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  1. Surviving Dictatorship

    A Work of Visual Sociology

    By Jacqueline Adams

    Series: Contemporary Sociological Perspectives

    Written as a book for undergraduate students as well as scholars, Surviving Dictatorship is a work of visual sociology and oral history, and a case study that communicates the lived experience of poverty, repression, and resistance in an authoritarian society: Pinochet’s Chile. It focuses on...

    Published March 6th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides?

    Abortion, Neonatal Care, Assisted Dying, and Capital Punishment

    By Sheldon Ekland-Olson

    Series: Contemporary Sociological Perspectives

    Issues of Life and Death such as abortion, assisted suicide, capital punishment and others are among the most contentious in many societies. Whose rights are protected? How do these rights and protections change over time and who makes those decisions? Based on the author’s award-winning and hugely...

    Published October 18th 2011 by Routledge

  3. The Internet and Social Inequalities

    By James C. Witte, Susan E. Mannon

    Series: Contemporary Sociological Perspectives

    Ideal for use as a core or secondary text in lower division social inequalities or social problems courses, this book explains how the changing nature and uses of the Internet not only mirror today’s social inequalities, but also are at the heart of how stratification is now taking place. A...

    Published December 20th 2009 by Routledge

  4. Sex For Sale

    Prostitution, Pornography, and the Sex Industry, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Ronald Weitzer

    This groundbreaking collection of essays on the sex industry contains original studies on sex work, its risks and benefits, and its political implications. Sex for Sale covers areas not commonly researched, including gay and lesbian pornography, telephone sex workers, customers of...

    Published July 27th 2009 by Routledge

  5. Hoop Dreams on Wheels

    Disability and the Competitive Wheelchair Athlete

    By Ronald Berger

    Series: Contemporary Sociological Perspectives

    Hoop Dreams on Wheels is a life-history study of wheelchair athletes associated with a premier collegiate wheelchair basketball program. The book, which grapples with the intersection of biography and history in society, situates the study in broader context with background on the history and...

    Published September 11th 2008 by Routledge