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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...

  • The IAF Handbook of Group Facilitationby Sandy Schuman

    Wiley 2012; US$ 106.00 US$ 95.40

    Sponsored by the International Association of Facilitators, The IAF Handbook of Group Facilitation offers the need-to-know basics in the field brought together by fifty leading practitioners and scholars. This indispensable resource includes successful strategies and methods, foundations, and resources for anyone who works with groups.  The... 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...

  • Creating a Culture of Collaborationby Sandy Schuman

    Wiley 2006; US$ 92.00 US$ 82.80

    Collaboration is often viewed as a one-time or project-oriented activity. An increasing challenge is to help organizations incorporate collaborative values and practices in their everyday ways of working. In Creating a Culture of Collaboration , an international group of practitioners and researchers–from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, New... 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...

  • Facilitating Multicultural Groupsby Christine Hogan

    Kogan Page 2007; US$ 49.95

    Practical guide to facilitating multi-cultural groups. Provides information on workshop design, adapting learning materials and techniques to different cultures, conflict resolution and examines different ways of learning and working together. more...

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

    Wiley 2007; US$ 48.00 US$ 43.20

    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...