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- University of California Press 2012; US$ 20.95
A world dominated by America and driven by cheap oil, easy credit, and conspicuous consumption is unraveling before our eyes. In this powerful, deeply humanistic book, Grace Lee Boggs, a legendary figure in the struggle for justice in America, shrewdly assesses the current crisis?political, economical, and environmental?and shows how to create the... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2012; US$ 5.82
When Cy Flood applied for work as a holiday rep, his reasons were simple. He wanted to party like crazy, booze like there was no tomorrow and pull like it was going out of fashion! In his ten years working for holiday companies as a rep, Cy has seen it all. From Lanzarote to Ibiza, from Palma to the Greek Islands, there have been flying cockroaches,... more...
- SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 75.00
This Handbook interrogates a key issue in the study of social work worldwide. Edited by the most respected researchers in the field, it brings together a truly international array of contributors. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 42.00
The state is often ascribed a special sort of authority, one that obliges citizens to obey its commands and entitles the state to enforce those commands through threats of violence. This book argues that this notion is a moral illusion: no one has ever possessed that sort of authority. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95
Risk (second edition) is a fully revised and expanded update of a highly-cited, influential and well-known book. It reviews the three major approaches to risk in social and cultural theory, devoting a chapter to each one. These approaches were first identified and described by Deborah Lupton in the original edition and have since become widely used... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 26.99
The American homicide rate remains dramatically higher than that in other Western nations. News of a murder has become a routine event. How do we explain such high levels of lethal violence in the world's leading democracy? Echoing Durkheim's Suicide, this book focuses on one important phenomenon to explain larger currents in American society. Leonard... more...
- Berghahn Books 1999; US$ 24.95
As homelessness continues to plague North America and also becomes more widespread in Europe, anthropologists turn their attention to solving the puzzle of why people in some of the most advanced technological societies in the world are found huddled in a subway tunnel, squatting in a vacant building, living in a shelter, or camping out in an abandoned... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00
Seldom is a work of non-fiction so essential to such a wide audience. The concept of well-being has been an elusive dream of humanity for centuries. It is spoken of in national vision statements and the dreams of poets. This book is the most concrete exploration to date of not only what well-being can mean to the individual but also what policy... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 170.00
In Criminological Theories , the noted criminologist Ronald Akers provides thorough description, discussion, and appraisal of the leading theories of crime/delinquent behavior and law/criminal justice - the origin and history of each theory and its contemporary developments and adherents. Akers offers a clear explanation of each theory (the central... more...