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The Cherokee Kid: Will Rogers, Tribal Identity, and the Making of an American Icon

by Amy M. Ware

The ways the Cherokee Nation's stories, arts, technologies, and history influenced the work of one of the United States' most prominent celebrities: Will Rogers (1879-1935). The Cherokee Kid makes clear that...


Criminal Sociology

by Enrico Ferri

A new departure in science is a simple phenomenon of nature, determined in its origin and progress, like all such phenomena, by conditions of time and place. Attention must be drawn to these conditions at the...


Is God Back?: Reconsidering the New Visibility of Religion

by Titus Hjelm

Is God Back? Reconsidering the New Visibility of Religion examines the shifting boundary between religion and the public sphere in Europe and the Middle East. Asking what the 'new visibility of religion' means...


Modern Romance

by Aziz Ansari & Eric Klinenberg

Now a New York Times BestsellerA hilarious, thoughtful, and in-depth exploration of the pleasures and perils of modern romance from one of this generation’s sharpest comedic voicesAt some point, every one...


The Battle for Yellowstone: Morality and the Sacred Roots of Environmental Conflict: Morality and the Sacred Roots of Environmental Conflict

by Justin Farrell

Yellowstone holds a special place in America’s heart. As the world’s first national park, it is globally recognized as the crown jewel of modern environmental preservation. But the park and its surrounding...


Fearless Girls, Wise Women, and Beloved Sisters: Heroines in Folktales from Around the World

by Kathleen Ragan

One hundred great folk tales and fairy tales from all over the world about strong, smart, brave heroines. A definitive sourcebook of folktales and fairytales and the first of its kind to feature a variety of...


Pot Culture: The A-Z Guide to Stoner Language and Life

by Shirley Halperin & Steve Bloom

Do you know the difference between burning one and Burning Man? Does using the name Marley as an adjective make total sense to you? Do you chuckle to yourself when the clock strikes 4:20? Are you convinced that...


Race and Real Estate: Conflict and Cooperation in Harlem, 1890-1920

by Kevin McGruder

Through the lens of real estate transactions from 1890 to 1920, Kevin McGruder offers an innovative perspective on Harlem’s history and reveals the complex interactions between whites and African Americans...


Talking About Torture: How Political Discourse Shapes the Debate

by Jared Del Rosso

When the photographs depicting torture at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison were released in 2004, U.S. politicians attributed the incident to a few bad apples in the American military, exonerated high-ranking members...


Women's Work: The First 20,000 Years Women, Cloth, and Society in Early Times

by Elizabeth Wayland Barber

"A fascinating history of . . . [a craft] that preceded and made possible civilization itself." —New York Times Book Review New discoveries about the textile arts reveal women's unexpectedly influential role...


Social Sustainability HANDBOOK for Community-Builders

by Daniel Raphael

Social Sustainability HANDBOOK for Community-Builders clearly describes the two sub-divisions of sustainability. Material sustainability is quantity-object based. Social Sustainability.is quality-value based....


Gay America: The Road to Gay Marriage and LGBT Rights

by The Associated Press

The United States has become a more colorful nation. The push to legalize gay marriage has grown out of a drastic shift in the country's acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. From Stonewall...


Flying's Strangest Moments

by John Harding

The history of flying is packed with incredible feats of bravery and endurance, human ingenuity and recklesness, mystery, romance and tragedy. From the first hot air balloons of the 18th century to the supersonic...


Subjectivity and Identity: Between Modernity and Postmodernity

by Peter V. Zima

Subjectivity and Identity is a philosophical and interdisciplinary study that critically evaluates critically the most important philosophical, sociological, psychological and literary debates on subjectivity...


Next Now

by Marian Salzman & Ira Matathia

From the world-renowned trendspotting duo who has predicted everything from metrosexuality to the growth of global brands comes a new, enlightening look at the future. Based on intensive research and interviews...


The Scholar Denied: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Birth of Modern Sociology

by Aldon Morris

In this groundbreaking book, Aldon D. Morris's ambition is truly monumental: to help rewrite the history of sociology and to acknowledge the primacy of W. E. B. Du Bois's work in the founding of the discipline....


I'm Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves

by Ryan O'Connell

This hilarious part-memoir, part-manifesto reveals what sets apart the latest generation of young people coming of age in an all-wired, overeducated, and underemployed world.People are obsessed with Ryan O’Connell’s...


Rosa Lee: A Generational Tale Of Poverty And Survival In Urban America

by Leon Dash

Based on a heart-rending and much discussed series in the Washington Post, this is the story of one woman and her family living in the projects in Washington, D.C. A transcendent piece of writing, it won the...


Naked at Lunch: A Reluctant Nudist's Adventures in the Clothing-Optional World

by Mark Haskell Smith

People have been getting naked in public for reasons other than sex for centuries. But as novelist and narrative journalist Mark Haskell Smith shows in Naked at Lunch, being a nudist is more complicated than...


The Ward: The Life and Loss of Toronto's First Immigrant Neighbourhood

by John Lorinc, Michael McClelland & Ellen Scheinberg

The story of the growth and destruction of Toronto's first 'priority neighbourhood.'