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  • Gender and Sexuality in Modern Chinese Historyby Susan L. Mann

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 24.00

    Tracks the transformation of sexuality and gender in China, from late imperial times to modern times. more...

  • The Second Shiftby Arlie Hochschild; Anne Machung

    Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 12.99

    An updated edition of a standard in its field that remains relevant more than twenty years after its original publication. More than twenty years ago, sociologist and University of California, Berkeley, professor Arlie Hochschild set off a tidal wave of conversation and controversy with his bestselling book, The Second Shift In it, she examined... more...

  • Confront and Concealby David E. Sanger

    Crown Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00

    FROM INSIDE OBAMA?S SITUATION ROOM . . . THE CRITICAL MOMENTS IN THE COVERT WAR AGAINST IRAN, THE STRUGGLES TO DEAL WITH A RECALCITRANT PAKISTAN AND ITS FAST-GROWING NUCLEAR ARSENAL, THE TENSIONS WITH THE AMERICAN MILITARY OVER AFGHANISTAN AND WITH ALLIES SWEPT UP IN THE CHAOS OF THE ARAB SPRING   Three and a half years ago, David Sanger?s book ... more...

  • The Hippies and American Valuesby Timothy S. Miller

    University of Tennessee Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    “Turn on, tune in, drop out,” Timothy Leary advised young people in the 1960s. And many did, creating a counterculture built on drugs, rock music, sexual liberation, and communal living. The hippies preached free love, promoted flower power, and cautioned against trusting anyone over thirty. Eschewing money, materialism, and politics,... more...

  • The War Comes Homeby Aaron Glantz

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 26.95

    The War Comes Home is the first book to systematically document the U.S. government's neglect of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Aaron Glantz, who reported extensively from Iraq during the first three years of this war and has been reporting on the plight of veterans ever since, levels a devastating indictment against the Bush administration... more...

  • Exitby Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 15.99

    From a renowned sociologist, the wisdom of saying goodbye Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot is enthralled by exits: long farewells, quick goodbyes, sudden endings, the ordinary and the extraordinary. There?s a relationship, she attests, between small goodbyes and our ability ?to master and mark the larger farewells.? In Exit , her tenth book, she explores... more...

  • Fear of Foodby Harvey Levenstein

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 15.00

    There may be no greater source of anxiety for Americans today than the question of what to eat and drink. Are eggs the perfect protein, or are they cholesterol bombs?  Is red wine good for my heart or bad for my liver? Will pesticides, additives, and processed foods kill me?  Here with some very rare and very welcome advice is food... more...

  • Love Childby Sue Elliott

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 10.17

    Adoption is one of the great, untold stories of our recent past. It is a truly epic tale of loss, guilt, identity, family feuds, reunion and redemption. It is a subject, until very recently, surrounded by secrecy and taboos. This is the heart-warming true story of a little girl's adoption in the 1950s and her search, nearly forty years... more...

  • Words of Fireby Beverly Guy-Sheftall

    New Press, The 2011; US$ 24.95

    "In this pathbreaking collection of articles, Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall has taken us from the early 1830s to contemporary times. Only since the seventies have black women used the term "feminism." And yet, it is that concept that she uses to bring into the same frame the ideas and analyses of Maria Stewart, Sojourner Truth, and Frances W.E. Harper... more...

  • The City: The Basicsby Kevin Archer

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 24.95

    The City: The Basics provides a brief yet compelling overview of the study of cities and city life. The book draws on a range of perspectives ? economic, political, cultural, and environmental aspects are all considered ? to provide a broad comparison of the evolution of cities in the rich Global North and the poorer Global South. Topics covered... more...