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It's Not Like I'm Poor: How Working Families Make Ends Meet in a Post-Welfare World

by Sarah Halpern-Meekin, Kathryn Edin & Laura Tach

The world of welfare has changed radically. As the poor trade welfare checks for low-wage jobs, their low earnings qualify them for a hefty check come tax time-a combination of the earned income tax credit and...


Jawaharlal Nehru

by Sarvepalli Gopal

The third and final volume of Sarvepalli Gopal’s biography of Jawaharlal Nehru covers the last eight years of his life and Prime Ministership. It deals with his efforts to sustain economic and social advance...


British Fascist Antisemitism and Jewish Responses, 1932-40

by Daniel Tilles

This book explores the use of antisemitism by Britain's interwar fascists and the ways in which the country's Jews reacted to this, examining the two alongside one another for the first time and locating both...


Art, Anthropology and the Gift

by Roger Sansi

In recent decades, the dialogue between art and anthropology has been both intense and controversial. Art, Anthropology and the Gift provides a much-needed and comprehensive overview of this dialogue, whilst...


R. G. Collingwood: A Research Companion

by James Connelly, Peter Johnson & Stephen Leach

R. G. Collingwood is an important 20th-century historian, archaeologist and philosopher whose works are the subject of continued interest, analysis and study. There is an unquestionable need to support this...


Sacred and Secular Musics: A Postcolonial Approach

by Virinder S. Kalra

How does the sacred/secular opposition explain itself in the context of musical production? This volume traces this binary as it frames Western Classical music and Indian Classical music in the 18th and 19th...


Moroccan Fashion: Design, Tradition and Modernity

by M. Angela Jansen

Moroccan garment design and consumption have experienced major shifts in recent history, transforming from a traditional craft-based enterprise to a thriving fashion industry. Influenced by western fashion,...


Hinduism and the 1960s: The Rise of a Counter-culture

by Paul Oliver

The West has drawn upon Hinduism on a wide scale, from hatha yoga and meditation techniques, to popular culture in music and fashion, yet the contribution of Hinduism to the counter-culture of the 1960s has...


The United States in the Long Twentieth Century: Politics and Society since 1900

by Michael Heale

The United States in the Long Twentieth Century explores the nature of American politics and society in the period from 1900 to the present day, illuminating both the changes and the continuities. This was a...


What is Narrative Research?

by Corinne Squire, Molly Andrews & Mark Davis

What is Narrative Research? is an essential introductory guide to this exciting field.� Authored by a group of scholars from The Centre for Narrative Research, this pioneering text will present cutting edge...


Food and Drink in Antiquity: A Sourcebook: Readings from the Graeco-Roman World

by John F. Donahue

Interest in food and drink as an academic discipline has been growing significantly in recent years. This sourcebook is a unique asset to many courses on food as it offers a thematic approach to eating and drinking...


Japanese Fashion Cultures: Dress and Gender in Contemporary Japan

by Masafumi Monden

From Rococo to Edwardian fashions, Japanese street style has reinvented many western dress styles, reinterpreting and altering their meanings and messages in a different cultural and historical context. This...


Journeys in Scotland: Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland, Leaves from the Journal of Our Life in the Highlands, The Clyde: River and Firth

by Samuel Johnson, Queen Victoria & Neil Munro

A collection of three classic Scottish travelogues, each offering a superbly descriptive narrative. Bundled by subject matter rather than author, the books create a compelling trilogy. "Palimpsest's eClassics...


The Way of Tea and Justice: Rescuing the World's Favorite Beverage from Its Violent History

by Becca Stevens

What started as an impossible dream-to build a café that employs women recovering from prostitution and addiction-is helping to fuel an astonishing movement to bring freedom and fair wages to women producers...


The Hormone Factory: A Novel

by Saskia Goldschmidt

From the throes of his death bed, Dutch pharmaceutical entrepreneur and megalomaniac Mordecai de Paauw reflects on his life as the co-founder and CEO of Farmacon: the first company to standardize and distribute...


China 1945: Mao's Revolution and America's Fateful Choice

by Richard Bernstein

A riveting account of the watershed moment in America’s dealings with China that forever altered the course of East-West relations

As 1945 opened, America was on surprisingly congenial terms with China’s...


The Formula: How Algorithms Solve All Our Problems-And Create More

by Luke Dormehl

A fascinating guided tour of the complex, fast-moving, and influential world of algorithms-what they are, why they're such powerful predictors of human behavior, and where they're headed next.

Algorithms exert...


Sordid Sex Lives

by Nigel Cawthorne

What do the rich and famous really get up to behind closed doors? When does sexual passion become sordid perversion? Who are history's most shocking deviants and what are their sex secrets? The pages of this...


Inside the Criminal Mind: Revised and Updated Edition

by Stanton Samenow

Long-held myths defining the sources of and cures for crime are shattered in this ground-breaking book--and a chilling profile of today's criminal emerges.


No Man's Land

by Elizabeth D. Samet

As the post-9/11 wars wind down, a literature professor at West Point explores what it means for soldiers, and our country, to be caught between war and peace

Elizabeth D. Samet, a professor of English at West...