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  • The Progress Paradoxby Gregg Easterbrook

    Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 14.95

    In The Progress Paradox , Gregg Easterbrook draws upon three decades of wide-ranging research and thinking to make the persuasive assertion that almost all aspects of Western life have vastly improved in the past century--and yet today, most men and women feel less happy than in previous generations. Why this is so and what we should do about it is... more...

  • Radical Democracy and Collective Movements Todayby Alexandros Kioupkiolis; Giorgos Katsambekis

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    The ‘Arab spring’, the Spanish ‘Indignados’, the Greek ‘Aganaktismenoi’ and the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement all share a number of distinctive traits. Similar features have marked collective resistances from the Zapatistas and the Seattle protests onwards, giving rise to theoretical and practical debates over... more...

  • Wir wollen alles, und zwar subito!by Heinz Nigg

    Limmat Verlag 2014; US$ 29.99

    1980: Scheinbar aus heiterem Himmel brachen in Zürich, Bern, Basel und in anderen Schweizer Städten Jugendkrawalle aus. Die Öffentlichkeit staunte über eine neu entstandene soziale Bewegung, die mit Fantasie verblüffte und mit Gewaltbereitschaft erschreckte. Obwohl ihre Anliegen - neue Wohnformen, kulturelle Freiräume, Legalisierung weicher Drogen,... more...

  • Science, Technology, and Social Change (Routledge Revivals)by Steven Yearley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1988, this book provides students with a way to increase their understanding of the role of science and technology in society. Steven Yearley draws on and develops ideas from research in the sociology and politics of science to address, in particular: the nature of scientific knowledge and the authority it commands; the political... more...

  • Locative Mediaby Rowan Wilken; Gerard Goggin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Not only is locative media one of the fastest growing areas in digital technology, but questions of location and location-awareness are increasingly central to our contemporary engagements with online and mobile media, and indeed media and culture generally. This volume is a comprehensive account of the various location-based technologies, services,... more...

  • Digital Literacy and Digital Inclusionby Kim M. Thompson; Paul T. Jaeger; Natalie Greene Taylor; John Carlo Bertot

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 74.99

    Digital Literacy and Digital Inclusion: Information Policy and the Public Library examines the interrelationships between digital literacy, digital inclusion, and public policy. This book emphasizes the impacts of these policy decisions on the ability of individuals and communities to successfully participate in the information society. more...

  • EcoJustice Education: Toward Diverse, Democratic and Sustainable Communities, Second Editionby Rebecca A. Martusewicz; Jeff Edmundson; John Lupinacci

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.95

    EcoJustice Education offers a powerful model for cultural ecological analysis and a pedagogy of responsibility, providing teachers and teacher educators with the information and classroom practices they need to help develop citizens who are prepared to support and achieve diverse, democratic, and sustainable societies in an increasingly globalized... more...

  • Global Movementsby Kevin Mcdonald

    Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2005; US$ 84.95

    Surveys global movements, and explores some of the significant ones, including anti-globalization and the Islamic movements. This book explores key dimensions of these movements, the tensions they confront, and the crises to which they are subject. It will provide a useful text for students on globalization and social movements. more...

  • Surveillance and Securityby Torin Monahan

    CRC Press 2006; US$ 33.95

    This is a volume of original contributions from scholars in 8 different humanities and social science disciplines. The aim of the book is to present a range of surveillance technologies used everyday life and investigate the politics of their use. It is truly an interdisciplinary project that will find purchase in courses on security studies and the... more...

  • What Are You Optimistic About?by John Brockman

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    The nightly news and conventional wisdom tell us that things are bad and getting worse. Yet despite dire predictions, scientists see many good things on the horizon. John Brockman, publisher of Edge (www.edge.org), the influential online salon, recently asked more than 150 high-powered scientific thinkers to answer a vital question for our frequently... more...