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  1. Gender, Education and Employment

    Gender, Education and Employment

    Edited by Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Jan Skopek, Moris Triventi, Sandra Buchholz
    For much of the twentieth century, women lagged considerably behind men in their educational attainment. However, in recent decades, young women have become an important source of human capital for labor markets in modern societies, as well as potential competitors to the male workforce. This book asks whether or not women have been able to convert their educational success into gains on the labor market Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 161.00   Web: $ 144.90
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  2. Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Social Capital

    Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Social Capital

    Edited by Yaojun Li
    Social capital is fundamentally concerned with resources in social relations. This Handbook brings together leading scholars from around the world to address important questions on the determinants, manifestations and consequences of social capital. Combining cutting-edge theory and appropriate data and methods, it presents a challenge to both social capital researchers interested in explaining social inequality and to policy-makers with responsibility for designing effective measures for enhancing social cohesion. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 255.00   Web: $ 229.50
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  3. Corporate Power and Responsible Capitalism?

    Corporate Power and Responsible Capitalism?

    Bryn Jones
    In this important book, Bryn Jones uses insights from political economy, historical analysis and sociological concepts of the corporation, as a socially disembedded but political actor, to address concerns over the over-reach of Anglo-Saxon corporations. These firms are compared with their continental European and East Asian counterparts, both in their social and economic functions and their institutional structures. Jones then draws on alternative models proposed by advocates of CSR, cooperative enterprise and corporate democratisation, to argue for key reforms for corporations’ greater social accountability. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  4. The Financialization of the Firm

    The Financialization of the Firm

    Alexander Styhre
    The term ‘financialization’ denotes the general tendency in the advanced Western economies to allow a substantial proportion of taxable profits to accumulate in the finance industry. Alexander Styhre discusses the financialization of the firm in the period after 1980 and stresses how key managerial activities have been redefined on the basis of finance theory and free-market ideologies. This book critically examines the literature and the implications of financialization for organizations and the economy as a whole. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 125.00   Web: $ 112.50
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  5. Leadership in Spaces and Places

    Leadership in Spaces and Places

    Edited by Arja Ropo, Perttu Salovaara, Erika Sauer, Donatella De Paoli
    By combining new research on leadership and workspaces, Leadership in Spaces and Places argues for a radical reconceptualization of leadership. They argue leadership is not only about leaders themselves, but is also affected by the built environment. With contributions from both scholars and practitioners alike, the authors discuss leadership in six different contexts: • workspaces in change • open-office spaces • virtual workspaces • service spaces • cultural spaces • institutional spaces. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 133.00   Web: $ 119.70
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  6. Makeshift Work in a Changing Labour Market

    Makeshift Work in a Changing Labour Market

    Edited by Christina Garsten, Jessica Lindvert, Renita Thedvall
    In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, people who had never before had cause to worry about losing their jobs entered the ranks of the unemployed for the first time. In Sweden, the welfare state has been radically challenged and mass unemployment has become a reality in what used to be viewed as a model case for a full employment society. With an emphasis on Sweden in the context of transnational regulatory change, Makeshift Work in a Changing Labour Market discusses how the market mediates employment and moves on to explore the ways in which employees adjust to a new labour market. Focusing on the legibility, measurability and responsibility of jobseekers, the expert contributors of this book bring together an analysis of activation policy and new ways of organizing the mediation of work, with implications for the individual jobseeker. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 119.00   Web: $ 107.10
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  7. The Political Economy of Status

    The Political Economy of Status

    Theodore Koutsobinas
    In this timely book Theodore Koutsobinas explores the system of status markets and their social effects including inequality. He explains how media fascination with superstars and luxury consumption goods amplify positional concerns for all, distort the aspirations of the middle class and cause relative deprivation. Building on themes first identified by Veblen and Galbraith, Koutsobinas analyses extensively the behavioural evidence from modern interdisciplinary research and contributes constructively to a new genre of economic analysis. The Political Economy of Status compels us to consider seriously redistributive culture change policies targeted to assist the underprivileged. This book will be a valuable and lively reading resource for academics in various fields including economic theory, political economy, sociology, social psychology and cultural studies. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 125.00   Web: $ 112.50
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  8. Concerned Markets

    Concerned Markets

    Edited by Susi Geiger, Debbie Harrison, Hans Kjellberg, Alexandre Mallard
    When political, social, technological and economic interests, values, and perspectives interact, market order and performance become contentious issues of debate. Such ‘hot’ situations are becoming increasingly common and make for rich sites of research. With expert empirical contributions investigating the organization of such ‘concerned’ markets, this book is positioned at the centre of the rapidly growing area of interdisciplinary market studies. Markets investigated include those for palm oil, primary health care and functional foods. The authors also examine markets and environmental concerns as well as better market design for those at the bottom of the pyramid. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 133.00   Web: $ 119.70
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  9. The Political Economy of Ageing and Later Life

    The Political Economy of Ageing and Later Life

    Edited by Alan Walker, Liam Foster
    This timely new collection presents the most important and influential articles and papers on ageing and later life of the past half century. The editors examine policy creation and implementation, practice and critical gerontology including both feminist and international perspectives. Including an original introduction and key works not available in scholarly libraries, this is a critical assembly of work and will be of immense assistance to anyone looking to understand the consequences of our ageing population on society. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 336.00   Web: $ 302.40
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  10. Migration and Freedom

