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- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 24.95
Why do millions of people end up wearing the same style of clothing? What makes people change their tastes in food, music, and cars? It's because of trends-the powerful process of change that affects every industry across the globe. Drawing on his groundbreaking research, trend sociologist Henrik Vejlgaard unearths essential clues about... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95
Practicing Culture seeks to revitalize the field of cultural sociology with an emphasis not on abstract theoretical debates but on showing how to put theoretical sources to work in empirical research. Culture is not just products and representations but practices. It is made and remade in countless small ways and occasional bursts of innovation.... more...
- SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 53.00
"Too often cultural studies discourse seems cut off from wider developments in social theory. As a sociologist with a strong cultural studies sensibility, David Oswell is ideally placed to put this right. Through a series of well-judged and historically nuanced readings of cultural, social theory and critical philosophy, this book provides just the... more...
- Taylor & Francis 2007; US$ 228.00
This collection of classic essays focuses on the theoretical frameworks that informed the work of the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies at the University of Birmingham, the methodologies and working practices that the Centre developed for conducting academic research and examples of the studies carried out under the auspices of the Centre. This... more...
- SAGE Publications 2002; US$ 59.00
Barker focuses on the significance and future of cultural studies. He analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of the field, providing both an authoritative diagnosis of the subject and a balanced prognosis, investigates the boundaries of cultural studies and elucidates the main themes of study. more...
- SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 63.00
"Through a provocative analysis, this book contextualizes, explicates and critically analyses the work of those key theorists and texts that have been most influential in refocusing our gaze on human embodiment. Upon this foundation, the author builds her own distinctive theoretical framework towards the analysis of embodiment. This is a valuable addition... more...
- SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 53.00
This timely volume provides a framework for understanding the cultural turn in terms of the classical legacy, contemporary cultural theory, and cultural analysis. It reveals the significance of Marxist humanism, Georg Simmel, the Frankfurt School, Stuart Hall, and the Birmingham School, Giddens, Bauman, Foucault, Bourdieu and Baudrillard. Readers receive... more...
- SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 32.00
Knowledge, communication, and creativity are obsessions of contemporary modern societies. The rhetoric of information, imagination, improvisation and play have invaded our daily lives and work spaces. However, little attention has been paid to the sociological relationships among these elements, let alone their impacts as processes driving social change.... more...
- SAGE Publications 2003; US$ 67.00
Praise for the First Edition : `Essential to any collection of work on the body, health and illness, or social theory' - Choice `Sophisticated . and acutely perceptive of the importance of the complex dialectic between social institutions, culture and biological conditions' - Times Higher Education Supplement `Chris... more...
- BRILL 2007; US$ 121.00
Based on the data from the European and World Values Studies, this volume discusses basic theoretical and methodological issues of value research and focuses on some of the most basic processes of value change: cultural globalization, individualization, secularization and democratization. more...