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Books Published by Social Sciences Faculty

Recently professors in the 20 departments and programs within the Division of Social Sciences at Brandeis University produced the following books, either as authors or as editors:

American Studies

Papist Patriots: The Making of an American Catholic Identity, by Maura Jane Farrelly

Hollywood and Hitler, by Thomas Doherty


The Edge of Islam: Power, Personhood, and Ethnoreligious Boundaries on the Kenya Coast, by Janet McIntosh

Minerals, Collecting, and Value across the US-Mexico Border, by Elizabeth Ferry


Essentials of Economics, 3e, by Paul Krugman, Robin Wells, and Kathryn Graddy


Turn It and Turn It Again: Studies in the Teaching and Learning of Jewish Texts, edited by Jon A. Levisohn and Susan P. Fendrick

The Interpretive Virtues: A Philosophical Inquiry into the Teaching and Learning of Historical Narratives, by Jon A. Levisohn

Teachers as Learners, by Sharon Feiman-Nemser

Health: Science, Society, and Policy, (and Sociology)

Exposed Science: Genes, the Environment, and the Politics of Population Health, by Sara Shostak 

The Sociology of Health and Illness: Critical Perspectives, by Peter Conrad and Valerie Leiter

Power, Politics, and Universal Health Care: The Inside Story of a Century-Long Battle by Stuart Altman and David Shactman, forward by Senator John Kerry


Pox: An American History, by Michael Willrich

Know Your Enemy: The Rise and Fall of America’s Soviet Experts, by David Engerman 

Taken for Wonder: Nineteenth Century Travel Accounts from Iran to Europe, by Naghmeh Sohrabi


Nationalism and the Moral Psychology of Community, by Bernard Yack

Stalled Democracy: Capital, Labor, and the Paradox of State-Sponsored Development, by Eva Bellin 


Paging God: Religion in the Halls of Medicine, by Wendy Cadge

Religion on the Edge: De-centering and Re-centering the Sociology of Religion, edited by Courtney Bender, Wendy Cadge, Peggy Levitt and David Smilde

Today I Am a Woman: Stories of Bat Mitzvah around the World, edited by Barbara Vinick and Shula Reinharz