E-books: Social Sciences

  • The Double Auction Market: Institutions, Theories, And Evidence book cover

    The Double Auction Market

    Institutions, Theories, And Evidence, 1st Edition

    By Daniel Friedman

    This collection of papers focuses on markets organized as double auctions (DA). In a double auction, both buyers and sellers can actively present bids (offers to buy) and asks (offers to sell) for standardized units of well-defined commodities and securities. A classic example of a DA market (known…

    eBook – 2018-05-04

  • Warmth Of The Welcome: The Social Causes Of Economic Success In Different Nations And Cities book cover

    Warmth Of The Welcome

    The Social Causes Of Economic Success In Different Nations And Cities, 1st Edition

    By Jeffrey G Reitz

    This book examines how the economic performance of immigrants is shaped by national and urban social institutions. In the United States, particularly in the high-immigration cities, most immigrant-origin groups have significantly lower earnings than do their counterparts in Canadian or Australian…

    eBook – 2018-05-04

  • Social Stratification: Class, Race, and Gender in Sociological Perspective book cover

    Social Stratification

    Class, Race, and Gender in Sociological Perspective, 4th Edition

    By David B. Grusky

    With income inequality on the rise and the ongoing economic downturn, the causes, consequences, and politics of inequality are undergoing a fundamental transformation. Updated and highly accessible, the fourth edition of Social Stratification provides refreshing take on existing theories,…

    eBook – 2018-05-04

  • Taiwan: Nation-State or Province? book cover


    Nation-State or Province?, 6th Edition

    By John F Copper

    In this newly revised and updated edition of Taiwan: Nation-State or Province?, John F. Copper examines Taiwan's geography and history, society and culture, economy, political system, and foreign and security policies in the context of Taiwan's uncertain political status as either a sovereign…

    eBook – 2018-05-04

  • Adaptive Individuals In Evolving Populations: Models And Algorithms book cover

    Adaptive Individuals In Evolving Populations

    Models And Algorithms, 1st Edition

    By Richard K. Belew

    The theory of evolution has been most successful explaining the emergence of new species in terms of their morphological traits. Ethologists teach that behaviors, too, qualify as first-class phenotypic features, but evolutionary accounts of behaviors have been much less satisfactory. In part this…

    eBook – 2018-05-04

  • Reduction And Predictability Of Natural Disasters book cover

    Reduction And Predictability Of Natural Disasters

    1st Edition

    By John Rundle

    Within the past five years, the international community has recognized that it may be possible, through programs of systematic study, to devise means to reduce and mitigate the occurrence of a variety of devastating natural hazards. Among these disasters are earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods,…

    eBook – 2018-05-04

  • Human Adaptability: An Introduction to Ecological Anthropology book cover

    Human Adaptability

    An Introduction to Ecological Anthropology, 3rd Edition

    By Emilio F. Moran

    Designed to help students understand the multiple levels at which human populations respond to their surroundings, this essential text offers the most complete discussion of environmental, physiological, behavioral, and cultural adaptive strategies available. Among the unique features that make…

    eBook – 2018-05-04

  • Feminist Thought: A More Comprehensive Introduction book cover

    Feminist Thought

    A More Comprehensive Introduction, 5th Edition

    By Rosemarie Tong

    A classic resource on feminist theory, Feminist Thought offers a clear, comprehensive, and incisive introduction to the major traditions of feminist theory, from liberal feminism, radical feminism, and Marxist and socialist feminism to care-focused feminism, psychoanalytic feminism, and ecofeminism…

    eBook – 2018-05-04

  • Economies and Cultures: Foundations of Economic Anthropology book cover

    Economies and Cultures

    Foundations of Economic Anthropology, 2nd Edition

    By Richard R Wilk

    This synthesis of modern economic anthropology goes to the heart of a thriving subdiscipline and identifies the fundamental practical and theoretical problems that give economic anthropology its unique strengths and vision. More than any other anthropological subdiscipline, economic anthropology…

    eBook – 2018-05-04

  • Dress Codes: Meanings And Messages In American Culture book cover

    Dress Codes

    Meanings And Messages In American Culture, 2nd Edition

    By Ruth Rubinstein

    Rich with illustrations, this revised and updated second edition of Dress Codes systematically analyzes the meaning and relevance of clothing in American culture. Presented here is an up-to-date analysis of images of power and authority, gender, seduction (the sexy look, the alluring look, the…

    eBook – 2018-05-04

  • Magical Writing In Salasaca: Literacy And Power In Highland Ecuador book cover

    Magical Writing In Salasaca

    Literacy And Power In Highland Ecuador, 1st Edition

    By Peter Wogan

    Explores the connections between beliefs about writing and power in an indigenous village in highland Ecuador.. This engaging case study of Salasaca, a village in highland Ecuador, examines indigenous beliefs about writing, such as Day of the Dead name lists, comparisons with weaving, and a witch…

    eBook – 2018-04-27
    Case Studies in Anthropology

  • Barbara Egger Lennon: Teacher, Mother, Activist book cover

    Barbara Egger Lennon

    Teacher, Mother, Activist, 1st Edition

    By Tina Stewart Brakebill

    Facets of Barbara Egger Lennon's life depict an ordinary white Midwestern woman of her time: teacher, wife, mother. Her work as a union organizer and political activist, however, complicate that picture. The way in which Egger Lennon balanced these roles illustrates how many women of her time…

    eBook – 2018-04-27

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