Friday, October 30, 2009

The World Bank and the Gods of Lending

HG3881.5.W57 B47 2008

The Fat Jesus: Christianity and Body Image

BV4527 .I84 2008

Hezbollah: A Short History

JQ1828.A98 H6263 2009

Imprisoning Communities: How Mass Incarceration Makes Disadvantaged Neighborhoods Worse

HV9950 .C55 2009

George Gershwin: An Intimate Portrait

ML410.G288 E87

Marked: Race, Crime, and Finding Work in an Era of Mass

HV9304 .P23 2007

How Rome Fell

DG311 .G65 2009

The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today

HQ314 .B35 2009

The Geopolitics of Emotion: How Cultures of Fear, Humiliation, and Hope are Reshaping the World

JZ1318 .M64 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Straight State: Sexuality and Citizenship in Twentieth-Century America

HQ75.16.U6 C36 2009

A groundbreaking study that wholly revises our understanding of sexuality, citizenship, and the state. Canaday asks how and why the emerging federal bureaucracy came to define, regulate, and exclude gay men and lesbians, and her answers take us into the inner workings of the state's policing machinery. This is an important book.
- Joanne Meyerowitz

Mothers and Others: The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual Understanding

BF723.M55 H73 2009

As was the case for her earlier classic, Mother Nature, Sarah Hrdy's Mothers and Others is a brilliant work on a profoundly important subject. The leading scientific authority on motherhood has come through again.
--E. O. Wilson

The Creation and Destruction of Value: The Globalization Cycle

HF1359 .J357 2009

Foundation: B-boys, B-girls and Hip-Hop Culture in New York

GV1796.H57 S34 2009

Hitler, the Germans, and the Final Solution

DD247.H5 K47 2009

Off the Books: The Underground Economy of the Urban Poor

HD2346.U52 C535 2008