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  1. An introduction to sociology: feminist perspectives.Pamela Abbott - 2005 - New York: Routledge. Edited by Claire Wallace & Melissa Tyler.
    This third edition of the bestselling An Introduction to Sociology: Feminist Perspectives confirms the ongoing centrality of feminist perspectives and research to the sociological enterprise and introduces students to the wide range of feminist contributions to key areas of sociological concern. This completely revised edition includes: · new chapters on sexuality and the media · additional material on race and ethnicity, disability and the body · many new international and comparative examples · the influence of theories of globalization and post-colonial (...)
  2. Sociological Theory: Contemporary Debates.John Scott - 1995; 2 edn 2012 - Edward Elgar.
    This volume explores the principle trends and lines of division within comtemporary sociology, presenting arguments about the relative merits of the positions covered.
  3. Feminist theory and cultural studies: stories of unsettled relations.Sue Thornham - 2000 - London: Arnold.
    Feminist theory is a central strand of cultural studies. This book explores the history of feminist cultural studies from the early work of Mary Wollstonecraft, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Virginia Woolf, Simone de Beauvoir, through the 1970s Women's Liberation Movement. It also provides a comprehensive introduction to the contemporary key approaches, theories and debates of feminist theory within cultural studies, offering a major re-mapping of the field. It will be an essential text for students taking courses within both cultural studies and (...)
  4. Emergent forms of life and the anthropological voice.Michael M. J. Fischer - 2003 - Durham: Duke University Press.
    Now, in Emergent Forms of Life and the Anthropological Voice, path-breaking scholar Michael M. J. Fischer moves the discussion to a consideration of the ...
  5. If you can read this: the philosophy of bumper stickers.Jack Bowen - 2010 - New York: Random House Trade Paperbacks.
    A PICTURE MAY BE WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS-- BUT A FEW CHOICE WORDS CAN SPEAK VOLUMES! _ If Ignorance Is Bliss, Why Aren't More People Happy? Bottled Water Is for Suckers Clones Are People Too At Least the War on the Environment Is Going Well Don't Believe Everything You Think The Revolution Will Be Tweeted _ Long before blogs, tweets, and sound bites, people were telling the world how they felt in brief, blunt bursts of information plastered on the backs (...)
  6. Philosophy of Communication.Briankle G. Chang & Garnet C. Butchart (eds.) - 2012 - MIT Press.
    To philosophize is to communicate philosophically. From its inception, philosophy has communicated forcefully. Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle talk a lot, and talk ardently. Because philosophy and communication have belonged together from the beginning--and because philosophy comes into its own and solidifies its stance through communication--it is logical that we subject communication to philosophical investigation. This collection of key works of classical, modern, and contemporary philosophers brings communication back into philosophy's orbit. It is the first anthology to gather in a single (...)
  7. In Defense of Things: Archaeology and the Ontology of Objects.Bjørnar Olsen - 2010 - Altamira Press.
    This important work of archaeological theory challenges us to reconsider our ideas about the nature of things, past and present, arguing that objects themselves possess a dynamic presence that we must take into account if we are to understand the world we and they inhabit.
  8. Making Sense of Medicine: Bridging the Gap between Doctor Guidelines and Patient Preferences.Zackary Berger - 2016 - Rowman & Littlefield.
    The more we know about medicine, the more we realize that many health questions have no one true answer. Realizing this, and thinking carefully about how medicine asks patients to treat their conditions, leads us to some questions. How reliable are the guidelines that might form the basis of doctors’ advice? Is it wrong, after all, to base an approach to medicine on patients’ preferences? And, given that there is often a distance between the treatment a doctor advises and what (...)
  9. Prudent Revolutionaries: Portraits of British Feminists Between the Wars.Brian Harrison - 1987 - Oxford University Press on Demand.
    Drawing on personal interviews and original documents, this is the first major study of the personalities, achievements, and tactics of the feminist leaders of the 20s and 30s. It examines the breadth and scale of their activities and explains the organizational context and ancestry of inter- war feminism.
