The New Sociology

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  • The Body and Everyday Life book cover

    The Body and Everyday Life

    By Helen Thomas

    In recent years, there has been an explosion of interest in the contemporary social study of the body which has raised important theoretical and methodological questions regarding traditional social and cultural analysis. It has also generated corporeal theories that highlight the fluid, shifting,…

    Paperback – 2013-04-18
    The New Sociology

  • Risk, Vulnerability and Everyday Life book cover

    Risk, Vulnerability and Everyday Life

    By Iain Wilkinson

    It is now sociological common sense to declare that, in everyday life, large numbers of people approach matters of work, family life, trust and friendship with 'risk' constantly in mind. This book, provides an introductory overview and critical assessment of this phenomenon. Iain Wilkinson outlines…

    Paperback – 2009-07-03
    The New Sociology

  • Self-Identity and Everyday Life book cover

    Self-Identity and Everyday Life

    By Harvie Ferguson

    'Identity' and 'selfhood' are terms routinely used throughout the human sciences that seek to analyze and describe the character of everyday life and experience. Yet these terms are seldom defined or used with any precision, and scant regard is paid to the historical and cultural context in which…

    Paperback – 2009-04-03
    The New Sociology

  • Gender and Everyday Life book cover

    Gender and Everyday Life

    By Mary Holmes

    Why are we so insistent that women and men are different? This introduction to gender provides a fascinating, readable exploration of how society divides people into feminine women and masculine men. Gender and Everyday Life explores gender as a way of seeing women and men as not just…

    Paperback – 2008-08-07
    The New Sociology

  • Globalization and Everyday Life book cover

    Globalization and Everyday Life

    By Larry Ray

    Globalization and Everyday Life provides an accessible account of globalization by developing two themes in particular. First, globalization is an outcome of structural and cultural processes that manifest in different ways in economy, politics, culture and organizations. So the globalized world is…

    Paperback – 2007-05-24
    The New Sociology

  • Ethnicity and Everyday Life book cover

    Ethnicity and Everyday Life

    By Christian Karner

    Mixing theories of the everyday with a wide range of case studies, this book explains the 'character' of ethnicity, from being a political tool of exclusion, to a source of meaning and solidarity, and the relationship between culture, power and identity. Combining theories of the everyday with…

    Paperback – 2007-02-22
    The New Sociology

  • Community and Everyday Life book cover

    Community and Everyday Life

    By Graham Day

    'Community' continues to be a persistent theme in political, philosophical and policy debates. The idea of community poses fundamental questions about social inclusion and exclusion, particular versus general interests, identity and belonging. As well as extensive theoretical literature in the…

    Paperback – 2006-06-01
    The New Sociology

  • Culture and Everyday Life book cover

    Culture and Everyday Life

    By David Inglis

    Culture is unquestionably a central topic in the contemporary social sciences. In order to understand how people think, feel, value, act and express themselves, it is necessary to examine the cultures they create, and are in turn created by. Here, David Inglis shows how the study of culture can be…

    Paperback – 2005-08-25
    The New Sociology

  • Religion and Everyday Life book cover

    Religion and Everyday Life

    By Stephen Hunt

    This introductory text explores the historical and contemporary relevance of religion to social life, through an examination of practice and belief. Author Hunt reconsiders how theories and concepts are lived at the level of selfhood and cultural identity, through religious and spiritual belief. At…

    Paperback – 2005-05-05
    The New Sociology

  • The Body in Everyday Life book cover

    The Body in Everyday Life

    Edited by Sarah Nettleton, Jonathan Watson

    We all have a body, but how does it impact upon our day to day life? This book sets out to explore how ordinary women, men and children talk about their bodies, through four central themes:-* physical and emotional bodies* illness and disability* gender* ageing.A coherent collection of such…

    Paperback – 1998-05-28
    The New Sociology