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Sociology Re-Wired


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This innovative series is for all readers interested in books that provide frameworks for making sense of the complexities of contemporary social life. Each of the books in this series uses a sociological lens to provide current critical and analytical perspectives on significant social issues, patterns and trends. The series consists of books that integrate the best ideas in sociological thought with an aim toward public education and engagement. These books are designed for use in the classroom as well as for scholars and socially curious general readers.

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Black Feminist Sociology Perspectives and Praxis

Black Feminist Sociology: Perspectives and Praxis

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Zakiya Luna, Whitney Pirtle
September 30, 2021

Black Feminist Sociology offers new writings by established and emerging scholars working in a Black feminist tradition. The book centers Black feminist sociology within the sociology canon and widens is to feature Black feminist sociologists both outside the U.S. and the academy. Inspired by a BFS...

Transforming Scholarship Why Women's and Gender Studies Students Are Changing Themselves and the World

Transforming Scholarship: Why Women's and Gender Studies Students Are Changing Themselves and the World

3rd Edition

Forthcoming

By Michele Tracy Berger, Cheryl L Radeloff
August 25, 2021

Transforming Scholarship offers an essential guide to one of the most richly rewarding yet often under-appreciated academic majors: women's and gender studies. This fully updated and revised third edition answers the question of what you can do with a women’s and gender studies degree with ...

Incarceration without Conviction Pretrial Detention and the Erosion of Innocence in American Criminal Justice

Incarceration without Conviction: Pretrial Detention and the Erosion of Innocence in American Criminal Justice

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Mikaela Rabinowitz
July 15, 2021

Incarceration Without Conviction addresses an understudied fairness flaw in the criminal justice system. On any given day, approximately 500,000 Americans are in pretrial detention in the US, held in local jails not because they are considered a flight or public safety risk, but because they ...

All Media Are Social Sociological Perspectives on Mass Media

All Media Are Social: Sociological Perspectives on Mass Media

1st Edition

By Andrew M. Lindner, Stephen R. Barnard
April 08, 2020

From TV to smartphone apps to movies to newspapers, mass media are nearly omnipresent in contemporary life and act as a powerful social institution. In this introduction to media sociology, Lindner and Barnard encourage readers to think critically about the power of big media companies, state-media...

The Black Circuit Race, Performance, and Spectatorship in Black Popular Theatre

The Black Circuit: Race, Performance, and Spectatorship in Black Popular Theatre

1st Edition

By Rashida Z. Shaw McMahon
March 18, 2020

The Black Circuit: Race, Performance, and Spectatorship in Black Popular Theatre presents the first book-length study of Chitlin Circuit theatre, the most popular and controversial form of Black theatre to exist outside the purview of Broadway since the 1980s. Through historical and ...

The New Black Sociologists Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

The New Black Sociologists: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Marcus A. Hunter
July 24, 2018

The New Black Sociologists follows in the footsteps of 1974’s pioneering text Black Sociologists: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, by tracing the organization of its forbearer in key thematic ways. This new collection of essays revisit the legacies of significant Black scholars including ...

Caged Women Incarceration, Representation, & Media

Caged Women: Incarceration, Representation, & Media

1st Edition

Edited By Shirley A. Jackson, Laurie L. Gordy
June 13, 2018

The Netflix series Orange is the New Black has drawn widespread attention to many of the dysfunctions of prisons and the impact prisons have on those who live and work behind the prison gates. This anthology deepens this public awareness through scholarship on the television program and by ...

Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides? Abortion, Assisted Dying, Capital Punishment, and Torture

Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides?: Abortion, Assisted Dying, Capital Punishment, and Torture

3rd Edition

By Sheldon Ekland-Olson
October 26, 2017

Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides? looks at several of the most contentious issues in many societies. The book asks, whose rights are protected? How do these rights and protections change over time, and who makes those decisions? This book explores the fundamentally sociological processes which ...

Social Statistics Managing Data, Conducting Analyses, Presenting Results

Social Statistics: Managing Data, Conducting Analyses, Presenting Results

3rd Edition

By Thomas J. Linneman
October 18, 2017

With a clear and engaging writing style and strong examples from the real world, this text covers current statistical techniques at an introductory level and emphasizes the clear presentation of results to a variety of audiences, making the course more useful to students and their careers. ...

Getting Married The Public Nature of Our Private Relationships

Getting Married: The Public Nature of Our Private Relationships

1st Edition

By Carrie Yodanis, Sean Lauer
September 19, 2016

In Getting Married, Carrie Yodanis and Sean Lauer examine the social rules and expectations that shape our most personal relationships. How do couples get together? How do people act when they’re married? What happens when they’re not? Public factors influence our private relationships. From ...

Social Theory Re-Wired New Connections to Classical and Contemporary Perspectives

Social Theory Re-Wired: New Connections to Classical and Contemporary Perspectives

2nd Edition

Edited By Wesley Longhofer, Daniel Winchester
April 18, 2016

This social theory text combines the structure of a print reader with the ability to tailor the course via an extensive interactive website. Readings from important classical and contemporary theorists are placed in conversation with one another through core themes—the puzzle of social order, the ...

Sociological Perspectives on Sport The Games Outside the Games

Sociological Perspectives on Sport: The Games Outside the Games

1st Edition

Edited By David Karen, Robert E. Washington
March 10, 2015

Sociological Perspectives on Sport: The Games Outside the Games seeks not only to inform students about the sports world but also to offer them analytical skills and the application of theoretical perspectives that deepen their awareness and understanding of social processes linking sports to the ...

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