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  • Rainbow Pieby Joe Bageant

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd. 2011; US$ 13.99

    Set between 1950 and 1963, this coming-of-age memoir discusses one of America?s most taboo subjects—social class. Combining recollection, accounts, and analysis, this book leans on Maw, Pap, Ony Mae, and other members of this rambunctious Scots–Irish family to chronicle the often-heartbreaking post-war journey of 22 million rural Americans into the... more...

  • The City, Revisitedby Dennis R. Judd; Dick Simpson; Janet L. Abu-Lughod

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 75.00

    The contributors to The City, Revisited trace an intellectual history that begins in 1925 with the publication of the influential classic The City, engaging in a spirited debate about whether the major theories of twentieth-century urban development are relevant for studying the twenty-first-century metropolis. Contributors: Janet Abu-Lughod, Northwestern... more...

  • Savage Girls and Wild Boysby Michael Newton

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    A compelling history of extraordinary children - brought up by animals, growing up alone in the wilderness, or locked for long years in solitary confinement. Wild or feral children have fascinated us down the centuries, and continue to do so today. Michael Newton deftly investigates such infamous cases as Peter the Wild Boy, who gripped the attention... more...

  • School According to Humphreyby Betty G. Birney

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 5.82

    Join much-loved Humphrey for a new adventure in his phenomenally successful series! more...

  • Child Migration in Africaby Iman Hashim; Dorte Thorsen

    Zed Books 2011; US$ 39.95

    Child Migration in Africa explores the mobility of children without their parents within West Africa. Drawing on the experiences of children from rural Burkina Faso and Ghana, the book provides rich material on the circumstances of children's voluntary migration and their experiences of it. Part of the groundbreaking Africa Now series, Child Migration... more...

  • Linguistic Landscape in the Cityby Elana Shohamy; Eliezer Ben-Rafael; Monica Barni

    Channel View Publications 2010; US$ 49.95

    This book focuses on linguistic landscapes in present-day urban settings. In a wide-ranging collection of studies of major world cities, the authors investigate both the forces that shape linguistic landscape and the impact of the linguistic landscape on the wider social and cultural reality. Not only does the book offer a wealth of case studies and... more...

  • Redefining Retirementby Brigitte Madrian; Olivia S. Mitchell; Beth J. Soldo

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 98.99

    As the leading edge of the 'Baby Boom' generation attains age 60, members of this unusually large cohort born 1946-66 are poised to redefine retirement - just as they have restructured educational, housing, and labor markets in prior days. Looking ahead, their numbers and energy are sure to have a major impact on national pensions, healthcare,... more...

  • Social Mobility in Europeby Richard Breen

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 184.99

    Social Mobility in Europe is the most comprehensive study to date of trends in intergenerational social mobility. It uses data from 11 European countries covering the last 30 years of the twentieth century to analyze differences between countries and changes through time. The findings call into question several long-standing views about social mobility.... more...

  • Village Mothers, City Daughtersby Hew Cheng Sim

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2007; US$ 59.90

    This unique volume draws together a compelling collection of studies on the diverse and transformatory experiences of women as they encounter the forces of modernization altering the face of contemporary Borneo. The authors, all locally based scholars specializing in gender issues, shed much-needed light upon this hidden academic area. It presents... more...

  • Who Are We -- And Should It Matter in the 21st Century?by Gary Younge

    Nation Books 2011; US$ 26.99

    From those who insist that Barack Obama is Muslim to the European legislators who go to extraordinary lengths to ban items of clothing worn by a tiny percentage of their populations, Gary Younge shows, in this fascinating, witty, and provocative examination of the enduring legacy and obsession with identity in politics and everyday life, that how... more...