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  • Marijuana: Examining the Factsby Karen Van Gundy; Michael Staunton

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 63.00

    Is marijuana an innocent recreational pleasure and medicinal boon or an evil that must be outlawed to protect the American public? With the legal and social status of marijuana in transition, accurate and objective information regarding its use is necessary for informed decisionmaking in both the personal and political arenas. To distinguish truth... more...

  • Gender, Violence, Refugeesby Susanne Buckley-Zistel; Ulrike Krause

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 34.95

    Providing nuanced accounts of how the social identities of men and women, the context of displacement and the experience or manifestation of violence interact, this collection offers conceptual analyses and in-depth case studies to illustrate how gender relations are affected by displacement, encampment and return. The essays show how these factors... more...

  • Rethinking Povertyby Barry Knight

    Policy Press 2017; US$ 18.00

    This book calls for a bold forward-looking social policy that addresses continuing austerity, under-resourced organisations and a lack of social solidarity. Based on a research programme by the Webb Memorial Trust, a key theme is power which shows that the way forward is to increase people’s sense of agency in building the society that they want. more...

  • The Historian's Narrative of Frederick Douglass: Reading Douglass's Autobiography as Social and Cultural Historyby Robert Felgar; Robert Felgar

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 37.00

    To celebrate the 200th anniversary of his birth in 2018, this new annotated edition of Frederick Douglass's classic autobiography shows how his insights on slavery, racism, and the pursuit of self-reliance are still highly relevant today in 21st-century America. Frederick Douglass was a slave, then a free man. He was an abolitionist, a writer,... more...

  • Money in the German-speaking Landsby Mary Lindemann; Jared Poley

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 34.94

    Money is more than just a medium of financial exchange: across time and place, it has performed all sorts of cultural, political, and social functions. This volume traces money in German-speaking Europe from the late Renaissance until the close of the twentieth century, exploring how people have used it and endowed it with multiple meanings. The fascinating... more...

  • European Anthropologiesby Andrés Barrera-González; Monica Heintz; Anna Horolets

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 34.95

    In what ways did Europeans interact with the diversity of people they encountered on other continents in the context of colonial expansion, and with the peasant or ethnic 'Other' at home? How did anthropologists and ethnologists make sense of the mosaic of people and societies during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, when their disciplines were... more...

  • Images from Paradiseby Eszter Salgó

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 34.95

    Drawing upon the disciplines of politics, anthropology, psychoanalysis, aesthetics and cinema studies, Salgó presents a new way of looking at the "art of European unification." The official visual narratives of the European Union constitute the main object of inquiry – the iconography of the new series of euro banknotes and the videos through which... more...

  • Letter to My Fatherby G. Thomas Couser

    Hamilton Books 2017; US$ 27.99

    Having wounded his father with a devastating letter when he was twenty-three and felt somewhat responsible for his subsequent mental collapse, the author reexamines his father’s life using documents found after his death to reflect on their relationship and reach a reconciliation with a man he had not really known. more...

  • Rough Mason, Mason, Freemason, Accepted Masonby III Oscar Patterson

    Hamilton Books 2017; US$ 30.99

    This book examines the history of Freemasonry beginning with the medieval guilds and tracing it through the formation of the first Grand Lodge. Included are chapters on the nature of history, education, ethics, and ritual. more...

  • Planetary Passportby Janet McIntyre-Mills

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 141.08

    This book explores the implications of knowing our place in the universe and recognising our hybridity. It is a series of self-reflections and essays drawing on many diverse ways of knowing. The book examines the complex ethical challenges of closing the wide gap in living standards between rich and poor people/communities. The notion of... more...