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- 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...
- 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$ 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 77.99
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...
- 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...