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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00
Via a wide range of case studies, this book examines new forms of resistance to social injustices in contemporary Western societies. Resistance requires agency, and agency is grounded in notions of the subject and subjectivity. How do people make sense of their subjectivity as they are constructed and reconstructed within relations of power? What... more...
- Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2014; US$ 24.99
In The Divide , Matt Taibbi ? the scourge of America?s financial plutocrats ? takes on his most important story yet. Written with forensic zeal and righteous rage, this is an exploration of an unprecedented wealth gap that is not just changing the US?s economic life, but transforming the meaning of rights, justice, and basic citizenship. The wealthy... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 225.00
In a world where genocide, hunger, poverty, war, and disease persist and where richer nations often fail to act to address these problems or act too late, a prerequisite to achieving even modest social justice goals is to clarify the meaning of competing discourses on the concept. Throughout history, calls for social justice have been used to rationalize... more...
- Springer 2014; US$ 129.00
Over this last decade, the concept of Social Metabolism has gained prestige as a theoretical instrument for the required analysis, to such an extent that there are now dozens of researchers, hundreds of articles and several books that have adopted and use this concept. However, there is a great deal of variety in terms of definitions and interpretations,... more...
- transcript 2014; US$ 38.07
Zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts schien die soziale Ordnung zu zerfallen. Darauf reagierten Architekten in Schweden und Deutschland mittels »Social Engineering«: Bis in die 1960er Jahre hinein versuchten sie, die negativen Folgen der Modernisierung mit den wissenschaftlichen und technischen Verfahren zu überwinden, die diese selbst bereitstellte. Sie... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 57.95
An essential introduction to rights-based approaches in social policy, this text critically explores how social rights underpin human wellbeing. It discusses social rights as rights of citizenship in developed welfare states and as an essential component within the international human rights and human development agenda. It provides a valuable introduction... more...
- University of California Press 2011; US$ 36.95
In this new collection of essays, Adam Michnik?one of Europe?s leading dissidents?traces the post-cold-war transformation of Eastern Europe. He writes again in opposition, this time to post-communist elites and European Union bureaucrats. Composed of history, memoir, and political critique, In Search of Lost Meaning shines a spotlight on the changes... more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 40.00
A book of hope, of resilience, and of passionate and courageous efforts to change people's lives far beyond the narrow scope of your own community and immediate circle of influence Imbued with both a fitting sense of urgency and a profound sense of hope, Changing People's Lives While Transforming Your Own tells the stories of faculty, students,... more...
- Free Press 2001; US$ 16.00
David Boaz author of Libertarianism: A Primer and editor of The Libertarian Reader No one should pronounce on justice or equality again without grappling with Thomas Sowell's powerful argument. In this book, reflecting a lifetime of wide-ranging research and careful reflection, Sowell makes us understand the differences between results and processes,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 165.00
Societies and groups attribute greater value to some behaviours and some judgments. These 'norms' are what is most important for understanding how behaviours and judgments are socially regulated. The approach presented examines in particular the social foundations of our judgments. more...