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  1. Book ImageThe Contexts Reader

    Syed Ali, Philip N. Cohen

    Third Edition

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

  2. Book ImageLeftover in China: The Women Shaping the World's Next Superpower

    Roseann Lake

    Factory Girls meets The Vagina Monologues in this fascinating narrative on China’s single women—and why they could be the source of its economic future.More

  3. Book ImageUneasy Peace: The Great Crime Decline, the Renewal of City Life, and the Next War on Violence

    Patrick Sharkey

    An eye-opening account of the transformation of cities and an urgent call to action to prevent another crime wave.More

  4. 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

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

    Monica Hesse

    One of NPR's Best Books of 2017 A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the YearA breathtaking feat of reportage, American Fire combines procedural with love story, redefining American tragedy for our time.More

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

    Karl Jacoby

    Winner of the Ray Allen Billington Prize and the Phillis Wheatley Book Award

    "An American 'Odyssey,' the larger-than-life story of a man who travels far in the wake of war and gets by on his adaptability and gift for gab." —Wall Street JournalMore

  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

    One of Publishers Weekly's 10 Best Books of 2017
    Longlisted for the National Book Award This “powerful and disturbing history” exposes how American governments deliberately imposed racial segregation on metropolitan areas nationwide (New York Times Book Review).More

  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 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

  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 ImageAssigned: Life with Gender

    Lisa Wade, Douglas Hartmann, Christopher Uggen

    Introduce students to the social science of gender.More

  15. Book ImageSt. Marks Is Dead: The Many Lives of America’s Hippest Street

    Ada Calhoun

    A vibrant narrative history of three hallowed Manhattan blocks—the epicenter of American cool.More

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