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Transitions and Changes in Social Theory
In just a couple of weeks, we will be publishing a new social theory reader in which two editors from two different generations attempt to overcome the pedagogical pitfalls posed by existing social theory textbooks and anthologies.

Behind the Book with Carla Rice
Becoming Women started as a 500-page award-winning PhD thesis and is now one of the most comprehensive qualitative research studies to date on body image and the embodied self, with close to 90 interviews of "women's body histories." The research from this work has already reached the public through the many talks Carla Rice has given in her quest to transform image culture and ease women's body concerns. She's made over 100 TV and media appearances and edited a groundbreaking feminist reader last year with important essays from influential writers like Bell Hooks, Jessica Valenti, and Gloria Steinem.

Legacy Readings in Classical Theory
If you had to represent the legacy of Marx and Engels in one or two key readings, which ones would you choose?

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