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Sociology

  • The Kerner Reportby The National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders; Julian E. Zelizer

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 35.00

    The Kerner Report is a powerful window into the roots of racism and inequality in the United States. Hailed by Martin Luther King Jr. as a "physician?s warning of approaching death, with a prescription for life," this historic study was produced by a presidential commission established by Lyndon Johnson, chaired by former Illinois governor Otto... more...

  • Four Lionsby Colin Schindler; Colin Shindler

    Head of Zeus 2016; US$ 14.57

    Colin Schindler explores the changing sporting and cultural landscape of Britain through the careers of four iconic football captains: Wright, Moore, Lineker and Beckham. more...

  • The Cultural Revolutionby Frank Dikotter

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 31.99

    Acclaimed by the Daily Mail as 'definitive and harrowing' , this is the final volume of 'The People's Trilogy', begun by the Samuel Johnson prize-winning Mao's Great Famine. After the economic disaster of the Great Leap Forward that claimed tens of millions of lives between 1958 and 1962, an ageing Mao launched an ambitious scheme to shore up... more...

  • Methods That Matterby M. Cameron Hay

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 35.00

    To do research that really makes a difference?the authors of this book argue?social scientists need questions and methods that reflect the complexity of the world. Bringing together a consortium of voices across a variety of fields, Methods that Matter offers compelling and successful examples of mixed methods research that do just that. In case... more...

  • The Politics of Culture in Quattrocento Europeby Oren Margolis

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 99.99

    A study of René of Anjou, a French prince and exiled king of Naples, and how he engaged his Italian network in a programme of cultural politics conducted with an eye towards a return to power in the peninsula, this volume seeks to understand the politics of culture in early Renaissance Europe through the lens of Italian humanism and art. more...

  • Crook Countyby Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 24.00

    America's justice system is broken. Racial profiling, police brutality, and mass incarceration are rampant, especially in disadvantaged neighborhoods and communities of color. But what of the criminal courts, the places where primarily Black and Latino men are taken from the streets and processed into the prisons? The majority of Americans have remained... more...

  • The Unsettled Sectorby Analiese Richard

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 24.95

    In late twentieth century Mexico, the NGO "boom" was hailed as an harbinger of social change and democratic transition, with NGOs poised to transform the relationship between states and civil society on a global scale. And yet, great as the expectations were for NGOs to empower the poor and disenfranchised, their work is rooted in much older civic... more...

  • The End of American Childhoodby Paula S. Fass

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    The End of American Childhood takes a sweeping look at the history of American childhood and parenting, from the nation's founding to the present day. Renowned historian Paula Fass shows how, since the beginning of the American republic, independence, self-definition, and individual success have informed Americans' attitudes toward children. But... more...

  • Le point de bascule de Malcolm Gladwellby Anastasia Samygin-Cherkaoui; 50 minutes

    Primento Digital 2016; US$ 5.99

    Une analyse concise pour comprendre rapidement tout l?intérêt du livre Le point de bascule de Malcolm Gladwell Le point de bascule , ouvrage rédigé par le journaliste britannique Malcolm Gladwell, spécialiste en psychologie et sociologie, a rencontré un franc succès dès sa parution en 2012. L?écrivain y propose une analyse originale du déclenchement... more...