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  • Discourse on Applied Sociologyby Samir Dasgupta; Robyn Driskell

    Anthem Press India 2007; US$ 80.00

    This engaging and wide-ranging two-volume study urges a balance between theoretical and practical sociology. more...

  • Poststructuralism at Work with Marginalised Childrenby Bronwyn Davies; Cath Lewis

    Bentham Science Publishers 2011; US$ 21.00

    This book looks at developing the capacity to apply poststructuralism in a setting where other discourses are dominant. It focuses on working both with students categorized as 'emotionally/behaviourally disordered' and their teachers in the context of a special education school. This unique work comes to understandings, using poststructuralist... more...

  • Prerequisites for Healthy Organizational Changeby Per Øystein Saksvik

    Bentham Science Publishers 2009; US$ 33.00

    We live in a time where organizational change has become the norm. Organizations are constantly undergoing major restructurings be it outsourcing, downsizing or major reorganizational changes, e.g., team or LEAN implementation. Stability has become the exception. Managing good and healthy change seems to be a prerequisite to secure the organization’s... more...

  • Radicalsby David Horowitz

    Regnery Publishing 2012; US$ 27.99

    Radical liberals want to make America a better place, but their utopian social engineering leads, ironically, to greater human suffering. So argues David Horowitz , bestselling author in his newest book Radicals: Portraits of a Destructive Passion . From Karl Marx to Barack Obama, Horowitz shows how the idealistic impulse to make the world a better... more...

  • The Broken Fountainby Thomas Belmonte; Ida Susser; Pellegrino D'Acierno; Stanislao G. Pugliese

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 31.99

    Belmonte describes Fontana del Re, an impoverished Neapolitan neighborhood, documenting the struggles of Neapolitans surrounded by crumbling buildings and economic insecurity. Resisting standard depictions of the social and moral lives of the poor, Belmonte presents nuanced portraits of his subjects. He was also one of the first anthropologists to... more...

  • Pathways to Pollingby Amy Fried

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    In midcentury America, the public opinion polling enterprise faced a crisis of legitimacy. Every major polling firm predicted a win for Thomas Dewey over Harry Truman in the 1948 presidential election?and of course they all got it wrong. This failure generated considerable criticisms of polling and pollsters were forced to defend their craft, the... more...

  • Solidarityby David Featherstone

    Zed Books 2012; US$ 26.95

    Despite the frequency with which the word ‘solidarity’ is invoked, the concept itself has rarely been scrutinized. In this original and stereotype-busting work, David Featherstone helps redress this imbalance through an innovative combination of archival research, activist testimonies and first-hand involvement with political movements. Solidarity... more...

  • Sozialpolitik in den USAby Britta Grell; Christian Lammert

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2012; US$ 29.99

    Aus europäischer Perspektive wächst die soziale Ungleichheit in den Vereinigten Staaten vor allem deswegen, weil der Wohlfahrtsstaat dort nur rudimentär ausgebildet ist. Tatsächlich investiert aber kaum ein anderes Land mehr Geld in die Altersabsicherung und Gesundheitsfürsorge. Rechnet man bildungspolitische Ausgaben und betriebliche Sozialleistungen... more...

  • Cold Breezes and Idiot Windsby Valerie Scatamburlo d'Annibale

    SensePublishers 2011; US$ 39.31

    After 9/11, rightists capitalized on an atmosphere of fear and confusion to resuscitate the ?culture wars? of the 1990s and once again targeted the academy. Using tactics reminiscent of the McCarthy era, religious firebrands, militant neoconservatives, and free market fundamentalists engaged in a concerted effort to silence voices critical of the... more...

  • Workmanshipby Klaus-Dieter Weiss

    Birkhäuser 2011; US$ 72.95

    This documentation of the last ten years presents sixty-ive structures and projects fromRKW and looks behind-the-scenes in numerous interviews and essays. The works considered range from the research facilities for Audi to residential buildings, schools, railroad station, urban office buildings and shopping centers, as well as the soccer... more...