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- OUP Oxford 2000; US$ 7.99
Drawing on studies of social class, crime and deviance, work in bureaucracies, and changes in religious and political organizations, this Very Short Introduction explores the tension between the individual's role in society and society's role in shaping the individual, and demonstrates the value of sociology as a perspective for understanding the modern... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 69.95
This book is intended for undergraduate courses in social theory for second and third year sociology students, as well as postgraduate and academic researchers. Secondary markets include social psychology, social geography, social anthopology, cultural studies. more...
- International Development Research Centre 1993; US$ 30.00
Although we have witnessed a steady growth in the provision of information services in developing countries, a number of fundamental questions remain unanswered. The people of these countries question the relevance and appropriateness of the services offered. Development assistance agencies are concerned about problems of sustainability. The extent... more...
- Oxford University Press 1973; US$ 114.99
Norman Birnbaum has contributed to Toward a Critical Sociology as an author.Norman Birnbaum is University Professor at Georgetown University Law School and the author of The Crisis of Industrial Society and Toward a Critical Sociology (both from OUP). A founding editor of New Left Review, he has served on the board of Partisan Review and The Nation... more...
- Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 64.99
Sociology, writes Irving Louis Horowitz, has changed from a central discipline of the social sciences to an ideological outpost of political extremism. As a result, the field is in crisis. Some departments have been shut down, others cut back, research programs have dried up, and the growth of professional organizations and student enrollments have... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 46.00
This book is concerned with the day-to-day realities of doing social science research. It is based upon the reflections and experiences of a wide range of established social researchers, the majority of whom undertake research in the field of health care. By drawing upon their anecdotal accounts of setting up research projects, negotiating access,... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2005; US$ 47.00
In posing the question, ''what is research for?'', this book explores the processes of interviewing as itself a project intimately involved in contemporary debates around knowledge, freedom, power, ethics, modernism postmodernism, and globalisation. more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2007; US$ 168.00
The insurance industry is a key component of the economy by virtue of the amount of premiums it collects, the scale of its investment and, more fundamentally, the essential social and economic role it plays in covering personal and business risks. This annual publication provides major official insurance statistics for all OECD countries. Data for... more...