New Books List

Publisher:

London ; Verso, 2017.

Call Number:

KIC 305.800973 N417A 2017

Pages:

456 pages ; 25 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
Just as Donald Trump¿s victorious campaign for the US presidency shocked the world, the seemingly sudden national prominence of white supremacists, xenophobes, militia leaders, and mysterious ¿alt-right¿ figures mystifies many. But the American extreme right has been growing steadily in number and influence since the 1990s with the rise of patriot militias. Following 9/11, conspiracy theorists found fresh life; and in virulent reaction to the first black US president, militant racists have come out of the woodwork. Nurtured by a powerful right-wing media sector in radio, TV, and online, the far right, Tea Party movement conservatives, and Republican activists found common ground. Figures such as Stephen Bannon, Milo Yiannopoulos, and Alex Jones, once rightly dismissed as cranks, now haunt the reports of mainstream journalism.
Publisher:

Berkeley : University of California Press, 1986.

Call Number:

KIC 398.20954 A615 1986

Pages:

x, 387 pages : illustration ; 25 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
In scholarship and popular thought, India had usually been identified with its classical tradition and culture. But there is another harmony, sometimes in counterpoint and sometimes autonomous, found in india's folk traditions. Each essays in this book presents an example from that other harmony. The study of Indian folklore has never been a sharply defined field. Research has been cross-field between disciplines, over-shadowed by indology, and dispresed among the languages of Europe and India.
Publisher:

UK : Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2017.

Call Number:

KIC 327.73051 M147A 2017

Pages:

xv, 396 pages.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
For more than half a century, American power in the Pacific has successfully kept the peace. But it has also cemented the tensions in the toxic rivalry between China and Japan, consumed with endless history wars and entrenched political dynasties. Now, the combination of these forces with Donald Trump's unpredictable impulses and disdain for America's old alliances threatens to upend the region, and accelerate the unravelling of the postwar order. If the United States helped lay the postwar foundations for modern Asia, now the anchor of the global economy, Asia's Reckoning will reveal how that structure is now crumbling.
Publisher:

London : Yale University press, 2017.

Call Number:

KIC 363.3250956 W322B 2017

Pages:

xiv, 266 pages : map ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
With tremendous speed, the Islamic State has moved from the margins to the center of life in the Middle East. Despite recent setbacks, its ability to conquer and retain huge swaths of territory has demonstrated its skillful tactical maneuvering, ambition, and staying power. Yet we still know too little about ISIS, particularly about its deeper ideology. In this eye-opening book, David J. Wasserstein offers a penetrating analysis of the movement, looking closely at the thousand-year-old form of Islamic apocalyptic messianism the group draws upon today. He shows how ISIS is not only a military and political movement but also, and primarily, a religious one with a coherent worldview, a patent strategy, and a clear goal: the re-creation of a medieval caliphate. Connecting the group¿s day-to-day activities and the writings and sayings of its leaders with the medieval Islamic past, Wasserstein provides an insightful and unprecedented perspective on the origins and aspirations of the Islamic State.
Publisher:

New York : Allen Lane, 2018.

Call Number:

KIC 307.1216 S478B 2018

Pages:

342 pages.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
Building and Dwelling summarises a lifetime's thought about what makes cities work - or not - to the benefit of their communities.
Publisher:

Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 2018

Call Number:

KIC 324.2561 Y514C 2017

Pages:

370 pages.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
The medieval theory of the caliphate, epitomized by the Abbasids (750¿1258), was the construct of jurists who conceived it as a contractual leadership of the Muslim community in succession to the Prophet Muhammed¿s political authority. In this book, Hüseyin Yilmaz traces how a new conception of the caliphate emerged under the Ottomans, who redefined the caliph as at once a ruler, a spiritual guide, and a lawmaker corresponding to the prophet¿s three natures. Challenging conventional narratives that portray the Ottoman caliphate as a fading relic of medieval Islamic law, Yilmaz offers a novel interpretation of authority, sovereignty, and imperial ideology by examining how Ottoman political discourse led to the mystification of Muslim political ideals and redefined the caliphate. He illuminates how Ottoman Sufis reimagined the caliphate as a manifestation and extension of cosmic divine governance. The Ottoman Empire arose in Western Anatolia and the Balkans, where charismatic Sufi leaders were perceived to be God¿s deputies on earth. Yilmaz traces how Ottoman rulers, in alliance with an increasingly powerful Sufi establishment, continuously refashioned and legitimated their rule through mystical imageries of authority, and how the caliphate itself reemerged as a moral paradigm that shaped early modern Muslim empires.
Publisher:

Durham : Duke University Press, 2001.

