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Social Experience and Anthropological Knowledge

by Kirsten Hastrup & Peter Hervik

Anthropology poses an explicit challenge to standard notions of scientific knowledge. It claims to produce genuine insights into the workings of culture in general on the basis of individual social experience...


Early Civilizations of the Old World: The Formative Histories of Egypt, the Levant, Mesopotamia, India and China

by Charles Keith Maisels

In this new paperback edition of Early Civilizations of the Old World, Charles Keith Maisels traces the development of some of the earliest and key civilizations in history. In each case the ecological and economic...


Destinations: Cultural Landscapes of Tourism

by Greg Ringer

This book presents new directions both for tourism and cultural landscape studies in geography, crossing the traditional boundaries between the research of geographers and scholars of the tourism industry.

Drawing...


Sociology on the Menu: An Invitation to the Study of Food and Society

by Alan Beardsworth & Teresa Keil

Sociology on the Menu is an accessible introduction to the sociology of food. Highlighting the social and cultural dimensions of the human food system, from production to consumption, it encourages us to consider...


Rethinking Prostitution: Purchasing Sex in the 1990s

by Graham Scambler

The growth of AIDS has focused renewed attention on the institution of prostitution. In contrast to the moral panic reaction of some sectors of society, very different initiatives are being displayed by other...


Jacques Delors: Perspectives on a European Leader

by Helen Drake

Drawing on exclusive interviews with Jacques Delors himself, this comprehensive, accessibly written study of his life and Commission presidency is an invaluable resource for all those interested in European...


Outlooks: Lesbian and Gay Sexualities and Visual Cultures

by Peter Horne & Reina Lewis

Outlook explores the relationship of lesbian and gay sexualities to visual representation. It reflects the richness of lesbian and gay ways of producing and reading visual cultures, at the same time as it tackles...


Mill on Liberty: A Defence

by John Gray

Mill on Liberty was first published in 1983 and has become a classic of Mill commentary. The second edition reproduces the text of the first in full, and in paperback for the first time. To this, John Gray adds...


Literature and the Political Imagination

by Andrea T. Baumeister & John Horton

This volume shows how modern political theory can be enriched through an engagement with works of literature. It uses the resources of literature to explore issues such as nationalism, liberal philosophy, utopiansim,...


Social Action With Children & Families: A Community Development Approach to Child and Family Welfare

by Crescy Cannan & Chris Warren

Meeting the needs of children at the same time as promoting family life is more than a question of resources: it needs a culture change in social services: a rediscovery and a modernization of the social action...


European Integration and Disintegration: East and West

by Robert Bideleux, Professor Richard Taylor & Richard Taylor

Europe has changed radically since 1989 and continues to change at great speed. This book deals with the principle problems and challenges confronting Europe in the aftermath of the Cold War and the collapse...


Who's Who in Russia since 1900

by Martin McCauley

Who's Who is Russia and the Soviet Union is a unique reference guide which examines the leading political, economic, cultural, military, scientific and sporting personalities from 1900-1991. Through analysis...


Regional Climates of the British Isles

by Julian Mayes & Dennis Wheeler

Global climate and the effects of global warming are commanding unprecendented interest as climates grow more dynamic and changeable. How does global warming change patterns of climate? Why is the weather and...


Roman Pompeii: Space and Society

by Ray Laurence

In this fully revised and updated edition of Roman Pompeii, Dr. Laurence looks at the latest archaeological and literary evidence relating to the city of Pompeii from the viewpoint of architect, geographer and...


On the Margins of Japanese Society: Volunteers and the Welfare of the Urban Underclass

by Carolyn S. Stevens

The popular perception of Japanese society is that it possesses a homogeneity and cultural conformity unlike anything to be found in the West. In fact Japan has its own underclass living outside the mainstream...


Political Oppositions in Industrialising Asia

by Garry Rodan

Industrialization has meant sweeping social transformations across Asia. Some political commentators have predicted that the expansion of civil society and the rapid development of liberal democracy will necessarily...


Intellectuals in Politics: From the Dreyfus Affair to Salman Rushdie

by Jeremy Jennings & Tony Kemp-Welch

After an introduction to the major issues confronting intellectuals, this book explores the various aspects of the intellectual's role including:

* philosophers and academics who have tried to define the function...


Environmental Management and Governance: Intergovernmental Approaches to Hazards and Sustainability

by Raymond Burby, Jennifer Dixon & Neil Ericksen

Problems for environmental management are taking on a new urgency. This book addresses aspects of environmental management that raise fundamental questions about governmental roles and the relationship of humans...


Perspectives on Feminist Political Thought in European History: From the Middle Ages to the Present

by Tjitske Akkerman & Siep Stuurman

Spanning six centuries of political thought in European history, this book puts the ideas of thinkers from Christine de Pizan to Simone de Beauvoir in the broader contexts of their time. This intriguing collection...


Polish Solidarity Movement: Revolution, Democracy and Natural Rights

by Arista M. Cirtautas

This book provides a groundbreaking analysis of democratization in Poland by placing Solidarity in the context of the major democratic upheavals of modernity: the French and American Revolutions. This study...