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  • Culture, Power, and the Stateby Prasenjit Duara

    Stanford University Press 1991; US$ 30.95

    In the early twentieth century, the Chinese state made strenuous efforts to broaden and deepen its authority over rural society. This book is an ambitious attempt to offer both a method and a framework for analyzing Chinese social history in the state-making era. The author constructs a prismatic view of village-level society that shows how marketing,... more...

  • Culture Wars in America: A Documentary and Reference Guideby Glenn Utter

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 87.00

    Culture Wars in America: A Documentary and Reference Guide places the most hotly debated issues in American society in historical context. With this book in hand, the reader can more effectively evaluate the potential social and political significance of these important conflicts. Americans have never found it easy to reconcile their differences,... 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...

  • Cynicism and the Evolution of the American Dreamby Wilber W Caldwell

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 14.95

    Today we face America?s most terrifying enemy ever: an indigenous insurgent army made up of millions of our own citizens. We snipe at each other from behind impregnable barricades of cynicism, mocking efforts to move ahead and scoffing at once-cherished national ideals. Diverse and resourceful warriors, we wield our cynicism as both sword and shield.... more...

  • De-Facing Powerby Clarissa Rile Hayward

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 36.00

    A sophisticated new view of power as a network of social boundaries. more...

  • Der Mensch in der Gesellschaftby Heinrich Schwarz

    Deutscher Universitätsverlag 2008; US$ 59.99

    Es war längst fällig, den jahrhundertealten Begriff des menschlichen Verstandes durch eine völlig neue Definition des menschlichen Bewusstseins abzulösen. Ein Bewusstsein, das zwischenmenschliche Beziehungen berücksichtigt und soziales Verhalten mit aufschlüsselt. Angewandt auf die Soziologie war dadurch ein neuer einheitlicher Theoriekern aufzuzeigen.... more...

  • Development in Practice (Routledge Revivals)by Doug Porter; Bryant Allen; Gaye Thompson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    The Magarini Settlement Project in Kenya is typical of many large Third World rural development projects of recent years, not least in its failure to fulfil even minimum goals. First published in 1991, Development in Practice explores the reasons for this projects failure, and looks at the lessons to be learned from this experience for development... more...

  • Die neuen Bildungsaufsteigerinnenby Daniela Kaya

    Tectum Verlag 2011; US$ 19.08

    Hauptbeschreibung Welche Faktoren fördern den Bildungserfolg türkeistämmiger Mädchen und Frauen aus bildungsfernen Familien? Daniela Kaya liefert Einblicke und Einschätzungen zu diesem soziologisch wenig beleuchteten Problemfeld. Mit dem Untersuchungsfokus auf dem Einfluss familiärer Herkunft illustriert sie anschaulich den ausgeprägten Aufstiegs-... more...

  • The Dynamics of Social Movements in Hong Kongby Stephen Wing Kai Chiu; Tai Lok Lui

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2000; US$ 38.00

    This book contains nine essays written by distinguished scholars from North America. Europe, and Asia, and provides an in-depth examination of the socio-legal developments of drug control in different countries. Important rational approaches to the formulation of drug policy are discussed. A must-read for anyone interested in the highly topical, worldwide... more...

  • Ecology and Changeby C. Gregory Knight

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 72.95

    Ecology and Change: Rural Modernization in an African Community focuses on the geographical study of agricultural practices and agricultural change on the society of the Nhiha of Mbozi Area in southwestern Tanzania, East Africa. The book presents the people; the models of the environment; traditional and evolved agricultural systems operating within... more...