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Welcome to our Introductory Sociology publishing program.
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  • Reflect our high scholarly standards
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Ten Lessons in Introductory Sociology

Ten Lessons in Introductory Sociology

Kenneth A. Gould and Tammy L. Lewis

Thirty Readings in Introductory Sociology

Thirty Readings in Introductory Sociology

Second Edition

Kenneth A. Gould and Tammy L. Lewis

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The Sociology of American Drug Use

Third Edition

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Charles E. Faupel, Greg S. Weaver, and Jay Corzine

22 February 2013

A true sociological approach to the study of American drug use

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Fourth Edition

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James Fulcher and John Scott

08 May 2011

An authoritative and theoretically grounded approach to sociology

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The Study of Social Problems: Seven Perspectives

Seventh Edition

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Earl Rubington and Martin Weinberg

10 February 2010

The most theoretical social problems anthology available

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Conflicting Interests: Readings in Social Problems and Inequality

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Robert Heiner

05 November 2009

A concise, affordable, cutting-edge collection of articles that takes a critical constructionist approach to social problems

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One Nation, Uninsured: Why the U.S. Has No National Health Insurance

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Jill Quadagno

09 October 2006

A probing look at the forces that keep America the only industrialized nation without universal health care

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Flat Broke with Children: Women in the Age of Welfare Reform

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Sharon Hays

14 October 2004

In the spirit of Nickel and Dimed in America, the first book to explore the impact of recent welfare reform on women

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One Nation, Underprivileged: Why American Poverty Affects Us All

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Mark Robert Rank

01 April 2004

Rank provides us with a new paradigm for understanding poverty and outlines an innovative set of strategies that will reduce American poverty.

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Social Blueprints: Conceptual Foundations of Sociology

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David K. Brown

19 February 2004

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Debating the Death Penalty: Should America Have Capital Punishment? The Experts on Both Sides Make Their Best Case

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Hugo Adam Bedau and Paul G. Cassell

05 February 2004

An illuminating, even-handed look at one of the most troubling issues confronting our society

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The Essential Sociologist: An Introduction

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Beth B. Hess, Peter J. Stein, and Susan A. Farrell

07 March 2001

"A rich picture of a complex field with a history, competing schools of thought, and interdisciplinary roots."--From the Foreword by Judith Lorber

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Social Problems: Causes, Consequences, Interventions

Second Edition

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Jack Levin, Kim Mac Innis, Walter F. Carroll...

20 August 1999

An introductory text that covers a wide range of social problems.

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Troubled Times: Readings in Social Problems

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Robert H. Lauer and Jeanette C. Lauer

09 August 1999

This provocative anthology introduces students to a wide-ranging spectrum of social problems in the United States.

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