E-books: Social Sciences

  • Language, Culture, and Society: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology book cover

    Language, Culture, and Society

    An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology, 7th Edition

    By James Stanlaw

    Why should we study language? How do the ways in which we communicate define our identities? And how is this all changing in the digital world? Since 1993, many have turned to Language, Culture, and Society for answers to questions like those above because of its comprehensive coverage of all…

    eBook – 2018-04-24

  • Criminology and Criminal Justice: A Study Guide book cover

    Criminology and Criminal Justice

    A Study Guide, 2nd Edition

    By Peter Joyce

    A broad and comprehensive guide to the study of criminology and criminal justice at undergraduate level, this book is essential reading for new students. Assuming no prior knowledge, it offers an essential overview to key themes and issues, brings together theory with practice, and provides useful…

    eBook – 2018-04-20

  • Performance Autoethnography: Critical Pedagogy and the Politics of Culture book cover

    Performance Autoethnography

    Critical Pedagogy and the Politics of Culture, 2nd Edition

    By Norman K. Denzin

    This book is a manifesto. It is about rethinking performance autoethnography, about the formation of a critical performative cultural politics, about what happens when everything is already performative, when the dividing line between performativity and performance disappears. This is a book about…

    eBook – 2018-04-20

  • Race in North America: Origin and Evolution of a Worldview book cover

    Race in North America

    Origin and Evolution of a Worldview, 4th Edition

    By Audrey Smedley

    This sweeping work traces the idea of race for more than three centuries to show that 'race' is not a product of science but a cultural invention that has been used variously and opportunistically since the eighteenth century. Updated throughout, the fourth edition of this renowned text includes a…

    eBook – 2018-04-20

  • Criminological Skills and Research for Beginners: A Student's Guide book cover

    Criminological Skills and Research for Beginners

    A Student's Guide, 2nd Edition

    By Laura Caulfield, Jane Hill

    Criminological Skills and Research for Beginners is a comprehensive and engaging guide to research methods in Criminology, and the skills required for academic success. Written specifically for undergraduate students and novice researchers, this book has been designed as a lively and accessible…

    eBook – 2018-04-19

  • Sustainable Business: Key Issues book cover

    Sustainable Business

    Key Issues, 2nd Edition

    By Helen Kopnina, John Blewitt

    Sustainable Business: Key Issues is the first comprehensive introductory-level textbook to address the interface between environmental challenges and business solutions to provide an overview of the basic concepts of sustainability, sustainable business, and business ethics. The book introduces…

    eBook – 2018-04-19
    Key Issues in Environment and Sustainability

  • The Inequality Reader: Contemporary and Foundational Readings in Race, Class, and Gender book cover

    The Inequality Reader

    Contemporary and Foundational Readings in Race, Class, and Gender, 2nd Edition

    By David Grusky

    Oriented toward the introductory student, The Inequality Reader is the essential textbook for today's undergraduate courses. The editors, David B. Grusky and Szonja Szelenyi, have assembled the most important classic and contemporary readings about how poverty and inequality are generated and how…

    eBook – 2018-04-19

  • Essential Criminology book cover

    Essential Criminology

    4th Edition

    By Mark M. Lanier

    In the fourth edition of Essential Criminology, authors Mark M. Lanier, Stuart Henry, and Desire .M. Anastasia build upon this best-selling critical review of criminology, which has become essential reading for students of criminology in the 21st century. Designed as an alternative to overly…

    eBook – 2018-04-19

  • Sport, Power, and Society: Institutions and Practices: A Reader book cover

    Sport, Power, and Society

    Institutions and Practices: A Reader, 1st Edition

    By Robert E. Washington

    This comprehensive collection examines the culture of sport and its relationship with various social institutions. The editors first provide a broad overview of the field and describe the ways in which the concept of sport as a meritocratic contest is undermined by the powerful social structures…

    eBook – 2018-04-19

  • Medical Anthropology in Ecological Perspective book cover

    Medical Anthropology in Ecological Perspective

    6th Edition

    By Ann McElroy

    Global environmental change and recent worldwide infectious-disease outbreaks make the ecological perspective of medical anthropology more important a field of study than ever. In this premier teaching text, authors Ann McElroy and Patricia K. Townsend integrate biocultural, environmental, and…

    eBook – 2018-04-19

  • The Ghetto: Contemporary Global Issues and Controversies book cover

    The Ghetto

    Contemporary Global Issues and Controversies, 1st Edition

    By Ray Hutchison

    Too often the term 'ghetto' is simply applied to any African American community, to the inner city as a whole, or recently to anything that is degraded or unrefined. But what is a ghetto? Does it arise organically from cities, or is it a consequence of social conflict and government policy? Are the…

    eBook – 2018-04-19

  • Kinship and Gender: An Introduction book cover

    Kinship and Gender

    An Introduction, 5th Edition

    By Linda Stone

    Does kinship still matter in today's globalized, increasingly mobile world? Do family structures continue to influence the varied roles that men and women play in different cultures? Answering with a resounding 'yes!', Linda Stone offers a lively introduction to and working knowledge of kinship.…

    eBook – 2018-04-19

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