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Gujarati Indian

Networks in New

York and London

Maritsa V. Poros

To gain new insights into migration

today, Modern Migrations

takes a closer look at the

historical presence of globalization

and how it has organized

migration and social networks.

With a focus on the lives of Gujarati

Indians in New York and

London, this book explains

migration patterns through different

kinds of social networks

and relations.

“This outstanding book opens

a new window on the population

movements currently

crossing the globe. Reaching

back into history and spanning

the divides between the mass

migrations of the turn of the

20th and 21st centuries, Poros

tells a compelling story, one

that will interest established

scholars and new students of

migration alike.”

—Roger Waldinger,

University of California, Los Angeles

248 pp., 4 tables, 4 figures, 2 maps, 2011

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Taking Local


Immigration Policy

Activism in U.S.

Cities and States

Edited by

Monica W. Varsanyi

“The book will enhance our

understanding of the new landscapes

of immigration federalism.”

—Peter Spiro,

Temple University Law School

Published in association with the Center for

Comparative Immigration Studies at the University

of California, San Diego

320 pp., 13 tables, 5 figures, 3 maps, 2010

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the Republic

Gender, Migration,

and Citizenship in


Catherine Raissiguier

"What a smart, engaging book. By

taking seriously the experiences,

ideas and strategies of African

women in France, Catherine Raissiguier

makes visible the women

activists inside the vibrant

sans-papières immigrant rights


—Cynthia Enloe,

author of The Curious Feminist

216 pp., 14 illustrations, 2010

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Table of Contents

Migration and Transnational

Perspectives.. . . . . . 2-4

Race, Class, and Gender.. . 5 -10

Civil Society and

Political Participation .. . . 11-13


Economy, and Work .. . . . 14 -15

Law and Society......... 15-16

Education and Society... 17-18

Theory .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 -19

Examination Copy Policy .. . . . . . 9

Ordering.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Cover art: I am Hip Hop,

graffiti mural by Shalak

Attack, NoBadSound

studio/Maison des Jeunes

de Cote-des-Neiges,

Montreal, Canada, 2009.

Photographer: Indiefotog.

Migration and Transnational Perspectives

Intimate Labors

Cultures, Technologies,

and the

Politics of Care

Edited by Eileen Boris and

Rhacel Salazar Parreñas

This book advances debates

over the relationship between

care and economy through the

concept of intimate labor—care,

domestic, and sex work—and

thus charts relations of race,

class, gender, sexuality, and citizenship

in the context of global

economic transformations.

“This volume’s ingenious focus

on intimate labor encompasses

a fascinating range of activities,

from egg donation to end-oflife

care, from child care to sex

work. Intimate Labors makes an

extremely valuable contribution

to feminist theorizing on

care work and reproductive labor

by providing fresh insights

on the lives of intimate laborers,

as well as on the impact of race,

gender, and sexuality in the

context of globalization.”

—Dorothy Roberts,

Northwestern University

360 pp., 2 tables, 1 illustration, 2010

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Illicit Flirtations

Labor, Migration,

and Sex Trafficking

in Tokyo

Rhacel Salazar Parreñas

In 2004, the U.S. State Department

declared Filipina

hostesses in Japan the largest

group of sex trafficked

persons in the world. Since

receiving this global attention,

the number of hostesses

entering Japan has dropped by nearly 90 percent—from

more than 80,000 in 2004 to just over 8,000 today. To

some, this might suggest a victory for the global anti-trafficking

campaign, but Rhacel Parreñas counters that this

drastic decline—which stripped thousands of migrants of

their livelihoods—is in truth a setback. Working alongside

migrant Filipina hostesses in Japan, Parreñas investigates

the impact of being labeled as trafficked victims

and explores what governments should do to improve the

lives of global migrants. Illicit Flirtations challenges our

understandings of and international policies toward human

trafficking, giving a long overdue look into the real

world of those labeled as trafficked.

“With insight, brio, and compelling empirical evidence, Rhacel

Parreñas offers a novel interpretation of Filipino hostesses working

in Japan. Boldly departing from standard accounts that treat

all migrant hostesses as equal victims of sexual trafficking, Illicit

Flirtations presents a nuanced portrayal of the women’s multiple

labor and sentimental experiences. Scholars and policy-makers

should take note.”

—Viviana A. Zelizer, Princeton University

“A triumph from a leading scholar of migrant-female labor. In this

work of daring ethnography and thinking, Rhacel Parreñas challenges

conventional views about sex work and sex trafficking,

revealing sex work as not solely prostitution but a continuum of

practices, along which issues of volition, morality, and law collide

and converge in complex dynamics.”

—Mae Ngai, Columbia University

“In this superb new study, Parreñas takes her rapt readers into the

lives of scantily clad Filipina hostesses in Tokyo nightclubs and into

the work of the professional flirter. A brilliant work, a must-read.”

