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- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 124.95
Social Stratification: Trends and Processes brings together a range of thematically organised case-studies comprising empirical and methodological analyses addressing the challenges of studying trends and processes in social stratification. Discussing key themes of social stratification, this volume will be of interest to students, academics and policy... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 29.00
Moral development is a powerful task of young adulthood, and attending to that development is a mandate expected of institutions of higher education. Liddell and Cooper offer a practical approach to understanding how moral learning occurs as well as the role of mentors and educators in facilitating that learning. Using Rest's Four Component Model--moral... more...
- AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 44.95
Creating Deviance is a basic text introducing deviance from an interactionist perspective, placing the study of deviant behavior within the broader terrain of cultural meaning. By examining the persistence of gender inequality, the formation of youth subcultures, and other issues Dotter provides a valuable resource for the study of deviance and crime... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2013; US$ 149.00
Along with the fast growing economy, the term “BRICs” was coined to represent the newly emerging countries — Brazil, Russia, India and China. The enhanced economy in these countries has largely improved people's life; at the same time, it has also strongly influenced the transformation of social structure, norms and values.... more...
- Springer 2006; US$ 139.00
Presents a study on criminal and antisocial behaviour. This book presents an integrative theory of deviant behaviour, synthesizing social stress, social control, societal labelling, and other perspectives. It describes the intergenerational cycle of deviant behaviour and identifies the relationship between deviance and its significant correlates. more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 94.99
Egalitarianism, the view that equality matters, attracts a great deal of attention amongst contemporary political theorists. And yet it has turned out to be surprisingly difficult to provide a fully satisfactory egalitarian theory. The cutting-edge articles in Egalitarianism move the debate forward. They are written by some of the leading political... more...
- University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.16
Paul Farmer, a physician and anthropologist with twenty years of experience working in Haiti, Peru, and Russia, argues that promoting the social and economic rights of the world's poor is the most important human rights struggle of our time. In Pathologies of Power Farmer uses harrowing stories of life - and death - in extreme situations to link... more...