Top 20 Best-Selling Social Science Titles | Academic Best Sellers

Robin DiAngelo's influential work on white fragility, a deep dive into the ways Facebook undermines democracy, and two blistering texts on female rage top the list of best-selling social science titles, as complied by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO.

Robin DiAngelo's influential work on white fragility, a deep dive into racist police policies, and two blistering texts on female rage top the list of best-selling social science titles, as complied by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO.

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1. White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
DiAngelo, Robin J.
Beacon. 2018. ISBN 9780807047415. $16.

2. Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy
Vaidhyanathan, Siva
Oxford University Press. 2018. ISBN 9780190841164. $24.95.

3. American Prison: A Reporter's Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment
Bauer, Shane
Penguin Books. 2018. ISBN 9780735223585. $28.

4. Trans Kids: Being Gendered In the Twenty-First Century
Meadow, Tey
University of California Press. 2018. ISBN 9780520275034. $85.

5. Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger
Traister, Rebecca
Simon & Schuster. 2018. ISBN 9781501181795. $27.

6. Trans Generation: How Trans Kids (And Their Parents) Are Creating a Gender Revolution
Travers, Ann
New York University Press. 2018. ISBN 9781479885794. $25.

7. Likewar: The Weaponization of Social Media
Singer, P. W.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2018. ISBN 9781328695741. $28.

8. Being Muslim: A Cultural History of Women of Color in American Islam
Chan-Malik, Sylvia
New York University Press. 2018. ISBN 9781479850600. $89.

9. Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World
Giridharadas, Anand
Alfred A. Knopf. 2018. ISBN 9780451493248. $26.95.

10. Suspect Citizens: What 20 Million Traffic Stops Tell Us About Policing and Race
Baumgartner, Frank R.
Cambridge University Press. 2018. ISBN 9781108429313. $99.99.

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11. Drunks: The Story of Alcoholism and the Birth of Recovery
Finan, Christopher M.
Beacon. 2017. ISBN 9780807019931. $18.

12. Homeward: Life in the Year After Prison
Western, Bruce
Russell Sage. 2018. ISBN 9780871549556. $29.95.

13. Frenemies: How Social Media Polarizes America
Settle, Jaime E.
Cambridge University Press. 2018. ISBN 9781108472531. $39.99.

14. Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women's Anger
Chemaly, Soraya L.
Atria Books. 2018. ISBN 9781501189555. $27.

15. Custodians Of The Internet: Platforms, Content Moderation, and the Hidden Decisions that Shape Social Media
Gillespie, Tarleton
Yale University Press. 2018. ISBN 9780300173130. $30.

16. Path to Gay Rights: How Activism and Coming Out Changed Public Opinion
Garretson, Jeremiah J.
New York University Press. 2018. ISBN 9781479822133. $99.

17. Industry of Anonymity: Inside the Business of Cybercrime
Lusthaus, Jonathan
Harvard University Press. 2018. ISBN 9780674979413. $39.95.

18. Feminism's Forgotten Fight: The Unfinished Struggle for Work and Family
Swinth, Kirsten
Harvard University Press. 2018. ISBN 9780674986411. $35.

19. Not All Dead White Men: Classics and Misogyny in the Digital Age
Zuckerberg, Donna
Harvard University Press. 2018. ISBN 9780674975552. $27.95.

20. Behold, America: The Entangled History of 'America First' and 'The American Dream'
Churchwell, Sarah Bartlett
Bloomsbury. 2018. ISBN 9781408894804. $25.84.

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