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  • Here Comes Everybodyby Clay Shirky

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 15.50

    Welcome to the new future of involvement. Forming groups is easier than it's ever been: unpaid volunteers can build an encyclopaedia together in their spare time, mistreated customers can join forces to get their revenge on airlines and high street banks, and one man with a laptop can raise an army to help recover a stolen phone. The results of this... more...

  • Ghettosideby Jill Leovy

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 13.98

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ?† NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE,†USA TODAY,† AND CHICAGO TRIBUNE ?† A masterly work of literary journalism about a senseless murder, a relentless detective, and the great plague of homicide in America NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST ?† NAMED†ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS... more...

  • A History of Modern Britainby Andrew Marr

    Pan Macmillan 2009; US$ 13.77

    A History of Modern Britain by Andrew Marr confronts head-on the victory of shopping over politics. It tells the story of how the great political visions of New Jerusalem or a second Elizabethan Age, rival idealisms, came to be defeated by a culture of consumerism, celebrity and self-gratification. In each decade, political leaders think they know... more...

  • Amazing Graceby Jonathan Kozol

    Crown/Archetype 2012; US$ 16.00

    The author of Savage Inequalities, a New York Times best-seller, and Rachel and Her Children, winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, tells the stories of a handful of children who have--through the love and support of their families and dedicated community leaders--not yet lost their battle with the perils of life in America's most hopeless,... more...

  • City of Industryby Victor Valle

    Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 27.95

    City of Industry is a stunning exposť on the construction of corporate capitalist spaces. Investigating Industry's archives, including sealed FBI reports, Valle uncovered a series of scandals from the city's founder James M. Stafford to present day corporate heir Edward Roski Jr., the nation's biggest industrial developer. While exposing the corruption... more...

  • Handbook of Workplace Diversityby Alison M Konrad; Pushkala Prasad; Judith K Pringle

    SAGE Publications 2005; US$ 93.00

    `By assembling an international cast of contributors from all walks of research life, Professors Prasad, Pringle and Konrad successfully broaden the scope of scholarly discourse on workplace diversity. This stimulating volume considers how to define this fuzzy construct, what "differences" are more important than others, and how to make best use of... more...

  • Picking Up: On the Streets and Behind the Trucks with the Sanitation Workers of New York Cityby Robin Nagle

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 10.50

    America's largest city generates garbage in torrents?11,000 tons from households each day on average. But New Yorkers don't give it much attention. They leave their trash on the curb or drop it in a litter basket, and promptly forget about it. And why not? On a schedule so regular you could almost set your watch by it, someone always comes to take... more...

  • Thai Stickby Peter Maguire; Mike Ritter

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 18.99

    Located on the left bank of the Chao Phya River, Thailand?s capital, Krungthep, known as Bangkok to Westerners and the City of Angels? to Thais, has been home to smugglers and adventurers since the late eighteenth century. During the 1970s, it became a modern Casablanca to a new generation of treasure seekers, from surfers looking to finance their... more...

  • The Peopleby Selina Todd

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 15.99

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'There was nothing extraordinary about my childhood or background. And yet I looked in vain for any aspect of my family's story when I went to university to read history, and continued to search fruitlessly for it throughout the next decade. Eventually I realised I would have to write this history myself.' What... more...

  • American Women's History: A Very Short Introductionby Susan Ware

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 7.99

    What does American history look like with women at the center of the story? From Pocahantas to military women serving in the Iraqi war, this Very Short Introduction chronicles the contributions that women have made to the American experience from a multicultural perspective that emphasizes how gender shapes women's--and men's--lives. more...