Sociology

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  1. 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

  2. Book ImageAlfred C. Kinsey: A Life

    James H. Jones

    The hidden life of Alfred C. Kinsey, the principal architect of the sexual revolution.More

  3. Book ImageAmerican Exceptionalism: A Double-Edged Sword

    Seymour Martin Lipset

    Is America unique? One of our major political analysts explores the deeply held but often inarticulated beliefs that shape the American creed.More

  4. 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

  5. Book ImageAmerican Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus

    Lisa Wade

    “A must-read for any student—present or former—stuck in hookup culture’s pressure to put out.”—Ana Valens, BitchMore

  6. Book ImageAmerican Society: How It Really Works

    Erik Olin Wright, Joel Rogers

    Second Edition

    The definitive critical introduction to American society.More

  7. Book ImageAmerican Work: Four Centuries of Black and White Labor

    Jacqueline Jones

    “[Jones’s] painstakingly researched volume is an invaluable antidote to those who argue that our shameful past has no relevance to our perplexing present.” —David Kusnet, Baltimore SunMore

  8. Book ImageAnthropopolis: City for Human Development

    C. A. Doxiadis, René Dubos, Erik H. Erikson

    The symposium produced some important ideas which will be invaluable in the planning of more workable cities and in the reorganization of society to give citizens the maximum of community life and the maximum of diversity.More

  9. 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

  10. Book ImageThe Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning

    Maggie Nelson

    “This is criticism at its best.”—Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles TimesMore

  11. Book ImageThe Art of Freedom: Teaching the Humanities to the Poor

    Earl Shorris

    A conversation in a prison cell sparks an ambitious undertaking to attack the roots of long-term poverty.More

  12. Book ImageAssigned: Life with Gender

    Lisa Wade, Douglas Hartmann, Christopher Uggen

    Introduce students to the social science of gender.More

  13. Book ImageAuthority

    Richard Sennett

    This book is a study of both how we experience authority and how we might experience it differently. Sennett explores the bonds that rebellion against authority paradoxically establishes, showing how this paradox has been in the making since the French Revolution and how today it expresses itself in offices, in factories, and in government as well as in the family. Drawing on examples from psychology, sociology, and literature, he eloquently projects how we might reinvigorate the role of authority according to good and rational ideals.More

  14. Book ImageBaby Boomers

    Paul Charles Light

    "Is any common ground shared by yuppies and the homeless, or by Dan Quayle and advocates of gay rights? To these and other questions, Paul C. Light's book provides some provocative answers." —Andrew Hacker, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  15. Book ImageThe Baltimore Case: A Trial of Politics, Science, and Character

    Daniel J. Kevles

    "You read with a rising sense of despair and outrage, and you finish it as if awakening from a nightmare only Kafka could have conceived."--Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, New York TimesMore

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