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Social Institutions Courses

Welcome to our Social Institutions publishing program.
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  • Reflect our high scholarly standards
  • Speak effectively to today's college students
  • Represent the most current pedagogical trends

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A Strategic Nature: Public Relations and the Politics of American Environmentalism

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Melissa Aronczyk and Maria I. Espinoza

January 2022

In A Strategic Nature, Melissa Aronczyk and Maria I. Espinoza show how public relations has dominated public understanding of the natural environment for over one hundred years.

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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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The Globotics Upheaval: Globalization, Robotics, and the Future of Work

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Richard Baldwin

September 2020

Richard Baldwin counters the combined threat of globalization and robotics with new policy perspectives to protect professional and service workers.

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Corporate Governance

Sixth Edition

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Christine Mallin

February 2019

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Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology

Sixth Edition

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John Germov

January 2019

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Sociology of North American Sport

Eleventh Edition

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

July 2018

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

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Sport in Contemporary Society: An Anthology

Tenth Edition

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D. Stanley Eitzen

October 2014

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

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The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

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Max Weber and Stephen Kalberg

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

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David A. Karp and Gretchen E. Sisson

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

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Jane D. McLeod and Eric R. Wright

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

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Max Weber

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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Robert Perrucci and Carolyn C. Perrucci

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

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Amy S. Wharton

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

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Andrew Chadwick

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

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Lorne L. Dawson

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

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Larry A. Witham

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

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Christian Smith and Melina Lundquist Denton

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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Henry Goldschmidt and Elizabeth McAlister

August 2004

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Buddhism in the Modern World: Adaptations of an Ancient Tradition

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Steven Heine and Charles S. Prebish

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

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Kathy Charmaz and Debora A. Paterniti

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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