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  • Knowledge, Communication and Creativityby Arnaud Sales; Marcel Fournier

    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...

  • Gayatri Chakravorty Spivakby Sangeeta Ray

    Wiley 2009; US$ 115.95 US$ 100.49

    This book introduces and discusses the works of leading feminist postcolonialist Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, by exploring the key concepts and themes to emerge from them. Focuses on the key themes to emerge from Spivak’s work, such as ethics, literature, feminism, pedagogy, postcoloniality, violence, and war Assesses Spivak’s often... 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...

  • Future Mattersby Barbara Adam; Chris Groves

    BRILL 2007; US$ 82.00

    Future Matters concerns contemporary approaches to the future ? how the future is known, created and minded. In a social world whose pace continues to accelerate the future becomes an increasingly difficult terrain. While the focus of social life is narrowing down to the present, the futures we create on a daily basis cast ever longer shadows. Future... more...

  • Measuring and Mapping Culturesby

    BRILL 2007; US$ 121.00

    Based on the data from the European and World Values Studies, this volume discuss basic theoretical and methodological issues of value research and focus on some the most basic processes of value change: cultural globalization, individualization, secularization and democratization. more...

  • Hyphenated Histories: Articulations of Central European Bildung and Slavic Studies in the Contemporary Academyby Andrew Colin Gow

    BRILL 2007; US$ 144.00

    The first section of the volume is general and tries to make sense of current institutional realities; the second section consists of case studies that overcome the disciplinary divisions of Slavic Studies by adding together various hyphenated approaches: history and cultural studies, anthropology and oral history, film studies and photography. 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...

  • Unsuspecting Soulsby Barry Sanders

    Counterpoint 2010; US$ 16.99

    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...

  • 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$ 17.99

    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...