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Rubbish Theory: The Creation and Destruction of Value

Hardback, 05/06/2017, £70.00
£63.00
New edition of this classic work which asks: How do objects that are of little worth or worth nothing become valuable?

Plotting the Reading Experience: Theory / Practice / Politics

Hardback, 01/04/2016, £65.50
£58.95
Essays from international contributors on the experiences of reading: what reading feels like, how it makes people feel, how people read, under what kinds of conditions, what drives people to read, and conversely, what gets individual and groups of readers stopped in their pursuit of the rewards of reading.

Beginning Classical Social Theory

Paperback, 17/07/2017, £11.99
£10.79
This book introduces students and educated general readers to thirteen key social theorists by way of examining a single, exemplary text by each author, ranging from Comte to Adorno. It answers the need for a book that helps students develop the skill to critically read theory. -- .

Migration: Economic Change, Social Challenge

Paperback, 20/07/2017, £22.99
£20.69
This book addresses some of the many social challenges created by migration flows over the past decades. The volume brings together research from three different fields: economics, sociology and political science.

Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs & Steel: The Fate of Human Societies

Paperback, 04/07/2017, £5.99
£5.39
Winner of the 1998 Pulitzer, Guns, Germs, and Steel attempts to answer why human history unfolded differently on different continents. Drawing on evidence from a diverse range of disciplines, Diamond argues that the varying rates of human development over the past 13,000 years have had little to do with genetic superiority.

Foucault's History of Sexuality

Paperback, 05/07/2017, £5.99
£5.39
Like Foucault's earlier works, The History of Sexuality (1976) is ground-breaking and controversial. His claim that sexuality is more a social concept than the product of biological instincts challenges the accepted idea that it was the rise of modernity and capitalism that resulted in repression of sexualities.

C. Wright Mills' The Sociological Imagination

Paperback, 15/07/2017, £5.99
£5.39
The Sociological Imagination provoked hostile reaction when it appeared for its hard-hitting attack on how sociology was practiced, and on several leading sociologists.

Durkheim's On Suicide

Paperback, 05/07/2017, £5.99
£5.39
Durkheim's 1897 work is a powerful evidence-based study of why people take their own lives. In the late nineteenth century, it was generally accepted that each suicide was an individual phenomenon, caused by such personal factors as grief, loss, and financial problems.

Frantz Fanon's Black Skin, White Masks

Paperback, 05/07/2017, £5.99
£5.39
"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, £5.99
£5.39
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.

Frantz Fanon The Wretched of the Earth

Paperback, 15/07/2017, £5.99
£5.39
Frantz Fanon's 1961 masterpiece is both a powerful analysis of the psychological effects of colonization and a rallying cry for violent uprising and independence.

Jay MacLeod's Ain't No Makin' it: Aspirations and Attainment in a Low Income Neighbourhood

Paperback, 15/07/2017, £5.99
£5.39
MacLeod's 1987 work, ground-breaking for the way it combines field research with theory, follows the lives of two groups of young men from a low-income housing project in the Boston area to show how poor people who aspire to live the American Dream face many more obstacles than their middle-class counterparts.

Betty Friedam's The Feminine Mystique

Paperback, 04/07/2017, £5.99
£5.39
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, £8.99
£8.09
[An] entertaining rejoinder, [a] look at the hidden structures and unacknowledged tendencies of our day. --Kirkus Reviews

Marx Durkheim Weber

Paperback, 06/07/2006, £22.99
£20.69
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, £30.99
£27.89
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.

Sociology exploring the architecture of everyday

7, 09/03/2006, £24.99
£22.49
Provides several examples of the practice of sociology. This anthology also includes short articles, chapters, and excerpts that examine common everyday experiences, important social issues, or distinct historical events that illustrate the relationship between the individual and society.

Introduction To Sociology

Paperback, 13/09/2012, £27.99
£25.19
A long awaited introductory textbook from one of the biggest names in world sociology.

In Search of the English Eccentric

Paperback, 01/03/2009, £11.99
£10.79
A witty anthropological journey in search of the quintessential English eccentric.

Together: How small groups achieve big things

Paperback, 01/08/2011, £9.99
£8.99
From druids to flash-mobbers, historical re-enactors to super-fans, Henry Hemming uncovers the extraordinary groups powering modern Britain

Rethinking Modernity: Postcolonialism and the Sociological Imagination

Paperback, 11/04/2007, £28.00
£25.20
Winner of the 2008 BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize this book presents a radical challenge to ideas of modernity in contemporary sociology. Critiquing Eurocentric accounts of modernity, this study provides a postcolonial analysis of the Renaissance, the French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution.

