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Social perception. Social cognition

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  • The Elephant in the Roomby Eviatar Zerubavel

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 13.99

    Taking on the concept of denial, this work explains the ways in which people, both as individuals and collectively, consciously refrain from acknowledging things of which they are quite clearly aware. more...

  • Borderwork in Multicultural Australiaby Bob Hodge; John O'Carroll

    Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 34.50

    Australia's faith in multiculturalism has been shaken by ferocious attacks in the public arena over the past decade. Borderwork in Multicultural Australia, reviews the hot spots, reasserts the value of multiculturalism and argues that a multicultural society is the best bulwark against terrorism, racism and injustice. more...

  • The Psychology of Appearanceby Nicola Rumsey

    McGraw-Hill Education 2005; US$ 47.00

    Includes a summary and critical evaluation of research and understanding concerning the psychology of appearance; a review of the methodological challenges for researchers in this area; and, an overview of understanding of appearance-related concerns and distress in the general population and among those with acquired or congenital disfigurements. more...

  • Too Safe For Their Own Goodby Michael Ungar

    Allen & Unwin 2008; US$ 24.50

    A fresh, powerful and practical guide to help concerned parents set appropriate limits on their children while still giving them the opportunity to experience those rites of passage that will allow them to become happy, competent adults. more...

  • Transformationsby Grant David McCracken

    Indiana University Press 2008; US$ 16.95

    Self reinvention has become a preoccupation of contemporary culture. In the last decade, Hollywood made a 500-million-dollar bet on this idea with movies such as Multiplicity, Fight Club, eXistenZ, and Catch Me If You Can. Self reinvention marks the careers of Madonna, Ani DiFranco, Martha Stewart, and... more...

  • Catalogue of Risksby Dirk Proske

    Springer 2008; US$ 179.00

    The term risk has experienced a dramatic growth in usage over the last few years. This is mainly due to the growing concern about the future of mankind, but also to a greater awareness of the limited nature of our resources. People want to know what can go wrong. In the beginning terms such as risk, disaster, indeterminacy and uncertainty are discussed... more...

  • The Power of Labellingby Joy Moncrieffe; Rosalind Eyben

    Earthscan 2007; US$ 35.95

    ‘The Power of Labelling illuminates a fundamental and intriguing dimension of social and political life. Striking cases from a range of policy contexts generate eyeopening analyses of labelling’s causes and consequences uses and abuses and of alternatives in thinking and relating.’ DES GASPER INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL STUDIES THE HAGUE ‘The... more...

  • Social Contours of Riskby Roger Kasperson; Jeanne Kasperson

    Earthscan 2005; US$ 199.95

    We live in a 'risk society' where the identification distribution and management of risks from new technology environmental factors or other sources are crucial to our individual and social existence. In The Social Contours of Risk Volumes I and II two of the world's leading and most influential analysts of the social dimensions of risk... more...

  • Risk in Social Scienceby Peter Taylor-Gooby; Jens O. Zinn

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 48.99

    This book is designed as an introduction to recent social science work on risk and is intended primarily for students in sociology, social psychology, and psychology, although it will also be useful for those studying political science, government, public policy, and economics. It is written by leading experts actively involved in research in the field. more...

  • The Power of Looksby Bonnie Berry

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 124.95

    Is it true that 'better looking' people have more social power? This book provides a fascinating insight into the social stratification of people based on looks - the artificial placement of people into greater and lesser power strata based on physical appearance. more...