Best Sellers: Social Sciences, November 15, 2012

December 2011 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

1) Small, Gritty, and Green: The Promise of America’s Smaller Industrial Cities in a Low-Carbon World
Tumber, Catherine
MIT Press
2012. ISBN 9780262016698. $24.95

2) The Biology of Homosexuality
Balthazart, Jacques
Oxford University Press
2012. ISBN 9780199838820. $49.99

3) Cultural Genocide
Davidson, Lawrence
Rutgers University Press
2012. ISBN 9780813552439. $68

4) Multicultural Girlhood: Racism, Sexuality, and the Conflicted Spaces of American Education
Thomas, Mary E.
Temple University Press
2011. ISBN 9781439907313. $75.50

5) Sex for Life: From Virginity to Viagra, How Sexuality Changes Throughout Our Lives
Carpenter, Laura M.
New York University Press
2012. ISBN 9780814772522. $79

6) The Fantasy of Feminist History
Scott, Joan Wallach
Duke University Press
2011. ISBN 9780822351139. $79.95

7) Why Don’t American Cities Burn?
Katz, Michael B.
University of Pennsylvania Press
2012. ISBN 9780812243864. $29.95

8) Reputation Society: How Online Opinions Are Reshaping the Offline World
Masum, Hassan
MIT Press
2011. ISBN 9780262016643. $28

9) Occupying Power: Sex Workers and Servicemen in Postwar Japan
Kovner, Sarah
Stanford University Press
2012. ISBN 9780804776912. $50

10) Living Faith: Everyday Religion and Mothers in Poverty
Sullivan, Susan Crawford
University of Chicago Press
2011. ISBN 9780226781600. $78

11) Gender and History
Kent, Susan Kingsley
Palgrave Macmillan
2012. ISBN 9780230292239. $90

12) Design After Decline: How America Rebuilds Shrinking Cities
Ryan, Brent D.
University of Pennsylvania Press
2012. ISBN 9780812244076. $45

13) Represent and Destroy: Rationalizing Violence in the New Racial Capitalism
Melamed, Jodi
University of Minnesota Press
2011. ISBN 9780816674244. $75

14) Misunderstanding the Internet
Curran, James
2012. ISBN 9780415579568. $130

15) Child Rights: The Movement, International Law, and Opposition
Butler, Clark
Purdue University Press
2012. ISBN 9781557535498. $35

16) Birth Control
Zorea, Aharon W.
2012. ISBN 9780313362545. $58

17) American Urban Form: A Representative History
Warner, Sam Bass
MIT Press
2012. ISBN 9780262017213. $27.95

18) Their Time Has Come: Youth with Disabilities Entering Adulthood
Leiter, Valerie
Rutgers University Press
2012. ISBN 9780813552477. $72

19) 5 Grams: Crack Cocaine, Rap Music, and the War on Drugs
Bogazianos, Dimitri A.
New York University Press
2012. ISBN 9780814787007. $70

20) Minimizing Marriage: Marriage, Morality, and the Law
Brake, Elizabeth
Oxford University Press
2012. ISBN 9780199774142. $99

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Now in her 46th year with Library Journal, Bette-Lee also edits LJ's Video Reviews column, six times a year Romance column, and e-original Romance reviews, which post weekly as LJ Xpress Reviews. She received the Romance Writers of America (RWA) Vivian Stephens Industry Award in 2013 for having "contributed to the genre or to RWA in a significant and/or continuing manner"