The Great Depression; Education; Political theories

05/03/2011

The Great Depression / Richard C. Hanes, editor ; Sharon Hanes, associate editor. Detroit : Gale, 2002. (Click here to access resource)

Education: meeting America’s needs? / Gina Giuliano. Detroit, Mich. : Thomson/Gale, 2006. (Click here to access resource)

Political theories for students / Matthew Miskelly and Jaime Noce, editors. Detroit : Gale Group, 2002. (Click here to access resource)


Japan; tsunamis

03/16/2011

Japan: large-scale floods and earthquakes. Paris: OECD, 2009. (Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)

Murata, Susumu, et al. Tsunami: to survive from tsunami. Hackensack, N.J.: World Scientific, 2010. (Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)


Labor; Art and Apartheid; Grammar

03/10/2011

Ross, Andrew. Nice work if you can get it: life and labor in precarious times. New York: new York University Press, 2009. (Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)

Peffer, John. Art and the end of Apartheid. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2009. (Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)

Sinclair, Christine. Grammar: a friendly approach. 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill/Open University Press, 2010. (Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)


Economics and poverty

03/07/2011

Sandefur, Timothy. The right to earn a living: economics freedom and the law. Washington, D.C.: Cato Institute, 2010. (Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)

Hanlon, Joseph, Armando Barrientos, and David Hulme. Just give money to the poor: the development revolution from the global south. Sterling, VA: Kumarian Press, 2010. (Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)

Wilson, Kim, Malcolm Harper, and Matthew Griffith, eds. Financial promise for the poor: how groups build microsavings. Sterling, VA: Kumarian Press, 2010.(Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)


Facebook; microfinance; cultural theory

02/24/2011

Mezrich, Ben. The accidental billionaires: the founding of Facebook: a tale of sex, money, genius and betrayal. New York: Anchor Books, 2010. (Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)

  • This book was the basis for the film “The social network”.

Goldberg, Mike, and Eric Palladini. Managing risk and creating value with microfinance. Washington, DC: World Bank, 2010. (Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)

Doran, Robert, ed. Cultural theory after 9/11. Substance, issue 115, v.37/1. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2010. (Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)


Financial crisis, working poor, NGOs, achievement gaps

02/17/2011

World Bank Commission on Growth and Development. Post-crisis growth in developing countries: a special report of the Commission On Growth And Development on the implications of the 2008 financial crisis. Washington, DC: World Bank, 2010. (Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)

Gitterman, Daniel P. Boosting paychecks: the politics of supporting America’s working poor. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2010. (Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)

Holmén, Hans. Snakes in paradise: NGOs and the aid industry in Africa. Sterling, VA: Kumarian Press, 2010. (Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)

Paige, Rod, and Elaine Witty. The Black-White achievement gap: why closing it is the greatest civil rights issue of our time. New York: AMACOM, 2010. (Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)


Electronic reference books: anti-capitalism, economic sociology, poverty

02/15/2011

Lowes, David E. The anti-capitalist dictionary. New York: Zed Books, 2006. (Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)

Smelser, Neil J., and Richard Swedberg, eds. The handbook of economic sociology. 2nd ed. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2005. (Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)

Spicker, Paul, Sonia Alvarez Leguizamón, and David Gordon, eds. Poverty: an international glossary. London: Zed Books, 2007. (Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)


Climate justice, Nonviolence … and Zombie economics

10/29/2010

Martin-Schramm, James B. Climate justice: ethics, energy, and public policy. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2010. (Publisher’s description)

Yoder, John Howard. The war of the lamb: the ethics of nonviolence and peacemaking. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Brazos Press, 2009. (Publisher’s description)

Quiggin, John. Zombie economics: how dead ideas still walk among us. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010. (Publisher’s description)


Compassionate conservatism; the Gospels; history

10/04/2010

Brooks, Arthur C. Who really cares : the surprising truth about compassionate conservatism : America’s charity divide–who gives, who doesn’t, and why it matters. New York: Basic Books, 2006.(Publisher’s description)

Griffith-Jones, Robin. The four witnesses : the rebel, the rabbi, the chronicler, and the mystic . San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 2000. (Publisher’s description)

Conquest, Robert. The dragons of expectation : reality and delusion in the course of history. New York: Norton, 2005. (Publisher’s description)


Electronic reference sources: philosophy and ethics, corporate scandals, American labor history

09/15/2010

Cohen, Martin. The essentials of—philosophy & ethics.London: Hodder Arnold, 2006.(Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)

Markham, Jerry W. A financial history of modern U.S. corporate scandals: from Enron to reform.Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2006.(Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)

Weir, Robert E., and James P. Hanlan, eds. Historical encyclopedia of American labor.Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2004.(Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)


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