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VSA05-003 Routledge Handbook of Chicana/o Studies
  Francisco A. Lomeli/ 9781138847873/ Price:£ 175.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Chicana/o Studies is a unique interdisciplinary resource for students, libraries, and researchers interested in the largest and most rapidly growing racial-ethnic community in the United States and elsewhere which can either be identified as Chicano, Latino, Hispanic, or Mexican-American. Structured around seven comprehensive themes, the volume is for students of American studies, the Social Sciences, and the Humanities. The volume is organized around seven critical domains in Chicana/o Studies: •Chicana/o History and Social Movements •Borderlands, Global Migrations, Employment, and Citizenship •Cultural Production in Global and Local Settings •Chicana/o Identities •Schooling, Language, and Literacy •Violence, Resistance, and Empowerment •International Perspectives The Handbook will stress the importance of the historical origins of the Chicana/o Studies field. Starting from myth of origins, Aztlan, alleged cradle of the Chicana/o people lately substantiated by the findings of archaeology and anthropology, over Spanish/Indigenous relations until the present time. Essays will explore cultural and linguistic hybridism and showcase artistic practices (visual arts, music, and dance) through popular (folklore) or high culture achievements (museums, installations) highlighting the growth of a critical perspective grounded on key theoretical formulations including borderlands theories, intersectionalities, critical race theory, and cultural analysis.
   
VSA05-003 Routledge Handbook of Cultural Sociology
  Laura Grindstaff/ 9781138288621/ Price:£ 175.00
 
The thoroughly revised and updated second edition of the Routledge Handbook of Cultural Sociology provides an unparalleled overview of sociological and related scholarship on the complex relations of culture to social structures and everyday life. With 70 essays written by scholars from around the world, the book brings diverse approaches into dialogue, charting new pathways for understanding culture in our global era. Short, accessible chapters by contributing authors address classic questions, emergent issues, and new scholarship on topics ranging from cultural and social theory to politics and the state, social stratification, identity, community, aesthetics, and social and cultural movements. In addition, contributors explore developments central to the constitution and reproduction of culture, such as power, technology, and the organization of work. This handbook is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in a wide range of subfields within sociology, as well as cultural studies, media and communication, and postcolonial theory.
   
VSA05-003 Routledge Handbook of Diaspora Studies
  Robin Cohen/ 9781138631137/ Price:£ 175.00
 
Book Cover The word ‘diaspora’ has leapt from its previously confined use – mainly concerned with the dispersion of Jews, Greeks, Armenians and Africans away from their natal homelands – to cover the cases of many other ethnic groups, nationalities and religions. But this ‘horizontal’ scattering of the word to cover the mobility of many groups to many destinations, has been paralleled also by ‘vertical’ leaps, with the word diaspora being deployed to cover more and more phenomena and serve more and more objectives of different actors. With sections on ‘debating the concept’, ‘complexity’, ‘home and home-making’, ‘connections’ and ‘critiques’, the Routledge Handbook of Diaspora Studies is likely to remain an authoritative reference for some time. Each contribution includes a targeted list of references for further reading. The editors have carefully blended established scholars of diaspora with younger scholars looking at how diasporas are constructed ‘from below’. The adoption of a variety of conceptual perspectives allows for generalization, contrasts and comparisons between cases. In this exciting and authoritative collection over 40 scholars from many countries have explored the evolving use of the concept of diaspora, its possibilities as well as its limitations. This Handbook will be indispensable for students undertaking essays, debates and dissertations in the field.
   
VA05-524 Marketing Peace for Social Transformation and Global Prosperity
  Alexandru-Mircea Nedelea/ 9781522574644/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
War and conflict continually plague many nations around the world and have led to mass causalities, a shortage of resources, and political turmoil. To eradicate this ongoing issue, individuals, companies, and governments need to establish a fundamental change in the distribution of the world’s assets, resources, and ideals. Marketing Peace for Social Transformation and Global Prosperity is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on the development of programs and campaigns destined to impose and sustain ideas that lead to conflict resolution. Through analyzing and proposing various peace marketing campaigns, it showcases how individuals and corporations can employ various tactics to enhance and achieve political, social, and individual peace and promote the sustainability of resources and education. Highlighting topics such as civic engagement, conflict management, and symbolism, this book is ideally designed for policymakers, business leaders, professionals, theorists, researchers, and students. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •Civic Engagement •Communication Design •Conflict Management •Global Leadership •Nonprofit Organizations •Peace Development •Political Factors •Social Cohesion •Social Media Impact •Traditional Peace Practices
   
VA05-523 Scholarly Publishing and Research Methods Across Disciplines
  Victor C.X. Wang/ 9781522577300/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
There is no singular ‘best’ method of research. The differing nature of various research endeavors warrant multiple ways of generating knowledge, sharing knowledge, and more importantly, avoiding errors. More recently, the dichotomy between quantitative and qualitative approaches has begun to dissolve as the integrated approach of mixed methods gains popularity. Scholarly Publishing and Research Methods Across Disciplines is a collection of innovative findings on the methods and applications of research in scholarly publishing, ranging from the analyzation of mixed methods and qualitative/quantitative research, to Dewey’s scientific method and more. Highlighting a range of topics including higher education, digital divide, and model development, this publication applies a cross-disciplinary viewpoint that will appeal to researchers, graduate students, academicians, librarians, scholars, and industry-leading experts around the globe seeking an understanding of the limitations and strengths in research techniques. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •Book Proposals •Digital Divide •Education Research •Factor Analysis •Higher Education •Model Development •Qualitative Research •Quantitative and Qualitative Data Gathering •Scale Development •Student Researchers •Survey Research
   
VA05-522 Handbook of Research on Rural Sociology and Community Mobilization for Sustainable Growth
  Qaiser Rafique Yasser/ 9781522571582/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Rural areas are a key sector in every nation’s economy due to a sizeable majority of the population living therein, as well as their impact on global agriculture and food security. Rural development transcends the availability of infrastructure, technology, and industrialization to also encompass the enviro-cultural and psycho-social needs of its inhabitants. The necessity for greater and deliberate efforts targeting all aspects of development of these rural areas is required to sustain growth. The Handbook of Research on Rural Sociology and Community Mobilization for Sustainable Growth is an essential reference source investigating how global trends, state policies, and grassroots movements affect contemporary rural areas in both developed and developing countries. Featuring research on topics such as gender and rural development, micro-financing, and water resource management, this book is ideally designed for government officials, policy makers, professionals, researchers, and students seeking coverage on the sustainable development of rural areas. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •Gender and Rural Development •Land Policy and Administration •Land Resources Management •Micro-Financing •Organic Food Production •Private Sector Development •Rural Education •Sanitation and Hygiene •Sustainable development •Water Resources Management
   
VA05-521 Ethics in Research Practice and Innovation
  Antonio Sandu/ 9781522563105/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
A particularly important component of any research project is its ethical dimensions which can refer to varied categories of practice – from the protection of human subjects involved in medical and social research to the publication of results research. More recently, with the estimation of the possible consequences of the implementation of technology, it is important for today’s researchers to address the standards of scientific practice and avoid unethical behavior. Ethics in Research Practice and Innovation is an essential reference source that discusses current and historical aspects of ethical values in scientific research and technologies, as well as emerging perspectives of conducting ethical research in a variety of fields. Featuring research on topics such as clinical trials, human subjects, and informed consent, this book is ideally designed for practitioners, medical professionals, nurses, researchers, scientists, scholars, academicians, policy makers, and students seeking coverage on the ethical risks and limitations of research practice. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •Clinical Trials •Ethics of Risk •Family Research •Human Subjects •Informed Consent •Misconduct •Organizational Criminology •Psychiatry •Research Integrity •Risk-Benefit Evaluation •Shared Responsibility
   
VA05-519 Social Issues Surrounding Harassment and Assault: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice, 2-Vols/Set.
  Information Resources Management Association/ 9781522570363/ Price:US$ 495.00
 
Book Cover Violent behavior is an unavoidable aspect of human nature, and as such, it has become deeply integrated into modern society. Examining violence through a critical, academic, and social perspective can lead to a better understanding of its foundations and implications. Social Issues Surrounding Harassment and Assault: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice explores the social and cultural influences of harassment and assault on human life and activity. Highlighting a range of pertinent topics such as child abuse and neglect, support services, and sexual harassment, this book is an ideal reference source for clinicians, sociologists, practitioners, researchers, and graduate-level students interested in all aspects of social issues related to harassment and assault. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •Child Abuse and Neglect •Cultural and Social Norms •Family Violence •Sexual Harassment •Social Effects of Abuse •Social Exclusion •Support Services •Workplace Safety
   
VA05-518 Socio-Cultural Influences on Teenage Pregnancy and Contemporary Prevention Measures
  Devi Akella/ 9781522561088/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover Teenage pregnancy is a public health concern that is growing more prevalent in both developed and developing countries. Understanding the problems of teenage motherhood and suggesting relevant preventive strategies and interventions can help break the cycle of poverty, poor education, and risky behaviors that can lead to health and child welfare issues. Socio-Cultural Influences on Teenage Pregnancy and Contemporary Prevention Measures is an essential reference source that discusses the causes and factors responsible for early motherhood, as well as the mental and psychological outlooks of teen mothers. Featuring research on topics such as minority populations, family dynamics, and sex education, this book is ideally designed for healthcare students, medical professionals, practitioners, nurses, and counselors seeking coverage on the issues, reasons, and outcomes of teenage pregnancy, as well as preventive strategies to combat teenage motherhood. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •Developing Countries •Family Dynamics •Health Services •Human Rights •Minority Populations •Prevention Strategies •Sex Education •Social Media •Sociocultural Diversity •Stigmatization
   
VA05-517 Scholarly Content and Its Evolution by Scientometric Indicators: Emerging Research and Opportunities
  Zahid Ashraf Wani/ 9781522559450/ Price:US$ 135.00
 
Book Cover The twenty-first century brought unique developments in science and technology. Research surged as individuals sought to uncover hidden knowledge, leading to the introduction of research evaluation to ensure precise and fair research output and dissemination. Scholarly Content and Its Evolution by Scientometric Indicators: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on the application of research evaluation, specifically through the lens of scientometrics. While highlighting topics such as bibliometrics and the h-index, this publication explores a full range of research indicators available for the evaluation and assessment of scientific literature. This book is ideally designed for scholars, professors, academicians, researchers, and graduate-level students seeking current research on metric science. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •Bibliometrics •Cognitive Structures •Communication •Economics •Empirical Pedagogy •Experimental Pedagogy •Indicators •Literature •Quantitative Evaluation
   
VA05-516 Post-Holocaust Studies in a Modern Context
  Nitza Davidovitch/ 9781522562580/ Price:US$ 185.00
 
Book Cover In the modern age, post-Holocaust studies should embrace the variety of media and cultural channels available to enable the comprehension of the current population. When implementing these channels, individuals have to take into account a holistic approach to ensure all aspects of this area are integrated to ensure an inclusive understanding of the Holocaust. Post-Holocaust Studies in a Modern Context is a critical scholarly resource that explores the impact of post-Holocaust issues on current social issues across the globe such as the Western approach to immigration and the shaping and reshaping of national ethos across the globe. Featuring a wide range of topics such as millennials, cultural heritage, artistry, educational programs, and historical experience, this book is a vital resource for students, professors, researchers, and readers of popular social science interested in the fate of the Jewish people and the sociological forces that influence the post-WWII era. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •Art and Music •Cultural Heritage •Educational Programs •Historical Experience •Holocaust Denial •Holocaust Inversion •Migration of Polish Jews
   
VA05-515 Practice and Progress in Social Design and Sustainability
  Kin Wai Michael Siu/ 9781522541837/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover Designers provide creative solutions for user problems and identify the needs of users in a given environment. However, it is often difficult to understand the social design of a product or service. Practice and Progress in Social Design and Sustainability is a critical scholarly resource that provides groundbreaking research on social contributions to design. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as rural sustainability, ecological farmhouse designs, and community public spaces, this book is geared towards architects, designers, program planners, entrepreneurs, and engineers seeking information about design for resolving social issues. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •Community Public Spaces •Ecological Farmhouse Designs •Inclusiveness in Design •Play Spaces for Children •Rural Sustainability •Social Design Through Collaboration •Sustainable Value Creation
   
SA05-479 Institutional Change and Rural Industrialization in China: The Putting-Out System in Handicraft Industry in Late Qing and Early Republic Period
  Feizhou Zhou/ 9789814569910/ Price:US$ 68.00
 
   
SA05-478 Grandparenting Practices around the World: Reshaping Family
  Virpi Timonen/ 9781447340645/ Price:£ 75.00
 
Book Cover The book contains analyses of topics that have so far received relatively little attention, such as transnational grandparenting and gender differences in grandparenting practices. It is the only collection that brings together theory-driven research on grandparenting from a wide variety of cultural and welfare state contexts - including chapters on Europe, North America, Africa, Asia and Australia - drawing broad lines of debate rather than focusing at a country level. Building on the success of ‘Contemporary grandparenting’, edited by Virpi Timonen and Sarah Arber, this book further deepens our understanding of how social structures continue to shape grandparenting across a wide range of cultural and economic contexts. The book is essential reading and reference for researchers, students and policy-makers who want to understand the growing influence of grandparents in ageing families and societies across the world.
   
SA05-478 What is Qualitative Longitudinal Research?
  Bren Neale/ 9781472530073/ Price:£ 17.99
 
   
SA05-478 Qualitative Data Analysis: From Start to Finish
  Jamie Harding/ 9781526402806/ Price:£ 28.99
 
   
SA05-478 Sociology and Social Justice
  Margaret Abraham/ 9781526464026/ Price:£ 9.99
 
   
SA05-478 An Invitation To Social Theory
  David Inglis/ 9781509506408/ Price:US$ 26.95
 
   
SA05-478 Cultural Sustainability: Perspectives from the Humanities and Social Sciences
  Torsten Meireis/ 9780815357544/ Price:£ 115.00
 
   
SA05-478 Qualitative Research as Stepwise-Deductive Induction
  Aksel Tjora/ 9781138304499/ Price:£ 29.99
 
   
SA05-477 Social Deviance
  Stuart Henry/ 9781509523511/ Price:US$ 24.95
 
   
SA05-477 The Qualitative Manifesto: A Call to Arms
  Norman K. Denzin/ 9781138326231/ Price:£ 32.99
 
   
SA05-477 Measuring Intangible Values: Rethinking How to Evaluate Socially Beneficial Actions
  Marie Harder/ 9781138079588/ Price:£ 115.00
 
   
SA05-476 Doing Excellent Social Research with Documents: Practical Examples and Guidance for Qualitative Researchers
  Aimee Grant/ 9781138038660/ Price:£ 29.99
 
   
SA05-476 Practicing Citizenship in Contemporary China
  Sophia Woodman/ 9781138333000/ Price:£ 115.00
 
   
SA05-476 Youths in Challenging Situations: International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives
  Charalambos Tsekeris/ 9781138616554/ Price:£ 115.00
 
   
SA05-476 Realist Responses to Post-Human Society: Ex Machina
  Ismael Al-Amoudi/ 9780815377849/ Price:£ 115.00
 
   
SA05-476 The Challenge of Modernity: Simmel's Sociological Theory
  Gregor Fitzi/ 9781138281837/ Price:£ 105.00
 
   
SA05-476 Ritual, Emotion, Violence: Studies on the Micro-Sociology of Randall Collins
  Elliott B. Weininger/ 9781138614284/ Price:£ 28.99
 
   
SA05-476 Multiple Correspondence Analysis for the Social Sciences
  Johs. Hjellbrekke/ 9781138699717/ Price:£ 29.99
 
   
SA05-476 Social Movements and Organised Labour: Passions and Interests
  Jurgen R. Grote/ 9781472472045/ Price:£ 115.00
 
   
SA05-476 Youth, Risk, Routine: A New Perspective on Risk-Taking in Young Lives
  Tea Torbenfeldt Bengtsson/ 9781138217386/ Price:£ 105.00
 
   
SA05-476 Debating Social Problems
  Leonard A. Steverson/ 9781138309616/ Price:£ 52.99
 
   
SA05-476 Framing Social Interaction: Continuities and Cracks in Goffman's Frame Analysis.
  Anders Persson/ 9781472482587/ Price:£ 115.00
 
   
SA05-476 Political Sociology of Japanese Pacifism
  Yukiko Nishikawa/ 9781138058712/ Price:£ 105.00
 
   
SA05-476 Exploring Social Change: America and the World
  Charles L. Harper/ 9781138054806/ Price:£ 110.00
 
   
SA05-475 Contemporary Feminist Research from Theory to Practice.
  Patricia Leavy/ 9781462520251/ Price:US$ 35.00
 
Book Cover Exploring the breadth of contemporary feminist research practices, this engaging text immerses the reader in cutting-edge theories, methods, and practical strategies. Chapters review theoretical work from around the globe and describe approaches to conducting quantitative, qualitative, and community-based research with participants; doing content or media analysis; and evaluating programs or interventions. Ethical issues are addressed and innovative uses of digital media highlighted. The focus is studying gender inequities as they are experienced by individuals and groups from diverse cultural, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and with diverse gender identities. Delving into the process of writing and publishing feminist research, the text covers timely topics such as public scholarship, activism, and arts-based practices. The companion website features interviews with prominent feminist researchers.
   
The Class Ceiling: Why it Pays to be Privileged
  Sam Friedman/ 9781447336068/ Price:£ 19.99
 
Politicians continually tell us that anyone can get ahead. But is that really true? This important book takes readers behind the closed doors of elite employers to reveal how class affects who gets to the top. Friedman and Laurison show that a powerful ‘class pay gap’ exists in Britain’s elite occupations. Even when those from working-class backgrounds make it into prestigious jobs, they earn, on average, 16% less than colleagues from privileged backgrounds. But why is this the case? . Drawing on 200 interviews across four case studies - television, accountancy, architecture, and acting – they explore the complex barriers facing the upwardly mobile. This is a rich, ambitious book that demands we take seriously not just the glass but also the class ceiling.
   
Funding, Power and Community Development
  Niamh McCrea/ 9781447336174/ Price:£ 29.95
 
This edited collection critically explores the funding arrangements governing contemporary community development and how they shape its theory and practice. International contributions from activists, practitioners and academics consider the evolution of funding in community development and how changes in policy and practice can be understood in relation to the politics of neoliberalism and contemporary efforts to build global democracy from the ‘bottom up’. Thematically, the collection explores matters such as popular democracy, the shifting contours of the state-market relationship, prospects for democratising the state, the prospects for community autonomy, the effects of managerialism and hybrid modes of funding such as social finance. The collection is thus uniquely positioned to stimulate critical debate on both policy and practice within the broad field of community development.
   
Funding, Power and Community Development
  Niamh McCrea/ 9781447336150/ Price:£ 75.00
 
   
Childhood Experiences of Separation and Divorce: Reflections From Young Adults
  Sue Kay-Flowers/ 9781447338666/ Price:£ 24.99
 
Using innovative, participatory research methods, this book offers new insights into the issues surrounding parental separation or divorce from the unique perspective, and retrospectives, of young adults. As they look back on their childhood, their views provide valuable insights into how children experience and accommodate their parents’ separation. Drawing on the qualitative research findings, Kay-Flowers develops a new framework to provide a useful analytical tool for academics and practitioners working with children and families to make sense of young people’s experiences and puts forward suggestions for improving support for children in the future.
   
Childhood Experiences of Separation and Divorce: Reflections From Young Adults
  Sue Kay-Flowers/ 9781447338659/ Price:£ 70.00
 
   
Global Perspectives of Gendered Youth Migration: Subjectivities and Modalities
  Glenda Bonifacio/ 9781447340195/ Price:£ 85.00
 
Book Cover Youth migration is a global phenomenon, and it is gendered. This collection presents original studies on gender and youth migration from the 19th century onwards, from international and interdisciplinary perspectives. An international group of contributors explore the imperial histories of youth migration, their identities and sexualities, the impact of education, policies and practices, and the roles, contribution and challenges of young migrants in certain industries and services, as well as in communities. These cross-disciplinary themes include cases from Albania, Bangladesh, Canada, Ethiopia, France, Hungary, Italy, Philippines, Senegal, Syria, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States.
   
The End of Aspiration?: Social Mobility and Our Children's Fading Prospects
  Duncan Exley/ 9781447348320/ Price:£ 12.99
 
Book Cover Why is it getting harder to secure a job that matches our qualifications, buy a home of our own and achieve financial stability? Underprivileged people have always faced barriers, but people from middle-income families are increasingly more likely to slide down the social scale than climb up. Duncan Exley, former Director of the Equality Trust, draws on expert research and real life experiences – including from an actor, a politician, a billionaire entrepreneur and a surgeon – to issue a wake-up call to break through segregated opportunity. He offers a manifesto to reboot our prospects and benefit all.
   
The Short Guide to Health and Social Care
  Jon Glasby/ 9781447350583/ Price:£ 14.99
 
As a field, health and social care is facing considerable challenge and debate, in the UK and internationally. This clear and succinct text offers a valuable introductory guide to this multidisciplinary subject, helping people who want to study or work in health and social care understand why these services matter, how they have developed and how they work. Framed by vital historical and social policy context, the book considers: · The social context in which health and social care are delivered · The history and nature of current services · Organising, funding and delivering services · How to be a professional in practice
   
Heritage as Community Research: Legacies of Co-Production
  Jo Vergunst/ 9781447345299/ Price:£ 75.00
 
Heritage as Community Research explores the nature of contemporary heritage research involving university and community partners. Putting forward a new view of heritage as a process of research and involvement with the past, undertaken with or by the communities for whom it is relevant, the book uses a diverse range of case studies, with many chapters co-written between academics and community partners. Through this extensive work, the Editors show that the process of research itself can be an empowering force by which communities stake a claim in the places they live.
   
Sociology: World Edition
  / 9781680949155/ Price:US$ 95.00
 
Book Cover Intended for scholars and students of sociology, social science methodology, business, economics, and social researchers. This wide-ranging edition provides a comprehensive overview of the field of education as viewed from a sociological perspective.
   
Focus on Asia: Health
  / 9781680948486/ Price:US$ 100.00
 
Book Cover This edition provides a comprehensive look at how policy leads to better health in Asia. Explores how disease patterns and health problems in Asia and the Pacific, and collective responses to them, have been shaped over time by cultural, economic, social, demographic, environmental and political factors.
   
Racial Inequality
  / 9781680949582/ Price:US$ 100.00
 
Book Cover This book makes clear that color blind racism is as insidious now as ever and looks at the policy of affirmative action as it has evolved in various parts of the world. Understanding Inequality provides students and academics with the basic hermeneutics for considering new thought on ethnicity, class, and gender in the 21st century.
   
Current Issues: Umemployment
  / 9781984623119/ Price:US$ 100.00
 
Book Cover Unemployment is currently the major economic concern; this book examines the effectiveness of current policies in the battle against unemployment. High unemployment is widely regarded as the most important challenge facing European policymakers today; this book provides a thorough analysis of the theoretical and empirical aspects of the economics of unemployment in developed countries.
   
Population, Resources and Conflicts
  / 9781984623140/ Price:US$ 100.00
 
Book Cover This book reflects on the causes of resource-based conflicts and competition, and presents solutions for safely and sustainably providing resources with a focus on material flow management. Assesses different approaches to and conceptualizations of resource fairness and justice and applies them to the analysis of resource conflicts.
   
Decision Making and Problem Solving in Daily Life
  / 9781984624796/ Price:US$ 90.00
 
Book Cover This edition will help you to learn key techniques and models to confidently make the right decisions. Addresses the need for a new range of problem solving and decision making strategies for dealing with the problems of the modern life.
   
Philosophical Perspectives on the Individual and Society
  / 9781984624802/ Price:US$ 90.00
 
Book Cover This book demonstrates the value of approaching education from a sociological and philosophical perspective. Examines the controversial social issue of the welfare state, and offers philosophical thoughts on the limits and liabilities of government and society.
   
Consumers, Environment and Sustainable Consumption
  / 9781984624826/ Price:US$ 90.00
 
Book Cover An understanding of the patterns and driving forces of consumption will lead to strategies to improve resource efficiency. This book offers a fresh look at sustainable consumption, exploring how grassroots community action can spread ideas in society.
   
Introduction to Social Justice
  / 9781984624840/ Price:US$ 90.00
 
Book Cover Social justice assigns rights and duties in the institutions of society, which enables people to receive the basic benefits and burdens of cooperation. This book takes a new approach to teaching students to think and learn about issues of race and diversity.
   
Environment and Society
  / 9781984624871/ Price:US$ 90.00
 
Book Cover This book presents a systematic survey of concepts and issues central to the environment in society. Covering the key issues in this important field, this book will change the way students think about the relationship between the environment and society today.
   
Asia & the World
  / 9781984624918/ Price:US$ 90.00
 
Book Cover Offers a fresh, comprehensive, multidisciplinary introduction to Asia. Addresses the historic power struggles that have shaped the region and the prognosis for success in overcoming a turbulent past and an uncertain, divided present.
   
Historical Foundations of the Modern World
  / 9781984624970/ Price:US$ 90.00
 
Book Cover This insightful and wide-ranging book traces the genesis of international intellectual thought, connecting international and global history with intellectual history. The book expands our understanding of the increasingly significant role religion plays in the ongoing construction of the modern world.
   
Life and Career Skills
  / 9781984624994/ Price:US$ 90.00
 
Guides the reader in gaining job skills, seeking work, interviewing, negotiating salaries and benefits, and thriving in the workplace. Offers information and advice on how to survive and thrive in the workplace, including interview dos and don'ts and tips on communicating with coworkers.
   
Biotechnology and Society
  / 9781984625007/ Price:US$ 90.00
 
Book Cover A guide to understanding biotechnology, providing definitions of words and terms associated with the science, reviewing the history of the field, featuring profiles of important people in biotechnology. The book presents a clear, authoritative picture of the relationship between biotechnology and society today, and how our conceptions and misconceptions of it could shape future developments.
   
Focus on Asia: Art, Technology and Languages
  / 9781680947892/ Price:US$ 100.00
 
Book Cover This book examines art, technology, and language in Asia to show students the richness and diversity of culture across the region. This Handbook addresses the historical, social, cultural, political, philosophical, artistic and economic dimensions of the region’s new media.
   
Becoming Transcultural
  / 9781984624833/ Price:US$ 90.00
 
Book Cover The book addresses the intercultural exchanges as well as the cultural trans-formation that takes place in urban spaces. Grounded in both theory and practice, with implications for both, this book is about children’s perspectives on the borders that society erects, and their actual, symbolic, ideational and metaphorical movement across those borders.
   
Understanding Equal Rights
  / 9781984622914/ Price:US$ 100.00
 
Book Cover Traces the history of the Equal Rights Amendment, explains why it failed to pass, and assesses its chances for future passage. Examines existing theories of international law and offers a compelling alternative Marxist view, including women in the workforce and issues that they face—sexual harassment, equal pay, and maternity leave.
   
Advancement of Technologies in Research
  Vikas Mishra/ 9781773615288/ Price:US$ 170.00
 
Book Cover This book examines the applicability and usefulness of new technologies, as well as the pitfalls of these methods in research practices, serving as a practical guide for designing and conducting research projects. Experience is provided in the design of research studies, in the analysis and interpretation of data, and in report presentation. The book presents contributions made by researchers from the entire world, serving as a valuable tool for scientists, researchers, graduate students and professionals.
   
Evolutionary Systems and Society
  K C Aiden/ 9781682505823/ Price:US$ 150.00
 
Book Cover Evolutionary computation research frequently relies on the analysis of the time, and knows solutions or measures of the quality of solutions found as metrics for comparing different selection schemes, representations, and operators. This book explores how the diversity of species within communities affects adaptive evolution to a changing environment. This book presents insight into future research directions to provide a mechanistic understanding and predictive capability for community and ecosystem responses to environmental change.
   
Human Behavior in the Social Environment: A Social Systems Approach
  Anne Anderson/ 9781682505816/ Price:US$ 145.00
 
Book Cover This book explores the impact of relationship contexts, social cognition, emotion, and human development. The book proposes that the validity and usefulness of psychological science will be enhanced by better integration of relationship contexts into theories and research. Exploring the conceptual foundations of the understanding human behavior and the social environment knowledge, this book will be of an ideal reference tool for students and practitioners.
   
Meeting Development Goals in Small Urban Centers
  Sudha Menon/ 9781773614724/ Price:US$ 160.00
 
Book Cover Global urbanisation has prompted a focus on megacities that overlooks the needs and vulnerabilities of smaller settlements. This book examines the urban growth trends and patterns of various rapidly growing metropolitan regions from the perspective of geography. This book will be of great interest to students, teachers, and researchers in development studies, and highly relevant to anyone with an interest in urban studies, geography, political economy, sociology, and African studies.
   
Research Methodology in Arts, Science and Humanities
  Surbhi Jain/ 9781773613543/ Price:US$ 155.00
 
Book Cover Research Methodology in Arts, Science and Humanities examines various aspects of research methodologies required in the field of arts, science and humanities. The book is divided into three different parts where the first part is dedicated towards the research methodologies used in the field of arts, following with the methodologies used in the field of science and humanities as part II and Part III respectively. Provides the reader with the insights into the three different field and the methodologies required to know more about the three.
   
Social Organization & Community
  Adila Kokab/ 9781773613468/ Price:US$ 155.00
 
Book Cover Social Organization & Community examines various aspects of social organization and community with an extensive information related o the history of organizations. It includes basic theories related to social organization and community with few models required to have a well-structured community amongst the people. Provide the reader with the insights into the development of various social organizations for community in different religions.
   
VSA05-003 The Routledge Handbook of Death and the Afterlife
  Candi K. Cann/ 9781138682160/ Price:£ 175.00
 
Book Cover This Handbook traces the history of the changing notion of what it means to die and examines the many constructions of afterlife in literature, text, ritual, and material culture throughout time. The Routledge Handbook of Death and the Afterlife is an outstanding reference source to the key topics, problems, and debates in this exciting subject. Comprising twenty-nine chapters by a team of international contributors, the Handbook is divided into three parts and covers the following important themes: •The study of dying, death, and grief •Disposal of the dead: past, present, and future •Representations of death: narratives and rhetoric •Youth meets death: a juxtaposition •Questionable deaths and afterlives: suicide, ghosts, and avatars •Material corpses and imagined afterlives around the world Within these sections, central issues, debates, and problems are examined, including: the world of death and dying from various cultural viewpoints and timeframes, cultural and social constructions of the definition of death, disposal practices, and views of the afterlife. The Routledge Handbook of Death and the Afterlife is essential reading for students and researchers in religious studies, philosophy, anthropology, and sociology.
   
VSA05-003 Routledge Handbook of Interdisciplinary Research Methods
  Celia Lury/ 9781138886872/ Price:£ 165.00
 
Book Cover The landscape of contemporary research is characterized by growing interdisciplinarity, and disciplinary boundaries are blurring faster than ever. Yet while interdisciplinary methods, and methodological innovation in general, are often presented as the ‘holy grail’ of research, there are few examples or discussions of their development and ‘behaviour’ in the field. This Routledge Handbook of Interdisciplinary Research presents a bold intervention by showcasing a diversity of stimulating approaches. Over 50 experienced researchers illustrate the challenges, but also the rewards of doing and representing interdisciplinary research through their own methodological developments. Featured projects cover a variety of scales and topics, from small art-science collaborations to the ‘big data’ of mass observations. Each section is dedicated to an aspect of data handling, from collection, classification, validation to communication to research audiences. Most importantly, Interdisciplinary Methods presents a distinctive approach through its focus on knowledge as process, defamiliarising and reworking familiar practices such as experimenting, archiving, observing, prototyping or translating.
   
VSA05-003 Routledge Handbook of Asian Demography.
  Zhao, Zhongwei/ 9780415659901/ Price:£ 175.00
 
Book Cover Home to close to 60 per cent of the world’s population, Asia is the largest and by far the most populous continent. It is also extremely diverse, physically and culturally. Asian countries and regions have their own distinctive histories, cultural traditions, religious beliefs and political systems, and they have often pursued different routes to development. Asian populations also present a striking array of demographic characteristics and stages of demographic transition. This handbook is the first to provide a comprehensive study of population change across the whole of Asia. Comprising 28 chapters by more than 40 international experts this handbook examines demographic transitions on the continent, their considerable variations, their causes and consequences, and their relationships with a wide range of social, economic, political and cultural processes. Major topics covered include: population studies and sources of demographic data; historical demography; family planning and fertility decline; sex preferences; mortality changes; causes of death; HIV/AIDS; population distribution and migration; urbanization; marriage and family; human capital and labour force; population ageing; demographic dividends; political demography; population and environment; and Asia’s demographic future. This handbook provides an authoritative and comprehensive reference for researchers, policymakers, academics, students and anyone who is interested in population change in Asia and the world.
   
VSA05-003 Routledge Handbook of Celebrity Studies
  Elliott, Anthony/ 9781138022942/ Price:£ 175.00
 
Book Cover Ours is the age of celebrity. An inescapable aspect of daily life in our media-saturated societies of the twenty-first century, celebrity is celebrated for its infinite plasticity and glossy seductions. But there is also a darker side. Celebrity culture is littered from end to end with addictions, pathologies, neuroses, even suicides. Why, as a society, are we held in thrall to celebrity? What is the power of celebrity in a world of increasing consumerism, individualism and globalization? Routledge Handbook of Celebrity Studies, edited by acclaimed social theorist Anthony Elliott, offers a remarkably clear overview of the analysis of celebrity in the social sciences and humanities, and in so doing seeks to develop a new agenda for celebrity studies. The key theories of celebrity, ranging from classical sociological accounts to critical theory, and from media studies to postmodern approaches, are drawn together and critically appraised. There are substantive chapters looking at fame, renown and celebrity in terms of the media industries, pop music, the makeover industries, soap stars, fans and fandom as well as the rise of non-Western forms of celebrity. The Handbook also explores in detail the institutional aspects of celebrity, and especially new forms of mediated action and interaction. From Web 3.0 to social media, the culture of celebrity is fast redefining the public political sphere. Throughout this volume, there is a strong emphasis on interdisciplinarity with chapters covering sociology, cultural studies, psychology, politics and history. Written in a clear and direct style, this handbook will appeal to a wide undergraduate audience. The extensive references and sources will direct students to areas of further study.
   
VSA05-003 Routledge Handbook of Well-Being
  Kathleen T. Galvin/ 9781138850101/ Price:£ 165.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Well-Being explores diverse conceptualisations of well-being, providing an overview of key issues and drawing attention to current debates and critiques. Taken as a whole, this important work offers new clarification of the widely used notion of well-being, focusing particularly on experiential perspectives. Bringing together leading authors from around the world, Routledge Handbook of Well-Being reflects on: •What it is that is experienced by humans that can be called well-being. •What we know about how to understand it. •How well-being is manifested in human endeavours through a wide range of disciplines, including the arts. This comprehensive reference work will provide an authoritative overview for students, practitioners, researchers and policy makers working in or concerned with well-being, health, illness and the relation between all three across a range of disciplines, from sociology, healthcare and economics to philosophy and the creative arts.
   
VSA05-002 The Routledge Handbook of Global Cultural Policy
  Durrer, Victoria/ 9781138857827/ Price:£ 165.00
 
Book Cover Cultural policy intersects with political, economic, and socio-cultural dynamics at all levels of society, placing high and often contradictory expectations on the capabilities and capacities of the media, the fine, performing, and folk arts, and cultural heritage. These expectations are articulated, mobilised and contested at – and across – a global scale. As a result, the study of cultural policy has firmly established itself as a field that cuts across a range of academic disciplines, including sociology, cultural and media studies, economics, anthropology, area studies, languages, geography, and law. This Routledge Handbook of Global Cultural Policy sets out to broaden the field’s consideration to recognise the necessity for international and global perspectives. The book explores how cultural policy has become a global phenomenon. It brings together a diverse range of researchers whose work reveals how cultural policy expresses and realises common global concerns, dominant narratives, and geopolitical economic and social inequalities. The sections of the book address cultural policy’s relation to core academic disciplines and core questions, of regulations, rights, development, practice, and global issues. With a cross-section of country-by-country case studies, this comprehensive volume is a map for academics and students seeking to become more globally orientated cultural policy scholars.
   
VSA05-002 Routledge Handbook of Human Trafficking
  Piotrowicz, Ryszard/ 9781138892064/ Price:£ 165.00
 
Book Cover Trafficking in human beings (THB) has been described as modern slavery. It is a serious criminal activity that has significant ramifications for the human rights of the victims. It poses major challenges to the state, society and individual victims. THB is not a static given but a constantly changing concept depending on societal changes and opinions, economic situations and legal developments. THB occurs both transnationally and within countries. The complexity of THB is such that it requires a wide range of expertise fully to address the phenomenon. Edited by a team of leading international academics, the Routledge Handbook of Human Trafficking will provide an interdisciplinary introduction to THB. It is aimed at academics, students, research universities and non-governmental organisations, as well as policy makers. It will review THB through the lens of law, anthropology, social and political science and will address statistical, data protection issues and showcase the most effective research methods, analyse the various actors and stakeholders and the different types of exploitation of trafficked persons. It will critically highlight and analyse the most pressing current challenges posed by THB.
   
VSA05-002 The Routledge Handbook of Community Development: Perspectives from Around the Globe
  Kenny, Sue/ 9781138940765/ Price:£ 165.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Community Development explores community development theory and practice across the world. The book provides perspectives about community development as an interactive, relevant and sometimes contradictory way to address issues impacting the human condition. It promotes better understanding of the complexities and challenges in identifying, designing, implementing and evaluating community development constructs, applications and interventions. This edited volume discusses how community development is conceptualized as an approach, method or profession. Themes provide the scope of the book, with projects, issues or perspectives presented in each of these areas. This handbook provides invaluable contextualized insights on the theory and practice of community development around core themes relevant in society. Each chapter explores and presents an issue, perspectives, project or case in the thematic areas, with regional and country context included. It is a must-read for students and researchers working in community development, planning and human geography and an essential reference for any professional engaged in community development.
   
VSA05-002 The Routledge Handbook of Planning Theory
  Gunder, Michael/ 9781138905016/ Price:£ 165.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Planning Theory presents key contemporary themes in planning theory through the views of some of the most innovative thinkers in planning. They introduce and explore their own specialized areas of planning theory, to conceptualize their contemporary positions and to speculate how these positions are likely to evolve and change as new challenges emerge. In a changing and often unpredictable globalized world, planning theory is core to understanding how planning and its practices both function and evolve. As illustrated in this book, planning and its many roles have changed profoundly over the recent decades; so have the theories, both critical and explanatory, about its practices, values and knowledges. In the context of these changes, and to contribute to the development of planning research, this handbook identifies and introduces the cutting edge, and the new emerging trajectories, of contemporary planning theory. The aim is to provide the reader with key insights into not just contemporary planning thought, but potential future directions of both planning theory and planning as a whole. This book is written for an international readership, and includes planning theories that address, or have emerged from, both the global North and parts of the world beyond.
   
VSA05-002 The Routledge Companion to Planning in the Global South
  Bhan, Gautam/ 9781138932814/ Price:£ 165.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Companion to Planning in the Global South offers an edited collection on planning in parts of the world which, more often than not, are unrecognised or unmarked in mainstream planning texts. In doing so, its intention is not to fill a ‘gap’ that leaves this ‘mainstream’ unquestioned but to re-theorise planning from a deep understanding of ‘place’ as well as a commitment to recognise the diverse modes of practice that come within it. The chapters thus take the form not of generalised, ‘universal’ analyses and prescriptions, but instead are critical and located reflections in thinking about how to plan, act and intervene in highly complex city, regional and national contexts. Chapter authors in this Companion are not all planners, or are planners of very different kinds, and this diversity ensures a rich variety of insights, primarily based on cases, to emphasise the complexity of the world in which planning is expected to happen. The book is divided into a framing Introduction followed by five sections: planning and the state; economy and economic actors; new drivers of urban change; landscapes of citizenship; and planning pedagogy. This volume will be of interest to all those wanting to explore the complexities of planning practice and the need for new theories of knowledge from which to draw insight to face the challenges of the 21st century.
   
VA05-520 Global Internet Governance, 4-Vols/Set.
  Laura DeNardis/ 9781138889910/ Price:£ 900.00
 
Book Cover The editor of this new Routledge title argues that our economic and social lives are now utterly dependent upon the successful coordination of the Internet. Moreover, as the Internet expands from its current form to an ‘Internet of things’, she suggests that its stability and security will soon be recognized as important as other global concerns, like battling terrorism and fighting climate change. Who controls the Internet? The question has profound implications for our access to knowledge, the pace of economic growth, and the protection of human rights, not least freedom of expression and the right to privacy. And the question’s importance has been underscored in recent times by landmark events, including revelations about the actual and potential power of social-media companies, and the breathtaking extent of surveillance by intelligence and security organizations, such as the NSA in the United States and Britain’s GCHQ. It is perhaps only in the last several years that issues about and around the governance of the Internet have entered the public consciousness, but serious academic and policy work dates back decades. And now there is a critical mass of scholarship that can usefully be collected under the rubric of ‘Internet Governance’. Like the Internet itself, leading theorists and researchers in the field are distributed globally, and work in disciplines across the social sciences and humanities. Indeed, much of the relevant literature remains inaccessible or is highly specialized and compartmentalized, so that it is difficult for many of those who are interested in the subject to obtain an informed, balanced, and comprehensive overview. This new four-volume collection, published as part of Routledge’s acclaimed series, Critical Concepts in Sociology, meets the need for a reference work to make sense of the subject’s vast and dispersed literature and the continuing explosion in research output.
   
VA05-514 Handbook of Research on Multicultural Perspectives on Gender and Aging
  Rekha Pande/ 9781522547723/ Price:US$ 225.00
 
Book Cover As people grow older, cultural issues arise. Recognizing how social influences guide and restrict people leads to a better understanding of one’s self and helps people as they age. The Handbook of Research on Multicultural Perspectives on Gender and Aging provides emerging research on midlife issues, physical aspects of aging, and the emotional value in the context of the culture in which people are living. While highlighting topics such as elderly disabilities, quality of life, and gender dimensions, this publication explores self-esteem in older members of society. This book is an important resource for academicians, healthcare professionals, professionals, researchers, and students seeking current research on the social and cultural characteristics of growing old. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •Dementia •Elderly Disabilities •Gender Dimensions •Inclusion and Exclusion •Quality of Life •Socio-Environment •Sustainable Development •Widowhood
   
VA05-513 E-Planning and Collaboration: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, 3-Vols/Set.
  Information Resources Management Association/ 9781522556466/ Price:US$ 2650.00
 
Book Cover As population growth accelerates, researchers and professionals face challenges as they attempt to plan for the future. E-planning is a significant component in addressing the key concerns as the world population moves towards urban environments. E-Planning and Collaboration: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications contains a compendium of the latest academic material on the emerging interdisciplinary areas of e-planning and collaboration. Including innovative studies on data management, urban development, and crowdsourcing, this multi-volume book is an ideal source for planners, policymakers, researchers, and graduate students interested in how recent technological advancements are enhancing the traditional practices in e-planning. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •Citizen E-Participation •Crowdsourcing •Data Management •Data Mining •Digital Divide •Online Data Portals •Urban Development •Virtual 3D Urban Models
   
VA05-512 Contemporary Approaches to Ethnographic Research, 4-Vols/Set.
  Hughes, Kahryn/ 9789386602541/ Price:£ 600.00
 
Book Cover This collection brings together readings from the vast range of ethnographic perspectives and practices to offer a multi-dimensional, detailed exploration of the ‘theory’ and ‘practice’ of ethnographic research, with a major emphasis on the contemporary application of the same. This is undertaken with the objective of offering a single, comprehensive teaching and research resource for those interested in this approach to data collection and analysis. The collection comprises four volumes that will collectively: i) consider what constitutes ‘contemporary ethnography’ as a research tool; ii) critically discuss the definitional debates surrounding ethnography; iii) illustrate how ethnography can be used in contemporary social science research where a significant emphasis is placed on the everyday, the virtual and the visual; and finally iv) reflect upon the practical, methodological, analytical and ethical aspects of current ethnographic research practice. Volume 1: Contemporary Ethnographies: Transformation, Change and Continuities Volume 2: Current Ethnographic Practices: Working in the ‘Contemporary Field’ Volume 3: Digital Ethnography: Researching Online Worlds Volume 4: Contemporary Ethnographic Analysis: Interpretation, Meaning and Representation
   
VA05-511 Innovations in Measuring and Evaluating Scientific Information
  Jeyasekar, J. John/ 9781522534570/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover Across a variety of disciplines, data and statistics form the backbone of knowledge. To ensure the reliability and validity of data appropriate measures must be taken in conducting studies and reporting findings. Innovations in Measuring and Evaluating Scientific Information provides emerging research on the theoretical base of scientific research and information literacy. While highlighting topics, such as bibliographical databases, forensic research, and trend analysis, this book explores visualization tools, software, and techniques for science mapping and scientific literature. This book is an important resource for scientific researchers, policy makers, research funding agencies, and students. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •Bibliographical Databases •Collaborative Research •Educational Resources •Forensic Research •Multi-Dimensional Scaling •Science Mapping •Scientific Research •Trend Analysis •Visualization Software
   
VA05-510 Handbook of Research on Civic Engagement and Social Change in Contemporary Society
  Chhabra, Susheel/ 9781522541974/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Book Cover Outreach and engagement initiatives are crucial in promoting community development and social change. This can be achieved through a number of methods including public policy and urban development. The Handbook of Research on Civic Engagement and Social Change in Contemporary Society is a critical scholarly resource that examines the unexplored field of applying social change to civic engagement in an effort to enlarge public welfare activities. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics, such as civic education, sustainable development, and child labor, this publication is geared towards academicians, researchers, and students seeking current research on civic engagement and public welfare. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •Child Labor •Citizen Services •Civic Education •Poverty Reduction •Rural Development •Social Media •Sustainable Development
   
VA05-509 Social, Psychological, and Forensic Perspectives on Sexual Abuse
  Gopalan, Rejani Thudalikunnil/ 9781522539582/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover Sexual abuse, a topic still struggling to break free of its social taboos, is an issue that must be addressed, assessed, and discussed in order to further efforts for prevention and treatment. Social, Psychological, and Forensic Perspectives on Sexual Abuse is an important resource that comprehensively examines the prevalence, assessment, causes, and impacts of sexual violence from cultural, legal, psychosocial, theoretical, and medical viewpoints. Discussing difficult but relevant issues including forensic assessment, legal ramifications, mental health, risk assessment, and effects on family life, this book is geared towards researchers, mental health professionals, clinicians, and special educators seeking current research on prevention, assessment, and rehabilitation in sexual abuse. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •Human Behavior and Psychology •Legal Assessment •Marriage and Parenting Issues •Medical and Forensic Assessment •Mental Health •Rehabilitation •Risk Assessment •Sexual Abuse and Violence •Sexuality •Sociology
   
VA05-508 The SAGE Handbook of Contemporary China, 2-Vols/Set.
  Weiping Wu/ 9781473948945/ Price:£ 265.00
 
Book Cover The study of contemporary China constitutes a fascinating yet challenging area of scholarly inquiry. Recent decades have brought dramatic changes to China's economy, society and governance. Analyzing such changes in the context of multiple disciplinary perspectives offers opportunites as well as challenges for scholars in the field known as contemporary China Studies. The SAGE Handbook of Contemporary China is a two-volume exploration of the transformations of contemporary China, firmly grounded in the both disciplinary and China-specific contexts. Drawing on a range of scholarly approaches found in the social sciences and history, an international team of contributors engage with the question of what a rapidly changing China means for the broader field of contemporary China studies, and identify areas of promising future research. Part 1: Context: History, Economy, and the Environment Part 2: Economic Transformations Part 3: Politics and Government Part 4: China on the Global Stage Part 5: China's Foreign Policy Part 6: National and Nested Identities Part 7: Urbanization and Spatial Development Part 8: Poverty and Inequality Part 9: Social Change Part 10: Future Directions for Contemporary China Studies
   
VA05-507 The SAGE Handbook of Frankfurt School Critical Theory, 3-Vols/Set.
  Beverley Best/ 9781473953345/ Price:£ 400.00
 
Book Cover The SAGE Handbook of Frankfurt School Critical Theory expounds the development of critical theory from its founding thinkers to its contemporary formulations in an interdisciplinary setting. It maps the terrain of a critical social theory, expounding its distinctive character vis-a-vis alternative theoretical perspectives, exploring its theoretical foundations and developments, conceptualising its subject matters both past and present, and signalling its possible future in a time of great uncertainty. Taking a distinctively theoretical, interdisciplinary, international and contemporary perspective on the topic, this wide-ranging collection of chapters is arranged thematically over three volumes: Volume I: Key Texts and Contributions to a Critical Theory of Society Volume II: Themes Volume III: Contexts This Handbook is essential reading for scholars and students in the field, showcasing the scholarly rigor, intellectual acuteness and negative force of critical social theory, past and present. SECTION 01: The Frankfurt School and Critical theory SECTION 02: Theoretical Elaborations of a Critical Social Theory SECTION 03: Critical Reception and Further Developments SECTION 04: State, Economy, Society SECTION 05: Culture and Aesthetics SECTION 06: Contexts of the emergence of Critical Theory SECTION 07: Contexts of the later developments of Critical Theory SECTION 08: Elements of Critical Theory in Contemporary Social and Political Movements and Theories
   
VA05-506 The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research Ethics
  Iphofen, Ron/ 9781473970977/ Price:£ 120.00
 
Book Cover This handbook is a much-needed and in-depth review of the distinctive set of ethical considerations which accompanies qualitative research. This is particularly crucial given the emergent, dynamic and interactional nature of most qualitative research, which too often allows little time for reflection on the important ethical responsibilities and obligations Contributions from leading international researchers have been carefully organised into six key thematic sections: Part One: Thick Descriptions Of Qualitative Research Ethics Part Two: Qualitative Research Ethics By Technique Part Three: Ethics As Politics Part Four: Qualitative Research Ethics With Vulnerable Groups Part Five: Relational Research Ethics Part Six: Researching Digitally This Handbook is a one-stop resource on qualitative research ethics across the social sciences that draws on the lessons learned and the successful methods for surmounting problems – the tried and true, and the new.
   
