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  • The Anthropology of Childhoodby David F. Lancy

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 36.00

    This new edition presents a nuanced and credible picture of childhood in different cultures, past and present. more...

  • Media, Culture and Societyby Paul Hodkinson

    SAGE Publications 2010; US$ 67.00

    A popular, student-friendly introduction to the interdisciplinary fields of media, culture and society. A cutting edge book aimed at large, introductory undergradute courses in media, communication, cultural studies, and sociology departments. more...

  • What Is a Case?by Charles C. Ragin; Howard Saul Becker

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 32.00

    The contributors probe the nature of the case and the ways in which different understandings of the concept affect the conduct and results of research. more...

  • The Establishmentby Owen Jones

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 15.28

    Spectator, Daily Telegraph, New Statesman, Guardian, Observer, Independent Books of the Year 2014 In The Establishment Owen Jones, author of the international bestseller Chavs , offers a biting critique of the British Establishment and a passionate plea for democracy Behind our democracy lurks a powerful but unaccountable network... more...

  • The Mathematics of Loveby Hannah Fry

    Simon & Schuster/ TED 2015; US$ 14.99

    In this must-have for anyone who wants to better understand their love life, a mathematician pulls back the curtain and reveals the hidden patterns?from dating sites to divorce, sex to marriage?behind the rituals of love. The roller coaster of romance is hard to quantify; defining how lovers might feel from a set of simple equations is impossible.... more...

  • The Working Poorby David K. Shipler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.95

    ?Nobody who works hard should be poor in America,? writes Pulitzer Prize winner David Shipler. Clear-headed, rigorous, and compassionate, he journeys deeply into the lives of individual store clerks and factory workers, farm laborers and sweat-shop seamstresses, illegal immigrants in menial jobs and Americans saddled with immense student loans and... more...

  • The Happiness Projectby Gretchen Rubin

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    ?This book made me happy in the first five pages.? ?AJ Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible Award-winning author Gretchen Rubin is back with a bang, with The Happiness Project . The author of the bestselling 40 Ways to Look at Winston Churchill has produced a work... more...

  • Decolonizing Methodologiesby Linda Tuhiwai Smith

    Zed Books 2012; US$ 34.95

    This essential volume explores the ways in which imperialism is embedded in disciplines of knowledge, and argues that the decolonization of research methods will help reclaim control over indigenous ways of knowing and being. This eagerly awaited second edition includes substantial revisions, with important additions on new indigenous literature and... more...

  • Fire in the Ashesby Jonathan Kozol

    Crown/Archetype 2012; US$ 16.00

       In this powerful and culminating work about a group of inner-city children he has known for many years, Jonathan Kozol returns to the scene of his prize-winning books Rachel and Her Children and Amazing Grace , and to the children he has vividly portrayed, to share with us their fascinating journeys and unexpected victories as they grow into... more...

  • The Foundations of Researchby J. Grix

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2004; US$ 33.00

    This book offers advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students with an accessible introduction to the foundations of research in the human sciences. It covers the tools, terminology and research perspectives that researchers and students will need to know in order to (i) engage in academic debate, (ii) successfully complete their long essays, dissertations... more...