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About Love: Reinventing Romance for Our Times
About Love: Reinventing Romance for Our Times
by Robert C. Solomon
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A subtle and distinguished work by a philosopher renowned for his groundbreaking analysis of human emotions, About... (read more)

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Rules for Radicals : a Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals (71 Edition)
Rules for Radicals : a Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals (71 Edition)
by Saul D. Alinsky
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First published in 1971, Rules for Radicals is Saul Alinsky's impassioned counsel to young radicals on how to effect constructive social change and know “the difference between being a realistic radical and being a rhetorical one.” Written in... (read more)

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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures
by Anne Fadiman
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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction When three-month-old Lia Lee Arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents nor her doctors... (read more)

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Custer Died for Your Sins : an Indian Manifesto (88 Edition)
Custer Died for Your Sins : an Indian Manifesto (88 Edition)
by Vine Jr. Deloria
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In his new preface to this quality paperback edition, the author observes, "The Indian world has changed so substantially since the first publication of this book that some things contained in it seem new again." Indeed, it seems that each generation of... (read more)

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Black Skin, White Masks
Black Skin, White Masks
by Frantz Fanon
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Few modern voices have had as profound an impact on the black identity and critical race theory as Frantz Fanon, and Black Skin, White Masks represents some of his most important work. Fanon's masterwork is now available in a new translation that updates... (read more)

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Privilege, Power, and Difference
Privilege, Power, and Difference
by Allan G Johnson
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This brief book is a groundbreaking tool for students and non-students alike to examine systems of privilege and difference in our society. Written in an accessible, conversational style, Johnson links theory with engaging examples in ways that enable... (read more)

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Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community
Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community
by Robert D Putnam
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Once we bowled in leagues, usually after work—but no longer. This seemingly small phenomenon symbolizes a significant social change that Robert Putnam has identified in this brilliant volume, which The Economist hailed as “a prodigious... (read more)

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Diffusion of Innovations, 5th Edition
Diffusion of Innovations, 5th Edition
by Everett M. Rogers
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Now in its fifth edition, andlt;Iandgt;Diffusion of Innovationsandlt;/Iandgt; is a classic work on the spread of new ideas.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In this renowned book, Everett M. Rogers, professor and chair of the Department of Communication and... (read more)

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The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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The Black Swan is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The other books in the... (read more)

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Deer Hunting with Jesus: Dispatches from America's Class War
Deer Hunting with Jesus: Dispatches from America's Class War
by Joe Bageant
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Deer Hunting with Jesus is a hilarious, depressing, and painfully honest chronicle of an America often cited but rarely listened to: rural lower-class whites. With brilliant, spot-on detail, Joe Bageant reports on the historical, economic, and... (read more)

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Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class, (11 Edition)
Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class, (11 Edition)
by Alkon Alison H
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andlt;Pandgt;Popularized by such best-selling authors as Michael Pollan, Barbara Kingsolver, and Eric Schlosser, a growing food movement urges us to support sustainable agriculture by eating fresh food produced on local family farms. But many low-income... (read more)

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Class Matters
Class Matters
by New York Times
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A team of "New York Times" reporters spent more than a year exploring the ways in which class--defined as a combination of income, education, wealth, and occupation--influences destiny in a society that likes to think of itself as a land of unbounded... (read more)

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Health At Every Size (Rev 10 Edition)
Health At Every Size (Rev 10 Edition)
by Linda Bacon
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Fat isnt the problem. Dieting is the problem. A society that rejects anyone whose body shape or size doesnt match an impossible ideal is the problem. A medical establishment that equates “thin” with “healthy” is the problem. The... (read more)

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Mom's House, Dad's House: A Complete Guide for Parents Who Are Separated, Divorced, or Living Apart
Mom's House, Dad's House: A Complete Guide for Parents Who Are Separated, Divorced, or Living Apart
by Isolina Ricci
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Can children flourish in any custody situation? If their parents read Mom's House, Dad's House, the answer is a resounding "yes." This unique ground-breaking classic, which has become the standard for two generations of parents, is again breaking new... (read more)

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States and Social Revolutions (79 Edition)
States and Social Revolutions (79 Edition)
by Theda Skocpol
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Theda Skocpol shows how all three combine to explain the origins and accomplishments of social-revolutionary transformations.... (read more)

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The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap
The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap
by Stephanie Coontz
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The Way We Never Were examines two centuries of American family life and shatters a series of myths and half-truths that burden modern families. Placing current family dilemmas in the context of far-reaching economic, political, and demographic changes... (read more)

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Myth of the Goddess :  Evolution of an Image (91 Edition)
Myth of the Goddess : Evolution of an Image (91 Edition)
by Anne Baring
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"An indispensable source work for anyone interested in this very important development of religious ideas."—Marija Gimbutas. Ranges from the Paleolithic Age to the present-day Gaia Hypothesis.... (read more)

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Simulacra and Simulation
Simulacra and Simulation
by Jean Baudrillard
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The first full-length translation in English of an essential work of postmodernist thought... (read more)

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Marriage, a History: How Love Conquered Marriage
Marriage, a History: How Love Conquered Marriage
by Stephanie Coontz
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For centuries, people have been thinking and writingandmdash;and fiercely debatingandmdash;about the meaning of marriage. Just a hundred years ago, Progressive era reformers embraced marriage not as a time-honored repository for conservative values, but... (read more)

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Good to Great in the Social Sectors
Good to Great in the Social Sectors
by Jim Collins
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Building upon the concepts introduced in Good to Great, Jim Collins answers the most commonly asked questions raised by his readers in the social sectors. Using information gathered from interviews with over 100 social sector leaders, Jim Collins shows... (read more)

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