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- Springer Netherlands 2013; US$ 118.26
When a natural hazard strikes a city, many people are vulnerable. This book explores what city-dwellers think and feel about the threats that they face. It brings to light the ways different cultures represent the natural hazards around them. more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2013; US$ 152.99
This volume attempts to build a bridge between POB and Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS). Similar to POB, but different from positive psychology, the primary emphasis of POS is on the workplace and on the accomplishment of work-related outcomes. more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 29.95 US$ 27.50
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 46.95
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 24.95 US$ 22.50
This book offers a much-needed new political theory of an old phenomenon. The last decade alone has marked the highest number of migrations in recorded history. Constrained by environmental, economic, and political instability, scores of people are on the move. But other sorts of changes?from global tourism to undocumented labor?have led to the fact... more...