Sociology

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  1. Book ImageMore than Just Race: Being Black and Poor in the Inner City

    William Julius Wilson

    A preeminent sociologist of race explains a groundbreaking new framework for understanding racial inequality, challenging both conservative and liberal dogma.More

  2. Book ImageLife Without Lawyers: Restoring Responsibility in America

    Philip K. Howard

    How to restore the can-do spirit that made America great, from the author of the best-selling The Death of Common Sense.More

  3. Book ImageEveryday Sociology Reader

    Karen Sternheimer

    A lively mix of traditional readings, blog posts, and activities to help students connect sociology to their own lives.
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  4. Book ImageEveryday Survival: Why Smart People Do Stupid Things

    Laurence Gonzales

    “Well-written and fascinating . . . this is the kind of book you want everyone to read.”—Cleveland Plain DealerMore

  5. Book ImageReinventing Knowledge: From Alexandria to the Internet

    Ian F. McNeely, Lisa Wolverton

    “It has the power to wrench familiar aspects of history into new and surprising shapes.”—Laura Miller, Salon
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  6. Book ImageA Primer on Social Movements

    David A. Snow, Sarah A. Soule

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

  7. Book ImageHow the Other Half Lives

    Jacob Riis, Hasia R. Diner

    How the Other Half Lives occupies a premier place on a small list of American books—along with Uncle Tom’s Cabin, The Jungle, Silent Spring, The Feminine Mystique, and Unsafe at Any Speed—that changed public opinion, influenced public policy, and left an indelible mark on history.More

  8. 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

  9. Book ImageThe Language of Things: Understanding the World of Desirable Objects

    Deyan Sudjic

    A brilliant exposé of the interaction between art, design, and commerce.More

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

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

    Laura Schenone

    "Dazzles like the harbor of Portofino." —Adriana TrigianiMore

  14. Book ImageInventing Human Rights: A History

    Lynn Hunt

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

  15. 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

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