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In the Belly of the Beast

By: Abbot, Jack

Price: $5.50

Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 8/18/2014

Seller ID: 9780679732372

ISBN: 0679732373

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Chaos of Disciplines

By: Abbott, Andrew

Price: $7.50

Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR:

Seller ID: 9780226001012

ISBN: 0226001016

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In this vital new study, Andrew Abbott presents a fresh and daring analysis of the evolution and development of the social sciences. "Chaos of Disciplines" reconsiders how knowledge actually changes and advances. Challenging the accepted belief that social sciences are in a perpetual state of progress, Abbott contends that disciplines instead cycle around an inevitable pattern of core principles. New schools of thought, then, are less a reaction to an established order than they are a reinvention of fundamental concepts."Chaos of Disciplines" uses fractals to explain the patterns of discip... View more info

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Time Matters: On Theory and Method (Oriental Institute Publications)

By: Abbott, Andrew

Price: $15.00

Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR:

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780226001036

ISBN: 0226001032

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I Cried, You Didn't Listen

By: Abbott, Dwight E.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 10/1/2011

Seller ID: 9781904859543

ISBN: 1904859542

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"The author's well-written story comes at the reader fast and furiouslyshocking readers into an awareness of the inhumanity of America's juvenile penal institutions."-"Publishers Weekly" At age nine, a family tragedy forced Dwight Abbott into the California Youth Authority. This is the chilling chronicle of his life behind bars-a story of brutality and survival, a dark journey showing how the systematic abuse of incarcerated children creates a cycle of criminal behavior that usually ends with prison or death. Dwight Edgar Abbott, in and out of prison since childhood, is serving multip... View more info

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Mama Might Be Better Off Dead: Failure of Health Care in Urban America

By: Abraham, Laurie Kaye

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR: 1/28/2015

Seller ID: 9780226001395

ISBN: 0226001393

Condition: USED


Mama Might Be Better Off Dead is an unsettling, profound look at the human face of health care. Both disturbing and illuminating, it immerses readers in the lives of four generations of a poor, African-American family beset with the devastating illnesses that are all too common in America's inner-cities. The story takes place in North Lawndale, a neighborhood that lies in the shadows of Chicago's Loop. Although surrounded by some of the city's finest medical facilities, North Lawndale is one of the sickest, most medically underserved communities in the country. Headed by Jackie Banes, who over... View more info

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Democracy and Social Ethics

By: Addams, Jane

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Publisher: UNIV OF ILLINOIS PR: 1/17/2016

Seller ID: 9780252070235

ISBN: 0252070232

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Reign of Appearances: The Misery and Splendor of the Public Sphere

By: Adut, Ari

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Seller ID: 9781107180932

ISBN: 1107180937

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On Scandal: Moral Disturbances in Society, Politics and Art (Structural Analysis

By: Adut, Ari

Price: $10.00

Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780521895897

ISBN: 0521895898

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Scandal is the quintessential public event. Here is the first general and comprehensive analysis of this ubiquitous moral phenomenon. Taking up wide-ranging cases in society, politics, and art, Ari Adut shows when wrongdoings generate scandals and when they do not. He focuses on the emotional and cognitive experience of scandals and the relationships among those who are involved in or exposed to them. This perspective explains variations in the effects, frequency, elicited reactions, outcomes, and strategic uses of scandals. On Scandal offers provocative accounts of the Oscar Wilde, Watergate,... View more info

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Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

By: Agee, James / Evans, Walker

Price: $8.00

Publisher: 5/1/2015

Seller ID: 9780395488973

ISBN: 0395488974

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The clasic that became the prototype of the modern nonfiction novel. A watershed literary event at its first publication in 1941, LET US NOW PRAISE FAMOUS MEN is an "unsparing record of the harsh existence of three Alabama families, and a poetic meditation on the terrible beauty of their lives," recognized by the New York Public Library as one of the most influential books of the century. View more info

Old Money: The Mythology of America's Upper Class

By: Aldrich, Nelson

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Publisher: 8/27/2010

Seller ID: 9780679722243

ISBN: 0679722246

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Old Money: The Mythology of Wealth in America

By: Aldrich, Nelson

Price: $5.00

Publisher: ALLWORTH PR: 7/6/2011

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9781880559642

ISBN: 1880559641

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This insider's look at inherited wealth in the United States explores the complex meanings of money and success in American sociey with a new introduction that examinies whether America's privileged class will be willing or able to play a leadership role in the twenty-first century. "This witty and elegant meditation on the making and the meaning of America's upper clas is both a delight to read and an act of social illumination." --Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. "I don't think any insider has told us more about any class in America than Nelson Aldrich tells us here about his own." --Ph... View more info

