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1 ABBOTT, GRACE; SORENSEN, JOHN (EDITOR) WITH SEALANDER, JUDITH. The Grace Abbott Reader.
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln and Lond: 2008. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
This reader features the most influential and insightful writings of Grace Abbott (1878-1939), a tireless and brilliant social reformer in the early twentieth century. These writings contributed to the development of social programs that safeguarded mothers and children, protected immigrants from abuse, and rescued child laborers from the appalling conditions of the time. Framed by reminiscences and observations on her life by her sister, Edith Abbott, and other important historical figures, these writings recapture a critical turning point—and a significant voice—in the never-ending struggle for social justice in this nation. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter said he did not believe that "the American experience would disclose a finer illustration of the rare art of public administration" than Abbott and urged that her work be recorded for posterity. In Abbott's case, this "art" meant making life better and making real change possible for countless immigrants, women, and children. The Grace Abbott Reader, the first collection of Abbott's stirring words, shows that the causes she pursued with fiery conscience and fierce determination are as relevant in our day as they were in hers. John Sorensen is the executive director of the Abbott Sisters Project in New York City. He has written and lectured extensively on the lives and work of the Abbott sisters. Judith Sealander is a professor of history at Bowling Green State University. Her most recent book is The Failed Century of the Child: Governing America's Young in the Twentieth Century. 
Price: 20.85 USD
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2 BAKER, WAYNE. Brain Storms: A Study Of Human Spontaneity.
Grove Press, New York: 1968. First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 

Price: 21.61 USD
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3 BAZELON, DAVID T. Power In America: The Politics Of The New Class.
Plume Book, New York: 1971. s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 14.01 USD
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4 BERELSON, BERNARD & STEINER, GARY A. Human Behavior: A Inventory Of Scientific Findings.
Harcourt, Brace & World, New York: 1964. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
The first comprehensive attempt to summarize what social scientists believde they have substantiated about the way human beings behave. It is a pioneering work in the behavioral sciences. Includes an Index. 
Price: 10.17 USD
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5 BOTKIN, B. A.; RODGERS, LAWRENCE & HIRSCH, JERROLD (EDITORS). America's Folklorist: B. A. Botkin And American Culture.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2010. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Folklorist, writer, editor, regionalist, cultural activist—Benjamin Albert Botkin (1901-1975) was an American intellectual who made a mark on the twentieth century, even though most people may be unaware of it. This book, the first to reevaluate the legacy of Botkin in the history of American culture, celebrates his centenary through a collection of writings that assess his influence on scholarship and the American scene. Through his work with the Federal Writers' Project during the New Deal, the Writers' Unit of the Library of Congress Project, and the Archive of American Folksong, Botkin did more to collect and disseminate the nation's folk-cultural heritage than any other individual in the twentieth century. This volume focuses on Botkin's eclectic but interrelated concerns, work, and vision and offers a detailed sense of his life, milieu, influences, and long-term contributions. Just as Botkin boldly cut across the boundaries between high and low, popular and folk, this book brings together reflections that range from the historical to the philosophical to the disarmingly personal. One group of articles looks at his career and includes the first extended analysis of Botkin's poetry; another probes the fruitful relationships Botkin had with leading musicologists, composers, poets, and intellectuals of his day. This is also the first book to bring together a collection of Botkin's best-known writings, giving readers an opportunity to appreciate his wide-ranging mind and clear, often memorable prose. For Botkin, the blurring of art and science, literature and folklore was not just a philosophy but a way of life. This book reflects that life and invites fans and those new to Botkin to appraise his lasting contributions. 
Price: 33.20 USD
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6 CHASE, RICHARD. The Democratic Vista: A Dialogue On Life And Letters In Contemporary America.
Doubleday & Company, Garden City: 1958. First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Dustjacket has a 1/2" tear & some discolorations. 