  10. Who needs examinations? A story of climbing ladders and dodging snakes.John White - 2014 - Institute of Education Press.
    This short book is an interdisciplinary critique of conventional school examinations for older secondary students. -/- Chapter 1 is about their multiple shortcomings. -/- Chapter 2 asks why they have existed for so long, given that their deficiencies have been well-known for a century and more. It suggests that one factor in the UK has been their value to upper echelons of society as stepping stones to interesting careers; and documents attempts since 1900 to prevent other parts of society from (...)
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  11. Social Capital.John Field - 2008 - New York, NY: Routledge.
    The term ‘social capital’ is a way of defining the intangible resources of community, shared values and trust upon which we draw in daily life. It has achieved considerable international currency across the social sciences through the very different work of Pierre Bourdieu in France and James Coleman and Robert Putnam in the United States, and has been widely taken up within politics and sociology as an explanation for the decline in social cohesion and community values in western societies. It (...)
  12. Pathways of Power: Building an Anthropology of the Modern World.Eric R. Wolf & Sydel Silverman - 2001 - Univ of California Press.
    This collection of essays was devised by the author to study how anthropology brought the study of complex societies and world systems in to its purview.
  13. Off-centre: feminism and cultural studies.Sarah Franklin, Celia Lury & Jackie Stacey (eds.) - 1991 - New York, NY, USA: HarperCollins Academic.
    This indispensible collection brings together feminist theory and cultural studies, looking at issues such as pop culture and the media, science and technology, ...
  14. Taking a stand in a postfeminist world: toward an engaged cultural criticism.Frances E. Mascia-Lees - 2000 - Albany: State University of New York Press. Edited by Patricia Sharpe.
    Taking a Stand in a Postfeminist World offers an engaged cultural criticism in a postfeminist context.
  15. Your Money or Your Life: Economy and Religion in the Middle Ages.Jacques Le Goff - 1988 - Zone Books.
    Discusses medieval economic thought, centering on the belief that usury was immoral and unnatural.
  16. Exotics at home: anthropologies, others, American modernity.Micaela Di Leonardo - 1998 - Chicago, Ill.: University of Chicago Press.
    In this pathbreaking study, Micaela di Leonardo reveals the face of power within the mask of cultural difference. From the 1893 World's Fair to Body Shop advertisements, di Leonardo focuses on the intimate and shifting relations between popular portrayals of exotic Others and the practice of anthropology. In so doing, she casts new light on gender, race, and the public sphere in America's past and present. "An impressive work of scholarship that is mordantly witty, passionately argued, and takes no prisoners."--Lesley (...)
  17. Brief History of Liberty.David Schmidtz & Jason Brennan (eds.) - 2010 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    Stimulating and thought-provoking," A Brief History of Liberty" offers readers a philosophically-informed portrait of the elusive nature of one of our most ...
  18. Objectivity and Subjectivity in Social Research.Gayle Letherby, John Scott & Malcolm Williams - 2012 - London: Sage Publishing.
    This book, written by leading authors in the field, takes a completely new approach to objectivity and subjectivity, no longer treating them as opposed - as many existing texts do - but as logically and methodologically related in social research. The authors explain complex arguments with great clarity for social science students, while also providing the detail and comprehensiveness required to meet the needs of practicing researchers and scholars.
  19. Interdiscursive Readings in Cultural Consumer Research.George Rossolatos - 2018 - Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
    The cultural consumption research landscape of the 21st century is marked by an increasing cross-disciplinary fermentation. At the same time, cultural theory and analysis have been marked by successive ‘inter-’ turns, most notably with regard to the Big Four: multimodality (or intermodality), interdiscursivity, transmediality (or intermediality), and intertextuality. This book offers an outline of interdiscursivity as an integrative platform for accommodating these notions. To this end, a call for a return to Foucault is issued via a critical engagement with the (...)
  20. Communicating Science: Professional Contexts (OU Reader).Roger Hill, Kirk Junker & Eileen Scanlon (eds.) - 1999 - London: Routledge.
