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Principles of Data Management and Presentation

by Dr. John P. Hoffmann

The world is saturated with data. We are regularly presented with data in words, tables, and graphics. Students from many academic fields are now expected to be educated about data in one form or another. Yet...

The Rise and Fall of Violent Crime in America

by Barry Latzer

A compelling case can be made that violent crime, especially after the 1960s, was one of the most significant domestic issues in the United States. Indeed, few issues had as profound an effect on American life...

Under the Cover

by Clayton Childress

Under the Cover follows the life trajectory of a single work of fiction from its initial inspiration to its reception by reviewers and readers. The subject is Jarrettsville, a historical novel by Cornelia Nixon,...

The Future Royal Family

by Robert Jobson

An insightful, authoritative biography of “modern royals” William and Kate and their family, by the “Godfather of Royal Reporting”!

A true insider account of Prince William’s love affair with Kate Middleton,...

Why Progressive Cities Fight Innovation

by Jared Meyer

Technology continues to unlock new ways for Americans to live and work. To illustrate these changes, this broadside explores the promise of online platforms such as Uber and Airbnb. Unfortunately, instead of...

Voting Together

by Carolyn Wong

Hmong American immigrants first came to the United States as refugees of the Vietnam War. Forty years on, they have made a notable impact in American political life. They have voter participation rates higher...

In Search of the Lost Chord

by Danny Goldberg

"Danny Goldberg is a relentless tracker of people. However elusive this Lost Chord may be, Danny G. searches it out and nails it to the tree flesh. Eternity now! 1967 forever!"

--Wavy Gravy

"Danny Goldberg’s...

From Drag Queens to Leathermen

by Rusty Barrett

This book examines gendered language use in six gay male subcultures: drag queens, radical faeries, bears, circuit boys, barebackers, and leathermen. Within each subculture, unique patterns of language use challenge...

Empirical Foundations of the Common Good

by Daniel K. Finn

The idea of the common good was borrowed by the Fathers of the early Catholic Church from the rich philosophical traditions of ancient Greece and Rome. It has been a fundamental part of Catholic thinking about...

If I Give My Soul

by Andrew Johnson

Pentecostal Christianity is flourishing inside the prisons of Rio de Janeiro. To find out why, Andrew Johnson dug deep into the prisons themselves. He began by spending two weeks living in a Brazilian prison...

On Becoming a Rock Musician

by H. Stith Bennett & Howard S. Becker

In the 1960s and 1970s, becoming a rock musician was different than playing other kinds of music. It was a learned rather than taught skill. In On Becoming a Rock Musician, sociologist H. Stith Bennett observes...

The Feminine in Fairy Tales: Revised Edition

by Marie-Louise von Franz

In this engaging commentary, the distinguished analyst and author Marie-Louise von Franz shows how the Feminine reveals itself in fairy tales of German, Russian, Scandinavian, and Eskimo origin, including familiar...

The Devil's Pleasure Palace

by Michael Walsh

In the aftermath of World War II, America stood alone as the world’s premier military power. Yet its martial confidence contrasted vividly with its sense of cultural inferiority. Still looking to a defeated...

Dream Hoarders

by Richard V. Reeves

America is becoming a class-based society.

It is now conventional wisdom to focus on the wealth of the top 1 percent—especially the top 0.01 percent—and how the ultra-rich are concentrating income and prosperity...


by Carolyn Sufrin

Thousands of pregnant women pass through our nation’s jails every year.  What happens to them as they gestate their pregnancies in a space of punishment?  Based on ethnographic fieldwork and clinical work...

Prophets and Patriots

by Ruth Braunstein

In the wake of the Great Recession and rising discontent with government responsiveness to ordinary citizens, participants in two very different groups—a progressive faith-based community organization and...

The Womb Rebellion

by p.w. long

The suicide of the rebellious enslaved Ruby changes both the slave quarters and the consciousness of the enslaved women; but mostly forces the enslaved midwife Pearl to face the moral dilemma involved in birthing...

The Voice Book for Trans and Non-Binary People

by Matthew Mills, Gillie Stoneham, Philip Robinson & Matthew Hotchkiss

Written by two specialist speech and language therapists, this book explains how voice and communication therapy can help transgender and non-binary people to find their authentic voice. It gives a thorough...


by Karen Bartlett

“The most definitive biography yet” —Choice magazine

“A vivid portrait of a tortured soul” —Out in the City

“A heart-breaking read” —Record Collector

Known the world over for her unique musical...

Gender and Informal Institutions

by Georgina Waylen

Informal norms and political practices can act to facilitate or block changes to formal rules, with important consequences for efforts to promote gender equality. In this book, leading scholars develop sophisticated...