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Sociology

  • Youth and Generationby Dan Woodman; Johanna Wyn

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 39.14

    A thought provoking and engaging exploration of contemporary youth studuies, with a focus on change and inequality in young lives in the emerging Asian century. more...

  • Social Theory for Todayby Alex Law

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 45.40

    An intelligent and engaging exploration of the continuing relevance of both classical and contemporary social theory in today's world. more...

  • Is There Life After Football?by James A. Holstein; Richard S. Jones; George E. Koonce

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 23.75

    In January 2014, President Barack Obama made headlines when he confided to New Yorker reporter Davis Remnick that, if he had a son, he would discourage him from playing in the NFL. ?I would not let my son play pro football,? he told the writer. Obama?s words came on the heels of a year of heightened awareness of the life-long consequences of a professional... more...

  • A Foreign and Wicked Institution?by Rene Kollar

    James Clarke & Co 2014; US$ 39.50

    This work explores the prejudice that existed against women in Victorian England who joined sisterhoods and worked in orphanages and in education and were committed to social work among the urban poor. The accomplishments of the nineteenth-century nuns and the opposition they overcame should serve as both an example and encouragement to all men and... more...

  • Terrifiedby Christopher Bail

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    In July 2010, Terry Jones, the pastor of a small fundamentalist church in Florida, announced plans to burn two hundred Qur?ans on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Though he ended up canceling the stunt in the face of widespread public backlash, his threat sparked violent protests across the Muslim world that left at least twenty people... more...

  • The Singular Politics of Derrida and Baudrillardby Mihail Evans

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    Recent years have seen the rise of anti-politics as a political phenomenon. Beyond this new rejection of the political class there has long existed a deeper challenge to the political itself. Identifying the work of Derrida as 'a politics' and that of Baudrillard as 'transpolitics' this book charts convergences and divergences in their approaches.... more...

  • Gender Pedagogyby Emily F. Henderson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    When addressed in its full reactive potential, gender has a tendency to unfix the reassuring certainties of education and academia. Gender pedagogy unfolds as an account of teaching gender learning that is rooted in Derrida's concept of the 'trace', reflecting the unfixing properties of gender and even shaking up academic knowledge production. more...

  • Being Modern in the Middle Eastby Keith David Watenpaugh

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    In this innovative book, Keith Watenpaugh connects the question of modernity to the formation of the Arab middle class. The book explores the rise of a middle class of liberal professionals, white-collar employees, journalists, and businessmen during the first decades of the twentieth century in the Arab Middle East and the ways its members created... more...

  • My Brother's Keeperby Bryan Prince

    Dundurn 2014; US$ 12.99

    The stirring story of African Canadians who had fled slavery and oppression in the United States but returned to enlist in the Union forces in the American Civil War. more...

  • Rank Hypocrisiesby Derek Sayer

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 40.00

    A book that all HE academics and administrators will want to read. Derek Sayer has been involved in a well-publicized dispute with his employer, Lancaster University, about what he sees as irregularities in the REF process. In this scathing account, he not only criticizes the REF for discouraging innovation and harming staff morale, but also questions... more...