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School Counseling Research: Advancing the Professional Evidence Base


Brett Zyromski, Carey Dimmitt

20 July 2023

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The Pocket Guide for Students: Navigating Your University Journey


Vanessa Parson

01 March 2023

Reassuring, practical, and supportive - the essential insider's guide to making a successful start at university.

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On Revolutions: Unruly Politics in the Contemporary World


Colin J. Beck, Mlada Bukovansky, Erica Chenoweth, George Lawson, Sharon Erickson Nepstad, Daniel P. Ritter

04 October 2022

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Personal but Not Private: Queer Women, Sexuality, and Identity Modulation on Digital Platforms


Stefanie Duguay

08 July 2022

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The Science and Art of Interviewing


Kathleen Gerson, Sarah Damaske

10 December 2020

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Sociology: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition


Steve Bruce

27 September 2018

Very Short Introductions

From politics to education, work, crime, and religion this Very Short Introduction discusses some of the core considerations of contemporary sociologists. Exploring the tension between the individual's place in society and society's role in shaping the individual, it demonstrates the value of sociology for understanding the modern world.

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Demography: A Very Short Introduction


Sarah Harper

24 May 2018

Very Short Introductions

Demography is the study the study of population size, distribution, composition, and density. Sarah Harper discusses the key theories and methods involved in studying population trends and movements, considers how our current global population came about, and addresses some of the future population challenges of the 21st century.

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Drugs: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition


Les Iversen

23 June 2016

Very Short Introductions

In this second edition, Les Iversen presents an introductory account of what drugs are, how they work, and the advances made over the past 100 years in the field of pharmacology. Looking at pharmaceutical drugs and both legal and illegal recreational drugs, Iversen reflects on how twentieth-century drugs have changed our lives.

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The Body: A Very Short Introduction


Chris Shilling

28 January 2016

Very Short Introductions

In this Very Short Introduction Chris Shilling considers the social significance of the human body, and the importance of the body to individual and collective identities. He examines how bodies not only shape but are shaped by the social, cultural, and material contexts in which humans live.

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Fourth Edition


James Fulcher, John Scott

17 March 2011

The fourth edition of Fulcher and Scott provides an authoritative and theoretically grounded approach to sociology, covering both classic and contemporary research. It provides the context for debate and discussion that enables students to develop their critical awareness skills.

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