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  • Hurricane Katrinaby Jamie Pietras

    Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 42.00

    When the first signs of sunlight emerged from the trickling rain the morning of Monday, August 29, 2005, many residents of the city of New Orleans hoped the worst was behind them. Hours earlier, the tropical hurricane known as "Katrina" made landfall at an area just 70 miles to the southeast of the city, tearing the roofs off buildings and... more...

  • Gender and Violence in the Middle Eastby David Ghanim; Aseel Ghanim

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 49.00

    Gender and Violence in the Middle East argues that violence is fundamental to the functioning of the patriarchal gender structure that governs daily life in Middle Eastern societies. Ghanim contends that the inherent violence of gender relations in the Middle East feeds the authoritarianism and political violence that plague public life in the region.... more...

  • Vulnerable Indiaby Anu Kapur

    SAGE India 2010; US$ 49.95

    This book de-myths the oft repeated claim of ‘natural disaster’ and puts forward socio-economic factors as the cause for the recurrence of disasters. With this framework, the author examines the popular notion of the Vulnerable India in psycho-geographical terms and unmasks the dimensions of vulnerability itself. In doing so the author foregrounds... more...

  • Unlockedby Louis Ferrante

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    From the freewheeling rush of hijacking trucks to the brutal race wars that marked his decade-long stint in jail, former Mafia insider Louis Ferrante describes his remarkable journey from rising mobster to federal prison inmate to full-time writer. As Louis Ferrante tells it, the bottom line was money?and his word was good. During his teenage years,... more...

  • Operation Family Secretsby Frank Jr Calabrese; Keith Zimmerman; Kent Zimmerman; Paul Pompian

    Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 15.00

    Operation Family Secrets is the chilling true story of how the son of the most violent mobster in Chicago made the unprecedented decision to work with the FBI and the U.S. Attorney?s Office to incriminate his own father and to help bring down the last great American crime syndicate?the one-hundred-year-old Chicago Outfit. The Calabrese family... more...

  • Disaster Resilienceby Douglas Paton; David Johnston

    Charles C Thomas 2006; US$ 53.95

    This book will fill the gaps that hamper the effective utilization of the resilience and sustainability concepts within emergency planning: one concerns the lack of a comprehensive review of this multi-level concept; the second relates to its multi-level nature. Specifically, the text identifies a need for the systematic integration of these different... more...

  • Violence Against Women and Human Rightsby Surinder Khanna

    Swastik Publishers & Distributors 2009; US$ 40.00

    The 2001 census shows that the sex ratio is continuing to drop at an alarming rate across the country through the degree might differ from one state to another. Violence against women in India is increasing at alarming rate and for this a number of causes are responsible. Manifestations of violence include physical aggression such as burns, humidiation,... more...

  • Legalising Drugsby Philip Bean

    Policy Press 2010; US$ 26.00

    This timely book explores the debates surrounding the legalisation of drugs, examining the alternatives and their implications for individuals and society. It will be essential reading for students and academics in criminology, sociology and social policy, as well as policy makers, practitioners and the general public. more...

  • Civil Rights Movementsby Sandeep Sharma

    Swastik Publishers & Distributors 2010; US$ 40.00

    Deal civil rights movement movement was part of a longer black freedom struggle ?iat went back into the nineteenth century. This course will focus on that portion of the struggle characterized by an organized mass movement's) from World War II through the 1970s, highlighting the shift from protest to electoral politics. They extended representative... more...

  • Voilence against Women in Globalising Asiaby Sunita Banerjee

    Swastik Publishers & Distributors 2009; US$ 40.00

    Violence against Women is a violation of women's human rights and a priority public Health issue. It is endemic worldwide. While much has been written about it in industrialized societies, there has been relatively Little attention given to such violence in Asian societies.This book sheds light on the real Experiences of women in different societies,... more...