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  • The Better Angels of Our Natureby Steven Pinker

    Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 20.00

    Selected by The New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of the Year The author of The New York Times bestseller The Stuff of Thought offers a controversial history of violence. Faced with the ceaseless stream of news about war, crime, and terrorism, one could easily think we live in the most violent age ever seen. Yet as New... more...

  • The Psychopath Testby Jon Ronson

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 8.76

    What if society wasn't fundamentally rational, but was motivated by insanity? This thought sets Jon Ronson on an utterly compelling adventure into the world of madness. Along the way, Jon meets psychopaths, those whose lives have been touched by madness and those whose job it is to diagnose it, including the influential psychologist who developed... more...

  • The Road Outby Deborah Hicks

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    Can one teacher truly make a difference in her students? lives when everything is working against them? Can a love for literature and learning save the most vulnerable of youth from a life of poverty? The Road Out is a gripping account of one teacher?s journey of hope and discovery with her students?girls growing up poor in a neighborhood that was... more...

  • Codependent No Moreby Melody Beattie

    Hazelden Publishing 2009; US$ 16.95

    Is someone else's problem your problem? If, like so many others, you've lost sight of your own life in the drama of tending to someone else's, you may be codependent--and you may find yourself in this book-- Codependent No More. The healing touchstone of millions, this modern classic by one of America's best-loved and most inspirational authors... more...

  • Cultural Revolution in Iranby Annabelle Sreberny; Massoumeh Torfeh

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 14.95

    The Islamic Republic of Iran is several decades into its existence and the values and legacy of the Revolution upon which it was founded continue to have profound and contradictory consequences for everyday Iranian life. Despite a powerful system of surveillance and control, an extremely lively cultural milieu exists in the country, utilising many... more...

  • Development and Planning Economyby P.A. Stone

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 109.95

    This book describes in detail how the property market operates, giving a clear picture of the economics of development and the way which development issues are defined by (and in their turn have an effect on) community and individual needs. By describing how the market works and explaining the factors which need to be analysed, the author aims to... more...

  • Movement Without Marchesby Lisa Levenstein

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 25.00

    Lisa Levenstein reframes highly charged debates over the origins of chronic African American poverty and the social policies and political struggles that led to the postwar urban crisis. A Movement Without Marches follows poor black women as they traveled from some of Philadelphia's most impoverished neighborhoods into its welfare offices, courtrooms,... more...

  • Doing Survey Researchby Peter M. Nardi

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The significantly updated third edition of this short, practical book prepares students to write a questionnaire, generate a sample, conduct their own survey research, analyse data, and write up the results, while learning to read and interpret excerpts from published research. It combines statistics and survey research methods in a single book. more...

  • Politics of Gun Controlby Robert J. Spitzer

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 45.95

    The new edition of this classic text covers the latest developments in American gun policy, including shooting incidents plaguing the American landscape - especially Sandy Hook, the Colorado theatre shootings and the tragic death of Trayvon Martin - placing them in context with similar recent events. The incidents described in the book sparked a wave... more...

  • Understanding Contemporary Social Problems Through Mediaby Roberta Goldberg

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 150.00

    Goldberg uses a multi-media approach to critically examine the most significant and volatile issues of our times: the environmental crisis, upheavals in the developing world, health, terrorism, and technology. The book is unique in its in-depth coverage of these pressing social concerns and its use of extensive media resources through a companion website.... more...