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  • The Social Context of Violent Behaviourby Emanuel Marx

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    First published in 1976. Violent behaviour occurs in every society. It grows out of the social order and can therefore be understood only in a social context. This book examines an orderly and relatively tranquil society, a small Israeli town settled by new immigrants, which is run by public agencies who pour in their resources to maintain the inhabitants.... more...

  • Neighbours and Nationals in an African City Wardby David Parkin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This study analyses the way in which tribal ties are maintained in the development of a tribally mixed, middle class community in Kampala, Uganda. Political independence in the early nineteen sixties in much of Africa created expectations of increased development, education and living standards. There was hope that ethnic tensions arising from false... more...

  • Western India in the Nineteenth Centuryby Ravinder Kumar

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Hinduism flourished in the districts around Poona in Bombay to a far greater extent than in the rest of India, hence the problems facing the British administrators of Maharashtra were quite different from those confronting them in other parts of India. The solutions they proposed and the policies which emerged determined the social changes which took... more...

  • Custom and Politics in Urban Africaby Abner Cohen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    A discussion of the process by which some ethnic groups manipulate values, myths, symbols and ceremonials from their traditional culture in order to develop an informal political organisation. This organisation is then used as a weapon in the struggle for power and privilege within contemporary society. more...

  • Silent Voicesby Adam J. Berinsky

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 35.00 US$ 28.00

    Over the past century, opinion polls have come to pervade American politics. Despite their shortcomings, the notion prevails that polls broadly represent public sentiment. But do they? In Silent Voices , Adam Berinsky presents a provocative argument that the very process of collecting information on public preferences through surveys may bias our... more...

  • Communication and Disenfranchisementby Eileen Berlin Ray

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 76.95

    This volume and its companion case studies book deal with some of the people, groups, and classes who are living a disenfranchised existence in the United States. Whether through birth, life events, or unfortunate circumstances, they are denied full privileges, rights, and power within the existing societal structure. Centered around societal health... more...

  • Rural Lifestyles, Community Well-Being and Social Changeby Angela T. Ragusa

    Bentham Science Publishers 2014; US$ 59.00

    This edited e-book is a collection of articles that explores ‘rural realities’ of country life in Australia for global audiences interested in rurality, health and well-being. By transcending disciplinary-specific boundaries, this multi-disciplinary book not only presents contemporary challenges, but also equips readers with evidence-based... more...

  • The Other Kuala Lumpurby Yeoh Seng Guan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Kuala Lumpur, like many Southeast Asian cities, has changed very significantly in the last two or three decades ? expanding its size, and 'modernising' and 'globalising' its built environment. For many people these changes represent 'progress' and 'development'. This book, however, focuses on the more marginalised residents of Kuala Lumpur. Among... more...

  • Enabling the Iranian Gas Export Optionsby Maximilian Kuhn

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014; US$ 79.99

    Maximilian Kuhn investigates one of the most pressing, yet neglected subjects in the field of global energy politics: the integration of the Iranian gas market. Possessing the world?s second-largest proven natural gas reserves, Iran is a hypothetical energy giant-in-waiting. Yet over three decades of internal divisions, coupled with crippling international... more...

  • Configuring Value Conflicts in Marketsby S. Alexius; K. Tamm Hallström

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    Based on fourteen empirical case studies, this far-reaching book explains why and how markets are organized, through examining the role of values and value work in markets. more...