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Sociology

  • The New Consumer Onlineby Edward F. McQuarrie

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; Not Available

    It’s a new world online, where consumers can publish their writing and gain a public presence, even a mass audience. This book links together blogging, writing reviews for Yelp, and creating pinboards for Pinterest, all of which provide ordinary people the opportunity to display their tastes to strangers. Edward McQuarrie expertly analyzes how... more...

  • Russiaby David K. Shipler

    Crown/Archetype 2016; US$ 17.95 US$ 13.50

    A classic portrait of life in Soviet Russia by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Shipler During the Cold War, David Shipler spent four years in Moscow as a New York Times correspondent and bureau chief. Out of that experience came Russia , a book that probed beneath the usual surface observations, stereotypes, and official rhetoric to... more...

  • Diversity and Societyby Joseph F. Healey; Andrea (Andi) Stepnick

    SAGE Publications 2016; US$ 52.00

    Adapted from Joseph F. Healey and Eileen O?Brien?s bestselling Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class , this brief and accessible text presents a unified sociological frame of reference to help students analyze minority-dominant relations in the U.S. Diversity and Society: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender, Fifth Edition explores the history and contemporary... more...

  • Negotiating Respectby Brendan Jamal Thornton

    University Press of Florida 2016; US$ 69.95

    Negotiating Respect is an ethnographically rich investigation of Pentecostal Christianity--the Caribbean?s fastest growing religious movement--in the contemporary Dominican Republic. Within the context of urban poverty in a barrio of Villa Altagracia, Brendan Jamal Thornton considers the role of religious identity in the lives of young male churchgoers... more...

  • Schools on Trialby Nikhil Goyal

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 26.95 US$ 19.99

    An all-in attack on the American way of education and a hopeful blueprint for change by one of the most passionate and certainly youngest (twenty) writers of this subject. Are America's schools little more than cinder-block gulags that spawn vicious cliques and bullying, negate creativity, and true learning and squelch curiosity in their inmates,... more...

  • Transracial and Intercountry Adoptionsby Rowena Fong; Ruth McRoy

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    For social workers, child welfare workers, psychologists, physicians, teachers, parentsanyone who hopes to better understand transracial and international adoptionthis book addresses key developmental, cultural, health, and behavioral issues that can emerge post adoption. It also recommends how to recognize and avoid fraud and coercion and how to... more...

  • The Global City Debate Reconsideredby Jeroen van der Waal

    Amsterdam University Press 2016; US$ 99.00

    The idea of the ?global city,? which focuses on globalization?s impact on the social, financial, and political reality of cities in advanced economies, has become widely influential in the decades since its introduction?yet major issues remain unresolved. This book provides a systematic overview of the debate and competing theoretical notions, as... more...

  • Informationsverhaltenby Hans-Christoph Hobohm

    De Gruyter Mouton 2016; US$ 112.00

    Information behavior research focuses on how people engage with information and knowledge. This work offers the very first German-language survey of recent research in this new discipline, which has flourished in recent years particularly in the US, yet also in the UK and Scandinavia. more...

  • Desires for Realityby Benjamin Halligan

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 95.00

    As with many aspects of European cultural life, film was galvanized and transformed by the revolutionary fervor of 1968. This groundbreaking study provides a full account of the era's cinematic crises, innovations, and provocations, as well as the social and aesthetic contexts in which they appeared. The author mounts a genuinely fresh analysis of... more...

  • To Swear like a Sailorby Paul A. Gilje

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 28.00

    This book explores American maritime world, including cursing, language, logbooks, storytelling, sailor songs, reading, and material culture. more...