Subject: Social Science / General

Subject: Social Science / General

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The Progressives and the Slums

|9780822983798|Tenement House Reform in New York City, 1890-1917|The Progressives and the Slums chronicles the reform of tenement housing, where some of the worst living conditions in the world existed. Roy Lubove focuses his study on New York City, detailing the methods, accomplishments, and limitations of housing reform at the turn of the twentieth century. The book is based in part on personal interviews with, and the unpublished writings of Lawrence Veiller, the dominant figure in housing reform between 1898 and 1920. Lubove views Veiller's role, surveys developments prior to 1890, and views housing reform within the broader context of progressive-era…

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Hawks of the Sun

|9780822983903|Mapuche Morality and Its Ritual Attributes|Southern central Chile supports one of the largest functioning indigenous societies in South America, the Mapuche, who have withstood more than four hundred years of persistent efforts at colonization and missionization. In spite of inevitable cultural and social change during those years, they have maintained a great measure of cultural and social integrity, and remain a regional, ethically conscious minority in Chile. The Mapuche, in their own words, are “another race,” with their own gods, their own notions of right and wrong, their own symbolism. Abiding by the rules of their society ensures their eternal…

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Culture and Society

|9780822952060|Twenty-Four Essays|Twenty four essays cover a broad range of topics in cultural anthropology, and represent the best writings of George Peter Murdock and reveal his theoretical orientation and his many landmark contributions to the field.| George Peter Murdock|| Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural Social Science / General

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Man and the Modern City

|9780822960317|Ten Essays|No single view of American cities captures the many problems of urban life-whether the city is analyzed by a politician, an architect, an urban planner, a sociologist, or a psychologist. Man and the Modern City presents the view of ten distinguished urban critics whose variety of approaches places the crucial issues of the city in a broad perspective.| Elizabeth Geen Jeanne R. Lowe Kenneth Walker|| Social Science / General Social Science / Sociology / Urban

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Strangers to the City

|9780822951353|Urban Man in Jos, Nigeria|Leonard Plotnicov offers a fascinating study of the urbanization of tribal Africans. His study is based on extensive interviews with residents of Jos, Nigeria over a two-year period. The participants come from a variety of social and cultural backgrounds, and Plotnicov portrays the difficulties associated with assimilation into a Westernized society.| Leonard Plotnicov|| Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural Social Science / General

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