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- AltaMira Press 2001; US$ 32.99
The reflexive turn in qualitative research has transformed the process of doing life history research. No longer are research subjects examined through the lens of the all-knowing but supposedly invisible researcher. As Ardra Cole and Gary Knowles point out in this fresh introduction to conducting life history research, the process is now one of mutuality,... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 33.99
Public Sociology examines the 'discourse' of mainstream journal articles in sociology in order to understand the essentially conservative nature of mainstream sociology. These articles primarily make advances in method, not substance. Drawing from Mills, critical theory and postmodernism, Agger develops a non-positivist version of sociological writing... more...
- Lexington Books 2004; US$ 29.99
Franco Ferrarotti hopes to lead sociologists away from overly reductionistic, technical measurement of their subjects_an approach that has increasingly been problematized by the natural sciences_toward a rediscovery of (auto)biographical materials and the value of the individual. more...
- De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2012; US$ 350.00
Das Lehrbuch bietet eine Einführung in die Wirtschaftssoziologie aus quantitativer Perspektive und verdeutlicht, dass sich das Teilgebiet keineswegs nur in theoretisch-spekulativen Betrachtungen und philosophisch geprägten Diskursen erschöpft. more...
- De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2004; US$ 133.00
Einführendes Lehrbuch der Soziologie.Aus dem Inhalt: Einleitung.Soziologische Klassiker und ihre Theorien. Spieltheorien. Geschichts- und Evolutionstheorien. Handlungs- und Systemtheorien. Konstruktivistischer Realismus. more...
- AltaMira Press 2003; US$ 33.99
Unpublished book manuscript and related correspondence by famous symbolic interactionist Herbert Blumer concerning the work of George Herbert Mead, the founder of symbolic interactionism. Includes an introduction and notes by Thomas J. Morrione. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 100.00
John Carroll contends that since 1918 sociology has distinguished itself by making society appear as dull as it is at its worst. Using barbaric jargon, legalistic syntax and vacuous statistical tables, and driven by an obsession with the humdrum, it has exhibited some of the worst traits of the culture it should have been laying bare. Sceptical Sociology... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00
M.J. Mulkay traces the development of certain recent versions of functionalism and exchange theory in sociology, with special attention to 'theoretical strategy'. He uses this term to refer to the policies which theorists adopt to ensure that their work contributes to their long range theoretical objectives. Such strategies are important, he believes,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00
These essays, commissioned by John Rex, reflect the state of sociology in Britain today. Leading representatives of the diverse ?schools? provide lucid accounts of their own particular approaches to this complex discipline and in doing so demonstrate the techniques described. Topics covered include the empirical study of stratification, social evolution,... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 138.95
In this lucid, stimulating and original book, Zygmunt Bauman and Tim May explore the underlying assumptions and tacit expectations which structure our view of the world. The authors elucidate key concepts in sociology: for example, individualism versus community, and privilege versus deprivation. While charting a course through sociology's main concerns,... more...