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- Springer 2009; US$ 109.99
Landscape studies provide a crucial perspective into the interaction between humans and their environment. This book presents the research that explores the way that natural processes have affected the development of culture and society, as well as the ways that natural landscapes themselves are the product of historical and cultural processes. more...
- University of California Press 2008; US$ 28.95
This groundbreaking work, with its unique anthropological approach, sheds new light on a central conundrum surrounding AIDS in Africa. Robert J. Thornton explores why HIV prevalence fell during the 1990s in Uganda despite that country's having one of Africa's highest fertility rates, while during the same period HIV prevalence rose in South Africa,... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00
Symbolic interactionism, resolutely empirical in practice, shares theoretical concerns with cultural studies and humanistic discourse. Recognizing that the humanities have engaged many of the important intellectual currents of the last twenty-five years in ways that sociology has not, the contributors to this volume fully acknowledge that the boundary... more...
- SAGE Publications 2001; US$ 62.00
Social Theory in the Real World is concerned with illustrating the practical benefits of social theory. Many students find it hard to relate the real insights provided by social theory to their real life experiences, and many lecturers struggle to demonstrate the relevance of social theory to everyday life. This book offers an accessible, non-patronizing... more...
- BRILL 2009; US$ 318.00
Takes insights from dialectical thought and Kantian epistemology to develop a 'form sociology' method that remains implicit in the field of sociology. This title features forms that include such patterns of interaction as inequality, secrecy, membership in multiple groups, organization size, and coalition formation. more...
The Politics of Religious Apostasy: The Role of Apostates in the Transformation of Religious MovementsABC-CLIO 1998; US$ 125.00
The current controversy surrounding new religions has brought to the forefront the role of apostates. These individuals leave highly controversial movements and assume roles in other organizations as public opponents against their former movements. This volume examines the motivations of the apostates, how they are recruited and play out their roles,... more...
- University of NSW Press 2009; US$ 31.95
This honest and compelling book follows the fraught, exciting and painful process of getting to know others, in this case Australian Aborigines in the suburbs who are already known through shocking images and worrying statistics. Gillian Cowlishaw has written a book about the intimacy of the encounter, the practical and ethical... more...
- Princeton University Press 1996; US$ 52.50
Classical images of state-socialism developed in contemporary social sciences were founded on simple presuppositions. State-socialist regimes were considered to be politically stable due to their pervasive institutional and ideological control over the everyday lives of their citizens, impervious to reform and change, and representative of extreme... more...
- Pan Macmillan Australia 2007; US$ 23.73
Is adulthood in crisis? Why are so many people rejecting the traditional path of marriage, mortgage and a fast-track career? Are we facing an immaturity epidemic? In this provocative, humorous and persuasive book, Kate Crawford takes a close look at the conventional packaging of adulthood. The idealised picture of the wedding ring, picket fence and... more...