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My Fathers' Daughter

Paperback, 03/02/2022, £9.99
£8.99

Analyzing Social Networks

Paperback, 02/02/2018, £34.99
£31.49
The leading guidebook for social network students and researchers, particularly those using NetDraw and UCINET data analysis software, now with updated tools, methods and statistical models.

Consumer Culture Theory

Paperback, 05/07/2018, £39.99
£35.99
Outlining the key themes, concepts and theoretical areas in the field, this book draws on contributions from prominent researchers to unravel the complexities of consumer culture by looking at how it affects personal identity, social interactions and the consuming human being.

British Social Theory: Recovering Lost Traditions before 1950

Paperback, 03/07/2018, £31.99
£28.79
A unique contribution to discussions of social theory, this book examines pre-20th century histories and discussions that culminated in the classical period of sociology, how they were lost, and why they remain important today.

Essential Concepts in Sociology 3ed

Paperback, 30/04/2021, £14.99
£13.49

A-Level Sociology: AQA Year 1 & 2 Complete Revision & Practice

Paperback, 23/02/2016, £19.99
£17.99
A-Level Sociology: AQA Year 1 & 2 Complete Revision & Practice

The Gift of a Radio: My Childhood and other Trainwrecks

Hardback, 10/02/2022, £16.99
£15.29
A story of a childhood defined by loneliness, the absence of a father and the grim experience of a Quaker boarding school. But with gun-wielding school masters and sub-standard living conditions, Quaker boarding school wasn't much better.

When the Dust Settles: Stories of Love, Loss and Hope from an Expert in Disaster

Hardback, 31/03/2022, £20.00
£18.00
The gripping story of an extraordinary life spent inside major disasters - from Hillsborough and 9/11 to Grenfell and Covid - from the UK's leading expert on disaster recovery.

The Short Guide to Sociology

Paperback, 26/02/2020, £15.99
£14.39
This illuminating book offers a fresh and contemporary guide to the field of sociology. By demonstrating the versatility of the sociological imagination, the authors reveal the ways in which thinking sociologically can help us understand the personal, social and structural changes going on in the world around us.

Internet for the People: The Fight for Our Digital Future

Hardback, 14/06/2022, £16.99
£15.29
Why is the internet so broken, and what could ever possibly fix it?

Generations: Does When You're Born Shape Who You Are?

Hardback, 02/09/2021, £20.00
£18.00
A compelling exploration of generational divides informed by exclusive studies from around the world.

Luck: A Personal Account of Fortune, Chance and Risk in Thirteen Investigations

Hardback, 31/03/2022, £16.99
£15.29
A fascinating, enchanting and painfully personal look at the meaning of luck, and the way in which it has shaped our shared history and continues to inflect our day to day lives.

Gen Z, Explained: The Art of Living in a Digital Age

Hardback, 15/11/2021, £18.00
£16.20
An optimistic and nuanced portrait of a generation that has much to teach us about how to live and collaborate in our digital world.

Britain in Fragments: Why Things are Falling Apart

Paperback, 24/01/2023, £19.99
£17.99
Britain today is falling apart, with Brexit's break from the European Union, looming Scottish independence, deepening inequalities and reinvigorated racism. How has it come to this? Britain in fragments traces how the historic pillars of democracy have begun to crumble, from their apex in the post-war welfare state to the present day. -- .

Plotting the Reading Experience: Theory / Practice / Politics

Hardback, 01/04/2016, £68.95
£62.06
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, £85.00
£76.50
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, £38.99
£35.09
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, £47.99
£43.19
A new edition of this popular student exploration of contemporary social change.

In Search of the English Eccentric

Paperback, 01/03/2009, £12.99
£11.69
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, £25.99
£23.39
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.

Distracted: Erosion Of Attention and the Coming Dark Age

Paperback, 22/09/2009, £16.99
£11.89
Distracted is a gripping expos of this hyper-mobile, cyber-centric, attention-deficient life. Day by day, we are eroding our capacity for deep attention the building block of intimacy, wisdom, and cultural progress.

Student Revolt: Voices of the Austerity Generation

Paperback, 15/10/2017, £10.00
£9.00
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, £12.00
£10.80
A sharp analysis of the nature of work under late capitalism, revealing the dark side of aspiration and utility

Migration: Economic Change, Social Challenge

Paperback, 20/07/2017, £27.49
£24.74
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.

Think Like an Anthropologist

Paperback, 31/08/2017, £9.99
£8.99

Reinventing Couples: Tradition, Agency and Bricolage

Hardback, 23/11/2017, £79.99
£71.99
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, £13.99
£12.59
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, £10.99
£9.89
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, £34.99
£31.49
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, £61.00
£54.90
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.

Predictive Postcode: The Geodemographic Classification of British Society

Paperback, 07/04/2018, £29.99
£26.99
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, £10.99
£9.89
This edited volume explores significant themes in modern, global sociology, including inequality, structures of power, conceptions of justice and sustainable futures.
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