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  • Al Jazeeraby Hugh Miles

    Little, Brown Book Group 2010; US$ 12.99

    With more than fifty million viewers, Al Jazeera is one of the most widely watched news channels in the world. It's also one of the most controversial. Set up by the eccentric Emir of Qatar, who turned a failed BBC Arabic television project into an Arab news channel, Al Jazeera quickly became a household name after September 11th by delivering some... more...

  • The Contract and Dominationby Carole Pateman; Charles Mills

    Wiley 2013; US$ 26.95 US$ 24.26

    Contract and Domination offers a bold challenge to contemporary contract theory, arguing that it should either be fundamentally rethought or abandoned altogether. Since the publication of John Rawls's A Theory of Justice , contract theory has once again become central to the Western political tradition. But gender justice is neglected and racial... more...

  • Guns, Germs And Steelby Jared Diamond

    Random House 2013; US$ 15.50

    **WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE** Over One Million Copies Sold 'A book of big questions, and big answers' Yuval Noah Harari, bestselling author of Sapiens Why has human history unfolded so differently across the globe? Jared Diamond puts the case that geography and biogeography, not race, moulded the contrasting fates of Europeans, Asians,... more...

  • Sociology of the Sacredby Philip A Mellor; Chris Shilling

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 14.00

    In a powerful reframing of debates about secularization and the revitalization of religion, Shilling and Mellor develop the concept of habitus to explore the significance of the religious body in social structures. A powerful argument about how religious and secular forms of the sacred underpin major conflicts in the world today.  more...

  • Mobility and Locative Mediaby Adriana de Souza e Silva; Mimi Sheller

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Mobilities has become an important framework to understand and analyze contemporary social, spatial, economic and political practices. Especially as mobile media become seamlessly integrated into transportation networks, navigating urban spaces, and connecting with social networks while on the move, researchers need new approaches and methods to bring... more...

  • Making Sense of Mass Educationby Gordon Tait

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 67.00

    This second edition of Making Sense of Mass Education has been comprehensively updated and features two new chapters. more...

  • The Spanish Inquisition, 1478-1614by Lu Ann Homza

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2006; US$ 15.50

    This collection of previously untranslated court documents, testimonials, and letters portrays the Spanish Inquisition in vivid detail, offering fresh perspectives on such topics as the Inquisition's persecution of Jews and Muslims, the role of women in Spanish religious culture, the Inquisition's construction and persecution of witchcraft, daily life... more...

  • Californiaby Kevin Starr

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.15

    California has always been our Shangri-la–the promised land of countless pilgrims in search of the American Dream. Now the Golden State’s premier historian, Kevin Starr, distills the entire sweep of California’s history into one splendid volume. From the age of exploration to the age of Arnold, this is the story of a place at once quintessentially... more...

  • Key Concepts in Social Researchby Geoff Payne; Judy Payne

    SAGE Publications 2004; US$ 50.00

    This book is a major addition to undergraduate reading lists. It is reliable, allows for easy transference to essays and exams and easy to use, and exceptionally clearly written for student consumption. Topics range over qualitative and quantitative approaches and combine practical considerations with philosophical issues. more...

  • The German Myth of the Eastby Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 42.99

    An examination of the various different expressions of the distinctive German 'myth of the East' that has been such a marked feature of German culture over the last two centuries, influencing German attitudes both to Eastern Europe itself and also to Germans' own sense of identity. more...