Sociology

Bad, or the Dumbing of America
This has been on my 'want to read' list for quite a few years. I was somewhat fascinated by Fussell's book, "Class" (and still have a hardcover copy on one of my home shelves), so how could I possibly resist another that was subtitled 'the dumbing...

23.09.2015

Dubious Conceptions
As her little boy plays at a day care center across the street, Michelle, an unmarried teenager, is in algebra class, hoping to be the first member of her family to graduate from high school. Will motherhood make this young woman poorer? Will it...

14.11.2016

Sociolinguistics
Janet Holmes (b.1947) is a professor of linguistics at Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand). She specializes in sociolinguistics, language and gender issues, workplace communication, and in New Zealand English.

25.10.2017

The Women Founders
This book presents the often overlooked contributions of 15 extraordinary women sociologists of the 19th and early 20th centuries; their work, history and voices. Lengermann and Niebrugge-Brantley�s thorough text is designed to...

28.01.2018

Moral, Believing Animals
What kind of animals are human beings? And how do our visions of the human shape our theories of social action and institutions? In this text, Christian Smith advances a creative theory of human persons and culture that offers innovative,...

16.05.2016

Individualism and Commitment in American Life, Readings on the Themes of Habits of the Heart
Bellah is Elliott Professor of Sociology Emeritus at Cal, and coauthor of Habits of the Human Heart. In 2000, President Clinton awarded Bellah the National Humanities Medal and, in 2007, he received the American Academy of Religion Martin E. Marty...

25.09.2013

She Works/He Works
Readable and challenging, this four-year study of three hundred middle-class and working-class couples debunks the myth of the overwrought working mother with her insensitive husband and neglected children. Drawing on extensive cross-disciplinary...

05.06.2017

The Social Movements Reader
"The Social Movements Reader," Second Edition, provides the most important and readable articles and book selections on recent social movements from around the world.With selected readings and editorial material this book combines the strengths...

27.01.2014

Spirit Of Community
America needs to move from me to we. In The Spirit of Community, renowned professor and former White House Fellow Amitai Etzioni, the founder of the Communitarian movement, lays out a blueprint for how in the 1990s Americans can move forward -...

01.10.2012

The Logic of Practice
Our usual representations of the opposition between the "civilized" and the "primitive" derive from willfully ignoring the relationship of distance our social science sets up between the observer and the observed. In fact, the author argues, the...

13.04.2017

The Field of Cultural Production
The Field of Cultural Production brings together Bourdieu's most important writings on art, literature, and aesthetics. Bourdieu develops a highly original approach to the study of literary and artistic works, addressing many of the key issues that...

13.12.2015

Rage
Brian Boozer is a good kid in a bad situation. At thirteen, he's already endured the pain of losing his father and the agony of living with a step-father who hates and abuses him. At school, Brian suffers even more torment, delivered by bullies who...

30.12.2017

Women, Men, and Society
This title provides a comprehensive analysis of gender inequality, addressing how sexism affects both men and women. The approach, which focuses on intersecting inequalities, illustrates how racism, social class, ageism and heterosexism can compound...

08.06.2018

Poor and Homeless in the Sunshine State
A place like Orlando, Florida is not transformed from swampland to sprawling metropolis through Peter Pan-like flights of fancy, but through theme park expansions requiring developmental schemes that are tough minded and often worsen relationships...

13.11.2017

On Individuality and Social Forms
"Of those who created the intellectual capital used to launch the enterprise of professional sociology, Georg Simmel was perhaps the most original and fecund. In search of a subject matter for sociology that would distinguish it from all other...

06.08.2015

Elemental Fear (Surviving #1)
Evelyn Beaumont is a beautiful, intelligent, loving woman. She has an adoring family, a man who loves her and a best friend who is willing to do anything to make her happy. Sound like a perfect life to you?Evelyn Beaumont:I hide a...

