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  • Home in British Working-Class Fictionby Dr Nicola Wilson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    Home in British Working-Class Fiction offers a fresh take on British working-class writing that turns away from a masculinist, work-based understanding of class in favour of home, gender, domestic labour and the family kitchen. As Nicola Wilson shows, the history of the British working classes has often been written from the outside, with observers... more...

  • Shamanism, Discourse, Modernityby Dr Thomas Alberts; Dr Afe Adogame; Dr Graham Harvey; Ms Ines Talamantez

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Shamanism, Discourse, Modernity considers indigenous peoples? struggles for human rights, anxieties about anthropocentric mastery of nature, neoliberal statecraft, and entrepreneurialism of the self. The book focuses on four domains - shamanism, indigenism, environmentalism and neoliberalism - in terms of interrelated historical processes and overlapping... more...

  • Silent Shockby Michael Magazanik

    The Text Publishing Company 2015; US$ 32.99

    The baby started to come out. Head first, everything OK. But then I saw that there were no arms. And then no legs. The little girl had only a torso and a head. Lyn Rowe was born in Melbourne in 1962, seven months after her mother Wendy was given a new wonder drug for morning sickness called thalidomide. For fifty years the Rowe family cared... more...

  • Housing and Belonging in Latin Americaby Christien Klaufus; Arij Ouweneel

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 120.00

    List of Figures and Tables Preface Introduction: Taking up Residency: Spatial Reconfigurations and the Struggle to Belong in Urban Latin America Christien Klaufus PART I: THE LATIN AMERICAN CONTEXT Chapter 1. The Consolidation of the Latin American City and the Changing Bases for Social Order Bryan R. Roberts Chapter... more...

  • To the Bomb and Backby Sue Saffle

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 120.00

    Between 1939 and 1945 some 80,000 Finnish children were sent to Sweden, Denmark, and elsewhere, ostensibly to protect them from danger while their nation's soldiers fought superior Soviet and German forces. This was the largest of all World War II children's transports, and although acknowledged today as "a great social-historical mistake" it has... more...

  • Family Caregiving in the New Normalby Joseph Gaugler; Robert L. Kane

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 69.95

    Family Caregiving in the New Normal discusses how the drastic economic changes that have occurred over the past few years have precipitated a new conversation on how family care for older adults will evolve in the future. This text summarizes the challenges and potential solutions scientists, policy makers, and clinical providers must address... more...

  • The Spiritual Childby Lisa J Miller

    Pan Macmillan 2015; US$ 11.60

    In The Spiritual Child , psychologist Lisa Miller presents the next big idea in psychology: the science and the power of spirituality. She explains the clear, scientific link between spirituality and health and shows that children who have a positive, active relationship to spirituality: * are 40% less likely to use and abuse substances ... more...

  • The Ville: Cops and Kids in Urban America, Updatedby Greg Donaldson; Mark D. Naison

    Fordham University Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    In Brownsville's twenty-one housing projects, the young cops and the teenagers who stand solemnly on the street corners are bitter and familiar enemies. The Ville, as the Brownsville-East New York section of Brooklyn is called by the locals, is one of the most dangerous places on earth-a place where homicide is a daily occurence. Now, Greg Donaldson,... more...

  • Pedigreeby Lauren A. Rivera

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    Americans are taught to believe that upward mobility is possible for anyone who is willing to work hard, regardless of their social status, yet it is often those from affluent backgrounds who land the best jobs. Pedigree takes readers behind the closed doors of top-tier investment banks, consulting firms, and law firms to reveal the truth about... more...

  • Imagineering Cultural Viennaby Johannes Suitner

    transcript 2015; US$ 32.70

    Media discourses always consider Vienna as a »cultural city«. This study shows how such a perception is skilfully shaped by political constructions of cultural imaginaries in and of the city. The book unveils how simplistic cognitive interpretations of culture not only define an unquestioned, reductionist idea of the city's cultural character - it... more...