Books in category Social Science – Sociology

  • The Baby Bust

    The Baby Bust
    Fred R. Harris

    Focusing in large part on the United States, this book also includes data from Europe and Japan and makes important comparisons between the three regions.

  • Peddlers of Crisis

    Peddlers of Crisis
    Jerry Wayne Sanders

    Analyzes the U.S. foreign policy toward the Soviet Union

  • The Day the Earth Caved In

    The Day the Earth Caved In
    Joan Quigley

    This is an extraordinary book.” — Sean Wilentz, author of The Rise of American Democracy “Quigley’s tale is a real-life epic of brutally indifferent government, greedy corporations and the unlikely heroes who fight for their basic …

  • The Third Chapter

    The Third Chapter
    Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot

    This is a chapter in life when the traditional norms, rules, and rituals of our careers seem less encompassing and restrictive; when many women and men seem to be embracing new challenges and searching for greater meaning in life.

  • Music in Everyday Life

    Music in Everyday Life
    Tia DeNora

    The power of music to influence mood, create scenes, routines and occasions is widely recognised and this is reflected in a strand of social theory from Plato to Adorno that portrays music as an influence on character, social structure and …

  • Disability Self and Society

    Disability, Self, and Society
    Tanya Titchkosky

    Argues for change in the meaning society ascribes to disability, seeing it as a useful life experience that affects all of society, rather than a temporary or chronic problem for the individual to overcome.

  • A General Theory of Magic

    A General Theory of Magic
    Marcel Mauss

    The book offers a fascinating snapshot of magic throughout various cultures as well as deep sociological and religious insights still very much relevant today.

  • Violence Against Women

    Violence Against Women
    Holly Johnson, Natalia Ollus, Sami Nevala

    This is an international, comparative survey which interviews random samples of women about their experiences with male violence. The authors form a management team for the International Violence Against Women Survey (IVAWS).

  • Social Theory and Religion

    Social Theory and Religion
    James A. Beckford

    This 2003 book explores the links between social theory and the social scientific study of religion.

  • Love on the Rocks

    Love on the Rocks
    Lori Rotskoff

    A cultural history of drinking and alcoholism from Prohibition to the mid-1960s, focusing on how gender norms and ideologies of marriage shaped Americans' views and experiences of drinking.

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