Social Sciences – Sociology – Anthropology – Ethnic Groups

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Sociology & Other Social Sciences

Anthropology & Archaeology

Ethnic Studies & Genealogy

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Sociology & Other Social Sciences

eBooks about Sociology Collection

The Internet Archive free online collection of modern books (published since 1924) has over 6,000 eBooks about sociology at this link. The collection includes self-help books, academic books, and textbooks, but also include non-fiction books and novels that are only distantly related to the field of sociology. Principles of Sociology, Masters of Sociological Thought, Structure of Sociological Theory, Sociological Insight, A Guide through the American Status System, Dictionary of Sociology, Religion and Society in Tension, Max Weber on Charisma and Institution Building, Religion: the social context, Work Industry and Canadian Society, Mapping the Social Landscape, many more eBooks on Sociology.
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Sociology Collection

Numerous free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Sociology”. Some books: Sociology textbooks (dozens), National Traditions in Sociology, Medical Sociology, Readings in Sociology, Urban Sociology, Rural Sociology in India, Sociology in Everyday Life, Key Concepts in Sociology, Sociology of Law, Foundations of Modern Sociology, Industrial Sociology: sociology of work, Sociology of Emile Durkheim, many more eBooks on Sociology.

Social Sciences Collection

About 5,000 online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Social Sciences”. Some books: Social Sciences & Humanities Index, Social Control, Race and the Social Sciences, Politics and the Social Sciences, The Social Studies and the Social Sciences, Statistics for the Social Sciences, Philosophy of the Social Sciences, Research in the Social Sciences and Humanities, The Social Sciences and African Development, Readings in the Social Sciences, Computers and the Social Sciences, Careers in the Social Sciences, International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences (many volumes), Ethics Social Sciences and Policy, many more eBooks on Social Sciences.

Collected Online Books on Psychology

About 24,000 free online books at the Internet Archive on Psychology. Some books: Abnormal Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology, AP Psychology, Educational Psychology, Exploring Psychology, Psychology textbooks (dozens), Criminal Psychology, Handbooks of Counseling Psychology, History of Psychology, Principles of Psychology, Research Methods in Psychology, Student Handbook to Psychology, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Physiological Psychology, Child Psychology, Rehabilitation Psychology, Pediatric Psychology, Sport Psychology, Industrial Psychology, Psychology of Religion, many more eBooks on Psychology..

Psychoanalysis Collection

About 1,500 free online books on the subject of “Psychoanalysis”. Some books: History and Practice of Psychoanalysis, Practical and Theoretical Aspects of Psychoanalysis, Science and Psychoanalysis, My Inward Journey, Freud & Breuer: Studies in Hysteria, Delusion & Dream, New Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis, A History of Psychoanalysis in American, Essays in Freudian Psychoanalysis, Love’s Body, Bedside Guide to Dreams, Beyond the Pleasure Principle, Games Analysts Play, many more eBooks on Psychoanalysis.

Self-Actualization (Psychology) Collection

About 1,750 free online books on the subject of “Self-Actualization (Psychology)”. Some books: Setting your Life Compass for Success, A Guide to Feeling Good, Simple Actions to Create and Extraordinary Life, Transformation Soup, Going for the Max, Happiness from the Inside Out, Beyond the Twelve Steps, How to Become Your Own Best Self, End the Struggle and Dance with Life, Talk to the Mirror, more eBooks on Self-Actualization.

Folkscanomy Psychology & Mind Collection

About 100 free online publications at the Internet Archive, assembled by ‘Folkscanomy’. Some books: Thought and Knowledge, The Computer and the Brain, Experimental Psychology, Personal Peacefulness, An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence, Order out of Chaos, Ancient Science of Geomancy, Fields of Applied Psychology, Acquisition of Knowledge, Parapsychology, Theory of Knowledge, Learning and Memory, Knowledge and Its Organization, Mindwaves, many more eBooks on Psychology and Mind.

Social Psychology Collection

More than 200 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Social Psychology. Readings in Social Psychology, Searching for Community, Social Trust and Human Communities, Identity and Difference, The Sociology of Risk Taking, A New Outline of Social Psychology, Anti-Semitism: a social disease, The Dependency Tendency, Inner and Outer Space, Escape from Freedom, Sociophysiology, Manufacture of Madness, many more eBooks on Social Psychology.

Social Science – Women’s Studies Collection

About 100 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Social Science – Women’s Studies. Some books: Leveraging Gender at Work, The Ideal of the Educated Woman, Talking Gender, Handbook of Feminist Theology, Contemporary Feminist Theories, Feminist Theory and Research, Ecofeminism, Russia’s Women, The New Soft War on Women, Beauty Body Image and Growing Up Latina, Women Behind Bars, The Sacrificial Mother, Women and Freedom in Early America, Healing the Father-Daughter Relationship, A Diversity of Women, many more eBooks on Social Science and Women.

Women’s Studies Collection

About 700 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Women’s Studies. Some books: Women’s Studies on its Own, High School Feminist Studies, An Index to Women’s Studies Anthologies, Reading Women’s Lives, Action Research for Women’s Groups, Women’s Voices Feminist Visions, What Do Women Want, Women’s Realities Women’s Choices, Feminist Research Practice, Theories of Women’s Studies, Professing Feminism, Women’s Studies: a guide to information sources, Evolution of American Women’s Studies, many more eBooks on Women’s Studies.

