* 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.
Looks at how the internet is transforming our culture, providing outlets for human potential. From lolcats to tools for tracking voter fraud and ethnic violence, this book shows how we're using our cognitive surplus for the better, and what it means for the future.
Features an analysis of our numbed response to images of horror. This title alters our thinking about the uses and meanings of images, and about the nature of war, the limits of sympathy, and the obligations of conscience.
Our lives are driven by a fact that most of us can't name and don't understand. It defines who our friends and lovers are, which careers we choose, and whether we blush when we're embarrassed. This title shows how the brain chemistry of introverts and extroverts differs, and how society misunderstands and undervalues introverts.
a Communitya is one of those words that feels good: it is good a to have a communitya , a to be in a communitya . And a communitya feels good because of the meanings which the word conveys, all of them promising pleasures, and more often than not the kind of pleasures which we would like to experience but seem to miss.
A concise and accessible introduction to the concept and history of ethnicity. Draws on a wide range of theorists and illustrations from around the world to explore and clarify the core meanings and shifting ground of this concept.
A brilliant new book by Zygmunt Bauman, one of the most original and influential social thinkers writing today. Bauman examines how, in our liquid modern society, individuals are required to choose their own lives and give meaning and purpose to them.
aeo A major new book by one of the most original thinkers today. aeo Develops a distinctive argument about the a liquida nature of modernity. aeo Re--examines key concepts which look at the heart of orthodox accounts of the human condition, including the concepts of emancipation, individuality, work and community.
This revised edition presents details of recent concepts in modern sociological thinking. The text is based around the themes of structure and action, providing material on such key issues as modern neo-functionalism, poststructuralism, feminist theory and historical sociology approaches.
This volume provides students with the essential readings for understanding the dominant issues in the sociology of the family. The editor presents the reader with a collection of important writings that include recent and currently relevant material as well as the rich variety of empirical work conducted in this field.
This volume investigates the impact of thinking with gender on modern ethics, and considers the insights that postmodern gender theory might bring to the ethical project. It concludes with the possibility of another way of self-understanding and of renewal in theological ethics for our time.
Examines links between schooling and the modern workplace, from a sociological perspective. This book combines and analyzes theory and studies in the sociology of education and the sociology of work. It includes case studies to illustrate conclusions drawn from a combined study of education and work.
This major study develops a new account of modernity and its relation to the self. Building upon the ideas set out in The Consequences of Modernity, Giddens argues that 'high' or 'late' modernity is a post traditional order characterised by a developed institutional reflexivity.
In this book Anthony Giddens develops a new framework for radical politics addressing the basic political issue of today: what happens to political theory after the fall of the Left? He draws freely on what he calls "philosophic conservatism", but applies this outlook in the service of values normally associated with the Left.
In 1996, in the middle of watching an ill-tempered football match between England and Germany, Philip Oltermann's parents tell him that they are going to leave their home city Hamburg behind and move to London. Inspired by his own experience of both countries, Philip Oltermann looks at eight historical encounters between English and German people.
In the struggle for women's equality, there is one subject still shrouded in silence - women's compulsive pursuit of beauty. This title exposes the tyranny of the beauty myth through the ages and its oppressive function today, in the home and at work, in literature and the media, in relationships between men and women, between women and women.
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.
Part of the popular Big Ideas series, this book introduces you to the subject that tells you all about what society is and what makes it tick. It includes over 80 ideas from the world's renowned sociologists, covering topics as diverse as issues of equality, diversity, identity and human rights; the effects of globalization; and more.
A guide to the British Way of Life. It includes insights on important topics including the weather, how to be rude and how to panic quietly. It contains author's three major works - How to be an Alien, How to be Inimitable and How to be Decadent.
Looks at ways in which feminist and queer theory complement and also contest each other. This volume focuses on the encounters of feminist and queer theories, on the ways in which basic terms such as male and female, man and woman, black, white, sex, gender, and sexuality change meaning as they move from one body of theory to another.
William Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury from 1942 until his death in 1944, is by common consent among the greatest holders of that office and one of the most remarkable Englishmen of this century. This book gives expression to views which Temple held, in general, for most of his working life.
An agenda setting new edition of a classic text. Chris is a leading authority in body studies and this comprehensive text provides chapter-by-chapter coverage of the major theories, approaches and studies.
Providing concise, focussed introductions to everything from the central research methods, to ethics, to metaphysics, and with helpful features such as real-world examples, cross-references and lists of key thinkers, this guide is an ideal introduction.
Explores the nature of citizenship in today's society, and social sciences' theories about citizenship. Going beyond both traditional and liberal theories of democracies and Marxist theories of civil society, the relationship between the individual and the state, community and family is reassessed.
Always innovative, often provocative, and frequently polarizing, Andrea Dworkin carved out a unique position as one of the women's movement's most influential figures. She wrote thirteen books, ranging across feminist theory, fiction and poetry. This book is her memoir.