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  • The Confidence Game

    Why We Fall for It . . . Every Time

    **"It’s a startling and disconcerting read that should make you think twice every time a friend of a friend offers you the opportunity of a lifetime.”—Erik Larson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dead Wake and bestselling author of Devil in the White CityThink you can’t get conned? Think again. The New York Times bestselling author of Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes explains ... Read more

    $11.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • Caste (Oprah's Book Club)

    The Origins of Our Discontents

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD LONGLIST • “An instant American classic and almost certainly the keynote nonfiction book of the American century thus far.”—Dwight Garner, The New York TimesThe Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Sociological Perspectives on Substance Use and College Life

    An Ethnographic Investigation

    This book is specifically designed to be used in a variety of my sociology courses, including Introduction to Sociology and Social Problems. It is an example of a sociological monograph, a detailed written study on a specialized scholarly subject and will illustrate how original sociological research is conducted, analyzed, and written.Throughout this text, we will examine a wide variety of ... Read more

    $43.19 USD

  • This Is Where You Belong

    Finding Home Wherever You Are

    In the spirit of Gretchen Rubin’s megaseller The Happiness Project and Eric Weiner’s The Geography of Bliss, a journalist embarks on a project to discover what it takes to love where you liveThe average restless American will move 11.7 times in a lifetime. For Melody Warnick, it was move #6, from Austin, Texas, to Blacksburg, Virginia, that threatened to unhinge her. In the lonely aftermath of ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $6.99 USD

  • This Is Our School!

    Race and Community Resistance to School Reform

    How local educational justice movements wrestle with neoliberal school reformParents, educators, and activists are passionately fighting to improve public schools around the country. In This Is Our School! Hava Rachel Gordon takes us inside these fascinating school reform movements, exploring their origins, aims, and victories as they work to build a better future for our education system.Focusing ... Read more

    $26.99 USD

  • Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

    series Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading
    Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds is a landmark study of crowd psychology and mass mania and a singular casebook of human folly throughout the ages. Chronicled here are accounts of swindles, schemes, and scams on a grand scale. Other chapters deal with fads and delusions that have sprung from ideas, beliefs, and causes that still have champions today: the prophecies of ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • Talking to Strangers

    What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know

    Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Outliers, offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangers and why they often go wrong**—now with a new afterword by the author.**A Best Book of the Year: The Financial Times, Bloomberg, Chicago Tribune, and Detroit Free PressHow did Fidel Castro fool the CIA f... ... Read more

    $15.99 USD $12.99 USD

  • City of Quartz

    Excavating the Future in Los Angeles

    by Mike Davis ...
    This new edition of the visionary social history of Los Angeles is “as central to the L.A. canon as anything that . . . Joan Didion wrote in the seventies” (New Yorker)No metropolis has been more loved or more hated. To its official boosters, “Los Angeles brings it all together.” To detractors, L.A. is a sunlit mortuary where “you can rot without feeling it.” To Mike Davis, the author of this ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • 俗女養成記(第二季開播紀念版)

    by 江鵝 ...
    series SMILE
    「陳嘉玲」回來了!2021年必追台劇《俗女養成記2》開播紀念相約2021.8.8 陪你一起又哭又笑—台式新喜劇《俗女養成記》原著——寫給六年級女人的情書—台南傳統中藥店家庭故事。70年代的台灣教育現場。6年級生女人的成長回憶。年過四十,開始讚許自己普通得理直氣壯。沒有變成父母心中理想的淑女,那就接受不完美的自己,勇於當個俗女!和台灣十大建設差不多時間出生,和台灣經濟一起長出來的六年級女孩啊,蹣跚跨步之初,生命藍圖臨摹著淑女形象,不料潮流與時代正在改寫「好家教」的定義,六年級女人繼承的輪廓正在式微,於是,她們聰明伶俐,卻聽從爸媽和老師說的話;照顧好自己的功課,又主動幫忙家務;待... ... Read more

    $6.51 USD

  • Mutual Aid

    Building Solidarity During This Crisis (and the Next)

    by Dean Spade ...
    Mutual aid is the radical act of caring for each other while working to change the world.Around the globe, people are faced with a spiralling succession of crises, from the Covid-19 pandemic and climate change-induced fires, floods, and storms to the ongoing horrors of mass incarceration, racist policing, brutal immigration enforcement, endemic gender violence, and severe wealth inequality. As ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Happy Singlehood

    The Rising Acceptance and Celebration of Solo Living

    Happy Singlehood charts a way forward for singles to live life on their terms, and shows how everyone—single or coupled—can benefit from accepting solo living. Based on personal interviews, quantitative analysis, and extensive review of singles’ writings and literature, author Elyakim Kislev uncovers groundbreaking insights on how unmarried people create satisfying lives in a world where social ... Read more

    $20.49 USD

  • You Can't Teach Us if You Don't Know Us and Care About Us

    Becoming an Ubuntu, Responsive and Responsible Urban Teacher

    series Black Studies and Critical Thinking
    This book addresses the needs of diverse urban students for a new kind of teacher, classroom learning context, curriculum, and pedagogy in order to effectively learn, perform, and achieve. Drawing on the African concept of Ubuntu as a fundamental framework for enacting a humanizing pedagogy, the text invites teachers, students, and families to enter into an interdependent and interconnected ... Read more

