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  • Life after Gunsby Abby Hardgrove

    Rutgers University Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    Life After Guns explores how ex-combatants and other post-war youth negotiated a depleted and difficult social and cultural landscape in the years following Liberia?s fourteen-year bloody civil war. Abby Hardgrove focuses on the structural constraints and household and family organizations that either helped or limited opportunities as these young... more...

  • The Strange Death of Europeby Douglas Murray

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 14.99

    The Strange Death of Europe is a highly personal account of a continent and culture caught in the act of suicide. Declining birth-rates, mass immigration and cultivated self-distrust and self-hatred have come together to make Europeans unable to argue for themselves and incapable of resisting their own comprehensive change as a society. This book... more...

  • The Divideby Jason Hickel

    Random House 2017; US$ 28.19

    For decades we have been told a story about the divide between rich countries and poor countries. We have been told that development is working: that the global South is catching up to the North, that poverty has been cut in half over the past thirty years, and will be eradicated by 2030. It?s a comforting tale, and one that is endorsed by the... more...

  • The Grim Sleeperby Christine Pelisek

    Counterpoint 2017; US$ 26.00

    Christine Pelisek petite, blonde, Canadian seems the least likely reporter to have broken the story on the longest running serial killer west of the Mississippi. But in 2008 she did just that with her cover story for LA Weekly , shedding light on a suspected killer of women in South Central Los Angeles who had been active since the 1980s. Dubbing... more...

  • Natural Rest for Addictionby Scott Kiloby; Jeff Foster

    New Harbinger Publications 2017; US$ 13.55

    Freedom from addiction is available in the one place that?s the most difficult for an addict to be?the present moment. In Natural Rest for Addiction , non-duality teacher and addiction specialist Scott Kiloby offers his program for finding recovery from substance abuse?and addictions of all kinds?through the mindful practice of Resting Presence. more...

  • Politeness, Impoliteness and Ritualby Dániel Z. Kádár

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 88.00

    This book models how people use ritual practices in interaction, and politeness and impoliteness situated in/triggered by ritual practices. more...

  • The Floodby Michael Brown

    Merlin Unwin Books Limited 2017; US$ 8.49

    What is it like to experience a flood? The answers that Michael Brown comes up with are surprising. His house was underwater for several weeks during the inundation of the Somerset Levels. He decided to stay on through it, and he was amazed at the ensuing chain of events as he, along with his local community, first fought the water, pumping and sweeping... more...

  • Designing prostitution policyby Hendrik Wagenaar; Helga Amesberger

    Policy Press 2017; US$ 34.84

    The book offers a detailed analysis of the design and implementation of prostitution policy at the local level. more...

  • Understanding housing policyby Brian Lund

    Policy Press 2017; US$ 34.95

    Focusing on principles and theory and their application in the process of constructing housing policy, with boxed examples and case studies throughout, this fully revised 3rd edition addresses the range of socio-economic factors that have influenced UK housing policy in recent years. more...

  • Medical Sociologyby William C. Cockerham

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 99.95

    The most thorough major academic textbook available, this classic text presents the most important research studies in the field. The author also integrates engaging first-person accounts from patients, physicians, and other health care providers throughout the text. A much greater number of first person accounts and updated examples are added to... more...