Sociology

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Local Governments and Rural Development

The University of Arizona Press

Despite the recent economic upswing in many Latin American countries, rural poverty rates in the region have actually increased during the past two decades. Experts blame excessively centralized public administrations for the lackluster performance of public policy initiatives. In response, decentralization reformshave become a common ...

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Environmentalism in Popular Culture

Gender, Race, Sexuality, and the Politics of the Natural

The University of Arizona Press

In this thoughtful and highly readable book, Noël Sturgeon illustrates the myriad and insidious ways in which American popular culture depicts social inequities as “natural” and how our images of “nature” interfere with creating solutions to environmental problems that are just and fair for all.

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Collaborating at the Trowel's Edge

The University of Arizona Press

A fundamental issue for twenty-first century archaeologists is the need to better direct their efforts toward supporting rather than harming indigenous peoples. Collaborative indigenous archaeology has already begun to stress the importance of cooperative, community-based research; this book now offers an up-to-date assessment of how ...

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The Law Into Their Own Hands

The University of Arizona Press

Border security and illegal immigration along the U.S.-Mexico border are hotly debated issues in contemporary society. The emergence of civilian vigilante groups, such as the Minutemen, at the border is the most recent social phenomenon to contribute new controversy to the discussion. The Law Into Their Own Hands looks at the contemporary ...

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Solidarity First

Canadian Workers and Social Cohesion

Edited by Robert O'Brien
UBC Press

Solidarity First examines the concept and practice of social cohesion in terms of its impact on, and significance for, workers in Canada.

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Dead in Their Tracks

The University of Arizona Press

It is America's killing field, and the deaths keep mounting. As the political debate has intensified and demonstrators have taken to the streets, more and more illegal border-crossers die trying to cross the desert on their way to what they hope will be a better life.

The Arizona border is the deadliest immigrant trail in America today.

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Criminal Justice in Native America

The University of Arizona Press

Native Americans are disproportionately represented as offenders in the U.S. criminal justice system, particularly in the southwestern and north-central regions. However, until recently there was little investigation into the reasons for their over-representation. Furthermore, there has been little acknowledgment of the positive ...

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Identity/Difference Politics

How Difference Is Produced, and Why It Matters

UBC Press

Identity/Difference Politics offers a new direction for the study of identity/difference, one that moves beyond liberal multiculturalism’s preoccupation with culture.

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The Nurture of Nature

Childhood, Antimodernism, and Ontario Summer Camps, 1920-55

UBC Press

This book explores how antimodern nostalgia and modern sensibilities about the landscape, child rearing, and identity shaped the history of summer camps.

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