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  • The Hunting Groundby Kirby Dick; Amy Ziering; Constance Matthiessen; Lena Dunham

    Hot Books 2016; US$ 21.99

    The debate over sexual violence on campus is reaching fever pitch, from headlines about outof-control fraternities, to the ?mattress protests? by female students at Columbia University and other colleges. The Hunting Ground, the new documentary by award-winning filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, has taken this debate to a new level, becoming... more...

  • I'm Right and You're an Idiotby James Hoggan

    New Society Publishers 2016; US$ 19.99

    Clearing the air reclaiming public discourse in a polluted public square more...

  • The Ice Ageby Luke Williams

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2016; US$ 20.99

    A topical, insightful investigation into a drug that has taken a ferocious grip on societies around the world ? told by a man intimately acquainted with it. Luke Williams was a freelance journalist and former drug addict researching addiction to crystallised methamphetamine (commonly known as crystal meth or ice) when the worst possible thing... more...

  • Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault in Popular Cultureby Laura Finley

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 48.00

    Incidences of domestic abuse and sexual assault aren't only commonplace nationwide and the source of a shockingly large number of serious injuries and death; they're also problems that are often subject to myths and misleading depictions in popular culture and media. The author of this important book seeks to shed light on the situation by examining... more...

  • Housing and the New Welfare Stateby Richard Groves; Alan Murie

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The changing nature and significance of housing provision within welfare states is considered in this timely book. With housing playing an increasingly important role in welfare provision, the new welfare state emerging in different parts of the world is being developed in the context of individual asset accumulation and the private ownership of housing.... more...

  • Welfare State Transformation in the Yugoslav Successor Statesby Marija Stambolieva

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Welfare states are the product of economic, political and social interactions, and undergo changes as these interactions transform. Existing welfare state theories mainly tend to explain the emergence and development of the welfare state in the western, industrialized and capitalist world. While the states of Central and Eastern Europe have recently... more...

  • Gender Inequalities, Households and the Production of Well-Being in Modern Europeby Tindara Addabbo; Marie-Pierre Arrizabalaga; Alastair Owens

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Feminist scholars have long pointed out the relevance of the unpaid work that goes on within European households in sustaining the well-being of the continent's populations. However, care work and domestic labour continue to be largely unremunerated and unequally distributed by gender. This unique volume of interdisciplinary essays casts new light... more...

  • Gender, Shame and Sexual Violenceby Sara Sharratt

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Drawing on extensive interview material gathered amongst victims, witnesses, judges and NGOs, this book investigates the prosecution of rape and sexual violence in war crimes tribunals, with special attention to The International Court for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and World Court in Sarajevo. It examines the testimonies of victims and witnesses... more...

  • Labour Markets and Identity on the Post-Industrial Assembly Lineby Anthony Lloyd

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    As a product of its time, the call centre utilises new developments in telecommunications and information technology to offer cost-efficient delivery systems for customer care. Efficiency, productivity and flexibility are all embodiments of neoliberal market capitalism and are all personified in the call centre operation, as well as the structure... more...

  • Global Ageing in the Twenty-First Centuryby Zachary Zimmer; Susan A. McDaniel

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Population ageing - a growth in the proportion of a population that is in older age - is now occurring in every region and nearly every country of the world. Indeed, the growth of older populations is among the important global phenomena of the twenty-first century. It poses both opportunities and challenges for societies and policy makers, but... more...