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  1. The Road to Social Europe (New in Paperback)

    A Contemporary Approach to Political Cultures and Diversity in Europe
    By Jean-Claude Barbier

    In the wake of the Greek and Irish crises, and at a moment when solidarity between states is hotly debated on a daily basis at EU level, it is important to understand how ‘solidarity’ can happen at all. The Road to Social Europe reviews the development of political cultural processes since the nineteenth century, showing how social protection and social justice have gradually become interwoven with systems of social protection, or welfare states... Read more...

  2. Emotions and Social Change

    Historical and Sociological Perspectives
    Edited by David Lemmings and Ann Brooks

    This edited collection takes a critical perspective on Norbert Elias’s theory of the "civilizing process," through historical essays and contemporary analysis from sociologists and cultural theorists. It focuses on changes in emotional regimes or styles and considers the intersection of emotions and social change, historically and contemporaneously... Read more...

  3. Middle Class Meltdown in America

    Causes, Consequences, and Remedies
    By Kevin T Leicht and Scott T Fitzgerald

    In accessible prose for North American undergraduate students, this short text provides a sociological understanding of the causes and consequences of growing middle class inequality, with an abundance of supporting, empirical data. The book also addresses what we, as individuals and as a society, can do to put middle class Americans on a sounder footing... Read more...

  4. Routledge Handbook of Surveillance Studies

    Edited by Kirstie Ball, Kevin Haggerty and David Lyon

    The Routledge Handbook of Surveillance Studies is an international, accessible, definitive and comprehensive overview of the rapidly growing multi-disciplinary field of surveillance studies. The Handbook’s direct, authoritative style will appeal to a wide range of scholars and students in the social sciences, arts and humanities... Read more...

  5. Racist America

    Roots, Current Realities, and Future Reparations, 3rd Edition
    By Joe R. Feagin

    This third edition of Joe R. Feagin’s Racist America is significantly revised and updated, with an eye toward racism issues arising regularly in our contemporary era. This edition incorporates more than two hundred recent research studies and reports on U.S. racial issues that update and enhance all the last edition’s chapters... Read more...

  6. Alternative Food Networks

    Knowledge, Practice, and Politics
    By David Goodman, E. Melanie DuPuis and Michael K. Goodman

    Farmers’ markets, veggie boxes, local foods, organic products and Fair Trade goods – how have these once novel, "alternative" foods, and the people and networks supporting them, become increasingly familiar features of everyday consumption? Read more...

  7. Hybrid Media Culture

    Sensing Place in a World of Flows
    Edited by Simon Lindgren

    In the aftermath of all-encompassing perspectives on ‘postmodernisation’ and ‘globalization’, there is now a pressing need for scholars of new media and society to come to terms with issues of place, embodiment, and materiality in a world of ‘virtual’ flows and ‘cyber’ culture... Read more...

  8. Body Studies

    An Introduction
    By Margo DeMello

    In recent years, body studies has expanded rapidly, becoming an increasingly popular field of study within anthropology, sociology, and cultural studies. This groundbreaking textbook takes the topics and theories from these disciplines, and combines them into one single, easily accessible text for students... Read more...

  9. Surveys In Social Research

    6th Edition
    By David de Vaus

    David de Vaus' classic text Surveys in Social Research provides clear advice on how to plan, conduct and analyze social surveys. It emphasises the links between theory and research, the logic and interpretation of statistics and the practices of social research... Read more...

  10. Routledge International Handbook of Social and Environmental Change

    Edited by Stewart Lockie, David A. Sonnenfeld and Dana R. Fisher

    This book reviews the major ways in which social scientists are conceptualizing more integrated perspectives on society and nature, from the global to local levels. The chapters in this volume, by international experts from a variety of disciplines, explore the challenges, contradictions and consequences of social–ecological change... Read more...

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