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  • We-Thinkby Charles Leadbeater

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 13.31

    Society is no longer based on mass consumption but on mass participation. New forms of collaboration - such as Wikipedia and YouTube - are paving the way for an age in which people want to be players, rather than mere spectators, in the production process. In the 1980s, Charles Leadbeater's prescient book, In Search of Work , anticipated the growth... more...

  • Freakonomicsby Steven D. Levitt; Stephen J. Dubner

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 14.09

    Cult bestseller, new buzz word... Freakonomics is at the heart of everything we see and do and the subjects that bedevil us daily: from parenting to crime, sport to politics, fat to cheating, fear to traffic jams. Asking provocative and profound questions about human motivation and contemporary living and reaching some astonishing conclusions, Freakonomics... more...

  • The Other Side of the Riverby Alex Kotlowitz

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    Bestselling author Alex Kotlowitz is one of this country's foremost writers on the ever explosive issue of race. In this gripping and ultimately profound book, Kotlowitz takes us to two towns in southern Michigan, St. Joseph and Benton Harbor, separated by the St. Joseph River. Geographically close, but worlds apart, they are a living metaphor for... more...

  • The Last Legionaryby Paul Elliott

    The History Press 2016; US$ 5.99

    In AD 400 Roman rule in Britain was collapsing as the thinly stretched empire was beseiged on all sides. In 'The Last Legionary', Paul Elliot explores all aspects of Late Roman military life, from recruitment to weaponry, marriage to wages, warfare to religion. It explores the world of the Roman soldier through the eyes of one man, posted to a British... more...

  • In Search of Respectby Philippe Bourgois

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 24.00

    This new edition brings this study of inner-city life up to date. more...

  • Intimaciesby Alan Frank; Patricia T. Clough; Steven Seidman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    In the last decade or so, there has been a shift in the popular and academic discussion of our personal lives. Relationships – and not necessarily marriage – have gravitated to the center of our relational lives. Many of us feel entitled to seek intimacy, an emotionally depthful social bonding, rather than simply security or companionship from our... more...

  • International Relations in Political Thoughtby Chris Brown; Terry Nardin; Nicholas Rengger

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 44.00

    Thinkers from the Classical Greeks to the First World War are represented in this collection of key international relations texts. more...

  • The Cityby Andrew Lees

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    The City: A World History depicts the rise of urban centers from the middle of the fourth century BCE to the early twenty-first century. It begins in the ancient Near East, and traces urban growth and its effects throughout Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Americas. more...

  • Practitioner Research at Doctoral Levelby Pat Drake; Linda Heath

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 46.95

    In trying to juggle the various priorities of doctoral study, many individuals struggle. From gathering data, preparing papers and organising projects, to the less obvious difficulties of time management and personal development, doctoral researchers are heavily tasked. In addition to this, those undertaking practitioner research face the complication... more...

  • Everything In Its Pathby Kai T. Erikson

    Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 16.00

    The 1977 Sorokin Award–winning story of Buffalo Creek in the aftermath of a devastating flood. On February 26, 1972, 132-million gallons of debris-filled muddy water burst through a makeshift mining-company dam and roared through Buffalo Creek, a narrow mountain hollow in West Virginia. Following the flood, survivors from a previously tightly knit... more...