—Arlie Hochschild, author of Commercialization of Intimate Life: Notes

from Home and Work

360 pp., 2011

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Migration and Transnational Perspectives



Labor, Migration,

and Human

Trafficking in Dubai

Pardis Mahdavi

Legislators hoping to

combat human trafficking

focus heavily on women

and sex work, but there

is real potential for abuse

of both male and female

migrants in a variety of

areas of employment—whether on the street, in a field,

at a restaurant, or at someone’s house. Gridlock explores

how migrants’ actual experiences in Dubai contrast with

the typical discussions—and global moral panic—about

human trafficking.

Mahdavi powerfully contrasts migrants’ own stories

with interviews with U.S. policy makers, revealing the

gaping disconnect between policies on human trafficking

and the realities of forced labor and migration in

the Persian Gulf. To work toward solving this global

problem, we need to be honest about what trafficking

is—and is not—and to finally get past the stereotypes

about trafficked persons so we can really understand the

challenges migrant workers are living through every day.

“Pardis Mahdavi provides a valuable service by exposing the

contradictions and complexities that so often muddle the discussions

and debates surrounding the issue of human trafficking.

She makes an impassioned call for a more rational policy

for dealing with this scourge, a call that eschews the sometimes

simplistic and often melodramatic rhetoric surrounding

the problem of international human trafficking.”

—Reza Aslan, author of No God but God and Beyond Fundamentalism

“This is an extraordinarily well-researched and gripping book on

human trafficking in Dubai. With impressive clarity, Mahdavi

describes the complex problem of trafficked women, migrants

and foreign workers and the role of the international community

and the host country in dealing with it.”

—Haleh Esfandiari, author of My Prison, My Home: One Woman’s Story of

Captivity in Iran

“At the heart of the book is a plea for greater worker protections.

A must-read for those interested in labor and migration

issues—not just trafficking.”

—Denise Brennan, Georgetown University

264 pp., 2011

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The Politics of


The First International


to Combat the Sexual

Exploitation of


Stephanie A. Limoncelli

“Limoncelli provides a necessary

and enlightening history for understanding

the present world

of women’s sex work and for

thinking about the role transnational

non-governmental organizations

play in making policy

in conjunction with both states

and the United Nations. No

one interested in the fraught

struggles over sex work and

trafficking can afford to ignore

this history.”

—Leila J. Rupp,

University of California,

Santa Barbara

“This book is a timely contribution

to the global debate surrounding

the complex origins of both trafficking

and anti-trafficking politics.

A must-read for understanding

the historical nexus of states, immigration,

and the control over

sexual labor.”

—David Kyle,

University of California, Davis

232 pp., 4 tables, 2010

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Migration and Transnational Perspectives

The New


How Race, Class,

and Gender Shape

American Enterprise

Zulema Valdez

For many entrepreneurs, the

American Dream remains only

partially fulfilled. Unequal

outcomes between the middle

and lower classes, men and

women, and Latino/as, whites,

and blacks highlight continuing

inequalities and constraints

within American society. With

a focus on a diverse group

of Latino entrepreneurs, this

book explores how class,

gender, race, and ethnicity all

shape Latino entrepreneurs’

capacity to succeed in business

in the United States.

“In this richly textured and engaging

book, Valdez presents us

with a fresh and nuanced look

at entrepreneurship and a new

angle from which to gauge

how ethnicity and race matter

in shaping people’s lives.”

—Cecilia Menjivar,

Arizona State University

208 pp., 6 tables, 1 figure, 2011

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New Destination


Immigration, Race,

and Legal Status in the

Rural American South

Helen B. Marrow

New Destination Dreaming

explores how the rural

context impacts the immigrant

experience, how

rapid Hispanic immigration

influences southern

race relations, and how institutions like schools and law

enforcement agencies deal with unauthorized residents.

Though the South is assumed to be an economically depressed

region, low-wage food processing jobs are offering

Hispanic newcomers the opportunity to carve out a

living and join the rural working class, though this is not

without its problems. Inattention from politicians to this

growing population and rising black-brown tensions are

both factors in contemporary rural southern life.

Ultimately, Marrow presents a cautiously optimistic view

of Hispanic newcomers’ opportunities for upward mobility

in the rural South, while underscoring the threat of

anti-immigrant sentiment and restrictive policymaking

that has gripped the region in recent years.

“Helen Marrow offers a penetrating look at how Latino immigrants

are faring in two rural southern counties. The book focuses

a clarifying lens on the challenges of assimilation in places

that have little experience of diversity beyond the black-white

color line and no real history of immigration. It shines new light

on old issues and will be of interest to all serious students of immigration.”

