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The Oxford Handbook of Genocide Studies

OUP Oxford | May 2, 2013 | 696 pages
The first book to subject both genocide and this young discipline to systematic, in-depth analysis. Thirty-four renowned experts study genocide world-wide through the ages by taking regional, thematic, and disciplinary approaches.  More Info


Oxford Paperbacks | July 10, 2008 | 864 pages
Writing at the very moment when the foundations of Western thought were being challenged and undermined, George Eliot fashions in Middlemarch a concept of life and society free of the past's dogma yet able to confront the scepticism that was taking over the age. Felicia Bonaparte has provided a new... More Info

Mrs Dalloway

Oxford University Press | April 17, 2008 | 256 pages
Set on a hot London day in June 1923, Mrs Dalloway explores both the raw hold of the past and the brighter potential of the future. Clarissa Dalloway is the wife of an MP and an assured socialite, yet as she prepares for her party the links between her and the shell-shocked Septimus Warren Smith... More Info

Rush Hour

September 30, 2014 | 320 pages
Across the world, half a billion people commute to work daily. This 'time between' work and home is experienced by every person with a job at some point in their life. Iain Gately traces the history of commuting from the Victorian age of the steam train to the mass-commuting of the present. He... More Info

Politics of Latin America

Oxford University Press, USA | July 14, 2014 | 636 pages
Now in its fifth edition, Politics of Latin America explores both the evolution and the current state of politics in Latin America. Distinguishing itself from more traditional works on the subject, this unique text demonstrates a nuanced sensitivity to the use and abuse of power and the importance... More Info

A Gentle Introduction to Old English

Broadview Pr | December 20, 2010 | 208 pages
"If the magister in Ælfric's Colloquy shows himself more than willing to apply the rod, teachers of Old English today, one hopes, have carrots to entice modern students, as well as sticks with which to discipline them. Murray McGillivary's Gentle Introduction to Old English brings a refreshing... More Info

The Internet Is Not the Answer

Atlantic Monthly Press | October 1, 2014 | 288 pages
A former Internet entrepreneur and chat show host on Techcrunch discusses the negative effects the internet has on human psychology, the economy and culture and shows how big data companies are trying to monetize every normal human function.  More Info

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"At age 21, Mary Broom was sentenced to hang for the crime of stealing a cloak. When her sentence was...

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Available for the first time in English, Ernesto Che introduces readers to this important figure s...


2015 12 Jan
12:00pm - 2:00pm

The War on Drug, A Failed Experiment with Paula Mallea

In 1971, President Richard Nixon coined the term “War on Drugs.” His campaign to eradicate illegal drug use was picked up by the media and championed by succeeding presidents, including Reagan.

2015 20 Jan
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Another Politics: Talking Across Today's Transformative Movements with Chris Dixon

Recent decades have seen the exciting convergence of anti-authoritarian radicalism and broader-based movements in the U.S. and Canada.

2015 22 Jan
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Journey of an Unrepentant Socialist with Brewster Kneen

Brewster Kneen is well known as a leading analyst of the industrial food system in Canada and around the world.

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