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Feminism

Margaret Walters.

October 2005; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: feminist philosophy; gender and sexuality. 176 pages.

Feminism: A Very Short Introduction provides an historical account of feminism, exploring its earliest roots as well as key issues including voting rights, the liberation of the sixties,...

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Racism

Ali Rattansi.

March 2007; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: race and ethnicity. 208 pages.

Racism: A Very Short Introduction incorporates the latest research to demystify the subject and to explore its history, science, and culture. But what actually is race? How has racism come...

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Social and Cultural Anthropology

John Monaghan and Peter Just.

February 2000; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: social and cultural anthropology; sociology. 176 pages.

What is unique about human beings? How are groups of people formed and what holds them together? What is the nature of belief, economic exchange, the self? Social and Cultural Anthropology:...

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Sociology

Steve Bruce.

February 2000; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: sociology. 128 pages.

Sociology: A Very Short Introduction explores the tension between the individual's role in society and society's role in shaping the individual, and demonstrates the value of sociology as a...

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American Immigration

David A. Gerber.

June 2011; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: US history (immigration and ethnicity); migration studies. 160 pages.

American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction examines the many legal efforts to curb immigration and to define who is and is not an American. It looks at immigration from the perspective...

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Malthus

Donald Winch.

June 2013; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: intellectual history; history of economic thought; political economy; population and demography. 144 pages.

Thomas Robert Malthus was an English cleric whose ideas, as expounded in his most famous work the Essay on the Principle of Population, caused a storm of controversy. Malthus: A Very Short...

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Work

Stephen Fineman.

November 2012; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: occupations, professions, and work. 160 pages.

Work: A Very Short Introduction tells the story of work — how we strive for security, reward, and often, meaning. The image of a job captures our imagination from an early age, usually...

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Diaspora

Kevin Kenny.

July 2013; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: human geography; migration studies. 160 pages.

Diaspora: A Very Short Introduction examines the origins of diaspora as a concept, its changing meanings over time, its current popularity, and its strengths and limitations as an...

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International Migration

Khalid Koser.

February 2007; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: migration studies. 152 pages.

International Migration: A Very Short Introduction looks at the phenomenon of international human migration — both legal and illegal — to reveal that migration actually presents...

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Sexuality

Veronique Mottier.

April 2008; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: gender and sexuality. 168 pages.

Sexuality: A Very Short Introduction focuses on the social, political, and psychological aspects of sexuality to explore what shapes our sexuality, and how our attitudes to sex have in turn...

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