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  • In Search of Respectby Philippe Bourgois

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 22.00

    This new edition brings this study of inner-city life up to date. more...

  • Soul of a Citizenby Paul Rogat Loeb

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 18.99

    Soul of a Citizen awakens within us the desire and the ability to make our voices heard and our actions count. We can lead lives worthy of our convictions. A book of inspiration and integrity, Soul of a Citizen is an antidote to the twin scourges of modern life--powerlessness and cynicism. In his evocative style, Paul Loeb tells moving stories... more...

  • Honkyby Dalton Conley

    University of California Press 2000; US$ 12.95

    This intensely personal and engaging memoir is the coming-of-age story of a white boy growing up in a neighborhood of predominantly African American and Latino housing projects on New York's Lower East Side. Vividly evoking the details of city life from a child's point of view--the streets, buses, and playgrounds--Honky poignantly illuminates the usual... more...

  • Isle of Wight Villainsby Jan Toms

    The History Press 2012; US$ 14.57

    Once renowned as a place to dump criminals, and with a past steeped in smuggling, the Isle of Wight provides copious tales of corruption, violence and delinquency. From the customs officer who had both his hands severed by smugglers, to Bembridge witch Molly Downer who embarrassed the vicar by making him her heir, this book contains a vast array of... more...

  • The Tipping Pointby Malcolm Gladwell

    Little, Brown and Company 2006; US$ 9.99

    The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a small but precisely targeted push cause a fashion trend, the popularity of a new product, or a drop in the crime rate. This widely acclaimed... more...

  • 117 Daysby Ruth First; Angela Davis

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 14.00

    An unforgettable account of defiance against political terror by one of South Africa's pioneering anti-apartheid activists An invaluable testimonial of the excesses of the apartheid system, 117 Days presents the harrowing chronicle of journalist Ruth First's isolation and abuse at the hands of South African interrogators after her arrest in 1963.... more...

  • Unequal Childhoodsby Annette Lareau

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    Class does make a difference in the lives and futures of American children. Drawing on in-depth observations of black and white middle-class, working-class, and poor families, Unequal Childhoods explores this fact, offering a picture of childhood today. more...

  • Promises I Can Keepby Kathryn Edin

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 12.95

    Millie Acevedo bore her first child before the age of 16 and dropped out of high school to care for her newborn. Now 27, she is the unmarried mother of three and is raising her kids in one of Philadelphia's poorest neighborhoods. Would she and her children be better off if she had waited to have them and had married their father first? Why do so many... more...

  • The New Jim Crowby Michelle Alexander; Cornel West

    New Press, The 2012; US$ 19.95

    Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as ?brave and bold,? this book directly challenges the notion that the presidency of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. With dazzling... more...

  • Max Weberby Joachim Radkau

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95

    Max Weber (1864-1920) is recognized throughout the world as the most important classic thinker in the social sciences - there is simply no one in the history of the social sciences who has been more influential. The affinity between capitalism and protestantism, the religious origins of the Western world, the force of charisma in religion as well as... more...