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  • Wonder Womenby Debora L. Spar

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 16.99

    Fifty years after the Equal Pay Act, why are women still living in a man's world? Debora L. Spar never thought of herself as a feminist. Raised after the tumult of the 1960s, she presumed the gender war was over. As one of the youngest female professors to be tenured at Harvard Business School and a mother of three, she swore to young women that... more...

  • Devil's Nightby Ze'ev Chafets

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.95

    A New York Times Notable Book On Devil?s Night, the night before Halloween, some citizens of Detroit try to burn down their neighborhoods for an international audience of fire buffs. This gripping and often heartbreaking tour of the ?Murder Capital of America? often seems lit by those same fires. But as a native Detroiter, Ze?ev Chafets also shows... more...

  • Social Theory for Old and New Modernitiesby Ferrarotti

    Lexington Books 1955; US$ 44.99

    Franco Ferrarotti's essays are of special interest to social scientists working in social theory and cultural sociology. His insights are far-reaching and applicable to those studying the areas of religion, immigration, violence, and social movements. more...

  • A Peacemaking Approach to Criminologyby Louis J. Gesualdi

    UPA 2013; US$ 27.99

    A peacemaking approach to criminology is a humane, nonviolent, and scientific approach to the treatment of crime and the offender. This collection of twenty-two essays provides a comprehensive introduction to a peacemaking approach to criminology. more...

  • Memos from Purgatoryby Harlan Ellison

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    Hemingway said, ?A man should never write what he doesn?t know.? In the mid?fifties, Harlan Ellison?kicked out of college and hungry to write?went to New York to start his career. It was a time of street gangs, rumbles, kids with switchblades, and zip guns made from car radio antennas. Ellison was barely out of his teens himself, but he took a phony... more...

  • The Harlan Ellison Hornbookby Harlan Ellison

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    A major collection of Harlan Ellison?s incomparable, troublemaking, uncompromising, confrontational essays and newspaper columns, The Harlan Ellison Hornbook mines deep into the author?s colorful past. Failed love affairs, departed pets, a defense of comic books?in lesser hands, these subjects would be pabulum or treacle. When Harlan Ellison is... more...

  • The Glass Teatby Harlan Ellison

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    In the late 1960s Harlan Ellison, launched a weekly column for the Los Angeles Free Press , where he uncompromisingly discussed the effects of television on modern society. He assaulted everything from television sitcoms to corrupt politicians, talk shows to military massacres. Today, more than four decades later, almost all of his criticism still... more...

  • An Edge in My Voiceby Harlan Ellison

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    At the beginning of the 1980s, Harlan Ellison agreed to write a regular column for the L.A. Weekly on the condition that they published whatever he wrote with no revisions and no suggestions for rewrites. What resulted was impassioned, persuasive, abusive, and hilarious. Part essay, part conversation, all Ellison?these pieces provide a glimpse into... more...

  • Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellionsby Gloria Steinem

    Open Road Media 2012; US$ 14.99

    A bestselling first collection of humorous and insightful essays by a luminary of the women?s liberation movement These essays from Gloria Steinem?s first three decades of work offer a portrait of a woman who was not only one of the savviest leaders of the women?s liberation movement, but also a profoundly humane thinker with a wide-ranging intellect... more...

  • Science, Bread, and Circusesby Gregory Schrempp

    University Press of Colorado 2014; US$ 22.00

    In Science, Bread, and Circuses , Gregory Schrempp brings a folkloristic viewpoint to the topic of popular science, calling attention to the persistence of folkloric form, idiom, and worldview within the increasingly important dimension of popular consciousness defined by the impact of science. Schrempp considers specific examples of texts in which... more...