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  • The Sociology Bookby DK

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2015; Not Available

    All the big ideas, simply explained - an innovative and accessible guide to sociology Part of the popular Big Ideas series, The Sociology Book introduces you to the subject that tells you all about what society is and what makes it tick. With over 80 ideas from the world's most renowned sociologists, covering topics as diverse as issues of... more...

  • The Archaeology of Knowledgeby Michel Foucault

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.95

    Madness, sexuality, power, knowledge?are these facts of life or simply parts of speech? In a series of works of astonishing brilliance, historian Michel Foucault excavated the hidden assumptions that govern the way we live and the way we think. The Archaeology of Knowledge begins at the level of "things aid" and moves quickly to illuminate the connections... more...

  • Hillbilly Elegyby J. D. Vance

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 17.99

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "A riveting book."? The Wall Street Journal "Essential reading."?David Brooks,   New York Times From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America?s white working class Hillbilly Elegy... more...

  • Evictedby Matthew Desmond

    Crown/Archetype 2016; US$ 28.00

    New York Times Bestseller Finalist for the 2016 Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction From Harvard sociologist and MacArthur "Genius" Matthew Desmond, a landmark work of scholarship and reportage that will forever change the way we look at poverty in America   In this brilliant, heartbreaking book, Matthew Desmond takes us into the poorest neighborhoods... more...

  • Homo Deusby Yuval Noah Harari

    Random House 2016; US$ 36.65

    **From the author of the global phenomenon Sapiens ** **A Guardian Book of the Year** **An Evening Standard Book of the Year** **A TLS Book of the Year** ?Homo Deus will shock you. It will entertain you. Above all, it will make you think in ways you had not thought before.? Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking Fast, and... more...

  • Sam Patch, the Famous Jumperby Paul E. Johnson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2004; US$ 12.00

    The true history of a legendary American folk hero In the 1820s, a fellow named Sam Patch grew up in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, working there (when he wasn't drinking) as a mill hand for one of America's new textile companies. Sam made a name for himself one day by jumping seventy feet into the tumultuous waters below Pawtucket Falls. When in 1827... more...

  • The New Production of Knowledgeby Michael Gibbons; Camille Limoges; Helga Nowotny; Simon Schwartzman; Peter Scott; Martin Trow

    SAGE Publications 1994; US$ 46.00

    In this provocative and broad-ranging work, the authors argue that the ways in which knowledge - scientific, social and cultural - is produced are undergoing fundamental changes at the end of the twentieth century. They claim that these changes mark a distinct shift into a new mode of knowledge production which is replacing or reforming established... more...

  • Understanding National Identityby David McCrone; Frank Bechhofer

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 28.00

    Investigates the concept of 'national identity' based on twenty years of empirical evidence. more...

  • Lives in Limboby Roberto G. Gonzales

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.46

    ?My world seems upside down. I have grown up but I feel like I?m moving backward. And I can?t do anything about it. ? ?Esperanza Over two million of the nation?s eleven million undocumented immigrants have lived in the United States since childhood. Due to a broken immigration system, they grow up to uncertain futures. In Lives in Limbo, Roberto... more...

  • Sociologyby David M. Newman

    SAGE Publications 2016; US$ 62.00 US$ 56.99

    In Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life, Eleventh Edition , David M. Newman continues to show students how to see the ?unfamiliar in the familiar??to step back and see organization and predictability in their take-for-granted personal experiences. With his approachable writing style and lively personal anecdotes, the author?s goal... more...