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  • Researching Social Changeby Julie McLeod; Rachel Thomson

    SAGE Publications 2009; US$ 41.00

    This book provides a timely guide to qualitative methodologies that investigate processes of personal, generational and historical change, and will be an essential book for anyone wishing to develop research projects on these topics. more...

  • What Money Can't Buyby Michael J. Sandel

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 10.50

    Should we pay children to read books or to get good grades? Should we allow corporations to pay for the right to pollute the atmosphere? Is it ethical to pay people to test risky new drugs or to donate their organs? What about hiring mercenaries to fight our wars? Auctioning admission to elite universities? Selling citizenship to immigrants willing... more...

  • Rebel Girlsby Jessica K. Taft

    NYU Press 2010; US$ 25.00

    From anti-war walkouts to anarchist youth newspapers, rallies against educational privatization, and workshops on fair trade, teenage girls are active participants and leaders in a variety of social movements. Rebel Girls: Youth Activism and Social Change Across the Americas illuminates the experiences and perspectives of these uniquely positioned... more...

  • An All-Consuming Centuryby Gary Cross

    Columbia University Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    An All-Consuming Century is a rich history of how market goods came to dominate American life over the hundred years between 1900 and 2000 and why for the first time in history there are no practical limits to consumerism. more...

  • Thinking with Theory in Qualitative Researchby Alecia Youngblood Jackson; Lisa A Mazzei

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 47.95

    Winner of the 2013 American Educational Studies Association's Critics Choice Award! Thinking With Theory In Qualitative Research shows how to use various philosophical concepts in practices of inquiry; effectively opening up the process of data analysis in qualitative research. It uses a common data set and utilizes various theoretical perspectives... more...

  • The Community Development Readerby James DeFilippis; Susan Saegert

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 74.95

    The Community Development Reader is the first comprehensive reader in the past thirty years that brings together practice, theory and critique concerning communities as sites of social change. With chapters written by some of the leading scholars and practitioners in the field, the book presents a diverse set of perspectives on community development.... more...

  • The Meritocracy Mythby Stephen J. McNamee; Jr. Robert K. Miller

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 36.99

    This book challenges the widely held American belief in meritocracy?that people get out of the system what they put into it based on individual merit. Examining talent, attitude, work ethic, and character as elements of merit, the book also evaluates the effect of non-merit factors such as social status, race, heritage, and wealth on meritocracy.... more...

  • The Road to Characterby David Brooks

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 18.00

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ?  NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE ECONOMIST ?  ?I wrote this book not sure I could follow the road to character, but I wanted at least to know what the road looks like and how other people have trodden it.??David Brooks With the wisdom, humor, curiosity, and sharp insights that have brought millions... more...

  • A People's History of American Empireby Howard Zinn; Mike Konopacki; Paul Buhle

    Henry Holt and Co. 2008; US$ 17.50

    Adapted from the bestselling grassroots history of the United States, the story of America in the world, told in comics form Since its landmark publication in 1980, A People's History of the United States has had six new editions, sold more than 1.7 million copies, become required classroom reading throughout the country, and been turned into... more...

  • The Sociology of Emotionsby Jonathan H. Turner; Jan E. Stets

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 32.00

    This book reviews the theoretical and empirical work in the sociology of emotions. more...