Price: 11.40 USD
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7 DONIGER, SIMON ( EDITED BY). The Nature Of Man In Theological And Psychological Perspective.
Harper & Brothers, Publishers, New York: 1962. First Edition. h Hardcover wih dustjacket has protective mylar cover.. Fair reading copy. Dustjacket has chip and tears. Library discard. 
The Nature of Man is a stimulating collection of firsthand reflections by leading thinkers in the fields of religion and psychology. 
Price: 21.14 USD
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8 FOUCAULT, MICHEL; GORDON, COLIN (EDITOR). Power / Knowledge: Selected Interviews And Other Writings 1972-1977.
Pantheon Books, New York: 1980. 039473954X / 9780394739540 First American Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
In this superb set of essays and inreviews, Foucault provides a much-needed guide to Foucault. These pieces, ranging over the entire spectrum of his concerns, enable Foucault, in his most initimate and accessible voice, to interpret the conclusion of his research in each area and to demonstrate the contribution of each to the magnificent - and terrifying - portrait of society that he is patiently compiling. Translated into English from the French by Colin Gordon, Leo Marshall, John Mepham, and Kate Soper. 
Price: 14.95 USD
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9 GARDNER, HOWARD. The Quest For Mind: Piaget, Levi-strauss, And The Structuralist Movement.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1973. 0394479440 / 9780394479446 First Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
According to the author, "A growing desire to present the ideas of Jean Piaget and Claude Levi-Strauss, to specify previously unnoticed areas of common ground, and to describe the importance and promise of the structuralist movement which they have launched, has prompted me to write this book." Includes an Index. 
Price: 13.25 USD
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10 GLESNE, CORRINE & ALAN PESHKIN. Becoming Qualitative Researchers: An Introduction.
Longman, White Plains: 1991. Eighth Printing. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Takes the reader through each stage of the qualitative research process: research design, pilot studies, interviewing techniques, use of theory, data analysis, and report writing. "Rich, detailed, warm. . . . A fine contribution to the field of qualitative inquiry. . . . Presents sophisticated ideas in a personal and highly readable voice . . . A well-crafted introductory text." -- David Flinders, Trinity University, Texas 
Price: 4.23 USD
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11 GOULD, JONATHAN; CRAIGMYLE, LORD. Your Death Warrant?: The Implications Of Euthanasia A Medical, Legal And Ethical Study.
Arlington House, New Rochelle: 1971. 0870002538 / 9780870002533 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket.Very good reading copy. 

Price: 13.06 USD
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12 HAMILTON, GORDON. Theory And Practice Of Social Case Work.
Published for The New York School of Social Work by Columbia University Press, New York and London: 1970. 0231018622 / 9780231018623 Second Edition. Twelfth printing. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
In Part I, the author attempts to show the basic processes which in various combinations define the area and characteristic method of casework. In Part II, he describes the same processes through a systematic approach of study and diagnosis as the basis of treatment. Includes an Index. 
Price: 71.01 USD
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13 HANDLIN, OSCAR. Race And Nationality In American Life.
Little, Brown and Company, Boston: 1957. Third Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Dustjacket surface has some slight discoloration. 

Price: 28.26 USD
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14 HELMER, OLAF; BROWN, BERNICE; GORDON, THEODORE (CONTRIBUTORS). Social Technology.
Basic Books, New York: 1966. Second Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Dustjacket is worn and torn. 
Represents a significant methodological contribution to a major new field - the study of the future. 
Price: 27.79 USD
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15 HELMER, OLAF; BROWN, BERNICE; GORDON, THEODORE (CONTRIBUTORS). Social Technology.
Basic Books, New York: 1966. Second Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good reading copy. 
Represents a significant methodological contribution to a major new field - the study of the future. 
Price: 27.79 USD
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16 KAHAN, ARCADIUS; WEISS, ROGER (EDITED BY); FRANKEL, JONATHAN (WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY). Essays In Jewish Social And Economic History.
The University of Chicago Press, Chicago: 1986. 0226422402 / 9780226422404 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very Good Condition. 
This volume, published posthumously, combines scholarly essays utilizing extensive economic and demographic data with accounts drawing on the author's personal experience in interwar and wartime Poland. Includes an index. 
Price: 47.99 USD
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17 LAMB, WALLY (EDITOR). I'll Fly Away: Further Testimonies From The Women Of York Prison.
HarperPerennial, New York: 2007. 0061626392 / 9780061626395 s Softcover. Very good condition. 

