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Global Food Futures: Feeding the World in 2050

by Brian Gardner

By 2050 the world will face the enormous challenge of feeding 9 billion people in the face of climate change, rising energy costs and pressure on food-growing land and resources. This is the first scholarly...


Islamic Fashion and Anti-Fashion: New Perspectives from Europe and North America

by Emma Tarlo & Annelies Moors

Introducing innovative new research from international scholars working on Islamic fashion and its critics, Islamic Fashion and Anti-Fashion provides a global perspective on muslim dress practices. The book...


The English Breakfast: The Biography of a National Meal, with Recipes

by Kaori O'Connor

A lively and engaging read, The English Breakfast explores the history of England's culinary masterpiece from its early form, via its heyday in the Victorian and Edward eras through to the modern day all-day-breakfasts...


Food and the Self: Consumption, Production and Material Culture

by Isabelle de Solier, Paul Gilroy & Daniel Miller

This fascinating study focuses on the material culture of food, demonstrating how food offers a means of shaping the self not simply through consumption but in everyday forms of production, through fine dining,...


Beyond Alternative Food Networks: Italy¿s Solidarity Purchase Groups

by Cristina Grasseni

Alternative Food Networks is a robust ethnography providing theoretical insight and anecdotal evidence of how alternative economies can become embedded in active citizenship practices, cooperative relationships,...


City Trenches

by Ira Katznelson

The urban crisis of the 1960s revived a dormant social activism whose protagonists placed their hoped for radical change and political effectiveness in community action. Ironically, the insurgents chose the...


For Her Own Good: Two Centuries of the Experts Advice to Women

by Barbara Ehrenreich & Deirdre English

A provocative new perspective on female history, the history of American medicine and psychology, and the history of child-rearing unlike any other.


Caring: A Relational Approach to Ethics and Moral Education

by Nel Noddings

With numerous examples to supplement her rich theoretical discussion, Nel Noddings builds a compelling philosophical argument for an ethics based on natural caring, as in the care of a mother for her child.

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Russia and The Commonwealth of Independent States 2012

by M. Wesley Shoemaker

Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States 2011 is a volume in "The World Today Series". Published and updated annually, this series provides both a short historical treatment and an up-to-date look at...


The Master of Confessions

by Thierry Cruvellier

An Eichmann in Jerusalem for the Khmer Rouge, Thierry Cruvellier's The Master of Confessions is a harrowing account of the trial of Duch, director of the regime's most brutal prison. Cruvellier paints a startling...


Creating Effective Groups: The Art of Small Group Communication

by Randy Fujishin

Creating Effective Groups, Third Edition gives students the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to communicate more effectively and interact more productively in the small group setting. This new edition...


Japan's Backroom Politics: Factions in a Multiparty Age

by Watanabe Tsuneo & Robert D. Eldridge

Written by the controversial owner of the Yomiuri Shimbun when he was Japan’s leading political reporter, Japan’s Backroom Politics is the translation of a classic study of the rough and tumble of Japanese...


China Live: People Power and the Television Revolution

by Mike Chinoy

China Live offers a unique insider's view of two of the most important forces shaping our era—the rise of global satellite news and the rise of China. Exploring not only how events shape television, but how...


Social Memory and History: Anthropological Perspectives

by Jacob J. Climo & Maria G. Cattell

An examination of social memory developed within communities from the perspective of anthropology. Many case studies from around the world.


Sports in the Aftermath of Tragedy: From Kennedy to Katrina

by Michael Gavin

In Sports in the Aftermath of Tragedy: From Kennedy to Katrina, Michael Gavin explores how columnists have written about sports’ role in the national recovery from specific tragedies. Beginning with John F....


Wonder Women

by Debora L. Spar

Fifty years after the Equal Pay Act, why are women still living in a man’s world?

Debora L. Spar never thought of herself as a feminist. Raised after the tumult of the 1960s, she presumed the gender war was...


Regarding the Pain of Others

by Susan Sontag

A brilliant, clear-eyed new consideration of the visual representation of violence in our culture--its ubiquity, meanings, and effects

Watching the evening news offers constant evidence of atrocity--a daily commonplace...


Provocateur: Images of Women and Minorities in Advertising

by Anthony J. Cortese

In the third edition of Provocateur, sociologist Anthony Cortese offers an in-depth critical analysis of modern advertising_perhaps the most powerful cultural and economic institution. Focusing on images of...


Quarterly Essay 51 The Prince: Faith, Abuse and George Pell

by David Marr

The leading Catholic in the nation and spiritual adviser to Tony Abbott, Cardinal George Pell has played a key role in the greatest challenge to face his church for centuries: the scandal of child sex abuse...


Pacific Citizens: Larry and Guyo Tajiri and Japanese American Journalism in the World War II Era

by Greg Robinson

Offering a window into a critical era in Japanese American life, Pacific Citizens collects key writings of Larry S. Tajiri, a multitalented journalist, essayist, and popular culture maven. He and his wife, Guyo,...