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- Springer 2014; US$ 54.99
This volume addresses the directions that studies of archaeological human remains have taken in a number of different countries, where attitudes range from widespread support to prohibition. Overlooked in many previous publications, this diversity in attitudes is examined through a variety of lenses, including academic origins, national identities,... more...
- Springer 2014; US$ 69.99
The history of crisis management shows that companies embark on particular strategies in response to crisis. So why are some companies? crisis communication strategies successful, while others are not The purpose of this book is to broaden the existing knowledge of crisis response strategies by focusing on corporate identity as one of the factors that... 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.00
Economists increasingly recognise that engagement with social ontology ? the study of the basic subject matter and constitution of social reality - can facilitate more relevant analysis. This growing recognition amongst economists of the importance of social ontology is due very considerably to the work of members of the Cambridge Social Ontology... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 75.00
It is commonplace to say that criminals pay their debt to society by spending time in prison, but what is a ?debt to society?? How is crime understood as a debt? How has time become the equivalent for crime? And how does criminal debt relate to the kind of debt held by consumers and university students? In Debt to Society , Miranda Joseph explores... 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...
- 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$ 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...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 95.00
The classic survey design reference, updated for the digital age For over two decades, Dillman's classic text on survey design has aided both students and professionals in effectively planning and conducting mail, telephone, and, more recently, Internet surveys. The new edition is thoroughly updated and revised, and covers all aspects of survey research.... more...