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Please note that this book supports the old specification and has been replaced by a new Illuminate textbook for the new spec taught from 2017.

Transformative Learning in Practice

Hardback, 29/10/2009, £39.99
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
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.


Hardback, 08/01/2002, £7.49

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

Essential Concepts in Sociology 2ed

Paperback, 31/03/2017, £14.99
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, £33.99

Childhood and Society 3ED

Paperback, 05/04/2019, £29.99
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, £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

Generational Encounters with Higher Education: The Academic-Student Relationship and the University Experience

Hardback, 13/03/2020, £50.00
Employing a generational analysis, this book offers an original approach to the study of Higher Education and documents the changing nature of the relationship between academics and students. Examining wider issues of culture and socialisation, this is a timely contribution to current debates about the University around higher education.

Parallel Lives: Five Victorian Marriages

Paperback, 19/03/2020, £10.99

The New Minority: White Working Class Politics in an Age of Immigration and Inequality

Paperback, 10/11/2016, £20.99
In this daring and insightful book, Justin Gest studies white working class people's attitudes and political behavior in the United States and Britain. Based on ethnographies and original surveys, the book offers a rich, nuanced and generalizable account of the marginality sensed by one of society's most misunderstood groups.

Social Psychology and Everyday Life

Paperback, 17/02/2020, £49.99

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

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

Obedience to Authority

Paperback, 22/02/2010, £9.99
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.

Returning to Reims

Paperback, 04/04/2019, £9.99

Plotting the Reading Experience: Theory / Practice / Politics

Hardback, 01/04/2016, £65.99
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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.
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