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Culture of Fear: Why Americans are Afraid of the Wrong Things 10ed

Paperback, 05/07/2008, £11.99
Revised for the first time in ten years, an update of the classic book, with new material on the administration of George W. Bush and the use of fear in the war on terror.

Nineteen Eighty-Four

Paperback, 07/02/2013, £10.99
Ever since its publication in 1949, George Orwell's terrifying vision of a totalitarian regime where Big Brother controls its citizens like 'a boot stamping on a human face' has become a touchstone for human freedom, and one of the most widely-read books in the world. In this edition, the author elucidates the full meaning of this satire.

Vindication of the Rights of Woman

Paperback, 28/10/2004, £9.99
First published in 1792, Wollstonecraft's book attacked the prevailing view of docile, decorative femininity and laid out the principles of emancipation - an equal education for girls and boys, an end to prejudice, and for women to become defined by their profession, not their partner.

Making of the English Working Class

Paperback, 03/10/2013, £20.00
Offers an account of working-class society in its formative years, 1780 to 1832. This English social history shows how the working class took part in its own making and re-creates the whole-life experience of people who suffered loss of status and freedom, and who underwent degradation.

On the Origin of the Species

Paperback, 13/11/2008, £8.99
In the Origin of Species (1859) Darwin challenged many of the most deeply held beliefs of the Western world. The present edition provides a detailed discussion of his theories and adds an account of the responses of readers to the book on first publication. These cast light on recent controversies, such as questions of design and descent.


Paperback, 17/04/2008, £6.99

Communist Manifesto

Paperback, 17/04/2008, £3.99

Wealth of Nations

Paperback, 17/04/2008, £8.99

Female Eunuch

Paperback, 15/05/2006, £10.99
A new cover re-issue of the ground-breaking, worldwide bestselling feminist tract.

Doors of Perception

Paperback, 02/09/2004, £7.99
In 1953, in the presence of an investigator, Aldous Huxley took four-tenths of a gramme of mescalin, sat down and waited to see what would happen. When he opened his eyes everything, from the flowers in a vase to the creases in his trousers, was transformed.

Naked Ape: A Zoologist's Study of the Human Animal

Paperback, 27/10/1994, £9.99
Presents man not as a fallen angel, but as a risen ape, remarkable in his resilience, energy and imagination, yet an animal nonetheless, in danger of forgetting his origins. This work provides insights on man's beginnings, sex life, habits and our astonishing bonds to the animal kingdom.


Paperback, 01/01/2009, £5.99
Machiavelli made his name notorious for centuries with the Prince, his clever and cynical work about power relationships. The key themes of this influential, and ever timely, writer are that adaptability is the key to success and that effective leadership is sometimes only possible at the expense of moral standards.

Presentation of self in everyday life

Paperback, 27/09/1990, £10.99
Presents an analysis of the structures of social encounters from the perspective of the dramatic performance. This title shows us how people use such 'fixed props' as houses, clothes, and job situations; how they combine in teams resembling secret societies; and, how they adopt discrepant roles and communicate out of character.

English and Their History

Paperback, 04/06/2015, £14.99
Tells us the history of the English people, and of how the stories they have told about themselves have shaped them, from the prehistoric dreamtime. This book describes their history and its meanings from their beginnings in the monasteries of Northumbria and the wetlands of Wessex to the cosmopolitan energy of England.

Ways of Seeing

Paperback, 25/09/2008, £8.99
Seeing comes before words. The child looks and recognizes before it can speak. But, there is also another sense in which seeing comes before words. It is seeing which establishes our place in the surrounding world. The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled. This is a book on art in various languages.

Silent Spring

Paperback, 28/09/2000, £9.99
Exposes the destruction of wildlife through the widespread use of pesticides. This book aims to creates public awareness of the environment.

Orientalism: Western Conceptions of the Orient

Paperback, 28/08/2003, £10.99
Surveys the history and nature of Western attitudes towards the East, considering orientalism as a powerful European ideological creation - a way for writers, philosophers and colonial administrators to deal with the 'otherness' of eastern culture, customs and beliefs.

Uses of Literacy: Aspects of Working-Class Life

Paperback, 01/10/2009, £10.99
When a society becomes more affluent, does it lose other values? Are the skills that education and literacy gave millions wasted on consuming pop culture? Do the media coerce us into a world of the superficial and the material - or can they be a force for good? This book asks these questions.

Rights of Man

Paperback, 31/05/1984, £6.99
Presents an overview of Paine's career as political theorist and pamphleteer, and supplies background material to "Rights of Man". This book discusses how Paine created a language of modern politics that brought various issues to the common man and the working classes and assesses the debt owed to Paine by American and British radical traditions.

Purity and Danger: An Analysis of the Concepts of Pollution and Taboo

Paperback, 12/04/1984, £17.99
Various points are raised in this book which illuminate matters in the philosophy of religion and science, showing us why and how anthropology has become such an intellectual disapline. This is both gracefully and comprehensively written.

