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Death, Deeds, and Descendents

Inheritance in Modern America

by Remi Clignet, Jens Beckert & Brooke Harrington

<p>Clignet's analysis of inheritance patterns in modern America is the first sustained treatment of the subject by a sociologist. Clignet shows that even today inheritance serves to perpetuate both familial wealth and familial relations. He ...

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Degrees of Failure

University Education in Decline

by Randle W. Nelsen

<p>In <em>Degrees of Failure</em>, Randle Nelsen brings together such diverse topics as campus parking, college sports, helicopter parents, edu-business as edu-tainment, and technology in teaching to show how continuing inequities, grounded in ...

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Depression Folk

Grassroots Music and Left-Wing Politics in 1930s America

by Ronald D. Cohen

<p>While music lovers and music historians alike understand that folk music played an increasingly pivotal role in American labor and politics during the economic and social tumult of the Great Depression, how did this relationship come to be? ...

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Destined for Greatness

Passions, Dreams, and Aspirations in a College Music Town

by Michael Ramirez

<p>Pursuing the dream of a musical vocation—particularly in rock music—is typically regarded as an adolescent pipedream. Music is marked as an appropriate leisure activity, but one that should be discarded upon entering adulthood. How then do ...

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Discriminating Taste

How Class Anxiety Created the American Food Revolution

by S. Margot Finn

<p>For the past four decades, increasing numbers of Americans have started paying greater attention to the food they eat, buying organic vegetables, drinking fine wines, and seeking out exotic cuisines. Yet they are often equally passionate ...

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Discrimination Against Dalit Women

by Jai Shankar Prasad

<p>In India, the Dalits constitute over 16.6 per cent with little less than half being women, which means that 97.9 million Dalit women face multiple forms of discrimination in this country alone. Violence against Dalit women reinforces caste ...

ISBN: 9789388034715

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Disposable Americans

Extreme Capitalism and the Case for a Guaranteed Income

by Paul Buchheit

<p>Inequality has dramatically increased in America, with few solutions on the horizon. Serious social inequalities persist. For example, the 14 richest Americans earned enough money from their investments in 2015 to hire two million preschool ...

ISBN: 9781317206040

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Dispossessed

How Predatory Bureaucracy Foreclosed on the American Middle Class

by Noelle Stout

<p>In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, more than 14 million U.S. homeowners filed for foreclosure. Focusing on the hard-hit Sacramento Valley, Noelle Stout uncovers the predacious bureaucracy that organized the largest bank seizure of

ISBN: 9780520965423

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Diversity Explosion

How New Racial Demographics are Remaking America

by William H. Frey

<p><strong>Greater racial diversity is good news for America's future</strong></p> <p>Race is once again a contentious topic in America, as shown by the divisive rise of Donald Trump and the activism of groups like Black Lives Matter. Yet ...

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Donald Trump and the New World Order

by Tawona Zvongouya

<p>Donald Trump and the New World Order clearly describes how Donald Trump is a New World Order man. A new social, economic and political model is what The New World Order I wrote about in this book Donald Trump will shape and steer in the USA ...

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Donald Trump and the New World Order

by Tawona Zvongouya

<p data-version='1.1'>Donald Trump and the New World Order is a book that gives you a picture of the New World Order Donald Trump will put into gear replacing the Old World Order many people are used to. You cannot afford to miss the information

ISBN: 9781386349181

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Down and Out in New Orleans

Transgressive Living in the Informal Economy

by Peter J. Marina

<p>In the years since Hurricane Katrina, the modern-day bohemians of New Orleans have found themselves forced to the edges of poverty by the new tourist economy. Modeling his work after George Orwell’s <em>Down and Out in Paris and London</em>, ...

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Dr. B.R. Ambedkar And Women's Empowerment

by Narayan Das

<p>Women have very low status in the male dominated Indian society. Dr. BR Ambedkar was true liberator of Indian women who were enslave to traditional and religious superstitions from millennium. The Manusmiriti was burnt in full public view by ...

ISBN: 9789388034722

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Dream Hoarders

How the American Upper Middle Class Is Leaving Everyone Else in the Dust, Why That Is a Problem, and What to Do About It

by Richard V. Reeves

<p><em>Dream Hoarders</em> sparked a national conversation on the dangerous separation between the upper middle class and everyone else. Now in paperback and newly updated for the age of Trump, Brookings Institution senior fellow Richard Reeves ...

ISBN: 9780815735496

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Dutch Stories Of His Most Famous Region

by Jan Prins

<p>The Netherlands has many beautiful areas and prominent places, but if there is a region that really catches the eye, it is the Gooi. This place started to be popular because of the famous TV series in Netherlands, “Gooische Vrouwen” (Gooi ...

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Education in America

by Kimberly A. Goyette

<p><em>Education in America</em> provides an essential, comprehensive introduction to education in the U.S., from its origins to its contemporary manifestations. Focusing on social inequality, Kimberly A. Goyette calls into question Horace ...

ISBN: 9780520960718

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Education, Social Status, and Health

by John Mirowsky

<p>Education forms a unique dimension of social status, with qualities that make it especially important to health. It influences health in ways that are varied, present at all stages of adult life, cumulative, self-amplifying, and uniformly ...

ISBN: 9781351328067

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Elsewhere in America

The Crisis of Belonging in Contemporary Culture

by David Trend

<p>Americans think of their country as a welcoming place where everyone has equal opportunity. Yet historical baggage and anxious times can restrain these possibilities. Newcomers often find that civic belonging comes with strings ...

ISBN: 9781317225423

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Empowerment Of Dalit Women

by Jai Shankar Prasad

<p>Dalit women are mostly deprived, socially excluded, less literate, absentee of property rights, and less empowerment socially and economically. They are ignorance about women entrepreneurship. They are poverty stricken having minimum access ...

ISBN: 9789388034746

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Engagement and Disengagement

Class, Authority, Politics, and Intellectuals

by Howard G. Schneiderman

<p>Part dialogue, part debate between Howard Schneiderman and a small number of social theorists, <em>Engagement and Disengagement</em> represents the culmination of a life’s work in social theory. On the one hand, it is about cohesive social, ...

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