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Stop Mugging Grandma: The 'Generation Wars' and Why Boomer Blaming Won't Solve Anything

Hardback, 25/06/2019, £18.99
A decisive intervention in the "war" between generations, asking who stands to gain from conflict between baby boomers and millennials

WJEC GCSE Sociology Student Book

Paperback, 26/06/2013, £25.99
Please note that this book supports the old specification and has been replaced by a new Illuminate textbook for the new spec taught from 2017.

Primer for Forgetting: Getting Past the Past

Hardback, 04/07/2019, £17.99
A playful and melancholy defense of forgetfulness by exploring the healing effect it can have on the human psyche, from the author of The Gift

Key Sociological Thinkers 3ED

Paperback, 01/03/2017, £33.99

Sociology of Personal Life 2ED

Paperback, 05/02/2019, £25.99
What can Sociology tell us about our personal lives, families and intimate relationships? Each chapter explores a familiar topic that illustrates how individual relationships and lives can be shaped by social contexts, and how personal choices shape the wider social world.

Inequality and the 1%

Paperback, 17/09/2019, £9.99
Fully updated new edition: Why we cannot afford the rich in post Brexit Britain


Paperback, 05/03/2020, £9.99

Parallel Lives: Five Victorian Marriages

Paperback, 19/03/2020, £10.99

Digital Detox: The Politics of Disconnecting

Paperback, 30/03/2020, £16.99
Against a backdrop of increasingly intrusive technologies, Trine Syvertsen explores the digital detox phenomenon and the politics of disconnection from invasive media. With a wealth of examples, the book demonstrates how self-regulation online is practiced and delves into how it has also become an expression of resistance in the 21st century.

Olympic Games: A Critical Approach

Paperback, 15/04/2020, £16.99
Do the Olympic Games really live up to their glowing reputation? As the biggest global sport mega-event, the Olympic Games command public and media attention, while Olympic mythology and ritual obscure their underlying function as a profit-making business enterprise.

Drones: The Brilliant, the Bad and the Beautiful

Paperback, 28/02/2020, £16.99
Delving into philosophical discussions about the implications of drone technology, Andy Miah delivers in this book a comprehensive analysis of the wide-reaching applications of drones, as well as a critical interrogation of the social, cultural, and moral issues that they provoke.

Split: Class Divides Uncovered

Paperback, 20/03/2020, £9.99
From 'scroungers' to 'strivers' we need a new class story.

Dying for an iPhone: Apple, Foxconn and the Lives of China's Workers

Paperback, 20/04/2020, £14.99
Based on undercover research, Foxconn and Apple's treatment of workers is revealed

Class Ceiling: Why it Pays to be Privileged

Paperback, 05/11/2019, £9.99
This important book takes readers behind the closed doors of elite employers to reveal how class affects who gets to the top. Drawing on 200 interviews across four case studies - television, accountancy, architecture, and acting - it explores the complex barriers facing the upwardly mobile.

Social Problems and Social Justice

Paperback, 21/02/2017, £28.99
This book discusses the nature and significance of social problems, and considers the relationship between social problems and social justice. It provides an overview of some of the key problems currently facing society, and clearly and systematically demonstrates how these problems perpetuate social injustice, inequality and discrimination.

Sociology as Applied to Health and Medicine 7ed

Paperback, 03/04/2018, £29.99
A new edition of a seminal textbook that offers an up-to-date, concise and theoretically and empirically informed introduction to the core issues in the sociology of health and health care.

Social Research Methodology: A Critical Introduction 2ed

Paperback, 25/04/2008, £37.99
Today's students of social science must understand a variety of research methods. This new edition fully explores the logic of research, whilst aiding a critical understanding of practical, evidence based work. With new chapters, an original framework and updated examples, this book continues to be a primary resource for undergraduates.

Transport Matters: Why transport matters and how we can make it better

Paperback, 01/10/2019, £29.99
The book shows that transport matters and examines how and why efficient and effective transport is fundamental to all manner of public policy goals. Contributors explore transport's social, economic and environmental consequences and demonstrate how we could do things differently to promote a better future for everyone.

House Party: A Short History of Leisure, Pleasure and the Country House Weekend

Hardback, 07/11/2019, £10.00
The House Party explores privilege and leisure from the viewpoint of the guest and the host, showing us what it was really like to spend a weekend with the Jazz Age industrialist, the bibulous belted earl, and the bright young thing.

Britain by Numbers: A Visual Exploration of People and Place

Hardback, 07/11/2019, £25.00
A beautiful, compelling and eye-opening guide to the way we live in Britain today.

Be My Guest: Reflections on Food, Community and the Meaning of Generosity

Hardback, 24/10/2019, £12.99
A meditation on the meaning and limits of hospitality today, from the shortlisted author of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize

Frantz Fanon's Black Skin, White Masks

Paperback, 05/07/2017, £6.50
"Black Skin, White Masks offers a radical analysis of the psychological effects of colonization on the colonized. Fanon witnessed the effects of colonization first hand both in his birthplace, Martinique, and again later in life when he worked as a psychiatrist in another French colony, Algeria.

W. Chan Kim & Renee Mauborgne's Blue Ocean Strategy

Paperback, 15/07/2017, £6.50
Competitors have always existed in business, but what if it were possible to render your competition irrelevant? This is the critical question posed in Blue Ocean Strategy, which argues that the path to success of any company lies not in taking on potential competitors, but in the creation of "blue oceans" in uncontested market space.