Psychology as a Social Science

Bissau-Diener, Robert; Diener, Ed
Noba 2015

“Provides standard introduction to psychology course content with a specific emphasis on social aspects of psychology. This includes expanded content related to social cognition, aggression, attraction and similar topics.” -Open Textbook Library Website

Reader’s Guide in Economic, Social and Political Science (Economic Tracts)

Bowker,R. R., & Iles, George, ed.
Society for Political Education 1891 Dewey Dec. 016.3 Rf

Class list with concise notes indicating scope and relative value. Suggestions for reading, citation of authorities, bibliographic helps, etc., introduce each subject. – – A.L.A.Catalog 1904

The Social Sciences: A Cross-Disciplinary Guide to Selected Sources

Herron, Nancy L., ed.
Wilson 1932

General Social Sciences – Political Science – Economics – Business – History – Law & Legal Issues – Anthropology – Sociology – Education – Psychology – Geography – Communication –

A Reader’s Guide to the Social Sciences

Hoselitz, Bert F.
Free Press 1960 Dewey Dec. 300

“What to read – and why to read it – in Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology”. – Book cover.

Killing Monsters: Why Children Need Fantasy, Super Heroes, and Make-believe Violence

Jones, Gerard
Basic 2002 Dewey Dec. 302

“Children choose their heroes more carefully than we think. From Pokémon to the rapper Eminem, pop-culture icons are not simply commercial pied pipers who practice mass hypnosis on our youth. Indeed, argues the author of this lively and persuasive paean to the power of popular culture, even trashy or violent entertainment gives children something they need, something that can help both boys and girls develop in a healthy way. Drawing on a wealth of true stories, many gleaned from the fascinating workshops he conducts, and basing his claims on extensive research, including interviews with psychologists and educators, Gerard Jones explains why validating our children’s fantasies teaches them to trust their own emotions and build stronger selves.” Publisher

Contents: 1. Being strong — 2. Seeing what we’re prepared to see — 3. The magic wand — 4. The good fight — 5. Girl power — 6. Calming the storm — 7. Fantasy and reality– 8. The courage to change — 9. Vampire slayers — 10. Shooters — 11. Model, mirror, and mentor — 12. Not so alone — 13. Growing up.

Social Science Reference Sources: A Practical Guide

Li, Tze-chung
Greenwood 2000

The first part of the volume contains chapters on the social sciences in general, including discussions of available research tools. It also provides brief descriptions of the features and search methods of online vendors and reviews the specialized reference sources available in selected periodicals. The second part contains chapters on reference sources in particular social science disciplines. The first section of each chapter examines access to these sources through such tools as bibliographies, indexes, and abstracts, while the second looks at particular types of works, such as directories and encyclopedias. In most cases, entries are listed alphabetically under each heading and subheading, with full bibliographic information provided.

Encyclopedia of Modern American Social Issues

Kronenwetter, Michael
ABC-CLIO 1997 Dewey Dec. 306

The Encyclopedia of Modern American Social Issues examines more than 160 issues, events, and ideas that affect many areas of American life. Here the reader will find a balanced examination of such current topics as social welfare, civil rights, politics and government, the environment, the media, economics, health, family, religion, education, the law, and even sports. Additional entries provide background on issues that are primarily identified with previous centuries but that continue to influence modern issues and controversies. The informative and succinct discussions of these and other social issues found in this volume provide an invaluable resource for students, librarians, historians, and others interested in American social affairs.

Psychology

OpenStax
OpenStax

Designed to meet scope and sequence requirements for the single-semester introduction to psychology course. The book offers a comprehensive treatment of core concepts, grounded in both classic studies and current and emerging research.” -Website

Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives

Palfrey, John and Gasser, Urs
Basic 2005 Dewey Dec. 302

The first generation of Digital Natives children who were born into and raised in the digital world are coming of age, and soon our world will be reshaped in their image. Our economy, our politics, our culture, and even the shape of our family life will be forever transformed. But who are these Digital Natives? And what is the world theyre creating going to look like? In Born Digital, leading Internet and technology experts John Palfrey and Urs Gasser offer a sociological portrait of these young people, who can seem, even to those merely a generation older, both extraordinarily sophisticated and strangely narrow. Exploring a broad range of issues, from the highly philosophical to the purely practical, Born Digital will be essential reading for parents, teachers, and the myriad of confused adults who want to understand the digital present and shape the digital future.

Dictionary of the Social Sciences

Reading, Hugo F.
Routledge & Kegan Paul 1977 Dewey Dec. 300

“This dictionary of over 7,500 terms covers all the social sciences with the exception of economics and linguistics. Those economic and linguistic terms which are frequently used in the other social sciences have, however, been included.” – Preface. Most entries are brief; the majority have definitions of less than 10 words.

The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many are Smarter than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies, and Nations

Surowiecki, James
Doubleday 2004 Dewey Dec. 303

In this book, New Yorker columnist Surowiecki explores a deceptively simple idea that has profound implications: large groups of people are smarter than an elite few, no matter how brilliant–better at solving problems, fostering innovation, coming to wise decisions, even predicting the future. With seemingly boundless erudition and in clear, entertaining prose, Surowiecki ranges across fields as diverse as popular culture, psychology, ant biology, economic behaviorism, artificial intelligence, military history and political theory to show just how this principle offers important lessons for how e live our lives, select our leaders, run our companies, and think about our world. -Publisher

Contents: The wisdom of crowds — The difference difference makes : waggle dances, the Bay of Pigs, and the value of diversity — Monkey see, monkey do : imitation, information cascades, and independence — Putting the pieces together : the CIA, Linux, and the art of decentralization — Shall we dance? : coordination in a complex world — Society does exist : taxes, tipping, television, and trust — Traffic : what we have here is a failure to coordinate — Science : collaboration, competition, and reputation — Committees, juries, and teams : the Columbia disaster and how small groups can be made to work — The company : meet the new boss, same as the old boss? — Markets : beauty contests, bowling alleys, and stock prices — Democracy : dreams of the common good

Sources of Information in the Social Sciences: A Guide to the Literature

Webb, William H., Beals, Alan R. and White, Carl M. et al.
American Library Ass. 1986 Dewey Dec. 300

Nearly 600 pages of bibliographic essays for each field within the social sciences, covering important works and useful reference works in the field. Has a detailed index of nearly 200 pages.

