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  • Fire in the Ashesby Jonathan Kozol

    Crown/Archetype 2012; US$ 16.00

       In this powerful and culminating work about a group of inner-city children he has known for many years, Jonathan Kozol returns to the scene of his prize-winning books Rachel and Her Children and Amazing Grace , and to the children he has vividly portrayed, to share with us their fascinating journeys and unexpected victories as they grow into... more...

  • India: A Million Mutinies Nowby V. S. Naipaul

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 15.35

    THE THIRD BOOK IN V.S. NAIPAUL?S ACCLAIMED INDIAN TRILOGY ? WITH A NEW PREFACE BY THE AUTHOR Much has changed since V. S. Naipaul?s first trip to India and this fascinating account of his return journey focuses on India?s development since independence. Taking an anti-clockwise journey around the metropolises of India ? including Bombay, Madras,... more...

  • Music and Social Movementsby Ron Eyerman; Andrew Jamison

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 41.00

    Social movements literature meets cultural theory in study of music and song of activism. more...

  • Theory Construction and Model-Building Skillsby James Jaccard; Jacob Jacoby

    Guilford Publications 2009; US$ 48.00

    Meeting a crucial need for graduate students and newly minted researchers, this innovative text provides hands-on tools for generating ideas and translating them into formal theories. It is illustrated with numerous practical examples drawn from multiple social science disciplines and research settings. The authors offer clear guidance for defining... more...

  • Happiness by Designby Paul Dolan

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 14.09

    As a Professor of Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics, Dolan conducts original research into the measurement of happiness and its causes and consequences, including the effects of our behaviour. Here he creates a new outlook on the pursuit of happiness - it's not just how you feel, it's how you act. Happiness by Design shows that... more...

  • Africa's Development in Historical Perspectiveby Emmanuel Akyeampong; Robert H. Bates; Nathan Nunn; James Robinson

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 36.00

    This edited volume addresses the root causes of Africa's persistent poverty through an investigation of its longue durée history. more...

  • Brewing Justiceby Daniel Jaffee

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Fair trade is a fast-growing alternative market intended to bring better prices and greater social justice to small farmers around the world. But what does a fair-trade label signify? This vivid study of coffee farmers in Mexico offers the first thorough investigation of the social, economic, and environmental benefits of fair trade. Based on extensive... more...

  • London Livesby Tim Hitchcock; Robert Shoemaker

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 26.00

    This book surveys the lives and experiences of hundreds of thousands of eighteenth-century non-elite Londoners in the evolution of the modern world. more...

  • Whiskyby Ted Bruning

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 7.95

    Scotch whisky: words redolent of Highland vistas and wind-blown coasts, carefully guarded family traditions and the living heritage of craft-based distilling. Yet despite these very specific associations it is also the world?s most popular spirit, with new devotees flocking constantly from across the globe. Scotch Whisky looks at the history of the... more...

  • The Devil in the White Cityby Erik Larson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 16.95

    In The Devil in the White City,  the smoke, romance, and mystery of the Gilded Age come alive as never before. Two men, each handsome and unusually adept at his chosen work, embodied an element of the great dynamic that characterized America?s rush toward the twentieth century. The architect was Daniel Hudson Burnham, the fair?s brilliant director... more...