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

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 25.99

    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...

  • Social Constructionismby Andy Lock; Tom Strong

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

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

  • Embracing Riskby Tom Baker; Jonathan Simon

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 34.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 50.00 US$ 41.00

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

  • Why?by Charles Tilly

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    Why? is a book about the explanations we give and how we give them--a fascinating look at the way the reasons we offer every day are dictated by, and help constitute, social relationships. Written in an easy-to-read style by distinguished social historian Charles Tilly, the book explores the manner in which people claim, establish, negotiate,... more...

  • The Yellow Book of Games and Energizersby Jayaraja Jayaraja; Erwin Tielemans

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2011; US$ 32.95

    The book is a collection of tried and tested games for use in workshops, youth groups and the classroom. With clear instructions, delightful illustrations and discussion ideas for every game, this book makes it easy to encourage everyone from age 6 to 86 to think for themselves, use their imagination, and interact positively with those around them. more...

  • Drehbücher des Alter(n)sby Ludwig Amrhein

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008; US$ 36.95

    In dieser Arbeit wird der Versuch unternommen, methodische, theoretische und empirische Bausteine für eine angemessene Erforschung der Lebensführung und -stilisierung im Alter und über den Lebensverlauf hinweg zu liefern. Im ersten Teil wird der bisherige theoretische und empirische Forschungsstand systematisch rekonstruiert, woraus Schlussfolgerungen... more...

  • Policy Issues in Insurance Risk Awareness, Capital Markets and Catastrophic Risksby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2011; US$ 70.00

    The OECD contributes to the improvement of the financial management of major catastrophes both through the activities of the International Network on the Financial Management of Large-Scale Catastrophes and through the leadership of its High-Level Advisory Board. This publication compiles a series of reports reflecting the OECD’s extensive work... more...