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I Came Out of the Eighteenth Century

by John Andrew Rice & Mark Bauerlein

John Andrew Rice's autobiography, first published to critical acclaim in 1942, is a remarkable tour through late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century America. When the book was suppressed by the publisher...


Collecting Native America, 1870-1960

by Shepard, Iii Krech

Between the 1870s and 1950s collectors vigorously pursued the artifacts of Native American groups. Setting out to preserve what they thought was a vanishing culture, they amassed ethnographic and archaeological...


The Neighborhood in the Internet: Design Research Projects in Community Informatics

by John M. Carroll

Today, "community" seems to be everywhere. At home, at work, and online, the vague but comforting idea of the community pervades every area of life. But have we lost the ability truly to understand what it means?...


Taking Root: Narratives of Jewish Women in Latin America

In the Balance of Power: Independent Black Politics and Third-Party Movements in the United States

The Rescue of Joshua Glover: A Fugitive Slave, the Constitution, and the Coming of the Civil War

Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life

by William Deresiewicz

A groundbreaking manifesto for people searching for the kind of insight on leading, thinking, and living that elite schools should be—but aren’t—providing.

As a professor at Yale, Bill Deresiewicz saw something...


Luck Be a Lady

by Allison Moon

When dared to dress up as a woman for a night Jamie is amazed to find a guy he is actually interested in. In a new town he strikes up a new persona for the sake of finding a job when he can't find one as a gay...


Social Psychology

by John D. DeLamater, Daniel J. Myers & Jessica L. Collett

This comprehensive introduction to social psychology explores self, attitudes, socialization, communication, interpersonal attraction and relationships, and personality and social structure.


Glass Houses

by Stanley G. Hilton & Anne-Renee Testa

The infamous Starr Report, which made Bill Clinton's private life very public, had one specific aim: to send the 42nd U.S. President packing. But many of those who will sit in judgment of Clinton have plenty...


Cinema, State Socialism and Society in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, 1917-1989: Re-Visions

by Sanja Bahun & John Haynes

This book presents a comprehensive re-examination of the cinemas of the Soviet Union and Central and Eastern Europe during the communist era. It argues that, since the end of communism in these countries, film...


Latinos in an Aging World: Social, Psychological, and Economic Perspectives

by Ronald J. Angel & Jacqueline L. Angel

This book fosters a deeper understanding of the growing Latino elderly population and the implications on society. It examines post-WWII demographic and social changes and summarizes research from sociology,...


Competition in Socialist Society

by Katalin Miklóssy & Melanie Ilic

This book explores how the concept of "competition", which is usually associated with market economies, operated under state socialism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, where the socialist system, based...


Body Studies: The Basics

by Niall Richardson & Adam Locks

Consideration of the body as a subject for study has increased in recent years with new technologies, forms of modification, debates about obesity and issues of age being brought into focus by the media. Drawing...


Construction of Chinese Nationalism in the Early 21st Century: Domestic Sources and International Implications

by Suisheng Zhao

Chinese nationalism is powered by a narrative of China's century of shame and humiliation in the hands of imperialist powers and calls for the Chinese government to redeem the past humiliations and take back...


Gender, Nation and State in Modern Japan

by Andrea Germer, Vera Mackie & Ulrike Wöhr

Gender, Nation and State in Modern Japan makes a unique contribution to the international literature on the formation of modern nation-states in its focus on the gendering of the modern Japanese nation-state...


The Urban Political Economy and Ecology of Automobility: Driving Cities, Driving Inequality, Driving Politics

by Alan Walks

Just how resilient are our urban societies to social, energy, environmental and/or financial shocks, and how does this vary among cities and nations? Can our cities be made more sustainable, and can environmental,...


Remaking China's Great Cities: Space and Culture in Urban Housing, Renewal, and Expansion

by Samuel Y. Liang

China's rapid urbanization has restructured the great socialist cities Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou into mega cities that embrace global capitalism. This book focuses on the urban transformations of these...


An Introduction To The Philosophy Of Social Research

by Tim May & Malcolm Williams

This is an accessible introduction to the philosophy of social research which relates philosophical ideas to actual research practice. The book makes effective use of illustrations from the UK, US and Europe...


The Metaphysics of Technology

by David Skrbina

What is technology? Why does it have such power in our lives? Why does it seemingly progress of its own accord, and without regard to social or environmental well-being? The quest for the essence of technology...