VA05-504 Global Perspectives on Human Migration, Asylum, and Security
  Akrivopoulou, Christina M./ 9781522528173/ Price:US$ 185.00
 
Book Cover Unstable social climates are causing the displacement of large numbers of people around the world. Thus, the issue of safe replacement arises causing the need for new policies and strategies regarding immigration. Global Perspectives on Human Migration, Asylum, and Security is a timely reference source for the latest research on the challenges, risks, and policies of current relocation and refugee flows, as well as address security problems in relation to these aspects of immigration. Featuring coverage on a wide variety of topics and perspectives such as terrorism, racism, and human rights, this publication is ideally designed for academicians, policy makers, researchers, and practitioners seeking current research on the current societal happenings of refugee integration around the world. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •Digital Media •Diversity •Human Rights •Racism •Religion •Terrorism
   
VA05-500 Social Considerations of Migration Movements and Immigration Policies
  Sefika Sule Ercetin/ 9781522533221/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover In the globalized era, a higher level of attention is given to various migration, immigration, and refugee movements. By undertaking research on these concepts, their impact on contemporary society can be better understood. Social Considerations of Migration Movements and Immigration Policies is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly material on the socio-economic effects of immigration and refugee crises on regional and international levels. Including a range of innovative perspectives such as peace building, political refugees, and civil protection, this book is ideally designed for researchers, academics, graduate students, policy makers, and practitioners interested in the social dimensions of migration and immigration policies. Topics Covered •Asylum Applications •Civil Protection •Human Resources Practices •Humanitarian Aid •Peace Building •Political Refugees •Social Capital
   
VA05-499 Global Ideologies Surrounding Children's Rights and Social Justice
  Tshabangu, Icarbord/ 9781522525783/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover Social rights are a pivotal concern for all of society, including today’s population of children. The study of the rights, or lack thereof, that children have must be undertaken to ensure that future generations are thriving members of their communities. Global Ideologies Surrounding Children's Rights and Social Justice highlights the trials and tribulations that children have often had to overcome to be considered true citizens of their communities. Featuring comprehensive coverage on a wide range of applicable topics such as child abuse, socio-economic rights, social injustice, and welfare issues, this is a critical reference source for educators, academicians, students, and researchers interested in studying new approaches for the social advancement of children. Topics Covered •Child Abuse •Child Labor •Child Poverty •Inclusive Education •Interagency Collaboration •Social Injustice •Socio-Economic Rights •Welfare Issues
   
VA05-497 The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Data Collection.
  Flick, Uwe/ 9781473952133/ Price:£ 120.00
 
Book Cover How we understand and define qualitative data is changing, with implications not only for the techniques of data analysis, but also how data are collected. New devices, technologies and online spaces open up new ways for researchers to approach and collect images, moving images, text and talk. The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Data Collection systematically explores the approaches, techniques, debates and new frontiers for creating, collecting and producing qualitative data. Bringing together contributions from internationally leading scholars in the field, the handbook offers a state-of-the-art look at key themes across six thematic parts: Part I Charting the Routes Part II Concepts, Contexts, Basics Part III Types of Data and How to Collect Them Part IV Digital and Internet Data Part V Triangulation and Mixed Methods Part VI Collecting Data in Specific Populations
   
VA05-495 Systematic Reviews and Research, 4-Vols/Set.
  Gough, David/ 9781473952188/ Price:£ 645.00
 
Book Cover Systematic reviews gather the findings of prior research to advance knowledge and inform decisions for policy, practice and personal lives. Review authors have applied the principles of working systematically and transparently across all types of qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods. Systematic reviews have become an increasingly important aspect of research across all areas of social policy from health, to education and environmental science and management studies. This major work has been designed to: •Bring together the key cutting edge historical and contemporary papers on the nature and methods of systematic reviews; •Represent the most interesting and exciting approaches and strategies in the literature including controversies and debates; •Include a breadth of disciplinary fields that use systematic reviews; •Provide succinct editorial introductions to enable the reader to understand how the papers relate to each other and to other publications The contents have been arranged thematically, and each volume includes a mix of historical and contemporary papers, providing a thorough and balanced overview of all key areas.
   
VA05-494 Critical Social Research Ethics, 4-Vols/Set.
  Smart, Barry/ 9781473907577/ Price:£ 645.00
 
Book Cover This Major Work focuses on critical social research, shedding a light on the wider philosophical and methodological issues and disputes associated with the topic of research ethics as they have arisen primarily in the social sciences but also in a number of other disciplinary fields. The four volumes contain an impressive range of contributions, both historical and contemporary in scope, arranged into eight thematic sections covering: Philosophy, ethics and social inquiry: themes and issues Alternative perspectives on ethics, science and social research Universities, ethical principles and the practice of social research Ethics committees and ethical review: analysis and critique (Un)ethical research, contested knowledge and critical social inquiry Questions of ethics, consent, and confidentiality Divisions, differences, and diversity: critical ethical dilemmas in social research Elites and social research: critical engagements Providing a thorough critical overview of key debates and developments over the decades, as well as considering emerging concerns and possible future directions for research, this Major Work is essential reading for scholars engaged in all areas of social research.
   
VA05-492 The SAGE Handbook of Youth Work Practice.
  Pam Alldred/ 9781473939523/ Price:£ 120.00
 
Book Cover The SAGE Handbook of Youth Work Practice showcases the value of professional work with young people as it is practiced in diverse forms in locations around the world. The editors have brought together an international team of contributors who reflect the wide range of approaches that identify as youth work, and the even wider range of approaches that identify variously as community work or community development work with young people, youth programmes, and work with young people within care, development and (informal) education frameworks. The Handbook is structured to explore histories, current practice and future directions: Part One: 'Youth Work' and Approaches to Professional Work with Young People Part Two: Professional Work With Young People: Projects and Practices to Inspire Part Three: Values and Ethics in Work with Young People Part Four: Current Challenges and Hopes for the Future
   
VA05-491-2 The City: Post-Modernity, 4-Vols/Set.
  Latham, Alan/ 9781473937703/ Price:£ 645.00
 
Book Cover These four volumes present a series of thematic explorations of key developments and debates on the topic of cities and city life in a post-modern context. Arranged thematically, the volumes draw together articles exploring: the relationship between the dynamics of contemporary globalisation, post-modernity, and urban development; the ways in which many contemporary cities are increasingly defined as centres of consumption rather than production; the multiple modernities defining contemporary city life around the world; and recent attempts to rethink our understandings of the materiality and complexity of cities. Volume One: Globalization And The Contemporary City Volume Two: Lifestyle, Consumption And The Unequal City Volume Three: Multiple Modernities And The Postcolonial City Volume Four: Complexity And Materiality
   
VA05-491-1 The City: Modernity, 4-Vols/Set.
  Latham, Alan/ 9781473937710/ Price:£ 645.00
 
Book Cover This four-volume Major Work brings together key literatures which offer perspectives on the emergence of the modern city and its connection with the project of modernity. The volumes explore the historical rise of the modern city and theorisations of the dynamics of city-based economic development; the nature of modernist city planning, governance and design; the role that the modern city has played in the rise of societies based on mass consumption; and the intertwining of expression, art and experience in the modern city. This collection has been built on the premise that cities need to be understood as interdisciplinary objects of study, and the contents have been drawn from a wide variety of sources with roots in areas such as urban anthropology, development studies, economics, history, geography and sociology. The result is a unique and valuable resource for scholars based in a variety of social science and humanities disciplines. Volume I: The Modern city: Evolution and Development Volume II: Planning, Governing and Designing the Modern City Volume III: Consumption, Politics and Popular culture in the Modern City Volume IV: Modernity, Representation and the City
   
VA05-491 The City: Modernity and Post-Modernity, 8-Vols/Set.
  Latham, Alan/ 9781526402844/ Price:£ 1145.00
 
Book Cover Cities are sites of great wealth and poverty, of hope and despair, of social and economic dynamism, as well as tradition and established power. Social scientists and humanities scholars have over the past three decades generated an impressive range of perspectives for making sense of the vast complexities of cities. These perspectives tell both of the economic, social and political dynamism cities generate, and point to possible lines of future development. This 8-volume benchmark collection brings together a hugely diverse collection of the most influential and important papers on this topic. The first four volumes, The City: Modernity, focus on the emergence of the modern city and its connection with the project of modernity. The final four volumes, The City: Post-Modernity, will focus more exclusively on the contemporary city, looking at the subject through the lenses of globalization and post-colonialism, amongst others. This collection has been built on the premise that cities need to be understood as interdisciplinary objects of study, and the contents have been drawn from a wide variety of sources with roots in areas such as urban anthropology, development studies, economics, history, geography and sociology. The result is a unique and valuable resource for scholars based in a variety of social science and humanities disciplines.
   
VA05-470 Community Planning and Development, 4-Vols/Set.
  Phillips, Rhonda/ 9781138023093/ Price:£ 900.00
 
Book Cover Community development refers to planned efforts aimed at producing assets to increase the ability and capacity of inhabitants to enhance quality of life. There are many types of assets recognized in community development, including social, physical, human, financial and environmental. Community development can be considered both as a process of developing the ability to act collectively, and an outcome: 1) taking collective action and 2) the result of that action for improvement in a community in any or all realms. A key feature within community development is the notion of social capital or social capacity, generally recognized by both researchers and practitioners as the resources embedded within relationships among people and organizations that help facilitate collaboration and cooperation. A rich history of community development shows the connection to engagement, advocacy, housing rights, anti-poverty and other socially focused concerns. The focus of planning entails the establishment of goals, policies, and procedures for a social or economic unit, such as in a city, community, region or nation. Community planning and development thus seeks to foster viable communities by promoting integrated approaches that provide decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expand economic opportunities for low and moderate income persons. This four-volume set covers the wide social, economic, political, environmental and urban contexts for community planning and development. Providing both foundation contexts as well as addressing current issues, the collection brings together the most relevant overviews and critiques of community planning and development, applicable to both developing and developed countries. The set is fully indexed, and provides a comprehensive overview newly written by the editor as well as an introduction for each volume. It provides an essential work of reference, designed to be useful to scholars, students, and researchers as a vital research resource.
   
VA05-31-2c The SAGE Handbook of Industrial, Work & Organizational Psychology, Volume 3: Managerial Psychology and Organizational Approaches.
  Ones, Deniz S./ 9781446207239/ Price:£ 120.00
 
   
VA05-31-2b The SAGE Handbook of Industrial, Work & Organizational Psychology, Volume 2: Organizational Psychology.
  Ones, Deniz S./ 9781446207222/ Price:£ 120.00
 
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VA05-31-2a The SAGE Handbook of Industrial, Work & Organizational Psychology, Volume 1: Personal Psychology and Employee Performance.
  Ones, Deniz S./ 9781446207215/ Price:£ 120.00
 
Book Cover The first volume in The SAGE Handbook of Industrial, Organizational and Work Psychology introduces key concepts in personnel and employee performance from cognitive ability and the psychological predictors used in assessments to employee and team values. The editor and contributors present a clear overview of key research in the areas of behaviour change and how to assess individual job performance – making Volume I indispensable for anyone working in or studying Human Resource Management.
   
VA05-31-2 The SAGE Handbook of Industrial, Work & Organizational Psychology, 3-Vols/Set.
  Ones, Deniz S./ 9781446287316/ Price:£ 360.00
 
Book Cover The second edition of this best-selling Handbook presents a fully updated and expanded overview of research, providing the latest perspectives on the analysis of theories, techniques, and methods used by industrial, work, and organizational psychologists. Building on the strengths of the first edition, key additions to this edition include in-depth historical chapter overviews of professional contexts across the globe, along with new chapters on strategic human resource management; corporate social responsibility; diversity, stress, emotions and mindfulness in the workplace; environmental sustainability at work; aging workforces, among many others. Providing a truly global approach and authoritative overview, this three-volume Handbook is an indispensable resource and essential reading for professionals, researchers and students in the field. Volume One: Personnel Psychology and Employee Performance Volume Two: Organizational Psychology Volume Three: Managerial Psychology and Organizational Approaches
   
SA05-479 Digital Health and the Gamification of Life: How Apps Can Promote a Positive Medicalization
  Antonio Maturo/ 9781787543669/ Price:£ 60.00
 
   
SA05-478 Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change
  Patrick G. Coy/ 9781787568969/ Price:£ 66.95
 
   
SA05-478 Black Mixed-Race Men: Transatlanticity, Hybridity and 'Post-Racial' Resilience
  Remi Joseph-Salisbury/ 9781787565326/ Price:£ 60.00
 
   
SA05-478 Gender, Women's Health Care Concerns and Other Social Factors in Health and Health Care
  Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld/ 9781787561762/ Price:£ 72.95
 
   
SA05-478 Virtue Ethics in the Conduct and Governance of Social Science Research
  Nathan Emmerich/ 9781787146082/ Price:£ 66.95
 
   
SA05-478 Emotion and the Researcher: Sites, Subjectivities, and Relationships
  Tracey Loughran/ 9781787146129/ Price:£ 66.95
 
   
SA05-478 Fathers, Childcare and Work: Cultures, Practices and Policies
  Rosy Musumeci/ 9781787430426/ Price:£ 72.95
 
   
SA05-478 Environment, Politics and Society
  Ram Alagan/ 9781787147768/ Price:£ 66.95
 
   
SA05-478 Contested Belonging: Spaces, Practices, Biographies
  Kathy Davis/ 9781787432079/ Price:£ 70.00
 
   
SA05-478 Death, The Dead and Popular Culture
  Ruth Penfold-Mounce/ 9781787430549/ Price:£ 40.00
 
   
SA05-478 Education, Migration and Family Relations Between China and the UK: The Transnational One-Child Generation
  Mengwei Tu/ 9781787146730/ Price:£ 60.00
 
   
SA05-478 Death, Memorialization and Deviant Spaces
  Matthew Spokes/ 9781787565746/ Price:£ 40.00
 
   
SA05-478 Social Movements, Stakeholders and Non-Market Strategy
  Forrest Briscoe/ 9781787543508/ Price:£ 77.95
 
   
SA05-478 Critical Realism, History, and Philosophy in the Social Sciences
  Timothy Rutzou/ 9781787566040/ Price:£ 66.95
 
   
SA05-478 Nirbhaya, New Media and Digital Gender Activism
  Adrija Dey/ 9781787545304/ Price:£ 60.00
 
   
SA05-478 Metric Culture: Ontologies of Self-Tracking Practices
  Btihaj Ajana/ 9781787432901/ Price:£ 60.00
 
   
SA05-478 Fighting the US Youth Sex Trade: Gender, Race, and Politics
  Carrie N. Baker/ 9781316649619/ Price:US$ 29.99
 
   
SA05-478 Labor and the Class Idea in the United States and Canada
  Barry Eidlin/ 9781107514416/ Price:US$ 29.99
 
   
SA05-478 Interaction Effects in Linear and Generalized Linear Models: Examples and Applications using Stata
  Robert L. Kaufman/ 9781506365374/ Price:£ 62.00
 
   
SA05-478 Global Problems, Global Solutions: Prospects for a Better World
  JoAnn Chirico/ 9781506347783/ Price:£ 69.00
 
   
SA05-478 Designing Experiments for the Social Sciences: How to Plan, Create, and Execute Research Using Experiments
  Renita Coleman/ 9781506377322/ Price:£ 62.00
 
   
SA05-478 Fundamental Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences
  Howard T. Tokunaga/ 9781506377483/ Price:£ 77.00
 
   
SA05-478 Using IBMR SPSSR Statistics: An Interactive Hands-On Approach
  James O. Aldrich/ 9781544318899/ Price:£ 37.99
 
   
SA05-478 Program Evaluation Theory and Practice: A Comprehensive Guide.
  Donna M. Mertens/ 9781462532759/ Price:US$ 75.00
 
Book Cover The leading text that covers both the theory and practice of evaluation in one engaging volume has now been revised and updated with additional evaluation approaches (such as mixed methods and principles-focused evaluation) and new methods (such as technologically based strategies). The book features examples of small- and large-scale evaluations from a range of fields, many with reflective commentary from the evaluators; helpful checklists; and carefully crafted learning activities. Major theoretical paradigms in evaluation—and the ways they inform methodological choices—are explained. Readers learn effective strategies for clarifying their own theoretical assumptions; working with stakeholders; developing questions; using quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods designs; selecting data collection and sampling strategies; analyzing data; and communicating and utilizing findings. The new companion website provides extensive recommended online resources and tools, organized by chapter.
   
SA05-478 10-Step Evaluation for Training and Performance Improvement
  Seung Youn (Yonnie) Chyung/ 9781544323961/ Price:£ 54.00
 
   
SA05-478 Innovation in Mixed Methods Research: A Practical Guide to Integrative Thinking with Complexity
  Cheryl N. Poth/ 9781473906693/ Price:£ 28.99
 
   
SA05-478 Research Ethics in the Real World: Euro-Western and Indigenous perspectives
  Helen Kara/ 9781447344759/ Price:£ 21.99
 
Book Cover Research ethics and integrity are growing in importance as academics face increasing pressure to win grants and publish, and universities promote themselves in the competitive HE market. Research Ethics in the Real World is the first book to highlight the links between research ethics and individual, social, professional, institutional, and political ethics. Drawing on Indigenous and Euro-Western research traditions, Helen Kara considers all stages of the research process, from the formulation of a research question to aftercare for participants, data and findings. She argues that knowledge of both ethical approaches is helpful for researchers working in either paradigm. Students, academics, and research ethics experts from around the world contribute real-world perspectives on navigating and managing ethics in practice. Research Ethics in the Real World provides guidance for quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods researchers from all disciplines about how to act ethically throughout your research work. This book is invaluable in supporting teachers of research ethics to design and deliver effective courses.
   
SA05-478 The Harms of Work: An Ultra-Realist Account of the Service Economy
  Anthony Lloyd/ 9781529204018/ Price:£ 80.00
 
Book Cover As the percentage of people working in the service economy continues to rise, there is a need to examine workplace harm within low-paid, insecure, flexible and short-term forms of ‘affective labour’. This is the first book to discuss harm through an ultra-realist lens and examines the connection between individuals, their working conditions and management culture. Using data from a long-term ethnographic study of the service economy, it investigates the reorganisation of labour markets and the shift from security to flexibility, a central function of consumer capitalism. It highlights working conditions and organisational practices which employees experience as normal and routine but within which multiple harms occur. Challenging current thinking within sociology and policy analysis, it reconnects ideology and political economy with workplace studies and uses examples of legal and illegal activity to demonstrate the multiple harms within the service economy.
   
SA05-478 Social Movements and Media
  Jennifer Earl/ 9781787430983/ Price:£ 66.95
 
   
SA05-477 Medical Transnationalism: Korean Immigrants' Medical Tourism to South Korea
  Sou Hyun Jang/ 9781498563321/ Price:US$ 100.00
 
   
SA05-477 Being an Evaluator: Your Practical Guide to Evaluation.
  Donna R. Podems/ 9781462537808/ Price:US$ 45.00
 
Book Cover Demystifying the evaluation journey, this is the first evaluation mentoring book that addresses the choices, roles, and challenges that evaluators must navigate in the real world. Experienced evaluator and trainer Donna R. Podems covers both conceptual and technical aspects of practice in a friendly, conversational style. She focuses not just on how to do evaluations but how to think like an evaluator, fostering reflective, ethical, and culturally sensitive practice. Extensive case examples illustrate the process of conceptualizing and implementing an evaluation—clarifying interventions, identifying beneficiaries, gathering data, discussing results, valuing, and developing recommendations. The differences (and connections) between research, evaluation, and monitoring are explored. Handy icons identify instructive features including self-study exercises, group activities, clarifying questions, facilitation and negotiation techniques, insider tips, advice, and resources.
   
SA05-477 Managing Quality in Qualitative Research
  Uwe Flick/ 9781473912021/ Price:£ 24.99
 
   
SA05-477 An Introduction to Data Analysis: Quantitative, Qualitative and Mixed Methods
  Tiffany Bergin/ 9781446295151/ Price:£ 28.99
 
   
SA05-477 Evaluation Failures: 22 Tales of Mistakes Made and Lessons Learned
  Kylie Hutchinson/ 9781544320007/ Price:£ 22.99
 
   
SA05-477 Networks and Religion: Ties that Bind, Loose, Build-up, and Tear Down
  Sean F. Everton/ 9781108404075/ Price:US$ 34.99
 
   
SA05-477 Qualitative Dissertation Methodology: A Guide for Research Design and Methods.
  Nathan Durdella/ 9781506345161/ Price:£ 41.99
 
   
SA05-476 Childhood, Culture and Society: in a Global Context
  Michael Wyness/ 9781446296134/ Price:£ 29.99
 
   
SA05-476 Cities in a World Economy
  Saskia Sassen/ 9781506362618/ Price:£ 34.99
 
   
SA05-476 Basic and Advanced Focus Groups
  David L. Morgan/ 9781506327112/ Price:£ 34.99
 
   
SA05-476 Poverty Propaganda: Confronting the Myths
  Tracy Shildrick/ 9781447323983/ Price:£ 23.99
 
Book Cover Does ‘real’ poverty still exist in Britain? How do people differentiate between the supposed ‘deserving’ and ‘undeserving’ poor? Is there a culture of worklessness passed down generation to generation? Bringing together historical and contemporary material, Poverty Propaganda: Confronting the myths sheds new light on how poverty is understood in contemporary Britain. Written in straightforward language, it debunks many popular myths and misconceptions about poverty, its prevalence, causes and consequences, and concludes with suggestions for change.
   
SA05-476 Bourbon Street, B-Drinking, and the Sexual Economy of Tourism
  Angela R. Demovic/ 9781498531320/ Price:US$ 90.00
 
   
SA05-476 American Roma: A Modern Investigation of Lived Experiences and Media Portrayals
  Melanie R. Covert/ 9781498558396/ Price:US$ 110.00
 
   
SA05-476 Neighborhood Change and Neighborhood Action: The Struggle to Create Neighborhoods that Serve Human Needs
  R. Allen Hays/ 9781498556446/ Price:US$ 95.00
 
   
SA05-476 Gender and Generation in Southeast Asian Agrarian Transformations
  Clara Mi Young Park/ 9781138489622/ Price:£ 115.00
 
   
SA05-476 Being Young in Super-Aging Japan: Formative Events and Cultural Reactions
  Patrick Heinrich/ 9781138494978/ Price:£ 115.00
 
   
SA05-476 Social Movements and Political Activism in Contemporary Japan: Re-emerging from Invisibility
  David Chiavacci/ 9781138091931/ Price:£ 115.00
 
   
SA05-476 The Cambridge Handbook of Social Problems, Volume 1
  A. Javier Trevino/ 9781108426169/ Price:US$ 175.00
 
   
SA05-476 Sketches in the Theory of Culture
  Zygmunt Bauman/ 9781509528301/ Price:US$ 24.95
 
   
SA05-476 Research Design & Method Selection: Making Good Choices in the Social Sciences
  Diana Panke/ 9781526438638/ Price:£ 28.99
 
   
SA05-476 Doing Ethnography
  Amanda Coffey/ 9781473913332/ Price:£ 24.99
 
   
SA05-476 Social Scientific Research
  Dawn Brancati/ 9781526426857/ Price:£ 26.99
 
   
SA05-476 Designing Quality Survey Questions
  Sheila B. Robinson/ 9781506330549/ Price:£ 30.99
 
   
SA05-476 Heuristic Inquiry: Researching Human Experience Holistically
  Nevine Sultan/ 9781506355481/ Price:£ 30.99
 
   
SA05-476 Doing Conversation, Discourse and Document Analysis
  Tim Rapley/ 9781473913615/ Price:£ 24.99
 
   
SA05-476 Designing Qualitative Research
  Uwe Flick/ 9781473911987/ Price:£ 24.99
 
   
SA05-476 Spatial Regression Models
  Michael D. Ward/ 9781544328836/ Price:£ 16.99
 
   
SA05-476 Cross-Cultural Analysis: Methods and Applications
  Eldad Davidov/ 9781138690271/ Price:£ 40.99
 
   
SA05-476 Death, Society, and Human Experience
  Robert Kastenbaum/ 9781138292406/ Price:£ 120.00
 
   
SA05-476 Embodied Family Choreography: Practices of Control, Care, and Mundane Creativity
  Marjorie Harness Goodwin/ 9781138633261/ Price:£ 115.00
 
   
SA05-476 Ethnomorality of Care: Migrants and their Aging Parents
  Agnieszka Radziwinowiczowna/ 9780815354031/ Price:£ 105.00
 
   
SA05-476 Analyzing Qualitative Data
  Graham R. Gibbs/ 9781473915817/ Price:£ 24.99
 
   
SA05-476 Teaching Qualitative Research: Strategies for Engaging Emerging Scholars.
  Raji Swaminathan/ 9781462536702/ Price:US$ 35.00
 
Book Cover This timely resource provides a framework for teaching students how to think qualitatively and become more critical and reflexive researchers. Presented are a wealth of pedagogical tools that instructors across the disciplines can tailor to their own needs, including thought-provoking discussion questions, group work exercises, and field activities. The authors discuss issues and choices in course design, including approaches to assessment and grading, and share sample syllabi for both online and face-to-face course formats. Exploring the complexities and debates that surround teaching qualitative research, the book argues for a holistic model of preparing novice researchers. It demonstrates effective ways to engage students in the qualitative inquiry process from start to finish—from understanding positionality and crafting a research problem to writing up findings for different audiences.
   
SA05-476 Women and Religion: Contemporary and Future Challenges in the Global Era
  Elisabetta Ruspini/ 9781447336358/ Price:£ 75.00
 
Book Cover This edited collection provides interdisciplinary, global, and multi-religious perspectives on the relationship between women’s identities, religion, and social change in the contemporary world. The book discusses the experiences and positions of women, and particular groups of women, to understand patterns of religiosity and religious change. It also addresses the current and future challenges posed by women’s changes to religion in different parts of the world and among different religious traditions and practices. The contributors address a diverse range of themes and issues including the attitudes of different religions to gender equality; how women construct their identity through religious activity; whether women have opportunity to influence religious doctrine; and the impact of migration on the religious lives of both women and men.
   
SA05-476 Youth Employment: Th STYLE handbook
  Jacqueline O'Reilly/ 9781447350347/ Price:£ 19.99
 
After the financial crisis of 2008 youth unemployment soared across Europe, leaving a generation of highly qualified young people frustrated in their search for secure, meaningful work. With contributions from over 90 authors and more than 60 individual contributions this collection summarises the findings of a large-scale EU funding project on Strategic Transitions for Youth Labour in Europe (STYLE). Including the often overlooked and unheard voices of young people themselves, this eclectic range of contributions discuss the distinctive characteristics of the current phase of youth employment. It provides a comprehensive analysis of the causes of European youth unemployment and assesses the effectiveness of labour market policies across the region.
   
SA05-476 Global Agenda for Social Justice
  Glenn W. Muschert/ 9781447349129/ Price:£ 14.99
 
The Global Agenda for Social Justice provides accessible insights into some of the world’s most pressing social problems and proposes international public policy responses to those problems. Written by a highly respected team of authors brought together by the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), chapters examine topics such as criminal justice, media concerns, environmental problems, economic problems, and issues concerning sexualities and gender. They offer recommendations for action by governing officials, policy makers, and the public around key issues of social justice. It will be of interest to scholars, practitioners, advocates, and students interested in public sociology, the study of social problems and the pursuit of social justice.
   
SA05-476 Peak Inequality: Britain's Ticking Time Bomb
  Danny Dorling/ 9781447349075/ Price:£ 12.99
 
Book Cover Inequality is the key political issue of our time. Danny Dorling wrote his seminal work Injustice: Why social inequality persists in 2010, and as an early proponent of rapidly reducing economic inequalities, he is now much sought-after as one of the foremost contributors to the debates surrounding it. Here Dorling brings together brand new material alongside a carefully curated selection of his most recent writing on inequality from publications as wide ranging as the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian, New Statesman, Financial Times and the China People’s Daily. Covering key inequality issues including politics, housing, education and health, he explores whether we have now reached ‘peak inequality’. He concludes, crucially, by predicting what the future holds for Britain, as attempts are made to defuse the ticking time bomb while we simultaneously try to negotiate Brexit and react to the wider international situation of a world of people demanding to become more equal.
   
SA05-476 Cultural Policy and East Asian Rivalry: The Hong Kong Gaming Industry
  Anthony Y. H. Fung/ 9781783486250/ Price:US$ 32.95
 
   
SA05-476 Handbook on Development and Social Change.
  G. Honor Fagan/ 9781786431547/ Price:£ 140.00
 
   
SA05-476 A Secular Age Beyond the West: Religion, Law and the State in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa
  Mirjam Kunkler/ 9781108417716/ Price:US$ 120.00
 
   
SA05-476 Connecting Families?: Information and Communication Technologies, Generations, and the Life Course
  Barbara Barbosa Neves/ 9781447339946/ Price:£ 75.00
 
Book Cover This edited collection takes a lifecourse and generational perspective covering theory, including posthumanism and strong structuration theory, and methodology, including digital and cross-disciplinary methods. It presents a series of case studies on topics such as intergenerational connections, work-life balance, transnational families, digital storytelling and mobile parenting. It will give students, researchers and practitioners a variety of tools to make sense of how ICTs are used, appropriated and domesticated in family life. These tools allow for an informed and critical understanding of ICTs and family dynamics.
   
SA05-476 Women's work: How mothers manage flexible working in careers and family life
  Zoe Young/ 9781529202038/ Price:£ 24.99
 
What’s it really like to be a mother with a career working flexibly? Drawing on over 100 hours of interview data, this book is the first to go inside women’s work and family lives in a year of working flexibly. The private labours of going part-time, job sharing, and home working are brought to life with vivid personal stories. Taking a sociological and feminist perspective, it explores contemporary motherhood, work-life balance, emotional work in families, couples and housework, maternity transitions, interactions with employers, work design and workplace cultures, and employment policies. It concludes that there is an opportunity to make employment and family life work better together and offers unique insights from women’s lived experiences on how to do it.
   
SA05-475 Mobilizing without the Masses: Control and Contention in China
  Diana Fu/ 9781108420549/ Price:US$ 89.99
 
   
SA05-475 Introduction to Mediation, Moderation, and Conditional Process Analysis: A Regression-Based Approach.
  Andrew F. Hayes/ 9781462534654/ Price:US$ 65.00
 
Book Cover Lauded for its easy-to-understand, conversational discussion of the fundamentals of mediation, moderation, and conditional process analysis, this book has been fully revised with 50% new content, including sections on working with multicategorical antecedent variables, the use of PROCESS version 3 for SPSS and SAS for model estimation, and annotated PROCESS v3 outputs. Using the principles of ordinary least squares regression, Andrew F. Hayes carefully explains procedures for testing hypotheses about the conditions under and the mechanisms by which causal effects operate, as well as the moderation of such mechanisms. Hayes shows how to estimate and interpret direct, indirect, and conditional effects; probe and visualize interactions; test questions about moderated mediation; and report different types of analyses. Data for all the examples are available on the companion website (www.afhayes.com), along with links to download PROCESS. New to This Edition Chapters on using each type of analysis with multicategorical antecedent variables. Example analyses using PROCESS v3, with annotated outputs throughout the book. More tips and advice, including new or revised discussions of formally testing moderation of a mechanism using the index of moderated mediation; effect size in mediation analysis; comparing conditional effects in models with more than one moderator; using R code for visualizing interactions; distinguishing between testing interaction and probing it; and more. Rewritten Appendix A, which provides the only documentation of PROCESS v3, including 13 new preprogrammed models that combine moderation with serial mediation or parallel and serial mediation. Appendix B, describing how to create customized models in PROCESS v3 or edit preprogrammed models. This title is part of the Methodology in the Social Scie
   
SA05-474 Indigenous Knowledge Production: Navigating Humanity within a Western World
  Marcus Woolombi Waters/ 9781138218383/ Price:£ 105.00
 
   
SA05-474 Constructing Social Research: The Unity and Diversity of Method
  Charles C. Ragin/ 9781483379302/ Price:£ 36.99
 
   
SA05-474 Doing Realist Research
  Nick Emmel/ 9781473977891/ Price:£ 29.99
 
   
SA05-474 Embodied Research in Migration Studies: Using creative and participatory approaches
  Elena Vacchelli/ 9781447339069/ Price:£ 45.00
 
Book Cover The definition of data in qualitative research is expanding. This book highlights the value of embodiment as a qualitative research tool and outlines what it means to do embodied research at various points of the research process. It shows how using this non-invasive approach with vulnerable research participants, such as migrant, refugee and asylum seeking women can help service users or research participants to be involved in the co- production of services and in participatory research. Drawing on both feminist and post-colonial theory, the author uses her own research with migrant women in London, focusing specifically on collage making and digital storytelling, whilst also considering other potential tools for practicing embodied research such as yoga, personal diaries, dance and mindfulness. Situating the concept of ‘embodiment’ on the map of research methodologies, the book combines theoretical groundwork with actual examples of application to think pragmatically about intersectionality through embodiment.
   
SA05-474 Using Media for Social Innovation
  Aneta Podkalicka/ 9781783208715/ Price:US$ 38.00
 
   
SA05-473 Measurement Theory and Applications for the Social Sciences.
  Deborah L. Bandalos/ 9781462532131/ Price:US$ 75.00
 
Book Cover Which types of validity evidence should be considered when determining whether a scale is appropriate for a given measurement situation? What about reliability evidence? Using clear explanations illustrated by examples from across the social and behavioral sciences, this engaging text prepares students to make effective decisions about the selection, administration, scoring, interpretation, and development of measurement instruments. Coverage includes the essential measurement topics of scale development, item writing and analysis, and reliability and validity, as well as more advanced topics such as exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, item response theory, diagnostic classification models, test bias and fairness, standard setting, and equating. End-of-chapter exercises (with answers) emphasize both computations and conceptual understanding to encourage readers to think critically about the material.
   
SA05-473 Qualitative Inquiry: Thematic, Narrative and Arts-Informed Perspectives.
  Lynn Butler-Kisber/ 9781473966918/ Price:£ 29.99
 
   
SA05-472 Illustrated Dictionary of Sociology.
  / 9781984600875/ Price:US$ 95.00
 
Book Cover This illustrated dictionary provides concise definitions and explanations of sociological terms together with state-of-the-art scientific and practical terms, presented in an easy-to-use, A-Z order with pictures and figures as well as examples are given to clarify the terms. A perfect tool for understanding of sociological terms for Higher Secondary to Undergraduate students and improving their spelling and grammar.
   
SA05-471 Diversity in the Power Elite: Ironies and Unfulfilled Promises.
  Richard L. Zweigenhaft/ 9781538103371/ Price:US$ 37.00
 
   
SA05-471 What is Quantitative Longitudinal Data Analysis?
  Vernon Gayle/ 9781472515407/ Price:£ 17.99
 
   
SA05-470 Understanding Culture, Society, and Politics. (With DVD)
  3G Editorial Board/ 9781680947151/ Price:US$ 1250.00
 
Book Cover Offers students real world practices in navigating the ever-changing academic background. This book affirms to the remarkable development in the past two decades of a cultural paradigm for social and political analysis and critically examines many of the assumptions that underpin that understanding.
   
SA05-470 Disciplines and Ideas in the Social Sciences. (With DVD)
  3G Editorial Board/ 9781680947304/ Price:US$ 125.00
 
Book Cover Focusing on the disciplines of economics, sociology, political science, and history, this edition examines how social science came to model itself on natural science and liberal politics. The edition is revised and updated with the latest information and new chapters are added. This updated edition offers students real advice in navigating the ever-changing academic landscape.
   
SA05-470 Disciplines and Ideas in the Applied Social Sciences. (With DVD)
  3G Editorial Board/ 9781680947311/ Price:US$ 125.00
 
Book Cover Introduces a variety of social science methodologies applicable to a range of social and political science disciplines. The edition is revised and updated with the latest information and new chapters are added. This updated edition offers students real advice in navigating the ever-changing academic landscape.
   
SA05-470 Science, Technology and Society (With DVD)
  3G Editorial Board/ 9781680957334/ Price:US$ 125.00
 
Book Cover This book explores the dynamic relationship between science, technology and society, examining how it has contributed to economic growth and national well-being. Improves your understanding of the way in which advances in science and technology influence society and vice versa.
   
SA05-470 Living in the IT Era. (With DVD)
  3G Editorial Board/ 9781680957150/ Price:US$ 125.00
 
Book Cover As the world becomes more and more interconnected, technology has begun to be considered as a convenient and useful tool for communication between individuals, a situation that has facilitated participation in some of the engagements that were challenging sometimes. This book examines the role of translation with regard to the emerging digital technologies and analyses their social, cultural and political consequences.
   
SA05-470 3GE Collection on Political Science: Social Change.
  3G Editorial Board/ 9781680959567/ Price:US$ 160.00
 
Book Cover This book describes the social challenges that exist in current globalization politics, and examines the communicative processes, strategies and tactics through which social change interventions are constituted in response. The book focuses on how social policies can be transformed to promote social justice for all groups. This text is designed to introduce undergraduates and graduates to the study of social theory, social change and World development.
   
SA05-470 Cultures of Defiance and Resistance: Social Movements in 21st-Century America.
  Scott G. McNall/ 9781138239722/ Price:£ 29.99
 
   
SA05-469 Youth, Class and Everyday Struggles.
  Steven Threadgold/ 9781138849983/ Price:£ 90.00
 
   
SA05-469 Essentials of Social Statistics for a Diverse Society. (International Student Edition)
  Anna Leon-Guerrero/ 9781506390956/ Price:£ 94.00
 
   
SA05-468 Community Organising Against Racism: 'Race', Ethnicity and Community Development.
  Gary Craig/ 9781447333760/ Price:£ 26.99
 
In this unique global collection, Gary Craig and his contributors blend theory and practice-based case studies to review how different community development approaches can empower minority ethnic communities to confront racism and overcome social, economic and political disadvantage. The book explores key questions about the empowerment and capacity-building of minority ethnic groups. Using case studies from across the ‘developed’ world, and in differing social and economic contexts, contributors explore these issues in working with asylum-seeker communities, addressing tensions between minorities and building alliances, in work with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities, and using arts-based approaches. The book will stimulate wider debates about the role of community development in relation to ‘race’ and ethnicity at a time when ‘race’ is being ‘invisibilised’ in public policy, and will be an invaluable resource for policy-makers, politicians, academics, and students from many disciplines.
   
SA05-468 Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK, Vol. 2: The Dimensions of Disadvantage.
  Glen Bramley/ 9781447334279/ Price:£ 29.99
 
Book Cover How many people live in poverty in the UK, and how has this changed over recent decades? Are those in poverty more likely to suffer other forms of disadvantage or social exclusion? Is exclusion multi-dimensional, taking different forms for different groups or places? Based on the largest UK study of its kind ever commissioned, this fascinating book provides the most detailed national picture of these problems. Chapters consider a range of dimensions of disadvantage as well as poverty - access to local services or employment, social relations or civic participation, health and well-being. The book also explores relationships between these in the first truly multi-dimensional analysis of exclusion. Written by leading academics, this is an authoritative account of welfare outcomes achieved across the UK.
   
SA05-468 Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK, Vol. 1: The Nature and Extent of the Problem.
  Esther Dermott/ 9781447332176/ Price:£ 24.99
 
Book Cover The largest UK research study on poverty and social exclusion ever conducted reveals startling levels of deprivation. 18m people are unable to afford adequate housing; 14m can’t afford essential household goods; and nearly half the population have some form of financial insecurity. Defining poverty as those whose lack of resources forces them to live below a publicly agreed minimum standard, this text provides unique and detailed insights into the nature and extent of poverty and social exclusion in the UK today. Written by a team of leading academics, the book reports on the extent and nature of poverty for different social groups: older and younger people; parents and children; ethnic groups; men and women; disabled people; and across regions through the recent period of austerity. It reflects on where government policies have made an impact and considers potential future developments.
   
SA05-467 Sociology.
  Farley, John E./ 9781138694682/ Price:£ 70.99
 
   
SA05-467 Fulfilling the Potential of Your Doctoral Experience.
  Denicolo, Pam/ 9781473974791/ Price:£ 25.99
 
   
SA05-467 Shared Housing, Shared Lives: Everyday Experiences Across the Lifecourse.
  Sue Heath/ 9781138673533/ Price:£ 105.00
 
   
SA05-467 Evaluation Essentials: From A to Z.
  Alkin, Marvin C./ 9781462532407/ Price:US$ 45.00
 
Book Cover Thoroughly revised and updated, this engaging text has given thousands of students and new evaluators the practical information and expert advice needed to conduct or use evaluations. In 26 concise sections, the book describes how to articulate answerable evaluation questions, collect and analyze data using both quantitative and qualitative methods, and deal with contingencies that might alter the traditional sequence of an evaluation. Special strengths of the text are its attention to individual, organizational, and community culture and emphasis on building collaborative relationships with stakeholders. An in-depth case study and related end-of-section exercises (including group activities) help students put themselves in the evaluator role. Other pedagogical features include section titles written as questions, bulleted recaps of each section, "Thinking Ahead" and "Next Steps" pointers, cautionary notes, and suggestions for further reading. New to This Edition New and expanded topics: evaluation contracts, budgeting, surveys, data visualization, qualitative coding and memoing, factors affecting evaluation use, and context-sensitive evaluation. Revised case study with extended exercises that guide the reader to complete a simulated evaluation. End-of-section "Quick Read" links to recommended American Evaluation Association blog posts. Four entirely new sections (such as "How Do You Strengthen Relationships with Stakeholders?" and "How Do We Plan a Process-Focused Evaluation Design?"), plus other changes and additions throughout.
   
SA05-466 Principles-Focused Evaluation: The GUIDE.
  Patton, Michael Q./ 9781462531820/ Price:US$ 50.00
 
Book Cover How can programs and organizations ensure they are adhering to core principles—and assess whether doing so is yielding desired results? From evaluation pioneer Michael Quinn Patton, this book introduces the principles-focused evaluation (P-FE) approach and demonstrates its relevance and application in a range of settings. Patton explains why principles matter for program development and evaluation and how they can serve as a rudder to navigate the uncertainties, turbulence, and emergent challenges of complex dynamic environments. In-depth exemplars illustrate how the unique GUIDE framework is used to determine whether principles provide meaningful guidance (G) and are useful (U), inspiring (I), developmentally adaptable (D), and evaluable (E). User-friendly features include rubrics, a P-FE checklist, firsthand reflections and examples from experienced P-FE practitioners, sidebars and summary tables, and end-of-chapter application exercises.
   
SA05-466 The Cultural Contradictions of Anti-Capitalism: The Liberal Spirit and the Making of Western Radicalism.
  Fletcher, Daniel/ 9781138207745/ Price:£ 105.00
 
   
SA05-466 Handbook of Arts-Based Research.
  Leavy, Patricia/ 9781462521951/ Price:US$ 75.00
 
Book Cover Bringing together interdisciplinary leaders in methodology and arts-based research (ABR), this comprehensive handbook explores the synergies between artistic and research practices and addresses issues in designing, implementing, evaluating, and publishing ABR studies. Coverage includes the full range of ABR genres, including those based in literature (such as narrative and poetic inquiry); performance (music, dance, playbuilding); visual arts (drawing and painting, collage, installation art, comics); and audiovisual and multimethod approaches. Each genre is described in detail and brought to life with robust research examples. Team approaches, ethics, and public scholarship are discussed, as are innovative ways that ABR is used within creative arts therapies, psychology, education, sociology, health sciences, business, and other disciplines. The companion website includes selected figures from the book in full color, additional online-only figures, and links to online videos of performance pieces.
   
GA05-117 St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture
  / 9781410380814/ Price:US$ 299.00
 
Book Cover The St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture presents more than 200 entries that examine the history and contributions of hip hop to American and global culture. It provides academic and public libraries with a much-needed authoritative reference resource defining, exploring, and analyzing this significant aspect of culture and history. Hip hop culture is studied within countless disciplines at the university level, including history, sociology, anthropology, business, marketing, design, and of course music, dance, and art. Hip hop is being incorporated into K-12 curriculum as well, to engage students in learning English language arts, history, and even science. And hip hop is included in programing at large public libraries like Queens Library, honoring its local history and culture with “8 Days of Nonstop Hip Hop” in May 2015. The Schomburg Center (NYPL) hosted “First Friday ‘Hip Hop’ edition” in May 2016, with similar programming at other urban libraries engaging their communities. Entries in the work discuss the music (rap and DJing), dance (breakdancing), and visual arts (graffiti) that are the artistic expressions of hip hop culture, and feature the people, places, events, and works that started the movement and established hip hop as a global phenomenon. Entries also examine hip hop’s influence in other artistic arenas such as fashion, film, and poetry; its impact on education, politics, social activism, racial and ethnic identity, and globalization; and its many contributions to American, urban, black, and Latino cultures. Entries are alphabetically arranged, and also point to related entries within the work. Each entry also contains a bibliography; the volume as a whole also provides a general reading list on hip hop culture, as well as a thematic outline of the contents. 180 color photos illuminate the text. The volume concludes with a robust subject index.
   
GA05-116-5 Unlocking Current Issues: Transgender Life.
  / 9781410380937/ Price:US$ 47.00
 
Book Cover The concept of a transgender identity may be unfamiliar to some. Transgender Life provides students with an understanding of the transgender experience, starting with evidence and treatment of transgender people throughout history, challenges related to coming out as transgender, dealing with gender dysphoria, questions related to transitioning, and a discussion of rights and legal issues, with a variety of perspectives represented.
   
GA05-116-4 Unlocking Current Issues: Race and the Law.
  / 9781410380968/ Price:US$ 47.00
 
Book Cover “Equality and justice for all.” This founding principle of America has been evolving through fits and starts since the country’s inception. Race and the Law traces the intersection of race and the law from America’s earliest days, through the era of slavery, the civil rights movement, and into the twenty-first century. Various points-of view and key players in the public discourse are represented, with a clear summary of positions. Contemporary opinions from across the political and cultural spectrum are represented.
   
GA05-116-3 Unlocking Current Issues: Immigration in America.
  / 9781410380951/ Price:US$ 47.00
 
Book Cover An issue in the news, and very personal to many, Immigration in America tackles this complicated topic by first presenting a historical overview of immigration as well as various points-of-view and key players in the public discourse on immigration. Discussions of immigration laws and border security, economic impacts of immigrants, and immigration reform are covered from a wide variety of perspectives.
   
GA05-116-2 Unlocking Current Issues: Guns in America.
  / 9781410380944/ Price:US$ 47.00
 
Book Cover From open carry, to concealed handguns, to mass shootings, the issue of gun ownership and laws surrounding ownership is consistently in the headlines. Guns in America provides students with historical context of gun ownership in America, tracing the issue from colonial roots, to the establishment of the NRA, to today’s highly charged and often politicized debates around issues like assault rifle bans, open carry laws, and more.
   
GA05-116-1 Unlocking Current Issues: Bullying.
  / 9781410380920/ Price:US$ 47.00
 
Book Cover Bullying persists in society, with many students witnessing first-hand the damage bullying behavior can inflict. But why does bullying continue and what can be done? Bullying presents students with context for today’s concerns on this topic, including a history of bullying through the ages and early studies and attempts to curb bullying behavior. Chapters also cover cyberbullying, anti-bullying campaigns, and issues facing students and caregivers today, like whether cyberbullying should be criminalized.
   
GA05-116 Unlocking Current Issue, 5-Vols/Set.
  / 9781410380913/ Price:US$ 210.00
 
Book Cover Unlocking Current Issues provides students with foundational knowledge of a topic. Each title presents the evolution of the topic, with a focus on providing historical evidence of key moments in the development of the topic through excerpts of primary documents and contextual information, and presenting information on “key players” in the debate over time, with a clear summary of positions. Representations of contemporary opinions from across the political and cultural spectrum are also included. Primary documents like Supreme Court rulings are annotated with explanatory text to clarify legal jargon and concepts for better comprehension. The comprehensive informational text, written at an accessible 8th grade reading level, is augmented by relevant charts and graphs, timelines, and other visual elements. Critical thinking questions and activities spur students to synthesize ideas beyond the text. A built-in Instructional Guide provides a path for classroom use and offers strong curriculum support. Unlocking Current Issues: Bullying Unlocking Current Issues: Gender Identity Unlocking Current Issues: Guns in America Unlocking Current Issues: Immigration in America Unlocking Current Issues: Race and the Law
   
GA05-115 Immigration and Migration: In Context, 2-Vols/Set.
  Riggs, Thomas/ 9781410338945/ Price:US$ 379.00
 
Book Cover Immigration and Migration: In Context provides students with key data to understand the roots of the issues that make contemporary migration and immigration so contentious around the globe. The set explores the social, political, and cultural factors that impact, and are affected by, immigration and human migration. Each entry will contain a brief introduction to the topic, an overview of the historical background, and a discussion of the impact and issues surrounding the topic. The subject is covered from a global perspective. The set includes such hot-button topics as undocumented immigration/unauthorized residents, asylum seekers, refugees, the refugee crisis in Europe, and more. The set includes primary sources, sidebars, photos, and illustrations. The work provides students with evidence to enhance and support discussions around the ethics, economics, impacts, and benefits of human migration. Features and Benefits •158 entries, between 1,500 and 3,000 words each •About 50 primary sources and 60 sidebars that enhance knowledge of the subject or a related topic •200 photos (most in color but some historical b/w images), illustrations, graphs, etc., to highlight the text •Abundant cross-references to help readers make connections between entries •A glossary of terms (compiled from the entry-specific Words to Know lists) •A chronology of events, general bibliography, and list of organizations •A general subject index offering access to places, subjects, titles, and proper names mentioned in the text •Supports ELA standards for history and social studies, NCSS standards for Civics, Economics, Geography (Human Population: Spatial Patterns and Movements; Global Interconnections: Changing Spatial Patterns), and History: Change, Continuity, and Context
   
GA05-114-9 Gender: Space
  / 9780028662855/ Price:US$ 188.00
 
Book Cover This volume of the Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks series on gender studies uses varying perspectives to engage central concerns in scholarship on gender and space. Gender: Space creatively engages the correspondence between people and space. The volume explores various sites through which gender, gender norms, and gendered identities are constructed and deconstructed, and the multiple ways gendered bodies make, occupy, reclaim, and discover space in a mutually constituting relationship. Its 20 chapters examine such topics as memory and land loss, LGBT families and public policy, the environment and industrial labor, and food access in the united states. Chapters are written by eminent scholars, are peer reviewed, include illustrations, and offer bibliographies to encourage further research. The volume concludes with a glossary and a comprehensive index.
   
Poverty Propaganda: Confronting the Myths
  Tracy Shildrick/ 9781447323976/ Price:£ 70.00
 
Does ‘real’ poverty still exist in Britain? How do people differentiate between the supposed ‘deserving’ and ‘undeserving’ poor? Is there a culture of worklessness passed down generation to generation? Bringing together historical and contemporary material, Poverty Propaganda: Confronting the myths sheds new light on how poverty is understood in contemporary Britain. Written in straightforward language, it debunks many popular myths and misconceptions about poverty, its prevalence, causes and consequences, and concludes with suggestions for change.
   
Women's work: How mothers manage flexible working in careers and family life
  Zoe Young/ 9781529202021/ Price:£ 75.00
 
   
Professional Health Regulation in the Public Interest: International Perspectives
  Marty Chamberlain/ 9781447332268/ Price:£ 75.00
 
Book Cover There are significant variations in how healthcare systems and health professionals are regulated globally. One feature that they increasingly have in common is an emphasis on the value of including members of the public in quality assurance processes. While many argue that this will help better serve the public interest, others question how far the changing regulatory reform agenda is still dominated by medical interests. Bringing together leading academics worldwide, this collection compares and critically examines the ways in which different countries are regulating healthcare in general, and health professions in particular, in the interest of users and the wider public. It is the first book in the Sociology of Health Professions series.
   
Understanding Race and Ethnicity: Theory, History, Policy, Practice
  Sangeeta Chattoo/ 9781447339663/ Price:£ 25.99
 
Book Cover In the last few years, national and international politics have been characterised by the erasure of ‘race’ and ethnicity within public policy and discourse. Events such as the escalation in ‘race’ hate crime associated with the EU Referendum in the UK, the rise of the far right across European polities, or Donald Trump’s promise to build a wall across Mexico, contradict the political rhetoric of the ‘arrival’ of a ‘post-race’ era.
   
