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  • Californiaby Kevin Starr

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00

    California has always been our Shangri-la?the promised land of countless pilgrims in search of the American Dream. Now the Golden State?s premier historian, Kevin Starr, distills the entire sweep of California?s history into one splendid volume. From the age of exploration to the age of Arnold, this is the story of a place at once quintessentially... more...

  • The Economic Voteby Raymond M. Duch; Randolph T. Stevenson

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    The book explains how different political and economic circumstances account for the variation in the economic vote. more...

  • The Working Poorby David K. Shipler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.95

    ?Nobody who works hard should be poor in America,? writes Pulitzer Prize winner David Shipler. Clear-headed, rigorous, and compassionate, he journeys deeply into the lives of individual store clerks and factory workers, farm laborers and sweat-shop seamstresses, illegal immigrants in menial jobs and Americans saddled with immense student loans and... more...

  • I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorcedby Nujood Ali; Delphine Minoui

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 12.00

    ?I?m a simple village girl who has always obeyed the orders of my father and brothers. Since forever, I have learned to say yes to everything. Today I have decided to say no.?   Nujood Ali's childhood came to an abrupt end in 2008 when her father arranged for her to be married to a man three times her age. With harrowing directness, Nujood tells... more...

  • Dialogical Self Theoryby Hubert Hermans; Agnieszka Hermans-Konopka

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 46.00 US$ 37.72

    This book provides a comprehensive social-scientific theory, incorporating the deep implications of the process of globalization, and its impact on individual development. more...

  • Crazy Like Usby Ethan Watters

    Free Press 2010; US$ 11.79

    It is well known that American culture is a dominant force at home and abroad; our exportation of everything from movies to junk food is a well-documented phenomenon. But is it possible America's most troubling impact on the globalizing world has yet to be accounted for? In Crazy Like Us , Ethan Watters reveals that the most devastating consequence... more...

  • Social Practicesby Theodore R. Schatzki

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 37.00 US$ 30.34

    Addresses the basic structures of social life drawing on the work of Wittgenstein. more...

  • Media, Culture and Societyby Paul Hodkinson

    SAGE Publications 2010; US$ 54.00

    A popular, student-friendly introduction to the interdisciplinary fields of media, culture and society. A cutting edge book aimed at large, introductory undergradute courses in media, communication, cultural studies, and sociology departments. more...

  • Coming of Age in Americaby Mary C. Waters; Patrick Joseph Carr; Maria Kefalas; Jennifer Ann Holdaway

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    What is it like to become an adult in twenty-first-century America? This book takes us to four very different places?New York City, San Diego, rural Iowa, and Saint Paul, Minnesota?to explore the dramatic shifts in coming-of-age experiences across the country. Drawing from in-depth interviews with people in their twenties and early thirties, it probes... more...

  • Disposable Peopleby Kevin Bales

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 32.95 US$ 26.36

    Slavery is illegal throughout the world, yet more than twenty-seven million people are still trapped in one of history's oldest social institutions. Kevin Bales's disturbing story of slavery today reaches from brick kilns in Pakistan and brothels in Thailand to the offices of multinational corporations. His investigation of conditions in Mauritania,... more...