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Sociology

  • Our Black Sons Matterby George Yancy; Maria del Guadalupe Davidson; Susan Hadley; Farah Jasmine Griffin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 33.99

    Our Black Sons Matter is a powerful collection of original essays, letters, and poems that addresses both the deep joys and the very real challenges of raising black boys today. The book addresses painful trauma, challenges assumptions, and offers insights and hope through the deep bonds between mothers and their children. more...

  • Dublin since 1922by Tim Carey

    Hachette Books Ireland 2016; US$ 24.99

    Dublin Since 1922 tells the story of Ireland's capital city since independence. Richly illustrated throughout, it unfolds around hundreds of dates in the city's history, beginning with the founding of the Irish state - when Dublin had the worst slums in Europe - and ending in the last days of the Celtic Tiger. Through major events, Carey charts... more...

  • Love of Countryby Madeleine Bunting

    Granta Publications 2016; US$ 25.32

    An extraordinary journey deep into the history and landscape of the Hebrides, exploring the islands' turbulent history, the spread of their influence, and how they shaped the nations of Britain, from the award-winning author of The Plot more...

  • Understanding Japanesenessby Kosuke Nishitani; Mike Sherrill

    Hamilton Books 2016; US$ 34.99

    This book makes a distinctly new contribution to the field of Nipponjinron as a theological anthropology of Japaneseness. Through concrete examples, classic literature, historical analysis, and religious reflection, the author illuminates a new path to understanding Japaneseness by drawing the reader?s attention to the lifeblood of Japanese behavior,... more...

  • Pride Paradesby Katherine McFarland Bruce

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 23.80

    On June 28, 1970, two thousand gay and lesbian activists in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago paraded down the streets of their cities in a new kind of social protest, one marked by celebration, fun, and unashamed declaration of a stigmatized identity. Forty-five years later, over six million people annually participate in 115 Pride parades across... more...

  • Ecotopia 2121by Alan Marshall

    Arcade Publishing 2016; US$ 35.00

    A stunningly original, lushly illustrated vision for a Green Utopia, published on the 500th anniversary of the original Big Ideaa 2016 Green Book Festival "Future Forecasts" Winner. Five hundred years ago a powerful new word was unleashed upon the world when Thomas More published his book Utopia, about an island paradise far away from his troubled... more...

  • Chicago's Block Clubsby Amanda I. Seligman

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 30.00

    What do you do if your alley is strewn with garbage after the sanitation truck comes through? Or if you?re tired of the rowdy teenagers next door keeping you up all night? Is there a vacant lot on your block accumulating weeds, needles, and litter? For a century, Chicagoans have joined block clubs to address problems like these that make daily life... more...

  • AQA Sociology for A Level Book 2by David Bown; Laura Pountney; Tomislav Maric; Natalie Meadows

    Hodder Education 2016; US$ 31.99

    Written by a team of leading sociology authors, this Year 2 textbook is approved by AQA for the 2015 AS and A-level Sociology specification. - Feel confident that the content for their course is covered in a clear and accessible way. - Develop their knowledge and understanding with up-to-date features on key topics - Strengthen their learning and... more...

  • Políticaby Phillip B. Gonzales

    UNP - Nebraska 2016; US$ 90.00

    Política  offers a stunning revisionist understanding of the early political incorporation of Mexican-origin peoples into the U.S. body politic in the nineteenth century. Historical sociologist Phillip B. Gonzales reexamines the fundamental issue in New Mexico?s history, namely, the dramatic shift in national identities initiated by Nuevomexicanos when... more...

  • The Silences of Scienceby Felicity Mellor; Stephen Webster

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Over the last half century scholars from a range of disciplines have attempted to theorise silence. Naively we tend to think of silence negatively, as a lack, an emptiness. Yet silence studies shows that silence is more than mere absence. All speech incorporates silence, not only in the gaps between words or the pauses that facilitate turn taking,... more...