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Useful Print Books in the Library
Call Number: HV6545 D812 1951
Publication Date: 1997-02-01
Translated from French, this classic provides readers with an understanding of the impetus for suicide and its psychological impact on the victim, family, and society.
The Theory of Social and Economic Organization by
Call Number: HB175 .W364 1957
Publication Date: 1997-07-01
Dictionary of the Social Sciences by
Call Number: REF H41 D53
Publication Date: 2002-05-02
Featuring over 1,800 concise definitions of key terms, the Dictionary of the Social Sciences is the most comprehensive, authoritative single-volume work of its kind. With coverage on the vocabularies of anthropology, sociology, political science, economics, human geography, cultural studies, and Marxism, the Dictionary is an integrated, easy-to-use, A-to-Z reference tool. Designed for students and nonspecialists, it examines classic and contemporary scholarship including basic terms, concepts, theories, schools of thought, methodologies, issues, and controversies. As a true dictionary, it also contains concise, jargon-free definitions that explain the rich, sometimes complex language of these increasingly visible fields.
Connecting Social Problems and Popular Culture by
Call Number: HN90. M3 S75 2010
Publication Date: 2009-08-11
Is violence on the streets caused by violence in video games? Do hip-hop lyrics increase misogynistic and homophobic behavior? Are teens promiscuous because of what they see in movies? Popular culture is an easy answer for many of society's problems, but it is almost always the wrong answer. This innovative book goes beyond the news-grabbing headlines claiming that popular culture is public enemy number one to consider what really causes the social problems we are most concerned about. The sobering fact is that the roots of poverty, child abuse, and unequal public education are much more complicated than the media-made-them-do-it explanations. Karen Sternheimer deftly illustrates how welfare "eform," a two-tiered health care system, and other difficult systemic issues have far more to do with our contemporary social problems than Grand Theft Auto or 50 Cent.
Call Number: HV6025 B278 2009
Publication Date: 2008-02-29
Finding the Book Using the Call Number
We use the Library of Congress classification system, which is the system most academic libraries use. LC classification uses letters and numbers to designate where the books are shelved. So, for the first book listed in box on the left, the call number is BF311. M426 2009.
First, look at the end of the shelf ranges to find the BF section, then look for the 300s, and then find 311.
The next part of the call number is the Cutter number, and Cutters are arranged alphabetically, then in decimal order. Find the Ms, then find the M4s and look for 426.
Your book should be there!
Radical Ambition by
Publication Date: 2009-04-14
Sociologist, social critic, and political radical C. Wright Mills (1916-1962) was one of the leading public intellectuals in twentieth century America. Offering an important new understanding of Mills and the times in which he lived, Radical Ambition challenges the captivating caricature that has prevailed of him as a lone rebel critic of 1950s complacency. Instead, it places Mills within broader trends in American politics, thought, and culture. Indeed, Daniel Geary reveals that Mills shared key assumptions about American society even with those liberal intellectuals who were his primary opponents.
Professional Ethics and Civic Morals by
Publication Date: 1992-01-01
Of Durkheim's key works the most neglected is Professional Ethics and Civic Morals. This is not only careless it is also negligent for the book makes a seminal contribution to our understanding of the State. Durkheim's characterization of the State as the ultimate moral force in society is an important contrast to the views outlined by both Marx and Weber.
Body Knowledge and Control by
Publication Date: 2003-10-01
Drawing together some of the latest research on the body and schooling, Body Knowledge and Control offers a sharp and challenging critique of (post) modern day attitudes toward obesity, health, childhood and the mainstream science and business.
Sociology, Organic Farming, Climate Change and Soil Science by
Publication Date: 2009-12-01
Society Issues, Painkiller Solutions, Dependence and Sustainable Agriculture -- Sociology of Sustainable Agriculture -- Sustainable Versus Organic Agriculture -- Organic Agriculture and Food Production: Ecological, Environmental, Food Safety and Nutritional Quality Issues -- Sustainability of Energy Crop Cultivation in Central Europe -- Phosphorus, Plant Biodiversity and Climate Change -- Co-evolution and Migration of Bean and Rhizobia in Europe -- Non-isotopic and 13C Isotopic Approaches to Calculate Soil Organic Carbon Maintenance Requirement -- Soil Solarization and Sustainable Agriculture -- Soil Functions and Diversity in Organic and Conventional Farming -- Indigenous Soil Knowledge for Sustainable Agriculture -- Composting to Recycle Biowaste -- Nematodes as Biocontrol Agents -- Allelopathy and Organic Farming -- Occurrence and Physiology of Zearalenone as a New Plant Hormone -- Homestead Agroforestry: a Potential Resource in Bangladesh.
Critical Thinking Applies to Books as Well
Don't judge a book by its cover isn't just a cliche, it's good advice. Anyone can write and publish a book. You still need to think about what you're reading and be critical. For example, a book about Scientology by the founder L. Ron Hubbard is going to be very different from a book written by a former adherent of Scientology, or one written by a professor of theology. All three are valid sources, but you must decide which is the best to cite for the point you are trying to make.