18.11.2017

The Goffman Reader
The Goffman Reader aims to bring the most complete collection of Erving Goffman's (1922-1982) writing and thinking as a sociologist. Among the most inventive, unique and individualistic of thinkers in American sociology, his works first appeared in...

18.05.2016

Moral Blindness
Evil is not confined to war or to circumstances in which people are acting under extreme duress. Today it more frequently reveals itself in the everyday insensitivity to the suffering of others, in the inability or refusal to understand them and in...

16.03.2013

Main Currents in Sociological Thought
This is the first of Raymond Aron's magisterial two-volume treatment of the sociological tradition--perhaps the definitive work of its kind. The second volume treating Durkheim, Pareto, and Weber is scheduled to appear in spring 1998. More than a...

25.04.2014

Asylums
Just in passing - the edition I read had a much better cover, the black and white photograph of a woman's hands covering her face with a cigarette between her fingers pretty much summed up my feelings about this book.There is a sentence in...

14.05.2013

New Perspectives on Racial Identity Development
This work brings together theorists in the field of racial identity to deepen, broaden, and reassess our understandings of racial identity development among Blacks, Latino/as, Asian Americans, American Indians, Whites, and multiracial people.

28.03.2014

Theory of Society, Volume 1
This first volume of Niklas Luhmann's two-part final work was initially published in German in 1997. The culmination of his thirty-year theoretical project to reconceptualize sociology, it offers a comprehensive description of modern society on a...

13.02.2016

Logistic Regression
Pampel's book offers readers the first "nuts and bolts" approach to doing logistic regression through the use of careful explanations and worked-out examples. This book will enable readers to use and understand logistic regression techniques and...

01.03.2013

The Blackwell Dictionary of Sociology
This new edition of Allan G. Johnson's one-volume sociology dictionary includes 75 new entries, as well as an expanded biographical section, extensive revisions and updates, and a more thorough cross-referencing. Written by a sociologist who is also...

07.06.2018

Ads, Fads, and Consumer Culture
Expanded and updated from the successful first edition, Ads, Fads, and Consumer Culture, second edition is an engaging cultural studies critique of advertising and its impacts on American society. Arthur Asa Berger looks at marketing strategies, sex...

22.10.2012

م‍راح‍ل‌ اس‍اس‍ی‌ س‍ی‍ر ان‍دی‍ش‍ه‌ در ج‍
La sociologie naît solidairement à l'affirmation de l'individu et de l'État au stade critique (le "problème du social") de leur commun détachement par rapport à la religion. Sur fond du déclin des aristocraties...

02.08.2014

Identities, Boundaries, and Social Ties
The newest book by award-winning social scientist Charles Tilly offers a distinctive, coherent account of social processes and individuals' connections to their larger social and political worlds. It is novel in demonstrating the connections between...

31.05.2014

Human Trafficking Around the World
RECENT REVIEWS: Immensely well-documented and useful.(Kirkus Reviews)an immensely learned and informative piece of work, much needed to prod and set aright the misperceptions and lethargy that beset this disturbing...

30.12.2014

World Risk Society
This major new book draws together key essays by one of Europe's leading social and political theorists.

22.05.2015

Introductory Sociology
This welcome new edition builds on the strengths of its predecessor in its thematic coherence, clarity of exposition and analytical depth. It is carefully structured to cover all the main substantive topics studied at an introductory level within a...

04.08.2017

Millennials Rising
By the authors of the bestselling 13th Gen, the first in-depth examination of the Millennials--the generation born after 1982. " Over the next decade, the Millennial Generation will entirely recast the image of youth from downbeat and alientated...

19.08.2013

Governing the Soul
This work is now widely recognised as one of the founding texts in a new approach to analyzing the links between political power, expertise and the self. This governmentality perspective has had important implications for a range of academic...

