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  • Constructal Theory of Social Dynamicsby Adrian Bejan; Gil Merkx

    Springer 2007; US$ 219.00

    Constructal theory was developed first for heat flow, with application to the cooling of heat-generating volumes. This work brings together social scientists and engineers who present predictive theory of social organization, as a conglomerate of mating flows that morph in time to flow more easily (people, goods, money, and information). more...

  • Children’s Rights and the Capability Approachby Daniel Stoecklin; Jean-Michel Bonvin

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    This volume addresses the conditions allowing the transformation of specific children?s rights into capabilities in settings as different as children?s parliaments, organized leisure activities, contexts of vulnerability, children in care. It addresses theoretical questions linked to children?s agency and reflexivity, education, the life cycle perspective,... more...

  • Tönnies: Community and Civil Societyby Ferdinand Tönnies; Jose Harris; Margaret Hollis

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 29.00

    A new translation and introduction make this classic of social and political theory readily accessible. more...

  • Servants of the Dynastyby Anne Walthall

    University of California Press 2008; US$ 19.96

    Mothers, wives, concubines, entertainers, attendants, officials, maids, drudges. By offering the first comparative view of the women who lived, worked, and served in royal courts around the globe, this work opens a new perspective on the monarchies that have dominated much of human history. Written by leading historians, anthropologists, and archeologists,... more...

  • Reassembling the Socialby Bruno Latour

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 29.99

    Latour is a world famous and widely published French sociologist who has written with great eloquence and perception about the relationship between people, science, and technology. He is also closely associated with the school of thought known as Actor Network Theory. In this book he sets out for the first time in one place his own ideas about Actor... more...

  • Social Structuresby John Levi Martin

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 31.95

    Social Structures is a book that examines how structural forms spontaneously arise from social relationships. Offering major insights into the building blocks of social life, it identifies which locally emergent structures have the capacity to grow into larger ones and shows how structural tendencies associated with smaller structures shape and... more...

  • Paying Out-of-Pocket for Drugs, Diagnostics and Medical Servicesby Moneer Alam

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    ¿ In India there is a high incidence of morbidity and malnutrition coupled with low standards of public health and expensive medical care. Despite several policy initiatives and many attempts to promote a healthy society, health remains an issue of concern. Policy-makers recognise that the country suffers unacceptably high levels of disease and premature... more...

  • Discriminatory Bullyingby Esoh Elamé

    Springer 2013; US$ 179.00

    This book is devoted to the relation between bullying at school and ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and disability. In examining the interactions between bullying and discrimination, the authors set out from the premise that the current practice of intercultural education does not systematically address the issue of bullying, as evidenced by... more...

  • Debugging the Link between Social Theory and Social Insectsby Diane M. Rodgers

    LSU Press 2008; US$ 22.95

    During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, natural and social scientists began comparing certain insects to human social organization. Entomologists theorized that social insects -- such as ants, bees, wasps, and termites -- organize themselves into highly specialized, hierarchical divisions of labor. Using a distinctly human vocabulary... more...

  • Power, Resistance and Conflict in the Contemporary Worldby Athina Karatzogianni; Andrew Robinson

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95

    This book examines issues of organisation in resistance movements, discussing topics including the integration of the world system, the intersection of networks with discourses of identity, and the possibility of social transformation. Drawing on a number of theorists including Deleuze and Guattari, authors Athina Karatzogianni and Andrew Robinson... more...