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  • The Wolf Pitby Will Cohu

    Random House 2014; US$ 12.99

    In 1966 Will Cohu's grandparents moved to Bramble Carr, a remote cottage on the Yorkshire moors. The summers and winters he spent there were full of freedom and light; only after childhood ended was he aware of the price the adults had paid for life in this most romantic of settings. Navigating family tensions and the trials of growing... more...

  • Freemasonry and American Culture, 1880-1930by Lynn Dumenil

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 41.00

    As the United States moved from Victorian values to those of modern consumerism, the religious component of Freemasonry was increasingly displaced by a secular ideology of service (like that of business and professional clubs), and the Freemasons' psychology of asylum from the competitive world gave way to the aim of good fellowship" within it. This... more...

  • Comparative Studies of Social and Political Elites, Volume 23by Fredrik Engelstad; Trygve Gulbrandsen

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2006; US$ 99.95

    Who are the elites, how do they interact with society, and do they threaten democracy? more...

  • Fractured Citiesby Kees Koonings; Dirk Kruijt

    Zed Books 2006; US$ 34.95

    As cities sprawl across Latin America, absorbing more and more of its people, crime and violence have become inescapable. From the paramilitary invasion of Medellin Colombia, the booming wealth of crack dealers in Managua, and police corruption in Mexico City, to the glimmers of hope in Lima, this book provides a dynamic analysis of urban insecurity.... more...

  • The Well-Connected Communityby Alison Gilchrist

    Policy Press 2009; US$ 32.95

    Since the publication of the first edition of "The well-connected community" there has been a growing recognition in practice and policy of how networks contribute to the vitality of community life and civil society. This fully-updated second edition includes new ideas drawn from recent research on social capital and the policy context for... more...

  • Youth in Contemporary Europeby Jeremy Leaman; Martha Wörsching

    Taylor & Francis 2010; US$ 39.95

    Examines the everyday living conditions experienced and also shaped by young people in Europe. This book focuses on the context of economic, social and political change affecting youth in the critical transition from dependence to independence. more...

  • Childhoodby Arnlaug Leira; Chiara Saraceno

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2008; US$ 99.95

    Drawing both on micro and macro, national and comparative studies, this volume traces some of the trends and analyzes in comparative perspective how they affect images and practices of childhood and transforms responsibilities for children. more...

  • Superclassby David Rothkopf

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 17.99

    Each of them is one in a million. They number six thousand on a planet of six billion. They run our governments, our largest corporations, the powerhouses of international finance, the media, world religions, and, from the shadows, the world's most dangerous criminal and terrorist organizations. They are the global superclass, and they are shaping... more...

  • From Early Child Development to Human Developmentby Mary Eming Young

    World Bank Publications 2002; US$ 29.99

    It is never too early to become involved but it can easily be too late.'Armed with such alarming statistics as 125 million primary-school age children are not in school; another 150 million children drop out of primary school before they complete four years of education; and almost one-half of the children in the least developed countries of the... more...

  • Older Persons in Southeast Asiaby Evi Nurvidya Arifin; Aris Ananta

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2009; US$ 104.90

    The rapid Asian fertility transitions of the last few decades will lead to population ageing in the coming decades in one country after another. Societies can choose how they will respond to the rising share of the elderly, but there is no choice about the inevitable demographic trend. In this important volume, ably edited by Evi Nurvidya Arifin and... more...