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  • Informalizationby Cas Wouters

    SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 62.00

    "This book shows that manners, far from being superficial adornments of behaviour, are thoroughly interwoven with our personalities and the structures of our societies. The concept of ?informalization? provides both an invaluable addition to Norbert Elias?s theory of civilizing processes and a most useful tool for understanding how changes in manners... more...

  • Understanding Material Cultureby Ian Woodward

    SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 64.00

    "In his interdisciplinary review of material culture, Ian Woodward goes beyond synthesis to offer a theoretically innovative reconstruction of the field. It is filled with gems of conceptual insight and empirical discovery. A wonderful book." - Jeffrey C. Alexander, Yale University "A well-grounded and accessible survey of the burgeoning... more...

  • Consumer Cultureby Roberta Sassatelli

    SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 63.00

    Showing the cultural and institutional processes that have brought the notion of the ?consumer? to life, this book guides the reader on a comprehensive journey through the history of how we have come to understand ourselves as consumers in a consumer society and reveals the profound ambiguities and ambivalences inherent within. Rooted in sociology,... more...

  • Introduction to Quantitative Research Methodsby Mark Balnaves; Peter Caputi

    SAGE Publications 2001; US$ 84.00

    Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods is a student-friendly introduction to quantitative research methods and basic statistics. It uses a detective theme throughout the text and in multimedia courseware to show how quantitative methods have been used to solve real-life problems. The book focuses on principles and techniques that are appropriate... more...

  • Freakonomics Rev Edby Steven D. Levitt; Stephen J. Dubner

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.99

    Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? How much do parents really matter? How did the legalization of abortion affect the rate of violent crime? These may not sound like typical questions for an econo-mist to ask. But Steven D. Levitt... more...

  • The Multivariate Social Scientistby Graeme D Hutcheson; Nick Sofroniou

    SAGE Publications 1999; US$ 74.00

    Starting from simple hypothesis testing and then moving towards model-building, this book takes readers through the basics of multivariate analysis including: which tests to use on which data; how to run analyses in SPSS for Windows and GLIM4; how to interpret results; and how to report and present the reports. more...

  • The Social Animalby David Brooks

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER With unequaled insight and brio, New York Times columnist David Brooks has long explored and explained the way we live. Now Brooks turns to the building blocks of human flourishing in a multilayered, profoundly illuminating work grounded in everyday life. This is the story of how success happens, told through... more...

  • Stayin' Aliveby Jefferson R. Cowie

    New Press, The 2010; US$ 21.95

    An epic account of how middle-class America hit the rocks in the political and economic upheavals of the 1970s more...

  • Making Volunteers: Civic Life after Welfare's Endby Nina Eliasoph

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 26.95

    Volunteering improves inner character, builds community, cures poverty, and prevents crime. We've all heard this kind of empowerment talk from nonprofit and government-sponsored civic programs. But what do these programs really accomplish? In Making Volunteers , Nina Eliasoph offers an in-depth, humorous, wrenching, and at times uplifting look inside... more...

  • Moral Timeby Donald Black

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 19.99

    Conflict is ubiquitous and inevitable, but people generally dislike it and try to prevent or avoid it as much as possible. So why do clashes of right and wrong occur? And why are some more serious than others? In Moral Time, sociologist Donald Black presents a new theory of conflict that provides answers to these and many other questions. The heart... more...