Betty Friedam's The Feminine Mystique

Paperback, 04/07/2017, £6.50
In 1963's The Feminine Mystique, Betty Friedan challenged the vision 1950s America had of itself as a nation of happy housewives and contented families. After World War II, society had fostered the idea that women wanted to run a home and live through the achievements of a husband and children.

Mythomania: Tales of Our Times, From Apple to Isis

Paperback, 03/08/2017, £9.99
[An] entertaining rejoinder, [a] look at the hidden structures and unacknowledged tendencies of our day. --Kirkus Reviews

Marx Durkheim Weber

Paperback, 06/07/2006, £36.99
A guide to the three pivotal figures in the classical tradition. It explains the key ideas of these thinkers and situates them in their historical and philosophical contexts. It helps the student gain an immediate understanding of what is distinctive and relevant about these giants of sociology.

The Sociology of Work: Continuity and Change in Paid and Unpaid Work

Paperback, 16/12/2011, £32.99
A bold new edition of this popular textbook. Including a host of up-to-date examples and greatly improved pedagogy, it will continue to be adopted on courses in sociology and business and management departments worldwide.

Think Like an Anthropologist

Paperback, 31/08/2017, £9.99

Miseducation: Inequality, education and the working classes

Paperback, 11/10/2017, £13.99
This book brings Brian Jackson and Dennis Marsden's pioneering Education and the Working Class from 1962 up to date for the 21st century and reveals what we can do to achieve a fairer education system.

Transparency Society

Paperback, 19/08/2015, £11.99
In this manifesto, German-Korean philosopher Byung-Chul Han denounces transparency as a false ideal, the strongest of our contemporary mythologies, and the most pernicious.

After Empire: Melancholia or Convivial Culture?

Paperback, 23/09/2004, £25.99
From the writings of Fanon and W.E.B. DuBois to Ali G. and The Office, After Empire explores the plight of beleaguered multi-culture and defends it against the accusation of failure.

Predictive Postcode: The Geodemographic Classification of British Society

Paperback, 07/04/2018, £25.99
This book is a detailed, empirical investigation into the question of whether academic social research can compete with the commercial sector, with its new technologies and big data, in order to classify, profile, and understand us.

Facing An Unequal World: Challenges for Global Sociology

Paperback, 07/04/2018, £9.99
This edited volume explores significant themes in modern, global sociology, including inequality, structures of power, conceptions of justice and sustainable futures.

Selfies: Why We Love (and Hate) Them

Paperback, 30/04/2018, £17.99
This book presents a rich and nuanced analysis of selfie culture. It shows how selfies gain their meanings, illustrates different selfie practices, explores how selfies make us feel and why they have the power to make us feel anything, and unpacks how selfie practices and selfie related norms have changed or might change in the future.

Politics of Authenticity: Radical Individualism and the Emergence of Modern Society

Paperback, 01/11/2009, £21.99
Explores the historical experiences and needs out of which the new radicalism arose. Focussing on eighteenth-century Paris, a time and place in which a modern form of society was just coming into its own, this book shows how the ideal of authenticity - of a self that could organize the individual's energy and direct it toward his own happiness.

Business of Leisure: Tourism, Sport, Events and Other Leisure Industries

Paperback, 24/11/2015, £30.99
Whereas leisure was once treated as a social service, a business culture has swept through what remains of the voluntary and public sectors today. The Business of Leisure addresses the trend towards commercialisation in the provision of leisure that has not only continued but accelerated since the 2004 publication of The Leisure Industries.

Introduction to Social Anthropology: Sharing Our Worlds 3ED

Paperback, 21/04/2016, £30.99
Fully updated and revised, the third edition of this popular textbook continues to introduce students to what anthropology is, what anthropologists do, how and what they contribute, and how even a limited knowledge of anthropology can help people succeed in today's world.

Dead White Men and Other Important People 2ED

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £23.99
Students are encouraged to engage critically and personally with sociological ideas, and in the process learn how to interpret, use and reshape them. This revised second edition offers an ideal alternative to traditional texts for introductory Sociology modules.

Global Sociology

Paperback, 02/11/2012, £34.99
A core introduction to Sociology that puts global issues at the heart of its discussion.

Being Sociological

Paperback, 13/03/2013, £34.99
This original, thematic introduction to sociology encourages students to look afresh at a world they think they know. Taking readers through different ways of existing and acting in the world, such as 'believing' or 'educating', it covers all the key areas of first year study and equips students with the skills to think sociologically.

Social Movements and Globalization: How Protests, Occupations and Uprisings are Changing the World

Paperback, 22/05/2014, £32.99
A cutting-edge and original analysis of contemporary social movements in a globalized world, providing a clear and comprehensive grounding in social movement and globalization theory and drawing on a range of case studies and examples from around the world, from Anonymous and 15-M/Indignados to the Zapatistas.

Politics and Social Theory: The Inescapably Social, the Irreducibly Political

Paperback, 02/12/2016, £34.99
Under present social conditions, neither social theorists nor political scientists can afford to ignore one another. This book is a clear, structured account of the relationship between politics and social theory, examining both the political content of social theory, and how social theory has illuminated our understanding of politics.
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