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  • White-Collar Crime and Criminal Careersby David Weisburd; Elin Waring; Ellen F. Chayet

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 29.00

    Weisburd and Waring offer here the first detailed examination of the white-collar criminal career. more...

  • Debating Immigrationby Carol M. Swain

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 23.00

    This 2007 volume explores the nuances of contemporary immigration and citizenship affecting the United States and Europe. more...

  • Social Work with Children and Their Familiesby Christopher G. Petr

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 64.99 US$ 58.49

    An extensively revised version of the first edition, this text focuses on the practical foundational knowledge required to practice social work effectively in the complex and fast-changing world of services to children and their families. The core organizing framework consists of eight pragmatic perspectives: combating adultcentrism, family-centered... more...

  • Going to Extremesby Cass R. Sunstein

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 10.99 US$ 9.89

    Why do people become extremists? What makes people become so dismissive of opposing views? Why is political and cultural polarization so pervasive in America? Why do groups of teenagers, investors, and corporations take unnecessary risks? What leads groups to engage in such destructive acts as terrorism and ethic cleansing?In Going to Extremes , renowned... more...

  • No Impact Manby Colin Beavan

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 12.00

    A guilty liberal finally snaps, swears off plastic, goes organic, becomes a bicycle nut, turns off his power, and generally becomes a tree-hugging lunatic who tries to save the polar bears and the rest of the planet from environmental catastrophe while dragging his baby daughter and Prada-wearing, Four Seasons?loving wife along for the ride. And that's... more...

  • How Migrant Labor is Changing Rural Chinaby Rachel Murphy

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 37.00

    This book examines how labor migration is changing the countryside in post-Mao China. more...

  • The Victoriansby A.N. Wilson

    Random House 2011; US$ 21.14

    People, not abstract ideas, make history, and nowhere is this more revealed than in A. N. Wilson's superb portrait of the Victorians, in which hundreds of different lives have been pieced together to tell a story - one which is still unfinished in our own day. The 'global village' is a Victorian village and many of the ideas we take for granted, for... more...

  • Picking Up: On the Streets and Behind the Trucks with the Sanitation Workers of New York Cityby Robin Nagle

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 11.25

    America's largest city generates garbage in torrents?11,000 tons from households each day on average. But New Yorkers don't give it much attention. They leave their trash on the curb or drop it in a litter basket, and promptly forget about it. And why not? On a schedule so regular you could almost set your watch by it, someone always comes to take... more...

  • The Social Psychology of Aggressionby Barbara Krahé

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    The second edition of this textbook provides a thoroughly revised, updated and expanded overview of social psychological research on aggression. The first part of the book covers the definition and measurement of aggression, presents major theories and examines the development of aggression. It also covers the role of situational factors in eliciting... more...

  • Personal Lifeby Carol Smart

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.62

    For more than a decade, Carol Smart has been at the forefront of debates about the sociology of the family. Yet she has become frustrated by the fixation of many commentators with the supposed decline of commitment, and even the decline of the possibility of family life. In this exciting new book, she puts forward a new way of understanding families... more...