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  • 'City of the Future'by Mateusz Laszczkowski

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 95.00

    Astana, the capital city of the post-Soviet Kazakhstan, has often been admired for the design and planning of its futuristic cityscape. This anthropological study of the development of the city focuses on every-day practices, official ideologies and representations alongside the memories and dreams of the city's longstanding residents and recent migrants.... more...

  • Blood and Landby J.C.H. King

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 35.24

    Blood and Land is a dazzling, panoramic account of the history and achievements of Native North Americans, and why they matter today. It is about why no understanding of the wider world is possible without comprehending the original inhabitants of the United States and Canada: Native Americans, First Nations and Arctic peoples. This highly... more...

  • The Hero's Fightby Patricia FernŠndez-Kelly; Patricia FernŠndez-Kelly

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 27.95 US$ 22.36

    Baltimore was once a vibrant manufacturing town, but today, with factory closings and steady job loss since the 1970s, it is home to some of the most impoverished neighborhoods in America. The Hero?s Fight provides an intimate look at the effects of deindustrialization on the lives of Baltimore?s urban poor, and sheds critical light on the unintended... more...

  • Positive Psychology Approaches to Dementiaby Chris Clarke; Emma Wolverson; Esme Moniz-Cook; Bob Woods; John Killick; Mike Nolan; Tony Ryan; Catherine Quinn; Andrew Norris; Kirsty Patterson; Phyllis Braudy Harris; Helen Irwin; Alison Phinney; Elspeth Stirling; Christine Bryden

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2016; US$ 39.95

    Extending the field of positive psychology, this book explores how positive psychological constructs relate to living well with dementia. Looking at current evidence, and with case studies from people living with dementia, this book shows how positive psychological concepts can be applied to practice to achieve good dementia care. more...

  • Fiercely Youby Jackie Huba; Shelly Stewart Kronbergs

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2016; US$ 18.95

    Work through your fears by getting fierce! Fiercely You is a creative, playful approach to the serious problems that women face regarding confidence and risk taking. At a particularly low point in her life, bestselling author Jackie Huba serendipitously stumbled upon the wonderful world of drag queens and was inspired. They were supremely self-assured,... more...

  • Position Doubtfulby Kim Mahood

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2016; US$ 20.99

    Imagine the document you have before you is not a book but a map. It is well-used, creased, and folded, so that when you open it, no matter how carefully, something tears and a line that is neither latitude nor longitude opens in the hidden geography of the place you are about to enter. Since the publication of her prize-winning memoir, Craft... more...

  • Defectives in the Landby Douglas C. Baynton

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 35.00

    Immigration history has largely focused on the restriction of immigrants by race and ethnicity, overlooking disability as a crucial factor in the crafting of the image of the  ?undesirable immigrant.? Defectives in the Land , Douglas C. Baynton?s groundbreaking new look at immigration and disability, aims to change this. In the late nineteenth... more...

  • They Stole My Innocenceby Madeleine Vibert

    Ebury Publishing 2016; US$ 9.86

    'Lying in the prison of my bed, his dark silhouette closes in, a pillow in his hands. My throat tightens in fear?? At the tender age of five, Madeleine was living a daily nightmare. In a dark, grey building on Jersey, she was just another orphan, defenceless and alone. She was also an easy target. Unbeknownst to the outside world, the care home... more...

  • Sam and Chesterby Jo Bailey-Merritt

    Transworld 2016; US$ 18.32

    When Sam Bailey-Merritt was just two years old, almost overnight he lost the ability to communicate or function. His mother, Jo, was at a loss as to what to do as she saw her son grow increasingly isolated and begin to suffer from uncontrollable meltdowns. Eventually, Sam was diagnosed with autism. Sam's condition continued to worsen and, just when... more...

  • Talking to My Countryby Stan Grant

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2016; US$ 20.99

    An extraordinarily powerful and personal meditation on race, culture, and†identity. When Stan Grant was born in Australia in 1963, the national census classed him and his family among the country?s flora and fauna. As Aboriginal Australians, their history and culture had been suppressed for centuries. A legacy of racism stood between him and the... more...