Superdads: How Fathers Balance Work and Family in the 21st Century
Provides an overview of an emerging trend in fatherhood and the policy solutions that may help support its growth
Understanding Death: An Introduction to Ideas of Self and the Afterlife in World Religions
This illuminating book examines how different religions understand death, dying, and the afterlife, drawing on examples from Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Shamanism.
Vital Signs 2013
From meat consumption to automobile production to hydropower, this title documents over two dozen trends that are shaping our future in concise analyses and clear tables and graphs. It demonstrates that while remarkable progress...
Books of the Dead: Manuals for Living and Dying
Explores the secrets of the afterlife. This title guides readers through Egyptian, Tibetan, Mesoamerican and Christian texts, art and iconography of death, as well as modern consciousness research into near-death experiences,...
Shamanic Regalia in the Far North
Probes into the significance and meaning of shamanic practices in Northeast Siberia, Alaska and British Columbia, and also points up the intriguing differences in the ritual garb as generation after generation sought to influence...
From the Dragon’s Mouth: 10 True Stories That Unveil the Real China
WHO ARE THE CHINESE? Through on-the-ground interviews, Ana Fuentes uncovers the real China and offers a panoramic look at Chinese culture from the point of view of its citizens. She spent nearly 4 years living and working in China...
Following the Leader: Ruling China, from Deng Xiaoping to Xi Jinping
Tells the story of China's political elites from their own perspectives. Based on over five hundred interviews, this title offers a rare glimpse into how the attitudes and ideas of those at the top have evolved over the decades.
In the Interest of Others: Organizations and Social Activism
Develops a theory of organizational leadership and governance to explain why some organizations expand their scope of action in ways that do not benefit their members directly. This title reveals how activist labor unions expand...
Border as Method, or, the Multiplication of Labor
In this major work of political theory, the use of the border as method enables new perspectives on transformations of the nation-state and political concepts such as citizenship and sovereignty.
Sexplosion: From Andy Warhol to a Clockwork Orange - How a Generation of Pop Rebels Broke All the Taboos
An exploration of the origins of sexual expression in popular culture from 1968 to 1973 places the writers, producers, and actors responsible for creating these controversial works within their cultural and social frameworks.
The New Blackwell Companion to the City
The New Blackwell Companion to the City provides a guide to the major themes in urban studies. Building on well established debates in the field, this volume provides students and scholars with a contemporary update on urban...
Community Development in an Uncertain World
Provides a comprehensive introduction to modern community development, exploring the interrelated frameworks of social justice, ecological responsibility and post-Enlightenment thinking.
Case Study Research: Design and Methods
Providing a complete portal to the world of case study research, this Fifth Edition offers comprehensive coverage of the design and use of the case study method as a valid research tool
The Music Industry: Music in the Cloud
Patrik Wikstrom illuminates the workings of the music industry, and captures the dynamics at work in the production of musical culture between the transnational media conglomerates, the independent music companies and the public.
Belonging: Solidarity and Division in Modern Societies
It is commonly assumed that we live in an age of unbridled individualism, but in this important new book Montserrat Guibernau argues that the need to belong to a group or community - from peer groups and local communities to...
Contemporary China: Society and Social Change
Introduces readers to key sociological perspectives about modern Chinese society and social change.
When People Come First: Critical Studies in Global Health
When People Come First critically assesses the expanding field of global health. It brings together an international and interdisciplinary group of scholars to address the medical, social, political, and economic dimensions of the...
The Five Stages of Collapse: Survivors' Toolkit
A user's guide to economic, political, social and cultural collapse.
Melanesia: Art and Encounter
The British Museums uniquely important Melanesian collection is pre-eminent among early collections, and the 20,000 items it comprises are core to understanding the cultures of the western Pacific.
Baby Knows Best: Raising a Confident and Resourceful Child, the RIE Way
Raise self-confident, self-reliant children using the RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers) Approach. Your baby knows more than you think. That's the heart of the principles and teachings of Magda Gerber, founder of RIE (Resources...
Wives and Sweethearts: Love Letters Sent During Wartime
A selection of 50 charming, heart-breaking and romantic letters sent to and from army personnel of all ranks during the First and Second World Wars.
All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood
Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking --Container.
A book about our failure: failure as individuals, the failure of business, and the failure of our politicians. It is about an unprecedented planetary emergency. It's about the future of us.
Wine and Culture: Vineyard to Glass
This path-breaking collection by leading scholars explores the cultural, social and historical issues which inform the production and consumption of wine. This book is unique in covering the latest ethnography, theoretical and...
What Do Women Want?: Adventures in the Science of Female Desire
Are women perhaps the less monogamous sex? What effect do intimacy and emotional connection really have on lust? What is the role of narcissism - the desire to be desired - in female sexuality? Are political gains for women ('No...
