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  1. Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides?

    Abortion, Neonatal Care, Assisted Dying, and Capital Punishment, 2nd Edition
    By Sheldon Ekland-Olson

    This second edition of Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides? has been updated to consider the rising stakes for issues of life and death. Abortion, assisted dying, and capital punishment are among the most contentious issues in many societies and demand debate... Read more...

  2. Latino Homicide

    Immigration, Violence, and Community, 2nd Edition
    By Ramiro Martinez, Jr.

    Latino Homicide is the first empirically based, but readable book for courses to counter the conventional wisdom that immigrant populations only contribute crime to their communities. For this second edition, Martinez further emphasizes his argument with updated data and the addition of a new city, San Antonio... Read more...

  3. Sport Culture and Society

    An Introduction, second edition, 2nd Edition
    By Grant Jarvie

    This second edition will be a must-read for anyone interested in the study of sport and society in an increasingly globalized world.

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  4. Life and Death Decisions

    The Quest for Morality and Justice in Human Societies, 2nd Edition
    By Sheldon Ekland-Olson

    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 popular undergraduate course at the University of Texas, this book explores these questions and the fundamentally sociological processes which underlie the quest for morality and justice in human societies... Read more...

  5. The Body

    Social and Cultural Dissections
    By Lisa Jean Moore and Monica J. Casper

    This college-level handbook offers a comprehensive and accessible overview of sociological and cultural perspectives on the human body. Organized along the lines of a standard anatomical textbook delineated by body parts and processes, this volume subverts the expected content in favor of providing tools for social and cultural analysis... Read more...

  6. Digital Sociology

    By Deborah Lupton

    We now live in a digital society. New digital technologies have had a profound influence on everyday life, social relations, government, commerce, the economy and the production and dissemination of knowledge. People’s movements in space, their purchasing habits and their online communication with others are now monitored in detail by digital technologies. We are increasingly becoming digital data subjects, whether we like it or not, and whether we choose this or not...

    Click here to watch an interview with Deborah Lupton about Digital Sociology and read more >>>

  7. Beads, Bodies, and Trash

    Public Sex, Global Labor, and the Disposability of Mardi Gras
    By David Redmon

    Beads, Bodies, and Trash merges cultural sociology with a commodity chain analysis by following Mardi Gras beads to their origins. Beginning with Bourbon Street of New Orleans, this book moves to the grim factories in the tax-free economic zone of rural Fuzhou, China. Beads, Bodies, and Trash will increase students’ capacity to think critically about and question everyday objects that circulate around the globe... Read more...

  8. Reproduction and Society: Interdisciplinary Readings

    Edited by Carole Joffe and Jennifer Reich

    A collection of essays, framed with original introductions, Reproduction and Society helps students to think critically about reproduction as a social phenomenon. Divided into six rich and varied sections, this book offers students and instructors a broad overview of the social meanings of reproduction and offers opportunities to explore...
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  9. Social Statistics

    Managing Data, Conducting Analyses, Presenting Results, 2nd Edition
    By Thomas J. Linneman

    Learn more about Social Statistics by watching our recent collection of interviews with the author, Tom Linneman, under the NEW Videos tab. Watch here >>>

    Many fundamentally important decisions about our social life are a function of how well we understand and analyze DATA. This sounds so obvious but it is so misunderstood. Social statisticians struggle with this problem in their teaching constantly... Read more...

  10. Transforming Scholarship

    Why Women's and Gender Studies Students Are Changing Themselves and the World, 2nd Edition
    By Michele Tracy Berger and Cheryl L Radeloff

    This book will support students to think critically about what they know, how to demonstrate what they know, and how to prepare for life both personally and professionally after the degree. Transforming Scholarship is a practical guide for students interested in women’s and gender studies that targets advanced undergraduates... Read more...

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