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  • The War on Womenby Sue Lloyd Roberts

    Simon & Schuster UK 2016; US$ 25.99 US$ 17.99

    Sue Lloyd-Roberts joined ITN in 1973 as a news trainee, she went on to become the UK's first female video-journalist, reporting alone from the bleak outposts of the former Soviet Union and China. With a 30-year-long career in human-rights journalism, she has travelled the globe and witnessed the worst atrocities inflicted on women. Observing first-handthe... more...

  • Rampage Nationby Louis Klarevas

    Prometheus Books 2016; US$ 11.99

    In the past decade, no individual act of violence has killed more people in the United States than the mass shooting. This well-researched, forcefully argued book answers some of the most pressing questions facing our society: Why do people go on killing sprees? Are gun-free zones magnets for deadly rampages? What can we do to curb the carnage of this... more...

  • A Banquet of Consequencesby Satyajit Das

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 14.38

    A Banquet of Consequences is a lively exploration by financial expert Satyajit Das on why, following the global credit crunch, the world is entering a period of prolonged economic stagnation, and what that means for all of us. The factors that caused the Global Financial Crisis of 2008 have not been addressed, notes Satyajit Das in this brilliantly... more...

  • Gewaltmassenby Axel T. Paul; Benjamin Schwalb

    Hamburger Edition HIS 2015; Not Available

    Kollektive Gewalt ist Gewalt im Wir-­Modus. Thema dieses Bandes sind solche Phänomene kollektiver Gewalt, die sich spontan und ungeplant ereignen. Die Frage lautet, wie »ganz normale« Männer und auch Frauen in Gruppen und Menschen­mengen dazu kommen, gemeinsam Gewalt auszuüben, die sie zuvor als illegitim und unvereinbar mit ihrem Selbstverständnis... more...

  • The SAGE Encyclopedia of World Povertyby Mehmet A. Odekon

    SAGE Publications 2015; US$ 600.00

    The SAGE Encyclopedia of World Poverty, Second Edition addresses the persistence of poverty across the globe while updating and expanding the landmark work, Encyclopedia of World Poverty , originally published in 2006 prior to the economic calamities of 2008. For instance, while continued high rates of income inequality might be unsurprising in... more...

  • Violence in Capitalismby James A. Tyner

    UNP - Nebraska 2016; US$ 55.00

    What, James Tyner asks, separates the murder of a runaway youth from the death of a father denied a bone-marrow transplant because of budget cuts? Moving beyond our culture?s reductive emphasis on whether a given act of violence is intentional?and may therefore count as deliberate murder?Tyner interrogates the broader forces that produce violence.... more...

  • Guns and Contemporary Society: The Past, Present, and Future of Firearms and Firearm Policy [3 volumes]by Glenn Utter

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 163.00

    Recent mass shootings have led to renewed calls for additional legislation at the state and federal levels to address gun access and control. In this hard-hitting compilation, experts delve into various aspects of firearms in America?from gun control and gun rights to militia movements, to school-related shootings, and to the recent trends in gun... more...

  • The Invisible Womanby Helen Walmsley-Johnson

    Icon Books Ltd 2015; US$ 13.11

    Sixty is the new forty, we?re constantly told. Or is it that seventy is the new fifty? Either way, there's nothing middle-of-the-road about middle age. From coping with bodies that are 'heading south' to rampant ageism in the workplace, this time in our lives, in the words of Bette Davies, 'is no place for sissies'. From the irrepressible voice behind... more...

  • Displaced Heritageby Ian Convery; Gerard Corsane; Peter Davis

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 29.15

    The essays in this volume address the displacement of natural and cultural heritage caused by disasters, whether they be dramatic natural impacts or terrible events unleashed by humankind, including holocaust and genocide. Disasters can be natural or human-made, rapid or slow, great or small, yet the impact is effectively the same; nature, people and... more...

  • How the Drug War Ruins American Livesby Arthur Benavie

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 37.00

    Unique in its perspective, this eye-opening book looks at the drug war as a rights issue and concludes that Americans' civil liberties are clearly being violated. The volume proceeds from two premises: that over the past 30 years, America's War on Drugs has done more harm than good; and that if the United States is going to reform the criminal justice... more...