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  • Damned Lies and Statistics

    Damned Lies and Statistics
    av Joel Best

    Klotband - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780520274709

    Here, by popular demand, is the updated edition to Joel Best's classic guide to understanding how numbers can confuse us. In his new afterword, Best uses examples from recent policy debates to reflect on the challenges to improving statistical liter…

  • Is That True?

    Is That True?
    av Joel Best

    Pocket - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780520381407

    Across disciplines, critical thinking is praised, taught, and put into practice. But what does it actually mean to think critically? In this brief volume, sociologist Joel Best examines how to evaluate arguments and the evidence used to support them…

  • Is That True?

    Is That True?
    av Joel Best

    Klotband - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780520381391

    Across disciplines, critical thinking is praised, taught, and put into practice. But what does it actually mean to think critically? In this brief volume, sociologist Joel Best examines how to evaluate arguments and the evidence used to support them…

  • Flavor of the Month

    Flavor of the Month
    av Joel Best

    Klotband - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780520246263

    While fads such as hula hoops or streaking are usually dismissed as silly enthusiasms, trends in institutions such as education, business, medicine, science, and criminal justice are often taken seriously, even though their popularity and usefulness…

  • Handbook of Symbolic Interactionism

    Handbook of Symbolic Interactionism

    Inbunden - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780759100923

    Symbolic interactionism commands its own adherents, meetings, journals, and professional organization. Now it has its own handbook. Reynolds and Herman-Kinney have assembled 44 chapters from 59 scholars to assess the past, present, and future of thi…

  • More Damned Lies and Statistics

    More Damned Lies and Statistics
    av Joel Best

    Klotband - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780520238305

    In this sequel to the acclaimed "Damned Lies and Statistics", which the "Boston Globe" said 'deserves a place next to the dictionary on every school, media, and home-office desk', Joel Best continues his straightforward, lively, and humorous account…

  • Controlling Vice

    Controlling Vice
    av Joel Best

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780814250075

  • Social Problems

    Social Problems
    av Joel Best

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780393283419

    Updated with nine new end-of-chapter case studies and more than 50 new boxed examples, the Third Edition of Joel Best's Social Problems elucidates the complex, competitive process through which social problems emerge, paying particular attention to…

  • Social Problems

    Social Problems
    av Joel Best

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780393533040

    An important alternative to traditional texts in its field, Social Problems explains how and why particular conditions come to be constructed as social problems. By evaluating the construction process, Joel Best, author of the best-selling Damned Li…

  • American Nightmares

    American Nightmares
    av Joel Best

    Klotband - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780520296343

    In an accessible and droll style, best-selling author Joel Best shines a light on how we navigate these anxious, insecure social times. While most of us still strive for the American Dream-to graduate from college, own a home, work toward early reti…

  • American Nightmares

    American Nightmares
    av Joel Best

    Pocket - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780520296350

    In an accessible and droll style, best-selling author Joel Best shines a light on how we navigate these anxious, insecure social times. While most of us still strive for the American Dream-to graduate from college, own a home, work toward early reti…

  • How Claims Spread

    How Claims Spread
    av Joel Best

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780202306544

    Best's anthology examines for the first time how diverse social issues--road rage, the metric system, gun control, and abortion are among those included--migrate across national boundaries, modifying themselves from place to place as a result of dif…

  • Images of Issues

    Images of Issues

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138525726

    Constructionist theory describes and analyzes social problems as emerging through the efforts of claimsmakers who bring issues to public attention. By typifying a problem and characterizing it as a particular sort, claimsmakers can shape policymakin…

  • Deviance

    Deviance
    av Joel Best

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780534570019

    One of America's foremost experts on deviance, Joel Best, explores the history of the study of deviance in this short, highly accessible supplementary text. Joel Best covers the emergence of anomie theory in the 1950s, the rise of labeling theory in…

  • Kids Gone Wild

    Kids Gone Wild
    av Joel Best

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780814760734

    The myths and truths of teen's sexual behavior. Winner of the 2015 Brian McConnell Book Award presented by the International Society for Contemporary Legend Research To hear mainstream media sources tell it, the sex lives of modern teenagers outpace…

