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Building Walls and Dissolving Borders: The Challenges of Alterity, Community and Securitizing Space

by Max O. Stephenson Jr. & Laura Zanotti

Walls play multiple social, political, economic and cultural roles and are linked to the fundamental question of how human beings live together. Globalization and urbanization have created high population density,...


Dry Ports - A Global Perspective: Challenges and Developments in Serving Hinterlands

by Rickard Bergqvist & Gordon Wilmsmeier

As centres for logistics activities, seaports have traditionally been the focus of maritime logistics chains. However, changes in production patterns, supported by the development of rapid transport of goods...


Meeting Places: Scientific Congresses and Urban Identity in Victorian Britain

by Louise Miskell

The promotion of knowledge was a major preoccupation of the Victorian era and, beginning in 1831 with the establishment of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, a number of national bodies...


Courtyard Housing and Cultural Sustainability: Theory, Practice, and Product

by Donia Zhang

Cultural sustainability is a very important aspect of the overall sustainability framework and is regarded as the ‘fourth pillar’ alongside the other three: environmental, economic, and social sustainability....


What It Feels Like To Be Me

by Jenny Salaman Manson

This book is about being alone in our heads. It gives a rare glimpse of what other people feel like: to read it is to reflect on our own experience of being. People hide behind their appearance in order to get...


The Dream Palace of the Arabs: A Generation's Odyssey

by Fouad Ajami

From Fouad Ajami, an acclaimed author and chronicler of Arab politics, comes a compelling account of how a generation of Arab intellectuals tried to introduce cultural renewals in their homelands through the...


Doing What's Right: How to Fight for What You Believe--And Make a Difference

by Tavis Smiley

In Doing What's Right, Tavis Smiley shows how each one of us can battle complacency and fight for the causes we support. Smiley is the host of "Black Entertainment Television Tonight with Tavis Smiley," a one-hour...


America by Heart

by Sarah Palin

In the fall of 2009, with the publication of her #1 national bestselling memoir, Sarah Palin had the privilege of meeting thousands of everyday Americans on her extraordinary 35-city book tour. Inspired by these...


Crimes Against Women

by Staff of The Wall Street Journal, The

As 2012 came to a close, news of the gang rape of a young woman in India’s capital generated headlines around the world. Her assault on a moving bus with a metal rod, and her death two weeks later from her...


The Northern Farm

by Henry Beston

In the tradition of his well-loved The Outermost House, Henry Beston's Northern Farm captures "the elusive magic of a year on a Kennebee farm...in truly beautiful prose" (Kirkus Reviews). Among the blue-white...


The Small Nation Solution: How the World's Smallest Nations Can Solve the World's Biggest Problems

by John H. Bodley

In The Small Nation Solution, John Bodley argues that the contemporary global problems of poverty, conflict, and environmental degradation are problems of scale and power. Bodley’s solution involves keeping...


Almost President: The Men Who Lost the Race But Changed the Nation

by Scott Farris

Updated with a new section on the 2012 presidential election: Profiles of twelve men who have run for the presidency and lost, but who, even in defeat, have had a greater impact on American history than many...


Queering Anarchism: Addressing and Undressing Power and Desire

by J. Rogue, Deric Shannon & Martha Ackelsberg

A wrench in the gears of sexual politics—twenty authors challenege the social constructs of identity, ideology, and beyond.


Multiple Case Study Analysis

by Robert E. Stake

Examining situational complexity is a vital part of social and behavioral science research. This engaging text provides an effective process for studying multiple cases--such as sets of teachers, staff development...


Family, Gender and Kinship in Australia: The Social and Cultural Logic of Practice and Subjectivity

by Allon J. Uhlmann

This ethnographically-based exploration draws on sociological, historical and demographic data to provide a comprehensive analysis of family, gender and kinship in Australia, which informs modern kinship and...


An Introduction to the Sociology of Religion: Classical and Contemporary Perspectives

by Inger Furseth & Pål| Repstad

An Introduction to the Sociology of Religion provides an overview of sociological theories of contemporary religious life. Some chapters are organized according to topic. Others offer brief presentations of...


Secret Weapons: Two Sisters¿ Terrifying True Story of Sex, Spies and Sabotage

by Cheryl Hersha, Lynn Hersha & Dale Griffis

As children, two sisters became pawns in a top secret government program to train guerrilla leaders, assassins and information couriers: secret weapons for American intelligence services. Years passed; the sisters...


The Making of the Great Communicator: Ronald Reagan's Transformation from Actor to Governor

by Kenneth Holden

One week after Ronald Reagan announced his candidacy for governor of California, the San Francisco Chronicle gibed: “It was simply a flagrant example of miscasting.” Reagan was tanking, and his businessmen...


Dandelion Hunter: Foraging the Urban Wilderness

by Rebecca Lerner

In this engaging and eye-opening read, forager-journalist Becky Lerner sets out on a quest to find her inner hunter-gatherer in the city of Portland, Oregon. After a disheartening week trying to live off wild...


Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States

by Seth Holmes

Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies provides an intimate examination of the everyday lives and suffering of Mexican migrants in our contemporary food system. An anthropologist and MD in the mold of Paul Farmer and Didier...