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  • Labor in the Global Digital Economyby Ursula Huws

    Monthly Review Press 2014; US$ 16.00

    For every person who reads this text on the printed page, many more will read it on a computer screen or mobile device. It?s a situation that we increasingly take for granted in our digital era, and while it is indicative of the novelty of twenty-first-century capitalism, it is also the key to understanding its driving force: the relentless impulse... more...

  • Global Security Consultingby Luke Bencie

    Mountain Lake Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    With new security threats practically every week all over the globe, governments and businesses are forced to take extraordinary measures to protect themselves these days. Likewise, espionage continues at levels comparable to the days of the Cold War?only with many more players now participating. In this environment, a new industry has grown to deal... more...

  • Stagecoach Robberies in Californiaby R. Michael Wilson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 55.00

    California was the mining center of the West for half a century. Wherever precious minerals were found, road agents appeared to "mine the roads" of treasure being shipped out and payrolls being shipped in. The first recorded robbery of a stagecoach occurred in 1856, and the last in 1913. Over that period there were 458 stagecoach robberies,... more...

  • Hate Crime in America, 1968-2013by Michael Newton

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 75.00

    Crimes motivated by prejudice date to the beginning of human history. Despite legislation addressing bias-driven offenses hate crimes continue to plague modern American society. Beginning with the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 six days later, this chronology catalogs hate crimes and the... more...

  • Contemporary Sociological Thinkers and Theoriesby Sandro Segre

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 144.95

    In this volume Sandro Segre provides a comprehensive overview of the major theoretical perspectives in contemporary sociology. The perspectives are divided into four sections: Interpretative Sociology; Structuralist Sociology; Micro and Macrosociological Perspectives; and Historical and Philosophical Perspectives. An introduction to each section provides... more...

  • From Silence to Protestby Didier Chabanet; Frédéric Royall

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    The editors of this book examine social movement scholars’ use of contemporary concepts and paradigms in the study of protest as they analyse the extent to which these tools are valid (or not) in very different regional - and thus political or cultural - contexts. The chapters cover examples including urban riots in France and in Great Britain,... more...

  • Terror and Insurgency in the Sahara-Sahel Regionby Stephen A. Harmon

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Covering such issues as Islamist terrorism, border insecurity, contraband, and human trafficking, this book looks at the interrelated problems of political and social pathologies that affect terrorist movements and security in the Sahara-Sahel region. A valuable publication, it treats a series of related problems on the basis of a broadly defined area,... more...

  • Disability and Social Movementsby Rachel Carling-Jenkins

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This book provides the reader with a ground-breaking understanding of disability and social movements. By describing how disability is philosophically, historically, and theoretically positioned, Carling-Jenkins is able to then examine disability relationally through an evaluation of the contributions of groups engaged in similar human rights struggles.... more...

  • 9/11 and the Visual Culture of Disasterby Thomas Stubblefield

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    The day the towers fell, indelible images of plummeting rubble, fire, and falling bodies were imprinted in the memories of people around the world. Images that were caught in the media loop after the disaster and coverage of the attack, its aftermath, and the wars that followed reflected a pervasive tendency to treat these tragic events as spectacle.... more...

  • The Unofficial Guide to Adoptive Parentingby Sally Donovan; Dr. Vivien Norris; Jim Clifford OBE and Sue Clifford

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2014; US$ 19.95

    Witty and compassionate, this is a savvy adoptive parenting guide like no other, written by award-winning columnist and adoptive parent Sally Donovan. more...