—Douglas S. Massey, Princeton University

“Guided by a sophisticated theoretical framework, Marrow uses an

imaginative research design to ask questions that have not been

raised before. In the process she collects rich comparative data

that are rigorously and creatively examined. This book is a mustread,

especially for students of immigration, and race and ethnic


—William Julius Wilson, Harvard University

392 pp., 2 tables, 1 figure, 8 illustrations, 3 maps, 2011

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Race, Class and Gender


State of White


Racism, Governance,

and the United States

Edited by Moon-Kie Jung,

João H. Costa Vargas, and

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

The deeply entrenched patterns

of racial inequality in the

United States simply do not

square with the liberal notion of

a nation-state of equal citizens.

Uncovering the false promise

of liberalism, State of White

Supremacy reveals race to be a

fundamental, if flexible, ruling

logic that perpetually generates

and legitimates racial hierarchy

and privilege.

“A savvy blockbuster of a book,

with prominent activists and

scholars telling it like it really

is: the U.S. state is systemically

racist and imperialistic, with tentacles

reaching into an array of

societal arenas and operations,

including military institutions,

immigration agencies, schools,

the prison-industrial complex,

the Supreme Court, the welfare

system, and the terrorism mislabeled

‘hate crimes.’”

—Joe R. Feagin,

Texas A&M University

352 pp., 9 figures, 4 photographs, 1 map, 2011

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Racial Beachhead

Diversity and

Democracy in a

Military Town

Carol Lynn McKibben

This book reveals how a California

city’s civil rights struggles

and racialized local politics were

dramatically affected by the city’s

relationship with the military,

and speaks to larger debates on

American urban development,

race relations, and civilian/military

relationships throughout the

twentieth century.

”A fascinatingly splendid book

that challenges conventional

wisdom about the power or

race to shape urban life, the role

of the military in generating social

change, and the motivating

origins of community organizing

in the civil rights era. This book

illustrates the role of small communities

in the transformation of

20th century American society.”

—Quintard Taylor,

University of Washington

328 pp., 6 illustrations, 3 maps, 3 tables, 2012

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What Can You Say?

America’s National

Conversation on Race

John Hartigan Jr.

“John Hartigan uses a year’s worth

of news stories—from the Jena

six to Obama—to ponder what

makes them racial. What is racial

and what are the motivations of

actors is not a straightforward

matter as in other moments in

our history. A provocative investigation

and analysis of racial matters

in the USA!”

—Eduardo Bonilla-Silva,

Duke University

232 pp., 2010

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Shades of


Why Skin Color


Edited by

Evelyn Nakano Glenn

312 pp., 11 tables, 15 figures, 16 illustrations, 2009

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Knowledge in

the Blood

Confronting Race and

the Apartheid Past

Jonathan D. Jansen

360 pp., 2009

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Race, Class and Gender

Growing Up

in America

The Power of Race

in the Lives of Teens

Brad Christerson,

Korie L. Edwards, and

Richard Flory

“Growing Up in America is an

eye-opener. In it we intensely

experience the lives of teens,

and come to see the powerful

and often times surprising

ways in which race impacts

their lives. This is a wonderfully

written, powerful book that

enlightens as it engages. We

cannot understand the meaning

of race without understanding

its formation in youth. And this

is the very best book written on

that subject.”

—Michael O. Emerson,

Rice University

216 pp., 26 tables, 2010

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Legacies of Race

Identities, Attitudes,

and Politics in Brazil

Stanley R. Bailey

304 pp., 31 tables, 2 figures, 1 illustration, 2009

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The Politics of


The Failure of Race-

Neutral Policies in

Urban America

Leland T. Saito

Winner of the 2010 Oliver

Cromwell Cox Award,

sponsored by the ASA

Section on Racial and

Ethnic Minorities

“Saito delivers a convincing and

compelling argument about

the enduring persistence of

race, calling into question the

effectiveness of race-neutral

policies and documenting why

racial equality continues to

elude our nation.”

—Linda Trinh Võ,

University of California, Irvine

296 pp., 3 tables, 1 figure, 4 illustrations, 4 maps,


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Cultures of



Domesticity, and

Class in India

Raka Ray and

Seemin Qayum

272 pp., 7 tables, 10 illustrations, 4 maps, 2009

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Myth of the

Social Volcano

Perceptions of

Inequality and

Distributive Injustice

in Contemporary


Martin King Whyte

This book reports the results of

the first systematic nationwide

survey in China of the attitudes

that ordinary Chinese citizens

have toward increased inequalities

generated by the market reform

program launched in 1978.

“Extremely provocative, challenging

the ‘common sense’ of most

Western scholars and much of

the Chinese leadership.”

—Richard Levy,

Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

“This path-breaking study answers

the rarely touched question of

how people feel about the newly

emerging inequality in contemporary

China. As one of the pioneers

of survey research on China,

Whyte presents unexpected and

fascinating findings with solid

empirical evidence. A landmark

study on distributive injustice.”

