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  • Brave New Weedby Joe Dolce

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 14.99

    The former editor-in-chief of Details and Star adventures into the fascinating "brave new world" of cannabis, tracing its history and possible future as he investigates the social, medical, legal, and cultural ramifications of this surprisingly versatile plant. Pot. Weed. Grass. Mary Jane. We all think we know what cannabis is and what we use... more...

  • Communal Violence, Forced Migration and the Stateby Sanjeevini Badigar Lokhande

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    This book examines the notion of citizenship for Muslims who were displaced after the Godhra violence in Gujarat in 2002. more...

  • Contextualizing Disasterby Gregory V. Button; Mark Schuller

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 29.95

    Contextualizing Disaster offers a comparative analysis of six recent 'highly visible' disasters and several slow-burning, 'hidden', crises that include typhoons, tsunamis, earthquakes, chemical spills and the unfolding consequences of rising seas and climate change. The book argues that, while disasters are increasingly represented by the media... more...

  • Reluctant Intimaciesby Ś; Beata witek

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 29.95

    Based on seventeen months of ethnographic research among Indonesian eldercare workers in Japan and Indonesia, this book is the first ethnography to research Indonesian care workers' relationships with the cared-for elderly, their Japanese colleagues, and their employers. Through the notion of intimacy, the book brings together sociological and anthropological... more...

  • A Kingdom of Their Ownby Joshua Partlow

    Simon & Schuster UK 2016; US$ 28.00 US$ 19.50

    The Afghan war will be remembered for its politics more than its combat. There were few, if any, major battles. The longest war in American history has left 1,800 U.S. troops dead, fewer than half the number killed in Iraq. The violence is mostly confined to the farmlands, deserts, and mountains, playing out in small ambushes, hit-and-run attacks,... more...

  • Psychosocial Factors at Work in the Asia Pacificby Akihito Shimazu; Rusli Bin Nordin; Maureen Dollard; Jodi Oakman

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 123.54

    This book presents research and best practice examples from the Asia Pacific region to address the gap in global expertise on psychosocial factors at work. It explores practices in the region that promote healthy workplaces and workers by presenting research from around the globe on issues such as telework, small and medium-sized enterprises, disaster-struck... more...

  • Brave: How I rebuilt my life after love turned to hateby Adele Bellis

    HarperCollins Publishers 2016; US$ 7.78

    Control. Jealousy. Isolation. Blame. Anger. Violence. The inspiring true story of a young woman who suffered a terrifyingly abusive relationship culminating in a horrific acid attack from the man who claimed to love her. more...

  • The Expression of Emotionby Catharine Abell; Joel Smith

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 88.00 US$ 72.16

    The Expression of Emotion contains cutting-edge essays on emotional expression written by leading philosophers, psychologists, and legal theorists. more...

  • Addiction and Choiceby Nick Heather; Gabriel Segal

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 88.99 US$ 76.53

    Views on addiction are often polarised - either addiction is a matter of choice, or addicts simply can't help themselves. But perhaps addiction falls between the two? This book contains views from philosophy, neuroscience, psychiatry, psychology, and the law exploring this middle ground between free choice and no choice. more...

  • If You Sit Very Stillby Marian Partington; Marina Cantacuzino

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2016; US$ 14.05

    When the news broke that her missing sister Lucy had been murdered, Marian Partington had one of two choices to make. She could let the grief and rage she felt overwhelm her, or she could try to turn her trauma into something good. This moving memoir details Marian's fierce engagement with her loss and refusal to become its victim. more...