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  • The Atlas of American Societyby Alice C. Andrews; James Fonseca

    NYU Press 1995; US$ 22.95

    Alice C. Andrews and James W. Fonseca, whose Atlas of American Higher Education was hailed for its unique approach to statistical information and whose research for this new Atlas has been prominently featured in the Wall Street Journal and the Boston Globe, here provide a geographic window onto the most pressing social issues of our time. Too... more...

  • Australian Social Attitudesby Shaun Wilson; Gabrielle Meagher; Rachel Gibson; David Denemark; Mark Western

    University of NSW Press 2005; US$ 49.95

    A fascinating insight into what Australians think about contemporary political and social issues using data collected from the inaugural Australian Survey of Social Attitudes on the expressed opinions of some 4300 Australian adults. An excellent resource for students, teachers, researchers and policy makers, and for anyone interested in understanding... more...

  • Bad Habitsby John C. Burnham

    NYU Press 1992; US$ 23.80

    The vast majority of Americans have, at one point or another gotten drunk, smoked, dabbled with drugs, gambled, sworn or engaged in adultery. During the 1800s, respectable people struggled to control these behaviors, labeling them bad and the people who indulged in them unrespectable. In the twentieth century, however, these minor vices were transformed... more...

  • Below Stairsby Mona Hearn

    The Lilliput Press 1993; US$ 6.99

    A hundred years ago servants underpinned middle- and upper-class life in Ireland, and domestic service was the major source of employment for women before social conditions changed utterly after the First World War and labour-saving appliances took their place. Two generations on the domestic servant is an almost extinct species. This book examines... more...

  • Blacks in the White Eliteby Richard L. Zweigenhaft; G. William Domhoff

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 25.99

    This extensively revised edition of Blacks in the White Establishment? shows why America is at a crucial juncture in relations between blacks and whites, when advances made since the Civil Rights Movement could either continue or retrench, depending on the decisions made by our governments, communities, and schools. The voices of African Americans... more...

  • Boomer & Meby Jo Case

    Hardie Grant Books 2012; US$ 9.99

    Between juggling work, joint custody and the ordinary demands of motherhood, Jo tries to work out why her son Leo (aka Boomer) is finding it hard to fit in. His wit wins him friends, but the rituals of friendship—likelearning to compromise—are proving challenging. Is it because he’s an only child? Could he be gifted? When Leo is diagnosed... more...

  • Bürgerbeteiligung - Kinder und Jugendlicheby Bertelsmann Stiftung

    Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung 2011; US$ 1.90

    Hauptbeschreibung Bürgerbeteiligung ist das neue Schlüsselwort im 21. Jahrhundert. Die Menschen wollen frühzeitig und aktiv in die Diskussionsprozesse und Entscheidungen gesellschaftspolitischer Ideen und Projekte eingebunden werden. Diesem Wunsch sollte in einer Demokratie von allen Seiten offen und konstruktiv begegnet werden. Für die Politik sind... more...

  • Castles of our Conscienceby William G. Staples

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95

    Castles of our Conscience presents a new and distinctive analysis of the role of the modern state in the shaping of policies of social control. Staples provides a theoretical framework for understanding the mechanisms of state policy-making and capacity. This framework supports an interpretation of the changing nature of institutions of social control... more...

  • Celebrity Culture and the American Dreamby Karen Sternheimer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Celebrity Culture and the American Dream, Second Edition considers how major economic and historical factors shaped the nature of celebrity culture as we know it today, retaining the first edition?s examples from the first celebrity fan magazines of 1911 to the present and expanding to include updated examples and additional discussion on the role... more...

  • Chinaby Roland Benedikter; Verena Nowotny

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014; US$ 59.99

    ?Das Buch zeichnet das Gesamtbild der Situation und Perspektiven Chinas. Die Machtübergabe von einer im vergangenen Jahrzehnt erfolgreichen an eine noch wenig bekannte und von zahlreichen Umbrüchen erschütterte Generation von Eliten innerhalb der herrschenden Einheitspartei in den Jahren 2012-13 weckt Hoffnungen auf Liberalisierung, wenn nicht gar... more...