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  • Engaging Social Justiceby David Fasenfest

    BRILL 2009; US$ 147.00

    Identifying the causes of and potential for a alternative to neoliberalism, this book offers case studies of new social movements, new forms of autonomy, and new possibilities for a progressive future. more...

  • New Frontiers in Comparative Sociologyby Masamichi Sasaki

    BRILL 2008; US$ 144.00

    This book is a collection of notable papers from the first six volumes of the journal "Comparative Sociology," Its content represents leading-edge and contemporarily astute analyses in the burgeoning science of comparative sociology, especially relevant to a globalizing world in transition. Given that not everyone is acquainted with comparative... more...

  • Biographical Methods and Professional Practiceby Prue Chamberlayne; Joanna Bornat; Ursula Apitzsch

    Policy Press 2004; US$ 39.95

    The turn to biographical methods in social science is yielding a rich harvest of research outcomes and invigorating the relationship between policy and practice. This book uses a range of interpretive approaches to reveal the dynamics of service users' and professionals' individual experiences and life-worlds. It shows how biographical methods... more...

  • Civil Society in Comparative Perspectiveby Bernard Enjolras; Karl Henrik Sivesind

    Emerald Publishing Limited 2009; US$ 131.99

    Presents a collection of comparative studies of civil society around two main issues: the comparison and analysis of civil society regimes in relation to different constructions of citizenship and welfare states and the role of civil society in governance and active participation of citizens. more...

  • Transnationalismby Eliezer Ben-Rafael; Yitzhak Sternberg

    BRILL 2009; US$ 265.00

    This book deals with transnationalism and captures its singularity as a generalized phenomenon. The profusion of transnational communities is a factor of fluidity in social orders and represents confrontations between contingencies and basic socio-cultural drives. It has created a new era different from the past at essential respects. more...

  • Changing Bodiesby Chris Shilling

    SAGE Publications 2008; US$ 61.00

    Cutting edge text on the sociology of the body from one of the most popular and respected authors in the field today. more...

  • Dilemmas Of American Selfby John Hewitt

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 36.95

    Charles Horton Cooley Award of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, 1990 "According to Hewitt, the essence of modernity is tension between community and society. This ambitious, sophisticated, and well-written book is a tonic for those who weary of simplistic sermons on the condition of American culture." --ChoiceThis book explores... more...

  • An Introduction to Japanese Societyby Yoshio Sugimoto

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 28.00

    An Introduction to Japanese Society challenges the traditional notion that Japan comprises a uniform culture. more...

  • Sociology: The Basicsby Ken Plummer

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 24.95

    A lively, accessible and comprehensive introduction to the diverse ways of thinking about social life, Sociology: The Basics examines: the scope, history and purpose of sociology ways of understanding 'the social' the state of the world we live in today suffering and social inequalities key tools for researching and thinking about 'the social'... more...

  • Land, Labour and Entrustmentby Pamela Kea

    BRILL 2010; US$ 92.00

    Challenging portrayals of West African female farmers as a homogenous group, the present study provides an ethnographic account of the contractual relations established between female hosts and migrants, in the exchange of land and labour for agrarian production in The Gambia. more...