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The Way of Tenderness: Awakening through Race, Sexuality, and Gender

by Zenju Earthlyn Manuel

“What does liberation mean when I have incarnated in a particular body, with a particular shape, color, and sex?”

In The Way of Tenderness, Zen priest Zenju Earthlyn Manuel brings Buddhist philosophies of...


Faces of Power: Constancy and Change in United States Foreign Policy from Truman to Obama

by Seyom Brown

Seyom Brown’s authoritative account of U.S. foreign policy from the end of the Second World War to the present challenges common assumptions about American presidents and their struggle with power and purpose....


The Reagan Era: A History of the 1980s

by Doug Rossinow

In this concise but thorough history of America in the 1980s, Doug Rossinow takes the full measure of Ronald Reagan’s presidency and the ideology of Reaganism. Believers in libertarian economics and a muscular...


Sail Away Ladies: Stories of Cape Cod Women in the Age of Sail

by Jim Coogan

Sail Away Ladies is the story of seafaring women who accompanied their sea captain husbands on ocean voyages in the nineteenth century. While featuring women of Cape Cod, the topic has universal application...


Bias in the Booth: An Insider Exposes How the Sports Media Distort the News

by Dylan Gwinn

Most of us see sports as a welcome—even blessed—relief from the challenges and frustrations of everyday life. We want to sit back, open a beer, and enjoy the game.

But many of those who bring us the game have...


Reclaiming Jihad: A Qur'anic Critique of Terrorism

by ElSayed Amin

A critique of the radical misreadings of the Qur’an that are used to promote violence between Muslims and non-Muslims.


Paddington' Pollaky, Private Detective

by Bryan Kesselman

Who was the Victorian super-sleuth 'Paddington' Pollaky? In reality, he was a contradiction: a man of mystery who tried to keep out of the limelight, while at times he craved recognition and publicity. He was...


The Origins of the Lost Fleet of the Mongol Empire

by Randall James Sasaki

In The Origins of the Lost Fleet of the Mongol Empire, Randall Sasaki provides a starting point for understanding the technology of the failed Mongol invasion of Japan in 1281 CE, as well as the history of shipbuilding...


Heads above Water: The Inside Story of the Edwards Aquifer Recovery Implementation Program

by Robert L. Gulley & Andrew Sansom

Since the 1950s, competing interests for use of Edwards Aquifer resources—the primary source of water for more than two million people in south central Texas—were at war. They had tried many times to resolve...


Man-Made: Why So Few Women Are in Positions of Power

by Eva Tutchell & John Edmonds

Eva Tutchell and John Edmonds' Man-Made looks at women in business, government and not-for-profit organizations to explore the reasons behind - and the solutions to - the gross underrepresentation of women in...


Project Management for Supplier Organizations: Harmonising the Project Owner to Supplier Relationship

by Adrian Taggart

Project Management for Supplier Organizations offers an explanation of the key processes from the perspective of the project contractor. Adrian tackles key issues such as: how a well thought-out procurement...


Ritual, Performance and the Senses

by Michael Bull & Jon P. Mitchell

Ritual has long been a central concept in anthropological theories of religious transmission. Ritual, Performance and the Senses offers a new understanding of how ritual enables religious representations �...


It's The Economy, Stupid

by Vicky Pryce, Andy Rice & Peter Urwin

Pollsters are constantly worrying about our perceptions of politicians. What do their other halves look like? Who looks best when eating a bacon sandwich? Should they even be eating bacon sandwiches in the first...


For Better or Worse: Marriage and family in Sarawak

by Cheng Sim Hew

Family and kinship structures have long been the subject of anthropological research in Sarawak, but little is known of the changes wrought by social transformative forces. Globalisation, urbanization and an...


Food and Urbanism: The Convivial City and a Sustainable Future

by Susan Parham

Cities are home to over fifty percent of the world's population, a figure which is expected to increase enormously by 2050. Despite the growing demand on urban resources and infrastructure, food is still often...


On the Commodity Trail: The Journey of a Bargain Store Product from East to West

by Alison Hulme

Following the journey of eight bargain store objects, Alison Hulme reveals the complex story behind society's simplest and cheapest commodities. Inspired by Walter Benjamin's Arcades Project, On the Commodity...


Media, Propaganda and Politics in 20th-Century Japan

by The Asahi Shimbun Company, Barak Kushner & Yoichi Funabashi

This book investigates the role played by the Asahi Newspaper, one of Japan's largest daily newspapers, as a mediator of information and power during the 20th century. Members of the staff at the paper, including...


A Rough Ride to the Future

by James Lovelock

Bestselling author of The Revenge of Gaia James Lovelock—the great scientific visionary of our age—presents a radical vision of humanity’s future

 

Now in his 95th year, James Lovelock has been hailed as...


How Good We Can Be: Ending the Mercenary Society and Building a Great Country

by Will Hutton

Britain is beset by a crisis of purpose. For a generation we have been told the route to universal well-being is to abandon the expense of justice and equity and so allow the judgments of the market to go unobstructed....


Why Current Affairs Needs Social Theory

by Rob Stones

This book will demonstrate the ability of academic social theory to provide sets of tools with which to read and interpret current affairs coverage.