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  1. 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...

  2. 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.

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. Available in Paperback Now, Part One

    A selection of our previously published titles are now available in paperback and you can find part one of the list here.

  7. Learn more about our authors: Dr. Franklin Obeng-Odoom

    Franklin Obeng-Odoom is the Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of the Built Environment and a member of the Asia Pacific Centre for Complex Real Property Rights at the University of Technology, Sydney. His research interests are centered on the political economy of development, cities and natural resources (especifically water, oil, and land). Franklin's research has appeared in numerous publications, including Review of African Political Economy and The Review of Black Political Economy (to name just a few). Learn more by having a browse through Franklin's website at www.obeng-odoom.com.

  8. Dr. Frauke Urban discussing low carbon development on LIDC

    Frauke Urban, co-author of Low Carbon Development: Key Issues, has recently shared an article discussing these issues further on the London International Development Centre (LIDC) blog. You can read the full article here.

  9. Mining and Social Transformation in Africa

    Mineralizing and Democratizing Trends in Artisanal Production
    Edited by Deborah Fahy Bryceson, Eleanor Fisher, Jesper Bosse Jønsson and Rosemarie Mwaipopo

    While an expanding literature has documented the economic expansion of artisanal mining, this book is the first to probe its societal impact, demonstrating that artisanal mining has the potential to be far more democratic and emancipating than preceding modes... Read more...

  10. Popular Representations of Development

    Insights from Novels, Films, Television and Social Media
    Edited by David Lewis, Dennis Rodgers and Michael Woolcock

    Through its accessible and provocative chapters, Popular Representations of Development introduces the idea that while the issue of ‘development’ – defined broadly as problems of poverty and social deprivation, and the various agencies and processes seeking to address these – is normally one that is discussed by social scientists and policy makers, it also has a wider ‘popular’ dimension... Read more...

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