—Wenfang Tang,

University of Iowa

264 pp., 20 tables, 14 figures, 2010

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Race, Class and Gender


Ghosts of


Rekindled Memories

of Imprisonment

in Iran

Shahla Talebi

At once deeply personal yet

clearly political, part memoir

and part meditation, this work

brings to heartbreaking clarity

how deeply rooted torture

and violence can be in our

society. Writing about her own

imprisonment—first under the

shah and later by the Islamic

Republic—and sharing stories

of her fellow inmates, Talebi

details the painful reality of

prison life and offers an intimate

look at a critical period of

social and political transformation

in Iran.

“This searing memoir of women’s

visceral pain, principled

resilience, and redemptive

imagination in Iran’s brutal

political prisons will leave you

shaken, forever. Talebi’s voice

is remarkable for its generous

empathy and its poetry in

evoking the tortured humanity

of the women with whom she

shared her prison experience.”

—Lila Abu-Lughod,

Columbia University

264 pp., 12 illustrations, 2011

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Family Crisis and

the State in the

Middle East

Frances S. Hasso

Examines new forms of marriage

emerging in Egypt and

the United Arab Emirates in

reaction, in part, to the governments’

increasing attempts

to control sexuality with

shari`a law.

“The personal is political everywhere,

but nowhere more profoundly

than in Arab societies

undergoing rapid social change.

Hasso’s account of the ways in

which marriage and intimacy

intersect with state policy and

legal systems in Egypt and the

UAE is timely, important, and

insightful. Hasso rightly analyzes

the challenges and difficulties

but also reports on real gains.”

—Craig Calhoun,

New York University and the

Social Science Research Council

272 pp., 2010

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Gender and Islam

in Africa

Rights, Sexuality,

and Law

Edited by Margot Badran

This book examines ways in

which women in Africa are

interpreting traditional Islamic

concepts in order to empower

themselves and their societies.

African women have promoted

the ideals and practices of equality,

human rights, and democracy

within the framework of Islamic

thought, challenging conventional

conceptualizations of the

religion as gender-constricted

and patriarchal.

“Presents new and original work

and provides a glimpse at the

state of the art among scholars

who have a sustained commitment

to an extremely difficult

and contentious topic.”

—Barbara M. Cooper,

Rutgers University

Copublished with the Woodrow Wilson Center Press

336 pp., 2011

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Making Their Place

Feminism After

Socialism in Eastern


Katja M. Guenther

264 pp., 6 tables, 3 figures, 3 maps, 2010

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Race, Class and Gender

Studies in Social Inequality

About 1.5



filed bankruptcy


the last year,



as common as college graduation and

divorce. The recession has pushed more

and more families into financial collapse—with

unemployment, declines in

retirement wealth, and falling house values

destabilizing the American middle

class. Broke explores the consequences of

this unprecedented growth in consumer

debt and shows how excessive borrowing

undermines the prosperity of middle

class America.

“Too many American families are deep in debt

because their wages haven’t kept up, their

jobs are vanishing, and their homes worth

less and less. It’s not only a human tragedy



How Debt Bankrupts the Middle Class

Edited by Katherine Porter

for them but also a national problem as their

debt burden hobbles the American economy

and their inability to repay cripples lenders.

What should be done? Here’s a useful and

insightful guide to policies that can help.”

—Robert B. Reich, author of Aftershock: The Next

Economy and America’s Future

“An important collection on consumer finance

that offers a troubling window on the financial

stresses on the American middle class.

Broke breaks new ground in exploring families

in bankruptcy, examining the interaction of

issues like race, mortgage debt, and student

loan debt with the bankruptcy process.”

—Adam J. Levitin, Georgetown University Law Center

“Risk and return are inseparable. While debt

can enable families to buy homes, obtain

education, and start businesses, it does so

by amplifying both upturns and downturns.

Broke clearly illustrates the consequences

when overextended families experience the

roller coaster ride leading to bankruptcy.”

—Peter Tufano, University of Oxford

336 pp., 2011

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Race, Class and Gender

Studies in Social Inequality


Social Class and

Changing Families

in an Unequal


Edited by Marcia J. Carlson

and Paula England

“Arguably the best collection

of articles on social class differences

in romantic partnering and

parenting that exists today. The

economic opportunities and the

life chances of the next generation

may be at risk. Understanding

the family changes that this

volume illuminates is essential to

combating that risk and designing

effective public policy.”

—Suzanne Bianchi,

University of California, Los Angeles

248 pp., 18 tables, 13 figures, 2011

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Mobility and


Frontiers of Research

in Sociology and


Edited by Stephen L.

Morgan, David B. Grusky,

and Gary S. Fields

488 pp., 63 tables, 55 figures, 2006

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Class and Power

in the New Deal

Corporate Moderates,

Southern Democrats,

and the Liberal-

Labor Coalition

G. William Domhoff and

Michael J. Webber

“Class and Power in the New Deal

provides a welcome refresher

course on how the ‘ownership

class’ shaped major political

decisions during the New Deal

and beyond.”

