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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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  • Development as Freedom
    Development as Freedom (English, Paperback) Amartya Sen

    This title is a synthesis of the thought of economist Amartya Sen, who views economic development as a means to extending freedoms rather than an end in itself. By widening his outlook to include poverty, tyranny, lack of opportunity, individual rights, and political structures, Professor Sen provides a useful overview of the development process.

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  • Humankind
    Humankind (English, Hardback) Timothy Morton

    A radical call for solidarity between humans and non-humans

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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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  • Nudge
    Nudge (English, Hardback) Richard H. Thaler, Cass R. Sunstein

    A groundbreaking discussion of how we can apply the new science of choice architecture to nudge people toward decisions that will improve their lives by making them healthier, wealthier, and more free

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

    Who were the Frankfurt School?Benjamin, Adorno, Marcuse, Horkheimer?and why do they matter today?...

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  • Making Social Science Matter
    Making Social Science Matter (English, Paperback) Bent Flyvbjerg

    New approach demonstrating how social science can be successful, focusing on context, values, and power.

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  • Power
    Power (English, Paperback) Steven Lukes

    This second edition of a seminal work includes the original text, first published 30 years ago, alongside two major new chapters. Power, Freedom and Reason assesses the main debates about how to conceptualize and study power, including the influential contributions of Michel Foucault.

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  • McCoubrey & White's Textbook on Jurisprudence
    McCoubrey & White's Textbook on Jurisprudence (English, Paperback) James Penner, Emmanuel Melissaris

    Logically organized to support the topics commonly taught on jurisprudence and legal theory courses, this text provides an easy-to-follow and digestible account of this wide-ranging subject, making it the ideal companion text for further reading and research throughout your course.

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  • Outline of a Theory of Practice
    Outline of a Theory of Practice (Multiple languages, Paperback) Pierre Bourdieu

    Through Pierre Bourdieu's work in Kabylia (Algeria), he develops a theory on symbolic power.

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  • Social Reproduction Theory
    Social Reproduction Theory (English, Paperback) Tithi Bhattacharya

    How do child care, health care, education, family life and the roles of gender, race and sexuality affect our lives under capitalism?

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  • Social Acceleration
    Social Acceleration (English, Paperback) Hartmut Rosa

    Hartmut Rosa advances an account of the temporal structure of society from the perspective of critical theory. He identifies in particular three categories of change in the tempo of modern social life: technological acceleration, evident in transportation, communication, and production; the acceleration of social change, reflected in cultural knowledge, social institutions, and personal relationships; and acceleration in the pace of life, which happens despite the expectation that technological change should increase an individual's free time. According to Rosa, both the structural and cultural aspects of our institutions and practices are marked by the "shrinking of the present," a decreasing time period during which expectations based on past experience reliably match future results and events. When this phenomenon combines with technological acceleration and the increasing pace of life, time seems to flow ever faster, making our relationships to each other and the world fluid and problematic. It is as if we are standing on "slipping slopes," a steep social terrain that is itself in motion and in turn demands faster lives and technology. As Rosa deftly shows, this self-reinforcing feedback loop fundamentally determines the character of modern life.

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  • The Birth of Biopolitics
    The Birth of Biopolitics (English, Paperback) Michel Foucault, Arnold I. Davidson

    Foucault continues on the theme of his 1978 course by focusing on the study of liberal and neo-liberal forms of government and concentrating in particular on two forms of neo-liberalism: German post-war liberalism and the liberalism of the Chicago School.

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  • World-Systems Analysis
    World-Systems Analysis (English, Paperback) Immanuel Wallerstein

    An introduction to world systems analysis by its creator.

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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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  • Reassembling the Social
    Reassembling the Social (English, Paperback) Bruno Latour

    Latour is a world famous and widely published French sociologist known for his acclaimed writings on the relationship between people, science, and technology. His views have crystallized as 'Actor-Network-Theory' (ANT). This book is the first concise account Latour has written about ANT, with which he has come to be so closely associated with.

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  • Liquid Love
    Liquid Love (English, Paperback) Zygmunt Bauman

    * The latest book by Zygmunt Bauman, one of the most original and influential social thinkers of our time. * Offers an original analysis of the central figure of our contemporary, 'liquid--modern' times -- the man or woman with no fixed or durable bonds.

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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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  • Actor-Network Theory
    Actor-Network Theory (English, Paperback) Mike Michael

    Michael explains how the theory of ANT can be applied across a range of fields to provide readers with an engaging and critical overview

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