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Social perception. Social cognition

  • 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...

  • Anthropology and Riskby Asa Boholm

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    Drawing on theory from anthropology, sociology, organisation studies and philosophy, this book addresses how the perception, communication and management of risk is shaped by culturally informed and socially embedded knowledge and experience. It provides an account of how interpretations of risk in society are conditioned by knowledge claims and cultural... more...

  • Social Constructionismby Vivien Burr

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 48.95

    Now in its third edition, this successful book introduces students to the area of social science theory and research known as social constructionism. Using a variety of examples from everyday experience and from existing research in areas such as personality, sexuality and health, it clearly explains the basic theoretical assumptions of social constructionism.... more...

  • The Blame Businessby Stephen Fineman

    Reaktion Books 2015; US$ 24.95

    Whenever anything goes wrong our first instinct is often to find someone to blame. Blame infuses our society in myriad ways, seeding rancor and revenge, dividing lovers, coworkers, communities, and nations. Yet blame, appropriately placed and managed, safeguards moral order and legal culpability. In this book, Stephen Fineman explores this duality... more...

  • The Village Effectby Susan Pinker

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 14.57

    Sixty years ago the philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre wrote 'hell is other people'. Now, new evidence shows us that he was utterly wrong. Beginning from the first moments of life and at every age and stage, close contact with other people - and especially with women - affects how we think, whom we trust, and where we invest our money. Our social ties... more...

  • The Social Roots of Riskby Kathleen Tierney

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    The first decade of the 21st century saw a remarkable number of large-scale disasters. Earthquakes in Haiti and Sumatra underscored the serious economic consequences that catastrophic events can have on developing countries, while 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina showed that first world nations remain vulnerable. The Social Roots of Risk argues against... more...

  • Contemporary Social Constructionismby Darin Weinberg

    Temple University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In Contemporary Social Constructionism , Darin Weinberg provides a detailed, critical overview of the key themes of this school of thought, which explains how phenomena and ways of thinking develop in their social contexts. Weinberg traces the multiple roots of social constructionism, and shows how it has been used, critiqued, and refined within... more...

  • Suspicion Nationby Lisa Bloom

    Counterpoint 2014; US$ 16.95

    Many thought the election of our first African American president put an end to the conversation about race in this country, and that America had moved into a post-racial era of equality and opportunity. Then, on the night of February 26, 2012, a black seventeen-year-old boy walking to a friend?s home carrying only his cell phone, candy, and a fruit... more...

  • Riskby Matthias Beck; Beth Kewell

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 169.00

    Over a period of several centuries, the academic study of risk has evolved as a distinct body of thought, which continues to influence conceptual developments in fields such as economics, management, politics and sociology. However, few scholarly works have given a chronological account of cultural and intellectual trends relating to the understanding... more...

  • Social Trust and the Management of Riskby George Cvetkovich; Ragnar E. Lofstedt

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    Social trust is a crucial issue to many aspects of modern society. Policy makers continually aspire to winning it and corporations frequently run the risk of losing it. The 'trust deficit' raises vital questions and problems to which until recently there have been few answers or solutions. Experts from both sides of the Atlantic explore the importance... more...