Sociology: A Guide to Reference and Information Sources

Aby, Stephen H.
Libraries Unlimited 2005 Dewey Dec. 301

This critically acclaimed work provides undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and librarians with descriptions of approximately 610 major reference sources in sociology, its subdisciplines, and the related social sciences. Emphasis in this edition is on works in English published in the United States, Great Britain, Canada, and Australia from 1997 through early 2004.

Encyclopedia of Sociology

Dushkin
Dushkin 1974 Dewey Dec. 301

Over 1300 entries, varying in length from short to long, to specialized terminology of sociology. Comprehensive and contemporary with many cross references and ” subject maps “, that outline the encyclopedia’s coverage in various areas.

Social Evolution

Kidd, Benjamin
NY: Macmillan 1898 Dewey Dec. 301

Sociology

Lindsey, Linda L. and Beach, Stephen
Prentice Hall 2002 Dewey Dec. 301

The text helps students understand sociological concepts and theory through clear examples of how sociology affects each of us in everyday life. Lindsey/Beach also presents comprehensive coverage of topics of high interest and relevance to today’s student: race, class, gender, sexuality, crime and deviance.

Oxford Dictionary of Sociology

Marshall, Gordon
Oxford Univ. 1998 Dewey Dec. 301

Searchable database of 2,500 terms in the field of sociology. Covers such topics as cultural studies and identity, mass media, and the Internet, nationalism and McDonaldization. Also covers terms from allied fields such as psychology, economics, anthropology, philosophy, and political science.

World of Sociology (2 Vols)

– Volume 2

Palmisano, Joseph M., ed.
Gale Group 2001 Dewey Dec. 301

“World of Sociology is a comprehensive, subject-specific guide to the concepts, theories, discoveries, developments and pioneers related to the field of sociology. Coverage includes alphabetically arranged topical essays, definitions and biographies, intelligently organized and written in clear, concise and easy-to-understand language. World of Sociology also provides the same type of clear cross-references and extensive indexing reviewers have praised in the science World of … titles series. The coverage is balanced with special attention given to women, minorities and the lesser-known leaders in the field of sociology.” -Publisher

Sociology

Stark, Rodney
Thomson Higher Ed 2007 Dewey Dec. 301

SOCIOLOGY is truly a classic introductory text which introduces students to the methods and theories of sociology using Rodney Stark’s hallmark “Over the Shoulder of a professional sociologist” approach, presenting sociology on a personal level. Stark describes what sociologists do and how they do it, focusing first on the questions they pose and how they search for and formulate their answers, and then moving on to study their answers and conclusions. In this way, he effectively explores themes, raising issues in a straightforward manner with historical accuracy and solid research. The text employs a unique feature titled “A Closer View,” which illustrates seminal research studies to introduce students to the sociological imagination and the world around them.

Sociology: Discovering Society

Stockard: Jean
Wadsworth 1997 Dewey Dec. 301

“Bringing sociological theory alive for the students of the 90’s, this comprehensive introductory textbook covers all areas of sociology with the most up-to-date research and theories. Dr. Stockard focuses not only on sociologists’ concern with social issues but also on using social science to address these issues. Theories are introduced in context, as needed, to show that sociological thinking is motivated by the need to understand a given problem. In tandem with the theories, Dr. Stockard presents the research methodology used by researchers to test, modify and develop theories and solve problems. To bring the macro issues closer to the student, Dr. Stockard uses personalized examples and accounts of real-life situations to illustrate sociological principles.” -Publisher

A Short History of Sociological Thought

Swingewood, Alan
St. Martin’s 1984 Dewey Dec. 301

“This book is a critical assessment of the work of classical sociologists such as Marx, Weber, and Durkheim and the work of Mead, Goffman, Parsons, and Foucault. The relationship between modernity and sociology is critically evaluated. It is argued that sociology arose out of modernity and its theories of society can be understood in this context. The book concludes with a critical view of new theories of identity which have developed out of post-structuralism and postmodernism.” -Publisher

Contents: [pt.1] Foundations. Origins of society — Industrialization and the rise of sociological positivism — Marxism: a positive science of capitalist development — [pt.2] Classical sociology. Critique of positivism: I Durkheim — Critique of positivism: II social action — The sociology of class and domination — Marxism and sociology — [pt.3] Modern sociology. Functionalism — Self, society and the sociology of everyday life — Structuralism — The sociology of knowledge and culture — Democracy, industrialization and sociological theory

Theory of the Leisure Class; An Economic Study in the Evolution of Institutions

Veblen, Thorstein B.
Macmillan 1899 Dewey Dec. 301

“Thorstein Veblen sets out ‘to discuss the place and value of the leisure class as an economic factor in modern life’. In so doing he produced a landmark study of affluent American society that exposes, with brilliant ruthlessness, the habits of production and waste that link invidious business tactics and barbaric social behaviour. Veblen’s analysis of the evolutionary process sees greed as the overriding motive in the modern economy; with animpartial gaze he examines the human cost paid when social institutions exploit the consumption of unessential goods for the sake of personal profit. Fashion, beauty, animals, sports, the home, the clergy, scholars – all are assessed for their true usefulness and found wanting. The targets of Veblen’scoruscating satire are as evident today as they were a century ago, and his book still has the power to shock and enlighten.” -Publisher

