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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

Masculinity in Contemporary New York Fiction

by Peter Ferry

Masculinity in Contemporary New York Fiction is an interdisciplinary study that presents masculinity as a key thematic concern in contemporary New York fiction. This study argues that New York authors do not...

The Russian Presidency of Dmitry Medvedev, 2008-2012: The Next Step Forward or Merely a Time Out?

by J. L. Black

The term "tandem" was used to describe the Putin-Medvedev combination which ruled Russia from 2008 to 2012, when Medvedev was president and Putin prime minister. Many people saw Putin as the real wielder of...

Explorations in Structural Analysis (RLE Social Theory): Dual and Multiple Networks of Social Interaction

by Ronald L. Breiger

At a time when most of the innovative techniques in empirical sociology concern themselves with networks of relations among variables (such as indices of occupational prestige, education and income), the central...

The Flaneur (RLE Social Theory)

by Keith Tester

Timely and original, this collection of essays from the leading figures in their fields throws new and valuable light on the significance and future of flânerie. The flâneur is usually identified as the 'man...

Sociological Theory in Use (RLE Social Theory)

by Kenneth Menzies

Central to most sociologists' self-image is the claim that their theories are based on research. However, using a random sample of 680 articles appearing in major American, British and Canadian journals, Dr...

Advances in Social Theory and Methodology (RLE Social Theory): Toward an Integration of Micro- and Macro-Sociologies

by Karin Knorr Cetina & A.V. Cicourel

After a period in which sociology was torn apart by the polarized claims of micro- and macro-methodology, an increasing number of sociologists are now attempting a fusion of the two approaches. In this volume,...

Agency and Structure (RLE Social Theory): Reorienting Social Theory

by Piotr Sztompka

A striking feature of the human condition is its dual, contradictory, inherently split character; on the one hand, autonomy and freedom; on the other, constraint and dependence on social structure. This volume...

Animals and Society (RLE Social Theory): The Humanity of Animal Rights

by Keith Tester

Animals and Society uses a variety of historical sources and a coherent social theory to tell the story of the invention of animal rights. It moves from incidents like the medieval execution of pigs to a discussion...

Back to the Future (RLE Social Theory): Modernity, Postmodernity and Locality

by Philip Cooke

Is modernity being replaced by an opposite culture of postmodernity, or is postmodernism simply an internal critique of modernist culture? This key question is central to this stimulating book which explores...

Baudrillard (RLE Social Theory): Critical and Fatal Theory

by Mike Gane

Baudrillard is widely recognised as a powerful new force in cultural and social criticism, and is often referred to as the 'High Priest of Postmodernism'. This study presents a detached assessment of his social...

Citizenship and Capitalism (RLE Social Theory): The Debate over Reformism

by Bryan S. Turner

In this study of politics in capitalist society Bryan Turner explores the development of citizenship as a way of demonstrating the effective use of political institutions by the working class and other subordinate...

Approaches to Sociology (RLE Social Theory): An Introduction to Major Trends in British Sociology

by John Rex

These essays, commissioned by John Rex, reflect the state of sociology in Britain today. Leading representatives of the diverse 'schools' provide lucid accounts of their own particular approaches to this complex...

Capitalism, Class Conflict and the New Middle Class (RLE Social Theory)

by Bob Carter

Non-manual workers are fast becoming the largest occupational category in Western capitalist countries. This is the first book to present a detailed socialist analysis of this much discussed change in the class...

Choice, Rationality and Social Theory (RLE Social Theory)

by Barry Hindess

Choice, Rationality and Social Theory is a powerful rebuttal of the remarkably influential theories underlying 'rational choice analysis'. Rational choice analysis maintains that social life is principally to...

Civil Society (RLE Social Theory)

by Keith Tester

This major study discusses some of the meanings and preconditions of freedom, responsibility and social order. The author argues that these are problems of modernity. The imagination of civil society created...

Classes, Strata and Power (RLE Social Theory)

by Wlodzimierz Wesolowski

Professor Wesolowski presents a detailed study of Marx's theory of class structure and compares it with non-Marxist theories of social stratification, in particular the functionalist theory of stratification...

Capital, Labour and the Middle Classes (RLE Social Theory)

by JOHN Urry & Nicholas Abercrombie

Most recent sociological work on the theory of class is based on a distinction between Weberian and Marxist approaches. For the first part of this volume, the authors use this distinction to review the literature...

Conservative Capitalism in Britain and the United States (RLE Social Theory): A Critical Appraisal

by Raymond Plant & Kenneth Hoover

The shock waves of conservative advances have reached into every corner of American and British politics. Parties of the right have prospered, while parties of the left have stumbled, retreated, and are now...

Discovering Sociology (RLE Social Theory): Studies in Sociological Theory and Method

by John Rex

Professor John Rex was one of Britain's most eminent sociologists, and a teacher of a whole generation of sociology students. In this book he presents a stimulating introduction to the major issues of sociological...