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- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 65.95
In this substantially revised second edition of a classic text, Tom Bottomore reconsiders élite theory in the light of recent studies. He examines its role in relation to class structures, and considers the prospects for a more equal society. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 180.00
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Elsevier Science 2004; US$ 97.95
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...