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  • The Birth of Biopoliticsby Michel Foucault; Mr Graham Burchell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 20.00

    Foucault continues on the theme of his 1978 course by focusing on the study of liberal and neo-liberal forms of government and concentrating in particular on two forms of neo-liberalism: German post-war liberalism and the liberalism of the Chicago School. 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...

  • Appetite for Americaby Stephen Fried

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.00

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? Featured in the PBS documentary  The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound The legendary life and entrepreneurial vision of Fred Harvey helped shape American culture and history for three generations?from the 1880s all the way through World War II?and still influence our lives today in surprising and fascinating ways. Now... more...

  • Reality Is Brokenby Jane McGonigal

    Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 26.95

    A visionary game designer reveals how we can harness the power of games to boost global happiness. With 174 million gamers in the United States alone, we now live in a world where every generation will be a gamer generation. But why, Jane McGonigal asks, should games be used for escapist entertainment alone? In this groundbreaking book, she... more...

  • Rethinking Family Practicesby Professor David H. J. Morgan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 31.00

    Leading family sociologist David Morgan revisits his highly influential 'family practices' approach in this new book. Exploring its impact, and how it has been critiqued, Morgan shows the continued relevance of the approach with reference to time and space, the body, emotions, ethics and work/life balance. more...

  • Out of Our Mindsby Ken Robinson

    Wiley 2011; US$ 27.95

    "It is often said that education and training are the keys to the future. They are, but a key can be turned in two directions. Turn it one way andyou lock resources away, even from those they belong to. Turn it the otherway and you release resources and give people back to themselves. To realizeour true creative potential—in our organizations,... more...

  • The Diligent: Worlds Of The Slave Tradeby Robert Harms

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 20.95

    An original book that will endure.... As a comprehensive and multilayered appreciation of the [slave] trade, The Diligent has no peer. --New York Times Book Review. ]]> more...

  • Beyond Nature's Housekeepersby Nancy C. Unger

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 18.99

    From pre-Columbian times to the environmental justice movements of the present, women and men frequently responded to the environment and environmental issues in profoundly different ways. Although both environmental history and women's history are flourishing fields, explorations of the synergy produced by the interplay between environment and... more...

  • Hungry Cityby Carolyn Steel

    Random House 2013; US$ 13.60

    *Cities cover just 2% of the world's surface, but consume 75% of the world's resources *Global food production increased by 145% in the last 4 decades of the 20th century - yet an estimated 800 million people are still hungry *In 2005 British supermarkets sent half a million tonnes of edible food to landfill - the whole food sector put... more...

  • Social Work and Social Welfareby Marla Berg-Weger

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 95.95

    Social Work and Social Welfare: An Invitation is a nationally recognized, best-selling text and unique website for US Introductory Social Work and Social Welfare courses. It provides students with the knowledge, skills, and values that are essential for working with individuals, families, groups, organizations, communities, and public policy in... more...