Thursday, December 9, 2010

It's Java Time at the Library

Library To Host Coffee Breaks During Finals Week

The TWU Blagg-Huey Library will once again host coffee breaks for students during final exams week.

Free coffee and refreshments will be available in the Library Lecture Hall 101 twice each evening (at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.) from Sunday, December 12th through Wednesday, December 15th.

Get a little downtime, recharge your batteries and enjoy a cup of coffee on us.

Submitted by Sandy Cochran

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Sociology and Social Work E-books

Off the E-Shelf

Suggested E-books from the Subject Specialists of the TWU Libraries


Spencer Acadia, Subject Specialist in Sociology and Social Work, suggests the e-book titles below for Sociology and Social Work students, faculty and others interested in these disciplines.

Valuable library resources pertinent to these fields (including news, suggested databases for research, other recommended reading and more) are available in the Sociology and Social Work Subject LibGuide (reachable via the TWU Libraries homepage under Research Resources/Subject LibGuides/Sociology and Social Work).

Mr. Acadia is available for questions, research consultations and class instruction sessions. Reach him at 940/898-3724 or

Social Work and Disadvantage: Addressing the Roots of Stigma Through Association Edited by Peter Burke and Jonathan Parker
It's bad enough that the disadvantaged are often stigmatized--but the impact of that stigma often extends to include family members, friends, workers in the caring professions and society. Social Work delves into the dangers of "disability by association" and provides practical advice for social workers and health care practitioners on reducing the risk of stigma and victimization.

Gender, Race, and Class: An Overview by Beverly X. Watkins
This resource provides a critical overview of gender, race, and class. Chapters cover such topics as gender definitions and class matters.

An Introduction to the Sociology of Religion: Classical and Contemporary Perspectives by Inger Furseth
This resource provides an overview of sociological theories of contemporary religious life. Some chapters are organized according to topic. Others offer brief presentations of classical and contemporary sociologists from Karl Marx to Zygmunt Bauman and their perspectives on social life, including religion. Throughout the book, illustrations and examples are taken from several religious traditions.

Culture, Society and Sexuality: A Reader Richard G. Parker
This resource covers sexuality in general, and the relationship between sexuality, health and rights in particular.

Men Speak Out: Views on Gender, Sex and Power Edited by Shira Tarrant with a foreword by Jackson Katz
A collection of essays on living, working, thinking and learning in a sexist society, Men Speak Out features works written by pro-feminist men. In them these men describe, in lively and accessible prose, their views on feminism, growing up male, and taking action to change the imbalance of power and privilege between the sexes.

Submitted by Sandy Cochran & Edited by Spencer Acadia