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Ethnicity: Anthropological Constructions

by Marcus Banks

Ethnicity has been a key concept in anthropology and sociology for many years, yet many people still seem uncertain as to its meaning, its relevance, and its relationship to other concepts such as `race' and...


Environmentalism and Cultural Theory: Exploring the Role of Anthropology in Environmental Discourse

by Kay Milton

The last decade has seen a dramatic increase in the attention paid by social scientists to environmental issues, and a gradual acknowledgement, in the wider community, of the role of social science in the public...


Managing Environmental Pollution

by Andrew Farmer

Presents a comprehensive introduction to the nature of pollution, its impact on the environment, and the practical options and regulatory frameworks for pollution control. Sources of pollution, regulatory controls,...


The Eight Technologies of Otherness

by Dr Sue Golding & Sue Golding

The Eight Technologies of Otherness is a bold and provocative re-thinking of identities, politics, philosophy, ethics, and cultural practices. In this groundbreaking text, old essentialism and binary divides...


Political Journalism: New Challenges, New Practices

by Raymond Kuhn & Erik Neveu

Political Journalism explores practices of political journalism, ranging from American 'civic journalism' to the press corps covering the European Union in Brussels, from Bangkok newsrooms to French and Italian...


Old Age

by John Vincent

Recent decades have seen a fundamental change in the age structure of many western societies. In these societies it is now common for a fifth to a quarter of the population to be retired, for fewer babies to...


The Social Science Encyclopedia

by Adam Kuper

The Social Science Encyclopedia, first published in 1985 to acclaim from social scientists, librarians and students, was thoroughly revised in 1996, when reviewers began to describe it as a classic. This third...


Theories and Practices of Development

by Katie Willis

Throughout the twentieth century, governments sought to achieve 'development' not only in their own countries, but also in other regions of the world; particularly in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean....


Hobbes: Morals and Politics

by D D Raphael & D. D. Raphael

Hobbes' writing surprises, shocks, amuses and, above all stimulates criticism both of himself and of our conventional wisdom. This book, which is both expository and critical, concentrates on Hobbes' s ethical...


Legacy of Soviet Dissent

by Robert Horvath

During the 1970s, dissidents like Sakharov and Solzhenitsyn dominated Western perceptions of the USSR, but were then quickly forgotten, as Gorbachev's reformers monopolised the spotlight. This book restores...


The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science--And Reality

by Chris Mooney

Bestselling author Chris Mooney uses cutting-edge research to explain the psychology behind why today's Republicans reject reality-it's just part of who they are.

From climate change to evolution, the rejection...


The Devil We Don't Know: The Dark Side of Revolutions in the Middle East

by Nonie Darwish

Respected human rights activist Nonie Darwish assesses the potential for freedom to succeed following the recent revolutions in the Middle East

The recent powerful wave of Middle East uprisings has fueled both...


Bin Laden's Legacy: Why We're Still Losing the War on Terror

by Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Why al Qaeda is winning its war against the West-and America has been playing right into its hands In the decade since 9/11, the United States has grown weaker: It has been bogged down by costly wars in Iraq...


The Steps to the Supreme Court: A Guided Tour of the American Legal System

by Peter Irons

A guide to the American legal system, told through the story of two actual court cases

The Steps to the Supreme Court takes a lively, narrative approach to the subject by following two real cases--one civil,...


Commitment and Healing: Gay Men and the Need for Romantic Love

by Richard A. Isay

What's love got to do with it? Everything, according to Richard Isay's informed and illuminating look at the role of romance in modern gay life. I highly recommend this book for people of any generation and...


Tyrants: The World's Worst Dictators

by David Wallechinsky

Today more than ever, international headlines are dominated by dispatches from the many dictatorships that still dot the globe. Although Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein has been deposed, North Korea's Kim Jong-il...


Undue Risk: Secret State Experiments on Humans

by Jonathan D. Moreno

From the courtrooms of Nuremberg to the battlefields of the Gulf War, Undue Risk exposes a variety of government policies and specific cases, includingplutonium injections to unwilling hospital patients, and...


Developmental State and the Dalit Question in Madhya Pradesh: Congress Response

by Sudha Pai

Dalit assertion has been a central feature of the states in the Hindi heartland since the mid-1980s, leading to the rise of political consciousness and identity-based lower-caste parties. The present study focuses...


Pitchforks and Torches: The Worst of the Worst, from Beck, Bill, and Bush to Palin and Other Posturing Republicans

by Keith Olbermann

An irresistible new collection from the New York Times bestselling author and host of MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann

In his particular wit and style, Keith Olbermann skewers politicians, celebrities,...


Leave Us Alone: America's New Governing Majority

by Grover Norquist

The new political movement that now controls much of the Republican party is a coalition of Americans who simply wish to be left alone by the government. They want to be free to run a business, keep the money...