Explores how the implements we use in the kitchen have shaped the way we cook and live. This title tells the story of how we have tamed fire and ice, wielded whisks, spoons, graters, mashers, pestles and mortars, all in the name of feeding ourselves.
Combines an account of some of the disciplines guiding principles and methodology with examples and illustrations of anthropologists. This book discusses about the anthropology's contributions to modern thought, and examines specific ways in which social and cultural anthropology have advanced our understanding of human society and culture.
Presents large-scale empirical analysis of the changes in British work experiences and employment relationships between the 1980s and 1990s. Draws evidence from the Employment in Britain survey and demonstrates that the restructuring of the employment relationship has actually reinforced traditional lines of division in the workplace.
* New edition of a highly successful textbook invaluable to anyone taking an introductory sociology course, especially GCSE and Access courses. * Thoroughly revised and updated, the 4th edition provides comprehensive coverage of a wide range of topics, including those specified by the main GCSE exam boards.
This third edition of this book confirms the ongoing centrality of feminist perspectives and research to the sociological enterprise, and introduces students to the wide range of feminist contributions in key areas of sociological concern.
This analysis of the labour process compares Marxist and traditional sociological theories with the more recent writings on the nature of work following Braverman's "Labor and Monopoly Capital" in 1974, including the innovative work from France and Italy, and concludes with a core theory.
This study examines the thesis of George Ritzer's book, "The McDonaldization of Society". It analyzes the premise of "McDonaldization" to provide theoretical discussions of the relationship between Ritzer's analysis and semiotics, critical theory, feminism and postmodernism.
Now in its eighth edition, this continues to be the indispensable guide to understanding the world we make and the lives we lead. Revised and updated throughout, it remains unrivalled in its vibrant, engaging and authoritative introduction to sociology.
The turn of the millennium generated a spate of reflections on the state of the nation and the ways in which life in Britain changed during the course of the twentieth century. Affluence and Authority adds to this debate through a broad, informed and accessible interpretation of British social history.
Argues that only the society that achieves an appropriate balance between informality and formality of interaction will find itself in a position to move forward to further democratisation and an improved quality of life.
Grounded in a wide-ranging review of empirical research, this textbook provides an overview of sociological debates surrounding the idea of community, and relates them to the part community plays in people's everyday conceptions of identity.
The essays in this collection explore the link between gender and racism in a variety of racial and white supremacy organizations, including white separatists, the Christian right, the militia/patriot movements and skinheads.
The book that Andrea Dworkin's best known for-in which she provoked the argument that ultimately split apart the feminist movement-is being reissued for the young women and men of the twenty-first century
Adolescents at Risk: Against the Odds looks in depth at some of the key risks faced by adolescents, and at some of the ways in which they can be alleviated. The book is structured according to the operational challenges the research informs.
Develops a theory of contemporary culture that relies on displacing economic notions of cultural production with notions of cultural expenditure. This book represents an effort to rethink cultural theory from the perspective of a concept of cultural materialism, one that radically redefines postmodern formulations of the body.
A collection of letters and writings which allows readers to see behind C Wright Mills' public persona. It includes his letters to Saul Alinsky, Daniel Bell, Lewis Coser, Carlos Fuentes, Hans Gerth, Irving Howe, Dwight MacDonald, Robert K Merton, Ralph Miliband, William Miller, David Riesman, and Harvey Swados.
Our intimate connection with the world, skin protects us while advertising our health, our identity, and our individuality. This title celebrates the evolution of three unique attributes of human skin: its naked sweatiness, its distinctive sepia rainbow of colors, and its remarkable range of decorations.
Argues that theories on post-colonialism and ethnicity are disturbingly close to the colonial discourse of the nineteenth century. This book revisits the ideas in light of developments in post-colonial theory.
Second revised and expanded edition of an anthology of essays for undergraduates of women's literature and feminist theory. Includes Toni Morrison's discussion of a Hemingway short story, Line Pouchard on Radclyffe Hall , Marjorie Garber on Elvis and cross-dressing and Diane Elam on the relation between feminism and post-modernism.
This introductory text offers students an account of key debates and issues in the discipline of sociology from a range of experts in the field. It explores sociological understandings of a range of core topics and critically examines what key issues have emerged for debate from research.
"Introductory Sociology" is a textbook structured to cover all the main substantive topics studied at an introductory level within a framework that engages with contemporary debates about modernity, globalization and social identity.
The study of men and masculinities incorporates some of the key debates in the social sciences today, particularly within cultural and media studies, and gender studies. This book explores the socio-historical and cultural formation, enactment and representation of masculinities in a range of sites.
Aims to show that populism has suffered from being considered, usually in relation to particular contexts, and has therefore become a rather fractured and elusive concept. This book also seeks to provide a different definition of populism, a survey of other definitions and perspectives, and a guide to populist politics around the world.
The internet is changing the rules of the game of love. In a world where anything is possible, a potential date - whether it be a one-night stand or the start of a more lasting relationship - can be just a click away. Anyone looking for love online can throw off their inhibitions and can say what they have never dared to before.
In this volume Axel Honneth deepens and develops his highly influential theory of recognition, showing how it enables us both to rethink the concept of justice and to offer a compelling account of the relationship between social reproduction and individual identity formation.
It is commonly assumed that we live in an age of unbridled individualism, but in this important new book Montserrat Guibernau argues that the need to belong to a group or community - from peer groups and local communities to ethnic groups and nations - is a pervasive and enduring feature of modern social life.
* New edition of a popular and highly lauded introduction to gender - the first edition won Choice s outstanding academic title award. * Provides an excellent survey of the key theoretical approaches that have been developed in gender studies, and how they relate to social and political life.
Authored by a scholar-blogger, this engaging book is packed with examples that show how blogging and related genres are changing media and communication. It gives definitions and explains how blogs work, shows how blogs relate to the historical development of publishing and communication and looks at the ways blogs structure social networks.
* Luc Ferry is a well-known philosopher, essayist and public intellectual, with a large and established readership. * In this broad-ranging and original book, he presents a clear argument for a comprehensive philosophy of love that will in effect replace dead faiths and ideologies.
* Explores the growing diversity of family life and new sociological thinking about family , parenting, childhood and personal life. * Presents a comprehensive assessment of recent research and theory.
The Republic of Rock uncovers the lost story of rock music and citizenship in the sixties counterculture by tracing the way people in two key places-San Francisco and Vietnam-used rock to make sense of their lives and the world around them.