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  • 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$ 54.00

    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$ 7.19

    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...

  • Measuring the Impact of Information on Developmentby Michel J. Menou

    International Development Research Centre 1993; US$ 30.00

    Although we have witnessed a steady growth in the provision of information services in developing countries, a number of fundamental questions remain unanswered. The people of these countries question the relevance and appropriateness of the services offered. Development assistance agencies are concerned about problems of sustainability. The extent... more...

  • Toward a Critical Sociologyby Norman Birnbaum

    Oxford University Press 1973; US$ 114.99 US$ 103.49

    Norman Birnbaum has contributed to Toward a Critical Sociology as an author.Norman Birnbaum is University Professor at Georgetown University Law School and the author of The Crisis of Industrial Society and Toward a Critical Sociology (both from OUP). A founding editor of New Left Review, he has served on the board of Partisan Review and The Nation... more...

  • The Decomposition of Sociologyby Irving Louis Horowitz

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 64.99 US$ 58.49

    Sociology, writes Irving Louis Horowitz, has changed from a central discipline of the social sciences to an ideological outpost of political extremism. As a result, the field is in crisis. Some departments have been shut down, others cut back, research programs have dried up, and the growth of professional organizations and student enrollments have... more...

  • Reflections on Researchby Nina Hallowell; Julia Lawton; Susan Gregory

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 46.00

    This book is concerned with the day-to-day realities of doing social science research. It is based upon the reflections and experiences of a wide range of established social researchers, the majority of whom undertake research in the field of health care. By drawing upon their anecdotal accounts of setting up research projects, negotiating access,... more...

  • Insurance Statistics Yearbook 1995-2004by OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2007; US$ 168.00

    The insurance industry is a key component of the economy by virtue of the amount of premiums it collects, the scale of its investment and, more fundamentally, the essential social and economic role it plays in covering personal and business risks. This annual publication provides major official insurance statistics for all OECD countries. Data for... more...