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  1. Tasks and Social Relationships in Classrooms

    Tasks and Social Relationships in Classrooms
  2. Theory of Societal Constitutionalism: Foundations of a Non-Marxist Critical Theory

    Theory of Societal Constitutionalism: Foundations of a Non-Marxist Critical Theory
  3. They Say Cut Back, We Say Fight Back! Welfare Activism in an Era of Retrenchment

    They Say Cut Back, We Say Fight Back! Welfare Activism in an Era of Retrenchment
  4. Trafficking in Drug Users

    Cambridge University Press
  5. Trust in Schools: A Core Resource for Improvement

    Trust in Schools: A Core Resource for Improvement
  6. Undocumented Mexicans in the United States

    Undocumented Mexicans in the United States
  7. We Shall Live Again: The 1870 and 1890 Ghost Dance Movements in Demographic Revitalization

    We Shall Live Again: The 1870 and 1890 Ghost Dance Movements in Demographic Revitalization
  8. A Weberian Theory of Human Society: Structure and Evolution

    A Weberian Theory of Human Society: Structure and Evolution
  9. A Pound of Flesh: Monetary Sanctions as Punishment for the Poor

    Over seven million Americans are either incarcerated, on probation, or on parole, with their criminal records often following them for life and affecting access to higher education, jobs, and housing. Court-ordered monetary sanctions that compel criminal defendants to pay fines, fees, surcharges, and restitution further inhibit their ability to reenter society. In A Pound of Flesh, sociologist Alexes Harris analyzes the rise of monetary sanctions in the criminal justice system and shows how they permanently penalize and marginalize the poor.

  10. Social Causes of Violence: Crafting a Science Agenda

    This Report shows the magnitude and complexity of violence in U.S. society, explicates the important ways that social science has already contributed knowledge, and sets forth a challenging set of research directions. The Report makes clear the need for a sustained violence initiative to produce fundamental research.  Federal support for a major initiative  requires an examination of priorities for allocating scarce resources. Across the landscape of serious issues where serious science must be done, research on violence should be enlarged.