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  • All Soulsby Michael Patrick Macdonald

    Beacon Press 2010; US$ 15.95

    A breakaway bestseller since its first printing,  All Souls  takes us deep into Michael Patrick MacDonald's Southie, the proudly insular neighborhood with the highest concentration of white poverty in America. Rocked by Whitey Bulger's crime schemes and busing riots, MacDonald's Southie is populated by sharply hewn characters like his Ma, a miniskirted,... more...

  • Science, Technology and Societyby Martin Bridgstock; David Burch; John Forge; John Laurent; Ian Lowe

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 44.00

    Provides a comprehensive introduction to the human, social and economic aspects of science and technology. It is broad, interdisciplinary and international, with a focus on Australia. The authors present complex issues in an accessible and engaging form. Invaluable for both students and teachers. more...

  • Liquid Timesby Zygmunt Bauman

    Wiley 2013; US$ 14.95

    The passage from 'solid' to 'liquid' modernity has created a new and unprecedented setting for individual life pursuits, confronting individuals with a series of challenges never before encountered. Social forms and institutions no longer have enough time to solidify and cannot serve as frames of reference for human actions and long-term life plans,... more...

  • Comparative Welfare State Politicsby Kees van Kersbergen; Barbara Vis

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 28.00

    Kees van Kersbergen and Barbara Vis explain the political opportunities and constraints of welfare state reform in advanced democracies. more...

  • The Anthropology of Childhoodby David F. Lancy

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 28.00

    This new edition presents a nuanced and credible picture of childhood in different cultures, past and present. more...

  • The Mathematics of Loveby Hannah Fry

    Simon & Schuster/ TED 2015; US$ 14.99

    In this must-have for anyone who wants to better understand their love life, a mathematician pulls back the curtain and reveals the hidden patterns?from dating sites to divorce, sex to marriage?behind the rituals of love. The roller coaster of romance is hard to quantify; defining how lovers might feel from a set of simple equations is impossible.... more...

  • Buy Me the Skyby Xinran

    Ebury Publishing 2015; US$ 12.68

    'Fast-paced and punchy ... accomplished' Independent With journalistic acumen and a novelist's flair, Xinran tells the remarkable stories of men and women born in China after 1979 - the recent generations raised under China's single-child policy. At a time when the country continues to transform at the speed of light, these generations of precious... more...

  • Schools and Societyby Jeanne H. Ballantine; Joan Z. Spade

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 58.00

    Schools and Society: A Sociological Approach to Education, Fifth Edition by Jeanne H. Ballantine and Joan Z. Spade is a comprehensive anthology featuring classical readings on the Sociology of Education, as well as original essays by notable contemporary scholars. Assigned as a main text or a supplement, this fully updated Fifth Edition uses the... more...

  • Who Counts as an American?by Elizabeth Theiss-Morse

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 24.00

    This book develops a social theory of national identity and uses methods to examine the importance of identity in the American context. more...

  • 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...