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Sociology

  • William H. Whyte's The Organization Man

    1st Edition

    By Nikki Springer

    William Whyte’s core idea in The Organization Man is that the Protestant Ethic that characterized financial and personal success in American history had been replaced in modern times by the Social Ethic. This stressed the group as the source of creativity and emphasized that the greatest need of…

    Paperback – 2018-05-15
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  • Culture's Consequences

    Comparing Values, Behaviors, Institutes and Organizations across Nations, 1st Edition

    By Katherine Erdman

    The Dutch anthropologist Geert Hofstede is recognized as a pioneer in the fields of international management and social psychology – and his work is a perfect example of the ways in which interpretative skills can help solve problems and provide the foundation for strong thinking and understanding…

    Paperback – 2018-02-21
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  • Centuries of Childhood

    1st Edition

    By Eva-Marie Prag, Joseph Tendler

    In Centuries of Childhood, the French historian Philippe Aries offers a fundamentally fresh interpretation of what childhood is and what the institution means for society at large. Aries's core idea is that ‘childhood,’ as we understand it today – a special time that requires special efforts and…

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  • The Old Social Classes And The Revolutionary Movements Of Iraq

    1st Edition

    By Dale J. Stahl

    How do you solve a problem like understanding Iraq? For Hanna Batatu, the solution to this conundrum lay in generating alternative possibilities that effectively side-stepped the conventional wisdom of the time. Historians had long held that Iraq – like other artificial creations of ex-colonial…

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  • Pierre Bourdieu's Outline of a Theory of Practice

    1st Edition

    By Rodolfo Maggio

    In Outline of a Theory of Practice, Bourdieu questions the preeminent ideas of social anthropologists such as Levi-Strauss who stressed the structural principles governing human action rather than the actions themselves and, Bourdieu asserts, doesn’t account for all observable nuances of behaviour.…

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  • Amartya Sen's Inequality Re-Examined

    1st Edition

    By Elise Klein

    Amartya Sen’s Inequality Re-examined is a seminal text setting out a theory to evaluate social arrangements and inequality. By asking the question, ‘equality of what’?, Sen shows that (in)equality should be assessed as human freedom; for people to have the ability to pursue and achieve goals they…

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  • Homeward Bound

    American Families in the Cold War Era, 1st Edition

    By Jarrod Homer

    Elaine Tyler May’s 1988 Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era is a ground-breaking piece of historical and cultural analysis that uses its findings to build a strong argument for its author’s view of the course of modern US history. The aim of May’s study is to trace the links…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
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  • The Death and Life of Great American Cities

    1st Edition

    By Martin Fuller, Ryan Moore

    Despite having no formal training in urban planning, Jane Jacobs deftly explores the strengths and weaknesses of policy arguments put forward by American urban planners in the era after World War II. They believed that the efficient movement of cars was of more value in the development of US cities…

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  • Discipline and Punish

    1st Edition

    By Meghan Kallman, Rachele Dini

    Michel Foucault is famous as one of the 20th-century’s most innovative thinkers – and his work on Discipline and Punish was so original and offered models so useful to other scholars that the book now ranks among the most influential academic works ever published. Foucault’s aim is to trace the way…

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  • The Prison Notebooks

    1st Edition

    By Lorenzo Fusaro, Jason Xidias

    Antonio Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks is a remarkable work, not only because it was written in jail as the Italian Marxist thinker fell victim to political oppression in his home country, but also because it shows his impressive analytical ability. First published in 1948, 11 years after Gramsci’s…

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  • Revolution and Rebellion in the Early Modern World

    1st Edition

    By Etienne Stockland

    Understanding why revolutions take place when they do, and as they do, is important in itself. Understanding how they are rooted in the societies they upend – and the ways in which those societies share crucial similarities – is arguably even more so. The enduring influence of Jack Goldstone's…

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  • The Souls of Black Folk

    1st Edition

    By Jason Xidias

    W.E.B Du Bois’ The Souls of Black Folk is a seminal work in the field of sociology, a classic of American literature – and a solid example of carefully-structured reasoning. One of the most important texts ever written on racism and black identity in America, the work contains powerful arguments…

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  • States and Social Revolutions

    A Comparative Analysis of France, Russia, and China, 1st Edition

    By Riley Quinn

    Many people want to understand what revolutions are and – especially – how they come about, from the academics who study them to the states that wish to prevent (or, in some cases, provoke) them. But it is arguably the US scholar Theda Skocpol who has done most to create a viable model of…

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  • The Human Side of Enterprise

    1st Edition

    By Stoyan Stoyanov, Monique Diderich

    What makes a good manager? Though we can probably all point to someone we think of as a good manager, what precisely makes them so good at their job is a complex question – and one central to good business organization. Management scholar Douglas McGregor’s seminal 1960 book The Human Side of…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
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  • The Lonely Crowd

    The Lonely Crowd: A Study of the Changing American Character, 1st Edition

    By Jarrod Homer

    David Riesman’s The Lonely Crowd: A Study in the Changing American Character is one of the best-known books in the history of sociology – holding a mirror up to contemporary America and showing the nation its own character as it had never seen it before. Its success is a testament to Riesman’s…

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  • The Wretched of the Earth

    1st Edition

    By Riley Quinn

    Frantz Fanon is one of the most important figures in the history of what is now known as postcolonial studies – the field that examines the meaning and impacts of European colonialism across the world. Born in the French colony of Martinique, Fanon worked as a psychiatrist in Algeria, another…

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  • The Sociological Imagination

    1st Edition

    By Ismael Puga, Robert Easthope

    C. Wright Mills’s 1959 book The Sociological Imagination is widely regarded as one of the most influential works of post-war sociology. At its heart, the work is a closely reasoned argument about the nature and aims of sociology, one that sets out a manifesto and roadmap for the field. Its wide…

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  • Black Skin, White Masks

    1st Edition

    By Rachele Dini

    Frantz Fanon’s explosive Black Skin, White Masks is a merciless exposé of the psychological damage done by colonial rule across the world. Using Fanon’s incisive analytical abilities to expose the consequences of colonialism on the psyches of colonized peoples, it is both a crucial text in…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
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  • History of Sexuality

    1st Edition

    By Rachele Dini, Chiara Briganti

    Michel Foucault is famous as one of the 20th-century’s most innovative and wide-ranging thinkers. The qualities that made him one of the most-read and influential theorists of the modern age find full expression in  History of Sexuality, the last project Foucault was able to complete before…

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  • On Suicide

    1st Edition

    By Robert Easthope

    Emile Durkheim’s 1897 On Suicide is widely recognized as one of the foundational classic texts of sociology. It is also one that shows the degree to which strong interpretative skills can often provide the bedrock for high-level analysis. Durkheim's aim was to analyse the nature of suicide in the…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
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  • The New Jim Crow

    Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, 1st Edition

    By Ryan Moore

    Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness is an unflinching dissection of the racial biases built into the American prison system. Named after the laws that enforced racial segregation in the southern United States until the mid-1960s, The New Jim Crow…

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  • The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

    1st Edition

    By Sebastian Guzman, James Hill

    The German sociologist Max Weber is considered to be one of the founding fathers of sociology, and ranks among the most influential writers of the 20th-century. His most famous book, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, is a masterpiece of sociological analysis whose power is based on…

    Paperback – 2017-07-03
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