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Social Change Courses

Welcome to our Social Change publishing program.
Take a look inside at teaching and learning tools that:

  • Reflect our high scholarly standards
  • Speak effectively to today's college students
  • Represent the most current pedagogical trends


Featured Titles

Social Movements

Social Movements

Second Edition

Suzanne Staggenborg

The Politics of Protest
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The Making of Black Lives Matter: A Brief History of an Idea, Updated Edition

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Christopher J. Lebron

January 2022

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Social Problems: Finding Solutions, Taking Action

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Robert McNamara

September 2021

Providing students with the tools to understand and address the world around them, Social Problems: Finding Solutions, Taking Actions is a lively, up-to-date exposition of social problems.

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Lifeworlds of Islam: The Pragmatics of a Religion

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Mohammed A. Bamyeh

July 2021

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Making a Difference: Using Sociology to Create a Better World

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Michael Schwalbe

February 2019

A practical, engaging guide that shows students how they can use sociology to make a difference

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Social Movements

Second Edition

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Suzanne Staggenborg

June 2015

A social movements primer that uses case studies to illustrate major theories and concepts in the field

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The Politics of Protest: Social Movements in America

Second Edition

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David S. Meyer

March 2014

An accessible introduction to social movements grounded in political theory and policy implications

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From Pariahs to Partners: How Parents and their Allies Changed New York City's Child Welfare System

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David Tobis

May 2013

The untold story of how parent advocates helped transform New York City's child welfare system and end its over-reliance on foster care.

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Readings on Social Movements: Origins, Dynamics, and Outcomes

Second Edition

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Doug McAdam and David A. Snow

July 2009

A comprehensive and timely anthology, this wide-ranging, authoritative compilation by two of the best scholars in the field features the most salient research and articles available on social movements.

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Political Sociology: Power and Participation in the Modern World

Fifth Edition

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Anthony M. Orum and John G. Dale

October 2008

A clear, concise, and comprehensive introduction to political sociology--now with four new chapters, including cutting-edge research on mass media and social movements.

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The Gentle Subversive: Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, and the Rise of the Environmental Movement

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Mark Hamilton Lytle

July 2007

New Narratives in American History

A compact biography of Rachel Carson--a story of success, celebrity, controversy, and vindication.

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