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  • Belongingby Montserrat Guibernau

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95 US$ 60.62

    It is commonly assumed that we live in an age of unbridled individualism, but in this important new book Montserrat Guibernau argues that the need to belong to a group or community - from peer groups and local communities to ethnic groups and nations - is a pervasive and enduring feature of modern social life. The power of belonging stems from the... more...

  • Information and Influence Propagation in Social Networksby Wei Chen; Carlos Castillo; Laks V. S. Lakshmanan

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2013; US$ 45.00

    Research on social networks has exploded over the last decade. To a large extent, this has been fueled by the spectacular growth of social media and online social networking sites, which continue growing at a very fast pace, as well as by the increasing availability of very large social network datasets for purposes of research. A rich body of this... more...

  • Identity Problems in the Facebook Eraby Daniel Trottier

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 14.95

    How have new social media altered how individuals present themselves? What dilemmas have they introduced? In the age of Facebook, Twitter and other forms of instant communication, individuals are losing (or relinquishing) control over their personal information! Trottier provides a trenchant analysis of the paradoxes of privacy and the presentation... more...

  • Tweet Nakedby Scott Levy

    Entrepreneur Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    Presenting a fresh perspective on a common challenge, author Scott Levy delivers a new answer to every business owner?s social media question ? how can I make social media work for me? Levy?s solution takes a cue from another explosive media phenomenon: reality TV. Levy invites readers to create the same magnetism that pulls reality TV viewers in... more...

  • Postmodernity and its Discontentsby Zygmunt Bauman

    Wiley 2013; US$ 26.95 US$ 23.36

    When Freud wrote his classic Civilization and its Discontents, he was concerned with repression. Modern civilization depends upon the constraint of impulse, the limiting of self expression. Today, in the time of modernity, Bauman argues, Freud's analysis no longer holds good, if it ever did. The regulation of desire turns from an irritating necessity... more...

  • Identityby Steph Lawler

    Wiley 2014; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.62

    Questions about who we are, who we can be, and who is like and unlike us underpin a vast range of contemporary social issues. What makes our families so important to us? What do the often stark differences between how we self-identify and the way others see and define us reveal about our social world? Why do we attach such significance to 'being ourselves'?... more...

  • Reframing International Developmentby Nelson W. Keith

    SAGE Publications 1997; US$ 58.00 US$ 49.30

    Attempts to theorize contemporary globalization rarely stray beyond variations on old themes of superordination versus subordination. Yet there are many new definers of our present global reality - depletion of strategic resources, degradation of our environment, counter-offensives against modern patterns of thought and action - which suggest that... more...

  • SQM 2/2013 Medien im Social Web - Journalistischer Mehrwert?by Mark Eisenegger; Mario Schranz

    Schwabe Verlag Basel 2013; US$ 13.99

    SQM 2/2013: Mark Eisenegger / Mario Schranz Medien im Social Web - Journalistischer Mehrwert? (eBook) fög - Forschungsinstitut Öffentlichkeit und Gesellschaft (Hrsg.) Studien Qualität der Medien 2/2013 more...

  • Epinetsby Mihnea Moldoveanu; Joel Baum

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    Epinets presents a new way to think about social networks, which focuses on the knowledge that underlies our social interactions. Guiding readers through the web of beliefs that networked individuals have about each other and probing into what others think, this book illuminates the deeper character and influence of relationships among social network... more...

  • Soziale Netzwerkeby Johannes Weyer

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 56.00

    This work presents methods and theoretical perspectives that aid in the understanding of different variants of the ?social network? phenomenon. In addition, it provides insight into areas of professional practice in the network society. more...