—Jill Quadagno,

Florida State University

304 pp., 2011

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Dividing the


Men, Women, and

Household Work

in Cross-National


Edited by Judith Treas and

Sonja Drobni

280 pp., 24 tables, 12 figures, 2010

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Making the


Education and

Labor Market Entry

in Central and

Eastern Europe

Edited by Irena Kogan,

Clemens Noelke, and

Michael Gebel

“We need to know much more

about the prospects for young

workers in newly post-socialist

societies. Engaging a multinational

team of sociologists,

this book takes institutional

variations across societies seriously.

There is simply nothing

out there that does what this

volume does, nor is there likely

to be anytime soon.”

—David Bills,

University of Iowa

408 pp., 12 figures, 2011

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new in paperback

The Global

Dynamics of

Racial and Ethnic


Susan Olzak

288 pp., 21 tables, 7 figures, 2006

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Race, Class and Gender


Patterns of Protest

Trajectories of

Participation in

Social Movements

Catherine Corrigall-


“For all the studies we have of

movement recruitment, we

know next to nothing about

what happens after that. Or

rather we knew nothing until

this exceptional book came

along. Corrigall-Brown’s rich

study is must reading for anyone

who wants to understand

the longer-term ebb and flow

of participation that tend to

define activist lives.”

—Doug McAdam,

Stanford University

“This work is destined to become

the authoritative text on

the variety of ways individuals

participate in social activism.

Very few studies move beyond

initial engagement to explore

life-course trajectories of protest

participation. While some

research explores the social

psychology behind decisions

to protest, this book reveals the

significant ways in which the

organizational context of activist

groups shapes participation.”

—Holly McCammon,

Vanderbilt University

208 pp., 2011

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in Context

Political Opportunities

and the

Emergence of Protest

Edited by Jeff Goodwin

and James M. Jasper

Despite extensive theoretical

debates over the utility

of “political opportunities”

as an explanation for the

rise and success of social movements, there have been

surprisingly few serious empirical tests. This book provides

the most extensive effort to date to test the model,

analyzing a range of important cases of revolutions and

protest movements to identify the role of political opportunities

in the rise of political contention.

With evidence from more than fifty cases, this book explores

the role of the state in protest, the frequent overemphasis

on political opportunities in recent research,

and the extent to which opportunity models ignore the

cultural and emotional triggers for collective action. By

examining new directions in the study of protest and

contention, this book shows that although political opportunities

can help explain the emergence of certain

kinds of movements, a new strategic language can ultimately

tell us far more.

“Debates about the concept of political opportunity structure

remain vivid and strongly divisive. This book clearly highlights

the variety of theoretical conceptualizations in the field and

offers path-breaking proposals that will be very useful in

future discussions about the actual effect of political contexts

on the fate of social movements.”

—Olivier Fillieule, University of Lausanne

“This book edited by two renowned social movement scholars

addresses a fundamental debate in the field regarding the impact

of political opportunity on social movements and other

forms of political contention. A must read for students and

scholars alike, it proposes a synthetic but more strategic approach

that takes into account the micro-structural processes

and mechanisms beneath the political contexts that inspire

collective action.”

—Verta Taylor, University of California, Santa Barbara

368 pp., 2012

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Civil Society and Political Participation


Social Movements,

Mobilization, and

Contestation in

the Middle East

and North Africa

Edited by Joel Beinin and

Frédéric Vairel

These case studies of Morocco,

Egypt, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia,

and Turkey are inspired by

social movement theory, but

also critique and expand the

horizons of the theory’s classical

concepts of political opportunity

structure, collective

action frames, mobilization

structures, and repertoires of

contention through intensive

fieldwork. This strong empirical

base allows for a nuanced

understanding of contexts, culturally

conditioned rationality,

local networks, and innovation

in contentious action.

328 pp., 3 tables, 2011

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Life as Politics

How Ordinary

People Change

the Middle East

Asef Bayat

320 pp., 5 figures, 1 map, 2009

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The Struggle

for the World

Liberation Movements

for the

21st Century

Charles Lindholm and

José Pedro Zúquete

“From alter-globalization to

the New Right to Jihadism, this

timely book demonstrates

that world-transforming

movements, thought to have

disappeared after the decline

of the Left in the late 1970s,

have reappeared in different

forms. As the first of its kind to

assemble major contemporary

‘global’ movements in one place,

this book will definitely prove

crucial reading for anyone interested

in the dynamics of social

movements today.”

—Jonathan Friedman,

University of California, San Diego

280 pp., 2010

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Passive Revolution

Absorbing the

Islamic Challenge

to Capitalism

Cihan Tuğal

320 pp., 2009

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Civil Society and Political Participation



Transforming Local

Governance and Civil

Society in Brazil

Gianpaolo Baiocchi,

Patrick Heller, and

Marcelo K. Silva

This book highlights the importance

of local-level innovations

and democratic advances,

charting a middle path

between those who theorize

that globalization hollows out

democracy and those who celebrate

globalization as a means

of fostering democratic values.

