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Pedagogy Of the Oppressed

Pedagogy Of the Oppressed

by Freire Paulo

First published in Portuguese in 1968, Pedagogy of the Oppressed was translated and published in English in 1970. The methodology of the late Paulo Freire has helped to empower countless impoverished and illiterate people throughout the world. Freire’s work has taken on especial urgency in the United States and Western Europe, where the creation of a permanent underclass among the underprivileged and minorities in cities and urban centers is increasingly accepted as the norm.

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Society

Society

by John J MacIonis

For courses in Introductory Sociology See sociology in everyday life Society: The Basics utilizes a complete theoretical framework and a global perspective to offer students an accessible and relevant introduction to sociology. John Macionis, author of the best-selling Introductory Sociology franchise over the last three decades, empowers students to see the world around them through a sociological lens, helping them to better understand their own lives. Informative as well as engaging, Society: The... Read more about this item
Blink

Blink

by Malcolm Gladwell

Intuition is not some magical property that arises unbidden from the depths of our mind. It is a product of long hours and intelligent design, of meaningful work environments and particular rules and principles. This book shows us how we can hone our instinctive ability to know in an instant, helping us to bring out the best in our thinking and become better decision-makers in our homes, offices and in everyday life. Just as he did with his revolutionary theory of the tipping point, Gladwell reveals how... Read more about this item
Quiet

Quiet

by Susan Cain

SUSAN CAIN is the author of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller QUIET: The Power of Introverts in A World That Can’t Stop Talking, which is being translated into over thirty languages and was named the #1 best book of the year by Fast Company magazine.  Cain’s book was the subject of a TIME magazine cover story, and her writing has appeared in the The New York Times; The Atlantic; The Wall Street Journal; O, The Oprah Magazine; Salon.com; Time.com; PsychologyToday.com, and other... Read more about this item
Ways Of Seeing

Ways Of Seeing

by John Berger

Ways of Seeing was a 1972 BBC television series created chiefly by writer John Berger and producer Mike Dibb, that led to a book of the same name. The series and book criticize traditional Western cultural aesthetics by raising questions about hidden ideologies in visual images. The series is partially a response to Kenneth Clark's Civilisation series, which represents a more traditionalist view of the Western artistic and cultural canon.
Essentials Of Sociology

Essentials Of Sociology

by James M Henslin

For courses in Introductory Sociology A down-to-earth approach to sociologyEssentials of Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach highlights the sociology of everyday life and its relevance to students’ lives. With wit, personal reflection, and illuminating examples, author James Henslin stimulates students’ sociological imaginations so they can better perceive how the pieces of society fit together. Six central themes guide students through this concise overview of the discipline: a down-to-earth... Read more about this item
The Shock Doctrine

The Shock Doctrine

by Naomi Klein

The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism is a 2007 book by Canadian author Naomi Klein. The book argues that the free market policies of Nobel Laureate Milton Friedman have risen to prominence in some countries because they were pushed through while the citizens were reacting to disasters or upheavals. It is implied that some man-made crises, such as the Falklands war, may have been created with the intention of being able to push through these unpopular reforms in their wake.
Final Exit

Final Exit

by Derek Humphry

Final Exit: The Practicalities of Self-Deliverance and Assisted Suicide for the Dying is a controversial 1992 book by Derek Humphry, founder of the Hemlock Society in California and past president of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies.
The Death and Life Of Great American Cities

The Death and Life Of Great American Cities

by Jane Jacobs

Jane Jacobs was born on May 4, 1916, in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Her father was a physician and her mother taught school and worked as a nurse. After high school and a year spent as a reporter on the Scranton Tribune, Jacobs went to New York, where she found a succession of jobs as a stenographer and wrote free-lance articles about the city's many working districts, which fascinated her. In 1952, after a number of writing and editing jobs ranging in subject matter from metallurgy to a geography of the... Read more about this item
Nickel and Dimed

Nickel and Dimed

by Barbara Ehrenreich

Our sharpest and most original social critic goes "undercover" as an unskilled worker to reveal the dark side of American prosperity.Millions of Americans work full time, year round, for poverty-level wages. In 1998, Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them. She was inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that a job -- any job -- can be the ticket to a better life. But how does anyone survive, let alone prosper, on $6 an hour? To find out, Ehrenreich left her... Read more about this item
The Feminine Mystique

