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Social perception. Social cognition

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  • If I had a Sonby Jack Cashill

    WND Books 2013; US$ 19.95

    If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon, President Barack Obama said in March 2012 about the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin four weeks earlier.  In so saying, Obama gave the White House imprimatur to a politically irresistible campaign, one that both stoked the grievances of his racially sensitive base and energized his party's... more...

  • Riskby Matthias Beck; Beth Kewell

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 104.00 US$ 94.64

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Anthropology and Riskby Asa Boholm

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Social Roots of Riskby Kathleen Tierney

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Rather than acts of God or random acts of nature, The Social Roots of Risk argues that hazards, disasters, and crises of all sorts are produced by the social order itself?that the routine activities of institutions, organizations, and groups invite risk into our lives and put us in harms way. more...

  • The Figure of the Migrantby Thomas Nail

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    At a time when more people than ever are being constrained to move for political, economic, and environmental reasons, this book provides a new political theory of migration, one based on the social primacy of movement. more...

  • Social Theories of Risk and Uncertaintyby Jens O. Zinn

    Wiley 2009; US$ 134.95 US$ 116.96

    Written by leading experts in the field, Social Theories of Risk and Uncertainty is an introduction to mainstream theorizing on risk and uncertainty in sociology. Provides an overview of the historical developments and conceptual aspects of risk Identifies why theorizing on risk is necessary and highlights specific sociological contributions... more...

  • Body Talkby Jane Ussher

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 43.95

    Psychology has traditionally examined human experience from a realist perspective, focusing on observable 'facts'. This is especially so in areas of psychology which focus on the body, such as sexuality, madness or reproduction. In contrast, many sociologists, anthropologists and feminists have focused exclusively on the cultural and communicative... more...