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  • Culture, Institutions, and Developmentby Jean-Philippe Platteau; Robert Peccoud

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95

    This book brings together economists, sociologists and anthropologists to discuss the role of culture in economic development, addressing such issues as religion, family, ethnic ties, entrepreneurship and poverty.   more...

  • The Shock of the Newsby Brian A. Monahan

    NYU Press 2010; US$ 75.00

    How did the events of September 11, 2001 come to be thought of as 9/11? The Shock of the News is an authoritative account of post-9/11 political and social processes, offering an in-depth analysis of the media coverage of this momentous event. Brian Monahan demonstrates how 9/11 has been transformed into a morality tale centered on patriotism, victimization,... more...

  • Heritage and Social Mediaby Elisa Giaccardi

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 46.95

    Heritage and Social Media explores how social media reframes our understanding and experience of heritage. Through the idea of ?participatory culture? the book begins to examine how social media can be brought to bear on the encounter with heritage and on the socially produced meanings and values that individuals and communities ascribe to it. ... more...

  • The Schooled Societyby David Baker

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    Only 150 years ago, the majority of the world's population was largely illiterate. Today, not only do most people over fifteen have basic reading and writing skills, but 20 percent of the population attends some form of higher education. What are the effects of such radical, large-scale change? David Baker argues that the education revolution has... more...

  • Heritage, Museums and Galleriesby Gerard Corsane

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 51.95

    Bringing the reader the very best of modern scholarship from the heritage community, this comprehensive reader outlines and explains the many diverse issues that have been identified and brought to the fore in the field of heritage, museums and galleries over the past couple of decades. The volume is divided into four parts: presents overviews... more...

  • Flavor of the Monthby Joel Best

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 31.95

    While fads such as hula hoops or streaking are usually dismissed as silly enthusiasms, trends in institutions such as education, business, medicine, science, and criminal justice are often taken seriously, even though their popularity and usefulness is sometimes short-lived. Institutional fads such as open classrooms, quality circles, and multiple... more...

  • Forced Passagesby Dylan Rodríguez

    University of Minnesota Press 2006; US$ 60.00

    In Forced Passages, Dylan Rodríguez argues that the cultural production of such imprisoned intellectuals as Mumia Abu-Jamal, Angela Davis, and Leonard Peltier should be understood as a unique social movement. Dylan Rodríguez traces the lineage of radical prison thought since the 1970s, one formed by the logic of state violence and by the endemic racism... more...

  • Human Capital and Institutionsby David Eltis; Frank D. Lewis; Kenneth L. Sokoloff

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 81.00

    Human Capital and Institutions brings to the fore the role of political, social, and economic institutions in human capital formation and economic growth. Written by leading economic historians, the chapters in this text offer a broad-based view of institutions and human capital in economic development. more...

  • Cross-Training for First Respondersby Gregory Bennett

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 79.95

    The tragedy that occurred in the United States on September 11, 2001 brought enhanced emergency preparedness among first responders to the forefront of public awareness. Since those events ? and despite significant progress made in many of the areas previously deemed deficient ? some response areas are still woefully inadequate. Cross-Training for... more...

  • The Evolution of Retirementby Dora L. Costa

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00

    Winner of the 1998 Paul A. Samuelson Award given by TIAA-CREF, The Evolution of Retirement is the first comprehensive economic history of retirement in America. With life expectancies steadily increasing, the retirement rate of men over age 64 has risen drastically. Dora L. Costa looks at factors underlying this increase and shows the dramatic implications... more...