Wave Agenda Being Feminist, Doing Feminism Leslie Heywood and Jennifer Drake, Editors 1997 Fall
Discusses the challenges and pleasures of creating a new feminism.
Race in the Hood: Conflict and Violence among Urban Youth Race in the Hood Conflict and Violence among Urban Youth Howard Pinderhughes 1997 Fall
A compelling study of the origins of racial conflict and violence in America.
Memory and Literature: Intertextuality in Russian Modernism Memory and Literature Intertextuality in Russian Modernism Renate Lachmann 1997 Spring
Combines literary theory with textual analysis in a consideration of some of the major works of Russian modernism. Reflecting on both better- and lesser-known Russian writers, Lachmann goes beyond formalist approaches to literature by developing insights from structuralist and poststructuralist theory.
Culture, Globalization, and the World-System: Contemporary Conditions for the Representation of Identity Culture, Globalization, and the World-System Contemporary Conditions for the Representation of Identity Anthony D. King, Editor 1997 Spring
A foundational work in the study of the globalization of culture.
Power Power Keith Dowding 1996 Fall
A concise introduction to the concept of power and the debates surrounding it.
Ethnic Nationalism: The Tragic Death of Yugoslavia Ethnic Nationalism The Tragic Death of Yugoslavia Bogdan Denitch 1996 Fall
Provides a cogent, comprehensive historical analysis of Yugoslavia’s demise, one that clearly identifies events and trends that urgently demand the world’s attention. The role of timing in the sequence of events; the consequences of an unworkable constitutional situation; the responsibility of the West; and, above all, the self-transformation of Communist regimes that presaged undemocratic outcomes: each is duly considered as Denitch gives a detailed description of Yugoslavia’s descent into murderous inter-ethnic wars. “... a major contribution to the literature on the death of Yugoslavia.” --W. Kendall Myers, Johns Hopkins University
Computers, Surveillance, and Privacy Computers, Surveillance, and Privacy David Lyon and Elia Zureik, Editors 1996 Spring
Looks at the ways new technologies contribute to social control.
The Contemplation of the World: Figures of Community Style The Contemplation of the World Figures of Community Style Michel Maffesoli 1996 Spring
A provocative guide to the distinctive style of postmodernity.
Ideology Ideology David McLellan 1995 Fall
A comprehensive introduction to this important concept.
Liberalism Liberalism John Gray 1995 Fall
Since the publication in 1986 of the first edition of Liberalism, both the world and the author’s views have changed significantly. In this new edition, John Gray argues that whereas liberalism was the political theory of modernity, it is ill-equipped to cope with the dilemmas of the postmodern condition. The task now, as Gray sees it, is to develop a pluralist theory, in which the liberal problem of finding a modus vivendi among rival communities and worldviews is solved in postliberal terms.
Intellectuals, Socialism, and Dissent: The East German Opposition and Its Legacy Intellectuals, Socialism, and Dissent The East German Opposition and Its Legacy John C. Torpey 1995 Fall
Asks why East German dissidents have been left out in the cold.
The Bubbling Cauldron: Race, Ethnicity, and the Urban Crisis The Bubbling Cauldron Race, Ethnicity, and the Urban Crisis Michael Peter Smith and Joe R. Feagin, Editors 1995 Fall
How can race and ethnicity be understood as questions of power? How do changes among racial and ethnic groups alter conflicts about these groups’ identities and the resultant power structure shaped by these conflicts? The contributors to this important new volume take up these questions and others as they delve beneath the turbulent surface of racial and ethnic relations in urban centers worldwide. Contributors: Sophie Body-Gendrot, the Sorbonne and the Institute of Political Science, Paris; Harold Brackman, Simon Wiesenthal Center; James Button, U of Florida; Sharon Collins, U of Illinois, Chicago; Steven P. Erie, U of California, San Diego; Norman Fainstein, Vassar College; Cedric Herring, U of Illinois, Chicago; Michael Hodge, Georgia State U; Leslie Baham Inniss, Florida State U; Martín Sánchez Jankowski, U of California, Berkeley; Michael Kearney, U of California, Riverside; Edward Murguia, Texas A&M; Adolph Reed Jr., Northwestern U; Nestor Rodríguez, U of Houston; Bernadette Tarallo, U of California, Davis; Roger Waldinger, UCLA; and Howard Winant, Temple U.