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  • Understanding Social Theoryby Derek Layder

    SAGE Publications 2005; US$ 50.00

    "This is a robust text - challenging and provocative and one which students will benefit from reading. Layder guides the reader through a large body of relevant literature. He draws attention to the strengths and weaknesses of particular approaches as he sees them and he is not afraid to offer his own judgements on the issues and problems he addresses."... more...

  • Sociological Beginningsby Christopher Adair-Toteff

    Liverpool University Press 2006; US$ 85.00

    Sociological Beginnings offers translations of five papers presented by Max Weber, Georg Simmel, Ferdinand Tönnies, Ernst Troeltsch and Werner Sombart at the First Conference of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie (German Society for Sociology) in 1910. These thinkers believed that it was crucial to develop sociology as a discipline... more...

  • Why There Are No Good Men Leftby Barbara Dafoe Whitehead

    Crown/Archetype 2008; US$ 15.00

    A hard-hitting, groundbreaking exploration of the new mating conditions that are changing the face of love, commitment, and marriage as we know it. A double revolution is at work in modern American love: A revolution in higher education has created the most professionally accomplished and independent generation of young women in history, and a... more...

  • The Slavery of Our Timesby Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    The Slavery of Our Times by Leo Tolstoy was first published in 1890. An upholder of Christianity and the philosophy of non-violence, Tolstoy advocates the teachings of the Gospels. He applies his spirituality to capitalism, socialism, and other systems of government and policies of the time. more...

  • Constructal Human Dynamics, Security and Sustainabilityby A. Bejan; S. Lorente; A. Miguel

    IOS Press 2009; US$ 152.00

    Globalization, security infrastructure and energy sustainability can be designed based on a scientific principle. In this book, these objectives are approached based on constructal theory, which means to design such projects as global ?flow? architectures that are ?alive? with movement of personnel, equipment, information, education, etc. Constructal... more...

  • Engaging Social Justiceby David Fasenfest

    BRILL 2009; US$ 147.00

    Identifying the causes of and potential for a alternative to neoliberalism, this book offers case studies of new social movements, new forms of autonomy, and new possibilities for a progressive future. more...

  • Biographical Methods and Professional Practiceby Prue Chamberlayne; Joanna Bornat; Ursula Apitzsch

    Policy Press 2004; US$ 39.95

    The turn to biographical methods in social science is yielding a rich harvest of research outcomes and invigorating the relationship between policy and practice. This book uses a range of interpretive approaches to reveal the dynamics of service users' and professionals' individual experiences and life-worlds. It shows how biographical methods... more...

  • New Frontiers in Comparative Sociologyby Masamichi Sasaki

    BRILL 2008; US$ 144.00

    This book is a collection of notable papers from the first six volumes of the journal "Comparative Sociology," Its content represents leading-edge and contemporarily astute analyses in the burgeoning science of comparative sociology, especially relevant to a globalizing world in transition. Given that not everyone is acquainted with comparative... more...

  • Civil Society in Comparative Perspectiveby Bernard Enjolras; Karl Henrik Sivesind

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2009; US$ 131.99

    Presents a collection of comparative studies of civil society around two main issues: the comparison and analysis of civil society regimes in relation to different constructions of citizenship and welfare states and the role of civil society in governance and active participation of citizens. more...

  • The Sociological Imaginationby C. Wright Mills; Todd Gitlin

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 13.99

    C. Wright Mills is best remembered for his highly acclaimed work The Sociological Imagination , in which he set forth his views on how social science should be pursued. Leading sociologist Todd Gitlin brings this fortieth anniversary edition up to date with a lucid introduction in which he considers the ways social analysis has progressed since Mills... more...