Connected Sociologies

Paperback, 23/10/2014, £21.99
£19.79
Bhambra outlines what 'Theory for a Global Age' might look like, offering this outline as a statement for consideration, contestation and discussion. Bhambra sets the agenda for a new social theory which not only engages with global intellectual currents, but is fundamentally reshaped by them.

Writing in Sociology 2ed

Paperback, 02/10/2014, £21.99
£19.79
An honest and approachable guide to sociological writing for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Sage Readings for Introductory Sociology

Paperback, 24/03/2015, £15.99
£14.39
A concise anthology of 22 contemporary sociology readings designed to introduce undergraduate readers to the sociological perspective.

Student Revolt: Voices of the Austerity Generation

Paperback, 15/10/2017, £12.99
£11.69
A lively oral history of the British student protests of 2010, bringing together activists, students, politicians and workers

Death of Homo Economicus: Work, Debt and the Myth of Endless Accumulation

Paperback, 15/08/2017, £14.99
£13.49
A sharp analysis of the nature of work under late capitalism, revealing the dark side of aspiration and utility

Think Like an Anthropologist

Paperback, 31/08/2017, £8.99
£8.09

Dead White Men and Other Important People

Paperback, 17/03/2010, £19.99
£17.99
Mila is a new student who is grappling with social theory for the first time and trying to understand what makes sociology so important. This is a textbook with a twist. Written as a novel, it is a brilliantly engaging introduction to classic and contemporary debates. It is the perfect introduction to sociology for students of all abilities.

Reinventing Couples: Tradition, Agency and Bricolage

Hardback, 23/11/2017, £63.00
£38.00
Centrally the authors emphasise the re-traditionalisation involved in de-traditionalisation and the connectedness involved in individualised processes of relationship change. Reinventing Couples will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines including sociology, social work and social policy.

Sociology in Pictures - Theories and Concepts

Paperback, 02/09/2013, £8.99
£8.09
Sociology in Pictures: Theories and Concepts is a fresh and exciting publication based on styles from graphic novels and comics. It introduces theories and concepts using entertaining and informative pictures drawn by a leading comic illustrator.

Personal Life: New Directions in Sociological Thinking

Paperback, 31/08/2007, £17.99
£16.19
For more than a decade, Carol Smart has been at the forefront of debates about the sociology of the family. Yet she has become frustrated by the fixation of many commentators with the supposed decline of commitment, and even the decline of the possibility of family life.

Miseducation: Inequality, education and the working classes

Paperback, 11/10/2017, £12.99
£11.69
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, £9.99
£8.99
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, £22.99
£20.69
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.

History of Sociology in Britain: Science, Literature, and Society

Paperback, 18/03/2004, £52.00
£46.80
A critical history of sociology in Britain. The book examines the literary and scientific contributions to the origin of the discipline, and the challenges faced by the discipline at the dawn of a new century.

Building and Dwelling: Ethics for the City

Hardback, 22/02/2018, £25.00
£22.50

Predictive Postcode: The Geodemographic Classification of British Society

Paperback, 07/04/2018, £24.99
£22.49
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
£8.99
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, £16.99
£15.29
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.

Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology

Paperback, 08/06/2004, £10.00
£9.00
Everywhere anarchism is on the upswing as a political philosophy - everywhere, that is, except the academy. Anarchists repeatedly appeal to anthropologists for ideas about how society might be reorganized on a more egalitarian, less alienating basis. Anthropologists, terrified of being accused of romanticism, respond with silence...

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

Paperback, 01/11/2009, £21.99
£19.79
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.

Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalization

Paperback, 27/04/2018, £13.95
£12.56
Branko Milanovic presents a bold account of the dynamics that drive inequality on a global scale. Using vast data sets, he explains the forces that make inequality rise and fall within and among nations over time. He reveals who has been helped by globalization, who has been hurt, andwhat policies might tilt the balance toward economic justice.

Global Inequalities Beyond Occidentalism

Paperback, 16/08/2016, £32.99
£29.69

Equality Effect: Improving Life for Everyone

Paperback, 18/05/2017, £9.99
£8.99
Greater economic equality is beneficial to all people in all societies, both for the rich, the poor and the rest.

Is American Science in Decline?

Hardback, 08/06/2012, £35.95
£32.36
While the authors identify areas of concern regarding scientists' low earnings, competition from Asia, and the declining number of academic positions, they conclude that science in the United States is not in decline. American culture is highly conducive to science, and educated workers with a range of skills will still be in demand in the future.

 

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