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On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now (And Always Have) in the Future Tense

by David Brooks

The author of the acclaimed bestseller Bobos in Paradise, which hilariously described the upscale American culture, takes a witty look at how being American shapes us, and how America's suburban civilization...


The Next America: Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown

by Paul Taylor & Pew Research Center

The America of the near future will look nothing like the America of the recent past.

America is in the throes of a demographic overhaul. Huge generation gaps have opened up in our political and social values,...


Confederacy of Silence: A True Tale of the New Old South

by Richard Rubin

A compelling and vivid portrait of a Deep South community poised between the past and the future, this is the stunning true story of how a young New York writer plunged into a closed Mississippi society, and...


Golden Dragon and Purple Phoenix: The Chinese and Their Multi-Ethnic Descendants in Southeast Asia

by KHOON CHOY LEE

News & media coverage!

Many books have been written about the Chinese in Southeast Asia, but very few, if any, are written specifically about the...


Ranking the Liveability of the World's Major Cities: The Global Liveable Cities Index (GLCI)

by Khee Giap Tan & Wing Thye Woo

This unique volume aims to provide a first comprehensive assessment on attributes, conditions and characters which constitute a liveable city. The book posits that the degree of liveability depends on five themes:...


Social Suffering and Political Confession: Suku in Modern China

by FEIYU SUN

This book closely examines one relatively small but significant political phenomenon — Suku in Revolutionary China through a matrix of western social theory: Freud, Marcuse, Arendt, and Ricoeur. Suku is the...


Singapore Childhood: Our Stories Then and Now

by JAIME KOH & Singapore Children's Society

The political, economic and social changes that have occurred over the past 60 years have shaped and transformed the childhood of children in Singapore. This book explores this transformation through anecdotes...


South Asia in the New Decade: Challenges and Prospects

by Amitendu Palit & Gloria Spittel

At the beginning of the second decade of the new millennium, South Asia has emerged as a key regional variable in the contemporary global order. The last decade saw the region experiencing a robust phase of...


Handbook on Social Stratification in the BRIC Countries: Change and Perspective

by K L SHARMA & CELI SCALON

Along with the fast growing economy, the term “BRICs” was coined to represent the newly emerging countries — Brazil, Russia, India and China. The enhanced economy in these countries has largely improved...


What Is Inclusive Research?

by Melanie Nind

This book describes and defines inclusive research, outlining how to recognize it, understand it, do it, and know when it is done well. In doing so it will address the areas of overlap and distinctiveness in...


Mama Gena's School of Womanly Arts: Using the Power of Pleasure to Have Your Way with the World

by Regena Thomashauer

The irrepressible founder of a hugely popular "school for goddesses" shows you how celebrating your sensuality can help you achieve your dreams.

You've heard the saying "Do what you love, and the money will...


Fashion on Television: Identity and Celebrity Culture

by Helen Warner

Fashion on Television provides a comprehensive critical examination of the intersection between fashion, television and celebrity culture. The book brings together theoretical approaches to the symbolic force...


Last Harvest: From Cornfield to New Town

by Witold Rybczynski

In Last Harvest, the award-winning author of Home and A Clearing in the Distance tells the compelling story of New Daleville, a brand-new residential subdivision in rural Pennsylvania. When Witold Rybczynski...


Squandering Aimlessly: My Adventures in the American Marketplace

by David Brancaccio

Poor, misguided fellow. David Brancaccio, host of public radio's rambunctious and eclectic business program Marketplace, used to think the big problem with money was getting some. Didn't he understand that during...


Religious Objects in Museums: Private Lives and Public Duties

by Crispin Paine

Religious Objects in Museums is the first book to examine how religious objects are transformed in museum, and examines the range of meanings that religious objects may bear - as scientific specimen, sacred...


Understanding Deviance: Connecting Classical and Contemporary Perspectives

by Tammy L. Anderson

In this collection of 48 reprinted and completely original articles, Tammy Anderson gives her fellow instructors of undergraduate deviance a refreshing way to energize and revitalize their courses. [36 are reprints;...


The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America

by Amy Chua & Jed Rubenfeld

"That certain groups do much better in America than others-as measured by income, occupational status, test scores, and so on-is difficult to talk about. In large part this is because the topic feels racially...


Worse Than Slavery

by David M. Oshinsky

The brutal conditions and inhuman treatment of African-Americans in Southern prisons has been immortalized in blues songs and in such movies as Cool Hand Luke. Now, drawing on police and prison records and oral...


Subversive Family

by Ferdinand Mount

British politician and writer, Ferdinand Mount, challenges contemporary beliefs about society and family—including the history of divorce, childcare, and the concept of the nuclear family.

In Subversive Family...


Female Alliances: Gender, Identity, and Friendship in Early Modern Britain

by Amanda E. Herbert

In the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, cultural, economic, and political changes, as well as increased geographic mobility, placed strains upon British society. But by cultivating friendships...