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  • Social Capital and Participation in Everyday Lifeby Paul Dekker; Eric M. Uslaner

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    This timely volume puts emphasis on the effect of social capital on everyday life: how the routines of daily life lead people to get involved in their communities. Focussing on its micro-level causes and consequences, the book's international contributors argue that social capital is fundamentally concerned with the value of social networks and about... more...

  • Questioning Identityby Kath Woodward

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 39.95

    Our world is an increasingly unstable place, but current changes offer new opportunities as well as new challenges. This key volume provides an accessible exploration of identity as a contemporary concern in everyday life and as a key concept in social science. Drawing on work from a range of disciplines and focusing on the key social divisions of... more...

  • The Psychology of Group Perceptionby Vincent Yzerbyt; Charles M. Judd; Olivier Corneille

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    This groundbreaking work by leading social psychologists, who have all contributed in important ways to the psychology of group perception, focuses in particular on three interrelated issues: (1) whether groups are seen to be diverse or relatively homogeneous; (2) whether groups are seen as real and stable or only transitory and ephemeral; and (3)... more...

  • Conceptualising Communityby Dr David Studdert

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 120.00

    Community is the dark shadow of sociology - an issue around which sociologists always duck and dive. This book examines the reasons for this reticence through an exegesis of contemporary debates. Additionally it utilizes the work of Hannah Arendt to propose an alternative anti-mechanistic and anti-essentialist approach to community and sociality; an... more...

  • Breaking Robert's Rulesby Lawrence E. Susskind; Jeffrey L. Cruikshank

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 13.99

    Every day in communities across America, hundreds of committees, boards, church groups, and social clubs hold meetings where they spend their time engaged in shouting matches and acrimonious debate. This book outlines the five key steps toward consensus building, and addresses the specific problems that often get in the way of a group's progress. more...

  • Visible Identitiesby Linda Mart?n Alcoff

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 24.99

    Visible Identities offers a careful analysis of the political and philosophical worries about identity and argues that these worries are neither supported by the empirical data nor grounded in realistic understandings of what identities are. Mart?n Alcoff develops a more realistic characterization of identity in general through combining phenomenological... more...

  • First-Time Leaders of Small Groupsby Manuel London; Marilyn London

    Wiley 2007; US$ 48.00 US$ 41.60

    First-Time Leaders of Small Groups offers novice and experienced leaders the information they need to keep their members interested and involved, resolve conflicts and deal with difficult people, and ultimately have their group achieve results . . . quickly. The book includes four steps for preparing to lead (selecting members, setting the groundwork... more...

  • Against the Romance of Communityby Miranda Joseph

    University of Minnesota Press 2002; US$ 60.00

    Miranda Joseph explores sites where the ideal of community relentlessly recurs, from debates over art and culture in the popular media, to the discourses and practices of nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations. She shows how community legitimates the social hierarchies of gender, race, nation, and sexuality that capitalism implicitly requires.... more...

  • What's My Nameby Grant Farred

    University of Minnesota Press 2003; US$ 60.00

    In this study of four citizens of the African diaspora?American boxer Muhammad Ali, West Indian Marxist critic C. L. R. James, British cultural theorist Stuart Hall, and Jamaican musician Bob Marley?Farred develops a new category of engaged thinker: the vernacular intellectual. He offers a vision of intellectual activity that is as valid in the boxing... more...

  • Trust and Ruleby Charles Tilly

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 24.00

    This 2005 book provides an essential background to the explanation of democratization and de-democratization. more...