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  • A 1950s Housewifeby Sheila Hardy

    The History Press 2011; US$ 5.99

    Being a housewife in the 1950s was quite a different experience to today. After the independence of the wartime years, women had to leave their jobs when they married and support their husband by creating a spotless home, delicious meals and an inviting bedroom. A 1950s Housewife collects heart-warming personal anecdotes from women who embarked on... more...

  • Addiction by Designby Natasha Dow Schüll

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 25.95 US$ 23.61

    Recent decades have seen a dramatic shift away from social forms of gambling played around roulette wheels and card tables to solitary gambling at electronic terminals. Slot machines, revamped by ever more compelling digital and video technology, have unseated traditional casino games as the gambling industry's revenue mainstay. Addiction by Design... more...

  • Datenanalyse mit SAS®by Walter Krämer; Olaf Schoffer; Lars Tschiersch

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 21.63

    In dem Band werden die Grundlagen der Programmierung für die statistische Datenanalyse vermittelt. Eine breite Palette von Analyseverfahren und ihre Umsetzung als SAS-Programm werden vorgestellt – unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der grafischen Aufbereitung. more...

  • Interaction Ritual Chainsby Randall Collins

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.95 US$ 36.35

    Sex, smoking, and social stratification are three very different social phenomena. And yet, argues sociologist Randall Collins, they and much else in our social lives are driven by a common force: interaction rituals. Interaction Ritual Chains is a major work of sociological theory that attempts to develop a "radical microsociology." It proposes... more...

  • Scaleby Geoffrey West

    Orion 2017; US$ 31.99

    Geoffrey West's research centres on a quest to find unifying principles and patterns connecting everything, from cells and ecosystems to cities, social networks and businesses. 'An absolutely riveting read . . . groundbreaking' Marcus du Sautoy 'This book will expand your thinking from three dimensions to four' Nassim Nicholas Taleb ' Scale... more...

  • The Politics of Crisis Managementby Arjen Boin; Paul 't Hart; Eric Stern; Bengt Sundelius

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 37.00

    A unique and comprehensive analysis of the special nature of political and public leadership in major crises. more...

  • Global Lockdownby Julia Sudbury

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    Global Lockdown is the first book to apply a transnational feminist framework to the study of criminalization and imprisonment. The distinguished contributors to this collection offer a variety of perspectives, from former prisoners to advocates to scholars from around the world. The book is a must-read for anyone concerned by mass incarceration... more...

  • Twentieth-Century Ireland (New Gill History of Ireland 6)by Dermot Keogh

    Gill Books 2005; US$ 9.99

    Professor Dermot Keogh’s Twentieth-Century Ireland , the sixth and final book in the New Gill History of Ireland series, is a study of the long twentieth century, surveying politics, administrative history, social and religious history, culture and censorship, politics, literature and art. 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...

  • Information: A Very Short Introductionby Luciano Floridi

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 7.99

    Luciano Floridi unpacks this fundamental concept - what information is, how it is measured, its value and meaning - cutting across the sciences and humanities, from DNA to the Internet, and the ethical issues related to privacy, copyright, and accessibility. more...