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Making Sense of the Social World: Methods of Investigation
Daniel F. Chambliss, Russell K. Schutt
Practices of Looking: An Introduction to Visual Culture
Marita Sturken, Lisa Cartwright
One Big Table: A Portrait of American Cooking: 600 recipes from the nation's best home cooks, farmers, pit-masters and chefs
Molly O'Neill
When the Emperor Was Divine
Julie Otsuka
A Place on the Corner (Fieldwork Encounters and Discoveries)
Elijah Anderson
I Speak English: A Guide to Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages-Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing
Ruth J. Colvin
Classic Vegetarian Cooking from the Middle East & North Africa
Habeeb Salloum
Cultural Sociology: An Introduction
Les Back, Andy Bennett, Laura Desfor Edles, David Inglis, Ron Jacobs, Ian Woodward, Margaret Gibson
Violence in the City of Women: Police and Batterers in Bahia, Brazil
Sarah J. Hautzinger
The Teenage Liberation Handbook: How to Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education
Grace Llewellyn
Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling - John Taylor Gatto Only giving this two stars because Gatto did say a few things that I agree with regarding the structure and aims of the contemporary United States educational system. Other than that he's just another rich jackass that thinks he's above it all and can tell everyone else how to better live their lives without addressing any of the underlying issues, as if the trouble with public schools were the only thing we had to address and suddenly we'd be living in some egalitarian paradise. So much free market libertarian bullshit in here, I am not even sure how he can talk about that and then criticize consumerism in the same breath. The two practically go hand in hand, at least the way they are practiced in this country. And then he's like, everything should go back to communities and families! As if communities and families are always good places of support for their members. How ignorant. Then in the afterword he mentioned his ~six bedroom Manhattan apartment~ AND his ~128-acre farm in upstate New York~. Yeah, okay.