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- Cambridge University Press 1985; US$ 42.00
This book traces the history of British sociology and empirical social research over the last hundred years. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95
The growth and health of the social sciences owe a good deal to the generally held belief that they are socially useful, but is this really so? Do they deliver the goods they promise? In The Uses of Social Research , first published in 1982, Martin Bulmer answers these and other questions concerning the uses of empirical social science in the policy-making... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95
The strong community ties of mining villages are the central concern of this book, which deals with the social history and sociology of mining in County Durham in the twentieth century. Focusing on the country as a whole, this title, first published in 1978, asks what is most distinctive about the area in the past and how it is changing in the present.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 26.99
Social scientists have proposed several different models for the relationship between social science theory, empirical social research and the actual making of public social policy. This book, first published in 1980, seeks to provide a critical analysis of the impact of research on policy through the detailed examination of the part which research... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95
Care for the elderly, disabled and mentally-ill within and by the community forms a vital part of current social policy. Martin Bulmer argues that this policy is inadequately thought out and rests on a series of poorly founded sociological assumptions. As a result there is a vacuum at the heart of government?s social care policy which is likely to... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 52.95
First published in 1975. How do men come to perceive and evaluate a world in which marked inequalities of class and status exist? This book considers the nature of class images and their underlying work and community structures. Beginning with the argument that the perception of society varies according to type of work and community milieux, it first... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 65.95
Race and racism have become huge areas of study in the social sciences over the past two decades. However, whilst this has been reflected in the growing body of theoretical and empirically based work, surprisingly little has been published that explores the methodological and practical issues involved in researching race. In Researching Race and Racism... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 69.95
This important collection addresses recent developments in the teaching, studying and presentation of race across many disciplines, including sociology, politics, social geography, cultural studies and philosophy. Drawing on the latest research in all these areas, the authors provide a comprehensive account of key controversies and debates and pinpoint... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95
Migration: Policies, Practices, Activism brings together a range of scholarly research papers to examine the place of international migration in the modern world, starting with the overview of migration and development by Alejandro Portes. There are many aspects to migration today which are treated in this collection, including new patterns of migration... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
Diasporas, Cultures and Identities brings together a range of original research papers from Ethnic and Racial Studies that are concerned with the question of the role of diasporic ties and the social, cultural and political processes that are engendered by the changing experiences of these communities. Chapters cover a range of geopolitical and... more...