Indiana State University Press
January 1, 1997
The power and effectiveness of the scientific method lies in its ability to clarify the causality of phenomena. There are many practical dissimilarities across the various sciences and across research projects with differing goals. Nonetheless, the fundamental procedure is the same: investigators strive to make planned observations that eliminate extraneous variables and identify those independent variables critical for producing changes in one or more dependant variables.
Indiana State University Press More ...
November 20, 1996
calls upon us to rethink feminist theories and practices within a complex intersectional and transnational framework. In contesting prevailing notions of global feminism, which tend to depart from resistance practices crafted in the West, Mohanty and Alexander have chosen essays that create new and provocative conversations among activist women involved in important transformative political projects in Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America. These conversations demand that we think deeply about advanced capitalist relations and how they reproduce and are reproduced through forms of domination that are sexualized, gendered, and racialized. This timely collection of essays should stimulate new discussions about feminist political engagement and about feminist organizing practices as ways of envisioning and struggling for democratic futures.
- Angela Y. Davis, University of California Presidential Chair in African American and Feminist Studies More ...
Waveland Press, Inc.
January 1, 1996
In this spirited account of his time spent in Southeast Asia, Douglas Raybeck
, professor of anthropology
, describes several adventures and misadventures involving field research, as well as the understanding, humility and bruises that these experiences leave behind. Through the lively pages of this narrative, readers gain insight into the human dimension of the fieldwork undertaking, a sense of how the anthropologist builds rapport in a research setting, and how reliable information is obtained. More ...
Westview Press Inc.
January 1, 1996
Midterm: The Elections of 1994 in Context
examines the electoral and policy changes so rarely seen in American elections. It examines the contemporary concerns unique to the 1994 election: the role of the religious right, the “angry white male,” the Contract with America, and voter antipathy toward the first two years of the Clinton administration. By looking at the election in context with other mid-term elections, from 1810 to the 1994 election, we gain a thoughtful analysis of the 1994 election.
Hamilton Professor of Government Philip Klinkner is the editor of this work as well as the author of chapter 4, Court and Country in American Politics: The Democratic Party and the 1994 Election
. Theodore Eismeier, the James L. Ferguson Professor of Government at Hamilton College, is also a contributor. More ...
Pennsylvania State University Press
January 1, 1996
Sensationism, a philosophy that gained momentum in the French Enlightenment as a response to Lockean empiricism, was acclaimed by Hippolyte Taine as "the doctrine of the most lucid, methodical, and French minds to have honored France." The first major general study in English of eighteenth-century French sensationism, The Authority of Experience
presents the history of a complex set of ideas and explores their important ramifications for literature, education, and moral theory. More ...