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Abnormal Psychology 4TH Edition
Abnormal Psychology 4TH Edition
by Martin E Seligman
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In the new Fourth Edition, Martin E. P. Seligman and new coauthor Elaine F. Walker once again establish as a visionary text with a new integrative approach that explores the interactions between the psychological and biological influences on human... (read more)

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Poverty in America: A Handbook
Poverty in America: A Handbook
by John Iceland
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Praise for the first edition: and#147;Highly readable. Will very likely become a standard reference for students of poverty.and#8221;and#151;William Julius Wilson, author of When Work Disappears and#147;With succinct and engaging prose, Poverty in... (read more)

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Portraits of 'The Whiteman': Linguistic Play and Cultural Symbols Among the Western Apache
Portraits of 'The Whiteman': Linguistic Play and Cultural Symbols Among the Western Apache
by Keith H Basso
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An investigation of 'The Whiteman', one of the most powerful and pervasive symbols in contemporary American Indian cultures.... (read more)

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The Struggle for Black Equality
The Struggle for Black Equality
by Harvard Sitkoff
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The Struggle for Black Equality is a dramatic, memorable history of the civil rights movement. Harvard Sitkoff offers both a brilliant interpretation of the personalities and dynamics of civil rights organizations and a compelling analysis of the... (read more)

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Integral Europe (00 Edition)
Integral Europe (00 Edition)
by Douglas R. Holmes
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"A powerful and disturbing piece of contemporary ethnographic work that will raise many questions and open serious debate."--Paul Rabinow, University of California... (read more)

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Betwixt and Between: Patterns of Masculine and Feminine Initiation
Betwixt and Between: Patterns of Masculine and Feminine Initiation
by Louise Carus Mahdi
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Betwixt and Between offers new insights into the basic elements of initiations and rites of passage. The absence of these traditional supports creates problems in the lives of those who are caught in the void and lack definite expectations at various... (read more)

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I Dont Want to Talk about It
I Dont Want to Talk about It
by Terrence Real
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Terrence Real is a psychotherapist in private practice. He has taught couples and family therapy, principally at the Family Institute of Cambridge, for twenty years. He lives with his wife and two sons in Newton, Massachusetts.... (read more)

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What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures
What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures
by Malcolm Gladwell
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Twenty-two of Malcolm Gladwell's favorite "adventures," all previously published in the New Yorker, come together in this engaging book. Gladwell's contagious curiosity helps us understand how other people feel about the topics of homelessness, ketchup... (read more)

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Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time
Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time
by Jeff Speck
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Jeff Speck has spent his career determining what makes a city work, and he has boiled it down to one essential factor: walkability. For urban life to thrive, cities must prioritize pedestrians over cars. Six-lane highways tearing through downtown must... (read more)

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Flim-Flam!: Psychics, ESP, Unicorns, and Other Delusions
Flim-Flam!: Psychics, ESP, Unicorns, and Other Delusions
by James Randi
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James Randi is internationally known as a magician and escape artist. But for the past thirty-five years of his professional life, he has also been active as an investigator of the paranormal, occult, and supernatural claims that have impressed the... (read more)

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Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists
Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists
by Courtney E Martin
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If you care about social change but hate feel-good platitudes, Do It Anyway is the book for you. Courtney Martin’s rich profiles of the new generation of activists dig deep, to ask the questions that really matter: How do you create a... (read more)

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Public Vows: A History of Marriage and the Nation
Public Vows: A History of Marriage and the Nation
by Nancy F Cott
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As a historian, Nancy Cott is not obligated to look into the future. But her incisive illumination and readable analysis of the weight of history will help both scholars and activists who wish to understand and help shape the future of marriage and... (read more)

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Educating the Reflective Practitioner (87 Edition)
Educating the Reflective Practitioner (87 Edition)
by Donald A. Schon
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Building on the concepts of professional competence that he introduced in his classic The Reflective Practitioner, Schon offers an approach for educating professional in all areas that will prepare them to handle the complex and unpredictable problems of... (read more)

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Communication in Society (11 Edition)
Communication in Society (11 Edition)
by Jess K. Alberts
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This package contains the following components: -0205683770: MyCommunicationLab with Pearson eText -0205627870: Communication in... (read more)

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Unequal Childhoods (2ND 11 Edition)
Unequal Childhoods (2ND 11 Edition)
by Annette Lareau
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By beginning a conversation that encourages self-examination and compassion, Combined Destinies invites readers to look at how white Americans have been hurt by the very ideology that their ancestors created. Editors Ann Todd Jealous and Caroline T... (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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Social Psychology
Social Psychology
by Dacher Keltner
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Little children will love turning the pages, touching the feely patches and pressing the sound button on this special book.... (read more)

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Deaf Culture Our Way (4TH 11 Edition)
Deaf Culture Our Way (4TH 11 Edition)
by Roy K. Holcomb
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Using humorous stories with illustrations, this classic collection brings deaf culture to life through personal experiences and practical day-to-day information. Various aspects of the deaf world are illuminated through anecdotes, updated in this edition... (read more)

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Sidewalk
Sidewalk
by Mitchell Duneier
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“Sidewalk will radically change the way we think about ‘the public sphere. ”—Robin D. G. Kelley, author of Yo Mamas Disfunktional! “An inspired, yet strategically conceived work that restores a sense of new possibility... (read more)

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Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now
Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now
by Douglas Rushkoff
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People spent the twentieth century obsessed with the future. We created technologies that would help connect us faster, gather news, map the planet, and compile knowledge. We strove for an instantaneous network where time and space could be compressed... (read more)

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