Margaret Sanger (1879-1966) was an iconic American feminist, sex educator, nurse, and birth control activist. She founded Planned Parenthood and wrote numerous articles and books on controversial topics including birth control. She was arrested for espousing contraception and women’s freedom of control over their own bodies. Decades later, and in part from her prosecution and [...]
Quality ebook reprint of a classic work in the social sciences, written by one of the leading scholars on the intersection of work and sociology. This is an unabridged republication of this much-cited study first published in 1958 and re-released in 1981. Presented with care, the ebook edition features such proper digital formatting as: active [...]
Exploring Disaster from a global and sociological perspective; new book joins the Contemporary Society Series
Legal governance of disaster brings both care and punishment to the upending of daily life of place-based disasters. National states use disasters to reorganize how they govern. The collection in Disaster and Sociolegal Studies, edited by Denver University professor Susan Sterett, considers how law is implicated in disaster. The late modern expectation that states are [...]
A legal scholar and sociologist, John Flood spent years observing a large law firm from the inside—much like an embedded journalist, but with the perspective of a researcher on the theory and practice of legal organizations. What he found and analyzed resulted in a study that has been cited by many scholars over the years [...]
CYBERNETICS is on virtually everyone’s short list of the most important and influential nonfiction books of the last century. First published by MIT math professor Norbert Wiener in 1948, and later expanded in its Second Edition in 1961, this groundbreaking account of systems, thought processes, AI, and the use of “feedback” [...]
4th edition of Jerome Skolnick’s Classic Justice Without Trial Explores Policing and Democratic Values from Inside
Available in multiple ebook formats and paperback: the acclaimed and foundational study of police culture and practice, political accountability, application of and obedience to the rule of law in stops and arrests, and the dilemma of law versus order in free societies — by the renowned sociologist using innovative and influential research techniques in law and criminology. New preface by the author and Foreword by Candace McCoy.
Stuart Scheingold’s Pathbreaking Study of European Integration by Law is a Digitally Remastered Book™
In the early days of what would become the European Union, the new entity had a weak and ill-defined legislature and executive. And the European Court of Justice, whose decisions, actions, and even inactions subtly paved the way to a continent’s integration. “Scheingold showed that its efforts, deftly melding law and politics, were a success beyond mere dispute-resolution and development of legal doctrine,” states the new introduction to this classic study. “He was well aware that he was present at the creation of a powerful new institution. Yet he stood virtually alone in seeing what such an institution, using its power this way, could realize in terms of political integration. The resulting book was a masterpiece.”
The Wilson Administration and Civil Liberties, 1917-1921, is a Digitally Remastered™ reprint of one of the classic works of legal and social history. Harry Scheiber’s much-cited study of Woodrow Wilson and his cabinet explores the suppression of speech and print publication during an era of world war, the Red Scare, anti-foreign fervor, and unionism.
Wilson’s notable [...]
As constitutional scholar John Nowak noted when this classic book was first published, “Professor Choper’s Judicial Review and the National Political Process is mandatory reading for anyone seriously attempting to study our constitutional system of government. It is an important assessment of the democratic process and the theoretical and practical role of the Supreme Court.”
New from the author of CONFLICT OF INTEREST and THE HOLDING COMPANY: Law professor David Crump’s latest courtroom drama features Houston trial lawyer Robert Herrick, in a case that hits close to home. When his paralegal Brianna Edwards gets arrested for hiring a hit man, Herrick has to work the law [...]
Alison Renteln’s Classic Study of the Relativity of Human Rights Norms; Adds New Foreword by Tom Zwart
A classic socio-legal study of the incompatibility and possible reconciliation of competing views of culture relativism and absolute fundamental human rights. It features prodigious research and insight that has often been cited by academics and human rights lawyers and activists over two decades. Originally published by Sage, the book is now available in Quid Pro’s Classics of the Social Sciences Series, in new eBook and paperback editions; it remains one of the foundational works in human rights.
Jesse Choper’s Securing Religious Liberty is Digitally Remastered™ and Available in New eBook Formats
Although the Constitution of the United States states that there shall be no laws that either establish or prohibit religion, the application of the Religion Clauses throughout United States history has been fraught with conflict and ambiguity. In this classic book, a leading constitutional scholar (and former Dean of law at Berkeley) proposed a set [...]
Raymond J. Martinez’ classic book on legends, lore and unvarnished truths surrounding New Orleans’ most famous voodoo mistress, and other tales from surrounding parishes of days long gone by. Includes illustrated guide to palm-reading, humorous asides, historical comparisons, and over twenty images. In addition to the facts and folklore about Marie Laveau herself, including revealing [...]
Yale Law Journal, 2013, No. 4 Explores Second Amendment Analysis, Presidential Power to Appoint, Filibusters & Burqas
One of the world’s leading law journals is available as an eBook. This issue of the Yale Law Journal (the fourth of Vol. 122, academic year 2012-2013) features new articles and essays on law and legal theory by internationally recognized scholars. Contents include:
• Article: Text, History, and Tradition: What the Seventh Amendment Can Teach Us [...]