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The Radicals' City: Urban Environment, Polarisation, Cohesion

by Ralf Brand & Sara Fregonese

Bringing together comparative case studies from Belfast, Beirut, Amsterdam and Berlin, this book examines the role of the urban environment in social polarisation processes. In doing so, it provides a timely...


Social Identities Between the Sacred and the Secular

by Abby Day & Giselle Vincett

Focusing on the important relationship between the 'sacred' and the 'secular', this book demonstrates that it is not paradoxical to think in terms of both secular and sacred or neither, in different times and...


Inhabiting Borders, Routes Home: Youth, Gender, Asylum

by Ala Sirriyeh

Through the concept of 'home' the book draws together and reflects on interconnections between integration in areas such as education or housing and experiences of social networks. Examining experiences of the...


A World of Excesses: Online Games and Excessive Playing

by Faltin Karlsen

Addressing the contested question of whether addiction is possible in relation to computer games - specifically online gaming - A World of Excesses demonstrates that excessive playing does not necessarily have...


Reproductive Medicine and the Life Sciences in the Contemporary Economy: A Sociomaterial Perspective

by Alexander Styhre & Rebecka Arman

Based on an in-depth study of clinics offering assisted fertilization, Reproductive Medicine and the Life Sciences in the Contemporary Economy, is the first book to examine the commercialization and commodification...


Creative Economies in Post-Industrial Cities: Manufacturing a (Different) Scene

by Myrna Margulies Breitbart

There has been much written on the new creative economy, but most work focuses on the so-called 'creative class,' with lifestyle preferences that favor trendy new restaurants, mountain biking, and late night...


Consuming Football in Late Modern Life

by Kevin Dixon

Consuming Football in Late Modern Life explores the phenomenon of football (soccer) fandom as consumption in the age of late modernity. By centralising fandom within the sociology of consumption, the book examines...


Building Apartheid: On Architecture and Order in Imperial Cape Town

by Nicholas Coetzer

Through a specific architectural lens, this book exposes the role the British Empire played in the development of apartheid. Through reference to previously unexamined archival material, the book uncovers a...


Zygmunt Bauman: Why Good People do Bad Things

by Shaun Best

In this ground-breaking book, Shaun Best analyses the intellectual knowledge production of Zygmunt Bauman and his rise to academic stardom in the English speaking world by evaluating the relation between his...


Our Land Before We Die

by Jeff Guinn

In Our Land Before We Die, Jeff Guinn traces the little-known history of the runaway slaves who fled to the Florida Everglades to live alongside the Seminole Indians. Deeply rooted in tribal oral history, and...


The Rising of Black America with the Assistance of White America

by James Hudson

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Blacks are moving in the right direction but at a snail's pace. The race has a long way to go before it can be on parity with its white counterparts. However, it seems that some aspects are improving....


Internarrative Identity: Placing the Self

by Ajit K. Maan

This book asks how identity is created and examines the history of conceptions of the self, from Aristotle to Postmodernism, to find the answers. Maan finds the human capacity to self creation exists in what...


Arab Women in the Middle Ages: Private Lives and Public Roles

by Shirley Guthrie

Regardless of social rank and religion, whether Christian, Jew, or Muslim, Arab women in the middle ages played an important role in the functioning of society. This book is a journey into their daily lives,...


The Secular City: Secularization and Urbanization in Theological Perspective

by Harvey Cox

Since its initial publication in 1965, The Secular City has been hailed as a classic for its nuanced exploration of the relationships among the rise of urban civilization, the decline of hierarchical, institutional...


Oops: 20 Life Lessons from the Fiascoes That Shaped America

by Martin J. Smith & Patrick J. Kriger

Americans’ failures are as spectacular as their successes: bridges that collapse; flying cars that crash; sports promotions run amok; deodorant that nearly destroyed the earth; even failures that failed to...


Come Out Swinging: The Changing World of Boxing in Gleason's Gym

by Lucia Trimbur

Gleason's Gym is the last remaining institution of New York's Golden Age of boxing. Jake LaMotta, Muhammad Ali, Hector Camacho, Mike Tyson--the alumni of Gleason's are a roster of boxing greats. Founded in the...


Big Gods: How Religion Transformed Cooperation and Conflict

by Ara Norenzayan

How did human societies scale up from small, tight-knit groups of hunter-gatherers to the large, anonymous, cooperative societies of today--even though anonymity is the enemy of cooperation? How did organized...


By the Rivers of Water: A Nineteenth-Century Atlantic Odyssey

by Erskine Clarke

In late 1832, a young missionary couple sailed from the Chesapeake Bay, headed for western Africa. John Leighton Wilson and his wife, Jane, were traveling to the colony of Liberia, where they—and their fellow...


The Souls of White Folk: African American Writers Theorize Whiteness

by Veronica T. Watson

The Souls of White Folk: African American Writers Theorize Whiteness is the first study to consider the substantial body of African American writing that critiques whiteness as social construction and racial...


Mobilizing for the Common Good: The Lived Theology of John M. Perkins

by Peter Slade & Charles Marsh

Born into a sharecropping family in New Hebron, Mississippi, in 1930, and only receiving a third-grade education, John M. Perkins has been a pioneering prophetic African American voice for reconciliation and...