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Wasted: How Misunderstanding Young Britain Threatens Our Future

by Georgia Gould

Young people growing up in Britain today face a narrowing job market, high housing costs and the prospect of a lifetime of hard work with less reward. The ideas of social responsibility that arose after the...


Children at War

by Peter W. Singer

Children at War is the first comprehensive book to examine the growing and global use of children as soldiers.

P.W. Singer, an internationally recognized expert in twenty-first-century warfare, explores how...


China Online: Netspeak and Wordplay Used by over 700 Million Chinese Internet Users

by Véronique Michel, Claude Muller & Sebastien Koval

Dive into China's cool new web-based subculture with China Online!

Using Baidu, China's form of Google, young Chinese web-surfers are creating their own language on the Internet. With this book, you can get an...


Communal Luxury: The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune

by Kristin Ross

Reclaiming the legacy of the Paris Commune for the twenty-first century

Kristin Ross’s new work on the thought and culture of the Communard uprising of 1871 resonates with the motivations and actions of contemporary...


"Is This Thing On?": A Friendly Guide to Everything Digital for Newbies, Technophobes, and the Kicking & Screaming

by Abby Stokes

Like a personal trainer for the digital age, Abby Stokes is the hand-holding, motivating expert that newbies—specifically older newbies—turn to when they want to become digitally literate. And her book,...


Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution

by Adrienne Rich

Adrienne Rich's influential and landmark investigation concerns both the experience and the institution of motherhood. The experience is her own—as a woman, a poet, a feminist, and a mother—but it is an...


The Heroic Slave: A Cultural and Critical Edition

by Frederick Douglass, John R. McKivigan & Robert S. Levine

First published nearly a decade prior to the Civil War, The Heroic Slave is the only fictional work by abolitionist, orator, author, and social reformer Frederick Douglass, himself a former slave. It is inspired...


Evel Incarnate

by Steve Mandich

He was not a rock’n’roll star, cartoon character, religious figure, professional wrestler, writer, or politician. Nor was he famous for being an artist, comic book superhero, television personality, or movie...


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,...


Marijuana Nation: The Legalization of Cannabis Across the USA

by The Associated Press

A bipartisan effort to legalize medical marijuana is in the news and public support seems to be on the side of legalization. A generational shift in permissive attitudes on pot has resulted in legalization in...


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...


Liverpool

by Malcolm Archibald

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Now world famous for football and music, in the nineteenth century Liverpool had a very different reputation. One of the greatest ports in the world, and Europe’s western gateway...


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....


American Burke: The Uncommon Liberalism of Daniel Patrick Moynihan

by Greg Weiner

Those who lament Washington's polarized politics will find both inspiration and even hope in this first book to analyze the political thought of the scholar-statesman Daniel Patrick Moynihan (1927-2003), who...


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....


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...