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  • Do It Anywayby Courtney E. Martin

    Beacon Press 2010; US$ 16.00

    If you care about social change but hate feel-good platitudes, Do It Anyway is the book for you. Courtney Martin?s rich profiles of the new generation of activists dig deep, to ask the questions that really matter: How do you create a meaningful life? Can one person even begin to make a difference in our hugely complex, globalized world? more...

  • Driving Social Changeby Paul C. Light; Catherine B. Reynolds

    Wiley 2010; US$ 27.95

    Strategies for long-term social impact This important new book illustrates how to create the socialbreakthroughs needed to solve urgent global threats such aspoverty, disease, and hunger. It then turns to three alternative,but complementary, paths to social breakthrough: social protecting,social exploring, and social advocacy, providing a detailed... more...

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

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 47.00

    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...

  • Global Movementsby Kevin McDonald

    Wiley 2015; US$ 88.95

    Over the past decade we have witnessed the extraordinary rise of new global movements that throw into question the way we think about culture, power and action in a globalizing world. Examines three of the most significant global social movements of the last decade: anti-globalization, new Islamic movements, and the Falun Gong in China. Explores... more...

  • Playing Fansby Paul Booth

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    Fans are everywhere: from Fifty Shades of Grey to Veronica Mars, from Comic-Con to sitcom, from niche to Geek Chic, fans are becoming the most visible and important audience of the twenty-first century. For years the media industries ignored fans and fan activities, but now they?re paying attention and a lot of money to develop a whole new wave... more...

  • Creating Heaven on Earthby Paul Marcus

    Karnac Books 2015; US$ 26.95

    How does one best fashion an "internal" world, a personal identity, that creates the conditions of psychological possibility to apprehend immortality, that almost magical Infinite-conceived as something-outside-everything, God, or the Other-from everyday living? The art of living the "good life"-following Freud, one of deep and wide love, creative... more...

  • Resilience & Melancholyby Robin James

    John Hunt Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    Neoliberalism co-opts noisy riots like feminism and hardcore music--can melancholic siren songs fight back? more...

  • Oversharing: Presentations of Self in the Internet Ageby Ben Agger

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 12.95

    People ?overshare? when they interact with others through the screens of computers and smartphones. Oversharing means to divulge more of their inner feelings, opinions and sexuality than they would in person, or even over the phone. Text messaging, Facebooking, tweeting, camming, blogging, online dating, and internet porn are vehicles of this oversharing,... 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...