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  • Mining Coal and Undermining Genderby Jessica Smith Rolston

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

     Among the miners of Wyoming?s Powder River Basin?the largest coal-producing region in the U.S.?anthropologist Jessica Smith Rolston reveals how the mining industry, though heavily masculinized, generates new configurations of the ?working family??a kind of kinship based on the shared burdens of shift work and concerns for safety, which challenges... more...

  • Revolutionizing Retailby Kendra Coulter

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 35.00

    There is a modest but growing body of scholarly literature on experiences of retail work, with only a handful of studies existing on retail organizing. Before Revolutionizing Retail , no scholar had captured or analysed the breadth of political action being pursued in this crucial economic sector. more...

  • Disaster Response and Recoveryby David A. McEntire

    Wiley 2015; US$ 69.95

    Provides an overview of the various types of disasters that may occur, the myriad of actors that are involved in emergency management, and the diverse theoretical frameworks from which post-disaster activities may be approached. • Includes updated chapters keeping the material fresh and accessible while incorporating recent changes in policy... more...

  • Microaggressions and Marginalityby Derald Wing Sue

    Wiley 2010; US$ 55.00

    A landmark volume exploring covert bias, prejudice, and discrimination with hopeful solutions for their eventual dissolution Exploring the psychological dynamics of unconscious and unintentional expressions of bias and prejudice toward socially devalued groups, Microaggressions and Marginality: Manifestation, Dynamics, and Impact takes an unflinching... more...

  • Data Analysis Using Regression and Multilevel/Hierarchical Modelsby Andrew Gelman; Jennifer Hill

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 56.00

    This book, first published in 2007, is for the applied researcher performing data analysis using linear and nonlinear regression and multilevel models. more...

  • Rememberingby Della Pollock; Jacquelyn Dowd Hall

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 38.00

    Drawing on the work of scholars and practitioners such as Augusto Boal, Gloria Anzaldua, and Trinh Minh-ha, these essays advocate oral history and oral history-based performance as means to challenge and expand upon traditional ways of transmitting historical knowledge. The contributors' central concerns are performative aspects of oral history itself... more...

  • Participatory Action Research Approaches and Methodsby Sara Kindon; Rachel Pain; Mike Kesby

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Participatory Action Research (PAR) approaches and methods have seen an explosion of recent interest in the social and environmental sciences. PAR involves collaborative research, education and action which is oriented towards social change, representing a major epistemological challenge to mainstream research traditions. It has recently been the... more...

  • The Birth of Biopoliticsby Michel Foucault; Mr Graham Burchell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 26.00

    Foucault continues on the theme of his 1978 course by focusing on the study of liberal and neo-liberal forms of government and concentrating in particular on two forms of neo-liberalism: German post-war liberalism and the liberalism of the Chicago School. more...

  • Freakonomics Rev Edby Steven D. Levitt; Stephen J. Dubner

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.99

    Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? How much do parents really matter? How did the legalization of abortion affect the rate of violent crime? These may not sound like typical questions for an econo-mist to ask. But Steven D. Levitt... more...

  • A People's History of the United Statesby Howard Zinn

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 15.99

    Spartacus and The Immigrants ?[It] should be required reading.? ?Eric Foner, New York Times Book Review Library Journal calls Howard Zinn?s iconic A People's History of the United States ?a brilliant and moving history of the American people from the point of view of those?whose plight has been largely omitted from most histories.? Packed with... more...