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  1. Book ImageMethods of Discovery: Heuristics for the Social Sciences

    Andrew Abbott, Jeffrey C. Alexander

    Methods of Discovery is organized around strategies for deepening arguments in order to find the best ways to study social phenomena.More

  2. Book ImageReligion in American Public Life: Living with Our Deepest Differences

    Azizah Y. al-Hibri, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Charles C. Haynes, Et Al.

    A thought-provoking discussion of the public and political expression of America's diverse religious beliefs.More

  3. Book ImageThe Contexts Reader

    Syed Ali, Philip N. Cohen

    Third Edition

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

  4. Book ImageFlying Solo: Single Women in Midlife

    Carol M. Anderson, Susan Stewart, Sona Dimidjian

    A groundbreaking book portraying the new American lifestyle of single midlife women.More

  5. Book ImageThe Cosmopolitan Canopy: Race and Civility in Everyday Life

    Elijah Anderson

    An acclaimed sociologist illuminates the public life of an American city, offering a major reinterpretation of the racial dynamics in America.More

  6. Book ImageCode of the Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City

    Elijah Anderson

    Unsparing and important. . . . An informative, clearheaded and sobering book.—Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post (1999 Critic's Choice)More

  7. Book ImageSecret Paths: Women in the New Midlife

    Terri Apter

    "The author of Altered Loves . . . now turns her analytical eye toward middle-aged women. The result is both lively and revealing." --New York Times Book ReviewMore

  8. Book ImageIn the Trenches: Teaching and Learning Sociology

    Maxine P. Atkinson, Kathleen S. Lowney

    An extensive guidebook on teaching sociology, written by two recent recipients of the American Sociological Association Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award.More

  9. Book ImageWomen's Work: The First 20,000 Years Women, Cloth, and Society in Early Times

    Elizabeth Wayland Barber

    "A fascinating history of…[a craft] that preceded and made possible civilization itself." —New York Times Book ReviewMore

  10. Book ImageLibrary: An Unquiet History

    Matthew Battles

    "Engrossingly saturated with fascinating lore, colorful anecdotes, and deft portraits." —Hilarie M. Sheets, New York TimesMore

  11. Book ImageThe Coming of Age

    Simone de Beauvoir, Patrick O'Brian

    As the definitive study of the universal problem of growing old, The Coming of Age is "a brilliant achievement" (Marc Slonin, New York Times).More

  12. Book ImageSocial Problems

    Joel Best

    Third Edition

    A complete set of tools for analyzing any social problem.More

  13. Book ImageUncommon Common Ground: Race and America's Future

    Angela Glover Blackwell, Stewart Kwoh, Manuel Pastor

    Revised and Updated Edition

    With a mixed-race president, a Latino population that is now the largest minority, and steadily growing Asian and Pacific Islander populations, race is both the most dynamic facet of American identity and the defining point of American disunity.More

  14. Book ImagePlaying for Their Lives: The Global El Sistema Movement for Social Change Through Music

    Eric Booth, Tricia Tunstall

    An eye-opening view of the unprecedented global spread of El Sistema—intensive music education that disrupts the cycles of poverty.More

  15. Book ImageThe Last Cowboys: A Pioneer Family in the New West

    John Branch

    An NPR Book of the YearA gripping portrait of one family’s gamble that rodeo and ranching are the future of the West—and not just its past.More

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