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  • Hustlers, Beats, and Others book cover

    Hustlers, Beats, and Others

    1st Edition

    By James W. VanStone

    Ranging from pool hustling to pornography, this book analyzes deviant branches of American life, dispels misconceptions about them, and throws new light on sociological theory and method. Each chapter radically dissents from one or more mainstream opinions about deviance.The first chapter examines…

    eBook – 2017-07-12
    Routledge

  • How to Observe Morals and Manners book cover

    How to Observe Morals and Manners

    1st Edition

    By Harriet Martineau

    How to Observe Morals and Manners is the first systematic and substantive treatise on the methodology of sociological research. First published in 1838 and long out of print, this new edition presents for modern students research techniques used by those whose work has been the foundation for…

    eBook – 2017-07-12
    Routledge

  • Group Selection book cover

    Group Selection

    1st Edition

    By George C. Williams

    Living things are constantly engaged in a struggle for existence, and ingenious devices for the purpose of self-preservation can be seen in all types of animal and plant life. However, nature also displays phenomena that are not related to survival or that seem clearly to violate the principle of…

    eBook – 2017-07-12
    Routledge

  • Homicide: Foundations of Human Behavior book cover

    Homicide

    Foundations of Human Behavior, 1st Edition

    By Martin Daly, Margo Wilson

    The human race spends a disproportionate amount of attention, money, and expertise in solving, trying, and reporting homicides, as compared to other social problems. The public avidly consumes accounts of real-life homicide cases, and murder fiction is more popular still. Nevertheless, we have only…

    eBook – 2017-07-12
    Routledge
    Foundations of Human Behavior

  • Human Nature and the Social Order book cover

    Human Nature and the Social Order

    1st Edition

    By Charles Horton Cooley

    This work remains a pioneer sociological treatise on American culture. By understanding the individual not as the product of society but as its mirror image, Cooley concludes that the social order cannot be imposed from outside human nature but that it arises from the self. Cooley stimulated…

    eBook – 2017-07-12
    Routledge

  • Herbert Spencer's Sociology book cover

    Herbert Spencer's Sociology

    1st Edition

    By Jay Rumney

    The republication of this book is eminently fitting at this time. Jay Rumney's Herbert Spencer's Sociology first appeared in 1937. In that year Talcott Parsons, citing Crane Brinton, declared: "Spencer is dead. But who killed him and how?" It was the thesis of Parsons' famous The Structure of…

    eBook – 2017-07-12
    Routledge

  • Health and Suffering in America: The Context and Content of Mental Health Care book cover

    Health and Suffering in America

    The Context and Content of Mental Health Care, 1st Edition

    By Robert T. Fancher

    Health and Suffering in America analyzes how we came to see various forms of suffering as "mental illness," and argues that social and historical dynamics, not scientific discovery, gave us this notion. Robert Fancher argues that the beliefs of mental health professionals have less to do with…

    eBook – 2017-07-12
    Routledge

  • Homosexuality: Its Nature and Causes book cover

    Homosexuality

    Its Nature and Causes, 1st Edition

    By Donald J. West

    The subject of homosexuality, and especially male homosexuality, has received a great deal of publicity in England and America. The furor began with Kinsey's famous reports on sexual behavior, which brought out the fact that a far higher proportion of the population than was commonly supposed…

    eBook – 2017-07-12
    Routledge

  • Housing the Homeless book cover

    Housing the Homeless

    1st Edition

    By Jon Erickson, Charles Wilhelm

    Homelessness has become a lasting issue of vital social concern. As the number of the homeless has grown, the complexity of the issue has become increasingly clear to researchers and private and public service providers. The plight of the homeless raises many ethical, anthropological, political,…

    eBook – 2017-07-12
    Routledge

  • Introduction to Linear Algebra: A Primer for Social Scientists book cover

    Introduction to Linear Algebra

    A Primer for Social Scientists, 1st Edition

    By Gordon Mills

    This is the first book on linear algebra written specifically for social scientists. It deals only with those aspects of the subject applicable in the social sciences and provides a thorough understanding of linear algebra for those who wish to use it as a tool in the design, execution, and…

    eBook – 2017-07-12
    Routledge

  • In the Shadows of the Holocaust and Communism: Czech and Slovak Jews Since 1945 book cover

    In the Shadows of the Holocaust and Communism

    Czech and Slovak Jews Since 1945, 1st Edition

    By Alena Heitlinger

    When traumatic historical events and transformations coincide with one's entry into young adulthood, the personal and historical significance of life-course transitions interact and intensify. In this volume, Alena Heitlinger examines identity formation among a generation of Czech and Slovak Jews…

    eBook – 2017-07-12
    Routledge

  • Index Numbers in Economic Theory and Practice book cover

    Index Numbers in Economic Theory and Practice

    1st Edition

    By R. G. D. Allen

    There is no book currently available that gives a comprehensive treatment of the design, construction, and use of index numbers. However, there is a pressing need for one in view of the increasing and more sophisticated employment of index numbers in the whole range of applied economics and…

    eBook – 2017-07-12
    Routledge

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