Understanding Race and Ethnicity: Theory, History, Policy, Practice
  Sangeeta Chattoo/ 9781447339656/ Price:£ 75.00
 
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It's Basic Income: The Global Debate
  Amy Downes/ 9781447343905/ Price:£ 14.99
 
Book Cover Is a Universal Basic Income the answer to an increasingly precarious job landscape? Could it bring greater financial freedom for women, tackle the issue of unpaid but essential work, cut poverty and promote greater choice? Or is it a dead-end utopian ideal that distracts from more practical and cost-effective solutions? Contributors from musician Brian Eno, think tank Demos Helsinki, innovators such as California’s Y Combinator Research and prominent academics such as Peter Beresford OBE offer a variety of perspectives from across the globe on the politics and feasibility of basic income. Sharing research and insights from a variety of nations – including India, Finland, Uganda, Brazil and Canada - the collection provides a comprehensive guide to the impact this innovative idea could have on work, welfare and inequality in the 21st century.
   
The Harms of Work: An Ultra-Realist Account of the Service Economy
  Anthony Lloyd/ 9781447344223/ Price:£ 80.00
 
Book Cover As the percentage of people working in the service economy continues to rise, there is a need to examine workplace harm within low-paid, insecure, flexible and short-term forms of ‘affective labour’. This is the first book to discuss harm through an ultra-realist lens and examines the connection between individuals, their working conditions and management culture. Using data from a long-term ethnographic study of the service economy, it investigates the reorganisation of labour markets and the shift from security to flexibility, a central function of consumer capitalism. It highlights working conditions and organisational practices which employees experience as normal and routine but within which multiple harms occur. Challenging current thinking within sociology and policy analysis, it reconnects ideology and political economy with workplace studies and uses examples of legal and illegal activity to demonstrate the multiple harms within the service economy.
   
Making waves behind bars: The prison radio association
  Charlotte Bedford/ 9781447345770/ Price:£ 45.00
 
Radio produced and broadcast behind prison walls is redefining traditional meanings of ‘public service broadcasting’ and disrupting traditional power structures within the prison system. Focusing on one of the most interesting developments in UK prisons over the past 10 years, this book examines the early history of the Prison Radio Association and the formation of the first national radio station for prisoners. Highlighting the enduring importance of social values in broadcasting this book shows how radio can be used as a powerful force for social change. It will be of interest to those involved in media, criminal justice and social activism.
   
Religion and Welfare in Europe: Gendered and Minority Perspectives
  Lina Molokotos-Liederman/ 9781447343523/ Price:£ 26.99
 
Book Cover Using welfare as a prism, Religion and Welfare in Europe explores regional conceptions and variations in welfare and religion across Europe. Methodological approaches to research and practice draw thematic comparisons on these issues using case studies focused on gendered and minority perspectives as they relate to the varied provision of social welfare in selected European countries. Contributors offer comparative insights on majority-minority relations concerning practices, patterns and mechanisms of social welfare provision, explaining how these lead to conflict, cohesion or – as is so often the case – the grey area in between. The book will be of interest not only to religion and social policy researchers, but to welfare practitioners and policy advisors with a particular interest in the interaction between religion, social welfare, minorities and gender.
   
Minority Women and Austerity: Survival and Resistance in France and Britain
  Leah Bassel/ 9781447327141/ Price:£ 24.99
 
Book Cover In the first book of its kind, Bassel and Emejulu explore minority women’s experiences of and resistances to austerity measures in France and Britain. Minority women are often portrayed as passive victims. However, Minority women and austerity demonstrates how they use their race, class, gender and legal status as a resource for collective action in the face of the neoliberal colonisation of non-governmental organisations, the failures of left-wing politics and the patronising initiatives of policy-makers. Using in-depth case studies, this book explores the changing relations between the state, the market and civil society which create opportunities and dilemmas for minority women activists. Through an intersectional ‘politics of survival’ these women seek to subvert the dominant narratives of ‘crisis’ and ‘activism’.
   
Research Ethics in the Real World: Euro-Western and Indigenous perspectives
  Helen Kara/ 9781447344742/ Price:£ 75.00
 
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Comedy and critique: Stand-up comedy and the professional ethos of laughter
  Daniel R. Smith/ 9781529200157/ Price:£ 45.00
 
Book Cover Comedy and Critique explores British professional stand-up comedy in the wake of the Alternative Comedy movement of the late twentieth century, seeing it as an extension of the politics of the New Left: standing up for oneself as anti-racist, feminist and open to a queering of self and social institutions. Daniel Smith demonstrates that the comic sensibility pervading contemporary humour is as much ‘speaking truth to power’ as it is realising one’s position ‘in’ power. The professionalisation of New Left humour offers a challenge to social and cultural critique. Stand-up comedy has made us all sociologists of self, identity and cultural power while also resigning us to a place where a comic sensibility becomes an acknowledgment of the necessity of social change.
   
Protest Camps in International Context: Spaces, Infrastructures and Media of Resistance
  Gavin Brown/ 9781447329428/ Price:£ 27.99
 
Book Cover From the squares of Spain to indigenous land in Canada, protest camps are a tactic used around the world. Since 2011 they have gained prominence in recent waves of contentious politics, deployed by movements with wide-ranging demands for social change. Through a series of international and interdisciplinary case studies from five continents, this topical collection is the first to focus on protest camps as unique organisational forms that transcend particular social movements’ contexts. Whether erected in a park in Istanbul or a street in Mexico City, the significance of political encampments rests in their position as distinctive spaces where people come together to imagine alternative worlds and articulate contentious politics, often in confrontation with the state. Written by a wide range of experts in the field the book offers a critical understanding of current protest events and will help better understanding of new global forms of democracy in action.
   
Austerity, Community Action, and the Future of Citizenship in Europe
  Shana Cohen/ 9781447331063/ Price:£ 24.99
 
Book Cover The politics of austerity has seen governments across Europe cut back on welfare provision. As the State retreats, this edited collection explores secular and faith-based grassroots social action in Germany and the United Kingdom that has evolved in response to changing economic policy and expanding needs, from basic items such as food to more complex means to move out of poverty. Bringing together scholars from different disciplines and practitioners in several areas of social intervention, the book explores how the conceptualization and constitutive practices of citizenship and community are changing because of the retreat of the State and the challenge of meeting social and material needs, creating new opportunities for local activism. The book provides new ways of thinking about social and political belonging and about the relations between individual, collective, and State responsibility.
   
Intimacy and Ageing: New Relationships in Later Life
  Torbjorn Bildtgard/ 9781447326502/ Price:£ 24.99
 
Book Cover To begin new relationships in later life is increasingly common in large parts of the Western world. This timely book addresses the gap in knowledge about late life repartnering and provides a comprehensive map of the changing landscape of late life intimacy. Part of the Ageing in a Global Context series, the book examines the changing structural conditions of intimacy and ageing in late modernity. How do longer lives, changing norms and new technologies affect older people’s relationship careers, their attitudes to repartnering and in the formation of new relationships? Which forms do these new unions take? What does a new intimate relationship offer older men and women and what are the consequences for social integration? What is the role and meaning of sex? By introducing a gains-perspective the book challenges stereotypes of old age as a period of loss and decline. It also challenges the image of older people as conservative, and instead presents them as an avant-garde that often experiment with new ways of being together.
   
Alternatives to Neoliberalism: Towards Equality and Democracy
  Bryn Jones/ 9781447331179/ Price:£ 25.99
 
In this collection, innovative and eminent social and policy analysts, including Colin Crouch, Anna Coote, Grahame Thompson and Ted Benton, challenge the failing but still dominant ideology and policies of neo-liberalism. The editors synthesise contributors’ ideas into a revised framework for social democracy; rooted in feminism, environmentalism, democratic equality and market accountability to civil society. This constructive and stimulating collection will be invaluable for those teaching, studying and campaigning for transformative political, economic and social policies.
   
Teaching Qualitative Research: Strategies for Engaging Emerging Scholars.
  Raji Swaminathan/ 9781462536719/ Price:US$ 80.00
 
This timely resource provides a framework for teaching students how to think qualitatively and become more critical and reflexive researchers. Presented are a wealth of pedagogical tools that instructors across the disciplines can tailor to their own needs, including thought-provoking discussion questions, group work exercises, and field activities. The authors discuss issues and choices in course design, including approaches to assessment and grading, and share sample syllabi for both online and face-to-face course formats. Exploring the complexities and debates that surround teaching qualitative research, the book argues for a holistic model of preparing novice researchers. It demonstrates effective ways to engage students in the qualitative inquiry process from start to finish—from understanding positionality and crafting a research problem to writing up findings for different audiences.
   
Being an Evaluator: Your Practical Guide to Evaluation.
  Donna R. Podems/ 9781462537815/ Price:US$ 90.00
 
Demystifying the evaluation journey, this is the first evaluation mentoring book that addresses the choices, roles, and challenges that evaluators must navigate in the real world. Experienced evaluator and trainer Donna R. Podems covers both conceptual and technical aspects of practice in a friendly, conversational style. She focuses not just on how to do evaluations but how to think like an evaluator, fostering reflective, ethical, and culturally sensitive practice. Extensive case examples illustrate the process of conceptualizing and implementing an evaluation—clarifying interventions, identifying beneficiaries, gathering data, discussing results, valuing, and developing recommendations. The differences (and connections) between research, evaluation, and monitoring are explored. Handy icons identify instructive features including self-study exercises, group activities, clarifying questions, facilitation and negotiation techniques, insider tips, advice, and resources.
   
Program Evaluation Theory and Practice: A Comprehensive Guide.
  Mertens, Donna M./ 9781462536337/ Price:US$ 130.00
 
The leading text that covers both the theory and practice of evaluation in one engaging volume has now been revised and updated with additional evaluation approaches (such as mixed methods and principles-focused evaluation) and new methods (such as technologically based strategies). The book features examples of small- and large-scale evaluations from a range of fields, many with reflective commentary from the evaluators; helpful checklists; and carefully crafted learning activities. Major theoretical paradigms in evaluation—and the ways they inform methodological choices—are explained. Readers learn effective strategies for clarifying their own theoretical assumptions; working with stakeholders; developing questions; using quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods designs; selecting data collection and sampling strategies; analyzing data; and communicating and utilizing findings. The new companion website provides extensive recommended online resources and tools, organized by chapter.
   
Snobbery: The Practices of Distinction
  David Morgan/ 9781447340348/ Price:£ 12.99
 
Book Cover Snobbery is a more serious matter than some may think: the arguments around Brexit and Trump show that accusations of snobbery have become part of political discourse and public sentiment, building social divisions and reflecting deeper issues of class inequality. Social class is not simply about wealth, health and life-chances but also about everyday social experience, such as being included or excluded. As social inequality grows, snobbery is becoming ever more pertinent. This book takes a fresh and engaging look at this key issue, drawing on literature, popular culture and autobiography as well as sociology and history. David Morgan explores the complex history and different varieties of snobbery as well as its all-pervasive character to reveal why, despite claims about the openness of our society, it is still a matter of public concern.
   
Contemporary Feminist Research from Theory to Practice.
  Patricia Leavy/ 9781462536283/ Price:US$ 80.00
 
Exploring the breadth of contemporary feminist research practices, this engaging text immerses the reader in cutting-edge theories, methods, and practical strategies. Chapters review theoretical work from around the globe and describe approaches to conducting quantitative, qualitative, and community-based research with participants; doing content or media analysis; and evaluating programs or interventions. Ethical issues are addressed and innovative uses of digital media highlighted. The focus is studying gender inequities as they are experienced by individuals and groups from diverse cultural, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and with diverse gender identities. Delving into the process of writing and publishing feminist research, the text covers timely topics such as public scholarship, activism, and arts-based practices. The companion website features interviews with prominent feminist researchers.
   
Achieving Implementation and Exchange: The Science of Delivering Evidence-Based Practices to At-Risk Youth
  Lawrence A. Palinkas/ 9781447338130/ Price:£ 27.99
 
Book Cover Converting research evidence into practice is an issue of growing importance to many fields of policy and practice worldwide. This book, by a leading implementation specialist in child welfare and mental health, addresses the frustrating gap between research conducted on effective practices and the lack of routine use of such practices. Drawing on implementation science, the author introduces a model for reducing the gap between research and practice. This model highlights the roles of social networks, research evidence, practitioner/policymaker decision-making, research-practice-policy partnerships, and cultural exchanges between researchers and practitioners and policymakers. He concludes with a discussion of how the model may be used to develop more widespread use of evidence-based practices for the prevention and treatment of behavioural and mental health problems in youth-serving systems of care, as well as partnerships that promote ongoing quality improvement in services delivery.
   
Achieving Implementation and Exchange: The Science of Delivering Evidence-Based Practices to At-Risk Youth
  / 9781447338123/ Price:£ 75.00
 
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Child Sexual Abuse: Whose Problem?: Reflections from Cleveland (Revised edition)
  / 9781447350286/ Price:£ 21.99
 
Book Cover In Cleveland in 1987 a medical diagnosis of child sexual abuse was made in 127 children, resulting in their removal from home. The consequent intense scrutiny and public criticism around the case, together with the subsequent Butler-Sloss inquiry, resulted in the medical evidence being discredited, giving rise to a system which relies on children to speak out about their abuse. This book argues that this 1987 crisis continues to shape child protection today, resulting in opportunities to protect children being missed. Now re-issued with a substantial new introduction and concluding reflections, this book provides the only account by key professionals directly involved in the Cleveland cases, allowing readers to understand what really took place in Cleveland and why it continues to matter today. It analyses the many failures to address the plight of sexually abused children and makes constructive suggestions for the way forward to provide more effective interventions for children at risk.
   
Vital Bodies: Living with Illness
  Charlotte Bates/ 9781447335061/ Price:£ 21.99
 
This book is the story of twelve people, each living with long-term illness. Delving into the routines and rhythms of everyday life, the book reveals the significance of the things that we usually take for granted, from what we eat to when we sleep, how we move, and what we wear. Learning from the lives portrayed, it explores ideas of care, vulnerability and choice, questioning what it means to live a modern life with illness and illuminating the vitality of bodies along the way. Juxtaposing academic text with rich descriptions and vivid illustrations, including video stills, journal extracts, and drawings, the book highlights the sensory and emotional intimacies of visual sociology and demonstrates the use and value of sensuous scholarship.
   
Vital Bodies: Living with Illness
  Charlotte Bates / 9781447335047/ Price:£ 75.00
 
   
Co-Producing Research: A Community Development Approach
  Sarah Banks/ 9781447340768/ Price:£ 29.99
 
Book Cover Offering a critical examination of the nature of co-produced research, this important new book draws on materials and case studies from the ESRC funded project ‘Imagine – connecting communities through research’. Outlining a community development approach to co-production, which privileges community agency, the editors link with wider debates about the role of universities within communities. With policy makers in mind, contributors discuss in clear and accessible language what co-production between community groups and academics can achieve. The book will be valuable for practitioners within community contexts, and researchers interested in working with communities, activists, and artists.
   
Co-Producing Research: A Community Development Approach
  Sarah Banks/ 9781447340751/ Price:£ 75.00
 
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Divercities: Understanding Super Diversity in Deprived and Mixed Neighbourhoods
  / 9781447338178/ Price:£ 75.00
 
Book Cover How do people deal with diversity in deprived and mixed urban neighbourhoods? This edited collection provides a comparative international perspective on superdiversity in cities, with explicit attention given to social inequality and social exclusion on a neighbourhood level. Although public discourses on urban diversity are often negative, this book focuses on how residents actively and creatively come and live together through micro-level interactions. By deliberately taking an international perspective on the daily lives of residents, the book uncovers the ways in which national and local contexts shape living in diversity. The book will be a valuable resource for researchers and students of poverty, segregation and social mix, conviviality, the effects of international migration, urban and neighbourhood policies and governance, multiculturality, social networks, social cohesion, social mobility, and super-diversity.
   
VSA05-002 The Routledge Handbook of Australian Urban and Regional Planning
  Sipe, Neil/ 9781138813540/ Price:£ 165.00
 
Book Cover Where is planning in twenty-first-century Australia? What are the key challenges that confront planning? What does planning scholarship reveal about the state of planning practice in meeting the needs of urban and regional Australians? The Routledge Handbook of Australian Urban and Regional Planning includes 27 chapters that answer these and many other questions that confront planners working in urban and regional areas in twenty-first-century Australia. It provides a single source for cutting edge thinking and research across a broad range of the most important topics in urban and regional planning. Divided into six parts, this handbook explores: •contexts of urban and regional planning in Australia •critical debates in Australian planning •planning policy •climate change, disaster risk and environmental management •engaging and taking planning action •planning education and research This handbook is a valuable resource for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students in urban planning, built environment, urban studies and public policy as well as academics and practitioners across Australia and internationally.
   
VSA05-001 Routledge Handbook of East Asian Popular Culture
  Iwabuchi, Koichi/ 9780415749428/ Price:£ 185.00
 
Book Cover Since the 1990s there has been a dramatic increase in cultural flows and connections between the countries in the East Asian region. Nowhere is this more apparent than when looking at popular culture where uneven but multilateral exchanges of Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese, Hong Kong and Chinese products have led to the construction of an ‘East Asian Popular Culture’. This is both influenced by, and in turn influences, the national cultures, and generates transnational co-production and reinvention. As East Asian popular culture becomes a global force, it is increasingly important for us to understand the characteristics of contemporary East Asian popular culture, and in particular its transnational nature. In this handbook, the contributors theorize East Asian experiences and reconsider Western theories on cultural globalization to provide a cutting-edge overview of this global phenomenon. The Routledge Handbook of East Asian Popular Culture will be of great interest to students and scholars of a wide range of disciplines, including: Cultural Studies, Media Studies, Communication Studies, Anthropology, Sociology and Asian Studies in general.
   
VSA05-001 Routledge Handbook of Youth and Young Adulthood
  Furlong, Andy/ 9781138804357/ Price:£ 150.00
 
Book Cover The second and completely revised edition of the Routledge Handbook of Youth and Young Adulthood draws on the work of leading academics from four continents in order to introduce up-to-date perspectives on a wide range of issues that affect and shape youth and young adulthood. It provides a multi-disciplinary overview of a dynamic field of study that offers unique insights on social change in advanced societies. It is aimed at researchers, policy-makers and advanced students on a global level. The Handbook introduces the main theoretical perspectives used within youth studies and sets out future research agendas. Each of the ten sections covers an important area of research – from education and the labour market to youth cultures, health and crime – discussing change and continuity in the lives of young people, introducing readers to some of the most important work in the field, while highlighting the underlying perspectives that have been used to understand the complexity of modern youth and young adulthood.
   
VSA05 The Handbook of Social Work and Social Development in Africa
  Gray, Mel/ 9781472468512/ Price:£ 185.00
 
Book Cover All recent books on international social work mention Africa only briefly and few engage with the broader field of development studies. This book focuses solely on the unique African context engaging with issues relating to social work and development more broadly thus enabling a deeper examination and more complex and nuanced picture to emerge. Unlike most academic works, this book highlights multiple practitioner voices, with authors or co-authors that have recently been or are currently practising social workers. As an edited book, it draws from both academic research as well as lived practice experience, supported by strong theoretical positioning and guidance in introductory chapters, drawing on African literature, wherever possible. Looking at case-studies from Lesotho, Botswana, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Namibia, Uganda, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Rwanda, Zambia and Tanzania and covering established areas of practice such as child protection; working with older people; working with people with disabilities; mental health; and mainstream services targeting women as well as emerging areas of developmental social work practice, such as humanitarian assistance in post-conflict situations; work with immigrants and refugees; and the training of community-based workers, this book takes a future-oriented perspective that aims to move beyond well-worn critiques to envision constructive and sustainable futures for social work and social development in Africa from a critical perspective.
   
VA05-503 Essentials of Research Methods in Human Sciences, 3-Vols/Set.
  Metsamuuronen, Jari/ 9789386042965/ Price:£ 195.00
 
Book Cover These books, as a whole, serve as a “one-stop-shop” or “all-in-one guide” in introducing those at the very beginning of research, beginner university students, distance education students and students in vocational higher education (polytechnics), to the world of basic research methodology – to both the basic qualitative and quantitative methodology. At the same time, the books suits for non-mathematician and non-statistician professional researchers, professors, and lecturers of varied disciplines by providing a practical understanding of tens of possibilities of analysing the dataset. These provide a step-by-step guidance on running of statistical analyses with SPSS dialogue boxes, interpretation of results. The set is divided into three volumes: Volume 1: Elementary Basics leads the beginners into the basics – of research as a process, test construction, qualitative research, statistical description and – inference as well as into the basics of futures studies. Volume 2: Multivariate Analysis teaches analyzing the quantitative dataset with the classical multivariate methods, such as Regression analysis, Factor analysis, Analysis of Variance, and Discrimination – and Classification analysis. The practical part is illustrated by using SPSS software. Volume 3: Advanced Analysis teaches advanced methods in analyzing a quantitative dataset, with Non-parametric statistics, Experimental studies, Multi-level modeling, Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) and Path Modeling as well as Survival analysis.
   
VA05-502 The Parsis of India: Continuing at the Crossroads, 4-Vols/Set.
  Desai, Armaity S./ 9789386042927/ Price:£ 195.00
 
Book Cover A four-volume series, The Parsis of India is the first comprehensive analysis of the Parsi community and its demographic decline with a pan-India focus. It brings together scholarly articles and empirical work from multiple locations using the mixed method research approach and addresses key concerns impacting the demography of this ethno-religious minority. Extensive in scope and investigative in analysis, this is the only major socio-psycho-anthropological work in over a decade on the dwindling Parsi community. The series will be useful for academicians, researchers and policy-makers interested in the Parsi community in particular, and in minority communities in general. It will also serve as a handy reference for the community and its leadership. Vol 1: The Indian Parsis: Themes Old and New edited by Shalini Bharat and Armaity S. Desai Vol 2: Contemporary Parsis: Marriage, Family and Community by Shalini Bharat Vol 3: The World of Indian Parsi Youth: Status and Perceptions by Lata Narayan Vol 4: The Parsi Elderly: To Live with Dignity by S. Siva Raju
   
VA05-498 Discrimination and Diversity: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, 4-Vols/Set.
  Information Resources Management Association (USA)/ 9781522519331/ Price:US$ 2000.00
 
Book Cover The growing presence of discrimination and isolation has caused negative changes to human interactions. With the ubiquity of these practices, there is now an increasingly urgent need to close this divide. Discrimination and Diversity: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications provides a critical look at race, gender, and modern day discrimination and solutions to creating sustainable diversity across numerous contexts and fields. Including innovative studies on anti-discrimination measures, gender discrimination, and tolerance, this multi-volume book is an ideal source for professionals, practitioners, graduate students, academics, and researchers working in equality, as well as managers and those in leadership roles. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •Anti-Discrimination Measures •Attributional Ambiguity •Diversity Management •Equal Opportunity •Gender Discrimination •Organizational Culture •Tolerance
   
VA05-493 The SAGE Handbook of Political Sociology, 2-Vols/Set.
  Outhwaite, William/ 9781473919464/ Price:£ 265.00
 
Book Cover The SAGE Handbook of Political Sociology offers a comprehensive and contemporary look at this evolving field of study. The focus is on political life itself and the chapters, written by a highly-respected and international team of authors, cover the core themes which need to be understood in order to study political life from a sociological perspective, or simply to understand the political world. The two volumes are structured around five key areas: PART 1: TRADITIONS AND PERSPECTIVES PART 2: CORE CONCEPTS PART 03: POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES AND MOVEMENTS PART 04: TOPICS PART 05: WORLD REGIONS This future-oriented and cross-disciplinary handbook is a landmark text for students and scholars interested in the social investigation of politics.
   
VA05-490 The SAGE Handbook of the 21st Century City.
  Hall, Suzanne/ 9781473907560/ Price:£ 120.00
 
Book Cover The SAGE Handbook of the 21st Century City focuses on the dynamics and disruptions of the contemporary city in relation to capricious processes of global urbanisation, mutation and resistance. An international range of scholars engage with emerging urban conditions and inequalities in experimental ways, speaking to new ideas of what constitutes the urban, highlighting empirical explorations and expanding on contributions to policy and design. The handbook is organised around nine key themes, through which familiar analytic categories of race, gender and class, as well as binaries such as the urban/rural, are readdressed. These thematic sections together capture the volatile processes and intricacies of urbanisation that reveal the turbulent nature of our early twenty-first century: •Hierarchy: Elites and Evictions •Productivity: Over-investment and Abandonment •Authority: Governance and Mobilisations •Volatility: Disruption and Adaptation •Conflict: Vulnerability and Insurgency •Provisionality: Infrastructure and Incrementalism •Mobility: Re-bordering and De-bordering •Civility: Contestation and Encounter •Design: Speculation and Imagination This is a provocative, inter-disciplinary handbook for all academics and researchers interested in contemporary urban studies.
   
VA05-489 The SAGE Handbook of New Urban Studies.
  Hannigan, John/ 9781412912655/ Price:£ 120.00
 
Book Cover The last two decades have been an exciting and richly productive period for debate and academic research on the city. The SAGE Handbook of New Urban Studies offers comprehensive coverage of this modern re-thinking of urban theory, both gathering together the best of what has been achieved so far, and signalling the way to future theoretical insights and empirically grounded research. Featuring many of the top international names in the field, the handbook is divided into nine key sections: SECTION 1: THE GLOBALIZED CITY SECTION 2: URBAN ENTREPRENEURIALISM, BRANDING, GOVERNANCE SECTION 3: MARGINALITY, RISK AND RESILIENCE SECTION 4: SUBURBS AND SUBURBANIZATION: STRATIFICATION, SPRAWL, SUSTAINABILITY SECTION 5: DISTINCTIVE AND VISIBLE CITIES SECTION 6: CREATIVE CITIES SECTION 7: URBANIZATION, URBANITY AND URBAN LIFESTYLES SECTION 8: NEW DIRECTIONS IN URBAN THEORY SECTION 9: URBAN FUTURES This is a central resource for researchers and students of Sociology, Cultural Geography and Urban Studies.
   
VA05-488 Rural Planning and Development, 4-Vols/Set.
  Gallent, Nick/ 9781138016347/ Price:£ 900.00
 
Book Cover This collection offers a comprehensive selection of journal articles and book chapters that provide readers with an historical overview of rural planning, collating the canonical writings on the subject in one essential reference work. Each volume begins with an editorial introduction by the editor explaining the context and choice of contents, with the set organised thematically, from the concept of the rural, to the policy and governance aspects, through to the considerations of environmental change. Sections will consider the key concepts of rural development with a broad range of representative published sources included. Reflecting various approaches in the best scholarship, this will be of major assistance for students of planning and geography quickly locating the best information on the built environment in rural locations. Volume 1: Defining the Rural Volume 2: Rural Planning – Strategy and Actions Volume 3: Rural Development Volume 4: Rural Future
   
VA05-487 Family Dynamics and Romantic Relationships in a Changing Society
  Silton, Nava/ 9781522524045/ Price:US$ 215.00
 
Book Cover As society changes and develops, personal relationships can be significantly affected by evolving cultures. By examining amorous and familial bonds in the present era, a comprehensive understanding of relationship formation and development can be established. Family Dynamics and Romantic Relationships in a Changing Society provides a thorough examination of the types of emotional relationships that different cultures participate in. Highlighting innovative topics across a range of relevant areas such as LGBTQ relationships, long-distance relationships, interracial dating, and parental techniques, this publication is an ideal resource for all academicians, students, librarians, and researchers interested in discovering more about social and emotional interactions within human relationships. Topics Covered •Attachment Security •Bullying •Close-Distance •Digital Media •Emotional Availability •Interracial Dating •Long-Distance •Parent-Child Relationship •Romance
   
VA05-486 Creating a Sustainable Vision of Nonviolence in Schools and Society
  Singh, Swaranjit/ 9781522522096/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover A nonviolent environment provides many benefits to its population. Although all industries can reap the rewards of nonviolence, its positive impacts can particularly be examined in applied disciplines like conflict resolution, child development, criminal justice, and social work. Creating a Sustainable Vision of Nonviolence in Schools and Society is a unique reference source that discusses the value that nonviolent spaces can add to educational institutions and societies. Featuring extensive coverage on relevant topics including conflict skills, intersectional dialogue, mentoring, co-existence, and police brutality, this is an outstanding resource of academic material for educators, academicians, graduate students, and researchers seeking to expand their knowledge on nonviolent methods and techniques for educational environments. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •Co-Existence •Conflict Skills •Intersectional Dialogue •Mentoring •Peace Education •Police Brutality •Public School Curriculum •Restorative Practices •Youth Leadership
   
VA05-485 Handbook of Research on the Facilitation of Civic Engagement through Community Art
  Hersey, Leigh Nanney/ 9781522517276/ Price:US$ 275.00
 
Book Cover Outreach and engagement initiatives are crucial in promoting community development. This can be achieved through a number of methods, including avenues in the fine arts. The Handbook of Research on the Facilitation of Civic Engagement through Community Art is a comprehensive reference source for emerging perspectives on the incorporation of artistic works to facilitate improved civic engagement and social justice. Featuring innovative coverage across relevant topics, such as art education, service learning, and student engagement, this handbook is ideally designed for practitioners, artists, professionals, academics, and students interested in active citizen participation via artistic channels. Topics Covered •Art Education •At-Risk Youth •Community Violence •Fundraising •Music and Festivals •Participatory Photography •Service Learning •Student Engagement
   
VA05-484 Urban Planning After Disasters, 4-Vols/Set.
  Olshansky, Robert/ 9781138776531/ Price:£ 940.00
 
Book Cover This four-volume collection brings together the most important canonical and cutting-edge papers in the essential topic of planning after disasters. This is the first coherent academic reference work to date. These selections emphasize knowledge regarding reconstruction and recovery of communities, the policies designed to facilitate successful reconstruction, the processes of planning, the processes of reconstruction, and the outcomes of all of the above. They draw from publications describing reconstruction cases all over the world, for which there is a rapidly growing literature. They emphasize governance, management, and planning for reconstruction, and also include some papers that describe and evaluate reconstruction outcomes. The selections emphasize physical reconstruction, but also include key readings on the economic recovery of cities after disasters.The set is introduced in a comprehensive editorial piece by the editor which locates the articles in context and explores the issues and topics at hand. Volume 1 - Theoretical Foundations: Unique Aspects of Post-Disaster Reconstruction Volume 2 – Governance and Planning: Government Perspectives Volume 3 - Governance and Planning: Community Perspectives Volume 4 – Housing and Economy Recovery
   
VA05-483 Violence and Society: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice, 2-Vols/Set.
  Information Resources Management Association/ 9781522509882/ Price:US$ 500.00
 
Book Cover Violent behavior is an unavoidable aspect of human nature, and as such it has become deeply integrated into modern society. Examining violence through a critical and academic perspective can lead to a better understanding of its foundations and implications. Violence and Society: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice explores the social and cultural influences of violence on human life and activity. Focusing on emerging research perspectives, case studies, and future outlooks, this comprehensive collection is an essential reference source for graduate-level students, sociologists, researchers, professionals, and practitioners interested in the effects of violence in contemporary culture. Topics Covered •Domestic Violence •Gang Violence •Gender Dynamics •Hate Groups •Race and Culture •Safety and Prevention Measures •Technology-Mediated Violence •Terrorism
   
VA05-482 Intercultural Relations and Ethnic Conflict in Asia
  Swati Jaywant Rao Bute/ 9781522505822/ Price:US$ 150.00
 
Book Cover Many geographically diverse regions in the world contain a rich variety of cultures within them. While some have many socio-cultural similarities, tensions can still arise to make such areas unstable and vulnerable. Intercultural Relations and Ethnic Conflict in Asia is a critical reference source for the latest scholarly research on the economic, political, and socio-cultural disputes occurring throughout various South Asian countries and the effects of these struggles on citizens and governments. Highlighting pertinent issues relating to patterns of conflict, the role of media outlets, and governmental relations, this book is ideally designed for academicians, upper-level students, practitioners, and professionals. Topics Covered •Asymmetric Warfare •Buddhism •Citizen Journalism •Communalism •Islamic Modernism •New Media •War Coverage
   
VA05-480 Youth Cultures, 4-Vols/Set
  Bennett, Andy/ 9781473918870/ Price:£ 675.00
 
Book Cover There is now almost 100 years of rich literature relating to youth culture. This major work brings together the best of this literature, from 'benchmark' essays to contemporary developments, in order to critically evaluate and assess the body of academic work. The perspective is truly global, with the selected articles addressing cultures in Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Asia, Australasia and the Middle East. The articles are organised into four thematic volumes: Volume 1: Histories of Youth Culture Volume 2: Subcultures and Style Volume 3: Youth, Music and Media Volume 4: Global Youth Culture This is a highly valuable reference collection for researchers in all fields of youth culture including sociology, media and cultural studies and social anthropology.
   
VA05-479 The SAGE Handbook of Social Media Research Methods
  Sloan, Luke/ 9781473916326/ Price:£ 120.00
 
Book Cover The SAGE Handbook of Social Media Research Methods offers a step-by-step guide to overcoming the challenges inherent in research projects that deal with ‘big and broad data’, from the formulation of research questions through to the interpretation of findings. The handbook includes chapters on specific social media platforms such as Twitter, Sina Weibo and Instagram, as well as a series of critical chapters. The holistic approach is organised into the following sections: •Conceptualising & Designing Social Media Research •Collection & Storage •Qualitative Approaches to Social Media Data •Quantitative Approaches to Social Media Data •Diverse Approaches to Social Media Data •Analytical Tools •Social Media Platforms This handbook is the single most comprehensive resource for any scholar or graduate student embarking on a social media project.
   
VA05-478 The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods
  Fielding, Nigel G/ 9781473918788/ Price:£ 125.00
 
Book Cover Online research methods are popular, dynamic and fast-changing. Following on from the great success of the first edition, published in 2008, The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods, Second Edition offers both updates of existing subject areas and new chapters covering more recent developments, such as social media, big data, data visualization and CAQDAS. Bringing together the leading names in both qualitative and quantitative online research, this new edition is organised into nine sections: 1. Online Research Methods 2. Designing Online Research 3. Online Data Capture and Data Collection 4. The Online Survey 5. Digital Quantitative Analysis 6. Digital Text Analysis 7. Virtual Ethnography 8. Online Secondary Analysis: Resources and Methods 9. The Future of Online Social Research The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods, Second Edition is an essential resource for anyone interested in the contemporary practice of computer-mediated research and scholarship.
   
VA05-472 Sleep, 4-Vols/Set.
  Hsu, Eric L./ 9781138848214/ Price:£ 835.00
 
Book Cover Once operating in relative obscurity, the sociological study of sleep has in recent years become a flourishing area of scholarly research generating unique insights into the ways in which sleep is socially negotiated, influenced, and organized. Now, this new title from Routledge’s Critical Concepts in Sociology series brings together in one ‘mini library’ the essential groundbreaking and pivotal sociological texts. Furthermore, the development of the sociology of sleep has greatly informed—and been informed by—other academic subjects, such as anthropology, history, and geography. Consequently, the synthetic and cross-disciplinary quality of sleep research is fully reflected in the learned editor’s selection of major works to ensure that the collection will be welcomed by sleep researchers across the social sciences, and beyond. The first of four volumes covers the intricate theoretical foundations of the sociology of sleep. Volume II, meanwhile, focuses on pioneering sleep research in the social sciences more generally. The third volume features groundbreaking scholarship on the various types of sleep cultures that exist in the contemporary Western world. Finally, Volume IV ventures beyond the Western world to make sense of sleep research that is situated in a multitude of different time periods and social contexts, and to offer an avowedly global perspective. Supplemented with a full index and the editor’s newly written introductory essay, Sleep is a vital reference tool for established researchers and advanced students alike.
   
VA05-163-3 The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research.
  Denzin, Norman K./ 9781483349800/ Price:£ 120.00
 
Book Cover The substantially updated and revised Fifth Edition of this landmark handbook presents the state-of-the-art theory and practice of qualitative inquiry. Representing top scholars from around the world, the editors and contributors continue the tradition of synthesizing existing literature, defining the present, and shaping the future of qualitative research. The Fifth Edition contains 19 new chapters, with 16 revised—making it virtually a new volume—while retaining six classic chapters from previous editions. New contributors to this edition include Jamel K. Donnor and Gloria Ladson-Billings; Margaret Kovach; Paula Saukko; Bryant Keith Alexander; Thomas A. Schwandt and Emily F. Gates; Johnny Saldana; Uwe Flick; Mirka Koro-Ljungberg, Maggie MacLure, and Jasmine Ulmer; Maria Elena Torre, Brett G. Stoudt, Einat Manoff, and Michelle Fine; Jack Bratich; Svend Brinkmann; Eric Margolis and Renu Zunjarwad; Annette N. Markham; Alecia Y. Jackson and Lisa A. Mazzei; Jonathan Wyatt, Ken Gale, Susanne Gannon, and Bronwyn Davies; Janice Morse; Peter Dahler-Larsen; Mark Spooner; and David A. Westbrook. Part One: Locating the Field Part Two: Paradigms and Perspectives in Contention Part Three: Strategies of Inquiry Part Four: Methods of Collecting and Analyzing Empirical Materials Part Five: The Art and Practices of Interpretation, Evaluation, and Presentation Part Six: Into the Future of Qualitative Research
   
SA05-471 So You Think You're a Hipster?: Cautionary Case Studies from the City Streets.
  Kara Simsek/ 9781911026174/ Price:£ 9.99
 
   
SA05-471 Immigration Structures and Immigrant Lives: An Introduction to the US Experience.
  David W. Haines/ 9781442260108/ Price:US$ 36.00
 
   
SA05-471 Immigrant and Migrant Workers Organizing in Canada and the United States: Casework and Campaigns in a Neoliberal Era.
  Jorge Frozzini/ 9781498518123/ Price:US$ 90.00
 
   
SA05-471 Creative Justice: Cultural Industries, Work and Inequality.
  Mark Banks/ 9781786601285/ Price:US$ 126.00
 
   
SA05-471 Radical Skin, Moderate Masks: De-radicalising the Muslim and Racism in Post-racial Societies.
  Yassir Morsi/ 9781783489114/ Price:US$ 125.00
 
   
SA05-471 Unstable Ground: Climate Change, Conflict, and Genocide.
  Alex Alvarez/ 9781442265684/ Price:US$ 34.00
 
   
SA05-471 Renewal: The Inclusion of Integralism and Moral Values into the Social Sciences.
  Colbert Rhodes/ 9780761869412/ Price:US$ 70.00
 
   
SA05-471 Pathways to Pacifism and Antiwar Activism among U.S. Veterans: The Role of Moral Identity in Personal Transformation.
  Julie Putnam Hart/ 9781498538633/ Price:US$ 90.00
 
   
SA05-468 Voices East London.
  Eisler, Maryam/ 9780500970850/ Price:£ 28.00
 
   
SA05-468 Getting Real about Race.
  Stephanie M. McClure/ 9781506339306/ Price:£ 32.99
 
   
SA05-467 Making Sense of Parenthood: Caring, Gender and Family Lives.
  Miller, Tina/ 9781107504288/ Price:US$ 24.99
 
   
SA05-467 The Impact of Co-Production: From Community Engagement to Social Justice.
  Ersoy, Aksel/ 9781447330295/ Price:£ 26.99
 
Book Cover Bringing together academics, artists, practitioners and ‘community activists’, this book explores the possibilities for, and tensions of, social justice work under the contemporary drive for community-orientated ‘impact’ in the academy. Threading a line between celebratory accounts of institutionalised community engagement, self-professed ‘radical’ scholarship for social change and critical accounts of the governmentalisation of community, the book makes an original contribution to all three fields of scholarship. Showcasing experimental research and co-production practices taking place in the UK, Australia, Sweden and Canada and within universities, independent research organisations and internationally prestigious museums and galleries, the book considers what research impact could look like for a wide range of audiences and how universities could engage with different publics in ways that would be relevant and useful, but may not necessarily be easily measurable. Asking hard questions of the current impact agenda, the book offers an insight into emerging routes towards co-production for social justice.
   
SA05-467 The New Social Mobility: How the Politicians Got it Wrong.
  Payne, Geoff/ 9781447310655/ Price:£ 23.99
 
Book Cover Despite becoming a big issue in public debate, social mobility is one of the most misunderstood processes of our time. In this accessible and engaging text, Geoff Payne, one of Britain’s leading mobility analysts, presents up-to-date sociological research evidence to demonstrate how our politicians have not grasped the ways in which mobility works. The new social mobility argues for considering a wider range of dimensions of mobility and life chances, notably the workings of the labour market, to assess more accurately the causes and consequences of mobility as social and political processes. Bringing together a range of literature and research, it covers key themes of mobility analysis, and offers a critical and original approach to social mobility. This important book will challenge the well-established opinions of politicians, pressure groups, the press, academics and the public; it is also sufficiently comprehensive to be suitable for teaching and of interest to a broad academic audience.
   
SA05-467 Austerity, Community Action, and the Future of Citizenship in Europe.
  Cohen, Shana/ 9781447331032/ Price:£ 75.00
 
Book Cover The politics of austerity has seen governments across Europe cut back on welfare provision. As the State retreats, this edited collection explores secular and faith-based grassroots social action in Germany and the United Kingdom that has evolved in response to changing economic policy and expanding needs, from basic items such as food to more complex means to move out of poverty. Bringing together scholars from different disciplines and practitioners in several areas of social intervention, the book explores how the conceptualization and constitutive practices of citizenship and community are changing because of the retreat of the State and the challenge of meeting social and material needs, creating new opportunities for local activism. The book provides new ways of thinking about social and political belonging and about the relations between individual, collective, and State responsibility.
   
SA05-467 Building Better Societies: Promoting Social Justice in a World Falling Apart.
  Atkinson, Rowland/ 9781447332039/ Price:£ 18.99
 
Book Cover What would it take to make society better? For the majority, conditions are getting worse and this will continue unless strong action is taken. This book offers a wide range of expert contributors outlining what might help to make better societies and which mechanisms, interventions and evidence are needed when we think about a better society. The book looks at what is needed to prevent the proliferation of harm and the gradual collapse of civil society. It argues that social scientists need to cast aside their commitment to the established order and its ideological support systems, look ahead at the likely outcomes of various interventions and move to the forefront of informed political debate. Providing practical steps and policy programmes, this is ideal for academics and students across a wide range of social science fields and those interested in social inequality.
   
SA05-467 Consulting Skills for Social Researchers.
  Haslam, Simon/ 9781447333869/ Price:£ 12.99
 
Book Cover Consulting skills help researchers frame and define research projects, manage the social research process, engage with stakeholders and influence change. This practitioner-oriented text is the first to help social researchers and those active in the social research sector develop these skills, drawn from the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes’ consulting competence framework. It will aid understanding of effective consulting skills in the UK and international social research community and will be invaluable for all those commissioning, managing and conducting social research.
   
SA05-467 Research and Evaluation for Busy Students and Practitioners: A Time Saving Guide.
  Kara, Helen/ 9781447338413/ Price:£ 23.99
 
Book Cover Research doesn't exist in a bubble but co-exists with a multitude of other tasks and commitments, yet there is more need for people to save time than ever before. Brilliantly attuned to the demands placed on researchers, this book considers how students, academics and professionals alike can save time and stress without compromising the quality of their research or its outcomes. Including a new foreword by Patrick Sturgis, Director of UK National Centre for Research Methods, this second edition is fully revised. It provides a new chapter on methodologies covering a range of approaches, and a wealth of updated practical information. Each chapter concludes with annotated further readings and the volume is accompanied by a fully revised and updated companion website. This supportive book is designed for any student or practitioner who wants to know how to do research on top of their main job and still have a life.
   
SA05-467 Doing Reflexivity: An Introduction.
  Dean, Jon/ 9781447330851/ Price:£ 26.99
 
Book Cover Reflexivity is vital in social research projects, but there remains relatively little advice on how to execute it in practice. This book provides social science researchers with both a strong rationale for the importance of thinking reflexively and a practical guide to doing reflexivity within their research. The first book on the subject to build primarily on the theoretical and empirical contributions of Pierre Bourdieu's reflexive work, it combines academic analysis with practical examples and case studies, drawing both on recent reflexive research projects and original empirical data from new projects conducted by the author. Written in an engaging and accessible style, the book will be of interest to researchers from all career stages and disciplinary backgrounds, but especially early-career researchers and students who are struggling with subjectivity, positionality, and the realities of being reflexive.
   
SA05-467 Religion and Welfare in Europe: Gendered and Minority Perspectives.
  Molokotos-Liederman, Lina/ 9781447318972/ Price:£ 80.00
 
Book Cover sing welfare as a prism, Religion and Welfare in Europe explores regional conceptions and variations in welfare and religion across Europe. Methodological approaches to research and practice draw thematic comparisons on these issues in terms of minorities and gender, using case studies focused on gendered and minority perspectives as they relate to the varied provision of social welfare in selected European countries. Contributors offer comparative insights on majority-minority relations concerning practices, patterns and mechanisms of social welfare provision, explaining how these lead to conflict, cohesion or – as is so often the case – the grey area in between. The book will be of interest not only to religion and social policy researchers, but to welfare practitioners and policy advisors with a particular interest in the interaction between religion, social welfare, minorities and gender.
   
SA05-467 Abortion Wars: The Fight for Reproductive Rights.
  Orr, Judith/ 9781447339113/ Price:£ 12.99
 
Book Cover 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the social change brought about by Britain’s 1967 Abortion Act. However the struggle for abortion rights is far from over. In this hard-hitting timely new book Judith Orr, leading pro-choice campaigner, argues that it’s time women had the right to control their fertility without the practical, legal and ideological barriers they have faced for generations. Combining analysis of media coverage, statistics, popular culture and social attitudes with powerful first-hand accounts of women’s experiences she measures the Act’s impact showing that full reproductive rights are yet to be won. In Britain anti-abortion campaigners attack women’s rights under existing law, elsewhere women must cross borders or buy pills online while in the US, Ireland, Poland and Latin America harsh restrictions on abortion are provoking increased resistance. The book highlights current debates over decriminalisation and argues for abortion provision fit for the 21st century.
   
SA05-467 Women's Emancipation and Civil Society Organisations: Challenging or Maintaining the Status Quo?
  Schwabenland, Christina/ 9781447324782/ Price:£ 28.99
 
Book Cover Women are at the heart of civil society organisations. Through them they have achieved many successes, challenged oppressive practices at a local and global level and have developed outstanding entrepreneurial activities. Yet Civil Service Organisation (CSO) research tends to ignore considerations of gender and the rich history of activist feminist organisations is rarely examined. This collection examines the nexus between the emancipation of women, and their role(s) in these organisations. Featuring contrasting studies from a wide range of contributors from different parts of the world, it covers emerging issues such as the role of social media in organising, the significance of religion in many cultural contexts, activism in Eastern Europe and the impact of environmental degradation on women’s lives. Asking whether involvement in CSOs offers a potential source of emancipation for women or maintains the status quo, this anthology will also have an impact on policy and practice in relation to equal opportunities.
   
SA05-467 Father Involvement in the Early Years: An International Comparison of Policy and Practice.
  Adler, Marina A./ 9781447319009/ Price:£ 26.99
 
Book Cover Fatherhood is in transition and being challenged by often contradictory forces: societal mandates to be both an active father and provider, men’s own wish to be more involved with their children, and the institutional arrangements in which fathers work and live. This book explores these phenomena in the context of cross-national policies and their relation to the daily childcare practices of fathers. It presents the current state of knowledge on father involvement with young children in six countries from different welfare state regimes with unique policies related to parenting in general and fathers in particular: Finland, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, the UK and the USA.
   
SA05-467 Blinded by Science: The Social Implications of Epigenetics and Neuroscience.
  Wastell, David/ 9781447322344/ Price:£ 26.99
 
Book Cover In recent years, new areas of biology, especially epigenetics and neuroscience, have enthralled the public imagination. They have been used as powerful arguments for developing social policy in a particular direction, from early intervention in the lives of disadvantaged children to seeking 'biomarkers' as identifiers of criminality. This timely book, written by leading commentators, critically examines the capabilities and limitations of these biotechnologies, exploring their implications for policy and practice. The book will enable social scientists, policy makers, practitioners and interested general readers to understand how the new biologies of epigenetics and neuroscience have increasingly influenced the fields of family policy, mental health, child development and criminal justice. The book will facilitate much needed debate about what makes a good society and how best to build one. It also draws attention to the ways that the uncertainties of the original science are lost in their translation into the everyday world of practice and policy.
   
SA05-467 Demystifying Evaluation: Practical Approaches for Researchers and Users.
  Parsons, David/ 9781447333906/ Price:£ 12.99
 
Book Cover Social research practitioners and others working in the public and voluntary sectors, in academia and consultancy are increasingly under pressure to provide policy-related evidence with limited resources and rising expectations. Demystifying evaluation is an accessible introductory guide setting the foundations for tackling those challenges, explaining the options open to evaluators, their merits and uses, and how to make appropriate choices of research methods. Drawing on his experience of policy and programme evaluations for the public sector and outside, David Parsons provides a practical roadmap cutting across different evaluation theories. He covers issues such as managing expectations of evaluation, using and mixing quantitative and qualitative methods, engaging stakeholders and providing action-orientated approaches to help end-users.
   
SA05-467 Changing Communities: Stories of Migration, Displacement and Solidarities.
  Mayo, Marjorie/ 9781447329329/ Price:£ 24.99
 
ssues of displacement and dispossession have become defining characteristics of a globalised 21st century. People are moving within and across national borders, whether displaced, relocated or moving in search of better livelihoods. This book brings theoretical understandings of migration and displacement together with empirical illustrations of the creative, cultural ways in which communities reflect upon their experiences of change, and how they respond, including through poetry and story-telling, photography and other art forms, exploring the scope for building communities of solidarity and social justice. The concluding chapters identify potential implications for policy and professional practice to promote communities of solidarity, addressing the structural causes of widening inequalities, taking account of different interests, including those related to social class, gender, ethnicity, age, ability and faith.
   
