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The Mole People: Life in the Tunnels Beneath New York City
The Mole People: Life in the Tunnels Beneath New York City
by Jennifer Toth
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Thousands of people live in the subway, railroad, and sewage tunnels that form the bowels of New York City and this book is about them, the so-called mole people. They live alone and in communities, in subway tunnels and below subway platforms and this... (read more)

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Classical Sociological Theory
Classical Sociological Theory
by Glenn A. Goodwin
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Based on the theme that the authors call "rediscovering the promise of sociology," CLASSICAL SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY covers the period from the early 19th century and the emergence of the distinct field of sociology through the first decades of the 20th... (read more)

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Dancing in the Streets : a History of Collective Joy (07 Edition)
Dancing in the Streets : a History of Collective Joy (07 Edition)
by Barbara Ehrenreich
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“Fascinating . . . An admirably lucid, level-headed history of outbreaks of joy from Dionysus to the Grateful Dead.”—Terry Eagleton, The Nation Widely praised as “impressive” (The Washington Post Book World), “... (read more)

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Marriages, Families, and Intimate Relationships (2ND 09 - Old Edition)
Marriages, Families, and Intimate Relationships (2ND 09 - Old Edition)
by Brian K. Williams
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This book provides timely, practical, and high-interest information about marriages, families, and intimate relationships, in an engaging format that is easy-to-use and learn from. Feature such as “Popular Culture and the Media,” &ldquo... (read more)

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Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone
Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone
by Eric Klinenberg
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If you're single but searching, there's no end of explanations, excuses, and criticism you'll hear to explain why you're single. Even the most self-possessed singleton may come to doubt herself. “Youre too picky. Just find a good-enough guy and... (read more)

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War Over the Family (04 Edition)
War Over the Family (04 Edition)
by David Popenoe
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One of the most surprising and controversial social debates of the past two decades has been about the meaning and importance of marriage and the family in contemporary American life. Referred to by some as a culture war over the family, the debate has... (read more)

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Waves of Protest: Social Movements Since the Sixties: Social Movements Since the Sixties (People, Passions, and Power)
Waves of Protest: Social Movements Since the Sixties: Social Movements Since the Sixties (People, Passions, and Power)
by Jo Freeman
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This book updates and adds to the classic Social Movements of the Sixties and Seventies, showing how social movement theory has grown and changed. Visit our website for sample chapters!... (read more)

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Public and Private Families: A Reader
Public and Private Families: A Reader
by Andrew Cherlin
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This reader examines the family through two lenses--the familiar private family, in which we live our personal lives, and the public family, in which we deal with broader societal issues, such as raising the next generation, and the care of the elderly... (read more)

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Constructing Grounded Theory : Practical Guide Through Qualitative Analysis (06 - Old Edition)
Constructing Grounded Theory : Practical Guide Through Qualitative Analysis (06 - Old Edition)
by Kathy C. Charmaz
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`Grounded theory is a highly influential way of working with qualitative data and Kathy Charmaz is a major player, both innovative and fluent. This book is a model student text: lively, carefully argued and full of vivid illustrations. Beginning students... (read more)

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Our Social World (4TH 13 Edition)
Our Social World (4TH 13 Edition)
by Ballantine
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The Fourth Edition of Our Social World: Introduction to Sociology is truly a coherent essay that inspires students to develop their sociological imaginations, to see the world and personal events from a new perspective, and to confront sociological... (read more)

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Shoplifting from American Apparel (Contemporary Art of the Novella)
Shoplifting from American Apparel (Contemporary Art of the Novella)
by Tao Lin
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The inmate with a mop held back the inmate without a mop. Set mostly in Manhattan—although also featuring Atlantic City, Brooklyn, GMail Chat, and Gainsville, Florida—this autobiographical novella, spanning two years in the life of a young... (read more)

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Changing American Families (3RD 10 Edition)
Changing American Families (3RD 10 Edition)
by Judith R. Aulette
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Focusing on insights from feminist researchers and the role of gender in family life, this text explores both the structural features of society that shape families and the everyday personal experiences of individual family members--as well as the... (read more)

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Developing Cross-Cultural Competence: A Guide for Working with Children and Their Families
Developing Cross-Cultural Competence: A Guide for Working with Children and Their Families
by Eleanor W Lynch
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The third edition of this bestselling professional resource and textbook highlights the cultural and ethnic diversity of families in the U.S. The book is designed to be used by a broad audience of pre-service professionals and interventionists who work... (read more)

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Solution-centered Sociology : Addressing Problems Through Applied Sociology (99 Edition)
Solution-centered Sociology : Addressing Problems Through Applied Sociology (99 Edition)
by Stephen F. Steele
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The study of sociology exposes students to a number of important theoretical models and methodological techniques. How to adapt these models and techniques for use in everyday life-from social situations to the community or business world-is the subject... (read more)

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Cultural Competence, Practice Stages, and Client Systems (05 Edition)
Cultural Competence, Practice Stages, and Client Systems (05 Edition)
by Doman Lum
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Integrate culturally competent principles to the beginning, middle, and ending stages of your work with culturally diverse clients using the resources in this casebook..CULTURAL COMPETENCE: PRACTICE STAGES AND CLIENT SYSTEMS: A CASE STUDY APPROACH brings... (read more)

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Red Earth, White Lies: Native Americans and the Myth of Scientific Fact
Red Earth, White Lies: Native Americans and the Myth of Scientific Fact
by Vine Deloria
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Vine Deloria, Jr., leading Native American scholar and author of the best-selling God Is Red, addresses the conflict between mainstream scientific theory about our world and the ancestral worldview of Native Americans. Claiming that science has created a... (read more)

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Organization Theory and Design (11TH 13 Edition)
Organization Theory and Design (11TH 13 Edition)
by Richard L. Daft
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Discover some of the most progressive thinking about organizations today as acclaimed business author Richard Daft blends contemporary, innovative organizational ideas with proven classic theories and effective business practices. The result is a best... (read more)

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Family
Family
by J California Cooper
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In this wise, beguiling, beautiful novel set in the era of the Civil War, an award-winning playwright and author paints a haunting portrait of a woman named Always, born a slave, and four generations of her African-American family.... (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 bestselling, landmark work of undercover reportage, now updated Acclaimed as an instant classic upon publication, Nickel and Dimed has sold more than 1.5 million copies and become a staple of classroom reading. Chosen for “one book”... (read more)

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Unarmed Insurrections
Unarmed Insurrections
by Kurt Schock
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In the last two decades of the twentieth century, a wave of "people power" movements erupted throughout the nondemocratic world. In South Africa, the Philippines, Nepal, Thailand, Burma (Myanmar), China, and elsewhere, mass protest demonstrations... (read more)

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