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  • Thirty Something And Over Itby Kasey Edwards

    Random House Australia 2011; US$ 14.22

    An irreverent and self-deprecating memoir by a successful and ambitious career woman who woke up one morning and realised she didn't want to go to work - not just that day, but ever again. Kasey Edwards had a glamorous, successful and highly coveted career, flying around the world consulting to blue-chip organisations and commanding a six-figure... more...

  • Security, Territory, Populationby Michel Foucault; Mr Graham Burchell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 26.00

    This book derives from Foucault's lectures at the College de France between January and April 1978, which can be seen as a radical turning point in his thought. Focusing on 'bio-power', he studies the foundations of this new technology of power over population and explores the technologies of security and the history of 'governmentality'. more...

  • Men on Strikeby Helen Smith

    Encounter Books 2013; US$ 23.99

    American society has become anti-male. Men are sensing the backlash and are consciously and unconsciously going “on strike.? They are dropping out of college, leaving the workforce and avoiding marriage and fatherhood at alarming rates. The trend is so pronounced that a number of books have been written about this “man-child? phenomenon, concluding... more...

  • The DREAMersby Walter Nicholls

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    On May 17, 2010, four undocumented students occupied the Arizona office of Senator John McCain. Across the country a flurry of occupations, hunger strikes, demonstrations, and marches followed, calling for support of the DREAM Act that would allow these young people the legal right to stay in the United States. The highly public, confrontational nature... more...

  • Religion in a Liberal Stateby Gavin D'Costa; Malcolm Evans; Tariq Modood; Julian Rivers

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 24.00

    Leading authors in politics, law, sociology and theology discuss what the proper place of religion is in a liberal state. more...

  • The Almost Nearly Perfect Peopleby Michael Booth

    Random House 2014; US$ 14.38

    The Danes are the happiest people in the world, and pay the highest taxes. 'Neutral' Sweden is one of the biggest arms manufacturers in the world. Finns have the largest per capita gun ownership after the US and Yemen. 54 per cent of Icelanders believe in elves. Norway is the richest... more...

  • A Concise History of Finlandby David Kirby

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 24.00

    An up-to-date political, social and economic history of Finland from medieval times to the present. more...

  • No Matter How Loud I Shoutby Edward Humes

    Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 11.66

    Now updated with a new introduction and afterword, this award-winning examination of the nation?s largest juvenile criminal justice system in Los Angeles by a Pulitzer Prize?winning journalist is ?an important book with a message of great urgency, especially to all concerned with the future of America?s children? ( Booklist ). In an age when violence... more...

  • The Wife Droughtby Annabel Crabb

    Random House Australia 2014; US$ 24.89

    'I need a wife' It's a common joke among women juggling work and family. But it's not actually a joke. Having a spouse who takes care of things at home is a Godsend on the domestic front. It's a potent economic asset on the work front. And it's an advantage enjoyed - even in our modern society - by vastly more men than women. Working women are in... more...

  • Culture, Class, Distinctionby Tony Bennett; Mike Savage; Elizabeth Bortolaia Silva; Alan Warde; Modesto Gayo-Cal; David Wright

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 63.95

    Choice Recommended Title, February 2010 Culture, Class, Distinction is major contribution to international debates regarding the role of cultural capital in relation to modern forms of inequality.  Drawing on a national study of the organisation of cultural practices in contemporary Britain, the authors review Bourdieu?s classic study of the... more...