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Good Science: The Pursuit of Truth and the Evolution of Reality
Truth, writes Timothy McGettigan, is a challenging subject. It’s hard to get at, consuming the bulk of scientific endeavor for starters. It’s also hard to nail down, with paradigm shifts both altering our sense of reality while rattling our...
Tags: Research, Innovation, Science history
Brewing Justice: Fair Trade Coffee, Sustainability, and Survival
About twelve years ago, I drank my first cup of fair trade coffee. I didn't spend much time thinking about the implications—it just seemed like a decent idea to pay farmers a good price for their product. But even the simple assumption that...
Categories: Social sciences, Sociology
Tags: Coffee, Fair trade, Organic foods
Competing Devotions: Career and Family Among Women Executives
To be or not to be a devoted mother, corporate executive—or both? These are the choices and challenges facing career women more than ever. In Competing Devotions: Career and Family Among Women Executives, former Washington State University soci...
Categories: Gender studies, Sociology
Tags: Women's studies
All Abraham's Children: Changing Conceptions of Race and Lineage
This thoroughly documented study of race and identity within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints unravels various ways Mormons have constructed and negotiated their identity throughout history. Armand Mauss, professor emeritus of sociolog...
Categories: Sociology, History
Opening Minds: A Journey of Extraordinary Encounters, Crop Circles, and Resonance
In Opening Minds: A Journey of Extraordinary Encounters, Crop Circles, and Resonance Simeon Hein ('93 Ph.D. Soc.) sets out to show that Western rationalism and the rise of technology have alienated us from our world and from each other, but that by t...
Categories: Sociology, Philosophy
Tags: Human development