    $51.99 USD

  • Savage Inequalities

    Children in America's Schools

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “An impassioned book, laced with anger and indignation, about how our public education system scorns so many of our children.”—The New York Times Book ReviewIn 1988, Jonathan Kozol set off to spend time with children in the American public education system. For two years, he visited schools in neighborhoods across the country, from Illinois to Washington, D.C., and from ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Neutral Accent

    How Language, Labor, and Life Become Global

    by A. Aneesh ...
    In Neutral Accent, A. Aneesh employs India's call centers as useful sites for studying global change. The horizon of global economic shift, the consequences of global integration, and the ways in which call center work "neutralizes" racial, ethnic, and national identities become visible from the confines of their cubicles. In his interviews with call service workers and in his own work in a call ... Read more

    $17.29 USD

  • The Cost of Inclusion

    How Student Conformity Leads to Inequality on College Campuses

    Young people are told that college is a place where they will “find themselves” by engaging with diversity and making friendships that will last a lifetime. This vision of an inclusive, diverse social experience is a fundamental part of the image colleges sell potential students. But what really happens when students arrive on campus and enter this new social world? The Cost of Inclusion delves ... Read more

    $19.49 USD

  • Introducing Foucault

    A Graphic Guide

    Michel Foucault's work was described at his death as 'the most important event of thought in our century'. As a philosopher, historian and political activist, he certainly left behind an enduring and influential body of work, but is this acclaim justified? "Introducing Foucault" places his work in its turbulent philosophical and political context, and critically explores his mission to expose the ... Read more

    $5.19 USD $1.35 USD

  • This Chair Rocks

    A Manifesto Against Ageism

    Author, activist, and TED speaker Ashton Applewhite has written a rousing manifesto calling for an end to discrimination and prejudice on the basis of age.In our youth obsessed culture, we’re bombarded by media images and messages about the despairs and declines of our later years. Beauty and pharmaceutical companies work overtime to convince people to purchase products that will retain their ... Read more

    $11.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • Wildland

    The Making of America's Fury

    by Evan Osnos ...
    INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAfter a decade abroad, the National Book Award*–* and Pulitzer Prize*–*winning writer Evan Osnos returns to three places he has lived in the United States—Greenwich, CT; Clarksburg, WV; and Chicago, IL—to illuminate the origins of America’s political fury.Evan Osnos moved to Washington, D.C., in 2013 after a decade away from the United States, first... ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Rationality

    What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters

    by Steven Pinker ...
    **NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“In our uncertain age, which can so often feel so dark and disturbing, Steven Pinker has distinguished himself as a voice of positivity.” – New York TimesCan reading a book make you more rational? Can it help us understand why there is so much irrationality in the world? Steven Pinker, author of Enlightenment Now (Bill Gates’s "new favorite book of all time”) answers all ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Mistakes Were Made (but Not by Me) Third Edition

    Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts

    A NEW EDITION UPDATED IN 2020 • Why is it so hard to say "I made a mistake" — and really believe it?When we make mistakes, cling to outdated attitudes, or mistreat other people, we must calm the cognitive dissonance that jars our feelings of self-worth. And so, unconsciously, we create fictions that absolve us of responsibility, restoring our belief that we are smart, moral, and right—a belief ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • More Than Good Intentions

    Improving the Ways the World's Poor Borrow, Save, Farm, Learn, and Stay Healthy

    A leading economist and researcher report from the front lines of a revolution in solving the world's most persistent problem.When it comes to global poverty, people are passionate and polarized. At one extreme: We just need to invest more resources. At the other: We've thrown billions down a sinkhole over the last fifty years and accomplished almost nothing.Dean Karlan and Jacob Appel present an ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Brown White Black

    An American Family at the Intersection of Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Religion

    Intimate and honest essays on motherhood, marriage, love, and acceptanceBrown White Black is a portrait of Nishta J. Mehra's family: her wife, who is white; her adopted child, Shiv, who is black; and their experiences dealing with America's rigid ideas of race, gender, and sexuality. Her clear-eyed and incisive writing on her family's daily struggle to make space for themselves amid racial ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Stateville

    The Penitentiary in Mass Society

    series Studies in Crime and Justice
    Stateville penitentiary in Illinois has housed some of Chicago's most infamous criminals and was proclaimed to be "the world's toughest prison" by Joseph Ragen, Stateville's powerful warden from 1936 to 1961. It shares with Attica, San Quentin, and Jackson the notoriety of being one of the maximum security prisons that has shaped the public's conception of imprisonment. In Stateville James B. ... Read more

    $26.69 USD

  • The Missing Martyrs

    Why There Are So Few Muslim Terrorists

    Why are there so few Muslim terrorists? With more than a billion Muslims in the world--many of whom supposedly hate the West and ardently desire martyrdom--why don't we see terrorist attacks every day? Where are the missing martyrs? In this startlingly counterintuitive book, a leading authority on Islamic movements demonstrates that terrorist groups are thoroughly marginal in the Muslim world. ... Read more

    $16.19 USD