    First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
  21. Philosophy, Social Theory, and the Thought of George Herbert Mead.Mitchell Aboulafia (ed.) - 1991 - SUNY Press.
    This book brings together some of the finest recent critical and expository work on Mead, written by American and European thinkers from diverse traditions. For English-speaking audiences it provides an introduction to recent European work on Mead. The essays reveal the richness of Mead’s thought, and will stimulate those who have thought about him from very specific vantage points to consider him in new ways.
  22. The Politics of the Anthropocene.John S. Dryzek & Jonathan Pickering - 2018 - Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    This is a book about how politics, government - and much else - needs to change in response to the transition from the Holocene to the Anthropocene, the emerging epoch of human-induced instability in the Earth system and its life-support capacities.
  23. Cultural Theory in Everyday Practice.Nicole Anderson & Katrina Schlunke (eds.) - 2008 - Oxford University Press.
    Takes some of the most prominent theoretical approaches used in Cultural Studies and demonstrates the ways in which they are used to evaluate, analyse and interpret recent events, debates, topics and texts in contemporary society. N. Anderson, Macquarie University; K. Schlunke, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.
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  24. Making sense in jurisprudence.Bernard S. Jackson - 1996 - Liverpool: Deborah Charles Publications.
    This book reviews the classical schools of jurisprudence with particular reference to their linguistic presuppositions, and summarises an alternative account based on Paris school semiotics. Detailed ToC available from linked web page. NOT available from Amazon.
  25. Malinowski's Kiriwina: Fieldwork Photography 1915-1918.Michael W. Young - 1998 - University of Chicago Press.
    Michael Young, an anthropologist and Malinowski's authorized biographer, has selected the photographs based on one of Malinowski's unpublished studies of the region, and the plan of that abandoned project has helped structure this book.
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  26. Earned Citizenship.Michael J. Sullivan - 2019 - New York, USA: Oxford University Press.
    The migration and settlement of 11 million unauthorized immigrants is among the leading political challenges facing the United States today. The majority of unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. have been here for more than five years, and are settling into American communities, working, forming families, and serving in the military, even though they may be detained and deported if they are discovered. An open question remains as to what to do about unauthorized immigrants who are already living in the United (...)
  27. Alterations of Consciousness: An Empirical Analysis for Social Scientists.Imants Barušs - 2003 - American Psychological Association.
    This book presents an analytic investigation into the nature of cognitive reality. The author explores various manifestations of consciousness with rational and empirical rigor; he begins with more ordinary states such as thinking, sleeping, and dreaming and then continues on with more extraordinary states such as hypnosis, trance, psychedelic experiences, transcendence, and experiences associated with death. This comprehensive overview of altered states examines consciousness from the physiological, cognitive, and experiential points of view. Readers will gain from this text an enriched (...)
  28. Feminist cultural theory: process and production.Beverley Skeggs (ed.) - 1995 - New York: Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press.
    Introduction BEVERLEY SKEGGS By asking a group of feminist cultural theorists who have produced exemplary interdisciplinary scholarship in the to reflect ...
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  29. Social Movements in Global Politics.David West - 2013 - Polity.
    In the face of impending global crises and stubborn conflicts, a conventional view of politics risks leaving us confused and fatalistic, feeling powerless because we are unaware of all that can be achieved by political means. By contrast, a variety of recent social movements, ranging from those of women, gays and lesbians and anti-racists, to environmentalists, the Occupy movement and the Arab Spring, demonstrate the enormous potential of political action beyond the institutional sphere of politics. At the same time, religious (...)
  30. The Structure and Sentiment.Rodney Needham - 1962 - University of Chicago Press.
    "Structure and Sentiment is an important book. Reading it may make an anthropologist more keenly aware of certain issues that are crucial in social anthropology, and this awareness may make one's field work as well as one's reading of published ethnographies more perceptive."—F. G. Lounsbury, American Anthropologist "A theoretical and methodological essay of first importance. As such, the book should be of interest to all social scientists interested in the development of specific and general theory in social anthropology."—Southwestern Social Science (...)
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  31. From Here to Tierra Del Fuego.Paul Magee - 2000 - University of Illinois Press.
