Sociology

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  1. Book ImageCultural Sociology: An Introductory Reader

    Matt Wray

    A comprehensive and clever mix of classic and contemporary essays on the sociology of culture.More

  2. Book ImageThe Feminine Mystique

    Betty Friedan, Kirsten Fermaglich, Lisa Fine

    The first student edition of Betty Friedan’s national best seller published in honor of its fiftieth anniversary. The Feminine Mystique forever changed America’s consciousness by defining “the problem that has no name.”More

  3. Book ImageThe Communist Manifesto

    Frederic L. Bender, Karl Marx

    Second Edition

    Karl Marx’s 1848 text is reframed in this revised Norton Critical Edition in the context of twenty-first-century theoretical debates, capitalist globalization, the information technology revolution, and contemporary struggles up to and including the 2011 “Arab Spring.”More

  4. Book ImageThe Sociology of News

    Michael Schudson

    Second Edition

    A personal, trenchant, and comprehensive account of the contemporary news media.More

  5. Book ImageWhistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do

    Claude M. Steele

    The acclaimed social psychologist offers an insider’s look at his research and groundbreaking findings on stereotypes and identity.More

  6. Book ImageDoing Race: 21 Essays for the 21st Century

    Hazel Rose Markus, Paula M. L. Moya

    A collection of new essays by an interdisciplinary team of authors that gives a comprehensive introduction to race and ethnicity.More

  7. Book ImageMore than Just Race: Being Black and Poor in the Inner City

    William Julius Wilson

    A preeminent sociologist of race explains a groundbreaking new framework for understanding racial inequality, challenging both conservative and liberal dogma.More

  8. Book ImageEveryday Sociology Reader

    Karen Sternheimer

    A lively mix of traditional readings, blog posts, and activities to help students connect sociology to their own lives.
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  9. Book ImageA Primer on Social Movements

    David A. Snow, Sarah A. Soule

    A brief, affordable introduction to collective behavior and social movements.More

  10. Book ImageHow the Other Half Lives

    Jacob Riis, Hasia R. Diner

    How the Other Half Lives occupies a premier place on a small list of American books—along with Uncle Tom’s Cabin, The Jungle, Silent Spring, The Feminine Mystique, and Unsafe at Any Speed—that changed public opinion, influenced public policy, and left an indelible mark on history.More

  11. Book ImageA Vindication of the Rights of Woman

    Mary Wollstonecraft, Deidre Shauna Lynch

    Third Edition

    Arguably the most original book of the eighteenth century, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman is a pioneering feminist work.More

  12. Book ImageFugitive Denim: A Moving Story of People and Pants in the Borderless World of Global Trade

    Rachel Louise Snyder

    “A fascinating chronicle of the $55-billion-a-year global denim industry.” —David Futrelle, Los Angeles TimesMore

  13. Book ImageInequality and Society: Social Science Perspectives on Social Stratification

    Jeff Manza, Michael Sauder

    Designed for undergraduate courses on inequality, this reader is the first and only one to incorporate political inequality into the discussion of social stratification.More

  14. Book ImageThe Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

    Max Weber, Richard Swedberg

    The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism is Max Weber’s most important work and, since its publication in 1904, has been widely considered the most important sociological study of the twentieth century.More

  15. Book ImageThe Age of Jim Crow

    Jane Dailey

    America’s racial history has been marked by both hard-won progress and sudden reversals of fortune.More

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