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  • Beyond Individualismby George Rupp

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    In many places around the globe, relations between ethnic and religious groups that once coexisted more or less amicably are now fraught with aggression and violence. This troubling trend has profound international implications, threatening efforts to protect the Earth?s ecosystem and narrow the gap between rich and poor. Underscoring the need for... more...

  • In the Bloodby Robert Wuthnow

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    Farming is essential to the American economy and our daily lives, yet few of us have much contact with farmers except through the food we eat. Who are America?s farmers? Why is farming important to them? How are they coping with dramatic changes to their way of life? In the Blood paints a vivid and moving portrait of America?s farm families, shedding... more...

  • Carl Jung and Alcoholics Anonymousby Ian McCabe

    Karnac Books 2015; US$ 21.95

    "Show me a drunk and I'll show you someone in search of God", is a saying that could be derived from Carl Jung. Jung wrote to Bill Wilson, founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.), about his understanding of Rowland Hazard's alcoholism: "His craving for alcohol was the equivalent, on a low level, of the spiritual thirst of our being for wholeness, expressed... more...

  • Al Qaeda: The Transformation of Terrorism in the Middle East and North Africaby Denise Baken; Ioannis Mantzikos

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 52.00

    Ideal for both students of terrorism and general readers wanting to better understand modern terrorism, this book provides an in-depth look at Al Qaeda, including its origins, evolution, doctrines, structure, and terrorist operations. The authors examine Al Qaeda's operational transitions over the last two decades, and consider these changes in terms... more...

  • Grays (Thurrock) in the Great Warby Ken Porter; Stephen Wynn

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 11.99

    Grays (Thurrock) in the Great War tells the story of Grays and the wider Thurrock area from the outbreak of the Great War until the peace of 1918. The Docks at nearby Tilbury were the source of much employment in the area for both fathers and sons alike. They also played their part in the war, but not as a hub of military deployments.In May 1915 the... more...

  • Stop Global Street Harassment: Growing Activism around the Worldby Holly Kearl

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 37.00

    Everyone should be able to navigate through public spaces without facing harassment or the threat of sexual assault, yet that is a right that millions of people worldwide are routinely denied. In the United States alone, 65 percent of women and 25 percent of men experience street harassment. This book taps personal stories, research data, news stories,... more...

  • Urban Grassroots Movements in Central and Eastern Europeby Professor Kerstin Jacobsson; Professor Chris Pickvance

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95

    What can we learn about collective action across Central and Eastern Europe by focusing on activism within urban spaces? This volume argues that the recent resurgence of urban grassroots mobilisation represents a new phase in the development of post-socialist civil societies and that these civil societies have significantly more vitality than is commonly... more...

  • From Intervention to Social Changeby Dr Maie Kiisel; Dr Margit Keller; Dr Triin Vihalemm; Ms Bonnie Berry

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    This book explores the design, communication and implementation of social change programmes aimed at solving various social problems, from reducing health-risk behaviour to ?green? consumption or financial literacy. Examining the application of social practice theory as a way of understanding social change, From Intervention to Social Change connects... more...

  • Interrogating Harmful Cultural Practicesby Dr Chia Longman; Dr Tamsin Bradley

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    This volume explores a variety of ?harmful cultural practices?: a term increasingly employed by organizations working within a human rights framework to refer to certain discriminatory practices against women in the global South. Drawing on recent work by feminists across the social sciences, as well as activists from around the world, this volume... more...

  • Hearing Impairment and Hearing Disabilityby Dr Rebecca Phillips; Professor Anthony Hogan; Dr Mark Sherry

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    The purpose of this book is to challenge people (service providers, people with a hearing disability and those who advocate for them) to reconsider the way western society thinks about hearing disability and the way it seeks to 'include them?. It highlights the concern that the design of hearing services is so historically marinated in ableist culture... more...