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Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World

by Bruce Schneier

You are under surveillance right now.

Your cell phone provider tracks your location and knows who’s with you. Your online and in-store purchasing patterns are recorded, and reveal if you're unemployed, sick,...


Suicide

by Derek Beattie & Dr Patrick Devitt

When is it okay for a person to kill themself? How have ideas about this changed over time, and how do they differ across cultures? How do Ireland’s suicide rates, especially among its young men, compare to...


Fear and Loathing in Dublin

by Aodhan Madden

In 1970s Dublin, transformation is everywhere: people have money in their pockets and wear the latest fashions. But in the pubs and clubs of the city, following the death of his mother, Madden is being crushed...


Forever Changed: How Summer Programs and Insight Mentoring Challenge Adolescents and Transform Lives

by Linda Mornell

In 1990, with no experience in the nonprofit sector, psychiatric nurse Linda Mornell started Summer Search, a program commited to creating one of the few opportunities in the country where adolescents from all...


The Migration Process: Capital, Gifts and Offerings among British Pakistanis

by Pnina Werbner

This study, which breaks new ground in urban research, is a comprehensive and definitive account of one of the many communities of South Asians to emerge throughout the Western industrial world since the Second...


Border Contraband: A History of Smuggling across the Rio Grande

by George T. Díaz

Present-day smuggling across the U.S.-Mexico border is a professional, often violent, criminal activity. However, it is only the latest chapter in a history of illicit business dealings that stretches back to...


A Global Security System: An Alternative to War

by Kent Shifferd, Patrick Hiller & David Swanson

Resting on a convincing body of evidence that violence is not a nec- essary component of conflict among states and between states and non-state actors, World Beyond War asserts that war itself can be ended....


Financing for Overcoming Economic Insecurity

by Rob Vos & Nazrul Islam

Despite the rise in recent decades in the average income level, economic insecurity has also increased. Written by leading experts this state-of-the-art collection illuminates the causes of economic insecurity....


Pinkoes and Traitors: The BBC and the nation, 1974-1987

by Jean Seaton

During the Margaret Thatcher years, Britain experienced mass unemployment, trade union strikes, bloody war in Northern Ireland and the Falklands, and an existential threat to its public service broadcaster,...


Individualism in the United States: A Transformation in American Political Thought

by Stephanie M. Walls

Of the many ideas that inspired and shaped the American Founding Fathers' thought, individualism and a commitment to individual rights were primary among them. The American emphasis on the individual in politics...


The Internet Unconscious: On the Subject of Electronic Literature

by Sandy Baldwin

There is electronic literature that consists of works, and the authors and communities and practices around such works. This is not a book about that electronic literature. It is not a book that charts histories...


AIDS Between Science and Politics

by Peter Piot & Laurence Garey

Peter Piot, founding executive director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), recounts his experience as a clinician, scientist, and activist fighting the disease from its earliest manifestation...


The New Prophets of Capital

by Nicole Aschoff

A deft and caustic takedown of the new prophets of profit, from Bill Gates to Oprah

As severe environmental degradation, breathtaking inequality, and increasing alienation push capitalism against its own contradictions,...


Progressive Capitalism in Britain: Pillars for a New Political Economy

by Patrick Diamond, Tony Dolphin & Roger Liddle

This book brings together leading experts on British politics to explore ways forward for a progressive political economy in Britain after the crisis.


Vitamania: Our Obsessive Quest For Nutritional Perfection

by Catherine Price

"A hidden, many-faceted, and urgent story." --Booklist, *STARRED*

Most of us know nothing about vitamins. What’s more, what we think we know is harming both our personal nutrition and our national health. By...


Discontent and its Civilizations: Dispatches from Lahore, New York, and London

by Mohsin Hamid

From “one of his generation’s most inventive and gifted writers” (The New York Times), intimate and sharply observed commentary on life, art, politics, and “the war on terror.”

 

Mohsin Hamid’s brilliant,...


Shame: How America's Past Sins Have Polarized Our Country

by Shelby Steele

The greatest barrier to racial equality today is not overt racism, Shelby Steele argues in [Title TK], but white liberals. Under the guise of benevolence, liberals today maintain their position of power over...


Lusitania

by Greg King & Penny Wilson

On the 100th Anniversary of its sinking, King and Wilson tell the story of the Lusitania's glamorous passengers and the torpedo that ended an era and prompted the US entry into World War I.

Lusitania: She was...


Internet Literature in China

by Michel Hockx

Since the 1990s, Chinese literary enthusiasts have explored new spaces for creative expression online, giving rise to a modern genre that has transformed Chinese culture and society. Ranging from the self-consciously...


The Locust and the Bee: Predators and Creators in Capitalism's Future

by Geoff Mulgan

The recent economic crisis was a dramatic reminder that capitalism can both produce and destroy. It's a system that by its very nature encourages predators and creators, locusts and bees. But, as Geoff Mulgan...