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  • Winds of Changeby Louis A. Pérez Jr.

    The University of North Carolina Press 2001; US$ 29.99

    Winds of Change: Hurricanes and the Transformation of Nineteenth-Century Cuba more...

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    Profile Books 2010; US$ 13.32

    Society is no longer based on mass consumption but on mass participation. New forms of collaboration - such as Wikipedia and YouTube - are paving the way for an age in which people want to be players, rather than mere spectators, in the production process. In the 1980s, Charles Leadbeater's prescient book, In Search of Work, anticipated the growth... more...

  • The Crisis Caravanby Linda Polman

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 17.99

    A no-holds-barred, controversial exposé of the financial profiteering and ambiguous ethics that pervade the world of humanitarian aid A vast industry has grown up around humanitarian aid: a cavalcade of organizations--some 37,000--compete for a share of the $160 billion annual prize, with "fact-inflation" sometimes ramping up disaster coverage... more...

  • Ain't No Makin' Itby Jay MacLeod

    Westview Press 2008; US$ 29.99

    Author Jay MacLeod ?s classic ethnography?a defining work on the cycle of social reproduction and inequality as lived through the young men from the Clarendon Heights housing project?now includes a third section that continues the... more...

  • AIDS and Accusationby Paul Farmer

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 29.95

    Does the scientific "theory" that HIV came to North America from Haiti stem from underlying attitudes of racism and ethnocentrism in the United States rather than from hard evidence? Award-winning author and anthropologist-physician Paul Farmer answers with this, the first full-length ethnographic study of AIDS in a poor society. First published in... more...

  • Citizenship in Britainby Charles Pattie; Patrick Seyd; Paul Whiteley

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 40.00

    A sophisticated discussion of the concept of citizenship and the consequences of a lack of civic engagement. more...

  • It Takes a Villageby Hillary Rodham Clinton

    Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 25.00

    "It Takes a Village deserves to be read...it would be a loss if the nation missed this opportunity to address the issues Hillary Rodham Clinton raises." -- The Christian Science Monitor more...

  • Understanding Conflict and Violenceby Tim Jacoby

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 50.95

    This book examines and interprets a wide range of approaches to the causes of violence and conflict. The causes of violence and conflict are often left untheorized, or they are discussed as an existent problem assumed to be an inevitable part of human interaction. Adopting an accessible approach, this volume presents readers with a clear understanding... more...

  • The Men Who Killed Meby Anne-Marie de Brouwer; Sandra Ka Hon Chu; Stephen Lewis; Samer Muscati

    D & M Publishers 2012; US$ 15.95

    In the 100 days of genocide that ravaged Rwanda in 1994, one million people were killed and as many as 500,000 women and girls were raped. No one was spared. Grandmothers were raped in front of their grandchildren; young girls witnessed their families being massacred before being taken as sex slaves. Nearly all the women who survived were victims... more...

  • Australia's Unintended Citiesby Richard Tomlinson

    CSIRO Publishing 2012; US$ 89.95

    Explores housing and housing-related urban outcomes that are unintended consequences of other policies in Australia. more...