The Feminine Mystique

by Betty Friedan

The Feminine Mystique, published 19 February 1963, is a book written by Betty Friedan which brought to light the lack of fulfillment in many women's lives, which was generally kept hidden.
Social Research Methods

Social Research Methods

by Alan Bryman

Text accompanied by a companion web site.
Guns, Germs, and Steel

Guns, Germs, and Steel

by Jared M Diamond

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies is a 1997 book by Jared Diamond, professor of geography and physiology at UCLA. In 1998 it won a Pulitzer Prize and the Aventis Prize for Best Science Book. A documentary based on the book and produced by the National Geographic Society was broadcast on PBS in July 2005.
Amusing Ourselves To Death

Amusing Ourselves To Death

by Neil Postman

Originally published in 1985, Neil Postmans groundbreaking polemic about the corrosive effects of television on our politics and public discourse has been hailed as a twenty-first-century book published in the twentieth century. Now, with television joined by more sophisticated electronic mediafrom the Internet to cell phones to DVDsit has taken on even greater significance. Amusing Ourselves to Death is a prophetic look at what happens when politics, journalism, education, and even religion become... Read more about this item
Imagined Communities

Imagined Communities

by Benedict Anderson

The imagined community is a concept coined by Benedict Anderson which states that a nation is a community socially constructed, which is to say imagined by the people who perceive themselves as part of that group. Anderson's book, Imagined Communities, in which he explains the concept in depth, was published in 1983.
A Different Mirror

A Different Mirror

by Ronald Takaki

"Originally published in hardcover by Little, Brown, and Company, June 1993"--T.p. verso.

Includes bibliographical references and index.
Sociology

Sociology

by John J MacIonis

Includes bibliographical references and index.
Freakonomics

Freakonomics

by Stephen J Dubner Steven D Levitt

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything is a 2005 non-fiction book by University of Chicago economist Steven Levitt and New York Times journalist Stephen J. Dubner. The book has been described as melding pop culture with economics. As of 2008, it has sold over 3 million copies worldwide.
Manufacturing Consent

Manufacturing Consent

by Edward S Herman|Noam Chomsky

Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media is a book by Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky, first published in 1988. The title makes use of the catch phrase coined by Walter Lippmann in Public Opinion.
The Making Of the English Working Class

The Making Of the English Working Class

by E P Thompson

The Making of the English Working Class is an influential and pivotal work of English social history, written by E. P. Thompson, a notable 'New Left' historian; it was published in 1963 (revised 1968) by Victor Gollancz Ltd, and later republished at Pelican, becoming an early Open University Set Book. It concentrates on English artisan and working class society "in its formative years 1780 to 1832.
The Protestant Ethic and The Spirit Of Capitalism

The Protestant Ethic and The Spirit Of Capitalism

by Max Weber

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism is a book written by Max Weber, a German sociologist, economist, and politician, in 1904 and 1905 that began as a series of essays. The original edition was in German and has been released. Considered a founding text in economic sociology and sociology in general, the book was translated into English for the first time by Talcott Parsons and appeared in 1930.
Sociology

Sociology

by Richard T Schaefer

Includes bibliographical references (p. 570-596) and index.
The Denial Of Death

The Denial Of Death

by Ernest Becker

The True Believer

The True Believer

by Eric Hoffer

Sociology Books & Ephemera

Fast Food Nation

Fast Food Nation

by Schlosser, Eric

Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal (2001) is a book by investigative journalist Eric Schlosser that examines the local and global influence of the United States fast food industry. First serialized by Rolling Stone in 1999, the book has drawn comparisons to Upton Sinclair's classic muckraking novel The Jungle.
The Social Costs Of Genetic Welfare

The Social Costs Of Genetic Welfare

by Miringoff, Marque-Luisa

Revolution Why, How, When?

Revolution Why, How, When?

by Hunter, Robert

Introductory Sociology

Introductory Sociology

by Bilton, Tony

From Max Weber

From Max Weber

by Weber, Max

Sociology Themes and Perspectives

Sociology Themes and Perspectives

by Haralambos, Michael

Roles

Roles

by Banton, Michael

Sociology

Sociology

by Cox, Caroline

Sociology

Sociology

by Fulcher, James

The Power Elite

The Power Elite

by Mills, C Wright

Sociological Imagination

Sociological Imagination

by Mills, C Wright

Sociology

Sociology

by Haralambos, Michael

Sociology

Sociology

by Giddens, Anthony