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Reproduction and Society: Interdisciplinary Readings

by Carole Joffe & Jennifer Reich

A collection of essays, framed with original introductions, Reproduction and Society: Interdisciplinary Readings helps students to think critically about reproduction as a social phenomenon. Divided into six...


Going Down on the Down Low

by Shondra Jackson

Previously published as "Sugar and Spice: The DL Diaries Book One." Three people...all having sex with someone they shouldn't...must face the possibility of having their secrets exposed! In this controversial...


Routledge Handbook of European Sociology

by Sokratis Koniordos & Alexandros Kyrtsis

The Routledge Handbook of European Sociology explores the main aspects of the work and scholarship of European sociologists during the last sixty years (1950-2010), a period that has shaped the methods and...


About Face: Performing Race in Fashion and Theater

by Dorinne Kondo

From the runways of Paris to the casting controversies over BMiss Saigon, from a local demonstration at the Claremont Colleges in California to the gender-blending of BM. Butterfly, BAbout Face examines representations...


Introduction to Family Processes: Fifth Edition

by Randal Day & Randal D. Day

What goes on "behind closed doors" in families is examined in this text. Through his storytelling style, Randy Day introduces readers to the family processes approach - the strategies and behaviors families...


The Illusions of Post-Feminism: New Women, Old Myths

by Vicki Coppock; Deena Haydon; Ingrid Rich

First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Rio de Janeiro: Urban Life through the Eyes of the City

by Beatriz Jaguaribe

"Through artistic imaginaries, media productions, social practices and spatial mappings, this book offers an insightful and original contribution to the understanding of Rio de Janeiro, one of the highly contested...


Interrogating Popular Culture: Key Questions

by Stacy Takacs

Interrogating Popular Culture: Key Questions offers an accessible introduction to the study of popular culture, both historical and contemporary. Beginning from the assumption that cultural systems are dynamic,...


Who Speaks for the Negro?

by Robert Penn Warren

First published in 1965, this is a unique text in the history of the American Civil Rights Movement. Robert Penn Warren interviewed a wide range of African American leaders, activists, and artists across the...


Authority

by Richard Sennett

This book is a study of both how we experience authority and how we might experience it differently. Sennett explores the bonds that rebellion against authority paradoxically establishes, showing how this paradox...


The Age of Missing Information

by Bill Mckibben

“Highly personal and original . . . McKibben goes beyond Marshall McLuhan’s theory that the medium is the message.”

——The New York Times

Imagine watching an entire day’s worth of television on every...


Transmission Difficulties: Franz Boas and Tsimshian Mythology

by Ralph Maud

Ralph Maud delves into the mystery of Boas’s alleged “translations” of the stories gathered by his Tsimshian informant, Henry Tate.


Impromptu Man: J.L. Moreno and the Origins of Psychodrama, Encounter Culture, and the Social Network

by Jonathan D. Moreno

The untold story of the creative genius behind major 20th-century movements in therapy and theater and his lasting influence


Real Role Models: Successful African Americans Beyond Pop Culture

by Joah Spearman & Louis, Jr. Harrison

All young people need good role models, and black youth especially need positive and real examples beyond the famous and wealthy people they see on SportsCenter highlights and MTV Cribs. While success as a celebrity...


Indian Foreign Policy in Transition: Relations with South Asia

by Arijit Mazumdar

India's relation with other South Asian countries has been impacted by recent developments in the post-Cold War period. These include India's economic rise, the recent democratic transitions in many South Asian...


Vietnam's Socialist Servants: Domesticity, Class, Gender, and Identity

by Minh T. N. Nguyen

Since Vietnam introduced economic reforms in the mid-1980s, domestic service has become an established sector of the labour market, and domestic workers have become indispensable to urban life in the rapidly...


Objects of Worship in South Asian Religions: Forms, Practices and Meanings

by Knut A. Jacobsen, Mikael Aktor & Kristina Myrvold

Objects of worship are an aspect of the material dimension of lived religion in South Asia. The omnipresence of these objects and their use is a theme which cuts across the religious traditions in the pluralistic...


Sex Trafficking in Postcolonial Literature: Transnational Narratives from Joyce to Bolano: Transnational Narratives from Joyce to Bolano

by Laura Barberán Reinares

At present, the bulk of the existing research on sex trafficking originates in the social sciences. Sex Trafficking in Postcolonial Literature adds an original perspective on this issue by examining representations...


Principles and Methods of Social Research, Third Edition

by William D. Crano, Marilynn B. Brewer & Andrew Lac

Used to train generations of social scientists, this thoroughly updated classic text covers the latest research techniques and designs. Applauded for its comprehensive coverage, the breadth and depth of content...


Social Theory and Political Practice

by Brian C. Fay

This book examines the question of how our knowledge of social life affects, and ought to affect, our way of living it. In so doing, it critically discusses two epistemological models of social science - the...