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  • Off Rampby Hank Stuever

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 19.99

    "I'm the one they send to the trailer park outside Chimayo, New Mexico, to see the place where the guy went crazy and shot somebody. I'm the one who gets sent to the monster truck show, Lollapalooza concerts, the world's biggest bridal fair. Readers warm to my style . . . unless it drives them to apoplexy." -H.S. Take the off ramp to the world... more...

  • Cultural Solutionsby Julianne Schultz

    The Text Publishing Company 2014; US$ 19.99

    Homelessness, family violence, drug abuse, and alienation: have our leaders and policy makers been going about it all wrong? What if karaoke could create cultural cohesion in fractured communities; or if hospitality helped house people; or if troubled kids could turn their lives around by telling stories? At a time when austerity informs economic... more...

  • Talcott Parsonsby Sandro Segre

    University Press of America 2012; US$ 28.99

    Talcott Parsons (1902-1979) is one of the most influential and best-known sociologists of the past century. This introduction dwells on Parsons' conceptual apparatus and offers a compendium of his research. His works are subdivided into three distinct periods, each characterized by specific concepts and theoretical developments. Parsons utilized... more...

  • Civic Work, Civic Lessonsby Thomas Ehrlich; Ernestine Fu

    University Press of America 2013; US$ 15.99

    Civic Work, Civic Lessons explains how and why people of all ages, and particularly young people, should engage in public service. Its authors are 57 years apart in age, but united in their passion for public service. Their experiences range from volunteering, to non-profit work, to federal foreign aid. more...

  • The Essential Civil Society Readerby Don E. Eberly; Don E. Eberly

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 28.99

    In The Civil Society Reader Don Eberly presents the classic writings of the leading scholars and organizers who have brought the civil society debate to the forefront of American politics. more...

  • Intersectional Approachby Michele Tracy Berger; Kathleen Guidroz

    The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 21.00

    Intersectionality, or the consideration of race, class, and gender, is one of the prominent contemporary theoretical contributions made by scholars in the field of women's studies that now broadly extends across the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Taking stock of this transformative paradigm, The Intersectional Approach guides... more...

  • The Strange Music of Social Lifeby Michael Bell; Ann Goetting

    Temple University Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    The Strange Music of Social Life presents a dialogue on dialogic sociology, explored through the medium of music. Sociologist and composer Michael Mayerfeld Bell presents an argument that both sociology and classical music remain largely in the grip of a nineteenth-century totalizing ambition of prediction and control. He provides the refreshing... more...

  • Snapshot Americanaby Jeff Musillo

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 4.99

    Is it possible to look in all directions? more...

  • The Way We Workby Julianne Schultz

    The Text Publishing Company 2014; US$ 19.99

    How does work shape our values, our citizens, cultures and communities? As our work changes, how will it change us? How does the blurring of work and leisure through ?access anywhere? technology affect our attitudes to work? How are older Australians going to find consistent and flexible work (as the government wants them to do) when age discrimination... more...

  • Vermeer in Bosniaby Lawrence Weschler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.00

    From the master chronicler of the marvelous and the confounding?author of Mr. Wilson?s Cabinet of Wonder ?here is a much-anticipated new collection of more than twenty pieces from the past two decades, the majority of which have never before been gathered together in book form. Lawrence Weschler is not simply a superb reporter, essayist, and cultural... more...