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"Miracle Worker" and the Transcendentalist

Annie Sullivan, Franklin Sanborn, and the Education of Helen Keller

by David Wagner

Helen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan, remain two of the best-known American women. But few people know how Sullivan came to her role as teacher of the deaf and blind Keller. Contrasting their lives with Franklin Benjamin Sanborn, the ...

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"New Jews"

Race and American Jewish Identity in 21st-century Film

by David L. Reznik

"New Jews'?" is the first comprehensive study of American Jewish identity in Hollywood movies of the new millennium. Despite the argument that we live in a "post-racial" society with supposedly "new" Jewish characters emerging on the big screen,

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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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(Sub)Urban Sexscapes

Geographies and Regulation of the Sex Industry

by Paul J. Maginn & Christine Steinmetz

<P><EM>(Sub)Urban Sexscapes</EM> brings together a collection of theoretically-informed and empirically rich case studies from internationally renowned and emerging scholars highlighting the contemporary and historical geographies and regulation

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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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21st Century Sociology: A Reference Handbook

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

<b>21st Century Sociology: A Reference Handbook</b> 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 two volumes ...

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33 Day War

Israel's War on Hezbollah in Lebanon and Its Consequences

by Gilbert Achcar & Michel Warschawski

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 and ...

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44 Letters From the Liquid Modern World

by Zygmunt Bauman

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

<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. <i>50 Years of Social Issues in Singapore</i>

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A Berlin Republic

Writings on Germany

by Jürgen Habermas

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

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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 Case for the Case Study

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

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

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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

<div><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 ...

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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

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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A City Year

On the Streets and in the Neighbourhoods with Twelve Young Community Volunteers

by Suzanne Goldsmith

In his inaugural address in 1993, President Clinton said: "I challenge a new generation of young Americans to a season of service to act on your idealism by helping troubled children, keeping company with those in need, reconnecting our torn ...

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A Colorful History of Popular Delusions

by Robert E. Bartholomew & Peter Hassall

This eclectic history of unusual crowd behavior describes a rich assortment of mass phenomena ranging from the amusing and quirky to the shocking and deplorable. What do fads, crazes, manias, urban legends, moral panics, riots, stampedes, and ...

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A Critical Account of Durkheim's Concept of Organic Solidarity

by Johannes Lenhard

Essay from the year 2011 in the subject Sociology - Classics and Theoretical Directions, grade: Distinction, London School of Economics, language: English, abstract: Durkheim followed one central question during his writings, namely the search ...

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A Critical Examination of Ethics in Health Care and Biomedical Research

Voices and Visions

by Richard M. Zaner

<p>This book is a critical examination of certain basic issues and themes crucial to understanding how ethics currently interfaces with health care and biomedical research. Beginning with an overview of the field, it proceeds through a ...

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