Sorry!: The English and Their Manners
Manners: the quintessential business of being English.
How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character
A foremost The New Yorker and New York Times journalist reverses three decades of thinking about what creates successful children, solving the mysteries of why some succeed and others fail - and of how to move individual...
Archaeology and Anthropology: Past, Present and Future
Though archaeologists have long acknowledged the work of social anthropologists, anthropologists have been slower to repay the compliment. This volume argues for greater collaboration and highlights the insights archaeological...
Does the Richness of the Few Benefit Us All?
It is commonly assumed that the best way to help the poor out of their misery is to allow the rich to get richer, that if the rich pay less taxes then all the rest of us will be better off, and that in the final analysis the...
Stay: A History of Suicide and the Philosophies Against it
Many thousands of people kill themselves every year, and many more are left behind to grieve. This book explains several puzzling aspects of attitudes toward suicide, including the strange fact that secular philosophy has long...
Reclaiming the F Word: The New Feminist Movement
Updated edition of a generation-defining book demanding nothing less than freedom and equality, for all.
An Age of Limits: Social Theory for the 21st Century
An Age of Limits outlines a new social theory for understanding contemporary society. Providing an analysis of why political, economic and cultural powers face constraints across the global North and beyond, this bold book argues...
Infoglut: How Too Much Information is Changing the Way We Think and Know
Today, more mediated information is available to more people than at any other time in human history. New and revitalized sense-making strategies multiply in response to the challenges of cutting through the clutter of competing...
The Therapy Industry: The Irresistible Rise of the Talking Cure, and Why It Doesn’t Work
Argues that therapeutic and applied psychology have little basis in science and that they prosper because they serve the interests of power.
Someplace Like America
Take us to the working-class heart of America by providing the deepening crises of poverty and homelessness. This title presents an intimate and devastating portrait of workers going jobless.
The Misogyny Factor
In 2012, Anne Summers gave two landmark speeches about women in Australia, attracting more than 120,000 visits to her website. Within weeks of their delivery Prime Minister Julia Gillards own speech about misogyny and sexism went...
Time to Start Thinking: America and the Spectre of Decline
On its present course, the US faces a world of rising new countries that will compete with it ever more fiecely as its own power is declining. In order to slow and improve this steady leakage of power, the US must change course...
The Story of Mankind
The winner of the first John Newbery Medal, now updated by Robert Sullivan, remains a timeless classic for all ages.
Penguin Underground Lines Boxset
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Tube, this title brings together 12 books by writers ranging from John O'Farrell to John Lanchester.
The Age of Migration: International Population Movements in the Modern World
This leading text in the field provides a comprehensive assessment of the nature, extent and dimensions of international population movements and of their consequences. Thoroughly revised and updated, the 5th edition assesses the...
The Pleasure’s All Mine: A History of Perverse Sex
The Pleasure's All Mine explores the gamut of sexual activity that has been seen as strange, abnormal or deviant over the last 2,000 years. This first comprehensive history of sexual perversion examines an abundance of original...
Arts of the Political: New Openings for the Left
In Arts of the Political, Ash Amin and Nigel Thrift argue that only by broadening the domain of what is considered political and what can be made into politics will the Left be able to respond forcefully to injustice and...
Thai Stick: Surfers, Scammers, and the Untold Story of the Marijuana Trade
Located on the left bank of the Chao Phya River, Thailand's capital, Krungthep, known as Bangkok to Westerners and the City of Angels to Thais, has been home to smugglers and adventurers since the late eighteenth century. During...
Consent of the Networked
The future of your freedom depends on whether you assert your rights within the digital spaces you inhabit. But, as corporations and countries square off on--and over--the internet, the likely losers are us.
Symbolic Power, Politics, and Intellectuals: The Political Sociology of Pierre Bourdieu
Power is the central organizing principle of all social life, from culture and education to stratification and taste. In this title, the author delves deeply into Bourdieu's work to show how central - but often overlooked - power...
The End: The Human Experience of Death
A fascinating exploration of the universal human experience of death. We sat around and on the bed, laughing and joking as if this was a typical family gathering. The shrunken form of our dying grandmother lay on the bed,...
Landscapes of Fear
To be human is to experience fear, but what is it exactly that makes us fearful? Landscapes of Fear --written immediately after his classic Space and Place --is renowned geographer Yi-Fu Tuan's influential exploration of...
The Making of Men: Raising Boys to be Happy, Healthy and Successful
Do you ever worry about your teenage son and what will become of him? Do you want to see him happy, successful and excited about life? Are you alarmed about the influence of technology on his life? Do you wonder how the...
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