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Social institutions

  • The Schooled Societyby David Baker

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    Only 150 years ago, the majority of the world's population was largely illiterate. Today, not only do most people over fifteen have basic reading and writing skills, but 20 percent of the population attends some form of higher education. What are the effects of such radical, large-scale change? David Baker argues that the education revolution has... more...

  • Heritage, Memory and the Politics of Identityby Dr Niamh Moore; Dr Yvonne Whelan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 114.95

    The cultural landscape is often viewed as an emblematic site, and thus a key player in the heritage process. This book explores the overlapping and often complex relationships between identity, memory, heritage and the cultural landscape. It provides an overview of new approaches in the study of these relationships, combined with evidence from Ireland,... more...

  • Social Relations and Social Exclusionby Peter Somerville

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 201.00

    Examining the rational individual, this book develops a new approach to the theory of social relations. It explores how far we make sense of society on the assumption that people act as independent and free individuals, exercising rational choice. Re-examining the family, community, workplace and state, the author offers a thorough and original critique... 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...

  • Culture, Institutions, and Developmentby Jean-Philippe Platteau; Robert Peccoud

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    Does culture matter? This question has taken on added significance since fundamentalist revivalism has recently gained ground in different parts of the world. The old controversy between Max Weber and Karl Marx, which centres around the extent to which cultural factors such as social norms and values affect economic growth is of critical importance,... more...

  • Cross-Training for First Respondersby Gregory Bennett

    CRC Press 2010; US$ 83.95

    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 and Globalisationby Sophia Labadi; Colin Long

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 47.95

    This volume analyzes the politics, policy and practice of cultural heritage at the global level, identifying the major directions in which international heritage practice is moving, and exploring the key issues likely to shape the cultural heritage field well into the twenty-first century. It examines the tensions between the universal claims of much... more...

  • The Shock of the Newsby Brian A. Monahan

    NYU Press 2010; US$ 22.95

    How did the events of September 11, 2001 come to be thought of as 9/11? The Shock of the News is an authoritative account of post-9/11 political and social processes, offering an in-depth analysis of the media coverage of this momentous event. Brian Monahan demonstrates how 9/11 has been transformed into a morality tale centered on patriotism, victimization,... more...

  • Understanding Institutional Diversityby Elinor Ostrom

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 43.95

    The analysis of how institutions are formed, how they operate and change, and how they influence behavior in society has become a major subject of inquiry in politics, sociology, and economics. A leader in applying game theory to the understanding of institutional analysis, Elinor Ostrom provides in this book a coherent method for undertaking the... more...

  • The Archaeology of Institutional Lifeby April M. Beisaw; James G. Gibb; Owen Lindauer; Eleanor Conlin Casella; Deborah L Rotman; Lu Ann De Cunzo; Lois M Feister; Stephen G Warfel; David R Bush; Susan Piddock; Sherene Baugher

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 34.95

    Institutions pervade social life. They express community goals and values by defining the limits of socially acceptable behavior. Institutions are often vested with the resources, authority, and power to enforce the orthodoxy of their time. But institutions are also arenas in which both orthodoxies and authority can be contested. Between power and... more...