Summary: Algernon is a gentleman from a wealthy family. Algernon's close friend Jack has a ward, Cecily. Both Algernon and Jack have created alter egos to make life more interesting. Algernon arrives for a weekend visit in the country posing as Earnest. Having heard of Earnest's misadventures, Cicely has developed an infatuation with the rogue, and Algernon's impersonation of him works famously on...
Format: moving image
Publisher / Publication Date: Miramax Home Entertainment 2011
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY IMP
Contents: A tale of two dystopias -- Sciences of the brain -- Neuropharmacology and the control of behavior -- The prolongation of life -- Genetic engineering -- Why we should worry -- Human rights -- Human nature -- Human dignity -- The political control of biotechnology -- How biotechnology is regulated today -- Policies for the future.
Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus & Giroux 2002
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Summary: In a futuristic society where the sexes are separated, men are warriors, and women cultivate the arts, Stavia disobeys the group's prohibitions by loving a man forbidden to her, setting the stage for a momentous decision.
Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam 1989
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Summary: Miss Matty's house is full of life and bustle. Her dream of having a child in the house has been realized in the birth of Tilly, daughter of her maid Martha and carpenter Jem. Elsewhere, the shadow of the railway still looms, but the line has been halted five miles outside Cranford, a disaster as far as Captain Brown is concerned. Meanwhile, as Mr. Buxton returns to town with his son, William,...
Format: moving image
Publisher / Publication Date: BBC Video 2010
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Summary: Two top sociologists map out how people can reclaim their convictions from the twin dangers of fundamentalism and a loss of moral values, exploring the roles of humor, doubt, and social norms in moderating views to avoid becoming fanatical.
Publisher / Publication Date: HarperOne/HarperCollins Publishers 2009
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 121.63 BER
Summary: You are under surveillance right now... your cell phone provider tracks your location, your online and in-store purchasing patterns are recorded, Facebook can determine your sexual orientation without you ever mentioning it. Corporations use surveillance to manipulate the prices we're offered; governments use surveillance to discriminate, censor, and put people in danger worldwide. Schneier...
Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2015
Copies Available at Kingsley1 available in Adult, Call number: 303 SCH
Summary: The authors show how the apostle was slowly but steadily "deradicalized" to fit Roman social norms in regards to slavery, patriarchy, and patronage. In truth, Paul was an appealing apostle of Jesus whose vision of life "in Christ"--one of his favored phrases--is remarkably faithful to the message of Jesus himself.
Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins Publishers 2009
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 227.06 BOR
Summary: Describes the adventures of two sisters who tried to overcome the male-dominated social norms of the late nineteenth century and achieved a remarkable list of firsts, including the first woman-run brokerage house and the first woman to run for president.
Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Pub 2014
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Summary: Pickup basketball is democracy in action. This program-an astute study of sports sociology-tracks a mixed group of serious amateurs through an eight-month period, studying player culture, hierarchy, and interaction as they manifest in a setting that has no place for referees. Age, gender, race, injuries, and multigenerational families of players are also considered, as are the game rules and...
Format: software, multimedia
Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006
Summary: A group of heroic figures span the globe protecting democracy and freedom against terrorism. Learning that power hungry North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il is out to destroy the world, the team recruits Broadway star Gary Johnston to go undercover as a terrorist. With the help of Team America, Gary manages to slip into an arms dealer's hideout to uncover the plan to destroy the world. Will Team...
Format: moving image
Publisher / Publication Date: 2005
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Summary: "Amazing Decisions follows the narrator, Adam, as he faces the daily barrage of choices and deliberations. He juggles two overlapping--and often contradictory--sets of norms: social norms and market norms. These norms inform our thinking in ways we often don't notice, just as Adam is shadowed by the "market fairy" and the "social fairy," each compelling him to act in certain ways. Good...
Publisher / Publication Date: Hill and Wang, a division of Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2019