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  • Dilemmas of Difference, Inclusion and Disabilityby Brahm Norwich

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 55.95

    **Shortlisted for the nasen Special Educational Needs Academic Book award 2008** Inclusion has become very influential internationally in the field of schooling. This has involved the introduction of policies that pursue more provision for, and acceptance of, students with special educational needs or disabilities in ordinary school settings.... more...

  • Identity Anecdotesby Meaghan Morris

    SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 42.00

    Identity Anecdotes examines questions of nationality, identity, the use of anecdote to build solidarity and the role of institutions in shaping culture. It provides a mind-clearing exercise in recognizing what culture is, and how it works. Illustrated with relevant, insightful examples, it addresses the central questions in cultural studies today.... more...

  • Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexualityby John Boswell

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    "Truly groundbreaking work. Boswell reveals unexplored phenomena with an unfailing erudition."?Michel Foucault John Boswell's National Book Award-winning study of the history of attitudes toward homosexuality in the early Christian West was a groundbreaking work that challenged preconceptions about the Church's past relationship to its gay members?among... more...

  • Empire of the Summer Moonby S. C. Gwynne

    Scribner 2010; US$ 12.00

    In the tradition of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, a stunningly vivid historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West, centering on Quanah, the greatest Comanche chief of them all. S. C. Gwynne?s Empire of the Summer Moon spans two astonishing stories. The first traces... more...

  • Volunteering and Society in the 21st Centuryby Colin Rochester; Angela Ellis Paine; Steven Howlett; Meta Zimmeck

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 32.50

    Expectations about the contribution that volunteering can make are at a new high. This book aims to meet this interest by bringing together in one volume what is known about the phenomenon of volunteering; the principles and practice of involving volunteers, and the enduring challenges for volunteering in today's world. more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of the History of Eugenicsby Alison Bashford; Philippa Levine

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 52.99

    Eugenic thought and practice swept the world from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century in a remarkable transnational phenomenon. Eugenics informed social and scientific policy across the political spectrum, from liberal welfare measures in emerging social-democratic states to feminist ambitions for birth control, from public health campaigns... more...

  • Comprehending Drug Useby J. Bryan Page; Merrill Singer

    Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 26.95

    Comprehending Drug Use , the first full-length critical overview of the use of ethnographic methods in drug research, synthesizes more than one hundred years of study on the human encounter with psychotropic drugs. J. Bryan Page and Merrill Singer create a comprehensive examination of the whole field of drug ethnography-methodology that involves... more...

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

    SAGE Publications 2005; US$ 88.00

    `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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 32.00

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

  • Mutton Fishby Beryl Cruse; Liddy Stewart; Sue Norman

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2005; US$ 22.00

    This is the story of the Aboriginal people of the south coast of New South Wales as told through the metaphor of Haliotis (mutton fish or abalone). Haliotis is a subsistence food ? easy to find and harvest, rich in energy and accessible when the beaches are freely open to all. At times, the abalone story seems almost secondary to the fascinating picture... more...