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  1. Crime in England 1880-1945

    The rough and the criminal, the policed and the incarcerated
    By Barry Godfrey

    This book is an ambitious attempt to map the main changes in the criminal justice system in the Victorian period through to the twentieth century. Chapters include an examination of the growth and experience of imprisonment, policing, and probation services; the recording of crime in official statistics and in public memory... Read more...

  2. Agro-Ecological Intensification of Agricultural Systems in the African Highlands

    There is an urgent need to increase agricultural productivity in sub-Saharan Africa in a sustainable and economically-viable manner. Transforming risk-averse smallholders into business-oriented producers that invest in producing surplus food for sale provides a formidable challenge, both from a technological and socio-political perspective. This book addresses the issue of agricultural intensification in the humid highland areas of Africa – regions with relatively good agricultural potential, but where the scarce land resources are increasingly under pressure from the growing population and from climate change.

    For a full list of these titles publishing in December, please refer here.

  3. New Directions in Race, Ethnicity and Crime

    Edited by Coretta Phillips and Colin Webster

    This book offers an accessible and innovative approach, including chapters on anti-Semitism, social cohesion in London, Bradford and Glasgow, as well as an exploration of policing Traveller communities. Incorporating current empirical research and new departures in methodology and theory, this book also draws on a range of contemporary issues such as policing terrorism, immigration detention and youth gangs... Read more... 

  4. Sociology Catalog 2013

    We are pleased to present our latest books, covering a wide range of key areas within the subject of Sociology, for students, instructors, researchers and professors.

    You will find whatever you need to further your own research or professional interests, challenge and support your students, or to provide essential reference materials for your institutional library.

    Browse our online catalog today >>>

  5. Megacities and the Coast

    Based on a major international study, this volume provides a synthesis of scientific knowledge on megacity urbanization on the coast, environmental impacts, risks and management choices, including a focus on adaptation, mitigation and disaster risk management. It is the primary output of a major international scientific project sponsored by the International Geosphere Biosphere Programme, the Land-Ocean Interactions at the Coastal Zone program of IHDP/IGBP, and others.

  6. Coming Soon… Globalized Knowledge Flows and Chinese Social Theory

    Learn more about this upcoming title from the book's author, Xiaoying Qi >>>

    This important new book challenges leading conventions in social science and establishes new ones. Its original approach to globalization as knowledge flows is a major contribution to social theory. The text is clearly written and presents material largely unknown in the literature. It is based on ‘leading edge’ research at its best. At the core of this book is a compelling answer to the question of how knowledge travels between different cultures...

  7. Zombies

    By Jennifer Rutherford

    Zombies explores the recent transformation of zombie from cult genre to a figure that pervades western culture. Rutherford examines the zombie as a powerful metaphor for a constellation of social forces that define contemporary reality... Read more...

    In the spirit of Halloween, have a sneaky peak at extracts from the book, published in Australian newspaper, The Age.

  8. China Constructing Capitalism

    Economic Life and Urban Change
    By Michael Keith, Scott Lash, Jakob Arnoldi and Tyler Rooker

    This book analyses China as a 'risk culture', examining among others Chinese firms and political ties, property development, migrant urbanisms and share trading rooms. It scrutinises the ever-present shadow of the risk-averse (yet uncertainty-creating) state. China Constructing Capitalism is a must-read for social scientists, policy makers and investors... Read more...

  9. Sentencing

    Time for a Paradigm Shift
    By Ralph Henham

    At a time when fundamental questions are being asked about the relevance of existing forms of punishment in contemporary society, Sentencing argues for a profound normative understanding of the relationship between sentencing and its perception by citizens. – vital if we are to fully comprehend the nature and significance of punishment, and the particular challenges it faces as a force for social cohesion. Henham explores this theme by focusing on key areas of debate within the field... Read more...

  10. Social Theory Re-Wired

    New Connections to Classical and Contemporary Perspectives
    By Wesley Longhofer and Daniel Winchester

    This social theory text combines the structure of a print reader with the flexibility of an interactive website. The reader includes original texts from classical and contemporary theorists as well as short synopses of key ideas and brief biographies of each theorist... Read more...

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