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  • What about Me?by Paul Verhaeghe; Jane Hedley-Prole

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2014; US$ 20.99

    According to current thinking, anyone who fails to succeed must have something wrong with them. The pressure to achieve and be happy is taking a heavy toll, resulting in a warped view of the self, disorientation, and despair. People are lonelier than ever before. Today’s pay-for-performance mentality is turning institutions such as schools, universities,... more...

  • 'Honour' Killing and Violenceby Aisha K. Gill; Carolyn Strange; Karl Roberts

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 36.00

    In this interdisciplinary collection leading experts and scholars from criminology, psychology, law and history provide a compelling analysis of practices and beliefs that lead to violence against women, men and children in the name 'honour'. more...

  • The Cases That Haunt Usby Mark Olshaker; John E. Douglas

    Scribner 2001; US$ 8.99

    America's foremost expert on criminal profiling provides his uniquely gripping analysis of seven of the most notorious murder cases in the history of crime -- from the Whitechapel murders to JonBenet Ramsey -- often contradicting conventional wisdom and legal decisions. Jack the Ripper. Lizzie Borden. The Zodiac Killer. Certain homicide cases maintain... more...

  • Displacement and Dispossession in the Modern Middle Eastby Dawn Chatty

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 28.00

    Traces the history of refugees and migrants within a reconstructed twentieth-century Middle East. more...

  • Networks, Crowds, and Marketsby David Easley; Jon Kleinberg

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 48.00

    Reveals the interdisciplinary field of networks, which changes how we look at social, financial and technological interactions in modern society. more...

  • The Railway Journeyby Wolfgang Schivelbusch

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 31.95

    The impact of constant technological change upon our perception of the world is so pervasive as to have become a commonplace of modern society. But this was not always the case; as Wolfgang Schivelbusch points out in this fascinating study, our adaptation to technological change—the development of our modern, industrialized consciousness—was very much... more...

  • Buried Secretsby Victoria Sanford

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 38.00

    Based on exhaustive research, this work chronicles the journey of Maya survivors seeking truth, justice and community healing. It demonstrates that the Guatemalan army carried out a systematic and intentional genocide against the Maya during La Violencia in the 1970s and 80s. more...

  • Bell Curveby Richard J. Herrnstein; Charles Murray

    Free Press 2010; US$ 22.00

    The controversial book linking intelligence to class and race in modern society, and what public policy can do to mitigate socioeconomic differences in IQ, birth rate, crime, fertility, welfare, and poverty. more...

  • The Study of Groupsby Josephine Klein

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    In attempting to understand the psychological aspects of the developmental process and socialisation, the distinct disciplines of sociology and psychology were brought together for the first time. Titles in the Sociology of Behaviour and Psychology set of the International Library of Sociology analyse how behaviour is formed and learned. more...

  • Complexity Theory and the Social Sciencesby David Byrne

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 64.95

    Chaos and complexity are the new buzz words in both science and contemporary society. The ideas they represent have enormous implications for the way we understand and engage with the world. Complexity Theory and the Social Sciences introduces students to the central ideas which surround the chaos/complexity theories. It discusses key concepts before... more...