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  • On the Science of Uncertaintyby Franco Ferrarotti

    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...

  • Lives in Contextby Ardra L. Cole; Gary J. Knowles

    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...

  • Public Sociologyby Ben Agger

    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...

  • George Herbert Mead and Human Conductby Herbert Blumer; Thomas J. Morrione

    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    Unpublished book manuscript and related correspondence by famous symbolic interactionist Herbert Blumer concerning the work of George Herbert Mead, the founder of symbolic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...

  • Structural Idealismby Douglas Mann

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 48.95

    Do we determine our actions, or are our actions ruled by the structure of our society? Does our culture create us, or do we create our culture? Within history and social theory there is a fundamental division of opinion between those who explain human action by considering the intentions, reasons and motives of individuals and those who use broader... more...

  • Leading from the Emerging Futureby C. Otto Scharmer; Katrin Kaufer

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2013; US$ 24.95

    In this mind-opening new book, bestselling author Otto Scharmer (Theory U, 40,000 copies sold) and Katrin Kaufer reveal the root cause of the economic, social, ecological, political, spiritual, and institutional crises today and detail the new awareness needed to end these crises and transform the world. more...

  • Core Sociological Dichotomiesby Chris Jenks

    SAGE Publications 1998; US$ 68.00

    In this sociology text the contributors provide an introduction to the subject without over-simplifying or `writing-down' to their audience. The book aims to furnish undergraduates with the knowledge that will help them to understand and practice sociology and also to develop a self-perpetuating sociological imagination to enable them to think through... more...

  • In Defence of Sociologyby Anthony Giddens

    Wiley 2013; US$ 29.95

    Is there a future for sociology? To many, sociology seems to have lost its way. Born of the ideas of Auguste Comte in the nineteenth century, sociology established itself as 'the science of modernity', linked to a progressive view of history. Yet today the idea of progress has more or less collapsed; with its demise, some say, sociological thought... more...

  • Market Societyby Don Slater; Fran Tonkiss

    Wiley 2013; US$ 29.95

    Market Society provides an original and accessible review of changing conceptions of the market in modern social thought. The book considers markets as social institutions rather than simply formal models, arguing that modern ideas of the market are based on critical notions of social order, social action and social relations. Examining a range of... more...

  • Qualitative Research and Theory Developmentby Mats Alvesson; Dan Karreman

    SAGE Publications 2011; US$ 44.00

    Encouraging readers to take a critical approach to empirical data, the authors provide an account that helps social science researchers to develop new and interesting theories. more...