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Black Sheep and Kissing Cousins
Black Sheep and Kissing Cousins
by Elizabeth Stone
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When someone says, at a holiday dinner table, Oh, those Lawrence cousins lose control all the time, or the Davises always had more talent than luck, you can be sure there's a lesson being passed along, from one generation to another. Who tells stories to... (read more)

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Rich and Rest of Us (12 Edition)
Rich and Rest of Us (12 Edition)
by Tavis Smiley
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Record unemployment and rampant corporate avarice, empty houses but homeless families, dwindling opportunities in an increasingly paralyzed nation—these are the realities of 21st-century America, land of the free and home of the new middle class... (read more)

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Political Movements and Violence in Central America (05 Edition)
Political Movements and Violence in Central America (05 Edition)
by Charles D. Brockett
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This book studies the confrontation between popular movements and repressive regimes in Central America.... (read more)

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Classical Theory and Modern Studies: Introduction To Sociological Theory (10 Edition)
Classical Theory and Modern Studies: Introduction To Sociological Theory (10 Edition)
by Mark Abrahamson
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Classical Theory and Modern Studies discusses the ideas and insights of major figures in the classical period of sociological theory, and explores their continuing relevance to contemporary sociology.... (read more)

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Carry Me Home: Birmingham, alabama--the Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution
Carry Me Home: Birmingham, alabama--the Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution
by Diane McWhorter
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Now with a new afterword, the Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatic account of the civil rights era’s climactic battle in Birmingham as the movement, led by Martin Luther King, Jr., brought down the institutions of segregation. “The Year of... (read more)

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Citizenship : Very Short Introduction (08 Edition)
Citizenship : Very Short Introduction (08 Edition)
by Richard Bellamy
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Interest in citizenship has never been higher. Politicians of all stripes stress its importance, as do church leaders, captains of industry and every kind of campaigning group--from those supporting global causes, such as tackling world poverty, to... (read more)

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All Souls: A Family Story from Southie
All Souls: A Family Story from Southie
by Michael Patrick MacDonald
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Classical Sociological Theory (3RD 12 Edition)
Classical Sociological Theory (3RD 12 Edition)
by Craig Calhoun
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Building on the success of the previous editions, this book presents an updated and comprehensive collection of substantial primary-source texts that represent a definitive guide to the roots of sociology. With new readings, an increased emphasis on the... (read more)

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American Social Welfare Policy, Brief Edition (13 Edition)
American Social Welfare Policy, Brief Edition (13 Edition)
by Howard Jacob Karger
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Provides a balanced and comprehensive overview of social welfare policy in the United States.   This text is part of the Connecting Core Competencies Series. American Social Welfare Policy: A Pluralist Approach, Brief Edition examines social... (read more)

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Social Theory of W.e.B. Dubois (04 Edition)
Social Theory of W.e.B. Dubois (04 Edition)
by Phil Zuckerman
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W E B Du Bois was a political and literary giant of the 20th century, publishing over twenty books and thousand of essays and articles throughout his life. He was one of the most imaginative, perceptive, and prolific founders of the sociological... (read more)

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Behind the Mask of Chivalry : the Making of the Second Ku Klux Klan (94 Edition)
Behind the Mask of Chivalry : the Making of the Second Ku Klux Klan (94 Edition)
by Nancy K. Maclean
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On Thanksgiving night, 1915, a small band of hooded men gathered atop Stone Mountain, an imposing granite butte just outside Atlanta. With a flag fluttering in the wind beside them, a Bible open to the twelfth chapter of Romans, and a flaming cross to... (read more)

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The Practical Skeptic: Readings in Sociology
The Practical Skeptic: Readings in Sociology
by Lisa Mcintyre
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The Practical Skeptic: Readings in Sociology includes classic sociological research writings as well as recent pieces on fascinating topics of interest to students. It is the ideal companion to McIntyre's text, The Practical Skeptic: Core Concepts in... (read more)

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Growing Artificial Societies: Social Science from the Bottom Up (Complex Adaptive Systems)
Growing Artificial Societies: Social Science from the Bottom Up (Complex Adaptive Systems)
by Joshua M Epstein
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How do social structures and group behaviors arise from the interaction of individuals?... (read more)

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American Political System (12 - Old Edition)
American Political System (12 - Old Edition)
by Ken Kollman
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The American Political System focuses on the core insights of political science that students need to understand American government. Each chapter is organized around the real-world puzzles that draw scholars and students alike to study American politics.... (read more)

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Secret Ritual and Manhood in Victorian America (89 Edition)
Secret Ritual and Manhood in Victorian America (89 Edition)
by Mark C. Carnes
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Freemasons, Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias-why did millions of nineteenth-century American men belong to these and other secret orders? In this engrossing study, Mark C. Carnes argues that fraternal rituals created a fantasy world antithetical to... (read more)

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Our Social World: Condensed Version
Our Social World: Condensed Version
by Jeanne H Ballantine
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In this brief text, two leaders of the Teaching Sociology movement encourage students development of their sociological imaginations through role-taking. Assuming the role of a child living in poverty in India or of a member of an African tribe, students... (read more)

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Managed Heart Updated With New Preface (12 Edition)
Managed Heart Updated With New Preface (12 Edition)
by Arlie Russell Hochschild
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In private life, we try to induce or suppress love, envy, and anger through deep acting or "emotion work," just as we manage our outer expressions of feeling through surface acting. In trying to bridge a gap between what we feel and what we "ought" to... (read more)

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Theory of the Leisure Class (94 Edition)
Theory of the Leisure Class (94 Edition)
by Thorstein Veblen
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Classic of economic and social theory offers a satiric examination of the hollowness and falsity suggested by the term "conspicuous consumption" (coined by Veblen), exposing the emptiness of many cherished standards of taste, education, dress, and... (read more)

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Theory of Communicative Action, Volume II : Lifeworld and System : a Critique of Functionalist Reason (87 Edition)
Theory of Communicative Action, Volume II : Lifeworld and System : a Critique of Functionalist Reason (87 Edition)
by Jurgen Habermas
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Juergen Habermas opens Volume 2 with a brilliant reinterpretation of Mead and Durkheim and then develops his own approach to society, combining two hitherto competing paradigms, "system" and "lifeworld." The strength of this combination is then... (read more)

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Supreme Command : Soldiers, Statesmen, and Leadership in Wartime (02 Edition)
Supreme Command : Soldiers, Statesmen, and Leadership in Wartime (02 Edition)
by Eliot A. Cohen
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The relationship between military leaders and political leaders has always been a complicated one, especially in times of war. When the chips are down, who should run the show -- the politicians or the generals? In Supreme Command, Eliot Cohen examines... (read more)

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