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  • Together by Richard Sennett
    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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  • Violence by Slavoj Zizek
    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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  • The Social Construction of Reality by Peter L. Berger
    The Social Construction of Reality (Paperback) Peter L. Berger, Thomas Luckmann

    Offers an account of the role of knowledge in society aimed to stimulate both discussion and investigations. This book presents an analysis of knowledge in everyday life in the context of a theory of society as a dialectical process between objective and subjective reality.

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  • The Promise of Happiness by Sara Ahmed
    The Promise of Happiness (English, Paperback) Sara Ahmed

    This provocative cultural critique of the imperative to be happy draws on the work of feminist, black, and queer critics showing how happiness is used to justify social oppression.

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

    How do childcare, healthcare, education, family life and the roles of gender, race and sexuality affect our lives under capitalism?

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  • Grand Hotel Abyss by Stuart Jeffries
    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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  • The Limits of Neoliberalism by William Davies
    The Limits of Neoliberalism (English, Paperback) William Davies

    Examines the efforts and failures of economic experts to make government and public life amenable to measurement, and to re-model society and state in terms of competition. This book explores the practical use of economic techniques and conventions by policy-makers, politicians, regulators and judges and more.

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  • Sex, or the Unbearable by Lauren Berlant
    Sex, or the Unbearable (English, Paperback) Lauren Berlant, Lee Edelman

    In Sex, or the Unbearable two of our leading theorists of sexuality, politics, and culture engage in intense and animated dialogue about living with-and imagining alternatives to-what's overwhelming in sex, friendship, social inequality, and one's relation to oneself.

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  • Outline of a Theory of Practice by Pierre Bourdieu
    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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  • Caring by Nel Noddings
    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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  • Code of the Street by Elijah Anderson
    Code of the Street (English, Paperback) Elijah Anderson

    Unsparing and important. . . . An informative, clearheaded and sobering book.-Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post (1999 Critic's Choice)

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  • Development as Freedom by Amartya Sen
    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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  • Publics and Counterpublics by Michael Warner
    Publics and Counterpublics (English, Paperback) Michael Warner

    An investigation of how the idea of a public as a central fiction of modern life informs our literature, politics, and culture.

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  • Police by David Correia
    Police (English, Paperback) David Correia, Tyler Wall

    Radical glossary of the vocabulary of policing that redefines the very way we understand law enforcement

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  • The Sciences of the Artificial by Herbert A. Simon
    The Sciences of the Artificial (English, Paperback) Herbert A. Simon

    Continuing his exploration of the organization of complexity and the science of design, this new edition of Herbert Simon's classic work on artificial intelligence adds a chapter that sorts out the current themes and tools--chaos, adaptive systems, genetic algorithms--for analyzing complexity and complex systems.

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  • The Political Theory of Che Guevara by Renzo Llorente
    The Political Theory of Che Guevara (English, Paperback) Renzo Llorente

    This book offers a philosophically-informed exploration of Che Guevara's most important contributions to radical political and social theory. This is the first work to seriously consider his contribution to social and political theory for students of Latin American history and politics/

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  • Why Things Matter to People by Andrew Sayer
    Why Things Matter to People (English, Paperback) Andrew Sayer

    Andrew Sayer suggests how social science can better understand people's concerns and values, especially their ethical sentiments and dispositions.

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  • Fear of Small Numbers by Arjun Appadurai
    Fear of Small Numbers (English, Paperback) Arjun Appadurai

    The period since 1989 has been marked by the global endorsement of open markets, the free flow of finance capital and liberal ideas of constitutional rule, and the active expansion of human rights. This book provides a framework for understanding sources of global violence.

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  • A New Philosophy of Society by Manuel DeLanda
    A New Philosophy of Society (English, Paperback) Manuel DeLanda

    Offers a look at how the contemporary world is characterized by an extraordinary social complexity. This book takes the reader on a journey that starts with personal relations and climbs up one scale at a time to territorial states and beyond.

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  • Hegel Contra Sociology by Gillian Rose
    Hegel Contra Sociology (English, Paperback) Gillian Rose

    Presents a radical assessment of Hegel. This title reveals the problems and limitations of sociological method.

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