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  • 8 Ball Chicksby Gini Sikes

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    "What stays with the reader is the fear and despair that lie at the bottom of these girls' seeming hearts of stone...Sikes's generous reporting gives voice to young women...who think they  must pass through violence on the road to self respect."-- Elle "Describes an American landscape as strange and harrowing and important as any I know of.  Gini... more...

  • Key Concepts in Tourist Studiesby Melanie Smith; Nicola MacLeod; Margaret Hart Robertson

    SAGE Publications 2010; US$ 46.00

    A strong addtion to the Key Concepts series, this book takes a interdisciplinary and an international approach to this increasingly popular field. more...

  • Public Management and Performanceby Richard M. Walker; George A. Boyne; Gene A. Brewer

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 36.00

    This book is a systematic review of the research literature on public management and the performance of public agencies. more...

  • Death Sentenceby Don Watson

    Random House Australia 2011; US$ 13.16

    Part diatribe, part cool reflection on the state of Australia's public language, Don Watson's Death Sentence is scathing, funny and brilliant.' ... in public life the language has never been held in less regard. It withers in the dungeons of the technocratic mind. It is butchered by the media. In politics it lacks all qualifications for the main... more...

  • White Breadby Aaron Bobrow-Strain

    Beacon Press 2012; US$ 27.95

    What can the history of America's one-hundred-year love-hate relationship with sliced white bread tell us about contemporary efforts to change the way we eat? Fluffy industrial loaves are about as far from slow, local, and organic as you can get, but the story of social reformers, food experts, and diet gurus who believed that getting people to eat... more...

  • The Better Angels of Our Natureby Steven Pinker

    Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 20.00

    Selected by The New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of the Year The author of The New York Times bestseller The Stuff of Thought offers a controversial history of violence. Faced with the ceaseless stream of news about war, crime, and terrorism, one could easily think we live in the most violent age ever seen. Yet as New... more...

  • Life in a 17th Century Coffee Shopby David Brandon

    The History Press 2011; US$ 1.44

    Looks at what it was really like in the first cafes, as coffee drinking became more popular. This book also deals with such questions as: what else did the shops sell? How did coffee shop life influence politics, the media and everyday life? We have all seen the hilarious depiction of Mrs Miggins' coffee shop in 'Blackadder', but what was it really... more...

  • Life in a Tudor Palaceby Christopher Gidlow

    The History Press 2011; US$ 1.44

    This book lets us take a tour round a courtly palace and peep around each door, as we encounter the kitchens, the bakery, the laundry, the bedrooms, the gardens and the privvies! Everything you could wish to know is here, as the book describes the different lifestyles of the court, and the people who served them. more...

  • Cultural Revolution in Iranby Annabelle Sreberny; Massoumeh Torfeh

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 14.95

    The Islamic Republic of Iran is several decades into its existence and the values and legacy of the Revolution upon which it was founded continue to have profound and contradictory consequences for everyday Iranian life. Despite a powerful system of surveillance and control, an extremely lively cultural milieu exists in the country, utilising many... more...

  • 'Honour' Killing and Violenceby Aisha K. Gill; Carolyn Strange; Karl Roberts

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 36.00

    In this interdisciplinary collection leading experts and scholars from criminology, psychology, law and history provide a compelling analysis of practices and beliefs that lead to violence against women, men and children in the name 'honour'. more...