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  • The Cambridge Companion to Horseracingby Rebecca Cassidy

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 22.00

    This text will provoke a discussion about the future of horseracing and is written in an accessible and scholarly style. more...

  • Heart of Beirutby Samir Khalaf

    Saqi 2013; US$ 13.11

    The Bourj in central Beirut is one of the world?s oldest and most vibrant public squares. Named after the mediaeval lookout tower that once soared above the city?s imposing ramparts, the square has also been known as Place des Canons (after a Russian artillery build-up in 1773) and Martyrs? Square (after the Ottoman execution of nationalists in 1916).... more...

  • Understanding Stuart Hallby Helen Davis

    SAGE Publications 2004; US$ 56.00

    Tracing the development of one of the most influential and respected figures within cultural studies, Helen Davis focuses on Stuart Hall's writings over a period of nearly 50 years, offering students and academics a cogent and exploratory route through complex and overlapping areas of analysis. more...

  • The House That Race Builtby Wahneema Lubiano

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.95

    In these essays, brought together by the scholar Wahneema Lubiano, some of today's most respected intellectuals share their ideas on race, power, gender, and society.  The authors, including Cornel West, Angela Y. Davis, and Toni Morrison, argue that we have reached a crisis of democracy represented by an ominous shift toward a renewed white nationalism... more...

  • Identity in Questionby Anthony Elliott; Paul du Gay

    SAGE Publications 2009; US$ 55.00

    A collection of essays on identity and the self from some of the biggest names in social theory today. more...

  • The Construction of Social Realityby John R. Searle

    Free Press 2010; US$ 16.95

    This short treatise looks at how we construct a social reality from our sense impressions; at how, for example, we construct a 'five-pound note' with all that implies in terms of value and social meaning, from the printed piece of paper we see and touch. more...

  • The Great Transformationby Karl Polanyi

    Beacon Press 2001; US$ 25.00

    In this classic work of economic history and social theory, Karl Polanyi analyzes the economic and social changes brought about by the "great transformation" of the Industrial Revolution. His analysis explains not only the deficiencies of the self-regulating market, but the potentially dire social consequences of untempered market capitalism. New introductory... more...

  • Think Like Chineseby Haihua Zhang; Geoff Baker

    Federation Press 2008; US$ 35.00

    Think Like Chinese explains Chinese thought and business culture from the Chinese perspective. more...

  • Black Puerto Rican Identity and Religious Experienceby Samiri Hiraldo

    UPF 2002; US$ 44.95

    Based on twelve months of fieldwork, this study shows how believers experience their religion in its various dimensions. more...

  • Nothing To Be Frightened Ofby Julian Barnes

    Random House 2008; US$ 13.07

    'I don't believe in God, but I miss Him.' Julian Barnes' new book is, among many things, a family memoir, an exchange with his philosopher brother, a meditation on mortality and the fear of death, a celebration of art, an argument with and about God, and a homage to the French writer Jules Renard. Though he warns us that 'this is not my autobiography',... more...