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  • The American Dream and the Public Schoolsby Jennifer L. Hochschild; Nathan Scovronick

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 18.99

    The American Dream and the Public Schools examines issues that have excited and divided Americans for years, including desegregation, school funding, testing, vouchers, bilingual education, and ability grouping. While these are all separate problems, much of the contention over them comes down to the same thing--an apparent conflict between policies... 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...

  • Gang Leader for a Dayby Sudhir Venkatesh

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.00

    A New York Times Bestseller Foreword by Stephen J. Dubner, coauthor of Freakonomics When first-year graduate student Sudhir Venkatesh walked into an abandoned building in one of Chicago?s most notorious housing projects, he hoped to find a few people willing to take a multiple-choice survey on urban poverty--and impress his professors with... more...

  • Peaceby David Cortright

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 28.00

    A definitive history of peace advocacy and an analysis of its religious and intellectual roots. more...

  • Informalizationby Cas Wouters

    SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 62.00

    "This book shows that manners, far from being superficial adornments of behaviour, are thoroughly interwoven with our personalities and the structures of our societies. The concept of ?informalization? provides both an invaluable addition to Norbert Elias?s theory of civilizing processes and a most useful tool for understanding how changes in manners... more...

  • Freakonomics Rev Edby Steven D. Levitt; Stephen J. Dubner

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.99

    Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? How much do parents really matter? How did the legalization of abortion affect the rate of violent crime? These may not sound like typical questions for an econo-mist to ask. But Steven D. Levitt... more...

  • The Multivariate Social Scientistby Graeme D Hutcheson; Nick Sofroniou

    SAGE Publications 1999; US$ 74.00

    Starting from simple hypothesis testing and then moving towards model-building, this book takes readers through the basics of multivariate analysis including: which tests to use on which data; how to run analyses in SPSS for Windows and GLIM4; how to interpret results; and how to report and present the reports. more...

  • Stayin' Aliveby Jefferson R. Cowie

    New Press, The 2010; US$ 21.95

    An epic account of how middle-class America hit the rocks in the political and economic upheavals of the 1970s more...

  • Moral Timeby Donald Black

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 19.99

    Conflict is ubiquitous and inevitable, but people generally dislike it and try to prevent or avoid it as much as possible. So why do clashes of right and wrong occur? And why are some more serious than others? In Moral Time, sociologist Donald Black presents a new theory of conflict that provides answers to these and many other questions. The heart... more...

  • To Sell Is Humanby Daniel H. Pink

    Penguin Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    #1 New York Times Business Bestseller #1 Wall Street Journal Business Bestseller #1 Washington Post bestseller From the bestselling author of Drive and A Whole New Mind comes a surprising--and surprisingly useful--new book that explores the power of selling in our lives. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, one in... more...