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The Invisible Religion: The Problem of Religion in Modern Society

By Luckmann, Thomas

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1967. In this study of religion in modern society, first published in German in 1963, the author returns to the classical concerns of the sociology of religion as pursued by Durkheim and Weber, who saw the problem of individual existence in society as a religious problem (blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, a few pages have faint erasure marks in the margins, the text is not affected; red dust jacket with black lettering has crease and a few small tears along the lower edge; otherwise a bright, clean, tight copy). First American Edition. Very Good/Very Good.


Breaking the Bowls: Degendering and Feminist Change (Contemporary Societies Series)
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Breaking the Bowls: Degendering and Feminist Change (Contemporary Societies Series)

By Lorber, Judith

New York, NY, U.S.A.: W. W. Norton & Company, 2005. This book, by the foremost theorist of the social construction of gender, argues for a degendering movement that dismantles the consideration of gender as a social status, with a focus on the family, work, and politics; inscribed by the author on the half title page (cover has slight corner crease; otherwise a bright, clean, tight copy). Inscribed By Author. First Edition. Trade Paperback. Very Good.


Handbook of Socialization Theory and Research (Rand McNally Sociology Series)

By Goslin, David A

Chicago, IL, U.S.A.: Rand McNally & Company, 1971. This book is a collection of original theoretical essays on various topics related to socialization, the process by which individuals acquire the knowledge, skills, and disposition that enable them to participate effectively in social interaction; following an introduction by the editor, the twenty-nine essays are divided into four sections: Theoretical Approaches to the Socialization Process, Content of Socialization, Stages of Socialization, Special Contexts of Socialization;1182 pages (tan textured cloth with gold lettering on front and spine; a bright, clean, tight copy; this is a very large, heavy volume that can only be shipped by domestic media mail without additonal shipping cost). First Edition. Fine/None.


The Labour Aristocracy in Victorian Edinburgh

By Gray, Robert Q

Oxford, England, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1976. This book is a Marxist analysis of the social position, behavior, and ideology of artisans in 19th century Edinburgh; it attempts to answer questions about the nature of class domination and the social forces that might have challenged that domination (black cloth with gold lettering; orange dust jacket with white lettering has very slight edgewear; otherwise a bright, clean, tight copy). Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.


Social Class and the Division of Labour: Essays in Honour of Ilya Neustadt

By Giddens, Anthony; Mackenzie, Gavin (editors)

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Cambridge University Press, 1983. A collection of essays by prominent British sociologists which attempt to integrate theoretical debate and empirical investigation on the issues of class and the division of labor; some essays focus directly on the division of labor and its relation to class domination, others are concerned with the labor process in capitalist production; another group of essays examines the structure of class relationships in industrial enterprise, looking particularly at class boundaries and the deliniation of class groupings; issues of class consciousness, such as the compliance of workers to managerial authority, and problems of industrial democracy and conlict are examined; contributors include, in addition to the editors, Tom Marshall, Ali Rattansi, Graeme Salaman, Ely Chinoy, David Lockwood, Richard Brown, Sheila Allen, Richard Scase, John Goldthorpe, Terry Johnson, Geoffrey Ingham, John Scott, Paul Hirst, and Tom Bottomore; foreword by T.H. Marshall; frontispiece portrait of Ilya Neustadt (maroon cloth with gold lettering, very slight edgewear; maroon dust jacket with slight edgewear, corner crease; otherwise a bright, clean, tight copy). First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.


American Neighborhoods and Residential Differentiation (The Population of the United States in the 1980s: A Census Monograph Ser.)

By White, Michael J

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Russell Sage Foundation, 1987. This volume, part of a series prepared for the National Committee for Research on the 1980 Census, uses census data, with its uniquely detailed information on small geographic areas, to bring into focus the concept of neighborhood; it examines nearly 6000 census tracts (approximating neighborhoods) in 21 representative metropolitan areas; the author finds patterns and traces them over time, showing, for example, how racial segregation has declined modestly while socioeconomic segregation remains constant, and how population diffusion gradually affects neighborhood composition; includes over 90 tables and figures, two methodological appendices, and bibliography (tear in dust jacket fold repaired, otherwise a near-perfect copy). First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.


Marxist Sociology in Action: A Sociological Critique of the Marxist Approach to Industrial Relations

By Banks, J. A

Harrisburg, PA, U.S.A.: Stackpole Books, 1970. This book applies a Marxist conceptual framework to the study of industrial relations,; it examines Marxist theories of class consciousness, collective bargaining, and revolutionary politics in terms of sociological data from Britain, Russia, the United States, China, and Yugoslavia (price-clipped dust jacket with slight edgewear; otherwise a bright, clean copy). First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.


The Making of Black Americans: Essays in Negro Life & History: Volume I, The Origins of Black Americans; Volume II, The Black Community in Modern America (Studies in American Negro Life)

By Meier, August; Rudwick, Elliott (editors)

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Atheneum, 1969. Two volumes in one: Volume I: The Origins of Black Americans (378 pages); Volume II: The Black Community in Modern America (508 pages); includes essays by leading scholars in history, political science, and sociology (brown cloth with gold lettering; previous owner's name and date stamp on first page; glossy gray dust jacket with black lettering, slight edgewear; otherwise a fine, clean, tight copy). First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.