The Rise of Viagra: How the Little Blue Pill Changed Sex in America (Sociology)

By Meika Loe

Since its creation in 1998, Viagra has introduced a brand new form of sexual revolution. speedy changing into some of the most wanted medications in historical past, the little blue tablet created a sea swap in the pharmaceutical industry—from how medicines may be advertised to the kinds of substances positioned into development—as good because the tradition at huge. Impotency isn't any longer an embarrassing male mystery; now it's known as “erectile dysfunction,” and is just whatever to “ask your health practitioner” approximately. And over sixteen million males have.

The upward thrust of Viagra is the 1st booklet to element the heritage and the colossal social implications of the Viagra phenomenon. Meika Loe argues that Viagra has replaced what qualifies as common intercourse in the USA. within the quick-fix, pill-for-everything tradition that Viagra helped to create, erections can now be had via popping a tablet, making intercourse on call for, despite age or disease, and, in all likelihood, for the remainder of one's life.

Drawing on interviews with males who take the drug, their other halves, medical professionals and pharmacists in addition to scientists and researchers within the box, this interesting account presents an intimate heritage of the drug's influence on the US. Loe additionally examines the search for the feminine Viagra, the effect of the drug around the globe, the advent of latest erection medicines, like Levitra and Cialis, and the quick progress of the multi-billion buck pharmaceutical industry.

This wide-ranging e-book explains how this scientific step forward and cultural phenomenon have without end replaced the which means of intercourse in America.

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Max Weber's Complete Writings on Academic and Political Vocations

By Max Weber

This can be the 1st variation in any language of all of Max Weber's writings on educational and political vocations.
Weber made many major interpretations of either educational and political vocations in his lectures on Science as a Vocation (Wissenschaft als Beruf, 1917) and Politics as a Vocation (Politik als Beruf) 1919), in addition to in a chain of newspaper articles written among 1908 and 1920. when you consider that those writings are of greater than ancient curiosity, there has been a necessity to deliver all of them jointly in one quantity. Newly translated and annotated, this assortment contains either lectures plus 32 articles which Weber wrote on academia. every one of these haven't been translated earlier than.
In the creation, Prof. Dreijmanis relates the educational and political vocations to one another conceptually, displaying that there's enormous overlap and a few convergence: the necessity for ardour, an inward calling, in addition to profession lack of confidence in either vocations.
Dreijmanis then examines the individual of Weber and gives a brand new view of him, partially throughout the lens of Carl C. Jung's concept of mental forms as additional built through the Myers-Briggs variety Indicator (MBTI). As an extravert with a strong pondering functionality and mind, he was once pushed to take an curiosity in occasions open air himself and to talk his brain.
The new translations right an accumulation of error within the oft-translated essays on Politics and Science.
Glossary, Bibliography, Names Index, topic Index.

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Whiteness of a Different Color: European Immigrants and the Alchemy of Race

By Matthew Frye Jacobson

America’s racial odyssey is the topic of this notable paintings of old mind's eye. Matthew Frye Jacobson argues that race is living now not in nature yet within the contingencies of politics and tradition. In ever-changing racial different types we glimpse the competing theories of heritage and collective future through which strength has been prepared and contested within the usa. shooting the buzz of the recent box of “whiteness experiences” and linking it to conventional old inquiry, Jacobson exhibits that during this country of immigrants “race” has been on the center of civic assimilation: ethnic minorities in changing into American have been re-racialized to turn into Caucasian. He offers a counter-history of ways nationality teams akin to the Irish or Greeks turned american citizens as racial teams like Celts or Mediterraneans grew to become Caucasian. Jacobson tracks race as a perception and belief, emphasizing the significance of figuring out not just how we label each other but additionally how we see each other, and the way that racialized imaginative and prescient has principally been remodeled during this century. The phases of racial formation―race as shaped in conquest, enslavement, imperialism, segregation, and hard work migration―are all a part of the advanced, and now counterintuitive, heritage of race. Whiteness of a unique Color strains the fluidity of racial different types from a massive physique of study in literature, pop culture, politics, society, ethnology, anthropology, cartoons, and criminal historical past, together with sensational trials just like the Leo Frank case and the Draft Riots of 1863.

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Repositioning Race: Prophetic Research in a Postracial Obama Age (SUNY series in African American Studies)

By Zandria F. Robinson

Examines the growth of and stumbling blocks confronted by means of African americans in twenty-first-century America.

In Repositioning Race, prime African American sociologists examine the present kingdom of race thought, racial discrimination, and learn on race with a view to chart a course towards a extra engaged public scholarship. They give some thought to not just the paradoxes of Black freedom but in addition the paradoxes of equality and development for the progeny of the civil rights new release within the wake of the election of the 1st African American US president. regardless of the proliferation of rules a few postracial society, the amount highlights the ways in which racial discrimination persists in either the U.S. and the African Diaspora within the worldwide South, taking into account extraordinary African American growth in the middle of carrying on with African American marginalization.