Uncovering the state’s role in

creating an “associational environment,”

it reveals the contradictory

ways institutional

reforms shape the democratic

capabilities of civil society.

”Writing on Brazil’s two-decadelong

experiment in participatory

budgeting, the authors

defend democracy’s great

promise: to turn citizens from

clients into self-governing

agents who, deploying their

human powers, direct politics

to a common good.”

—Joshua Cohen,

Stanford University

224 pp., 9 tables, 1 figure, 2011

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Civic Engagements

The Citizenship

Practices of Indian

and Vietnamese


Caroline B. Brettell and

Deborah Reed-Danahay

“A thoughtful and enlightening

book. Civic Engagements provides

important insights into

how immigrants are learning

to become American while

also maintaining strong ethnic


—Nancy Foner,

Hunter College and the Graduate Center,


320 pp., 2011

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One Alliance,

Two Lenses

U.S.-Korea Relations

in a New Era

Gi-Wook Shin

Studies of the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific

Research Center

296 pp., 23 tables, 48 figures, 2010

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Latina Immigrants

and New American


Kathleen M. Coll

“Coll’s ethnographic study illuminates

the myriad ways that

immigrant women are enacting

new forms of citizenship in

their own image and on their

own terms . . . The strength of

Remaking Citizenship is that

Coll does not succumb to a

linear narrative of women’s

self-empowerment, but remains

attentive to the gaps

and contradictions in Latina

citizenship discourses.”

—Alejandra Marchevsky,

Contemporary Sociology

248 pp., 1 figure, 7 illustrations, 1 map, 2010

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Collective Resistance

in China

Why Popular Protests

Succeed or Fail

Yongshun Cai

Studies of the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific

Research Center

304 pp., 27 tables, 11 figures, 2010

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Civil Society and Political Participation



Markets and


Women, Service

Work, and the

Making of Inequality

in China

Eileen M. Otis

“Otis puts a human—and

gendered—face on the other

side of the global business traveler,

and her contrast with local

hotel workers both deepens

our understanding of labor as it

broadens our sense of globalization’s

emotional and embodied

reach. This is the best kind of

sociology: mindful of the big

picture, but exquisitely sensitive

to nuance and local variation.”

—Michael Kimmel,

Stony Brook University

240 pp., 2011

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Militants or


Labor Unions and

Democratic Politics

in Korea and Taiwan

Yoonkyung Lee

208 pp., 27 tables, 13 figures, 2011

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Being and


Health and the

Working Bodies of

Silicon Valley

J.A. English-Lueck

“This outstanding book dissects

the social fabric of Silicon Valley,

a slice of the California coast

marked by high technology

and social, ethnic, and cultural

diversity . . . Personal narratives

vividly recount how age

cohorts—from adolescents

to the adult workforce and

beyond—define and deal with

health, work, and careers . . .

Highly recommended.”

—E. Wellin, CHOICE

288 pp., 11 illustrations, 2010

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Raising the

Global Floor

Dismantling the

Myth That We

Can’t Afford Good

Working Conditions

for Everyone

Jody Heymann and

Alison Earle

256 pp., 2009

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Markets in the

Name of Socialism

The Left-Wing Origins

of Neoliberalism

Johanna Bockman

Challenging conventional accounts,

this book chronicles a

transnational dialogue among

economists on both sides of the

Iron Curtain about democracy,

socialism, and markets. These

exchanges led to the transformations

of 1989 and, unintentionally,

the rise of neoliberalism.

“In this tour de force, Johanna

Bockman studies the history of

economics to extricate neoclassical

theory and market institutions

from their identification

with capitalism, and in so doing

opens up the future to the

possibility of all sorts of market

socialisms. A must-read.”

—Michael Burawoy,

University of California, Berkeley

352 pp., 2011

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Working the

Night Shift

Women in India’s

Call Center Industry

Reena Patel

208 pp., 1 table, 2 figures, 4 illustrations, 1 map,


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Globalization, Economy, and Work

Stanford Studies in Human Rights

The Cultural

Wealth of Nations

Edited by Nina Bandelj and

Frederick F. Wherry

Leading scholars from a range

of disciplinary backgrounds examine

how symbolic resources

and cultural understandings

help firms and regions develop.

Through a thoughtful analysis

of current-day cases, as well as

historical developments, The

Cultural Wealth of Nations offers

an exciting new alternative

to standard economic explanations

about the wealth and

poverty of nations.

“This breakout volume pushes

the precarious balance of economic

sociology decisively to

the cultural side. The ‘cultural

wealth of nations’ is a phrase

that reconstructs Adam Smith

and deserves to enter deeply

into the lexicon of sociology.”

—Jeffrey C. Alexander,

Yale University

"Offers a transformative argument

about the crucial significance

of shared symbolic

resources in shaping national

economic development."

