Social Sciences  /  Anthropology & Sociology
Disruption of Habits During the Pandemic Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9788869773297
Pub Date: 03 Oct 2022
Series: Philosophy
Description:
In the year 2020, everything we used to think about our habits has been profoundly disrupted. Lockdown still represents an unprecedented experience for all those who went through it, radically affecting our freedom of movement and all those social interactions that used to make up our daily lives. Some people believe that once the pandemic ends, nothing will be the same.
Seniors, foreign caregivers, families, institutions Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9788869773716
Pub Date: 03 Oct 2022
Series: Sociology
Description:
The studies included in this edited volume explore discourses surrounding the ageing population, those who assist them, their families and the institutions/organisations that offer services to them. Qualitative and quantitative theoretical inputs from a variety of research domains – (socio)linguistics, anthropology, philosophy, cultural studies, cognitive science, as well as statistics and information technology – are employed to survey an array of themes that pay close attention to the linguistic, social, economic and ethical aspects regarding seniors. Different registers and genres are examined, which are produced by diverse diatopic distributions, diaphasic/diastratic variations and diamesic dimensions of the language.
Bad Cities Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 292
ISBN: 9788869772818
Pub Date: 28 Sep 2022
Description:
From Larry Kramer's New York to Roth's Newark and Colla's Baghdad, this collection of 15 essays explores how American contemporary literature tackles the issue of urban violence, its relationship with the forerunners of the genre, and how its main features evolved over time.
Ladies of Honor and Merit Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 244
ISBN: 9780822947165
Pub Date: 28 Sep 2022
Description:
In the late eighteenth century, enlightened politicians and upper-class women in Spain debated the right of women to join one of the country’s most prominent scientific institutions: the Madrid Economic Society of Friends of the Country. Societies such as these, as Elena Serrano describes in her book, were founded on the idea that laypeople could contribute to the advancement of their country by providing “useful knowledge,” and their fellows often referred to themselves as improvers, or friends of the country. After intense debates, the duchess of Benavente, along with nine distinguished ladies, claimed, won, and exercised the right of women to participate in shaping the future of their nation by inaugurating the Junta de Damas de Honor y Mérito, or the Committee of Ladies of Honor and Merit.
Psychic Investigators Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 236
ISBN: 9780822947073
Pub Date: 28 Sep 2022
Series: Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century
Description:
Psychic Investigators examines British anthropology’s engagement with the modern spiritualist movement during the late Victorian era. Efram Sera-Shriar argues that debates over the existence of ghosts and psychical powers were at the center of anthropological discussions on human beliefs. He focuses on the importance of establishing credible witnesses of spirit and psychic phenomena in the writings of anthropologists such as Alfred Russel Wallace, Edward Burnett Tylor, Andrew Lang, and Edward Clodd.
Woman Today Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 302
ISBN: 9788869774058
Pub Date: 28 Sep 2022
Series: Sociology
Description:
Research on gender inequality uses limited and sectoral areas as a reference. A team of scholars, academics and researchers from fourteen different countries – Cuba, Haiti, India, Iraq, Iran, Italy, Ivory Coast, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Tunisia, United States and Venezuela – bring out instead in a synchronous and transversal way the gender discrimination for women’s experiences at work, in family, for education. Results show that in the varied landscape of countries considered over 50 percent believe it is still difficult to be a woman in their own country today.
Crime Science Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 310
ISBN: 9780813197005
Pub Date: 16 Aug 2022
Description:
The O.J. Simpson trial.
#MeToo and Beyond Cover #MeToo and Beyond Cover
Format: 
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9780813195599
Pub Date: 26 Jul 2022
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9780813195605
Pub Date: 26 Jul 2022
Description:
#NiUnaMenos#Aufschrei#LoSHA Before #MeToo became the massive global movement we know today, these were the hashtags that represented mobilisations from Ukraine to Latin America that demanded accountability for the intersecting experiences of sexual violence and racism, xenophobia, and misogyny inflicted on women, transgender people, and girls. Lead by activists such as Tarana Burke, who coined the phrase "me too," the movement provided a call to action for survivors across the world to speak out about their experiences. In #MeToo and Beyond, M.
