Sociology

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  1. Book ImageThe Family: Diversity, Inequality, and Social Change

    Philip N. Cohen

    Second Edition

    Learn the story behind the data about today’s familiesMore

  2. Book ImageAmerican Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land

    Monica Hesse

    Recommended Summer reading by TIME, Entertainment Weekly, Real Simple, and Elle.A breathtaking feat of reportage, American Fire combines procedural with love story, redefining American tragedy for our time.More

  3. Book ImageEssentials of Sociology

    Richard P. Appelbaum, Deborah Carr, Mitchell Duneier, Et Al.

    Sixth Edition

    With a combination of up-to-the minute examples, cutting-edge research, and the latest available data, Essentials of Sociology gets students thinking sociologically about what they're seeing in the news and on their screens. Highlighting the macro social forces at...More

  4. Book ImageThe Strange Career of William Ellis: The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire

    Karl Jacoby

    A prize-winning historian tells a new story of the black experience in America through the life of a mysterious entrepreneur.More

  5. Book ImageYou May Ask Yourself: An Introduction to Thinking like a Sociologist

    Dalton Conley

    Core Fifth Edition

    The "untextbook" that teaches students to think like sociologists.More

  6. Book ImageYou May Ask Yourself: An Introduction to Thinking like a Sociologist

    Dalton Conley

    Fifth Edition

    The "untextbook" that teaches students to think like sociologists.More

  7. Book ImageThe Morning They Came For Us: Dispatches from Syria

    Janine di Giovanni

    A New York Post Best Book of 2016
    Winner of the 2016 IWMF Courage in Journalism Award
    Winner of the 2016 Hay Festival Medal for Prose

    "Destined to become a classic." —Lisa Shea, ElleMore

  8. Book ImageThe Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

    Richard Rothstein

    "Rothstein has presented what I consider to be the most forceful argument ever published on how federal, state, and local governments gave rise to and reinforced neighborhood segregation." —William Julius WilsonMore

  9. Book ImageThe Fall of Public Man

    Richard Sennett

    40th Anniversary Edition

    A landmark study of urban society, reissued for the 40th anniversary of the original publication with a new epilogue by the author.More

  10. Book ImageMix It Up: Popular Culture, Mass Media, and Society

    David Grazian

    Second Edition

    A twenty-first century introduction to sociological thinking on pop culture, the media, and society.More

  11. Book ImageSuperfandom: How Our Obsessions are Changing What We Buy and Who We Are

    Zoe Fraade-Blanar, Aaron M. Glazer

    An in-depth look at the influence of fans—society’s alpha consumers—on our lives and culture.More

  12. Book ImageTestosterone Rex: Myths of Sex, Science, and Society

    Cordelia Fine

    “Goodbye, beliefs in sex differences disguised as evolutionary facts. Welcome the dragon slayer: Cordelia Fine wittily but meticulously lays bare the irrational arguments that we use to justify gender politics.”—Uta Frith, emeritus professor of cognitive development, University College LondonMore

  13. Book ImageHappy as a Dane: 10 Secrets of the Happiest People in the World

    Malene Rydahl

    This international bestseller shows why the Danes are happy and how we can be, too.More

  14. Book ImageAmerican Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus

    Lisa Wade

    A revelatory account of the new culture of sex that has come to dominate the American college experience.More

  15. Book ImageDeep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why

    Laurence Gonzales

    “Unique among survival books . . . stunning . . . enthralling. Deep Survival makes compelling, and chilling, reading.”—Denver PostMore

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