social-sciences books
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  • The Woman Destroyed (Pantheon Modern Writers)
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    Pages : 256

    by: Simone de Beauvoir Patrick O'Brian

    Publisher: pPantheon

    Book Description

    In caliber, if not in content, this is comparable to Mme, de Beauvoir's last book, Les Belles Images--three first person, feminine, silky, shrewish, and on occasion shrill confessionals of unhappy women of a certain age. In two out of three, infideli ... more

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    1987-08-12

    ISBN-10: 0394711033

    ISBN-13: 9780394711034

    Language: English

  • Immediacy: How Our World Confronts Us and How We Confront Our World
    Views : 202
    Pages : 179

    by: Fred Emil Katz

    Publisher: pKatz

    Book Description

    A fascinating work that explores the ways in which the individual perceives his immediate surroundings and maneuvers within social constructs to describe the dynamic interplay between the individual and his society.

    Our sense of immediacy, ... more

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    2003-11-24

    ISBN-10: 0974435201

    ISBN-13: 9780974435206

    Language: English

  • Black Power: A Record of Reactions in a Land of Pathos
    Views : 383
    Pages : 448

    by: Richard Wright

    Publisher: pPerennial

    Book Description

    An American Negro reports on the revolution of Africa's Gold Coast. He sees the results of those forces of geography that made the country fabulously rich in raw materials, prey to British imperialism (after the Swedes, the Portuguese, the Germans, t ... more

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    0000-00-00

    ISBN-10: 0060925663

    ISBN-13: 9780060925666

    Language: English

  • Answering the Call: An Autobiography of the Modern Struggle to End Racial Discrimination in America
    Views : 212
    Pages : 416

    by: Nathaniel R. Jones

    Publisher: pThe New Press

    Book Description

    Triumphs and frustrations mark the author’s long legal career.

    In his candid, informative debut memoir, Jones, who in 2002 retired from the U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit, recounts his work as a lawyer and judge, including ... more

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    2016-05-17

    ISBN-10: 1620970759

    ISBN-13: 9781620970751

    Language: English

  • Ghetto: The Invention of a Place, the History of an Idea
    Views : 37
    Pages : 304

    by: Mitchell Duneier

    Publisher: pFarrar, Straus and Giroux

    Book Description

    How communities—especially in the United States—created, ostracized, and condemned the idea and reality of the ghetto.

    For more than 500 years, urban societies have found ways to coerce, compel, and otherwise force perceived ... more

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    2016-04-19

    ISBN-10: 0374161801

    ISBN-13: 9780374161804

    Language: English

  • The Gunning of America: Business and the Making of American Gun Culture
    Views : 442
    Pages : 528

    by: Pamela Haag

    Publisher: pBasic Books

    Book Description

    An examination of the controversial realm of American gun culture through the perspective of gun manufacturers, with an emphasis on the Winchester Repeating Arms Company.

    Historian Haag (Marriage Confidential: The Post-Romantic ... more

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    2016-04-19

    ISBN-10: 0465048951

    ISBN-13: 9780465048953

    Language: English

  • We Are As Gods: Back to the Land in the 1970s on the Quest for a New America
    Views : 353
    Pages : 384

    by: Kate Daloz

    Publisher: pPublicAffairs

    Book Description

    If you can remember the ’60s, you may have been there—but as a very young person, as this thoughtful history reveals.

    Joni Mitchell once said that we’ve got to get back to the garden, and tens of thousands heeded; in the years su ... more

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    2016-04-26

    ISBN-10: 1610392256

    ISBN-13: 9781610392259

    Language: English