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  • Contagiousby Jonah Berger

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 26.00

    New York Times bestseller W hat makes things popular? If you said advertising, think again. People don?t listen to advertisements, they listen to their peers. But why do people talk about certain products and ideas more than others? Why are some stories and rumors more infectious? And what makes online content go viral? Wharton marketing... more...

  • Exponential Random Graph Models for Social Networksby Dean Lusher; Johan Koskinen; Garry Robins

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 28.00

    This book provides an account of the theoretical and methodological underpinnings of exponential random graph models (ERGMs). more...

  • Capitalism and Citizenshipby Kathryn Dean

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 74.95

    Can capitalism and citizenship co-exist? In recent years advocates of the Third Way have championed the idea of public-spirited capitalism as the antidote to the many problems confronting the modern world. This book develops a multi-disciplinary theory of citizenship, exploring the human abilities needed for its practice. It then argues that capitalism... more...

  • Intractable Conflictsby Daniel Bar-Tal

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 96.00

    Provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary, original and holistic analysis of the socio-psychological foundations and dynamics of intractable conflicts and their resolution. more...

  • The Undeserving Richby Leslie McCall

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 24.00

    McCall contests assumptions that Americans care little about income inequality, believe opportunities abound, admire the rich, and dislike redistributive policies. more...

  • Compacts and Cosmeticsby Medeleine Marsh

    Remember When 2009; US$ 8.99

    Cosmetics have been used to increase attraction since Ancient times whilst Compacts have been a symbol of love for generations but especially since the 1920s. In this fascinating book, vintage accessories’ expert, Madeleine Marsh, discusses just what makes compacts so desirable and reveals their hidden secrets from cameras to cigarettes. Madeleine... more...

  • Democracy and Media Decadenceby John Keane

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 22.00

    Examines the role of the media in shaping and representing political life, arguing that 'media decadence' is harmful for democracy. more...

  • Real Talk: Reality Television and Discourse Analysis in Actionby Nuria Lorenzo-Dus; Pilar Garces-Conejos Blitvich

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 34.00

    This is the first book to examine the discourse of reality television. Chapters provide rigorous case studies of the discourse practices that characterise a wide range of generic and linguistic/cultural contexts, including dating shows in China and Spain, docudramas in Argentina and New Zealand, and talent shows in the UK and USA. more...

  • Revolutionizing Retailby Kendra Coulter

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 35.00

    There is a modest but growing body of scholarly literature on experiences of retail work, with only a handful of studies existing on retail organizing. Before Revolutionizing Retail , no scholar had captured or analysed the breadth of political action being pursued in this crucial economic sector. more...

  • The Sociology of Human Rightsby Mark Frezzo

    Wiley 2014; US$ 24.95

    Long the arena of philosophers, legal scholars, and political scientists, the interdisciplinary study of human rights has recently seen an influx of sociologists. Why is this so, and how do sociologists contribute to our understanding of human rights in the contemporary world? In this landmark new text, Mark Frezzo explores the sociological perspective... more...