Political & Social Science

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Perry’s skewering of evolutionary rationales to explain and justify gender inequalities should keep us going for a while.”

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Written/Unwritten is a collection of essays by American academic faculty of color who have written poignant essays about the challenges, barriers, pain, and resilience required of being a

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The Death and Life of the Single Family House is an important contribution to urban studies . . .”

 

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This book presents itself as the “coming out” of Bennett and her Feminist Fight Club, a girl gang that banded together in 2009 to develop strategies for dealing with “sneaky micro-aggressions and o

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In 1852 Charles Dickens said of solitary confinement, "I hold this slow and daily tampering with the mysteries of the brain, to be immeasurably worse than any torture of the body: and because its g

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Fans of Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr.—also known as Lil Wayne and Weezy—will want to pick up his new journal, Gone ’Til November.

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The front cover of The Battle for Syria shows a hand composed of the flags of regional and international powers reaching across a bullet-ridden map of Syria.

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Brooke Harrington peels back the layers of high net-worth Individuals and wealth managers to expose economic inequality—politely.

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Criminal justice reform is on the political and social agenda in a way that hasn't been seen in several decades.

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The For Beginners series of graphic nonfiction books take on complicated subjects in an authoritative but accessible and entertaining manner.

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The 2016 presidential campaign cycle has proven to be the most unpredictable and volatile in modern history.

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“We depend upon the benefits from nature to sustain our bodies and the solace of wild places to soothe our souls, but somewhere along the way we lost respect for nature. We lost wonder.

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Sociologists, criminologists, and other scholars regularly study and debate what works about the American criminal justice system and what doesn't.

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"Prisoners," wrote Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, "retain the essence of human dignity. . . .

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As the nation comes to grips with the incarceration boom of the last several decades, sociologists, criminologists, and other experts have begun to closely examine the collateral consequences broug

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Local history can be rich, exotic, complicated, personal, and dark but especially when an incident like the Scopes Monkey Trial serves as an “island” in regional and national social currents.

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Don’t talk to police! What? Why not? Law professor James J. Duane tells you why; and if you do not heed his advice, you do so at your peril. Does that shock you?

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In 2012, the historian Andrew Preston in his Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith concluded that religion, especially Christianity, has played a central role in U.S.

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The common perception of the Supreme Court as a conservative body remains a truism, if not a banal cliche.

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“Whatever life holds in store for me, I will never forget these words: With great power comes great responsibility. This is my gift, my curse. Who am I?

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Meredith Tax is to be commended for her thorough and well-documented book about the history and politics of a region of the world most people know very little about.

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“America is a rampage nation, where mass shootings now pose the greatest credible threat to public safety, surpassing even terrorism.”

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At times, the most difficult but important books to read are the ones that hold a mirror to our lives and parenting behaviors. Glow Kids by Nicholas Karadaras is just such a book.

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Since its 2015 publication, Ari Berman’s Give Us the Ballot has received near universal acclaim, including Notable or Best Book of the Year status from The New York Times, The

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“He’s a talker, the angry man, talks the whole time. Talks as he picks me up in his pretend cab, talks as he turns the wrong way . . . talks as he extends his hand with a knife.”

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