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Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade
Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade
by Walter Kirn
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"In the summer of 1998, Kirn (Up In the Air) was a struggling writer, taking assignments where he could get them, when he accepted an odd task: transporting a crippled dog from a Montana animal shelter to New York City, where a wealthy benefactor from... (read more)

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Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time
Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time
by Brigid Schulte
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Can working parents in America—or anywhere—ever find true leisure time? According to the Leisure Studies Department at the University of Iowa, true leisure is “that place in which we realize our humanity.” If thats... (read more)

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
by Katherine Boo
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From Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo, a landmark work of narrative nonfiction that tells the dramatic and sometimes heartbreaking story of families striving toward a better life in one of the twenty-first century’s great, unequal cities. In... (read more)

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When the Machine Made Art: The Troubled History of Computer Art (International Texts in Critical Media Aesthetics)
When the Machine Made Art: The Troubled History of Computer Art (International Texts in Critical Media Aesthetics)
by Grant D. Taylor
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The fact that the first computer art has military origins and is imbued with various techno-science mythologies, places the movement at odds with artworld orthodoxy. Yet, while mainstream art critics reproach computerized art, a comparison between... (read more)

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When the Machine Made Art: The Troubled History of Computer Art (International Texts in Critical Media Aesthetics)
When the Machine Made Art: The Troubled History of Computer Art (International Texts in Critical Media Aesthetics)
by Grant D. Taylor
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The fact that the first computer art has military origins and is imbued with various techno-science mythologies, places the movement at odds with artworld orthodoxy. Yet, while mainstream art critics reproach computerized art, a comparison between... (read more)

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Tell Tchaikovsky the News: Rock 'n' Roll, the Labor Question, and the Musicians' Union, 1942-1968
Tell Tchaikovsky the News: Rock 'n' Roll, the Labor Question, and the Musicians' Union, 1942-1968
by Michael James Roberts
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For two decades after rock music first emerged in the 1940s, the American Federation of Musicians, (AFM), the oldest and largest labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada, refused to recognize rock 'n' roll as a... (read more)

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Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America
Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America
by Wenonah Hauter
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“A terrific primer on the corporate control of food in the United States, and the actions of those who fight back” (Raj Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved), Foodopoly takes aim at the real culprit behind Americas food crisis: the ever... (read more)

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Measuring and Improving Social Impacts: A Guide for Nonprofits, Companies, and Impact Investors (BK Business)
Measuring and Improving Social Impacts: A Guide for Nonprofits, Companies, and Impact Investors (BK Business)
by Marc J. Epstein
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The world is beset with enormous problems. And as a nonprofit, NGO, foundation, impact investor, or socially responsible company, your organization is on a mission to solve them. But what exactly should you do? And how will you know whether its working... (read more)

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Alcohol in Latin America: A Social and Cultural History
Alcohol in Latin America: A Social and Cultural History
by Gretchen Pierce
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Aguardente, chicha, pulque, vino—no matter whether its distilled or fermented, alcohol either brings people together or pulls them apart. Alcohol in Latin America is a sweeping examination of the deep reasons why. This book takes an in-depth... (read more)

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Reporting Disasters: Famine, Aid, Politics and the Media
Reporting Disasters: Famine, Aid, Politics and the Media
by Suzanne Franks
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The media reporting of the Ethiopian Famine in 1984-5 was an iconic news event. It is widely believed to have had an unprecedented impact, challenging perceptions of Africa and mobilising public opinion and philanthropic action in a dramatic new way. The... (read more)

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Doing a Successful Research Project: Using Qualitative or Quantitative Methods
Doing a Successful Research Project: Using Qualitative or Quantitative Methods
by Martin Davies
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Carrying out a research project is a daunting task, presenting you with deadline anxieties, unfamiliar language and practical dilemmas. This book is a straightforward, user-friendly guide on how to manage your research project successfully - akin to... (read more)

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Deepening Community: Finding Joy Together in Chaotic Times (BK Life)
Deepening Community: Finding Joy Together in Chaotic Times (BK Life)
by Paul Born
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Community shapes our identity, quenches our thirst for belonging, and bolsters our physical, mental, emotional, and economic health. But in the chaos of modern life, community ties have become unraveled, leaving many feeling afraid or alone in the crowd,... (read more)

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Messages from Georg Simmel (Studies in Critical Social Sciences)
Messages from Georg Simmel (Studies in Critical Social Sciences)
by Horst J. Helle
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As the founder of the humanist version of sociology, Georg Simmel sent powerful messages about the discipline. His key ideas—that reality is socially constructed, changes over time, and rarely is as it appears—are critically re-examined with an... (read more)

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A System of Life: Mawdudi and the Ideologisation of Islam
A System of Life: Mawdudi and the Ideologisation of Islam
by Jan-peter Hartung
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While much current research on political Islam revolves around militant Islamism, the genesis of this ideology remains little understood. A System of Life is a pioneering examination of the earliest attempt at a systematic outline of Islamist ideology... (read more)

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Neighborhood as Refuge: Community Reconstruction, Place Remaking, and Environmental Justice in the City (Urban and Industrial Environments)
Neighborhood as Refuge: Community Reconstruction, Place Remaking, and Environmental Justice in the City (Urban and Industrial Environments)
by Isabelle Anguelovski
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Environmental justice as studied in a variety of disciplines is most often associated with redressing disproportionate exposure to pollution, contamination, and toxic sites. In Neighborhood as Refuge, Isabelle Anguelovski takes a broader view of... (read more)

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Cable Guys: Television and Masculinities in the 21st Century
Cable Guys: Television and Masculinities in the 21st Century
by Amanda D. Lotz
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From the meth-dealing but devoted family man Walter White of AMCs Breaking Bad, to the part-time basketball coach, part-time gigolo Ray Drecker of HBOs Hung, depictions of male characters perplexed by societal expectations of men and anxious about... (read more)

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Recognizing Race and Ethnicity: Power, Privilege, and Inequality
Recognizing Race and Ethnicity: Power, Privilege, and Inequality
by Kathleen J. Fitzgerald
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Despite radical changes over the last century, race remains a central organizing principle in U.S. society, a key arena of inequality, and the subject of ongoing conflict and debate. In a refreshing new introduction to the sociology of race, Recognizing... (read more)

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Hemp Bound Signed Edition
Hemp Bound Signed Edition
by Doug Fine
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The billion dollar plant that's going to change our diet and farms, help restore our soil, and wean us from petroleum The stat sheet on hemp sounds almost too good to be true: its fibers are among the planet's strongest, its seed oil the most... (read more)

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Theorizing in Social Science: The Context of Discovery
Theorizing in Social Science: The Context of Discovery
by Richard (edt) Swedberg
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All social scientists learn the celebrated theories and frameworks of their predecessors, using them to inform their own research and observations. But before there can be theory, there must be theorizing. Theorizing in Social Science introduces the... (read more)

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Pop Culture Freaks: Identity, Mass Media, and Society
Pop Culture Freaks: Identity, Mass Media, and Society
by Dustin Kidd
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Love it or hate it, popular culture permeates every aspect of contemporary society. In this accessibly written introduction to the sociology of popular culture, Dustin Kidd provides the tools to think critically about the cultural soup served daily... (read more)

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