    Migration and Freedom

    Brad K. Blitz
    Migration and Freedom is a thorough and revealing exploration of the complex relationship between mobility and citizenship in the European area. Drawing upon over 170 interviews, it provides an original account of the opportunities and challenges associated with the rights to free movement and settlement in Croatia, Italy, Slovenia, Spain and Russia. It documents successful and unsuccessful settlement and establishment cases and records how both official and informal restrictions on individuals’ mobility have effectively created new categories of citizenship. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  11. Contemporary Issues in Management

    Contemporary Issues in Management

    Edited by Lindsay Hamilton, Laura Mitchell, Anita Mangan
    This book is for upper-level students, managers and academics who are interested in exploring the ‘messy reality’ of the contemporary workplace and in considering how things might be done differently. In particular, it offers a critical perspective on organisational behaviour and the sociology of work. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 130.00   Web: $ 117.00
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  12. Adult Learning in Modern Societies

    Adult Learning in Modern Societies

    Edited by Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Elina Kilpi-Jakonen, Daniela Vono de Vilhena, Sandra Buchholz
    As industrial societies increasingly evolve into knowledge-based economies, the importance of education as a lifelong process is greater than ever. This comprehensive book provides a state-of-the-art analysis of adult learning across the world and within varying institutional contexts. The expert contributors examine the structures of formal and non-formal adult learning in different countries, and investigate the levels of success those countries have experienced in encouraging participation and skill formation. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 161.00   Web: $ 144.90
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  13. Configuring Value Conflicts in Markets

    Configuring Value Conflicts in Markets

    Edited by Susanna Alexius, Kristina Tamm Hallström
    Based on fourteen empirical case studies, this far-reaching book explains why and how markets are organized, through examining the role of values and value work in markets. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  14. Simulating Innovation

    Simulating Innovation

    Christopher Watts, Nigel Gilbert
    Christopher Watts and Nigel Gilbert explore the generation, diffusion and impact of innovations, which can now be studied using computer simulations. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 130.00   Web: $ 117.00
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  15. Coping with Excess

    Coping with Excess

    Edited by Barbara Czarniawska, Orvar Löfgren
    What does a stockbroker in Istanbul navigating the rush of incoming trading figures have in common with a mother in Stockholm trying to organize a growing pile of baby clothes? They are both coping with excess or overflow. This book explores the ways in which institutions, corporations and individuals define and manage situations of ‘too much’ – too much information, too many choices, too many commodities or too many tasks. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  16. Towards a Cultural Political Economy

    Towards a Cultural Political Economy

    Ngai-Ling Sum, Bob Jessop
    This fascinating volume offers a critique of recent institutional and cultural turns in heterodox economics and political economy. Using seven case studies as examples, the authors explore how research on sense- and meaning-making can deepen critical studies in political economy, illuminating its role in critiquing the specific categories, contradictions and crisis-tendencies of capitalism. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 196.00   Web: $ 176.40
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  17. C. Wright Mills and the Sociological Imagination

    C. Wright Mills and the Sociological Imagination

    Edited by John Scott, Ann Nilsen
    C. Wright Mills is one of the towering figures in contemporary sociology and his writings continue to be of great relevance to the social science community. Generations of sociology students have enjoyed learning about the discipline from reading his best known book The Sociological Imagination. Over the years the title has become a term in itself with a variety of interpretations, many far removed from the original. The chapters in Part One of this book begins with general issues around the nature and significance of the sociological imagination, continue through discussions of modes of theorising and historical explanation, the relationship between history and biography, and the intellectual and political relationship of Mills to Marxism. They conclude with considerations on issues of class, power, and warfare. Part Two of the book includes a series of reflections from scholars who were invited to give personal thoughts on the impact of Mills’s writings in their sociological work, with particular attention to their own ‘biography and history’. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 126.00   Web: $ 113.40
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  18. Handbook on the Experience Economy

    Handbook on the Experience Economy

    Edited by Jon Sundbo, Flemming Sørensen
    This illuminating Handbook presents the state-of-the-art in the scientific field of experience economy studies. It offers a rich and varied collection of contributions that discuss different issues of crucial importance for our understanding of the experience economy. Each chapter reflects diverse scientific viewpoints from disciplines including management, mainstream economics and sociology to provide a comprehensive overview. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 256.00   Web: $ 230.40
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  19. Social Capital and Rural Development in the Knowledge Society

    Social Capital and Rural Development in the Knowledge Society

    Edited by Hans Westlund, Kiyoshi Kobayashi
    Social capital is often considered a key factor for local development. This book analyzes the role of social capital for rural areas’ survival and development in the current age of metropolitan growth – an era in which urban is the norm and where rural areas must adapt to this new situation and build innovative urban-rural relations. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 154.00   Web: $ 138.60
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  20. The International Handbook on Social Innovation

    The International Handbook on Social Innovation

    Edited by Frank Moulaert, Diana MacCallum, Abid Mehmood, Abdelillah Hamdouch
    The contributors provide an overview of theoretical perspectives, methodologies and instructive experiences from all continents, as well as implications for collective action and policy. They argue strongly for social innovation as a key to human development. The Handbook defines social innovation as innovation in social relations within both micro and macro spheres, with the purpose of satisfying unmet or new human needs across different layers of society. It connects social innovation to empowerment dynamics, thus giving a political character to social movements and bottom-up governance initiatives. Together these should lay the foundations for a fairer, more democratic society for all. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 256.00   Web: $ 230.40
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