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Social perception. Social cognition

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  • The Power of Looksby Bonnie Berry

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 119.95

    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...

  • Risk, Vulnerability and Everyday Lifeby Iain Wilkinson

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 49.95

    Providing an overview and commentary on ways in which sociologists seek to understand the 'risk society', this book equips readers with the means to debate human consequences, and the critical resources to evaluate their significance. more...

  • Embracing Riskby Tom Baker; Jonathan Simon

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 27.50

    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...

  • Social Constructionismby Andy Lock; Tom Strong

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 39.00

    A critical and thematic survey of the diverse traditions and recent developments within contemporary social constructionism. more...

  • Animating Differenceby C. Richard King; Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo; Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 18.99

    Animating Difference studies the way race, ethnicity, sexuality, and gender are portrayed in recent animated films from 1990 through the present. Ranging from Aladdin to Toy Story to Up, these popular films are key media through which children (and adults) learn about the world and how to behave. While racial and gender stereotypes may not be as obvious... more...

  • The Functions of Role-Playing Gamesby Sarah Lynne Bowman

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00

    This study takes an analytical approach to the world of role-playing games, providing a theoretical framework for understanding their psychological and sociological functions. Sometimes dismissed as escapist and potentially dangerous, role-playing actually encourages creativity, self-awareness, group cohesion and "out-of-the-box" thinking.... more...

  • Black Rednecks and White Liberalsby Thomas Sowell

    Encounter Books 2005; US$ 17.95

    This explosive new book challenges many of the long-prevailing assumptions about blacks, about Jews, about Germans, about slavery, and about education. Plainly written, powerfully reasoned, and backed with a startling array of documented facts, Black Rednecks and White Liberals takes on not only the trendy intellectuals of our times but also such historic... more...

  • Risk and Public Policy in East Asiaby Raymond K.H. Chan; Mutsuko Takahashi; Lillian Lih-rong Wang

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 124.95

    Contemporary Asian society is marked by social processes associated with the loss of stable economic growth and high employment; family structures capable of caring for family members in need; and governmental economic and political competence. Against this backdrop, this volume offers a timely review of these critical issues, offering an introduction... more...

  • Imagology Revisitedby Waldemar Zacharasiewicz

    Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 160.00

    Imagology Revisited brings together in one volume essays written over a forty-year period on the perception and representation of foreign countries and peoples, the “other”. The book traces the emergence of national and ethnic stereotypes in the early modern age and studies their evolution and multiple functions in a wide range of texts from... 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...