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Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform

  • The Capitalist Unconsciousby Hyun Ok Park

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 59.99

    The unification of North and South Korea is widely considered an unresolved and volatile matter for the global order, but this book argues capital has already unified Korea in a transnational form. As Hyun Ok Park demonstrates, rather than territorial integration and family union, the capitalist unconscious drives the current unification, imagining... more...

  • Erased from Space and Consciousnessby Noga Kadman; Oren Yiftachel

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 31.99

    Hundreds of Palestinian villages were left empty across Israel when their residents became refugees after the 1948 war, their lands and property confiscated. Most of the villages were razed by the new State of Israel, but in dozens of others, communities of Jews were settled?many refugees in their own right. The state embarked on a systematic effort... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Twilight of Social Conservatismby John Dombrink

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    Despite many Americans? triumphant proclamations that Barack Obama?s 2008 and 2012 elections signified a post-partisan, post-racial society, it seems that the United States is more divided than ever. From the rise of the Tea Party, to strident anti-immigration and anti-welfare movements, to the so-called ?war on women?, the United States on its surface... more...

  • The World We Have Lostby Peter Laslett

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 36.95

    The World We Have Lost is a seminal work in the study of family and class, kinship and community in England after the Middle Ages and before the changes brought about by the Industrial Revolution. The book explores the size and structure of families in pre-industrial England, the number and position of servants, the elite minority of gentry, rates... more...

  • Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Indiaby Knut A. Jacobsen

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 230.00

    India is the second largest country in the world with regard to population, the world?s largest democracy and by far the largest country in South Asia, and one of the most diverse and pluralistic nations in the world in terms of official languages, cultures, religions and social identities. Indians have for centuries exchanged ideas with other cultures... more...

  • Comparative Approaches to Program Planningby F. Ellen Netting; Mary Katherine O'Connor; David P. Fauri

    Wiley 2015; US$ 71.50

    "As a practitioner in the field for over thirty years, I have been exposed to endless 'planning' sessions that are prescriptive to the point of being oppressive. Thistext 'gives permission' to the practitioner to allow for emergence, uncertainty, and ambiguity in the planning process. Comparative Approaches to Program Planning provides a guide for... more...