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On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society

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A controversial psychological examination of how soldiers’ willingness to kill has been encouraged and exploited to the detriment of contemporary civilian society. Psychologist and US Army Ranger Dave Grossman writes that the vast majority of soldiers are loath…
All God's Children
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|January 30, 2007

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James Daniel Nelson first hit the streets as a teenager in 1992. He joined a clutch of runaways and misfits who camped out together in a squat under a Portland bridge. Within a few months the group-they called themselves a "family"-was arrested for a string of…
Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked

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“One of the most mesmerizing and important books I’ve read in quite some time. Alter brilliantly illuminates the new obsessions that are controlling our lives and offers the tools we need to rescue our businesses, our families, and our sanity.” —**Adam Grant,…
When Violence Is the Answer: Learning How to Do What It Takes When Your Life Is at Stake

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In a civilized society, violence is rarely the answer. But when it is-it's the only answer. The sound of breaking glass downstairs in the middle of the night. The words, "Move and you die." The hands on your child, or the knife to your throat. In this essential…
Weaponized Lies: How to Think Critically in the Post-Truth Era

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**Winner of the National Business Book Award Winner of the Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction** **Previously Published as *A Field Guide to Lies* We’re surrounded by fringe theories, fake news, and pseudo-facts. These lies are getting repeated. *New York Times…
Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media

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An intellectual dissection of the modern media to show how an underlying economics of publishing warps the news. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Sexual Violence at Canadian Universities: Activism, Institutional Responses, and Strategies for…

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At least one in four women attending college or university will be sexually assaulted by the time they graduate. Beyond this staggering statistic, recent media coverage of “rape chants” at Saint Mary’s University, misogynistic Facebook posts from Dalhousie…
No Shame in My Game: The Working Poor in the Inner City

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"Powerful and poignant.... Newman's message is clear and timely." --*The Philadelphia Inquirer* In No Shame in My Game , Harvard anthropologist Katherine Newman gives voice to a population for whom work, family, and self-esteem are top priorities despite all the…
Early '70s Radio: The American Format Revolution
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|July 21, 2011

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Early '70s Radio focuses on the emergence of commercial music radio "formats," which refer to distinct musical genres aimed toward specific audiences. This formatting revolution took place in a period rife with heated politics, identity anxiety, large-scale…
Language Matters: A Guide to Everyday Questions About Language: A Guide to Everyday Questions About…

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Is Ebonics really a dialect or simply bad English? Do women and men speak differently? Will computers ever really learn human language? Does offensive language harm children? These are only a few of the issues surrounding language that crop up every day. Most of…
I Can't Breathe: A Killing on Bay Street
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|October 24, 2017

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A work of riveting literary journalism that explores the roots and repercussions of the infamous killing of Eric Garner by the New York City police—from the bestselling author of The Divide NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST On…
L'éducation aux médias à l'ère numérique: Entre fondations et renouvellement

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Affirmer que nous vivons dans une société hautement médiatisée est désormais un truisme. Il n'est pratiquement pas de sphère de nos existences qui ne soient affectées par les médias. Les dispositifs par lesquels nous recevons et émettons de l'information se…
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