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Social perception. Social cognition

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  • Modes of Uncertaintyby Limor Samimian-Darash; Paul Rabinow

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 32.50

    Modes of Uncertainty offers groundbreaking ways of thinking about danger, risk, and uncertainty from an analytical and anthropological perspective. Our world, the contributors show, is increasingly populated by forms, practices, and events whose uncertainty cannot be reduced to risk?and thus it is vital to distinguish between the two. Drawing the... more...

  • Motivated Social Perceptionby Steven J. Spencer; Steven Fein; Mark P. Zanna; James M. Olson

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    This volume highlights state-of-the-art research on motivated social perception by the leaders in the field. Recently a number of researchers developed influential accounts of how motivation affects social perception. Unfortunately, this work was developed without extensive contact between the researchers, and therefore evolved into two distinct traditions.... more...

  • Passingby Brooke Kroeger

    PublicAffairs 2004; US$ 18.00

    Through the provocative stories of six contemporary "passers," and examples from history and literature, a renowned journalist illuminates passing as a strategy for bypassing prejudice and injustice more...

  • Passingby Maria C. Sanchez; Linda Schlossberg

    NYU Press 2001; US$ 22.10

    Passing for what you are not--whether it is mulattos passing as white, Jews passing as Christian, or drag queens passing as women--can be a method of protection or self-defense. But it can also be a uniquely pleasurable experience, one that trades on the erotics of secrecy and revelation. It is precisely passing's radical playfulness, the way it asks... more...

  • Policy Issues in Insurance Risk Awareness, Capital Markets and Catastrophic Risksby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2011; US$ 70.00

    The OECD contributes to the improvement of the financial management of major catastrophes both through the activities of the International Network on the Financial Management of Large-Scale Catastrophes and through the leadership of its High-Level Advisory Board. This publication compiles a series of reports reflecting the OECD’s extensive work... 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...

  • The Power of Looksby Ms Bonnie Berry

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    There is a saying that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, implying that beauty is subjective. But can it be said 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... more...

  • Primer on Risk Analysisby Charles Yoe

    CRC Press 2011; US$ 68.95

    In every decision context there are things we know and things we do not know. Risk analysis uses science and the best available evidence to assess what we know?and it is intentional in the way it addresses the importance of the things we don?t know. Primer on Risk Analysis: Decision Making Under Uncertainty lays out the tasks of risk analysis in... 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...

  • Pursuing Trayvon Martinby George Yancy; Janine Jones

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 39.99

    Pursuing Trayvon Martin: Historical Contexts and Contemporary Manifestations of Racial Dynamics explores the historical implications of the fatal shooting of the unarmed black teen, Trayvon Martin, by George Zimmerman, in 2012. The book telescopes various themes that are important to a broad market, including race, masculinity, racial profiling,... more...