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  • Bob Schieffer's Americaby Bob Schieffer

    Penguin Group Inc. 2008; US$ 16.00

    The Face the Nation commentator delivers "a fitting companion to his career memoir, This Just In " ( Texas Monthly ). Bob Schieffer's America brings together 171 of his smart, humorous, and pitch-perfect essays: from today's hard issues to the human stories that show readers who they are; from politics and presidents and tragedy to the things... more...

  • X Saves the Worldby Jeff Gordinier

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 12.99

    Read Jeff Gordinier's posts on the Penguin Blog In this simultaneously hilarious and incisive "manifesto for a generation that's never had much use for manifestos," Gordinier suggests that for the first time since the "Smells Like Teen Spirit"breakthrough of the early 1990s, Gen X has what it takes to rescue American culture from a state of... more...

  • State, Space, Worldby Henri Lefebvre; Stuart Elden; Neil Brenner; Gerald Moore

    University of Minnesota Press 2009; US$ 86.00

    One of the most influential Marxist theorists of the twentieth century, Henri Lefebvre pioneered the study of the modern state in an age of accelerating global economic integration and fragmentation. Shortly after the 1974 publication of his landmark book The Production of Space, Lefebvre embarked on one of the most ambitious projects of his career:... more...

  • Intellectuals and their Publicsby Christian Fleck; Andreas Hess; E. Stina Lyon

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 124.95

    The ever changing role of an intellectual in this new age of political uncertainty is innovatively focused on within this exciting collection of essays. Its provocative studies and multifaceted responses promote a vigorous debate of individual case studies and will be of particular interest for sociologists, political theorists and historians of ideas. more...

  • The Sociology of Zygmunt Baumanby Michael Hviid Jacobsen; Poul Poder

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 119.95

    Zygmunt Bauman is one of the most inspirational and controversial thinkers on the scene of contemporary sociology. This collection introduces and critically appraises Bauman's contributions to the field, illuminating how he challenges conventional wisdom in sociology. It concludes with an original contribution by Bauman about himself, never before... more...

  • From a Cause to a Styleby Nathan Glazer

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 24.95

    Modernism in architecture and urban design has failed the American city. This is the decisive conclusion that renowned public intellectual Nathan Glazer has drawn from two decades of writing and thinking about what this architectural movement will bequeath to future generations. In From a Cause to a Style , he proclaims his disappointment with modernism... more...

  • The Nearest Exit May Be Behind Youby S. Bear Bergman

    Arsenal Pulp Press 2009; US$ 18.95

    Essays on queer and trans life by the author of Butch is a Noun. more...

  • From Here to Thereby Andrej Grubacic; Staughton Lynd

    PM Press 2010; US$ 16.00

    This collection of unpublished talks and hard-to-find essays from legendary activist-historian Staughton Lynd blends themes that encourage the rejection of capitalist imperialism, while also seeking a transition to a newly organized world. The dynamic collection provides reminiscence and analysis of the 1960s and a vision of how historians might immerse... more...

  • P.S.by Megan McMorris

    Seal Press 2009; US$ 15.95

    Have you ever had something you wanted to say to a friend, but couldn?t? Ever wished you could go back in time to say something you didn?t? Female friendships are some of the most powerful and beautiful relationships in our lives, but it can sometimes be hard to express our true sentiments to these friends. Whether it be pride, fear, feelings, or... more...

  • In the Neighborhoodby Peter Lovenheim

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 13.95

    Read Peter Lovenheim's posts on the Penguin Blog. Based on a popular New York Times Op-Ed piece, this is the quirky, heartfelt account of one man's quest to meet his neighbors-and find a sense of community. Journalist and author Peter Lovenheim has lived on the same street in suburban Rochester, NY, most of his life. But it was only... more...