  • Troubling Children

    Troubling Children
    av Joel Best

    Häftad - 1994 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780202304922

    Increasingly, sociologists have turned their attention to the social problems of children– in particular, of younger children. This collection reflects those recent interest. While most researchers have focused on social problems involving ado…

  • Troubling Children

    Troubling Children
    av Joel Best

    Inbunden - 1994 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780202304915

    Increasingly, sociologists have turned their attention to the social problems of children– in particular, of younger children. This collection reflects those recent interest. While most researchers have focused on social problems involving ado…

  • Damned Lies and Statistics

    Damned Lies and Statistics
    av Joel Best

    Klotband - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780520219786

    Does the number of children gunned down double each year? Does anorexia kill 150,000 young women annually? Do white males account for only a sixth of new workers? Startling statistics shape our thinking about social issues. But all too often, these…

  • Tales of the State

    Tales of the State

    Inbunden - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780847685028

    The relationship between politics and storytelling is one with a well-established lineage, but public policy analysis has only recently begun to develop its own appreciation of the power of narrative to explain everything from political traditions t…

  • Tales of the State

    Tales of the State

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780847685035

    The relationship between politics and storytelling is one with a well-established lineage, but public policy analysis has only recently begun to develop its own appreciation of the power of narrative to explain everything from political traditions t…

  • Everyone's a Winner

    Everyone's a Winner
    av Joel Best

    Klotband - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780520267169

    Every kindergarten soccer player gets a trophy. Many high schools name dozens of seniors as valedictorians - of the same class. Cars sport bumper stickers that read 'USA -Number 1.' Prizes proliferate in every corner of American society, and excelle…

  • Threatened Children

    Threatened Children
    av Joel Best

    Häftad - 1993 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226044262

    Child abuse, incest, child molestation, Halloween sadism, child pornography: although clearly not new problems, they have attracted more attention than ever before. Threatened Children asks why. Joel Best analyzes the rhetorical tools used by child…

  • The Stupidity Epidemic

    The Stupidity Epidemic
    av Joel Best

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138173231

    Critics often warn that American schools are failing, and that our students are ill-prepared for the challenges the future holds, and may even be "the dumbest generation." We can think of these claims as warning about a Stupidity Epidemic. This essa…

  • The Stupidity Epidemic

    The Stupidity Epidemic
    av Joel Best

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415892094

    Critics often warn that American schools are failing, and that our students are ill-prepared for the challenges the future holds, and may even be "the dumbest generation." We can think of these claims as warning about a Stupidity Epidemic. This essa…

  • The Student Loan Mess

    The Student Loan Mess
    av Joel Best

    Klotband - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780520276451

    This illuminating investigation uncovers the full dimensions of the student loan disaster. A father and son team--one a best-selling sociologist, the other a former banker and current quantitative researcher--probe how we've reached the point at whi…

  • The Student Loan Mess

    The Student Loan Mess
    av Joel Best

    Pocket - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780520287525

    This illuminating investigation uncovers the full dimensions of the student loan disaster. A father and son team - one a best-selling sociologist, the other a former banker and current quantitative researcher - probes how we've reached the point at…

  • Everyone's a Winner: Life in Our Congratulatory Culture

    Everyone's a Winner: Life in Our Congratulatory Culture
    av Joel Best

    Övrigt - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781531806859

    Every kindergarten soccer player gets a trophy. Many high schools name dozens of seniors as valedictorians--of the same class. Cars sport bumper stickers that read "USA--Number 1." Prizes proliferate in every corner of American society, and excellen…

  • The Satanism Scare

    The Satanism Scare
    av Joel Best

    Häftad - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780202303796

    Although there is growing concern over Satanism as a threat to American life, the topic has received surprisingly little serious attention. Recognizing this, the editors of this volume have selected papers from a wide variety of disciplines, broadly…

