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The Penguin dictionary of sociology

By: Abercrombie, Nicholas

Price: $3.00

Publisher: London : Penguin, 1988.:

Edition: 2

Seller ID: BB0232383

ISBN: 0140511849

Condition: g


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Comrades, brothers, fathers, heroes, sons, pals

By: Ambrose, Stephen E.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 1999.:

Seller ID: BB0240270

ISBN: 0684867184

Condition: vg/vg


"Comrades" is a celebration of male friendships. Acclaimed historian Stephen Ambrose begins his examination with a glance inward -- he starts this book with his brothers, his first and forever friends, and the shared experiences that join them for a lifetime, overcoming distance and misunderstandings. He next writes of Dwight D. Eisenhower, who had a golden gift for friendship and who shared a perfect trust with his younger brother Milton in spite of their apparently un... View more info

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How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?: Being Young and Arab in America

By: Bayoumi, Moustafa

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Penguin, 2009:

Seller ID: BB0249202

ISBN: 0143115413

Condition: VG


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Who really cares

By: Brooks, Arthur

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York : Basic Books, c2006.:

Seller ID: BB0228050

ISBN: 0465008216

Condition: vg/vg


We all know we should give to charity, but who really does? Approximately three-quarters of Americans give their time and money to various charities, churches, and causes; the other quarter of the population does not. Why has America split into two nations: givers and non-givers? Arthur Brooks, a top scholar of economics and public policy, has spent years researching this trend, and even he was surprised by what he found. In "Who Really Cares," he demonstrates conclusive... View more info

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Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

By: Diamond, Jared

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Penguin Group (USA), December 2004:

Seller ID: BB0247632

ISBN: 0670033375

Condition: vg/vg


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Inside the mouse

By: Duke University

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 1995.:

Seller ID: BB0241251

ISBN: 0822316242

Condition: vg


This entertaining and playful book views Disney World as much more than the site of an ideal family vacation. Blending personal meditations, interviews, photographs, and cultural analysis, "Inside the Mouse" looks at Disney World's architecture and design, its consumer practices, and its use of Disney characters and themes. This book takes the reader on an alternative ride through "the happiest place on earth" while asking "What makes this forty-three-square-mile theme p... View more info

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Nickel and dimed

By: Ehrenreich, Barbara

Price: $6.50

Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books, 2001.:

Seller ID: BB0232466

ISBN: 0805063897

Condition: vg


The "New York Times" bestseller, and one of the most talked about books of the year, Ni"ckel and Dimed" has already become a classic of undercover reportage. Millions of Americans work for poverty-level wages, and one day Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them. She was inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that any job equals a better life. But how can anyone survive, let alone prosper, on $6 to $7 an hour? To find out, Ehrenrei... View more info

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America's prophet

By: Feiler, Bruce S.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c2009.:

Seller ID: BB0245314

ISBN: 0060574887

Condition: vg/vg


The exodus story is America's story. Moses is our real founding father. The pilgrims quoted his story. Franklin and Jefferson proposed he appear on the U.S. seal. Washington and Lincoln were called his incarnations. The Statue of Liberty and Superman were molded in his image. Martin Luther King, Jr., invoked him the night before he died. Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama cited him as inspiration. For four hundred years, one figure inspired more Americans than any othe... View more info

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The bourgeois experience

By: Gay, Peter

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1984-c1998., 1998:

Seller ID: BB0245155

ISBN: 0393045706

Condition: vg/vg


In uncovering the roots of modernism, a master historian shows us a hidden side of the Victorian era, the role of the bourgeois as reactionaries, revolutionaries, and middle-of-the-roaders in the passage of high culture toward modernism."In the Victorian decades, the name bourgeois was at once a term of reproach and a source of self-respect". So Peter Gay opens his newest and perhaps most surprising work. For the Victorians we meet in this volume are not the stodgy, c... View more info

Status enhancement and fertility

By: Kasarda, John D.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Orlando, Fla. : Academic Press, 1986.:

