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- World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 169.00
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...
- 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...
- Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 16.03
Sixty years ago the philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre wrote 'hell is other people'. Now, new evidence shows us that he was utterly wrong. Beginning from the first moments of life and at every age and stage, close contact with other people - and especially with women - affects how we think, whom we trust, and where we invest our money. Our social ties... more...
- Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 29.95
The first decade of the 21st century saw a remarkable number of large-scale disasters. Earthquakes in Haiti and Sumatra underscored the serious economic consequences that catastrophic events can have on developing countries, while 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina showed that first world nations remain vulnerable. The Social Roots of Risk argues against... 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...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 124.95
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...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 134.95
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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 110.00
Assembling a high profile group of scholars and practitioners, this book investigates the interplay of forecasting; warnings about, and responses to, known and unknown transnational risks. It challenges conventional accounts of 'failures' of warning and preventive policy in both the academic literature and public debate. more...