• Crime Control As Industry: Towards Gulags, Western Style book cover

    Crime Control As Industry

    Towards Gulags, Western Style

    By Nils Christie

    Crime Control As Industry, translated into many languages, is a modern classic of criminology and sociology. Nils Christie, one of the leading criminologists of his era, argues that crime control, rather than crime itself is the real danger for our future. Prison populations, especially in Russia…

    Paperback – 2016-09-28
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  • Sanity, Madness and the Family book cover

    Sanity, Madness and the Family

    By R.D Laing, Aaron Esterson

    In the late 1950s the psychiatrist R.D.Laing and psychoanalyst Aaron Esterson spent five years interviewing eleven families of female patients diagnosed as 'schizophrenic'. Sanity, Madness and the Family is the result of their work. Eleven vivid case studies, often dramatic and disturbing, reveal…

    Paperback – 2016-09-22
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  • The Philosophy of Money book cover

    The Philosophy of Money

    By Georg Simmel

    Edited by David Frisby

    With a new foreword by Charles Lemert 'Its greatness...lies in ceaseless and varied use of the money form to unearth and conceptually reveal incommensurabilities of all kinds, in social reality fully as much as in thought itself.' - Fredric Jameson In The Philosophy of Money, Georg Simmel puts…

    Paperback – 2011-04-04
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  • Folk Devils and Moral Panics book cover

    Folk Devils and Moral Panics

    By Stanley Cohen

    'Richly documented and convincingly presented' -- New Society Mods and Rockers, skinheads, video nasties, designer drugs, bogus asylum seeks and hoodies. Every era has its own moral panics. It was Stanley Cohen’s classic account, first published in the early 1970s and regularly revised, that…

    Paperback – 2011-04-04
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  • Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste book cover

    Distinction

    A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste

    By Pierre Bourdieu

    No judgement of taste is innocent - we are all snobs. Pierre Bourdieu’s Distinction brilliantly illuminates the social pretentions of the middle classes in the modern world, focusing on the tastes and preferences of the French bourgeoisie. First published in 1979, the book is at once a vast…

    Paperback – 2010-03-12
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  • Keeping Faith: Philosophy and Race in America book cover

    Keeping Faith

    Philosophy and Race in America

    By Cornel West

    'The sheer range of West's interests and insights is staggering and exemplary: he appears equally comfortable talking about literature, ethics, art, jurisprudence, religion, and popular-cultural forms.' - Artforum Keeping Faith is a rich, moving and deeply personal collection of essays from one of…

    Paperback – 2008-09-11
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  • Reel to Real: Race, Sex and Class at the Movies book cover

    Reel to Real

    Race, Sex and Class at the Movies

    By bell hooks

    Movies matter – that is the message of  Reel to Real, bell hooks’ classic collection of essays on film. They matter on a personal level, providing us with unforgettable moments, even life-changing experiences and they can confront us, too, with the most profound social issues of race, sex and…

    Paperback – 2008-09-11
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  • Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment book cover

    Black Feminist Thought

    Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment

    By Patricia Hill Collins

    In spite of the double burden of racial and gender discrimination, African-American women have developed a rich intellectual tradition that is not widely known. In Black Feminist Thought, originally published in 1990, Patricia Hill Collins set out to explore the words and ideas of Black feminist…

    Paperback – 2008-09-11
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  • The Idea of a Social Science and Its Relation to Philosophy book cover

    The Idea of a Social Science and Its Relation to Philosophy

    By Peter Winch

    In the fiftieth anniversary of this book’s first release, Winch’s argument remains as crucial as ever. Originally published in 1958, The Idea of a Social Science and Its Relation to Philosophy was a landmark exploration of the social sciences, written at a time when that field was still young and…

    Paperback – 2007-09-03
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  • The Family and Individual Development book cover

    The Family and Individual Development

    By D. W. Winnicott

    The Family and Individual Development represents a decade of writing from a thinker who was at the peak of his powers as perhaps the leading post-war figure in developmental psychiatry. In these pages, Winnicott chronicles the complex inner lives of human beings, from the first encounter between…

    Paperback – 2006-09-04
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  • Natural Symbols: Explorations in Cosmology book cover

    Natural Symbols

    Explorations in Cosmology, 3rd Edition

    By Professor Mary Douglas, Mary Douglas

    One of the most important works of modern anthropology. Written against the backdrop of the student uprisings of the late 1960s, the book took seriously the revolutionary fervour of the times, but instead of seeking to destroy the rituals and symbols that can govern and oppress, Mary Douglas saw…

    Paperback – 2003-08-14
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  • The Birth of the Clinic book cover

    The Birth of the Clinic

    3rd Edition

    By Michel Foucault

    In this remarkable book Michel Foucault, one of the most influential thinkers of recent times, calls us to look critically at specific historical events in order to uncover new layers of significance. In doing so, he challenges our assumptions not only about history, but also about the nature of…

    Paperback – 2003-04-24
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