Contents: A Chronology of Thorstein Bunde Veblen — Explanatory Notes — I. Introductory — II. Pecuniary Emulation — III. Conspicuous Leisure — IV. Conspicuous Consumption — V. The Pecuniary Standard of Living — VI. Pecuniary Canons of Taste — VII. Dress as an Expression of the Pecuniary Culture — VIII. Industrial Exemption and Conservatism — IX. The Conservation of Archaic Traits — X. Modern Survivals of Prowess — XI. The Belief in Luck — XII. Devout Observances — XIII. Survivals of the Non-Invidious Interest — XIV. The Higher Learning as an Expression of the Pecuniary Culture

Outline of Practical Sociology; with Special Reference to American Conditions

Wright, Carroll D.
Longmans 1902 Dewey Dec. 302

Valuable information on population, social and political organizations, immigration, urban and rural conditions, questions of family, education, labor, wealth and poverty, crime, temperance, etc.- A.L.A.Catalog 1904

The Anatomy of Prejudices

Young-Bruehl, Elisabeth
Harvard Univ. 1998 Dewey Dec. 303

Surveying the study of prejudice since World War II, Young-Bruehl finds a history riddled with assumptions, generalizations, and cliches. The Anatomy of Prejudices proposes a fresh start, and suggests an approach that distinguishes between different types of prejudices, the people who hold them, the social and political settings that promote them, and the human needs they fulfill. Young-Bruehl draws on theoretical and clinical, historical, and empirical literatures to show us prejudices from a variety of angles: there are those that help protect a group’s identity (ethnocentrisms) and those that project a group identity (ideologies of desire); there are prejudices as socioeconomic phenomena, attitudes toward governments, products of historical periods, social mechanisms of defense, sexual fantasy structures, and puberty rites.

Standard Catalog: Social Sciences Section

Second Edition Revised and Enlarged. About 1,300 Titles of the Most Representative and Useful Books on Social, Economic and Educational Questions

Wilson, H.W.; Bacon, Corinne, comp.
Wilson 1927 Dewey Dec. 016.3

Standard Catalog: Social Sciences Section

Second Edition Revised and Enlarged. About 1,300 Titles of the Most Representative and Useful Books on Social, Economic and Educational Questions

Wilson, H.W.; Bacon, Corinne, comp.
Wilson 1927 Dewey Dec. 016.3

Questions of the Hour; Social, Economic, Industrial. Study Outlines

based on twenty-two volumes in the Debaters’ Handbook Series and the Handbook Series

Wilson, Justina Leavitt, preparer
White Plains, NY: H. W. Wilson 1917 Dewey Dec. 16.3

30-page bibliography, usually with one page or less devoted to each social issue. For every issue a few topics are listed with about three or four of the best sources for each. Topics are:

Immigration – Child Labor – Employment of Women – Mothers’ Pensions – Woman Suffrage – Prohibition of the Liquor Traffic – Unemployment – Minimum Wage – Organization of Labor- Open versus Closed Shop- Municipal Ownership – Federal Control of Interstate Corporations – Taxation – Agricultural Credit – Compulsory Insurance – Socialism – Monroe Doctrine – National Defense – World Peace


Anthropology & Archaeology

Anthropology Collection

About 3,600 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Anthropology”. Be patient as the page loads. Some books: Anthropology textbooks, General Anthropology, Forensic Anthropology, Anthropology: a global perspective, Readings in early Anthropology, Culture Patterns and Processes, Biology & Race, Cultural Anthropology, Biological Anthropology, Gender and Anthropology, Linguistic Anthropology, Shipwreck Anthropology, Semantic Anthropology, Physical Anthropology, Political Anthropology, many more eBooks on Anthropology.

Physical Anthropology Collection

About 150 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Physical Anthropology. Some books: Physical Anthropology textbooks, Biological Anthropology, Human Biology and Behavior, Contemporary Readings in Physical Anthropology, Our Origins, Laboratory Methods in Physical Anthropology, Human Variation, The Kinds of Mankind, People and Races, Evolution and Human Origins, A Biology of Man, many more eBooks of Physical Anthropology.

Cultural Anthropology Collection

About 140 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Cultural Anthropology. Some books: Ethnicity: source of strength?, Ethnicity and Psychology, Inside the Minds of Married Men, Boys Girls and Achievement, The Dinka of the Sudan, Japanese Culture and Behavior, From Class Struggle to the Politics of Pleasure, Who Do We Think We Are? The Anthropology of Globalization, The Categorical Impulse, many more books on Cultural Anthropology.

Humankind: A Brief History

Fernandez-Armesto, Felipe
Oxford Univ 2004 Dewey Dec. 301

“Brilliant. In this short tour de force he sets the debate about what it means to be human in an historical perspective— something that has not been done before —and does so in a way that is arrestingly readable. He has used his historical erudition and stylistic grace to produce a little gem that contains a rich array of fascinating and exotic historical examples.” – John Gray

Sapiens: A Brief History Of Humankind

Harari, Yuval Noah
Signal 2014 Dewey Dec. 301

“In Sapiens, Dr Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical – and sometimes devastating – breakthroughs of the Cognitive, Agricultural and Scientific Revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, paleontology and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities. Have we become happier as history has unfolded? Can we ever free our behaviour from the heritage of our ancestors? And what, if anything, can we do to influence the course of the centuries to come?
Bold, wide-ranging and provocative, Sapiens challenges everything we thought we knew about being human: our thoughts, our actions, our power … and our future.” -Publisher

