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  • The Classic Slumby Robert Roberts

    Penguin Books Ltd 1990; Not Available

    A study which combines personal reminiscences with careful historical research, the myth of the 'good old days' is summarily dispensed with; Robert Roberts describes the period of his childhood, when the main affect of poverty in Edwardian Salford was degredation, and, despite great resources of human courage, few could escape such a prison. more...

  • Class in Britainby David Cannadine

    Penguin Books Ltd 2000; Not Available

    David Cannadine's unique history examines the British preoccupation with class and the different ways the British have thought about their own society. From the eighteenth through the twentieth century, he traces the different ways British society has been viewed, unveiling the different purposes each model has served. This is a social, intellectual... more...

  • Towards a Liveable and Sustainable Urban Environmentby Lye Liang Fook; Chen Gang

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 90.00

    With cities rapidly encroaching onto surrounding lands, the notion of eco-city proposes an innovative yet pragmatic approach to designing, building and operating cities in a way that the destructive impact of human urban activity upon nature will be significantly reduced. This book comprises of papers from a workshop organized by the East Asian Institute... more...

  • Homeless Lives in American Citiesby Philip Webb

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Homeless Lives in American Cities explores how the American discourse on homelessness arose from Victorian social and political anxieties about the impacts of immigration and urbanization on the middle class family. It demonstrates how contemporary social work and policy emerge from Victorian cultural attitudes. more...

  • The Price of Silenceby Liza Long; Harold Koplewicz

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 12.99

    Liza Long is the mother of a child who has bipolar disorder. When she heard about the Newtown shooting, her first thought was, ?What if my son does that someday?? She wrote an emotional response to the tragedy, which the Boise State University online journal published as ?I Am Adam Lanza's Mother.? The post went viral, receiving 1.2 million Facebook... more...

  • Upscaling Downtownby Richard E. Ocejo

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Once known for slum-like conditions in its immigrant and working-class neighborhoods, New York City?s downtown now features luxury housing, chic boutiques and hotels, and, most notably, a vibrant nightlife culture. While a burgeoning bar scene can be viewed as a positive sign of urban transformation, tensions lurk beneath, reflecting the social conflicts... more...

  • Indigenous Concepts of Educationby Berte van Wyk; Dolapo Adeniji-Neill

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Featuring in-depth examinations of concepts of knowing, learning, and education from a range of cultures worldwide, this book offers a rich theory of indigenous concepts of education, their relation to Western concepts, and their potential for creating education that articulates the aspirations of communities and fosters humanity for all learners.... more...

  • Not Fade Awayby Rebecca Alexander; Sascha Alper

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 12.99

    Even a darkening world can be brilliantly lit from within. Born with a rare genetic mutation called Usher Syndrome type III, Rebecca Alexander has been simultaneously losing both her sight and hearing since she was a child, and was told that she would likely be completely blind and deaf by age 30. Then, at 18, a fall from a window left her athletic... more...

  • Hidden Cityby Karl Whitney

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Karl Whitney's Hidden City : a brilliant portrait of Dublin Dublin is a city much visited and deeply mythologized. In Hidden City , Karl Whitney - who has been described by Gorse as 'Dublin's best psychogeographer since James Joyce' - explores the places the city's denizens and tourists easily overlook. Whitney finds hidden places... more...

  • Sexuality and Globalizationby Laurent Bibard; Christopher Edwards

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    The book argues that a universally widespread virility currently prevents humans from realizing their sexualities, which are originally the feminine and the masculine. This obstacle may be traced back to Renaissance humanism, whose core intention is to take control over the so-called 'nature." more...