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- Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00
Since 9/11, despite extensive international efforts against global terrorism, there has been a misfocussing on the terrorism in Africa. This timely book draws upon the authors experience as a former intelligence analyst, to give an account of terrorism in East and West Africa in the first two decades after the 9/11 attacks. It analyses why there... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 32.95
"First published in 1940 as part of the information-gathering effort of the TVA, the work examines Gorgas, Alabama, a predominantly white farming settlement. Hailed as the most intensive case study ever made in the South, the book provides a detailed portrait of southern rural life on the verge of extinction." Florida Historical Quarterly ... more...
- Springer Publishing Company 2015; US$ 60.00
As people age, they are at increased risk of having their basic human rights threatened or violated. When age is perceived as incompetence, , it can easily lead to discrimination that impacts human rights. Based on the premise that social policy must reflect human rights principles, this graduate-level textbook views the challenges associated with... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95
Calling attention to the unique social and political uses being made of IT in Asia, in the service of offline and online causes predominantly filtered by pre-existing social milieus, the contributors examine the multiple dimensions of Asian differences in the sociology and politics of IT and show how present trends suggest that advanced electronic... more...
- Temple University Press 2015; US$ 29.95
Could the promise of upward mobility have a dark side? In Tensions in the American Dream , Melanie and Roderick Bush ask, how does a "nation of immigrants" pledge inclusion, yet marginalize so many citizens based on race, class, and gender? The authors consider the origins and development of the U.S. nation and empire; the founding principles of... more...
- University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95
A paradoxical situation emerged at the turn of the twenty-first century: the dramatic upscaling of the suburban American dream even as the possibilities for achieving and maintaining it diminished. Having fled to the suburbs in search of affordable homes, open space, and better schools, city-raised parents found their modest homes eclipsed by McMansions,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95
Calling for a fundamental change in the focus of public policy in America, this book paints a vivid portrait of the nation's social health. Miringoff and Opdycke clearly show that social progress has stalled and the country's energies need to be directed at critical domestic issues in the years ahead.The authors propose a new agenda for monitoring... more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 32.00
The first comprehensive history of the Obama administration's evidence-based initiatives . From its earliest days, the Obama administration planned and enacted several initiatives to fund social programs based on rigorous evidence of success. Ron Haskins and Greg Margolis tell the story of six?spanning preschool and K-12 education, teen pregnancy,... more...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 19.99
Occupy Wall Street burst onto the stage of history in the fall of 2011. First by the tens, then by the tens of thousands, protestors filled the streets and laid claim to the squares of nearly 1,500 towns and cities, until, one by one, the occupations were forcibly evicted. In The Occupiers, Michael Gould-Wartofsky offers a front-seat view of the action... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 35.95
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...