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  • 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$ 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...

  • Research and Inequalityby Beth Humphries; Carole Truman

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 65.95

    Containing sections written by contributors from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and nationalities, this key text explores ways in which issues of social diversity and division within the research process might be addressed. 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...

  • 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...

  • Quality of Life in Old Ageby Heidrun Mollenkopf; Alan Walker

    Springer 2007; US$ 209.00

    This volume brings together leading researchers on quality of life in old age to focus on one of the most important issues in both gerontology and quality of life studies. Quality of life is a holistic construct and assessed from many different perspectives and by many disciplines. Moreover, the concept of quality of life can be applied to practically... more...

  • Working with Toxic Older Adultsby Gloria Davenport

    Springer Publishing Company 2006; US$ 45.00

    Experienced caregivers will immediately recognize Gloria Davenport's descriptions of the "toxic" personality: elders who persistently poison their own care environment with noncompliant and psychologically abusive behavior. Toxic older adults are often hazardous cases for gerontology professionals: they can destroy care relationships,... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95

    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...