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  • The Social Roots of Riskby Kathleen Tierney

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Rather than acts of God or random acts of nature, The Social Roots of Risk argues that hazards, disasters, and crises of all sorts are produced by the social order itself—that the routine activities of institutions, organizations, and groups invite risk into our lives and put us in harms way. more...

  • Homo Deusby Yuval Noah Harari

    Random House 2016; US$ 14.09

    **From the author of the phenomenal million copy bestseller Sapiens ** **The Sunday Times # 1 bestseller** WAR IS OBSOLETE You are more likely to commit suicide than be killed in conflict FAMINE IS DISAPPEARING You are at more risk of obesity than starvation DEATH IS JUST A TECHNICAL PROBLEM Equality is out, but immortality is in WHAT DOES... more...

  • The Road to Characterby David Brooks

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 18.00

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • David Brooks challenges us to rebalance the scales between the focus on external success—“résumé virtues”—and our core principles.   NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE ECONOMIST   With the wisdom, humor, curiosity, and sharp insights that have brought millions of readers to his New York... more...

  • The Black Diggersby Robert Hall

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1997; US$ 22.00

    This book explores the war effort of Aboriginal and Islander Australians during the Second World War and the reasons their contribution has gone unrecognised for so long. This is a comprehensive account of the work black Australians during the years when their country faced the threat of invasion by the Japanese. Despite suspicion and prejudice, they... more...

  • Urban Theoryby Alan Harding; Talja Blokland

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 36.00

    This interdisciplinary introduction to urban theory explains how the concepts that help us understand the contemporary urban experience have developed and been applied. It discusses a wide range of work - within political science, economics, g eography and sociology. Reviewing the core issues in urban theory, the authors demonstrate different ways... more...

  • $2.00 a Dayby Kathryn J. Edin; H. Luke Shaefer

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015; US$ 13.32

    The story of a kind of poverty in America so deep that we, as a country, don't even think exists—from a leading national poverty expert who “defies convention” ( New York Times ) more...

  • Down to Earth Sociology: 14th Editionby James M. Henslin

    Free Press 1981; US$ 16.99

    For thirty-five years and through thirteen editions, Jim Henslin's Down to Earth Sociology has opened new windows onto the social realities that shape our world. Now in its fourteenth edition, the most popular anthology in sociology includes new articles on our changing world while also retaining its classic must-read essays. Focusing on social interaction... more...

  • On the Runby Alice Goffman

    Picador 2015; US$ 11.20

    A RIVETING, GROUNDBREAKING ACCOUNT OF HOW THE WAR ON CRIME HAS TORN APART INNER-CITY COMMUNITIES Forty years in, the tough on crime turn in American politics has spurred a prison boom of historic proportions that disproportionately affects Black communities. It has also torn at the lives of those on the outside. As arrest quotas and high tech surveillance... more...

  • Gomorrahby Roberto Saviano; Virginia Jewiss

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 11.90

    A groundbreaking major bestseller in Italy, Gomorrah is Roberto Saviano's gripping nonfiction account of the decline of Naples under the rule of the Camorra, an organized crime network with a large international reach and stakes in construction, high fashion, illicit drugs, and toxic-waste disposal. Known by insiders as "the System," the Camorra... more...

  • How Much is Enough?by Edward Skidelsky; Robert Skidelsky

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 14.09

    In 1930 the great economist Keynes predicted that, over the next century, income would rise steadily, people's basic needs would be met and no one would have to work more than fifteen hours a week. Why was he wrong? Robert and Edward Skidelsky argue that wealth is not - or should not be - an end in itself, but a means to 'the good life'. Tracing... more...