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  • The Biology of Desireby Marc Lewis

    PublicAffairs 2015; US$ 26.99

    The psychiatric establishment in the Western world has unanimously branded addiction a brain disease. And the idea that an addict has an incurable illness, as opposed to a contemptible moral weakness, has served an historically important role in changing how addiction is understood, researched, and treated throughout the world. But as renowned... more...

  • Shaping Global Health Policyby Alexandra Kaasch

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    Using an approach that combines transnational and comparative social policy analysis with international relations, this book assesses various global social policy actors and compares their ideas and prescriptions about national health care systems. It highlights the importance of considering health policies across multiple scales. more...

  • Satanism and Family Murder in Late Apartheid South Africaby Nicky Falkof

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    This book discusses two moral panics that appeared in the media in late apartheid South Africa: the Satanism scare and the so-called epidemic of white family murder. The analysis of these symptoms of social and political change reveals important truths about whiteness, gender, violence, history, nationalism and injustice in South Africa and beyond.... more...

  • How We'll Live On Marsby Stephen Petranek

    Simon & Schuster UK 2015; Not Available

    Part of the TED series: How We'll Live on Mars It sounds like science fiction, but award-winning journalist Stephen Petranek considers it fact: within 20 years, humans will live on Mars. We'll need to. In this sweeping, provocative book that mixes business, science and human reporting, Petranek makes the case that living on Mars is an essential back-up... more...

  • How We'll Live On Marsby Stephen Petranek

    Simon & Schuster UK 2015; Not Available

    Part of the TED series: How We'll Live on Mars It sounds like science fiction, but award-winning journalist Stephen Petranek considers it fact: within 20 years, humans will live on Mars. We'll need to. In this sweeping, provocative book that mixes business, science and human reporting, Petranek makes the case that living on Mars is an essential back-up... more...

  • How We'll Live On Marsby Stephen Petranek

    Simon & Schuster UK 2015; US$ 12.99

    Part of the TED series: How We'll Live on Mars It sounds like science fiction, but award-winning journalist Stephen Petranek considers it fact: within 20 years, humans will live on Mars. We'll need to. In this sweeping, provocative book that mixes business, science and human reporting, Petranek makes the case that living on Mars is an essential back-up... more...

  • Prison and Social Deathby Joshua M. Price

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 25.95

    A compelling blend of solidarity, civil rights activism, and social research, Prison and Social Death offers a unique look at the American prison and the excessive and unnecessary damage it inflicts on convicts and parolees. Joshua M. Price documents the ?social death? that convicts suffer while incarcerated and afterward, drawing upon hundreds... more...

  • Framing Drug Useby John L. Fitzgerald

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    This book examines the forces that shape psychoactive drug use. The approach, informed by poststructuralist semiotics, culture, phenomenology and contemporary theories of affect, illuminates the connections between drugs, bodies, space, economy and crime. more...

  • Young People's Understandings of Men's Violence Against Womenby Dr Nancy Lombard

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Globally, nationally and locally men?s violence against women is an endemic social problem and an enduring human rights issue. Unlike men who are most likely to be victims of stranger assaults and violence, official data shows that women are most likely to be attacked, beaten, raped and killed by men known to them - either partners or family members.... more...

  • Villa at the Edge of the Empire, Theby Fiona Farrell

    Random House New Zealand 2015; Not Available

    A provocative and insightful exploration of rebuilding our homes, communities and cities after their devastation. Where are we? How did we get here? Where do we go now? From nineteenth-century attempts to create Utopias to America's rustbelt, from Darwin's study of worms to China's phantom cities, this work ranges widely through history and around... more...