Call Number:

KIC 306.4708997078 M959C 2001

Pages:

232 pages : illustration ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
In the early twentieth century, a group of elite East coast women turned to the American Southwest in search of an alternative to European-derived concepts of culture. In Culture in the Marketplace Molly H. Mullin provides a detailed narrative of the growing influence that this network of women had on the Native American art market¿as well as the influence these activities had on them¿in order to investigate the social construction of value and the history of American concepts of culture. Drawing on fiction, memoirs, journalistic accounts, and extensive interviews with artists, collectors, and dealers, Mullin shows how anthropological notions of culture were used to valorize Indian art and create a Southwest Indian art market. By turning their attention to Indian affairs and art in Santa Fe, New Mexico, she argues, these women escaped the gender restrictions of their eastern communities and found ways of bridging public and private spheres of influence. Tourism, in turn, became a means of furthering this cultural colonization. Mullin traces the development of aesthetic worth as it was influenced not only by politics and profit but also by gender, class, and regional identities, revealing how notions of ¿culture¿ and ¿authenticity¿ are fundamentally social ones. She also shows how many of the institutions that the early patrons helped to establish continue to play an important role in the contemporary market for American Indian art.
Publisher:

Washington, DC : New Academia Publishing/Vellum, 2009.

Call Number:

KIC 327.73 D281D 2009

Pages:

xvi, 220 pages : illustration ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
Over the course of his career, Ambassador Dean found himself embroiled in controversy in hot spots in Asia and the Middle East. Serving several stints in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, he worked on development projects in all three countries and with the U.S. military in Central Vietnam in the early 1970s. He brokered the deal that ended the war in Laos and faced down an attempted coup d¿état in 1973 against the neutralist regime of Prime Minister Souvanna Phouma. As ambassador in Cambodia, he was the last man out on April 12, 1975, as the last helicopter left Phnom Penh and Khmer Rouge forces approached the city. He was notably willing to work with anyone and everyone¿communists and capitalists, diplomats and spies, urbanites and peasants, entrenched leaders and emerging reformers, Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists.
Publisher:

Oxford, UK ; Blackwell, 1988.

Call Number:

KIC 302.22 F514L 1988

Pages:

vii, 201 pages ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
Does the technology of communication condition the nature of human artistry or determine the direction of social change? The studies in literacy orality explore this question in a comparative framework drawing on a wide range of recent work in history and social anthropology as well as first hand fieldwork in Africa, Europe and South pacific.
Publisher:

Boston, MA : Wadsworth, Cengage Learning, 2013.

Call Number:

KIC 304.873 M234 2013

Pages:

xviii, 620 pages : illustration ; 23 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
Designed to encourage critical thinking about history, the MAJOR PROBLEMS IN AMERICAN HISTORY series introduces students to both primary sources and analytical essays on important topics in American history. The collection of essays and documents in MAJOR PROBLEMS IN AMERICAN IMMIGRATION HISTORY explores themes such as the political and economic forces that cause immigration; the alienation and uprootedness that often follow relocation; and the difficult questions of citizenship and assimilation. This text presents a carefully selected group of readings organized to allow students to evaluate primary sources, test the interpretations of distinguished historians, and draw their own conclusions. Each chapter includes introductions, source notes, and suggested readings.
Publisher:

Durham : Duke University Press, 2008.

