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Social institutions

  • 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

    April M. Beisaw is Research Associate, Department of Anthropology, Binghamton University.  James G. Gibb is an archaeological consultant, Annapolis, Maryland. more...

  • Branded Nationby James B. Twitchell

    Simon & Schuster 2004; US$ 20.99

    Branding, says James Twitchell, is nothing more than commercial storytelling; brands are the stories that are associated with products. (For example, the special taste of Evian, says Twitchell, is in the brand, not the water.) Branding has become so successful, so ubiquitous that even institutions that we thought were above branding, antithetical... more...

  • Citizenship in the Arab Worldby Gianluca P. Parolin

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 45.00

    Offers a broder legal perspective to the multifaceted reality of nationality and citizenship more...

  • Conflict and Cooperationby A. Allan Schmid

    Wiley 2008; US$ 135.95

    “A refreshing alternative to outdated microeconomics texts that endlessly parrot supply and demand, this book offers an analytically sharp, comprehensible, yet accessible guide to the new approaches that are rapidly transforming economics as a discipline.” Nancy Folbre, University of Massachusetts <!--end--> “Right... more...

  • Cross-Training for First Respondersby Gregory Bennett

    CRC Press 2010; US$ 83.95

    The communications difficulties experienced in disasters have been well-documented. The classic example in the popular mind is the inability of New York City fire and police departments to communicate with each other on Sept. 11, 2001. ... Bennett wants professional and volunteer first responders to get on the same page on these issues and more... 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...

  • Evolution and Design of Institutionsby Christian Schubert; Georg Von Wangenheim

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    This book comprises nine papers approaching designed institutions and their interplay with spontaneous institutions from various angles. While the evolution of spontaneous institutions is quite well understood in economic thinking, the development of consciously designed institutions has been examined much less. In new institutional economics,... more...

  • The Evolution of Retirementby Dora L. Costa

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00

    Winner of the 1998 Paul A. Samuelson Award given by TIAA-CREF, The Evolution of Retirement is the first comprehensive economic history of retirement in America. With life expectancies steadily increasing, the retirement rate of men over age 64 has risen drastically. Dora L. Costa looks at factors underlying this increase and shows the dramatic implications... 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...