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Poverty and Welfare in America: Examining the Facts

Poverty and Welfare in America: Examining the Facts, like every book in the Contemporary Debates series, is intended to puncture rather than perpetuate myths that diminish our understanding of important policies and positions; to provide needed context for misleading statements and claims; and to confirm the factual accuracy of other assertions.

Women Lifers : Lives Before, Behind, and Beyond Bars

The number of women in United States prisons has increased dramatically since the 1980s, and has in proportion outpaced that of men’s incarceration.

The Remarkable Rise of Transgender Rights

While medical identification and treatment of gender dysphoria have existed for decades, the development of transgender as a "collective political identity" is a recent construct.

Homicide and Violent Crime

This volume of Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance addresses a variety of issues and concerns involved with the study of violent crime and homicide in the contemporary world.

Sociology in America

 "Sociology in America" is a true history of an often disparate field and a deeply considered look at the ways sociology developed intellectually and institutionally. It explores the growth of American sociology as it addressed changes and challenges throughout the twentieth century, covering topics ranging from the discipline's intellectual roots to understandings (and misunderstandings) of race and gender to the impact of the Depression and the 1960s. "Sociology in America" will stand as the definitive treatment of the contribution of twentieth-century American sociology and will be required reading for all sociologists. 

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