30.03.2013

Hold Me Never
Ten years ago, a young soldier tried to save Zoey and her mother. He was shot. She never forgot that brave, young soldier.When the Emperor orders Zoey Whard delivered to his Palace, she recognizes the order for what it is. A death...

26.06.2014

Continuing Good Life
One of our sophisticated city visitors asked us: "What do you do with your spare time?""We have no spare time; we keep busy," was the answer. "As a matter of fact, the days are so short that we run out of time constantly.""But what do you do...

25.07.2013

An Invitation to Reflexive Sociology
Over the last three decades, the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu has produced one of the most imaginative and subtle bodies of social theory and research of the post war era. Yet, despite the influence of his work, no single introduction to his...

25.07.2015

The Division of Labor in Society
Revised for the first time in over thirty years, this edition of Emile Durkheim’s masterful work on the nature and scope of sociology is updated with a new introduction and improved translation by leading scholar Steven Lukes that puts...

11.07.2014

More than Just Race
In this provocative contribution to the American discourse on race, the newest book of the Issues of Our Time series edited by Henry Louis Gates Jr., William Julius Wilson applies an exciting new analytic framework to three politically...

05.01.2015

American Civilization
A Marxist perspective on American culture written in the mid 1950's. His chapters on the differences between Melville and Whitman were excellent, as I recall....this quote completely jumped out at me:"There is much talk today...

21.05.2014

Jurgen Habermas on Society and Politics
Here for the first time are Habermas's most important writings on society, the state, and social theory collected in one volume. For more than three decades Habermas has consistently attempted to supply foundations for a reconstructed Marxist social...

22.09.2015

The Elementary Forms of Religious Life
In The Elementary Forms of Religious Life (1912), Emile Durkheim sets himself the task of discovering the enduring source of human social identity. He investigates what he considered to be the simplest form of documented religion - totemism...

29.06.2017

Life Over Love
Brianna Garcia is a young mother whose spirit and fiery temper were so beaten down, she was barely recognizable to her own self. Beaten both by the words and the fists of her first love. The father of her children. She was at her lowest, lost, and...

30.10.2013

Globalization and Its Discontents
Saskia Sassen (born in The Hague, January 5, 1949) is a Dutch sociologist noted for her analyses of globalization and international human migration. She is currently Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University and Centennial...

17.07.2013

The Forest and the Trees
If sociology could teach everyone just one thing, what would it be? The Forest and the Trees is one sociologist's response to the hypothetical-the core insight with the greatest potential to change how people see the world and themselves in...

31.03.2017

Main Currents in Sociological Thought
Raymond Aron was famous in his heyday. Amongst other things he was known as 'The Professor' of France and he was Sartre's main intellectual opponent. He deserves to be better known and more widely read today. I picked these books up in a charity...

28.09.2017

When Smiles Fade
Emma was unloved from the moment she was born. Her earliest memory is being severely beaten by her father, Pepper Murphy, when she was eight-years-old. Seething with resentment over the sacrifice of his dreams for a woman he cares little about and...

06.09.2017

Distant Suffering
Images of starving children, bombed villages and mass graves brought to us by television in the comfort of our homes implicitly call on us to act. What can we do when the suffering we see is so distant and we feel powerless compared with the forces...

28.01.2015

Chaos and Governance in the Modern World System
In a period of dramatic transformation and upheaval, as we wonder what the future holds, this book reminds us that the world has undergone enormous changes before and that an understanding of those changes may tell us something about our own...

14.05.2017

The Medicalization of Society
Over the past half-century, the social terrain of health and illness has been transformed. What were once considered normal human events and common human problems—birth, aging, menopause, alcoholism, and obesity—are now viewed as medical conditions....

19.04.2017

Code of the Street
Inner-city black America is often stereotyped as a place of random violence, but in fact, violence in the inner city is regulated through an informal but well-known code of the street. This unwritten set of rules based largely on an individual's...

