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Social perception. Social cognition

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  • Social Contours of Riskby Roger Kasperson; Jeanne Kasperson

    Earthscan 2005; US$ 199.95

    We live in a 'risk society' where the identification distribution and management of risks from new technology environmental factors or other sources are crucial to our individual and social existence. In The Social Contours of Risk Volumes I and II two of the world's leading and most influential analysts of the social dimensions of risk... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Social Amplification of Riskby Nick Pidgeon; Roger E. Kasperson; Paul Slovic

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 39.00

    Brings together case studies and theoretical work informed by the social amplification of risk framework. more...