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Lawyers, Lawsuits, and Legal Rights: The Battle over Litigation in American Society

Lawyers, Lawsuits, and Legal Rights: The Battle over Litigation in American Society

  • by Thomas F. Burke
  • ISBN: 0520243234
  • ISBN-13: 9780520243231
This book compellingly shows that litigious policies have deep roots in our Constitution, culture, and politics."—Charles Epp, author of The Rights Revolution: Lawyers, Activists, and Supreme Courts in Comparative Perspective "Burke's ...

Works and Days: A Translation and Commentary for the Social Sciences

Works and Days: A Translation and Commentary for the Social Sciences

  • by Hesiod, Walter C. Neale (Translator), David W. Tandy (Translator)
  • ISBN: 0520203844
  • ISBN-13: 9780520203846
The introductory essay discusses the changing economic, political and trading world of the eighth and seventh centuries B.C.E., while the notes present the range and possible meanings of important Greek terms and references in the poem and ...

Africa

Africa

  • by Ivan Bargna
  • ISBN: 0520259742
  • ISBN-13: 9780520259744
This spectacular volume, at once a concise resource guide and a fascinating read, brings the dazzling variety of sub-Saharan Africa to life with its inviting, innovative approach.

The Human Difference: Animals, Computers, and the Necessity of Social Science

The Human Difference: Animals, Computers, and the Necessity of Social Science

  • by Alan Wolfe
  • ISBN: 0520089413
  • ISBN-13: 9780520089419
This book is a lively attack on the growing antihumanism of so much contemporary social science, and it deserves a wide audience.

Missing Persons: A Critique of the Personhood in the Social Sciences

Missing Persons: A Critique of the Personhood in the Social Sciences

  • by Mary Douglas, Steven Ney
  • ISBN: 0520207521
  • ISBN-13: 9780520207523
Their book will find a wide audience among social scientists and will also interest anyone engaged in current discussions of poverty. This book is a copublication with the Russell Sage Foundation.

Wittgenstein: Lectures and Conversations on Aesthetics, Psychology and Religious Belief

Wittgenstein: Lectures and Conversations on Aesthetics, Psychology and Religious Belief

  • by Ludwig Wittgenstein, Cyril Barrett (Editor), Yorick Smythies (Noted by)
  • ISBN: 0520251814
  • ISBN-13: 9780520251816
The present volume has been compiled from notes taken down at the time by three of the students: Rush Rhees, Yorick Smythies, and James Taylor.

The Hellenistic World and the Coming of Rome

The Hellenistic World and the Coming of Rome

  • by Erich S. Gruen
  • ISBN: 0520057376
  • ISBN-13: 9780520057371
In this revisionist study of Roman imperialism in the Greek world, Gruen considers the Hellenistic context within which Roman expansion took place.

The Human Difference: Animals, Computers, and the Necessity of Social Science

The Human Difference: Animals, Computers, and the Necessity of Social Science

  • by Alan Wolfe
  • ISBN: 0520080130
  • ISBN-13: 9780520080133
This book is a lively attack on the growing antihumanism of so much contemporary social science, and it deserves a wide audience.' Jerome Bruner, New York University

Healing Elements: Efficacy and the Social Ecologies of Tibetan Medicine

Healing Elements: Efficacy and the Social Ecologies of Tibetan Medicine

  • by Sienna R. Craig
  • ISBN: 0520273249
  • ISBN-13: 9780520273245
Through an exploration of efficacy - What does it mean to say Tibetan medicine "works"? - this book illustrates a bio-politics of traditional medicine in the twenty-first century.

Migration, Mujercitas, and Medicine Men: Living in Urban Mexico

Migration, Mujercitas, and Medicine Men: Living in Urban Mexico

  • by Valentina Napolitano
  • ISBN: 0520233190
  • ISBN-13: 9780520233195
Exploring issues of migration, medicine, religion, and gender, this work analyses everyday practices of urban living in Guadalajara, Mexico.

 

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