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  • Contested Watersby Jeff Wiltse

    The University of North Carolina Press 2007; US$ 21.00

    From nineteenth-century public baths to today's private backyard havens, swimming pools have long been a provocative symbol of American life. In this social and cultural history of swimming pools in the United States, Jeff Wiltse relates how, over the years, pools have served as asylums for the urban poor, leisure resorts for the masses, and private... more...

  • Hey, Shorty!by Girls for Gender Equity; Joanne Smith; Meghan Huppuch; Mandy Van Deven

    The Feminist Press at CUNY 2011; US$ 12.95

    How to cope with sexual harassment in public schools and on the streets today. more...

  • The Taste of Ashesby Marci Shore

    Crown Publishing Group 2013; US$ 11.99

    An inventive, wholly original look at the complex psyche of Eastern Europe in the wake of the revolutions of 1989 and the opening of the communist archives.      In the tradition of Timothy Garton Ash?s The File, Yale historian and prize-winning author Marci Shore draws upon intimate understanding to illuminate the afterlife of totalitarianism. ... more...

  • Dangerous Discourses of Disability, Subjectivity and Sexualityby Margrit Shildrick

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 34.50

    This innovative and adventurous work uses broadly feminist and postmodernist modes of analysis to explore what motivates damaging attitudes and practices towards disability. Margrit Shildrick argues for the significance of the psycho-social imaginary, and suggests a way forward in disability's queering of normative paradigms. more...

  • Tattoos on the Heartby Gregory Boyle

    Free Press 2010; US$ 10.99

    ?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...

  • Nickel and Dimedby Barbara Ehrenreich

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 9.99

    Our sharpest and most original social critic goes "undercover" as an unskilled worker to reveal the dark side of American prosperity. Millions of Americans work full time, year round, for poverty-level wages. In 1998, Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them. She was inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that... more...

  • Spilloverby David Quammen

    Random House 2012; US$ 18.68

    First, a horse in Brisbane falls ill: fever, swelling, bloody froth. Then thirteen others drop dead. The foreman at the stables becomes ill and the trainer dies. What is going on? As globalization spreads and as we destroy the ancient ecosystems, we encounter strange and dangerous infections that originate in animals but that can be... more...

  • 'Stony the Road' to Changeby Marilyn M. Thomas-Houston

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 34.00

    An anthropological study of issues within a Black community that affect social action, political participation, and social cohesion. more...

  • Life in a Victorian Householdby Pamela Horn

    The History Press 2011; US$ 1.44

    What was it like to live in a Victorian household? What time did the servants have to get up? What was the food like and who cooked it? How did the clothing differ for the different types of servants? How much did the servants get paid? This fascinating book takes you back in time and shows you what it was really like to live in Victorian times, for... more...

  • Anticommunism and the African American Freedom Movementby Robbie Lieberman; Clarence Lang

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 37.00

    This collection of essays looks at the impact of anticommunism on black political culture during the early years of the Cold War, with an eye toward local and individual stories that offer insight into larger national and international issues. more...