E-books: Social Sciences

  • Great Expectations: The Sociology of Survival and Success in Organized Team Sports book cover

    Great Expectations

    The Sociology of Survival and Success in Organized Team Sports, 1st Edition

    By Christopher B. Doob

    In Great Expectations: The Sociology of Survival and Success in Organized Team Sports, sociological analysis proves to be a powerful ally for grasping how the sports world unfolds for team players, providing a range of sociological ideas and concepts that extend throughout the book. The text…

    eBook – 2018-05-20

  • Interactive Exercises for Cross-Cultural Psychology: Encounters With a Complex World book cover

    Interactive Exercises for Cross-Cultural Psychology

    Encounters With a Complex World, 1st Edition

    By David C Devonis

    Interactive Exercises for Cross-Cultural Psychology provides material for interactive discussion of a range of topics in cross-cultural psychology, including regional and indigenous psychology; symbolic and expressive psychology; identity; social perception and cognition; interpersonal interaction;…

    eBook – 2018-05-20

  • Persian Carpets: The Nation as a Transnational Commodity book cover

    Persian Carpets

    The Nation as a Transnational Commodity, 1st Edition

    By Minoo Moallem

    Persian Carpets: the Nation As a Transnational Commodity tracks the Persian carpet as an exotic and mythological object, as a commodity, and as an image from mid-nineteenth-century England to contemporary Iran and the Iranian diaspora. Following the journey of this single object, the book brings…

    eBook – 2018-05-16
    Routledge Series for Creative Teaching and Learning in Anthropology

  • Killing African Americans: Police and Vigilante Violence as a Racial Control Mechanism book cover

    Killing African Americans

    Police and Vigilante Violence as a Racial Control Mechanism, 1st Edition

    By Noel A. Cazenave

    Killing African Americans examines the pervasive, disproportionate, and persistent police and vigilante killings of African Americans in the United States as a racial control mechanism that sustains the racial control system of systemic racism. Noel A. Cazenave’s well-researched and conceptualized…

    eBook – 2018-05-16
    New Critical Viewpoints on Society

  • Recognizing Race and Ethnicity: Power, Privilege, and Inequality book cover

    Recognizing Race and Ethnicity

    Power, Privilege, and Inequality, 2nd Edition

    By Kathleen J. Fitzgerald

    Despite promising changes over the last century, race remains a central organizing principle in US society, a key arena of inequality, power, and privilege, and the subject of ongoing conflict and debate. In this second edition of Recognizing Race and Ethnicity, Kathleen J. Fitzgerald continues to…

    eBook – 2018-05-15

  • Society and the Environment: Pragmatic Solutions to Ecological Issues book cover

    Society and the Environment

    Pragmatic Solutions to Ecological Issues, 2nd Edition

    By Michael Carolan

    Society and the Environment examines today's environmental controversies within a socio-organizational context. After outlining the contours of 'pragmatic environmentalism', Carolan considers the pressures that exist where ecology and society collide, such as population growth and its associated…

    eBook – 2018-05-15

  • Social Theory: The Multicultural, Global, and Classic Readings book cover

    Social Theory

    The Multicultural, Global, and Classic Readings, 6th Edition

    By Charles Lemert

    For nearly a quarter-century, Charles Lemert has shared his love of social theory, and the questions it explores, in this collection of readings. With 140 selections that begin in the nineteenth century and end in 2015, Social Theory charts the long arc of the development of the field. This edition…

    eBook – 2018-05-15

  • Inequality in the 21st Century: A Reader book cover

    Inequality in the 21st Century

    A Reader, 1st Edition

    By David Grusky

    Why are so many types of inequality suddenly increasing? Should we be worried that we're moving into a "second gilded age" with unprecedented levels of income inequality? In this new collection, David B. Grusky and Jasmine Hill present readings that lay bare the main changes in play, what's driving…

    eBook – 2018-05-15

  • The Social Dynamics of Family Violence book cover

    The Social Dynamics of Family Violence

    2nd Edition

    By Angela Hattery

    This compelling text explores family violence throughout the life course, from child abuse and neglect to intimate partner violence and elder abuse. Paying special attention to the social character and institutional causes of family violence, Hattery and Smith ask students to consider how social…

    eBook – 2018-05-15

  • Royal Courts Of The Ancient Maya: Volume 1: Theory, Comparison, And Synthesis book cover

    Royal Courts Of The Ancient Maya

    Volume 1: Theory, Comparison, And Synthesis, 1st Edition

    By Takeshi Inomata

    The two volumes of Royal Courts of the Ancient Maya provide current archaeological perspectives on Maya courts conceived as vital, functioning social groups composed of lords, courtiers, scribes, priests, and entertainers, among many others. In addition to archaeological data on the architecture…

    eBook – 2018-05-15

  • Sentinel Under Siege: The Triumphs And Troubles Of America's Free Press book cover

    Sentinel Under Siege

    The Triumphs And Troubles Of America's Free Press, 1st Edition

    By Stanley E Flink

    If the unexamined life is not worth living, surely the unexamined media is not worth heeding. Sentinel Under Siege traces the evolution of the media in the United States and its capacity to examine and regulate itself, from its earliest colonial roots to the modern explosion of digital…

    eBook – 2018-05-15

  • Power, Politics And Crime book cover

    Power, Politics And Crime

    1st Edition

    By William J Chambliss

    In the United States today, we are on the verge of fulfilling a nightmare scenario. Parents are fearful of letting their children play in their own yards and elderly people are afraid to leave their homes. The bogeyman in this rampant panic about crime is the young black male, who, in the media and…

    eBook – 2018-05-15

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