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- Penguin Group Inc. 2008; US$ 16.00
The Face the Nation commentator delivers "a fitting companion to his career memoir, This Just In " ( Texas Monthly ). Bob Schieffer's America brings together 171 of his smart, humorous, and pitch-perfect essays: from today's hard issues to the human stories that show readers who they are; from politics and presidents and tragedy to the things... more...
- Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 12.99
Read Jeff Gordinier's posts on the Penguin Blog In this simultaneously hilarious and incisive "manifesto for a generation that's never had much use for manifestos," Gordinier suggests that for the first time since the "Smells Like Teen Spirit"breakthrough of the early 1990s, Gen X has what it takes to rescue American culture from a state... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2006; US$ 26.00
A nationally known scholar, essayist, and public advocate for the humanities, Michael Berube has a rapier wit and a singular talent for parsing complex philosophical, theoretical, and political questions. Rhetorical Occasions collects twenty-four of his major essays and reviews, plus a sampling of entries on literary theory and contemporary culture... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2009; US$ 86.00
One of the most influential Marxist theorists of the twentieth century, Henri Lefebvre pioneered the study of the modern state in an age of accelerating global economic integration and fragmentation. Shortly after the 1974 publication of his landmark book The Production of Space, Lefebvre embarked on one of the most ambitious projects of his career:... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 99.95
The ever changing role of an intellectual in this new age of political uncertainty is innovatively focused on within this exciting collection of essays. Its provocative studies and multifaceted responses promote a vigorous debate of individual case studies and will be of particular interest for sociologists, political theorists and historians of ideas. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 114.95
Zygmunt Bauman is one of the most inspirational and controversial thinkers on the scene of contemporary sociology. This collection introduces and critically appraises Bauman's contributions to the field, illuminating how he challenges conventional wisdom in sociology. It concludes with an original contribution by Bauman about himself, never before... more...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 24.95
Modernism in architecture and urban design has failed the American city. This is the decisive conclusion that renowned public intellectual Nathan Glazer has drawn from two decades of writing and thinking about what this architectural movement will bequeath to future generations. In From a Cause to a Style , he proclaims his disappointment with modernism... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 38.99
The Handbook of Public Sociology presents a comprehensive look at every facet of public sociology in theory and practice. It pays particular attention to how public sociology can complement more traditional types of sociological practice to advance both the analytical power of the discipline and its ability to benefit society. The volume features... more...
- PM Press 2010; US$ 16.00
This collection of unpublished talks and hard-to-find essays from legendary activist-historian Staughton Lynd blends themes that encourage the rejection of capitalist imperialism, while also seeking a transition to a newly organized world. The dynamic collection provides reminiscence and analysis of the 1960s and a vision of how historians might immerse... more...