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  • Lost Villages, Theby Henry Buckton

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 49.00

    Across Britain there are more than 3,000 lost villages once-thriving communities that time and fortune.have reduced to ivy-clad remnants and weather-worn ruins. Echoes of a former age, they evoke a natural curiosity as to who lived in them, what caused their decline. Bestselling author Henry Buckton goes in search of some of the Britain?s more recent... more...

  • 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...

  • Cracking the Freemason's Codeby Robert Cooper

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 19.18

    In Cracking the Freemason's Code, Robert Cooper explains exactly who the Freemasons are and what they do. As the Curator of the Scottish Masonic Museum and Library, the author is in a unique position to reveal the secret history of this elect brotherhood. Prompted by growing public interest and provoked by the controversial stories that circulate... 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...

  • British Untouchablesby Mr Paul Ghuman; Professor Cedric Cullingford; Professor J Mark Halstead

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Dalits, formerly called 'untouchables', remain the most oppressed community in India, and indeed in South Asia and have, until recently, been denied human and civic rights. On emigration to the UK and other Western countries they faced a double disadvantage: caste discrimination and racial discrimination from 'white' society. However, in the late... 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$ 119.99

    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...