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Peak Inequality: Britain's ticking time bomb

Paperback, 29/06/2018, £12.99
Dorling brings together new material alongside a selection of his most recent writing on inequality from publications including the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian, New Statesman, Financial Times and the China People's Daily. He explores whether we have now reached `peak inequality' and concludes by predicting what the future holds for Britain.

Global Sociology

Paperback, 02/11/2012, £34.99
A core introduction to Sociology that puts global issues at the heart of its discussion.

Being Sociological

Paperback, 13/03/2013, £33.99
This original, thematic introduction to sociology encourages students to look afresh at a world they think they know. Taking readers through different ways of existing and acting in the world, such as 'believing' or 'educating', it covers all the key areas of first year study and equips students with the skills to think sociologically.

Social Movements and Globalization: How Protests, Occupations and Uprisings are Changing the World

Paperback, 22/05/2014, £32.99
A cutting-edge and original analysis of contemporary social movements in a globalized world, providing a clear and comprehensive grounding in social movement and globalization theory and drawing on a range of case studies and examples from around the world, from Anonymous and 15-M/Indignados to the Zapatistas.

Institutions, Interaction and Social Theory

Paperback, 04/12/2017, £32.99

Politics and Social Theory: The Inescapably Social, the Irreducibly Political

Paperback, 02/12/2016, £33.99
Under present social conditions, neither social theorists nor political scientists can afford to ignore one another. This book is a clear, structured account of the relationship between politics and social theory, examining both the political content of social theory, and how social theory has illuminated our understanding of politics.

Simmelian Legacy

Paperback, 06/10/2017, £34.99
While Georg Simmel is widely known, the impact of his work has been far from straightforward, with the ways in which his ideas have been taken up by later thinkers as complex and diverse as the ideas themselves.

Explaining Social Life: A Guide to Using Social Theory

Paperback, 01/12/2014, £33.99
A distinctive and accessible introductory text that presents social theory not as a specialist subject, but as a relevant resource for anyone wanting to explain social phenomenon. The text actively encourages those who are new to social theory, as well as more advanced students, to develop and practice their own capacities for social explanation.

Understanding Street Culture: Poverty, Crime, Youth and Cool

Paperback, 01/05/2015, £33.99
An insightful and theoretically informed overview of street culture in various parts of the world - its origins, functions, manifestations and appeal - examining both its bearing on criminal lifestyles and on the cultivation of 'cool.' Contemporary examples and original research are used to evidence new ways of thinking about street culture today.

Identity and Belonging

Paperback, 24/11/2015, £29.99
Identity and Belonging examines the interplay between self and society and in doing so explores the complex nature of 'who we are' and 'how we come to be' as individuals and as members of various social groups.

Human Rights in a Globalizing World

Paperback, 26/10/2015, £33.99
A stimulating, theoretically driven examination of the relationship between human rights and the globalizing process. In scrutinising the impacts of different aspects of globalization on the language and structure of human rights, the book gives readers a deeper, more nuanced understanding of the issues and questions key to the topic.

Social Theory for Alternative Societies

Paperback, 01/12/2016, £33.99
This book traces a unique story of social theory: one which focuses on its role in offering ideas for alternative societies.

Work, Consumption and Capitalism

Paperback, 02/12/2015, £34.99
This wide-ranging study of the relations between work, consumption and capitalism draws on interdisciplinary research in cultural and economic sociology, history, marketing studies and cultural studies.

Rethinking Old Age: Theorising the Fourth Age

Paperback, 01/12/2015, £34.99
In this radical re-examination of the nature of old age, Paul Higgs and Chris Gilleard reveal the emergence of a 'fourth age' that embodies the most feared and marginalised aspects of old age, conceptually linked to and yet distinct from traditional models of old age.

