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  • The Cornerby David Simon; Edward Burns

    Crown Publishing Group 2013; US$ 18.00

    The crime-infested intersection of West Fayette and Monroe Streets is well-known--and cautiously avoided--by most of Baltimore. But this notorious corner's 24-hour open-air drug market provides the economic fuel for a dying neighborhood. David Simon, an award-winning author and crime reporter, and Edward Burns, a 20-year veteran of the urban drug war,... more...

  • Outliersby Malcolm Gladwell

    Little, Brown and Company 2008; US$ 12.99

    There is a story that is usually told about extremely successful people, a story that focuses on intelligence and ambition. Gladwell argues that the true story of success is very different, and that if we want to understand how some people thrive, we should spend more time looking around them-at such things as their family, their birthplace, or even... more...

  • Children and Youth on the Front Lineby Jo Boyden; Joanna de Berry

    Berghahn Books 2004; US$ 27.95

    War leads not just to widespread death but also to extensive displacement, overwhelming fear, and economic devastation. It weakens social ties, threatens household survival and undermines the family's capacity to care for its most vulnerable members. Every year it kills and maims countless numbers of young people, undermines thousands of others... more...

  • Folk Devils and Moral Panicsby Stanley Cohen

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 30.95

    'Richly documented and convincingly presented' -- New Society Mods and Rockers, skinheads, video nasties, designer drugs, bogus asylum seeks and hoodies. Every era has its own moral panics. It was Stanley Cohen?s classic account, first published in the early 1970s and regularly revised, that brought the term ?moral panic? into widespread discussion.... more...

  • Hope's Roadby Margareta Osborn

    Random House Australia 2013; US$ 14.53

    From the author of the bestselling Bella's Run comes another captivating rural romance set in the rugged, beautiful Australian bush. Hope's Road connects three very different properties, and three very different lives .Sixty years ago, heartbroken and betrayed, old Joe McCauley turned his back on his family and their fifth-generation farm, Montmorency... more...

  • A Stolen Lifeby Jaycee Dugard

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 16.00

    In the summer of 1991 I was a normal kid. I did normal things. I had friends and a mother who loved me. I was just like you. Until the day my life was stolen. For eighteen years I was a prisoner. I was an object for someone to use and abuse. For eighteen years I was not allowed to speak my own name. I became a mother and was forced to be a sister.... more...

  • When the Mind Hearsby Harlan Lane

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 20.00

    The authoritative statement on the deaf, their education, and their struggle against prejudice. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Aristocracyby William Doyle

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 9.99

    Aristocracies or nobilities dominated the social, economic, and institutional history of all European counties until only a few generations ago. The relics of their power, in traditions and behaviour, in architecture and the arts, are still all around us. This short introduction shows how ideas of aristocracy originated in ancient times, were transformed... more...

  • Broken Circlesby Anna Haebich

    Fremantle Press 2000; US$ 9.44

    There was no single Stolen Generation, there were many and Broken Circles is their story. This major work reveals the dark heart of this history. It shows that, from the earliest times of European colonisation, Aboriginal Australians experienced the trauma of loss and separation, as their children were abducted, enslaved, institutionalised and culturally... more...

  • Key Concepts in Childhood Studiesby Allison James; Adrian L James

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 46.00

    A new edition of this popular companion to childhood studies. The first edition was adopted heavily in both education and sociology departments, and the authors have made a timely, well-written update. more...