    Reading these self-superior texts through the theories and commentaries of Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, Walter Benjamin, Michael Taussig, Theodor Adorno, and others, Magee explores the West's obsession with seeing its commodities, from Coke bottles to cakes of Pears' Soap, as objects of native fascination and fetishism.".
  32. Ethics and the sociology of morals.Emile Durkheim - 1993 - Buffalo, N.Y.: Prometheus Books. Edited by Robert T. Hall.
    Emile Durkheim (1858-1917) was one of the founders of modern sociology. Ethics and the Sociology of Morals (La science positive de la morale en Allemagne) laid the foundation for Durkheim's future work. More than a review of current thought, it was a proclamation that ethics needed to be liberated from its philosophical bondage and developed as a distinct branch of sociology. Written when Durkheim was charting the course of his own research, it provides a unique key to the interpretation of (...)
  33. The Theoretical Individual: Imagination, Ethics and the Future of Humanity.Michael Charles Tobias & Jane Gray Morrison - 2018 - Springer Verlag.
    How can the one influence the many? From posing seminal questions about what comprises a human individual, to asking whether human evolution is alive and well, favoring individuals or the species, this work is a daring, up-to-the-minute overview of an urgent, multidisciplinary premise. It explores the extent to which human history provides empirical evidence for the capacity of an individual to exert meaningful suasion over their species, and asks: Can an individual influence the survival of the human species and the (...)
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  34. Taboo memories, diasporic voices.Ella Shohat - 2006 - Durham: Duke University Press.
    Written between 1985 and 2005, the twelve essays in this collection include some of Shohat's best known pieces as well as one new essay.
  35. History of European morals from Augustus to Charlemagne.William Edward Hartpole Lecky - 1905 - New York: Arno Press.
  36. Avoiding policy failure.Steven Wallis - 2010 - Emergent Publications.
    Why do policies fail? How can we objectively choose the best policy from two (or more) competing alternatives? How can we create better policies? To answer these critical questions this book presents an innovative yet workable approach. Avoiding Policy Failure uses emerging metapolicy methodologies in case studies that compare successful policies with ones that have failed. Those studies investigate the systemic nature of each policy text to gain new insights into why policies fail. -/- In addition to providing intriguing directions (...)
  37. Ideengeschichte.Andreas Dorschel - 2010 - Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.
    What are ideas? How have new ideas emerged? How have ideas been preserved or altered? Whoever ‘has got an idea’ may believe it fell from the skies. Yet in so far as they become intelligible, ideas must have grown out of some tradition, and in so far as they are significant, new ideas grow from them. In a nutshell: Ideas are always connected historically. How such connections are to be explored constitutes the subject matter of this book, focussing on method.
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  38. Argonauts of the Western Pacific.Bronislaw Malinowski - 1922 - George Routledge & Sons.
    The introductory chapter, entitled 'The Subject, Method and Scope of this Enquiry,' details how anthropology is to be pursued as a science and advocates the method of participant observation.
  39. The Revolt of the Masses.José Ortega Y. Gasset - 1932 - W. W. Norton & Company.
    "The Spanish original, 'La rebelión de las masas,' was published by 1930; this translation, authorized by Sr. Ortega y Gasset, remains anonymous at the translator's request." Contents: 1. The Coming of the Masses 2. The Rise of the Historical Level 3. The Height of the Times 4. The Increase of Life 5. A Statistical Fact 6. The Dissection of the Mass-Man Begins 7. Noble Life and Common Life, or Effort and Inertia 8. Why the Masses Intervene in Everything, and Why (...)
  40. Thomas Sebeok and the Biosemiotic Legacy.Soren Brier (ed.) - 2004 - Imprint Academic.
    Dedicated to the life and work of Thomas Sebeok, this is an issue of the journal "Cybernetics and Human Knowing".
  41. Culture, power, place: explorations in critical anthropology.Akhil Gupta & James Ferguson (eds.) - 1997 - Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press.
    Finally, this volume offers a self-reflective look at the social and political location of anthropologists in relation to the questions of culture, power, and ...