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The Weave of My Life: A Dalit Woman's Memoirs

by Urmila Pawar, Maya Pandit & Wandana Sonalkar

"My mother used to weave aaydans, the Marathi generic term for all things made from bamboo. I find that her act of weaving and my act of writing are organically linked. The weave is similar. It is the weave...


Media in the Digital Age

by John V. Pavlik

Digital technologies have fundamentally altered the nature and function of media in our society, reinventing age-old practices of public communication and at times circumventing traditional media and challenging...


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging: Research and Clinical Perspectives

by Douglas Kimmel, Tara Rose & Steven David

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging brings together cutting-edge research, practical information, and innovative thinking regarding the characteristics and processes of aging among lesbian, gay, bisexual,...


The President and His Inner Circle: Leadership Style and the Advisory Process in Foreign Policy Making

by Thomas Preston

Few would argue that presidential policies and performance would have been the same whether John F. Kennedy or Richard Nixon became president in 1960, or if Jimmy Carter instead of Ronald Reagan had won the...


What It Means to Be Daddy: Fatherhood for Black Men Living Away from Their Children

by Jennifer Hamer

Absent fathers and households headed by single mothers are frequently blamed for the poor quality of life of African-American children. This book challenges these assumptions, arguing that they are largely an...


Working Forests in the Neotropics: Conservation through Sustainable Management?

by Daniel J. Zarin, Janaki R. R. Alavalapati & Frances E. Putz

-- Thomas Lovejoy, The H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment


Strangers in the Ethnic Homeland: Japanese Brazilian Return Migration in Transnational Perspective

by Takeyuki Tsuda

Since the late 1980s, Brazilians of Japanese descent have been "return" migrating to Japan as unskilled foreign workers. With an immigrant population currently estimated at roughly 280,000, Japanese Brazilians...


A Call to Heroism: Renewing America's Vision of Greatness

by Peter H. Gibbon & Peter J. Gomes

America is a nation founded on ideals — liberty, justice, and tolerance chief among them — and in A Call to Heroism, Peter Gibbon argues that the heroes we honor are the embodiment of these ideals. Because...


Burmese Looking Glass: A Human Rights Adventure and a Jungle Revolution

by Edith T. Mirante

As captivating as the most thrilling novel, Burmese Looking Glass tells the story of tribal peoples who, though ravaged by malaria and weakened by poverty, are unforgettably brave. Author Edith Mirante first...


The Moral Life of Children

by Robert Coles

In this searching, vivid inquiry Robert Coles shows how children struggle with questions of moral choice. Bringing to life the voices of children from a rich diversity of backgrounds, he explores their reactions...


The Political Life of Children

by Robert Coles

Robert Coles, one of the most eminent child psychiatrists in the world, spent over a decade researching this book and its companion volume, The Moral Life of Children. Coles visits children all over the world,...


Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of LSD: The CIA, the Sixties, and Beyond

by Martin A. Lee & Bruce Shlain

Acid Dreams is the complete social history of LSD and the counterculture it helped to define in the sixties. Martin Lee and Bruce Shlain's exhaustively researched and astonishing account-part of it gleaned from...


Sterling's Gold: Wit and Wisdom of an Ad Man

by Roger Sterling

When it premiered in 2007, the Mad Men series sparked a cultural phenomenon that now boasts over three million viewers. With a long list of awards including three back-to-back Golden Globes and three consecutive...


Cities

by John Reader

In Cities, the acclaimed historian John Reader takes us on a journey of the city—from its earliest example in the Ancient Near East to today’s teeming centers of compressed existence, such as Mumbai and Tokyo....


The Mobile Wave: How Mobile Intelligence Will Change Everything

by Michael Saylor

Michael J. Saylor, CEO of MicroStrategy, presents The Mobile Wave, a ground-breaking analysis of the impact of mobile intelligence—the fifth wave of computer technology. 


The Yankee Whaler

by Clifford Ashley

One of the finest, most colorful and definitive studies of whaling ever published. Construction and outfitting of ships, crafts and routines, hunting methods, much more. 133 halftones. 17 line illus. Introduction....


Capitalised Education: An Immanent Materialist Account of Kate Middleton

by David R. Cole

Understanding how Kate Middleton can be conceived in the current geopolitical situation


Remapping 'Crisis': A Guide to Athens

by Myrto Tsilimpounidi & Aylwyn Walsh

A taste of austerity, the limits of democracy and the overlooked, untold stories of a country in 'crisis'.


When Things Start to Think

by Neil Gershenfeld

This is a book for people who want to know what the future is going to look like and for people who want to know how to create the future. Gershenfeld offers a glimpse at the brave new post-computerized world,...


Teach a Woman to Fish

by Ritu Sharma

As the old axiom goes: “Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime.” But teach a woman to fish, and everyone eats for a lifetime. In this firsthand account, Ritu...