Saru Jayaraman critiques less-examined aspects of worker exploitation as a dynamic that affects restaurant dining. Jayaraman considers such topics as food preparers who must work while sick because of benefit limits, opportunity restrictions for foreign employees and sexual harassment endured by tip-dependent servers.
Presents a look at "homegrown" Islamist terrorism, from 9/11 to the present, discusses the perpetrators who have acted both in the U.S. and abroad, and examines the controversial tactics used to track potential terrorists.
A sequel to Notes From a Small Island stands as the author's tribute to his adopted country of England and describes his riotous return visit two decades later to rediscover the country, its people and its culture.
The co-founder of the largest abolitionist organization in the world identifies key links between environmental destruction and human trafficking while outlining new approaches to solving both crises. By the author of Disposable People.
A researcher for Human Rights Watch describes the refugee camp in Dabaab, home to those fleeing civil war in Somalia, and highlights the life of various residents, including a former child soldier, a schoolgirl, and a youth leader.
An travel writer examines the connection between surroundings and innovative ideas, profiling examples in such regions as early-20th-century Vienna, Renaissance Florence, ancient Athens and Silicon Valley.
A weight-loss program based on the author's NIH-funded Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training program outlines simple and proven strategies for lasting weight loss without willpower, guilt or cravings.
A feminist activist and co-founder of Ms. magazine presents a memoir comprised of reflections on definitive events in her career, from her time on the campaign trail and interactions with forefront political leaders to her visits to India and her encounters with civilian feminists.
Told through the author's own evolving understanding of the subject over the course of his life comes a bold and personal investigation into America's racial history and its contemporary echoes.
Explores the history of stand-up comedy in the United States, from vaudeville through radio and late-night television, discussing how comedians have both reflected and shaped American culture over the past century.
Aja Raden describes how jewels shaped the course of history. She looks into the role of precious gemstones in triggering cultural movements, political dynasties and wars, and explores how jewels reflect darker aspects of human nature.