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.
Cresheim Farm An American History of Conquest, Privilege and Struggles for Freedom and Equality
Black Feminist Sociology Perspectives and Praxis
Incarceration without Conviction Pretrial Detention and the Erosion of Innocence in American Criminal Justice
Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides? Abortion, Assisted Dying, Capital Punishment, and Torture
By Antje Ulrike Mattheus
June 30, 2023
This book is a work of political archaeology. It focuses on the people and events at a particular colonial farm in Germantown, Pennsylvania; their stories provide a micro and macro view of economic, social, demographic, and agro-ecological change. Cresheim Farm shows how one mostly unknown but ...
By Wesley Longhofer, Daniel Winchester
June 22, 2023
This third edition of Social Theory Re-Wired is a significantly revised edition of this leading text and its unique web learning interactive programs that "allow us to go farther into theory and to build student skills than ever before," according to many teachers. Vital political and social ...
By Thomas J. Linneman
December 31, 2021
With a clear, engaging writing style and fascinating examples using a variety of real data, this text covers the contemporary statistical techniques that students will encounter in the world of social research. It covers these techniques at an introductory level and carefully guides students ...
By Michele Tracy Berger, Cheryl Radeloff
December 31, 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 ...
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 (BFS) within the sociology canon and widens is to feature Black feminist sociologists both outside the US and the academy. Inspired by a...
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 ...
By Andrew M. Lindner, Stephen R. Barnard
April 15, 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...
By Rashida Z. Shaw McMahon
March 24, 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 ...
By Marcus A. Hunter
July 03, 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 ...
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 ...
By Sheldon Ekland-Olson
October 25, 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 ...
By Carrie Yodanis, Sean Lauer
December 01, 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 ...