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  • War and Genocideby Doris L. Bergen

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 25.99

    In examining one of the defining events of the twentieth century, Doris L. Bergen situates the Holocaust in its historical, political, social, cultural, and military contexts. Unlike many other treatments of the Holocaust, the revised, second edition of War and Genocide discusses not only the persecution of the Jews, but also other segments of... more...

  • Contemporary Chinaby Tamara Jacka; Andrew B. Kipnis; Sally Sargeson

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 36.00

    Introduces readers to key sociological perspectives about modern Chinese society and social change. more...

  • Social Controlby James J. Chriss

    Wiley 2013; US$ 26.95 US$ 24.26

    What is social control? How do social controls become part of everyday life? What role does the criminal justice system play in exerting control? Is the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness a form of social control? Do we need more social controls to prevent terrorist atrocities? In this new edition of his popular and engaging introduction,... more...

  • The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharifby Najaf Mazari; Robert Hillman

    Wild Dingo Press 2010; US$ 9.99

    This moving and poignant work gives the reader a rare insight into the contented ‘milk and honey’ life of a simple Afghan family before the civil war ripped their country apart. The lives and centuries-old livelihood of farmers, craftsmen and small business owners were destroyed in just weeks and months. As a member of the Hazara tribe, hated... more...

  • Cultural Commonsby Enrico Bertacchini; Giangiacomo Bravo; Massimo Marrelli

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2012; US$ 40.00

    This compelling book offers a fresh and novel approach to study cultural and artistic expression from the perspective of 'the commons'. It demonstrates how identifying cultures as shared resources is useful in eliciting the main factors and social dilemmas affecting the production and evolution of cultural expression. Adopting the unifying... more...

  • Female Chauvinist Pigsby Ariel Levy

    Free Press 2005; US$ 11.99

    A classic work on gender culture exploring how the women’s movement has evolved to Girls Gone Wild in a new, self-imposed chauvinism. In the tradition of Susan Faludi’s Backlash and Naomi Wolf’s The Beauty Myth , New York Magazine writer Ariel Levy studies the effects of modern feminism on women today. Meet the Female Chauvinist Pig—the new... more...

  • Spartan Womenby Sarah B. Pomeroy

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 34.99

    In this book, Sarah Pomeroy seeks to reconstruct the lives and the world of Sparta's women--including how their legal status changed over time and how they held on to their surprising autonomy. Written by one of the leading authorities on women in antiquity, this is the first full-length study of Spartan women. more...

  • Community Disability Servicesby Ian Dempsey; Karen Nankervis

    University of NSW Press 2005; US$ 57.95

    The first Australasian text on community disability services to provide a ready source of evidence based practice and service management guidelines. The book seeks to provide an integration of principles, policy, and practice in disability service provision in the 21st century. It will have a broad audience including those studying for relevant disability... more...

  • How to Be in a Personal Relationshipby Stephen Sampson

    HRD Press 2007; US$ 34.95

    Master the fundamental skills necessary to maintain a personal relationship. There are many books out there on relationships. But this one is different. It teaches social, intellectual and emotional skills you can actually apply in your life to create a lasting and intimate relationship – whether you’re married, engaged or in a committed... more...

  • The Power of Identityby Manuel Castells

    Wiley 2011; US$ 45.95 US$ 41.36

    In this second volume of The Information Age trilogy, with an extensive new preface following the recent global economic crisis, Manuel Castells deals with the social, political, and cultural dynamics associated with the technological transformation of our societies and with the globalization of the economy. Extensive new preface examines how... more...