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  • A World of Gangsby John M. M. Hagedorn; Mike Davis

    University of Minnesota Press 2008; US$ 24.95

    ?Street gangs mirror the inhuman ambitions and greed of society?s trendsetters and deities even as they fight to the death over scraps from the table of the international drug trade.  But John Hagedorn, characteristically, also finds hope in the contradictory values of outlaw youth?selflessness, solidarity, and love amid cupidity and directionless... more...

  • A Hypersexual Societyby Kenneth Kammeyer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 30.00

    As many can attest, the prevalence of sexual imagery has increased in modern society over the past half century. In this timely new study, Kenneth Kammeyer traces the historical development of sexual imagery in America and society's preoccupation with it, all within a firm theoretical and sociological framework more...

  • Local Identities in Late Medieval and Early Modern Englandby Professor Norman L. Jones; Professor Daniel Woolf

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 115.00

    Inspired by the path-breaking work of Robert Tittler, the authors explore late Medieval and Early Modern community and identity across England. They examine the decline of neighbourliness, the politics of market towns, clerical status, charity, crime, and ways in which overlapping communities of court and country, London and Lancashire, relate. more...

  • The Poor Had No Lawyersby Andy Wightman

    Birlinn 2013; US$ 8.74

    Who owns Scotland? How did they get it? What happened to all the common land in Scotland? Has the Scottish Parliament made any difference? Can we get our common good land back? In The Poor Had No Lawyers, Andy Wightman, author of Who Owns Scotland, updates the statistics of landownership in Scotland and takes the reader on a voyage of discovery into... more...

  • Medieval Market Moralityby James Davis

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 30.00

    An examination of the morality, ethics and laws that underpinned all dealings in the marketplaces of medieval England. more...

  • Three Sistersby Anton Chekhov; Paul Schmidt

    Theatre Communications Group 1993; US$ 13.95

    This refreshingly clear and colloquial adaptation was the basis for the Wooster Group's acclaimed production Brace Up! more...

  • The Best Days of Our Livesby Simon Webb

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    Following the disruption, hardship and challenges of the Second World War, the post-war years brought a sense of optimism and excitement, with families at last enjoying peacetime. This new book follows the lives of the nation's schoolchildren through the two decades following the war years, recalling what it was like for those experiencing the creation... more...

  • The Nineteenth-century Womanby Sara Delamont; Lorna Duffin

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This collection of papers draws on insights from social anthropology to illuminate historical material, and presents a set of closely integrated studies on the inter-connections between feminism and medical, social and educational ideas in the nineteenth century. Throughout the book evidence from both the USA and UK shows that feminists had to operate... more...

  • Emotions in Politicsby Nicolas Demertzis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 110.00

    Prompted by the 'affective turn' within the entire spectrum of the social sciences, this books brings together the twin disciplines of political psychology and the political sociology of emotions to explore the complex relationship between politics and emotion at both the mass and individual level with special focus on cases of political tension. more...

  • Harriet Tubmanby Catherine Clinton

    Little, Brown and Company 2004; US$ 9.99

    Who was Harriet Tubman? To John Brown, the leader of the Harpers Ferry slave uprising, she was General Tubman. For those slaves whom she led north to freedom, she was Moses. To the slavers who hunted her down, she was a thief and a trickster. To abolitionists she was a prophet. As Catherine Clinton shows in this riveting biography, Harriet Tubman was,... more...