You May Ask Yourself

You May Ask Yourself
Author by: Dalton Conley
Release: 2017
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 483
ISBN: 0393615820
Language: en
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You May Ask Yourself

You May Ask Yourself
Author by: Dalton Conley
Release: 2016-12-19
Editor: W. W. Norton
Pages: 400
ISBN: 039361428X
Language: en
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The "untextbook" that teaches students to think like sociologists.

You May Ask Yourself

You May Ask Yourself
Author by: Dalton Conley
Release: 2017
Editor: W. W. Norton
Pages: 738
ISBN: 0393602389
Language: en
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Revised edition of the author's You may ask yourself, [2015]

You May Ask Yourself

You May Ask Yourself
Author by: Dalton Conley
Release: 2015-02
Editor: W. W. Norton
Pages: 730
ISBN: 0393614913
Language: un
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The "untextbook" that teaches students to think like a sociologist.

You May Ask Yourself An Introduction to Thinking Like a Sociologist Third Edition

You May Ask Yourself  An Introduction to Thinking Like a Sociologist  Third Edition
Author by: Dalton Conley
Release: 2013-02-01
Editor: W. W. Norton
Pages: 840
ISBN: 039391299X
Language: un
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The “untextbook” that teaches students to think like a sociologist. You May Ask Yourself gives instructors an alternative to the typical textbook by emphasizing the “big ideas” of the discipline, and encouraging students to ask meaningful questions. Conley employs a “non-textbook” strategy of explaining complex concepts through personal examples and storytelling, and integrates coverage of social inequality throughout the text.

Gibbous House

Gibbous House
Author by: Ewan Lawrie
Release: 2017-01-12
Editor: Unbound Publishing
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781783521616
Language: en
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Moffat, a murderous and magniloquent criminal, is thriving in the underbelly of 19th-century London. When he unexpectedly inherits Gibbous House, an expansive estate in Northumbria, he heads north on a journey that raises questions about his own identity and quickly leads to issues of morality, addiction and murder. Gibbous House, Moffat discovers, already plays home to a motley cast of characters: the beautiful and seductive Ellen Pardoner, the conniving attaché Maccabi and the arrogant scientist Enoch—manager of the mansion’s esoteric ‘collection’. Moffat’s greed-fuelled pursuit of his inheritance takes him deep into a crazed, conspiratorial plot and a series of tense psychological showdowns. Gibbous House is a dark Victorian thriller told with fresh wit and brimming with historical detail. Filled with atmosphere and drama, it brings modern irony to the rich texture of the classic gothic novel.

The Pecking Order

The Pecking Order
Author by: Dalton Conley
Release: 2009-02-25
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780307489456
Language: en
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The family is our haven, the place where we all start off on equal footing — or so we like to think. But if that’s the case, why do so many siblings often diverge widely in social status, wealth, and education? In this groundbreaking and meticulously researched book, acclaimed sociologist Dalton Conley shatters our notions of how our childhoods affect us, and why we become who we are. Economic and social inequality among adult siblings is not the exception, Conley asserts, but the norm: over half of all inequality is within families, not between them. And it is each family’s own “pecking order” that helps to foster such disparities. Moving beyond traditionally accepted theories such as birth order or genetics to explain family dynamics, Conley instead draws upon three major studies to explore the impact of larger social forces that shape each family and the individuals within it. From Bill and Roger Clinton to the stories of hundreds of average Americans, here we are introduced to an America where class identity is ever changing and where siblings cannot necessarily follow the same paths. This is a book that will forever alter our idea of family.

344 Questions

344 Questions
Author by: Stefan G. Bucher
Release: 2011
Editor: New Riders
Pages: 139
ISBN: 9780321733009
Language: en
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Presents a collection of questions to help readers determine where they are in their life and career, formulate goals, and how to achieve them, along with questions and answers from a variety of writers, musicians, and artists that they were asked on their way to success.

Honky

Honky
Author by: Dalton Conley
Release: 2000-10-11
Editor: Univ of California Press
Pages: 231
ISBN: 9780520215863
Language: en
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A coming-of-age memoir of a white boy growing up in predominantly African-American and Latino housing projects on New York's Lower East Side reveals how race and class were pivotal factors in his life.

