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What's Normal?

The New Minority

Bind Us Apart

The Foxfire Book of Simple Living: Celebrating Fifty Years of Listenin', Laughin', and Learnin'

by Inc. Foxfire Fund

First published in 1972, The Foxfire Book was a surprise bestseller that brought Appalachia's philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers. Whether you wanted to hunt game, bake the old-fashioned...


by Jace Clayton

In 2001, Jace Clayton was an amateur DJ who recorded a three-turntable, sixty-minute mix called Gold Teeth Thiefand put it online to share with his friends. Within months, the mix became an international calling...

Born Bright

by C. Nicole Mason

Standing on the stage, I felt exposed and like an intruder. In these professional settings, my personal experiences with hunger, poverty, and episodic homelessness, often go undetected. I had worked hard to...

Stephen King and Philosophy

by Jacob M. Held

Haunting us with such unforgettable stories as The Shining, The Shawshank Redemption, Salem’s Lot, Carrie, The Green Mile, and Pet Sematary, Stephen King has been an anchor of American horror, science fiction,...

Health, Illness, and Society: An Introduction to Medical Sociology

by Steven E. Barkan

Research on health disparities — differences in physical and mental health caused by inequalities based on social class, race and ethnicity, and gender — is rapidly growing. Furthermore, the medical community...

The Solitary Voice of Dissent: Using Foucault and Giddens to Understand an Existential Moment

by Martin Kay

This book urges respect for solitary dissent rather than censure. It equips a wide audience to understand what previously seemed unimaginable, much less comprehensible. It shows the reader how to reach beyond...

Titans of the Forests: The Economic Evolution of the Human Species and that of Our Cultures

by Gregory V. Short

Instead of dwelling on the biological, physiological, or even the genetic aspects of our evolution, “Titans of the Forests” takes a completely different approach, which could be referred to as the unchartered...

The New Latino Studies Reader: A Twenty-First-Century Perspective

by Ramon A. Gutierrez & Tomas Almaguer

The New Latino Studies Reader is designed as a contemporary, updated, multifaceted collection of writings that bring to force the exciting, necessary scholarship of the last decades. Its aim is to introduce...

Network Society: How Social Relations rebuild Space(s)

by Roberta Iannone, Emanueal Ferreri & Maria Christina Marchetti

The present volume attempts to critically evaluate claims that modern society may be read and understood as a network. Accepting that this perspective holds some potential, the question becomes how to best capitalize...

Power at Ground Zero

The Consequences of Equality

by Matthew S. Battaglioli, Richard Lynn & Douglas E. French

The Consequences of Equality is a critical analysis of egalitarianism. Economics, political theory, ethical theory, and sociology are all used to tackle some of the most controversial questions of the day: “What...

Before the Fires

The Qur'an and its Custodians

by Fondazione Internazionale Oasis

Jihadist Fundamentalism is re-opening the debate on the Islamic Scriptures’ Interpretation OASIS year XII - n. 23 - June 2016 - Interpretations in conflict - Michele Brignone - Reading the Qur'an in the Twenty-first...


by Dylan Jones

Masculinity, it appears, is in crisis. Diminished by feminists, mocked by their peers and ridiculed by the media, it seems not a week goes by when men are not being accused of being too violent, too stupid or...

Seeing a Color-Blind Future

by Patricia J. Williams

In these five eloquent and passionate pieces (which she gave as the prestigious Reith Lectures for the BBC) Patricia J. Williams asks how we might achieve a world where "color doesn't matter"--where whiteness...

A Season of Singing: Creating Feminist Jewish Music in the United States

by Sarah M. Ross

Describes the development of feminist Jewish songwriting in the United States and analyzes key composers and their songs

Brand Islam: The Marketing and Commodification of Piety

by Faegheh Shirazi

From food products to fashions and cosmetics to children's toys, a wide range of commodities today are being marketed as "halal" (permitted, lawful) or "Islamic" to Muslim consumers both in the West and in Muslim-majority...