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  1. Sociology Looks at the Arts

    By Julia Rothenberg

    Sociology Looks at the Arts is intended as a concise yet nuanced introduction to the sociology of art. This book will provide a foundation for teaching and discussing a range of questions and perspectives used by sociologists who study the relationship between the arts – including music, performing arts, visual arts, literature, film and new media – and society... Read more...

  2. Fashion Theory

    An Introduction
    By Malcolm Barnard

    Fashion Theory explains some of the most influential and important theories on fashion: it brings to light the presuppositions involved in the things we think and say about fashion every day and shows how they depend on those theories. This clear, accessible introduction contextualises and critiques the ways in which a wide range of disciplines have used different theoretical approaches to... Read more...

  3. Introduction to Contemporary Social Theory

    By Anthony Elliott and Charles Lemert

    Introduction to Contemporary Social Theory
    combines lively exposition and clarity with reflective social critique and original insights, and is a superb textbook with which to navigate the twists and turns of contemporary social theory as taught in the disciplines of sociology, politics, history, cultural studies and many more... Read more...

  4. Social Statistics

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

    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. This book and its approach is the ally and support of all instructors who want to accomplish this hugely important teaching goal... Read more...

  5. Social Policy for Effective Practice

    A Strengths Approach, 3rd Edition
    By Rosemary Chapin

    For use as a text in foundations generalist social policy courses, either at the baccalaureate or master’s level, this book examines the process of defining need, analyzing social policy, and developing new policy. A clear philosophical base and a common theoretical framework underlie the discussion of each component of the policy process... Read more...

  6. Contemporary Social Theory

    An Introduction, 2nd Edition
    By Anthony Elliott

    Like its predecessor, the second edition of Contemporary Social Theory combines stylish exposition with reflective social critique and original insights. This new edition will prove a superb textbook with which to navigate the twists and turns of contemporary social theory as taught in the disciplines of sociology, politics, history, cultural studies and many more... Read more...

  7. Understanding Deviance

    Connecting Classical and Contemporary Perspectives
    By Tammy L. Anderson

    In this collection of 48 reprinted and completely original articles, Tammy Anderson gives her fellow instructors of undergraduate deviance a refreshing way to energize and revitalize their courses. [36 are reprints; 12 are original to this text/anthology]... Read more...

  8. Individual and Society

    Sociological Social Psychology
    By Lizabeth Crawford and Katherine Novak

    Unlike other texts for undergraduate sociological social psychology courses, this text presents the three distinct traditions (or "faces") in sociological social psychology (symbolic interactionism, social structure and personality, and group processes and structures) and emphasizes the different theoretical frameworks within which social psychological analyses are conducted within each research tradition... Read more...

  9. Wrongful Conviction and Criminal Justice Reform

    Making Justice
    Edited by Marvin Zalman and Julia Carrano

    Wrongful Conviction and Criminal Justice Reform is an important addition to the literature and teaching on innocence reform. This book delves into wrongful convictions studies but expands upon them by offering potential reforms that would alleviate the problem of wrongful convictions in the criminal justice system... Read more...

  10. The Enduring Color Line in U.S. Athletics

    By Krystal Beamon and Chris M. Messer

    Beamon and Messer deftly explore sports as a social construction, and more significantly, the large role race and ethnicity play in sports and consequently sports’ influence on modern race relations. This text is ideal for courses on Sport and Society as well as Race and Ethnicity... Read more...

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