You May Ask Yourself An Introduction to Thinking Like a Sociologist Core Third Edition

You May Ask Yourself  An Introduction to Thinking Like a Sociologist  Core Third Edition
Author by: Dalton Conley
Release: 2013-02-01
Editor: W. W. Norton
Pages: 480
ISBN: 0393919455
Language: en
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The “untextbook” that teaches students to think like a sociologist, now available in a core edition. You May Ask Yourself gives instructors an alternative to the typical textbook by emphasizing the “big ideas” of the discipline, and encouraging students to ask meaningful questions. Conley employs a “non-textbook” strategy of explaining complex concepts through personal examples and storytelling, and integrates coverage of social inequality throughout the text.

Sociology A Very Short Introduction

Sociology  A Very Short Introduction
Author by: Steve Bruce
Release: 2018-09-20
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 152
ISBN: 9780192555809
Language: en
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Drawing on studies of social class, crime and deviance, education, work in bureaucracies and changes in religious and political organizations, this Very Short Introduction explores the tension between the individual's place in society and society's role in shaping the individual, and demonstrates the value of sociology for understanding the modern world. In this new edition Steve Bruce discusses the continuing arguments for social egalitarianism, considering issues such as gay marriage, women in combat roles, and the 2010 Equality Act to debunk contemporary arguments against parity. As gender divisions are increasingly questioned he looks ahead to the likely consequences of this for society. Delving into the theory of sociology, Bruce also argues that the habit of dividing sociology into apparently competing 'sects' is misleading, and shows how a new understanding of the disciplinary background of many of the most famous theorists, which shows that much social theory is actually philosophy or literary theory, will prove useful to today's sociologists. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

What to Ask the Person in the Mirror

What to Ask the Person in the Mirror
Author by: Robert S. Kaplan
Release: 2011
Editor: Harvard Business Press
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9781422170014
Language: en
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Harvard Business School professor and business leader Robert Kaplan presents a process for asking the big questions that will enable you to diagnose problems, change course if necessary, and advance your career.

You May Ask Yourself Readings for Sociology

You May Ask Yourself   Readings for Sociology
Author by: Dalton Conley
Release: 2016-06-09
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 840
ISBN: 0393618013
Language: un
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You May Ask Yourself gives instructors an alternative to the typical textbook by emphasizing the big ideas of the discipline and encouraging students to ask meaningful questions. This "non-textbook" strategy explains complex concepts through personal examples and storytelling, integrates coverage of social inequality throughout the textbook, and offers the largest collection of instructor resources for a book in its price range.Readings for Sociology provides students with engaging selections that reveal the complexities of our social world and offer insights into sociological analysis. Garth Massey includes selections from popular and academic journals as well as lively book excerpts that will help students reach a new level of sociological understanding. While comprehensive in scope, offering a wide range of selections on the standard topics taught in introductory courses, this book particularly focuses on social inequality and race, class, and gender.

Find Your Passion

Find Your Passion
Author by: Henri Junttila
Release: 2013-10-19
Editor: CreateSpace
Pages: 84
ISBN: 1492722669
Language: en
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What's the secret to living a life full of passion, purpose and meaning? The secret is that there is no secret. You already have everything you need to live the life you secretly dream about. You just have to uncover the answers, and the path forward. That's what this book helps you do. When you're done reading, you'll have the answers you need, and you'll know how to take the next step toward your dream life.

