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Social Issues

  • The Worth of Warby Benjamin Ginsberg

    Prometheus Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    Although war is terrible and brutal, history shows that it has been a great driver of human progress. So argues political scientist Benjamin Ginsberg in this incisive, well-researched study of the benefits to civilization derived from armed conflict. Ginsberg makes a convincing case that war selects for and promotes certain features of societies that... more...

  • Mother to Motherby Sindiwe Magona

    Beacon Press 2014; US$ 16.00

    Sindiwe Magona's novel Mother to Mother explores the South African legacy of apartheid through the lens of a woman who remembers a life marked by oppression and injustice. Magona decided to write this novel when she discovered that Fulbright Scholar Amy Biehl, who had been killed while working to organize the nation's first ever democratic elections... more...

  • Maliniby Robert Hillman; Lyn White

    Allen & Unwin 2014; US$ 14.54

    A moving story of one child's life in the conflict zone of Sri Lanka. more...

  • Racial Prescriptionsby Jonathan Xavier Inda

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Racial Prescriptions explores the politics of dealing with health inequities through targeting pharmaceuticals at specific racial groups based on the idea that they are genetically different. Drawing on the introduction of BiDil to treat heart failure among African Americans, this book contends that while racialized pharmaceuticals are ostensibly about... more...

  • Eventful Bodiesby Michael Schillmeier

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Disrupting, questioning and altering the taken-for-granted ‘cosmos’ of everyday life, the experiences of illness challenge the different ways in which social normalcy is remembered, maintained and expected. Using rich qualitative and ethnographic data alongside print and on-line media sources, this book explores the various experiences of... more...

  • Surviving Peaceby Olivera Simic

    Spinifex Press 2014; US$ 17.95

    Surviving Peace' is one woman’s story of courage that echoes the stories of millions of people whose lives have been displaced by war. As we still face a world rife with armed conflict, this book is a timely reminder that once the last gunshot has been fired and the last bomb dropped, the new challenge of surviving peace begins. more...

  • Givingby Bill Clinton

    Random House 2014; US$ 14.37

    Here, from Bill Clinton, is a call to action. Giving is an inspiring look at how each of us can change the world. First, it reveals the extraordinary and innovative efforts now being made by companies and organizations-and by individuals-to solve problems and save lives both 'down the street and around the world'. Then it urges us to seek out what... more...

  • Narrating Poverty and Precarity in Britainby Barbara Korte; Frédéric Regard

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 126.00

    Poverty and precarity have gained a new societal and political presence in the twenty-first century?s advanced economies. This is reflected in cultural production, which this book discusses for a wide range of media and genres from the novel to reality television. With a focus on Britain, its chapters divide their attention between current representations... more...

  • Path of Bloodby Thomas Small; Jonathan Hacker

    Simon & Schuster UK 2014; Not Available

    Path of Blood tells the gripping and horrifying true story of the underground army which Osama Bin Laden created in order to attack his number one target: his home country, Saudi Arabia. His aim was to conquer the land of the Two Holy Mosques, the land from where Islam had first originated and, from there, to re-establish a Muslim Empire that could... more...

  • Path of Bloodby Thomas Small; Jonathan Hacker

    Simon & Schuster UK 2014; Not Available

    Path of Blood tells the gripping and horrifying true story of the underground army which Osama Bin Laden created in order to attack his number one target: his home country, Saudi Arabia. His aim was to conquer the land of the Two Holy Mosques, the land from where Islam had first originated and, from there, to re-establish a Muslim Empire that could... more...