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  • The Unknown Unknownby Mark Forsyth

    Icon Books Ltd 2014; US$ 1.99

    A brilliantly funny and clever exploration of why it's only in a bookshop that you'll find something you never knew you wanted to read, from the author of The Etymologicon, The Horologicon and The Elements of Eloquence more...

  • Black Boxby The Black Box Collective

    PM Press 2016; US$ 9.99

    The work of eminent writers—Richard Dyer, Silvia Federici, Ursula K. Le Guin—as well as a host of new thinkers illustrate continuity and rupture in ongoing theoretical and cultural critique   This volume contains an eclectic but accessible collection of reportage, interviews, letters, fragments, and theoretical responses from some of the brightest... more...

  • Against Everythingby Mark Greif

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 17.00

    A brilliant collection of essays by a young writer who is already a star in the intellectual firmament. As William Deresiewicz has written in Harper’s Magazine, “[Mark Greif ] is an intellectual, full stop . . . There is much of [Lionel] Trilling in Greif . . . Much also of Susan Sontag . . . What he shares with both, and with the line they represent,... more...

  • Le Franc-Maçon au XXIe siècleby Pierre Klees

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 11.99

    Essai sur l’engagement d’un franc-maçon d’aujourd’hui Ni insolite ni mystérieuse, la franc-maçonnerie ouvre une voie salutaire qui s’oppose à la pieuvre des fanatismes religieux. Le franc-maçon répond à une aspiration au progrès dans la recherche d’une spiritualité débarrassée de dogmes et en répondant par ses actions aux défis du XXIe siècle.... more...

  • We Gon' Be Alrightby Jeff Chang

    Picador 2016; US$ 11.20

    "THE SMARTEST BOOK OF THE YEAR" ( THE WASHINGTON POST ) In these provocative, powerful essays acclaimed writer/journalist Jeff Chang ( Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, Who We Be ) takes an incisive and wide-ranging look at the recent tragedies and widespread protests that have shaken the country. Through deep reporting with key activists and thinkers, passionately... more...

  • Inspirations of a Nationby Abhijit Nag

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2016; US$ 16.00 US$ 14.56

    This book pays tribute to 25 Singaporean South Asians who pioneered and excelled in their respective fields from 1950 to 2015. It is meant to be a 'quick take' on 25 Singaporean South Asian personalities, across a broad spectrum of professions and activities, who believed in the value and virtue of service to the community and gave the best... more...

  • The Souls of Black Folkby W. E. B. Du Bois

    Lerner Publishing Group 2016; US$ 3.99

    W. E. B. Du Bois highlights the trials and tribulations facing African Americans in the early twentieth century, as they discover that an end to slavery did not mean an end to prejudice, oppression, and racially motivated violence. more...

  • Revisiting India's Partitionby Amritjit Singh; Nalini Iyer; Rahul K. Gairola; Nazia Akhtar; Amit Rahul Baishya; Nandita Bhavnani; Ilyas Chattha; Amrita Ghosh; Kaiser Haq; Md. Rezaul Haque; Jasbir Jain; Parvinder Mehta; Radhika Mohanram; Debali Mookerjea-Leonard; Masood Raja; Amber Fatima Riaz; Jeremy A. Rinker; Tarun K. Saint; Tasneem Shahnaaz; Babyrani Yumnam

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 104.00

    This collection contains nineteen interdisciplinary essays that explore the continuing cultural, political, and social impact of the Partition on India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh as well as in the South Asian diaspora. It focuses on neglected areas in the existing scholarship on the subject—themes as well as regions within South Asia—that illustrate... more...

  • Reconciling Canadaby Jennifer Henderson; Pauline Wakeham

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2013; Not Available

    In this volume, leading scholars in the humanities and social sciences relate contemporary political and social efforts to redress wrongs to the fraught history of government relations with Aboriginal and diasporic populations. more...

  • Emotions Matterby Dale Spencer; Kevin Walby; Alan Hunt

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2012; Not Available

    Pushing the boundaries of sociology and stimulating debate for related fields, Emotions Matter offers diverse relational approaches that illustrate the crucial importance of emotions to the sociological imagination. more...