SA05-466 Cultural Politics in the Age of Austerity.
  Berry, David/ 9781472434883/ Price:£ 95.00
 
   
SA05-466 Principles & Methods of Statistical Analysis.
  Frieman, Jerome/ 9781483358598/ Price:£ 65.00
 
   
SA05-466 A Bridge to Mathematics.
  Bagai, Shobha/ 9789386446121/ Price:£ 30.00
 
   
SA05-466 Qualitative Inquiry in Neoliberal Times.
  Denzin, Norman K./ 9781138226449/ Price:£ 24.99
 
   
SA05-466 Race and Transatlantic Identities.
  Kenney, Elizabeth T./ 9780415792530/ Price:£ 90.00
 
   
SA05-466 Models for Practice with Immigrants and Refugees: Collaboration, Cultural Awareness, and Integrative Theory.
  Hilado, Aimee/ 9781483377148/ Price:£ 37.99
 
   
SA05-465 Research Design: Quantitative, Qualitative, Mixed Methods, Arts-Based, and Community-Based Participatory Research Approaches.
  Leavy, Patricia/ 9781462529995/ Price:US$ 90.00
 
   
SA05-464 Reasoning with Data: An Introduction to Traditional and Bayesian Statistics Using R.
  Stanton, Jeffrey M./ 9781462530267/ Price:US$ 45.00
 
Book Cover Engaging and accessible, this book teaches readers how to use inferential statistical thinking to check their assumptions, assess evidence about their beliefs, and avoid overinterpreting results that may look more promising than they really are. It provides step-by-step guidance for using both classical (frequentist) and Bayesian approaches to inference. Statistical techniques covered side by side from both frequentist and Bayesian approaches include hypothesis testing, replication, analysis of variance, calculation of effect sizes, regression, time series analysis, and more. Students also get a complete introduction to the open-source R programming language and its key packages. Throughout the text, simple commands in R demonstrate essential data analysis skills using real-data examples. The companion website provides annotated R code for the book's examples, in-class exercises, supplemental reading lists, and links to online videos, interactive materials, and other resources. Pedagogical Features Playful, conversational style and gradual approach; suitable for students without strong math backgrounds. End-of-chapter exercises based on real data supplied in the free R package. Technical explanation and equation/output boxes. Appendices on how to install R and work with the sample datasets.
   
SA05-464 Successful Academic Writing: A Complete Guide for Social and Behavioral Scientists.
  Singh, Anneliese A./ 9781462529391/ Price:US$ 30.00
 
Book Cover Using rich examples and engaging pedagogical tools, this book equips students to master the challenges of academic writing in graduate school and beyond. The authors delve into nitty-gritty aspects of structure, style, and language, and offer a window onto the thought processes and strategies that strong writers rely on. Essential topics include how to: identify the audience for a particular piece of writing; craft a voice appropriate for a discipline-specific community of practice; compose the sections of a qualitative, quantitative, or mixed-methods research article; select the right peer-reviewed journal for submitting an article; and navigate the publication process. Readers are also guided to build vital self-coaching skills in order to stay motivated and complete projects successfully. User-Friendly Features Exercises (with answers) analyzing a variety of texts. Annotated excerpts from peer-reviewed journal articles. Practice opportunities that help readers apply the ideas to their own writing projects. Personal reflections and advice on common writing hurdles. End-of-chapter Awareness and Action Reminders with clear steps to take.
   
SA05-464 Research Design: Quantitative, Qualitative, Mixed Methods, Arts-Based, and Community-Based Participatory Research Approaches.
  Leavy, Patricia/ 9781462514380/ Price:US$ 45.00
 
Book Cover This user-friendly book provides a step-by-step guide to using the five major approaches to research design: quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods, arts-based, and community-based participatory research. Chapters on each approach follow a unique format—they present a template for a research proposal and explain in detail how to conceptualize and fill in every section. Terminology commonly used within each approach is identified, and key moments of ethical decision making are flagged. Interdisciplinary research examples draw on current events and social justice topics. Unique coverage includes hot topics: replication studies and data sharing, tailoring proposals to different audiences, and more. The book also includes a general introduction to social research; an in-depth, practical discussion of ethics; and a chapter on how to begin a research study, from planning a topic to developing a research question via a literature review. Pedagogical Features Multiple "Review Stops" in each chapter—quick quizzes with answer keys. End-of-chapter writing exercises, research activities, and suggested resources. Bold-face key terms and an end-of-book glossary. Boxed tips from experts in the respective approaches. Supplemental PowerPoint slides for instructors using the book in a class.
   
SA05-463 Human Trafficking: A Reference Handbook.
  Aronowitz, Alexis A./ 9781440834844/ Price:£ 47.00
 
   
SA05-463 The CIPP Evaluation Model: How to Evaluate for Improvement and Accountability.
  Stufflebeam, Daniel L./ 9781462529247/ Price:US$ 115.00
 
   
SA05-463 The New Sociology of Scotland.
  McCrone, David/ 9781473903890/ Price:£ 34.99
 
   
SA05-463 Modern Sociological Theory.
  Ritzer, George/ 9781506325620/ Price:£ 75.00
 
   
SA05-463 Racisms: An Introduction.
  Garner, Steve/ 9781412961776/ Price:£ 26.99
 
   
SA05-463 Sociological Theory.
  Ritzer, George/ 9781506337715/ Price:£ 95.00
 
   
SA05-463 Covert Research: The Art, Politics and Ethics of Undercover Fieldwork.
  Calvey, David/ 9781849203845/ Price:£ 27.99
 
   
SA05-463 Research Design and Methodology.
  Gallo, Jurex C./ 9781680959123/ Price:US$ 145.00
 
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SA05-462 Population and Society: An Introduction to Demography.
  Poston, Dudley L./ 9781107645936/ Price:US$ 64.99
 
   
SA05-462 Qualitative Research: Analyzing Life.
  Johnny Saldana/ 9781506305493/ Price:£ 55.00
 
   
SA05-462 The CIPP Evaluation Model: How to Evaluate for Improvement and Accountability.
  Stufflebeam, Daniel L./ 9781462529230/ Price:US$ 60.00
 
Book Cover The authoritative presentation of a leading evaluation approach, this book describes the CIPP (Context, Input, Process, and Product) Model’s origin, concepts, and procedures. Unlike many models, CIPP provides for feedback throughout a program. Richly illustrated with evaluation cases, the book covers methods for engaging stakeholders; designing, budgeting, and contracting evaluations; collecting, analyzing, and reporting information; and conducting metaevaluations. User-friendly features include 26 reproducible checklists and forms and references to relevant computer programs. Purchasers get access to a companion website where they can download and print the reproducible tools as well as supplementary materials, including the CIPP Evaluation Model Checklist. User-Friendly Features Introduction boxes providing an overview of each chapter. Within-chapter recaps of key concepts. End-of-chapter review questions and exercises. End-of-book glossary. Appendix listing hundreds of CIPP evaluations across disciplines.
   
SA05-461 The Concept and Measurement of Violence against Women and Men.
  Walby, Sylvia/ 9781447332633/ Price:£ 12.99
 
Book Cover The book is a guide to how the measurement of violence can be best achieved. It shows how to make femicide, rape, domestic violence, and FGM visible in official statistics. It offers practical guidance on definitions, indicators and coordination mechanisms. It reflects on theoretical debates on ‘what is gender’, ‘what is violence’, and ‘the concept of coercive control’. and introduces the concept of ‘gender saturated context’. Analysing the socially constructed nature of statistics and the links between knowledge and power, it sets new standards and guidelines to influence the measurement of violence in the coming decades.
   
SA05-460 Social Structure and Change.
  Pilkey, C./ 9781682512869/ Price:US$ 140.00
 
Book Cover Social structure is the patterned social arrangements in society that are both emergent from and determinant of the actions of the individuals. It is the system of socioeconomic stratification, social institutions, or, other patterned relations between large social groups. This book deals with urban and institutional development, economic development, income distribution, labor relations, ethnic relationships and problems, the role of women, and changes in education.
   
SA05-460 Social Stratification and Mobility.
  Robinson, Allen/ 9781682512883/ Price:US$ 145.00
 
Book Cover Social stratification is a society’s categorization of people into socioeconomic strata, based upon their occupation and income, wealth and social status, or derived power. As such, stratification is the relative social position of persons within a social group, category, geographic region, or social unit. Social mobility is defined as the movement of individuals, families, households, or other categories of people within or between layers or tiers in an open system of social stratification. This book provides refreshing take on existing theories, incorporates the latest data, and lends new perspectives to classic debates.
   
SA05-460 Introductory Statistics Using SPSS.
  Herschel Knapp/ 9781506341002/ Price:£ 62.00
 
   
SA05-460 Native American Survivance, Memory, and Futurity: The Gerald Vizenor Continuum.
  Dawes, Birgit/ 9781138211759/ Price:£ 115.00
 
   
SA05-459 Social Movements and World-System Transformation.
  Smith, Jackie/ 9781138208841/ Price:£ 25.99
 
   
SA05-458 Digital Sociologies.
  Daniels, Jessie/ 9781447329015/ Price:£ 29.99
 
Book Cover Providing a much needed overview of the growing field of digital sociology, this handbook connects digital media technologies to the traditional sociological areas of study, like labour, culture, education, race, class and gender. Rooted in a critical understanding of inequality as foundational to digital sociology and is edited by leaders in the field. It includes topics ranging from web analytics, wearable technologies, social media analysis and digital labour. This rigorous, accessible text explores contemporary dilemmas and problems of the digital age in relation to inequality, institutions and social identity, making it suitable for use for a global audience on a variety of social science courses and beyond. Offering an important step forward for the discipline of sociology Digital sociologies is an important intellectual benchmark in placing digital at the forefront of investigating the social.
   
SA05-457 Regression Analysis and Linear Models: Concepts, Applications, and Implementation.
  Darlington, Richard B./ 9781462521135/ Price:US$ 85.00
 
Book Cover Ephasizing conceptual understanding over mathematics, this user-friendly text introduces linear regression analysis to students and researchers across the social, behavioral, consumer, and health sciences. Coverage includes model construction and estimation, quantification and measurement of multivariate and partial associations, statistical control, group comparisons, moderation analysis, mediation and path analysis, and regression diagnostics, among other important topics. Engaging worked-through examples demonstrate each technique, accompanied by helpful advice and cautions. The use of SPSS, SAS, and STATA is emphasized, with an appendix on regression analysis using R. The companion website (www.afhayes.com) provides datasets for the book's examples as well as the RLM macro for SPSS and SAS. Pedagogical Features: Chapters include SPSS, SAS, or STATA code pertinent to the analyses described, with each distinctively formatted for easy identification. An appendix documents the RLM macro, which facilitates computations for estimating and probing interactions, dominance analysis, heteroscedasticity-consistent standard errors, and linear spline regression, among other analyses. Students are guided to practice what they learn in each chapter using datasets provided online. Addresses topics not usually covered, such as ways to measure a variable’s importance, coding systems for representing categorical variables, causation, and myths about testing interaction.
   
SA05-457 Growth Modeling: Structural Equation and Multilevel Modeling Approaches.
  Grimm, Kevin J./ 9781462526062/ Price:US$ 75.00
 
Book Cover Growth models are among the core methods for analyzing how and when people change. Discussing both structural equation and multilevel modeling approaches, this book leads readers step by step through applying each model to longitudinal data to answer particular research questions. It demonstrates cutting-edge ways to describe linear and nonlinear change patterns, examine within-person and between-person differences in change, study change in latent variables, identify leading and lagging indicators of change, evaluate co-occurring patterns of change across multiple variables, and more. User-friendly features include real data examples, code (for Mplus or NLMIXED in SAS, and OpenMx or nlme in R), discussion of the output, and interpretation of each model's results. User-Friendly Features Real, worked-through longitudinal data examples serving as illustrations in each chapter. Script boxes that provide code for fitting the models to example data and facilitate application to the reader's own data. "Important Considerations" sections offering caveats, warnings, and recommendations for the use of specific models. Companion website supplying datasets and syntax for the book's examples, along with additional code in SAS/R for linear mixed-effects modeling.
   
SA05-457 Praxeological Political Analysis.
  Jonas, Michael/ 9781138644922/ Price:£ 115.00
 
   
SA05-457 The Presentation of Self in Contemporary Social Life.
  David Shulman/ 9781483319438/ Price:£ 52.00
 
   
SA05-457 Sociology and the New Materialism: Theory, Research, Action.
  Nick J. Fox/ 9781473942226/ Price:£ 27.99
 
   
SA05-456 The Production of Reality: Essays and Readings on Social Interaction.
  O'Brien, Jodi/ 9781452217833/ Price:£ 86.00
 
   
GA05-114-8 Gender: God
  Sian Melvill Hawthorne/ 9780028663173/ Price:US$ 188.00
 
Book Cover This volume of the Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks series on gender studies engages feminist, queer, and transgender perspectives on religion. Gender: God offers a critical examination of diverse conceptualizations of God and explores the roles they play in society and which have practices and assumptions about gender and sexuality at their heart. Its 23 chapters examine such topics as the imago Dei, Goddess Spirituality, the imitatio Christi, origin myths, postcolonial, queer, critical race, and disability theologies,sacred spaces, and blasphemy. Chapters are written by eminent scholars, are peer reviewed, include illustrations, and offer bibliographies to encourage further research. The volume concludes with a glossary and a comprehensive index. Features and Benefits •All chapters in GENDER: GOD are newly commissioned and hence based on fresh and topical research and debates from a variety of fields--including philosophy, disability studies, literature, art, social sciences, (old and new) media, history, politics, and religion. •Chapters (23 total) are written by eminent scholars and are peer reviewed. •The volume will include a glossary, bibliographies of worked cited and suggestions for further reading, approximately 30 relevant images, and an index.
   
GA05-114-6 Gender: War
  Peto, Andrea/ 9780028663227/ Price:US$ 188.00
 
Book Cover Part of the Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks series on gender studies, Gender: War examines war through the discipline of gender and sexuality studies. Containing 24 chapters, the volume demonstrates that bodies and other allegedly passive material/other allegedly passive objects have a history and also agency. Chapters describe feminist interventions in war and violence history’s genealogy, present incarnations, and possibilities for the future in the context of gender and sexuality studies. Chapters are written by eminent scholars, are peer reviewed, include illustrations, and offer bibliographies to encourage further research. The volume concludes with a glossary and a comprehensive index.
   
GA05-114-5 Gender: Laughter
  Papenburg, Bettina/ 9780028663180/ Price:US$ 188.00
 
Book Cover Part of the Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks series on gender studies, Gender: Laughter examines the forms and function of laughter through the discipline of gender and sexuality studies. Comprised of 25 chapters, the volume assesses laughter and related forms of cultural expression, such as artworks, discourses, genres, and styles, and their deployment in feminist and queer theory and activism as well as in the cultural sphere at large. How does laughter signify and spur the empowerment of women, queers, and racialized subjects, and how does it generate solidarity among and between minority groups? Chapters are written by eminent scholars, are peer reviewed, include illustrations, and offer bibliographies to encourage further research. The volume concludes with a glossary and a comprehensive index.
   
GA05-114-4 Gender: Matter
  Alaimo, Stacy/ 9780028663203/ Price:US$ 188.00
 
Book Cover Part of the Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks series on gender studies, Gender: Matter focuses on matter and its relation to gender. Organized around four parts totaling 28 chapters, the volume maps out feminist engagements with matter and materiality. The volume approaches matter not from a natural sciences perspective but from a humanities and social science perspective, asking what role matter plays in feminist, queer, and other social and political theories. The volume also grapples with how changes to matter, or the biophysical world, affect what sex and gender may mean in the twenty-first century. Chapters are written by eminent scholars, are peer reviewed, include illustrations, and offer bibliographies to encourage further research. The volume concludes with a glossary and a comprehensive index.
   
GA05-114-10 Gender: Animals
  Juno Salazar Parrenas/ 9780028663166/ Price:US$ 188.00
 
Book Cover This volume of the Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks series on gender studies engages feminist, queer, and transgender perspectives on animals. Gender: Animals traces how non-human and human animals are crucial subjects in gender studies, especially when it comes to understanding matters of life and death, difference and diversity, carnality, and representation. Its 21 chapters examine such topics as feminist food politics, veterinary care, zoos, microbes, breeding, chattel slavery, industrial slaughter, and animal internet stardom. Chapters are written by eminent scholars, are peer reviewed, include illustrations, and offer bibliographies to encourage further research. The volume concludes with a glossary and a comprehensive index. Features and Benefits •All chapters in GENDER: ANIMALS are newly commissioned and hence based on fresh and topical research and debates from a variety of fields--including philosophy, disability studies, literature, art, film, social sciences, (old and new) media, history, politics, and religion. •Chapters (21 total) are written by eminent scholars and are peer reviewed. •The volume will include a glossary, bibliographies of worked cited and suggestions for further reading, approximately 25 relevant images, and an index.
   
Successful Academic Writing: A Complete Guide for Social and Behavioral Scientists.
  Singh, Anneliese A./ 9781462529407/ Price:US$ 75.00
 
Using rich examples and engaging pedagogical tools, this book equips students to master the challenges of academic writing in graduate school and beyond. The authors delve into nitty-gritty aspects of structure, style, and language, and offer a window onto the thought processes and strategies that strong writers rely on. Essential topics include how to: identify the audience for a particular piece of writing; craft a voice appropriate for a discipline-specific community of practice; compose the sections of a qualitative, quantitative, or mixed-methods research article; select the right peer-reviewed journal for submitting an article; and navigate the publication process. Readers are also guided to build vital self-coaching skills in order to stay motivated and complete projects successfully. User-Friendly Features Exercises (with answers) analyzing a variety of texts. Annotated excerpts from peer-reviewed journal articles. Practice opportunities that help readers apply the ideas to their own writing projects. Personal reflections and advice on common writing hurdles. End-of-chapter Awareness and Action Reminders with clear steps to take.
   
Reasoning with Data: An Introduction to Traditional and Bayesian Statistics Using R.
  Stanton, Jeffrey M./ 9781462530274/ Price:US$ 90.00
 
   
Death Penalty in a Nutshell.
  Streib, Victor/ 9781634603027/ Price:US$ 47.00
 
   
Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK: Volume 1, The Nature and Extent of the Problem
  Esther Dermott/ 9781447332152/ Price:£ 75.00
 
Book Cover The largest UK research study on poverty and social exclusion ever conducted reveals startling levels of deprivation. 18m people are unable to afford adequate housing; 14m can’t afford essential household goods; and nearly half the population have some form of financial insecurity. Defining poverty as those whose lack of resources forces them to live below a publicly agreed minimum standard, this text provides unique and detailed insights into the nature and extent of poverty and social exclusion in the UK today. Written by a team of leading academics, the book reports on the extent and nature of poverty for different social groups: older and younger people; parents and children; ethnic groups; men and women; disabled people; and across regions through the recent period of austerity. It reflects on where government policies have made an impact and considers potential future developments.
   
Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK: Volume 2, The Dimensions of Disadvantage
  Glen Bramley/ 9781447334224/ Price:£ 75.00
 
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The Inequality Crisis: The Facts and What We Can Do About It
  Roger Brown/ 9781447337584/ Price:£ 12.99
 
What are the causes of the rise in economic inequality in the West and what can be done about it? Inequality has at last taken centre stage in the political discourse, but there is very little to explain the inequality debates and to offer solutions for the UK. Written by an award-winning academic and policymaker, this introductory book provides a comprehensive survey of all the available evidence, looking at both sides of the inequality argument. Fully up-to-date with the latest developments from Brexit in the UK to Donald Trump’s election in the USA, this accessible and jargon-free introduction is international in scope and packed with fascinating facts and quotes.
   
Living on the Margins: Undocumented Migrants in a Global City
  Alice Bloch/ 9781447319375/ Price:£ 24.99
 
Book Cover Living on the margins offers a unique insight into the working lives of undocumented (or ‘irregular’) migrants living in London, and their employers. Breaking new ground, this topical book exposes the contradictions in policies, which marginalise and criminalise these migrants, while promoting exploitative labour market policies. However, the book reveals that the migrants can be active agents in shaping their lives within the constraint of status. Taking an inter-disciplinary approach, this fascinating book offers an international context to the research and provides theoretical, policy and empirical analyses. It will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers and academics, as well as policy makers, practitioners and interested non-specialists.
   
The Impact of Co-Production: From Community Engagement to Social Justice
  Aksel Ersoy/ 9781447330288/ Price:£ 75.00
 
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Doing Reflexivity: An Introduction
  Jon Dean/ 9781447330844/ Price:£ 75.00
 
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Building Better Societies
  Rowland Atkinson/ 9781447332022/ Price:£ 75.00
 
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The New Social Mobility
  Geoff Payne/ 9781447310662/ Price:£ 70.00
 
Book Cover Despite becoming a big issue in public debate, social mobility is one of the most misunderstood processes of our time. In this accessible and engaging text, Geoff Payne, one of Britain’s leading mobility analysts, presents up-to-date sociological research evidence to demonstrate how our politicians have not grasped the ways in which mobility works. The new social mobility argues for considering a wider range of dimensions of mobility and life chances, notably the workings of the labour market, to assess more accurately the causes and consequences of mobility as social and political processes. Bringing together a range of literature and research, it covers key themes of mobility analysis, and offers a critical and original approach to social mobility. This important book will challenge the well-established opinions of politicians, pressure groups, the press, academics and the public; it is also sufficiently comprehensive to be suitable for teaching and of interest to a broad academic audience.
   
Rethinking Poverty: What Makes a Good Society?
  Barry Knight/ 9781447340607/ Price:£ 9.99
 
Book Cover n our society, a wealthy minority flourish, while around one-fifth experience chronic poverty and many people on middle incomes fear for their futures. Social policy has failed to find answers to these problems and there is now a demand for a new narrative to enable us to escape from the crisis in our society. With the aim of ending poverty, this book argues that we need to start with the society we want, rather than framing poverty as a problem to be solved. It calls for a bold forward-looking social policy that addresses continuing austerity, under-resourced organisations and a lack of social solidarity. Based on a research programme carried out by the Webb Memorial Trust involving leading organisations, academics, community activists, children, and surveys of more than 12,000 people living in poverty, a key theme is power which shows that the way forward is to increase people’s sense of agency in building the society that they want.
   
Principles-Focused Evaluation: The GUIDE.
  Patton, Michael Q./ 9781462531905/ Price:US$ 105.00
 
How can programs and organizations ensure they are adhering to core principles—and assess whether doing so is yielding desired results? From evaluation pioneer Michael Quinn Patton, this book introduces the principles-focused evaluation (P-FE) approach and demonstrates its relevance and application in a range of settings. Patton explains why principles matter for program development and evaluation and how they can serve as a rudder to navigate the uncertainties, turbulence, and emergent challenges of complex dynamic environments. In-depth exemplars illustrate how the unique GUIDE framework is used to determine whether principles provide meaningful guidance (G) and are useful (U), inspiring (I), developmentally adaptable (D), and evaluable (E). User-friendly features include rubrics, a P-FE checklist, firsthand reflections and examples from experienced P-FE practitioners, sidebars and summary tables, and end-of-chapter application exercises.
   
Evaluation Essentials: From A to Z.
  Alkin, Marvin C./ 9781462532414/ Price:US$ 90.00
 
Thoroughly revised and updated, this engaging text has given thousands of students and new evaluators the practical information and expert advice needed to conduct or use evaluations. In 26 concise sections, the book describes how to articulate answerable evaluation questions, collect and analyze data using both quantitative and qualitative methods, and deal with contingencies that might alter the traditional sequence of an evaluation. Special strengths of the text are its attention to individual, organizational, and community culture and emphasis on building collaborative relationships with stakeholders. An in-depth case study and related end-of-section exercises (including group activities) help students put themselves in the evaluator role. Other pedagogical features include section titles written as questions, bulleted recaps of each section, "Thinking Ahead" and "Next Steps" pointers, cautionary notes, and suggestions for further reading. New to This Edition New and expanded topics: evaluation contracts, budgeting, surveys, data visualization, qualitative coding and memoing, factors affecting evaluation use, and context-sensitive evaluation. Revised case study with extended exercises that guide the reader to complete a simulated evaluation. End-of-section "Quick Read" links to recommended American Evaluation Association blog posts. Four entirely new sections (such as "How Do You Strengthen Relationships with Stakeholders?" and "How Do We Plan a Process-Focused Evaluation Design?"), plus other changes and additions throughout.
   
Community organising against racism: 'Race', ethnicity and community development
  Gary Craig/ 9781447333746/ Price:£ 80.00
 
   
Left-Handed In An Islamic World: An Anthropologist's Journey into the Middle East
  John P. Mason/ 9780998147710/ Price:US$ 26.00
 
Book Cover A major aim of the book is to present stories of Arabs the author met and lived with as a social anthropologist. The stories cover a period from 1968-2012. Lawrence of Arabia serves as an inspiration for the journey. Throughout the book the author calls upon a significant amount of history to give a background and to contextualize the stories. The stories describe the social lives of Arabs in a variety of places, those living in an oasis village, others in a mid-sized city, and yet others in a major metropolis. Some of the places are conflict or post-conflict zones. One is in a state of war. The countries include Libya and Egypt for longer periods and many other Arab countries for shorter visits. In most of the stories, the Arabs are Muslims, though in some they are Christians. The book presents Islam in its many shapes and different contexts. At its ‘best,’ Islam will be seen as lived by Libyan Desert oasis villagers in creating a harmonious, well-lived life. In other cases, Islam will be glimpsed in ways not so favorable, especially in the treatment of non-Muslim Arabs living in Islamic societies. The author touches on a few theories as to why conflict is endemic to the Middle East. But none of these theories accounts fully for the recent emergence of the egregious behavior of such self-acclaimed groups as the Islamic State or ISIS, who pervert the religion to achieve their renewed Caliphate prophesies.
   
Challenging the Myth of Gender Equality in Sweden
  Lena Martinsson/ 9781447325970/ Price:£ 24.99
 
Book Cover Sweden is often considered one of the most gender-equal countries in the world and held up as a model to follow, but the reality is more complex. This is the first book to explode the myth of Swedish gender equality, both offering a new perspective for an international audience, and suggesting how equality might be rethought more generally. While the authors argue that the gender-equality mantra in Sweden has led to a society with increased opportunities for some, they also assert that the dominant norm of gender equality has become nationalistic and builds upon heteronormative and racial principles. Examining the changing meanings and parameters of gender equality against the country's social-democratic tradition and in the light of contemporary neoliberal ideologies, the book constitutes an urgent contribution to the debates about gender-equality policies and politics.
   
Social Protection After the Crisis: Regulation Without Enforcement
  Steve Tombs/ 9781447313762/ Price:£ 24.99
 
Book Cover UK austerity policies include anti-regulatory pressures to ‘free up’ private capital to produce wealth, employment and tax revenues. This topical book by a recognised scholar on the regulation of corporate crime and social harm considers the economic, political and social consequences of the economic crisis, the nature of social protection and the dynamics of the current crisis of regulation. It is unique in documenting how economic and social welfare are inconsistent with corporate freedom, and in an empirical and theoretical analysis of regulatory reform within the context of wide-scale social change. Based on empirical research and with a focus on environmental, food, and workplace safety, it considers how we reached the current crisis of anti-regulation and how we might overcome it. The author proposes radically rethinking ‘regulation’ to address conceptual, policy and practical issues, making the book essential reading for those interested in this important topic.
   
Brain Culture: Shaping Policy through Neuroscience
  Jessica Pykett/ 9781447314059/ Price:£ 26.99
 
Book Cover This unique book offers a timely analysis of the impact of rapidly advancing knowledge about the brain, mind and behaviour on contemporary public policy and practice. Examining developments in behaviour change policies, neuroscience, architecture and urban design, education, and workplace training programmes the book analyses the global spread of research agendas, policy experiments and everyday practice informed by ‘brain culture’. It offers an alternative, geographically informed set of explanations for what matters in explaining how people behave and how citizens’ behaviour should be governed. It will be of interest to students and academics across the social and behavioural sciences.
   
Ageing and Globalisation
  Martin Hyde/ 9781447322306/ Price:£ 24.99
 
Book Cover Population ageing and globalisation represent two of the most radical social transformations that have occurred. This book provides, for the first time, an accessible overview of how they interact. Ageing has been conventionally framed within the boundaries of nation states, yet demographic changes, transmigration, financial globalization and the global media have rendered this perspective problematic. This much-needed book is the first to apply theories of globalisation to gerontology, including Appadurai’s theory, allowing readers to understand the implications of growing older in a global age. This comprehensive introduction to globalisation for gerontologists is part of the Ageing in a Global Context series, published in association with the British Society of Gerontology. It will be of particular interest to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students and academics in this area.
   
VSA05-001 Routledge Handbook of Graffiti and Street Art.
  Ross, Jeffrey Ian/ 9781138792937/ Price:£ 185.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Graffiti and Street Art integrates and reviews current scholarship in the field of graffiti and street art. Thirty-seven original contributions are organized around four sections: •History, Types, and Writers/Artists of Graffiti and Street Art; •Theoretical Explanations of Graffiti and Street Art/Causes of Graffiti and Street Art; •Regional/Municipal Variations/Differences of Graffiti and Street Art; and, •Effects of Graffiti and Street Art. Chapters are written by experts from different countries throughout the world and their expertise spans the fields of American Studies, Art Theory, Criminology, Criminal justice, Ethnography, Photography, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Visual Communication. The Handbook will be of interest to researchers, instructors, advanced students, libraries, and art gallery and museum curators. This book is also accessible to practitioners and policy makers in the fields of criminal justice, law enforcement, art history, museum studies, tourism studies, and urban studies as well as members of the news media. The Handbook includes 70 images, a glossary, a chronology, and the electronic edition will be widely hyperlinked.
   
VSA05-001 Handbook of Applied System Science.
  Neal, Zachary P./ 9780415843324/ Price:£ 160.00
 
Book Cover The Handbook of Applied System Science is organized around both methodological approaches in systems science, and the substantive topic to which these approaches have been applied. The volume begins with an essay that introduces three system science methods: agent-based modeling, system dynamics, and network analysis. The remainder of the volume is organized around three broad topics: (1) health and human development, (2) environment and sustainability, and (3) communities and social change. Each part begins with a brief introductory essay, and includes nine chapters that demonstrate the application of system science methods to address research questions in these areas. This handbook will be useful for work in Public Health, Sociology, Criminal Justice, Social Work, Political Science, Environmental Studies, Urban Studies, and Psychology.
   
VSA05-001 The Routledge International Handbook of Globalization Studies.
  Turner, Bryan S./ 9780415718813/ Price:£ 160.00
 
Book Cover The second edition of the Routledge International Handbook of Globalization Studies offers students clear and informed chapters on the history of globalization and key theories that have considered the causes and consequences of the globalization process. There are substantive sections looking at demographic, economic, technological, social and cultural changes in globalization. The handbook examines many negative aspects – new wars, slavery, illegal migration, pollution and inequality – but concludes with an examination of responses to these problems through human rights organizations, international labour law and the growth of cosmopolitanism. There is a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches with essays covering sociology, demography, economics, politics, anthropology and history. The second edition has been completely revised and features important new thinking on themes such as Islamophobia and the globalization of religious conflict, shifts in global energy production such as fracking, global inequalities, fiscal transformations of the state and problems of taxation, globalization and higher education, and an analysis of the general sense of catastrophe that surrounds contemporary understandings of the consequences of a global world.
   
VSA05-001 Routledge Handbook of Risk Studies.
  Burgess, Adam/ 9781138022867/ Price:£ 150.00
 
Book Cover It is over 40 years since we began to reflect upon risk in a more social than technological and economic fashion, firstly making sense of the gap between expert and public assessment of risks, such as to our health and environment. With fixed certainties of the past eroded and the technological leaps of ‘big data’, ours is truly an age of risk, uncertainty and probability - from Google’s logarithms to the daily management of personal lifestyle risks. Academic reflection and research has kept pace with these dizzying developments but remains an intellectually fragmented field, shaped by professional imperatives and disciplinary boundaries, from risk analysis to regulation and social research. This is the first attempt to draw together and define risk studies, through a definitive collection written by the leading scholars in the field. It will be an indispensable resource for the many scholars, students and professionals engaging with risk but lacking a resource to draw it all together.
   
VSA05-001 Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies
  Shucksmith, Mark/ 9781138804371/ Price:£ 185.00
 
Book Cover Rural societies around the world are changing in fundamental ways, both at their own initiative and in response to external forces. The Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies examines the organisation and transformation of rural society in more developed regions of the world, taking an interdisciplinary and problem-focused approach. Written by leading social scientists from many countries, it addresses emerging issues and challenges in innovative and provocative ways to inform future policy. This volume is organised around eight emerging social, economic and environmental challenges: •Demographic change. •Economic transformations. •Food systems and land. •Environment and resources. •Changing configurations of gender and rural society. •Social and economic equality. •Social dynamics and institutional capacity. •Power and governance. Cross-cutting these challenges are the growing interdependence of rural and urban; the rise in inequality within and between places; the impact of fiscal crisis on rural societies; neoliberalism, power and agency; and rural areas as potential sites of resistance. The Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies is required reading for anyone concerned with the future of rural areas.
   
VSA05-001 Routledge International Handbook of the Sociology of Art and Culture.
  Hanquinet, Laurie/ 9780415855112/ Price:£ 160.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Arts and Culture offers a comprehensive overview of sociology of art and culture, focusing especially – though not exclusively – on the visual arts, literature, music, and digital culture. Extending, and critiquing, Bourdieu’s influential analysis of cultural capital, the distinguished international contributors explore the extent to which cultural omnivorousness has eclipsed highbrow culture, the role of age, gender and class on cultural practices, the character of aesthetic preferences, the contemporary significance of screen culture, and the restructuring of popular culture. The Handbook critiques modes of sociological determinism in which cultural engagement is seen as the simple product of the educated middle classes. The contributions explore the critique of Eurocentrism and the global and cosmopolitan dimensions of cultural life. The book focuses particularly on bringing cutting edge ‘relational’ research methodologies, both qualitative and quantitative, to bear on these debates. This handbook not only describes the field, but also proposes an agenda for its development which will command major international interest.
   
VSA05-001 Routledge International Handbook of Memory Studies.
  Tota, Anna Lisa/ 9780415870894/ Price:£ 160.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge International Handbook of Memory Studies offers students and researchers original contributions that comprise the debates, intersections and future courses of the field. It is divided in six themed sections: 1)Theories and Perspectives, 2) Cultural artefacts, Symbols and Social practices, 3) Public, Transnational, and Transitional Memories 4) Technologies of Memory, 5) Terror, Violence and Disasters, 6) and Body and Ecosystems. A strong emphasis is placed on the interdisciplinary breadth of Memory Studies with contributions from leading international scholars in sociology, anthropology, philosophy, biology, film studies, media studies, archive studies, literature and history. The Handbook addresses the core concerns and foundations of the field while indicating new directions in Memory Studies.
   
VSA05-001 Routledge Handbook of Immigration and Refugee Studies.
  Triandafyllidou, Anna/ 9781138794313/ Price:£ 160.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Immigration and Refugee Studies offers a comprehensive and unique study of the multi-disciplinary field of international migration and asylum studies. Utilising contemporary information and analysis, this innovative Handbook provides an in depth examination of legal migration management in the labour market and its affect upon families in relation to wider issues of migrant integration and citizenship. With a comprehensive collection of essays written by leading contributors from a broad range of disciplines including sociology of migration, human geography, legal studies, political sciences and economics, the Handbook is a truly multi-disciplinary book approaching the critical questions of: • Migration and the labour market • Integration and citizenship • Migration, families and welfare • Irregular migration • smuggling and trafficking in human beings • asylum and forced migration. Organised into short thematic and geographical chapters the Routledge Handbook of Immigration and Refugee Studies provides a concise overview on the different topics and world regions, as well as useful guidance for both the starting and the more experienced reader. The Handbook’s expansive content and illustrative style will appeal to both students and professionals studying in the field of migration and international organisations.
   
VA05-481 Population Growth and Rapid Urbanization in the Developing World
  Benna, Umar G./ 9781522501879/ Price:US$ 205.00
 
Book Cover As the global population continues to boom, particularly in the developing countries, it has become necessary to find ways to handle this increase through various policy tools that address population growth and urbanization problems. The urbanization process has both potentials issues as well as opportunities to move societies forward that need to be exploited. Population Growth and Rapid Urbanization in the Developing World examines trends, challenges, issues and strategies adopted by developing countries in the face of population growth and rapid urbanization and its impact on urban environments. The book explores patterns of population growth and urbanization, use of different governance approaches in addressing challenges, as well as different tools and systems of appropriate allocation to address issues. The book is a comprehensive reference for academicians, students, practitioners, professionals, managers, urban planners and government officials. Topics Covered •Digital Technology •Effective Management •Ethical Issues •Governance •Hard Infrastructure Systems •Service Provision •Social Equity •Soft Infrastructure Systems •Transportation Systems
   
VA05-477 Generating Data, 4-Vols/Set
  Curtis, Bruce/ 9781473907829/ Price:£ 710.00
 
Book Cover Generating data is the defining aspect of empirical work. Data in this respect is understood as information-capacitated material that must be discovered, mined, unearthed - or a near limitless range of similar adjectives. This major work cross-cuts a number of substantive methodologies and is structured around seven groupings of research in four-volumes which provide the context for data generation: Volume One: Naturalistic research Volume Two: Interrogative research and Experimental research Volume Three: Material research and De-centred research Volume Four: Biographic research and Secondary research Drawing on highly influential articles from sociology, social psychology, social anthropology, and education, this is a vital collection for researchers across the social sciences.
   
VA05-475 The SAGE Handbook of Survey Methodology
  Wolf, Christof/ 9781446282663/ Price:£ 130.00
 
Book Cover Survey Methodology is becoming a more structured field of research, deserving of more and more academic attention. The SAGE Handbook of Survey Methodology explores both the increasingly scientific endeavour of surveys and their growing complexity, as different data collection modes and information sources are combined. The handbook takes a global approach, with a team of international experts looking at local and national specificities, as well as problems of cross-national, comparative survey research. The chapters are organized into seven major sections, each of which represents a stage in the survey life-cycle: •Surveys and Societies •Planning a Survey •Measurement •Sampling •Data Collection •Preparing Data for Use •Assessing and Improving Data Quality The SAGE Handbook of Survey Methodology is a landmark and essential tool for any scholar within the social sciences.
   
VA05-474 Combating Violent Extremism and Radicalization in the Digital Era
  Khader, Majeed/ 9781522501565/ Price:US$ 190.00
 
Book Cover Advances in digital technologies have provided ample positive impacts to modern society; however, in addition to such benefits, these innovations have inadvertently created a new venue for criminal activity to generate. Combating Violent Extremism and Radicalization in the Digital Era is an essential reference for the latest research on the utilization of online tools by terrorist organizations to communicate with and recruit potential extremists and examines effective countermeasures employed by law enforcement agencies to defend against such threats. Focusing on perspectives from the social and behavioral sciences, this book is a critical source for researchers, analysts, intelligence officers, and policy makers interested in preventive methods for online terrorist activities. Topics Covered •Deradicalization Methods •Linguistic Techniques •Online News Media •Propaganda •Psychological Implications •Social Media Analytics •Spear Phishing
   
VA05-473 Handbook of Research on Chaos and Complexity Theory in the Social Sciences
  Sefika Sule Ercetin/ 9781522501480/ Price:US$ 305.00
 
Book Cover The concept of “chaos”, and chaos theory, though it is a field of study specifically in the field of mathematics with applications in physics, engineering, economics, management, and education, has also recently taken root in the social sciences. As a method of analyzing the way in which the digital age has connected society more than ever, chaos and complexity theory serves as a tactic to tie world events and cope with the information overload that is associated with heightened social connectivity. The Handbook of Research on Chaos and Complexity Theory in the Social Sciences explores the theories of chaos and complexity as applied to a variety of disciplines including political science, organizational and management science, economics, and education. Presenting diverse research-based perspectives on mathematical patterns in the world system, this publication is an essential reference source for scholars, researchers, mathematicians, social theorists, and graduate-level students in a variety of disciplines. Topics Covered •Complex Systems Theory •Economics •Global Conflict •Informal Organizations •Leadership •Organizational Entropy •Social Networks •Social Policies •Socio-Economic Development •University Systems
   
VA05-471 Childhood Studies, 4-Vols/Set.
  Montgomery, Heather/ 9781138014992/ Price:£ 940.00
 
Book Cover This landmark publication from Routledge reflects the widespread recognition of Childhood Studies as a significant and mature area of cross-disciplinary study and research. And as serious scholarly work in and around Childhood Studies blossoms as never before, this new four-volume collection from Routledge’s acclaimed Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences series meets the need for an authoritative reference work to make sense of a rapidly growing and ever more complex corpus of literature. With contributions from a broad range of disciplines (including Sociology, Social Policy, Social Work, Education, Anthropology, Cultural Studies, History, Geography, and Law), Childhood Studies assembles the key theoretical and empirical major works in a ‘one-stop’ resource. It covers themes such as: generational relations; everyday lives; practice and participation; and children’s rights and their place in the world. The collection shows how Childhood Studies has widened its focus from developmental issues to the broader concerns of children in society, as actors and agents, and as subjects of policy intervention. Edited by a leading scholar, Childhood Studies is an indispensable resource for all those concerned with the study of children and childhood. Volume 1: Contextualising Childhood: Theories and Debates Volume 2: Global and Transnational Childhoods Volume 3: Children’s Daily Lives Volume 4: Children’s Rights and Children’s Welfare
   
VA05-468 Space, 4-Vols/Set.
  Merriman, Peter/ 9780415718226/ Price:£ 940.00
 
Book Cover While often eluding the attention of the everyman, ‘space’ has been a longstanding concern of geographers (and of great interest to scholars from many other parts of the academy). ‘Space’ has been variously treated as absolute, relative, and relational; as a container or backdrop; as a social, aesthetic, and material construct or production; as marked by geographies of power and social difference; as an experiential or perceptual realm; as represented and not representable; as topographical and topological; and as fixed and in constant flux. Now, this new title from Routledge’s Critical Concepts in Geography series provides the first authoritative reference work to enable users to make sense of space and spatiality in geography, and in related disciplines. Edited by Peter Merriman, a prominent cultural geographer and author of Mobility, Space and Culture (Routledge 2012), Space is a four-volume collection of classic and cutting-edge contributions. The gathered works in Volume I explicate the philosophical and scientific foundations of contemporary thinking about space and spatiality, while the second volume examines the production of social, economic, and political spaces—tracing, for example, the emergence of social space in sociology and geography; Marxist writings on the socio-political production of capitalist spaces; studies of the spatialities of power; and different approaches to the emergence and constitution of spatial structures, networks, and relations. Volume III brings together important pieces on inhabitation, dwelling, and spaces of embodiment, identity, and difference. The final volume in the collection focuses on the vibrant and dynamic spatialities of the world, including poststructuralist examinations of how space is practised, performed, and in process; literature on the vibrant materiality, hybridity, and technological production of spaces; and a selection of major works which explore the cultural representation and articulation of spaces.
   
VA05-467 Urban Ecology, 4-Vols/Set.
  Douglas, Ian/ 9780415729376/ Price:£ 940.00
 
Book Cover Urban Ecology is a rapidly developing area of research and study. Drawing on the work of many disciplines—including geography, planning, landscape architecture, sociology, economics, anthropology, engineering, and climatology—urban ecologists argue that an understanding of the relationships between living organisms and their urban environment as an integrated social-ecological system is an essential component of the decision-making and planning needed to create viable—and sustainable—cities around the world. Now, Ian Douglas, one of Urban Ecology’s founding fathers (and editor of Routledge’s Handbook of Urban Ecology (2010), has brought together in four volumes the canonical and the very best cutting-edge research. The collection enables users readily to comprehend the philosophies, theories, and history of Urban Ecology, and make sense of the biophysical character of the urban environment, and the diverse habitats found within it. Urban Ecology also assembles essential works exploring how science can be put into practice to generate significant health, economic, and environmental benefits. With a full index, together with a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editor, which places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context, Urban Ecology is an essential work of reference. The collection will be particularly useful as a database allowing scattered and often fugitive material to be easily located. It will also be welcomed as a crucial tool permitting rapid access to less familiar—and sometimes overlooked—texts. For researchers, students, practitioners, and policy-makers, it is a vital one-stop research and pedagogic resource.
   
VA05-462 Actor-Network Theory Research, 4-Vols/Set.
  Nimmo, Richie/ 9781473902169/ Price:£ 690.00
 
Book Cover Actor Network Theory has grown into one of the most innovative and influential approaches for social science research. Originating in the field of science and technology studies with scholars Michel Callon, Bruno Latour and John Law, it is now used widely across the social sciences and beyond. In this four-volume collection, Richie Nimmo brings together defining research articles on Actor-Network Theory to chart its emergence, development and transformation over time, as well as its application in multiple fields. This comprehensive major work is organised thematically and features sections on: Part One - Emergence, Development and Transformation: The Sociology of Translation Techno-Politics and Sociotechnical Relations Reflexivity, Heterogeneity and Symmetry Topology and Post-Social Ontologies Materiality and Ontological Politics Method Assemblages and Inscriptions Critiques and Clarifications Part Two - Translations, Parallels and Mobilisations: Performing Markets, Finance and Economics Arts, Taste and Cultures Bodies, Medicine and Disabilities Hybrid Geographies and Spaces Ecologies, Natures and Environments Animal Actants and Multi-Species Assemblages
   
VA05-461 The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Sociology.
  Inglis, David/ 9781446271971/ Price:£ 130.00
 
Book Cover Cultural sociology - or the sociology of culture - has grown from a minority interest in the 1970s to become one of the largest and most vibrant areas within sociology globally. In The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Sociology, a global range of experts explore the theory, methodology and innovations that make up this ever-expanding field. The Handbook's 40 original chapters have been organised into five thematic sections: •Theoretical Paradigms •Major Methodological Perspectives •Domains of Inquiry •Cultural Sociology in Contexts •Cultural Sociology and Other Analytical Approaches Both comprehensive and current, The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Sociology will be an essential reference tool for both advanced students and scholars across sociology, cultural studies and media studies.
   
VA05-456 The SAGE Deaf Studies Encyclopedia, 3-Vols/Set.
  Gertz, Genie/ 9781452259567/ Price:£ 405.00
 
Book Cover The time has come for a new in-depth encyclopedic collection of entries defining the current state of Deaf Studies at an international level using critical and intersectional lenses encompassing the field. The emergence of Deaf Studies programs at colleges and universities and the broadened knowledge of social sciences (including but not limited to Deaf History, Deaf Culture, Signed Languages, Deaf Bilingual Education, Deaf Art, and more) have served to expand the activities of research, teaching, analysis, and curriculum development. The field has experienced a major shift due to increasing awareness of Deaf Studies research since the mid-1960s. The field has been further influenced by the Deaf community’s movement, resistance, activism and politics worldwide, as well as the impact of technological advances, such as in communications, with cell phones, computers, and other devices. This new Encyclopedia shifts focus away from the medical model that has view deaf individuals as needing to be remedied in order to correct so-called hearing and speaking deficiencies for the sole purpose of assimilation into mainstream society. The members of deaf communities are part of a distinct cultural and linguistic group with a unique, vibrant community, and way of being. As precedence, The SAGE Deaf Studies Encyclopedia carves out a new and critical perspective that breathes meaning into organic deaf experiences through a new critical theory lens. Such a focus is novel in that it comes from deaf and hearing allies of the communities where historically, institutions of medicine and disability ride roughshod over authentic experiences.
   
VA05-447-2 Research Ethics in Practice, 3-Vols/Set.
  Scott-Jones, Julie/ 9781446287576/ Price:£ 500.00
 
This three-volume Major Work explores the subject of ethics as an aspect of research practice. As many researchers have noted, research design and implementation are two different things; in the ‘field’, ethical issues can change and new issues can emerge. What are and are not ethical issues, and the contested and evolving nature of ethics, are a couple of key aspects considered in this collection’s collated literature, and particularly in relation to the different ethical strategies utilised by researchers. The selected papers in this Major Work are contextualised by introductory passages written by the editor, which explore the rationale, key themes and issues. Volume One: Power, politics and reflexivity Volume Two: Covert research Volume Three: Contemporary issues and challenges
   
VA05-447-1 Research Ethics in Context, 3-Vols/Set.
  Scott-Jones, Julie/ 9781446282861/ Price:£ 500.00
 
The focus of this Major Work is unequivocally cross-disciplinary: the three-volume collection contains landmark papers which explore ethics issues in context across all research that involves human subjects, taking a look at aspects such as consent, sensitivity, protection from harm, and data protection. Crucially, a cross-disciplinary approach enables scholars to learn from the best (and worst) practice of others, and helps to cultivate understanding of how many of today’s ethical codes of practice emerged in response to the unethical practice of individuals within a range of disciplines. The literature is arranged thematically by volume, introduced by the editor’s introduction which provides the context and rationale behind the selection of papers. Volume One: Historical Context Volume Two: Classic Cases Redux Volume Three: Core concepts
   
VA05-447 Research Ethics: Context and Practice, 6-Vols/Set.
  Scott-Jones, Julie/ 9781446295274/ Price:£ 880.00
 
Book Cover This six-volume collection explores both the contextual and the practical sides of research ethics. The focus of the three volumes on Context is unequivocally cross-disciplinary, containing landmark papers which explore ethics issues in context across all research that involves human subjects, taking a look at aspects such as consent, sensitivity, protection from harm, and data protection. The three volumes on Practice look at the distinction between design and implementation, exploring how in the ‘field’, ethical issues can change and new issues can emerge. What are and are not ethical issues, and the contested and evolving nature of ethics, are a couple of key aspects considered in the literature in these volumes, and particularly in relation to the different ethical strategies utilised by researchers. As a single resource, this Major Work provides unparalleled coverage of the most significant literature to emerge from this field of study over the past few decades. The papers selected to appear in the volumes are contextualised by introductory passages written by the editor, exploring the rationale behind the selection, the key themes and issues. Part I: Context Volume One: Historical Context Volume Two: Classic Cases Redux Volume Three: Core Concepts Part II: Practice Volume One: Power, Politics and Reflexivity Volume Two: Covert Research Volume Three: Contemporary Issues and Challenges
   
SA05-476 South Asian Racialization and Belonging after 9/11: Masks of Threat
  Aparajita De/ 9781498538145/ Price:US$ 42.99
 
   
SA05-474 Understanding Global Cultures: Metaphorical Journeys Through 34 Nations, Clusters of Nations, Continents, and Diversity
  Martin J. Gannon/ 9781483340074/ Price:£ 82.00
 
   
SA05-463 Abetting Batterers: What Police, Prosecutors, and Courts Aren't Doing to Protect America's Women.
  Klein, Andrew R./ 9781442248274/ Price:US$ 38.00
 
   
SA05-457 Human Behavior in the Social Environment: Perspectives on Development, the Life Course, and Macro Contexts.
  Rogers, Anissa T./ 9781138676015/ Price:£ 105.00
 
   
SA05-457 Harmful Societies: Understanding Social Harm.
  Pemberton, Simon/ 9781847427953/ Price:£ 23.99
 
Book Cover While the notion of social harm has long interested critical criminologists it is now being explored as an alternative field of study, which provides more accurate analyses of the vicissitudes of life. However, important aspects of this notion remain undeveloped, in particular the definition of social harm, the question of responsibility and the methodologies for studying harm. This book, the first to theorise and define the social harm concept beyond criminology, seeks to address these omissions and questions why some capitalist societies appear to be more harmful than others. In doing so it provides a platform for future debates, in this series and beyond. It will be a valuable resource for academics and researchers across criminology, sociology, social policy, socio-legal studies and geography.
   
SA05-457 Social Problems in Popular Culture.
  Maratea, R. J./ 9781447321583/ Price:£ 21.99
 
Book Cover ‘Popular culture’ is more than just a broad term for entertainment and frivolous diversions and is highly relevant to many aspects of society. In this exciting textbook, the authors offer insights into the important, but often overlooked, relationship between popular culture and social problems. Drawing on historical and topical examples, they apply an innovative theoretical framework to examine how facets of popular culture—from movies and music, to toys and games, as well as billboards, bumper stickers, and bracelets—shape how we think about, and respond to, social issues. Including student features, evocative case studies and online material, this is the first book to make the link between popular culture and social problems and will help students understand the relationship between them. Deftly combining the fun and irreverence of popular culture with a critical scholarly inquiry, this timely book delivers an engaging account of how our interactions with popular culture matter more than we think!
   
