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  • The Body and Social Theoryby Professor Chris Shilling

    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...

  • The Borders of Subcultureby Alexander Dhoest; Steven Malliet; Jacques Haers; Barbara Segaert

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This book aims to revisit the notion of subculture for the 21st century, reinterpreting it and extending its scope. On the one hand, the notion of resistance is redefined and applied to contemporary practices of cultural production and entrepreneurship. On the other hand, contributors reconsider the connection of subcultures to everyday culture, exploring... more...

  • Bridging Worlds Conference, Singapore, October 2008by Lucy Tedd

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2009; US$ 199.00

    Contains a selection of papers based on presentations made at the Bridging Worlds conference organised by the National Library of Singapore in October 2008. The Bridging Worlds conference was aimed at information/knowledge/culture professionals and educators, and according to its website (http://www.bridgingworlds.sg/) it focused “on how the information,... more...

  • Centers and Peripheries in Knowledge Productionby Leandro Rodriguez Medina

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    This book examines the circulation of knowledge within globalization, focusing on the differences between centers and peripheries of knowledge production in the social sciences. It explores not only how knowledge is appropriated in peripheral fields but also how foreign ideas shape those fields and the trajectories of scholars, and uses actor-network... more...

  • The Central Liberal Truthby Lawrence E. Harrison

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 10.99

    Which cultural values, beliefs, and attitudes best promote democracy, social justice, and prosperity? How can we use the forces that shape cultural change, such as religion, child-rearing practices, education, and political leadership, to promote these values in the Third World? This book offers answers to these questions. more...

  • The Concept and Application of Transdisciplinarity in Intellectual Discourse and Researchby Hester du Plessis; Jeffrey Sehume; Leonard Martin

    Real African Publishers 2014; US$ 26.99

    Hester du Plessis is a senior research specialist at the Human Sciences Research Council, Research Use and Impact Assessment Unit. She is a fellow of the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) in South Africa. Jeffrey Sehume is a senior researcher at MISTRA. Leonard Martin is the head of the humanity faculty at MISTRA. more...

  • The Construction of Social Realityby John R. Searle

    Free Press 2010; US$ 16.95

    This short treatise looks at how we construct a social reality from our sense impressions; at how, for example, we construct a 'five-pound note' with all that implies in terms of value and social meaning, from the printed piece of paper we see and touch. more...

  • Consumer Cultureby Douglas J. Goodman

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 45.00

    This is a review of consumerism and its impact on sociological issues. It discusses the history of our consumer culture, as well as covering the social impact of consumption, and the views of economists and sociologists. There is coverage of important research. more...

  • Contested Bodiesby John Hassard; Ruth Holliday

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 67.95

    The body occupies a prime position in contemporary theoretical work, yet still there is no consensus on exactly what it is and what constitutes it. Contested Bodies brings together a number of different accounts and perspectives on the body, drawing out some of the key connections and disjunctures from this most contested of topics. This volume... more...

  • Critiques of Everyday Lifeby Michael Gardiner

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 61.95

    Recent years have witnessed a burgeoning interest in the study of everyday life within the social sciences and humanities. In Critiques of Everyday Life Michael Gardiner proposes that there exists a counter-tradition within everyday life theorising. This counter-tradition has sought not merely to describe lived experience, but to transform it by... more...