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  • Risk and Technological Cultureby Joost Van Loon

    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...

  • The Ephemeral Civilizationby Graeme Snooks

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    The Ephemeral Civilization is an astonishing intellectual feat in which Graeme Snooks develops an original and ground-breaking analysis of changing sociopolitical forms over the past 3,000 years. Snooks challenges the prevailing theories of social evolutionism with an innovative approach which also looks ahead to the twenty-first century. The Ephemeral... more...

  • The Body in Everyday Lifeby Sarah Nettleton; Jonathan Watson

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 63.95

    We all have a body, but how does it impact upon our day to day life? This book sets out to explore how ordinary women, men and children talk about their bodies, through four central themes:- * physical and emotional bodies * illness and disability * gender * ageing. A coherent collection of such empirical research, The Body in Everyday Life provides... more...

  • The Lived Bodyby Gillian A. Bendelow; Simon J. Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 61.95

    The Lived Body takes a fresh look at the notion of human embodiment and provides an ideal textbook for undergraduates on the growing number of courses on the sociology of the body. The authors propose a new approach - an 'Embodied Sociology' - one which makes embodiment central rather than peripheral. They critically examine the dualist legacies... more...

  • Regulating Bodiesby Professor Bryan S Turner; Bryan S. Turner

    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...

  • Body Mattersby Sue Scott; David Morgan

    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...

  • Stereotypes as Explanationsby Craig McGarty; Vincent Y. Yzerbyt; Russell Spears

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 40.00

    Stereotypes as Explanations explores the way that people develop impressions and views of social groups. more...

  • Laws of Fearby Cass R. Sunstein

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 28.00

    A major statement from one of the most influential political and legal theorists writing today. more...

  • The Elephant in the Roomby Eviatar Zerubavel

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 13.99

    Taking on the concept of denial, this work explains the ways in which people, both as individuals and collectively, consciously refrain from acknowledging things of which they are quite clearly aware. 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...