Announcing Student Economy Editions

Westview is re-releasing fourteen classic and popular titles, priced with the student in mind.

Westview Press is proud to announce the release of new Student Economy Editions

With tuition costs and textbook prices rising, it’s getting more and more expensive to be a student. Ultimately, that means that higher education—and the knowledge and access that come with it—is getting out of reach for more and more people. At Westview, we wanted to do something about that, and so we are proud to be releasing new Student Economy Editions of fourteen of our classic and popular titles.

Student Economy Editions include the same material as the standard book that was released originally—the same text, the same figures, and perhaps most importantly, the same page numbers so students know what to read for that assignment on the syllabus. These Student Economy Editions are available to own for about the same price as renting and can be purchased through your favorite online retailers and at campus bookstores.

Browse our Student Economy Editions below.

Asian Studies

Southeast Asia: Past and Present, 7th Edition

D.R. SarDesai

978-0-8133-5016-5 S.E.E.

Price: $18.99 US / $23.99 CAN

Southeast Asia: Past and Present offers a balanced and readable account of the region from ancient to modern times, covering traditional history as well as current events.

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Modern Japan: A Historical Survey, 5th Edition

Mikiso Hane, Louis G. Perez


S.E.E. Price: $19.99 US / $24.99 CAN

Integrating political events with cultural, economic, and intellectual movements, Modern Japan provides a balanced and authoritative survey of modern Japanese history from the Tokugawa period to the present.

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Government and Politics of South Asia, 7th Edition

Robert C. Oberst, Yogendra K. Malik, Charles Kennedy, Ashok Kapur, Mahendra Lawoti, Syedur Rahman, Ahrar Ahmad


S.E.E. Price: $17.99 US / $22.50 CAN

This comprehensive but accessible text provides students with a systematic introduction to the comparative political study of the leading nations of South Asia: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal.

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Middle East Studies

Middle East Patterns: Places, Peoples, and Politics, 6th Edition

Colbert C. Held, John Thomas Cummings


S.E.E. Price: $22.99 US / $28.99 CAN

…continues to be the most comprehensive and authoritative geographical study of the region. Colbert C. Held and John Thomas Cummings introduce the Middle East from a topical perspective and then provide in-depth country-by-country coverage.

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The Middle East and the United States, 2013 Edition

David W. Lesch, Mark L. Haas


S.E.E. Price: $21.99 US / $27.50 CAN

The 2013 updated fifth edition brings together scholars and diplomats from the Middle East, Europe, and North America to provide an objective, cross-cultural assessment of US policy toward the Middle East.

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An Introduction to the Modern Middle East, 5th Edition

David S. Sorenson


S.E.E. Price: $17.99 US / $22.50 CAN

An overview of the history, religion, political economy, and politics of the Middle East, with individual chapters devoted to each of the countries in the Persian (Arabian) Gulf, Eastern Mediterranean, and North Africa.

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Sociology & Anthropology

Computer: A History of the Information Machine, 3rd Edition

Martin Campbell-Kelly, William Aspray, Nathan Ensmenger, Jeffrey R. Yost


S.E.E. Price: $16.99 US / $21.50 CAN

An exploration of the computer, tracing not only the development of the machine itself, but also chronicling the effects of manufacturing and sales innovations by companies that made the boom possible.

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School, Family, and Community Partnerships: Preparing Educators and Improving Schools, 2nd Edition

Joyce L. Epstein


S.E.E. Price: $21.99 US / $27.50 CAN

This collection is designed for use in courses of teacher education, preparation of school administrators, and other courses that prepare professionals to understand and to work in schools and with families and students.

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Recognizing Race and Ethnicity: Power, Privilege, and Inequality

Kathleen Fitzgerald


S.E.E. Price: $27.99 US / $34.99 CAN

In a refreshing new introduction to the sociology of race, Recognizing Race and Ethnicity encourages students to think differently by challenging the notion that we are, or should even aspire to be, color-blind.

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Human Adaptability: An Introduction to Ecological Anthropology, 3rd Edition

Emilio F. Moran


S.E.E. Price: $18.99 US / $23.99 CAN

Designed to help students understand the multiple levels at which human populations respond to their surroundings, this essential text offers the most complete discussion of environmental, physiological, behavioral, and cultural adaptive strategies available.

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Also available from Westview Press

Political Worlds of Women: Activism, Advocacy, and Governance in the Twenty-First Century

Mary Hawkesworth


S.E.E. Price: $16.99 US / $21.50 CAN

Incorporating case studies from Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas…analyzes critical issues such as immigration and citizenship, the politics of representation, sexual regulation, and gender mainstreaming in order to examine how women mobilize in this era of globalization.

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Introduction to Commutative Algebra

Michael Atiyah


S.E.E. Price: $29.99 US / $37.50 CAN

This book grew out of a course of lectures given to third year undergraduates at Oxford University, and it has the modest aim of producing a rapid introduction to the subject.

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An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory

Michael E. Peskin and Daniel V. Schroeder


S.E.E. Price: $33.99 US / $42.50 CAN

A textbook intended for the graduate physics course covering relativistic quantum mechanics, quantum electrodynamics, and Feynman diagrams.

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Feminist Thought: A More Comprehensive Introduction, 4th Edition

Rosemarie P. Tong


S.E.E. Price: $18.99 US / $23.99 CAN

A clear, comprehensive, and incisive introduction to the major traditions of feminist theory, from liberal feminism, radical feminism, and Marxist and socialist feminism to care-focused feminism, psychoanalytic feminism, women of color feminisms, and ecofeminism.

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