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  • "HIV is God's Blessing"by Jarrett Zigon

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    This provocative study examines the role of today?s Russian Orthodox Church in the treatment of HIV/AIDS. Russia has one of the fastest-growing rates of HIV infection in the world?80 percent from intravenous drug use?and the Church remains its only resource for fighting these diseases. Jarrett Zigon takes the reader into a Church-run treatment center... more...

  • 'Of Good and Ill Repute'by Barbara A. Hanawalt

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    To be labeled "of ill repute" in medieval society implied that a person had committed a violation of accepted standards and had stepped beyond the bounds of permissible behavior. To have a reputation "of good repute", however, was so powerful as to help a person accused of a crime be acquitted by his or her fellow peers. Labeling a person in medieval... more...

  • "We Live in the Shadow"by Elaine Bell Kaplan

    Temple University Press 2013; US$ 25.95

     Looking at their photo of railroad tracks, a group of preteen students in South Central Los Angeles see either "a way out of the ghetto," or a "dirty, bad environment." Such are the impressions expressed in the poignant "We Live in the Shadow": Inner-City Kids Tell Their Stories through Photographs . In Elaine Bell Kaplan's perceptive book,... more...

  • 1960s Counterculture: Documents Decodedby Jim Willis

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 79.00

    There is no better way to understand the 1960s than to read key speeches and texts from the decade, experiencing firsthand writings that capture a signature sense of passion and conviction. That is exactly the approach taken by this book as it analyzes major protest movements of the era, including the Vietnam War protests, the Civil Rights Movement,... more...

  • 1963: The Year of the Revolutionby Ariel Leve; Robin Morgan

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 12.74

    Ariel Leve and Robin Morgan's oral history 1963: The Year of the Revolution is the first book to recount the kinetic story of the twelve months that witnessed a demographic power shift?the rise of the Youth Quake movement, a cultural transformation through music, fashion, politics, and the arts. Leve and Morgan detail how, for the first time in... more...

  • 1968 in Europeby Martin Klimke; Joachim Scharloth

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 36.00

    A concise reference for researchers on the protest movements of the 1960s and 1970s, this book covers the history of the various national protest movements, the transnational aspects of these movements, and the common narratives and cultures of memory surrounding them. more...

  • A 1980s Childhoodby Michael A. Johnson

    The History Press 2011; US$ 4.99

    Do you remember trying to solve the Rubik?s cube whilst dressed in your He-Man picture pyjamas? Did you try to make ?cool? sound effects with your mouth like Jones from Police Academy? Or maybe you swooned over Scott and Charlene?s (aka Jason and Kylie?s) wedding of the year? If that sounds like you, there?s no mistaking you were a child of the eighties.... more...

  • 2003?2009 (Die Berliner Republik)by Renate Köcher

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 303.75

    For 60 years the Institut für Demoskopie Allensbach has been running surveys on all aspects of life in Germany and publishing the results in the Allensbacher Jahrbücher der Demoskopie. The 12th volume continues this comprehensive documentation of the lives, thoughts and feelings of German people. Once again, the most important and interesting... more...

  • 22 Ideas to Fix the Worldby Piotr Dutkiewicz; Richard Sakwa

    NYU Press 2013; US$ 30.00

    The aftershocks of the 2008 financial crisis still reverberate throughout the globe. Markets are down, unemployment is up, and nations from Greece to Ireland find their very infrastructure on the brink of collapse. There is also a crisis in the management of global affairs, with the institutions of global governance challenged as never before, accompanied... more...

  • 30 years of IJSE, Part 11by Barrie Pettman

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2005; US$ 199.00

    This e-book addresses the issue of emotion in healthcare organization. It reflects a more general and growing interest in the role of emotion across a range of academic disciplines. The articles selected for inclusion in this e-book therefore trace both the interpersonal nature of emotion, as well as how it can also span the individual and the organizational... more...