International Social Science Review

Academic journal covering all social sciences.

Articles from Vol. 94, No. 3, December

American Prophets: Seven Religious Radicals and Their Struggle for Social and Political Justice
Raboteau, Albert J., American Prophets: Seven Religious Radicals and their Struggle for Social and Political Justice. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016, 224 pages. Hardcover, $29.95. Albert J. Raboteau, esteemed Professor of Religion at...
A Moratorium on the Presentation of DNA Evidence
In recent decades, DNA evidence has become something of a pop-culture phenomenon. It can be found in popular magazines, in children's books, and on television. All too often, DNA evidence is shown as irrefutable fact, a scientific fingerprint that...
Bromance and Hookup Culture: A Study in the Performance of Masculinity by College Men
College is the most opportune time for the development of young adults, most likely due to the population's similar age ranges, shared spaces, interests, and priorities. It is during this time that people find their passions, plan for their futures,...
Cityscapes of New Orleans
Campanella, Richard. Cityscapes of New Orleans. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2017. xvi + 383 pages. Hardcover, $29.95. This latest collection of articles from geographer Richard Campanella provides an accessible work that emphasizes...
Doing Conceptual History in Africa
Fleisch, Axel and Rhiannon Stephens. Doing Conceptual History in Africa. New York/Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2016. vii + 243 pages. Hardcover, $120. Doing Conceptual History in Africa is a pioneering effort to apply the methods of conceptual history...
Europe since 1989: A History
Ther, Philipp. Europe Since 1989: A History. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016. xi + 425 pages. Hardcover, $35.00. This study, published in English two years after the original and translated by Charlotte Hughes-Kreutzmuller, emanated...
Evidence and Meaning: A Theory of Historical Studies
Rusen, Jorn. Evidence and Meaning: A Theory of Historical Studies. Translated by Diane Kerns and Katie Digan. New York: Berghahn, 2017. xiii + 250 pages. Hardcover, $120.00. Jorn Rusen is Professor Emeritus of General History and Historical Culture...
Extended Commentary: Military Service without the Common Rule
Madison Powers, a senior research scholar at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics and a professor of philosophy at Georgetown, wrote that "Reliance on individual consent alone is not adequate to protect persons from exploitation under conditions of grossly...
Grateful Nation: Student Veterans and the Rise of the Military Friendly Campus
Moore, Ellen. Grateful Nation: Student Veterans and the Rise of the Military Friendly Campus. Durham: Duke University Press, 2017. Xiii + 199 pages. Paperback, 25.95 Grateful Nation is the published dissertation of Ellen Moore, who conducted the...
If Truth Be Told: The Politics of Public Ethnography
Fassin, Didier, ed. If Truth Be Told: The Politics of Public Ethnography. Durham: Duke University Press, 2017. 368 pages, Paperback $27.95. Didier Fassin, a social scientist, edits this collection of works examining various authors' experiences...
Mary Douglas: Understanding Social Thought and Conflict
Perri 6 and Paul Richards. Mary Douglas: Understanding Social Thought and Conflict. New York: Berghahn Books, 2017. xiv + 241 pages. Paperback, $34.95. Perri 6, a Professor of Public Management in the School of Business and Management at Queen Mary...
Politics of Desecularization: Law and the Minority Question in Pakistan
Saeed, Sadia Politics of Desecularization: Law and the Minority Question in Pakistan.New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016. xiv + 269. Hardcover, $59.79, Softcover $29.99. Issues of nationalism, minority rights, and inclusion are among the...
Rights Remembered: A Salish Grandmother Speaks on American Indian History and the Future
Hillaire, Pauline R. with Gregory P. Fields, ed. Rights Remembered: A Salish Grandmother Speaks on American Indian History and the Future. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2016. xvi + 428 pages. Hardcover, $97.50. In the book Rights Remembered,...
Scaling Identities: Nationalism and Territoriality
Herb, Guntram H. and David H. Kaplan. Scaling Identities: Nationalism and Territoriality. Lanham, Maryland Rowman & Littlefield, 2018. Viii +294 pages. Hardcover, $95. Scaling Identities: Nationalism and Territoriality, edited by Guntram H....
Tar Wars: Oil, Environment and Alberta's Image
Takach, Geo. Tar Wars: Oil, Environment and Alberta's Image. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2017. xii + 244 pages. Hardcover, $34.95. A country's environment is challenged by the demands of economic development and prosperity. How do we...
The Expanding Blaze: How the American Revolution Ignited the World, 1775-1848
Israel, Jonathan. The Expanding Blaze: How the American Revolution Ignited the World, 1775-1848. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2017. xii + 755 pages. Hardcover, $39.95. In his latest book on the Enlightenment, Jonathan Israel, Professor...
The Role of African Culture in the Implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: The Kenyan Experience
The issue of child vulnerability is a concern of many postcolonial African governments. The deplorable conditions under which orphans and other vulnerable children live compounds general family poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa. Governments and international...
U.S. State Government Economic and Social Performance: Unified vs. Divided and Democrat vs. Republican Controlled State Governments
In the fifty political entities that are the American states, politicians from the two primary parties--the Democratic Party and the Republican Party (1)--compete for the right to represent voters as either governor or legislators. In almost all states,...
What Is Global History?
Conrad, Sebastian. What is Global History? Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2016. viii + 299 pages. Paperback, $22.95. Over the past few decades, much ado has been made over the "global turn" in historical scholarship. In What is Global...
Where Bad Jobs Are Better: Retail Jobs across Countries and Companies
Carre, Francoise and Chris Tilly. Where Bad Jobs Are Better: Retail Jobs Across Countries and Companies. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2017. xiii + 306 pages. Softcover, $35.00. The core of this well-researched, timely book rests upon a simple...
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