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  • Celebrity Culture and the American Dreamby Karen Sternheimer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 35.95

    Celebrity Culture and the American Dream, Second Edition considers how major economic and historical factors shaped the nature of celebrity culture as we know it today, retaining the first edition?s examples from the first celebrity fan magazines of 1911 to the present and expanding to include updated examples and additional discussion on the role... more...

  • Qualitative Research Methods for Community Developmentby Robert Mark Silverman; Kelly L. Patterson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Qualitative Research Methods for Community Development teaches the basic skills, tools, and methods of qualitative research with special attention to the needs of community practitioners. This book teaches students entering planning, community development, nonprofit management, social work, and similar applied fields the core skills necessary to... more...

  • In Idi Amin?s Shadowby Alicia C. Decker

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    In Idi Amin?s Shadow is a rich social history examining Ugandan women?s complex and sometimes paradoxical relationship to Amin?s military state. Based on more than one hundred interviews with women who survived the regime, as well as a wide range of primary sources, this book reveals how the violence of Amin?s militarism resulted in both opportunities... more...

  • Pop Culture Panicsby Karen Sternheimer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95

    Moral panics reveal much about a society?s social structure and the sociology embedded in everyday life. This short text examines extreme reactions to American popular culture over the past century, including crusades against comic books, music, and pinball machines, to help convey the "sociological imagination" to undergraduates. Sternheimer creates... more...

  • Globalised Minds, Roots in the Cityby Alberta Andreotti; Patrick Le Gal?s; Francisco Javier Moreno-Fuentes

    Wiley 2014; US$ 89.95

    Globalised Minds, Roots in the City utilises empirical evidence from four European cities to explore the role of urban upper middle classes in the transformations experienced by contemporary European societies.  Presents new empirical evidence collected through an original comparative research about professionals and managers in four European... more...

  • Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possibleby Peter Pomerantsev

    PublicAffairs 2014; US$ 25.99

    In the new Russia, even dictatorship is a reality show. Professional killers with the souls of artists, would-be theater directors turned Kremlin puppet-masters, suicidal supermodels, Hell?s Angels who hallucinate themselves as holy warriors, and oligarch revolutionaries: welcome to the glittering, surreal heart of twenty-first-century Russia. It... more...

  • The Social Entrepreneurby Andrew Mawson

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 13.11

    When Andrew Mawson arrived in Bromley-by-Bow in the east end of London, in the 1980s, it was in a state of social, economic and material disrepair. Living there, getting to know the residents and institutions, he soon realized that by unlocking its untapped potential, the community could begin to turn itself around. The result: the Bromley-by-Bow... more...

  • Positive Psychology in Latin Americaby Alejandro Castro Solano

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    This volume?describes a culture-fair perspective on positive psychology research and practice in Latin America.?It provides a deep understanding of the ways in which context can affect practice, intervention and research results. The development of Positive Psychology in areas such as test adaptation and construction, prediction of academic achievement... more...

  • Bei abnehmendem Mondby Jörg M. Pönnighaus

    ATHENA-Verlag 2014; US$ 14.60

    In tagebuchartigen Erzählungen berichtet Pönnighaus aus seinem Alltag als Arzt in Tansania. Seine Aufzeichnungen scheinen auf den ersten Blick sachlich, distanziert, ohne Bewertungen und Gefühlsbeschreibungen, aber gerade durch diese scheinbare Emotionslosigkeit und Distanz gehen uns seine Erlebnisse so unter die Haut. Zutiefst berührend sind die Geschichten... more...

  • China Onlineby Peter Marolt; David Kurt Herold

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    The Chinese internet is driving change across all facets of social life, and scholars have grown mindful that online and offline spaces have become interdependent and inseparable dimensions of social, political, economic, and cultural activity. This book showcases the richness and diversity of Chinese cyberspaces, conceptualizing online and offline... more...