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  • Cultural Studies
    Cultural Studies (English, Paperback) Emma A. Jane, Chris Barker

    With over 40,000 copies sold, Cultural Studies: Theory and Practice has been the indispensable guide to studying culture for generations of students, pulling key concepts, theories and thinkers in one comprehensive, authoritative yet accessible resource.

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  • Pierre Bourdieu
    Pierre Bourdieu (English, Paperback) Michael James Grenfell

    'Pierre Bourdieu: Key Concepts' highlights his most important concepts and examines them in detail. This new edition of the leading text is entirely revised and updated and includes new essays on Methodology, Politics and Social Space.

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  • Postmodern Geographies
    Postmodern Geographies (English, Paperback) Edward W. Soja

    Classic work of geography analysing the new possibilities for spatial thought

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  • Dark Ghettos
    Dark Ghettos (English, Hardback) Tommie Shelby

    For Tommie Shelby, the persistence of ghettos raises many thorny questions of morality, and he offers practical answers framed in terms of what justice requires of government and its citizens. His social vision and political ethics calls for putting the abolition of ghettos at the center of reform.

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  • Grand Hotel Abyss
    Grand Hotel Abyss (English, Hardback) Stuart Jeffries

    This brilliant group biography asks who were the Frankfurt School and why they matter today

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  • Impact
    Impact (English, Hardback) Lawrence M. Friedman

    Under what conditions are laws and rules effective? Lawrence M. Friedman gathers findings from many disciplines into one overarching analysis and lays the groundwork for a cohesive body of work in ?impact studies.? He examines the importance of communication on the part of lawgivers and the nuances of motive among those subject to the law.

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  • The Forest and the Trees
    The Forest and the Trees (English, Paperback) Allan Johnson

    New Third Edition!...

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  • Economy and Society
    Economy and Society (English, Paperback) Max Weber

    Suitable for the advanced undergraduate who gropes for her sense of society, and for the graduate student who must develop his own analytical skills, this title looks at social action, religion, law, bureaucracy, charisma, the city, and the political community.

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  • A Cooperative Species
    A Cooperative Species (English, Paperback) Samuel Bowles, Herbert Gintis

    Why do humans, uniquely among animals, cooperate in large numbers to advance projects for the common good? Contrary to the conventional wisdom in biology and economics, this generous and civic-minded behavior is widespread and cannot be explained simply by far-sighted self-interest or a desire to help close genealogical kin....

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  • An Invitation to Social Construction
    An Invitation to Social Construction (English, Paperback) Kenneth J. Gergen

    This latest edition of Kenneth J Gergen's bestselling textbook is now even more accessible for students, offering a clear and thorough introduction to one of the most significant movements in contemporary social science. It will be adopted widely across psychology, sociology, business, education, counselling, social work, health and linguistics degrees.

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  • The Theory of the Leisure Class
    The Theory of the Leisure Class (English, Paperback) Thorstein Veblen

    Veblen's landmark study of affluent American society exposes the 'pecuniary culture' and 'conspicuous consumption' that results when unessential goods are exploited at the expense of production of true value. This new edition examines Veblen's still pertinent arguments.

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  • Caring
    Caring (English, Paperback) Nel Noddings

    With numerous examples to supplement her rich theoretical discussion, the author builds a compelling philosophical argument for an ethics based on natural caring, as in the care of a mother for her child. She discusses the extent to which we may truly care for plants, animals, or ideas.

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  • The Dynamics of Social Practice
    The Dynamics of Social Practice (English, Paperback) Elizabeth Shove, Mika Pantzar

    A Clever, innovative book which makes an important contribution to social theory and social policy. An effective introduction it covers core themes and demonstrates exactly how our everyday life is defined by the rise, change and collapse of social practices.

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  • Globalization
    Globalization (English, Paperback) Thomas Hylland Eriksen

    For the first time in human history, the vast majority of the world's population is connected through trade, travel, production, media and politics. Ours is an era of ubiquitous mobile communication, economic outsourcing, mass migration and imported consumer goods. At the same time, people everywhere are concerned to keep their identities rooted and sense of place in the face of momentous change....

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  • Together
    Together (English, Paperback) Richard Sennett

    Living with people who differ - racially, ethnically, religiously or economically - is one of the most urgent challenges facing civil society. This book argues that co-operation needs more than good will: it is a craft that requires skill. It explores the nature of co-operation, why it has become weak and how it can be strengthened.

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  • Risk
    Risk (English, Paperback) Deborah Lupton

    Risk (second edition) is a fully revised and expanded update of a highly-cited, influential and well-known book. It reviews the three major approaches to risk in social and cultural theory, devoting a chapter to each one. These approaches were first identified and described by Deborah Lupton in the original edition and have since become widely used as a categorisation of risk perspectives....

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  • Dead White Men and Other Important People
    Dead White Men and Other Important People (English, Paperback) Angus Bancroft, Ralph Fevre

    Through Mila's thoughts and actions, and the events in her social and family life, students are encouraged to engage critically and personally with sociological ideas, and in the process learn how to interpret, use and reshape them.

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  • Violence
    Violence (English, Paperback) Slavoj Zizek

    Argues that the physical violence we see is often generated by the systemic violence that sustains our political and economic systems. With the help of eminent philosophers and frequent references to popular culture, this title examines the causes of violent outbreaks like those seen in Israel and Palestine and in terrorist acts around the world.

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  • Social Theory for Alternative Societies
    Social Theory for Alternative Societies (English, Paperback) Matt Dawson

    This book traces a unique story of social theory: one which focuses on its role in offering ideas for alternative societies.

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  • Sociological Theory
    Sociological Theory (English, Hardback) George Ritzer, Jeffrey N. Stepnisky

    Now with SAGE Publishing, and co-authored by one of the foremost authorities on sociological theory, the Tenth Edition of Sociological Theory by George Ritzer and Jeffrey Stepnisky gives readers a comprehensive overview of the major theorists and schools of sociological thought, from sociology's origins through the early 21st century. Key theories are integrated with biographical sketches of theorists, and are placed in their historical and intellectual context. This text helps students better understand the original works of classical and modern theorists, and enables them to compare and contrast the latest substantive concepts.   New to this Edition Chapter 1 now includes a discussion of colonialism as one of the forces that shaped modern society. The "Historical Sketch" chapters contain new material on the historical significance of early women founders, and on the contributions of W.E.B. Du Bois. Chapters on Marx, Durkheim, Weber, and Simmel now conclude with sections on contemporary applications of ideas from these 19th century thinkers. A new chapter focuses theories of race, racism, and colonialism, as well as theories about indigenous peoples and theories from the "Global South" that challenge the work of scholars from Europe and North America. The concluding chapter has a new section on theories of prosumption, one of the newest developments in consumer theory. New material on colonization, women classical theorists, and race theory, as well as new timelines, added to history chapters. 

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