THINK Sociology

Pearson - An engaging visual design developed with the benefit of extensive student feedback will appeal to your students and deliver the core concepts of Sociology in a way that they can actually understand. Think sociology is informed with the latest research and the most contemporary examples, allowing you to bring current events directly into your classroom with little additional work.

With an engaging visual design, 15 page chapters, and readings from popular trade titles, THINK Sociology is the introductory Sociology text your students will read. The groundbreaking instructor supplements package will help you bring the core concepts of Sociology to life, without burdening your students with heavy, too dense and too expensive learning solutions.

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Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America

Berkley - One of the five most important books of the year--esquire “devastatingly smart and FUNNY. She also answers questions often asked about those who live on or near minimum wage: why don’t they get better jobs? Why don’t they make better choices? Why do they smoke cigarettes and have ugly lawns? Why don’t they borrow from their parents? Enlightening and entertaining, Hand to Mouth opens up a new and much-needed dialogue between the people who just don’t have it and the people who just don’t get it.

I am the author of nickel and dimed, as a semi-undercover journalist, which tells the story of my own brief attempt, to survive on low-wage retail and service jobs. Now they have a voice—and it’s forthright, funny, and just a little bit furious. The real-life nickel and dimed—the author of the wildly popular “Poverty Thoughts” essay tells what it’s like to be working poor in America.

Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America - Berkley Books. Tirado is the real thing. Barbara ehrenreich, from the foreword  As the haves and have-nots grow more separate and unequal in America, the working poor don’t get heard from much. Here, linda tirado tells what it’s like, eat, day after day, to work, raise kids, shop, and keep a roof over your head without enough money.





Lakota Woman

Grove Press - Berkley Books. Used book in Good Condition. Working with richard erdoes, one of the twentieth century's leading writers on Native American affairs, Brave Bird recounts her difficult upbringing and the path of her fascinating life. Mary brave bird grew up fatherless in a one-room cabin, without running water or electricity, on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

Rebelling against the aimless drinking, and violence and hopeless of reservation life, punishing missionary school, narrow strictures for women, she joined the new movement of tribal pride sweeping Native American communities in the sixties and seventies. It is a unique document, unparalleled in american Indian literature, of determination against all odds, of the cruelties perpetuated against American Indians, a story of death, and of the Native American struggle for rights.

Lakota Woman - Mary eventually married leonard Crow Dog, the American Indian Movement's chief medicine man, who revived the sacred but outlawed Ghost Dance. Originally published in 1990, Lakota Woman was a national best seller and winner of the American Book Award.





Chemistry: Structure and Properties Plus Mastering Chemistry with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package 2nd Edition New Chemistry Titles from Niva Tro

Pearson - Students further master concepts through book-specific Mastering Chemistry assignments, which provide hints and answer-specific feedback that build problem-solving skills. With learning catalytics™ instructors can expand on key concepts and encourage student engagement during lecture through questions answered individually or in pairs and groups.

The enhanced eText 2. 0 and mastering chemistry work with the book to provide seamless and tightly integrated videos and other rich media and assessment throughout the course. Dr. To register for and use pearson's MyLab & Mastering products, you may also need a Course ID, which your instructor will provide.

Chemistry: Structure and Properties Plus Mastering Chemistry with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package 2nd Edition New Chemistry Titles from Niva Tro - Tro emphasizes the relationship between structure and properties, establishes a unique approach to teaching chemistry by presenting atomic and bonding theories early in the course, and stresses key concepts and themes in text, images, and interactive media. Dr. The 2nd edition works seamlessly with Mastering™ Chemistry and new eText 2.

0  to engage students in active learning and the world of chemistry. Check with the seller before completing your purchase. Tro also engages students through the power of video, animations, and real-time assessment with new and expanded interactive media. This core idea is the inspiration for his seminal text—Chemistry: Structure and Properties.





Where Am I Eating?: An Adventure Through the Global Food Economy with Discussion Questions and a Guide to Going "Glocal"

Wiley - Arguing neither for nor against globalization, this book simply explores the lives of those who feed us. Learn more about the global producers that feed our nation, investigating the lives of the people at the other end of the global food economy, and learn from their worldviews intensely connected to people and planet Discover how food preferences and trends affect the lives of farmers and fishermen Catch a boots-on-the-ground glimpse of the daily lives of food producers on four continents Meet a modern-day slave and explore the blurred line between exploitation and opportunity Observe how the poorest producers fare in the global food economy This book takes a human-centered approach to food, observing the hope and opportunity—or lack thereof—that results from our reliance on imports.

Used book in Good Condition. Berkley Books. Where am i eating? is a touching, insightful, informative look at the origins of our food. A deeply human-centered perspective on the origins of America's food Where Am I Eating? bridges the gap between global food producers and the American consumer, providing an insightful look at how our eating habits affect farmers and fishermen around the world.

Where Am I Eating?: An Adventure Through the Global Food Economy with Discussion Questions and a Guide to Going "Glocal" - Follow the author on his global quest to meet the workers that nurture, lugging cocoa beans in Ivory Coast with a modern-day slave, as he works alongside them—loading lobster diving boats in Nicaragua, harvest, harvesting bananas in Costa Rica, and hunt our food, picking coffee beans in Colombia and hauling tomatoes in Indiana.

Where am i eating? examines the effects of this reliance on those who supply the global food economy. This new edition includes a study guide, a deeper explanation of the "glocal" concept, and advice for students looking to become engaged as both local and global citizens.





