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Sex, Love and Money in Cambodia: Professional Girlfriends and Transactional Relationships

by Heidi Hoefinger

Dealing with the complex and discomforting 'grey 'area where sex, love and money collide, this book highlights the general materiality of everyday sex that takes place in all relationships. In doing so, it draws...


New Models of Human Resource Management in China and India

by Alan R. Nankervis, Fang Lee Cooke & Samir R. Chatterjee

This book presents a comprehensive analysis of the similarities and differences of contemporary human resource management systems, processes and practices in the two increasingly important economic great powers...


The Surveillance-Industrial Complex: A Political Economy of Surveillance

by Kirstie Ball & Laureen Snider

Today's 'surveillance society' emerged from a complex of military and corporate priorities that were nourished through the active and 'cold' wars that marked the twentieth century. Two massive configurations...


Government, Imperialism and Nationalism in China: The Maritime Customs Service and Its Chinese Staff

by Chihyun Chang

The Chinese Maritime Customs Service, which was led by British staff, is often seen as one of the key agents of Western imperialism in China, the customs revenue being one of the major sources of Chinese government...


Before Barack: They Said This Day Would Never Come

by Sonia Grant

The United States has come a long way since the days when twelve of her former presidents owned slaves; eight of them while in office. The paradigm shifted irrevocably, however, when an African-American, Barack...


Sharia Versus Freedom: The Legacy of Islamic Totalitarianism

by Andrew G. Bostom

Author Andrew G. Bostom expands upon his two previous groundbreaking compendia, The Legacy of Jihad and The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism, with this collection of his own recent essays on Sharia - Islamic law....


God and the Folly of Faith: The Incompatibility of Science and Religion

by Victor J. Stenger

A thorough and hard-hitting critique that is a must read for anyone interested in the interaction between religion and science.

It has become the prevalent view among sociologists, historians, and some theistic...


The Last Myth: What the Rise of Apocalyptic Thinking Tells Us About America

by Matthew Barrett Gross

During the first dozen years of the twenty-first century, apocalyptic anticipation in America has leapt from the cultish to the mainstream. Today, nearly 60 percent of Americans believe that the events foretold...


Adventures of an Accidental Sociologist: How to Explain the World Without Becoming a Bore

by Peter L. Berger

Peter L. Berger is arguably the best-known American sociologist living today. Since the 1960s he has been publishing books on many facets of the American social scene, and several are now considered classics....


Iron Butterflies: Women Transforming Themselves and the World

by Birute Regine

A profound transition is taking place in our society, a revolution that is largely hidden, and led predominantly by women. A society once based on domination and power over others is beginning to crumble as...


Accounting for Ethnic and Racial Diversity: The Challenge of Enumeration

by Patrick Simon & Victor Piché

By the end of the 20th century, the ethnic question had resurfaced in public debate. Every country had been affected by what is commonly known as cultural pluralism, as a result of conflicts interpreted from...


Survival of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Making It Happen

by Edward Fort

Survival of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities as edited by Edward Fort is a hart hitting thesis concerned with this segment of higher education in America. Fort and his colleagues outline such...


A TV Guide to Life: How I Learned Everything I Needed to Know From Watching Television

by Jeff Alexander

Read Jeff Alexander's posts on the Penguin Blog.

A couch potato’s book of wisdom— 100% commercial free!

Some say that entire generations of Americans are being raised by the television…like that’s a...


Harry Potter's Bookshelf: The Great Books behind the Hogwarts Adventures

by John Granger

Harry Potter. The name conjures up J.K. Rowling's wondrous world of magic that has captured the imaginations of millions on both the printed page and the silver screen with bestselling novels and blockbuster...


Green Metropolis: Why Living Smaller, Living Closer, and Driving Less Are theKeys to Sustainability

by David Owen

From the acclaimed New Yorker writer, a thought-provoking, innovative, and challenging new approach to protecting our environment.

Most Americans think of cities as ecological nightmares-wastelands of concrete,...


Women in the Middle Ages: The Lives of Real Women in a Vibrant Age of Transition

by Joseph Gies & Frances Gies

Correcting the omissions of traditional history, this is "a reliable survey of the real and varied roles played by women in the medieval period. . . . Highly recommended."—Choice


Ask the Children: The Breakthrough Study That Reveals How to Succeed at Work and Parenting

by Ellen Galinsky & Judy David

The book contains the results of the author’s in-depth interviews and representative surveys of how children view their parents working. The author presents the first comprehensive study ever conducted that...


Dish: The Inside Story On The World Of Gossip Became the News and How the News Became Just Another Show

by Jeannette Walls

Gossip. It's more than just hearsay. society columns, and supermarket tabloids. It has, like it or not, become a mainstay of American pop culture. In Dish, industry insider Jeannette Walls gives this provocative...


The Values of Belonging

by Carol L. Flinders

The Values of Belonging breaks new ground by examining human value systems from the perspective of how we live, not our gender. "There is a way of being in the world that recoils from aggressiveness, cunning,...


Growing Up Black

by Jay David

A classic work on the African-American experience is revised for the nineties with essays reflecting the concerns of black children from the last three decades and commentary from today's sports stars, politicians,...