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  • An Invisible Threadby Laura Schroff; Alex Tresniowski; Valerie Salembier

    Howard Books 2011; US$ 15.99

    An Invisible Thread tells of the life-long friendship between a busy sales executive and a disadvantaged young boy, and how both of their lives were changed by what began as one small gesture of kindness. When Laura Schroff brushed by a young panhandler on a New York City corner one rainy afternoon, something made her stop and turn back. She... more...

  • Oligarchyby Jeffrey A. Winters

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 24.00

    The common thread for oligarchs across history is that wealth defines them, empowers them and inherently exposes them to threats. more...

  • Analysis in Qualitative Researchby Hennie R Boeije

    SAGE Publications 2009; US$ 50.00

    This book positions qualitative analysis as an ongoing process occurring over the life cycle of a project. It pays attention to the research proposal and the decisions taken early on in the research design that influence the analysis, such as the use of theory, sampling and data collection. more...

  • Medicine as Cultureby Deborah Lupton

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 44.00

    The Third Edition of a seminal text which is widely recommended to upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students of health, anthropology, nursing and cultural studies. more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Crime Preventionby Brandon C. Welsh; David P. Farrington

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 57.99

    The Oxford Handbook of Crime Prevention is the most reliable and the only comprehensive source on research and experience on the prevention of crime in the United States and across the Western world. more...

  • How Much is Enough?by Edward Skidelsky; Robert Skidelsky

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 14.09

    In 1930 the great economist Keynes predicted that, over the next century, income would rise steadily, people's basic needs would be met and no one would have to work more than fifteen hours a week. Why was he wrong? Robert and Edward Skidelsky argue that wealth is not - or should not be - an end in itself, but a means to 'the good life'. Tracing... more...

  • Excellent Sheepby William Deresiewicz

    Free Press 2014; US$ 16.00

    A groundbreaking manifesto about what our nation?s top schools should be?but aren?t?providing: ?The ex-Yale professor effectively skewers elite colleges, their brainy but soulless students (those ?sheep?), pushy parents, and admissions mayhem? ( People ). As a professor at Yale, William Deresiewicz saw something that troubled him deeply. His students,... more...

  • To Fix or To Healby Joseph E. Davis; Ana Marta Gonzalez

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 28.00

    Do doctors fix patients? Or do they heal them? For all of modern medicine?s many successes, discontent with the quality of patient care has combined with a host of new developments, from aging populations to the resurgence of infectious diseases, which challenge medicine?s overreliance on narrowly mechanistic and technical methods of explanation... more...

  • Identity Before Identity Politicsby Linda Nicholson

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 33.00

    Examines the racial and gender social movements of the 1960s in the context of the traditions from which they evolved. more...

  • Global Cultureby Mike Featherstone

    SAGE Publications 1990; US$ 50.00

    In this book leading international social scientists analyze the extent to which we are seeing a globalization of culture. Differing explanations are offered for trends towards global unification and their relation to an economic world-system. more...