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  • Everyday Stalinismby Sheila Fitzpatrick

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 12.99

    Here is a pioneering account of everyday life under Stalin, written by a leading authority on modern Russian history. Focusing on the urban population, Fitzpatrick depicts a world of privation, overcrowding, endless lines, and broken homes, in which the regime's promises of future socialist abundance rang hollowly. We read of a government bureaucracy... more...

  • The Public Sphereby Alan McKee

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 32.00

    This book provides an introduction to the concept of the public sphere. 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...

  • Debating the Death Penaltyby Hugo Adam Bedau; Paul G. Cassell

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 13.99

    Experts on both side of the issue--including Paul Cassell, Alexander Kozinski, Louis Pojman, Stephen Bright, Hugo Bedau, Bryan Stevenson, Joshua Marquis, and Governor George Ryan--speak out both for and against capital punishment and the rationale behind their individual beliefs. more...

  • Hell's Angelby Sonny Barger

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.99

    Narrated by the visionary founding member, Hell's Angel provides a fascinating all-access pass to the secret world of the notorious Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club. Sonny Barger recounts the birth of the original Oakland Hell's Angels and the four turbulent decades that followed. Hell's Angel also chronicles the way the HAMC revolutionized the look... more...

  • Rural Retirement Migrationby David L. Brown; L.J. Kulcsar; Nina Glasgow; B.C. Bolender; M.J. Arguillas

    Springer Netherlands 2008; US$ 209.00

    Rural Retirement Migration examines elderly migration to rural retirement destinations in the United States. This integrated approach explores older in-migrants as embedded in particular types of environments that facilitate and/or constrain their opportunities for productive living in old age. more...

  • Feminism: A Very Short Introductionby Margaret Walters

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 7.99

    This book provides an historical account of feminism, exploring its earliest roots and key issues such as voting rights and the liberation of the sixties. Margaret Walters brings the subject completely up to date by providing a global analysis of the situation of women, from Europe and the United States to Third World countries. more...

  • The Power of Labellingby Joy Moncrieffe; Rosalind Eyben

    Earthscan 2007; US$ 35.95

    ‘The Power of Labelling illuminates a fundamental and intriguing dimension of social and political life. Striking cases from a range of policy contexts generate eyeopening analyses of labelling’s causes and consequences uses and abuses and of alternatives in thinking and relating.’ DES GASPER INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL STUDIES THE HAGUE ‘The... more...

  • Crime, War, and Global Traffickingby Christine Jojarth

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 36.00

    Asks whether governments choose the best institutional designs to enable effective measures against criminal trafficking. more...

  • Caste, Culture and Hegemonyby Sekhar Bandyopadhyay

    SAGE India 2004; US$ 24.95

    It is widely believed that, because of its exceptional social development, the caste system in colonial Bengal differed considerably from the rest of India. Through a study of the complex interplay between caste, culture and power, this book convincingly demonstrates that Bengali Hindu society preserved the essentials of caste discrimination in colonial... more...