Sociology & anthropology

    Small Pieces

    By Joanne Limburg

    Hardback £11.45

    Joanne Limburg's intensely honest account of coming to terms with her brother's suicide; a powerful meditation on family and faith

    Preventing intimate partner violence: Interdisciplinary perspectives

    Paperback £19.45

    This book brings together researchers and practitioners from a range of fields to examine strategies and programs for preventing intimate partner violence IPV. It provides paths to more efficacious prevention strategies and highlights ways that all stakeholders can work more effectively toward reducing violence.

    New Urban Worlds

    By AbdouMaliq Simone

    Paperback £16.90

    It is well known that the world is transitioning to an irrevocable urban future whose epicentre has moved into the cities of Asia and Africa. What is less clear is how this will be managed and deployed as a multi-polar world system is being born.

    St Petersburg

    By Jonathan Miles

    Hardback Save £7.54 = £17.46

    St Petersburg has always felt like an impossible metropolis, risen from the freezing mists and flooded marshland of the River Neva on the western edge of Russia. It was a new capital in an old country. From Peter the Great to Putin, this is the story of St Petersburg -...

    Islam, Gender, and Democracy in Comparative Perspective

    Hardback Save £5.34 = £59.66

    This collection reframes the debate around Islam and women's rights within a broader comparative literature that examines the complex and contingent historical relationships between religion, secularism, democracy, law, and gender equality.


    By Philipp Zehmisch

    Hardback Save £1.98 = £35.01

    This book fills a gap in the under-represented scholarship on the migrant and settler society of the Andaman Islands. The study focusses on how marginalised people from criminalised, low-class, low-caste, landless, refugee, repatriated, and Adivasi backgrounds have come to form a cosmopolitan, overseas conglomerate of communities-a Mini-India that incorporates the...

    Reflexivity: The Essential Guide

    By Tim May

    Paperback £24.44

    With coverage of both original ideas and the authors' own practical experiences, this book helps readers to unlock the importance of reflexivity and understand its benefits

    Vulnerability and the Legal Organization of Work

    By Martha Fineman

    Paperback £32.80

    This book uses the concepts of vulnerability and resilience to analyze the situation of individuals and institutions in the context of the employment relationship. It is based on the premise that both employer and employee are vulnerable to various social, economic, and political forces, although differently so. It demonstrates how...

    Private Security in Africa

    Paperback £23.70

    A comprehensive analysis of the rise of private security providers across Africa, and its implications for African states and societies

    Film as Cultural Artifact

    By Mathew P. John

    Paperback £24.20

    This book argues that "cultural anthropology" and "theology" offer two distinct, yet intrinsically connected theoretical frameworks to formulate a more "holistic" reading of religion from world cinema.

    Latest from the blog

    Fantastic new recipe book from Sabrina Ghayour 'Sirocco'

    Sabrina Ghayour's long awaited second recipe book Sirocco is out this month and is a great follow up to Persianna. Read article

    Ten Great Bedtime Reads from The Great British Bookshop and Aspace

    We have teamed up with Aspace ( who create beautiful room for Children to bring you 10 great bedtime reads for your little ones. Read article

    Latest from Twitter

    • @TheGBBookshop - 11 months ago

      Lottery funding for dementia reading project £2m pledged for Reading Agency scheme to pair readers with dementia sufferers

      @TheGBBookshop - 11 months ago

      Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has held on to the number one spot for a sixth week #HarryPotter #CursedChild @littlebrown @pottermore

    • @TheGBBookshop - 11 months ago

      @thebookseller @MartinaCole @Jeffrey_Archer @Foyles

      @TheGBBookshop - 11 months ago

      Frith wins inaugural Klaus Flugge Prize for illustration

    • @TheGBBookshop - 1 year ago

      RT @Gue_de_Bost: #Dordogneholidaycottage available Sept tweet to book for more info

      @TheGBBookshop - 1 year ago

      The editor is just back from france @HomeAwayUK!