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  • Too Big to Knowby David Weinberger

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 16.99

    We used to know how to know. We got our answers from books or experts. We?d nail down the facts and move on. But in the Internet age, knowledge has moved onto networks. There?s more knowledge than ever, of course, but it?s different. Topics have no boundaries, and nobody agrees on anything. Yet this is the greatest time in history to be a knowledge... more...

  • The Dynamics of Social Practiceby Elizabeth Shove; Mika Pantzar; Matt Watson

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 43.00

    A Clever, innovative book which makes an important contribution to social theory and social policy. An effective introduction it covers core themes and demonstrates exactly how our everyday life is defined by the rise, change and collapse of social practices. more...

  • Here Comes Everybodyby Clay Shirky

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 16.00

    Read Clay Shirky's posts on the Penguin Blog. A revelatory examination of how the wildfirelike spread of new forms of social interaction enabled by technology is changing the way humans form groups and exist within them, with profound long-term economic and social effects-for good and for ill A handful of kite hobbyists scattered around... more...

  • What is a Social Movementby Hank Johnston

    Wiley 2014; US$ 22.95

    Social movements play a central role in the scope and direction of social change. They were instrumental in the creation of the modern state and, today, are major forces in politics and culture. Environmentalism, gay rights, alterglobalization, and Islamic fundamentalism are all movements with far-reaching impacts on contemporary society. What is... more...

  • Vision and Societyby John Clammer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    Vision and Society is an attempt to show that it is possible to go beyond a sociology of art to the more ambitious possibility of a sociology from art. This book develops a theory of the relationship of the visual and the social and illustrates these with comparative examples from around the world. more...

  • Code Halosby Malcolm Frank; Paul Roehrig; Ben Pring

    Wiley 2014; US$ 28.00

    Harness "Code Halos" to gain competitive advantage in the digital era Amazon beating Borders, Netflix beating Blockbuster, Apple beating Kodak, and the rise of companies like Google, LinkedIn, and Pandora are not isolated or random events. Today's outliers in revenue growth and value creation are winning with a new set of rules. They are dominating... more...

  • Global Movementsby Kevin Mcdonald

    Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2005; US$ 84.95

    Surveys global movements, and explores some of the significant ones, including anti-globalization and the Islamic movements. This book explores key dimensions of these movements, the tensions they confront, and the crises to which they are subject. It will provide a useful text for students on globalization and social movements. more...

  • Surveillance and Securityby Torin Monahan

    CRC Press 2006; US$ 33.95

    This is a volume of original contributions from scholars in 8 different humanities and social science disciplines. The aim of the book is to present a range of surveillance technologies used everyday life and investigate the politics of their use. It is truly an interdisciplinary project that will find purchase in courses on security studies and the... more...

  • What Are You Optimistic About?by John Brockman

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    The nightly news and conventional wisdom tell us that things are bad and getting worse. Yet despite dire predictions, scientists see many good things on the horizon. John Brockman, publisher of Edge (www.edge.org), the influential online salon, recently asked more than 150 high-powered scientific thinkers to answer a vital question for our frequently... more...

  • Papier, hier!...?by Wouter Kalkman

    Amsterdam University Press 2006; US$ 10.50

    Verzekeren via internet staat volop in de belangstelling. Maar maakt de Nederlandse wetgeving het aanvragen en sluiten van een verzekering en het verstrekken van een elektronische polis via internet wel voldoende mogelijk? Consumenten die rechtstreeks met een verzekeraar een verzekering willen sluiten, kunnen meer informatie via e-mail en internet... more...