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Social Institutions Courses

Welcome to our Social Institutions 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

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Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology

Sixth Edition

Retail Price to Students:

$77.95

John Germov

9780190306489
Paperback
January 2019

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Sociology of North American Sport

Eleventh Edition

Retail Price to Students:

$89.95

George H. Sage, D. Stanley Eitzen, and Becky Beal

9780190854102
Paperback
July 2018

An accessible and concise yet comprehensive text that takes a critical look at sports and society

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Technology and Society: Social Networks, Power, and Inequality

Second Edition

Retail Price to Students:

$65.95

Anabel Quan-Haase

9780199014712
Paperback
October 2015

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Sport in Contemporary Society: An Anthology

Tenth Edition

Retail Price to Students:

$69.95

D. Stanley Eitzen

9780190202774
Paperback
October 2014

A critical sociology of sport anthology edited by a leading scholar in the field

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Nine Theories of Religion

Third Edition

Retail Price to Students:

$52.95

Daniel Pals

9780199859092
Paperback
September 2014

Systematic, accessible, and succinct: The bestselling textbook on the major theories of religion

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The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

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$19.95

Max Weber and Stephen Kalberg

9780199747252
Paperback
July 2010

The most accurate and reader-friendly translation of The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, by renowned Weber scholar Stephen Kalberg

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Voices from the Inside: Readings on the Experiences of Mental Illness

Retail Price to Students:

$49.95

David A. Karp and Gretchen E. Sisson

9780195370454
Paperback
July 2009

Featuring memorable, first-person accounts of mentally ill individuals, Voices from the Inside: Readings on the Experiences of Mental Illness allows students to connect directly with real-life "experts" who know mental illness all too intimately.

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The Sociology of Mental Illness: A Comprehensive Reader

Retail Price to Students:

$99.95

Jane D. McLeod and Eric R. Wright

9780195381719
Paperback
April 2009

A comprehensive collection of readings designed to help students develop a nuanced and sophisticated appreciation of the most important, heated--and fascinating--controversies in the field of mental illness

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The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism with Other Writings on the Rise of the West

Fourth Edition

Retail Price to Students:

$49.95

Max Weber

9780195332537
Paperback
September 2008

For the first time in one volume, this engaging text integrates Weber's exploration of the spirit of capitalism's origins with his larger project: a multi-causal analysis of the West's distinctiveness and its sources.

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The Transformation of Work in the New Economy: Sociological Readings

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$122.95

Robert Perrucci and Carolyn C. Perrucci

9780195330816
Paperback
November 2006

A critical examination of existing conditions in the workplace and a discussion of the political and economic forces that have shaped them.

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The Sociology of Organizations: An Anthology of Contemporary Theory and Research

Retail Price to Students:

$117.95

Amy S. Wharton

9780195330700
Paperback
July 2006

"The selections complement each other superbly, [and] the theory and research are intellectually stimulating and cutting-edge."--Matthew Archibald, Emory University

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Internet Politics: States, Citizens, and New Communication Technologies

Retail Price to Students:

$76.95

Andrew Chadwick

9780195177732
Paperback
February 2006

This major new work provides the first comprehensive overview of Internet politics.

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Comprehending Cults: The Sociology of New Religious Movements

Second Edition

Retail Price to Students:

$72.95

Lorne L. Dawson

9780195420098
Paperback
January 2006

Completely revised and updated in this second edition, Comprehending Cults, Second Edition, provides a sociological interpretation of the phenomenon of new religious movements.

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Where Darwin Meets the Bible: Creationists and Evolutionists in America

Retail Price to Students:

$40.95

Larry A. Witham

9780195182811
Paperback
May 2005

Now in paperback--A comprehensive and evenhanded account of the debate between creationists and evolutionists

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Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers

Retail Price to Students:

$41.95

Christian Smith and Melina Lundquist Denton

9780195180954
Hardcover
February 2005

Winner of the 2006 Christianity Today Book Award for Christianity and Culture-- A landmark account of the spiritual and religious lives of American teenagers

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Race, Nation, and Religion in the Americas

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$41.95

Henry Goldschmidt and Elizabeth McAlister

9780195149197
Paperback
August 2004

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Buddhism in the Modern World: Adaptations of an Ancient Tradition

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$56.00

Steven Heine and Charles S. Prebish

9780195146981
Paperback
September 2003

The most comprehensive available overview of Asian Buddhism today

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Health, Illness, and Healing: Society, Social Context, and Self: An Anthology

Retail Price to Students:

$119.95

Kathy Charmaz and Debora A. Paterniti

9780195329766
Paperback
January 1998

This anthology addresses significant topics that most other texts overlook: definitions of health and illness, meanings of suffering, and the sociology of the body.

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Sex, Drugs, and the Continuing Spread of AIDS

Retail Price to Students:

$72.95

Clyde B. McCoy and James A. Inciardi

9780195329704
Paperback
January 1995

This book covers the nature and origins of AIDS, its social dimensions and impact on people and institutions, and alternatives for reducing the continuing spread of the disease.

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