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  • The Addiction Recovery Skills Workbookby Suzette Glasner-Edwards; Richard A Rawson

    New Harbinger Publications 2015; US$ 24.95

    For people with addiction, seeking treatment is a powerful, positive step toward eventual recovery. But gaining an understanding of the root causes of addiction?such as feelings of helplessness or loss of control?is also crucial for recovery. In this book, addiction expert Suzette Glasner-Edwards offers evidence-based techniques fusing cognitive behavioral... more...

  • Violence in American Popular Cultureby David Schmid

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 131.00

    Few topics are discussed more broadly today than violence in American popular culture. Unfortunately, such discussion is often unsupported by fact and lacking in historical context. This two-volume work aims to remedy that through a series of concise, detailed essays that explore why violence has always been a fundamental part of American popular... more...

  • Perspectives on Stalkingby PhD Roland D. Maiuro

    Springer Publishing Company 2015; US$ 59.99

    Each year an estimated 3.4 million men and women become victims of stalking. While a man in a black coat following a girl in a dark alley is the media?s stereotypical portrayal of stalking, there is actually a wide range of behavior that can be defined as such. Stalking?characterized by harassment, repeated calling, sending inappropriate letters or... more...

  • Rethinking the Monstrousby Jim Byatt

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    Rethinking the Monstrous considers the remaindered other in contemporary British society and the representation of that other in British fiction since 1967. By examining a diverse range of texts that address an equally diverse range of identities, this book addresses the questions of what otherness means in contemporary society, how it manifests... more...

  • Greed, Corruption, and the Modern Stateby Susan Rose-Ackerman; Paul Lagunes

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    What makes the control of corruption so difficult and contested? Drawing on the insights of political science, economics and law, the expert contributors to this book offer diverse perspectives. One group of chapters explores the nature of corruption in democracies and autocracies, and "reforms" that are mere facades. Other contributions... more...

  • SNAP Mattersby Judith Bartfeld; Craig Gundersen; Timothy Smeeding; James Ziliak

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    In 1963, President Kennedy proposed making permanent a small pilot project called the Food Stamp Program (FSP). By 2013, the program's fiftieth year, more than one in seven Americans received benefits at a cost of nearly $80 billion. Renamed the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in 2008, it currently faces sharp political pressure,... more...

  • Lactivismby Courtney Jung

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 26.99

    Is breast really best? Breastfeeding is widely assumed to be the healthiest choice, yet growing evidence suggests that its benefits have been greatly exaggerated. New moms are pressured by doctors, health officials, and friends to avoid the bottle at all costs—often at the expense of their jobs, their pocketbooks, and their well-being. In Lactivism... more...

  • Concussionby Jeanne Marie Laskas

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 12.78

    This is the story of one man's fight against a multibillion dollar colossus. A man who stood up for what was right, whatever the cost. The brilliant young forensic pathologist had no idea that the body on the slab in front of him would change his life, and ultimately change the world. The body belonged to legendary American Footballer Mike Webster,... more...

  • Violence against Women in Pornographyby Walter S. DeKeseredy; Marilyn Corsianos

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 39.95

    Violence against Women in Pornography illuminates the ways in which adult pornography hurts many women, both on and off screen. A growing body of social scientific knowledge shows that it is strongly associated with various types of violence against women in intimate relationships. Many women who try to leave abusive and/or patriarchal men also report... more...

  • Medicine, Risk, Discourse and Powerby John Martyn Chamberlain

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This book critically explores from a comparative international perspective the role medicine plays in constructing and managing natural and social risks, including those belonging to modern medical technology and expertise. Drawing together chapters written by professional practitioners and social scientists from the UK, South America, Australia and... more...