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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 54.95

    This book presents a broad range of research related to how social knowledge is shared, transmitted and transformed in the context of education and professional formation. The chapters of this edited collection reflect different theoretical and empirical approaches to that form of common-sense knowledge called social representations, the theory of... 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...

  • Social Emergenceby R. Keith Sawyer

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 37.00

    This book argues that societies are complex dynamical systems that can be understood through the concept of emergence. more...

  • Cultural Theory After the Contemporaryby Stephen Tumino

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00

    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...

  • Embodied Performancesby Beatrice Allegranti

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    With a companion website that includes short online film episodes, this book proposes expansive ways of deconstructing and re-constituting sexuality and gender and thus more embodied and ethical ways of 'doing' life, and offers an understanding and critique of embodiment through an integration of performance, psychotherapy and feminist philosophy. more...

  • Doing Timeby Masha Gerding

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2009; US$ 17.85

    Das Buch stellt einen neuen ethnomethodologischen Ansatz in der zeitsoziologischen Diskussion vor, der die Zeit als generelles soziales Bezugs- und Ordnungssystem im Alltagshandeln entlang der reflexiven Ebenen von Zeitpraxen, Zeitstrukturen und Zeitkonzeptionen und die Prozesse ihrer Vergeschlechtlichung rekonstruiert. Hierbei werden die Spannungsfelder... more...

  • Das Populäre der Gesellschaftby Christian Huck; Carsten Zorn

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008; US$ 20.53

    Der Band geht der Frage nach, wie das Populäre in der funktional differenzierten Gesellschaft zu beschreiben ist. Dies wird nicht nur theoretisch, sondern auch anhand konkreter Ausformungen des Populären veranschaulicht. more...