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Essays
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Bad Feminist
Bad Feminist
by Roxane Gay
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A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation, Roxane Gay. “Pink is my favorite color. I used to say my favorite color was black to be cool, but it is pink... (read more)

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General
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The Elementary Forms of Religious Life
The Elementary Forms of Religious Life
by Emile Durkheim
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"Karen Fields has given us a splendid new translation of the greatest work of sociology ever written, one we will not be embarrassed to assign to our students. In addition she has written a brilliant and profound introduction. The publication of this... (read more)

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Reference and Methodology
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The Rules of Sociological Method
The Rules of Sociological Method
by Emile Durkheim
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First published in 1895: Emile Durkheim’s masterful work on the nature and scope of sociology—now with a new introduction and improved translation by leading scholar Steven Lukes. The Rules of the Sociological Method is among the most... (read more)

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Crime
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The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
by Michelle Alexander
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The New Jim Crow was initially published with a modest first printing and reasonable expectations for a hard-hitting book on a tough topic. Now, ten-plus printings later, the long-awaited paperback version of the book Lani Guinier calls “brave and... (read more)

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Developing Countries
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Capitalism: A Ghost Story
Capitalism: A Ghost Story
by Arundhati Roy
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From the poisoned rivers, barren wells, and clear-cut forests, to the hundreds of thousands of farmers who have committed suicide to escape punishing debt, to the hundreds of millions of people who live on less than two dollars a day, there are ghosts... (read more)

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Poverty
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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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Social Work
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The Social Worker and Psychotropic Medication: Toward Effective Collaboration with Clients, Families, and Providers
The Social Worker and Psychotropic Medication: Toward Effective Collaboration with Clients, Families, and Providers
by Kia J. Bentley
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This up-to-date primer on psychopharmacology and psychosocial interventions serves as a useful resource as you expand your daily roles in psychiatric medication management. Presenting material within a contemporary framework of "partnership" practice... (read more)

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Urban Studies
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The Death and Life of Great American Cities
The Death and Life of Great American Cities
by Jane Jacobs
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Ever wonder why we have suburbs? Or why we wanted them in the first place? What about the lovely ideal of the Parisian street lined with cafes and shops? Why don't we have more of those? Or would we want them at all? Then read this! If you live in, near,... (read more)

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Future Perfect: The Case for Progress in a Networked Age
Future Perfect: The Case for Progress in a Networked Age
by Steven Johnson
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Combining the deft social analysis of Where Good Ideas Come From with the optimistic arguments of Everything Bad Is Good for You, New York Times bestselling author and one of the most inspiring visionaries of contemporary culture, Steven... (read more)

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Used Books
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A Dictionary of Sociology
A Dictionary of Sociology
by John Scott
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The Dictionary of Sociology is one of the most informative and wide-ranging reference books of its kind. Compiled by a team of sociological experts, it is packed with over 2,500 entries, each elaborated with clear descriptions and in-depth analysis... (read more)

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Beyond the Headlines | September 10, 2014

Rhianna Walton: IMG Beyond the Headlines: Race, the Inner City, and Books That Delve Deeper



Like many Americans I walk an uneasy line between being appalled by the living conditions of the inner-city and being afraid of them. The... Continue »
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Shelf Talkers, Staff Pick | July 9, 2014

Far from the Tree by Andrew Solomon



Far from the Tree is a document of such profound empathy that most readers will be stunned. Solomon navigates the barriers between parents and... Continue »
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Shelf Talkers, Staff Pick | July 3, 2014

Rhianna Walton: IMG Unruly Places



Unruly Places is The Chronicles of Narnia for grown-ups, made real. Sorted into chapters like "Dead Cities" and "No Man's Lands," which are further... Continue »
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