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- SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 63.00
`Through a provocative analysis, this book contextualizes, explicates and critically analyses the work of those key theorists and texts that have been most influential in refocusing our gaze on human embodiment. Upon this foundation, the author builds her own distinctive theoretical framework towards the analysis of embodiment. This is a valuable addition... more...
- SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 53.00
This timely volume provides a framework for understanding the cultural turn in terms of the classical legacy, contemporary cultural theory, and cultural analysis. It reveals the significance of Marxist humanism, Georg Simmel, the Frankfurt School, Stuart Hall, and the Birmingham School, Giddens, Bauman, Foucault, Bourdieu and Baudrillard. Readers receive... more...
- SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 32.00
Knowledge, communication, and creativity are obsessions of contemporary modern societies. The rhetoric of information, imagination, improvisation and play have invaded our daily lives and work spaces. However, little attention has been paid to the sociological relationships among these elements, let alone their impacts as processes driving social change.... more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 103.95
This book introduces and discusses the works of leading feminist postcolonialist Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, by exploring the key concepts and themes to emerge from them. Focuses on the key themes to emerge from Spivak’s work, such as ethics, literature, feminism, pedagogy, postcoloniality, violence, and war Assesses Spivak’s often contentious... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2008; US$ 24.95
JFK, Karl Marx, the Pope, Aristotle Onassis, Queen Elizabeth II, Howard Hughes, Fox Mulder, Bill Clinton-all have been linked to vastly complicated global (or even galactic) intrigues. In this enlightening tour of conspiracy theories, Mark Fenster guides readers through this shadowy world and analyzes its complex role in American culture and politics.... more...
- Pickering & Chatto Publishers 2009; US$ 99.00
Michie interrogates the dialectic nature of two traditional views of the City as a global financial centre: London as a theatre of corruption, fraud and scandal; and as a place of unbridled success and power for the ambitious elite. more...
- SAGE Publications 2003; US$ 67.00
Praise for the First Edition : `Essential to any collection of work on the body, health and illness, or social theory' - Choice `Sophisticated . and acutely perceptive of the importance of the complex dialectic between social institutions, culture and biological conditions' - Times Higher Education Supplement `Chris... more...
- BRILL 2007; US$ 121.00
Based on the data from the European and World Values Studies, this volume discusses basic theoretical and methodological issues of value research and focuses on some of the most basic processes of value change: cultural globalization, individualization, secularization and democratization. more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2006; US$ 120.95
What do you believe? This title examines the popular knowledges that saturate our everyday experience. How valid is it when compared to official knowledge and why does such (mis)information cause so much institutional anxiety? It examines the range of knowledge, from conspiracy theory to plain gossip, and its role and impact in our culture. more...
- Counterpoint 2010; US$ 16.95
In Unsuspecting Souls , Barry Sanders examines modern society?s indifference to the individual. Beginning with the Industrial Revolution, when care for human beings began to disappear slowly, and ending with the modern era, when societal events require less person-to-person interaction and introduce radical changes in common attitudes toward death... more...