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- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 64.95
Chaos and complexity are the new buzz words in both science and contemporary society. The ideas they represent have enormous implications for the way we understand and engage with the world. Complexity Theory and the Social Sciences introduces students to the central ideas which surround the chaos/complexity theories. It discusses key concepts before... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 46.00
The second edition of this widely read book explores developments in social theory, social experience and social policy in relation to Social Exclusion. The first part examines the origins of the term and implications of the difference between the ideas of 'exclusion', 'underclass', 'residuum' and related concepts. The discussion is informed by the... more...
- SAGE Publications 2002; US$ 47.00
How do quantitative methods help us to acquire knowledge of the real world? What are the do's and don'ts of effective quantitative research? This refreshing and accessible textbook provides students with a novel and useful resource for doing quantitative research. more...
- Canongate Books 2012; US$ 19.13
How Music Works is David Byrne's buoyant celebration of a subject he has spent a lifetime thinking about. Equal parts historian and anthropologist, raconteur and social scientist, Byrne draws on his own work over the years with Talking Heads, Brian Eno, and his myriad collaborators - along with journeys to Wagnerian opera houses, African villages,... more...
- McSweeney's 2012; US$ 15.99
How Music Works is David Byrne?s remarkable and buoyant celebration of a subject he has spent a lifetime thinking about. In it he explores how profoundly music is shaped by its time and place, and he explains how the advent of recording technology in the twentieth century forever changed our relationship to playing, performing, and listening to... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00
A renowned musician and visual artist presents an idiosyncratic behind-the-handlebars view of the world?s cities Since the early 1980s, David Byrne has been riding a bike as his principal means of transportation in New York City. Two decades ago, he discovered folding bikes and started taking them on tour. Byrne?s choice was made out of convenience... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95
For the past two decades, ?complexity? has informed a range of work across the social sciences. There are diverse schools of complexity thinking, and authors have used these ideas in a multiplicity of ways, from health inequalities to the organization of large scale firms. Some understand complexity as emergence from the rule-based interactions of... more...