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Deviant behavior. Social deviance

  • The Inequality Hoaxby James Piereson

    Encounter Books 2014; US$ 5.99

    The controversy over inequality has gathered steam with the publication of Thomas Piketty?s new book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century , a dense work of economic history that documents the rise of income inequality in recent decades and sets forth an agenda of taxation to deal with it. Piketty?s treatise has turned into a rallying point for those... more...

  • Egalitarianismby Iwao Hirose

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 37.95

    Some people are worse off than others. Does this fact give rise to moral concern? Egalitarianism claims that it does, for a wide array of reasons. It is one of the most important and hotly debated problems in moral and political philosophy, occupying a central place in the work of John Rawls, Thomas Nagel, G. A. Cohen and Derek Parfit. It also plays... more...

  • Dividedby David Cay Johnston

    New Press, The 2014; US$ 25.95

    The issue of inequality has irrefutably returned to the fore, riding on the anger against Wall Street following the 2008 financial crisis and the concentration of economic and political power in the hands of the super?rich. The Occupy movement made the plight of the 99 percent an indelible part of the public consciousness, and concerns about inequality... more...

  • 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...

  • Understanding Devianceby Tammy L. Anderson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 69.95

    In this collection of 48 reprinted and original articles, Tammy Anderson gives her fellow instructors of undergraduate deviance a refreshing way to revitalize their courses. In 12 separate sections, she presents a wide range of deviant behaviors, traits, and conditions, pairing "classic" and "contemporary" viewpoints. This pairing not only "connects"... more...

  • Widerspruch 63by Eva Borst; Ulrich Brand; Peter Dehnbostel; Andreas Dietschi; Lilian Fankhauser; Christine Goll; Ulrich Klemm; Michael Krätke; Sibylle Künzli; Hannes Lindenmeyer; Ueli Mäder; Véronique Polito; Thomas Ragni; Regina Scherrer; Karl Weber

    Rotpunktverlag 2013; US$ 16.74

    Der bildungspolitische Diskurs hat in den letzten Jahrzehnten einen radikalen Paradigmenwechsel erfahren: »Wettbewerb der Bildungsstandorte«, »Effizienzsteigerung«, »Arbeitsmarktfähigkeit «, so lauten die zentralen Schlagworte. Unverändert gilt dagegen, dass Bildungssysteme zur Reproduktion sozialer Ungleichheiten beitragen. Das liberale Versprechen... more...

  • The Myth of Moral Panics: Sex, Snuff, and Satanby Bill Thompson; Andy Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    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...

  • Handbook on Social Stratification in the BRIC Countriesby Li Peilin; M. K. Gorshkov; Celi Scalon

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2013; US$ 257.00

    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...

  • Mittelschicht unter Druckby Bertelsmann Stiftung

    Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung 2013; US$ 14.85

    Hauptbeschreibung Die soziale Schere öffnet sich immer weiter: In der Bundesrepublik Deutschland wächst die Armut am unteren Ende der Gesellschaft - am oberen Ende steigt der Reichtum. Bedeutet das das Ende der traditionellen Mittelschichtgesellschaft? Tatsächlich wird die Status-sicherung schwieriger: Soziale Ungleichheiten und Unsicherheiten verstärken... more...

  • Soziale Ungleichheit, Bildung und Habitusby Fabian van Essen

    Springer 2013; US$ 49.99

    Die Interviews von Fabian van Essen mit Abgängern der Förderschule mit dem Förderschwerpunkt Lernen beschreiben eindringlich die Lebenswirklichkeiten der Kapitalärmsten der Gesellschaft. Die Entstehungsbedingungen der prekären Verhältnisse werden dabeials komplexes Zusammenspiel zwischen familiärer Herkunft, institutionalisierter... more...