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The Student Loan Mess: How Good Intentions Created a Trillion-Dollar Problem

The Student Loan Mess

How Good Intentions Created a Trillion-Dollar Problem

University of California Press (2014)
28,91 €

This illuminating investigation uncovers the full dimensions of the student loan disaster. A father...

More Damned Lies and Statistics: How Numbers Confuse Public Issues

More Damned Lies and Statistics

How Numbers Confuse Public Issues

University of California Press (2004)
29,99 €

In this sequel to the acclaimed Damned Lies and Statistics, which the Boston Globe said...

Flavor of the Month: Why Smart People Fall for Fads

Flavor of the Month

Why Smart People Fall for Fads

University of California Press (2006)
32,19 €

While fads such as hula hoops or streaking are usually dismissed as silly enthusiasms, trends in...

Damned Lies and Statistics: Untangling Numbers from the Media, Politicians, and Activists

Damned Lies and Statistics

Untangling Numbers from the Media, Politicians, and Activists

University of California Press (2012)
32,13 €

Here, by popular demand, is the updated edition to Joel Best's classic guide to understanding how...

Stat-Spotting: A Field Guide to Identifying Dubious Data

Stat-Spotting

A Field Guide to Identifying Dubious Data

University of California Press (2013)
32,13 €

Does a young person commit suicide every thirteen minutes in the United States? Are four million...

American Nightmares: Social Problems in an Anxious World

American Nightmares

Social Problems in an Anxious World

University of California Press (2018)
32,13 €

In an accessible and droll style, well-known sociologist Joel Best shines a light on how we navigate...

The Stupidity Epidemic: Worrying About Students, Schools, and America’s Future

The Stupidity Epidemic

Worrying About Students, Schools, and America’s Future

Taylor and Francis (2012)
11,95 €

Critics often warn that American schools are failing, and that our students are ill-prepared for the...

Troubling Children: Studies of Children and Social Problems

Troubling Children

Studies of Children and Social Problems

Taylor and Francis (2017)
41,29 €

First Published in 2017. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.

Images of Issues: Typifying Contemporary Social Problems

Images of Issues (2nd ed.)

Typifying Contemporary Social Problems

Taylor and Francis (2017)
41,29 €

Constructionist theory describes and analyzes social problems as emerging through the efforts of...

The Satanism Scare
Taylor and Francis (2017)
41,29 €

Although there is growing concern over Satanism as a threat to American life, the topic has received...