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  • Key Concepts in Community Studiesby Tony Blackshaw

    SAGE Publications 2009; US$ 52.00

    Concise yet critical, this is a student friendly introduction to the multi-disciplinary field of community studies. more...

  • Cities and Natureby Lisa Benton-Short; John Rennie Short

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.99

    Cities and Nature connects environmental processes with social and political actions. The book reconnects science and social science to demonstrate how the city is part of the environment and how it is subject to environmental constraints and opportunities. This second edition has been extensively revised and updated with in-depth examination of... more...

  • Great Planning Disastersby Peter Hall

    University of California Press 1982; US$ 21.56

    In this "pathology of planning," Peter Hall briskly recounts the histories of five great planning disasters and two near-disasters and analyzes the decisions of the professional bureaucrats, community activists, and politicians involved in the planning process. He draws on an eclectic body of theory from political science, economics, ethics, and long-range... more...

  • The Grace of Silenceby Michele Norris

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    In the wake of talk of a ?postracial? America upon Barack Obama?s ascension as president of the United States, Michele Norris, cohost of National Public Radio?s flagship program All Things Considered, set out to write, through original reporting, a book about ?the hidden conversation? on race that is unfolding nationwide. She would, she thought,... more...

  • The New Jim Crowby Michelle Alexander; Cornel West

    New Press, The 2012; US$ 19.95

    Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as ?brave and bold,? this book directly challenges the notion that the presidency of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. With dazzling... more...

  • The Later Medieval Cityby David M Nicholas

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 79.95

    The Later Medieval City, 1300-1500, the second part of David Nicholas's ambitious two-volume study of cities and city life in the Middle Ages, fully lives up to its splendid precursor, The Growth of the Medieval City . (Like that volume it is fully self-sufficient, though many readers will want to use the two as a continuum.) This book covers a much... more...

  • Remaking China's Great Citiesby Samuel Y. Liang

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    China?s rapid urbanization has restructured the great socialist cities Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou into mega cities that embrace global capitalism. This book focuses on the urban transformations of these three cities: Beijing is the nation?s political and cultural capital; Shanghai is the economic and financial powerhouse; and Guangzhou is the... more...

  • Classes, Strata and Powerby Wlodzimierz Wesolowski

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 100.00

    Professor Wesolowski presents a detailed study of Marx's theory of class structure and compares it with non-Marxist theories of social stratification, in particular the functionalist theory of stratification and the theory of power elite. He is also concerned to develop and extend the Marxist approach to the study of class structure and social stratification... more...

  • City of Liesby Ramita Navai

    PublicAffairs 2014; US$ 26.99

    Rich, absorbing, and exotic— City of Lies travels up and down Vali Asr Street, Tehran?s pulsing thoroughfare, from the lavish shopping malls of Tajrish through the smog that lingers over the alleyways and bazaars of the city?s southern districts. Ramita Navai gives voice to ordinary Iranians forced to live extraordinary lives: the porn star, the... more...

  • Africans into Creolesby Russell Lohse

    University of New Mexico Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Unlike most books on slavery in the Americas, this social history of Africans and their enslaved descendants in colonial Costa Rica recounts the journey of specific people from West Africa to the New World. more...