  • The Satanism Scare

    The Satanism Scare
    av Joel Best

    Inbunden - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780202303789

    Although there is growing concern over Satanism as a threat to American life, the topic has received surprisingly little serious attention. Recognizing this, the editors of this volume have selected papers from a wide variety of disciplines, broadly…

  • Best British Horror 2014

    Best British Horror 2014

    Pocket - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781907773648

    Welcome To The New Home Of Horror`Johnny Mains is the go-to man for horror in the UK. His extensive knowledge of and unbound passion for the genre is amazing. If there was a government Ministry of Horror (which there should be), Johnny would be in c…

  • Making Sense of Social Problems

    Making Sense of Social Problems
    av Joel Best

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781588268556

    Internet addiction. Cell-phone-distracted drivers. Teen suicide. Economic recession. The health risks of trans fats. The carefully selected collection of case studies in Making Sense of Social Problems is designed to help students understand and cri…

  • Images of Issues

    Images of Issues

    Häftad - 1995 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780202305394

    Constructionist theory describes and analyzes social problems as emerging through the efforts of claimsmakers who bring issues to public attention. By typifying a problem and characterizing it as a particular sort, claimsmakers can shape policymakin…

  • Damned Lies and Statistics: Untangling Numbers from the Media, Politicians, and Activists

    Damned Lies and Statistics: Untangling Numbers from the Media, Politicians, and Activists
    av Joel Best

    Övrigt - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781531804169

    Does the number of children gunned down double each year? Does anorexia kill 150,000 young women annually? Do white males account for only a sixth of new workers? Startling statistics shape our thinking about social issues. But all too often, these…

  • Stat-Spotting

    Stat-Spotting
    av Joel Best

    Klotband - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780520257467

    Are four million women really battered to death by their husbands or boyfriends each year? Does a young person commit suicide every thirteen minutes in the United States? Is methamphetamine our number one drug problem today? Alarming statistics bomb…

  • Dark Minds

    Dark Minds

    Pocket - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780995621275

    A collection of short stories by leading crime fiction authors. All proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to Hospice UK and Sophie's Appeal.

  • The End of the Line

    The End of the Line
    av Christopher Fowler

    Pocket - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781907519321

    This collection of stories from some of horror fiction's best authors will glue you to the page, but watch out; it may leave you too afraid to take the metro to work.In deep tunnels something stirs, borne on a warm breath of wind, reeking of diesel…

  • The Best Fakebook

    The Best Fakebook
    av Joel E. Best

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781304817808

    A veritable treasure trove of new songs, mostly in the style of the Great American Songbook. Simple to play: no key signature has more than one accidental, and all chord symbols are easy to implement. Great to read as a book of poetry, too, so you c…

  • More Damned Lies and Statistics: How Numbers Confuse Public Issues

    More Damned Lies and Statistics: How Numbers Confuse Public Issues
    av Joel Best

    Övrigt - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781522692973

    In this sequel to the acclaimed Damned Lies and Statistics, which the Boston Globe said "deserves a place next to the dictionary on every school, media, and home-office desk," Joel Best continues his straightforward, lively, and humorous account of…

  • Stat-Spotting

    Stat-Spotting
    av Joel Best

    Pocket - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780520279988

    Does a young person commit suicide every thirteen minutes in the United States? Are four million women really battered to death by their husbands or boyfriends each year? Is methamphetamine our number one drug problem today? Alarming statistics bomb…

  • Random Violence

    Random Violence
    av Joel Best

    Pocket - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780520215726

    "Random Violence" is a deft and thought-provoking exploration of the ways we talk about - and why we worry about - new crimes and new forms of victimization. Focusing on so-called random crimes such as freeway shootings, gang violence, hate crimes,…

  • Making Sense of Social Problems

    Making Sense of Social Problems
    av Joel Best, Scott R. Harris, Joel Best

    Pocket - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781588268808

    Internet addiction. Cell-phone-distracted drivers. Teen suicide. Economic recession. The health risks of trans fats. The carefully selected collection of case studies in Making Sense of Social Problems is designed to help students understand and cri…