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Sociology
Essays


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Bad Feminist
Bad Feminist
by Roxane Gay
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In a year full of debates on who is and isn't doing feminism "correctly," Roxane Gay's book of essays was a refreshing look at the expectations we hold for both women in the spotlight and ourselves as self-declared feminists. Volleying between humor... (read more)

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The Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness
The Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness
by Rebecca Solnit
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The Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness collects essays which were published in various magazines and journals over the past few years. There are a wide variety of topics discussed here, everything from the author's voyage to the Arctic to the... (read more)

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Our Only World: Eleven Essays
Our Only World: Eleven Essays
by Wendell Berry
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As the United States prepares to leave its long war in Afghanistan, it now must contemplate the necessity of sending troops back to Iraq, recalling General Colin Powells advice to President Bush: “If you break it, you own it,” as the worlds... (read more)

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Blood, Marriage, Wine, & Glitter
Blood, Marriage, Wine, & Glitter
by S. Bear Bergman
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S. Bear Bergman is an acclaimed writer and lecturer who travels regularly across North America to speak on trans issues. Bears first two books, Butch Is a Noun and The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You, are considered seminal texts on the subject of trans... (read more)

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What Are People For?: Essays
What Are People For?: Essays
by Wendell Berry
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Wendell Berry identifies himself as both “a farmer of sorts and an artist of sorts,” which he deftly illustrates in the scope of these 22 essays. Ranging from Americas insatiable consumerism and household economies to literary subjects and... (read more)

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Spent: Exposing Our Complicated Relationship with Shopping
Spent: Exposing Our Complicated Relationship with Shopping
by Edited By Kerry Cohen.
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In Spent, editor Kerry Cohen opens the closet doors wide to tales of women's true relationships with shopping, from humorous stories of love/hate relationships with the mall to heartbreaking tales of overspending to fix relationships. With a contributor... (read more)

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American Savage: Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics
American Savage: Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics
by Dan Savage
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From bestselling author and host of HBO's Real Time, Bill Maher's new book of political riffs serves up a savagely funny set of rules for preserving sanity in an insane world A follow-up to the New York Times bestselling The New Rules, The New New Rules... (read more)

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Somebody Told Me: The Newspaper Stories of Rick Bragg (Vintage)
Somebody Told Me: The Newspaper Stories of Rick Bragg (Vintage)
by Rick Bragg
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"The stories in Somebody Told Me are so unbelievably good, they will burn a hole in your bookshelf." --St. Petersburg Times "[E]loquent... memorable... [E]ngages us as readers and poignantly conveys the impact of small and large events on... (read more)

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Don't Get Too Comfortable: The Indignities of Coach Class, the Torments of Low Thread Count, the Never-Ending Quest for Artisanal Olive Oil, and
Don't Get Too Comfortable: The Indignities of Coach Class, the Torments of Low Thread Count, the Never-Ending Quest for Artisanal Olive Oil, and
by David Rakoff
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On the heels of his Emmy-winning It Gets Better campaign, columnist and provocateur Dan Savage weighs in on such diverse issues as healthcare, gun control, and marriage equality with characteristic straight talk and humor. Dan Savage has always had a... (read more)

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Modernity and Identity
Modernity and Identity
by Scott Lash
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Modernity and Identity is a groundbreaking collective work which announces a radical new departure within contemporary debates on modernism and postmodernism. While dominant conceptions of both modernism and postmodernism are centered around motions of... (read more)

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Smells Like Dead Elephants: Dispatches from a Rotting Empire
Smells Like Dead Elephants: Dispatches from a Rotting Empire
by Matt Taibbi
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Matt Taibbi is notorious as a journalistic agitator, a stone thrower, a natural provocateur (Salon.com). His scathing, vibrant prose shines an unflinching spotlight on the corruption, dishonesty, and sheer laziness of our leaders. Smells Like Dead... (read more)

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Returns: Becoming Indigenous in the Twenty-First Century
Returns: Becoming Indigenous in the Twenty-First Century
by James Clifford
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Returns explores homecomings--the ways people recover and renew their roots. Engaging with indigenous histories of survival and transformation, James Clifford opens fundamental questions about where we are going, separately and together, in a globalizing,... (read more)

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Everyday Sociology Reader (10 Edition)
Everyday Sociology Reader (10 Edition)
by Karen (ed.) Sternheimer
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combines classic and contemporary readings by sociologists and seeks to meet students where they are, offering observations on popular culture, family life, news events, and other aspects of everyday life. Posts from the Everyday Sociology Blog and... (read more)

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Writing in the Dark: Essays on Literature and Politics
Writing in the Dark: Essays on Literature and Politics
by David Grossman
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Throughout his career, David Grossman has been a voice for peace and reconciliation between Israel and its Arab citizens and neighbors. In these six essays on politics and culture in Israel, he addresses the conscience of a country that has lost faith in... (read more)

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What's Language Got To Do With It? (05 Edition)
What's Language Got To Do With It? (05 Edition)
by Keith Walters
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This is just some of what you'll find in , a thought-provoking new reader that introduces some of the most important language issues facing us today--and prompts students to think hard about their own use of language.... (read more)

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Sex Matters: The Sexuality and Society Reader
Sex Matters: The Sexuality and Society Reader
by Mindy (edt) Stombler
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The best-selling sexualities reader in the social sciences.... (read more)

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Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World
Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World
by Jane McGonigal
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A visionary game designer reveals how we can harness the power of games to boost global happiness. With 174 million gamers in the United States alone, we now live in a world where every generation will be a gamer generation. But why, Jane McGonigal asks,... (read more)

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The New Kings of Nonfiction
The New Kings of Nonfiction
by Ira Glass
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An energetic collection celebrating the bold writers at the forefront of todays literary world—featuring stories, essays, and poems from “Americas greatest literary journal” (Time)   For more than half a century, the Paris... (read more)

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The Essential Hirschman
The Essential Hirschman
by Albert O Hirschman
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"A survivor of Nazi Germany, Albert Hirschman was an essential thinker--one of the very few best of the twentieth century. Wise, delightful, and full of life, he was incapable of writing a dull page. He knew what made people tick, and he knew what made... (read more)

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Co-opting Culture (09 Edition)
Co-opting Culture (09 Edition)
by Harden
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Co-opting Culture: Culture and Power in Sociology and Cultural Studies represents a collection of new scholarship on culture from the social sciences and from work done under the rubric of _cultural studies_. Working from the idea that Sociology and... (read more)

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