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1 A Man's World: How Real Is Male Privilege--And How High Is Its Price?  Cose, Ellis
0060172061 / 9780060172060 Very Good.  
Hardcover. Stated 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1995 HarperCollins. Almost like new: superclean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. Back jacket flap is creased. 259pp. Language: English. 'Newsweek editor Cose follows his successful summary of the continuing discomforts of middle-class black Americans, The Rage of a Privileged Class, with a report on an old, reliable topic, the war between the sexes, as regarded from a fairly new perspective, that of the masculinist reaction to contemporary feminism. Citing prominent ideologues and authorities of both sexes and on both sides of the issues while maintaining neutrality himself, Cose expresses facets of his argument in terms of media catchphrases, Man as Victim (title of the first chapter), the endangered black male, the men's movement, the sensitive man, Mr. Mom, date rape, Men Who Just Don't Get It (another chapter title), fathering, feeling our (male/female) pain, and battered spouse syndrome. ... [A] current awareness briefing well done.'--Ray Olson, Booklist.  
Price: 15.00 USD
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American Lives: Looking Back at the Children of the Great Depression , Clausen, John A.
2 American Lives: Looking Back at the Children of the Great Depression  Clausen, John A.
0029055350 / 9780029055359 Very Good.  
Hardcover. 1st edition HARDCOVER with dustjacket 1993 Free Press. Remainder marks at top and bottom page edges. Very clean; pages bright; binding tight. Only light wear. 592pp, Indexes, Notes, References. Language: English. NOTE: Cannot ship outside U.S. via Global Priority -- Surface or Airmail only. 'This solid report attempts to assess what makes happy, successful lives. Based on the 60-year Berkeley Longitudinal Studies, involving residents of Berkeley and Oakland, Calif., Clausen argues that adolescents who exhibit planful competence, who know generally what they want, assess their abilities realistically and consider the consequences of their choices, are more likely to do well. He offers many details about the organization of the project, which is funded by the National Institute of Health and the MacArthur Foundation, and which he has directed since 1960, and provides several lengthy case studies of individuals....'--Publishers Weekly, 1993.  
Price: 18.00 USD
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Blue-Collar Marriage , Komarovsky, Mirra
3 Blue-Collar Marriage  Komarovsky, Mirra
0394703618 / 9780394703619 Good.  
Paperback. Mass-market paperback 1967 Vintage / Random House. With the collaboration of Jane H. Philips, Howard University.Average wear: creased spine; moderate age-tanning to pages. Very clean; no marks; binding solid. Great reading / research copy. 397 pages; Index. Language: English. 'Komarovsky [a pioneer in the sociology of gender] found that white, working-class, Protestant couples suffered a particularly severe form of cultural lag because they accepted the belief that women and men should live in separate social spheres at a time when increased mobility was destroying the kinship networks that had formerly provided emotional support in those worlds. As a result husbands and wives felt increasingly isolated.'--Rosalind Rosenberg, Columbia Univ.  
Price: 5.00 USD
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Labor Fact Book 9 , Labor Research Association
4 Labor Fact Book 9  Labor Research Association
Hardcover. Hardcover with dustjacket 1949 International Publishers (New York). No additional printings indicated. Very clean; no markings; pages bright; binding tight. Small chips gone from bottom edge of front jacket. Dust-spotting / age-tanning to page edges. 191pp, Index. Language: English. Includes chapter 'The Struggle for Civil Rights' that discusses the House Un-American Committee (HUAC), Communist leaders, loyalty tests, Red-baiting, poll taxes, segregation in Washington D.C., lynchings and killings of Negroes. Keywords: history, United States, strike, striker, corporate, merger, worker, African American, unionism. From front flap: 'The most widely read labor reference book in the English language, this is the only work of its kind serving the trade union and progressive movement. Sociology and Social Research says of the Labor fact Book that it is replete with significant facts and details about the labor movement and the role it is playing in American social and economic life.' Deals mainly with 1947-48. Contains information on wages, hours, prices, family budgets, unemployment, profits, dividends, taxes, monopolies, mergers, trade unions in U.S. and abroad, labor legislation, social security, health and housing, civil liberty. No ISBN.  
Price: 15.00 USD
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Living on the Edge: The Realities of Welfare in America , Rank, Mark Robert
5 Living on the Edge: The Realities of Welfare in America  Rank, Mark Robert
0231084250 / 9780231084253 Good.  
Paperback. Softcover 1994 Columbia University Press. Noticeable wear: Front cover creased; corners flared; library booksale inkstamp on 1st page. Text clean and unmarked; pages bright; binding tight; spine uncreased. Great reading / research copy. 266 pages; Index; Notes; References. Language: English. 'This compelling look at the lives of welfare recipients shatters many of the myths commonly associated with the system and its participants. Living on the Edge considers 3 questions: Why do people turn to welfare? What is it like to survive on these programs? And what can we do as a society to address this critical issue?'--from back cover. Keywords: sociology, economics, poverty, poor, reform, research, United States, U.S., 1990s, Nineties.  
