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  • The Social Animalby David Brooks

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER With unequaled insight and brio, New York Times columnist David Brooks has long explored and explained the way we live. Now Brooks turns to the building blocks of human flourishing in a multilayered, profoundly illuminating work grounded in everyday life. This is the story of how success happens, told through... more...

  • Stayin' Aliveby Jefferson R. Cowie

    New Press, The 2010; US$ 21.95

    An epic account of how middle-class America hit the rocks in the political and economic upheavals of the 1970s more...

  • Making Volunteers: Civic Life after Welfare's Endby Nina Eliasoph

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 26.95

    Volunteering improves inner character, builds community, cures poverty, and prevents crime. We've all heard this kind of empowerment talk from nonprofit and government-sponsored civic programs. But what do these programs really accomplish? In Making Volunteers , Nina Eliasoph offers an in-depth, humorous, wrenching, and at times uplifting look inside... more...

  • Moral Timeby Donald Black

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 19.99

    Conflict is ubiquitous and inevitable, but people generally dislike it and try to prevent or avoid it as much as possible. So why do clashes of right and wrong occur? And why are some more serious than others? In Moral Time, sociologist Donald Black presents a new theory of conflict that provides answers to these and many other questions. The heart... more...

  • Cuisine and Cultureby Linda Civitello

    Wiley 2011; US$ 31.00

    An illuminating account of how history shapes ourdiets—now in a new revised and updated ThirdEdition Why did the ancient Romans believe cinnamon grew in swamps guardedby giant killer bats? How did African cultures imported by slaveryinfluence cooking in the American South? What does the 700-seatMcDonald's in Beijing serve in the age of globalization?... more...

  • To Sell Is Humanby Daniel H. Pink

    Penguin Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    #1 New York Times Business Bestseller #1 Wall Street Journal Business Bestseller #1 Washington Post bestseller From the bestselling author of Drive and A Whole New Mind comes a surprising--and surprisingly useful--new book that explores the power of selling in our lives. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, one in... more...

  • The SAGE Handbook of Action Researchby Peter Reason; Hilary Bradbury-Huang

    SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 70.00

    The SAGE Handbook of Action Research has been completely updated to bring chapters in line with the latest research approaches in this field of social inquiry. more...

  • Outline of a Theory of Practiceby Pierre Bourdieu; Richard Nice

    Cambridge University Press 1977; US$ 31.00

    Through Pierre Bourdieu's work in Kabylia (Algeria), he develops a theory on symbolic power. more...

  • Enforcing Orderby Didier Fassin

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95

    Most incidents of urban unrest in recent decades - including the riots in France, Britain and other Western countries - have followed lethal interactions between the youth and the police. Usually these take place in disadvantaged neighborhoods composed of working-class families of immigrant origin or belonging to ethnic minorities. These tragic events... more...

  • Family Valuesby Harry Brighouse; Adam Swift

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    The family is hotly contested ideological terrain. Some defend the traditional two-parent heterosexual family while others welcome its demise. Opinions vary about how much control parents should have over their children?s upbringing. Family Values provides a major new theoretical account of the morality and politics of the family, telling us why... more...