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  • Development as Freedom

    1st Edition

    By Janna Miletzki, Nick Broten

    Amartya Sen uses his 1999 work Development as Freedom to evaluate the processes and outcomes of economic development. Having come to the conclusion that development is best summed up as the expansion of freedom, Sen examines traditional definitions and understandings of the term. He says people…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
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  • Black Skin, White Masks

    1st Edition

    By Rachele Dini

    Frantz Fanon’s explosive Black Skin, White Masks is a merciless exposé of the psychological damage done by colonial rule across the world. Using Fanon’s incisive analytical abilities to expose the consequences of colonialism on the psyches of colonized peoples, it is both a crucial text in…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
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  • Our Ecological Footprint

    1st Edition

    By Luca Marazzi

    Our Ecological Footprint presents a powerful model for measuring humanity’s impact on the Earth to reduce the harm we are causing the planet before it’s too late. While some people believe we can find a middle ground between environmental conservation and economic development, or that future…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
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  • History of Sexuality

    1st Edition

    By Rachele Dini, Chiara Briganti

    Michel Foucault is famous as one of the 20th-century’s most innovative and wide-ranging thinkers. The qualities that made him one of the most-read and influential theorists of the modern age find full expression in  History of Sexuality, the last project Foucault was able to complete before…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
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  • Silent Spring

    1st Edition

    By Nikki Springer

    Rachel Carson’s 1962 Silent Spring is one of the few books that can claim to be epoch-making. Its closely reasoned attack on the use of pesticides in American agriculture helped thrust environmental consciousness to the fore of modern politics and policy, creating the regulatory landscape we know…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
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  • On Suicide

    1st Edition

    By Robert Easthope

    Emile Durkheim’s 1897 On Suicide is widely recognized as one of the foundational classic texts of sociology. It is also one that shows the degree to which strong interpretative skills can often provide the bedrock for high-level analysis. Durkheim's aim was to analyse the nature of suicide in the…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
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  • The Selfish Gene

    1st Edition

    By Nicola Davis

    Richard Dawkins provides excellent examples of his reasoning and interpretation skills in The Selfish Gene. His 1976 book is not a work of original research, but instead a careful explanation of evolution, combined with an argument for a particular interpretation of several aspects of evolution.…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
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  • The Better Angels of Our Nature

    Why Violence has declined, 1st Edition

    By Joulia Smortchkova

    Reasoning is the critical thinking skill concerned with the production of arguments: making them coherent, consistent, and well-supported; and responding to opposing positions where necessary. The Better Angels of Our Nature offers a step-by-step class in precisely these skills. Author Steven…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
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  • The New Jim Crow

    Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, 1st Edition

    By Ryan Moore

    Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness is an unflinching dissection of the racial biases built into the American prison system. Named after the laws that enforced racial segregation in the southern United States until the mid-1960s, The New Jim Crow…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
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  • The Lucifer Effect

    1st Edition

    By Alexander O’Connor

    What makes good people capable of committing bad – even evil – acts? Few psychologists are as well-qualified to answer that question as Philip Zimbardo, a psychology professor who was not only the author of the classic Stanford Prison Experiment – which asked two groups of students to assume the…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
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  • Eyewitness Testimony

    1st Edition

    By William J Jenkins

    Understanding evidence is critical in a court of law – and it is just as important for critical thinking. Elizabeth Loftus, a pioneering psychologist, made a landmark contribution to both these areas in Eyewitness Testimony, a trail-blazing work that undermines much of the decision-making made by…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
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  • The Interpretation of Dreams

    1st Edition

    By William J Jenkins

    There is arguably no more famous book about the arts of interpretation and analysis than Sigmund Freud’s 1899 Interpretation of Dreams. Though the original edition of just 600 copies took eight years to sell out, it eventually became a classic text that helped cement Freud’s reputation as one of…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
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