War and Homecoming Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 204
ISBN: 9780813195643
Pub Date: 26 Jul 2022
Description:
More than 2.7 million post-9/11 veterans served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Their homecomings didn't include parades or national celebrations, but civilians regard them with reverence and pride.
Peoplehood in the Nordic World Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 115
ISBN: 9788772197258
Pub Date: 14 Jul 2022
Series: The Nordic World
Description:
What do we mean when we say "the people"? In a Nordic context, the word "people" was historically associated not with members of a sovereign nation but of a household, church, or state. The term remains a battlefield of mixed or even opposing interests and has developed at least three different meanings: a political unit, a cultural entity, and a social multitude.
Ginseng Diggers Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780813183817
Pub Date: 28 May 2022
Illustrations: 24 b&w photos, 8 maps, 4 charts
Description:
The harvesting of wild American ginseng (panax quinquefolium), the gnarled, aromatic herb known for its therapeutic and healing properties, is deeply rooted in North America, but nowhere has it played a more important role than in the southern and central Appalachian Mountains. Made possible by a trans-Pacific trade network that connected the region to East Asian markets, ginseng was but one of several medicinal Appalachian plants that entered international webs of exchange. As the production of patent medicines and botanical pharmaceutical products escalated in the mid- to late-nineteenth century, southern Appalachia emerged as the United States' most prolific supplier of many species of medicinal plants.
The Forgotten Clones Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9780822946274
Pub Date: 28 May 2022
Series: Science, Values, and the Public
Description:
Long before scientists at the Roslin Institute in Scotland cloned Dolly the sheep in 1996, American developmental biologist and aspiring cancer researcher Robert Briggs successfully performed the technique of nuclear transplantation by cloning frog nuclei in 1952. Although the history of cloning is often associated with contemporary ethical controversies, The Forgotten Clones revisits the influential work of scientists like Briggs, Thomas King, and Marie DiBerardino, before the possibility of human cloning and its ethical implications first registered as a concern in public consciousness, and when many thought the very idea of cloning was experimentally impossible. By focusing instead on new laboratory techniques and practices and their place in Anglo-American science and society in the mid-twentieth century, Nathan Crowe demonstrates how embryos constructed in the lab were only later reconstructed as ethical problems.

Nothing Special

The Mostly True, Sometimes Funny Tales of Two Sisters
Format: Paperback
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780819580290
Pub Date: 01 Mar 2022
Series: The Driftless Series
Illustrations: 10 b&w halftones
Description:
Nothing Special is a disarmingly candid tale of two sisters growing up in the 1970s in rural Connecticut. Older sister Chris, who has Down syndrome, is an extrovert with a knack for getting what she wants, while the author, her younger, typically developing sister shoulders the burdens and grief of her parents, especially their father's alcoholism. In Nothing Special Bilyak details wrestling with their mixed emotions in vignettes that range from heartrending to laugh-out-loud funny, including anecdotes about Chris's habit of faux smoking popsicle sticks or partying through the night with her invisible friends.
An Unseen Light Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 422
ISBN: 9780813153179
Pub Date: 04 Jan 2022
Series: Civil Rights and the Struggle for Black Equality in the Twentieth Century
Illustrations: 15 b/w photos
Description:
During the second half of the 19th-century, Memphis, Tennessee, had the largest metropolitan population of African Americans in the mid-South region and served as a political hub for civic organizations and grassroots movements. On April 4, 1968, the city found itself at the epicenter of the civil rights movement when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The Assault on Elisha Green Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 260
ISBN: 9780813152387
Pub Date: 26 Oct 2021
Illustrations: 15 b&w photos, 5 maps
Description:
On June 8, 1883, Rev. Elisha Green was traveling by train from Maysville to Paris, Kentucky, when about forty students from the Millersburg Female College crowded onto the train at Millersburg accompanied by George T. Gould, the school's president, and Frank L.
Objects as Insights Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 90
ISBN: 9780861592357
Pub Date: 28 Aug 2021
Series: British Museum Research Publications
Description:
Robert Codrington (1830-1922) trained to be a priest at Oxford University. He volunteered to work in Nelson, New Zealand, from 1860-4 and was appointed as headmaster of the Melanesian Mission training school on Norfolk Island in 1867. He spent the next twenty years in this post and for eight of these he was the head of the Mission travelling through the Melanesian region.