New to the Library for Social and Political Science

Thanks to recommendations from members of staff and requests via RAB from students the Library is continually adding new books to its collections both online and in print. Here are just a (very) small number of the books that have been added to the Library’s collections in April 2016 for the School of Social and Political Science and these demonstrate the wide range of subjects being taught, studied and researched within School.

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Capitalism: competition, conflict, crises by Anwar Shaikh (shelfmark: HB501 Sha. Also available as e-book).

Theories of international politics and zombies by Daniel W. Drezner (shelfmark: JZ1305 Dre. Also available as e-book).

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“What would happen to international politics if the dead rose from the grave and started to eat the living? Daniel Drezner’s groundbreaking book answers the question that other international relations scholars have been too scared to ask. Addressing timely issues with analytical bite, Drezner looks at how well-known theories from international relations might be applied to a war with zombies.”

There is: the event and the finitude of appearing by Claude Romano ; translated by Michael B. Smith (shelfmark: B2433.R663 Rom.) Continue reading

What’s new in the Library for Social and Political Science?

Thanks to recommendations from members of staff and requests via RAB from students the Library is continually adding new books to its collections both online and in print. Here are just a (very) small number of the books that have been added to the Library’s collections since the beginning of January for the School of Social and Political Science and these demonstrate the wide range of subjects being taught, studied and researched within School. Find even more via DiscoverEd.

The great transition : shifting from fossil fuels to solar and wind energy by Lester R. Brown with Janet Larsen, J. Matthew Roney, and Emily E. Adams (shelfmark: TJ808 Bro.)

The secret of our success: how culture is driving human evolution, domesticating our species, and making us smarter by Joseph Henrich (e-book).

secret_success_bookcover“Drawing insights from lost European explorers, clever chimpanzees, mobile hunter-gatherers, neuroscientific findings, ancient bones, and the human genome, Joseph Henrich demonstrates how our collective brains have propelled our species’ genetic evolution and shaped our biology”

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New books for Social and Political Science

Thanks to recommendations from members of staff and requests via RAB from students the Library is continually adding new books to its collections both online and in print. Here are just a small number of the books that have been added to the Library’s collections this semester for the School of Social and Political Science and these demonstrate the wide range of subjects being taught, studied and researched within School.

sexting_panic_book_coverSexting panic : rethinking criminalization, privacy, and consent by Amy Adele Hasinoff (e-book).

Russia and the new world disorder by Bobo Lo (shelfmark: JZ1616.A5 Lo. Also available as e-book.)

Why India votes? by Mukulika Banerjee and Jonathan Spencer (shelfmark: JQ292 Ban.)

Challenging child protection : new directions in safeguarding children by Lorraine Waterhouse and Janice McGhee (shelfmark: HV713 Cha.)

Becoming salmon : aquaculture and the domestication of a fish by Marianne E. Lien (shelfmark: SH167.S17 Lie. Also available as e-book.) Continue reading

New books for Social and Political Science: July 2015

Thanks to recommendations from members of staff and requests via RAB from students the Library is continually adding new books to its collections both online and in print. Here are just a small number of the books that have been added to the Library’s collections in July 2015 for Social and Political Science and these demonstrate the wide range of subjects being studied and researched within School.

envisioning_utopias_book_coverEnvisioning real utopias by Erik Olin Wright (shelfmark: HX73 Wri.)

Inmates’ Narratives and Discursive Discipline in Prison : Rewriting personal histories through cognitive behavioral programs by Jennifer A. Schlosser (e-book)

Illegality, inc.: clandestine migration and the business of bordering Europe by Ruben Andersson (shelfmark: JV8259.Z6 And.)

Social policy in the European Union by Karen M. Anderson (shelfmark: HN373.5 And.) Continue reading

New books for Social and Political Science: May-June 2015

Thanks to recommendations from members of staff and requests via RAB from students the Library is continually adding new books to its collections both online and in print. Here are just a small number of the books that have been added to the Library’s collections in May and June 2015 for Social and Political Science and these demonstrate the wide range of subjects being studied and researched within School.

government_next_door_book_coverThe government next door: neighborhood politics in urban China by Luigi Tomba (shelfmark: HT147.C48 Tom.)

