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Big Gods: How Religion Transformed Cooperation and Conflict

by Ara Norenzayan

How did human societies scale up from small, tight-knit groups of hunter-gatherers to the large, anonymous, cooperative societies of today--even though anonymity is the enemy of cooperation? How did organized...


By the Rivers of Water: A Nineteenth-Century Atlantic Odyssey

by Erskine Clarke

In late 1832, a young missionary couple sailed from the Chesapeake Bay, headed for western Africa. John Leighton Wilson and his wife, Jane, were traveling to the colony of Liberia, where they—and their fellow...


The Souls of White Folk: African American Writers Theorize Whiteness

by Veronica T. Watson

The Souls of White Folk: African American Writers Theorize Whiteness is the first study to consider the substantial body of African American writing that critiques whiteness as social construction and racial...


Mobilizing for the Common Good: The Lived Theology of John M. Perkins

by Peter Slade & Charles Marsh

Born into a sharecropping family in New Hebron, Mississippi, in 1930, and only receiving a third-grade education, John M. Perkins has been a pioneering prophetic African American voice for reconciliation and...


Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, the Cold War, and the Roots of Terror

by Mahmood Mamdani

In this brilliant look at the rise of political Islam, the distinguished political scientist and anthropologist Mahmood Mamdani brings his expertise and insight to bear on a question many Americans have been...


Short-Term Couples Therapy: The Imago Model in Action

by Wade Luquet

For more than a decade, Short-Term Couples Therapy: The Imago Model in Action has been used regularly by therapists interested in this effective and now well-known model of working with couples. Building on...


Women Crossing Boundaries: A Psychology of Immigration and Transformations of Sexuality

by Oliva Espin

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Real Grey's Anatomy: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at thte Real Lives of Surgical Residents

by Andrew Holtz

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Worktowners at Blackpool: Mass-Observation and Popular Leisure in the 1930s

by Gary Cross

Gary Cross publishes the findings of this largely forgotten study by the Mass-Observers who followed the annual pilgrimage of labourers to Blackpool, hoping to discover what attracted workers to this centre...


Walter Benjamin: The Colour of Experience

by Howard Caygill

This book analyses the development of Benjamin's concept of experience in his early writings showing that it emerges from an engagement with visual experience, and in particular the experience of colour.


Of Comics and Men: A Cultural History of American Comic Books

by Jean-Paul Gabilliet & Bart Beaty

Originally published in France and long sought in English translation, Jean-Paul Gabilliet's Of Comics and Men: A Cultural History of American Comic Books documents the rise and development of the American comic...


Southeast Asia: Past and Present

by D R SarDesai

A balanced, accessible, and authoritative account of the history of Southeast Asia from ancient to contemporary times


Searching for Zion: The Quest for Home in the African Diaspora

by Emily Raboteau

A decade in the making, Emily Raboteau’s Searching for Zion takes readers around the world on an unexpected adventure of faith. Both one woman’s quest for a place to call “home” and an investigation into...


Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965

by Juan Williams & Julian Bond

Eyes on the Prize traces the movement from the landmark Brown v. the Board of Education case in 1954 to the march on Selma and the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965. This is a companion volume to the...


The Devil That Never Dies: The Rise and Threat of Global Antisemitism

by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen

A groundbreaking--and terrifying--examination of the widespread resurgence of antisemitism in the 21st century, by the prize-winning and #1 internationally bestselling author of Hitler's Willing Executioners...


Hippie Dictionary: A Cultural Encyclopedia of the 1960s and 1970s

by John Bassett Mccleary

Whether you lived through the sixties and seventies or just wish you had, this revised and expanded edition of the Hippie Dictionary entertains as much as it educates.

Cultural and political listings such as...


Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less

by Alexander Aciman & Emmett Rensin

Perhaps while reading Shakespeare you've asked yourself, What exactly is Hamlet trying to tell me? Why must he mince words and muse in lyricism and, in short, whack about the shrub? But if the Prince of Denmark...


Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women

National Book Critics Circle for General Non-fiction 1991

by Susan Faludi

Skillfully Probing the Attack on Women’s Rights

“Opting-out,” “security moms,” “desperate housewives,” “the new baby fever”—the trend stories of 2006 leave no doubt that American women are...


Brown: The Last Discovery of America

by Richard Rodriguez

In his dazzling new memoir, Richard Rodriguez reflects on the color brown and the meaning of Hispanics to the life of America today. Rodriguez argues that America has been brown since its inception-since the...


Wisdom of the Elders

by Robert Fleming

"Know whence you came. If you know whence you came, there is really no limit to where you can go."

--James Baldwin

In these troubled times, wisdom often seems in short supply. But as this magnificent volume reminds...