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  • Marching against Gender Practiceby J. P. Linstroth

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 94.99

    Marching against Gender Practice asks why the majority of people in the Basque town of Hondarribia do not accept women?s broader participation in the Alarde parade which represents locality, regionalism, and nationalism. It is centered on two opposing gender worldviews between the betikoak traditionalists and Women of Mugarrietakoa feminists. ... more...

  • Affectivity and Raceby Assoc Prof Kathrine Vitus; Assoc Prof Rikke Andreassen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    This book presents new empirical studies of social difference in the Nordic welfare states, in order to advance novel theoretical perspectives on the everyday practices and macro-politics of race and gender in multi-ethnic societies. With attention to the specific political and cultural landscapes of the Nordic countries, Affectivity and Race draws... more...

  • Fiction and Social Realityby Dr Mariano Longo; Dr Stjepan Mestrovic

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    In spite of their differing rhetorics and cognitive strategies, sociology and literature are often concerned with the same objects: social relationships, action, motivation, social constraints and relationships, for example. As such, sociologists have always been fascinated with fictional literature. This book reinvigorates the debate surrounding... more...

  • Rebranding Islamby James Hoesterey

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 21.95

    Kyai Haji Abdullah Gymnastiar, known affectionately by Indonesians as "Aa Gym" (elder brother Gym), rose to fame via nationally televised sermons, best-selling books, and corporate training seminars. In Rebranding Islam James B. Hoesterey draws on two years' study of this charismatic leader and his message of Sufi ideas blended with Western pop... more...

  • The Sociology of Hypocrisyby Assoc Prof Stephen G Wieting

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    With close attention to the spheres of sport and religion as important sites of moral currency, this book draws on media coverage of major cases of hypocrisy, attending to differing meanings and consequences of hypocrisy within the US, France and Iceland. Instances come from scandals within the established churches, as well as cases from the National... more...

  • Anthropology's Politicsby Lara Deeb; Jessica Winegar

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    U.S. involvement in the Middle East has brought the region into the media spotlight and made it a hot topic in American college classrooms. At the same time, anthropology?a discipline committed to on-the-ground research about everyday lives and social worlds?has increasingly been criticized as "useless" or "biased" by right-wing forces. What happens... more...

  • Exiting the Extraordinaryby Frances V. Moulder

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    This book is a sociological exploration of the process of returning to the ordinary world after extraordinary experiences. It provides many lively examples, both contemporary and historical, of the commonalities among extraordinary experiences, the challenges faced by returnees, strategies returnees follow in dealing with these challenges, and public... more...

  • Gizmos or: The Electronic Imperativeby Arthur Asa Berger

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    In his latest book, Arthur Asa Berger offers a concise series of analyses on the transformative impact of digital devices on American society. more...

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    iDreamBooks Inc 2015; US$ 2.99

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  • Scenes, Semiotics and The New Realby Chris Brown

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    This book provides a semiotic analysis of 'scenes', powerful vehicles for introducing new ideas, perspectives and behaviours, as a concept. In particular, it examines the types of scene that exist; explores their effectiveness in spreading new ideas; and considers their vital role in introducing originality and difference in modern society. more...