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  • Hillbilly Elegyby J. D. Vance

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 17.99

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "A riveting book."— The Wall Street Journal "Essential reading."—David Brooks,   New York Times From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class Hillbilly Elegy... more...

  • The Devil in the White Cityby Erik Larson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 16.95

    In The Devil in the White City,  the smoke, romance, and mystery of the Gilded Age come alive as never before. Two men, each handsome and unusually adept at his chosen work, embodied an element of the great dynamic that characterized America’s rush toward the twentieth century. The architect was Daniel Hudson Burnham, the fair’s brilliant director... more...

  • Homo Deusby Yuval Noah Harari

    Random House 2016; US$ 14.09

    **From the author of the number 1 global bestseller Sapiens ** **The Top Ten Sunday Times Bestseller** Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus shows us where we're going. War is obsolete. You are more likely to commit suicide than be killed in conflict. Famine is disappearing. You are at more risk of obesity than starvation.... more...

  • The First Stoneby Helen Garner

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2007; US$ 1.81

    In the autumn of 1992, two young women students at Melbourne University went to the police claiming that they had been indecently assaulted at a party. The man they accused was the head of their co-ed residential college. The shock of these charges split the community and painfully focused the debate about sex and power. 'This is writing of great... more...

  • An Introduction to Japanese Societyby Yoshio Sugimoto

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 28.00

    Written in a clear and engaging style, An Introduction to Japanese Society captures the breadth and diversity of contemporary Japan. more...

  • The Political Sociology of Human Rightsby Kate Nash

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 26.00

    A sociological approach to human rights, showing how rights language is used to address structural injustices around the world. more...

  • New Directions in Social Impact Assessmentby Frank Vanclay; Ana Maria Esteves

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2012; US$ 40.00

    Building on its predecessor, The International Handbook of Social Impact Assessment, this important new book outlines current developments in thinking in the field of Social Impact Assessment (SIA). It introduces and advances the theory and practice of SIA, and illustrates that a generational shift in the way socioeconomic studies and community participation... more...

  • Video Methodsby Charlotte Bates

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This interdisciplinary collection provides a set of innovative and inventive approaches to the use of video as a research method. Building on the development of visual methods across the social sciences, it highlights a range of possibilities for making and working with video data. The collection showcases different video methods, including video... more...

  • Globalizationby JoAnn A. Chirico

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 43.00

    Globalization: Prospects and Problems, by JoAnn Chirico, provides a comprehensive and enlightening overview of globalization issues and topics. Emphasizing the theory and methods that social scientists employ to study globalization, the text reveals how macro globalization processes impact individual lives—from the spread of scientific discourse... more...

  • Investigating the Social Worldby Russell K. Schutt

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 106.00

    In this exciting new  Eighth Edition  of his leading social research text, author Russell K. Schutt, an award-winning researcher and teacher, continues to make the field come alive through research stories that illustrate the methods presented in each chapter. Through numerous examples and hands-on exercises that help students learn by doing,  Investigating... more...