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- Wiley 2014; US$ 24.95
Where is sociology in contemporary media studies? How do sociological questions and arguments shape media analysis? These are the questions addressed in this timely collection on media sociology. Sociology was fundamental in defining the analytical boundaries of early media studies, from the study of news and communities to media effects and public... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 65.95
Violence is a research topic that is fraught with difficulties. A notoriously sensitive subject, and one that is presumed to be largely hidden, researchers have long struggled with the question of how to measure its impact and how to explore its incidence. Arising from the ESRC's Violence Research Programme, Researching Violence is a practical guide... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1998; US$ 38.99
From Contention to Democracy addresses a crucial aspect of contemporary societies: the role of social movements for political and social change. The volume gathers together essays written by prominent social theorists who have been asked to reflect on the relationship between movements and processes of social, political, and cultural change. more...
- Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 29.95
The first decade of the 21st century saw a remarkable number of large-scale disasters. Earthquakes in Haiti and Sumatra underscored the serious economic consequences that catastrophic events can have on developing countries, while 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina showed that first world nations remain vulnerable. The Social Roots of Risk argues against... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 18.00
What makes good people do bad things? How can moral people be seduced to act immorally? Where is the line separating good from evil, and who is in danger of crossing it? Renowned social psychologist Philip Zimbardo has the answers, and in The Lucifer Effect he explains how?and the myriad reasons why?we are all susceptible to the lure of ?the dark... more...
- Springer 2007; US$ 199.00
What is central to our ability to interpret one another? This work includes contributions which maintain that understandings of folk psychology and of the mechanisms that underlie it need to be revised, supplemented or dismissed altogether. more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2008; US$ 199.00
The past decade has seen a growing understanding of how emotions are intertwined with and embedded in all aspects of organizational life. The traditional stereotype of the detached and singularly cognitive-focused Mr. Spock-like manager has been replaced by one in which managers are expected to be more well-rounded, fully human individuals.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95
Anthony Smith's important work on the concept of social change, first published in 1973, puts forward the paradigm of historical change as an alternative to the functionalist theory of evolutionary change. He shows that, in attempting to provide a theory of social change, functionalism reveals itself as a species of 'frozen' evolutionism. Functionalism,... more...