Contemporary Social Issues: Analyzing Critically, Arguing Persuasively

Fall and Winter, 2004-05

Books assigned Fall Quarter

Bell, Derrick. Silent Covenants: Brown v. Board of Education and the Unfulfilled Hopes for Racial Reform

Harvard, 2004
ISBN: 0195172728
(This title has been added on Oct. 4. It will be in the bookstore soon.)

Best, Joel. Damned Lies and Satistics

U. of Calif. Press, 2001.
ISBN 0-520-21978-3

Conley, Dalton. The Pecking Order: Which Siblings Succeed and Why

Pantheon, 2004
ISBN: 0375421742

Kahlenberg, Richard D. (ed.) A Notion at Risk: Preserving Public Education as an Engine for Social Mobility

Century Foundation Press, 2000
ISBN: 087078455

Kolowitz, Alex. There Are No Children Here: the Story of Two Boys Growning Up in America

Anchor, 1992
ISBN: 0385265565

Lareau, Annette. Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life

U. Calif. Press, 2003
ISBN: 0520239504

Magnet, Myron. The Dream and the Nightmare: the 60s Legacy to the Underclass

Encounter Books, 2000
ISBN: 1893554023

Rothstein, Richard. The Way We Were? : The Myths and Realities of America's Student Achievement

Century Foundation Press, 1998
ISBN: 087078417X

Shipler, David K. The Working Poor: Invisible in America

Knopf, 2004
ISBN: 0375408908

Snow, David A. and Leon Anderson. Down on Their Luck: A Study of Homeless Street People

U. Calif. Press, 1993
ISBN: 0520079892


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