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- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95
Drawing on theory from anthropology, sociology, organisation studies and philosophy, this book addresses how the perception, communication and management of risk is shaped by culturally informed and socially embedded knowledge and experience. It provides an account of how interpretations of risk in society are conditioned by knowledge claims and cultural... more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 0.00
This volume seeks to explore new interpretive approaches to textual sources from past cultures that emphasize their materiality and praxeology. The focus of inquiry is on the relationship between the text and its material carriers and on the influence of material forms on the creation, presence, and reception of what is written. more...
- BRILL 2005; US$ 97.00
The authors of this collection, renowned scholars from around the world, explore the tensions and dilemmas that impact pluralism and homogeneity in modern societies. This book is in homage to Shmuel Noah Eisenstadt. We honor his ground-breaking work in the comparative study of modernities and civilizations. more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2008; US$ 199.00
The past decade has seen a growing understanding of how emotions are intertwined with and embedded in all aspects of organizational life. The traditional stereotype of the detached and singularly cognitive-focused Mr. Spock-like manager has been replaced by one in which managers are expected to be more well-rounded, fully human individuals.... more...
- Free Press 2009; US$ 125.00
For thirty-three years and through three editions, Bass & Stogdill's Handbook of Leadership has been the indispensable bible for every serious student of leadership. Since the third edition came out in 1990, the field of leadership has expanded by an order of magnitude. This completely revised and updated fourth edition reflects the growth and changes... more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2006; US$ 22.50
Lerende Overheid staat empirisch onderzoek naar het oplossen van maatschappelijke problemen centraal. Wat betekent de Rotterdamse aanpak van achterstandswijken voor het gelijkheidsbeginsel? Hoe verantwoordt de politie zich over de aanpak van hardnekkige veiligheidsvraagstukken? Met welke bestuurlijke en politieke obstakels worden burgerinitiatieven... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95
Anthony Smith's important work on the concept of social change, first published in 1973, puts forward the paradigm of historical change as an alternative to the functionalist theory of evolutionary change. He shows that, in attempting to provide a theory of social change, functionalism reveals itself as a species of 'frozen' evolutionism. Functionalism,... more...
- Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 18.99
We live in the midst of a revolution in communication technologies that affects the way in which people feel, think, and behave. The media have become the space where power strategies are played out. In the current technological context mass communication goes beyond traditional media and includes the Internet and mobile communication. In this wide-ranging... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95
Originally published in 1924, Professor Hobhouse's theories and commentaries upon social development are an important milestone in the history of sociological thought. Of particular interest to the modern sociologist is his delineation of the struggle of the human mind towards rationality in thought and action and his insistence on the principle that... more...