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  • Philomenaby Martin Sixsmith

    Pan Macmillan UK 2009; US$ 12.72

    A compelling story of family secrets, love and loss When she fell pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to the convent at Roscrea in Co. Tipperary to be looked after as a fallen woman. She cared for her baby for three years until the Church took him from her and sold him, like countless others, to America for adoption.... more...

  • Guns, Germs And Steelby Jared Diamond

    Random House 2013; US$ 16.00

    This book answers the most obvious, the most important, yet the most difficult question about human history: why history unfolded so differently on different continents. Geography and biogeography, not race, moulded the contrasting fates of Europeans, Asians, Native Americans, sub-Saharan Africans, and aboriginal Australians. An ambitious... more...

  • Statistical Methods for Practice and Researchby Ajai S Gaur; Sanjaya S Gaur

    SAGE India 2009; US$ 27.95

    There is a growing trend these days to use statistical methods to comprehend and explain various situations and phenomena in different disciplines. Managers, social scientists and practicing researchers are increasingly collecting information and applying scientific methods to analyze the data. The ability to use statistical methods and tools becomes... more...

  • Aboriginal Australiansby Richard Broome

    Allen & Unwin 2010; US$ 31.81

    A powerful history of black-white encounters in Australia since colonisation, this fully updated edition remains the only concise survey of Aboriginal history since 1788. 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...

  • A History of Prejudiceby Gyanendra Pandey

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 24.00

    Compares the historical struggles of two geographically disparate populations ? Indian Dalits and African Americans ? to examine prejudice in two leading democracies. more...

  • The Sociological Questby Evan Willis

    Allen & Unwin 2011; US$ 22.72

    An introductory essay on the discipline of sociology, outlining some of the important components of a sociological way of understanding the social world. Now fully revised and updated with new examples. more...

  • Sociological Theoryby John Scott

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2012; US$ 40.00

    Sociological Theory, Second Edition is a lively and accessible introduction to contemporary sociological debates. With additional material on theoretical developments since 1995, this substantially updated work is a systematic and comprehensive text presenting clear arguments on the relative merits of the different positions taken within sociological... more...

  • Constructing Grounded Theoryby Kathy Charmaz

    SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 63.00

    Essential reading for students, new researchers and seasoned social scientists alike, this book is one of those rare things, a textbook that is both accessible to those new to the field but also one that has important things to say about the nature of social enquiry itself. more...

  • The Spirit Levelby Richard Wilkinson; Kate Pickett

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; Not Available

    Why do we mistrust people more in the UK than in Japan? Why do Americans have higher rates of teenage pregnancy than the French? What makes the Swedish thinner than the Greeks? The answer: inequality. This groundbreaking book, based on years of research, provides hard evidence to show: - How almost everything - from life expectancy to... more...