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Surviving Twice

by Trin Yarborough

Inspiring and sometimes tragic personal stories of five Amerasian children left behind after the Vietnam War


State and Society in Modern Rangoon

by Donald M. Seekins

While most of Asia's major cities are increasingly homogenized by rapid economic growth and cultural globalization, Rangoon, which is Burma's former capital and largest city, still bears the imprint of a unique...


Language, Structure and Reproduction (Routledge Revivals): An Introduction to the Sociology of Basil Bernstein

by Paul Atkinson

Basil Bernstein is one of the most creative and influential of contemporary British sociologists, yet his work - especially that relating to language and social structure - is widely misunderstood and misrepresented....


Deviant Behaviour (Routledge Revivals)

by Paul Rock

This book, first published in 1973, explores the manner in which conceptions of deviancy arise and shows how the attitudes of non-deviants, of society and of authority, are as instrumental in forming these conceptions...


Categorization and the Moral Order (Routledge Revivals)

by Lena Jayyusi

First published in 1984, this is a study of categorization practices: how people categorize each other and their actions; how they describe, infer, and judge. The book presents a sociological analysis and description...


Strong and Smart - Towards a Pedagogy for Emancipation: Education for First Peoples

by Chris Sarra

Strong and Smart - Towards a Pedagogy for Emancipation tells the story of how Dr Chris Sarra overcame low expectations for his future to become an educator who has sought to change the tide of low expectations...


European and global contexts of poverty in the period of social and demographic transformations of the society

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Sexual Orientation at Work: Contemporary Issues and Perspectives

by Fiona Colgan & Nick Rumens

 Sexual Orientation at Work: Contemporary Issues and Perspectives brings together contemporary international research on sexual orientation and draws out its implications for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and...


China's Search for Energy Security: Domestic Sources and International Implications

by Suisheng Zhao

China's rapid economic growth in the recent decades has produced an unprecedented energy vulnerability that could threaten the sustainability of its economic development, a linchpin to social stability and ultimately...


Gender, Migration and the Media

by Myria Georgiou

This volume brings together a number of experts who explore conceptual and policy challenges, as well as empirical realities, associated with gender and migration in highly mediated societies. The need to more...


Theorising Integration and Assimilation

by Jens Schneider & Maurice Crul

Theorising Integration and Assimilation discusses the current theories of integration and assimilation, particularly those focused on the native-born children of immigrants, the second generation. Using empirical...


Child Welfare Practice with Immigrant Children and Families

by Alan Dettlaff & Rowena Fong

Children in immigrant families represent nearly one-fourth of all children living in the United States. As this population of children has increased, so has their representation among children involved in child...


Human Rights and the Capabilities Approach: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue

by Diane Elson, Sakiko Fukuda-Parr & Polly Vizard

Among several contesting views about the purpose of development and how progress should be evaluated, human rights and capabilities (or human development) stand out as two approaches that are concerned first...


Cosmopolitan Sociability: Locating Transnational Religious and Diasporic Networks

by Tsypylma Darieva, Nina Glick Schiller & Sandra Gruner-Domic

This book approaches the concept of cosmopolitan sociability as a cultural or territorial rootedness that facilitates a simultaneous openness to shared human emotions, experiences, and aspirations.

Cosmopolitan...


Productive Engagement in Later Life: A Global Perspective

by Nancy Morrow-Howell & Ada C. Mui

Productive Ageing is the involvement of older adults in society through employment, volunteering, caregiving, education and skill building. In 2020 there will be 248 million people in China aged 60 and over....


Controversies and Disputes in Disability and Rehabilitation

by Roland Meinert & Francis Yuen

Although the field of disability services and societal understanding of disability issues have advanced in recent decades there remain controversial subjects and unresolved disputes. These cover a wide spectrum...


An Introduction to Tantric Philosophy: The Paramarthasara of Abhinavagupta with the Commentary of Yogaraja

by Lyne Bansat-Boudon & Kamalesha Datta Tripathi

The Paramārthasāra, or 'Essence of Ultimate Reality', is a work of the Kashmirian polymath Abhinavagupta (tenth-eleventh centuries). It is a brief treatise in which the author outlines the doctrine of which...


Negotiating Privilege and Identity in Educational Contexts

by Adam Howard, Brianne Wheeler & Aimee Polimeno

Recent efforts emphasize the roles that privilege and elite education play in shaping affluent youths' identities. Despite various backgrounds, the common qualities shared among the eight adolescents showcased...


Applying Ibn Khald N: The Recovery of a Lost Tradition in Sociology

by Syed Farid Alatas

The writings of Ibn Khaldūn, particularly the Muqaddimah (Prolegomenon) have rightly been regarded as being sociological in nature. For this reason, Ibn Khaldūn has been widely regarded as the founder of sociology,...