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Sylvia's Lovers

by Elizabeth Gaskell

<p>We are in November 1859 and Elizabeth Gaskell decides to spend a vacation of 15 days in Whitby, Yorkshire town. Here he began to do research on whaling, the forced conscription of sailors in the British fleets during the wars against France ...

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Tangled Vines

Greed, Murder, Obsession, and an Arsonist in the Vineyards of California

by Frances Dinkelspiel

<p>On October 12, 2005, a massive fire broke out in the Wines Central wine warehouse in Vallejo, California. Within hours, the flames had destroyed 4.5 million bottles of California's finest wine worth more than $250 million, making it the ...

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That Politics may be reduced to a Science

by David Hume

<p>Philosopher and historian, second son of Joseph Hume, of Ninewells, Berwickshire, was born and educated in Edinburgh, and was intended for the law. For this, however, he had no aptitude, and commercial pursuits into which he was initiated in ...

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The American Intellectual Elite

by John Sommer

<p>There are almost as many works about intellectuals as there are intellectuals. Perhaps this is because intellectuals are masters of the word and their mastery is often used to write about themselves. Indeed, with the possible exceptions of ...

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The Bihar Provincial Kisan Sabha, 1929-1942

A Study of an Indian Peasant Movement

by Walter Hauser

<p>On December 5th, 1920, in Patna, the Dasnami sannyasi Sahajanand Saraswati encountered Mahatma Gandhi for the first time. Sahajanand was already known in social-reform circles in Bihar as an energetic activist and educator working to promote ...

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The Collectivity of Life

Spaces of Social Mobility and the Individualism Myth

by Joel Wendland

<p><em>The Collectivity of Life</em> is a study of autobiographical writing and oral histories situated in the late twentieth century United States. The central thesis is that by studying how the authors of these narratives articulate space in ...

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The Con Men

Hustling in New York City

by Terry Williams & Trevor Milton

<p>This vivid account of hustling in New York City explores the sociological reasons why con artists play their game and the psychological tricks they use to win it. Terry Williams and Trevor B. Milton, two prominent sociologists and ...

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The Concept of Community

Readings with Interpretations

by Scott Greer

<p>&quot;Community&quot; is a basic concept, perhaps <em>the</em> basic concept, in social science and in social philosophy. Its meanings are many and varied, yet it is pre-eminent in discussions of man and his world. The editors of this book ...

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The Concept of Resistance in Italy

Multidisciplinary Perspectives

by Maria Laura Mosco & Pietro Pirani

<p>The <em>Concept of Resistance in Italy</em> brings together experts from different fields to reflect in a new, comprehensive critical approach, on an event that has shaped the young Italian nation from the onset of Fascism in the early 20s. ...

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The Contexts of Social Mobility

Ideology and Theory

by Anselm L. Strauss

<p>This book contains a major statement by one of America's most preeminent sociologists on what remains an important problem in American history and social analysis: the nature and extent of movement within American society from one status to ...

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The Credential Society

An Historical Sociology of Education and Stratification

by Randall Collins

<p><em>The Credential Society</em> is a classic on the role of higher education in American society and an essential text for understanding the reproduction of inequality. Controversial at the time, Randall Collins’s claim that the expansion of ...

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The Elderly in Poor Urban Neighborhoods

by Valerie Slaughter Brown

<p>First published in 1997. Considerable research has been done to identify neighbourhood influences on children’s affective states, motivation, and behaviour. This population, along with the elderly, are the nation’s largest dependent groups. ...

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The End of the Experiment

The Rise of Cultural Elites and the Decline of America's Civic Culture

by Stanley Rothman

<p><em>The End of the Experiment</em> ties together Stanley Rothman's theory of post-industrialism and his four decades of research on American politics and society. Rothman discusses the rise and fall of the New Left, the sixties' impact on ...

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The Endangered West

Myopic Elites and Fragile Social Orders in a Threatening World

by John Higley

<p>Bold political elites and unique forms of social order brought the West to world dominance, but both are weakening dramatically in the contemporary period. The Endangered West makes the case for the continuation of Western power on as wide a ...

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The Franco-Mauritian Elite: Power and Anxiety in the Face of Change

by Salverda, Tijo

<p> Mauritian independence in 1968 marked the end of a regime favorable to the Franco-Mauritians, the island's white colonial elite. Now, in postcolonial Mauritius, this group is faced with a much more diverse power constellation and often ...

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The Gang Paradox

Inequalities and Miracles on the U.S.-Mexico Border

by Robert J. Durán

<p>The areas along the U.S.-Mexico border are commonly portrayed as a hot spot for gang activity, drug trafficking, and violence. Yet when Robert J. Durán conducted almost a decade’s worth of ethnographic research in border towns between El ...

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The Great Inequality

by Michael D Yates

<p>A growing inequality in income and wealth marks modern capitalism, and it negatively affects nearly every aspect of our lives, especially those of the working class. It is and will continue to be the central issue of politics in almost every ...

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The Key to (Almost) Everything

Sociology for All of Us

by James Wright

<p><em>The Key to (Almost) Everything</em> is an engaging, contemporary and concise approach to sociology written for adults, students and just about anybody who could profit from knowing about the discipline of sociology. It is expertly written

ISBN: 9781538124598

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The Myth of Millionaire Tax Flight

How Place Still Matters for the Rich

by Cristobal Young

<p>In this age of globalization, many countries and U.S. states are worried about the tax flight of the rich. As income inequality grows and U.S. states consider raising taxes on their wealthiest residents, there is a palpable concern that these

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The Myth of the Age of Entitlement

Millennials, Austerity, and Hope

by James Cairns

<p>We are said to be living in the age of entitlement. Scholars and pundits declare that millennials expect special treatment, do whatever they feel like, and think they deserve to have things handed to them. In <em>The Myth of the Age of ...

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