Social Problems

Inequality in America: Race, Poverty, and Fulfilling Democracy's Promise

Stephen M. Caliendo

Second Edition • July 18, 2017 • 300 pages

Print: $33.00 USD/$42.99 CAD • Ebook: $19.99 USD/$24.99 CAD

Comprehensive and accessible overview of race, class, and gender-based inequality in America through a primarily political science and policy lens

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Recognizing Race and Ethnicity: Power, Privilege, and Inequality

Kathleen J. Fitzgerald

Second Edition • February 21, 2017 • 552 pages

Print: $75.00 USD/$97.50 CAD • Ebook: $50.99 USD/$66.99 CAD

This refreshing text stresses institutional and cultural themes in race and ethnicity—rather than individual racial/ethnic groups.

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Inequality in the 21st Century: A Reader

Edited by David B. Grusky and Jasmine Hill

First Edition • February 7, 2017 • 500 pages

Print: $75.00 USD/$97.50 CAD • Ebook: $50.99 USD/$66.99 CAD

We are in a moment in history in which income inequality and economic segregation are rapidly increasing, racial conflicts are coming to a head, and inequality based on citizenship, sexual identity, and other statuses are evolving. By introducing readers to the research that’s defined and changed the field, Inequality in the 21st Century makes sense of our new gilded age and the inequalities that define it.

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Essential Criminology

Mark M. Lanier, Stuart Henry, and Desiré J.M. Anastasia

Fourth Edition • November 18, 2014 • 422 pages

Print: $52.00 USD/$67.50 CAD • Ebook: $33.99 USD/$33.99 CAD

In the fourth edition of Essential Criminology, authors Mark M. Lanier, Stuart Henry, and Desiré J.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 comprehensive, lengthy, and expensive introductory texts,…

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Ain’t No Makin’ It: Aspirations and Attainment in a Low-Income Neighborhood, Third Edition

Jay MacLeod

Third Edition • July 1, 2008 • 552 pages

Print: $45.00 USD/$58.50 CAD • Ebook: $29.99 USD/$29.99 CAD

Jay MacLeod brought us to the Clarendon Heights public housing development and introduced us to Jinx and Mokey and their teenage friends—the Hallway Hangers and the Brothers—in 1987 with the first edition of Ain’t No Makin’ It. The dreams of one peer group and the defeatism of the other moved…

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Social Problems: An Advocate Group Approach

Sara Horsfall

First Edition • March 1, 2012 • 384 pages

Print: $40.00 USD/$53.99 CAD • Ebook: $25.99 USD/$28.99 CAD

This book represents a truly innovative and empowering approach to social problems. Instead of focusing solely on a seemingly tireless list of major problems, Sara Towe Horsfall considers how select key issues can be solved and pays particular attention to the advocate groups already on the front lines. Horsfall first…

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

Edited by David Grusky; Szonja Szelenyi

Second Edition • March 1, 2011 • 784 pages

Print: $72.00 USD/$63.99 CAD

Oriented toward the introductory student, The Inequality Reader is the essential textbook for undergraduate inequality courses. Respected editors David B. Grusky and Szonja Szelényi have assembled the most relevant classic and contemporary readings, providing balanced coverage of inequality’s past and present. The carefully selected essays are methodologically diverse and interdisciplinary…

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Race, Place, and Environmental Justice After Hurricane Katrina: Struggles to Reclaim, Rebuild, and Revitalize New Orleans and the Gulf Coast

Edited by Robert D. Bullard and Beverly Wright

First Edition • February 1, 2009 • 312 pages

Print: $40.00 USD/$56.50 CAD • Ebook: $25.99 USD/$28.99 CAD

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall near New Orleans leaving death and destruction across the Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama Gulf Coast counties. The lethargic and inept emergency response that followed exposed institutional flaws, poor planning, and false assumptions that are built into the emergency response and homeland security…

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Hate Crimes and Ethnoviolence: The History, Current Affairs, and Future of Discrimination in America

Howard J. Ehrlich

First Edition • February 1, 2009 • 208 pages

Print: $35.00 USD/$61.50 CAD • Ebook: $22.99 USD/$26.99 CAD

Over the past twenty years, Howard Ehrlich conducted the first national surveys of ethnoviolence, helped design the protocol for identifying hate crimes, and has served as the director of the Prejudice Institute. This collection of essays is the result of his unparalleled research in this vital area of study. Ehrlich…

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The Essential Criminology Reader

Stuart Henry; Mark M. Lanier

First Edition • August 1, 2005 • 400 pages

Print: $57.00 USD/$69.99 CAD • Ebook: $36.99 USD/$42.99 CAD

Initially designed to accompany Mark Lanier and Stuart Henry’s best-selling Essential Criminology textbook, this new reader is an up-to-date companion text perfect for all students of introductory criminology and criminological theory courses. The Essential Criminology Reader contains 30 original articles on current developments in criminological theory. Commissioned specifically for The…

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