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  • A Sociology of Immigrationby Professor Ewa Morawska

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 34.50

    This book proposes a new theoretical framework for the study of immigration. It examines four major issues informing current sociological studies of immigration: mechanisms and effects of international migration, processes of immigrants' assimilation and transnational engagements, and the adaptation patterns of the second generation. more...

  • The Politics of Human Rightsby Sabine C. Carey; Mark Gibney; Steven C. Poe

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 28.00

    Introduces a wider perspective to the study of human rights and human rights violations by focusing on empirical material. more...

  • The Lady in Goldby Anne-Marie O'Connor

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.95

    The spellbinding story, part fairy tale, part suspense, of Gustav Klimt?s Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer , one of the most emblematic portraits of its time; of the beautiful, seductive Viennese Jewish salon hostess who sat for it; the notorious artist who painted it; the now vanished turn-of-the-century Vienna that shaped it; and the strange twisted... more...

  • The SAGE Handbook of Social Network Analysisby John Scott; Peter J. Carrington

    SAGE Publications 2011; US$ 93.00

    Instead of consulting a variety of books and journal articles, this Handbook, edited by genuine leaders in the field, is a one-stop guide to social network analysis that will be used by readers for decades to come. more...

  • Punishedby Victor M. Rios

    NYU Press 2011; US$ 24.00

    Victor Rios grew up in the ghetto of Oakland, California in the 1980s and 90s. A former gang member and juvenile delinquent, Rios managed to escape the bleak outcome of many of his friends and earned a PhD at Berkeley and returned to his hometown to study how inner city young Latino and African American boys develop their sense of self in the midst... more...

  • Contagiousby Jonah Berger

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 16.00

    New York Times bestseller W hat makes things popular? If you said advertising, think again. People don?t listen to advertisements, they listen to their peers. But why do people talk about certain products and ideas more than others? Why are some stories and rumors more infectious? And what makes online content go viral? Wharton marketing... more...

  • Intensive Longitudinal Methodsby Niall Bolger; Jean-Philippe Laurenceau

    Guilford Publications 2013; US$ 52.00 US$ 47.50

    This book offers a complete, practical guide to doing an intensive longitudinal study with individuals, dyads, or groups. It provides the tools for studying social, psychological, and physiological processes in everyday contexts, using methods such as diary and experience sampling. A range of engaging, worked-through research examples with datasets... more...

  • Adventures in Stationeryby James Ward

    Profile Books 2014; US$ 11.98

    We are surrounded by stationery: half-chewed Cristal Bics and bent paper clips, rubber bands to fiddle with or ping, blunt pencils, rubbers and Tipp-ex are integral parts of our everyday environment. So much so that we never think about where they come from, why they are the way they are - or what stories they might have to tell. But luckily, James... more...

  • The Wealth of Nationsby Adam Smith

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 16.00

    Adam Smith's masterpiece, first published in 1776, is the foundation of modern economic thought and remains the single most important account of the rise of, and the principles behind, modern capitalism. Written in clear and incisive prose, The Wealth of Nations articulates the concepts indispensable to an understanding of contemporary society; and... more...

  • The Devil in the White Cityby Erik Larson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 16.95

    Erik Larson?author of #1 bestseller IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS?intertwines the true tale of the 1893 World's Fair and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death. Combining meticulous research with nail-biting storytelling, Erik Larson has crafted a narrative with all the wonder of newly discovered history and the thrills... more...