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Sociology

  • Strukturgleichungsmodelle in den Sozialwissenschaftenby Jost Reinecke

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 560.00

    This work provides a basic introduction to modeling using structural equations, including a broad survey of potential areas of application. It shows how one can perform relevant analyses of empirical data using widely disseminated modeling programs. This textbook is designed for use in advanced courses in statistics and multivariate analytic methods. more...

  • Kids Gone Wildby Joel Best; Kathleen A. Bogle

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 37.43

    To hear mainstream media sources tell it, the sex lives of modern teenagers outpace even the smuttiest of cable television shows. Teen girls “sext” explicit photos to boys they like; they wear “sex bracelets” that signify what sexual activities they have done, or will do; they team up with other girls at “rainbow parties”... more...

  • The Veil in Kuwaitby Thorsten Botz-Bornstein; Noreen Abdullah-Khan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    The Veil in Kuwait explores the complex reasons behind why women veil and how they are perceived by those that do not veil. Religion, culture, family, tradition, and fashion are all explored to provide insight into this fascinating phenomenon that has received global interest. more...

  • The Violence of Careby Sameena Mulla

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 118.50

    Every year in the U.S., thousands of women and hundreds of men participate in sexual assault forensic examinations. Drawing on four years of participatory research in a Baltimore emergency room, Sameena Mulla reveals the realities of sexual assault response in the forensic age. Taking an approach developed at the intersection of medical and legal anthropology,... more...

  • The Essential Mario Savioby Robert Cohen

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    The Free Speech Movement in Berkeley, California, was pivotal in shaping 1960s America. Led by Mario Savio and other young veterans of the civil rights movement, student activists organized what was to that point the most tumultuous student rebellion in American history. Mass sit-ins, a nonviolent blockade around a police car, occupations of the campus... more...

  • The Impulse Societyby Paul Roberts

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 22.99

    What do soaring debt, endemic narcissism, road rage, political attack ads and killer drones share in common? All are symptoms of a society that moves, reflexively and relentlessly, to exploit the fastest, most efficient means to any end, without regard to cost. This is the ?impulse society? in which we live. In every facet of postindustrial society... more...

  • The Symbolic Representation of Genderby Emanuela Lombardo; Petra Meier

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Innovatively adopting a discursive approach, this book - the first full-length treatment of symbolic representation - focuses on gender issues to tackle important questions such as: What are women and men symbols of, and how is gender constructed in policy discourse? It studies what functions symbolic representation fulfils in the construction of gender,... more...

  • The Histories of a Medieval German City, Worms c. 1000-c. 1300by David S. Bachrach

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    The history of medieval Germany, particularly that of the lower social orders, has thus far remained largely unknown outside of the German-speaking regions of modern Europe. The translation of the four texts in this volume, which focus on the city of Worms in the period c.1000 to c.1300, is intended to help fill these lacunae. The history of Worms,... more...

  • Beyond Hateby C. Richard King; David J. Leonard

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 39.95

    Drawing on a range of new media sources, including websites, chat rooms, blogs and forums, this book explores the concerns expressed by advocates of white power, with regard to racial hierarchy and social order, the crisis of traditional American values, the perpetuation of liberal, feminist, elitist ideas, the degradation of the family and the fetishization... more...

  • Social Change and Social Workby Timo Harrikari; Pirkko-Liisa Rauhala; Elina Virokannas

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Social Work and Social Change discusses and examines how social work is challenged by social, political and economic tendencies going on in current societies. The authors ask how social work as a discipline and practice is encountering global and local transformations. Divided into three parts, topics covered include the changing social work mandate... more...