George Padmore and decolonization from below: pan-Africanism, the Cold War, and the end of empire by Leslie James (shelfmark: DT30 Jam. Also available as e-book.)

The self by Constantine Sedikides and Steven Spencer (e-book).

Land and Desire in Early Zionism by Boaz Neumann (shelfmark: DS149 Neu. Also available as e-book.) Continue reading

New books for Social and Political Science: April 2015

Thanks to recommendations from members of staff and requests via RAB from students the Library is continually adding new books to its collections both online and in print. Here are just a small number of the books that have been added to the Library’s collections in April 2015 for Social and Political Science.

city_is_ours_book_coverThe city is ours : squatting and autonomous movements in Europe from the 1970s to the present edited by Bart van der Steen, Ask Katzeff and Leendert van Hoogenhuijze (shelfmark: HD7287.96.E85 Cit.)

Small states and international security : Europe and beyond edited by Clive Archer, Alyson J.K. Bailes and Anders Wivel (shelfmark: JC365 Sma. Also available as e-book.)

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New books for Social and Political Science: March 2015

Thanks to recommendations from members of staff and requests via RAB from students the Library is continually adding new books to its collections both online and in print. Here are just a small number of the books that have been added to the Library’s collections in March 2015 for Social and Political Science.

unexpected_alliances_book_coverPolarization and Transformation in Zimbabwe : social movements, strategy dilemmas and change by Erin McCandless (e-book)

Unexpected Alliances : independent filmmakers, the state, and the film industry in postauthoritarian South Korea by Young-a Park (shelfmark: PN1993.5.K6 Par.)

The neoliberal regime in the agri-food sector : crisis, resilience, and restructuring edited by Steven A. Wolf and Alessandro Bonanno (shelfmark: HD9000.6 Neo. Also available as e-book.)

The great humanists : an introduction by Jonathan Arnold (e-book) Continue reading

Top 5 library resources for Social Work

Today is #WorldSocialWorkDay! We thought we’d give you a taster of social work resources available to students and staff here at the University of Edinburgh Library.

1. Have you seen Social Services Abstracts? This database provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services and related areas, including social welfare, social policy and community development. The database abstracts and indexes thousands of serials publications and includes abstracts of journal articles and dissertations and citations to book reviews.

Coverage includes community and mental health services; crisis intervention; the family and social welfare; gerontology; poverty and homelessness; professional issues in social work; social services in addiction; social work education; social work practice; violence, abuse, neglect.

You can access this and other relevant databases at databases for social work.

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New books for Social and Political Science: February 2015

Thanks to recommendations from members of staff and requests via RAB from students the Library is continually adding new books to its collections both online and in print. Here are just a small number of the books that have been added to the Library’s collections in February 2015 for Social and Political Science.

industrializing_organisms_book_coverIndustrializing organisms : introducing evolutionary history edited by Susan R. Schrepfer and Philip Scranton (shelfmark: S494.5.B563 Ind.)

Alcohol and moral regulation : public attitudes, spirited measures and Victorian hangovers by Henry Yeomans (e-book)

Mind Change : how digital technologies are leaving their mark on our brains by Susan Greenfield (shelfmark: BF311 Gre.) Continue reading

Find out more about fair trade

PrintThis year’s Fairtrade Fortnight runs from 23 February to 8 March 2015 and is celebrating the power of everyday choices by telling the other half of a product’s story – the producer’s – to show the difference Fairtrade makes.

For the past twenty years Fairtrade Fortnight has aimed to educate the public on why to choose Fairtrade and increase sales on Fairtrade terms for marginalised producers. And this year they want people to “choose products that change lives”.

We’ve pulled together a list of resources, primarily available at the University Library, to help you read around or find out more about this subject. Online material, such as e-books and e-journal articles and access to Searcher and other databases, are only available to staff and students at University of Edinburgh unless otherwise indicated. Continue reading