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

Hardback, 25/06/2019, £18.99
£15.00
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
£23.39
Please note that this book supports the old specification and has been replaced by a new Illuminate textbook for the new spec taught from 2017.

Transformative Learning in Practice

Hardback, 29/10/2009, £39.99
£35.99
The leading authorities in the field produced this comprehensive resource, which provides strategies and methods for fostering Transformative Learning (TL) practice in a wide variety of higher and adult education settings.

EU Migrant Workers, Brexit and Precarity: Polish Women's Perspectives from Inside the UK

Hardback, 01/03/2019, £45.00
£40.50
How has the Brexit vote affected EU migrants in the UK? This book presents a female Polish perspective, using findings from research carried out with economic migrants from Poland interviewed before and after the Brexit vote.

Crowd

Hardback, 08/01/2002, £5.99
£5.39

Primer for Forgetting: Getting Past the Past

Hardback, 04/07/2019, £17.99
£16.19
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

Essential Concepts in Sociology 2ed

Paperback, 31/03/2017, £14.99
£13.49
Social life is in a constant process of change, and sociology can never stand still. As a result, sociology today is a theoretically diverse enterprise, covering a huge range of subjects and drawing on a broad array of research methods.

Key Sociological Thinkers 3ED

Paperback, 01/03/2017, £32.99
£29.69

Childhood and Society 3ED

Paperback, 05/04/2019, £29.99
£26.99
The new edition of this established core textbook continues to give an insightful, authoritative and accessible overview of competing theoretical positions on the sociological study of childhood.

Sociology of Personal Life 2ED

Paperback, 05/02/2019, £24.99
£22.49
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
£8.99
Fully updated new edition: Why we cannot afford the rich in post Brexit Britain

Social Problems and Social Justice

Paperback, 21/02/2017, £27.99
£25.19
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

Paperback, 03/04/2018, £28.99
£26.09
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, £36.99
£33.29
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
£26.99
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
£9.00
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
£22.50
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
£11.69
A meditation on the meaning and limits of hospitality today, from the shortlisted author of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize

Obedience to Authority

Paperback, 22/02/2010, £9.99
£8.99
From the Holocaust to Vietnam and Iraq, this title explains how ordinary people can commit the most horrific of crimes if placed under the influence of a malevolent authority.

Plotting the Reading Experience: Theory / Practice / Politics

Hardback, 01/04/2016, £65.99
£59.39
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.

Rubbish Theory: The Creation and Destruction of Value

Hardback, 05/06/2017, £75.00
£67.50
New edition of this classic work which asks: How do objects that are of little worth or worth nothing become valuable?

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

Paperback, 04/07/2017, £6.50
£5.85
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, £6.50
£5.85
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, £6.50
£5.85
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, £6.50
£5.85
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, £6.50
£5.85
"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
£5.85
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, £6.50
£5.85
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, £6.50
£5.85
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, £6.50
£5.85
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
£8.99
[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
£33.29
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.

Ways of Social Change: Making Sense of Modern Times

Paperback, 04/08/2015, £49.99
£44.99
A new edition of this popular student exploration of contemporary social change.

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

Paperback, 16/12/2011, £32.99
£29.69
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.

Introduction To Sociology

Paperback, 13/09/2012, £58.00
£52.20
A long awaited introductory textbook from one of the biggest names in world sociology.

Sociology exploring the architecture of everyday

7, 09/03/2006, £25.99
£23.39
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.

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, £10.99
£9.89
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, £24.99
£22.49
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, £22.99
£20.69
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, £22.99
£20.69
An honest and approachable guide to sociological writing for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.
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