Road to Serfdom

Paperback, 17/05/2001, £14.99
Addressing economics, fascism, history, socialism and the Holocaust, Hayek unwraps the trappings of socialist ideology. The Road to Serfdom remains one of the all-time classics of twentieth-century intellectual thought.

Being and Nothingness 2ed

Paperback, 28/08/2003, £19.99
This monumental book, regarded by many as Sartre's greatest achievement, is one of the most influential philosophical works of the 20th century. In it Sartre set out his fundamental views on philosophy and laid the foundations of existentialism.

Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo

Paperback, 12/09/2002, £14.99
In this classic work Mary Douglas identifies the concern for pirity as a key theme at the heart of every society. She reveals its wide-ranging impact on our attitudes tp society, values, cosmology and knowledge.

Staying Power: The History of Black People in Britain

Paperback, 20/09/2010, £19.99
The definitive history of black people in Britain, an epic story that spans the Roman conquest to the present day. New introduction by Paul Gilroy.

Brief History Of Time

Paperback, 18/08/2011, £8.99
Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite or does it have boundaries? This book examines these questions. It begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos from Newton to Einstein, before delving into the secrets which still lie at the heart of space and time, from the Big Bang to black holes.

Fortunate Man: Story of a Country Doctor

Paperback, 04/02/2016, £9.99
Berger's exploration of what it means to heal, now inducted into the Canons series nearly fifty years after its first publication

Nickel & Dimed: Undercover in Low Wage USA

Paperback, 05/08/2010, £8.99
A contemporary classic which has changed the way we see America.

Gender Trouble

Paperback, 01/05/2006, £20.99
Arguing that traditional feminism is wrong to look to a natural notion of the female, or indeed of sex or gender, this book questions the category 'woman' and continues in this vein with examinations of 'the masculine' and 'the feminine'. It considers gender as a reiterated social "performance" rather than the expression of a prior reality.

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Paperback, 30/04/2015, £9.99
Planet Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us Sapiens? The author explores who we are, how we got here and where we're going.

Double Helix

Paperback, 11/11/2010, £9.99
The story of the most significant biological breakthrough of the century - the discovery of the structure of DNA.

Modern Ireland, 1600-1972

Paperback, 29/03/1990, £16.99
Looks at how key events in Irish history contributed to the creation of the 'Irish Nation'. This book supersedes all other accounts of modern Irish history".

Scottish Nation: A Modern History

Paperback, 05/07/2012, £14.99
Provides a key focus for the ongoing debate regarding Scotland's future. This book is drawn from research and exploring everything from the high politics of the devolved parliament to the everyday effects of huge and growing levels of social inequality. It features debates on the possibilities of Scottish independence.

Invention of Tradition

Paperback, 26/03/2012, £12.99
A fascinating study of ritual and symbolism which poses new questions for the understanding of our history.

Wretched Of The Earth

Paperback, 06/12/2001, £9.99
Provides inspiration for anti-colonial movements ever since, analysing the role of class, race, national culture and violence in the struggle for freedom. In this book, the author makes clear the economic and psychological degradation inflicted by imperialism.


Hardback, 05/11/2015, £16.99
Features 'The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction', 'The Task of the Translator' and 'Theses on the Philosophy of History', as well as essays on Kafka, storytelling, Baudelaire, Brecht's epic theatre, and Proust.

Second Sex

Paperback, 05/03/2015, £4.99
When first published in 1949, this title led to outrage and scandal. This work contains the key passages of the book that changed perceptions of women forever.

Arden Shakespeare Complete Works

Paperback, 21/11/2011, £18.99
A revised edition of the best-selling Arden Shakespeare Complete Works which includes the full text of Double Falsehood, Shakespeare's "lost" play, published to critical acclaim in the Arden Third Series in 2010.

Book of the City of Ladies

Paperback, 24/06/1999, £9.99
Christine de Pisan was a pioneer among female authors of the Middle Ages. This text is her first and foremost attempt to defend women from literary misogyny prevalent at the time.

Plato: The Republic

Paperback, 25/09/2000, £11.99
This book, first published in 2000 is a vivid and accurate rendition of Plato's classic work of political thought.

Religion and the Decline of Magic: Studies in Popular Beliefs in Sixteenth and Seventeenth-Century England

Paperback, 12/12/1991, £18.99
Witchcraft, astrology, divination and every kind of popular magic flourished in England during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. This analysis of beliefs held on different levels of English society begins with the collapse of the medieval Church and ends with the changing intellectual atmosphere around 1700.

Rights of Man, Common Sense, and Other Political Writings

Paperback, 13/11/2008, £7.99
Thomas Paine was the first international revolutionary. His Common Sense was the most widely read pamphlet of the American Revolution, while his Rights of Man sent out a clarion call for revolution throughout the world. This collection brings together Paine's most powerful political writings in the first fully annotated edition of these works.

Critique of Pure Reason

Paperback, 29/08/2007, £23.00
Kant's Critique of Pure Reason is one of the most rewarding of all philosophical works. The text follows the second edition of 1787, with a translation of all first edition passages altered or omitted. For this reissue of Kemp Smith's classic 1929 edition, Gary Banham contributes a major new Bibliography of secondary sources on Kant.



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