SA05-457 Agenda for Social Justice: Solutions for 2016.
  Muschert, Glenn/ 9781447332886/ Price:£ 9.99
 
Book Cover The Agenda for Social Justice: Solutions 2016 provides accessible insights into some of the most pressing social problems in the United States and proposes public policy responses to those problems. Written by a highly respected team of authors brought together by the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), it offers recommendations for action by elected officials, policy makers, and the public around key issues for social justice, including a discussion of the role of key issues of sustainability and technology in the development and timbre of future social problems. It will be of interest to scholars, practitioners, advocates, and students interested in public sociology and the study of social problems.
   
SA05-457 Responding to Youth Violence Through Youth Work.
  Seal, Mike/ 9781447323105/ Price:£ 24.99
 
Book Cover Draws on the findings of a two-year European research project to offer answers to the 'problem' of how to respond to violence involving young people that continues to challenge youth workers and policy makers. The book combines elements of critical theory, psychosocial criminology and applied existential philosophy to present a new model for responding meaningfully and effectively to these issues, demonstrated through a series of case studies and insider accounts generated through peer research.
   
SA05-457 Narcissistic Parenting in an Insecure World: A History of Parenting Culture 1920 to Present.
  Hendrick, Harry/ 9781447322566/ Price:£ 24.99
 
Book Cover The book charts the shift from the liberal and progressive parenting styles of the 1940s-70s, to the more 'behavioural', punitive and managerial methods of childrearing today, made popular by 'experts' such as Gina Ford and Supernanny Jo Frost, and by New Labour's parent education programmes. This trend, Hendrick argues, is symptomatic of the sour, mean-spirited and vindictive social norms found throughout society today. It undermines the better instincts of parents and, therefore, damages parent-child relations. Instead, he proposes, parents should focus on understanding and helping their children as they work at growing up.
   
SA05-457 Grassroots Youth Work: Policy, Passion and Resistance in Practice.
  Tania de St Croix/ 9781447328605/ Price:£ 23.99
 
Book Cover The voices of grassroots youth workers are rarely heard in policy, research or public debate. This book paints a picture of passionate practitioners who build meaningful relationships with marginalised young people, at a time when their practice is threatened by spending cuts, target cultures and market imperatives. Written by an experienced youth worker, this engaging book uses interviews, dialogue and research diary excerpts to bring youth work practice and theory to life. Offering perspectives not found elsewhere in the literature, it will interest researchers and practitioners in youth and community work, education, social work, and health and social care. Its rich, empirical research will resonate internationally.
   
SA05-457 How Inequality Runs in Families: Unfair Advantage and the Limits of Social Mobility.
  Calder, Gideon/ 9781447331537/ Price:£ 9.99
 
Book Cover Most people agree that every child deserves an equal chance to flourish. Most also value family life. Yet the family plays a surprisingly crucial part in maintaining inequality from one generation to the next. The children of disadvantaged parents typically achieve less and die younger. Early in their school careers, even the most able among them fall behind their better-off peers. They are then 8 times less likely to attend a top university. In the UK, as in other rich countries, the ‘playing-field’ is anything but level. This book explores how seemingly mundane aspects of family life – from the right to inherit income, to the reading of bedtime stories – raise fundamental questions of social justice. Taking fairness seriously, it argues, means rethinking what equality of opportunity means.
   
SA05-457 Inequality and African-American Health: How Racial Disparities Create Sickness.
  Hill, Shirley A./ 9781447322825/ Price:£ 24.99
 
Book Cover This book shows how living in a highly racialized society affects health through multiple social contexts, including neighborhoods, personal and family relationships, and the medical system. Black-white disparities in health, illness, and mortality have been widely documented, but most research has focused on single factors that produce and perpetuate those disparities, such as individual health behaviors and access to medical care. This is the first book to offer a comprehensive perspective on health and sickness among African Americans, starting with an examination of how race has been historically constructed in the US and in the medical system and the resilience of racial ideologies and practices. Racial disparities in health reflect racial inequalities in living conditions, incarceration rates, family systems, and opportunities. These racial disparities often cut across social class boundaries and have gender-specific consequences. Bringing together data from existing quantitative and qualitative research with new archival and interview data, this book advances research in the fields of families, race-ethnicity, and medical sociology.
   
SA05-456 Survey Scales: A Guide to Development, Analysis, and Reporting.
  Johnson, Robert L./ 9781462526963/ Price:US$ 45.00
 
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SA05-456 Elementary Regression Modeling: A Discrete Approach.
  Wojtkiewicz, Roger A./ 9781506303475/ Price:£ 49.99
 
   
SA05-454 Hypothesis Testing and Model Selection in the Social Sciences.
  Weakliem, David L./ 9781462525652/ Price:US$ 55.00
 
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SA05-453 Social Advantage and Disadvantage.
  Dean, Hartley/ 9780198737070/ Price:£ 73.00
 
   
SA05-452 Principles and Practice of Structural Equation Modeling.
  Kline, Rex B./ 9781462523351/ Price:US$ 120.00
 
   
SA05-452 State Crime and Immorality: The Corrupting Influence of the Powerful.
  Monaghan, Mark/ 9781447316756/ Price:£ 26.99
 
Book Cover This is the first book to examine the activities of UK and international ‘role models’ through the lens of state crime and social policy. Written by experts in the field of sociology and social policy, it defines the ideal state as a single, functioning whole which ensures uniformity in the name of legitimacy. It then details the ways that states do not constitute the ideal in terms of the dangers associated with the maintenance of legitimacy and state power. Anti-democratic measures, such as the invasions of other nation states, the idea that the media can both reinforce and influence the state and the problems of over-zealous policing of a state’s own populace, are covered. Using the topical example of Rupert Murdoch and the activities of his media organisation to show how powerful individuals and corporations can and do exert political influence, the book provides a comprehensive discussion of state immorality and deviance generally and state crime in particular. It will appeal to range of academics and practitioners in broader disciplines such as criminology, sociology, politics and political science.
   
SA05-452 Race Policy and Multiracial Americans.
  Korgen, Kathleen O./ 9781447316503/ Price:£ 22.99
 
Book Cover Race Policy and Multiracial Americans is the first book to look at the impact of multiracial people on race policies—where they lag behind the growing numbers of multiracial people in the U.S. and how they can be used to promote racial justice for multiracial Americans. Using a critical mixed race perspective, it covers such questions as: Which policies aimed at combating racial discrimination should cover multiracial Americans? Should all (or some) multiracial Americans benefit from affirmative action programmes? How can we better understand the education and health needs of multiracial Americans?This much-needed book is essential reading for sociology, political science and public policy students, policy makers, and anyone interested in race relations and social justice.
   
SA05-452 Living on the Margins: Undocumented Migrants in a Global City.
  Bloch, Alice/ 9781447319368/ Price:£ 70.00
 
Book Cover Living on the margins offers a unique insight into the working lives of undocumented (or ‘irregular’) migrants living in London, and their employers. Breaking new ground, this topical book exposes the contradictions in policies, which marginalise and criminalise these migrants, while promoting exploitative labour market policies. However, the book reveals that the migrants can be active agents in shaping their lives within the constraint of status. Taking an inter-disciplinary approach, this fascinating book offers an international context to the research and provides theoretical, policy and empirical analyses. It will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers and academics, as well as policy makers, practitioners and interested non-specialists.
   
SA05-451 Straightforward Statistics.
  Bowen, Chieh-Chen/ 9781483358918/ Price:£ 63.00
 
   
SA05-451 Applied Meta-Analysis for Social Science Research.
  Card, Noel A./ 9781462525003/ Price:US$ 40.00
 
   
SA05-450 Principles and Practice of Structural Equation Modeling.
  Kline, Rex B./ 9781462523344/ Price:US$ 65.00
 
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SA05-450 At Home with Autism: Designing Housing for the Spectrum.
  Steele, Kim/ 9781447307976/ Price:£ 85.00
 
Book Cover At Home with Autism: Designing Housing for the Spectrum introduces readers to conditions and aspirations of adults on the autism spectrum that demand a new approach to how we provide, locate, design and develop homes in which they live. The book argues that there is no singular stellar residential model, just as there is no singular prototype of autism. Grounded in an extensive array of research sources, the book identifies resident-focused quality of life goals, and profiles design guidelines directed to those goals. The book implores those involved in housing design, production and policy to expand their exposure to what is possible, what is desirable, and to direct their efforts towards expanding residential choices for those on the spectrum.
   
SA05-450 Developmental Evaluation Exemplars: Principles in Practice.
  Patton, Michael Q./ 9781462522965/ Price:US$ 40.00
 
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SA05-447 Qualitative Research from Start to Finish.
  Yin, Robert K./ 9781462517978/ Price:US$ 60.00
 
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GA05-114-3 Gender: Nature
  Iris van der Tuin/ 9780028663210/ Price:US$ 188.00
 
Book Cover Gender: Nature retraces feminist and queer engagements with biology and science in scholarship, activism, art, and everyday life. The volume’s 25 chapters are organized in 5 categories—disciplines, fields, maps, displays, and transgressions—and discuss the specific questions feminists and woman scientists have asked as well as the themes they have focused on. Such themes include history, medicine and health, literature and science, rural and urban environments, nature in the laboratory and museum, food, and sexuality. Chapters are written by eminent scholars, are peer reviewed, include illustrations, and offer bibliographies to encourage further research. The volume concludes with a glossary and a comprehensive index.
   
GA05-114-2 Gender: Love
  Nash, Jennifer C./ 9780028663197/ Price:US$ 188.00
 
Book Cover Gender: Love takes up the question of where and how love is. The chapters collected in this volume track a variety of locations in which feminist and queer scholars have located, as well as critically interrogate, the multiple meanings of love. The volume’s 23 chapters are grouped into 5 themes: interpersonal, self and spirituality, politics of love, histories of love, and love for sale. The volume as a whole covers a wide range of topics, including desire, maternity, revolution, self-love, and social media. Each chapter presents a particular area of feminist and queer study around love, explores current debates in the field of gender and sexuality studies, and poses questions for future research. Chapters are written by eminent scholars, are peer reviewed, include illustrations, and offer bibliographies to encourage further research. The volume concludes with a glossary and a comprehensive index.
   
GA05-114-1 Gender: Sources Perspectives And Methodologies
  Renee C. Hoogland/ 9780028662817/ Price:US$ 188.00
 
Book Cover Gender: Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies serves as a primer to the study of gender, including women's, queer, and men's studies. By employing literature, film, art, history, and other disciplines, the approximately 32 chapters identify areas of critical thought and practice in gender and sexuality studies; provide an overview of central themes, current topics, and seminal debates; and offer resources for further research. Targeting undergraduates as well as the educated lay reader, Gender: Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies introduces themes of subsequent volumes in the series as well as a selection of additional topics (e.g., new media, music, disability). Chapters are written by eminent scholars, are peer reviewed, include illustrations, and offer bibliographies to encourage further research. The volume concludes with a glossary and a comprehensive index. Features and Benefits •GENDER: SOURCES, PERSPECTIVES, AND METHODOLOGIES introduces the field of gender studies. •Subsequent volumes in the GENDER set are dedicated to such broad themes as Time, Space, Laughter, War, Animals, Love, Matter, God, and Nature. •All chapters in GENDER: SOURCES, PERSPECTIVES, AND METHODOLOGIES are newly commissioned and hence based on fresh and topical research and debates from a variety of fields--including philosophy, anthropology, literature, art, music, social sciences, (old and new) media, history, law, management, economics, digital humanities, rhetoric, politics, science, and religion. •All chapters are written by eminent scholars and are peer reviewed. •The volume will include a glossary, bibliographies of worked cited and suggestions for further reading, approximately 30 relevant images/charts/graphs, and an index.
   
Responding to Youth Violence Through Youth Work
  Mike Seal/ 9781447323099/ Price:£ 70.00
 
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Tackling Child Sexual Abuse: Radical Approaches to Prevention, Protection and Support
  Sarah Nelson/ 9781447313861/ Price:£ 70.00
 
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Student Lives in Crisis: Deepening Inequality in Times of Austerity
  Lorenza Antonucci/ 9781447318231/ Price:£ 70.00
 
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Grassroots Youth Work: Policy, Passion and Resistance in Practice
  Tania de St Croix/ 9781447328599/ Price:£ 75.00
 
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Inequality and African-American Health: How Racial Disparities Create Sickness
  Shirley A. Hill/ 9781447322818/ Price:£ 70.00
 
   
Understanding Community: Politics, Policy and Practice
  Peter Somerville/ 9781447316077/ Price:£ 70.00
 
   
Class, Inequality and Community Development
  Mae Shaw/ 9781447322450/ Price:£ 70.00
 
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Survey Scales: A Guide to Development, Analysis, and Reporting.
  Johnson, Robert L./ 9781462526970/ Price:US$ 90.00
 
   
Social Problems in Popular Culture
  R. J. Maratea/ 9781447321576/ Price:£ 70.00
 
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Digital Sociologies
  Jessie Daniels/ 9781447329008/ Price:£ 80.00
 
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Social Policy in a Cold Climate: Policy, Poverty and Inequality in England
  Ruth Lupton/ 9781447327714/ Price:£ 75.00
 
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Blamestorming, Blamemongers and Scapegoats: Allocating Blame in the Criminal Justice Process
  Gavin Dingwall/ 9781447304999/ Price:£ 25.99
 
We live in a society that is increasingly preoccupied with allocating blame: when something goes wrong someone must be to blame. Bringing together philosophical, psychological, and sociological accounts of blame, this is the first detailed criminological account of the role of blame in which the authors present a novel study of the legal process of blame attribution, set in the context of criminalisation as a social and political process. This timely and topical book will be essential reading for anyone working or researching in the criminal justice field. It will also be of wider interest to anyone wishing to discover the role of blame in modern society.
   
Animals in Religion: Devotion, Symbol and Ritual
  Barbara Allen/ 9781780235691/ Price:£ 40.00
 
Book Cover Animals in Religion explores the role and presence of animals within a wide range of religious traditions, from ensouled narratives within oral tradition to religious texts, myths and accompanying legends. Some of the material may have a familiar ring, such as the stories of St Francis of Assisi and Ganesha, but other, unusual facts also make an appearance. This book proposes a deeper respect for our four-legged, ?nned and feathered brethren. From the principle of ahimsa (non-violence) in Jainism, Buddhism and Hinduism, to the laws which relate to tza’ar ba’alei chayim (avoiding the suffering/pain of living creatures) in Judaism, we encounter the interdependence of life. The Jainist notion of ‘reverence for life’, the pronouncement in Genesis that ‘it was good’ and the Islamic belief that all species are Muslim allow us to come to a realization, or a deeper appreciation, that non-human animals have value in our religious traditions, as well as in our hearts and homes. The book examines animals not only in all the major monotheistic religions but in the beliefs of the Egyptian, Mesoamerican and Indigenous peoples of North America and Australasia as well as of the Vikings and Druids.
   
Living by Numbers: In Defence of Quantity
  Steven Connor/ 9781780236469/ Price:£ 15.00
 
Book Cover Ideas about numbers, magnitudes and frequencies shape and give texture to almost everything we feel, say, dream and do. In Living by Numbers, Steven Connor explores the many ways in which we live in, and by, a world of numbers. Connor homes in on the unsuspected weirdness of the number one, the links between horror, counting and the uncountable, and the close associations of numbers and death. He considers the way we make sense of crowds, swarms, masses and multitudes, and demonstrates the work of calculation that is always present in poems, jokes, laughter and pleasure. He shows how we use numbers to adjust ourselves to chance and uncertainty, examines the pressure of numbers in the experience of music, explains how they exert their force in painting, and reveals the many different ways in which numbers and quantities have taken visual form in diagrams, charts and infographics. Against the lazy and conventional assumption that human life needs to be defended against the alien and malign power of numbers, this book illustrates how essential the feeling for numbers is in all aspects of contemporary existence, arguing that no creativity or invention is in fact possible without numbers. Living by Numbers opens up for the first time the richness, variety and subtlety of how we do things with numbers and, just as importantly, how they do things with us.
   
Food Futures: Ethics, Science and Culture
  I. Anna S. Olsson/ 9789086862887/ Price:EUR 80.00
 
Book Cover Food is at the centre of human existence. We eat every day, not only to satisfy our physical needs but also as part of cultural and social interaction. Food choices and markets shape the agricultural landscape and the cities we live in. Whereas what we choose to eat and feed our family is part of who we are, a growing number of actors compete to influence our food habits, through marketing strategies and nutritional advice. And ethical considerations are coupled with every choice over food - whether related to production, distribution, consumption, food waste, policy in general, marketing or advice. Given the variety of implications the ‘food problem’ entails, the construction of an inclusive society must redirect the concerns about food in the present to the imagination of future alternatives. The search for innovative solutions calls for multidisciplinary critical enquiry - and utopian thinking will be instrumental in that regard. This book brings together work by scholars in a wide range of disciplines addressing many different topics related to food futures. Topics covered include food and literature, food waste, food communication, food policy, corporate social responsibility and public procurement in food supply, responsible research and innovation in food production as well as sustainability and animal ethics and welfare.
   
Anatomy Museum: Death and the Body Displayed.
  Hallam, Elizabeth/ 9781861893758/ Price:£ 35.00
 
The display of dead bodies is not a practice confined to morgues and funeral homes. Anatomy museums around the world showcase preserved corpses in service of education and medical advancement, but they are little-known and have been largely hidden from the public eye. In this book, Elizabeth Hallam investigates the anatomy museum and how it reveals the fascination and fears that surround the dead body in Western societies. Hallam explores the history of these museums and how they operate in the current cultural environment. Their regulated access increasingly clashes with evolving public mores regarding the taboos surrounding the exposed body, as demonstrated by the internationally popularity of the Body Worlds exhibition. The book examines such related topics as artistic works that employ the images of dead bodies and body parts and the larger ongoing debate over the disposal of corpses. Issues such as aesthetics and science, organ and body donations for medicine and public education, and the dead body in Western religion and ritual are also discussed here in fascinating depth. Anatomy Museum provides a cultural and historical perspective on the controversial and emotive practices that render the dead body visible in contemporary Western societies. Moreover, it dares to investigate the techniques of preservation, display and visual representation that hold the dead within the social and cultural spaces of the living.
   
WC075 Language, Society and Culture in Hong Kong.
  Li, Eden Sum-hung/ 9789888238125/ Price:NT$ 1790.00
 
Book Cover Language, Society and Culture in Hong Kong is a comprehensive introduction to the socio-cultural linguistic issues in Hong Kong society, one of the most linguistically interesting communities in the world. Hong Kong shares a number of similarities with other post-colonial Asian societies such as Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines; however, unlike these Asian countries, which gained independence after World War II, Hong Kong became a city of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) after the handover of sovereignty in 1997.
   
VSA05-001 Routledge International Handbook of Race, Class, and Gender.
  Jackson, Shirley A./ 9780415632713/ Price:£ 160.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge International Handbook of Race, Class, and Gender chronicles the development, growth, history, impact, and future direction of race, gender, and class studies from a multidisciplinary perspective. The research in this subfield has been wide-ranging, including works in sociology, gender studies, anthropology, political science, social policy, history, and public health. As a result, the interdisciplinary nature of race, gender, and class and its ability to reach a large audience has been part of its appeal. The Handbook provides clear and informative essays by experts from a variety of disciplines, addressing the diverse and broad-based impact of race, gender, and class studies. The Handbookis aimed at undergraduate and graduate students who are looking for a basic history, overview of key themes, and future directions for the study of the intersection of race, class, and gender. Scholars new to the area will also find the Handbook’s approach useful. The areas covered and the accompanying references will provide readers with extensive opportunities to engage in future research in the area.
   
VSA05-001 Routledge International Handbook of Diversity Studies.
  Vertovec, Steven/ 9780415813860/ Price:£ 160.00
 
Book Cover In recent years the concept of ‘diversity’ has gained a leading place in academic thought, business practice and public policy worldwide. Although variously used, ‘diversity’ tends to refer to patterns of social difference in terms of certain key categories. Today the foremost categories shaping discourses and policies of diversity include race, ethnicity, religion, gender, disability, sexuality and age; further important notions include class, language, locality, lifestyle and legal status. The Routledge Handbook of Diversity Studies will examine a range of such concepts along with historical and contemporary cases concerning social and political dynamics surrounding them. With contributions by experts spanning Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science, History and Geography, the Handbook will be a key resource for students, social scientists and professionals. It will represent a landmark volume within a field that has become, and will continue to be, one of the most significant global topics of concern throughout the twenty-first century.
   
VSA05-001 Routledge International Handbook of Ignorance Studies.
  Gross, Matthias/ 9780415718967/ Price:£ 155.00
 
Book Cover Once treated as the absence of knowledge, ignorance today has become a highly influential topic in its own right, commanding growing attention across the natural and social sciences where a wide range of scholars have begun to explore the social life and political issues involved in the distribution and strategic use of not knowing. The field is growing fast and this handbook reflects this interdisciplinary field of study by drawing contributions from economics, sociology, history, philosophy, cultural studies, anthropology, feminist studies, and related fields in order to serve as a seminal guide to the political, legal and social uses of ignorance in social and political life.
   
VSA05-001 Routledge Handbook of Cultural Gerontology.
  Twigg, Julia/ 9780415631143/ Price:£ 160.00
 
Book Cover Later years are changing under the impact of demographic, social and cultural shifts. No longer confined to the sphere of social welfare, they are now studied within a wider cultural framework that encompasses new experiences and new modes of being. Drawing on influences from the arts and humanities, and deploying diverse methodologies – visual, literary, spatial – and theoretical perspectives Cultural Gerontology has brought new aspects of later life into view. This major new publication draws together these currents including: Theory and Methods; Embodiment; Identities and Social Relationships; Consumption and Leisure; and Time and Space. Based on specially commissioned chapters by leading international authors, the Routledge Handbook of Cultural Gerontology will provide concise authoritative reviews of the key debates and themes shaping this exciting new field.
   
VA05-466 Healthy Cities, 4-Vols/Set.
  Corburn, Jason/ 9781138794191/ Price:£ 940.00
 
While the fields of modern city planning and public health emerged together in the nineteenth century to address urban inequities and infectious diseases, they were largely disconnected for much of the twentieth century. In the twenty-first century, planning and public health are reconnecting to address the new health challenges of urbanization and globalization: from racial and ethnic disparities to land-use sprawl, to providing basic services to the millions of urban poor around the world living in informal slum settlements. Reconnecting the fields of planning and public health to address these and other twenty-first-century urban health challenges is the focus of this new four-volume collection from Routledge. It brings together the very best foundational and cutting-edge research and scholarship.
   
VA05-465 Local and Regional Development, 4-Vols/Set.
  Pike, Andy/ 9781138775671/ Price:£ 940.00
 
Geographers (and other social scientists) working in local and regional development ultimately seek to understand how—and to what extent—local and regional policy can positively affect economic growth and progress. This area of research and study throws up difficult and challenging questions, such as: what are the sources of regional development? And how do we account for the uneven development of regions, an apparent feature of geographical development in general, and one which seems to be reinforced by globalization? This new four-volume collection from Routledge meets the need for a comprehensive reference work to allow users to make better sense of the voluminous scholarly and practical literature on these and other issues. Indeed, the sheer scale of the research output—and the breadth of the field—makes this title especially welcome. Local and Regional Development has been assembled by the same editorial team behind Routledge’s award-winning Handbook of Local and Regional Development (2010) (978-0-415-54831-1). The collection is fully indexed and has a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editors, which places the material in its intellectual context. It is an essential work of reference and is destined to be valued by scholars, advanced students, and policy-makers as a vital one-stop research resource.
   
VA05-464 Mobilities, 4-Vols/Set.
  Jensen, Ole B./ 9781138021198/ Price:£ 940.00
 
This new title creates a state-of-the-art reference work for all students and scholars with an interest in the ‘mobilities turn’ and its contributions to a deeper understanding of the contemporary and mobile world. The entries chosen all are amongst the most creative and thought provoking of this diverse field. The selection covers diverse topics such as theories, concepts, methods, and approaches as well as exploring various modes of mobilities and the relationship to everyday life practices. The pieces also cover the ‘politics of mobilities’ from local urban planning schemes to geopolitical issues of refugees and environmental degradation. The spaces and territories marked by mobilities as well as the sites marked by the bypassing of such are explored. Moreover, the architectural and technological dimensions to infrastructures and sites of mobilities will be included alongside issues of power, social exclusion, consumption, surveillance and mobilities history, to mention some of the many themes covered by this reference work of the best previously published material. The focus is on the academic contributions to this understanding by primarily focusing on works and publications in the aftermath of the seminal book and landmark text ‘Sociology Beyond Societies. Mobilities for the 21th Century’ by John Urry (Routledge, 2000) which in many ways have worked as the starting point for the ‘mobilities turn’.
   
VA05-463 Planning Theory, 4-Vols/Set.
  Madanipour, Ali/ 9780415746366/ Price:£ 940.00
 
This four-volume collection covers planning theory in conjunction with social, political, economic, and cultural theory. The set is organized both chronologically and thematically, beginning with the key trends in the nineteenth century but primarily concentrating on the subsequent periods, which start from the rise of systematized city planning a century ago and flourished after the mid-twentieth-century social scientific challenges to the technical preoccupations of planning. In each period, the main theoretical movements are introduced through some of the most prominent contemporary writers, reflecting the various approaches in the best scholarship. Planning Theory includes a full index and a comprehensive introduction, newly written by Ali Madanipour, which places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context. It is an essential work of reference and is destined to be valued by scholars and advanced students as a vital research tool. Volume I: Planning with Creativity Part 1: Terrain and Trajectory Part 2: Groundwork for Planning Part 3: Spatial Visions and Social Orders Volume II: Planning with Efficiency Part 1: Rational Planning: Ends and Means Part 2: Incremental Planning: Engagement and Adjustment Part 3: Plural Planning: Participation, Advocacy, and Equity Part 4: Complexity Planning: Systems and Linkages Volume III: Planning with Flexibility Part 1: Critical Planning: Structures, Institutions, and Environment Part 2: Diversity Planning: Race, Gender, and Culture Part 3: Dialogical Planning: Communication, Negotiation, and Collaboration Volume IV: Planning with Contingency Part 1: Critical Planning: Power, Conflict, and Social Justice Part 2: Deliberative Planning: Participation, Communication and Consensus Part 3: Spatial Planning: Adaptive Systems, Networks, and Strategies
   
VA05-458 Exploring Psychedelic Trance and Electronic Dance Music in Modern Culture.
  Simao, Emilia/ 9781466686656/ Price:US$ 185.00
 
Book Cover The popularization and cult-like following of electronic music has provoked new relations between men and machines, art and technology, and modern shamans and disc jockeys. New technologies and multimedia tools have awakened neo-ritual practices through the emergence of Psychedelic Trance parties, evoking tribal experiences inspired by a new shamanism, mediated by high-tech guide elements. Exploring Psychedelic Trance and Electronic Dance Music in Modern Culture investigates the expansive scope of Electronic Music Dance Culture (EMDC), the rise of Psychedelic Trance culture, and their relationship with new digital platforms. Drawing from perspectives in sociology, anthropology, psychology, aesthetics and the arts, religious studies, information technologies, multimedia communication, shamanism, and ritualism, this book analyzes the impact of new technologies on individual and collective behaviors in cyberspace. This innovative reference source is ideal for use by academicians, researchers, upper-level students, practitioners, and theorists. Focusing on a variety of topics relating to sub-cultures, human behavior, and popular culture, this title features timely research on alternative culture, electronic music festivals, ethnography, music and religion, psychedelic drugs, Psytrance, rave culture, and trance parties. Topics Covered •Alternative Culture •Electronic Music Festivals •Ethnography •Music and Religion •Psychedelic Drugs •Psytrance •Rave Culture •Trance Parties
   
VA05-457 Handbook of Research on Social, Economic, and Environmental Sustainability in the Development of Smart Cities.
  Vesco, Andrea/ 9781466682825/ Price:US$ 325.00
 
Book Cover As population growth accelerates, researchers and professionals face challenges as they attempt to plan for the future. Urban planning is a significant component in addressing the key concerns as the world population moves towards the city and leaves the rural environment behind, yet there are many factors to consider for a well rounded community. The Handbook of Research on Social, Economic, and Environmental Sustainability in the Development of Smart Cities brings together the necessary research and interdisciplinary discussion to address dilemmas created by population growth and the expansion of urban environments. This publication is an essential reference source for researchers, academicians, investors, and practitioners interested in the urban planning and technological advancements necessary for the creation of smart cities. Topics Covered •Citizen Participation •Future Energy Systems •Sustainable Built Environment •Urban Green Areas •Urban Planning •Urban Transportation Systems •Vehicle Electrification •Wireless Access Networks
   
VA05-454 The SAGE Encyclopedia of Intercultural Competence, 2-Vols/Set.
  Bennett, Janet M./ 9781452244280/ Price:£ 320.00
 
Book Cover In 1980, SAGE published Geert Hofstede's Culture's Consequences. It opens with a quote from Blaise Pascal: “There are truths on this side of the Pyrenees that are falsehoods on the other.” The book became a classic—one of the most cited sources in the Social Science Citation Index—and subsequently appeared in a second edition in 2001. This new SAGE Encyclopedia of Intercultural Competence picks up on themes explored in that book. Cultural competence refers to the set of attitudes, practices, and policies that enables a person or agency to work well with people from differing cultural groups. Other related terms include cultural sensitivity, transcultural skills, diversity competence, and multicultural expertise. What defines a culture? What barriers might block successful communication between individuals or agencies of differing cultures? How can those barriers be understood and navigated to enhance intercultural communication and understanding? These questions and more are explained within the pages of this new reference work. Key Features: •300 to 350 entries organized in A-to-Z fashion in two volumes •Signed entries that conclude with Cross-References and Suggestions for Further Readings •Thematic “Reader's Guide” in the front matter grouping related entries by broad topic areas •Chronology that provides a historical perspective of the development of cultural competence as a discrete field of study •Resources appendix and a comprehensive Index The SAGE Encyclopedia of Intercultural Competence is an authoritative and rigorous source on intercultural competence and related issues, making it a must-have reference for all academic libraries.
   
VA05-453 Cross-Cultural Research, 4-Vols/Set.
  Peterson, Mark F./ 9781446287323/ Price:£ 690.00
 
Book Cover Including both classic and contemporary readings, this four-volume Major Work evaluates, explains and highlights the key issues in multiple disciplines where the term “culture” has a partially unique and partially shared history. Further elaboration on the key ideas and debates in this is provided through the editor’s original introduction, which guides the reader through issues and areas such as the potential for integration, paradigmatic nuances in the term “culture”. Volume One: Cultural Anthropology: History, Controversy and Current Status Volume Two: Culture and Related Concepts in Sociology and Economics Volume Three: Cross Cultural Psychology and Communication: Value Dimensions and Cognition Volume Four: Culture in Organizational and Political Theory
   
VA05-452 Nationalism, Cultural Indoctrination, and Economic Prosperity in the Digital Age.
  Christiansen, Bryan/ 9781466674929/ Price:US$ 205.00
 
Book Cover With a background of technological and communication innovations, socialization research, particularly as it refers to cultural and academic learning, has become increasingly connected with the business and economic aspects of global societies. Nationalism, Cultural Indoctrination, and Economic Prosperity in the Digital Age examines the doctrines that society is expected not to question, particularly the influence these beliefs have on business and the prosperity of the world as a whole. This book is an essential resource for business executives, scholar-practitioners, and students who need a multidisciplinary approach to the effects of culture on cognitive strategies and professional methodologies. Topics Covered •Business and Technology Trends •Class Conflict and Economic Inequality •Cultural Indoctrination and Intelligence •Cultural Integrity and Integration •Diversity Management •Ethics and Politics •Global Education •Mass Media and Globalization •Social Psychology •Stereotypes
   
VA05-451 Modern Societal Impacts of the Model Minority Stereotype.
  Hartlep, Nicholas Daniel/ 9781466674677/ Price:US$ 175.00
 
Book Cover The model minority stereotype is a form of racism that targets Asians and Asian-Americans, portraying this group as consistently hard-working and academically successful. Rooted in media portrayal and reinforcement, the model minority stereotype has tremendous social, ethical, and psychological implications. Modern Societal Impacts of the Model Minority Stereotype highlights current research on the implications of the model minority stereotype on American culture and society in general as well as Asian and Asian-American populations. An in-depth analysis of current social issues, media influence, popular culture, identity formation, and contemporary racism in American society makes this title an essential resource for researchers, educational administrators, professionals, and upper-level students in various disciplines. Topics Covered •Cultural Formation •Discrimination •Ethnic Studies •Media and Racism •Popular Culture •Self-Identity and Racism •Social Justice
   
VA05-450 Research Methods: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, 4-Vols/Set.
  Information Resources Management Association/ 9781466674561/ Price:US$ 2350.00
 
Book Cover Across a variety of disciplines, data and statistics form the backbone of knowledge. To ensure the reliability and validity of data, appropriate measures must be taken in conducting studies and reporting findings. Research Methods: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications compiles chapters on key considerations in the management, development, and distribution of data. With its focus on both fundamental concepts and advanced topics, this multi-volume reference work will be a valuable addition to researchers, scholars, and students of science, mathematics, and engineering. Topics Covered •Evolutionary Algorithms •Fuzzy Logic •Mixed Methods •Population and Sampling •Probability Theory •Qualitative •Quantitative •Research Methods •Statistical Analysis
   
VA05-449 The SAGE Encyclopedia of Alcohol, 3-Vols/Set.
  Martin, Scott C./ 9781483325255/ Price:£ 405.00
 
Book Cover The SAGE Encyclopedia of Alcohol: Social, Cultural, and Historical Perspectives examines the history of alcohol worldwide and goes beyond the historical lens to examine alcohol as a cultural and social phenomenon, used both for good and for ill. While these roots are traced back through nearly all human societies for the past thousands of years, many results are still present in today's society. Some examples include Germany's repute of being known as a “beer culture” and France's as a “wine culture.” With alcohol having many purposes and significance, it has become a strong part of cultures around the world as usage ranges from religious purposes to a simple toast to a seal business deal. Key Features: •550 entries are organized A-to-Z. •Entries, authored and signed by academics, conclude with cross references and further readings. •Back matter includes a timeline, appendices (alcohol statistics, toasts in languages from around the world, etc.), and a helpful Resource Guide directing students to classic books, journals, and web sites for more in-depth study. This reference work will serve as a general, non-technical resource for students and researchers who are interested in expanding their knowledge on social, cultural, and historical perspectives on topics relating to alcohol.
   
VA05-448 Collaborative Knowledge in Scientific Research Networks.
  Diviacco, Paolo/ 9781466665675/ Price:US$ 200.00
 
Book Cover Research inherently requires collaborative efforts between individuals, databases, and institutions. However, the systems that enable such interpersonal cooperation must be properly suited in facilitating such efforts to avoid impeding productivity. Collaborative Knowledge in Scientific Research Networks addresses the various systems in place for collaborative e-research and how these practices serve to enhance the quality of research across disciplines. Covering new networks available through social media as well as traditional methods such as mailing lists and forums, this publication considers various scientific disciplines and their individual needs. Theorists of collaborative scientific work, technology developers, researchers, and funding agency officials will find this book valuable in exploring and understanding the process of scientific collaboration. Topics Covered •Cognitive Bias •Collaborative Scientific Research •Collaborative Work •Communication in Scientific Research •Knowledge Reification •Ontologies •Semantic Web
   
VA05-445 Child Maltreatment, 3-Vols/Set.
  Munro, Eileen/ 9781473903944/ Price:£ 500.00
 
The protection of children from maltreatment is a worldwide challenge. Social context plays a significant role in both the definition and society’s responses to child maltreatment. The core concept of child maltreatment is socially constructed with variations in its meaning over time and between cultures, creating significant challenges and resulting in a tension between respecting different cultures yet having one law or standard applicable for all children. This Major Work serves a significant function in pulling together literature demonstrating the different lessons that have been learned, pulling out common elements where possible, and helping to clarify the nature of the differences. VOLUME ONE: Describing and understanding child maltreatment VOLUME TWO: Preventing child maltreatment VOLUME THREE: Responding to child maltreatment
   
VA05-443 Enhancing Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research with Technology.
  Hai-Jew, Shalin/ 9781466664937/ Price:US$ 225.00
 
Book Cover In light of the expensive nature of quantitative research, such as experiments, researchers must seek other methods of understanding the world around them. As such, new qualitative methods are gaining ground in the modern research community. Enhancing Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research with Technology explores the integration of new digital tools into the research process. Including current information on data visualization, research design, information capture, as well as social media analysis, this publication serves as an ideal reference source for academicians, scientists, information specialists, business managers, and upper-level students involved in interdisciplinary research. Topics Covered •Data Extraction •Data Processing •Human-Information Interaction •Literature Reviews •Primary Information Collection •Research Methods •Research Presentation
   
VA05-434 Latent Variables and Factor Analysis, 4-Vols/Set.
  Babones, Salvatore/ 9781446294604/ Price:£ 690.00
 
Book Cover This four-volume Major Work contains texts which explore both the foundations of latent variables and factor analysis, and specific contemporary challenges in the field. The collection has been designed as a multi-disciplinary resource, with literature drawn from many different areas of study, such as sociology, psychology, education and political science. In the editor's introductory essay, a general approach to the meaning and use of latent variables in the social sciences is laid out, the basics of factor analysis and how it works are explained, and the logic that guided the selection of literature included in the collection is elaborated upon. The combination of these elements makes for a truly comprehensive and user-friendly research tool, invaluable to social scientists across a range of disciplines. Volume One: The Conceptualization and Operationalization of Variables Volume Two: Applications of Unmeasured Variables Volume Three: Factor Analysis for Latent Variables Volume Four: Advanced Topics
   
VA05-433 Contemporary Trends in Evaluation Research, 4-Vols/Set.
  Coryn, Chris L. S./ 9781446266373/ Price:£ 690.00
 
Book Cover Evaluation is an essential characteristic of the human condition, and perhaps the single most important and sophisticated cognitive process in the repertoire of human reasoning and logic. Evaluation serves society by providing affirmations of worth, value and improvement to name just a few, and is a process which permeates all areas of human activity, scholarship and production. This work is split into four volumes: •Volume One: Contains articles featuring contemporary issues and emerging trends in evaluation •Volume Two: Contains articles highlighting recent theoretical, methodological, and empirical developments in quantitative evaluation designs •Volume Three: Contains a summation of articles on recent developments in qualitative and mixed methods evaluation practice •Volume Four: Contains a synthesis of articles on enduring issues of evaluation training and practice
   
VA05-430 The SAGE Handbook of Popular Music.
  Bennett, Andy/ 9781446210857/ Price:£ 130.00
 
Book Cover The SAGE Handbook of Popular Music provides a highly comprehensive and accessible summary of the key aspects of popular music studies. The text is divided into 9 sections: •Theory and Method •The Business of Popular Music •Popular Music History •The Global and the Local •The Star System •Body and Identity •Media •Technology •Digital Economies Each section has been chosen to reflect both established aspects of popular music studies as well as more recently emerging sub-fields. The handbook constitutes a timely and important contribution to popular music studies during a significant period of theoretical and empirical growth and innovation in the field. This is a benchmark work which will be essential reading for educators and students in popular music studies, musicology, cultural studies, media studies and cultural sociology.
   
VA05-204-2 The SAGE Encyclopedia of World Poverty, 5-Vols/Set.
  Odekon, Mehmet A./ 9781483345703/ Price:£ 645.00
 
Book Cover The SAGE Encyclopedia of World Poverty, Second Edition addresses the persistence of poverty across the globe while updating and expanding the landmark first edition, originally published in 2006 prior to the economic calamities of 2008. For instance, while continued high rates of income inequality might be unsurprising in developing countries such as Mexico, the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) reported in May 2013 even countries with historically low levels of income inequality have experienced significant increases over the past decade, including Denmark, Sweden, and Germany. The UN and the World Bank also emphasize the persistent nature of the problem. It is not all bad news. In March 2013, the Guardian newspaper reported, "Some of the poorest people in the world are becoming significantly less poor, according to a groundbreaking academic study which has taken a new approach to measuring deprivation. The report, by Oxford University's poverty and human development initiative, predicts that countries among the most impoverished in the world could see acute poverty eradicated within 20 years if they continue at present rates." On the other hand, the UN says environmental threats from climate change could push billions more into extreme poverty in coming decades. All of these points lead to the need for a revised, updated, and expanded edition of the Encyclopedia of World Poverty, Second Edition.
   
SA05-452 Method Meets Art: Arts-Based Research Practice.
  Leavy, Patricia/ 9781462519446/ Price:US$ 90.00
 
   
SA05-451 Using Mplus for Structural Equation Modeling: A Researcher's Guide.
  Kelloway, E. K./ 9781452291475/ Price:£ 34.99
 
   
SA05-450 Access to Justice for Disadvantaged Communities.
  Mayo, Marjorie/ 9781447311058/ Price:£ 24.99
 
Book Cover Access to justice for all, regardless of the ability to pay, has been a core democratic value. But this basic human right has come under threat through wider processes of restructuring, with an increasingly market-led approach to the provision of welfare. Professionals and volunteers in Law Centres in Britain are struggling to provide legal advice and access to welfare rights to disadvantaged communities. Drawing upon original research, this unique study explores how strategies to safeguard these vital services might be developed in ways that strengthen rather than undermine the basic ethics and principles of public service provision. The book explores how such strategies might strengthen the position of those who provide, as well as those who need, public services, and ways to empower communities to work more effectively with professionals and progressive organisations in the pursuit of rights and social justice agendas more widely.
   
SA05-450 The Governance of Female Drug Users: Women's Experiences of Drug Policy.
  Du Rose, Natasha/ 9781847426727/ Price:£ 77.99
 
Book Cover This book is the first to examine how female drug user's identities, and hence their experiences, are shaped by drug policies. It analyses how the subjectivities ascribed to women users within drug policy sustain them in their problematic use and reinforce their social exclusion. Challenging popular misconceptions of female users, the book calls for the formulation of drug policies to be based on gender equity and social justice. It will appeal to academics in the social sciences, practitioners and policy makers.
   
SA05-450 Sociologists' Tales: Contemporary Narratives on Sociological Thought and Practice.
  Twamley, Katherine/ 9781447318675/ Price:£ 22.99
 
Book Cover Navigating a career in the discipline of sociology can be very challenging, yet it is intensely rewarding. Sociologists’ Tales is the first book to bring together the thoughts and experiences of key UK sociologists from different generations of British sociology, many internationally recognised, reflecting on why they have chosen a career in sociology, how they have managed to do it and what advice they would offer the next generation. This unique volume provides an understanding of sociology and its importance, and will have wide appeal among students and young sociologists thinking about their future.
   
SA05-450 White Working Class Voices: Multiculturalism, Community-Building and Change.
  Beider, Harris/ 9781447313960/ Price:£ 24.99
 
Book Cover Popular views of white working-class communities are common but knowledge of their views on multiculturalism and change less so. This important book provides the first substantial analysis of white working-class perspectives on themes of multiculturalism and change in the UK, creating an opportunity for these 'silent voices' to be heard. Based on over 200 interviews in multiple sites the results are startling - challenging politicians, policy makers and researchers. Improving our understanding of how this group went from 'hero to zero', became framed as racist, resistant to change and disconnected from politics, the book suggests a new and progressive agenda for white working class communities to become a fully inclusive part of a modern and diverse country in the 21st century. The book will be valuable to academics and students as well as policy-makers and practitioners in national government and organisations.
   
SA05-450 Social-Spatial Segregation: Concepts, Processes and Outcomes.
  Lloyd, Christopher D./ 9781447301349/ Price:£ 27.99
 
Book Cover This edited volume brings together leading researchers from the United States, the United Kingdom and Europe to look at the processes leading to segregation and its implications. With a methodological focus, the book explores new methods and data sources that can offer fresh perspectives on segregation in different contexts. It considers how the spatial patterning of segregation might be best understood and measured, outlines some of the mechanisms that drive it, and discusses its possible social outcomes. Ultimately, it demonstrates that measurements and concepts of segregation must keep pace with a changing world. This volume will be essential reading for academics and practitioners in human geography, sociology, planning and public policy.
   
SA05-450 Domestic Violence and Sexuality: What's Love Got To Do with It?
  Donovan, Catherine/ 9781447307440/ Price:£ 26.99
 
Book Cover This book provides the first detailed discussion of domestic violence and abuse in same sex relationships, offering a unique comparison between this and domestic violence and abuse experienced by heterosexual women and men. It examines how experiences of domestic violence and abuse may be shaped by gender, sexuality and age, including whether and how victims/survivors seek help, and asks, what’s love got to do with it? A pioneering methodology, using both quantitative and qualitative research, provides a reliable and valid approach that challenges the heteronormative model in domestic violence research, policy and practice. The authors develops a new framework of analysis – practices of love – to explore empirical data. Outlining the implications of the research for practice and service development, the book will be of interest to policy makers and practitioners in the field of domestic violence, especially those who provide services for sexual minorities, as well as students and academics interested in issues of domestic and interpersonal violence.
   
SA05-450 Women and Alcohol: Social Perspectives.
  Staddon, Patsy/ 9781447318897/ Price:£ 25.99
 
Book Cover Issues relating to alcohol 'misuse' can only properly be understood within their social and environmental contexts. This research and practice based book explores social models of alcohol misuse to offer a sociological approach to its treatment. Through considering the social meaning of women's alcohol use, the book challenges current policy and practice in the field. It raises concerns about the political role of 'treatment' in making women behave, or to be 'well', and aims to develop a new approach to women's drinking and new ways of aiding recovery, at national and local levels. With contributions from service users, academics and practitioners, this is essential reading for those studying addiction, gender and the social background to alcohol problems.
   
SA05-450 Getting By: Estates, Class and Culture in Austerity Britain.
  Mckenzie, Lisa/ 9781447309956/ Price:£ 15.99
 
Book Cover The poor in the UK have been increasingly stigmatised over the last 30 years, and the cultural and symbolic aspects of being working class today are as significant to inequality as the economic circumstances which produce it. Meanwhile, many of the communities in which the poor live have become the subject of great public concern and media scorn. This unique book uses the past history of a typical neighbourhood as one of the threads connecting past and present working class lives. St Ann’s Estate in Nottingham is notorious as the place where the city’s gangs, guns, drugs, and single mothers reside and is known as the place where the feckless, the unemployed and those who are unwilling or unable to make something of their lives end up as long-term residents. Lisa Mckenzie, a resident of St Ann’s for more than 20 years and now an academic and activist, uses her ‘insider’ status to offer a rare insight into life on St Ann’s by using the stories of those who live there. Gaining access to those who are often wary of outsiders, she provides local and personal understanding to offer an important account of the complexities of living in poor neighbourhoods in contemporary Britain.
   
SA05-447 Researching the Lifecourse: Critical Reflections from the Social Sciences.
  Worth, Nancy/ 9781447317524/ Price:£ 72.99
 
Book Cover The lifecourse perspective continues to be an important subject in the social sciences. Researching the Lifecourse offers a distinctive approach in that it truly covers the lifecourse (childhood, adulthood and older age), focusing on innovative methods and case study examples from a variety of European and North American contexts. This original approach connects theory and practice from across the social sciences by situating methodology and research design within relevant conceptual frameworks. This diverse collection features methods that are linked to questions of time, space and mobilities while providing practitioners with practical detail in each chapter.
   
SA05-446 Ethnic Identity and Inequalities in Britain: The Dynamics of Diversity.
  Jivraj, Stephen/ 9781447321811/ Price:£ 20.99
 
Providing the first comparative text on data from the last 3 population censuses, this important book provides easy to interpret analysis of the dynamics of ethnic identity and inequalities in contemporary Britain. While providing a comprehensive overview, it also challenges misconceptions associated with greater ethnic diversity, including increased segregation, exclusive growth of minority groups through immigration and a national identity crisis. The contributions, all from experts in the field, highlight persistent inequalities in access to housing, employment, education and good health faced by some ethnic groups. The book will appeal to policy makers, community groups, academics, undergraduates, postgraduates and act as an authoritative text to cite in reports, dissertations and funding applications.
   
SA05-446 Dark Secrets of Childhood: Media Power, Child Abuse and Public Scandals.
  Powell, Fred/ 9781447317852/ Price:£ 27.99
 
Book Cover Child-abuse reports in the media make for ‘good stories’ but at what cost? This ground-breaking book explores the relationship between the media, child abuse and shifting adult-child power relations which, in Western countries, has spawned an ever-expanding range of laws, policies and procedures introduced to address the ‘explosion’ of interest in the issue of child abuse. Revelations of child sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy in Ireland – and its ‘cover-up’ by Church authorities – have given rise to one of the greatest institutional scandals of modern history. Through in-depth analysis of 20 years of media representation of the issue the book draws significant insights on the media’s influence and its impact on civil society. Highly topical and of interest and relevance to lecturers and researchers in the areas of childhood studies, sociology of childhood, child protection and social work, social and public policy and human rights as well as policymakers, this book provides an important contribution to the international debate about child abuse as reflected to the public through the power of the media.
   
SA05-446 Creative Research Methods in the Social Sciences: A Practical Guide.
  Kara, Helen/ 9781447316275/ Price:£ 24.99
 
Book Cover Creative research methods can help to answer complex contemporary questions, which are hard to answer using traditional methods alone. Creative methods can also be more ethical, helping researchers to address social injustice. This accessible book is the first to identify and examine the four areas of creative research methods: arts-based research, research using technology, mixed-method research and transformative research frameworks. Written in a practical and jargon-free style, with over 100 boxed examples, it offers numerous examples of creative methods in practice, from the social sciences, arts, and humanities around the world. Spanning the gulf between academia and practice, this useful book will inform and inspire researchers by showing readers why, when, and how to use creative methods in their research.
   
SA05-446 Propensity Score Analysis: Fundamentals and Developments.
  Pan, Wei/ 9781462519491/ Price:US$ 55.00
 
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SA05-446 Harmful Societies: Understanding Social Harm.
  Pemberton, Simon/ 9781847427946/ Price:£ 72.99
 
Book Cover While the notion of social harm has long interested critical criminologists it is now being explored as an alternative field of study, which provides more accurate analyses of the vicissitudes of life. However, important aspects of this notion remain undeveloped, in particular the definition of social harm, the question of responsibility and methodologies for studying harm. This book is the first to theorise and define the social harm concept beyond criminology and seeks to address these omissions and in doing so provide a platform for future debates, in this series and beyond. It will be a valuable resource for academics and researchers across criminology, sociology, social policy, socio-legal studies and geography.
   
SA05-443 Inside Social Enterprise: Looking to the Future.
  Fitzhugh, Helen/ 9781447310358/ Price:£ 20.99
 
Social enterprises, real businesses that trade for a social purpose, are a growing phenomena with an increasing role to play in society, but there is widespread confusion and controversy over the definition of the term. This exciting book includes nearly forty interviews with the most influential and experienced social enterprise practitioners, supporters, thinkers and policy makers. In their own words, they discuss their organisations, values and world-changing goals, providing fresh clarity and understanding on the real value of social enterprises. Jargon-free, the book delivers a lively and clear introduction as to what social enterprises are, how they can change individual lives and, by challenging assumptions, may even offer new directions for the future of capitalism. It is a unique guide for aspiring practitioners, students, researchers and public sector staff.
   
