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Theory. Method. Relations to other subjects

  • Archaeological Human Remainsby Barra O?Donnabhain; Marķa Cecilia Lozada Cerna

    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...

  • Corporate Identity and Crisis Response Strategiesby Olga Bloch

    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...

  • Social Ontology and Modern Economicsby Stephen Pratten

    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...

  • Debt to Societyby Miranda Joseph

    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...

  • Approaches to Sociologyby John Rex

    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...

  • Functionalism, Exchange and Theoretical Strategyby Michael Mulkay

    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...

  • Sceptical Sociologyby John Carroll

    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...

  • Internet, Phone, Mail, and Mixed-Mode Surveysby Don A. Dillman; Jolene D. Smyth; Leah Melani Christian

    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...

  • Symbolic Interaction and New Social Mediaby Mark D. Johns; Shing-Ling S. Chen; Laura Terlip

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2014; US$ 114.95

    This volume builds on and expands the existing symbolic interactionist perspective to include the study of social interaction made possible by the use of new social media. more...

  • Human Paleoneurologyby Emiliano Bruner

    Springer 2014; US$ 179.00

    The book presents an integrative review of paleoneurology, the study of endocranial morphology in fossil species. The main focus is on showing how computed methods can be used to support advances in evolutionary neuroanatomy, paleoanthropology and archaeology and how they have contributed to creating a completely new perspective in cognitive neuroscience.... more...