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The Marriage-Go-Round: The State of Marriage and the Family in America Today

by Andrew J. Cherlin

The Marriage-Go-Round illuminates the shifting nature of America's most cherished social institution and explains its striking differences from marriage in other Western countries.

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by Joel Best

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Looking After Minidoka: An American Memoir

by Neil Nakadate

During World War II, 110,000 Japanese Americans were removed from their homes and incarcerated by the U.S. government. In Looking After Minidoka the "internment camp" years become a prism for understanding three...


The War Game: Studies of the New Civilian Militarists

by Irving Louis Horowitz & Howard G. Schneiderman

This book raises questions about the role of civilians in public policy making, with particular emphasis on military policy. This edition includes a thoughtful new introduction by Howard Schneiderman, as well...


Race, Gender, and Identity: A Social Science Comparative Analysis of Africana Culture

by Jr., James L. Conyers

This volume examines race, gender, and identity in African American culture. As with previous volumes in the series, these collected essays provide a social science and interdisciplinary framework for the exploration...


Film, Nihilism and the Restoration of Belief

by Darren Ambrose

This book explores the possibility that cinema can challenge our contemporary nihilism and restore belief in new transformative possibilities for life.


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by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Adhering to a reputation for excellence, this latest combo edition of apropos parts of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) and the full Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) has been fully updated and indexed...


Heroes in the Night: Inside the Real Life Superhero Movement

by Tea Krulos

Tracing the author's journey into the strange subculture of Real Life Superheroes (RLSHs), this book examines citizens who have adopted comic book–style personas and have hit the streets to fight injustice...


Guide Book for the Tourist and Traveler over the Valley Railway

by John S. Reese

Founded in 1871 by a group of entrepreneurs from Cleveland, Akron, and Canton, the Valley Railway paralleled the Cuyahoga River Valley, stretching from southeast Cleveland to Akron and then on to Canton and...


Arrow Talk: Transaction, Transition, and Contradiction in New Guinea Highlands History

by Andrew Strathern & Pamela T. Stewart

Arrow Talk makes a significant contribution to the understanding of Melanesian culture and contemporary sociopolitical issues in Papua New Guinea. In a post modern era in which culture has been dismissed by...


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The Language of Fashion

by Roland Barthes

Roland Barthes was one of the most widely influential thinkers of the 20th Century and his immensely popular and readable writings have covered topics ranging from wrestling to photography. The semiotic power...


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by Michael Curtis

Will animosity towards Jews and the State of Israel never end? This book ventures to rectify the misrepresentations, propaganda, obsessions, and falsifications widely disseminated in the media and public discourse,...


Student Diversity at the Big Three: Changes at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton Since the 1920s

by Marcia Graham Synnott

Ivy League universities face significant challenges in maintaining their professed goal to educate a reasonable number of students from all ethnic, racial, religious, and socio-economic groups while maintaining...


A Working People: A History of African American Workers Since Emancipation

by Steven A. Reich

In A Working People, historian Steven A. Reich examines the economic, political and cultural forces that have built and broken America’s black workforce for centuries. From the abolition of slavery through...


Ella Baker: Community Organizer of the Civil Rights Movement

by J. Todd Moye

Ella Josephine Baker was among the most influential strategists of the most important social movement in modern U.S. history, the civil rights movement. With a career that spanned decades, and which began long...


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Every archaeology student needs this book to learn how to critically read and think about theory and methods.


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This book is a comprehensive analysis of the barriers and opportunities confronting minority communities’ ability to access healthy, fresh foods. Mata uses three minority districts in Oakland—Chinatown,...


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This work examines the relevance of traditional Islamic thought and practices for a lasting solution to the current environmental crisis. The book argues that only a revival of the traditional worldview which...


Native North Americans in Literature for Youth: A Selective Annotated Bibliography for K-12

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This reference volume lists hundreds of resources—books, Internet sites, and media titles—that will assist K-12 students and educators to learn about North American Natives. These appropriate and quality...