SA05-443 Advances in Membership Categorisation Analysis.
  Fitzgerald, Richard/ 9781446270738/ Price:£ 34.99
 
   
SA05-442 Participatory Research: Working with Vulnerable Groups in Research and Practice.
  Aldridge, Jo/ 9781447305644/ Price:£ 72.99
 
This book examines the nature of participatory research in the social sciences and its role in increasing participation among vulnerable or marginalised populations. Drawing on engaging in-depth case studies, it examines the ways in which inclusion and collaboration in research can be enhanced among vulnerable participants, such as those with profound learning difficulties, victims of abuse and trauma and multiply vulnerable children and young people, and shows how useful it can be with these groups. The book will be an invaluable resource for research methods students, researchers and academics in many countries who want to put participatory research methods into practice.
   
SA05-442 Applied Qualitative Research Design: A Total Quality Framework Approach.
  Roller, Margaret R./ 9781462515752/ Price:US$ 55.00
 
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SA05-442 Confirmatory Factor Analysis for Applied Research.
  Brown, Timothy A./ 9781462517794/ Price:US$ 115.00
 
   
SA05-441 Handbook of Structural Equation Modeling.
  Hoyle, Rick H./ 9781462516797/ Price:US$ 65.00
 
Book Cover The first comprehensive structural equation modeling (SEM) handbook, this accessible volume offers broad and deep coverage of both the mechanics of SEM and specific SEM strategies and applications. The editor, contributors, and editorial advisory board are leading methodologists who have organized the book to move from simpler material to more statistically complex modeling approaches. Sections cover the foundations of SEM; statistical underpinnings, from assumptions to model modifications; steps in implementation, from data preparation through writing the SEM report; and basic and advanced applications, including new and emerging topics in SEM, such as intensive longitudinal assessments, dyadic data, brain imaging, and genotyping. Each chapter provides conceptually oriented descriptions, fully explicated analyses, and engaging examples that reveal modeling possibilities for use with readers' data. Many of the chapters also include access to data and syntax files at the companion website, allowing readers to try their hands at reproducing the authors' results.
   
SA05-441 Confirmatory Factor Analysis for Applied Research.
  Brown, Timothy A./ 9781462515363/ Price:US$ 60.00
 
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SA05-441 Method Meets Art: Arts-Based Research Practice.
  Leavy, Patricia/ 9781462513321/ Price:US$ 45.00
 
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SA05-440 Precarious Lives: Forced Labour, Exploitation and Asylum.
  Lewis, Hannah/ 9781447306900/ Price:£ 72.99
 
Book Cover This ground breaking book presents the first evidence of forced labour among displaced migrants who seek refuge in the UK. Through a critical engagement with contemporary debates about precarity, unfreedom and socio-legal status, the book explores how asylum and forced labour are linked, and enmeshed in a broader picture of modern slavery produced through globalised working conditions. Drawing on original evidence generated in fieldwork with refugees and asylum seekers, this is important reading for students and academics in social policy, social geography, sociology, politics, refugee, labour and migration studies, and policy makers and practitioners working to support migrants and tackle forced labour.
   
Applied Qualitative Research Design: A Total Quality Framework Approach.
  Roller, Margaret R./ 9781462519088/ Price:US$ 110.00
 
   
Qualitative Research from Start to Finish, Second Edition.
  Yin, Robert K./ 9781462521340/ Price:US$ 115.00
 
   
Injustice: Why Social Inequality Still Persists.
  Dorling, Danny/ 9781447320753/ Price:£ 10.99
 
Book Cover In the five years since the first edition of Injustice there have been devastating increases in poverty, hunger and destitution in the UK. Globally, the richest 1% have never held a greater share of world wealth, while the share of most of the other 99% has fallen in the last five years, with more and more people in debt, especially the young. Economic inequalities will persist and continue to grow for as long as we tolerate the injustices which underpin it. This fully rewritten and updated edition revisits Dorling’s claim that Beveridge’s five social evils are being replaced by five new tenets of injustice: elitism is efficient; exclusion is necessary; prejudice is natural; greed is good and despair is inevitable. By showing these beliefs are unfounded, Dorling offers hope of a more equal society. We are living in the most remarkable and dangerous times. With every year that passes it is more evident that Injustice is essential reading for anyone concerned with social justice and wants to do something about it.
   
Research Justice: Methodologies for Social Change.
  Jolivette, Andrew J./ 9781447324638/ Price:£ 27.99
 
Book Cover Research Justice (RJ) is a strategic framework and methodological intervention that seeks to transform structural inequities in research. Research Justice: Methodologies for Social Change builds upon the methodological frameworks developed by the national non-profit organization, DataCenter Research for Justice and is the first book to take a radical approach to socially just, community centred research. Challenging traditional models for conducting social science research within marginalized populations, it examines the relationships and intersections between research, knowledge construction, and political power/legitimacy in society. Presenting a new and highly innovative concept of Collective Ceremonial Research Responsiveness, it envisions equal political power and legitimacy for different forms of knowledge including the cultural, spiritual and experiential. The book examines how the co-existence of these various forms of knowledge can lead to greater equality in public policies and laws that rely on data and research to produce social change. Offering a much-needed analysis of the intersections between Research Methods, Public Policy, Cultural Studies, Anthropology, and Sociology, this unique book will be of wide interest to researchers and students in a variety of disciplines.
   
Coffee Certification in East Africa: Impact on Farms, Families and Cooperatives.
  Ruben, Ruerd/ 9789086862559/ Price:EUR 45.00
 
Book Cover This book intends to deepen our understanding on the role and functions of coffee certification regimes, based on three innovative approaches: (1) longitudinal field survey data capturing changes in coffee farming systems and effects on household welfare; (2) in-depth interviews and behavioural experiments regarding risk attitudes, trust and investments at cooperative level; and (3) detailed discourse analyses regarding gender roles and female bargaining power within coffee households. The chapters included in this book provide new and original evidence about the impact of coffee certification based on large-scale field surveys and in-depth interviews.
   
Privatising Probation: Is Transforming Rehabilitation the End of the Probation Ideal?
  Deering, John/ 9781447327288/ Price:£ 10.99
 
Book Cover Over the past 20 years, there have been many changes to probation governance in England and Wales aimed at controlling it from central government. However, the changes introduced under the Transforming Rehabilitation (TR) agenda, introduced in 2013, are unprecedented: the service has been divided and part-privatised and no longer exists as a unified public body. This topical book looks at the attitudes of probation practitioners and managers to the philosophy, values, and practicalities of TR. Based on a unique online survey of over 1300 respondents which found that they were unequivocally opposed to its broad aims and objectives, it provides unique insights into the values, attitudes and beliefs of probation staff and their delivery of services. Including broader discussion of the privatization/marketization debate, the context of privatisation of criminal justice services and questions of legitimacy and governance, this is essential reading for everyone interested in the future of the service.
   
World Report 2015: Events of 2014.
  Human Rights Watch/ 9781447325482/ Price:£ 19.99
 
Book Cover CUSTOMERS IN NORTH AMERICA: COPIES ARE AVAILABLE FROM WWW.SEVENSTORIES.COM The 25th annual World Report summarizes human rights conditions in more than ninety countries and territories worldwide, reflecting extensive investigative work undertaken in 2014 by Human Rights Watch staff in close partnership with domestic rights activists. The World Report 2015 focuses in particular on the roles--positive or negative--played in each country by key domestic and international figures. Human Rights Watch executive director Kenneth Roth’s introduction addresses the tumultuous events of the past year, and describes inattention to human rights as an aggravating factor in the rise of brutal non-state actors such as ISIS and Boko Haram. Other essays focus on the strangulation of civil society by both repressive and so-called democratic countries; the need to keep surveillance on the human rights agenda; the alarming rise of explosive weapons in populated areas; and human rights abuses linked to mega-sporting events.
   
Sociologists' Tales: Contemporary Narratives on Sociological Thought and Practice.
  Twamley, Katherine/ 9781447318668/ Price:£ 72.99
 
Book Cover Navigating a career in the discipline of sociology can be very challenging, yet it is intensely rewarding. Sociologists’ Tales is the first book to bring together the thoughts and experiences of key UK sociologists from different generations of British sociology, many internationally recognised, reflecting on why they have chosen a career in sociology, how they have managed to do it and what advice they would offer the next generation. This unique volume provides an understanding of sociology and its importance, and will have wide appeal among students and young sociologists thinking about their future.
   
Sixteen for '16: A Progressive Agenda for a Better America.
  Babones, Salvatore/ 9781447324409/ Price:£ 10.99
 
The progressive movement is on the march in America and this accessible book points toward a destination. Sixteen for '16 offers a new agenda for the 2016 US election crafted around sixteen core principles that all progressives can believe in, from securing jobs to saving the Earth. Decades of destructive social, economic, and political policies have devastated poor, working, and even middle class American communities. It is now clear to everyone that the emperor has no clothes, that harsh austerity does not bring prosperity, and that the wealthy have no intention to see their wealth trickle down. Each generation is no longer better off than the ones that came before. America needs jobs, infrastructure, a rededication to public education, universal healthcare, higher taxes on higher incomes, a more secure Social Security, an end to the rule of the bankers, stronger unions, a living minimum wage, better working conditions, an end to the prison state, secure reproductive rights, voter equality, a more moral foreign policy, a more sane environmental policy, and action on global warming. Sixteen for '16 is a manifesto which makes the argument for each of these positions, clearly, concisely, and supported by hard data. As ambitious as these policies are, they represent a beginning, not an end. The progressive agenda laid out in Sixteen for '16 charts a realistic path toward a better tomorrow.
   
Creative Research Methods in the Social Sciences: A Practical Guide.
  Kara, Helen/ 9781447316268/ Price:£ 67.99
 
Book Cover Creative research methods can help to answer complex contemporary questions, which are hard to answer using traditional methods alone. Creative methods can also be more ethical, helping researchers to address social injustice. This accessible book is the first to identify and examine the four areas of creative research methods: arts-based research, research using technology, mixed-method research and transformative research frameworks. Written in a practical and jargon-free style, with over 100 boxed examples, it offers numerous examples of creative methods in practice, from the social sciences, arts, and humanities around the world. Spanning the gulf between academia and practice, this useful book will inform and inspire researchers by showing readers why, when, and how to use creative methods in their research.
   
Hidden Stories of the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry: Personal Reflections.
  Stone, Richard/ 9781447308478/ Price:£ 9.99
 
Book Cover Young people who come into contact with police officers on the streets today have little idea of the significance of the stabbing to death of Stephen Lawrence in a racist attack in 1993. Only their parents or grandparents remember the daily exposures of police incompetence and indirect racism which were given high profile in the media for six months. The repercussions of the case are still ongoing with the long overdue conviction in 2012 of two of the original suspects, and in the same year a number of racist assaults by police. This accessible and engaging book includes analysis of hitherto inaccessible transcripts. These dramatically show how the Inquiry was undermined to the point of failure to produce the desired results. Dr Stone also discusses contemporary issues and the relevance of the Inquiry today. This paperback edition is updated with a new Afterword, including revelations about police surveillance on members of the public who attended the Lawrence Inquiry, Dr Stone’s meeting with Mark Ellison QC prior to the release of his report on possible corruption and the role of undercover policing in the Stephen Lawrence case, and proposals for action on implementation of the agenda set by the Lawrence Inquiry. Hard-hitting and full of insightful detail, this book makes essential reading for academics, students, researchers and anyone interested in institutional racism, particularly in the police.
   
Precarious Lives: Forced Labour, Exploitation and Asylum.
  Lewis, Hannah/ 9781447306917/ Price:£ 24.99
 
Book Cover This ground breaking book presents the first evidence of forced labour among displaced migrants who seek refuge in the UK. Through a critical engagement with contemporary debates about precarity, unfreedom and socio-legal status, the book explores how asylum and forced labour are linked, and enmeshed in a broader picture of modern slavery produced through globalised working conditions. Drawing on original evidence generated in fieldwork with refugees and asylum seekers, this is important reading for students and academics in social policy, social geography, sociology, politics, refugee, labour and migration studies, and policy makers and practitioners working to support migrants and tackle forced labour.
   
White Working Class Voices: Multiculturalism, Community-Building and Change.
  Beider, Harris/ 9781447313953/ Price:£ 70.00
 
Popular views of white working-class communities are common but knowledge of their views on multiculturalism and change less so. This important book provides the first substantial analysis of white working-class perspectives on themes of multiculturalism and change in the UK, creating an opportunity for these 'silent voices' to be heard. Based on over 200 interviews in multiple sites the results are startling - challenging politicians, policy makers and researchers. Improving our understanding of how this group went from 'hero to zero', became framed as racist, resistant to change and disconnected from politics, the book suggests a new and progressive agenda for white working class communities to become a fully inclusive part of a modern and diverse country in the 21st century. The book will be valuable to academics and students as well as policy-makers and practitioners in national government and organisations.
   
Christmas: The Sacred to Santa.
  Moore, Tara/ 9781780235141/ Price:£ 12.99
 
Book Cover Christmas: The Sacred to Santa takes us on a journey from its historical origins to its modern incarnation as a global commercial event. Along the way we encounter a vast array of religious personages, fictional characters and mythic figures that have become associated with its celebration, from Saint Nicholas to the Magi, Scrooge and Krampus. Moore explores how the great traditions such as Christmas trees, feasting and gift-giving emerged, as well as how Christmas has been portrayed in culture, from the literary works of Charles Dickens to the now annual bout of films and seasonal music – including traditional carols and the latest Christmas chart-topper.
   
Trolls: An Unnatural History.
  Lindow, John/ 9781780235653/ Price:£ 10.00
 
Book Cover Trolls are everywhere. They lurk on the internet; they fill the pages of popular fantasy literature; they are hunted in Norwegian film. They are the homeless in California; they are comforting or threatening characters in children's books; they are amusing dolls. Although trolls are ubiquitous today, for centuries they were confined to the landscape of Scandinavia. They were beings in nature, and their environment was a pre-industrial world in which people lived by farming and fishing on a small scale.
   
The Encyclopaedia of Liars and Deceivers.
  Bolt, Roelf/ 9781780235080/ Price:£ 12.95
 
Book Cover No one likes to be taken in, but stories of deception concerning others are compelling. It can be startling to learn of the credulousness of those who fall for schemes or untruths spun out by liars, cheats, fraudsters, fakers, even unfaithful lovers . . . But deceit should not always be condemned: think of items counterfeited in jest, or satires that expose pretentiousness.
   
The Rise of the Vampire.
  Butler, Erik/ 9781780235325/ Price:£ 10.00
 
Book Cover Before Bella and Edward there were The Lost Boys and the gang in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Before True Blood came Dark Shadows and Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles. Before them all there was the most famous vampire of all time: Count Dracula, immortalized by Bram Stoker in 1897. Whether characterized as urbane aristocrats, animalistic monsters or brooding teenagers, as creatures of the day or of the night, it seems vampires have captured the popular imagination for centuries. Today they are a worldwide phenomenon, featuring in everything from Jamaican reggae songs to Japanese and Korean horror films.
   
Developmental Evaluation Exemplars: Principles in Practice.
  Patton, Michael Q./ 9781462522972/ Price:US$ 85.00
 
   
Religious Literacy In Policy And Practice
  Dinham, Adam/ 9781447316657/ Price:£ 72.99
 
Book Cover It has long been assumed that religion is in decline in the West: however it continues to have an important yet contested role in individual lives and in society at large. Furthermore half a century or so in which religion and belief were barely talked about in public has resulted in a pressing lack of religious literacy, leaving many ill-equipped to engage with religion and belief when they encounter them in daily life – in relationships, law, media, the professions, business and politics, among others. This valuable book is the first to bring together theory and policy with analysis and expertise on practices in key areas of the public realm to explore what religious literacy is, why it is needed and what might be done about it. It makes the case for a public realm which is well equipped to engage with the plurality and pervasiveness of religion and belief, whatever the individual’s own stance. It is aimed at academics, policy-makers and practitioners interested in the policy and practice implications of the continuing presence of religion and belief in the public sphere.
   
Dark Secrets of Childhood: Media Power, Child Abuse and Public Scandals.
  Powell, Fred/ 9781447317845/ Price:£ 77.99
 
Book Cover Child-abuse reports in the media make for ‘good stories’ but at what cost? This ground-breaking book explores the relationship between the media, child abuse and shifting adult-child power relations which, in Western countries, has spawned an ever-expanding range of laws, policies and procedures introduced to address the ‘explosion’ of interest in the issue of child abuse. Revelations of child sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy in Ireland – and its ‘cover-up’ by Church authorities – have given rise to one of the greatest institutional scandals of modern history. Through in-depth analysis of 20 years of media representation of the issue the book draws significant insights on the media’s influence and its impact on civil society. Highly topical and of interest and relevance to lecturers and researchers in the areas of childhood studies, sociology of childhood, child protection and social work, social and public policy and human rights as well as policymakers, this book provides an important contribution to the international debate about child abuse as reflected to the public through the power of the media.
   
VSA05-001 Routledge Handbook of Global Citizenship Studies.
  Isin, Engin F./ 9780415519724/ Price:£ 160.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Global Citizenship Studies takes into account this globalizing moment. At the same time, it considers how the global perspective exposes the strains and discords in the concept of ‘citizenship’ as it is understood today. With over fifty contributions from international, interdisciplinary experts, the Handbook features state-of-the-art analyses of the practices and enactments of citizenship across broad continental regions (Africas, Americas, Asias and Europes) as well as deterritorialized forms of citizenship (Diasporicity and Indigeneity). Through these analyses, the Handbook provides a deeper understanding of citizenship in both empirical and theoretical terms. This volumesets a new agenda for scholarly investigations of citizenship. Its wide-ranging contributions and clear, accessible style make itessential reading for students and scholars working on citizenship issues across the humanities and social sciences.
   
VSA05-001 Routledge Handbook of European Sociology.
  Koniordos, Sokratis/ 9780415588805/ Price:£ 185.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of European Sociology explores the main aspects of the work and scholarship of European sociologists during the last sixty years (1950-2010), a period that has shaped the methods and identity of the sociological craft. European social theory has produced a vast constellation of theoretical landscapes with a far reaching impact. At the same time there has been diversity and fragmentation, the influence of American sociology, and the effect of social practice and transformations. The guiding question is: does European Sociology really exist today, and if the answer is positive, what does this really mean? Divided into four parts, the Handbook investigates: •intellectual and institutional settings •regional variations •thematic variations •European concerns. The Handbook will provides a set of state-of-the-art accounts that break new ground, each contribution teasing out the distinctively European features of the sociological theme it explores. It will be of interest to students and scholars across the social sciences and humanities.
   
VSA05-001 Routledge Handbook of Surveillance Studies.
  Ball, Kirstie/ 9781138026025/ Price:£ 47.99
 
Book Cover Surveillance is a central organizing practice. Gathering personal data and processing them in searchable databases drives administrative efficiency but also raises questions about security, governance, civil liberties and privacy. Surveillance is both globalized in cooperative schemes, such as sharing biometric data, and localized in the daily minutiae of social life. This innovative Handbook explores the empirical, theoretical and ethical issues around surveillance and its use in daily life. With a collection of over forty essays from the leading names in surveillance studies, the Handbook takes a truly multi-disciplinary approach to critically question issues of: •surveillance and population control •policing, intelligence and war •production and consumption •new media •security •identification •regulation and resistance. 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.
   
VSA05-001 Routledge Handbook of Human-Animal Studies.
  Marvin, Garry/ 9780415521406/ Price:£ 185.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Human-Animal Studies presents a collection of original essays from artists and scholars who have established themselves internationally on the basis of specific and significant new contributions to human-animal studies. It offers a broad interpretive account of the development and present configurations of the field of human-animal studies across many cultures, continents, and times.
   
VSA05-001 Routledge Handbook of Science, Technology, and Society.
  Kleinman, Daniel Lee/ 9780415531528/ Price:£ 160.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Science, Technology and Society seeks to capture the dynamism and breadth of the field by presenting work that pushes the reader to think about science and technology and their intersections with social life in new ways. The interdisciplinary contributions by international experts in this handbook are organized around six topic areas: •embodiment •consuming technoscience •digitization •environments •science as work •rules and standards This volume highlights a range of theoretical and empirical approaches to some of the persistent – and new – questions in the field. It will be useful for students and scholars throughout the social sciences and humanities, including in science and technology studies, history, geography, critical race studies, sociology, communications, women’s and gender studies, anthropology, and political science.
   
VA05-444 Case Studies, 4-Vols/Set.
  Tight, Malcolm/ 9781446274484/ Price:£ 710.00
 
Book Cover This collection takes a dutifully contemporary approach to the exploration of the uses and interpretations of the case study across a multitude of disciplines and through various cultural perspectives. Exploring the case study from both methodological and theoretical perspectives, the texts included in the volumes illustrate how case study techniques are currently employed, and suggest how they might develop in the foreseeable future. Relevant to varied levels and scales of case study use, the aim of this collection is to provide readers with a comprehensive overview of where we are now with case study research, so that they may better judge their own applications of the case study. From definitions to interdisciplinary methods, this set will address the practical case study by offering a structured selection of some of the best modern and classic writing on the case study in article form, together with a synoptic editorial introduction and overview of the field of research. Volume One: The Origins and History of Case Study Volume Two: Case Study Design Volume Three: Issues with Case Study Volume Four: The Use of Case Studies in Different Disciplines
   
VA05-439 The SAGE Handbook of Regression Analysis and Causal Inference.
  Best, Henning/ 9781446252444/ Price:£ 130.00
 
Book Cover Edited and written by a team of leading international social scientists, this Handbook provides a comprehensive introduction to multivariate methods. The Handbook focuses on regression analysis of cross-sectional and longitudinal data with an emphasis on causal analysis, thereby covering a large number of different techniques including selection models, complex samples, and regression discontinuities. Each Part starts with a non-mathematical introduction to the method covered in that section, giving readers a basic knowledge of the method’s logic, scope and unique features. Next, the mathematical and statistical basis of each method is presented along with advanced aspects. Using real-world data from the European Social Survey (ESS) and the Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP), the book provides a comprehensive discussion of each method’s application, making this an ideal text for PhD students and researchers embarking on their own data analysis. PART I: ESTIMATION AND INFERENCE PART II: REGRESSION ANALYSIS FOR CROSS-SECTIONS PART III: CAUSAL INFERENCE AND ANALYSIS OF LONGITUDINAL DATA
   
VA05-438 The SAGE Handbook of Family Communication.
  Turner, Lynn H./ 9781483345956/ Price:£ 120.00
 
Book Cover The Sage Handbook of Family Communication provides a comprehensive examination of family communication theory and research. Chapters by leading scholars in family communication expand the definition of family, address recent shifts in culture, and cover important new topics, including families in crisis, families and governmental policies, social media, and extended families. The combination of groundbreaking theories, research methods, and reviews of foundational and emerging research in family communication make this an invaluable resource that explores the critical topics and issues facing family communication researchers today.
   
VA05-437 Impacts of the Knowledge Society on Economic and Social Growth in Africa.
  Lloyd G. Adu Amoah/ 9781466658448/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover In a world that is essentially digitizing, some have argued that the idea of the knowledge society holds the greatest promise for Africa's rapid socio-economic transformation. Impacts of the Knowledge Society on Economic and Social Growth in Africa aims to catalyze thinking and provide relevant information on the complex ways in which the information age is shaping Africa and the implications that this will have for the continent and the world. This premier reference volume will provide policy analysts, policymakers, academics, and researchers with fresh insights into the key empirical and theoretical matters framing Africa's ongoing digitization. Topics Covered •Africa's Tourism Sector and ICTs •Anti-Trust Laws and Telecommunications in Africa •Global and Regional Intellectual Property Rights •ICTs and African Politics •Knowledge Society from the African Perspective •Political-Economy of Analog-Digital Transition •Public Policy Formation and ICTs •Robotics Education •Technology Strategy and Indigenous Knowledge •Telecommunications Chambers in Africa
   
VA05-436 The Social History of the American Family, 4-Vols/Set.
  Ganong, Lawrence H./ 9781452286167/ Price:£ 495.00
 
Book Cover The American family has come a long way from the days of the idealized family portrayed in iconic television shows of the 1950s and 1960s. The four volumes of The Social History of the American Family explore the vital role of the family as the fundamental social unit across the span of American history. Experiences of family life shape so much of an individual’s development and identity, yet the patterns of family structure, family life, and family transition vary across time, space, and socioeconomic contexts. Both the definition of who or what counts as family and representations of the “ideal” family have changed over time to reflect changing mores, changing living standards and lifestyles, and increased levels of social heterogeneity. This carefully balanced academic work chronicles the social, cultural, economic, and political aspects of American families from the colonial period to the present. Key themes include families and culture (including mass media), families and religion, families and the economy, families and social issues, families and social stratification and conflict, family structures (including marriage and divorce, gender roles, parenting and children, and mixed and non-modal family forms), and family law and policy. Features: •A collection of primary source documents demonstrate themes across time. •The signed articles, with cross references and Further Readings, are accompanied by a Reader’s Guide, Chronology of American Families, Resource Guide, Glossary, and thorough index.
   
VA05-435 Asian American Society, 4-Vols/Set.
  Danico, Mary Yu/ 9781452281902/ Price:£ 535.00
 
Book Cover Asian Americans are a growing, minority population in the United States. After a 46 percent population growth between 2000 and 2010 according to the 2010 Census, there are 17.3 million Asian Americans today. Yet Asian Americans as a category are a diverse set of peoples from over 30 distinctive Asian-origin subgroups that defy simplistic descriptions or generalizations. They face a wide range of issues and problems within the larger American social universe despite the persistence of common stereotypes that label them as a “model minority” for the generalized attributes offered uncritically in many media depictions. Asian American Society: An Encyclopedia provides a thorough introduction to the wide–ranging and fast–developing field of Asian American studies. Published with the Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS), two volumes of the four-volume encyclopedia feature more than 300 A-to-Z articles authored by AAAS members and experts in the field who examine the social, cultural, psychological, economic, and political dimensions of the Asian American experience. The next two volumes of this work contain approximately 200 annotated primary documents, organized chronologically, that detail the impact American society has had on reshaping Asian American identities and social structures over time. Features: •More than 300 articles authored by experts in the field, organized in A-to-Z format, help students understand Asian American influences on American life, as well as the impact of American society on reshaping Asian American identities and social structures over time. •A core collection of primary documents and key demographic and social science data provide historical context and key information. •A Reader's Guide groups related entries by broad topic areas and themes; a Glossary defines key terms; and a Resource Guide provides lists of books, academic journals, websites and cross references.
   
VA05-432 Approaches to Fieldwork, 4-Vols/Set.
  Hillyard, Sam/ 9781446267950/ Price:£ 710.00
 
Book Cover These four volumes map how the fieldwork approach to research has developed and matured over the past decades. Following on from the success of 2004's major work, Fieldwork (ed. Christopher Pole), the aim of this collection is to acknowledge the legacy and the traditions from which fieldwork emerged, but moreover to critically discuss how best fieldwork can move look to engage with the lives as they are now lived. Though the generic task of fieldwork remains as it was – the challenge to ‘get inside' and seek understanding about the social world - the literature included in these volumes also engages with the whys, whats and hows of using ‘new' digital data, placing current debates in context. The seminal articles included in this collection are further discussed and contextualised through the editor's introduction, which outlines the rationale for selection and provides an illuminating overview of the field. Volume One: Theoretical ideas and the emergence of the fieldwork tradition Volume Two: Technique and technologies Volume Three: The purpose, task and ambitions of fieldwork Volume Four: Outcomes: style, quality and impact
   
VA05-431 The SAGE Encyclopedia of Action Research, 2-Vols/Set.
  Coghlan, David/ 9781849200271/ Price:£ 300.00
 
Book Cover Action research is a term used to describe a family of related approaches that integrate theory and action with a goal of addressing important organizational, community, and social issues together with those who experience them. It focuses on the creation of areas for collaborative learning and the design, enactment and evaluation of liberating actions through combining action and research, reflection and action in an ongoing cycle of cogenerative knowledge. While the roots of these methodologies go back to the 1940s, there has been a dramatic increase in research output and adoption in university curricula over the past decade. This is now an area of high popularity among academics and researchers from various fields - especially business and organization studies, education, health care, nursing, development studies, and social and community work. The Encyclopedia of Action Research brings together the many strands of action research and addresses the interplay between these disciplines by presenting a state-of-the-art overview and comprehensive breakdown of the key tenets and methods of action research as well as detailing the work of key theorists and contributors to action research.
   
VA05-429 Researching Society Online, 4-Vols/Set.
  David, Matthew/ 9781446273357/ Price:£ 710.00
 
Book Cover The history of internet research methods is, naturally, much shorter than the histories of other research methods in the social sciences, though no less rich or significant as a result. The early development of distributed networked communications in the 1960s and 1970s can be seen as a relevant pre-history and emergence period for the internet, and consequently the birth of the world wide web in the early 1990s saw the internet truly break out from being a rather technical tool into a more ubiquitous aspect of everyday life. This four-volume collection begins with some of the earliest works on what was or was to become the internet, moving methodically through to present-day issues. The esteemed editorial team has selected for inclusion literatures which address a wide range of topics, and the collection is further set in context by an illuminating introductory chapter in Volume 1. VOLUME ONE: The Social Context of Online Research VOLUME TWO: Critical and 'Live' Issues in Researching Society Online VOLUME THREE: Online Data Collection Methods VOLUME FOUR: Innovation in Researching Society Online
   
VA05-428 Categorical Data Analysis, 4-Vols/Set.
  Yang, Keming/ 9781446266519/ Price:£ 710.00
 
Book Cover These four volumes provide a collection of key publications on categorical data analysis, carefully put together so that the reader can easily navigate, understand and put in context the major concepts and methods of analysing categorical data. The major work opens with a series of papers that address general issues in CDA, and progresses with publications which follow a logical movement from the statistics for analysing a single categorical variable, to those for studying the relationships between two and more categorical variables, and to categorical variables in some of more advanced methods, such as latent class analysis. Edited and introduced by a leading voice in the field, this collection helpfully includes both theoretical and applied items on its theme, in order to help the reader understand the methods and use them in empirical research. Volume 1: Basic Concepts and Principles Volume 2: Statistical Methods for Analysing Associations Volume 3: Log-Linear and Logistic Regression Models Volume 4: Advanced and Graphical Statistical Methods
   
VA05-426 Encyclopedia of Social Deviance, 2-Vols/Set.
  Forsyth, Craig J./ 9781452240336/ Price:£ 320.00
 
Book Cover Social deviance—any behavior that violates a cultural norm—can involve something as major as crime or as minor as consistently and deliberately wearing lively mismatched socks. Whether a crime, a sin, or simply unique taste, what’s considered deviant at one time and place can change, as when extensive tattooing and "body art" evolved from a sideshow carnival spectacle to a nearly universal rite of passage within U.S. culture. Drawing contributions from across the social and behavioral sciences, including sociology, anthropology, criminology, politics, psychology, and religion, the Encyclopedia of Social Deviance introduces readers to the lively field of rule-making and rebellion that strikes at the core of what it means to be an individual living in a social world. Key Features: •More than 300 articles authored by key figures in the field are organized A-to-Z in two volumes. •Each article concludes with cross-references to related entries and further readings.
   
VA05-425 Applications of Social Network Analysis, 4-Vols/Set.
  Carrington, Peter J./ 9781446260326/ Price:£ 710.00
 
Book Cover Since its appearance in the 1930s in the form of sociometry, social network analysis (SNA) has become a major paradigm for social research in such areas as communication, organizations, and social mobility, to name but a few. It is used by researchers in a wide range of disciplines: like any mathematical approach to social research, social network analysis strips away the unique details of social situations to reveal, or model, the bare structural essentials. By doing so, it enables the researcher to identify similarities across widely disparate contexts, and so to benefit from the insights of many different fields of study. This major work is dedicated specifically to the applications of social network analysis in diverse fields of scholarship. Divided into four volumes, each of which opens with a contextualising introduction written by the editor, this collection aims to provide scholars from a wide range of disciplines with a comprehensive, touchstone resource on the topic. VOLUME ONE: INDIVIDUALS (PART 1) Part One: Personal Communities Part Two: Social Capital Part Three: Social Support Part Four: The Small World VOLUME TWO: INDIVIDUALS (PART 2) Part One: Interpersonal Influence Part Two: Kinship Part Three: Online Networks Part Four: Animal Networks VOLUME THREE: ORGANIZATIONS Part One: Intra-organizational Networks Part Two: Inter-organizational Networks Part Three: Organizational Elites Part Four: World Systems VOLUME FOUR: INSTITUTIONS Part One: Science Part Two: Culture Part Three: Crime Part Four: Terrorism
   
VA05-424 Contemporary Social Issues in East Asian Societies: Examining the Spectrum of Public and Private Spheres.
  Mervio, Mika Markus/ 9781466650312/ Price:US$ 175.00
 
Book Cover While the balance between private and public sectors are based primarily on the experiences of the wealthy societies in Western Europe and North America, the global reach and increased political weight of East Asian economies is bound to influence other societies as well. Contemporary Social Issues in East Asian Societies: Examining the Spectrum of Public and Private Spheres focuses on modern highly developed East Asian societies and their social issues, particularly ones that are related to family, institution, and health. By examining the modernized global society and its connectedness, this book is a vital resource for researchers, students, and academicians interested in the distinctive features connected with local, social and cultural traditions of East Asian society. Topics Covered •Family Institution •Foreign Aid •Global Financial Crises •Globalization •Health Finance Reform •Public and Private Spheres •Risk Society
   
VA05-423 The SAGE Handbook of Child Research.
  Melton, Gary B./ 9781412930161/ Price:£ 125.00
 
Book Cover This authoritative Handbook takes its lead from a number of key assumptions on the subject of research methods for child-related research. These include, to name but a couple of examples: the importance of recognising the significance of the different contexts in which children find themselves in determining the nature of appropriate research methods, and the importance of having clear ethical guidelines and standards governing the research activities of those involved in research on and with children. Accommodating basic principles such as these, this handbook aims to provide researchers, practitioners and scholars with an interest in undertaking research with children with a comprehensive and definitive manual. The book is divided into three parts, to allow for ease of navigation of the thematic structure: •Part I: Setting-Specific Issues in Child Research •Part II: Population-Specific Issues in Child Research •Part III: Methods in Research on Children and Childhood
   
VA05-422 Textual Analysis, 4-Vols/Set.
  Bauer, Martin W/ 9781446246894/ Price:£ 710.00
 
Book Cover This four-volume Major Work mines the extensive research of the past few decades into textual analysis. The set’s esteemed team of editorshave collated seminal papers which consider the key difference between content analysis and textual analysis, the conceptual starting point and the logic and the attitude of the research process, as well as exploring the tension between reading a text and using a text, amongst other key issues. With experienced and respected figures in the field at the helm, the carefully selected papers in this collection are put into context and analysed in a newly-written introductory chapter which charts the developments and looks to the future of the field. Volume One: Basic philosophical considerations Volume Two: Modalities of textual work Volume Three: Reading Text Volume Four: Using Text
   
VA05-421 Documentary & Archival Research, 4-Vols/Set.
  Hughes, Jason/ 9781446210949/ Price:£ 710.00
 
Book Cover This research tradition has arisen from a specific set of historical, disciplinary and institutional conditions. The very emergence of 'documentation' is predicated upon a set of long-term processes in which humans have developed the capacity to use symbols and store knowledge such that it can be exchanged and inter-generationally transmitted. Consisting of an impressive list of contributors, the four volumes discuss the history, development and current debates alive in the field, such as the biographical turn in social science, the theoretical underpinnings to using human documents in social research and the epistemological, substantive and practical concerns with the process of analyzing data from human documentary sources. Comprehensive, illuminating and dynamic, this collection will have appeal across all social science disciplines, especially sociology, social psychology, criminology, politics and international relations, management and business studies, human geography, media and communication studies Volume One: Human Documents: Perspectives and Approaches Volume Two: Analyzing Human Documents Volume Three: Human Documents in Social Research Volume Four: Archival Research and Data Re-Use
   
VA05-420 The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Data Analysis.
  Flick, Uwe/ 9781446208984/ Price:£ 125.00
 
Book Cover The wide range of approaches to data analysis in qualitative research can seem daunting even for experienced researchers. This handbook is the first to provide a state-of-the art overview of the whole field of QDA; from general analytic strategies used in qualitative research, to approaches specific to particular types of qualitative data, including talk, text, sounds, images and virtual data. The handbook includes chapters on traditional analytic strategies such as grounded theory, content analysis, hermeneutics, phenomenology and narrative analysis, as well as coverage of newer trends like mixed methods, reanalysis and meta-analysis. Practical aspects such as sampling, transcription, working collaboratively, writing and implementation are given close attention, as are theory and theorization, reflexivity, and ethics. Written by a team of experts in qualitative research from around the world, this handbook is an essential compendium for all qualitative researchers and students across the social sciences.
   
VA05-419 Urban Design, 4-Vols/Set.
  Banerjee, Tridib/ 9780415520201/ Price:£ 940.00
 
In common parlance, urban design means the appearance, layout, and organization of the built form of large-scale urban environments. Urban design also implies a deliberate process to create functional, efficient, just, and aesthetically appealing urban spaces. Accordingly, as the editor of this new Routledge collection explains, ‘design’ is used simultaneously as both noun and verb, and the literature on urban design reflects this parallel possibility. As a noun, urban design is an object of historical, critical, comparative commentaries on the circumstances, values, and processes that lead to a particular urban design outcome and its human consequences. Scholarship here is critical and reflective of the past outcomes, and normative about future possibilities. The other literature that focuses on design as a process tends to emphasize the practice, methods, and the institutional frameworks that guide urban design and influence its outcome. While the former includes writings from social sciences and the humanities, the latter are drawn primarily from the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning. This new collection from Routledge’s Critical Concepts in Urban Studies series answers the urgent need for an authoritative reference work to help researchers and students navigate and make sense of this huge, rapidly growing, and complex corpus of literature. Moreover, the compilation reflects the many and varied sources of knowledge and influence: these expertly compiled major works chart, organize, and order not only the best output of academics and practitioners of urban design, but also include key writings on cities and urbanism from thinkers across the social sciences and humanities, and from other allied disciplinary traditions. Volume I: The Idea of Urban Design Volume II: Urban Form and Urbanism Volume III: Scope and Scale of Urban Design Volume IV: Challenges and New Directions
   
VA05-417 Data Inference in Observational Settings, 4-Vols/Set.
  Davis, Peter/ 9781446266502/ Price:£ 675.00
 
Book Cover Most social research is carried out in observational settings; that is, most social researchers collect information in the "real world" trying to do as little possible to alter the circumstances of study. However, there is a fundamental problem with this kind of research, in that it is very hard to draw "causal" conclusions, because of the complexity and obduracy of social reality. This is not just a problem for social scientists interested in policy or social action. It applies across the board more generally because it becomes difficult to know, without the conditions for credible inference, what conclusions can be drawn from any piece of empirical research that aspires to be anything more than descriptive of social phenomena. This four-volume set of readings introduces the reader to the advances that have been made in trying to help social researchers draw more credible inferences from investigations carried out in observational settings. Drawing from a variety of sources - from logicians and philosophers, to applied statisticians, computer scientists and econometricians, to epidemiologists and social researchers - this collection provides an invaluable resource for scholars in the field. Volume One: Background Volume Two: Analytical Techniques Volume Three: Temporal Relations Volume Four: Experimental Analogues
   
VA05-411 The SAGE Handbook of Human Geography, 2-Vols/Set.
  Lee, Roger/ 9780857022486/ Price:£ 340.00
 
Book Cover Published in association with the journal Progress in Human Geography, edited and written by the principal scholars in the discipline, this Handbook demonstrates the difference that thinking about the world geographically makes. Each section considers how human geography shapes the world, interrogates it, and intervenes in it. It includes a major retrospective and prospective introductory essay, with three substantive sections on: •Imagining Human Geographies •Practising Human Geographies •Living Human Geographies The Handbook also has an innovative multimedia component of conversations about key issues in human geography – as well as an overview of human geography from the Editors. A key reference for any scholar interested in questions about what difference it makes to think spatially or geographically about the world, this Handbook is a rich and textured statement about the geographical imagination.
   
SA05-465 Die Ordnung des Kontingenten: Beitrage zur zahlenmasigen Selbstbeschreibung der modernen Gesellschaft.
  Cevolini, Alberto/ 9783531192345/ Price:EUR 56.07
 
   
SA05-442 Selecting the Right Analyses for Your Data: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods.
  Vogt, W. P./ 9781462516025/ Price:US$ 110.00
 
   
SA05-439 Family Troubles?: Exploring Changes and Challenges in the Family Lives of Children and Young People.
  McCarthy, Jane R./ 9781447304449/ Price:£ 25.99
 
Book Cover As the everyday family lives of children and young people come to be increasingly defined as matters of public policy and concern, it is important to raise the question of how we can understand the contested terrain between "normal" family troubles and troubled and troubling families. In this important, timely and thought-provoking publication, a wide range of contributors explore how "troubles” feature in “normal" families, and how the “normal" features in “troubled” families. Drawing on research on a wide range of substantive topics - including infant care, sibling conflict, divorce, disability, illness, migration and asylum-seeking, substance misuse, violence, kinship care, and forced marriage - the contributors aim to promote dialogue between researchers addressing mainstream family change and diversity in everyday lives, and those specialising in specific problems which prompt professional interventions. In tackling these contentious and difficult issues across a variety of topics, the book addresses a wide audience, including policy makers, service users and practitioners, as well as family studies scholars more generally who are interested in issues of family change.
   
SA05-439 Alcohol and Moral Regulation: Public Attitudes, Spirited Measures and Victorian Hangovers.
  Yeomans, Henry/ 9781447309932/ Price:£ 77.99
 
Book Cover Alcohol consumption is frequently described as a contemporary, worsening and peculiarly British social problem that requires radical remedial regulation. Informed by historical research and sociological analysis, this book takes an innovative and refreshing look at how public attitudes and the regulation of alcohol have developed through time. It argues that, rather than a response to trends in consumption or harm, ongoing anxieties about alcohol are best understood as ‘hangovers’ derived, in particular, from the Victorian period. The product of several years of research, this book aims to help readers re-evaluate their understandings of drinking. As such, it is essential reading for students, academics and anyone with a serious interest in Britain’s ‘drink problem’.
   
SA05-439 Preventing Violence against Women and Girls: Educational Work with Children and Young People.
  Ellis, Jane/ 9781447307310/ Price:£ 25.99
 
Book Cover The need for children and young people to learn about violence against women and girls (VAWG) has been voiced since the late 1980’s. This is the first ever book on educational work to prevent VAWG, providing the most comprehensive contribution to our knowledge and understanding in this area. By bringing together international examples of research and practice, the book offers insight into the underpinning theoretical debates and key lessons for practice, addressing the complexities and challenges of developing, implementing and evaluating educational work to prevent VAWG. This multidisciplinary book will be of interest to educationalists, VAWG and child welfare practitioners, policy makers, researchers and students.
   
SA05-439 The Immigrant War: A Global Movement Against Discrimination and Exploitation.
  Longhi, Vittorio/ 9781447305897/ Price:£ 12.99
 
Book Cover The abuse of Asian workers in the oil-rich Gulf countries, the trafficking of undocumented latinos at the US border, the exploitation of African sans papiers in France and the attacks on Sub-Saharan farmhands by the mob in Italy. All these events show how migrants, especially those without legal documents, can be an easy target for violence and discrimination, often with impunity. At least, until they decide to fight back. In this original, accessible book, Vittorio Longhi, a journalist who specialises in international labour matters, describes an emerging phenomenon of social conflict, in which migrants are not conceived as passive victims of exploitation. Instead they are portrayed as conscious, vital social actors who are determined to organise and claim better rights. With a global perspective, The immigrant war highlights the 'struggle for human rights, citizenship and equality', in the context of a policy vacuum within the international community towards migration. He demonstrates how these emerging conflicts can break the chain of exploitation and contribute to rethinking failing migration policies and the role of migrants in contemporary societies. The book will be of interest to labour and migration specialists, students of social sciences, trade unionists and human rights activists, as well as a general readership interested in migration.
   
SA05-439 New Media and Public Activism: Neoliberalism, the State and Radical Protest in the Public Sphere.
  Roberts, John M./ 9781447308218/ Price:£ 25.99
 
Book Cover The Arab Spring, chat forums, political leaders tweeting, online petitions, and protestors in the Occupy Movement, new media public spheres have without doubt radically altered social and political activism in society. But to what extent is this new activist public sphere stifled by the neoliberal economy and workfare state? Have we in fact become transformed into subjects of online consumption and orderly surveillance, rather than committed social and political campaigners? In this highly topical book, John Michael Roberts employs a political economy perspective to explore the relationship between financial neoliberal capitalism and digital publics. He assesses the extent to which they provide new forms of radical protest in civil society and offers an indispensable guide to understanding the relationship between the state, new media activism and neoliberal practices.
   
SA05-439 Domestic Violence and Sexuality: What's Love Got To Do with It?.
  Donovan, Catherine/ 9781447307433/ Price:£ 77.99
 
Book Cover This book provides the first detailed discussion of domestic violence and abuse in same sex relationships, offering a unique comparison between this and domestic violence and abuse experienced by heterosexual women and men. It examines how experiences of domestic violence and abuse may be shaped by gender, sexuality and age, including whether and how victims/survivors seek help, and asks, what’s love got to do with it? A pioneering methodology, using both quantitative and qualitative research, provides a reliable and valid approach that challenges the heteronormative model in domestic violence research, policy and practice. The authors develops a new framework of analysis – practices of love – to explore empirical data. Outlining the implications of the research for practice and service development, the book will be of interest to policy makers and practitioners in the field of domestic violence, especially those who provide services for sexual minorities, as well as students and academics interested in issues of domestic and interpersonal violence.
   
SA05-439 Father and Daughter: Patriarchy, Gender, and Social Science.
  Oakley, Ann/ 9781447318101/ Price:£ 14.99
 
Book Cover Father and daughter provides an unique ‘insider perspective’ on two key figures in twentieth-century British social science. Ann Oakley, a highly respected sociologist and best-selling writer, draws on her own life and that of her father, Richard Titmuss, a well-known policy analyst and defender of the welfare state, to offer an absorbing view of the connections between private lives and public work. Using an innovative mix of biography, autobiography, intellectual history, archives, and personal interviews, some of which have not been previously available to the public, she provides a compelling narrative about gender, patriarchy, methodology, and the politics of memory and identity. This fascinating analysis defies the usual social science publications to offer a truly distinctive account which will be of wide interest.
   
SA05-439 Public Engagement and Social Science.
  Maile, Stella/ 9781447306863/ Price:£ 77.99
 
Book Cover This original edited collection explores the value of public engagement in a wider social science context. Its main themes range from the dialogic character of social science to the pragmatic responses to the managerial policies underpinning the restructuring of Higher Education. The book is organised in three parts: the first encourages the reader to reflect upon the different social and political inflections of public engagement and offers one university example of a social science cafe' in Bristol. The following sections are based upon talks given in the cafe' and are linked by a concern with public engagement and the contribution of social science to a reflexive understanding of the dilemmas and practices of daily life. This highly topical book will be of interest to academics, practitioners and students interested in critical social issues as they impact on their everyday lives.
   
SA05-438 Bayesian Statistics for the Social Sciences.
  Kaplan, David/ 9781462516513/ Price:US$ 60.00
 
   
SA05-438 An Introduction to MATLAB for Behavioral Researchers.
  Madan, C. R./ 9781452255408/ Price:£ 34.99
 
   
SA05-438 Countering Naxalism with Development: Challenges of Social Justice and State Security.
  Mehrotra, Santosh/ 9788132113935/ Price:£ 38.00
 
   
SA05-438 Conversations on Cognitive Cultural Studies.
  Aldama, Frederick L./ 9780814293461/ Price:US$ 14.95
 
   
SA05-436 Selecting the Right Analyses for Your Data: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods.
  Vogt, W. P./ 9781462515769/ Price:US$ 55.00
 
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SA05-436 The Delectable Negro: Human Consumption and Homoeroticism within US Slave Culture.
  Woodard, Vincent/ 9780814794623/ Price:US$ 27.00
 
   
SA05-435 Feminist Evaluation and Research: Theory and Practice.
  Brisolara, Sharon/ 9781462515202/ Price:US$ 46.00
 
   
SA05-433 Access to Justice for Disadvantaged Communities.
  Mayo, Marjorie/ 9781447311027/ Price:£ 72.99
 
Book Cover ccess to justice for all, regardless of the ability to pay, has been a core democratic value. But this basic human right has come under threat through wider processes of restructuring, with an increasingly market-led approach to the provision of welfare. Professionals and volunteers in Law Centres in Britain are struggling to provide legal advice and access to welfare rights to disadvantaged communities. Drawing upon original research, this unique study explores how strategies to safeguard these vital services might be developed in ways that strengthen rather than undermine the basic ethics and principles of public service provision. The book explores how such strategies might strengthen the position of those who provide, as well as those who need, public services, and to empower communities to work more effectively with professionals and progressive organisations in the pursuit of rights and social justice agendas more widely.
   
SA05-432 The Political and Social Construction of Poverty: Central and Eastern European Countries in Transition.
  Romano, Serena/ 9781447312710/ Price:£ 77.99
 
Book Cover Poverty is not a neutral phenomenon, nor are social inclusion programmes neutrally conceived, designed and implemented. Their ultimate nature is built upon ideas, values, actors, politics and economic constraints. This topical book is one of the first to examine the social and political construction of anti-poverty programmes in Central Eastern Europe and their transformation from the communist rule to the current economic crisis. It covers the approach towards the ‘parasite’ poor through to Guaranteed Minimum Income Schemes and illustrates how the distinction between different categories of ‘deserving’ and ‘undeserving’ poor has evolved over the years as the result of changing paradigms, combined with the pressure exerted by domestic and international actors, the European Union and the World Bank among others. This text breaks new ground for social policy students and scholars interested in understanding how differently post-communist welfare states have represented, legitimized and dealt with poverty, need and social justice in accordance to divergent normative frameworks constructed at national level.
   
SA05-432 Parental Conflict: Outcomes and Interventions for Children and Families.
  Reynolds, Jenny/ 9781447315810/ Price:£ 18.99
 
Book Cover There is increasing Government recognition of the importance of early family experiences on long-term individual and family level outcomes and a better understanding of how inter-parental conflict influences children’s development is key to helping practitioners and policy makers promote improved outcomes for children. This accessible book reviews recent research showing how children who experience high levels of inter-parental conflict are at serious risk not only in terms of their own well-being, but also in relation to the perpetuation of these behaviours later in life. It examines the differences between ‘destructive’ and ‘constructive’ conflict and how they affect children, explores why some children are more adversely affected than others, and features the latest evidence on how conflict impacts on child physiology. Of particular note is the book’s focus on the growing literature on conflict interventions that have shown an expansion of evidence within the last decade. A primer for practitioners working with families, policy makers, students and academics, it will show how to improve the tomorrows for children who experience challenging family experiences today.
   
