Sociology of American Society

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

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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Social Media Freaks: Digital Identity in the Network Society

Dustin Kidd

First Edition • February 14, 2017 • 288 pages

Print: $36.00 USD/$46.99 CAD • Ebook: $25.99 USD/$33.99 CAD

Dustin Kidd presents a cultural study of social media, focusing on issues of identity and inequality.

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Privilege: A Reader

Edited by Michael S. Kimmel and Abby L. Ferber

Fourth Edition • July 12, 2016 • 304 pages

Print: $42.00 USD/$54.50 CAD • Ebook: $25.99 USD/$25.99 CAD

Kimmel and Ferber present essays that explore the multifaceted nature of social location and consider how various social markers interact to create nuanced layers of privilege and oppression.

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The Social Dynamics of Family Violence

Angela Hattery and Earl Smith

Second Edition • July 12, 2016 • 476 pages

Print: $59.00 USD/$76.50 CAD • Ebook: $36.99 USD/$36.99 CAD

A comprehensive exploration of family violence throughout the life course. Hattery and Smith examine abuse of many kinds through the lens of social inequality.

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Social Movements and New Technology

Victoria Carty

First Edition • February 10, 2015 • 224 pages

Print: $30.00 USD/$38.99 CAD • Ebook: $19.99 USD/$19.99 CAD

Click here to read an excerpt from Social Movements and New Technology by Victoria Carty The emergence of new information communication technologies—such as the Internet and social media networking sites and platforms—has strongly affected social movement activism. In this compelling and timely book, Victoria Carty examines these movements and their…

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Pop Culture Freaks: Identity, Mass Media, and Society

Dustin Kidd

First Edition • March 4, 2014 • 288 pages

Print: $36.00 USD/$43.99 CAD • Ebook: $22.99 USD/$26.99 CAD

Love it or hate it, popular culture permeates every aspect of contemporary society. In this accessibly written introduction to the sociology of popular culture, Dustin Kidd provides the tools to think critically about the cultural soup served daily by film, television, music, print media, and the internet. Utilizing each chapter…

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Intersectionality: A Foundations and Frontiers Reader

Patrick R. Grzanka

First Edition • February 26, 2014 • 384 pages

Print: $45.00 USD/$56.50 CAD

Intersectionality: A Foundations and Frontiers Reader is an accessible, primary-source driven exploration of intersectionality in sociology and related fields. The book maps the origins of the concept, particularly in Black feminist thought and sociology, opens the discourse to challenges and applications across disciplines and outside academia, and explores the leading…

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Social Stratification: Class, Race, and Gender in Sociological Perspective

David B. Grusky

Fourth Edition • January 28, 2014 • 1200 pages

Print: $92.00 USD/$62.50 CAD

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, incorporates the latest data, and lends new perspectives to classic debates.…

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Connecting Social Problems and Popular Culture: Why Media is Not the Answer

Karen Sternheimer

Second Edition • March 12, 2013 • 320 pages

Print: $40.00 USD/$51.99 CAD • Ebook: $25.99 USD/$25.99 CAD

Is violence on the streets caused by violence in video games? Does cyber-bullying lead to an increase in suicide rates? Are teens promiscuous because of Teen Mom? As Karen Sternheimer clearly demonstrates, popular culture is an easy scapegoat for many of society’s problems, but it is almost always the wrong…

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