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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...