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  • Tattoos on the Heartby Gregory Boyle

    Free Press 2010; US$ 16.00

    ?Destined to become a classic of both urban reportage and contemporary spirituality? ( Los Angeles Times )? Tattoos on the Heart is a series of parables about kinship and redemption from pastor, activist, and renowned speaker, Father Gregory Boyle. For twenty years, Father Gregory Boyle has run Homeboy Industries, a gang-intervention program located... more...

  • Sex and Punishmentby Eric Berkowitz

    Saqi 2013; US$ 10.99

    Sex and Punishment tells the story of the struggle throughout millennia to regulate the most powerful engine of human behaviour: sex. From the savage impalement of an Ancient Mesopotamian adulteress to the imprisonment of Oscar Wilde for 'gross indecency' in 1895, Eric Berkowitz evokes the entire sweep of Western sex law. 'I don't think I've ever read... more...

  • How America Eatsby Jennifer Jensen Wallach

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 26.00

    How America Eats traces American history through its collective stomach, demonstrating that changing ideas about what it means to be American can be seen through food choices and attitudes about eating. more...

  • The Greek City Statesby P. J. Rhodes

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 32.00

    Selection of translated texts focusing primarily on political institutions and political activity in ancient Greece. more...

  • Wrestling with Mosesby Anthony Flint

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 11.65

    The rivalry of Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses, a struggle for the soul of a city, is one of the most dramatic and consequential in modern American history. To a young Jane Jacobs, Greenwich Village, with its winding cobblestone streets and diverse makeup, was everything a city neighborhood should be. But consummate power broker Robert Moses, the father... more...

  • Sam Patch, the Famous Jumperby Paul E. Johnson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2004; US$ 11.20

    The true history of a legendary American folk hero In the 1820s, a fellow named Sam Patch grew up in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, working there (when he wasn't drinking) as a mill hand for one of America's new textile companies. Sam made a name for himself one day by jumping seventy feet into the tumultuous waters below Pawtucket Falls. When in 1827... more...

  • The Origins of the Urban Crisisby Thomas J. Sugrue

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 19.95 US$ 18.15

    Once America's "arsenal of democracy," Detroit is now the symbol of the American urban crisis. In this reappraisal of America?s racial and economic inequalities, Thomas Sugrue asks why Detroit and other industrial cities have become the sites of persistent racialized poverty. He challenges the conventional wisdom that urban decline is the product... 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...

  • Organizing Modernityby Larry Ray; Michael Reed

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 67.95

    This book provides a reassessment of the significance of Max Weber's work for the current debates about the institutional and organizational dynamics of modernity. It re-evaluates Weber's sociology of bureaucracy and his general account of the trajectory of modernity with reference to the strategic social structures that dominated the emergence... more...