SA05-431 Learn Sociology.
  Brent, Edward/ 9781449672461/ Price:US$ 120.95
 
Book Cover Learn Sociology is a comprehensive and integrated print and digital learning solution that transforms how students learn and instructors teach by bringing together authoritative and interactive content aligned to course objectives with adaptive study planning and remediation and learning analytics reporting tools.
   
The Social Atlas of Europe.
  Ballas, Dimitris/ 9781447313533/ Price:£ 72.99
 
Book Cover Many of us think of European countries as discreet entities—their own languages, cultures, food, and economies squarely contained within their national boundaries. But in fact Europe is at once a unified place and a sophisticatedly fragmented one, and national boundaries rarely reflect its social and economic realities. The social atlas of Europe is the first atlas to map Europe according to these realities, from the perspective of human geography rather than simply a political one. Using innovative full-color visualization methods, it reconsiders European identity through its many different facets: economy, culture, history, and human and physical geography, visualizing Europe and its people in a more fluid way, in some cases using maps without artificial national boundaries. It utilizes the latest available demographic, social, and economic data through state-of-the-art geographical information systems and new cartography techniques. Through these new visualizations, this highly illustrated book offers fresh perspectives on a range of topics, including social values, culture, education, employment, environmental footprints, health and well-being, and social inequalities and cohesion. It is a bold rethinking of Europe as we know it and will be of interest to anyone who wants to understand the continent in its truest form.
   
New Media and Public Activism: Neoliberalism, the State and Radical Protest in the Public Sphere.
  Roberts, John M./ 9781447308225/ Price:£ 72.99
 
Book Cover The Arab Spring, chat forums, political leaders tweeting, online petitions, and protestors in the Occupy Movement, new media public spheres have without doubt radically altered social and political activism in society. But to what extent is this new activist public sphere stifled by the neoliberal economy and workfare state? Have we in fact become transformed into subjects of online consumption and orderly surveillance, rather than committed social and political campaigners? In this highly topical book, John Michael Roberts employs a political economy perspective to explore the relationship between financial neoliberal capitalism and digital publics. He assesses the extent to which they provide new forms of radical protest in civil society and offers an indispensable guide to understanding the relationship between the state, new media activism and neoliberal practices.
   
Preventing Violence against Women and Girls: Educational Work with Children and Young People.
  Ellis, Jane/ 9781447318590/ Price:£ 72.99
 
Book Cover The need for children and young people to learn about violence against women and girls (VAWG) has been voiced since the late 1980’s. This is the first ever book on educational work to prevent VAWG, providing the most comprehensive contribution to our knowledge and understanding in this area. By bringing together international examples of research and practice, the book offers insight into the underpinning theoretical debates and key lessons for practice, addressing the complexities and challenges of developing, implementing and evaluating educational work to prevent VAWG. This multidisciplinary book will be of interest to educationalists, VAWG and child welfare practitioners, policy makers, researchers and students.
   
What Is God? Can Religion Be Modeled?
  Sheridan, Thomas B./ 9780990447122/ Price:US$ 26.00
 
Book Cover This is a study of the concept of God, not from the perspective of any religious tradition, but rather as belief in a supernatural entity as has prevailed through the ages. The book’s unique perspective is to ask what can be modeled in denotative language (much as modeling in science, medicine and modern professions) in contrast to connotative language (e.g., myth, metaphor, art and music). It adopts the assumption of model-based reality, as currently prevalent in physics and some branches of philosophy. That criterion means an entity can be called real for public discourse purposes only to the extent that a credible model can be made of what the entity is or how it works (as contrasted to the private reality of thoughts, perceptions or dreams.)
   
WA217 健康社會學 Sociology and health : an introduction, 2nd ed.
  Peter Morrall著; 李志平譯 / 9789868938533/ Price:NT$ 340.00
 
本書的內容以生動活潑的文字,提供學生和醫師了解一個以健康為議題的社會學基礎。這是為了對於當代社會健康和疾病感興趣的人所編寫的,這本書可以讓讀者依據他們的職業和道德責任來執業。 這本書藉由幽默和想像力,解釋了關鍵的社會學理論和辯證,讓從事於本文中任何一個專業的學生,以好奇和反思方法從事研究。因此本書涵蓋了社會學、健康、科學、權力、醫學化、精神病、快樂、性、暴力和死亡等章節,整合成為「健康社會學」,讓學生透過社會學的方法及主題持續經歷反覆不斷的醫療保健經驗。
   
VA05-416 Multicultural America, 4-Vols/Set.
  Cortes, Carlos E./ 9781452216836/ Price:£ 445.00
 
Book Cover This comprehensive title is among the first to extensively use newly released 2010 U.S. Census data to examine multiculturalism today and tomorrow in America. This distinction is important considering the following NPR report by Eyder Peralta: “Based on the first national numbers released by the Census Bureau, the AP reports that minorities account for 90 percent of the total U.S. growth since 2000, due to immigration and higher birth rates for Latinos.” According to John Logan, a Brown University sociologist who has analyzed most of the census figures, “The futures of most metropolitan areas in the country are contingent on how attractive they are to Hispanic and Asian populations.” Both non-Hispanic whites and blacks are getting older as a group. “These groups are tending to fade out,” he added. Another demographer, William H. Frey with the Brookings Institution, told The Washington Post that this has been a pivotal decade. “We’re pivoting from a white-black-dominated American population to one that is multiracial and multicultural.” Multicultural America: A Multimedia Encyclopedia explores this pivotal moment and its ramifications with more than 900 signed entries not just providing a compilation of specific ethnic groups and their histories but also covering the full spectrum of issues flowing from the increasingly multicultural canvas that is America today. Pedagogical elements include an introduction, a thematic reader’s guide, a chronology of multicultural milestones, a glossary, a resource guide to key books, journals, and Internet sites, and an appendix of 2010 U.S. Census Data.
   
VA05-415 Grounded Theory and Situational Analysis, 4-Vols/Set.
  Clarke, Adele E./ 9780857027801/ Price:£ 675.00
 
Book Cover This new four-volume major work brings together a wealth of valuable research on the qualitative research methods of grounded theory and its extension, situational analysis. Both approaches draw on poststructural developments in the social sciences and humanities, (re)situating these methods among cutting-edge approaches today. The articles in this collection come from a variety of disciplines, from sociology to science and technology studies, as well as focusing on a broad cross-section of issues relating to race, class and gender amongst others. Framed and contextualised by an introductory chapter, newly-written for the set by the widely-respected editorial team of Adele Clarke and Kathy Charmaz, the collection is clearly divided into the four thematic volumes: Volume One: History, Essentials and Debates in Grounded Theory Volume Two: Grounded Theory in Disciplines and Research Volume Three: Grounded Theory Exemplars Across Disciplines Volume Four: Situational Analysis: Essentials and Exemplars
   
VA05-414 Statistical Analysis of Continuous Data, 4-Vols/Set.
  Penn, Roger/ 9781446248690/ Price:£ 780.00
 
Book Cover This new four-volume collection tracks the development of statistical methods for continuous, or interval-scale data. Examples of such data occurring in the social sciences include indicators of educational attainment (for example, GCSE scores) and psychometric measures of intelligence. Framed by a new contextualising introduction, the volumes are organised thematically, covering key areas to enable a well-rounded and comprehensive understanding of the discipline: Volume One: Statistical Foundations for the Analysis of Continuous Data Volume Two: Basic Principles for the Statistical Modelling of Continuous Data Volume Three: Multivariate Analyses of Continuous Data Volume Four: Statistical Modelling of Multivariate Continuous Data
   
VA05-413 The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements, 3-Vols/Set.
  Snow, David A./ 9781405197731/ Price:US$ 655.00
 
Book Cover Comprehensive, authoritative, interdisciplinary, and up-to-date, The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements contains over 400 entries across three volumes, exploring social and political movements and related collective phenomena throughout the world. • COMPREHENSIVE: Comprising over 400 entries across three volumes, this invaluable reference resource explores major social and political movements and related collective phenomena across the globe • INTERNATIONAL: Brings together a prestigious editorial team drawn from ten countries and from across four disciplines • WIDE-RANGING: Covers a broad range of historical and modern topics to create an understanding of many of the most significant social and political developments and changes throughout much of human history, from the French Revolution, to the global women's movement, to Martin Luther King Jr. and the American Civil Rights Movement, through to more recent issues including environmentalism and the Arab Spring • AUTHORITATIVE: Organized, authored and edited by leading scholars, all of whom come to the project with exemplary track records and international standing
   
VA05-412 Advancing Research Methods with New Technologies.
  Sappleton, Natalie/ 9781466639188/ Price:US$ 175.00
 
Book Cover Advancing digital technologies continue to shape all aspects of our society, with particular impact on the professional research community. These new and exciting developments offer considerable advantages in terms of speed, access connectivity, and economy. Advancing Research Methods with New Technologies examines the applicability and usefulness of new technologies, as well as the pitfalls of these methods in academic research practices. This book serves as a practical guide for designing and conduction research projects for scientists all of disciplines ranging from graduate students to professors and practitioners. Table of Contents •Computer-Mediated Communication •Internet Surveys •New Media Technology •Online Research •Online Virtual Environments •Technology in Research •Thematic Network Analysis
   
VA05-410 The SAGE Handbook of Aging, Work and Society.
  Burke, Ronald J./ 9781446207826/ Price:£ 125.00
 
Book Cover Aging has emerged as a major and urgent issue for individuals, organisations and governments of our time. Current concerns focus on the implications of aging for economic competitiveness, innovation, public services, health and well-being and education, as well as the implications for relationships and financial transfers between the generations. And this is a truly global phenomenon, affecting not only North America and Europe, but also many Asian societies such as Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong, Australasia and some Latin American societies. In this well-timed and comprehensive handbook, key international contributors to the field of study come together to create a definitive map of the subject, which will act as a true touchstone text for academics, graduate students, business leaders, and public sector managers and leaders. Framed by an authoritative introductory chapter, the SAGE Handbook of Aging, Work and Society offers a critical overview of the most significant themes and topics, with discussions of current research, theoretical controversies and emerging issues, divided into sections covering: - Key Issues and Challenges - The Aging Workforce - Managing an Aging Workforce - Living in an Aging Society - Developing Public Policy
   
VA05-409 Foundations of Regression Modeling, 4-Vols/Set.
  Babones, Salvatore/ 9781446208281/ Price:£ 675.00
 
Book Cover This new four-volume major work presents a collection of landmark studies on the topic of regression modeling, identifying the most important, fundamental articles out of thousands of relevant contributions. The social sciences - particularly sociology and political science - have made extensive use of regression models since the 1960s, and regression modeling continues to be the staple method of the field. The collection is framed by an orienting essay which presents to a guide to regression modelling, written with applied practitioners in mind. PART ONE: THE MEANING OF P-VALUES PART TWO: CONTROL VARIABLES PART THREE: OUTLIERS AND INFLUENTIAL POINTS PART FOUR: MULTICOLINEARITY AND VARIANCE INFLATION PART FIVE: SAMPLE SELECTION BIASES PART SIX: IMPUTATION TECHNIQUES PART SEVEN: INTERACTION MODELS PART EIGHT: LONGITUDINAL MODELS PART NINE: INSTRUMENTAL VARIABLE MODELS PART TEN: STRUCTURAL MODELS PART ELEVEN: CAUSALITY
   
VA05-408 Sociology of Work, 2-Vols/Set.
  Smith, Vicki/ 9781452205069/ Price:£ 320.00
 
Book Cover The simple act of going to work every day is an integral part of all societies across the globe. It is an ingrained social contract: we all work to survive. But it goes beyond physical survival. Psychologists have equated losing a job with the trauma of divorce or a family death, and enormous issues arise, from financial panic to sinking self-esteem. Through work, we build our self-identity, our lifestyle, and our aspirations. How did it come about that work dominates so many parts of our lives and our psyche? This multi-disciplinary encyclopedia covers curricular subjects that seek to address that question, ranging from business and management to anthropology, sociology, social history, psychology, politics, economics, and health. Features & Benefits: •International and comparative coverage. •335 signed entries, A-to-Z, fill 2 volumes. •Cross-References and Suggestions for Further Readings guide readers to additional resources. •A Chronology provides students with historical perspective of the sociology of work.
   
VA05-407 The SAGE Handbook of Multilevel Modeling.
  Scott, Marc A./ 9780857025647/ Price:£ 125.00
 
Book Cover In this important new Handbook, the editors have gathered together a range of leading contributors who introduce the theory and practice of multilevel modeling. This Handbook establishes the connections in multilevel modeling, bringing together leading experts from around the world to provide a roadmap for applied researchers linking theory and practice, as well as a unique arsenal of state-of-the-art tools. It forges vital connections that cross traditional disciplinary divides and introduces best practice in the field. - Part I establishes the framework for estimation and inference, including chapters dedicated to notation, model selection, fixed and random effects, and causal inference. - Part II develops variations and extensions, such as nonlinear, semiparametric and latent class models. - Part III includes discussion of missing data and robust methods, assessment of fit and software. - Part IV consists of exemplary modeling and data analyses written by methodologists working in specific disciplines. Combining practical pieces with overviews of the field, this handbook is essential reading for any student or researcher looking to apply multilevel techniques in their own research.
   
VA05-406 The SAGE Handbook of Digital Technology Research.
  Jewitt, Carey/ 9781446200476/ Price:£ 125.00
 
Book Cover Research on and with digital technologies is everywhere today. This timely, authoritative handbook explores the issues of rapid technological development, social change, and the ubiquity of computing technologies which have become an integrated part of people's everyday lives. This is a comprehensive, up-to-date resource for the 21st century. It addresses the key aspects of research within the digital technology field and provides a clear framework for readers wanting to navigate the changeable currents of digital innovation. Main themes include: - Introduction to the field of contemporary digital technology research - New digital technologies: Key characteristics and considerations - Research perspectives for digital technologies: theory and analysis - Environments and tools for digital research - Research challenges Aimed at a social science audience, it will be of particular value for postgraduate students, researchers and academics interested in research on digital technology, or using digital technology to undertake research.
   
VA05-405 Cultural Sociology of Divorce, 3-Vols/Set.
  Emery, Robert E./ 9781412999588/ Price:£ 380.00
 
Book Cover While the formal definition of divorce may be concise and straightforward (legal termination of a marital union, dissolving bonds of matrimony between parties), the effects are anything but, particularly when children are involved. The Americans for Divorce Reform estimates that "40 or possibly even 50 percent of marriages will end in divorce if current trends continue." Outside the U.S., divorce rates have markedly increased across developed countries. Divorce and its effects are a significant social factor in our culture and others. It might be said that a whole "divorce industry" has been constructed, with divorce lawyers and mediators, family counselors, support groups, etc. As King Henry VIII's divorces showed, divorce has not always been easy or accepted. In some countries, divorce is not permitted and even in Europe, countries such as Spain, Italy, Portugal, and the Republic of Ireland legalized divorce only in the latter quarter of the 20th century. This multi-disciplinary encyclopedia covers curricular subjects related to divorce as examined by disciplines ranging from marriage and the family to anthropology, social and legal history, developmental and clinical psychology, and religion, all through a lens of cultural sociology.
   
VA05-404 Contemporary Studies in Conversation Analysis, 4-Vols/Set.
  Drew, Paul/ 9781446208687/ Price:£ 675.00
 
Book Cover In the seven years following the publication of the much-lauded major work, Conversation Analysis, a number of exciting developments in field have given cause for editors Paul Drew and John Heritage to revisit this important topic. This new four-volume collection, containing all new articles and framed by a new contextualizing introductory chapter, includes works focusing on areas which were in their infancy at the publication of this set's predecessor, and topics which have gained much interest in the field over the past decade, such as language and identity, gender, multi-lingualism and intercultural communication, to name a few. In its deft construction and careful balance of thematic volumes, this truly multidisciplinary set represents the wealth of contemporary research in the field and the contribution conversation analysis's methodology has made to an increasing range of substantive areas of research. Volume One: Social Action and Epistemics Volume Two: Responses Volume Three: Identities in Interaction Volume Four: Institutions and Applications
   
VA05-403 Applied Statistical Modeling, 4-Vols/Set.
  Babones, Salvatore/ 9781446208397/ Price:£ 675.00
 
Book Cover This new four-volume set on Applied Statistical Modeling brings together seminal articles in the field, selected for their exemplification of the specific model type used, their clarity of exposition and their importance to the development of their respective disciplines. The set as a whole is designed to serve as a master class in how to apply the most commonly used statistical models with the highest level of methodological sophistication. It is in essence a user's guide to statistical best-practice in the social sciences. This truly multi-disciplinary collection covers the most important statistical methods used in sociology, social psychology, political science, management science, media studies, anthropology and human geography. The articles are organised by model type into thematic sections that include selections from multiple disciplines. There are a total of thirteen sections, each with a brief introduction summarising common applications: Volume One: Control variables; Multicolinearity and variance inflation; Interaction models; Multilevel models Volume Two: Models for panel data; Time series cross-sectional analysis; Spatial models; Logistic regression Volume Three: Multinomial logit; Poisson regression; Instrumental variables Volume Four: Structural equation models; Latent variable models
   
VA05-402 Observation Methods, 4-Vols/Set.
  Smart, Barry/ 9781446208113/ Price:£ 675.00
 
Book Cover Observation - as a deliberate, organized and systematic form of 'looking' or 'watching' - is integral to all scientific inquiry. It is a process that is guided by rational principles and assumptions, and motivated by an interest in obtaining data on occurrences, events, processes, reactions, forms of conduct and relationships. This collection, drawing together key contributions on observation methods in social research, provides comprehensive coverage of the historical development of observational methods and techniques and offers analytic reflection on the various issues involved in the scientific practice of observation. The volumes demonstrate the rich diversity of observational methods, techniques and associated innovations, as well as providing examples of results obtained by studies now considered to be social science classics. The volumes contain important material concerned with the development and refinement of observational methods, as well as the theoretical and philosophical understandings and assumptions integral to observation as a process. Sources that explore the practical matters involved in the stages of preparing for, engaging in, and analysing observations also feature, along with material from classic studies using observational methods. Finally, in addition to critiques of methods of observation, there are sources responding to recent developments within observational methods which utilise the possibilities afforded by contemporary digital and information technology in creative ways.
   
VA05-401 Experimental Design in the Behavioral and Social Sciences, 4-Vols/Set.
  Schneider, Sandra/ 9780857028273/ Price:£ 675.00
 
Book Cover This collection brings together literature to inform researchers about the many issues that have influenced and continue to refine the use of experimental designs in the behavioral and social sciences. The collection includes articles, primarily from scholarly journals, that highlight perspectives of recognized leaders on historical, theoretical, methodological, and pragmatic considerations affecting the role of experimental designs within the behavioral and social sciences. The selected articles are problem-focused, include illustrative examples and provide comprehensible input for a broad audience spanning multiple disciplines. VOLUME ONE: THE EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH TO BEHAVIOURAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES RESEARCH VOLUME TWO: HYPOTHESIS-TESTING AND INFERENCE IN THE BEHAVIOURAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES VOLUME THREE: CONTROLS AND CONFOUNDS IN BEHAVIOURAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES EXPERIMENTS VOLUME FOUR: DESIGN CHOICES AND FUTURE DRECTIONS IN THE BEHAVIOURAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
   
VA05-134-2 Encyclopedia of White-Collar and Corporate Crime, 2-Vols/Set.
  Salinger, Lawrence M./ 9781452225302/ Price:£ 320.00
 
Book Cover Since the first edition of the Encyclopedia of White Collar and Corporate Crime was produced in 2004, the number and severity of these crimes have risen to the level of calamity, so much so that many experts attribute the near-Depression of 2008 to white-collar malfeasance, namely crimes of greed and excess by bankers and financial institutions. Whether the perpetrators were prosecuted or not, white-collar and corporate crime came near to collapsing the U.S. economy. In the 7 years since the first edition was produced we have also seen the largest Ponzi scheme in history (Maddoff), an ecological disaster caused by British Petroleum and its subcontractors (Gulf Oil Spill), and U.S. Defense Department contractors operating like vigilantes in Iraq (Blackwater). White-collar criminals have been busy, and the Second Edition of this encyclopedia captures what has been going on in the news and behind the scenes with new articles and updates to past articles.
   
SA05-431 SPSS Step by Step: Essentials for Social and Political Science.
  Davis, Cole/ 9781447306276/ Price:£ 19.99
 
Book Cover SPSS Step by Step: Essentials for Social and Political Sciences is a concise text for beginners and intermediate statistical test users. Clearly written and with no mathematical formulae, it features a chapter on qualitative data analysis; multiple regression; survival analysis ('the time until events'); and a brief cogent introduction to factor analysis. A logically ordered guide to analysing everyday problems, SPSS Step by Step is distinctive in being both easy to grasp and readable. Tests throughout the book are accompanied by clear worked examples. These include Wilcoxon; Friedman; Mann-Whitney, Kruskal-Wallis; paired and unpaired T tests; ANOVA; binomial; McNemar; Chi-square; Pearson; Spearman; partial correlation; simple linear regression; multiple regression; factor analysis; Kaplan-Meier and life tables. Invaluable for undergraduate and postgraduate students and academics undertaking or teaching research, this unique book will also be of interest to professionals in social care, the criminal justice system, health and education.
   
SA05-431 Diversity in Family Life: Gender, Relationships and Social Change.
  Ruspini, Elisabetta/ 9781447300939/ Price:£ 70.00
 
Book Cover As new forms of family and 'non-traditional' families grow in number, there is a need for understanding of these "new" arrangements and models of parenthood. This ground-breaking book discusses, using a comparative and a sociological perspective, examples of the relationship between changing gender identities and processes of family formation in the Western experience: including asexual couples; childfree women and men; living apart together (LAT) couples; lone mothers and fathers; homosexual and trans parents. The book aims to show that, in the 21st century, it is possible to live, love, form a family without sex, without children, without a shared home, without a partner, without a working husband, without a heterosexual orientation or without a "biological" sexual body. This unique book also discusses the political implications-in terms of social movements characteristics and demands-of these emerging dimensions of family life. Such changes are likely to be of interest for a wide range of educational and policy areas which impact on families, women, men, and children and the book will therefore be of interest to a wide readership.
   
SA05-431 Transitions to Parenthood in Europe: A Comparative Life Course Perspective.
  Nilsen, Ann/ 9781847428639/ Price:£ 26.99
 
Book Cover This book takes a life course perspective, analysing and comparing the biographies of mothers and fathers in seven European countries in context. Based on an innovative, cross-national EU study, it examines the ways in which working parents negotiate the transition to parenthood and attempt to find a 'work-life balance'. Using in-depth qualitative biographical data, the book offers a deep understanding of working parents' real lives by locating them within diverse national, workplace and family contexts. It provides rich insights into how policies and practices at the institutional level play out in individual and family lives, how they shape the decisions during both transition phases and in parents' daily experiences of juggling work and family life. It highlights some difficult and complex issues about the sustainability of contemporary working practices for bringing up children that are highly relevant in times of economic retrenchment. 'Transitions to parenthood in Europe' will be of interest to an academic readership at all levels of the social sciences, as well as employers, managers, trade unions and policy makers.
   
SA05-431 Mental Health Service Users in Research: Critical Sociological Perspectives.
  Staddon, Patsy/ 9781447307334/ Price:£ 77.99
 
Book Cover This book aims to show the value but also the difficulties encountered in the application of 'insider knowledge' in service user research.Mental health service users in research considers ways of 'doing research' which bring multiple understandings together effectively, and explains the sociological use of autobiography and its relevance. It examines how our identity shapes the knowledge we produce, and asks why voices which challenge contemporary beliefs about health and the role of treatment are often silenced. An imbalance of power and opportunity for service users, and the stigmatising nature of services, are considered as human rights issues.Most of the contributors to the book are service users/survivors as well as academics. Their fields of expertise include LGB issues, racial tensions, and recovering from the shame and stigma of alcoholism. They stress the importance of research approaches which involve mutualities of respect and understanding within the worlds of researcher, clinician and service user/survivor.
   
SA05-431 The Future of Development: A Radical Manifesto.
  Esteva, Gustavo/ 9781447301080/ Price:£ 19.99
 
Book Cover On January 20, 1949 US President Harry S. Truman officially opened the era of development. On that day, over one half of the people of the world were defined as "underdeveloped" and they have stayed that way ever since. This book explains the origins of development and underdevelopment and shows how poorly we understand these two terms. It offers a new vision for development, demystifying the statistics that international organizations use to measure development and introducing the alternative concept of buen vivir: the state of living well. The authors argue that it is possible for everyone on the planet to live well, but only if we learn to live as communities rather than as individuals and to nurture our respective commons. Scholars and students of global development studies are well-aware that development is a difficult concept. This thought-provoking book offers them advice for the future of development studies and hope for the future of humankind.
   
SA05-431 Youth and Community Empowerment in Europe: International Perspectives.
  Evans, Peter/ 9781447305927/ Price:£ 26.99
 
Book Cover Furthering social justice and human rights is a fundamental principle underlying the social work profession. Engaging in social policy formulation processes is a major route through which social workers can realise this goal. This type of social work activity has been termed “policy practice”. The aim of this book is to shed light on policy practice in social work discourse, education and practice in eight liberal democracies. This is the first effort to undertake a cross-national study of social worker engagement in social policy formulation processes. The book offers insights into questions such as: What is the importance attributed to social worker involvement in policy change in the social work discourse and education in different countries? And, how do social workers influence social policy in various national settings? These issues are relevant to social worker practitioners, students, educators and researchers, as well as to social policy scholars, who are interested in the role of professionals in social policy formulation.
   
SA05-431 Gypsies and Travellers in Housing: The Decline of Nomadism.
  Smith, David M./ 9781847428738/ Price:£ 77.99
 
Book Cover This original and timely text is the first published research from the UK to address the neglected topic of the increasing (and largely enforced) settlement of Gypsies and Travellers in conventional housing. It highlights the complex and emergent tensions and dynamics inherent when policy and popular discourse combine to frame ethnic populations within a narrative of movement. The authors have extensive knowledge of the communities and experience as policy practitioners and researchers and consider the changing culture and dynamics experienced by ethnic Gypsies and Travellers. They explore the gendered social, health and economic impacts of settlement and demonstrate the tenacity of cultural formations and their adaptability in the face of policy-driven constraints that are antithetical to traditional lifestyles. The groundbreaking book is essential reading for policy makers; professionals and practitioners working with housed Gypsies and Travellers. It will also be of interest to sociologists, anthropologists, social policy and housing specialists and anybody interested in the experiences and responses of marginalized communities in urban and rural settings. Royalties for this book are to be divided equally between the Gypsy Council and Travellers Aid Trust.
   
SA05-429 Life as a Dalit: Views from the Bottom on Caste in India.
  Channa, Subhadra M./ 9788132111238/ Price:£ 58.00
 
   
SA05-427 Doing Statistical Mediation and Moderation.
  Jose, Paul E./ 9781462508150/ Price:US$ 52.00
 
   
SA05-427 Interviewing for Qualitative Inquiry: A Relational Approach.
  Josselson, Ruthellen/ 9781462510009/ Price:US$ 30.00
 
   
SA05-427 Longitudinal Structural Equation Modeling.
  Little, Todd D./ 9781462510160/ Price:US$ 72.00
 
   
SA05-424 Intensive Longitudinal Methods: An Introduction to Diary and Experience Sampling Research.
  Bolger, Niall/ 9781462506781/ Price:US$ 52.00
 
A complete, practical guide to planning and executing an intensive longitudinal study, this book provides the tools for understanding within-subject social, psychological, and physiological processes in everyday contexts. Intensive longitudinal studies involve many repeated measurements taken on individuals, dyads, or groups, and include diary and experience sampling studies. A range of engaging, worked-through research examples with datasets are featured. Coverage includes how to: select the best intensive longitudinal design for a particular research question, model within-subject change processes for continuous and categorical outcomes, distinguish within-subject from between-subjects effects, assess the reliability of within-subject changes, assure sufficient statistical power, and more. Several end-of-chapter write-ups illustrate effective ways to present study findings for publication.
   
SA05-423 Data Analysis with Mplus.
  Geiser, Christian/ 9781462502455/ Price:US$ 48.00
 
A practical introduction to using Mplus for the analysis of multivariate data, this volume provides step-by-step guidance, complete with real data examples, numerous screen shots, and output excerpts. The author shows how to prepare a data set for import in Mplus using SPSS. He explains how to specify different types of models in Mplus syntax and address typical caveats-for example, assessing measurement invariance in longitudinal SEMs. Coverage includes path and factor analytic models as well as mediational, longitudinal, multilevel, and latent class models. Specific programming tips and solution strategies are presented in boxes in each chapter. The companion website features data sets, annotated syntax files, and output for all of the examples. Of special utility to instructors and students, many of the examples can be run with the free demo version of Mplus.
   
SA05-421 Objectivity and Subjectivity in Social Research.
  Letherby, Gayle/ 9780857028419/ Price:£ 34.99
 
   
SA05-421 Data Analysis with Mplus.
  Geiser, Christian/ 9781462507825/ Price:US$ 93.00
 
A practical introduction to using Mplus for the analysis of multivariate data, this volume provides step-by-step guidance, complete with real data examples, numerous screen shots, and output excerpts. The author shows how to prepare a data set for import in Mplus using SPSS. He explains how to specify different types of models in Mplus syntax and address typical caveats-for example, assessing measurement invariance in longitudinal SEMs. Coverage includes path and factor analytic models as well as mediational, longitudinal, multilevel, and latent class models. Specific programming tips and solution strategies are presented in boxes in each chapter. The companion website features data sets, annotated syntax files, and output for all of the examples. Of special utility to instructors and students, many of the examples can be run with the free demo version of Mplus.
   
GA05-90-2 Fashion, Costume, and Culture: Clothing, Headwear, Body Decorations, and Footwear Through the Ages, 6-Vols/Set.
  Anaxos/ 9781414498416/ Price:US$ 575.00
 
Book Cover UXL's Fashion, Costume, And Culture: Clothing, Headwear, Body Decorations, And Footwear Through The Ages has all the answers in a comprehensive, chronologically based, affordably priced, four-color, six-volume set. With typical UXL high quality, Fashion, Costume, And Cultureprovides facts and information about the cultural, religious, and social implications of human decoration and adornment throughout history, with a particular emphasis on the decades of the 20th century. In 500 entries, detailed information about clothing, hairstyles, tattoos, jewelry, body piercing, feet binding, and other types of fashion or style is examined. Additionally, entries explain the fashion or style within the context of the traditions, customs, rituals, or practices it relates to, as well as its significance to society or culture. Entries follow a standardized format to ensure that students can easily do comparisons. Arranged chronologically, each era, century, or decade begins with a short synopsis of the historical highlights. The four main topics areas are clothing, footwear, hairstyles and headgear, and body decoration. To ensure relevancy for student research needs, entries were selected based on middle school curriculum, as well as their importance to a particular culture or country. Additionally, Fashion, Costume, And Culture is written at a seventh-grade reading level with difficult terms or concepts explained in each entry.
   
GA05-113 Human Geography: People and the Environment, 2-Vols/Set.
  / 9781414491356/ Price:US$ 360.00
 
Book Cover Human Geography: People And The Environment includes over 200 thematically arranged entries, written in an engaging style by academic subject experts, reviewed by an academic editor, and designed to be an accessible, wide-ranging reference specifically intended for high school AP Geography students and teachers. The topics-the fundamentals of Human Geography, Population Geography, Cultural Geography, Political Geography, Agricultural and Rural Geography, Economic and Industrial Geography, and Urban Geography align with the broad aspects of the field and provide in-depth coverage. In addition, sidebars cover case studies relevant to the theories and models discussed in the entries, and show relationships to the UN Millennium Development Goals. Calls out emphasize key points in the entries. In addition, full color images, maps, charts, graphs, other visual datasets, and an index help users and researchers make sense of the demographic and statistical data discussed in the entries. Other useful features include a chronology of important dates relevant to the topics discussed, and a Glossary to define key terms.
   
GA05-100-2 Encyclopedia of Race and Racism, 4-Vols/Set.
  / 9780028661742/ Price:US$ 794.00
 
Book Cover In more than 1,800 pages of alphabetical entries, each ranging from 500 to 1,2000 words, The Encyclopedia Of Race And Racism, 2nd Edition provides critical information and context on the underlying social, economic, geographical, and political conditions that, gave rise and continue to foster racism. Religion, political economy, social activism, health, concepts, and constructs are explored. Given the increasingly diverse population of the US and the rapid effects of globalization, as well as mass and social media, the issue of race in world affairs, history, and culture is of preeminent importance, and this work is designed to bring vetted and accessible facts and analysis to experts and students as well as lay readers.
   
SPSS Step by Step: Essentials for Social and Political Science.
  Davis, Cole/ 9781447306283/ Price:£ 67.99
 
SPSS Step by Step: Essentials for Social and Political Sciences is a concise text for beginners and intermediate statistical test users. Clearly written and with no mathematical formulae, it features a chapter on qualitative data analysis; multiple regression; survival analysis (‘the time until events’); and a brief cogent introduction to factor analysis. A logically ordered guide to analysing everyday problems, SPSS Step by Step is distinctive in being both easy to grasp and readable. Tests throughout the book are accompanied by clear worked examples. These include Wilcoxon; Friedman; Mann-Whitney, Kruskal-Wallis; paired and unpaired T tests; ANOVA; binomial; McNemar; Chi-square; Pearson; Spearman; partial correlation; simple linear regression; multiple regression; factor analysis; Kaplan-Meier and life tables. Invaluable for undergraduate and postgraduate students and academics undertaking or teaching research, this unique book will also be of interest to professionals in social care, the criminal justice system, health and education.
   
Prisons Today And Tomorrow.
  Blackburn, Ashley/ 9781284020212/ Price:US$ 131.95
 
Book Cover Prisons Today and Tomorrow, Third Edition is a balanced, comprehensive text designed to introduce students and other readers to the reality of the corrections system. Beginning with an overview of prisons throughout history, the text moves to an analysis of the philosophy and practice of modern corrections. Detailed descriptions of “life on the inside,” an analysis of trends in current correctional populations, and an overview of future issues impacting corrections make Prisons Today and Tomorrow the most current and relevant correctional textbook on the market today. At every step, students are encouraged to engage in critical and analytical discussions on the role of incarceration and the challenges faced by corrections personnel, lawmakers, and newly released prisoners attempting to reintegrate into society.
   
Drugs, Crime, and Their Relationships: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy.
  Walters, Glenn D./ 9781284021172/ Price:US$ 184.95
 
Book Cover Surveys administered to high school students, studies carried out on jail and prison inmates, and interviews conducted with substance abusers undergoing treatment all point to the same conclusion: drugs and crime are strongly connected. Why they are connected is less well understood, however. Written for middle to upper-level undergraduate courses on drugs and crime or substance abuse and crime, this book examines the drug-crime connection in a systematic and comprehensive way. Drugs, Crime, and Their Relationships covers the entire drug-crime spectrum, starting with a review of drug and crime terminology, classification and theory, and ending with policy implications for prevention, harm reduction, and macro-level management of the drug-crime problem. The opening chapters discuss drugs and crime separately for the purpose of setting the stage for later discussions on drug-crime relationships. As the book proceeds, the boundaries between drugs and crime blur, thus revealing the complex and intimate relationship that links these two behaviors.
   
Building the Client's Relational Base: A Multi-Disciplinary Handbook.
  Furlong, Mark/ 9781847428622/ Price:£ 72.99
 
Developed from nearly 20 years' practice and consulting experience, this ground-breaking text challenges practitioners to understand, and work, with their clients as relational beings rather than independent units, whatever the presenting problem might be. The book focuses on an often neglected key condition, that sustainable and accountable personal relationships are a precondition for health and well-being, and argues that there are always opportunities to deepen the quality, and range, of the client's connections with their current and future significant-others. The central concern of the book is to describe practical actions that can be taken by any professional committed to strengthening the relational base of their clients - an agenda that is supported by coherently woven insights from critical theory and social epidemiology. Written in a compelling style and brought to life with more than twenty case vignettes, this original, practical and rich resource offers practitioners usable resources that can be incorporated within many practice roles. Especially relevant to senior students and those in casework, this innovative, timely, multidisciplinary material is ideal for all those who wish to make a practical difference to the lives of their clients.
   
Medusa: In the Mirror of Time.
  Leeming, David/ 9781780230955/ Price:£ 20.00
 
Medusa petrifies. Her gaze turned the ancients to stone; for Dante she was an erotic power that could destroy men. Freud saw in her serpentine hair a nest of terrifying penises signalling the castration complex, while for the Greek hero Perseus she was a dangerous female monster who must be destroyed. Yet in our time Medusa’s reputation has improved: feminists see her as a noble victim of a patriarchal society; the fashion house Versace celebrates the lure of her mysterious visage in a logo that stares out at us from his adverts; and she has served as a model for numerous theories by modern philosophers and intellectuals. In our contemporary culture she is once again a power player demanding to be recognized. Medusa still transfixes us.
   
A History of the Internet and the Digital Future.
  Ryan, Johnny/ 9781780231129/ Price:£ 15.00
 
A History of the Internet and the Digital Future tells the story of the development of the Internet from the 1950s to the present, and examines how the balance of power has shifted between the individual and the state in the areas of censorship, copyright infringement, intellectual freedom and terrorism and warfare. Johnny Ryan explains how the Internet has revolutionized political campaigns; how the development of the World Wide Web enfranchised a new online population of assertive, niche consumers; and how the dot-com bust taught smarter firms to capitalize on the power of digital artisans.
   
The Arena of Everyday Life.
  Butijn, Carja/ 9789086862214/ Price:EUR 44.00
 
Book Cover n the first theme, two chapters entail a critical discussion of the concepts livelihood and household. The second part deals with health, in particular food security, hygiene and aids/HIV. The third theme focuses on female opportunities to foster income procurement of household by respectively microfinance and entrepreneurship. The fourth theme concentrates on two topical societal developments in a Western society, the first chapter dealing with the issue of creating opportunities for tailor-made services to older people, the second one focussing on the home-work balance of telecommuters. This publication, written by international researchers, once supervised by prof. Anke Niehof, while writing their PhD dissertation, or (former) colleagues of Niehof, covers the many issues and reflecting her work and interest. The arena of everyday life is what her research and teaching evolved around, as shown in this book.
   
The Future of Development: A Radical Manifesto.
  Esteva, Gustavo/ 9781447301097/ Price:£ 62.99
 
Book Cover On January 20, 1949 US President Harry S. Truman officially opened the era of development. On that day, over one half of the people of the world were defined as "underdeveloped" and they have stayed that way ever since. This book explains the origins of development and underdevelopment and shows how poorly we understand these two terms. It offers a new vision for development, demystifying the statistics that international organizations use to measure development and introducing the alternative concept of buen vivir: the state of living well. The authors argue that it is possible for everyone on the planet to live well, but only if we learn to live as communities rather than as individuals and to nurture our respective commons. Scholars and students of global development studies are well-aware that development is a difficult concept. This thought-provoking book offers them advice for the future of development studies and hope for the future of humankind.
   
Education and Social Justice in a Digital Age.
  Sutherland, Rosamund/ 9781447305255/ Price:£ 72.99
 
In many countries the school curriculum oscillates between focusing on traditional subjects and focusing on skills that are linked to the needs of the 21st-century digital age. Rosamund Sutherland argues against such a skills-based curriculum, maintaining that, from a social justice perspective, the priority of schools should be to give young people access to the knowledge that they are not likely to learn outside school. She draws on the work of Michael Young, Lev Vygotsky, Amartya Sen and David Olson to develop new theoretical and practical insights that offer ways of changing policy and practice to improve equality and life chances for young people, while acknowledging the potential transformative role of digital technologies. This timely book will be invaluable to teachers, academics, students and policy makers interested in the ways in which the digital landscape transforms the nature of the debate about equity and social justice in education.
   
Sustained Emergency Relief: Regionally Developed Capacities.
  Birbo, Kristaq/ 9781614993148/ Price:EUR 104.00
 
Book Cover This workshop took place in Struga, Republic of Macedonia, in June and July 2012. The workshop was attended by 44 representatives from 10 countries and from the NATO Operations Division and HQ KFOR, who presented national views and individual research in the field of sustainable development of regional capacities for emergency relief. The book is divided into two sections: Capabilities for Emergency Relief - National Challenges and Perspectives, and Development of Regional Capacities for Emergency Relief in the Spirit of the Smart Defence Initiative. This book summarizes the analysis of the current regional situation and gives recommendations for policy integration and capacity development across the Balkan countries and territories, but it will be of interest to all those whose work involves the planning of responses to emergency situations.
   
Migrant Children in Europe: The Romanian Case.
  Valtolina, G.G./ 9781614992042/ Price:EUR 120.00
 
Book Cover This book is the result of the two-year project "Children’s rights in Action", funded by the European Union, which focuses on the needs of children migrating from Romania to Italy and Spain in order to identify good practices, reduce their vulnerability and protect their rights. The book presents the impact that limited access to the rights guaranteed by EU law have had on the actual conditions of life for Romanian children in migration across Europe. Although the book shows that the rights enshrined in article 24 of the EU Charter are not yet fully and equally ensured in some EU countries, it also describes the ways in which local communities and civil society actors have often operated to fill the gap and enabled such children to exercise their rights despite legislative and political shortcomings.
   
Doing Statistical Mediation and Moderation.
  Jose, Paul E./ 9781462508211/ Price:US$ 107.00
 
   
VA05-400 Sustainable Policy Applications for Social Ecology and Development.
  Carayannis, Elias G/ 9781466615861/ Price:US$ 180.00
 
Book Cover Social ecology is a philosophy rooted in deep-seated social problems, particularly in hierarchical political and social systems. Social ecologists throughout the world maintain a theory that present, ecological problems cannot be clearly understood, much less resolved, without resolutely dealing with problems within society. Therefore, social ecology locates the roots of these ecological crises firmly in the relations of domination between people. Sustainable Policy Applications for Social Ecology and Development establishes a new set of platforms for intellectual discourse and identification of critical and strategic emerging issues, the formulation of cogent and useful policies, and practice recommendations. This publication highlights provocative, but scholarly, views that diverge from the current “conventional wisdom” taking into consideration the concepts of robust competitiveness, sustainable entrepreneurship, and democratic capitalism, central to its philosophy and objectives. The aim of this book is to highlight emerging research and practice at the dynamic intersection of these fields, where individuals, organizations, industries, regions, and nations are harnessing creativity and invention to achieve and sustain growth. Topics Covered • Biodiversity related to eco-innovation and eco-entrepreneurship • Biotechnology related to eco-innovation and eco-entrepreneurship • Computational economics • Disruptive technologies • e-development • Environmental informatics • Game theory • GloCalization • Knowledge clusters • Renewable energy sources and uses
   
VA05-399 ICT Influences on Human Development, Interaction, and Collaboration.
  Chhabra, Susheel/ 9781466619579/ Price:US$ 175.00
 
Book Cover Technology has always played a decisive role in humanity’s progress. Throughout history, it has not only strengthened economic development but has become a powerful tool for human development. Nevertheless, the positive impact technology has on human development may become tainted by the risks it entails. ICT Influences on Human Development, Interaction, and Collaboration creates awareness on how ICTs contribute to human development in multiple areas. This publication describes the link between ICTs and human development, which includes economic, social, and political development. It identifies potential applications for the development of human beings and provides insightful analysis about those factors (also contextual and institutional ones) that affect ICTs for human development initiatives. This book addresses future challenges, proposing strategies to both governments and international cooperation organizations for moving forward. Topics Covered • ICTs and agriculture • ICTs and citizen participation • ICTs and commerce • ICTs and culture • ICTs and disasters management • ICTs and economic development • ICTs and education • ICTs and gender equality • ICTs and governance • ICTs and human empowerment
   
VA05-398 Researching Social Gerontology, 4-Vols/Set.
  Cutchin, Malcolm P./ 9781446249765/ Price:£ 675.00
 
Through a careful selection of key articles published over the past few decades, this major work addresses how social gerontologists research ageing. Social gerontology draws upon a wide base of disciplines such as sociology, geography, anthropology, psychology and more. The complexity of ageing from a social gerontology perspective demands a broad range of methodological approaches. Thus, the overarching theme of this collection is methodological-exemplifying the different ways of conducting investigations about the most important issues in ageing studies. Under the expert guidance of a team of respected editors, this four-volume set brings together key contributions to the social scientific study of the ageing process and the places, relationships, and institutions that shape that process. Broken down into thematic chapters, it offers works that take on the most significant challenges of research about ageing. Volume 1: Ageing and Places Volume 2: Social Relationships and Ageing Volume 3: Social Institutions, the Life Course, and Ageing Volume 4: Cross-cutting Epistemological Issues
   
VA05-397 Digital Economy Innovations and Impacts on Society.
  Druica, Elena/ 9781466615564/ Price:US$ 180.00
 
Book Cover Right now is the time for new opinions and new ideas to be generated and be presented as a solution. With the ever changing economic status of society, prosperity depends on the ability to run and maintain an active equilibrium between society and individuals. Therefore, it is essential for both parties to promote innovation and creativity in order to enable a proper and valuable lifestyle. Digital Economy Innovations and Impacts on Society provides theoretical and practical approaches about digital economy, increasing people’s awareness on what the digital economy is and exactly what competitive advantages exist to provide information technology and innovation as its main resources. This publication focuses on rethinking the classical economic theory in the context of new technology, information, and innovation, making it a publication that brings the best research to the forefront for economics and social researchers, academicians, professionals and practitioners. Topics Covered • Knowledge management in African regions • Knowledge economics • Supply chain management • Shape of digital divide • Technology in higher education • Outsourcing • Innovation based management • Regional economic development strategy
   
VA05-396 Small World Research, 4-Vols/Set.
  Schnettler, Sebastian/ 9780857025883/ Price:£ 675.00
 
Small-world research started about fifty years ago with an idea about a social phenomenon: that any two randomly chosen individuals in a country, or in the world even, could be connected with each other via a relatively short chain of acquaintances. But since its formation, this idea has evolved and - despite research almost dying off in the 1980s - has now become an exciting and vital area of study. Following the publication of seminal research in the late 1990s, which shed new light on the question of how short connections are possible in large scale networks, researchers began to see the significance of their subject reflected in many different facets of existence; small-world structures were found in a number of distinct contexts, including, for example, a protein interaction network and in communication networks via instant messaging. What had once started as small-world research has now evolved into an interdisciplinary science of complex networks. In this four-volume set, the history, development and potential future of this intriguing idea is mapped and illustrated through a masterfully selected collection of articles, written and introduced by respected authorities on the subject. Volume I: The Small-World Phenomenon: an Introduction Volume II: Network Search Volume III: A complex networks approach to the Small World problem Volume IV: Multidisciplinary applications
   
VA05-395 The Social History of Crime and Punishment in America, 5-Vols/Set.
  Miller, Wilbur R./ 9781412988766/ Price:£ 560.00
 
Book Cover Several encyclopedias overview the contemporary system of criminal justice in America, but full understanding of current social problems and contemporary strategies to deal with them can come only with clear appreciation of the historical underpinnings of those problems. Thus, this four-volume work surveys the history and philosophy of crime, punishment, and criminal justice institutions in America from colonial times to the present. It covers the whole of the criminal justice system, from crimes, law enforcement and policing, to courts, corrections and human services. Among other things, this encyclopedia will: explicate philosophical foundations underpinning our system of justice; chart changing patterns in criminal activity and subsequent effects on legal responses; identify major periods in the development of our system of criminal justice; and explore evolving debates and conflicts on how best to address issues of crime and punishment. Its signed entries provide the historical context for students to better understand contemporary criminological debates and the contemporary shape of the U.S. system of law and justice.
   
VA05-394 Focus Group Research, 4-Vols/Set.
  Walden, Graham R./ 9780857025678/ Price:£ 675.00
 
Book Cover Focus groups are a popular, widely accepted, and legitimate research method to determine attitudes, experiences, perceptions, and knowledge on a wide range of topics in many fields of endeavour. For example, studies have been conducted to examine participants' favourite pizza toppings, their quality of life following hip replacement surgery and how they feel about human cloning. Focus groups lead to the voicing of attitudes and insights not readily attainable from other qualitative forms of data collection. The spectrum of interest in focus groups covers virtually all disciplines, and the variety of the applications for this technique is extraordinary. In nine parts, Prof. Graham Walden explores what a focus group is, how they are best used, the strengths and weaknesses of focus groups and the ethical issues surrounding focus groups, amongst other things. Part One: Orientation Part Two: Bibliographies And Literature Reviews Part Three: General Methodology Part Four: Specific Methodological Issues Part Five: Group Interaction And Dynamics Part Six: Technological Alternatives Part Seven: Discussion Enhancement Techniques Part Eight: Ethical Issues Part Nine: Future Directions
   
VA05-393 Correlation and Regression Analysis, 4-Vols/Set.
  Vogt, W. Paul/ 9781848601703/ Price:£ 675.00
 
Book Cover It is no exaggeration to say that virtually all quantitative research in the social sciences is done with correlation and regression analysis (CRA) and their siblings and offspring. CRA are fundamental analytic tools in fields like sociology, economics and political science as well as applied disciplines such as marketing, nursing, education and social work. The subject is of great substantive importance; therefore, distinguished editors, W. Paul Vogt and R. Burke Johnson, have ordered the growing research literature on the use of CRA according to its natural steps. Each step in this logical progression constitutes a volume in this collection: Volume One: Regression and Its Correlational Foundations and Concomitants Volume Two: Factor Analysis, Regression Diagnostics, and Model Building Volume Three: Data Transformations, Curvilinear Regression, and Logistic Regression Volume Four: Multi-Level Regression Modeling, Structural Equation Modeling and Mixed Regression
   
VA05-392 Virtual Research Methods, 4-Vols/Set.
  Hine, Christine/ 9780857027405/ Price:£ 675.00
 
Book Cover The new social contexts formed via the Internet, and the new forms of data made available by the increasing use of diverse forms of computer mediated communication, have challenged researchers to develop approaches which do them justice. At the same time, there has been concern that established principles should be preserved, and that the connection between virtual research methods and more conventional research approaches should not be rejected out of hand. Despite a number of handbooks and textbooks published in recent years there is still a dearth of authoritative works which offer comprehensive coverage of the virtual research methods available to social researchers. In particular, there is none which thoroughly explores the full range of virtual research methods and their antecedents, and which explores the methodological and epistemological ramifications of their development. This multivolume reference collection fills this gap. The collection covers perspectives on the Internet as a social space; research models for the Internet and the skills, techniques and approaches needed to conduct research in a virtual environment; innovations in the research process and reflections on these innovations; and the ethical considerations to take into account when doing research on the Internet.
   
VA05-391 Encyclopedia of Housing, The., 2-Vols/Set.
  Carswell, Andrew T./ 9781412989572/ Price:£ 335.00
 
Book Cover Since publication of the groundbreaking Encyclopedia of Housing in 1998, many issues have assumed special prominence within this field and, indeed, within the global economy. For instance, the global economic meltdown was spurred in large part by the worst subprime mortgage crisis we've seen in our history. On a more positive note, the sustainability movement and "green" development has picked up considerable steam and, given the priorities and initiatives of the current U.S. administration, this will only grow in importance, and increased attention has been given in recent years to the topic of indoor air quality. Within the past decade, as well, the Baby Boom Generation began its march into retirement and senior citizenship, which will have increasingly broad implications for retirement communities and housing, assisted living facilities, aging in place, livable communities, universal design, and the like. Finally, within the last twelve years an emerging generation of young scholars has been making significant contributions to the field. For all these reasons and more, we are pleased to present a significantly updated and expanded Second Edition of the Encyclopedia of Housing.
   
