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  • 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
    Macat Library
    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

  • Outlines of Social Philosophy

    1st Edition

    By J.S. Mackenzie

    Social philosophy can be considered the study of what unifies mankind and the study of values and ideals and what their meaning and worth is to human existence. Originally published in 1918, Mackenzie’s study provides a basic outline of what he believes is the origin of social philosophy whilst…

    Paperback – 2017-07-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • 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

  • Before European Hegemony

    The World System A.D. 1250 - 1350, 1st Edition

    By William R Day

    The modern vision of the world as one dominated by one or more superpowers begs the question of how best to understand the world-system that existed before the rise of the first modern powers. Janet Abu-Lughod's solution to this problem, in this highly influential work, is that Before European…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Citizen and Subject

    Contemporary Africa And The Legacy Of Late Colonialism, 1st Edition

    By Meike de Goede

    Mahmood Mamdani’s 1996 Citizen and Subject is a powerful work of analysis that lays bare the sources of the problems that plagued, and often still plague, African governments. Analysis is one of the broadest and most fundamental critical thinking skills, and involves understanding the structure…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Mao's Great Famine

    The History of China's Most Devestating Catastrophe 1958-62, 1st Edition

    By John Wagner Givens

    The power of Frank Dikötter's ground-breaking work on the disaster that followed China's attempted ‘Great Leap Forward’ lies not in the detail of his evidence (though that shows that Mao's fumbled attempt at rapid industrialization probably cost 45 million Chinese lives). It stems from the…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Nations and Nationalism

    1st Edition

    By Dale J Stahl

    To the dismay of many commentators – who had hoped the world was evolving into a more tolerant and multicultural community of nations united under the umbrellas of supranational movements like the European Union – the nationalism that was such a potent force in the history of the 20th-century has…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • The Black Jacobins

    1st Edition

    By Nick Broten

    Today we take it for granted that history is much more than the story of great men and the elites from which they spring. Other forms of history – the histories of gender, class, rebellion and nonconformity – add much-needed context and color to our understanding of the past. But this has not…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • The Age Of Revolution

    1st Edition

    By Tom Stammers, Patrick Glen

    The Age of Revolution is the first of four works by Eric Hobsbawm that collectively synthesize the ideas he developed over a lifetime spent studying the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Hobsbawm's vision is important – he was a lifelong Marxist whose view of history was shaped by a fascination…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Ordinary Men

    Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland, 1st Edition

    By Tom Stammers, James Chappel

    Of all the controversies facing historians today, few are more divisive or more important than the question of how the Holocaust was possible. What led thousands of Germans – many of them middle-aged reservists with, apparently, little Nazi zeal – to willingly commit acts of genocide? Was it…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • The Global Cold War

    Third World Interventions And The Making Of Our Times, 1st Edition

    By Patrick Glenn, Bryan Gibson

    For those who lived through the Cold War period, and for many of the historians who study it, it seemed self-evident that the critical incidents that determined its course took place in the northern hemisphere, specifically in the face-off between NATO and the Warsaw Pact in Europe. In this view,…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

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