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Urbanism in the Preindustrial World: Cross-Cultural Approaches

Glenn Storey

A baseline study of the growth of preindustrial cities worldwide. This work employs a subset of preindustrial cities on many continents to answer questions archaeologists grapple with concerning the populating and growth of cities before... (read more)


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Urban Studies
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The New Political Sociology: Power, Ideology and Identity in an Age of Complexity

Graham Taylor

The fall of the Berlin Wall, the emergence of a global terrorist threat, the growing strength of global political institutions, movements and networks, the political integration of Europe and the emergence of regional trading blocs - the last... (read more)


Future Studies
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Disordered World: Setting a New Course for the Twenty-First Century

Amin Maalouf

Born into the Christian minority in Lebanon and since settled in France, Amin Maalouf claims a unique position in global conversation. His first book, The Crusades Through Arab Eyes, was a critical and commercial success and remains in print after... (read more)


Slavery
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My Stone of Hope: From Haitian Slave Child to Abolitionist

Jean-robert Cadet

There are 27 million slaves living in the world today--more than at any time in history. Three hundred thousand of them are impoverished children in Haiti, who stay with families as unpaid and uneducated domestic workers, subject to physical, emotional... (read more)


Social Work
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Battered Women's Protective Strategies: Stronger Than You Know (Interpersonal Violence)

Sherry L. Hamby

Battered Women's Protective Strategies: Stronger Than You Know challenges the pervasive stereotypes that depict battered women as passive and shows how to use the strength of battered women to create better and more nuanced research and intervention... (read more)


Gangs
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Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member

Sanyika Shakur

“A shockingly raw, frightening portrait of gang life in South Central Los Angeles today.” –Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “I propose to open my mind as wide as possible to allow my readers the first ever glimpse at South... (read more)


Poverty
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Planet of Slums

Mike Davis

"A profound enquiry into an urgent subject ... a brilliant book." Arundhati... (read more)


Social Classes
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Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community

Robert D Putnam

Once we bowled in leagues, usually after work—but no longer. This seemingly small phenomenon symbolizes a significant social change that Robert Putnam has identified in this brilliant volume, which The Economist hailed as “a prodigious... (read more)


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