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  • Toxic Parentsby Susan Forward

    Transworld 2010; US$ 18.74

    Millions of lives are damaged by the legacy of parental abuse. Parents who ignored their children's needs or overburdened them with guilt. Parents who were alcoholic or addicted to drugs. Parents who were exploitative and cruel, or simply indifferent and inadequate. When these children reach adulthood the damage done by their toxic parents manifests... more...

  • The Honest Truth About Dishonestyby Dan Ariely

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 12.70

    The New York Times bestselling author of Predictably Irrational and The Upside of Irrationality returns with thought-provoking work to challenge our preconceptions about dishonesty and urge us to take an honest look at ourselves. Does the chance of getting caught affect how likely we are to cheat? How do companies pave the way for... more...

  • Fair Play: Art, Performance and Neoliberalismby Jen Harvie

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 29.00

    This book asks what is the quality of participation in contemporary art and performance? Has it been damaged by cultural policies which have 'entrepreneurialized' artists, cut arts funding and cultivated corporate philanthropy? Has it been fortified by crowdfunding, pop-ups and craftsmanship? And how can it help us to understand social welfare? more...

  • The Culture of Controlby David Garland

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 30.99

    The Culture of Control charts the dramatic changes in crime control and criminal justice that have occurred in Britain and America over the last 25 years. It explains these transformations by showing how the social organization of late modern society has prompted a series of political and cultural adaptations that alter how governments and citizens... more...

  • Brazil's Dance with the Devilby Dave Zirin

    Haymarket Books 2014; US$ 16.00

    The leading US commentator on the politics of sports explores the coming World Cup and beyond. more...

  • Drinkingby Caroline Knapp

    Random House Publishing Group 1999; US$ 16.00

    Fifteen million Americans a year are plagued with alcoholism. Five million of them are women. Many of them, like Caroline Knapp, started in their early teens and began to use alcohol as "liquid armor," a way to protect themselves against the difficult realities of life. In this extraordinarily candid and revealing memoir, Knapp offers important insights... more...

  • Insecurity and Welfare Regimes in Asia, Africa and Latin Americaby Ian Gough; Geof Wood; Armando Barrientos; Philippa Bevan; Peter Davis; Graham Room

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 47.00

    Explores the conditions under which social policy operates in the poorer regions of the world. more...

  • Think Like a Freakby Steven D. Levitt; Stephen J. Dubner

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    From the rule-breaking authors of international bestsellers Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics , this is the ultimate guide to how to Think Like a Freak The Freakonomics books have come to stand for something: challenging conventional wisdom; using data rather than emotion to answer questions; and learning to unravel the world's... more...

  • Shaping Abortion Discourseby Myra Marx Ferree; William Anthony Gamson; Jürgen Gerhards; Dieter Rucht

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 32.00

    It compares the political process and role of the media using controversy over abortion. more...

  • Beyond Beliefby David Yallop

    Constable & Robinson 2010; US$ 11.65

    Coinciding with Pope Benedict XVIs state visit to the UK in September 2010. David Yallop, author of In God's Name, looks at the current news stories concerning widespread child abuse by priests and shows how the Vatican is not telling the full story.Praise for In God's Name:'A thriller without an ending...Yallop has surely proved there is a case to... more...