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  • The Roman Empire: A Very Short Introductionby Christopher Kelly

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 7.99

    The Roman Empire was a remarkable achievement. With a population of sixty million people, it encircled the Mediterranean and stretched from northern England to North Africa and Syria. This Very Short Introduction covers the history of the empire at its height, looking at its people, religions and social structures. It explains how it deployed violence,... more...

  • Race Relations in the United States, 1960-1980by T. Upchurch

    ABC-CLIO 2007; US$ 55.00

    Few decades in American history were as full of drama and historical significance as the 1960s and 1970s. In the 1960s, a revolution in race relations occurred, seeing the rise of the Civil Rights Movement, Black Power, the American Indian Movement, and the Latino labor movement. The focus in the 1970s was on carrying out the reforms of the previous... more...

  • Curse Tablets and Binding Spells from the Ancient Worldby John G. Gager

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 43.99

    In the ancient Greco-Roman world, it was common practice to curse or bind an enemy or rival by writing an incantation on a tablet and dedicating it to a god or spirit. These curses or binding spells, commonly called defixiones were intended to bring other people under the power and control of those who commissioned them. More than a thousand such... more...

  • Organizing Modernityby Larry Ray; Michael Reed

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 67.95

    This book provides a reassessment of the significance of Max Weber's work for the current debates about the institutional and organizational dynamics of modernity. It re-evaluates Weber's sociology of bureaucracy and his general account of the trajectory of modernity with reference to the strategic social structures that dominated the emergence... more...

  • Jurgen Habermasby Michael Pusey

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 55.95

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Study of Groupsby Josephine Klein

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    In attempting to understand the psychological aspects of the developmental process and socialisation, the distinct disciplines of sociology and psychology were brought together for the first time. Titles in the Sociology of Behaviour and Psychology set of the International Library of Sociology analyse how behaviour is formed and learned. more...

  • Complexity Theory and the Social Sciencesby David Byrne

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 64.95

    Chaos and complexity are the new buzz words in both science and contemporary society. The ideas they represent have enormous implications for the way we understand and engage with the world. Complexity Theory and the Social Sciences introduces students to the central ideas which surround the chaos/complexity theories. It discusses key concepts before... more...

  • Sociological Theory: What went Wrong?by Nicos Mouzelis

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 67.95

    Social theory is open to many passing currents. Claims to originality tend to thrive and past achievements are often ignored. In Sociologiocal Theory: What Went Wrong? Mouzelis claims that "problems" currently being isolated are not really problems, and that "achievements" claimed are little more than pretensions. He argues that we have been premature... more...

  • Baudrillard Liveby Mike Gane

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 65.95

    Jean Baudrillard arouses strong opinions. In this collection of his most important interviews the reader gains a unique and accessible overview of Baudrillard's key ideas. The collection includes many interviews that appear in English for the first time as well as a fascinating interview and encounter between the editor and Baudrillard in Paris. more...

  • The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimonyby Pamela Paul

    Random House Publishing Group 2002; US$ 13.95

    The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony is a pioneering study of first marriages lasting five years or less and ending without children, and of the changing face of matrimony in America. According to the brilliant trend analyst and journalist Pamela Paul, ?It?s easy to conclude that the starter marriage trend bodes ill for the state of... more...