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  • Shutting Down the Streetsby Luis A. Fernandez; Amory Starr; Christian Scholl

    NYU Press 2011; US$ 89.00

    Recently, a wall was built in eastern Germany. Made of steel and cement blocks, topped with razor barbed wire, and reinforced with video monitors and movement sensors, this wall was not put up to protect a prison or a military base, but rather to guard a three-day meeting of the finance ministers of the Group of Eight (G8). The wall manifested a level... more...

  • A Conflict of Visionsby Thomas Sowell

    Basic Books 2007; US$ 19.99

    Controversies in politics arise from many sources, but the conflicts that endure for generations or centuries show a remarkably consistent pattern more...

  • Human-Environment Interactionsby Eduardo S. Brondízio; Emilio F. Moran

    Springer 2012; US$ 179.00

    Drawing on research from eleven countries across four continents, the 16 chapters in the volume bring perspectives from various specialties in anthropology and human ecology, institutional analysis, historical and political ecology, geography, archaeology, and land change sciences. The four sections of the volume reflect complementary approaches to... more...

  • Spiritual Capitalby Samuel D. Rima

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 129.95

    In Spiritual Capital, Sam Rima makes the case for a new moral foundation or core to business and economics that directly addresses today's financial and business crisis. Based on solid academic research, Rima explains spiritual capital theory in terms of the resources needed for its creation, how it is formed, how it can be invested and what the... more...

  • Inclusion Mattersby World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2013; US$ 19.99

    Social inclusion is on the agenda of governments, policymakers, and nonstate actors around the world. Underpinning this concern is the realization that despite progress on poverty reduction, some people continue to feel left out. This report aims to unpack the concept of social inclusion and understand better how policies can be designed to further... more...

  • The Social Metabolismby Manuel González de Molina; Víctor M. Toledo

    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...

  • The Politics of Recognition and Social Justiceby Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli; Bob Pease

    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...

  • Social Life and Social Knowledgeby Ulrich Mueller; Jeremy I.M. Carpendale; Nancy Budwig; Bryan Sokol

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    In this new volume, leading researchers provide state-of-the-art perspectives on how social interaction influences the development of knowledge. The book integrates approaches from a variety of disciplines including developmental psychology, psychopathology, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, evolutionary biology, and primatology. It reviews the... more...

  • Cultures of Controlby Miriam R. Levin

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 68.95

    This collection of essays explores the history of control by looking at a variety of cultural forms, practices, and beliefs. These ideas are examined critically, not only in the light of the possibilities which control technologies seem to offer for resolving human problems, but also the contradictory moral, political, and economic consequences they... more...

  • Social Development, Social Inequalities, and Social Justiceby Cecilia Wainryb; Judith G. Smetana; Elliot Turiel

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This volume considers previously separate bodies of research on social justice, social equality, and social development. Eminent scholars from a variety of disciplines discuss the latest research to help us understand the relation between social inequalities and social development. In so doing, the book documents the powerful ways that social inequalities... more...