—Viviana A. Zelizer,

Princeton University

296 pp., 12 figures, 6 illustrations, 2011

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Stones of Hope

How African

Activists Reclaim

Human Rights to

Challenge Global


Edited by Lucie E. White

and Jeremy Perelman

“A breakthrough text. This

important work profoundly

alters the way scholars and

lawyers conceive of strategies

for economic and social rights

practice. Through sustained

collaboration between leading

human rights scholars and African

lawyers and activists, this

volume theorizes the crucial issues

facing the field in original

and illuminating ways. Stones

of Hope is a must read, and one

that has set a new standard

for collaborative analysis and

thought-provoking inquiry.”

—Caroline Elkins,

Harvard University

280 pp., 2010

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Interventions and

Priorities after

Mass Violence

Edited by Rosalind Shaw

and Lars Waldorf, with

Pierre Hazan

368 pp., 2010

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Human Rights for

the 21st Century

Sovereignty, Civil

Society, Culture

Helen M. Stacy

280 pp., 2009

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Human Rights


Local Politics and

National Human

Rights Institutions

Julie A. Mertus

240 pp., 2 tables, 2009

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Globalization, Economy, and Work | Law and Society


Law in Many


A Reader

Edited by Lawrence M.

Friedman, Rogelio Pérez-

Perdomo, and

Manuel A. Gómez

“An exciting and unique crossnational

collaboration reflecting

current global concerns

and influences. Distinctive in

its presentation of materials

that highlight law and society

organizations, networks, and

publications around the world,

it promises to make a strong

impact within the United

States and beyond.”

—David M. Engel,

State University of New York,

University at Buffalo

336 pp., 2011

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as Power

Criminal Registration

and Community


Laws in America

Wayne A. Logan

Critical Perspectives on Crime and Law

312 pp., 2009

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Sunbelt Justice

Arizona and the


of American


Mona Lynch

Critical Perspectives on Crime and Law

280 pp., 2 tables, 1 figure, 12 illustrations, 2009

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Global Lawmaking

and Systemic

Financial Crisis

Terence C. Halliday and

Bruce G. Carruthers

“Halliday and Carruthers analyze

the birth of international

bankruptcy legislation in a

truly expert fashion. Their engaging

work will be of great

importance for social scientists

all over the world as well as for

policy elites in the developing


—Richard Swedberg,

Cornell University

536 pp., 9 tables, 2 figures, 2009

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Between Law

and Diplomacy

The Social Contexts

of Disputing at

the World Trade


Joseph A. Conti

“This inside look at daily dealings

with the WTO points to an

increasing legalization that will

resonate with lawyers, political

scientists, and sociologists.”

—Bryant G. Garth,

Southwestern Law School

272 pp., 3 tables, 4 figures, 2010

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The Common Law

in Two Voices

Language, Law, and

the Postcolonial

Dilemma in

Hong Kong

Kwai Hang Ng

“Essential reading for those who

are interested in what sociological

studies of language can contribute

to cultural understanding.”

—Celine-Marie Pascale,

American Journal of Sociology

352 pp., 5 tables, 2 figures, 3 illustrations, 2009

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The Rewards of


A Relational Theory of

Norm Enforcement

Christine Horne

“Previous theories of norms

have either been psychological

or, if sociological, have not gone

much beyond simply recognizing

that norms have something

to do with groups. In linking

norms to the conditions for their

enforcement, Horne grasps a

connection essential for understanding

social norms and their


—David Willer,

University of South Carolina

224 pp., 21 tables, 3 figures, 2009

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Juvenile Delinquency,

Immigration, and

Exclusion at the Paris

Palace of Justice

Susan J. Terrio

368 pp., 2009

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Law and Society

Slam School

Learning Through

Conflict in the Hip-

Hop and Spoken

Word Classroom

Bronwen E. Low

Exploring the often difficult

relations between hip-hop and

schooling, Slam School builds a

new and surprising argument:

the very reasons teachers and

administrators might resist the

deliberate introduction of hiphop

into the planned curriculum

are what make hip-hop so

pedagogically vital.

“Low not only synthesizes hiphop

and spoken word history

and culture, she brings them to

life through a dynamic pedagogical

portrait examining the

complexities and power of

creating a curriculum around

youth culture. Slam School is a

must read for educators seeking

to bridge the gap between

the coffee house and the

school house.”

—Maisha T. Winn,

Emory University

208 pp., 2 figures, 2011

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Race and Achievement

among African

American Youth

Na’ilah Suad Nasir

Unique in its attention to the

challenges that social and educational

stratification pose, as

well as to the opportunities that

extracurricular activities can

offer for African American students’

access to learning, this

book brings a deeper understanding

of the local and fluid

aspects of academic, racial, and

ethnic identities.

