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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...

  • Unsuspecting Soulsby Barry Sanders

    Counterpoint 2010; US$ 16.95

    In Unsuspecting Souls , Barry Sanders examines modern society?s indifference to the individual. Beginning with the Industrial Revolution, when care for human beings began to disappear slowly, and ending with the modern era, when societal events require less person-to-person interaction and introduce radical changes in common attitudes toward death... 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...

  • Uncertain Territoriesby Inge E. Boer

    Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 95.20

    Tracing and theorizing the concept of the boundaries through literary works, visual objects and cultural phenomena, this book argues against the reification of boundaries as fixed and empty non-spaces that simply divide the world. Expanding on her previous work on gender and Orientalism, Inge Boer takes us into uncertain territories of fashion and... more...

  • Are You Serious?by Lee Siegel

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 19.99

    LeeSiegel, author of Falling Upwards , Not RemotelyControlled , and Against the Machine delivers a provocative critique ofmodern lightness and frivolity, and a timely guide to being serious in an unserious age. In the vein of The Culture of Narcissism , Shop Class as Soulcraft , and How Proust Can Change Your Life ,Siegel offers a revelatory... more...

  • Ordinary Livesby Ben Highmore

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 35.95

    Ben Highmore's Ordinary Lives is a groundbreaking intervention into the burgeoning field of everyday life studies. It takes contemporary cultural studies into some exciting new critical directions [...] Highmore's book is digressive but always coherent, deeply personal but always scholarly, entertaining and evocative but always rigorous and... more...

  • Imagining Globalizationby Robert W. Compton; Brian D. Haley; Ho Hon Leung; Matthew Hendley

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 90.00

    This collection gives voice to the peoples and groups impacted by globalization as they seek to negotiate their identities, language use, and territorial boundaries within a larger global context. more...

  • Cultural Studiesby Chris Barker

    SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 64.00

    "It is comprehensive in scope, clearly written, competent and accurate, and yet provides an original and useful perspective on cultural studies as well as an overview of key concepts, methods, topics and the material of cultural studies." -Doug Kellner, University of California, Los Angeles Chris Barker's best-selling Cultural Studies has... more...

  • Education, Professionalization and Social Representationsby Mohamed Chaib; Berth Danermark; Staffan Selander

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95

    This book scrutinizes how social ? common sense ? knowledge is shared, transmitted and transformed in different social and psychological contexts, particularly in research related to education, social work and communication. more...

  • Cultural Theory After the Contemporaryby Stephen Tumino

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    Contemporary cultural studies have marginalized "agency," namely the power of people to shape social life. Here, Stephen Tumino offers a new materialist challenge to these tendencies and articulates an internationalist cultural theory that puts global agency at the forefront of cultural analysis. more...