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  • Symbolic Interaction and Cultural Studiesby Howard S. Becker; Michal M. McCall

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    Symbolic interactionism, resolutely empirical in practice, shares theoretical concerns with cultural studies and humanistic discourse. Recognizing that the humanities have engaged many of the important intellectual currents of the last twenty-five years in ways that sociology has not, the contributors to this volume fully acknowledge that the boundary... more...

  • Social Theory in the Real Worldby Steven Miles

    SAGE Publications 2001; US$ 62.00

    Social Theory in the Real World is concerned with illustrating the practical benefits of social theory. Many students find it hard to relate the real insights provided by social theory to their real life experiences, and many lecturers struggle to demonstrate the relevance of social theory to everyday life. This book offers an accessible, non-patronizing... more...

  • Sociologyby Georg Simmel; Anthony J. Blasi; Anton K. Jacobs; Mathew J. Kanjirathinkal

    BRILL 2009; US$ 318.00

    Takes insights from dialectical thought and Kantian epistemology to develop a 'form sociology' method that remains implicit in the field of sociology. This title features forms that include such patterns of interaction as inequality, secrecy, membership in multiple groups, organization size, and coalition formation. more...

  • The Politics of Religious Apostasy: The Role of Apostates in the Transformation of Religious Movementsby David Bromley

    ABC-CLIO 1998; US$ 138.00

    The current controversy surrounding new religions has brought to the forefront the role of apostates. These individuals leave highly controversial movements and assume roles in other organizations as public opponents against their former movements. This volume examines the motivations of the apostates, how they are recruited and play out their roles,... more...

  • The City's Outbackby Gillian Cowlishaw

    University of NSW Press 2009; US$ 31.95

    This honest and compelling book follows the fraught, exciting and painful process of getting to know ‘others’, in this case Australian Aborigines in the suburbs who are already ‘known’ through shocking images and worrying statistics. Gillian Cowlishaw has written a book about the intimacy of the encounter, the practical and ethical... more...

  • Adult Themesby Kate Crawford

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2007; US$ 22.72

    Is adulthood in crisis? Why are so many people rejecting the traditional path of marriage, mortgage and a fast-track career? Are we facing an immaturity epidemic? In this provocative, humorous and persuasive book, Kate Crawford takes a close look at the conventional packaging of adulthood. The idealised picture of the wedding ring, picket fence and... more...

  • Re-crafting Rationalizationby Simon Locke

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 134.95

    Re-Crafting Rationalization contributes to debates relating to the public understanding of science, regarding the conceptualisation of the relationship between 'science' and 'the public'. With profound implications for the ways in which we make sense of these developments, this book will be of interest not only to sociologists and social... more...

  • The Shape of Cultureby Judith R. Blau

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 28.00

    A systematic analysis of the prevailing cultural patterns of contemporary American society. more...

  • Professionals, Power and Solidarity in Polandby Michael D. Kennedy

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 56.00

    This pathbreaking study analyses Solidarity, one of the most important social movements of the twentieth century, and its significance in Soviet societies. more...

  • Tikopia Songsby Raymond Firth; Mervyn McLean

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 58.00

    This book shows how the poetry and music of a Polynesian people, the Tikopia, can have an intimate relation with their social life. more...