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  • Affluenzaby Clive Hamilton; Richard Denniss

    Allen & Unwin 2005; US$ 22.68

    The Western world is in the grip of a consumerism that is unique in human history. We overwork, we spend huge amounts on things we never use, then we chuck them out. The author of the bestselling Growth Fetish pries into our wardrobes, kitchens and backyards, and shows us what choice really means. more...

  • Max Weber's Sociology of Intellectualsby Ahmad Sadri; Arthur J. Vidich

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 39.95

    The social role of intellectuals was a pervasive motif in Weber's thought, particularly in his works on religion and politics. Comprehensively examining and extending Weber's work on the subject, this study provides a new perspective on the intelligentsia and its role in society. more...

  • Inequalityby John Myles; Arne L. Kalleberg; Stephen L. Morgan; Rosenfeld

    Elsevier Science 2004; US$ 101.00

    Aage Sorensen was an influential intellectual presence who was one of the world's leading authorities on social stratification and the sociology of education. His research sought to understand the structures, dynamics and mechanisms that underlie inequalities in industrial societies by focusing on how individuals' attainments are shaped by characteristics... more...

  • Transitions in Contextby Clare Holdsworth; David H.J. Morgan

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 46.00

    This book addresses important aspects of youth transitions, by considering cross-cultural differences in leaving home experiences and the inter-relationships between transitions to adulthood, the achievement of independence and leaving home. The book┐s key features are:. a) Placing the processes of leaving the parental home in a wider perspective,... more...

  • Indigenous Peoples and Povertyby Robyn Eversole; John-Andrew McNeish; Alberto D. Cimadamore

    Zed Books 2005; US$ 36.95

    This book brings together two key concerns in development policy - the urgent need for poverty reduction and the situation of indigenous peoples in both developing and industrialized countries. It analyses patterns of indigenous disadvantage worldwide and explores some difficult questions, including the right balance between autonomy and participation,... more...

  • Processes of Social Inequalityby Dr Paul Lambert

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2008; US$ 199.00

    This text provides an introduction to key concepts, current research findings, and theories in social inequality. While focusing primarily on social class, it also deals broadly with other forms of social inequality, including racial/ethnic, gender, and political. In dealing with the various dimensions of inequality, the book explains how they overlap... more...

  • Brokenby Lisa Jones

    Scribner 2009; US$ 16.00

    Writer Lisa Jones went to Wyoming for a four-day magazine assignment and came home four years later with a new life. At a dusty corral on the Wind River Indian Reservation, she met Stanford Addison, a Northern Arapaho who seemed to transform everything around him. He gentled horses rather than breaking them by force. It was said that he could heal... more...

  • NeoVouchersby Kevin G. Welner

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 74.99

    While school vouchers have captured the headlines, a different policy has captured the students. Tuition tax credit laws are now entrenched in Arizona, Florida, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Iowa, and Georgia, and they affect far more students. Yet few people understand the nature of these policies or the political and legal issues surrounding them.... more...

  • Social Evolution and Sociological Categories (Routledge Revivals)by Paul Q. Hirst

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1976, this book is concerned with the nature of classification in the social sciences. Its thesis is that classifications are dependent upon and are derived from theoretical explanations. Classification is not a theoretically neutral typification or ordering of social forms. This is because objects classified ? societies, social... more...

  • Rural Homelessnessby Paul Cloke; Paul Milbourne; Rebekah Widdowfield

    Policy Press 2002; US$ 41.95

    Rural homelessness explores the shifting policy context of homelessness and social exclusion in relation to rural areas in the UK and other countries in the developed world. Drawing on the first comprehensive survey of rural homelessness in the UK, the book positions these findings within a wider international context. more...