SOCIETY

The titles in this category deal with society at large - politics, history, religion, science, crime, etc.

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  1. Winter Journal

    Winter Journal

    $26.00

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    From the bestselling novelist and author of The Invention of Solitude, a moving and highly personal meditation on the body, time, and language itself. Learn More
  2. Why Not Me?

    Why Not Me?

    $25.00

    NOT YET AVAILABLE. This title will be released on September 15, 2015. Pre-order now! Note: release dates and prices are tentative. Learn More
  3. The Way The World Works

    Way the World Works: Essays

    $25.00

    Nicholson Baker, who "writes like no one else in America" (Newsweek), here assembles his best short pieces from the last fifteen years. Learn More
  4. The Utopia of Rules

    Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy

    $26.95

    From the author of the blockbuster international bestseller Debt: The First 5,000 Years comes a revelatory account of the way bureaucracy rules our lives Learn More
  5. Utilitarianism: A Guide for the Perplexed

    Utilitarianism: A Guide for the Perplexed

    $24.95

    A student's introduction to the historical context, key themes and current debates in Utilitarianism. Learn More
  6. Universal Exception

    Universal Exception

    $25.95

    Slavoj Žižek is one of the world's foremost cultural commentators: a prolific writer and thinker, whose adventurous, unorthodox and wide-ranging writings have won him a unique place as one of the most high profile thinkers of our time. Learn More
  7. Unfinished Projects

    Unfinished Projects: Decolonization and the Philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre

    $24.95

    The philosophical roots of Sartre’s anti-colonial stance. Learn More
  8. The Ecstasy of Influence

    The Ecstasy of Influence: Nonfictions, Etc.

    $27.95

    What’s a novelist supposed to do with contemporary culture? And what’s contemporary culture sup­posed to do with novelists? In The Ecstasy of Influence, Jonathan Lethem, tangling with what he calls the “white elephant” role of the writer as public intellectual, arrives at an astonishing range of answers. Learn More
  9. The Birth (And Death) of the Cool

    The Birth (And Death) of the Cool

    $25.00

    It’s hard to imagine that “the cool” could ever go out of style. After all, cool is style. Isn’t it? And it may be harder to imagine a world where people no longer aspire to coolness. Learn More
  10. Sincerity

    Sincerity: How a moral ideal born five hundred years ago inspired religious wars, modern art, hipster chic, and the curious notion that we all have something to say (no matter how dull)

    $25.95

    A cultural and intellectual history of sincerity, from its emergence during the Protestant Reformation to its present incarnations and adversaries. Learn More

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