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The Advanced Genius Theory: Are They Out of Their Minds or Ahead of Their Time?

by Jason Hartley & Chuck Klosterman

Let the debate begin...

 

The Advanced Genius Theory, hatched by Jason Hartley and Britt Bergman over pizza, began as a means to explain why icons such as Lou Reed, David Bowie, and Sting seem to go from artistic...


China's Securities Market: Towards Efficient Regulation: Towards Efficient Regulation

by Jing Bian

This book provides an analysis of the development of the Chinese securities market, with special reference to the information disclosure regimes in Mainland China, the UK, and Hong Kong. It examines the listed...


Social Statistics: Managing Data, Conducting Analyses, Presenting Results

by Thomas J. Linneman

Many fundamentally important decisions about our social life are a function of how well we understand and analyze DATA. This sounds so obvious but it is so misunderstood. Social statisticians struggle with this...


Contemporary Social Theory - Second edition: An introduction

by Anthony Elliott

In this comprehensive, stylish and accessible introduction to contemporary social theory, Anthony Elliott examines the major social theoretical traditions. The first edition set new standards for introductory...


Stokely: A Life

by Peniel E. Joseph

Stokely Carmichael, the charismatic and controversial black activist, stepped onto the pages of history when he called for “Black Power” during a speech one humid Mississippi night in 1966. Carmichael’s...


Betrayal of the Spirit: My Life Behind the Headlines of the Hare Krishna Movement

by Nori J Muster & Larry D Shinn

Combining behind-the-scenes views of an often besieged religious group with a personal account of the author's struggle to find meaning in it, Betrayal of the Spirit takes the reader closer than any other source...


The Pious Ones

by Joseph Berger

Veteran New York Times journalist Joseph Berger takes us inside the fascinating, insular world of the Hasidim to explore their origins, beliefs, and struggles.

Though the Hasidic way of life was nearly extinguished...


Rage for Fame: The Ascent of Clare Booth Luce

by Sylvia Jukes Morris

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

 

“Her technique was simple: aim for the top,” an envious colleague wrote of Clare Boothe Luce. No American woman of the twentieth century aimed so accurately, or rose so far,...


Abortionist

by Rickie Solinger

Prior to Roe v. Wade, hundreds of thousands of illegal abortions occurred in the United States every year. Rickie Solinger uses the story of Ruth Barnett, an abortionist in Portland, Oregon, between 1918 and...


Fat: Culture and Materiality

by Christopher E. Forth & Alison Leitch

"Fat". In contemporary society the word never fails to elicit powerful emotions, especially as it relates to bodily health and appearance. But fat is a noun as well as an adjective and has a cultural life outside...


Getting Even: Why Women Don't Get Paid Like Men--And What to Do About It

by Evelyn Murphy & E.J. Graff

Are you (or a woman you love) being cheated out of 33 percent of your earnings?

If you're a woman, over your working lifetime you will lose between $700,000 and $2 million -- simply because of your sex. Is...


Religion, Space, and the Environment

by Sigurd Bergmann

Religions often nurture important skills that help believers locate themselves in the world. Religious perceptions, practices, emotions, and beliefs are closely interwoven with the environments from which they...


The Son Also Rises: Surnames and the History of Social Mobility

by Gregory Clark

How much of our fate is tied to the status of our parents and grandparents? How much does this influence our children? More than we wish to believe. While it has been argued that rigid class structures have...


The Journey Home

by Joyce Antler

A unique, positive collection of essays profiles a number of forgotten female Jewish leaders who played key roles in various American social and political movements, from suffrage and birth control to civil...


Mirror, Mirror: The Uses and Abuses of Self-Love

by Simon Blackburn

Everyone deplores narcissism, especially in others. The vain are by turns annoying or absurd, offending us whether they are blissfully oblivious or proudly aware of their behavior. But are narcissism and vanity...


Imagining Black America

by Michael Wayne

Scientific research has now established that race should be understood as a social construct, not a true biological division of humanity. In Imagining Black America, Michael Wayne explores the construction and...


I Feel Earthquakes More Often Than They Happen: Coming to California in the Age of Schwarzenegger

by Amy Wilentz

From one of our most astute contemporary writers, Amy Wilentz, comes an irreverent, inventive portrait of the state of California and its unlikely governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger. The prizewinning author, a...


Offending Women: Power, Punishment, and the Regulation of Desire

by Lynne Haney

Offending Women is an eye-opening journey into the lived reality of prison for women in the United States today. Lynne Haney looks at incarcerated mothers, housed together with their children, who are serving...


Brooklyn Bounce: The Highs and Lows of Nets Basketball's Historic First Season in the Borough

by Jake Appleman

When the Brooklyn Nets played their first game at Barclays Center in downtown Brooklyn in the fall of 2012, they succeeded in bringing a major professional sports franchise back to Brooklyn for the first time...


Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America

by John M. Barry

An American epic of science, politics, race, honor, high society, and the Mississippi River, Rising Tide tells the riveting and nearly forgotten story of the greatest natural disaster this country has ever known...