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  • Down to Earth Sociology: 14th Editionby James M. Henslin

    Free Press 1981; US$ 16.99

    For thirty-five years and through thirteen editions, Jim Henslin's Down to Earth Sociology has opened new windows onto the social realities that shape our world. Now in its fourteenth edition, the most popular anthology in sociology includes new articles on our changing world while also retaining its classic must-read essays. Focusing on social interaction... more...

  • An Environmental History of Medieval Europeby Richard Hoffmann

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 26.00

    A pioneering study of how medieval Europeans used and changed their environment, integrating social, economic and environmental history approaches. more...

  • Town and Country Planning in the UKby Barry Cullingworth; Vincent Nadin; Trevor Hart; Simin Davoudi; John Pendlebury; Geoff Vigar; David Webb; Tim Townshend

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 67.95

    Town and country planning has never been more important to the UK, nor more prominent in national debate. Planning generates great controversy: whether it’s spending £80m and four years’ inquiry into Heathrow’s Terminal 5, or the 200 proposed wind turbines in the Shetland Isles. On a smaller scale telecoms masts, take-aways, house extensions, and... more...

  • Enforcing Orderby Didier Fassin

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95 US$ 22.46

    Most incidents of urban unrest in recent decades - including the riots in France, Britain and other Western countries - have followed lethal interactions between the youth and the police. Usually these take place in disadvantaged neighborhoods composed of working-class families of immigrant origin or belonging to ethnic minorities. These tragic events... more...

  • Marx, Durkheim, Weberby Kenneth Morrison

    SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 58.00

    This Second Edition is a thoroughly revised, expanded version of the bestselling student text in classical social theory. Author Kenneth Morrison provides an authoritative, accessible undergraduate guide to the three pivotal figures in the classical tradition. Readable and stimulating, the Second Edition of Marx, Durkheim, Weber: Formations of... more...

  • $2.00 a Dayby Kathryn J. Edin; H. Luke Shaefer

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015; US$ 13.80

    The story of a kind of poverty in America so deep that we, as a country, don't even think exists—from a leading national poverty expert who “defies convention” ( New York Times ) 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...

  • Evictedby Matthew Desmond

    Crown/Archetype 2016; US$ 17.00

    WINNER OF THE 2017 PULITZER PRIZE GENERAL NON-FICTION  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 of Milwaukee... more...

  • In Search of Respectby Philippe Bourgois

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 26.00

    This new edition brings this study of inner-city life up to date. more...

  • Caetana Says Noby Sandra Lauderdale Graham

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 22.00

    This 2002 book presents the account of two nineteenth-century Brazilian women struggle to lead a life on their own terms. more...