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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Please note that this book supports the old specification and has been replaced by a new Illuminate textbook for the new spec taught from 2017.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.

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, £65.50
£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.

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?

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, £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.

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.

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, £27.99
£25.19
A long awaited introductory textbook from one of the biggest names in world sociology.

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.

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, £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.

Sage Readings for Introductory Sociology

Paperback, 24/03/2015, £16.99
£15.29
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

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.

Think Like an Anthropologist

Paperback, 31/08/2017, £8.99
£8.09

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.

 

 

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