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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 67.95
The question as to whether we are now entering a risk society has become a key debate in contemporary social theory. Risk and Technological Culture presents a critical discussion of the main theories of risk from Ulrich Becks foundational work to that of his contemporaries such as Anthony Giddens and Scott Lash and assesses the extent to which risk... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95
Bryan Turner is generally acknowledged to have been the key figure in opening up the sociological debate about the body. In this coruscating and fascinating book he shows how his thinking on the subject has developed and why sociologists must take the body seriously. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 69.95
Focusing on the sociological embodiment of various "social actors", the authors consider the subsequent links with the constraints of daily life i.e. the male body, female therapists, body builders, marital and sexual counsellors, sex workers. They present recent or new research findings on aspects of the body, variants from what is conventionally... more...
- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 9.99
In The Elephant in the Room , Eviatar Zerubavel sheds new light on the social and political underpinnings of silence and denial--the keeping of "open secrets." Zerubavel shows how conspiracies of silence evolve, illuminating the social pressures that cause people to deny what is right before their eyes. Drawing on examples from newspapers and comedy... more...
- 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...
- Pearson Education 2007; US$ 27.99
This is the eBook version of the printed book. If the print book includes a CD-ROM, this content is not included within the eBook version. What is an avatar? Why are there nearly a billion of them, and who is using them? Do avatars impact our real lives, or are they just video game conceits? Is an avatar an inspired rendering of its creator?s ... more...
- 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...