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  • Young Men in Uncertain Timesby Vered Amit; Noel Dyck

    Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 34.95

    Anthropology is particularly well suited to explore the contemporary predicament in the coming of age of young men. Its grounded and comparative empiricism provides the opportunity to move beyond statistics, moral panics, or gender stereotypes in order to explore specific aspects of life course transitions, as well as the similar or divergent barriers... more...

  • Amazing Graceby Jonathan Kozol

    Crown/Archetype 2012; US$ 16.00

    The author of Savage Inequalities, a New York Times best-seller, and Rachel and Her Children, winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, tells the stories of a handful of children who have--through the love and support of their families and dedicated community leaders--not yet lost their battle with the perils of life in America's most hopeless,... more...

  • Neoliberalism and the Global Restructuring of Knowledge and Educationby Steven C. Ward

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This book examines the influence of neoliberal ideas and practices on the way knowledge has been conceptualized, produced, and disseminated over the last few decades at different levels of public education and in various national contexts around the world. more...

  • Bustedby Wendy Ruderman; Barbara Laker

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 12.79

    In the vein of Erin Brockovich, The Departed , and T. J. English's Savage City comes Busted , the shocking true story of the biggest police corruption scandal in Philadelphia history, a tale of drugs, power, and abuse involving a rogue narcotics squad, a confidential informant, and two veteran journalists whose reporting drove a full-scale FBI... more...

  • In Search of Respectby Philippe Bourgois

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 24.00

    This new edition brings this study of inner-city life up to date. more...

  • Tattoos on the Heartby Gregory Boyle

    Free Press 2010; US$ 11.99

    “Destined to become a classic of both urban reportage and contemporary spirituality” ( Los Angeles Times )— Tattoos on the Heart is a series of parables about kinship and redemption from pastor, activist, and renowned speaker, Father Gregory Boyle. For twenty years, Father Gregory Boyle has run Homeboy Industries, a gang-intervention program located... more...

  • Neural Networksby G. David Garson

    SAGE Publications 1998; US$ 45.00

    This book provides the first accessible introduction to neural network analysis as a methodological strategy for social scientists. The author details numerous studies and examples which illustrate the advantages of neural network analysis over other quantitative and modelling methods in widespread use. Methods are presented in an accessible style. more...

  • Networks, Crowds, and Marketsby David Easley; Jon Kleinberg

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 48.00

    Reveals the interdisciplinary field of networks, which changes how we look at social, financial and technological interactions in modern society. more...

  • Popular Opinion in Stalin's Russiaby Sarah Davies

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 37.00

    This book is a study of how ordinary Russians experienced life during the 'Great Terror' between 1934 and 1941. more...

  • The Great Exceptionby Jefferson Cowie

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 19.95 US$ 18.15

    Where does the New Deal fit in the big picture of American history? What does it mean for us today? What happened to the economic equality it once engendered? In The Great Exception , Jefferson Cowie provides new answers to these important questions. In the period between the Great Depression and the 1970s, he argues, the United States government... more...