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  • Inequality in Asia and the Pacificby Ravi Kanbur; Changyong Rhee; Juzhong Zhuang

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 170.00

    Asia?s rapid economic growth has led to a significant reduction in extreme poverty, but accompanied by rising inequality. This book deals with three questions: What have been the trends of inequality in Asia and the Pacific? What are the key drivers of rising inequality in the region? How should Asian countries respond to the rising inequality? ... more...

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Moral Panicsby Charles Krinsky

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 185.00

    The Ashgate Research Companion to Moral Panics offers a comprehensive assemblage of cutting-edge critical and theoretical perspectives on the concept of moral panic. All chapters represent original research by many of the most influential theorists and researchers now working in the area of moral panic, including Nachman Ben-Yehuda and Erich Goode,... more...

  • Social Inequalities in Comparative Perspectiveby Fiona Devine; Mary Waters

    Wiley 2008; US$ 147.95

    This unique collection of original essays brings a comparative perspective to issues of social inequality. First-rate sociologists from around the world have contributed to this exciting and rigorous volume, drawing upon their own research in the fields of race and ethnicity, class and inequality, and gender and sexuality. Contains original essays... more...

  • The Myth of Moral Panicsby Bill Thompson; Andy Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    This study provides a comprehensive critique - forensic, historical, and theoretical - of the moral panic paradigm, using empirically grounded ethnographic research to argue that the panic paradigm suffers from fundamental flaws that make it a myth rather than a viable academic perspective. more...

  • Class, Ethnicity, Gender and Latino Entrepreneurshipby Marķa Eugenia Verdaguer

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95

    Drawing on surveys and in-depth interviews, this book examines the social and economic relations of first-generation Latino entrepreneurs. Verdaguer explores social patterns between and within groups, situating immigrant entrepreneurship within concrete geographical, demographic and historical spaces. Her study not only reveals that Latinos' strategies... more...

  • De beste de baas?by Tsjalling Swierstra; Evelien Tonkens

    Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 44.85

    This provocative study shows the downside of meritocracy, the equality ideology embrassed by western Europen countries more...

  • The Speechby Bernie Sanders

    Nation Books 2011; US$ 13.00

    On Friday, December 10, 2010, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders walked on to the floor of the United States Senate and began speaking. It turned out to be a very long speech, lasting over eight and a half hours. And it hit a nerve. Millions followed the speech online until the traffic crashed the Senate server. A huge, positive grassroots response... more...

  • Compassion for Annieby Marilyn R. Dowell

    Hillcrest Media Group, Inc. 2011; US$ 9.99

    Borderline personality disorder can be a labyrinth with no clear way out. In this book, the many challenges of BPD are explored through the stories of Annie and Fred, a fictional married couple. Although Annie and Fred are products of author Marilyn Dowell’s mind, their behavior is based on careful research of the disorder. In each chapter, some... more...

  • The Age of Dualizationby Patrick Emmenegger; Silja Hausermann; Bruno Palier

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 39.99

    Poverty, increased inequality, and social exclusion are back on the political agenda, not only as a consequence of the Great Recession of 2008, but also because of a seemingly structural trend towards increased inequality in advanced industrial societies that has persisted since the 1970s. Policies in labor markets, social policy, and political representation... more...

  • The Matthew Effectby Daniel Rigney

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 27.99

    The old saying does often seem to hold true: the rich get richer while the poor get poorer, creating a widening gap between those who have more and those who have less. The sociologist Robert K. Merton called this phenomenon the Matthew effect, named after a passage in the gospel of Matthew. Yet the more closely we examine the sociological effects... more...