Business of Leisure: Tourism, Sport, Events and Other Leisure Industries

Paperback, 24/11/2015, £29.99
Whereas leisure was once treated as a social service, a business culture has swept through what remains of the voluntary and public sectors today. The Business of Leisure addresses the trend towards commercialisation in the provision of leisure that has not only continued but accelerated since the 2004 publication of The Leisure Industries.

Introduction to Social Anthropology: Sharing Our Worlds 3ED

Paperback, 21/04/2016, £29.99
Fully updated and revised, the third edition of this popular textbook continues to introduce students to what anthropology is, what anthropologists do, how and what they contribute, and how even a limited knowledge of anthropology can help people succeed in today's world.

Dead White Men and Other Important People 2ED

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £22.99
Students are encouraged to engage critically and personally with sociological ideas, and in the process learn how to interpret, use and reshape them. This revised second edition offers an ideal alternative to traditional texts for introductory Sociology modules.

Life Course: A Sociological Introduction

Paperback, 16/09/2016, £31.99
Dramatic social transformation in Western society over recent decades has had a profound impact on the way the life course is studied.

Discovering Sociology

Paperback, 23/03/2018, £25.99
This major new textbook uses lively prose and a series of carefully-crafted pedagogical features to both introduce Sociology as a discipline and to help students realize how deeply sociological issues impact on their own lives.

Foundational Economy: The Infrastructure of Everyday Life

Paperback, 29/08/2018, £11.99
The foundational economy means those universally necessary goods and services that form the basis of a civilised life: everything from clean piped water to decent health care. In the last generation privatisation and outsourcing have degraded this provision. The book documents all this, and shows how it can renewed. -- .

Walking on the Wild Side: Long-Distance Hiking on the Appalachian Trail

Paperback, 30/10/2015, £21.50
The 2,181-mile Appalachian Trail runs along the Appalachian mountain range from Georgia to Maine. Every year about 2,000 individuals attempt to "thru-hike" the entire trail. Sociologist Kristi M. Fondren traces the stories of forty-six men and women who, for their own personal reasons, set out to conquer America's most well known, and arguably most social, long-distance hiking trail.

Deepest Sense: A Cultural History of Touch

Paperback, 15/05/2012, £20.99
An extensive historical exploration of touch which lies at the heart of our experience of the world

Perception of the Environment: Essays on Livelihood, Dwelling and Skill

Paperback, 31/03/2011, £38.99
Originally published: 2000. With new preface.

Storytelling Sociology: Narrative as Social Inquiry

Paperback, 31/10/2004, £26.95
This book is about the narrative turn in sociology, an approach that views lived experience as constructed, at least in part, by the stories that people tell about it. It is organized around: family and place, the body, education and work, and the passage of time that tell a story about a life course and touch on enduring sociological topics.

Introducing Disability Studies

Paperback, 04/01/2013, £29.95
Ronald Berger provides students with a comprehensive, accessible introduction to the key themes and controversies in disability studies. Illustrating the profound consequences of differing conceptions of physical, sensory, and cognitive impairments, Berger provides a solid foundation for making sense of disability as a social phenomenon.

No Future: Punk, Politics and British Youth Culture, 1976-1984

Paperback, 21/09/2017, £17.99
Fascinating new account of punk's emergence as a fashion, musical form, attitude and aesthetic in Britain from 1976 to 1984. Matthew Worley reveals the ways in which punk was constructed, understood and utilised as a cultural medium against the backdrop of a 1970s Britain in deep social and political crisis.

Social Mobility: And Its Enemies

Paperback, 27/09/2018, £8.99

Hired: Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain

Paperback, 07/02/2019, £8.99
A compelling and ground-breaking piece of narrative journalism that gets right to the heart of divided Britain and its dysfunctional jobs climate.

Field Studies In Sociology

Paperback, 15/03/2007, £16.95

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.

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, £5.99

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

Social Research Methodology: A Critical Introduction 2ed

Paperback, 25/04/2008, £36.99
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.

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, £32.99

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, £24.99
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



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