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- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 61.95
In the modern world our lifestyle helps to define our attitudes and values as well as show our wealth and social position. This clearly written introduction to the concept of lifestyle offers a concise guide to how the term is used in sociological accounts to refer to this modern social form. Lifestyles explores * how we should classify lifestyles... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 32.95
'Hebdige's Subculture: The Meaning of Style is so important: complex and remarkably lucid, it's the first book dealing with punk to offer intellectual content. Hebdige [...] is concerned with the UK's postwar, music-centred, white working-class subcultures, from teddy boys to mods and rockers to skinheads and punks.' - Rolling Stone With enviable... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 48.95
Living Without the Screen provides an in-depth study of those American families and individuals who opt not to watch television, exploring the reasons behind their choices, discussing their beliefs about television, and examining the current role of television in the American family. Author Marina Krcmar answers several questions in the volume:... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 29.00
In an era when half of marriages end in divorce, cohabitation has become more commonplace and those who do get married are doing so at an older age. So why do people marry when they do? And why do some couples choose to cohabit? A team of expert family sociologists examines these timely questions in Marriage and Cohabitation , the result... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 120.00
Examining issues of taste, media and lifestyle from the 1900s to 1970s, this volume provides empirical evidence and debate from varied international perspectives. Including examples as diverse as 'Good Housekeeping' and 'Playboy', it explores the continuities and discontinuities between the past and present to provide a better understanding... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 114.95
Through a variety of case studies (such as gambling, wedding day consumption and bedroom décor), this volume provides a unique insight into womens domestic consumption. The essays demonstrate the broad range of experiences that domestic consumption offers women and reveal some of the complex meanings and motivations underpinning womens... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 105.00
In the twentieth century, glamour has often been associated with the cinema and its stars, though fashion, 'high society', popular music, shopping, glossy magazines and advertising have all sought to harness its allure. The authors explore the origins and uses of the aura of glamour and trace its history and power as a language of visual seduction. more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2003; US$ 109.95
Over the past few generations, expectations of comfort, cleanliness and convenience have altered radically, but these dramatic changes have largely gone unnoticed. This intriguing book brings together the sociology of consumption and technology to in vestigate the evolution of these changes, as well the social meaning of the practices themselves. Homes,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 148.00
This study presents us with an insightful sociological exploration of sexual practice, within five different types of relationship and from varying perspectives of gender and age: lifelong love; serial loves; searching; devitalized relations, and parallel relations. Based on the accounts of almost two hundred adults in Finland, these real-life experiences... more...
- Routledge 1993; US$ 41.99
Covers new ground in examining the importance of leisure in the socialization of young people. From a seven year study of 10,000 young people, it analyses leisure in relation to school, sport, friends, class, gender and health. more...