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The Ghosts of Mississippi: The Murder of Medgar Evers, the Trials of Bryon De La Beckwith, and the Haunting of the New South

by Maryanne Vollers

Revised and reissued with a new epilogue, the award-winning classic Ghosts of Mississippi tells the inside story of one of the most rankling murder cases of the civil rights era. In this historical page-turner,...


Invisible Women of Prehistory: Three Million Years of Peace, Six Thousand Years of War

by Marlene Derlet & Judy Foster

Based on many years of research into ancient history and prehistory, this insightful tome argues that three million years of peace—a period when women’s status in society was much higher than it is now—preceded...


On the Sleeve of the Visual: Race as Face Value

by Alessandra Raengo

An investigation of race and the ontology of the visual


Edward R. Murrow and the Birth of Broadcast Journalism

by Bob Edwards

"Get it, read it, and pass it on."

-Bill Moyers

"Most Americans living today never heard Ed Murrow in a live broadcast. This book is for them I want them to know that broadcast journalism was established by someone...


Managing Like a Man: Women and Men in Corporate Management

by Judy Wajcman

"Why can't a man be more like a woman?" seems to be the catchcry of modern management gurus. They claim to be revaluing feminine "soft" skills as qualities necessary for corporate success. This book looks behind...


Sociology and the Environment: A Critical Introduction to Society, Nature and Knowledge

by Alan Irwin

Can sociology help us to tackle environmental problems? What can sociology tell us about the nature of the environment and about the origins and consequences of environmental risks, hazards and change? In this...


The Consequences of Modernity

by Anthony Giddens

In this major theoretical statement, the author offers a new and provocative interpretation of the institutional transformations associated with modernity. We do not as yet, he argues, live in a post-modern...


The City

by Deborah Stevenson

This book is a fresh and engaging analysis of the city as a central concept in contemporary social thought. It probes the contested and negotiated ways in which cities are built, understood, lived and imagined....


Gender and Culture

by Anne Phillips

The idea that respect for cultural diversity conflicts with gender equality is now a staple of both public and academic debate. Yet discussion of these tensions is marred by exaggerated talk of cultural difference,...


Apocalypse: From Antiquity to the Empire of Modernity

by John R. Hall

Winner of the American Sociological Association's 'Distinguished Book Award' in the Religion category.

For most of us, “Apocalypse” suggests the cataclysmic end of the world. Yet in Greek “apocalypse”...


Veil

by Christian Joppke

The Islamic headscarf has become the subject of heated legal and political debate. France and Germany have legislated against it, and even the UK, long a champion of multiculturalism, has recently restricted...


Ethnicity

by Steve Fenton

In this extensively revised edition, Steve Fenton updates his concise and accessible introduction to ethnicity, drawing on new published work and recent social and historical changes. Discussing an extended...


Liquid Love: On the Frailty of Human Bonds

by Zygmunt Bauman

This book is about the central figure of our contemporary, 'liquid modern' times - the man or woman with no bonds, and particularly with none of the fixed or durable bonds that would allow the effort of self-definition...


Governing the Present: Administering Economic, Social and Personal Life

by Nikolas Rose & Peter Miller

The literature on governmentality has had a major impact across the social sciences over the past decade, and much of this has drawn upon the pioneering work by Peter Miller and Nikolas Rose. This volume will...


The Environment: A Sociological Introduction

by Philip W. Sutton

How are human societies changing the global environment?

Is sustainable development really possible?

Can environmental risks be avoided?

Is our experience of nature changing?

This book shows how questions about...


Wasted Lives: Modernity and Its Outcasts

by Zygmunt Bauman

The production of 'human waste' - or more precisely, wasted lives, the 'superfluous' populations of migrants, refugees and other outcasts - is an inevitable outcome of modernization. It is an unavoidable side-effect...


Extinct for a Reason: A Field Guide to Failimals and Evolosers

by Scott Cooney & Aaron Adler

Before there was Darwin, before there was man’s best friend, there were . . . Failimals.

The Royal Failimal Society presents the Unchameleon, Bipolar Bear, Emo Emu, and other Darwin-defiant animals that, though...


Mixed: Portraits of Multiracial Kids

by Kip Fulbeck, Maya Soetoro-Ng & Cher

From beloved writer and artist Kip Fulbeck, author of Part Asian, 100% Hapa, this timely collection of portraits celebrates the faces and voices of mixed-race children. At a time when 7 million people in the...


No Place for a War Baby: The Global Politics of Children born of Wartime Sexual Violence

by Donna Seto

Donna Seto investigates why children born of wartime sexual violence are rarely included in post-conflict processes of reconciliation and recovery. In considering this, Seto examines how the theories and practices...


Racialized Correctional Governance: The Mutual Constructions of Race and Criminal Justice

by Claire Spivakovsky

Racialized Correctional Governance examines problems in the relationship between criminology and racialized issues. It questions current models for discussing issues of race in criminal justice systems and asks...