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- 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...
- 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...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 129.95
Written by leading experts in the field, Social Theories of Risk and Uncertainty is an introduction to mainstream theorizing on risk and uncertainty in sociology. Provides an overview of the historical developments and conceptual aspects of risk Identifies why theorizing on risk is necessary and highlights specific sociological contributions... more...
- 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 labellings causes and consequences uses and abuses and of alternatives in thinking and relating. DES GASPER INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL STUDIES THE HAGUE The... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 60.00
The Social Contours of Risk Volume I: Publics, Risk Communication and the Social Amplification of Risk 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... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 49.95
It is now sociological common sense to declare that, in everyday life, large numbers of people approach matters of work, family life, trust and friendship with 'risk' constantly in mind. This book, provides an introductory overview and critical assessment of this phenomenon. Iain Wilkinson outlines contrasting sociological theories of risk, and summarizes... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00
For much of the twentieth century, industrialized nations addressed social problems, such as workers' compensation benefits and social welfare programs, in terms of spreading risk. But in recent years a new approach has emerged: using risk both as a way to conceive of and address social problems and as an incentive to reduce individual claims on collective... more...