Price: 17.58 USD
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18 MALTHUS, THOMAS ROBERT; APPLEMAN, PHILIP (EDITOR). An Essay On The Principle Of Population: Text, Sources And Background, Criticism.
W W Norton, New York: 1976. 039309202X / 9780393092028 Seventh Printing. A Norton Critical Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
While millions face hunger and starvation, the world's population is increasing by 200,000 perople per day. The supply of food cannot keep pace and so we shall fall further into what economists call a "Malthusian trap," named for the writer whose work, moe than any other, brought attention to the population dilemma. This new edition of the classic work contains the text of the original 1798 essay, along with later revisions made by Malthus himself. Includes an Index. 
Price: 8.79 USD
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19 MARSHALL, CATHERINE & GRETCHEN B. ROSSMAN. Designing Qualitative Research.
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks: 1999. 0761913408 / 9780761913405 Third Edition. Fourth Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Provides clear and direct guidance for writing successful proposals that fit into the framework of qualitative research. With new material, including expanded coverage of focus groups, action research, and interviewing, this edition is full of vignettes that illustrate the methodological challenges facing the researcher. Includes an Index. 
Price: 4.42 USD
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20 MESOUDI, ALEX. Cultural Evolution: How Darwinian Theory Can Explain Human Culture And Synthesize The Social Sciences Cultural Evolution.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London: 2011. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Charles Darwin changed the course of scientific thinking by showing how evolution accounts for the stunning diversity and biological complexity of life on earth. Recently, there has also been increased interest in the social sciences in how Darwinian theory can explain human culture. Covering a wide range of topics, including fads, public policy, the spread of religion, and herd behavior in markets, Alex Mesoudi shows that human culture is itself an evolutionary process that exhibits the key Darwinian mechanisms of variation, competition, and inheritance. This cross-disciplinary volume focuses on the ways cultural phenomena can be studied scientifically—from theoretical modeling to lab experiments, archaeological fieldwork to ethnographic studies—and shows how apparently disparate methods can complement one another to the mutual benefit of the various social science disciplines. Along the way, the book reveals how new insights arise from looking at culture from an evolutionary angle. Cultural Evolution provides a thought-provoking argument that Darwinian evolutionary theory can both unify different branches of inquiry and enhance understanding of human behavior. "While much of modern behavioral and social science treats individuals as autonomous agents, it is absolutely clear that the way we think and act is enormously influenced by the culture in which we live. It also is clear that the major elements of modern culture—science, technology, law, music, and religion—have evolved over time in a quite concrete sense of the term. Mesoudi makes these arguments very well and his book is a very good read."—Richard R. Nelson, Columbia University "With an engaging, well-informed and clearly written discussion of the evolution of culture, Cultural Evolution is also vital reading for those wishing to understand how the social sciences can and must evolve."—Geoffrey M. Hodgson, University of Hertfordshire "For just over a quarter century, scattered groups of renegade evolutionary social scientists have been quietly hammering away in the remote corners of anthropology, archaeology, biology, psychology, and economics to forge a fully Darwinian approach to culture. In elegantly assembling and synthesizing these disparate and often highly technical efforts, Mesoudi has turned on the lights and put out the welcome mat: the interdisciplinary science of culture for the twenty-first century is open for business." — Joseph Henrich, University of British Columbia 
Price: 99.75 USD
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