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  • Social Causes of Health and Diseaseby William Cockerham

    Wiley 2014; US$ 24.95

    In this stimulating book, William C. Cockerham, a leading medical sociologist, assesses the evidence that social factors (such as stress, poverty, unhealthy lifestyles, and unpleasant living and work conditions) have direct causal effects on health and many diseases. Noting a new emphasis upon social structure in both theory and multi-level research... more...

  • One Summerby Bill Bryson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.95

    A Chicago Tribune Noteworthy Book A GoodReads Reader's Choice In One Summer Bill Bryson, one of our greatest and most beloved nonfiction writers, transports readers on a journey back to one amazing season in American life. The summer of 1927 began with one of the signature events of the twentieth century: on May 21, 1927, Charles Lindbergh... more...

  • The Politics of Collective Violenceby Charles Tilly

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 24.00

    This book, first published in 2003, attempts to explain collective violence and to identify the best ways to mitigate it. more...

  • The Invention of Traditionby Eric Hobsbawm; Terence Ranger

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 16.00

    A fascinating study of ritual and symbolism which poses new questions for the understanding of our history. more...

  • Ordering Powerby Dan Slater

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 24.00

    Draws on theoretical insights to develop a unified framework for explaining the tremendous variation in state capacity and authoritarian durability in Southeast Asia. more...

  • The DREAMersby Walter Nicholls

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    On May 17, 2010, four undocumented students occupied the Arizona office of Senator John McCain. Across the country a flurry of occupations, hunger strikes, demonstrations, and marches followed, calling for support of the DREAM Act that would allow these young people the legal right to stay in the United States. The highly public, confrontational nature... 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...

  • Models and Methods in Social Network Analysisby Peter J. Carrington; John Scott; Stanley Wasserman

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 34.00

    A collection of original reviews by leading methodologists of recent advances in their particular areas. more...

  • Uninsured in Americaby Susan Starr Sered

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 12.95

    Reaching beyond statistics and prevalent assumptions, Uninsured in America goes to the heart of why more than forty million Americans are falling through the cracks in the health care system, and what it means for society as a whole when so many people suffer the consequences of inadequate medical care. Based on interviews with 120 uninsured men and... more...

  • Pharmaceutical Reasonby Andrew Lakoff

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 37.00

    An arresting case-study highlighting the social and political implications of a new 'pharmaceutical' way of thinking about human behaviour. more...