The Ragged Edge of the World: Encounters at the Frontier Where Modernity, Wildlands and Indigenous Peoples Meet

Linden, Eugene
Viking 2011 Dewey Dec. 303

“A pioneering work of environmental journalism that vividly depicts the people, animals and landscapes on the front lines of change’s inexorable march. A species nearing extinction, a tribe losing centuries of knowledge, a tract of forest facing the first incursion of humans-how can we even begin to assess the cost of losing so much of our natural and cultural legacy? For forty years, environmental journalist and author Eugene Linden has traveled to the very sites where tradition, wildlands and the various forces of modernity collide. In The Ragged Edge of the World, he takes us from pygmy forests to the Antarctic to the world’s most pristine rainforest in the Congo to tell the story of the harm taking place-and the successful preservation efforts-in the world’s last wild places.” -Publisher

Contents: War and peace. Vietnam 1994 — Culture wars. An elusive butterfly in Borneo — New Guinea: the godsend of Cargo — New Guinea redux — Polynesia lost and found — Roads to ruin. Rapa Nui: the other side of the story — Bangui, Bayanga and Bouar — Equateur devolving — Apes at the brink. Travels with Jane — Listening to pygmies — the antipodes : the long reach of humanity. Unfreezing time — The Arctic — The hear wild. The wolf at the door — Survivors. The lost worlds of Cuba — Midway — In the forests it’s good to be a pygmy — Inner worlds : magic, practical and otherwise. Shamans, healers and experiences I can’t explain — Esotéricas.

Golden Age of American Anthropology

Mead, Margaret and Bunzel, Ruth L.
Braziller 1960 Dewey Dec. 301

Part I of this book is devoted to the explorers and conquistadors, the wonders and horrors of the first encounters, the great civilization of the Aztecs laid in ruins, and the strangeness of the simpler Indians to the north. In Part II are accounts by those who had to deal with the Indians as traders or missionaries, statesmen or soldiers, and who struggled with problems of culture difference and the meaning of race. Part III takes up the task of rescuing records. The contribution of this period was a series of volumes in which an infinite wealth of strange detail found publication. In Part IV, we show how the organization of voluntary effort shaped the future development of American anthropology. Part V includes the writers who laid the groundwork of anthropological theory.

Cultural Anthropology

Miller, Barbara D.
Allyn & Bacon 1999 Dewey Dec. 301

A lively and attractive introductory text for courses in cultural anthropology, covering both Western and non-Western cultures. Special attention is given to social inequality and diversity, and contemporary change in the US and around the world.

Visions of Culture: An Introduction to Anthropological Theories and Theorists

Moore, Jerry D.
AltaMira 2004 Dewey Dec. 301

“An accessible, balanced undergraduate textbook on anthropological theory. Jerry D. Moore’s Visions of Culture presents students with a brief, readable treatment of theoretical developments in the field from the days of Tylor and Morgan through contemporary postmodernists and cultural materialists. The key ideas of 21 major theorists are briefly described and linked to biographical and fieldwork experiences that helped shape those theories. An assessment of the scholar’s impact on contemporary theorizing is presented, along with numerous explanatory examples, illuminating quotes from the theorists’ writings, and a description of the broader intellectual setting in which these anthropologists worked. An ideal book for classes on the theory or the history of anthropology.” -Publisher

Contents: Edward Tylor : the evolution of culture — Lewis Henry Morgan : the evolution of society — Franz Boas : culture in context — Emile Durkheim : the organic society — Alfred Kroeber : configurations of culture — Ruth Benedict : patterns of culture — Edward Sapir : culture, language, and the individual — Margaret Mead : the individual and culture — Marcel Mauss : elemental categories, total facts — Bronislaw Malinowski : the functions of culture — A.R. Radcliffe-Brown : the structures of society — Edward Evans-Pritchard : social anthropology, social history — Leslie White : evolution emergent — Julian Steward : cultural ecology and multilinear evolution — Marvin Harris : cultural materialism — Eleanor Burke Leacock : feminism, Marxism, and history — Claude Lévi-Strauss : structuralism — Victor Turner : symbols, pilgrims, and drama — Clifford Geertz : an interpretive anthropology — Mary Douglas : symbols and structures, pollution and purity –James Fernandez : the play of tropes.

Cultural Anthropology: A Global Perspective

Scupin, Raymond
Prentice Hall 1998 Dewey Dec. 301

“This introduction to cultural anthropology integrates a historical and global approach with the ethnographic data available from around the world. Drawing on both classic and recent research in the field, the book reflects the current state-of-the-art understanding of social and cultural changes based on the relationships among different types of societies. It demonstrates the diversity of different societies and cultural patterns, but also reveals the ways in which humans everywhere are fundamentally similar. Coverage explores race and ethnicity; human evolution; culture and society; the enculturation process; language; anthropological explanations; band societies; tribes; chiefdoms; agricultural states; industrial states; the consequences of globalization; contemporary global trends; and applied anthropology.” -Publisher

Dictionary of Anthropology

Seymour-Smith, Charlotte
Hall 1986 Dewey Dec. 301


Ethnic Studies & Genealogy

Ethnic Studies Collection

Nearly 1,000 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Ethnic Studies”. Some books: The Detroit Ethnic Experience, Ethnic Studies and Women’s Studies, Encyclopedia of Race and Ethnic Studies, Teaching Strategies for Ethnic Studies, Ethnic Studies at Chicago 1905-45, Discovering American Folklife, Ethnic Change, The Ethnic Groups of Houston, Canadian Ethnic Identity, Ethnic Chinese as Southeast Asians, Ethnic American Literature, Racial and Ethnic Politics in California, many more eBooks on Ethnic Studies.