Call Number:

KIC 305.3109969 T292N 2008

Pages:

xvi, 277 pages : illustration ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
Many indigenous Hawaiian men have felt profoundly disempowered by the legacies of colonization and by the tourist industry, which, in addition to occupying a great deal of land, promotes a feminized image of Native Hawaiians (evident in the ubiquitous figure of the dancing hula girl). In the 1990s a group of Native men on the island of Maui responded by refashioning and reasserting their masculine identities in a group called the Hale Mua (the ¿Men¿s House¿). As a member and an ethnographer, Ty P. K¿wika Tengan analyzes how the group¿s mostly middle-aged, middle-class, and mixed-race members assert a warrior masculinity through practices including martial arts, woodcarving, and cultural ceremonies. Some of their practices are heavily influenced by or borrowed from other indigenous Polynesian traditions, including those of the M¿ori. The men of the Hale Mua enact their refashioned identities as they participate in temple rites, protest marches, public lectures, and cultural fairs.
Publisher:

Canada : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.

Call Number:

KIC 324.97309 K641N 2017

Pages:

273 pages ; 22 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
Remember when it all seemed to be getting better? Before Trump happened? Naomi Klein, internationally acclaimed journalist, activist and bestselling author, shows us how we got to this surreal and dangerous place, how to stop it getting a lot worse, and how, if we keep our heads, we can make things better. No Is Not Enough reveals, among other things, how Trump's election was not a peaceful transition, but a corporate takeover, one using deliberate shock tactics to generate wave after wave of crises and force through radical policies that will destroy people, the environment, the economy and national security. This book is the toolkit for shock resistance, showing all of us how we can break Trump's spell and win the world we need. Don't let them get away with it.
Publisher:

London : I. B. Tauris, 2017.

Call Number:

070.449956054 R425 2017

Pages:

xii, 226 pages.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
How do the media cover the Middle East? Through a country-by-country approach, this book provides detailed analysis of the complexities of reporting from the Arab World. Each chapter provides an overview of a country, including the political context, relationships to international politics and the key elements relating to the place as covered in Western media. The authors explore how the media can be used to serve particular political agendas on both a regional and international level. They also consider the changes to the media landscape following the growth of digital and social media, showing how access to the media is no longer restricted to state or elite actors. By studying coverage of the Middle East from a whole range of news providers, this book shows how news formats and practices may be defined and shaped differently by different nations. It will be essential reading for scholars and practitioners of journalism, especially those focusing on the Arab World.
Publisher:

Lahaur : Feroz sanz, 2018.

Call Number:

KIC 324.2092 H972S 2018

Pages:

328 pages, 70 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
Autobiography of Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, a noted Pakistani politician.
Publisher:

New York : Penguin press, 2017.

Call Number:

KIC 359.03 S798S 2017

Pages:

363 pages : maps ; 25 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
From one of the most admired admirals of his generation¿and the only admiral to serve as Supreme Allied Commander at NATO¿comes a remarkable voyage through all of the world¿s most important bodies of water, providing the story of naval power as a driver of human history and a crucial element in our current geopolitical path. From the time of the Greeks and the Persians clashing in the Mediterranean, sea power has determined world power. To an extent that is often underappreciated, it still does. No one understands this better than Admiral Jim Stavridis. In Sea Power, Admiral Stavridis takes us with him on a tour of the world¿s oceans from the admiral¿s chair, showing us how the geography of the oceans has shaped the destiny of nations, and how naval power has in a real sense made the world we live in today, and will shape the world we live in tomorrow.
Publisher:

New Dehli, Inda : Juggernaut Books, 2017.

Call Number:

KIC 322.10954 J598S 2017

Pages:

229 pages.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
The BJP¿s steady advance over the last 30 years has been accompanied by the mushrooming of fringe organizations that stir up trouble, polarize communities, incite violence and even kill ¿ all in the name of Hindutva. This collection investigates eight such organizations across India
Publisher:

London : The University of Chicago Press, 2017.

Call Number:

KIC 300.1 S678 2017

Pages:

vi, 409 pages.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
The book¿provides a strategic window onto social theory based on current research, examining trends in classical traditions and the cutting edge of more recent approaches. From distinctive theoretical positions, contributors address questions about¿how social order is accomplished; the role of materiality, practice, and meaning; as well as the conditions for the knowledge of the social world. The theoretical traditions presented include cultural sociology, microsociologies, world-system theory and post-colonial theory, gender and feminism, actor network and network theory, systems theory, field theory, rational choice, poststructuralism, pragmatism, and the sociology of conventions. Each chapter introduces a tradition and presents an agenda for further theoretical development. Social Theory Now is an essential tool for sociologists. It will be central to the discussion and teaching of contemporary social theory¿for years to come.
Publisher:

Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2017.