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Chasing Chaos: My Decade In and Out of Humanitarian Aid

By: Alexander, Jessica

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Publisher: BROADWAY BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9780770436919

ISBN: 0770436919

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Jessica Alexander arrived in Rwanda in the aftermath of the 1994 genocide as an idealistic intern, eager to contribute to the work of the international humanitarian aid community. But the world that she encountered in the field was dramatically different than anything she could have imagined. It was messy, chaotic, and difficult--but she was hooked. In this honest and irreverent memoir, she introduces readers to the realities of life as an aid worker. We watch as she manages a 24,000-person camp in Darfur, collects evidence for the Charles Taylor trial in Sierra Leone, and contributes t... View more info

Museum Basics

By: Ambrose, Timothy/Crispin, Pain

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 11/2/2013

Seller ID: 9780415057707

ISBN: 0415057701

Condition: USED


Drawing from a wide range of experience, the authors propose the simple ideas which should underpin all professional museum training courses. Organised on a modular basis Museum Basics provides a basic guide to best practice' in every aspect of museum work, from museum organisation, through collections management and conservation, to marketing and security. It is designed for training courses, to be supplemented by case studies, project work and group discussion. View more info

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Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization

By: Appadurai, Arjun

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Publisher: UNIV OF MINNESOTA PR: 8/27/2011

Seller ID: 9780816627936

ISBN: 0816627932

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Centuries of Childhood: A Social History of Family Life

By: Aries, Philippe

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Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE INC:

Seller ID: 0394702867

ISBN: 0394702867

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Emerging Adulthood: The Winding Road from the Late Teens through the Twenties

By: Arnett, Jeffrey Jensen

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Seller ID: 9780195309379

ISBN: 0195309375

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Recently the lives of people from age 18 to 29 have changed so dramatically that a new stage of life has developed, emerging adulthood, that is distinct from both the adolescence that precedes it and the young adulthood that comes in its wake. Rather than marrying and becoming parents in their early twenties, most people in industrialized societies now postpone these transitions until at least their late twenties, and instead spend the time in self-focused exploration as they try out different possibilities in their careers and relationships. In Emerging Adulthood, Jeffrey Jensen Arnett i... View more info

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Violent Criminal Acts and Actors Revisited

By: Athens, Lonnie

Price: $17.50

Publisher: UNIV OF ILLINOIS PR:

Seller ID: 9780252066085

ISBN: 0252066081

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Fighting Words: the Origins of Religious Violence

By: Avalos, Hector

Price: $7.00

Publisher: 12/9/2014

Seller ID: 9781591022848

ISBN: 1591022843

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Is religion inherently violent? If not, what provokes violence in the name of religion? Do we mischaracterize religion by focusing too much on its violent side? In this intriguing, original study of religious violence, Prof. Hector Avalos offers a new theory for the role of religion in violent conflicts. Starting with the premise that most violence is the result of real or perceived scarce resources, Avalos persuasively argues that religion creates new scarcities on the basis of unverifiable or illusory criteria. Through a careful analysis of the fundamental texts of Judaism, Christianity,... View more info

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America in the Seventies (Cultureamerica)

By: Bailey, Beth

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Publisher: UNIV PR OF KANSAS:

Seller ID: 0700613277

ISBN: 0700613277

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Tucked between the activist Sixties and the conservative Eighties lies a largely misunderstood and still underappreciated decade. Now nine leading scholars of postwar America offer a revealing look at the Seventies and their rightful place in the epic narrative of American history. This is the first major work to relate the economic decline and cultural despair of the Seventies to the creative efforts that would reshape American society. Dogged by economic and political crises at home and foreign policy failures abroad, Americans responded to a growing sense of uncertainty in a variety of ways... View more info

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Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today

By: Bales, Kevin

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UNIV OF CALIFORNIA PR:

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780520268661

ISBN: 0520268660

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In this riveting book, authors and authorities on modern day slavery Kevin Bales and Ron Soodalter expose the disturbing phenomenon of human trafficking and slavery that exists now in the United States. In "The Slave Next Door "we find that slaves are all around us, hidden in plain sight: the dishwasher in the kitchen of the neighborhood restaurant, the kids on the corner selling cheap trinkets, the man sweeping the floor of the local department store. In these pages we also meet some unexpected slaveholders, such as a 27-year old middle-class Texas housewife who is currently serving a life se... View more info