Crime and Media: A Reader
Theories of Race and Racism: A Reader
Emotions: A Social Science Reader
Social Movements: A Reader
Fashion Theory: A Reader
The Body: A Reader
The Information Society Reader
Robin Cohen, Paola Toninato
September 08, 2009
Increasingly, ‘creolization’ is used to analyse ‘cultural complexity’, 'cosmopolitanism’,‘hybridity’, ‘syncretism’ and ‘mixture’, prominent and growing characteristics of the global age. The Creolization Reader captures all these meanings. Attention to the ‘creolizing world’ has enormous potential...
September 01, 2009
This engaging and timely collection gathers together for the first time key and classic readings in the ever-expanding area of crime and media. Comprizing a carefully distilled selection of the most important contributions to the field, Crime and Media: A Reader tackles a wide range of issues...
Les Back, John Solomos
February 27, 2009
Theories of Race and Racism: A Reader is an important and innovative collection that brings together extracts from the work of scholars, both established and up and coming, who have helped to shape the study of race and racism as an historical and contemporary phenomenon. This second edition...
Monica Greco, Paul Stenner
December 01, 2008
Are emotions becoming more conspicuous in contemporary life? Are the social sciences undergoing an an 'affective turn'? This Reader gathers influential and contemporary work in the study of emotion and affective life from across the range of the social sciences. Drawing on both theoretical and...
VINCENZO RUGGIERO, Nicola Montagna
June 16, 2008
This timely Reader plays an important role in the field of social movements. It fills a significant gap by covering a number of connected areas within social studies. Responding to growing demand for interpretation and analysis of re-emerging social conflicts in the developed, as well as the...
May 03, 2007
From its beginnings in the fifteenth century, intensified interest in fashion and the study of fashion over the last thirty years has led to a vast and varied literature on the subject. This collection of essays surveys and contextualizes the ways in which a wide range of disciplines have used&...
Mariam Fraser, Monica Greco
October 28, 2004
The body has become an increasingly significant concept in recent years and this Reader offers a stimulating overview of the main topics, perspectives and theories surrounding the issue. This broad consideration of the body presents an engagement with a range of social concerns, from the processes...
with Raimo Blom, Erkki Karvonen, Harri Melin, Kaarle Nordenstreng, Ensio Puoskari, Frank Webster, Professor Frank Webster
November 27, 2003
There has been much debate over the idea of 'the information society'. Some thinkers have argued that information is becoming the key ordering principle in society, whereas others suggest that the rise of information has been overstated. Whatever the case, it cannot be denied that '...
November 13, 2003
Bringing together many of the core classic and contemporary works in social and cultural research methods, this book gives students direct access to methodological debates and examples of practical research across the qualitative/quantitative divide. The book is designed to be used both as a...
Michael Bury, Jonathan Gabe
September 25, 2003
A wide-ranging collection of both classic writings and more recent articles in the sociology of health and illness, this reader is organized into the following sections: * health beliefs and knowledge* inequalities and patterning of health and illness* professional and patient interaction* chronic...
Stevi Jackson, Sue Scott
December 06, 2001
The first gender reader in UK to focus on sociological perspectives, this book offers students an informed overview of some of the most significant sociological work on gender produced over the last three decades. Edited by leading authorities, the readings cover both theoretical and empirical work...
Les Back, John Solomos
December 09, 1999
This comprehensive Reader brings together foundation work in the study of race and ethnicity and writings from many of the most exciting scholars today. It is divided into the following main sections: origins and transformations sociology, race and social theory racism and anti-Semitism...