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The Rebel Within: Joseph Stiglitz and the World Bank

by Ha-Joon Chang Joseph Stiglitz

Critique of the role and effectiveness of the World Bank.

The Human Condition

by Hannah Arendt

A work of striking originality bursting with unexpected insights, "The Human Condition" is in many respects more relevant now than when it first appeared in 1958. In her study of the state of modern humanity, Hannah Arendt considers humankind from the perspective of the actions of which it is capable. The problems Arendt identified then --- diminishing human agency and political freedom, the paradox that as human powers increase through technological and humanistic inquiry, we are less equipped to control the consequences of our actions --- continue to confront us today.

Blackberry Winter: My Earlier Years

by Margaret Mead

The autobiography of a pioneer, this is Margaret Mead's story of her life as a woman and as an anthropologist. An enduring cultural icon, she came to represent the new woman, successfully combining motherhood with career, and scholarship with concern for its role in the lives of ordinary people.

Beyond a Boundary

by C. L. R. James

In C.L.R. James' classic "Beyond a Boundary", the sport is cricket and the scene is the colonial West Indies. Always eloquent and provocative, James shows us how, in the rituals of performance and conflict on the field, we are watching not just prowess but politics and psychology at play. Part memoir of a boyhood in a black colony, part passionate celebration of an unusual and unexpected game, "Beyond a Boundary" raises, in a warm and witty voice, serious questions about race, class, politics and the facts of colonial oppression. Originally published in England in 1963 and in the United States twenty years later, this edition brings back in to print this emphatic statement on race and sport in society.

Custom and Conflict in Africa

by Max Gluckman

A distinguished British anthropologist, Max Gluckman (1911-1975) pioneered the study of traditional African legal systems. His research stressed social conflict and mechanisms for conflict resolution while studying urbanization and social change in colonial Africa.

The Greening of America

by Charles A. Reich

There is a revolution coming. It will not be like revolutions of the past. It will originate with the individual and the with culture, and it will change the political structure only as its final act. It will not require violence to succeed, and it cannot be successfully resisted by violence. This is the revolution of the new generation.

Order and Rebellion in Tribal Africa: Collected Essays with autobiographical introduction

by Max Gluckman

Collected Essays with autobiographical introduction.

A Death in Texas: Race, Murder and a Small Town's Struggle for Redemption

by Dina Temple-Raston

From the initial investigation through the trials and their aftermath, A Death in Texas tells the story of the infamous Byrd murder as seen through the eyes of enlightened Sheriff Billy Rowles. What he sees is a community forced to confront not only a grisly crime but also antebellum traditions about race. Drawing on extensive interviews with key players, journalist Dina Temple-Raston introduces a remarkable cast of characters, from the baby-faced killer, Bill King, to Joe Tonahill, Jasper's white patriarch who can't understand the furor over the killing. There's also James Byrd, the hard-drinking victim with his own dark past; the prosecutor and defense attorneys; and Bill King's father, who is dying of a broken heart as he awaits his son's execution.

Still Fighting the Civil War: The American South and Southern History

by David R. Goldfield

Southern thought since the Civil War.

The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements

by Eric Hoffer

Talks about mass movements and human irrationality.

Still Hungry in America

by Robert Coles

Before a child is born he has already lived a life; and when he is born he comes into more than the immediate world of his mother's arms. Not all pregnant women can take food and vitamins for granted, or a gynecologist to tell them they are indeed pregnant or an obstetrician to watch them and care for them and eventually deliver them a healthy son or daughter. For that matter, not all pregnant women can take for granted clean, running water, or a home that is warm in winter and reasonably free of germ-bearing flies and mosquitoes in summer. Nor can some pregnant women forget about rats and cockroaches, or garbage that is ignored by local "authorities," or sewage that is not adequately drained away.These are American women, American mothers, American children.

The Culture of Defeat: On National Trauma, Mourning, and Recovery

by Wolfgang Schivelbusch Jefferson Chase

How defeated nations have handled it.

Next of Kin: The Family in Chicano/a Cultural Politics

by Richard T. Rodriguez

As both an idea and an institution, the family has been at the heart of Chicano/a cultural politics since the Mexican American civil rights movement emerged in the late 1960s.

The Divided Self: An Existential Study in Sanity and Madness

by R. D. Laing

Dr. Laing's first purpose is to make madness and the process of going mad comprehensible.

No-Collar: The Humane Workplace and Its Hidden Costs

by Andrew Ross

Labor analysis.

