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Orange Is the New Black (Movie Tie-In Edition): My Year in a Women's Prison
Orange Is the New Black (Movie Tie-In Edition): My Year in a Women's Prison
by Piper Kerman
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Chapter One Are You Gonna Go My Way? International baggage claim in the Brussels airport was large and airy, with multiple carousels circling endlessly. I scurried from one to another, desperately trying to find my black suitcase. Because it was stuffed... (read more)

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Reefer Madness: The History of Marijuana in America
Reefer Madness: The History of Marijuana in America
by Larry Ratso Sloman
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Reefer Madness, a classic in the annals of hemp literature, is the popular social history of marijuana use in America. Beginning with the hemp farming if George Washington, author Larry Ratso Sloman traces the fascinating story of our nation's love-hate... (read more)

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Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations
Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations
by Clay Shirky
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Read Clay Shirky's posts on the Penguin Blog. A revelatory examination of how the wildfirelike spread of new forms of social interaction enabled by technology is changing the way humans form groups and exist within them, with profound long-term economic... (read more)

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Spirit Level (Reprint) (10 Edition)
Spirit Level (Reprint) (10 Edition)
by Richard Wilkinson
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It is a well-established fact that in rich societies the poor have shorter lives and suffer more from almost every social problem. The Spirit Level, based on thirty years of research, takes this truth a step further. One common factor links the... (read more)

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Where We Stand: Class Matters
Where We Stand: Class Matters
by bell hooks
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Drawing on both her roots in Kentucky and her adventures with Manhattan Coop boards, Where We Stand is a successful black woman's reflection--personal, straight forward, and rigorously honest--on how our dilemmas of class and race are intertwined, and... (read more)

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City Parks: Public Places, Private Thoughts
City Parks: Public Places, Private Thoughts
by Catie Marron
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City Parks illuminates the spirit and beauty of the world's most loved city parks: an extraordinary visual and poetic journey from London to Brooklyn, Calcutta to Chicago, and Paris to San Francisco, captured in breathtaking photographs and the evocative... (read more)

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Rivethead: Tales from the Assembly Line
Rivethead: Tales from the Assembly Line
by Ben Hamper
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The man the Detroit Free Press calls "a blue collar Tom Wolfe" delivers a full-barreled blast of truth and gritty reality in Rivethead, a no-holds-barred journey through the belly of the American industrial beast.... (read more)

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The Condition of Postmodernity
The Condition of Postmodernity
by David Harvey
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In this new book, David Harvey seeks to determine what is meant by the term in its different contexts and to identify how accurate and useful it is as a description of contemporary experience.... (read more)

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Against Love: A Polemic
Against Love: A Polemic
by Laura Kipnis
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Kipnis begins by evoking a tempestuous adulterous affair and uses it to examine the cultural meaning of adultery. "Against Love" examines modern love on a societal rather than an individual plane and offers a bracing utopian vision against which readers... (read more)

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The Glass Castle: A Memoir (UK Edition)
The Glass Castle: A Memoir (UK Edition)
by Jeannette Walls
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Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in... (read more)

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Time for retirement :comparative studies of early exit from the labor force
Time for retirement :comparative studies of early exit from the labor force
by Martin Kohli
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In all Western countries, people are retiring earlier than ever before, and people are living longer, thus prolonging the length of retirement. What are the effects of this phenomenon on society in general and on the labor force, and what are the... (read more)

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Macro Practice in Social Work for the 21st Century
Macro Practice in Social Work for the 21st Century
by Steve Burghardt
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Inspires students by tracing the careers of macro practitioners from grass roots organizers to agency executives A truly amazing book. It manages, as few have before, to cross over as both a textbook and a brilliant contribution to contemporary social... (read more)

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The Information Economy and American Cities
The Information Economy and American Cities
by Matthew Drennan
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How can metropolitan regions remain prosperous and competitive in a rapidly changing economy? Challenging some long-standing assumptions, Matthew Drennan argues that those regions that have invested heavily in the information economy have done much... (read more)

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Hollowing Out the Middle: The Rural Brain Drain and What It Means for America
Hollowing Out the Middle: The Rural Brain Drain and What It Means for America
by Patrick J. Carr and Maria J. Kefalas
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In 2001, with funding from the MacArthur Foundation, sociologists Patrick J. Carr and Maria J. Kefalas moved to Iowa to understand the rural brain drain and the exodus of young people from America’s countryside. They met and followed working-class &... (read more)

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Don't Eat This Book: Fast Food and the Supersizing of America
Don't Eat This Book: Fast Food and the Supersizing of America
by Morgan Spurlock
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For thirty days, Morgan Spurlock ate nothing but McDonald’s as part of an investigation into the effects of fast food on American health. The resulting documentary earned him an Academy Award nomination and broke box-office records worldwide. But... (read more)

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America the Philosophical (13 Edition)
America the Philosophical (13 Edition)
by Romano
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The Glimpse Traveler (Break Away Books)
The Glimpse Traveler (Break Away Books)
by Marianne Boruch
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When she joins a pair of hitchhikers on a trip to California, a young Midwestern woman embarks on a journey about memory and knowledge, beauty and realization. This true story, set in 1971, recounts a fateful, nine-day trip into the American... (read more)

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The Ostrich Factor: Our Population Myopia
The Ostrich Factor: Our Population Myopia
by Garrett Hardin
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Garrett Hardin, one of our leading thinkers on problems of human overpopulation, here assails the recklessness and basic ecological ignorance of economists and others who champion the idea of unbounded growth. Hardin delivers an uncompromising critique... (read more)

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The Edifice Complex: How the Rich and Powerful Shape the World
The Edifice Complex: How the Rich and Powerful Shape the World
by Deyan Sudjic
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A provocative look at architecture-"exceptionally intelligent and original" (Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post Book World) Deyan Sudjic-"probably the most influential figure in architecture you've never heard of" - argues that architecture, far from... (read more)

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Building Assets, Building Credit: Creating Wealth in Low-Income Communities
Building Assets, Building Credit: Creating Wealth in Low-Income Communities
by Nicolas P Retsinas
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Poor people spend their money living day to day. How can they accumulate wealth? In the United States, homeownership is often the answer. Homes not only provide shelter but also are assets, and thus a means to create equity. Mortgage credit becomes a... (read more)

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