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”

The Routledge handbook of the welfare state by Bent Greve (shelfmark: HV31 Rou. Also available as e-book).

Human rights in international politics: an introduction by Franke Wilmer (shelfmark: JC571 Wil.)

Getting Lost: Feminist Efforts toward a Double(d) Science by Patti Lather (shelfmark: HQ1190 Lat. Also available as e-book).

The politics of evidence and results in international development: playing the game to change the rules? Edited by Rosalind Eyben, Irene Guijt, Chris Roche and Cathy Shutt (shelfmark: HF1359 Pol.)

The spectacular favela: violence in modern Brazil by Erika Robb Larkins (shelfmark: HN290.R5 Rob. Also available as e-book).

spectacular_favela_bookcover“… offers a rich ethnographic examination of the political economy of spectacular violence in Rocinha, Rio’s largest favela. Based on more than two years of residence in the community, the book explores how entangled forms of violence shape everyday life and how that violence is, in turn, connected to the market economy.”

How to be a minister: a 21st century guide by John Hutton and Leigh Lewis (shelfmark: JN405 Hut.)

Sustainable urban energy policy: heat and the city by David Hawkey, Janette Webb, Heather Lovell, David McCrone, Margaret Tingey and Mark Winskel (shelfmark: HT169.G7 Haw. Also available as e-book).

Handbook of International Negotiation: Interpersonal, Intercultural, and Diplomatic Perspectives by Mauro Galluccio (e-book).

The politics of immigration: contradictions of the liberal state by James Hampshire (shelfmark: JV6255 Ham.)

Understanding Children’s Personal Lives and Relationships by Hayley Davies (e-book).

Unhitched: love, marriage, and family values from West Hollywood to western China by Judith Stacey (shelfmark: HQ75.27 Sta.)

unhitched_bookcover“Countering the one-size-fits-all vision of family values, Stacey offers readers a lively, in-person introduction to these less familiar varieties of intimacy and family and to the social, political, and economic conditions that buttress and batter them.”

You can find all of these books and the many more that are available for supporting teaching, learning and research in Social and Political Science via DiscoverEd. E-books are only available to current students and staff at the University of Edinburgh.

You may find some of the print books listed in the New Books display on the 1st floor of the Main Library, where a selection of new books from all subjects across the University are held. Books on these display shelves can be borrowed as normal.

Caroline Stirling – Academic Support Librarian for Social and Political Science.

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