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  • The Glass Teatby Harlan Ellison

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    In the late 1960s Harlan Ellison, launched a weekly column for the Los Angeles Free Press , where he uncompromisingly discussed the effects of television on modern society. He assaulted everything from television sitcoms to corrupt politicians, talk shows to military massacres. Today, more than four decades later, almost all of his criticism still... more...

  • An Edge in My Voiceby Harlan Ellison

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    At the beginning of the 1980s, Harlan Ellison agreed to write a regular column for the L.A. Weekly on the condition that they published whatever he wrote with no revisions and no suggestions for rewrites. What resulted was impassioned, persuasive, abusive, and hilarious. Part essay, part conversation, all Ellison?these pieces provide a glimpse into... more...

  • Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellionsby Gloria Steinem

    Open Road Media 2012; US$ 14.99

    This New York Times ?bestselling feminist classic remains as fresh and relevant in our current climate as when it was first published. Covering two decades?from the early sixties to the early eighties?the pieces in Gloria Steinem?s diverse, stimulating, and often-prescient first collection dare to ask how our world might change for the better... more...

  • Cross-National Comparative Survey Researchby Alexander Szalai; Riccardo Petrella; Stein Rokkan

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 93.95

    Cross-National Comparative Survey Research: Theory and Practice contains the proceedings of the Roundtable Conference on Cross-National Comparative Survey Research held in Budapest, Hungary, on July 25-29, 1972. The papers focus on the theory and practice of cross-national comparative survey research. The organization and execution of cross-national... more...

  • Experimental Methods for Social Policy Researchby George W. Fairweather; Louis G. Tornatzky; Arnold P. Goldstein; Leonard Krasner

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Experimental Methods for Social Policy Research explains how experimental methods can be used in social policy research to help solve contemporary human problems and to preserve and improve the world's physical and social climates. This book argues that scientists can make a major contribution to the solution of social problems by aiding the society... more...

  • Program Evaluation in Social Researchby Jonathan A. Morell

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Program Evaluation in Social Research presents a plan for developing evaluation into a form of applied social research that is not only methodologically sound, but also relevant to the problems of society and built on a technological (as opposed to a scientific) model. This book views evaluation as applied, relevant social research and as social technology... more...

  • Inside the Whaleby Colin Bell; S. Encel

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Inside the Whale: Ten Personal Accounts of Social Research compiles 10 papers studying different topics and reflections on social research. The first paper gives an insight into pursuing a career on social research, which is followed by a paper discussing powers in the society. Then, a paper describes an attempt to reform some Australian housing and... more...

  • Montesquieu and Social Theoryby John Alan Baum

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Montesquieu and Social Theory details Montesquieu?s contribution to sociology. The title chronicles Montesquieu?s work that led to establishing the fundamentals and principles of sociology. The text first details Montesquieu?s biographical account, and then proceeds to discussing the Montesquieu?s motivation in his works. The next chapters encompass... more...

  • Social Experimentationby Henry W. Riecken; Robert F. Boruch

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Social Experimentation: A Method for Planning and Evaluating Social Intervention summarizes the available knowledge about how randomized experiments might be used in planning and evaluating ameliorative social programs. The book presents various aspects of social experimentation - design, measurement, execution, sponsorship, and utilization of results.... more...

  • How to Find Out About the Social Sciencesby Gillian A. Burrington; G. Chandler

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 31.95

    How to Find Out About The Social Sciences indicates the sources of information in the social sciences that are traditionally taught in social science faculties in universities. The book delineates the scope and nature of the different social sciences, explains the necessary education and training, and lists possible careers for those who take up... more...