Sociology

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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Book ImageThe Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken: A Search for Food and Family

    Laura Schenone

    A Newsday Best Cookbook of 2007: can a recipe change your life? A quest for an authentic dish reveals a mythic love story and age-old culinary secrets.More

  6. Book ImageInventing Human Rights: A History

    Lynn Hunt

    “A tour de force.”—Gordon S. Wood, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  7. Book ImageSocial Problems: Readings

    Ira Silver

    The reader features multiple readings on the following topics: crime, disaster, drugs, families, gender, health and environment, inequality, race, and violence.More

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Book ImageA Sociology of Globalization

    Saskia Sassen

    This groundbreaking study focuses on the importance of place, scale, and nation to the study of globalization.More

  11. Book ImageMy Father Married Your Mother: Dispatches from the Blended Family

    Anne Burt

    "[Includes] a take on just about every version of a newly extended family....Stellar."—Boston GlobeMore

  12. Book ImageWhen Sex Goes to School: Warring Views on Sex--and Sex Education--Since the Sixties

    Kristin Luker

    "It is difficult to imagine a juicier subject, or a more thoughtful, fluent, trustworthy guide for its exploration."—San Francisco ChronicleMore

  13. 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

  14. Book ImageIndian Removal

    David Stephen Heidler, Jeanne T. Heidler

    This casebook traces the evolution of U.S. Indian policy from its British Colonial origins to the implementation of removal after 1830.More

  15. Book ImageThe Skin Between Us: A Memoir of Race, Beauty, and Belonging

    Kym Ragusa

    A memoir of astonishing delicacy and strength about race and physical beauty.More

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