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  • Institutions and the Path to the Modern Economyby Avner Greif

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 34.00

    This 2006 book presents a unifying concept of the term institution. more...

  • Moving the Goalpostsby Martin Polley

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 40.95

    Martin Polley provides a survey of sport in Britain since 1945 and examines sport's place in British culture. He discusses issues of class, gender, race, commerce and politics, as well as analysing contemporary sport. more...

  • Heritage and Social Mediaby Elisa Giaccardi

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 46.95

    Heritage and Social Media explores how social media reframes our understanding and experience of heritage. Through the idea of ?participatory culture? the book begins to examine how social media can be brought to bear on the encounter with heritage and on the socially produced meanings and values that individuals and communities ascribe to it. ... more...

  • Handbook of Religion and Social Institutionsby Helen Rose Fuchs Ebaugh

    Springer 2007; US$ 74.95

    Intended for social scientists whose primary research intersects with the study of religion: sociologists, economists, medical and health ethicists, educators. This book focuses on various themes: Social Institutions such as Politics, Economics, Education, Health and Social Welfare; Family and the Life Cycle; Inequality; Social Control; and more. more...

  • Flavor of the Monthby Joel Best

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 31.95

    While fads such as hula hoops or streaking are usually dismissed as silly enthusiasms, trends in institutions such as education, business, medicine, science, and criminal justice are often taken seriously, even though their popularity and usefulness is sometimes short-lived. Institutional fads such as open classrooms, quality circles, and multiple... more...

  • Forced Passagesby Dylan Rodríguez

    University of Minnesota Press 2006; US$ 60.00

    In Forced Passages, Dylan Rodríguez argues that the cultural production of such imprisoned intellectuals as Mumia Abu-Jamal, Angela Davis, and Leonard Peltier should be understood as a unique social movement. Dylan Rodríguez traces the lineage of radical prison thought since the 1970s, one formed by the logic of state violence and by the endemic racism... more...

  • Human Capital and Institutionsby David Eltis; Frank D. Lewis; Kenneth L. Sokoloff

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 81.00

    Human Capital and Institutions brings to the fore the role of political, social, and economic institutions in human capital formation and economic growth. Written by leading economic historians, the chapters in this text offer a broad-based view of institutions and human capital in economic development. more...

  • Beyond the State in Rural Ugandaby Ben Jones

    Edinburgh University Press 2008; US$ 129.99

    In this innovative study, Ben Jones argues that scholars too often assume that the state is the most important force behind change in local political communities in Africa. Studies look to the state, and to the impact of government reforms, as ways of understanding processes of development and change. Using the example of Uganda, regarded as one of... more...

  • Cross-Training for First Respondersby Gregory Bennett

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 79.95

    The tragedy that occurred in the United States on September 11, 2001 brought enhanced emergency preparedness among first responders to the forefront of public awareness. Since those events ? and despite significant progress made in many of the areas previously deemed deficient ? some response areas are still woefully inadequate. Cross-Training for... more...

  • Heritage, Museums and Galleriesby Gerard Corsane

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 51.95

    Bringing the reader the very best of modern scholarship from the heritage community, this comprehensive reader outlines and explains the many diverse issues that have been identified and brought to the fore in the field of heritage, museums and galleries over the past couple of decades. The volume is divided into four parts: presents overviews... more...