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  • Online Gaming in Contextby Garry Crawford; Victoria K Gosling; Ben Light

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    There is little question of the social, cultural and economic importance of video games in the world today, with gaming now rivalling the movie and music sectors as a major leisure industry and pastime. The significance of video games within our everyday lives has certainly been increased and shaped by new technologies and gaming patterns, including... more...

  • Social Network Analysisby Stanley Wasserman; Katherine Faust

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 52.00

    Covers methods for the analysis of social networks and applies them to examples. more...

  • The Social Construction of Realityby Peter L. Berger; Thomas Luckmann

    Open Road Media 2011; US$ 14.99

    The classic work that redefined the sociology of knowledge and has inspired a generation of philosophers and thinkers   In this seminal book, Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckmann examine how knowledge forms and how it is preserved and altered within a society. Unlike earlier theorists and philosophers, Berger and Luckmann go beyond intellectual... more...

  • Ava's Manby Rick Bragg

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    With the same emotional generosity and effortlessly compelling storytelling that made All Over But the Shoutin? a national bestseller, Rick Bragg continues his personal history of the Deep South. This time he?s writing about his grandfather Charlie Bundrum, a man who died before Bragg was born but left an indelible imprint on the people who loved... more...

  • Anthropology: The Basicsby Peter Metcalf

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 24.95

    The ultimate guide for the student encountering anthropology for the first time, Anthropology: The Basics explains and explores key anthropological concepts including: what is anthropology? how can we distinguish cultural differences from physical ones? what is culture, anyway? how do anthropologists study culture? what are the key theories... more...

  • Social Researchby Piergiorgio Corbetta

    SAGE Publications 2003; US$ 57.00

    `This is an impressively detailed, clearly written book.... It is a book that I would like students to read' - Clive Seale, Goldsmiths College, London Social Research: Theory, Methods and Techniques presents an understanding of social research practice through appreciation of its foundations and methods. Stretching from the philosophy of science... more...

  • Utopia/Dystopiaby Michael D. Gordin; Helen Tilley; Gyan Prakash

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 35.00 US$ 31.85

    The concepts of utopia and dystopia have received much historical attention. Utopias have traditionally signified the ideal future: large-scale social, political, ethical, and religious spaces that have yet to be realized. Utopia/Dystopia offers a fresh approach to these ideas. Rather than locate utopias in grandiose programs of future totality,... more...

  • The Slave Next Doorby Kevin Bales; Ron Soodalter

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    In this riveting book, authors and authorities on modern day slavery Kevin Bales and Ron Soodalter expose the disturbing phenomenon of human trafficking and slavery that exists now in the United States. In The Slave Next Door we find that slaves are all around us, hidden in plain sight: the dishwasher in the kitchen of the neighborhood restaurant,... more...

  • Ginby Lesley Jacobs Solmonson

    Reaktion Books 2012; US$ 17.00

    Mother?s Milk, Mother?s Ruin, and Ladies? Delight. Dutch Courage and Cuckold?s Comfort. These evocative nicknames for gin hint that it has a far livelier history than the simple and classic martini would lead you to believe. In this book, Lesley Jacobs Solmonson journeys into gin?s past, revealing that this spirit has played the role of both hero... more...

  • Globalization: A Very Short Introductionby Manfred Steger

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 7.99

    'Globalization' is one of the defining buzzwords of our time, describing a variety of accelerating economic, political, and cultural processes that constantly change our experience of the world. The third edition of this Very Short Introduction provides an accessible exploration of both the causes and effects of the phenomenon. more...