Call Number:

KIC 320.4560903 T942F 2017

Pages:

xviii, 296 pages ; 25 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
Turkish republicanism is commonly thought to have originated with Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and the founding of modern Turkey in 1923, and understood exclusively in terms of Kemalist ideals, characterized by the principles of secularism, nationalism, statism, and populism. Banu Turnao¿lu challenges this view, showing how Turkish republicanism represents the outcome of centuries of intellectual dispute in Turkey over Islamic and liberal conceptions of republicanism, culminating in the victory of Kemalism in the republic's formative period. Drawing on a wealth of rare archival material, Turnao¿lu presents the first complete history of republican thinking in Turkey from the birth of the Ottoman state to the founding of the modern republic. She shows how the Kemalists wrote Turkish history from their own perspective, presenting their own version of republicanism as inevitable while disregarding the contributions of competing visions. Turnao¿lu demonstrates how republicanism has roots outside the Western political experience, broadening our understanding of intellectual history. She reveals how the current crises in Turkish politics¿including the Kurdish Question, democratic instability, the rise of radical Islam, and right-wing Turkish nationalism¿arise from intellectual tensions left unresolved by Kemalist ideology.
Publisher:

Durham : Duke University Press, 2009.

Call Number:

KIC 371.82997073 P529Y 2009

Pages:

xviii, 259 pages : illustration ; 25 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
Honored in his own time as one of the most prominent Indian public intellectuals, Henry Roe Cloud (c. 1884¿1950) fought to open higher education to Indians. Joel Pfister¿s extensive archival research establishes the historical significance of key chapters in the Winnebago¿s remarkable life. Roe Cloud was the first Indian to receive undergraduate and graduate degrees from Yale University, where he was elected to the prestigious and intellectual Elihu Club. Pfister compares Roe Cloud¿s experience to that of other ¿college Indians¿ and also to African Americans such as W. E. B. Du Bois. Roe Cloud helped launch the Society of American Indians, graduated from Auburn seminary, founded a preparatory school for Indians, and served as the first Indian superintendent of the Haskell Institute (forerunner of Haskell Indian Nations University). He also worked under John Collier at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, where he was a catalyst for the Indian New Deal.
Publisher:

Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India : HarperCollins Publishers India, 2016.

Call Number:

KIC 384.5520954 C456Z 2016

Pages:

xiii, 281 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
The pioneer who gate-crashed his way to the top Subhash Chandra, the promoter of Essel/ Zee Group, is an unlikely mogul. Hailing from a small town in Haryana, where his family ran grain mills, Chandra has been a perennial outsider, repeatedly aiming high and breaking into businesses where he was considered an interloper. Starting work as a teen to pay off family debts, Chandra had to rely on bluff, gumption and sheer hard toil to turn things around. A little bit of luck and political patronage saw him make a fortune in rice exports to the erstwhile USSR. Always a risk-taker, Chandra then had the vision of getting into broadcasting early, even as established media players failed to see its potential. His Zee TV, India's first private Indian TV channel, changed the rules of the game and tickled the fancy of a public starved of entertainment. Several gutsy initiatives followed, though not all of them were successful. Chandra's attempts to launch satellite telephony and a cricket league came a cropper. But the man continues to reinvent himself; he is now also focusing on infrastructure and smart cities. This is an unusually candid memoir of a truly desi self-made businessman who came to Delhi at age twenty with seventeen rupees in his pocket. Today, he has a net worth of
Publisher:

London : Aurum Press, 2017.

Call Number:

KIC 327.1209 S642A 2017

Pages:

320 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of photographs : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
In this compelling investigation, Michael Smith explores the critical moment in a spy¿s life: that split-second decision to embrace a double life; to cheat and hide and hurt; to risk disgrace ¿ even death ¿ without any guarantee of being rewarded or even recognised. Through in-depth insider knowledge, Michael Smith also uncovers new and unknown cases, including ISIS, President Trump¿s links with Russia and Edward Snowden¿s role as a whistleblower to offer compelling psychological portrait of these men and women, homing unerringly on the fault-lines and shady corners of their characters, their weaknesses and their strengths, the lies they tell other people, and the lies they always end up telling themselves.
Publisher:

UK : Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2017.