“This provocative book contributes

in important ways to

understanding the pressing developmental

challenges that all

young people face as they construct

a sense of identity that

they can carry across different

contexts. Most importantly, Nasir

considers the implications of

this for teaching and creating

optimal learning environments

inside and outside of school.”

—Marjorie Orellana,

University of California, Los Angeles

232 pp., 2011

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Global Citizenship

and the


Advancing Social

Life and Relations

in an Interdependent


Robert A. Rhoads and

Katalin Szelényi

“This vivid, thoughtful book

advances arguments about the

limits of territorial nationalism

and the implications of those

limits for globalizing universities.

A path-breaking work.”

—Simon Marginson,

University of Melbourne

336 pp., 3 figures, 2011

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Public Engagement

for Public


Joining Forces to

Revitalize Democracy

and Equalize Schools

Edited by Marion Orr and

John Rogers

344 pp., 2 tables, 1 figure, 2 maps, 2010

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Education and Society




The Global Rise

of Postsecondary

Institutions for

Indigenous Peoples

Wade M. Cole

This book explores the emergence

of postsecondary institutions

for indigenous peoples

worldwide, with a focus on

developments in the United

States, Canada, Australia, and

New Zealand.

“Illuminates how destitute and

poorly educated groups of

indigenous people have come

to use quasi-sovereignty and

the political authority of higher

education to form unique colleges

to increase their people’s

cultural survival. This is a fascinating

story of local adaptation

of global ideas, subjective selfidentification,

and the rising

power of higher education in

increasingly schooled societies


—David P. Baker,

The Pennsylvania State University

288 pp., 9 tables, 14 figures, 2011

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Special Education

Origins to



John G. Richardson and

Justin J.W. Powell

“Richardson and Powell’s insightful

account pushes the

methodological envelope,

artfully illustrating how claims

about nations, education, disability

and children are quite

literally patterned inventions

to be questioned rather than

naively applied. A monumental

and pathbreaking must-read.”

—Bernadette Baker,

University of Wisconsin

360 pp., 18 tables, 6 figures, 2011

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Challenging Habits

of Thought

Myra H. Strober

232 pp., 3 tables, 2010

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Theories of

Social Order

A Reader,

Second Edition

Edited by Michael Hechter

and Christine Horne

368 pp., 4 tables, 16 figures, 1 illustration, 2009

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Violence as


Religious Wars in the

Age of Globalization

Hans G. Kippenberg

Translated by Brian McNeil

296 pp., 2011

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From Ancient

Empires to

Internet Dating

Edited by Brooke

Harrington, with a

Foreword by

Murray Gell-Mann

360 pp., 4 tables, 2 figures, 12 illustrations, 2009

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Education and Society

| Theory

The Entrepreneur

Classic Texts by

Joseph A.


Edited by Markus C. Becker,

Thorbjørn Knudsen, and

Richard Swedberg

“Anyone who wishes to know

what Schumpeter, that undisputed

father of extensive

entrepreneurship theory, really

thought and really understood

must turn to this illuminating


—William J. Baumol,

New York University and Princeton


368 pp., 1 table, 4 figures, 2011

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The Discourse

Theory of Law and


Hugh Baxter

“A must read for all those

interested in an exposition

of Jürgen Habermas's fundamental

contribution to legal


—David M. Rasmussen,

Boston College

Jurists: Profiles in Legal Theory

352 pp., 2011

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Great Minds

Encounters with

Social Theory

Gianfranco Poggi and

Giuseppe Sciortino

Modern social thought

is largely the intellectual

product of a number of

"great minds." Revisiting

the central theories of

Marx, Durkheim, Weber,

Simmel, Mead, Parsons,

Goffman, Garfinkel, and

Luhmann, this text introduces readers to a select group

of thinkers who have made significant, distinctive, and

controversial contributions to the development of

modern social theory.

Offering a careful selection of primary sources that

encourage direct engagement with the writings, Poggi

and Sciortino emphasize the theoretical insights and

problems that remain valuable to discussions of social

theory today. Each chapter introduces key ideas,

whether classical or contemporary, through a discussion

of each theorist’s contribution to the exploration of

the human actors and the consequences, potentialities,

and vulnerabilities embedded in social relationships.

“A fresh, lively encounter with sociology’s major thinkers. The

book is effortlessly engaging and conveys the complexity of

sociological thinking with ease. Readers are given the chance

to both deepen their knowledge and revisit authors in a new

and stimulating way. A great achievement!”

—Delia Baldassarri, Princeton University

“Through a series of highly engaging encounters with the

great contributors to our tradition, Poggi and Sciortino do

much to advance the critical self-reflection of sociology. Never

content with mere exposition, they probe the ‘great minds’ of

the discipline for fresh guidance and insight into the problems

still open in sociological inquiry. Even with its focus on the

past, this is an inspiringly present- and future-oriented work.”

—Mustafa Emirbayer, University of Wisconsin-Madison

192 pp., 1 table, 2011

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