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  • Childhoodby Arnlaug Leira; Chiara Saraceno; Bernard Enjolras; Karl Henrik Sivesind

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2008; US$ 47.99

    Drawing both on micro and macro, national and comparative studies, this volume traces some of the trends and analyzes in comparative perspective how they affect images and practices of childhood and transforms responsibilities for children. more...

  • Friendship and Peer Culture in Multilingual Settingsby Maryanne Theobald

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2016; US$ 124.95

    Internationally, linguistic diversity is at its highest to date. With increasing numbers of children learning additional languages, it is important to understand the nature of the social relationships that children are experiencing. This volume features the rich, varied and complex aspects of children's friendships in multilingual settings. more...

  • Comparative Studies of Social and Political Elitesby

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2006; US$ 123.99

    How can the existence of elites be compatible with democratic governance? Any democratic society is inevitably confronted by this basic question. This book reviews existing research on elites and their interactions with those around them. It looks at how the recruitment to elites changes in the long run according to class and gender. more...

  • Freemasonryby Alexander Piatigorsky

    Random House 2013; US$ 28.19

    This study considers the institution of Freemasonry from the point of view of both masons and their critics, as well as from the author's own. In the first section, it gives an outline of masonic history, from the foundation of the Grand Lodge in Covent Garden in 1717 through its major role in Enlightenment Europe and the American War of Independence,... more...

  • The North American Indians, Volume 1by George Catlin

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2000; US$ 4.95

    George Catlin was an American painter and writer. In 1823 he gave up his law practice to pursue his self-taught art, painting portraits in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and Albany, New York. After meeting a tribal delegation of Native Americans from the Far West he became eager to preserve the vanishing tribes and customs of the Native Americans... more...

  • Elites and Societyby Tom Bottomore

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 65.95

    In this substantially revised and enlarged second edition of a classic text that has been used throughout the world in numerous translations, Tom Bottomore reconsiders élite theory in the light of more recent studies. He examines the role and significance of élites in relation to classes and class structure in both advanced industrial and developing... more...

  • Symbolic Construction of Communityby Anthony P. Cohen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 55.95

    Anthony Cohen makes a distinct break with earlier approaches to the study of community, which treated the subject in largely structural terms. His view is interpretive and experiential, seeing the community as a cultural field with a complex of symbols whose meanings vary among its members. He delineates a concept applicable to local and ethnic communities... more...

  • Affluenzaby Clive Hamilton; Richard Denniss

    Allen & Unwin 2005; US$ 15.88

    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...

  • Inequality: Structures, Dynamics and Mechanismsby Arne L. Kalleberg; Stephen L. Morgan; John Myles; Rachel A. Rosenfeld (Deceased)

    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...