How Now Shall We Live

by Charles Colson Nancy Pearcey

Christianity is more than a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. It is also a worldview that not only answers life's basic questions--Where did we come from, and who are we? What has gone wrong with the world? What can we do to fix it?

Generation Digital

by Kathryn C. Montgomery

Children and teens today have integrated digital culture seamlessly into their lives. For most, using the Internet, playing videogames, downloading music onto an iPod, or multitasking with a cell phone is no more complicated than setting the toaster oven to "bake" or turning on the TV. In Generation Digital,media expert and activist Kathryn C. Montgomery examines the ways in which the new media landscape is changing the nature of childhood and adolescence and analyzes recent political debates that have shaped both policy and practice in digital culture. The media have pictured the so-called "digital generation" in contradictory ways: as bold trailblazers and innocent victims, as active creators of digital culture and passive targets of digital marketing. This, says Montgomery, reflects our ambivalent attitude toward both youth and technology. She charts a confluence of historical trends that made children and teens a particularly valuable target market during the early commercialization of the Internet and describes the consumer-group advocacy campaign that led to a law to protect children's privacy on the Internet. Montgomery recounts--as a participant and as a media scholar--the highly publicized battles over indecency and pornography on the Internet. She shows how digital marketing taps into teenagers' developmental needs and how three public service campaigns--about sexuality, smoking, and political involvement--borrowed their techniques from commercial digital marketers. Not all of today's techno-savvy youth are politically disaffected; Generation Digitalchronicles the ways that many have used the Internet as a political tool, mobilizing young voters in 2004 and waging battles with the music and media industries over control of cultural expression online. Montgomery's unique perspective as both advocate and analyst will help parents, politicians, and corporations take the necessary steps to create an open, diverse, equitable, and safe digital media culture for young people.

Honest Signals

by Alex Sandy Pentland

How can you know when someone is bluffing? Paying attention? Genuinely interested? The answer, writes Sandy Pentland in Honest Signals,is that subtle patterns in how we interact with other people reveal our attitudes toward them. These unconscious social signals are not just a back channel or a complement to our conscious language; they form a separate communication network. Biologically based "honest signaling," evolved from ancient primate signaling mechanisms, offers an unmatched window into our intentions, goals, and values. If we understand this ancient channel of communication, Pentland claims, we can accurately predict the outcomes of situations ranging from job interviews to first dates. Pentland, an MIT professor, has used a specially designed digital sensor worn like an ID badge--a "sociometer"--to monitor and analyze the back-and-forth patterns of signaling among groups of people. He and his researchers found that this second channel of communication, revolving not around words but around social relations, profoundly influences major decisions in our lives--even though we are largely unaware of it. Pentland presents the scientific background necessary for understanding this form of communication, applies it to examples of group behavior in real organizations, and shows how by "reading" our social networks we can become more successful at pitching an idea, getting a job, or closing a deal. Using this "network intelligence" theory of social signaling, Pentland describes how we can harness the intelligence of our social network to become better managers, workers, and communicators.

Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal

by Ayn Rand

Essays on the theory and history of capitalism by Ayn Rand, Alan Greenspan, Nathaniel Branden, Robert Hessen, and on its current state by Rand and Branden.

Little Britches: Father and I Were Ranchers

by Ralph Moody

Ralph Moody was eight years old in 1906 when his family moved from New Hampshire to a Colorado ranch. Through his eyes we experience the pleasures and perils of ranching there early in the twentieth century. Auctions and roundups, family picnics, irrigation wars, tornadoes and wind storms give authentic color to Little Britches. So do adventures, wonderfully told, that equip Ralph to take his father's place when it becomes necessary. Little Britches was the literary debut of Ralph Moody, who wrote about the adventures of his family in eight glorious books, all available as Bison Books.

Changing Japanese Attitudes Toward Modernization

by Robert N. Bellah Marius B. Jansen Albert Craig Shuichi Kato R. P. Dore S. Masao Maruyama Roger F. Hackett Herbert Passin John Whitney Hall Donald H. Shively Stephen N. Hay Herschel Webb John F. Howes Hellmut Wilhelm

A collection of scholarly essays on Japanese attitudes towards modernization from Tokugawa to the present, with an emphasis on intellectuals, philosophers, and writers.

Up Against It

by Mike Royko

Mike Royko is a talented, witty young columnist with a big heart, a skeptical outlook, and a sure-footed way among the back alleys of Chicago, where he finds real-life characters.

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