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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...
- 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 how... 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$ 42.00
"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...
- SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 50.00
"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$ 43.00
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$ 26.00
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...