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Sociology

  • Dumbing Us Downby John Taylor Gatto; Zachary Slayback

    New Society Publishers 2017; US$ 14.99

    Throw off the shackles of formal schooling and embark upon a rich journey of self-directed, life-long learning more...

  • Redescribing Relationsby Ashley Lebner

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 29.95

    Marilyn Strathern is among the most creative and celebrated contemporary anthropologists, and her work draws interest from across the humanities and social sciences. Redescribing Relations brings some of Strathern's most committed and renowned readers into conversation in her honour ? especially on themes she has rarely engaged. The volume not only... more...

  • The Politics of Bureaucratic Corruption in Post-Transitional Eastern Europeby Marina Zaloznaya

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 88.00

    A detailed analysis of the corruption economies of Ukrainian and Belarusian bureaucracies and their roots in post-transitional politics. more...

  • Schooling and Societyby Gordon Tait

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 30.00

    This new textbook is a wide-ranging, contemporary and accessible analysis of familiar myths about mass education in the United Kingdom. more...

  • Wolf Conflictsby Ketil Skogen; Olve Krange; Helene Figari

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 34.95

    Wolf populations have recently made a comeback in Northern Europe and North America. These large carnivores can cause predictable conflicts by preying on livestock, and competing with hunters for game. But their arrivals often become deeply embedded in more general societal tensions, which arise alongside processes of social change that put considerable... more...

  • Labour, Unions and Politics under the North Starby Mary Hilson; Silke Neunsinger; Iben Vyff

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 34.95

    Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden today all enjoy a reputation for strong labour movements, which in turn are widely seen as part of a distinctive regional approach to politics, collective bargaining and welfare. But as this volume demonstrates, narratives of the so-called "Nordic model" can obscure the fact that experiences of work and... more...

  • Conflict, Domination, and Violenceby Carlos Illades

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 27.95

    Conflict, Domination, Violence-in this wide-ranging, briskly narrated volume from acclaimed Mexican historian Carlos Illades, these three phenomena register the pulse of a diverse, but inequitable and discriminatory, social order. Drawing on rich and varied historical sources, Illades guides the reader through seven signal episodes in Mexican social... more...

  • Hairy Hippies and Bloody Butchersby Juliane Riese

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 29.95

    In the popular imagination, no issue has been more closely linked with the environmental group Greenpeace than whaling. Opposition to commercial whaling has inspired many of the organization's most dramatic and high-profile "direct actions"-as well as some of its most notable failures. This book provides an inside look at one such instance: Greenpeace's... more...

  • Tracing Your Manchester and Salford Ancestorsby Sue Wilkes

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 16.32

    For readers with family ties to Manchester and Salford, and researchers delving into the rich history of these cities, this informative, accessible guide will be essential reading and a fascinating source of reference. Sue Wilkes outlines the social and family history of the region in a series of concise chapters. She discusses the origins of its... more...

  • Myddleby Helen Ebrey

    Merlin Unwin Books Limited 2017; US$ 7.99

    The unassuming north Shropshire village of Myddle first came to prominence with the publication of Richard Gough?s history of his village, written in the 1700s.Now a fascinating new account has come to light: the account of a poor farm-labourer's daughter, Helen Ebrey, born into a large family in Myddle in 1911, and her memories of the family's daily... more...