VA05-390-4 SAGE Biographical Research, 4-Vols/Set.
  Goodwin, John/ 9781446246917/ Price:£ 675.00
 
Book Cover Biographical research may take a range of forms and may vary in its application and approach but has the unified and coherent aim to give 'voice' to individuals. The central concern of this collection is to assemble articles (from sociology, social psychology, education, health, criminology, social gerontology, epidemiology, management and organizational research) that illustrate the full range of debates, methods and techniques that can be combined under the heading 'biographical research'. Volume One: Biographical Research: Starting Points, Debates and Approaches explores the different biographical methods currently used while locating these within the history of social science methods. Volume Two: Biographical Interviews, Oral Histories and Life Narratives focuses on the more established, interview-based, biographical research methods and considers the analytical strategies used for interview-based biographical research Volume Three: Forms of Life Writing: Letters, Diaries and Auto/Biography considers the value of 'data' contained within letters, diaries and auto/biography and illustrates how this data has been analyzed to reveal biographies and their social context. Volume Four: Other Documents of Life: Photographs, Cyber Documents and Ephemera focuses on the 'other' human documents and objects, like photographs, cyber-documents (emails, blogs, social networking sites, webpages) and other ephemera (such as official documents) that are used extensively in biographical research.
   
VA05-390-3 SAGE Internet Research Methods, 4-Vols/Set.
  Hughes, Jason/ 9781446241042/ Price:£ 675.00
 
Book Cover Historically, social researchers have shown a willingness to exploit new technologies to enhance, facilitate and support their various activities. However, arguably no other technological development has influenced the landscape of social research as rapidly and fundamentally as the Internet. This collection avoids both uncritical embrace and wholesale dismissal by considering some of the key literature in the field of Internet research methods. Volume One: Core Issues, Debates and Controversies in Internet Research introduces themes and issues that run across all four volumes such as: epistemology, ontology and methodology in the online world; access, social divisions and the 'digital divide'; and the ethics of online research. Volume Two: Taking Research Online - Internet Survey and Sampling addresses the range of resources, digital archives and Internet-based data sources that exist online from relatively straightforward and practical guides to such material through to more polemical pieces which consider problems relating to the use, access and analysis of online data and resources. Volume Three: Taking Research Online - Qualitative Approaches considers the broad range of approaches to conducting researching via or 'in' the Internet. The focus is on conventional methods that have been 'taken online', and which in doing so, have become transformed in scope and character. Volume Four: Research 'On' and 'In' the Internet - Investigating the Online World follows logically from that which precedes it in exploring how social research has been 'taken online', not simply through the deployment of existing methods and techniques via the Internet, but in researchers' increasing recognition and investigation of the online world as a sphere of human interaction - a socio-cultural arena to be explored 'from the desktop' as it were.
   
VA05-390-2 SAGE Secondary Data Analysis, 4-Vols/Set.
  Goodwin, John/ 9781446246900/ Price:£ 675.00
 
Book Cover One central and enduring image of the social science researcher is of an individual who commits a great deal of time to collecting original, primary data from a field of enquiry. This approach is often underpinned by a sincerely held belief that key research questions can only be explored by the collection of ever new, and ever greater amounts of data, or that already existing data are insufficient for researchers to test their ideas. Yet such an approach to social science research can be problematic not least because the collection of primary data can be an expensive, time-consuming, and even wasteful approach to social enquiry. Secondary analysis can serve many purposes, as well as being a valid approach in its own right. However, despite its widespread application, secondary analysis is often undervalued or perceived to be the preserve of only those interested in the re-use of large-scale survey data. Highlighting both the theory and practice of secondary analysis and the use of secondary sources, this collection considers the nature of secondary analysis as a research tool; reflects on the definitional debates surrounding terms such as secondary analysis, data re-use and restudies; illustrates how secondary analysis is used in social science research; and finally reviews the practical, methodological and ethical aspects of secondary analysis. Volume One: Using Secondary Sources and Secondary Analysis Volume Two: Quantitative Approaches to Secondary Analysis Volume Three: Qualitative Data and Research in Secondary Analysis Volume Four: Ethical, Methodological and Practical Issues in Secondary Analysis
   
VA05-390-1 SAGE Visual Methods, 4-Vols/Set.
  Hughes, Jason/ 9781446241028/ Price:£ 675.00
 
Book Cover In contemporary Western societies, the visual domain has come to assume a hitherto unprecedented cultural centrality. Daily life is replete with a potentially endless stream of images and other visual messages: from the electronic and paper-based billboards of the street, to the TV and Internet feeds of the home. The visual has become imbued with a symbolic potency, a signifying power that seemingly eclipses that of all other sensory data. The central aim of this four-volume collection is to explore key approaches to visual research methods and to consider some of the core principles, issues, debates and controversies surrounding the use of visual techniques in relation to three key enterprises: 1) documentation and representation; 2) interpretation and classification and 3) elicitation and collaboration. Volume One: Principles, Issues, Debates and Controversies in Visual Research serves as a theoretical backdrop to the field as a whole. It introduces core epistemological, ethical and methodological debates that effectively cut across the four volume collection as a whole. Volume Two: Documentation and Representation illustrates approaches to visual documentation and representation, from classical documentaries to contemporary, state of the art modes of visual anthropology and ethnography. Volume Three: Interpretation and Classification examines core debates surrounding and approaches to visual analysis. Volume Four: Elicitation and Collaboration explores participative approaches to visual inquiry.
   
VA05-389 Encyclopedia of Community Corrections.
  Barton-Bellessa, Shannon M./ 9781412990837/ Price:£ 105.00
 
Book Cover In response to recognition in the late 1960s and early 1970s that traditional incarceration was not working, alternatives to standard prison settings were sought and developed. One of those alternatives-community-based corrections-had been conceived in the 1950s as a system that might prove more progressive, humane, and effective, particularly with people who had committed less serious criminal offenses and for whom incarceration, with constant exposure to serious offenders and career criminals, might prove more damaging than rehabilitative. The alternative of community corrections has evolved to become a substantial part of the criminal justice and correctional system, spurred in recent years not so much by a progressive, humane philosophy as by dramatically increasing prison populations, court orders to "fix" overextended prison settings, and an economic search for cost savings. Although community correction programs have been in place for some 40 years now, to date no comprehensive reference resource has tackled this topic. Accessible and jargon-free, the one-volume Encyclopedia of Community Corrections will explore all aspects of community corrections, from its philosophical foundation to its current inception.
   
VA05-388 Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, 4-Vols/Set.
  Stanton, Andrea L./ 9781412981767/ Price:£ 445.00
 
Book Cover In our age of globalization and multiculturalism, it has never been more important to understand and appreciate all cultures across the world. The four volumes take a step forward in this endeavour by presenting concise information on those regions least well-known to students across Europe: the Middle East, Asia and Africa. The volumes convey what daily life is like for people in these selected regions. Entries will aid readers in understanding the importance of cultural sociology, to appreciate the effects of cultural forces around the world, and to learn the history of countries and cultures within these important regions. Key Features -Topics are explored within historical context, in three broad historical periods: prehistory to 1250, 1250 to 1920 and 1920 to the present. -One volume each is devoted to the regions of the Middle East and Africa and then one volume to East and Southeast Asia and a final volume to West, Central and South Asia. The volumes include extensive use of photographs and maps to explain cultural and geographic content. -Each volume has its own volume editor with expertise in that particular region. Key Themes Arts, Culture and Science People, Society and Dynasties Religion and Law Family and Daily Life Conflicts and Wars Politics and Government Health and Education Economy, Trade and Industry National Geography and History
   
VA05-387 Population Studies, 4-Vols/Set.
  Gray, Edith/ 9780415670944/ Price:£ 1020.00
 
Demography is the scientific study of human populations. Classical demography has at its core three processes: fertility, migration, and mortality. To be human is to be part of the demographic process, so contemporary studies of population focus not only on the implications of population size and change, but also on how social influences affect individual behaviour and how actions at the individual level contribute to the composition of the population. Globally, population issues are of increasing concern to governments and other policy-makers. Particularly over the last fifty years or so, there have been many iterations of the population 'problem'. From overpopulation to population ageing, to ultra-low fertility, this new four-volume collection from Routledge brings together the most important thinking about, and theories on, population to enable users to make sense of a vast-and rapidly expanding-corpus of scholarship. With a full index, together with a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editors, which places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context, Population Studies is an essential work of reference. For researchers, students, and policy-makers, it is as a vital one-stop research and pedagogic resource.
   
VA05-386 Global Cities, 4-Vols/Set.
  Taylor, Peter/ 9780415671705/ Price:£ 1020.00
 
A striking consequence of contemporary globalization has been an increase in the importance and prestige of cities. Whereas only a generation or so ago cities were commonly viewed as ‘problems’, the sites of society’s ills, today they are more readily seen as ‘solutions’, places where twenty-first century dilemmas can most successfully be resolved. Hence, argue the editors of this new four-volume collection from Routledge, while globalization is generally viewed as eroding the influence of states, cities have come to the fore as the new spatial frame of the future. The old modern international organization of states as a worldwide mosaic of borders is being challenged by transnational spaces of flows organized through city nodes in global networks. As serious work on and around the subject flourishes as never before, Global Cities answers the need for an authoritative reference work to map and make sense of a vast body of literature and a continuing explosion in research output. Edited by a team of leading scholars, the collection brings together in four volumes the very best foundational and cutting-edge contributions. The set is fully indexed and each component volume has a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editors, which places the gathered material in its historical and intellectual context. Global Cities is an essential resource and is destined to be valued by scholars and students as a vital one-stop research tool.
   
VA05-385 Cities and Sustainability, 3-Vols/Set.
  Fitzgerald, Joan/ 9780415670999/ Price:£ 720.00
 
Volume I examines the history, theory, and approaches related to sustainability, including smart growth, the new urbanism, transit-orientated development, and environmental justice. Volume II, meanwhile, provides case studies of cities that have succeeded in their pursuit of sustainable development, coupled with instances of cities that have not been able to surmount political, organizational, or other barriers to sustainability. The number of cities of more than five million residents is expanding dramatically, and the vital question that frames the final volume is whether such ‘megacities’ are sustainably governable. The materials gathered here assemble the best and most influential thinking on governance for sustainability, and how ‘success’ should be measured. With a full index, together with a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editor, which places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context, Cities and Sustainability is an essential work of reference. The collection will be particularly useful as a database allowing scattered and often fugitive material to be easily located. It will also be welcomed as a useful tool permitting rapid access to less familiar—and sometimes overlooked—texts. For researchers, students, practitioners, and policy-makers, it is a vital one-stop research and pedagogic resource.
   
VA05-384 Urban Modelling, 5-Vols/Set.
  Wilson, Alan/ 9780415694605/ Price:£ 1295.00
 
Volume I captures the early history of modelling up to the early 1960s. Volume II demonstrates the development of the comprehensive model, building on Lowry's 1964 work and the foundations of transport modelling, enhanced by the introduction of entropy-maximizing methods in 1967. Volume III covers the 1970s and 1980s, which in part demonstrated the power of mathematical programming and also the introduction of effective dynamic analysis. The final volumes collect the best scholarship from the 1990s to the present day, focusing particularly on applications of modelling and the areas where the dynamic urban model still remains incomplete. Urban Modelling is fully indexed with a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the learned editor, which places the gathered materials in their historical and intellectual context. The collection is certain to be recognized as an indispensable reference work.
   
VA05-383 Online Research Methods in Urban and Planning Studies: Design and Outcomes.
  Silva, Carlos Nunes/ 9781466600744/ Price:US$ 175.00
 
Book Cover Researchers are retiring conventional paper-and-pencil research methods and embracing an expanded array of online methodological options. In urban and planning studies, new digital tools, data accessibility, and online applications are changing how urban planning research is conducted. Online Research Methods in Urban and Planning Studies: Design and Outcomes provides an overview of online research methods in urban and planning studies, exploring and discussing new digital tools and Web-based research methods, as well as the scholarly, legal, and ethical challenges associated with their use. Chapters from academics and professionals give an informed overview of groundbreaking online resources, review their strengths and shortcomings, and provide practical guidance on how to apply these new methods, online tools, and evolving data acquisition techniques. Topics Covered • Computer Interviews • E-Collaboration • Ethical Issues in Online Research • Legal Issues in Online Research • Online Data Collection • Online Research • Online Research Methods • Research Methodology • Urban Planning • Urban Planning Research Methods
   
VA05-380 Encyclopedia of Global Studies, 4-Vols/Set.
  Anheier, Helmut K./ 9781412964296/ Price:£ 535.00
 
Book Cover The Encyclopedia of Global Studies is the reference work for the emerging field of global studies. It covers both transnational topics and intellectual approaches to the study of global themes, including: the globalization of economies and technologies; the diaspora of cultures and dispersion of peoples; the transnational aspects of social and political change; the global impact of environmental, technological and health changes; and the organizations and issues related to global civil society. •Comprehensive in scope, this work will fill four volumes covering such broad themes and topic areas as: Area & Regional Studies; Art, Culture, & Intellectual Property; Global Technology; International Law & Security; Health across Regional & Global Contexts; Industries of Globalization; Religious & Ethnic Relations & Conflicts; Labor, Migration, Borders, & Identities; Violence, War, Conflict, & Terrorism; Transnational Institutions & Sovereignty; Peace, Social Justice & Social Movements, and more. •Curriculum-based, entries will be selected by examination of Global Studies departments and programs across the U.S. and abroad (with input from those departments via representation on our Advisory Committee and Editorial Board) for the topics most commonly appearing in relevant course syllabi. •Authoritative in content, the work will include nearly 700 signed entries by leading experts, along with references and recommended readings to guide students to more in-depth resources. •Easy to use, the front matter will include a Reader's Guide grouping related entries by topic or theme, and cross-references at the end of each entry will further assist readers in locating relevant topics of interest.
   
VA05-379 Encyclopedia of Consumption and Waste: The Social Science of Garbage, 2-Vols/Set.
  Zimring, Carl A./ 9781412988193/ Price:£ 320.00
 
Book Cover Archaeologists and anthropologists have long studied artifacts of refuse from the distant past as a portal into ancient civilizations, but examining what we throw away today tells a story in real time and becomes an important and useful tool for academic study. Waste is studied by behavioural scientists who use data compiled from the exploration of dumpsters and rubbish bins to better understand our modern society and culture. Why does the average American household send 470 pounds of uneaten food to the garbage can on an annual basis? How do different societies around the world cope with their garbage in these troubled environmental times? How does our waste give insight into our attitudes about gender, class, religion and art? The Encyclopedia of Consumption and Waste explores the topic across multiple disciplines within the social sciences and ranges further to include business, consumerism, environmentalism and marketing to comprise an outstanding reference for academic and public libraries. Editor Carl A. Zimring has teamed with Consulting Editor William Rathje to compile 400 signed articles authored by prominent scholars.
   
VA05-378 Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization, The., 5-Vols/Set.
  Ritzer, George/ 9781405188241/ Price:US$ 1130.00
 
Book Cover This five-volume Encyclopedia contains over 600 entries on the essential topics of Globalization and is the definitive reference resource for students, researchers and academics in the field. •Offers clear and concise explanations of the key concepts of Globalization •Arranged in A to Z format over five volumes •Includes entries on concepts derived from across the social sciences, from sociology and anthropology to political science, economics, and human geography •Looks at the founding theories as well as the realities of globalization today •Covers the essential topics in the study of globalization, including agency-structure, Americanization, anti-globalization, Bretton Woods; coca-colonization, Empire; Euro crisis, ethnic cleansing, exploitation, feminization of poverty, genocide, global warming, nation-state, neo-liberalism, oil, post-globalization, Qaedaism, rape, sex work, sport, terror, Transnational Corporations, Twitter Revolution, water crisis, Web 2.0, Wikileaks, World Social Forum and, Zapatistas •Includes a number of key documentslisted as entries such asthe Kyoto Protocol and The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
   
VA05-375 Cluster Analysis, 4-Vols/Set.
  Byrne, David/ 9780857021281/ Price:£ 675.00
 
Book Cover Cluster analysis is a family of techniques that sorts - or more accurately, classifies - cases into groups of similar cases. 'Data mining' encompasses a whole host of methodological procedures that are used for cluster analysis while 'classification' that is the analytical catalyst to the methodological approach. Thinking about issues of 'classification', 'cluster analysis' and 'data mining' together in this four-volume collection is appropriate, therefore, specifically with regards to developing a case based 'attitude' to quantitative analysis. This collection does not simply focus on a set of methods, but in presenting a range of existing work together, the logic of what is arguably a methodological phase-shift in quantitative research is exposed. In effect, this four-volume collection sets forth an analytical strategy which is increasingly, both implicitly and explicitly, acknowledged across the disciplines as being rooted in the exploratory and descriptive investigation of cases. Bringing work on classification, cluster analysis and data mining together in a way that is both accessible and timely with respect to the level of 'activity' going on in each of these related areas is important to signal a step-change in the kind of data analysis that is currently taking place, nationally and internationally, and to facilitate further research by demarcating the methodological research where the cutting edge approaches to data analysis lie. Volume One: The Classics Volume Two: (Useful) Key Texts Volume Three: Cluster Analysis in Practice Volume Four: Data Mining with Classification
   
VA05-340 Making of Olympic Cities, The., 4-Vols/Set.
  Gold, John R./ 9780415553513/ Price:£ 695.00
 
Book Cover In the first forty or so years following its revival at the end of the nineteenth century, the burdens placed on cities hosting a modern Olympic Games were relatively modest. However, as the Games have grown in size and stature, morphing from a small-scale summer festival into an intensively mediated global lollapalooza, demands on host cities have massively increased, resulting in the construction of vast and expensive new stadia, Olympic villages, and associated infrastructure. Moreover, after the Second World War, host cities have increasingly used the Olympics as a means to achieve ambitious non-sporting policy goals. Edited and introduced by two leading scholars, this new four-volume collection from Routledge brings together key primary-source materials and the best scholarship and serious commentary to elucidate and explore the planning, making, and generation of Olympic cities. The gathered materials (some of which are reproduced in facsimile to give users a strong sense of immediacy to the original texts) cover topics such as how cities have embraced the Olympics into their town-planning strategies; built new stadia and sports facilities; and constructed new transport and other communications networks. From what is widely seen as the paradigm of Olympics-led urban regeneration (Barcelona, 1992) to the planning disaster of Montreal, 1976, issues around the short-term impact, and longer-term legacy, of the Olympics on various cities are also closely interrogated.
   
SA05-446 Pink and Blue: Telling the Boys from the Girls in America.
  Paoletti, Jo B./ 9780253009852/ Price:US$ 17.00
 
   
SA05-439 Tijuana Dreaming: Life and Art at the Global Border.
  Kun, Josh/ 9780822352815/ Price:US$ 104.95
 
   
SA05-436 Racing for Innocence: Whiteness, Gender, and the Backlash Against Affirmative Action.
  Pierce, Jennifer L./ 9780804778787/ Price:US$ 75.00
 
   
SA05-428 The End is Nigh: A History of Natural Disasters.
  Svensen, Henrik/ 9781861898982/ Price:£ 12.95
 
Presenting results from many scientific disciplines, including geology, anthropology and sociology, while at the same time revealing the personal stories of the victims of natural disasters, The End is Night is as instructive as it is affecting, and will appeal to a wide general audience.
   
SA05-422 Contemporary Grandparenting: Changing Family Relationships in Global Contexts.
  Arber, Sara/ 9781847429674/ Price:£ 26.99
 
Grandparenting in the 21st century is at the heart of profound family and societal changes. It is of increasing social and economic significance yet many dimensions of grandparenting are still poorly understood. Contemporary Grandparenting is the first book to take a sociological approach to grandparenting across diverse country contexts and combines new theorising with up-to-date empirical findings to document the changing nature of grandparenting across global contexts.In this highly original book, leading contributors analyse how grandparenting differs according to the nature of the welfare state and the cultural context, how family breakdown influences grandparenting, and explore men's changing roles as grandfathers. Grandparents today face conflicting norms and expectations about their roles, but act with agency to forge new identities within the context of societal and cultural constraints.Contemporary Grandparenting illuminates key issues relevant to students and researchers from sociology and social policy, including in the fields of family, childhood, ageing and gender studies.
   
SA05-422 Obama and the Biracial Factor: The Battle for a New American Majority.
  Jolivette, Andrew J./ 9781447301004/ Price:£ 23.99
 
Since the election in 2008 of Barack Obama to the Presidency of the United States there have been a plethora of books, films, and articles about the role of race in the election of the first person of color to the White House. None of these works though delves into the intricacies of Mr. Obama's biracial background and what it means. Obama and the Biracial Factor is the first book to explore the significance of mixed-race identity as a key factor in the election of President Obama and examines the sociological and political relationship between race, power, and public policy in the United States with an emphasis on public discourse and ethnic representation in his election . Jolivette and his co-authors bring biracial identity and multiraciality to forefront of our understanding of racial projects since his election. Additionally the authors assert the salience of mixed-race identity in U.S. policy and the on-going impact of the media and popular culture on the development, implementation, and interpretation of government policy and ethnic relations in the U.S. and globally. Obama and the Biracial Factor speaks to a wide array of academic disciplines ranging from political science and public policy to sociology and ethnic studies.
   
SA05-422 Understanding Family Meanings: A Reflective Text.
  McCarthy, Jane R./ 9781447301127/ Price:£ 23.99
 
Family Studies is a key area of policy, professional and personal debate. Perhaps precisely because of this, teaching texts have struggled with how to approach this area, which is both 'familiar' and also contentious and value laden. This innovative and reflective book deals with such dilemmas head-on, through its focus on family meanings in diverse contexts in order to enhance our understanding of everyday social lives and professional practices.Drawing on extracts and research by leading authors in the field of family studies, Understanding Family Meanings provides the reader with an overview of the basic concepts and theories related to families using readings with questions and analysis to encourage reflection and learning. The book centralises the question what is 'family' and focuses on family meanings as the key underpinnings for academic study and professional training. It explores the shifting and subtle ways in which individuals, researchers, policy-makers and professionals make sense of the idea of 'family' and in doing so considers issues of power, inequality and values which are integral to any understanding of family meanings. It includes online supplementary materials, with an audio from leading authorities in this field. It therefore provides an excellent foundation for any module in family studies, as well as all professional training modules that include attention to families and close relationships, and for further learning in the area of families and relationships.
   
SA05-422 For Youth Workers and Youth Work: Speaking Out for a Better Future.
  Nicholls, Doug/ 9781847428714/ Price:£ 67.99
 
In this unique and passionate book, Doug Nicholls proposes a cultural revolution within youth work. He draws on the best of youth work's past to redesign the youth work map for today. He speaks with wit, wisdom and warmth to youth workers about their craft. Yet he takes no intellectual prisoners in proposing a new role for youth work in the struggle for social justice. No student or practitioner should miss it.
   
SA05-421 Statistics Translated: A Step-by-Step Guide to Analyzing and Interpreting Data.
  Terrell, Steven R./ 9781462503216/ Price:US$ 113.00
 
Book Cover Written in a humorous and encouraging style, this text shows how the most common statistical tools can be used to answer interesting real-world questions, presented as mysteries to be solved. Engaging research examples lead the reader through a series of six steps, from identifying a researchable problem to stating a hypothesis, identifying independent and dependent variables, and selecting and interpreting appropriate statistical tests. All techniques are demonstrated both manually and with the help of SPSS software. The book provides students and others who may need to read and interpret statistically based research with the essential knowledge and skills needed to make decisions based on data.
   
SA05-419 The Research Journey: Introduction to Inquiry.
  Rallis, Sharon F./ 9781462505142/ Price:US$ 81.00
 
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SA05-417 The Social Life of Nanotechnology.
  Harthorn, Barbara H./ 9780415899055/ Price:£ 115.00
 
   
SA05-415 Understanding 'race' and Ethnicity: Theory, History, Policy, Practice.
  Craig, Gary/ 9781847427700/ Price:£ 23.99
 
Many welfare states are now struggling to deal with the issues and tensions raised by the growth of minority ethnic populations and increasing ethnic diversity. The fact that most societies in the developed world are now multicultural raises many challenges for policy and for the delivery of welfare services which most states have yet to address, retreating into forms of institutional racism to deny minorities the services they need. Using the UK as an exemplary case study, this much-needed book combines historical and theoretical approaches to the issue of 'race' and ethnicity within welfare provision, including an examination of how minorities experience welfare in a range of service settings. The book inspires new ways of approaching welfare and social policy, in anticipation of a society that is equal, inclusive, fair and just for all and will make essential reading for students, researchers, practitioners and policy makers
   
SA05-414 Statistics Translated: A Step-by-Step Guide to Analyzing and Interpreting Data.
  Terrell, Steven R./ 9781462503018/ Price:US$ 58.00
 
Written in a humorous and encouraging style, this text shows how the most common statistical tools can be used to answer interesting real-world questions, presented as mysteries to be solved. Engaging research examples lead the reader through a series of six steps, from identifying a researchable problem to stating a hypothesis, identifying independent and dependent variables, and selecting and interpreting appropriate statistical tests. All techniques are demonstrated both manually and with the help of SPSS software. The book provides students and others who may need to read and interpret statistically based research with the essential knowledge and skills needed to make decisions based on data.
   
SA05-414 The Research Journey: Introduction to Inquiry.
  Rallis, Sharon F./ 9781462505128/ Price:US$ 36.00
 
Designed to foster "inquiry-mindedness," this book prepares graduate students to develop a conceptual framework and conduct inquiry projects that are linked to ongoing conversations in a field. The authors examine different ways of knowing and show how to identify a research question; build arguments and support them with evidence; make informed design decisions; engage in reflective, ethical practices; and produce a written proposal or report. Each chapter opens with a set of critical questions, followed by a dialogue among five fictional graduate students exploring questions and concerns about their own inquiry projects; these issues are revisited throughout the chapter. Other useful features include end-of-chapter learning activities for individual or group use.
   
SA05-414 When to Use What Research Design.
  Vogt, W. P./ 9781462503537/ Price:US$ 45.00
 
Systematic, practical, and accessible, this is the first book to focus on finding the most defensible design for a particular research question. Thoughtful guidelines are provided for weighing the advantages and disadvantages of various methods, including qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods designs. The book can be read sequentially or readers can dip into chapters on specific stages of research (basic design choices, selecting and sampling participants, addressing ethical issues) or data collection methods (surveys, interviews, experiments, observations, archival studies, and combined methods). Many chapter headings and subheadings are written as questions, helping readers quickly find the answers they need to make informed choices that will affect the later analysis and interpretation of their data.
   
SA05-412 Qualitative Inquiry in Clinical and Educational Settings.
  Hays, Danica G./ 9781609184858/ Price:US$ 125.00
 
   
SA05-409 Reinventing Social Solidarity across Europe.
  Ellison, Marion/ 9781847427274/ Price:£ 77.99
 
As Europe's public realms face upheaval, this is the first book to identify how social solidarity is being re-invented from below and redefined from above. Interdisciplinary transnational approaches provide new insights into the relationship between national and transnational social solidarity across Europe. Valuable to students, policy makers and scholars, it reveals social solidarity as the defining pillar of European integration, bringing a greater dimension and integrity beyond democracy across nation states.
   
SA05-409 Fair Play: A Daniel Dorling Reader on Social Justice.
  Dorling, Daniel/ 9781847428790/ Price:£ 26.99
 
This accessible reader brings together a selection of highly influential writings by Danny Dorling which look at inequality and social justice, why they matter and what they are. Encompassing an extensive range of print and online media - including newspaper articles and key publications - 'Playing fair' provides evidence that Britain is becoming more politically, socially and economically divided whilst coming together in terms of educational outcomes and reduced segregation by ethnicity.
   
SA05-408 Qualitative Inquiry in Clinical and Educational Settings.
  Hays, Danica G./ 9781609182458/ Price:US$ 70.00
 
   
Understanding 'race' and Ethnicity: Theory, History, Policy, Practice.
  Craig, Gary/ 9781847427717/ Price:£ 65.00
 
Many welfare states are now struggling to deal with the issues and tensions raised by the growth of minority ethnic populations and increasing ethnic diversity. The fact that most societies in the developed world are now multicultural raises many challenges for policy and for the delivery of welfare services which most states have yet to address, retreating into forms of institutional racism to deny minorities the services they need. Using the UK as an exemplary case study, this much-needed book combines historical and theoretical approaches to the issue of 'race' and ethnicity within welfare provision, including an examination of how minorities experience welfare in a range of service settings. The book inspires new ways of approaching welfare and social policy, in anticipation of a society that is equal, inclusive, fair and just for all and will make essential reading for students, researchers, practitioners and policy makers
   
Obama and the Biracial Factor: The Battle for a New American Majority.
  Jolivette, Andrew J./ 9781447301011/ Price:£ 70.00
 
Since the election in 2008 of Barack Obama to the Presidency of the United States there have been a plethora of books, films, and articles about the role of race in the election of the first person of color to the White House. None of these works though delves into the intricacies of Mr. Obama's biracial background and what it means. Obama and the Biracial Factor is the first book to explore the significance of mixed-race identity as a key factor in the election of President Obama and examines the sociological and political relationship between race, power, and public policy in the United States with an emphasis on public discourse and ethnic representation in his election . Jolivette and his co-authors bring biracial identity and multiraciality to forefront of our understanding of racial projects since his election. Additionally the authors assert the salience of mixed-race identity in U.S. policy and the on-going impact of the media and popular culture on the development, implementation, and interpretation of government policy and ethnic relations in the U.S. and globally. Obama and the Biracial Factor speaks to a wide array of academic disciplines ranging from political science and public policy to sociology and ethnic studies.
   
Transitions to Parenthood in Europe: A Comparative Life Course Perspective.
  Ann Nilsen/ 9781847428646/ Price:£ 77.99
 
This book takes a life course perspective, analysing and comparing the biographies of mothers and fathers in seven European countries in context. Based on an innovative, cross-national EU study, it examines the ways in which working parents negotiate the transition to parenthood and attempt to find a 'work-life balance'. Using in-depth qualitative biographical data, the book offers a deep understanding of working parents' real lives by locating them within diverse national, workplace and family contexts. It provides rich insights into how policies and practices at the institutional level play out in individual and family lives, how they shape the decisions during both transition phases and in parents' daily experiences of juggling work and family life. It highlights some difficult and complex issues about the sustainability of contemporary working practices for bringing up children that are highly relevant in times of economic retrenchment. 'Transitions to parenthood in Europe' will be of interest to an academic readership at all levels of the social sciences, as well as employers, managers, trade unions and policy makers.
   
Trusting on the Edge: Managing Uncertainty and Vulnerability in the Midst of Serious Mental Health Problems.
  Brown, Patrick/ 9781847428899/ Price:£ 77.99
 
Trust is fundamental to everyday interactions and the functioning of society. How trust develops, or fails to develop, within contexts of severe mental illness is a pertinent topic for social scientists and healthcare professionals, not simply because it is an under-researched area but because heightened uncertainty and amplified vulnerability amidst psychosis represent a crucible of the conditions where trust becomes relevant. Grounded in research within this crucible, this book explores a number of questions which are central to contemporary theoretical debates around the nature of trust. The authors link these abstract concerns to empirical analysis, involving interviews with service-users, practitioners and managers. This book will appeal to anyone interested in the concept of trust, including social science researchers and students, as well as practitioners, managers and policy makers working with vulnerable people.
   
Migrants and Their Money: Surviving Financial Exclusion.
  Datta, Kavita/ 9781847428431/ Price:£ 77.99
 
This original and topical book tells the untold stories of migrants' experiences of, and responses to, financial exclusion in London. Breaking important new ground, it offers an insight into migrants' lives which is often overlooked, yet is increasingly vital for their broader integration into advanced financialised societies.Adopting a holistic focus, Migrants and their Money investigates migrants' complex financial lives which extend far beyond remittance sending, exploring their banking, saving, credit and debt related practices. It highlights how migrants negotiate the complex financial landscape they encounter and the diverse formal and informal ways in which they manage their money in the financial capital of the world. Drawing upon a rich evidence base, this book will be of particular interest to academics, local authorities, policy makers and the financial services industry.
   
Migration and Welfare in the New Europe: Social Protection and the Challenges of Integration.
  Carmel, Emma/ 9781847426437/ Price:£ 27.99
 
This book provides innovative insights into one of the most controversial and important subjects of the 21st century: migration and social integration. Empirically, the volume offers comprehensive grounding in the relationships between migration, migration policies and social protection/inclusion in the enlarged European Union and its member states. Theoretically, the collection moves the debate on migration and integration policies onto new terrain. It explains how policies in this field are produced by institutional frameworks, political strategy, and contingent responses to events, but that these are themselves shaped by emotions, discourses, narratives, formal and informal aspects of governance. With contributions from leading international experts, the book can be used by academics and professionals as well as by undergraduate and postgraduate students.
   
The Puzzle of Left-handedness.
  Smits, Rik/ 9781780230436/ Price:£ 15.00
 
But apart from folklore and myth, the notions of left and right have a real and deep influence on the way we experience the world. These influences show up everywhere, from engineering and architecture to music, painting, photography, film and comics. This book shows how, contrary to what many might think, left-handers can write just as well as the rest of us, and explores how and why we came to prefer one hand over the other and how left- and right-handedness are represented in the brain. The greatest puzzle is why in every country one in ten people favours the left hand. It is a mystery as yet largely unsolved, whose solution may very well lie in the secrets of twinning. The Puzzle of Left-handedness is an enlightening and entertaining odyssey through the enigmas and paradoxes, theories and experiments surrounding the left-handed among us.
   
A Brief History of Nakedness.
  Carr-Gomm, Philip/ 9781780230221/ Price:£ 16.95
 
Book Cover In A Brief History of Nakedness, Philip Carr-Gomm traces our preoccupation with nudity in three distinct areas of human endeavour: religion, politics and popular culture. Rather than study the history of the fine-art nude, or detail the ways in which the naked body has been denigrated or imprisoned, this book explores new territory – revealing the ways in which religious teachers, politicians, protestors and cultural icons have used nudity to enlighten or empower themselves, or simply to entertain us.
   
Learning for Sustainability in Times of Accelerating Change.
  Wals, Arjen E./ 9789086862030/ Price:EUR 69.00
 
Book Cover This book implies a 'culture of critical commitment' in educational thinking and practice - engaged enough to make a real difference to social-ecological resilience and sustainability but reflexively critical enough to learn constantly from experience and to keep options open in working for a sustainability transformation. From the Afterword by Stephen Sterling, Professor of Sustainability Education, Centre for Sustainable Futures, Plymouth University, United Kingdom.
   
Sacred Science?: On Science and Its Interrelations With Religious Worldviews.
  Oyen, Simen A./ 9789086861965/ Price:EUR 42.00
 
Science and religion are often viewed as dichotomies. But although our contemporary society is often perceived as a rationalization process, we still need broad, metaphysical beliefs outside of what can be proven empirically. Rituals and symbols remain at the core of modern life. Do our concepts of science and religion require revitalization? Can science itself be considered a religion, a belief, or an ideology? Science's authority and prestige allows for little in the way of alternate approaches not founded in empirical science. It is not unusual to believe that technology and science will solve the world's fundamental problems. Has truth been colonized by science? Have scientific disciplines become so specialized and "operationally closed" that they have constructed barriers to other disciplines as well as the general public? The writers of this book set out to investigate whether the symbols of academia may in some cases take on a quality of sacrality, whether the rule of experts can be said to have the character of a "priesthood of knowledge", whether religion has a place in scientific contexts, and a selection of other questions concerning science and its relations to religious belief.
   
Mixed Communities: Gentrification by Stealth?
  Bridge, Gary/ 9781847424921/ Price:£ 26.99
 
Book Cover Encouraging neighbourhood social mix has been a major goal of urban policy and planning in a number of different countries. This book draws together a range of case studies by international experts to assess the impacts of social mix policies and the degree to which they might represent gentrification by stealth. The contributions consider the range of social mix initiatives in different countries across the globe and their relationship to wider social, economic and urban change. The book combines understandings of social mix from the perspectives of researchers, policy makers and planners and the residents of the communities themselves. Mixed Communities also draws out more general lessons from these international comparisons - theoretically, empirically and for urban policy. It will be highly relevant for urban researchers and students, policy makers and practitioners alike.
   
Benchmarking Muslim Well-Being in Europe: Reducing Disparities and Polarizations.
  Jackson, Pamela I./ 9781847428875/ Price:£ 72.99
 
This highly topical book aims to undermine unsubstantiated myths by examining Muslim integration in Germany, France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, states which dominate the debate on minority integration and the practice of Muslim religious traditions. These nations have a range of alternative relationships between religion and the state, as well as strategies for coordinating individuals' ethnic and state identities. Using the European Parliament's benchmarking guidelines, surveys and other non-official data, the authors find that in some areas Muslims are in fact more integrated than popularly assumed and suggest that, instead of failing to integrate, Muslims find their access to integration blocked in ways that reduce their life chances in the societies in which they are now permanent residents. The book will have an impact on research and policy especially with the commencement of the EU-wide integration benchmarking effort and will be an excellent resource for researchers, academics and policy makers.
   
Gender Equality in the Welfare State?
  Pascall, Gillian/ 9781847426659/ Price:£ 70.00
 
The relationship between gender and welfare states is of key importance in understanding welfare states and gender equality and inequality. Western welfare states of the post-war era were built on assumptions about gender difference: they treated men as breadwinners and women as carers. Now governments are committed in principle to gender equality. But how far have they come from male breadwinner assumptions to gender equality assumptions? How much do gender differences continue in UK social policy and social practice? The book analyses the male breadwinner model in terms of power, employment, care, time and income, providing a framework for chapters which ask about policies and practices for gender equality in each of these. This new approach to analysis of gender equality in social welfare contextualises national policies and debates within comparative theoretical analysis and data, making the volume interesting to a wide audience.
   
The Immigrant War: A Global Movement against Discrimination and Exploitation.
  Longhi, Vittorio/ 9781447305880/ Price:£ 20.99
 
Book Cover The abuse of Asian workers in the oil-rich Gulf countries, the trafficking of undocumented latinos at the US border, the exploitation of African sans papiers in France and the attacks on Sub-Saharan farmhands by the mob in Italy. All these events show how migrants, especially those without legal documents, can be an easy target for violence and discrimination, often with impunity. At least, until they decide to fight back. In this original, accessible book, Vittorio Longhi, a journalist who specialises in international labour matters, describes an emerging phenomenon of social conflict, in which migrants are not conceived as passive victims of exploitation. Instead they are portrayed as conscious, vital social actors who are determined to organise and claim better rights. With a global perspective, The immigrant war highlights the 'struggle for human rights, citizenship and equality', in the context of a policy vacuum within the international community towards migration. He demonstrates how these emerging conflicts can break the chain of exploitation and contribute to rethinking failing migration policies and the role of migrants in contemporary societies. The book will be of interest to labour and migration specialists, students of social sciences, trade unionists and human rights activists, as well as a general readership interested in migration.
   
Poverty and Insecurity: Life in Low-Pay, No-Pay Britain.
  Shildrick, Tracy/ 9781847429100/ Price:£ 28.99
 
Book Cover How do men and women get by in times and places where opportunities for standard employment have drastically reduced? Are we witnessing the growth of a new class, the 'Precariat', where people exist without predictability or security in their lives? What effects do flexible and insecure forms of work have on material and psychological well-being? This book is the first of its kind to examine the relationship between social exclusion, poverty and the labour market. It challenges long-standing and dominant myths about 'the workless' and 'the poor', by exploring close-up the lived realities of life in low-pay, no-pay Britain. Work may be 'the best route out of poverty' sometimes but for many people getting a job can be just a turn in the cycle of recurrent poverty - and of long-term churning between low-skilled 'poor work' and unemployment. Based on unique qualitative, life-history research with a 'hard-to-reach group' of younger and older people, men and women, the book shows how poverty and insecurity have now become the defining features of working life for many.
   
Poverty and Insecurity: Life in Low-Pay, No-Pay Britain.
  Shildrick, Tracy/ 9781847429117/ Price:£ 77.99
 
How do men and women get by in times and places where opportunities for standard employment have drastically reduced? Are we witnessing the growth of a new class, the 'Precariat', where people exist without predictability or security in their lives? What effects do flexible and insecure forms of work have on material and psychological well-being? This book is the first of its kind to examine the relationship between social exclusion, poverty and the labour market. It challenges long-standing and dominant myths about ‘the workless’ and ‘the poor’, by exploring close-up the lived realities of life in low-pay, no-pay Britain. Work may be ‘the best route out of poverty’ sometimes but for many people getting a job can be just a turn in the cycle of recurrent poverty – and of long-term churning between low-skilled ‘poor work’ and unemployment. Based on unique qualitative, life-history research with a 'hard-to-reach group' of younger and older people, men and women, the book shows how poverty and insecurity have now become the defining features of working life for many.
   
From Transmitted Deprivation to Social Exclusion: Policy, Poverty, and Parenting.
  Welshman, John/ 9781447305866/ Price:£ 26.99
 
The book explores the content and background to Sir Keith Joseph's famous 'cycle of deprivation' speech in 1972, examining his own personality and family background, his concern with 'problem families', and the wider policy context of the early 1970s. With this background, the book explores New Labour's approach to child poverty, initiatives such as Sure Start, the influence of research on inter-generational continuities, and its stance on social exclusion. The author argues that, while earlier writers have acknowledged the intellectual debt that New Labour owed to Joseph, and noted similarities between their policy approaches to child poverty and earlier debates, more recent attempts to tackle social exclusion, by both the Labour and Coalition Governments, mean that these continuities are now more striking than ever before. With a new Preface for the paperback edition, From transmitted deprivation to social exclusion is the only book-length treatment of this important but neglected strand of the history of social policy. It will be of interest to students and researchers working on contemporary history, social policy, political science, public policy, sociology, and public health.
   
Ferraris for All: In Defence of Economic Progress.
  Ben-Ami, Daniel/ 9781847423450/ Price:£ 9.99
 
The growth of the economy and the spread of prosperity are increasingly seen as problematic rather than positive - a trend Daniel Ben-Ami has termed 'growth scepticism'. Prosperity is accused of encourage greed, damaging the environment, causing unhappiness and widening social inequalities. Ferraris for all: A defence of economic progress is a rejoinder to the growth sceptics. Using examples from a range of countries, including the US, the author argues that society as a whole benefits from greater affluence. Action is needed - but to increase abundance and spread it worldwide, not to limit prosperity, as the sceptics would have it. The lively and provocative hardback edition was published to widespread coverage in 2010, and triggered debate and dissent in equal measure.
   
ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY: A Responsibility for All.
  Gresens, Mary/ 9780985569853/ Price:US$ 24.00
 
The moral aspect of environmental sustainability has yet to be adequately addressed with regard to the passenger car sector. Almost all aspects of this industry involve decisions in which trade-offs are made between needs and wants. This book maintains that we all, as human beings, have a binding and inter-generational moral duty to ensure the availability of those natural resources necessary for human existence.
   
THE SENTENCING OF CHILDREN: Professional Work and Perspectives.
  Travers, Max/ 9780985569877/ Price:US$ 26.00
 
This book provides a detailed description of how professional groups collaborate in reaching sentencing decisions in children’s courts. Even when it does not lead to riots or looting, the problem of youth crime continues to concern welfare and justice professionals across the developed world. Following in the tradition of ethnographers, such as Aaron Cicourel and Robert Emerson, this book provides a detailed description of how professional groups collaborate in reaching sentencing decisions in children’s courts. Based on observation of hearings in the three Australian states of Tasmania, Victoria and New South Wales, it describes the practical considerations in sentencing minor, and repeat offenders, and the mitigating factors that influence magistrates. These include economic circumstances, family problems and psychological difficulties, but also youthfulness itself. The study conveys the immense institutional effort spent in trying to reduce or contain the problem of youth offending in a developed, well-ordered society, which we largely take for granted. It supplies a well-documented insight into what actually happens inside children's courts, and the challenges in addressing youth offending.
   
The Italians Of New York.
  Molinari, Maurizio/ 9780985569808/ Price:US$ 26.00
 
This book offers an overview of generations of Italians in the Big Apple, weaving together numerous stories from different epochs and different backgrounds. From the Introduction: “If you want to learn something about Italian creativity, come to New York. Here, you will find the pride of flying the Italian colors at the Fifth Avenue Columbus Day Parade, the American patriotism of those who perished at Ground Zero, the courage of firefighters and marines on the frontline of the war against terrorism, the babel of dialects at the Arthur Avenue market, portrayals of social change in the writings of Gay Talese, stories of successful business ventures on the TV shows of Maria Bartiromo and Charles Gasparino, political passion in the battles of Mario Cuomo and Rudy Giuliani, creative imagination in the works of Gaetano Pesce, Renzo Piano and Matteo Pericoli, and provocation in the attire of Lady Gaga… The Midtown top managers, whoarrived in the past twenty years, operate in the XXI century, while on Fresh Pond Road in Ridgewood the panelle are still prepared according to the Sicilian recipes transmitted from one generation to the next.”
   
Adolescent-to-Parent Abuse: Current Understandings in Research, Policy and Practice.
  Holt, Amanda/ 9781447300557/ Price:£ 26.99
 
Book Cover While much has been written about the problematic behaviour of young people and their families, there has been silence on the problem of young people behaving abusively towards their parents, which may take the form of physical, economic and/or emotional abuse. This is the first academic book to focus on adolescent-to-parent abuse and brings together international research and practice literature and combines it with original research to identify and critique current understandings in research, policy and practice. It discusses what we know about parents' experiences of adolescent-to-parent abuse and critically examines how it has been explained from psychological, sociological and sociocultural perspectives. It also outlines how policymakers and practitioners can usefully respond to the problem. This unique book adopts a range of theoretical and practice perspectives. Written in an accessible style, it is an essential tool for academics, policymakers and professionals with an interest in domestic violence, child protection and youth offending.
   
Adolescent-to-Parent Abuse: Current Understandings in Research, Policy and Practice.
  Holt, Amanda/ 9781447300564/ Price:£ 72.99
 
Book Cover While much has been written about the problematic behaviour of young people and their families, there has been silence on the problem of young people behaving abusively towards their parents, which may take the form of physical, economic and/or emotional abuse. This is the first academic book to focus on adolescent-to-parent abuse and brings together international research and practice literature and combines it with original research to identify and critique current understandings in research, policy and practice. It discusses what we know about parents' experiences of adolescent-to-parent abuse and critically examines how it has been explained from psychological, sociological and sociocultural perspectives. It also outlines how policymakers and practitioners can usefully respond to the problem. This unique book adopts a range of theoretical and practice perspectives. Written in an accessible style, it is an essential tool for academics, policymakers and professionals with an interest in domestic violence, child protection and youth offending.
   
Research and Evaluation for Busy Practitioners: A Time-Saving Guide.
  Kara, Helen/ 9781447301158/ Price:£ 23.99
 
More and more people working in public services have to do research on top of their main jobs. This can include workplace research, such as evaluation, audit, training needs analysis or satisfaction surveys, or research for a professional development qualification such as diploma, master's degree or PhD. Unlike most how-to books that treat research as if it exists in isolation, this book will show you how to juggle research, work, family, and social life. Based on interviews with practitioners from health, education, social care, criminal justice, government and the third sector, as well as the author's extensive experience, it provides a wealth of practical information and tips to save you time, effort and stress. This book is for anyone in the public or third sector, an independent research organisation or academia, who wants to know how to do research on top of their main job and still have a life.
   
Research and Evaluation for Busy Practitioners: A Time-Saving Guide.
  Kara, Helen/ 9781447301165/ Price:£ 72.99
 
More and more people working in public services have to do research on top of their main jobs. This can include workplace research, such as evaluation, audit, training needs analysis or satisfaction surveys, or research for a professional development qualification such as diploma, master's degree or PhD. Unlike most how-to books that treat research as if it exists in isolation, this book will show you how to juggle research, work, family, and social life. Based on interviews with practitioners from health, education, social care, criminal justice, government and the third sector, as well as the author's extensive experience, it provides a wealth of practical information and tips to save you time, effort and stress. This book is for anyone in the public or third sector, an independent research organisation or academia, who wants to know how to do research on top of their main job and still have a life.
   
Community Research for Participation: From Theory to Method.
  Goodson, Lisa/ 9781847424358/ Price:£ 28.99
 
This book bridges a major gap in knowledge by considering, through a range of reflexive chapters from different disciplinary backgrounds, both theoretical and practical issues relating to community research methodologies. The international contributors consider a number of key epistemological, ontological and methodological questions. They explore what community peer research means in a range of settings, for a range of people, for the quality of data and subsequent findings, and for the production of rigorous social research. The collection will also stimulate thinking about how methodological advancement can be made in the field. It is the first book of its kind to combine practical and methodological reflections with clearly presented recommendations about how the approach can be used. Presenting the latest thinking in the field and providing summaries, case studies and review questions, 'Community research for participation' will be invaluable to students, researchers, academics and practitioners who aim to place community members at the centre of their research.
   
Community Research for Participation: From Theory to Method.
  Goodson, Lisa/ 9781847424365/ Price:£ 77.99
 
This book bridges a major gap in knowledge by considering, through a range of reflexive chapters from different disciplinary backgrounds, both theoretical and practical issues relating to community research methodologies. The international contributors consider a number of key epistemological, ontological and methodological questions. They explore what community peer research means in a range of settings, for a range of people, for the quality of data and subsequent findings, and for the production of rigorous social research. The collection will also stimulate thinking about how methodological advancement can be made in the field. It is the first book of its kind to combine practical and methodological reflections with clearly presented recommendations about how the approach can be used. Presenting the latest thinking in the field and providing summaries, case studies and review questions, 'Community research for participation' will be invaluable to students, researchers, academics and practitioners who aim to place community members at the centre of their research.
   
Biography and Turning Points in Europe and America.
  Hackstaff, Karla B./ 9781847428608/ Price:£ 77.99
 
This sociological collection advances the argument that the concept of a "turning point" expands our understanding of life experiences from a descriptive to a deeper and more abstract level of analysis. It addresses the conceptual issue of what distinguishes turning points from life transitions in general and raises crucial questions about the application of turning points as a biographical research method. Biography and turning points in Europe and America is all the more distinctive and significant due to its broad empirical database. The anthology includes authors from ten different countries, providing a number of contexts for thinking about how turning points relate to constructions of meaning shaped by globalization and by cultural and structural meanings unique to each country. The book will be useful across a wide range of social sciences and particularly valuable for researchers needing a stronger theoretical base for biographical work.
   
VA05-377 Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Major Social Theorists, The., 2-Vols/Set.
  Ritzer, George/ 9781444330786/ Price:US$ 457.00
 
Book Cover Reflecting emerging research and ongoing reassessments of social theory, The Wiley- Blackwell Companion to Major Social Theorists offers significant updates and revisions to the original Blackwell Companion published a decade ago. Volume 1 •Features updates and revisions to all essays from origi