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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...
- Edinburgh University Press 2006; US$ 107.46
What should or could cultural studies look like in the 21st Century? New Cultural Studies is both an introductory reference work and an original study which explores some of the most exciting new directions currently being opened up in cultural studies. A new generation has begun to emerge from the shadow of the Birmingham School: a generation who... more...
- McGraw-Hill 2007; US$ 21.95
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 trends... 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 51.95
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 2005; US$ 56.00
Culture and Everyday Life provides students with a comprehensive overview of theoretical models, issues and examples of contemporary cultural practice. Andy Bennett begins by summarising and situating - in everyday settings - the key theoretical models applied in the study of existing cultural practices. This entails a systematic study of how academic... more...
- SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 53.00
`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...