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'Tribal' Heritage

An Overlooked Chapter of Indian History

by Promode Kumar Misra

<p>The book is a product of life long research in Anthropology by its author. It provides a critique of the concept of tribe and shows that there was never a distinct category of tribe in India. The people now known as tribe have always been, ...

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‘Doing’ Coercion in Male Custodial Settings

An Ethnography of Italian Prison Officers Using Force

by Luigi Gariglio

<p>This book offers a sustained study of one feature of the prison officer’s job: the threat and use of force, which the author calls ‘doing’ coercion. Adopting an interactionist, micro-sociological perspective, the author presents new research ...

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1-800-Worlds

The Making of the Indian Call Centre Economy

by Mathangi Krishnamurthy

<p>Indian call centre employees work through the night, sleep during the day, and listen to foreign voices in accented tongues over transnational telephone connections. Through a description of the nightly and daily lives of call centre workers ...

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10 Steps to Repair American Democracy

by Steven Hill

<p>In 10 Steps to Repair American Democracy Steven Hill addresses the problems plaguing the US political system, outlining his ten-step program to improve American democracy. He proposes specific reforms to give voters more choices at the ballot

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110 Strategies for Success in College and Life

Second Edition

by Mary Zahm & Joan H. Rollins

110 Strategies for Success in College and Life shows students how their dreams can come true by using the skills derived from psychological science. It guides them to develop the attitudes, frames of mind, and beliefs that can help them achieve ...

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16 Things I Loathe About American Society (2017)

And You Should Too

by H. G. Hastings-Duffield

It is a miscellany of commentaries on absurdities prevalent in American society—such as sleazy television fare, fraudulent and inaccurate language, Christian values, and the justice system. The author means to edify readers with his criticism in

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21st Century Sociology: A Reference Handbook

by Dr. Dennis L. Peck & Clifton D. Bryant

<p><strong>21st Century Sociology: A Reference Handbook</strong> provides a concise forum through which the vast array of knowledge accumulated, particularly during the past three decades, can be organized into a single definitive resource. The ...

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33 Day War

Israel's War on Hezbollah in Lebanon and Its Consequences

by Gilbert Achcar & Michel Warschawski

<p>This book assesses the causes and consequences of the impact on the recent Middle East war. The authors describe the popular basis of Hezbollah in Lebanon among the Shiites, but also its relation to the country's other religious communities ...

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44 Letters From the Liquid Modern World

by Zygmunt Bauman

<p>This liquid modern world of ours, like all liquids, cannot stand still and keep its shape for long. Everything keeps changing - the fashions we follow, the events that intermittently catch our attention, the things we dream of and things we ...

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50 Years of Social Issues in Singapore

by David Chan & Tharman Shanmugaratnam

<p>The social context of Singapore is changing rapidly, and understanding how people think, feel and behave in various situations has become a key driver of effectiveness in addressing social issues. <em>50 Years of Social Issues in ...

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A Berlin Republic

Writings on Germany

by Jürgen Habermas

<p><em>A Berlin Republic</em> brings together writings on the new, united Germany by one of their most original and trenchant commentators, J&amp;uumlrgen Habermas. Among other topics, he addresses the consequences of German history, the ...

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A Brief Introduction to Social Work Theory

by David Howe

<p>This textbook offers the perfect introduction to the complex world of social work theory, giving a concise yet comprehensive overview of how practice is influenced by each theoretical approach described. The book begins by outlining the ...

ISBN: 9780230365230

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A Bun in the Oven

How the Food and Birth Movements Resist Industrialization

by Barbara Katz Rothman

<p>There are people dedicated to improving the way we eat, and people dedicated to improving the way we give birth.  <em>A Bun in the Oven</em> is the first comparison of these two social movements.  The food movement has seemingly exploded,  ...

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A Call to Action

Common Sense for Our Time

by Gregory H. Grzybowski

<p>A Call to Action Common Sense for Our Time is a book for all of us.It serves as a guide to better understand why we have such difficult problems in our country today and why these problems never seem to go away.This book gives us the tools to

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A Case for the Case Study

by Joe R. Feagin, Anthony M. Orum & Gideon Sjoberg

<p>Since the end of World War II, social science research has become increasingly quantitative in nature. A Case for the Case Study *provides a rationale for an alternative to quantitative reserach: the close investigation of single instances of

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A Case of Neglect? (1996)

Children's Experiences and the Sociology of Childhood

by Ian Butler & Ian F Shaw

<p>Published in 1996, this book advocates and persuasively exemplifies a qualitative sociology of childhood, spoken repeatedly through children’s voices.</p> <p>After a long period of dormancy, interest in the sociology of childhood became a ...

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A Century of Portuguese Fertility

by Livi Bacci, Massimo

<p>This book treats aspects of the social and demographic history of Portugal in the last century, giving particular attention to the transition from a situation of very high fertility to the moderate pattern prevailing in recent ...

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A Changing Climate for Science

by Sophie C. Lewis

<p>This book offers a critical exploration of first-hand experiences of practicing climate science. It tackles the pivotal question of what, precisely, constitutes contemporary scientific practice. The author offers an insider’s account of the ...

ISBN: 9783319542652

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A Child's Heart Speaks

Surviving Sexual Abuse

by Claire Silva

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A choice of futures

by F. Emery & M. Emery

<p>Exploration of the nature of human communication and the media is a pre­ requisite to any assessment of the likely future role of communications . . We cannot assume that the nature of these things is transparently obvious to everyone and ...

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