Genealogy Collection

About 700 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Genealogy”. Some books: German-English Genealogical Dictionary, American & British Genealogy & Heraldry, The Book of Irish Families, Finding Your People in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, The Clans and Tartans of Scotland, Guide to Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor’s Arrival Record, Genealogical & Local History Books in Print, South Carolina Genealogical Research, Irish Family Names, Introducing Genealogy, Genealogical Research in New England, Polish Genealogy & Heraldry, Bringing Your Family History to Life through Social History, Unpuzzling Your Past, Recording Your Family History, Guide to Cemetery Research, Little Book of Irish Clans, Collecting Dead Relatives, Mastering Online Genealogy, many more eBooks on Genealogy.

Printed Sources: A Guide to Published Genealogical Records

Meyerink, Kory L.
Ancestry 1998 Dewey Dec. 016

“While most genealogy books focus on original records and primary sources, this title focuses on secondary sources that have proliferated because of the growth of genealogy. It identifies and explains the vast number of published genealogical sources, acting both as a guidebook and a bibliography to the printed material in the field. The introduction alone is a treasure trove of information, and should be called Genealogy Sources 101. Coverage includes encyclopedias, gazetteers, indexes, abstracts, histories, biographies, military sources, periodicals, and much more.

A Student’s Guide to Irish American Genealogy

McKenna, Erin
Oryx Press 1996 Dewey Dec. 016.9

A guide to genealogical research in the United States and Ireland for Irish Americans. Includes information on the history of Irish immigration.

A Student’s Guide to German American Genealogy

Robl, Gregory
Oryx Press 1996 Dewey Dec. 016.9

Discusses German and German American history and culture with specific instructions for researching German family history.

Immigrant and Refugee Families: Global Perspectives on Displacement and Resettlement Experiences

Ballard, Jaime and others
University of Minnesota Libraries 2016

“Uses a family systems lens to discuss challenges and strengths of immigrant and refugee families in the United States. Chapters address immigration policy, human rights issues, economic stress, mental health and traumatic stress, domestic violence, substance abuse, family resilience, and methods of integration.” -Open Textbook Library Website

A Nation of Peoples: A Sourcebook on America’s Multicultural Heritage

Barkan, Elliott R.
Greenwood 1999 Dewey Dec. 305.8

“The debate over America’s multiculturalism has been intense for nearly three decades, dividing opponents into those insisting on such recognition and those fearing that such a formal acknowledgment will undermine the civic bonds created by a heterogeneous nation. Facts have often been the victim in this dispute, and few works have successfully attempted to present the broad spectrum of America’s ethnic groups in a format that is readable, current, and authoritative. The chapters in this reference book demonstrate that America has been far more than a nation of immigrants; it has been a nation of peoples–of virtually all races, religions, and nationalities–inclusive of indigenous natives and peoples long present as well as myriad immigrant and refugee groups. To the extent possible, each chapter discusses the initial arrival of the group in America; the adaptation of the first generation of immigrants; the economic, political, and cultural integration of the group; and the status of the group in contemporary American society. Each chapter closes with a bibliographical essay, and the volume concludes with a review of the most important general works on America’s multicultural heritage.” -Publisher

Contents:Introduction: America–a nation of peoples / Elliott Robert Barkan — African Americans / Juliet E.K. Walker — American Indians / Alice B. Kehoe — British (English, Welsh, Scots, Scotch-Irish) / William E. Van Vugt — Central and South Americans / Carlos B. Cordova and Raquel Pinderhughes — Chinese / Judy Yung — Cubans / Guillermo J. Grenier and Lisandro Perez — Dutch / Suzanne M. Sinke — East Europeans / Thaddeus C. Radzilowski and John Radzilowski — Filipinos / Jon Cruz — French, French Canadians, and Cajuns / Bruno Ramirez and Francois Weil. Germans and German-speaking immigrants / James M. Bergquist — Greeks / George A. Kourvetaris — Hawaiians / Pauline Nawahineokala’i King — Irish / Timothy J. Meagher — Italians / Paola A. Sensi-Isolani — Japanese / Eileen H. Tamura — Jews / Edward S. Shapiro — Koreans / Kwang Chung Kim — Mexicans / David G. Gutierrez — Middle Easterners and North Africans / Linda S. Walbridge — Mormons / Steven Epperson — Poles / Dominic A. Pacyga — Puerto Ricans / Carmen Teresa Whalen — Scandinavians / David C. Mauk. South Asians / Bruce La Brack — Southeast Asians / Steven J. Gold — West Indians/Caribbeans / Philip Kasinitz and Milton Vickerman.

The Latino Encyclopedia (6 vols)

Chabran, Richard
Cavendish 1996 Dewey Dec. 305.8

“A handsome six volume set organized in traditional encyclopedic format and featuring an array of entries dedicated to Latino subjects and interests. The set offers articles on people, organizations, geography, history, entertainment, religion, family life, literature, and art. Entries vary in length, are cross referenced, include bibliographic sources, and are listed in italicized Spanish in the cases of concepts not yet mainstream in English. The editors have attempted to distinguish between countries and ethnic orientation among the diverse Latino population. The final volume includes comprehensive lists of businesses, educational institutions, films, and organizations.” -Publisher

Contents: v. 1. Abejenos — Chicano movement — v. 2. Chicano Park — Flores Salinas, Juan — v. 3. Florida — Lopez, Nancy — v. 4. Lopez, Trinidad “Trini” — Pescado — v. 5. Peyote — Spanish Americans — v. 6. Spanish borderlands — Zeno Gandia, Manuel, Index.

