Sociology

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  1. 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

  2. Book ImageAmerican Society: How It Really Works

    Erik Olin Wright, Joel Rogers

    Second Edition

    The definitive critical introduction to American society.More

  3. Book ImageThe Art and Science of Social Research

    Deborah Carr, Elizabeth Heger Boyle, Benjamin Cornwell, Et Al.

    Show your students how social research really unfoldsMore

  4. Book ImageAssigned: Life with Gender

    Lisa Wade, Douglas Hartmann, Christopher Uggen

    Introduce students to the social science of gender.More

  5. Book ImageBiography and the Sociological Imagination: Contexts and Contingencies

    Ross Macmillan, Michael J. Shanahan

    Biography and the Sociological Imagination introduces readers to life course sociology, the imaginative framework with which people can think about how their lives reflect the imprint of society, how this imprint reflects the intersection of social changes and personal development, and how these processes are greatly complicated by each person's unique location in society.More

  6. Book ImageBlack Genius: African-American Solutions to African-American Problems

    Regina Austin, Manthia Diawara, Walter Mosley, Et Al.

    Thirteen of black America's most eloquent voices share their visions for a self-sufficient, self-determined future.More

  7. Book ImageThe Blind Side: Evolution of a Game

    Michael Lewis

    "Lewis has such a gift for storytelling... he writes as lucidly for sports fans as for those who read him for other reasons."--Janet Maslin, New York TimesMore

  8. Book ImageBreaking the Bowls: Degendering and Feminist Change

    Judith Lorber

    In Breaking the Bowls, the sequel to Paradoxes of Gender, Judith Lorber shows the cracks, anomalies, and resistances that are breaking down the gendered social order in Western post-industrial societies and lays out how we can take this process further by deliberate degendering.More

  9. Book ImageThe Butcher's Tale: Murder and Anti-Semitism in a German Town

    Helmut Walser Smith

    One of the most dramatic explorations of a German town in the grip of anti-Semitic passion ever written.More

  10. Book ImageCode of the Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City

    Elijah Anderson

    Unsparing and important. . . . An informative, clearheaded and sobering book.—Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post (1999 Critic's Choice)More

  11. Book ImageColor Lines and Racial Angles

    Douglas Hartmann, Christopher Uggen

    Assembling the most provocative, productive new thinking on race in one volume.More

  12. 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

  13. Book ImageThe Contexts Reader

    Syed Ali, Philip N. Cohen

    Third Edition

    An updated collection of the best articles from the award-winning magazineMore

  14. Book ImageThe Corrosion of Character: The Personal Consequences of Work in the New Capitalism

    Richard Sennett

    A Business Week Best Book of the Year.... "A devastating and wholly necessary book."—Studs Terkel, author of WorkingMore

  15. Book ImageCrime and the Punished

    Douglas Hartmann, Christopher Uggen

    An essential introduction to how sociologists think about and research crime and punishment.More

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