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  • The Islamic Enlightenmentby Christopher de Bellaigue

    Random House 2017; US$ 36.65

    ?Brilliant' Orhan Pamuk 'The best sort of book for our disordered days: timely, urgent and illuminating' Pankaj Mishra 'It strikes a blow ? for common humanity.' Sunday Times The Islamic Enlightenment: a contradiction in terms? The Muslim world has often been accused of a failure to modernise, reform and adapt. But, from the beginning... more...

  • Homo Deusby Yuval Noah Harari

    Random House 2016; US$ 12.68

    **From the author of the number 1 global bestseller Sapiens ** **The Top Ten Sunday Times Bestseller** Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus shows us where we're going. War is obsolete. You are more likely to commit suicide than be killed in conflict. Famine is disappearing. You are at more risk of obesity than starvation.... more...

  • Despite the Best Intentionsby Amanda E. Lewis; John B. Diamond

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 18.99

    A rich and disturbing portrait of the achievement gap that persists more than fifty years after the formal dismantling of segregation more...

  • A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American Southby Owen Robinson; Richard Gray

    Wiley 2008; US$ 62.95 US$ 54.56

    From slave narratives to the Civil War, and from country music to Southern sport, this Companion is the definitive guide to the literature and culture of the American South. Includes discussion of the visual arts, music, society, history, and politics in the region Combines treatment of major literary works and historical events with... more...

  • 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...

  • Rural Geographyby Michael Woods

    SAGE Publications 2004; US$ 59.00

    "Michael Woods has taken on the formidable task of giving an overview of rural places and society in advanced economies as a single author and has presented a book that rightly deserves to be called state-of-the-art." - Geographische Rundschau "With Rural Geography Michael Woods remedies the often underestimated dynamism of... more...

  • Don't Leave Your Friends Behindby Victoria Law; China Martens

    PM Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    A collection of suggestions, tips, and narratives on ways everyone can support parents, children, and caregivers involved in social movements, this book focuses on social justice, mutual aid, and collective liberation. One of the few books dealing with community support for issues facing children and families, this reflection on inclusivity in social... more...

  • The Kingdom of Matthiasby Paul E. Johnson; Sean Wilentz

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 12.99

    In this book, the strange tale of Matthias the Prophet provides a fascinating window into the turbulent movements of the religious revival known as the Second Great Awakening--movements which swept up great numbers of evangelical Americans and gave rise to new sects like the Mormons. Shedding new light on the communal religious cultism that has continued... more...

  • Bell Curveby Richard J. Herrnstein; Charles Murray

    Free Press 2010; US$ 20.00

    The controversial book linking intelligence to class and race in modern society, and what public policy can do to mitigate socioeconomic differences in IQ, birth rate, crime, fertility, welfare, and poverty. more...

  • Religions of the Silk Roadby Dr. Richard Foltz

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 32.00

    Drawing on the latest research and scholarship, this newly revised and updated edition of Religions of the Silk Road explores the majestically fabled cities and exotic peoples that make up the romantic notions of the colonial era while examining how cultural traditions also travelled to the people encounted on the Silk Road. more...