The Poles in America

Fox, Paul
NY: Doran 1922 Dewey Dec. 305.8

This is one of a series of studies of ethnic groups by the Interchurch World Movement “…undertaken to show, in brief outline the social, economic and religious background, European or Asiatic, of each group and to present the experience – social, economic and religious – of the particular group in America, with special reference to the contact of the given people with religious institutions in America”. – Introduction

Contents:I European Background: 1. The Formative Period of Polish National Life, 960-1306, 2. The Period of Growing Power, Prosperity, and Influence, 1306-1586. 3. The Period of Poland’s Decline and Fall, 1587-1795, 4. The Period of National Struggle for Independence, 1795-1918, 5. The Restoration, 1918- II Polish Immigration to the United States and Its Distribution – III Economic Conditions of Polish Immigrants in the United States – IV Social Conditions and Educational Forces – V Religious Conditions – A Brief Bibliography

Harvest of Empire; A History of Latinos in America

Gonzalez, Juan
Viking 2000 Dewey Dec. 305.8

“Harvest of Empire spans five centuries-from the first New World colonies to the first decade of the new millennium. Latinos are now the largest minority group in the United States, and their impact on American popular culture-from food to entertainment to literature-is greater than ever. Featuring family portraits of real- life immigrant Latino pioneers, as well as accounts of the events and conditions that compelled them to leave their homelands, Harvest of Empire is required reading for anyone wishing to understand the history and legacy of this increasingly influential group.” -Publisher

Contents: Part I. Roots (Las raíces). 1. Conquerors and victims : the image of America forms (1500-1800) — 2. The Spanish borderlands and the making of an empire (1810-1898) — 3. Banana republics and bonds : taming the empire’s backyard (1898-1950) — Part II. Branches (Las ramas). 4. Puerto Ricans : citizens yet foreigners — 5. Mexicans : pioneers of a different type — 6. Cubans : special refugees — 7. Dominicans : from the Duarte to the George Washington Bridge — 8. Central Americans : intervention comes home to roost — 9. Colombians and Panamanians : overcoming division and disdain — Part III. Harvest (La cosecha). 10. The return of Juan Seguín : Latinos and the remaking of American politics — 11. Immigrants old and new : closing borders of the mind — 12. Speak Spanish, you’re in America! : El Huracán over language and culture — 13. Free trade : the final conquest of Latin America — 14. Puerto Rico, U.S.A. : possessed and unwanted.

The Cuban Americans

Gonzalez-Pando, Miguel
Greenwood 1998 Dewey Dec. 305.8

“Today more than one million emigrés make up the Cuban diaspora, and many, though living in America, still consider themselves part of Cuba. This book captures the struggles and dreams of Cuban Americans. Using this resource, students, teachers, and interested readers can examine the engaging and often controversial details of Cuban immigration. Such details include patterns of immigration, adaptation to American life and work, cultural traditions, religious traditions, women’s roles, the family, adolescence, language, and education. Because the author is himself a Cuban American, he does not treat the emigres as mere subjects nor does he tell their story in statistical terms alone. As an insider, he delves deeply into the soul of the community to illustrate all the dimensions of the Cuban American experience.” -Publisher

Contents: Historical background — Genesis of the Cuban exile — Development of the Cuban exile country — Identity, culture, and exile life — The emigres’ economic miracle — Politics of the emigres — Epilogue: the Cuban exile country in the post-Castro era.

The Chinese American Family Album

Hoobler, Dorothy and Thomas
Oxford 1994 Dewey Dec. 305.8

“The Chinese American Family Album is a scrapbook of family letters and diary entries, official documents, newspaper articles, and excerpts from literature of the past and present–a personal remembrance of an extended family of Chinese immigrants and their descendants… We learn about the building of the transcontinental railroad and how Chinese immigrants were the backbone of the work force, tailing long hours under the worst conditions. We see Chinatowns spring up wherever the immigrants landed, and we see how the traditions and culture of China were both preserved and altered as the immigrants became Americanized… We follow families through the generations and see how they are living now and what they have brought to our country. We read about famous Chinese Americans who have risen to the top of their fields, such as athlete Michael Chang, author Amy Tan, musician Yo-Yo Ma, and Senator Hiram Fong… The Chinese American Family Album makes the past experiences of these immigrants–and those of their sons and daughters in all the generations since–as real and immediate as the stories told by a favorite grandmother. They bring us in, like an embrace, to the all-encompassing, ever-growing, multicultural family of Americans.” -Publisher

Contents: The middle kingdom. Images of the homeland ; The decision to leave — Voyage to America. Getting ready ; Saying good-bye ; Going to America — Arrival in the land of the flowery flag. A first look at America ; Angel Island ; The poems of Angel Island ; The grilling of a “paper son” ; “Everybody … had a split personality” — A new life. The Gold Rush ; Pioneers ; The railroad builders ; “The Chinese must go” — Putting down roots. The first Chinatown ; Chinatown U.S.A. ; The bachelor society ; Strength through groups ; Family ; The Chinese laundry ; Restaurants ; Ties to the homeland — Part of America. Sweatshops and high tech ; Making it ; Becoming Americans ; Celebrations ; The Lee family — Chinese American timeline.

