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  • Presidential Impeachment and the New Political Instability in Latin Americaby Aníbal Pérez-Liñán

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 25.00

    This book documents the emergence of a pattern of political instability in Latin America. more...

  • Advertising in Modern and Postmodern Timesby Pamela Odih

    SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 8.00

    This richly illustrated, incisive text produces the most complete critical introduction to advertising culture. Filling a critical gap in the literature, Advertising in Modern and Postmodern Times examines the forms of consumer subjectivity resulting from of postmodern disruptions in time and space and the significance of advertising for the identity... more...

  • Outsidersby Howard S. Becker

    Free Press 2008; US$ 17.99

    One of the most groundbreaking sociology texts of the mid-20th century, Howard S. Becker?s Outsiders is a thorough exploration of social deviance and how it can be addressed in an understanding and helpful manner. A compulsively readable and thoroughly researched exploration of social deviance and the application of what is known as "labeling theory"... more...

  • Qualitative Research and Theory Developmentby Mats Alvesson; Dan Karreman

    SAGE Publications 2011; US$ 37.00

    Encouraging readers to take a critical approach to empirical data, the authors provide an account that helps social science researchers to develop new and interesting theories. more...

  • The International Handbook on Social Innovationby F. Moulaert; D. MacCallum; D. Mehmood; A. Hamdouch

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 60.00

    This enriching Handbook covers many aspects of the scientific and socio-political debates on social innovation today. The contributors provide an overview of theoretical perspectives, methodologies and instructive experiences from all continents, as well as implications for collective action and policy. They argue strongly for social innovation as... more...

  • Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me)by Carol Tavris; Elliot Aronson

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008; US$ 13.57

    Renowned social psychologists Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson take a compelling look into how the brain is wired for self-justification. When we make mistakes, we must calm the cognitive dissonance that jars our feelings of self-worth. And so we create fictions that absolve us of responsibility, restoring our belief that we are smart, moral, and right?a... more...

  • Reimagining Global Healthby Paul Farmer; Arthur Kleinman; Jim Kim; Matthew Basilico

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 39.95

    Bringing together the experience, perspective and expertise of Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, and Arthur Kleinman, Reimagining Global Health provides an original, compelling introduction to the field of global health. Drawn from a Harvard course developed by their student Matthew Basilico, this work provides an accessible and engaging framework for the... more...

  • The Student Loan Messby Joel Best; Eric Best

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 26.95

    This illuminating investigation uncovers the full dimensions of the student loan disaster. A father and son team?one a best-selling sociologist, the other a former banker and current quantitative researcher?probes how we?ve reached the point at which student loan debt?now exceeding $1 trillion and predicted to reach $2 trillion by 2020?threatens to... more...

  • The Forest and the Treesby Allan Johnson

    Temple University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    New Third Edition! If sociology could teach everyone just one thing, what would it be? The Forest and the Trees is one sociologist's response to the hypothetical-the core insight with the greatest potential to change how people see the world and themselves in relation to it.   This Third Edition features: ? Updated key references, data, resources,... more...

  • Bach's Numbersby Ruth Tatlow

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 28.00

    Ruth Tatlow employs theoretical evidence and practical demonstrations to explain how and why Bach used numbers in his published compositions. more...