19.10.2016

The Culture of Control
The past 30 years have seen vast changes in our attitudes toward crime. More and more of us live in gated communities; prison populations have skyrocketed; and issues such as racial profiling, community policing, and "zero-tolerance" policies...

14.04.2014

The Whole World is Watching
"The whole world is watching!" chanted the demonstrators in the Chicago streets in 1968, as the TV cameras beamed images of police cracking heads into homes everywhere. In this classic book, originally published in 1980, acclaimed media critic Todd...

09.02.2018

Habits of the Heart
Meanwhile, the authors' antidote to the American sickness—a quest for democratic community that draws on our diverse civic and religious traditions—has contributed to a vigorous scholarly and popular debate. Attention has been focused on forms of...

05.04.2018

جامعه‌شناسی خودمانی
البته موافقم که نویسندگی چهارچوب داره...

26.05.2016

Fatherless America
This book has been on my radar for years, ever since it was cited by Jeffery R. Holland in an important address given some time ago. I...

25.03.2016

I Just Wanted to be Loved
The author of the bestselling Please Daddy No reveals more harrowing experiences of his neglected childhood.Having survived the terrible abuse at the hands of his stepfather, Stuart has to reach within himself again to live through the...

05.10.2017

Thinking Straight
What is heterosexuality? In recent years, scholars in all fields have spent so much time defining homosexuality, that the nature of heterosexuality goes unexplored. In White Wedding, Chrys Ingraham began to ask the important questions about the...

22.11.2012

Metropolis
The modern city is the nexus of culture, politics, and art. Despite the manifold problems cities face, more and more Americans are abandoning rural areas and relocating to urban centers. By the year 2000, 4 out of 5 Americans will live within one...

02.01.2016

Sociology
This mainstream text is characterized by its focus on a broadly defined diversity. The text provides a solid research-orientation to basic principles of sociology while maintaining an accessible style. In every chapter, students explore research and...

03.02.2013

Politics, Sociology, and Social Theory
Anthony Giddens, Baron Giddens (born 18 January 1938) is a British sociologist who is renowned for his theory of structuration and his holistic view of modern societies. He is considered to be one of the most prominent modern contributors in the...

16.07.2017

How Class Works
Although Americans like to believe that they live in a classless society, Stanley Aronowitz demonstrates that class remains a potent force. Defining class as the power of social groups to make a difference, he explains that social groups such as...

22.04.2017

Elite Deviance [With Access Code]
MySearchLab provides students with a complete understanding of the research process so they can complete research projects confidently and efficiently. Students and instructors with an internet connection can visit 24.03.2016

Why?
"Why?" is a book about the explanations we give and how we give them--a fascinating look at the way the reasons we offer every day are dictated by, and help constitute, social relationships. Written in an easy-to-read style by distinguished...

27.09.2016

Closing Arguments
Closing Arguments: Clarence Darrow on Religion, Law, and Society collects, for the first time, Darrow's thoughts on his three main preoccupations. The effect reveals a carefully conceived philosophy, expressed with delightful pungency and clarity....

17.01.2017

Take Back the Night
This may be the seminal (no pun intended) work from the feminist anti-porn perspective. Had I rated this back in 1981, I would have rated it far higher, as their argument was very persuasive, and made me something of a believer back in the day. ...

10.01.2015

Rival Views of Market Society and Other Recent Essays
For close to half a century, Albert O. Hirschman has been known for his innovative, contributions to economics, the history of ideas, and the social sciences. Two essays in this collection explore new territory. The title essay distinguishes among...

08.02.2017

The Culture of Narcissism
I read this book and thought This is a good book.I read this book and thought I've learned from this book.I read this book and thought Kit Lasch is the bomb.I read this book and thought Man can be as...

13.10.2016

The Post Development Reader
Most scholars and practitioners are now agreed that the world is on the threshold of a completely new era in the history of development. This Reader brings together in a powerfully diverse, but ultimately coherent, statement some of the very...

