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The Changing Academic Market: General Trends and a Berkeley Case Study
By Neil J. Smelser
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 56,890. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2012 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Social scientists & psychologists
Inside story and scholarly analysis of a major sociology department's search, during the mid-70s, to fill many faculty jobs--all attempted in the midst of fundamental changes to the college market that began in the 1960s. That sea change is exposed with candid self-awareness and examined in its practical effects: treatment of candidates, affirmative action, shrinking markets, and recommendations.
Wrestling With Oresteia
By TJ Seitz
Price: Free! Words: 1,670. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Essays
Essay about the concept of Fate
Welcome to Wynott: Rethinking the Way We've Always Done Things
By Ray Harris
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,050. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology
With a light touch and a lot of humor, Ray Harris applies fresh thinking to existing systems and structures, and creates a blueprint for a new American urban community, called “Wynott.” Whether an inner-city neighborhood, an aging suburb, or a small town, Wynott can exist in any place where enough people agree to try something different, and commit to making it work.
Everybody Knows Yet Nobody Really Knows
By Jerry Rose
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 31,630. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology
Here is a fun look at our everyday lives, which won the Pinnacle Book Award for “General Interest” and was runner-up for the International Book Award for “Best Gift & Specialty Book.” You’ll find thought-provoking observations introduced in a light manner followed by a series of intriguing facts. Now you can laugh at how we live while gathering new tidbits of knowledge you can share with friends.
Theory of Collective Behavior
By Neil J. Smelser
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 201,480. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2011 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology
A modern edition of a sociological and social psychology classic, adding a reflective new Preface by the author--plus an extensive, analytical 2011 Foreword by MIT's Gary Marx. Marx notes, "The book is elegant, original, carefully crafted and forcefully argued. In its totality, it is a fine example of an effort to define a field, identify major types and systematically connect central variables."
Urban Bedlam: Poetry From A Soul On Fire
By Lyn Valerie
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,870. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology
Urban Bedlam: Poetry From a Soul On Fire is a raw, unadulterated look into Black society and American culture as they exist today, through the lens of an observant twenty-something Black woman.
Lawyers on Their Own: The Solo Practitioner in an Urban Setting
By Jerome E. Carlin
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 71,460. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2011 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology
Renowned socio-legal study of lawyers in solo practice in Chicago during the 1960s, as updated in 1994. Includes new 2011 Foreword by law professor William Gallagher. The book is considered foundational for studies of the legal profession and legal ethics for small-client practice. Carlin exposes the underbelly of practice among solo lawyers and their methods of getting business, in many settings.
Veteran Homelessness: Department of Veterans Affairs Homeless Assessment Report to Congress
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 15,260. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology
This report is the result of ongoing collaboration between HUD and the VA to understand the extent and nature of homelessness among veterans in the United States. The information presented in this report is intended to inform public policymakers, local practitioners and the general public about veteran homelessness.
Sterling Place; a haunted house
By William Jervis
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,590. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology
a true story of a huanted house set in brooklyn new york where the author grew up and set out on a spiritual journey that brought him full circle with the death of his brother and how that house twenty years after leaving it, still had it's hooks in his family.
American Nudist Culture
By Larry Darter
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 11,790. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology
An objective, straightforward explanation of what American nudist culture is really about. Whether a person is just curious about what actually goes on inside nudist clubs and resorts or someone thinking about trying Nudism that needs more information before taking the plunge, the book answers many common questions and dispels many of the myths surrounding the nudist lifestyle.
TVA and the Grass Roots: A Study of Politics and Organization
By Philip Selznick
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 115,390. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2011 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology
Famous, influential study of organizations in action at all levels in the creation and expansion of the Tennessee Valley Authority with all its land use, agricultural, political and human effects. Landmark application of social theory coupled with prodigious research and insightful analysis made this book legendary. Newly republished in multiple formats in the Classics of Social Sciences series.
Theory and Case Study Research
By Jane Gilgun
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 2,900. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology
This article describes case study research and shows how difficult such research is. Valuable for its contributions to theory, case study research requires strong conceptual skills on the part of researchers.
Sociological Theory – A Contemporary View: How to Read, Criticize and Do Theory
By Neil J. Smelser
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 51,700. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2011 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology
A pithy, clear guide to creating and evaluating theory in the social sciences. Using a simple model of theory assessment--and applying it in depth to foundational and still-relevant social and economic theorists such as Durkheim, Marx and Parsons--Dr. Smelser shows the way to a better understanding of what social theory is supposed to accomplish and how to read it critically. New Introductions.
UPP Soft Power nascido na favela
By Rayel G. C. Barroso
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 14,270. Language: Portuguese. Published: January 19, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology
Ráyel G. C. Barroso faz uma análise objetiva e inovadora, no contexto das Relações Internacionais, do impacto das UPP’s (Unidades de Polícia Pacificadora), implementadas em favelas do Rio de Janeiro. O autor explica de que maneira a expertise adquirida com as UPP’s pode tornar-se uma ferramenta para exercício de soft power pelo Brasil.
Social Skills for busy bees (Relationship Advice, Effective Communication, Signs Your Relationship is Ending and other topics)
By John McCalmont
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 3,580. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2011 by i.e. Best ebooks. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology
A 3,100 word essay of rapid fire wit about Social Skills, relationships, effective communication and unrelated rants. Preview: God bless the so called honeymoon stage where two new lovers somehow managed to brainwash each other in thinking their God's gift to the human gene pool.
Talking Bits
By Michael Thomsen
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 81,860. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology
Talking Bits describes the relationship between communication technology and culture. It shows that the fundamental properties of digital technology will promote a society and culture, which is radically different from the one we have developed in the Western World and, in fact, bears close resemblance to oral society, albeit on a much grander scale.
What Would Jesus Do?- A deliberation on the immorality of subjecting a child to religious indoctrination.
By John Duff
Price: Free! Words: 2,410. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology
0.25 star(3.25 from 4 reviews)
Attempted religious indoctrination of children is immoral; we need to break the cycle of ignorance and start progressing in a forward direction. While religious schools or bible study groups for children may have benefits, the negative consequences outweigh any possible positive effects. Religion is a fact of human nature; it should be addressed pragmatically not dogmatically.
Leading Chaos: An Essential Guide to Conflict Management, Revised Edition
By Alexandria Windcaller
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 48,800. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology
Leading Chaos explores safety based Goal-Oriented Intervention, which provides the baseline protocol for the professional and non-professional intervener. The goals for each stage of conflict management have been fine-tuned and will help interveners succeed in answering that age-old question asked during a flash-point crisis ‘What should I do?' It takes the guesswork out of conflict management.
Growing Up in the Care of Strangers: The Experiences, Insights and Recommendations of Eleven Former Foster Kids
By Waln Brown
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 61,930. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology
Provides child welfare professionals insightful feedback from clients who grew up in juvenile justice, foster care, orphanage, adoptive and mental health placements. What makes this book particularly instructive derives from the authors credentials. They are college-educated adults who masterfully intertwine their childhood stories with mature perspective and their own professional expertise.
The Other Side of Delinquency
By Waln Brown
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 54,540. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology
Growing up in an impoverished, broken home, Waln Brown turned to vagrancy, truancy and juvenile delinquency. In this moving and spellbinding memoir, Waln Brown recounts his journey through an orphanage, detention home, psychiatric hospital and juvenile reformatory.