The Skin We re In

The Skin We re In
Author by: Desmond Cole
Release: 2020-01-09
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780385686341
Language: en
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In May 2015, the cover story of Toronto Life magazine shook Canada's largest city to its core. Desmond Cole's "The Skin I'm In" exposed the racist practices of the Toronto police force, detailing the dozens of times Cole had been stopped and interrogated under the controversial practice of carding. The story quickly came to national prominence, went on to win a number of National Magazine Awards and catapulted its author into the public sphere. Cole used his newfound profile to draw insistent, unyielding attention to the injustices faced by Black Canadians on a daily basis- the devastating effects of racist policing; the hopelessness produced by an education system that expects little of its black students and withholds from them the resources they need to succeed more fully; the heartbreak of those vulnerable before the child welfare system and those separated from their families by discriminatory immigration laws. Both Cole's activism and journalism find vibrant expression in his first book, The Skin We're In. Puncturing once and for all the bubble of Canadian smugness and naive assumptions of a post-racial nation, Cole chronicles just one year-2017-in the struggle against racism in this country. It was a year that saw calls for tighter borders when African refugees braved frigid temperatures to cross into Manitoba from the States, racial epithets used by a school board trustee, a six-year-old girl handcuffed at school. It was also a year of solidarity between Indigenous people and people of colour in Canada, a commitment forged in response to sesquicentennial celebrations that ignored the impact of violent conquest and genocide. The year also witnessed the profound personal and professional ramifications of Desmond Cole's unwavering determination to combat injustice. In April, Cole disrupted a Toronto police board meeting by calling for the destruction of all data collected through carding. Following the protest, Cole, a columnist with the Toronto Star, was summoned to a meeting with the paper's opinions editor and was informed that his activism violated company policy. Rather than limit his efforts defending Black lives, Cole chose to sever his relationship with the publication. Then in July, at another TPS meeting, Cole challenged the board publicly, addressing rumours of a police cover-up of the beating of Dafonte Miller by an off-duty police officer and his brother. A beating so brutal that Miller lost one of his eyes, and that went uninvestigated for four months. When Cole refused to leave the meeting until the question was publicly addressed, he was arrested. The image of Cole walking, handcuffed and flanked by officers, out of the meeting fortified the distrust between the city's Black community and its police force. (A trespassing charge against Cole will be challenged in the new year as a violation of his right to freedom of expression.) In a month-by-month chronicle, Cole locates the deep cultural, historical and political roots of each event so that what emerges is a personal, painful and comprehensive picture of entrenched, systemic inequality. Urgent, controversial and unsparingly honest, The Skin We're In is destined to become a vital text for anti-racist and social justice movements in Canada, as well as a potent antidote to the all-too-present complacency of many white Canadians.

200 Questions

200 Questions
Author by: Destiny S Harris
Release: 2020-02
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 232
ISBN: 1691763586
Language: en
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Explore 200 questions you should ask yourself.

Top Five Regrets of the Dying

Top Five Regrets of the Dying
Author by: Bronnie Ware
Release: 2019-08-13
Editor: Hay House
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781401956004
Language: en
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Revised edition of the best-selling memoir that has been read by over a million people worldwide with translations in 29 languages. After too many years of unfulfilling work, Bronnie Ware began searching for a job with heart. Despite having no formal qualifications or previous experience in the field, she found herself working in palliative care. During the time she spent tending to those who were dying, Bronnie's life was transformed. Later, she wrote an Internet blog post, outlining the most common regrets that the people she had cared for had expressed. The post gained so much momentum that it was viewed by more than three million readers worldwide in its first year. At the request of many, Bronnie subsequently wrote a book, The Top Five Regrets of the Dying, to share her story. Bronnie has had a colourful and diverse life. By applying the lessons of those nearing their death to her own life, she developed an understanding that it is possible for everyone, if we make the right choices, to die with peace of mind. In this revised edition of the best-selling memoir that has been read by over a million people worldwide, with translations in 29 languages, Bronnie expresses how significant these regrets are and how we can positively address these issues while we still have the time. The Top Five Regrets of the Dying gives hope for a better world. It is a courageous, life-changing book that will leave you feeling more compassionate and inspired to live the life you are truly here to live.

The Starting Gate

The Starting Gate
Author by: Dalton Conley,Kate W. Strully,Neil G. Bennett,Neil G Bennett
Release: 2003-10-08
Editor: Univ of California Press
Pages: 258
ISBN: 0520239555
Language: en
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Seven per cent of newborns in the United States weigh in at less than five and a half pounds. In this text the authors argue that the social and biological determinants and consequences of low birth weight have not been adequately explored by social scientists or natural/life scientists.

12 Rules for Life

12 Rules for Life
Author by: Jordan B. Peterson
Release: 2018
Editor: Ballantine Books
Pages: 409
ISBN: 9780345816023
Language: en
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"What does everyone in the modern world need to know? [The author's] answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. [The author discusses] discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world's wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life"--

Elsewhere U S A

Elsewhere  U S A
Author by: Dalton Conley
Release: 2010
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 221
ISBN: 9781400076796
Language: en
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Examining the dramatic changes that have occurred in American society over the past three decades, the author of The Pecking Order offers a thoughtful study of the new social realities of life, explaining how the social, economic, and technological transformation has reshaped individual lives. 50,000 first printing.