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The Five Percent: Finding Solutions to Seemingly Impossible Conflicts

by Peter Coleman

A conflict resolution specialist explores the nature of disputes that become intractable quagmires, and offers cutting edge methods for solving them

The Widening Gap

by Jody Heymann

This impassioned and informed book is the first to describe how government and industry have failed working families and what we can do to get beyond this critical impasse

The Sexual Paradox: Men, Women and the Real Gender Gap

by Susan Pinker

Susan Pinker, psychologist and award-winning columnist, has written a groundbreaking and controversial book that reveals why learning and behavioral gaps between boys and girls in the classroom are reversed...

Two Nations: Black and White, Separate, Hostile, Unequal

by Andrew Hacker

Why, despite continued efforts to increase understanding and expand opportunities, do black and white Americans still lead separate lives, continually marked by tension and hostility? In his much-lauded classic,...

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism: and Other Writings

by Max Weber & Peter Baehr

In The Protestant Ethic, Max Weber opposes the Marxist concept of dialectical materialism and relates the rise of the capitalist economy to the Calvinist belief in the moral value of hard work and the fulfillment...

Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women

by Geraldine Brooks

With a New Afterword

As a prizewinning foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, Geraldine Brooks spent six years covering the Middle East through wars, insurrections, and the volcanic upheaval of resurgent...

The Sociology of Sports Coaching

by Robyn L Jones & Paul Potrac

This is the first book to describe a critical sociological perspective on sports coaching and as such it represents an important step forward in the professionalisation of the discipline.

Psychotherapy and the Highly Sensitive Person

by Elaine Aron

In Psychotherapy and the Highly Sensitive Person, Dr. Elaine Aron redefines the term "highly sensitive". She dispels common misconceptions about the relationship between being sensitive and other personality...

Towards Relational Sociology

by Nick Crossley

The book argues for a properly 'relational' approach to sociology. It explores what such an enterprise would involve by unpacking and evaluating the key concepts in the relational 'toolbox' - interaction, relations,...

Visual Research Methods

by Stephen Spencer

This is a practical guide for students, researchers and teachers in the social sciences who wish to explore and actively use visual research. Demonstrating the use of visual ethnography, video and photography,...

A Critical Realist Perspective of Education

by Brad Shipway

This book clearly and comprehensively explores the capability of critical realism to throw new light on educational theory. It investigates the convergence and divergence between two forms of critical realism,...

Making Sense of Sports


Ellis Cashmore's unique, multidisciplinary introduction to the study of sport in its cultural context reaches its fifth edition, which comes enhanced with new chapters, new features and access to a new online...

Relational Sociology

by Pierpaolo Donati

Much of our concept of society has been defined by sociology's dual focuses: individuals, and groups. In this eagerly awaited book, Donati shifts focus to the relationships between people, and explains this...

Applied Research in Child and Adolescent Development

by Valerie Maholmes & Carmela Gina Lomonaco

Developed for an NIH training institute, this volume is organized around the most frequently asked questions by researchers starting their careers in applied research in child and adolescent development. With...

The Politics of Culture

by Richard Calichman & John Namjun Kim

Bringing together an expert team of contributors, this volume takes the groundbreaking work of Naoki Sakai as its starting point and broadens the scope of Cultural Studies to bridge across philosophy and critical...

Sociology: The Basics

by Ken Plummer

Sociology: The Basics is an accessible introduction to the diverse subject of sociology, examining the patterns, meanings, histories and cultures associated with the rapidly changing world we live in.

The Essential Writings of Thorstein Veblen

by Charles Camic & Geoffrey M Hodgson

This focuses on Veblen's writings up to 1914 in which he crafts his core concepts, develops his theoretical position both constructively and critically, and applies analysis topics including the evolution of...

Emancipation Day: Celebrating Freedom in Canada

by Natasha L. Henry

When slavery was abolished throughout the British Empire, effective August 1, 1834, people of African descent celebrated their newfound freedom and former slaves could live unfettered lives in Canada. This well-researched...

Sorting Letters, Sorting Lives: Delivering Diversity in the United States Postal Service

by Linda B. Benbow

Sorting Letters, Sorting Lives offers an examination of a workplace that for many years has employed an extraordinarily diverse workforce: the United States Postal Service. In the post-civil rights era, the...

Non Stop Inertia

by Ivor Southwood

A theoretical investigation into the culture of precarious work, digital consumption and personal flexibility, calling for a counter-discourse of resistance.