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  • Cultural Theoryby Philip Smith; Alexander Riley

    Wiley 2011; US$ 49.95 US$ 44.95

    This second edition of Cultural Theory provides a concise introduction to cultural theory, placing major figures, traditional concepts, and contemporary themes within a sharp conceptual framework. Provides a student-friendly introduction to what can often be a complex field of study Updates the first edition in response to reader feedback and... more...

  • Cultural Sociologyby Les Back; Andy Bennett; Laura Desfor Edles; Margaret Gibson; David Inglis; Ron Jacobs; Ian Woodward

    Wiley 2012; US$ 44.95 US$ 40.45

    Cultural Sociology: An Introduction is the first dedicated student textbook to address cultural sociology as a legitimate model for sociological thinking and research. Highly renowned authors present a rich overview of major sociological themes and the various empirical applications of cultural sociology.   A timely introductory overview... more...

  • Toward a Politics of the (Im)Possibleby Anirban Das

    Anthem Press 2010; US$ 99.00

    This book presents a philosophical discussion on the issues of the body and knowledge from a feminist perspective. more...

  • The Cultural Returnby Susan Hegeman

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 55.00

    This insightful book tracks the concept of culture across a range of scholarly disciplines and much of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries—years that saw the emergence of new fields and subfields (cultural studies, the new cultural history, literary new historicism, as well as ethnic and minority studies) and came to be called "the cultural... more...

  • Cultural Historyby Alessandro Arcangeli

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95

    The expression ‘cultural history’ is generally used today to signal a particular approach to history, one which could be applied to any object, and is mainly concerned with the sense men and women from the past gave to the world they lived in. In this introduction to cultural history as a subdiscipline, the reader will find the key steps in the... more...

  • Seeking Authenticity in Place, Culture, and the Selfby Nicholas Osbaldiston

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    In recent times, there has been a substantial push by people to escape the metropolis for lifestyles in small coastal, country, or mountainside locales. This book explores the narratives emerging from amenity-left migration using methods developed within the 'strong' cultural sociology. more...

  • Routledge Handbook of Body Studiesby Bryan S Turner

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 240.00

    In the last three decades, the human body has gained increasing prominence in contemporary political debates, and it has become a central topic of modern social sciences and humanities. Modern technologies – such as organ transplants, stem-cell research, nanotechnology, cosmetic surgery and cryonics – have changed how we think about the body. ... more...

  • Dynamic Embodiment for Social Theoryby Brenda Farnell

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This book presents a series of ontological investigations into an adequate theory of embodiment for the social sciences. Informed by a new realist philosophy of causal powers, it seeks to articulate a concept of dynamic embodiment, one that positions human body movement, and not just ‘the body’ at the heart of theories of social action. It draws together... more...

  • Schlüsselwerke der Postcolonial Studiesby Julia Reuter; Alexandra Karentzos

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 29.77

    Postkoloniale Studien setzen sich kritisch mit kolonialen Gesellschaftsstrukturen und Repräsentationen von Andersheit bzw. Eigenem auseinander, die sich bis in die Gegenwart fortschreiben. Für das Selbstverständnis der ‚westlichen Gesellschaften‘ so zentrale Unterscheidungen wie Tradition/Moderne, Orient/Okzident, Natur/Kultur, Eigenes/Fremdes etc.... more...

  • Neue Räume, neue Zeitenby Christine Hunner-Kreisel; Manja Stephan

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 29.77

    In diesem neuen Band der Reihe 'Kinder, Kindheit, Kindheitsforschung' werden gegenwartsbezogene und historische Fallstudien zu Kindern und Kindheit aus Russland, Zentralasien, dem Kaukasus, der Türkei und dem Balkan vorgestellt. Die Beiträge nehmen die Bedeutung von Migration und Transformation für Kinderleben im Alltag sowie für Konzepte von Kindheit... more...