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Gay Berlin: Birthplace of a Modern Identity

by Robert Beachy

An unprecedented examination of the ways in which the uninhibited urban sexuality, sexual experimentation, and medical advances of pre-Weimar Berlin created and molded our modern understanding of sexual orientation...


Baby Boomers of Color: Implications for Social Work Policy and Practice

by Melvin Delgado

Because researchers often treat baby boomers of color as belonging to one group, quality data on the individual status of specific racial populations is lacking, leading to insufficiently designed programs,...


The Three Cities Trilogy: Lourdes, Rome, Paris

by Emile Zola

Trilogy of the Three Cities (1894-1898), which he began with "Lourdes" and continued with "Rome" and finished with "Paris"; and thus the adventures and experiences of Abbe Pierre Froment, the doubting Catholic...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Drinking the Sea at Gaza

by Amira Hass & Maxine Nunn

In 1993, amira hass, a young Israeli reporter, drove to Gaza to cover a story-and stayed, the first journalist to live in the grim Palestinian enclave so feared and despised by most Israelis that, in the local...


Social Work: Value-Guided Practice for a Global Society

by Cynthia Bisman

This innovative textbook reconfigures generalist social work practice for the twenty-first century. Incorporating historical, ethical, and global perspectives, the volume presents new definitions and explanations...


Becoming Julie: My Incredible Journey

by Julie Clarke

Julie Clarke was born a boy in the 50s in central Scotland. From a very early age she knew she was different from other boys, but growing up in the 50s and 60s was not conducive to discussing feelings of gender...


The Happiest Song Plays Last

by Quiara Alegría| Hudes

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Water by the Spoonful.


Smart Girls in the 21st Century: Understanding Talented Girls and Women

by Barbara Kerr & McKay Robyn

Drs. Barbara Kerr and Robyn McKay tackle what it means to live with, work with, and be a modern smart girl. Through their keen insights and academic research of real girls and women, they offer valuable information...


School's Out: Gay and Lesbian Teachers in the Classroom

by Catherine Connell

How do gay and lesbian teachers negotiate their professional and sexual identities at work, given that these identities are constructed as mutually exclusive, even as mutually opposed? Using interviews and other...


Furry Logic, 10th Anniversary Edition: A Guide to Life's Little Challenges

by Jane Seabrook

The adorable and high-profile Furry Logic series celebrates its 10th anniversary with a menagerie of illustrated animals and hilarious sayings about life, love, and everything in between.

     No one understands...


Love and War: How Militarism Shapes Sexuality and Romance

by Tom Digby

Ideas of masculinity and femininity become sharply defined in war-reliant societies, resulting in a presumed enmity between men and women. This so-called battle of the sexes intensifies in tandem with dispositions...


Social Inquiry After Wittgenstein and Kuhn: Leaving Everything as It Is

by John G. Gunnell

John G. Gunnell argues that a distinctive feature of Ludwig Wittgenstein’s work after 1930 was his turn to a conception of philosophy as a form of social inquiry and that Thomas Kuhn’s approach to the philosophy...


Sound and Music in Film and Visual Media: A Critical Overview

by Graeme Harper, Ruth Doughty & Jochen Eisentraut

comprehensive work defining and encapsulating concepts, issues and applications in and around the use of sound in film and the cinema, media/broadcast and new media