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Sociology

  • Knowledge of Lifeby Kaye Price

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 68.00

    This timely publication emphasises the importance of relationships between non-Indigenous and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. more...

  • Secrecy and Publicity in Votes and Debatesby Jon Elster

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 80.00

    Offers the first comprehensive discussion of the effects of secrecy and publicity on debates and votes in committees and assemblies. more...

  • Suscribing to Faith? The Anglican Parish Magazine 1859-1929by Jane Platt

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    This book reveals the huge sales and propagandist potential of Anglican parish magazines, while demonstrating the Anglican Church's misunderstanding of the real issues at its heart, and its collective collapse of confidence as it contemplated social change. more...

  • Philosophy of Social Scienceby Alexander Rosenberg

    Westview Press 2015; US$ 25.99

    An accessible exploration of the fundamental connections between social science and philosophy. more...

  • The Sociology Bookby DK

    DK Publishing 2015; US$ 25.00

    The Sociology Book from DK is an introduction to the subject that tells you all about what society is and what makes it tick. With more than 100 ideas from the world's most renowned sociologists, covering topics as diverse as the effects of globalization; issues of equality, diversity, identity, and human rights; the role of institutions; and... more...

  • Intelligent Disobedienceby Ira Chaleff; Philip Zimbardo

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2015; US$ 18.95

    When It's Smart to Say No Nearly every week we read about a tragedy or scandal that could have been prevented if individuals had said no to ill-advised or illegitimate orders. In this timely book, Ira Chaleff explores when and how to disobey inappropriate orders, reduce unacceptable risk, and find better ways to achieve legitimate goals. The inspiration... more...

  • Demolition Means Progressby Andrew R. Highsmith

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 36.00

    In 1997, after General Motors shuttered a massive complex of factories in the gritty industrial city of Flint, Michigan, signs were placed around the empty facility reading, ?Demolition Means Progress,? suggesting that the struggling metropolis could not move forward to greatness until the old plants met the wrecking ball. Much more than a trite corporate... more...

  • Fat Sex: New Directions in Theory and Activismby Dr Caroline Walters; Dr Helen Hester; Dr Meredith Jones

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    While fat sexual bodies are highly visible as vehicles for stigma, there has been a lack of scholarly research addressing this facet of contemporary body politics. Fat Sex: New Directions in Theory and Activism seeks to rectify this, bringing debates about fat sex into the academic arena and providing a much-needed critical space for voices from across... more...

  • Primer in Theory Constructionby Paul Davidson Reynolds

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 55.67

    A Primer in Theory Construction is for those who have already studied one or more of the social, behavioral, or natural sciences, but have no formal introduction to the way theories are constructed, stated, tested, and connected together to form a scientific body of knowledge. The author discusses scientific theories in general terms, but also addresses... more...

  • The Mistresses of Clivedenby Natalie Livingstone

    Random House 2015; US$ 39.98

    From its dawn in the 1660s to its twilight in the 1960s, Cliveden was an emblem of elite misbehaviour and intrigue. Conceived by the Duke of Buckingham as a retreat for his scandalous affair with Anna-Maria, Countess of Shrewsbury, the house later served as the backdrop for the Profumo Affair, which would bring down a government and change the course... more...