Please recommend fiction about obscure subcultures. Basically, I'm looking for the fiction version of this question. More contemporary books (written recently and about contemporary subjects) are preferred but not required.
What is the name of this book that was about history of airline stewardess customer service training?
I'm looking for a certain book written in the sixties or seventies about the sociological aspect of the training of airline hostesses/stewardesses. Don't remember if it was entirely about this topic, or just a notable part of it. Some part of it may have been about how stewardesses had to curb the outward expression of their personalities to match stringent requirements of communication with passengers that rendered them almost carbon copies of one another. It was somewhat famous. Suggestions? [more inside]
What politically neutral book(s) should I read on multiculturalism and Islam, immigration/integration politics and/or ethnic/religious tensions in Europe? [more inside]
Can you recommend a book chapter or article that summarizes the biological and/or psychological perspectives on gender without devolving into straw-man attacks or interdepartmental backbiting? [more inside]
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single woman in possession of a manuscript must be in want of reference materials.
Can you please recommend some books on daily life, home life, and general society in the UK and the US in the 1840s - 1880s for me? I already have What Jane Austen Ate, and What Charles Dickens Knew and An Elegant Madness. It doesn't have to be specifically on daily life- creative nonfiction like Larson's The Devil in the White City or Johnson's The Ghost Map are awesome, too.
What one book will allow others to gain the truest insight into the soul of each city or region [more inside]
Books about anthropology, psychology, sociology, modern rituals...I think. Can you point me in the right direction? [more inside]
I read a book about 15 years ago called the Sociology of Sex. Judging by the condition of the book, it must have been published in the late 60s or early 70s in the UK although I might be wrong on the place. It was a paperback with a grey cover. I've forgotten the author's name, and googling/powelling comes up short. I think the book may be out of print. Can the all powerful Askme help point me in the right direction? (There is a more recent publication out there called the Sociology of sex; I've checked and its not an updated version of the book i'm talking about)