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Sociology

  • Health Inequalityby Mel Bartley

    Wiley 2016; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.96

    At a time when social inequalities are increasing at an alarming rate, this new edition of Mel Bartley?s popular book is a vital resource for understanding the extent of health inequalities and why they are proving to be persistent despite decades of growing knowledge and policies on the issue. As in the first edition, by examining cultural influences... more...

  • Five Playsby Samuel D. Hunter

    Theatre Communications Group 2016; US$ 21.99

    Four new plays from an acclaimed rising star in contemporary American playwriting. more...

  • Officiousby Josie Appleton

    John Hunt Publishing 2016; US$ 8.99

    Anatomy of the new breed of state regulation colonising everyday life. more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Archaeological Ceramic Analysisby Alice M. W Hunt

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 149.99 US$ 134.99

    This volume draws together topics and methodologies essential for the socio-cultural, mineralogical, and geochemical analysis of archaeological ceramic, one of the most complex and ubiquitous archaeomaterials in the archaeological record. It provides an invaluable resource for archaeologists, anthropologists, and archaeological materials scientists. more...

  • Popular Democracyby Gianpaolo Baiocchi; Ernesto Ganuza

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 24.95

    Local participation is the new democratic imperative. In the United States, three-fourths of all cities have developed opportunities for citizen involvement in strategic planning. The World Bank has invested $85 billion over the last decade to support community participation worldwide. But even as these opportunities have become more popular, many... more...

  • Against Empathyby Paul Bloom

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 14.99

    We often think of our capacity to experience the suffering of others as the ultimate source of goodness. Many of our wisest policy-makers, activists, scientists, and philosophers agree that the only problem with empathy is that we don?t have enough of it. Nothing could be farther from the truth, argues Yale researcher Paul Bloom. In AGAINST EMPATHY,... more...

  • Meth Warsby Travis Linnemann

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 25.50

    From the hit television series Breaking Bad , to daily news reports, anti-drug advertising campaigns and  highly publicized world-wide hunts for ?narcoterrorists? such as Joaquin ?El Chapo? Guzman, the drug, methamphetamine occupies a unique and important space in the public?s imagination.  In Meth Wars , Travis Linnemann situates the "meth epidemic"... more...

  • Seeing Straightby Jean Halley; Amy Eshleman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 26.99

    Seeing Straight introduces students to key concepts in gender and sexuality through the lens of privilege and power. The book addresses tough topics like hate, violence and privilege, and institutionalized heteronormativity. This book is an ideal introduction to gender and sexuality that encourages students to question their own assumptions. more...

  • Practicing Social Scienceby Devorah Kalekin-Fishman

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    How is the process of globalization effecting changes in the structure of knowledge in sociology? This path-breaking volume looks at the human dimension of developments in the discipline by compiling a set of interviews that exemplify the life and work of a sociologist today. Their ideas and conceptualizations show to what extent a "paradigm shift"... more...

  • Imaginaries of Modernityby John Rundell

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book offers a new perspective on the issue of modernity through a series of interconnected essays. Drawing centrally on the works of Castoriadis, Luhmann, Heller and Lefort, and in critical discussion with Weber, Durkheim, Simmel, Adorno, Habermas and Taylor, the author argues that modernity is not only a unique historical creation but also a... more...