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- 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...
- IOS Press 2006; US$ 132.00
Public administration and public administration reform should not only be concerned with the improvement of the efficiency and coherence, but also with political values like liberty, equity and security as well as legal values like the rule of the law. This work contains contributions to the science and practice of public administration. more...
- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 15.99
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95
Practicing Culture revitalizes 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. Each of the chapters in this book offer a provocative empirical case study of how culture works in practice and how practice makes and remakes culture. It... 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$ 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...