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August 28, 2008

BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT

- The Ashgate Research Companion to Corporate Social Responsibility

Edited by David Crowther, professor of corporate social responsibility, De Montfort University, and Nicholas Capaldi, Legendre-Soule distinguished chair in business ethics, Loyola University New Orleans. Ashgate, £75.00. ISBN 9780754647775

This companion offers scholars and graduate students a valuable guide to current thinking in corporate social responsibility as well as a reference to this increasingly important field.

HISTORY

- Blessed Days of Anaesthesia

By Stephanie J. Snow, Wellcome research associate in the faculty of life sciences, University of Manchester. Oxford University Press, £16.99. ISBN 9780192805867

Snow's vivid history reveals how the worlds of Victorian medics, moralists and clergymen were plunged into turmoil and debate by the discovery and introduction of anaesthetic medicine.

- Inventing Lima: Baroque Modernity in Peru's South Sea Metropolis

By Alejandra B. Osorio, assistant professor of history, Wellesley College. Palgrave Macmillan, £40.00. ISBN 9781403976048

Through analysis of 17th-century ceremonies of state and local religious rituals, this book asserts that colonial Lima was culturally diverse and its rich population more integrated than historiography would suggest.

LAW

- Unlocking EU Law

By Tony Storey, senior lecturer in law, University of Northumbria, and Chris Turner, senior lecturer in law, University of Wolverhampton. Hodder Education, £21.99. ISBN 9780340971185

Designed specifically to make the subject matter accessible, this textbook includes features, activities, key-facts charts, diagrams, and clear headings and subheadings aimed at aiding students in understanding the different elements of their study.

SOCIAL SCIENCES

- Riotous Citizens: Ethnic Conflict in Multicultural Britain

By Paul Bagguley, senior lecturer in sociology, University of Leeds, and Yasmin Hussain, lecturer in sociology, University of Leeds. Ashgate, £55.00. ISBN 97807546463

Linking original empirical research with a sophisticated conceptual analysis, this book explores the reasons for the 2001 riots in Oldham, Burnley and Bradford and explains why they mark a point of departure in Britain's racial politics.

- Making Digital Cultures: Access, Interactivity, and Authenticity

By Martin Hand, assistant professor of sociology, Queen's University. Ashgate, £55.00. ISBN 9780754648406

Hand brings together recent theorising on the "digital age" with empirical studies of how institutions embrace these technologies in relation to older-established technological objects, processes and practices.

- Workplace Vagabonds: Career and Community in Changing Worlds of Work

By Christina Garsten, professor and chair, department of social anthropology, Stockholm University. Palgrave Macmillan, £50.00. ISBN 9781403917584

Garsten seeks to engage with issues around the increasing flexibility of work contracts, and changing notions of career and community at a transnational temporary agency in the United States, the United Kingdom and Sweden.

WOMEN'S STUDIES

- Behind the Veil: Resistance, Women and the Everyday in Colonial South Asia

Edited by Anindita Ghosh, lecturer in extra-European modern history, University of Manchester. Palgrave Macmillan, £45.00. ISBN 9780230553446

This book aims to re-examine "everyday resistance" through the lens of women's experiences in colonial South Asia, attempting to unearth a narrative of deeper and more enduring resistance offered by less extraordinary women in their daily lives.

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