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- Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 160.00
Contemporary France has witnessed a rise of new forms of social movement, mobilising around new causes and articulating changing demands. Sarah Waters examines the new generation of movements in the last decade, from anti-racism and the movement of the unemployed to solidarity or the associations of the 'Sans' . She argues that emerging movements... more...
- Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 144.99
A sociocultural analysis of the relationships among law, religion, and sexual morality in Burgundy during the Catholic Reformation, this book is divided into two, interrelated parts: the world of prescription and the world of practice. The first part examines the construction of authority, focusing primarily upon Burgundy's dominant elite legal community.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 57.95
A comprehensive new historical study of the extreme right in France, from the Vichy regime to the present day. The Front National has for some years been France's third political party and the most significant extreme-right force in Europe; its leader, Jean-Marie Le Pen, contested the second round of the 2002 presidential election with 5.5 million... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2000; US$ 35.00
Fin de Millénaire Budapest combines historical narratives and ethnographic accounts with quantitative evidence to create a richly detailed picture of a city subjected to the forces of great local and global change. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 123.00
The important theories of Pierre Bourdieu and Alain Touraine, discussed in this book, seek to explain and resolve the 'crisis of democracy'. They start from a critique of structural inequality in political, economic and social fields - so much in contrast to democratic principles. But their theoretical perspectives and social conclusions diverge. Bourdieu... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1981; US$ 90.00
The Elizabethans viewed society chiefly in religious terms; they shared a fundamental belief in the preservation of the social order and in moderation. Take away authority, said Edwin Sandys, bishop of London, and the people will rush headlong into eve more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2008; US$ 56.00
Faced with high population density, close proximity of urban areas and urban-rural linkages, rural areas in the Netherlands have witnessed a gradual disappearance of characteristically rural landscapes and a deterioration of biodiversity. Future developments will increase pressures on rural land use, making a policy framework to address these challenges... more...
- Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2009; US$ 19.95
A longtime trauma worker, Laura van Dernoot Lipsky offers a deep and empathetic survey of the often-unrecognized toll taken on those working to make the world a better place. We may feel tired, cynical, or numb or like we can never do enough. These, and other symptoms, affect us individually and collectively, sapping the energy and effectiveness we... more...
- Princeton University Press 1993; US$ 57.95 US$ 52.73
Why does the welfare state develop so unevenly across countries, regions, and localities? What accounts for the exclusions and disciplinary features of social programs? How are elite and popular conceptions of social reality related to welfare policies? George Steinmetz approaches these and other issues by exploring the complex origins and development... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 88.00
This book shows how Hungary and Poland led the transformations that brought down Communism. more...