Call Number:

KIC 305.6970941 W295E 2017

Pages:

xxvi, 378 pages ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
'The Muslims, or, more politely put, the Muslim communities, are described and most often referred to as a monolithic block. Well they - we - are not ... Most of us simply want to get on with our lives.' Sayeeda Warsi, peer of the realm, could be considered part of the Establishment. So why does she wonder over half a century after her grandfather came to the UK whether the UK will still be a home for her grandchildren? Tracking the changing currents in British attitudes and policy towards Islam and unpicking the challenges for Muslims with brutal honesty, The Enemy Within offers solutions to the big issues of our time with much-needed clarity and humour.
Publisher:

UK : Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2017.

Call Number:

KIC 303.66 F853F 2017

Pages:

xxi, 376 pages.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
As Lawrence Freedman shows, ideas about the causes of war and strategies for its conduct have rich and varied histories which shape predictions about the future. Freedman shows how looking at how the future of war was conceived about in the past (and why this was more often than not wrong) can put into perspective current thinking about future conflicts. The Future of War - which takes us from preparations for the world wars, through the nuclear age and the civil wars which became the focus for debate after the end of the Cold War, to present preoccupations with hybrid and cyber warfare - is filled with fascinating insights from one of the most brilliant military and strategic historians of his generation.
Publisher:

London : Frontline Distribution International, 1975.

Call Number:

KIC 305.896 R694G 2006

Pages:

viii, 5-68 pages : map ; 22 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
The essay in this book are solid, potent and very relevant today. They represent the essence of brother Walter's rootical groundation with the masses of Jamaica society, moreso, the Rastafari community, who he dwelled among and taught the importance of knowing African history as a solid foundation so as to be more knowledgeable of their African heritage.
Publisher:

New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.

Call Number:

KIC 355.040973 W423I 2017

Pages:

475 pages.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
The definitive history of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Pentagon agency that has quietly shaped war and technology for nearly sixty years. Founded in 1958 in response to the launch of Sputnik, the agency¿s original mission was to create ¿the unimagined weapons of the future.¿ Over the decades, DARPA has been responsible for countless inventions and technologies that extend well beyond military technology. Sharon Weinberger gives us a riveting account of DARPA¿s successes and failures, its remarkable innovations, and its wild-eyed schemes. We see how the threat of nuclear Armageddon sparked investment in computer networking, leading to the Internet, as well as to a proposal to power a missile-destroying particle beam by draining the Great Lakes. We learn how DARPA was responsible during the Vietnam War for both Agent Orange and the development of the world¿s first armed drones, and how after 9/11 the agency sparked a national controversy over surveillance with its data-mining research. And we see how DARPA¿s success with self-driving cars was followed by disappointing contributions to the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.
Publisher:

Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press, 2000.

Call Number:

KIC 302.2244 G658P 2000

Pages:

viii, 192 pages ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
In this collection of nine essays, noted anthropologist Jack Goody explores his view of writing as a transforming technology, charting the differences between cultures with writing and those without in such practices as historical record keeping, religious ceremony, and the telling of time. He describes how one version of a ritual---the Bagre of the loDagaa of northern Ghana---assumed primacy over other versions when it was written down, and he shows that as societies acquired writing, verbatim memorization rather than face-to-face interaction became a mainstay of education.
Publisher:

New Dehli, India : Viva Books Private Limited, 2016.

