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  • Under and Aloneby William Queen

    Random House Publishing Group 2005; US$ 7.99

    In 1998, William Queen was a veteran law enforcement agent with a lifelong love of motorcycles and a lack of patience with paperwork. When a ?confidential informant? made contact with his boss at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, offering to take an agent inside the San Fernando chapter of the Mongols (the scourge of Southern California,... 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...

  • Kabul Beauty Schoolby Deborah Rodriguez; Kristin Ohlson

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    Soon after the fall of the Taliban, in 2001, Deborah Rodriguez went to Afghanistan as part of a group offering humanitarian aid to this war-torn nation. Surrounded by men and women whose skills?as doctors, nurses, and therapists?seemed eminently more practical than her own, Rodriguez, a hairdresser and mother of two from Michigan, despaired of being... more...

  • The Caribbean Postcolonialby Shalini Puri

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 43.00

    Drawing on the long and varied history of discourses of cultural hybridity across the caribbean, this book explores the rich and fraught cultural crossings that are often theorized homogeneously in postcolonial studies as 'hybridity'. What is the relationship of cultural hybridity to social equality? Why have some forms of hybridity been enshrined... more...

  • From Poor Law to Welfare State, 6th Editionby Walter I. Trattner

    Free Press 2007; US$ 18.95

    Over twenty-five years and through five editions, Walter I. Trattner's From Poor Law to Welfare State has served as the standard text on the history of welfare policy in the United States. The only comprehensive account of American social welfare history from the colonial era to the present, the new sixth edition has been updated to include the latest... more...

  • Gang Leader for a Dayby Sudhir Venkatesh

    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...

  • Guylandby Michael Kimmel

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    The passage from adolescence to adulthood was once clear. Today, growing up has become more complex and confusing, as young men drift casually through college and beyond?hanging out, partying, playing with tech toys, watching sports. But beneath the appearance of a simple extended boyhood, a more dangerous social world has developed, far away from... more...

  • Pathologies of Powerby Paul Farmer

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.16

    Pathologies of Power uses harrowing stories of life?and death?in extreme situations to interrogate our understanding of human rights. Paul Farmer, a physician and anthropologist with twenty years of experience working in Haiti, Peru, and Russia, argues that promoting the social and economic rights of the world?s poor is the most important human rights... more...

  • Abolitionby Seymour Drescher

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 24.00

    This book examines the impact of violence, economics, and civil society in the ebb and flow of slavery and antislavery during the last five centuries. more...

  • Everyone Leadsby Paul Schmitz

    Wiley 2011; US$ 28.00

    Praise for Everyone Leads "If America is going to continue to thrive in the twenty-firstcentury, we must strengthen our sense of community. In EveryoneLeads, Schmitz lays out the challenges for those of us who have apassion to make a difference and, more important, the strategies tospark lasting change from the grassroots up. His unique perspectiveand... more...