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  • Here Comes Everybodyby Clay Shirky

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 16.00

    Read Clay Shirky's posts on the Penguin Blog. A revelatory examination of how the wildfirelike spread of new forms of social interaction enabled by technology is changing the way humans form groups and exist within them, with profound long-term economic and social effects-for good and for ill A handful of kite hobbyists scattered around... more...

  • Making Social Science Matterby Bent Flyvbjerg; Steven Sampson

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 26.00

    New approach demonstrating how social science can be successful, focusing on context, values, and power. more...

  • The Sociological Imaginationby C. Wright Mills; Todd Gitlin

    Oxford University Press, USA 2000; US$ 19.99

    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. Hailed upon publication as a cogent and hard-hitting critique, The Sociological Imagination took issue with the ascendant schools of sociology in the United States, calling for a humanist... more...

  • Dialect Diversity in Americaby William Labov

    University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 30.00

    The sociolinguist William Labov has worked for decades on change in progress in American dialects and on African American Vernacular English (AAVE). In Dialect Diversity in America, Labov examines the diversity among American dialects and presents the counterintuitive finding that geographically localized dialects of North American English are increasingly... more...

  • The Shadow of the Hummingbirdby Athol Fugard; Paula Fourie

    Theatre Communications Group 2014; US$ 13.95

    A legendary playwright mines the depth of the human heart. more...

  • Constructing Grounded Theoryby Kathy Charmaz

    SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 63.00

    Essential reading for students, new researchers and seasoned social scientists alike, this book is one of those rare things, a textbook that is both accessible to those new to the field but also one that has important things to say about the nature of social enquiry itself. more...

  • At Homeby Bill Bryson

    Transworld 2010; US$ 13.07

    What does history really consists of? Centuries of people quietly going about their daily business - sleeping, eating, having sex, endeavouring to get comfortable. And where did all these normal activities take place? At home. This was the thought that inspired Bill Bryson to start a journey around the rooms of his... more...

  • Using Mixed Methodsby David Plowright

    SAGE Publications 2010; US$ 46.00

    This book will hold the novice researcher's hand through the process of undertaking a research project using mixed methods. It has a particular focus on ethics, a key concern for researchers in education and the social sciences. more...

  • Theory and Methods in Social Researchby Bridget Somekh; Cathy Lewin

    SAGE Publications 2011; US$ 66.00

    Eminent researchers share their expertise, not 'telling' users what to do, but 'showing' what different methods look like in action, using 'stories from the field' and explaining the key issues involved in reflecting on research. more...

  • The Spirit Levelby Richard Wilkinson; Kate Pickett

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; Not Available

    Why do we mistrust people more in the UK than in Japan? Why do Americans have higher rates of teenage pregnancy than the French? What makes the Swedish thinner than the Greeks? The answer: inequality. This groundbreaking book, based on years of research, provides hard evidence to show: - How almost everything - from life expectancy to... more...