Price: 9.00 USD
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6 One Nation, After All: What Americans Really Think About God, Country, Family  
Hardcover. 1st edition HARDCOVER with dustjacket Viking 1998. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. Light crumpling to jacket edges. 359pp, Index, Notes. Language: English.  
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 Population Dilemma  Hauser, Philip M.
Very Good.  
Paperback. Out-of-print SOFTCOVER ca. 1963. Very clean; no marks; only light wear. Pages bright white. 187pp. Essays by 11 population specialists. The American Assembly Series.  
Price: 7.00 USD
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Race Awareness in Young Children, Goodman, Mary Ellen
8 Race Awareness in Young Children Goodman, Mary Ellen
Very Good. 
Paperback. 3rd printing mass-market paperback (revised edition) 1968 Collier Books. Light wear. Very clean; no marks or creases; pages bright; binding tight. 351 pages; Index; Notes; References. Language: English. With an Introduction by Kenneth B. Clark. Cover art by Seymour Chwast. 'The meaning of color dawns upon us as soon as we are ready to recognize other physical attributes like age and sex. This brilliant and readable book shows how the process begins through studies of 104 four-year-old nursery pupils in a large northeastern city.'--from back cover. Keywords: sociology, cultural anthropology, racism, racist, racial, prejudice, bigotry, bigoted, bigot, research, Sixties, 1960s. No ISBN. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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THE FUTURE METROPOLIS , Rodwin, Lloyd (editor)
9 THE FUTURE METROPOLIS  Rodwin, Lloyd (editor)
Hardcover. NY: George Braziller, 1961, hardcover w/ dustjacket, no additional printings indicated, 253pp, Notes on Contributors. Good condition: text clean, unmarked; binding tight. Top edge has foxing. Jacket front sun-faded. Jacket has rubbing; edges have chipping and small rips w/ archival repairs. Essays by a variety of specialists on basic questions concerning urban growth and city planning.  
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Lonely Crowd: A Study of the Changing American Character , Riesman, David; Glazer, Nathan; Denney, Reuel
10 The Lonely Crowd: A Study of the Changing American Character  Riesman, David; Glazer, Nathan; Denney, Reuel
Paperback. Softcover 13th printing 1965 (does NOT have Foreword by Gitlin) Yale. Previous owner's name / city / date penciled on 1st page. Age-discolored cover; crease on back. Text clean; pages bright; binding tight. Good research copy. 315pp, Index. Language: English. Glossy cover has B/W graphic design. 'Considered by many to be the most influential book of the 20 century. Its now-classic analysis of the new middle class in terms of inner-directed and other-directed social character opened exciting new dimensions in our understanding of the psychological, political, and economic problems that confront the individual in contemporary American society.'--from the publisher.  
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11 The Soviet Family  Mace, D. R.; Mace, Vera
Hardcover. Hardcover with dustjacket stated 1st U.K. edition 1964. Very clean. HEAVY WEAR to jacket: 1-inch chunk gone from front. 335pp, Index, References. Language: English. Love, sex, abortion, divorce among Comrades. Keywords: Communist, Communism, Russia, Russian, 20th, twentieth, century, customs, traditions, society, familial. No ISBN.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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Too Good to Be True: The Colossal Book of Urban Legends , Brunvand, Jan Harold
12 Too Good to Be True: The Colossal Book of Urban Legends  Brunvand, Jan Harold
0965010492 Good.  
Paperback. SOFTCOVER 6th printing 1999 W.W. Norton. Book is in Good condition, with noticeable average wear to cover. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight; spine uncreased. 480 pages; black-and-white illustrations. Cover is silver / gray with the same artwork as on the hardcover edition (there is another paperback version with different artwork). Language: English. 'Brunvand, the nation's leading authority on these contemporary folktales, draws from 5 previous collections, from letters to his syndicated columns and from newspapers around the country, in this truly colossal anthology of horrendous and hilarious stories that sound as if they're true and most of the tellers believe are true, but somehow can never be verified. ... In demonstrating how such stories spread, change and endure, and how certain kinds of stories attach themselves to certain franchises and products (Kentucky Fried Rat is an especially gruesome example), Brunvand has constructed not only an entertaining anthology, but an excellent introduction to the study of folklore itself.'--Publishers Weekly, 1999.  
Price: 7.00 USD
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Weapons, Culture, and Self-Interest: Soviet Defense Managers in the New Russia , Zisk, Kimberly Marten
13 Weapons, Culture, and Self-Interest: Soviet Defense Managers in the New Russia  Zisk, Kimberly Marten
0231110790 / 9780231110792 Very Good.  
Paperback. Softcover 1998 Columbia Univ. Press. Very clean and bright. Only light wear--2 pages creased. 240pp. Language: English. Keywords: defense, industry, industries. management, Russian, Federation, executives, labor, industrial, relations, politics, current events, political science, political, freedom, security, international, relations, arms, control, sociology, social theory.  
Price: 16.00 USD
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