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  • Early Social Interactionby Michael A. Forrester

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Considers how a young child becomes a member of culture through the practices and procedures of everyday conversation. more...

  • Power and Organizationsby Stewart R Clegg; David Courpasson; Nelson X. Phillips

    SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 67.00

    A comprehensive account of power and organizations, unlocking power as the central relation of modern organizations and society. The authors present an excellent synthesis of organization, social and political theory to offer an overview of power and organizations that is historically informed, addresses current issues and is comprehensive in scope.... more...

  • The Dynamics of Social Practiceby Elizabeth Shove; Mika Pantzar; Matt Watson

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 38.00

    A Clever, innovative book which makes an important contribution to social theory and social policy. An effective introduction it covers core themes and demonstrates exactly how our everyday life is defined by the rise, change and collapse of social practices. more...

  • Sexuality and Societyby Gargi Bhattacharyya

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 61.95

    In this broad-ranging introduction to the study of sexuality, Gargi Bhattacharyya guides students through the key theoretical debates in the area from the early history of sexology, through Foucault's technologies of self to Judith Butler on the performance of identity. Bhattacharyya shows how these theoretical positions apply to sexuality as it is... more...

  • Gender, Sex and Sexualityby Gerda Siann

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 55.95

    For some time sex has been defined as the biological difference between men and women, and gender as the manner in which culture defines and constrains these differences. Feminine/masculine, male/female, women/men, boy/girl - terms of sexual and gender division like these permeate the way we think and talk about ourselves and each other. On most occasions... more...

  • In Search of the Promised Landby John Hope Franklin

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 18.99

    Presented in a narrative format, this book tells the story of the Thomas-Rapier family of Nashville. It follows Sally Thomas and her sons James, Henry, and John to analyze the complex and ambiguous nature of slavery and freedom in the Old South. more...

  • Computer Games as a Sociocultural Phenomenonby Dr Andreas Jahn-Sudmann; Ralf Stockmann

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 115.00

    Internationally renowned media and literature scholars, social scientists, game designers and artists explore the cultural potential of computer games in this rich anthology, which introduces the latest approaches in the central fields of game studies and provides an extensive survey of contemporary game culture. more...

  • Battered Womanby Lenore E. Walker

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    "A major contribution to this subject. She is thorough, practical, compassionate, and authoritative. It is a reading must."--Phyllis Chesler more...

  • Moral Panics, the Media and the Law in Early Modern Englandby David Lemmings; Claire Walker

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 110.00

    An exploration of links between opinion and governance in Early Modern England, studying moral panics about crime, sex and belief. Hypothesizing that media-driven panics proliferated in the 1700s, with the development of newspapers and government sensibility to opinion, it also considers earlier panics about cross-dressing and witchcraft. more...

  • Nickel and Dimedby Barbara Ehrenreich

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 16.99

    Our sharpest and most original social critic goes "undercover" as an unskilled worker to reveal the dark side of American prosperity. Millions of Americans work full time, year round, for poverty-level wages. In 1998, Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them. She was inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that... more...