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  • Cultural Theoryby Tim Edwards

    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...

  • Knowledge, Communication and Creativityby Arnaud Sales; Marcel Fournier

    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...

  • 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...

  • Measuring and Mapping Culturesby Yilmaz Esmer; Thorleif Pettersson

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Tradition and Agencyby Ton Otto; Poul Pedersen

    Aarhus University Press 2005; US$ 58.95

    Tradition helps to ensure continuity and stability in human affairs, signifying both the handing down of cultural heritage from one generation to the next, and the particular customs, beliefs and rituals being handed down. In the social sciences, tradition has been a central concept from the very start. Yet - to update the old quip about nostalgia... more...