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Sovereign Individuals of Capitalism

by Bryan S. Turner, Nicholas Abercrombie & Stephen Hill

In this sequel to their acclaimed The Dominant Ideology Thesis, the authors develop their analysis of the social and cultural underpinnings of modern capitalism. They confront a central assumption of western...


Positivism and Sociology: Explaining Social Life

by Peter Halfpenny

Any serious attempt to explain social life has to come to terms with sociology's positivist legacy. It is a heritage on the one hand from the seventeenth-century political arithmeticians and the later moral...


Structure, Interaction and Social Theory

by Derek Layder

A central problem in contemporary social theory is that of providing an account of social interaction that does justice both to the self-monitoring capacities of the individuals involved and to the society that...


Studies in Social and Political Theory

by Anthony Giddens

The studies which comprise this book are essentially organized around a critical encounter with European social theory in its 'classical period' - i.e. from the middle years of the nineteenth century until the...


The Study of Society: Methods and Problems: Methods and Problems

by F.C. Bartlett

There is today widespread recognition of the fact that the future of human civilization depends to a high degree upon Man's capacity to understand the forces and factors which control his own behaviour. Such...


Structuralist Analysis in Contemporary Social Thought: A Comparison of the Theories of Claude Lévi-Strauss and Louis Althusser

by Miriam Glucksmann

The primary concern of this book is to investigate whether or not structuralism constitutes a distinctive framework in the social sciences. The author focuses on two major structuralist thinkers, Louis Althusser...


Talcott Parsons and the Social Image of Man

by Ken Menzies

This account of Talcott Parsons's work clarifies his basic concepts and sets out their correlation. Dr Menzies believes that the philosophy of science working within the confines of the analytic-synthetic distinction...


Theories of Industrial Society

by Richard Badham

The concept of industrial society plays a dominant role in the social sciences. The 'Great Divide' between pre-industrial and industrial societies is commonly assumed to be the main bridge separating modern...


Rethinking Chinese Imperial Decline: Borderland Revolt and Activist Administration in the Early Nineteenth Century: Imperial Activism and Borderland M

by Daniel Mcmahon

The many instances of regional insurgency and unrest that erupted on China's borderlands at the turn of the nineteenth century are often regarded by scholars as evidence of government disability and the incipient...


alcott Parsons and the Conceptual Dilemma

by Hans P.M. Adriaansens

This systematic analysis of the nature and development of Talcott Parson's theory of action offers first an introduction to the conceptual paradigm upon which this theory is based - an introduction, that is,...


Growing up Female in Multi-Ethnic Malaysia

by Cynthia Joseph

This book provides a rich, detailed analysis of the experiences of young women growing up in post-colonial, rapidly modernizing Malaysia. It considers the impact of ethnicity, socio-economic status, and school...


The Poetics and Politics of Diaspora: Transatlantic Musings

by Jerome C. Branche

This book studies the creative discourse of the modern African diaspora by analyzing poems, novels, essays, hip-hop and dub poetry in the Caribbean, England, Spain, and Colombia, and capturing diasporan movement...


The Politics of Conflict Economies: Miners, merchants and warriors in the African borderland

by Morten Bøås

Conflict economies cannot be approached in isolation but must instead be contextualised socially and historically. These economies did not emerge in vacuum, but are part and parcel of the history of people and...


Classical Mathematics from Al-Khwarizmi to Descartes

by Roshdi Rashed

This book follows the development of classical mathematics and the relation between work done in the Arab and Islamic worlds and that undertaken by the likes of Descartes and Fermat.

'Early modern,' mathematics...


Understanding gender based violence: National and international contexts

by Nadia Aghtaie & Geetanjali Gangoli

This book aims to bring together the pioneering research on gender based violence that has been conducted by the Centre for Gender and Violence Research at the School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol....


Visualization in the Age of Computerization

by Annamaria Carusi, Aud Sissel Hoel & Timothy Webmoor

Digitalization and computerization are now pervasive in science. This has deep consequences for our understanding of scientific knowledge and of the scientific process, and challenges longstanding assumptions...


European-East Asian Borders in Translation

by Joyce C.H. Liu & Nick Vaughan-Williams

European-East Asian Borders is an international, trans-disciplinary volume that breaks new ground in the study of borders and bordering practices in global politics. It explores the insights and limitations...


Teaching criminology at the intersection: A how-to guide for teaching about gender, race, class and sexuality

by Rebecca M. Hayes, Kate Luther & Susan Caringella

Teaching about gender, race, social class and sexuality in criminal justice and criminology classrooms can be challenging. Professors may face resistance when they ask students to examine how gender impacts...


Making Diaspora in a Global City: South Asian Youth Cultures in London: South Asian Youth Cultures in London

by Helen Kim

The exciting diasporic sounds of the London Asian urban music scene are a cross-section of the various genres of urban music that include bhangra "remix," R&B and hip hop styles, as well as dubstep and other...


Family Mobility: Reconciling Career Opportunities and Educational Strategy

by Catherine Doherty, Wendy Patton & Paul Shield

Family mobility decisions reveal much about how the public and private realms of social life interact and change. This sociological study explores how contemporary families reconcile individual members' career...