Call Number:

KIC 305.220954 K452R 2016

Pages:

xxviii, 411 pages.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
The institution of nobility was the most important component in the administrative setup of the Mughal Empire, and next only to kingship in power and influence. These ruling elite acted as a catalyst of change in culture as well as in politics. This book is the first and most comprehensive study of the Iranian nobility, who constituted the largest and most powerful component of the Mughal ruling class during the reign of Shahjahan and Aurangzeb. Based on first-hand research into original Persian sources, the book covers important topics like immigration from Iran under Shahjahan and Aurangzeb, the position of Iranians vis-a-vis other racial groups, the stratification of the nobility, family details of some of the prominent Iranians and the Iranian influence on Mughal art and architecture, in addition to giving a general historical account of the period. There has been growing recognition of Mughal nobles¿ central role in administration, society, cultural patronage and even in economic activities. This multidimensional character of the Mughal ruling class has become a fascinating subject of study among scholars. No specific study as yet has been made dealing exclusively with the Irani nobles who constituted the largest and most powerful component of the Mughal ruling class. This book is the first detailed and comprehensive attempt in this direction.
Publisher:

India : HarperCollins, 2018

Call Number:

KIC 327.125405491 D878S 2018

Pages:

xxii, 321 pages : illustrations (chiefly color photographs) ; 24 cm

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
Publisher:

[London] : Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2017.

Call Number:

KIC 302.309 F352S 2017

Pages:

xxvii, 573 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 24 cm

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
Throughout history our societies have worked through networks - of information, friendship, professions, families - Niall Ferguson's new bestseller is a history of this remarkable aspect of human existence, from the networks that first allowed us to explore the oceans to today's hyper-linked world.
Publisher:

New York : Penguin Books, 2017.

Call Number:

KIC 796.3346680982 M298T 2017

Pages:

xxiii, 226 pages ; 20 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
Now thirty years on from that magical game, and after a life in sports marked by controversy, Maradona tells, for the first time, the untold stories behind that one-of-a-kind World Cup. Mexico '86 was the pinnacle of Maradona's career, and in this book he will reveal all about every game, what happened afterwards in the locker room, the months leading up to the World Cup, when the team had to go to Mexico City a month early to avoid the overthrowing of the technical director by the Argentine president, Alfonsin, the mystery behind 'El Gran Capitán' Passarella ('78 World Cup Champion), the strategies and tactics that revolutionised the game, training in a country that was recovering from an earthquake, the public's hostility, the jerseys they went out to buy in Mexico City, the meeting in Colombia where the team really came together, his relationship to drugs: the clean World Cup, and the best goal in football history.
Publisher:

New York, NY : Henry Holt & Company, 2017.

Call Number:

KIC 781.660922 H529U 2017

Pages:

347 pages.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
In Uncommon People, David Hepworth zeroes in on defining moments and turning points in the lives of forty rock stars from 1955 to 1995, taking us on a journey to burst a hundred myths and create a hundred more. As this tribe of uniquely motivated nobodies went about turning themselves into the ultimate somebodies, they also shaped us, our real lives and our fantasies. Uncommon People isn¿t just their story. It¿s ours as well.
Publisher:

London : Yale University press, 2017.

Call Number:

KIC 355.0201 G783W 2017

Pages:

xv, 268 pages ; 22 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
For residents of the twenty-first century, a vision of a future without warfare is almost inconceivable. Though wars are terrible and destructive, they also seem unavoidable. In this original and deeply considered book, A. C. Grayling examines, tests, and challenges the concept of war. He proposes that a deeper, more accurate understanding of war may enable us to reduce its frequency, mitigate its horrors, and lessen the burden of its consequences. Grayling explores the long, tragic history of war and how warfare has changed in response to technological advances. He probes much-debated theories concerning the causes of war and considers positive changes that may result from war. How might these results be achieved without violence? In a profoundly wise conclusion, the author envisions ¿just war theory¿ in new moral terms, taking into account the lessons of World War II and the Holocaust and laying down ethical principles for going to war and for conduct during war.
Publisher:

New York : Portfolio/Penguin, 2017.

Call Number:

KIC 388.413214 L343W 2017

Pages:

228 pages ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
In your pocket is something amazing: a quick and easy way to summon a total stranger who will take you anywhere you¿d like. In your hands is something equally amazing: the untold story of Uber¿s meteoric rise, and the massive ambitions of its larger-than-life founder and CEO. Before Travis Kalanick became famous as the public face of Uber, he was a scrappy, rough-edged, loose-lipped entrepreneur. And even after taking Uber from the germ of an idea to a