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  • 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...

  • Knowledge and the Social Sciencesby David Goldblatt

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 60.95

    Knowledge and the Social Sciences takes as its point of departure the claims that all forms of knowledge, the social sciences included, must be seen and understood in their social context. It argues that the social sciences both describe and transform their object of study, though rarely in ways that social scientists intend, and introduces students... more...

  • Research in Organisations and Communitiesby Carole Kayrooz; Chris Trevitt

    Allen & Unwin 2004; US$ 45.40

    An introduction to social research methods in applied fields. Taking a practical, problem-based approach, the authors systematically explain the steps of the research process in workplace, government, institutional and community settings. Based on case-studies, this is a user-friendly, fresh approach to a core professional skill. more...

  • The Development of Durkheim's Social Realismby Robert Alun Jones

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 68.00 US$ 55.76

    Using newly discovered material, this book explores the development of Durkheim's social realism. more...

  • Sociology: A Very Short Introductionby Steve Bruce

    OUP Oxford 2000; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    Drawing on studies of social class, crime and deviance, work in bureaucracies, and changes in religious and political organizations, this Very Short Introduction explores the tension between the individual's role in society and society's role in shaping the individual, and demonstrates the value of sociology as a perspective for understanding the modern... more...

  • Modern Social Theoryby Dr Derek Layder; Derek Layder

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 69.95

    This book is intended for undergraduate courses in social theory for second and third year sociology students, as well as postgraduate and academic researchers. Secondary markets include social psychology, social geography, social anthopology, cultural studies. more...