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  • Islamic Stateby Abdel Bari Atwan

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Islamic State stunned the world when it overran an area the size of Great Britain on both sides of the Iraq-Syria border in a matter of weeks and proclaimed the birth of a new Caliphate. In this timely and important book, Abdel Bari Atwan draws on his unrivaled knowledge of the global jihadi movement and Middle Eastern geopolitics to reveal the origins... more...

  • Al Qaeda: The Transformation of Terrorism in the Middle East and North Africaby Denise Baken; Ioannis Mantzikos

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 52.00

    Ideal for both students of terrorism and general readers wanting to better understand modern terrorism, this book provides an in-depth look at Al Qaeda, including its origins, evolution, doctrines, structure, and terrorist operations. The authors examine Al Qaeda's operational transitions over the last two decades, and consider these changes in terms... more...

  • Stop Global Street Harassment: Growing Activism around the Worldby Holly Kearl

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 37.00

    Everyone should be able to navigate through public spaces without facing harassment or the threat of sexual assault, yet that is a right that millions of people worldwide are routinely denied. In the United States alone, 65 percent of women and 25 percent of men experience street harassment. This book taps personal stories, research data, news stories,... more...

  • Forced Marriage and 'Honour' Killings in Britainby Dr Christina Julios

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    This book explores the contemporary phenomenon of forced marriage and ?honour? killings in Britain. Set against a background of increasing ?honour?-based violence within the country?s South Asian and Muslim Diasporas, the book traces the development of the ?honour? question over the past two decades. It accordingly witnesses unprecedented changes... more...

  • Interrogating Harmful Cultural Practicesby Dr Chia Longman; Dr Tamsin Bradley

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    This volume explores a variety of ?harmful cultural practices?: a term increasingly employed by organizations working within a human rights framework to refer to certain discriminatory practices against women in the global South. Drawing on recent work by feminists across the social sciences, as well as activists from around the world, this volume... more...

  • Massacre of the Innocentsby Lionel Rose

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 125.00

    Before contraception was generally available, and when abortion was fraught with danger, infanticide was a common solution to the problem of unwanted children. Massacre of the Innocents, first published in 1986, shows the causes and consequences of the high tide of infanticide in Victorian Britain. Lionel Rose describes the ways in which unwanted... more...

  • Crime, Justice and Public Order in Old Regime Franceby Julius R. Ruff

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 125.00

    This title, first published in 1984, is a case study of crime and criminal justice in rural, southwestern France in the last century of the Old Regime. Based on extensive research in criminal court records, often the only documentary evidence of the poor and illiterate, the study is a valuable addition both to our knowledge of Old Regime society and... more...

  • Asking for Itby Kate Harding

    Da Capo Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    The first non-academic, single-author book since the 1990s to examine sexual assault as a social phenomenon: noted blogger and author Kate Harding?s provocative, sharp?and yes, funny?book tackling rape culture, also offering some suggestions for moving toward a culture that fully respects and supports victims, while protecting the rights of the... more...

  • The Safety of the Kingdomby J. Michael Martinez

    Carrel Books 2015; US$ 34.99

    The horrendous events of September 11, 2001, heightened awareness of terrorism unlike all but a handful of major catastrophes in American history. Like the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and President Kennedy?s assassination on November 22, 1963, 9/11 is a date forever enshrined in our national memory. But 9/11 once again raised... more...

  • The Handbook of Criminological Theoryby Alex R. Piquero

    Wiley 2015; US$ 195.00

    An indispensable resource for all levels, this handbook provides up-to-date, in-depth summaries of the most important theories in criminology. Provides original, cutting-edge, and in-depth summaries of the most important theories in criminology Covers the origins and assumptions behind each theory, explores current debates and research, points... more...