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  • Humans of New Yorkby Brandon Stanton

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 22.49

    Based on the blog with more than four million loyal fans, a beautiful, heartfelt, funny, and inspiring collection of photographs and stories capturing the spirit of a city Now an instant #1 New York Times bestseller, Humans of New York began in the summer of 2010, when photographer Brandon Stanton set out to create a photographic census of... more...

  • The Health Gapby Michael Marmot

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 10.99

    There are dramatic differences in health between countries and within countries. But this is not a simple matter of rich and poor. A poor man in Glasgow is rich compared to the average Indian, but the Glaswegian's life expectancy is 8 years shorter. The Indian is dying of infectious disease linked to his poverty; the Glaswegian of violent death, suicide,... more...

  • Flaneuseby Lauren Elkin

    Random House 2016; US$ 23.96

    'Flâneuse [ flanne-euhze ], noun, from the French. Feminine form of flâneur [ flanne-euhr ], an idler, a dawdling observer, usually found in cities. That is an imaginary definition.' If the word flâneur conjures up visions of Baudelaire, boulevards and bohemia ? then what exactly is a flâneuse ? In this gloriously provocative and celebratory... more...

  • Rule of Expertsby Timothy Mitchell

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    Can one explain the power of global capitalism without attributing to capital a logic and coherence it does not have? Can one account for the powers of techno-science in terms that do not merely reproduce its own understanding of the world? Rule of Experts examines these questions through a series of interrelated essays focused on Egypt in the twentieth... more...

  • Child Protection in Americaby John E. B. Myers

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 43.99 US$ 37.83

    In this vivid history of child protection in America, John E. B. Myers analyzes recent reform proposals and introduces innovative policy strategies for reducing abuse and strengthening child protective services. Arguing that the history of child protection is largely a success story, this provocative new book will challenge all those concerned with... more...

  • Social Justiceby Loretta Capeheart; Dragan Milovanovic

    Rutgers University Press 2007; US$ 27.95

    An eye for an eye, the balance of scales--for centuries, these and other traditional concepts exemplified the public's perception of justice. Today, popular culture, including television shows like Law and Order, informs the public's vision. But do age-old symbols, portrayals in the media, and existing systems truly represent justice in all of its... more...

  • Interfaith Encounters in Americaby Kate McCarthy

    Rutgers University Press 2007; US$ 26.95

    From its most cosmopolitan urban centers to the rural Midwest, the United States is experiencing a rising tide of religious interest. While terrorist attacks keep Americans fixed on an abhorrent vision of militant Islam, popular films such as The Passion of the Christ and The Da Vinci Code make blockbuster material of the origins of Christianity.... more...

  • Flapperby Joshua Zeitz

    Crown/Archetype 2009; US$ 16.00

    Blithely flinging aside the Victorian manners that kept her disapproving mother corseted, the New Woman of the 1920s puffed cigarettes, snuck gin, hiked her hemlines, danced the Charleston, and necked in roadsters. More important, she earned her own keep, controlled her own destiny, and secured liberties that modern women take for granted. Her newfound... more...

  • Guests of the Sheikby Elizabeth Warnock Fernea

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00

    A delightful, well-written, and vastly informative ethnographic study, this is an account of Fernea's two-year stay in a tiny rural village in Iraq, where she assumed the dress and sheltered life of a harem woman. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Weighing Inby Julie Guthman

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

    Weighing In takes on the "obesity epidemic," challenging many widely held assumptions about its causes and consequences. Julie Guthman examines fatness and its relationship to health outcomes to ask if our efforts to prevent "obesity" are sensible, efficacious, or ethical. She also focuses the lens of obesity on the broader food system to understand... more...