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The Creolization Reader: Studies in Mixed Identities and Cultures

The Creolization Reader: Studies in Mixed Identities and Cultures

1st Edition

Robin Cohen, Paola Toninato
September 08, 2009

Increasingly, ‘creolization’ is used to analyse ‘cultural complexity’, 'cosmopolitanism’,‘hybridity’, ‘syncretism’ and ‘mixture’, prominent and growing characteristics of the global age. The Creolization Reader captures all these meanings. Attention to the ‘creolizing world’ has enormous potential...

Crime and Media: A Reader

Crime and Media: A Reader

1st Edition

Chris Greer
September 01, 2009

This engaging and timely collection gathers together for the first time key and classic readings in the ever-expanding area of crime and media. Comprizing a carefully distilled selection of the most important contributions to the field, Crime and Media: A Reader tackles a wide range of issues...

Theories of Race and Racism: A Reader

Theories of Race and Racism: A Reader

2nd Edition

Les Back, John Solomos
February 27, 2009

Theories of Race and Racism: A Reader is an important and innovative collection that brings together extracts from the work of scholars, both established and up and coming, who have helped to shape the study of race and racism as an historical and contemporary phenomenon. This second edition...

Emotions: A Social Science Reader

Emotions: A Social Science Reader

1st Edition

Monica Greco, Paul Stenner
December 01, 2008

Are emotions becoming more conspicuous in contemporary life? Are the social sciences undergoing an an 'affective turn'? This Reader gathers influential and contemporary work in the study of emotion and affective life from across the range of the social sciences. Drawing on both theoretical and...

Social Movements: A Reader

Social Movements: A Reader

1st Edition

VINCENZO RUGGIERO, Nicola Montagna
June 16, 2008

This timely Reader plays an important role in the field of social movements. It fills a significant gap by covering a number of connected areas within social studies. Responding to growing demand for interpretation and analysis of re-emerging social conflicts in the developed, as well as the...

Fashion Theory: A Reader

Fashion Theory: A Reader

1st Edition

Malcolm Barnard
May 03, 2007

From its beginnings in the fifteenth century, intensified interest in fashion and the study of fashion over the last thirty years has led to a vast and varied literature on the subject. This collection of essays surveys and contextualizes the ways in which a wide range of disciplines have used&...

The Body: A Reader

The Body: A Reader

1st Edition

Mariam Fraser, Monica Greco
October 28, 2004

The body has become an increasingly significant concept in recent years and this Reader offers a stimulating overview of the main topics, perspectives and theories surrounding the issue. This broad consideration of the body presents an engagement with a range of social concerns, from the processes...

The Information Society Reader

The Information Society Reader

1st Edition

with Raimo Blom, Erkki Karvonen, Harri Melin, Kaarle Nordenstreng, Ensio Puoskari, Frank Webster, Professor Frank Webster
November 27, 2003

There has been much debate over the idea of 'the information society'. Some thinkers have argued that information is becoming the key ordering principle in society, whereas others suggest that the rise of information has been overstated. Whatever the case, it cannot be denied that '...

Social Research Methods: A Reader

Social Research Methods: A Reader

1st Edition

Clive Seale
November 13, 2003

Bringing together many of the core classic and contemporary works in social and cultural research methods, this book gives students direct access to methodological debates and examples of practical research across the qualitative/quantitative divide. The book is designed to be used both as a...

The Sociology of Health and Illness: A Reader

The Sociology of Health and Illness: A Reader

1st Edition

Michael Bury, Jonathan Gabe
September 25, 2003

A wide-ranging collection of both classic writings and more recent articles in the sociology of health and illness, this reader is organized into the following sections: * health beliefs and knowledge* inequalities and patterning of health and illness* professional and patient interaction* chronic...

Gender: A Sociological Reader

Gender: A Sociological Reader

1st Edition

Stevi Jackson, Sue Scott
December 06, 2001

The first gender reader in UK to focus on sociological perspectives, this book offers students an informed overview of some of the most significant sociological work on gender produced over the last three decades. Edited by leading authorities, the readings cover both theoretical and empirical work...

Theories of Race and Racism: A Reader

Theories of Race and Racism: A Reader

1st Edition

Les Back, John Solomos
December 09, 1999

This comprehensive Reader brings together foundation work in the study of race and ethnicity and writings from many of the most exciting scholars today. It is divided into the following main sections: origins and transformations sociology, race and social theory racism and anti-Semitism...

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