03.04.2017

Making Ends Meet
Making Ends Meet: How single mothers survive welfare and low-wage work delivers where Nickel and Dimed couldn't. Whereas the latter is often touted as an eye-opening exposé of the conditions America's working poor endure, I...

07.02.2015

The Nation's Tortured Body
In The Nation’s Tortured Body Brian Keith Axel explores the formation of the Sikh diaspora and, in so doing, offers a powerful inquiry into conditions of peoplehood, colonialism, and postcoloniality. Demonstrating a new direction for...

13.06.2013

Risk Society
This is a remarkable book – but not least because it is so incredibly famous, even though I’ve only started hearing about it over the last couple of years. As it says in the Introduction, this book sold 60,000 copies in its first five years. That...

20.11.2012

Sociology is a Martial Art
Sociology is a Martial Art is an accessible survey of Pierre Bourdieu’s most influential writings. It includes the full text of his short books Acts of Resistance, Firing Back, and On Television, in addition to...

30.04.2014

The Managed Heart
In private life we try to induce or suppress love, envy, and anger through deep acting or "emotional work," just as we manage our outer expressions through surface acting. But what happens when this system of adjusting emotions is adapted to...

03.04.2016

Knowledge and Social Structure (Rle Social Theory)
The primary concern of this study is to present, elucidate and analyse the developments which have characterized the sociology of knowledge, and which have set for it the outlines of its major problematics. Peter Hamilton examines the most...

20.08.2016

Fate's Mistake (Los Rancheros #2)
*Can be read as a stand alone novel***Intended for readers 18+**He was the perfect gentleman, and my parents adored him. In time, I learned to adore him too. I married him. He was my forever.Until the day he hit me.Five...

06.07.2018

Sex Matters
The best-selling sexualities reader in the social sciences.Sex Matters: The Sexuality and Society Reader has a strong sociological focus and a sex-positive perspective. With 38 new readings, Sex Matters covers a wide and diverse range of sexual...

27.01.2018

The Nation-State and Violence (Contemporary Critique of Historical Materialism, Vol 2)
Anthony Giddens, Baron Giddens (born 18 January 1938) is a British sociologist who is renowned for his theory of structuration and his holistic view of modern societies. He is considered to be one of the most prominent modern contributors in the...

16.06.2014

The Desecularization of the World
Theorists of "secularization" for two centuries have been saying that religion must inevitably decline in the modern world. But much of the world today is as religious as ever. This volume challenges the belief that the modern world is increasingly...

23.05.2013

International Migration
This study offers a comprehensive, up-to-date survey of global patterns of international migration and the policies employed to manage the flows. It shows that international migration is not rooted in poverty or rapid population growth, but in the...

27.06.2013

A Cultura Mundo
A noção de cultura alterou-se profundamente. Nos nossos dias, moda, publicidade, turismo, arte, urbanismo… nada escapa ao domínio da cultura. Esta transformou-se numa cultura-mundo, a do tecnocapitalismo generalizado, das...

16.06.2017

States And Social Movements
Since the late eighteenth century, politics, protest, and the state have evolved together, each shaping the other in significant ways. This engaging and succinct treatment of protestostate interaction shows how the modern national state developed in...

08.08.2017

On Collective Memory
How do we use our mental images of the present to reconstruct our past? Maurice Halbwachs (1877-1945) addressed this question for the first time in his work on collective memory, which established him as a major figure in the history of sociology....

23.10.2017

Mind, Self and Society from the Standpoint of a Social Behaviorist
Written from the standpoint of the social behaviorist, this treatise contains the heart of Mead's position on social psychology. The analysis of language is of major interest, as it supplied for the first time an adequate treatment of the language...

17.06.2015

A History of Violence
Violence is so much in the news today that we may find it hard to believe that it is less prevalent than it was in the past. But this is exactly what the distinguished historian Robert Muchembled argues in this major new work on the history of...

