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Social perception. Social cognition

  • 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...

  • The Blame Businessby Stephen Fineman

    Reaktion Books 2015; US$ 24.95

    Stephen Fineman is professor emeritus in the School of Management at the University of Bath, UK. He is the author or editor of many books, including, most recently, Organizing Age and Work: A Very Short Introduction .  more...

  • The Village Effectby Susan Pinker

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 14.57

    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...

  • The Social Roots of Riskby Kathleen Tierney

    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...

  • 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...

  • Suspicion Nationby Lisa Bloom

    Counterpoint 2014; US$ 16.95

    Many thought the election of our first African American president put an end to the conversation about race in this country, and that America had moved into a post-racial era of equality and opportunity. Then, on the night of February 26, 2012, a black seventeen-year-old boy walking to a friend?s home carrying only his cell phone, candy, and a fruit... more...

  • Riskby Matthias Beck; Beth Kewell

    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...

  • Social Trust and the Management of Riskby George Cvetkovich; Ragnar E. Lofstedt

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    Social trust is a crucial issue to many aspects of modern society. Policy makers continually aspire to winning it and corporations frequently run the risk of losing it. The 'trust deficit' raises vital questions and problems to which until recently there have been few answers or solutions. Experts from both sides of the Atlantic explore the importance... more...

  • The Risk Society Revisitedby Eugene Rosa; Aaron McCright; Ortwin Renn

    Temple University Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    Eugene A. Rosa (1941-2013) was the Edward R. Meyer Distinguished Professor of Natural Resource and Environmental Policy, Professor of Sociology, Affiliated Professor of Fine Arts, and Faculty Associate in the Center for Environmental Research, Education, and Outreach at Washington State University. Ortwin Renn is Professor and Chair of Environmental... more...

  • Persons, Identity, and Political Theoryby Catherine Galko Campbell

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    This book examines the conception of the person at work in John Rawls?s writings from Theory of Justice to Justice as Fairness: A Restatement. The book aims to show that objections to Rawls?s political conception of the person fail and that a Rawlsian conception of political identity is defensible. The book shows that the debate between liberals and... more...