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  • The SAGE Handbook of International Social Workby Karen H Lyons; Terry Hokenstad; Manohar Pawar; Nathalie Huegler; Nigel Hall

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 75.00

    This Handbook interrogates a key issue in the study of social work worldwide. Edited by the most respected researchers in the field, it brings together a truly international array of contributors. more...

  • Changing the Gameby Norm Phelps

    Lantern Books 2013; US$ 9.99

    In this controversial and timely book, animal liberation activist Norm Phelps argues that the animal rights movement has reached a crisis point. more...

  • Homicideby Leonard Beeghley

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 26.99

    The American homicide rate remains dramatically higher than that in other Western nations. News of a murder has become a routine event. How do we explain such high levels of lethal violence in the world's leading democracy? Echoing Durkheim's Suicide, this book focuses on one important phenomenon to explain larger currents in American society. Leonard... more...

  • Braving the Streetby Irene Glasser; Rae Bridgman

    Berghahn Books 1999; US$ 24.95

    As homelessness continues to plague North America and also becomes more widespread in Europe, anthropologists turn their attention to solving the puzzle of why people in some of the most advanced technological societies in the world are found huddled in a subway tunnel, squatting in a vacant building, living in a shelter, or camping out in an abandoned... more...

  • Under and Aloneby William Queen

    Random House Publishing Group 2005; US$ 7.99

    In 1998, William Queen was a veteran law enforcement agent with a lifelong love of motorcycles and a lack of patience with paperwork. When a ?confidential informant? made contact with his boss at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, offering to take an agent inside the San Fernando chapter of the Mongols (the scourge of Southern California,... more...

  • Gang Leader for a Dayby Sudhir Venkatesh

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.00

    A New York Times Bestseller Foreword by Stephen J. Dubner, coauthor of Freakonomics When first-year graduate student Sudhir Venkatesh walked into an abandoned building in one of Chicago?s most notorious housing projects, he hoped to find a few people willing to take a multiple-choice survey on urban poverty--and impress his professors with... more...

  • In His Sightsby Kate Brennan

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    What if the man you'd loved for years transformed into a ruthless and relentless tormentor, stealing your freedom, threatening your sanity and your safety? This is not a fictional scenario. It is Kate Brennan's life. A well-respected writer and scholar, Kate was wary of getting involved when she met Paul, a wealthy, charismatic businessman with... more...

  • The Cocaine Kidsby Terry Tempest Williams

    Da Capo Press 1990; US$ 16.50

    "Since 1982, sociologist Terry Williams has spent days, weeks, and months “hanging out? with a teenage cocaine ring in cocaine bars, after-hours clubs, on street corners, in crack houses and in their h" more...

  • Monsterby Aileen Wuornos; Christopher Berry-Dee

    John Blake 2004; US$ 9.99

    Told in her own words, this is the story of serial killer Aileen Wuornos, who was portrayed in an Oscar-winning performance by Charlize Theron in the film Monster. There have been few female serial killers, but Aileen Wuornos, who was executed in 2002, was a remarkable example of this rare breed of death row inmate. All too often, female prostitutes... more...

  • Handbook of Research Methods in Migrationby Carlos Vargas-Silva

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2012; US$ 60.00

    Covering both qualitative and quantitative topics, the expert contributors in this Handbook explore fundamental issues of scientific logic, methodology and methods to practical applications of different techniques and approaches in migration research. The chapters of this interdisciplinary Handbook maintain an introductory level of discussion on migration... more...