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Urban Injustice: How Ghettos Happen

By David Hilfiker

David Hilfiker has devoted his existence, either as a author and a physician, to humans in want, writing concerning the city terrible with whom he’s spent all his days for the final twenty years. In city Injustice, he explains in attractive and straightforward language how the parable that the city terrible siphon off useful govt assets is contradicted through the evidence, and the way such a lot courses aid the various humans the various time yet are nearly by no means sufficiently orchestrated to let humans to flee the cycle of city poverty.
Hilfiker is ready to current a stunning heritage of poverty courses because the New Deal, and indicates that some of the largest courses have been tremendous profitable at reaching the objectives set out for them. however, Hilfiker finds, lots of the top and largest courses have been "social assurance" courses, like Medicare and Social defense, that essentially assisted the center type, now not the negative. while, "public tips" courses, directed in particular in the direction of the terrible, have been usually super potent so far as they went, yet have been instituted with a long way much less bold ambitions.
In a publication that's brief, candy, and entirely with no educational verboseness or pretension, Hilfiker makes a transparent direction during the advanced heritage of societal poverty, the most obvious weaknesses and incredible strengths of societal responses to poverty so far, and gives an research of types of the help of all over the world that will possibly help us in creating a larger international for our youngsters when we make a decision that's what we needs to do.

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Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman's Guide to Why Feminism Matters

Now in its up to date moment version, Full Frontal Feminism is a publication that keeps to embrace the forward-looking messages that writer Jessica Valenti propagated as founding father of the preferred site, Feministing.com.

Full Frontal Feminism is a great and relatable consultant to the problems that subject to today’s younger women. This variation incorporates a new foreword via Valenti, reflecting upon what’s occurred within the seven years considering Full Frontal Feminism used to be initially released. With new openers from Valenti in each bankruptcy, the ebook covers various issues, together with popular culture, healthiness, reproductive rights, violence, schooling, relationships, and more.

Chapters include:

You’re a Hardcore Feminist. I Swear.
Feminists Do It larger (and different intercourse Tips)
Pop tradition long past Wild
The Blame (and disgrace) Game
If those Uterine partitions might Talk
Material World
My gigantic fats pointless marriage ceremony and different courting Diseases
“Real” ladies Have Babies
I Promise I Won’t Say “Herstory”
Boys Do Cry
Beauty Cult
Sex and the City citizens, My Ass
A speedy educational Aside
Get to It

Since its unique booklet, Full Frontal Feminism has reassured readers—yeah, you are feminists, and that is really beautiful cool.

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No Happy Cows: Dispatches from the Frontlines of the Food Revolution

By John Robbins

Internationally identified vegan and bestselling writer John Robbins has persevered his observations and investigations into nutrients politics and food-related problems with the day in his renowned HuffingtonPost column, foodrevolution.org.

No satisfied Cows collects those contemporary observations besides by no means ahead of released fabric for the 1st time in booklet shape. Robbins stocks his dispatches from the frontlines of the nutrients revolution: From his undercover investigations of feed plenty and slaughterhouses, to the increase of nutrition illness, the slave exchange in the back of chocolate and low, what he calls the sham of "Vitamin Water," and the consequences of hormones on animals and animal items.

Topics include:

  • The thin on grassfed beef
  • Greed and salmonella
  • Junk nutrients advertising to kids
  • Soy and Alzheimer's
  • Hormones in our milk
  • Plus many extra.

Robbin's trenchant and provocative observations into the relationships among animals and the people who elevate them remind us of the significance of operating for a extra compassionate and environmentally in charge global.

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The New Geography: How the Digital Revolution Is Reshaping the American Landscape

By Joel Kotkin

Within the blink of an eye fixed, mammoth monetary forces have created new varieties of groups and reinvented previous ones. In The New Geography, acclaimed forecaster Joel Kotkin decodes the adjustments, and gives the 1st transparent street map for the place americans will dwell and paintings within the a long time to come back, and why. He examines the recent position of towns in the US and takes us into the recent American local. The New Geography is a superb and integral guidebook to a essentially new landscape.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Sociology: A Brief Introduction

By Richard T. Schaefer

Sociology: a short advent invitations scholars to take sociology with them of their day-by-day lives. This winning franchise comprises robust insurance of race, ethnicity, and globalization. Paired with a private and adaptive studying adventure, scholars learn how to follow sociology’s 3 theoretical frameworks to the realm round them.

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Black Cats & Four-Leaf Clovers: The Origins of Old Wives' Tales and Superstitions in Our Everyday Lives

Cross your arms, knock on wooden, and snatch your rabbit's foot a bit tighter.

during this captivating and without end diverting booklet, Harry Oliver delves into the tales in the back of the traditions and superstitions that permeate our daily lives, unearthing the interesting histories of those strange notions. So prior to you look for to any extent further four-leaf clovers, fear concerning the subsequent Friday the thirteenth, or keep away from strolling below any ladders, dip into this striking tome and notice:
*Why breaking a replicate brings seven years of undesirable good fortune.
*The top day of the week to invite for a want.
*Why you might want to by no means hop over a baby in Turkey.

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