Why Rural Schools Matter

The University of North Carolina Press - For many communities, these schools are the ties that bind. Why rural schools Matter shares the untold story of rural education. Vividly demonstrating the effects of constricted definitions of public education in an era of economic turmoil and widening inequality, Tieken calls for a more contextual approach to education policymaking, involving both state and community.

Used book in Good Condition. From headlines to documentaries, urban schools are at the center of current debates about education. Berkley Books. Drawing upon extensive research in two southern towns, Mara Tieken exposes the complicated ways in which schools shape the racial dynamics of their towns and sustain the communities that surround them.

Why Rural Schools Matter - The growing power of the state, however, brings the threat of rural school closure, which jeopardizes the education of children and the future of communities. With a nuanced understanding of the complicated relationship between communities and schools, Tieken warns us that current education policies--which narrow schools' purpose to academic achievement alone--endanger rural America and undermine the potential of a school, whether rural or urban, to sustain a community.

From these accounts, one would never know that 51 million Americans live in rural communities and depend on their public schools to meet not only educational but also social and economic needs.





My Freshman Year: What a Professor Learned by Becoming a Student

Penguin Books - Her discoveries about contemporary undergraduate culture are surprising and her observations are invaluable, parents, faculty, making My Freshman Year essential reading for students, and anyone interested in educational policy. She enrolled as a freshman, ate in the dining hall, moved into the dorm, and took a full load of courses.

So nathan decided to do what anthropologists do when confused by a different culture: Go live with them. Berkley Books. Their strange behavior—eating meals at their desks, not completing reading assignments, remaining silent through class discussions—made her feel as if she were dealing with a completely foreign culture.

My Freshman Year: What a Professor Learned by Becoming a Student - Used book in Good Condition. And she came to understand that being a student is a pretty difficult job, too. After fifteen years of teaching anthropology at a large university, Rebekah Nathan had become baffled by her own students.





Introduction to Western Concert Music

Kendall Hunt Publishing - Used book in Good Condition. By illustrating such connections, readers come to an understanding of music as a social as well as sonic experience. Featuring a textbook, and 5 cd package, introduction to Western Concert Music:Looks to the societies that gave rise to the music, study guide, to the music itself, and to the world of ideas swirling around the music.

Explains the difference between formal and informal music knowledge, and how to move beyond appreciation and explore music as an interactive feat in society. Uses contemporary activities, experiences, and genres to describe the fundamental technical elements, vocabulary and concepts of music. Provides a historical overview of stylistic periods of music and society from ancient and Medieval times to postmodernism in contemporary society.

Introduction to Western Concert Music - Berkley Books. Introduction to western concert Music connects the music of a particular time and place within the scope of the ideas and beliefs circulating in that time and place.





Think Twice! Sociology Looks at Current Social Issues 2nd Edition

Pearson - Berkley Books. The essays and debates presented here examine the issues surrounding the individual and society, social differences, social institutions and social change. This volume lets readers realize for themselves that a “sociological imagination” can help them understand the burning questions of today's society, and that this kind of thinking is within their grasp.

For anyone interested in a balanced view of many of the most crucial issues and dilemmas in our society and our earth. It illustrates how understanding society means engaging with its issues. Used book in Good Condition. The book consists of a series of debates in which multiple sides of today's hottest topics are examined: Is the environment improving? Is religion dead? Do poor people create their own poverty? Should marijuana be legalized? Is ethnic nationalism destructive? Revealing how much sociology has to contribute to our understanding of these topics, it encourages readers to Think Twice.

Think Twice! Sociology Looks at Current Social Issues 2nd Edition - . Then think again.





An Invitation to Health

Cengage Learning - In this new edition of the market-leading personal health text, Dianne Hales invites you to a future of healthy living by providing the information and tools they need to make healthy changes NOW. Berkley Books. Delivering the most current and thorough coverage available, an invitation TO HEALTH: Live it Now! integrates a comprehensive range of health concepts related to body, and spirit with a wealth of applications for students' lives, mind, including a new chapter on Consumer Health.

Through mindtap, the text also includes a wealth of powerful learning tools to help you maximize your study efforts. Used book in Good Condition.





Nickel and Dimed: On Not Getting By in America

Picador - Best. Read it for the smoldering clarity of Ehrenreich's perspective and for a rare view of how "prosperity" looks from the bottom. Moving from florida to maine to minnesota, she worked as a waitress, a hotel maid, a cleaning woman, a nursing-home aide, and a Wal-Mart sales clerk. Our sharpest and most original social critic goes "undercover" as an unskilled worker to reveal the dark side of American prosperity.

Millions of americans work full time, year round, for poverty-level wages. But how does anyone survive, on $6 an hour? To find out, Ehrenreich left her home, let alone prosper, took the cheapest lodgings she could find, and accepted whatever jobs she was offered. Very quickly, she discovered that no job is truly "unskilled, " that even the lowliest occupations require exhausting mental and muscular effort.

Nickel and Dimed: On Not Getting By in America - Used book in Good Condition. She lived in trailer parks and crumbling residential motels. She also learned that one job is not enough; you need at least two if you int to live indoors. Nickel and dimed reveals low-rent america in all its tenacity, anxiety, fast food, and surprising generosity -- a land of Big Boxes, and a thousand desperate stratagems for survival.

You will never see anything -- from a motel bathroom to a restaurant meal -- in quite the same way again. In 1998, barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them. She was inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that a job -- any job -- can be the ticket to a better life.