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  • Gideon's Trumpetby Anthony Lewis

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 13.99

    A history of the landmark case of James Earl Gideon's fight for the right to legal counsel. Notes, table of cases, index. The classic backlist bestseller. More than 800,000 sold since its first pub date of 1964. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • The Handbook of Visual Analysisby Theo Van Leeuwen; Carey Jewitt

    SAGE Publications 2000; US$ 84.00

    The Handbook of Visual Analysis is a rich methodological resource for students, academics, researchers and professionals interested in investigating the visual representation of socially significant issues. more...

  • Soap Operaby Alecia Swasy

    Crown Publishing Group 2012; US$ 9.99

    As the maker of Ivory soap, Tide detergent, and Crest toothpaste, Procter & Gamble is a household name. It is America?s thirteenth largest company, lauded by business schools as a model for success. But behind P&G?s wholesome image is a control-obsessed company so paranoid that Wall Street analysts, employees, and the chairman himself refer to it as... more...

  • Aristocracyby William Doyle

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 9.99

    Aristocracies or nobilities dominated the social, economic, and institutional history of all European counties until only a few generations ago. The relics of their power, in traditions and behaviour, in architecture and the arts, are still all around us. This short introduction shows how ideas of aristocracy originated in ancient times, were transformed... more...

  • Untangling the Webby Aleks Krotoski

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 7.28

    The World Wide Web is the most revolutionary innovation of our time. In the last decade, it has utterly transformed our lives. But what real effects is it having on our social world? What does it mean to be a modern family when dinner table conversations take place over smartphones? What happens to privacy when we readily share our personal... more...

  • Religion in Modern Europeby Grace Davie

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 74.99

    Religion in Modern Europe examines religion as a form of collective memory. This is a memory held in place by Europe's institutional churches, educational systems, and the mass media - all of which are themselves responding to rapid social and economic change. Europe's religious memory is approached in the following ways: as vicarious-a particularly... more...

  • A Companion to the Early Printed Book in Britain, 1476-1558by Vincent Gillespie; Susan Powell

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    First full-scale guide to the origins and development of the early printed book, and the issues associated with it. more...

  • The Lively Scienceby Michael Agar

    Publish Green 2013; US$ 12.99

    Wonder why studies you read about your world usually don’t get who you are and how you really live? Frustrated that "the numbers" don’t solve the problem? Does it bother you that policies and programs, more often than not, don’t work like they’re supposed to?  People, organizations, countries-they rely on information... more...

  • Mobile Media Making in an Age of Smartphonesby Marsha Berry; Max Schleser

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    With the rise of smartphones and the proliferation of applications, the ways everyday media users and creative professionals represent, experience, and share the everyday is changing. This collection reflects on emergent creative practices and digital ethnographies of new socialities associated with smartphone cameras in everyday life. more...

  • Urban Nightlifeby Reuben A. Buford May

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 26.95

    Sociologists have long been curious about the ways in which city dwellers negotiate urban public space. How do they manage myriad interactions in the shared spaces of the city? In  Urban Nightlife , sociologist Reuben May undertakes a nuanced examination of urban nightlife, drawing on ethnographic data gathered in a Deep South college town to explore... more...