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- 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...
- SAGE Publications 2009; US$ 28.00
This is an 'in a nutshell' guide written in an informal and accessible style. more...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 58.00
The revised edition of this facilitation classic offers a wealth of targeted techniques for facilitators who seek effective, consistent, and repeatable results. Based on Michael Wilkinson's proven SMART (Structured Meeting And Relating Techniques) approach, The Secrets of Facilitation can help to achieve stellar results when managing, presenting,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 34.00
Palgrave Advances in the Modern History of Sexuality offers a comprehensive and accessible overview of historical debate in the history of European and American sexuality since c. 1750. Each chapter explores in detail one theme, such as race, pornography, marriage, science or religion, which historians have seen as essential to writing the history... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 145.00
Africa's diversity is its greatest resource and challenge. In this book, leaders from business, government, academia and the voluntary sector discuss the implications of this diversity for leadership. Throughout, contributors relate organisational issues to the social, political and cultural contexts and focus on the role of effective leadership. more...
- Rutgers University Press 2007; US$ 27.95
An eye for an eye, the balance of scales--for centuries, these and other traditional concepts exemplified the public's perception of justice. Today, popular culture, including television shows like Law and Order, informs the public's vision. But do age-old symbols, portrayals in the media, and existing systems truly represent justice in all of its... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.00
A New York Times Bestseller Foreword by Stephen J. Dubner, coauthor of Freakonomics When first-year graduate student Sudhir Venkatesh walked into an abandoned building in one of Chicago?s most notorious housing projects, he hoped to find a few people willing to take a multiple-choice survey on urban poverty--and impress his professors with... more...