Seller ID: BB0207852

ISBN: 0124003109

Condition: vg


Former owner's name and embossment on front endpaper, else clean and unmarked. View more info

The Politics of Mass Society

By: Kornhauser, William

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Free Press, 1959.:

Seller ID: BB0213429

ISBN: BBC0000013326

Condition: g/g


4th printing, 1965. Shelf-wear. Scattered underlining and margin notes. Binding is sound. View more info

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Respect: An Exploration

By: Lawrence-Lightfoot, Sara

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Basic Books, January 2000:

Seller ID: BB0247533

ISBN: 0738203181

Condition: VG


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Child care and culture

By: Levine, Robert A.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Cambridge [England] : Cambridge University Press, 1996.:

Seller ID: BB0229262

ISBN: 052157546X

Condition: vg


Child Care and Culture examines parenthood, infancy, and early childhood in an African community, revealing patterns unanticipated by current theories of child development and raising provocative questions about the concept of "normal" child care. Comparing the Gusii people of Kenya with the American white middle class, the authors show how divergent cultural priorities create differing conditions for early childhood development. Combining the perspectives of social anth... View more info

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Social & Cultural Anthropology

By: Monaghan, John ; Peter Just

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Sterling Publishing, February 2010:

Seller ID: BB0246051

ISBN: 1402768818

Condition: vg


Drawing on intriguing, vivid examples from their own research in Indonesia and Mexico, John Monaghan and Peter Just examine ways in which anthropology has advanced our understanding of human society and culture. They also provide a concise and accessible account of the "big" questions that have traditionally concerned anthropologists: "What is unique about human beings? How are groups of people--family, class, tribe, nation--formed and maintained? What is the nature of b... View more info

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How the other half lives

By: Riis, Jacob A.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Boston : Bedford Books of St. Martin's Press, c1996.:

Seller ID: BB0242799

ISBN: 0312117000

Condition: Good


Crease on front cover, general shelf wear. View more info

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Behind bars

By: Ross, Jeffrey S.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, IN : Alpha Books, c2002.:

Seller ID: BB0246264

ISBN: 0028643518

Condition: vg


A judge hands down a stretch in a local, state, or federal prison. It's time for some serious life lessons. With the crime rates soaring in the United States and the prison population growing faster than at any time in American history, staying alive and well -- both mentally and physically -- is tougher than ever. View more info

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Families on the fault line

By: Rubin, Lillian B.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c1994.:

Seller ID: BB0213440

ISBN: 006092229X

Condition: vg


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Religious influences on health and well-being in the elderly

By: Schaie, K. Warner

Price: $39.00

Publisher: New York : Springer Pub. Co., 2004.:

Seller ID: BB0225306

ISBN: 0826124046

Condition: vg


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Not quite adults

By: Settersten, Richard A.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, 2010.:

Seller ID: BB0237322

ISBN: 0553807404

Condition: g


Why are 20-somethings delaying adulthood? The media have flooded us with negative headlines about this generation, from their sense of entitlement to their immaturity. Drawing on almost a decade of cutting-edge research and nearly five hundred interviews with young people, Richard Settersten, Ph.D., and Barbara E. Ray shatter these stereotypes, revealing an unexpected truth: A slower path to adulthood is good for all of us. Their surprising findings include - Young a... View more info

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Working in the Shadows

By: Thompson, Gabriel

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Nation Books:

Seller ID: BB0227932

ISBN: 1568586388

Condition: vg


What is it like to do the back-breaking work of immigrants? To find out, Gabriel Thompson spent a year working alongside Latino immigrants, who initially thought he was either crazy or an undercover immigration agent. He stooped over lettuce fields in Arizona, and worked the graveyard shift at a chicken slaughterhouse in rural Alabama. He dodged taxis--not always successfully--as a bicycle delivery "boy" for an upscale Manhattan restaurant, and was fired from a flower sh... View more info