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  • The Student Loan Messby Joel Best; Eric Best

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 26.95

    This illuminating investigation uncovers the full dimensions of the student loan disaster. A father and son team?one a best-selling sociologist, the other a former banker and current quantitative researcher?probes how we?ve reached the point at which student loan debt?now exceeding $1 trillion and predicted to reach $2 trillion by 2020?threatens to... more...

  • Peace and War: Britain In 1914by Nigel Jones

    Head of Zeus 2014; US$ 9.99

    A gripping portrait of life in Britain in a year that shook Europe to its foundations 1914 dawned with Britain at peace, albeit troubled by faultlines within and threats without: Ireland trembled on the brink of civil war; suffragette agitation was assuming an ever more violent hue; and suspicions of Germany's ambitions bred a paranoia expressed... more...

  • Getting Up for the Peopleby ASARO; Mike Graham de La Rosa; Suzanne M. Schadl

    PM Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    Getting Up for the People tells the story of the Assembly of Revolutionary Artists of Oaxaca (ASARO) by remixing their own images and words with curatorial descriptions. Part of a long tradition of socially conscious Mexican art, ASARO gives respect to Mexican national icons; but their themes are also global, entering contemporary debates on issues... more...

  • Reframing Economicsby R. A. McCain

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    ‘For most of the 20th century economists focused on competition as the driving force of the modern capitalist economy. In his thoughtful and readable book, Roger A. McCain offers a different frame of reference for economists. Using game theory’s distinction between cooperative and non-cooperative games, he defines economics as the study of... more...

  • The Dangerous Divideby Peter Eichstaedt

    Chicago Review Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    How do we balance border security and America?s need for a vital workforce while continuing to provide access to the American dream? Since the attacks of 9/11, the United States has steadily ramped up security along the U.S.-Mexico border, transforming America?s legendary Southwest into a frontier of fear. Veteran journalist Peter Eichstaedt roams... more...

  • Reimagining Social Movementsby Antimo L. Farro; Henri Lustiger-Thaler

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    The social scientific study of social movements remains largely shaped by categories, concepts and debates that emerged in North Atlantic societies in the late 1960s and early 1970s, namely resource mobilization, framing, collective identity, and new social movements. It is now, however, increasingly clear that we are experiencing a profound period... more...

  • Past Mobilitiesby Jim Leary

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    The new mobilities paradigm has yet to have the same impact on archaeology as it has in other disciplines in the social sciences - on geography, sociology and anthropology in particular - yet mobility is fundamental to archaeology: all people move. Moving away from archaeology’s traditional focus upon place or location, this volume treats mobility... more...

  • A Short History of Polar Explorationby Nick Rennison

    Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    An absorbing history, bringing explorers' tales vividly to life   Apsley Cherry-Garrard, one of the men who went to Antarctica with Captain Scott, said "Polar exploration is at once the cleanest and most isolated way of having a bad time that has ever been devised." Yet there has never been a shortage of volunteers willing to endure the bad times... more...

  • Research Handbook on International Law and Migrationby V. Chetail; C. Bauloz

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 60.00

    Migration is a complex and multifaceted issue, and the current legal framework suffers from considerable ambiguity and lack of cohesive focus. This Handbook offers a comprehensive take on the intersection of law and migration studies and provides strategies for better understanding the potential of international legal norms in regulating migration.... more...

  • New Developments in Economic Educationby F. G. Mixon Jr; R. J. Cebula

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    ‘This volume includes chapters extending and updating innovative teaching methods for undergraduate economics courses, as well as chapters with empirical research. Economic educators and general economists who are interested in teaching will therefore find something of interest and importance here.’- Michael Watts, Purdue University, US This... more...