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Race in Play: Understanding the Socio-Cultural World of Student Athletes
Race in Play: Understanding the Socio-Cultural World of Student Athletes
by Carl E James
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Dr. Carl E. James is well known for his work in the area of the sociology of sport.... (read more)

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Apocalypse Culture
Apocalypse Culture
by Adam Parfrey
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Two thousand years have passed since the death of Christ and the world is going mad. Nihilist prophets, born-again pornographers, transcendental schizophrenics and just plain folks are united in their belief in an imminent global catastrophe. What are... (read more)

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Stopping at Every Lemonade Stand: How to Create a Culture That Cares for Kids
Stopping at Every Lemonade Stand: How to Create a Culture That Cares for Kids
by James R Vollbracht
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Children's lives today are complex, stressful, and dangerous. Kids are overscheduled, come home to empty houses and neighborhoods where they don't know a soul, and in school, face violence-all too often from their peers. In Stopping at Every Lemonade... (read more)

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NO LOGO: No Space, No Choice, No Jobs
NO LOGO: No Space, No Choice, No Jobs
by Naomi Klein
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NO LOGO was an international bestseller and "a movement bible" (The New York Times).  Naomi Klein's second book, The Shock Doctrine, was hailed as a "master narrative of our time," and has over a million copies in print worldwide. In the last... (read more)

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The ice palace that melted away :restoring civility and other lost virtues to everyday life
The ice palace that melted away :restoring civility and other lost virtues to everyday life
by Bill Stumpf
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With The Ice Palace That Melted Away, Bill Stumpf, the designer of the first ergonomic chair, addresses the symbiotic relationship between design and the way we live, the often deadening effect of technology, and his hopes for a more humane future. As a... (read more)

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The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World
The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World
by Jacqueline Novogratz
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The Blue Sweater is the inspiring story of a woman who left a career in international banking to spend her life on a quest to understand global poverty and find powerful new ways of tackling it. It all started back home in Virginia, with the blue... (read more)

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Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
by Barbara Ehrenreich
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The New York Times bestseller, and one of the most talked about books of the year, Nickel and Dimed has already become a classic of undercover reportage. Millions of Americans work for poverty-level wages, and one day Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join... (read more)

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Culture Jam: How to Reverse America's Suicidal Consumer Binge-And Why We Must
Culture Jam: How to Reverse America's Suicidal Consumer Binge-And Why We Must
by Kalle Lasn
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America is no longer a country but a multimillion-dollar brand, says Kalle Lasn and his fellow "culture jammers". The founder of Adbusters magazine, Lasn aims to stop the branding of America by changing the way information flows; the way... (read more)

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Charisma: The Gift of Grace, and How It Has Been Taken Away from Us
Charisma: The Gift of Grace, and How It Has Been Taken Away from Us
by Philip Rieff
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An original, thoughtful assessment of the human concept of charisma ranges from biblical accounts in which charisma meant a gift of grace and the mark of true authority, to its evolution from a theological concept into a political one, and to a modern... (read more)

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Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds
Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds
by Charles Mackay
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First published in 1841, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds is often cited as the best book ever written about market psychology. This Harriman House edition includes Charles Mackay's account of the three infamous financial manias -... (read more)

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The Working Poor: Invisible in America
The Working Poor: Invisible in America
by David K Shipler
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The Working Poor is a deeply impressive book, a thorough and balanced study of the millions of Americans living at or around the poverty line. Shipler's varied portraits and interviews are insightful and moving, and his analysis of causes and suggestions... (read more)

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Book of Tea
Book of Tea
by Kazuko Okakura
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Minor classic of the Orient. Perhaps the most entertaining, most charming explanation and interpretation of traditional Japanese culture in terms of the tea ceremony. Introduction, notes by E. F. Bleiler. "Provocative and entertaining, this edition is... (read more)

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The Middle Mind: Why Americans Don't Think for Themselves
The Middle Mind: Why Americans Don't Think for Themselves
by Curtis White
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Acclaimed social critic Curtis White describes an all-encompassing and little-noticed force taking over our culture and our lives that he calls the Middle Mind: the current failure of the American imagination in the media, politics, education, art... (read more)

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Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle against World Poverty
Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle against World Poverty
by Muhammad Yunus
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Muhammad Yunus is that rare thing: a bona fide visionary. His dream is the total eradication of poverty from the world. In 1983, against the advice of banking and government officials, Yunus established Grameen, a bank devoted to providing the poorest of... (read more)

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Self Renewal: The Individual and the Innovative Society
Self Renewal: The Individual and the Innovative Society
by John W Gardner
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"Gardner's is not a 'how-to-do-it' book for the conduct of modern society. It is something rarer these days and more basic: a 'why-to-do-it' book. Its impact on many readers is bound to be challenging and stimulating and even inspirational."--Clark Kerr,... (read more)

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Powershift: Knowledge, Wealth, and Power At the Edge of the 21ST Century
Powershift: Knowledge, Wealth, and Power At the Edge of the 21ST Century
by Alvin Toffler
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Toffler argues that while headlines focus on shifts of power at the global level, equally significant shifts are taking place in our everyday world--supermarkets, hospitals, banks, television, and politics. As old antagonisms fade, Toffler identifies... (read more)

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Second Thoughts: Seeing Conventional Wisdom Through the Sociological Eye
Second Thoughts: Seeing Conventional Wisdom Through the Sociological Eye
by Janet M Ruane
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The Third Edition of Second Thoughts: Seeing Conventional Wisdom Through the Sociological Eye addresses the disparities that exist between conventional wisdom and social life. Through twenty-two essays, authors Janet M. Ruane and Karen A. Cerulo examine... (read more)

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Carnival Culture: The Trashing of Taste in America
Carnival Culture: The Trashing of Taste in America
by James B Twitchell
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Twitchell's witty, wide-ranging book exposes the changes in publishing, movie making, and TV programming since the 1960s that have wreaked havoc on American taste. "Vividly dissects American entertainment".--Newsweek. 51 illustrations.... (read more)

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New Tech, New Ties: How Mobile Communication Is Reshaping Social Cohesion
New Tech, New Ties: How Mobile Communication Is Reshaping Social Cohesion
by Rich Ling
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andlt;Pandgt;The message of this book is simple: the mobile phone strengthens social bonds among family and friends. With a traditional land-line telephone, we place calls to a location and ask hopefully if someone is andquot;thereandquot;; with a mobile... (read more)

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Between Security and Insecurity
Between Security and Insecurity
by Ivan Klima
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A discussion of the changes in thinking and behaviour at the turn of the millennium. It considers the main values in human society that must be preserved and tries to identify the people who are seeking to transform consumer values into genuine values... (read more)

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