The Japanese American Family Album

Hoobler, Dorothy and Thomas
Oxford 1995 Dewey Dec. 305.8

“Organized chronologically, this book captures the broad sweep of the Japanese-American experience. Each of the six chapters offers a succinct historical presentation followed by first-person accounts. Relying on oral histories and original documents, both pictorial and written, the Hooblers have truly humanized historical events.” SLJ

Contents: The old country : Life in Japan. The decision to leave. — Going to America : Preparing to depart. The voyage. — Ports of entry : Arrival. Picture brides. First impressions. — Going to work : Plantation work. Off the plantation. Students and laborers. Finding a job. Working the fields. Prejudice. — Putting down roots : Community life. Family. School. Religion. Internment and war. — Part of America : Starting over. Success and redress. Preserving the tradition. The Kawaichi and Tamura families. — Japanese American timeline.

The American Spirit in the Writings of Americans of Foreign Birth

Stauffer, Robert E., ed.
Boston: Christopher 1922 Dewey Dec. 305.8

Excerpts from the works of 26 American immigrants that contain their experiences of or thoughts about life in America.

Strangers from a Different Shore: a history of Asian Americans

Takaki, Ronald T.
Penguin 1990 Dewey Dec. 305.8

“A history of Asian Americans, introducing the people, the cultures, and their hope, fears, contribution, and dreams. In an extraordinary blend of narrative history, personal recollection, and oral testimony, the author presents a sweeping history of Asian Americans. He writes of the Chinese who laid tracks for the transcontinental railroad, of plantation laborers in the canefields of Hawaii, of “picture brides” marrying strangers in the hope of becoming part of the American dream. He tells stories of Japanese Americans behind the barbed wire of U.S. internment camps during World War II, Hmong refugees tragically unable to adjust to Wisconsin’s alien climate and culture, and Asian American students stigmatized by the stereotype of the “model minority.”” -Publisher

Contents: From a different shore: their history bursts with telling — Overblown with hope: the first wave of Asian immigration — Gam Saan Haak: the Chinese in nineteenth-century America — Raising cane: the world of plantation Hawaii — Ethnic solidarity: the settling of Japanese America — Ethnic islands: the emergence of urban Chinese America — Struggling against colonialism: Koreans in America — “The tide of turbans”: Asian Indians in America — Dollar a day, dime a dance: the forgotten Filipinos — The watershed of World War II: democracy and race — “Strangers” at the gates again: post-1965 — Breaking silences: community of memory.

Interracial America: opposing viewpoints

Williams, Mary E.
Greenhaven 2001 Dewey Dec. 305.8

Discusses the influence of racial and ethnic differences on American culture, immigration, affirmative action, and interracial families from a variety of viewpoints.

Contents: America’s cultural heritage is distinctly European / Russell Kirk — America’s cultural heritage is diverse and multiethnic / Lillian S. Robinson — Ethnic and racial loyalties endanger American culture / Gerald F. Kreyche — Racial and ethnic loyalties are not dangerous / Virginia I. Postrel — Emphasizing racial diversity leads to greater understanding / Judy Scales-Trent — Emphasizing racial diversity is counterproductive / Marc Elrich — White racism is not to blame for black inequality / Dinesh D’Souza — White racism is to blame for black inequality / Andrew Hacker — Blacks must recognize and fight oppression / bell hooks — Blacks’ claims of oppression by whites hamper black success / Anne Wortham — Racism prevents blacks from achieving economic justice / Claud Anderson — Racism cannot explain poverty among blacks / Yehudi O. Webster — America’s cultural identity is shaped by continued immigration / Luther S. Luedtke — Immigration threatens America’s cultural identity / Dwight D. Murphey — Immigrants unwilling to assimilate will cause interracial conflict / Brent A. Nelson — Increasing immigration will not lead to interracial conflict / Peter H. Schuck — Affirmative action is reverse discrimination / Irving Kristol — Discrimination in favor of minorities is necessary / Eric Foner — Affirmative action combats unintentional racism / Alec R. Levenson & Darrell L. Williams — Affirmative action aggravates racial tension / Linda Chavez — Government must do more for minorities than affirmative action / Seymour Martin Lipset — Government should not be responsible for alleviating discrimination / Lilian & Oscar Handlin — Racial matching in adoptions should be encouraged / Ruth G. McRoy — Racial matching in adoptions is racist and discriminatory / Elizabeth Bartholet — Children of mixed-race unions should be raised biracially / Francis Wardle — Children of mixed-race unions should not be raised biracially / Hettie Jones — Interracial marriage is identical to same-race marriage / Candy Mills — Interracial marriage cannot be treated identically to same-race marriage / Jacqueline Adams.

Asian American Dreams: The Emergence of an American People

Zia, Helen
Farrar, Straus, and Giroux 2001 Dewey Dec. 305.8

“This groundbreaking book is about the transformation of Asian Americans from a few small, disconnected, and largely invisible ethnic groups into a self-identified racial group that is influencing every aspect of American society. It explores the junctures that shocked Asian Americans into motion and shaped a new consciousness, including the murder of Vincent Chin, a Chinese American, by two white autoworkers who believed he was Japanese; the apartheid-like working conditions of Filipinos in the Alaska canneries; the boycott of Korean American greengrocers in Brooklyn; the Los Angeles riots; and the casting of non-Asians in the Broadway musical Miss Saigon. The book also examines the rampant stereotypes of Asian Americans.” -Publisher

Contents: Beyond our shadows. From nothing, a consciousness — Surrogate slaves to American dreamers — The awakening. Detroit blues: “Because of you ” — To market, to market, New York style — Gangsters, gooks, geishas, and geeks — Up from innocence. Welcome to Washington — Lost and found in L.A. — For richer, for poorer — Moving the mountain. Out on the front lines — Reinventing our culture — The last bastion — Living our dreams.