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  • Natural Experiments in the Social Sciencesby Thad Dunning

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 30.00

    The first comprehensive guide to natural experiments, providing an ideal introduction for scholars and students. more...

  • The Sugar Girls - Lilian?s Story: Tales of Hardship, Love and Happiness in Tate & Lyle?s East Endby Duncan Barrett; Nuala Calvi

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available

    This is Lilian?s story, one of four stories from The Sugar Girls. During the Blitz and the years of rationing, the Sugar Girls kept Britain sweet. The work was back-breakingly hard, but the Tate & Lyle factory was more than just a workplace - it was a community, a calling, a place of love and support and an uproarious, tribal part of East London. more...

  • Diffusion of Innovations, 5th Editionby Everett M. Rogers

    Free Press 2003; US$ 35.00

    Now in its fifth edition, Diffusion of Innovations is a classic work on the spread of new ideas. In this renowned book, Everett M. Rogers, professor and chair of the Department of Communication & Journalism at the University of New Mexico, explains how new ideas spread via communication channels over time. Such innovations are initially perceived... more...

  • Gang Leader for a Dayby Sudhir Venkatesh

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 12.99

    A New York Times Bestseller Foreword by Stephen J. Dubner, coauthor of Freakonomics When first-year graduate student Sudhir Venkatesh walked into an abandoned building in one of Chicago?s most notorious housing projects, he hoped to find a few people willing to take a multiple-choice survey on urban poverty--and impress his professors... more...

  • Flat Broke with Childrenby Sharon Hays

    Oxford University Press, USA 2003; US$ 18.99

    Hailed as a great success, welfare reform resulted in a dramatic decline in the welfare rolls--from 4.4 million families in 1996 to 2.1 million in 2001. But what does this "success" look like to the welfare mothers and welfare caseworkers who experienced it? In Flat Broke, With Children, Sharon Hays tells us the story of welfare reform from... more...

  • Conflicting Missionsby Piero Gleijeses

    The University of North Carolina Press 2002; US$ 22.00

    This is a compelling and dramatic account of Cuban policy in Africa from 1959 to 1976 and of its escalating clash with U.S. policy toward the continent. Piero Gleijeses's fast-paced narrative takes the reader from Cuba's first steps to assist Algerian rebels fighting France in 1961, to the secret war between Havana and Washington in Zaire in 1964-65--where... more...

  • A People's History of the United Statesby Howard Zinn

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 15.99

    Spartacus and The Immigrants ?[It] should be required reading.? ?Eric Foner, New York Times Book Review Library Journal calls Howard Zinn?s iconic A People's History of the United States ?a brilliant and moving history of the American people from the point of view of those?whose plight has been largely omitted from most histories.? Packed with... more...

  • Promises I Can Keepby Kathryn Edin

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 12.95

    Millie Acevedo bore her first child before the age of 16 and dropped out of high school to care for her newborn. Now 27, she is the unmarried mother of three and is raising her kids in one of Philadelphia's poorest neighborhoods. Would she and her children be better off if she had waited to have them and had married their father first? Why do so many... more...

  • In Search of Respectby Philippe Bourgois

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 22.00

    This new edition brings this study of inner-city life up to date. more...

  • Educational Failure and Working Class White Children in Britainby Dr Gillian Evans

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 36.00

    Are schools failing working class children or does working class life present alternative means for gaining social status that conflict with what it means to do well at school? Focusing on Southeast London, this book provides insight into class values and reveals the complex cultural politics of white working class pride. more...