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  • The Bell Curve

    Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life, 1st Edition

    By Christine Ma, Michael Schapira

    Herrnstein & Murray's The Bell Curve is a deeply controversial text that raises serious issues about the stakes involved in reasoning and interpretation. The authors’ central contention is that intelligence is the primary factor determining social outcomes for individuals – and that it is a…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Witchcraft, Oracles and Magic Among the Azande

    1st Edition

    By Kitty Wheater

    The history of anthropology is, to a large extent, the history of differing modes of interpretation. As anthropologists have long known, examining, analyzing and recording cultures in the quest to understand humankind as a whole is a vastly complex task, in which nothing can be achieved without…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Our Common Future

    1st Edition

    By Ksenia Gerasimova

    Our Common Future is a joint work produced in 1987 by a United Nations commission headed by former Norwegian Prime Minister, Gro Brundtland. Also known as The Brundtland Report, it offers a classic approach to problem solving by first asking a productive question. How do we protect the world we…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • The Principles of Psychology

    1st Edition

    By The Macat Team

    The impact of William James’s 1890 The Principles of Psychology is such that he is commonly known as the father of his subject. Though psychology itself is a very different discipline in the 21st-century, James’s influence continues to be felt – both within the field and beyond. At base, Principles…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Playing in the Dark

    Whiteness in the American Literary Imagination, 1st Edition

    By Karina Jakubowicz, Adam Perchard

    Toni Morrison’s Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination is a seminal piece of literary criticism, and a masterclass in the critical thinking skill of interpretation. Interpretation plays a vital role in critical thinking: it focuses on interrogating accepted meanings and laying…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • The Lonely Crowd

    The Lonely Crowd: A Study of the Changing American Character, 1st Edition

    By Jarrod Homer

    David Riesman’s The Lonely Crowd: A Study in the Changing American Character is one of the best-known books in the history of sociology – holding a mirror up to contemporary America and showing the nation its own character as it had never seen it before. Its success is a testament to Riesman’s…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • The Wretched of the Earth

    1st Edition

    By Riley Quinn

    Frantz Fanon is one of the most important figures in the history of what is now known as postcolonial studies – the field that examines the meaning and impacts of European colonialism across the world. Born in the French colony of Martinique, Fanon worked as a psychiatrist in Algeria, another…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • The Sociological Imagination

    1st Edition

    By Ismael Puga, Robert Easthope

    C. Wright Mills’s 1959 book The Sociological Imagination is widely regarded as one of the most influential works of post-war sociology. At its heart, the work is a closely reasoned argument about the nature and aims of sociology, one that sets out a manifesto and roadmap for the field. Its wide…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • The Nature of Prejudice

    1st Edition

    By Alexander O’Connor

    With his 1954 book The Nature of Prejudice, American psychologist Gordon Allport displays the crucial skill of reasoning, producing and organizing an argument that was persuasive enough to have a major impact not only in universities, but also on government policy. The question that Allport…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat

    1st Edition

    By Dario Krpan, Alexander O' Connor

    In The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, neurologist Oliver Sacks looked at the cutting-edge work taking place in his field, and decided that much of it was not fit for purpose. Sacks found it hard to understand why most doctors adopted a mechanical and impersonal approach to their patients, and…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
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    The Macat Library

  • A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

    1st Edition

    By Ruth Scobie

    Mary Wollstonecraft’s 1792 Vindication of the Rights of Women is an incendiary attack on the place of women in 18th-century society. Often considered to be the earliest widely-circulated work of feminism, the book is a powerful example of what can be achieved by creative thinkers – people who…

    Paperback – 2017-07-13
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • The Politics of Piety

    The Islamic Revival and the Feminist Subject, 1st Edition

    By Jessica Johnson, Ian Fairweather

    Saba Mahmood’s 2005 Politics of Piety is an excellent example of evaluation in action. Mahmood’s book is a study of women’s participation in the Islamic revival across the Middle East. Mahmood – a feminist social anthropologist with left-wing, secular political values – wanted to understand why…

    Paperback – 2017-07-06
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

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