Book Series

Contemporary Societies Series

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  1. Book ImageA Primer on Social Movements

    David A. Snow, Sarah A. Soule


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

  2. Book ImageThe Mismatched Worker

    Arne L. Kalleberg


    In this provocative new study, Arne L. Kalleberg examines how the now-common expectation that a career should at once provide fulfillment, challenge, meaning, and financial success is creating a growing number of “mismatched” workers—workers who fit poorly with their employers or careers.More

  3. Book ImageStrangers in a Strange Land: Humans in an Urbanizing World

    Douglas Massey


    Drawing from evolutionary biology, neuroscience, and sociology, this truly interdisciplinary study explores how the drive to find social connection has shaped the size, structure, and organization of human communities from the Stone Age to the post-industrial present.More

  4. 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