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  • Gender in Interactionby Bettina Baron; Helga Kotthoff

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 180.00

    In this volume, gender is seen as a communicative achievement and as a social category interacting with other social parametres such as age, status, prestige, institutional and ethnic frameworks, cultural and situative contexts. The authors come from a variety of backgrounds such as sociology of communication, anthropological linguistics, sociolinguistics,... more...

  • Making Mindsby Petra Hauf; Friedrich Försterling

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 143.00

    Social stimuli are important proximate determinants of human thought, action, and behaviour. But does the social environment also have deeper, profounder, and possibly more distal impact on more lasting psychological structures and forms, generalizing across time and domains, such as traits, self-consciousness, abilities, and talents? This volume takes... more...

  • Animating Expressive Characters for Social Interactionby Lola Cańamero; Ruth Aylett

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 158.00

    Animated interactive characters and robots that are able to function in human social environments are being developed by a large number of research groups worldwide. Emotional expression, as a key element of human social interaction and communication, is often added in an attempt to make them appear more natural to us. How can such artefacts be given... more...

  • Calling for Helpby Carolyn Baker; Michael Emmison; Alan Firth

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 180.00

    Telephone helplines have become one of the most pervasive sites of expert-lay interaction in modern societies throughout the world. Yet surprisingly little is known of the in situ , language-based processes of help-seeking and help-giving behavior that occurs within them. This collection of original studies by both internationally renowned and emerging... more...

  • The Paradox of Urban Spaceby Sharon E. Sutton; Susan P. Kemp

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00

    As racially-based inequalities and spatial segregation deepen - strained by emergent problems associated with climate change, ever-widening differences between wealth and poverty, and the global economic crisis - this book issues a timely call for just and sustainable development. more...

  • Friend v. Friendby Ethan J. Leib

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 21.99

    Friendship is one of our most important social institutions. It is the not only the salve for personal loneliness and isolation; it is the glue that binds society together. Yet for a host of reasons--longer hours at work, the Internet, suburban sprawl--many have argued that friendship is on the decline in contemporary America. In social surveys, researchers... more...

  • The Lost Art of the Good Schmoozeby Diana Boxer

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 35.00

    Bill Clinton is a natural schmoozer, as is Barack Obama, and there is no doubt that the ability has served them well. By softening the opposition between private and public, personal and political, higher and lower, schmoozing plays a vital, but under-appreciated role as a life and leadership skill. Everybody schmoozes nowadays, but often it is the... more...

  • The Politics of Misrecognitionby Simon Thompson; Majid Yar

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 109.95

    The past several decades have seen the emergence of a vigorous ongoing debate about the 'politics of recognition'. The initial impetus was provided by the reflections of Charles Taylor and others about the rights to cultural recognition of historically marginalized groups in Western societies. Since then, the parameters of the debate have considerably... more...

  • Erotic Capitalby Catherine Hakim

    Basic Books 2011; US$ 26.00

    In 2010, pioneering sociologist Catherine Hakim shocked the world with a provocative new theory: In addition to the three recognized personal assets (economic, cultural, and social capital), each individual has a fourth asset—erotic capital—that he or she can, and should, use to advance within society. In this bold and controversial book, Hakim explores... more...

  • The Mindful Coupleby Robyn Walser; Darrah Westrup

    New Harbinger Publications 2009; US$ 15.95

    In The Mindful Couple two leading experts in ACT, as well as couples counseling, show individuals how easy-to-use techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy-such as compassion and values-based behavior change-can bring vitality to intimate relationships. more...