28.01.2017

Content Analysis
The Second Edition of Content Analysis: An Introduction to Its Methodology is a definitive sourcebook of the history and core principles of content analysis as well as an essential resource for present and future studies. The book introduces readers...

03.04.2014

A New Paradigm for Understanding Today's World
Alain Touraine is a French sociologist. He is research director at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, where he founded the Centre d'étude des mouvements sociaux (see also Daniel Bertaux). He is best known for being the...

23.08.2014

Saving Ayden (The Last Hangman MC, #1)
Ayden and Anthony have been best friends forever. They did everything together and grew up around The Last Hangman MC. They've stuck together through the good and the bad, realizing that what they feel for each other is so much more than friendship....

11.12.2012

Slim's Table
At the Valois "See Your Food" cafeteria on Chicago's South Side, black and white men gather over cups of coffee and steam-table food. Mitchell Duneier, a sociologist, spent four years at the Valois writing this moving profile of the black men who...

16.11.2013

Classical Sociology
In this book, one of the foremost sociologists of the present day, turns his gaze upon the key figures and seminal institutions in the rise of sociology. Turner examines the work of Karl Marx, Max Weber, Karl Mannheim, Georg Simmel, Emile Durkheim...

31.07.2014

Manufacturing Consent
Since the 1930s, industrial sociologists have tried to answer the question, Why do workers not work harder? Michael Burawoy spent ten months as a machine operator in a Chicago factory trying to answer different but equally important questions: Why...

28.10.2012

Elites and Society
In this fully revised classic text, Tom Bottomore poses fundamental questions about the theory and ideology of elites. While a number of theorists have studied the "power elite," the Marxist notion of a ruling class, many more have followed the...

16.12.2016

Hush, Little Baby
This is book 3 which Shane Dunphy has written - the other 2 in the trilogy are Crying in the Dark( 2) and Wednesday's Child (1)They can each be read independently but I recommend reading them in order. All of the books are written superbly with...

28.03.2014

Misbehavior (Death Dwellers MC, #3)
Matthew 'Val' Taylor, the Road Captain in the club, was introduced to sex at an early age. Saved from the streets by the club’s Enforcer and President years ago, Val now lives for women and the open road. Until the night the only...

21.11.2013

Abortion at Work
How do feminist identity and abortion politics intersect? Specifically, what does feminism mean to women working to feminist health care and abortion services in the late 1980s and early 1990s? What are the ideological consequences and emotional...

18.03.2018

Discovering Me (Breakneck, #4)
Sniper Breaker has the reputation among the Breakneck MC as the brother looking for love. Deadly accurate with a gun, his skills protect him from the chaos that surrounds, but nothing will protect his heart. The brother that cares the most openly...

05.03.2018

In Gods We Trust
Much has changed since publication of the first edition of this established text in the sociology of religion. Revised and expanded, this edition emphasizes new patterns of religious change and conflict emerging in the United States in the latter...

12.12.2013

Interaction Ritual Chains
Sex, smoking, and social stratification are three very different social phenomena. And yet, argues sociologist Randall Collins, they and much else in our social lives are driven by a common force: interaction rituals. "Interaction Ritual Chains"...

17.01.2017

Visual Methods in Social Research
There has been an explosion of interest in visual culture - coming largely from work in sociology, anthropology and cultural studies and while there are a number of practical and technical manuals available for film, photographic and other visual...

19.09.2015

The American Civilizing Process
Since 9/11, the American government has presumed to speak and act in the name of 'civilization'. But isthat how the rest of the world sees it? And if not, why not? Stephen Mennell leads up to such contemporary questions through a careful study of...

02.03.2017

Credit and Blame
In his eye-opening book "Why?," world-renowned social scientist Charles Tilly exposed some startling truths about the excuses people make and the reasons they give. Now he's back with further explorations into the complexities of human...

23.01.2013