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A Blue Hand: The Tragicomic, Mind-Altering Odyssey of Allen Ginsberg, a Holy Fool, a Lost Muse, a Dharma Bum, and His Prickly Bride in India

by Deborah Baker

In this engrossing new piece of Beat history, Pulitzer Prize finalist Deborah Baker takes us back to the moment when America's edgiest writers looked to India for answers as India looked to the West. It was...


Concrete Reveries: Consciousness and the City

by Mark Kingwell

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


Big Disconnect: The Story of Technology and Loneliness

by Giles Slade

Smart phones and social media sites may be contemporary fixations, but using technology to replace face-to-face interactions is not a new cultural phenomenon. Throughout our history, intimacy with machines has...


50 Popular Beliefs That People Think Are True

by Guy P. Harrison

Maybe you know someone who swears by the reliability of psychics or who is in regular contact with angels. Or perhaps you're trying to find a nice way of dissuading someone from wasting money on a homeopathy...


Repairing the Athlete's Image: Studies in Sports Image Restoration

by Joseph R. Blaney, Lance Lippert & Scott J. Smith

This book presents case studies of various athletes, sports, and public relations scenarios with prescriptive advice for those attempting to repair athletic reputations. This invaluable study is an essential...


One Perfect Day: The Selling of the American Wedding

by Rebecca Mead

Astutely observed and deftly witty, One Perfect Day masterfully mixes investigative journalism and social commentary to explore the workings of the wedding industry?an industry that claims to be worth $160 billion...


The Pleasures of the Text: Violette Leduc and Reader Seduction

by Elizabeth Locey

This provocative reading of 'scandalous' French woman writer Violette Leduc-heralded as a great by Beauvoir, Sartre, Genet, Camus-erodes the divide between body and text in erotic literature. In The Pleasures...


The End of Money: Counterfeiters, Preachers, Techies, Dreamers--and the Coming Cashless Society

by David Wolman

From Wired magazine contributing editor and award-winning journalist David Wolman—the story of the end of money as we know it


Culture Jam

by Kalle Lasn

America is no longer a country but a multimillion-dollar brand, says Kalle Lasn and his fellow "culture jammers". The founder of Adbusters magazine, Lasn aims to stop the branding of America by changing the...


Sociocultural Systems: Principles of Structure and Change

by Frank W. Elwell

This work details a comprehensive systems view of society that summarizes the paradigm of macrosociology. This work details a comprehensive systems view of society that summarizes the paradigm of macrosociology....


Battlers and Billionaires: The Story of Inequality in Australia

by Andrew Leigh

Is Australia fair enough? And why does inequality matter anyway?

In Battlers and Billionaires, Andrew Leigh weaves together vivid anecdotes, interesting history and powerful statistics to tell the story of...


The Wisdom Trail: In the Footsteps of Remarkable Women

by Janet Lieberman

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


Still Doing It: The Intimate Lives of Women over Sixty

by Deirdre Fishel

"An informed, honest, joyous book. Younger women may well envy us." -Suzanne Braun Levine, author of Inventing the Rest of Our Lives and

"Sex, love, and life can grow even richer as we grow older, and the stereotype-busting...


The World According to Twitter

by David Pogue

The wit and wisdom of the Twittersphere captured in a hilarious, occasionally poignant, and often useful collection of hand-picked tweets.

 

New York Times technology columnist David Pogue has tapped into the...


A COUNTRY OF STRANGERS

by Conrad Richter

A "chronicle of a white girl captive of the Indians returned against her will to her white home . . . Her reception here, her rejection and that of her Indian son by her Caucasian father and sister . . . the...


Citizens in the Present: Youth Civic Engagement in the Americas

Working Together: Collective Action, the Commons, and Multiple Methods in Practice

by Amy R. Poteete, Marco A. Janssen & Elinor Ostrom

Advances in the social sciences have emerged through a variety of research methods: field-based research, laboratory and field experiments, and agent-based models. However, which research method or approach...


The Big Book of Soul: The Ultimate Guide to the African American Spirit

by Stephanie Rose Bird

Soul is the ultimate expression and experience of African-American culture. The Big Book of Soul is the first popular reference book to provide an in-depth examination of the source of soul in African culture...


Beyond Vengeance, Beyond Duality: A Call for a Compassionate Revolution

by Sylvia Clute

We are in trouble. Our social, financial, and religious institutions are crumbling. Our criminal justice system is a prime example of society’s dysfunction.More than 1 in 100 Americans are now in jail.Taxes...


Disinformation: The Interviews: Uncut & Uncensored

by Richard Metzger

The best and most revealing interviews from the prococative TV series/DVD of the same name.

Richard Metzger presents the most compelling interviews from the hit TV series Disinformation, revealing mind-blowing...