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  1. Giving Behaviours and Social Cohesion

    Giving Behaviours and Social Cohesion

    Lorna Zischka
    ‘Giving’ time and money to the community indicates the existence of relationships that draw people together, and ‘who people give to’ indicates how inclusive these relational networks are. Using UK data for the analysis, Zischka argues that a person’s willingness to ‘give' is not only influenced by social cohesion; it also helps to generate social cohesion. For thriving communities, we therefore need to consider our ‘giving’ as well as our ‘getting’. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 125.00   Web: $ 112.50
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  2. The Politics and Practices of Apartment Living

    The Politics and Practices of Apartment Living

    Hazel Easthope
    The majority of people now live in cities and for many that means apartment living. Apartments are where we spend our time, make our homes, raise our families and invest our money. Apartment living requires that we try to get along with our neighbours and make decisions collectively about the management of our buildings. This book examines how different housing markets, development practices, planning regimes, legal structures and social and cultural norms affect people’s everyday experiences of apartment living. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 110.00   Web: $ 99.00
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  3. Rethinking Third Places

    Rethinking Third Places

    Edited by Joanne Dolley, Caryl Bosman
    Ray Oldenburg’s concept of third place is re-visited in this book through contemporary approaches and new examples of third places. Third place is not your home (first place), not your work (second place), but those informal public places in which we interact with the people. Readers will come to understand the importance of third places and how they can be incorporated into urban design to offer places of interaction – promoting togetherness in an urbanised world of mobility and rapid change. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  4. The Challenges of Self-Employment in Europe

    The Challenges of Self-Employment in Europe

    Edited by Renata Semenza, François Pichault
    This book aims at explaining the variance in legal status, working conditions, social protection and collective representation of self-employed professionals across Europe. Despite considerable diversity, the authors observe three strategic models of mobilisation: the provision of services; advocacy, lobbying and the political role; and the extension of collective bargaining. They highlight the new urgent challenges that have emerged including the implementation of universal social protection schemes, active labour market policies likely to support sustainable self-employment, and the renewal of social dialogue through bottom-up organisations to extend the collective representation of project-based professionals. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  5. A Research Agenda for Global Crime

    A Research Agenda for Global Crime

    Edited by Tim Hall, Vincenzo Scalia
    This multidisciplinary collection of essays by leading international scholars explores many pressing issues related to global crime. The book opens with essays that look across this diverse terrain and then moves on to consider specific areas including organised crime, cyber-crime, war-crimes, terrorism, state and private violence, riots and political protest, prisons, sport and crime and counterfeit goods. The book emphasises the centrality of crime to the contemporary global world and mobilises diverse disciplinary positions to help understand and address this. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  6. A Research Agenda for Housing

    A Research Agenda for Housing

    Edited by Markus Moos
    Housing is one of the most pertinent issues of our time. Shaped by rapid urbanization, financialization, and various changes in demography, technology, political ideology and public policy, the provision of affordable, adequate, and suitable housing has become an increasingly challenging feat. From high-rise apartment towers constructed in global cities around the world to informal settlements rapidly expanding across the global south, this volume focuses on how political, economic, and societal changes are shaping housing in a variety of contexts. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  7. Sounding Places

    Sounding Places

    Edited by Karolina Doughty, Michelle Duffy, Theresa Harada
    This edited collection examines the more-than-representational registers of sound. It asks how sound comes to be a meaningful ingredient in the microgeographies of place-making through the workings of affect, emotion, and atmosphere, how sound contributes to shaping a variety of embodied and spatially situated experiences, and how such aspects can be harnessed methodologically. These topics contribute to broader debates on the relations between representation and the non- or more-than-representational that are taking place across the social sciences and humanities in the wake of the cultural turn. More specifically, the book contributes to the fertile theoretical intersections of sound, affect, emotion, and atmosphere. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  8. A Research Agenda for Economic Anthropology

    A Research Agenda for Economic Anthropology

    Edited by James G. Carrier
    The financial crisis and its economic and political aftermath have changed the ways that many anthropologists approach economic activities, institutions and systems. This insightful volume presents important elements of this change. With topics ranging from the relationship of states and markets to the ways that anthropologists’ political preferences and assumptions harm their work, the book presents cogent statements by younger and established scholars of how existing research areas can be extended and the new avenues that ought to be pursued. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 109.00   Web: $ 98.10
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  9. Self-Employment as Precarious Work

    Self-Employment as Precarious Work

    Edited by Wieteke Conen, Joop Schippers
    Since the 1970s the long term decline in self-employment has slowed – and even reversed in some countries – and the prospect of ‘being your own boss’ is increasingly topical in the discourse of both the general public and within academia. Traditionally, self-employment has been associated with independent entrepreneurship, but increasingly it has become a form of precarious work. This book utilises evidence-based information to address both the current and future challenges of this trend as the nature of self-employment changes, as well as to demonstrate where, when and why self-employment has emerged as precarious work in Europe. Learn More
    July 2019   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  10. Sexual Harassment, the Abuse of Power and the Crisis of Leadership

    Sexual Harassment, the Abuse of Power and the Crisis of Leadership

    James K. Beggan
    Within these pages James K. Beggan puts forward a novel approach to understanding sexual harassment by high value superstars in the workplace. The approach integrates ideas derived from evolutionary theory, utility theory, sexual scripting theory and research on the regulation of emotion. Besides providing a better understanding of the phenomenon, the book aims to contribute to the development of better techniques to prevent sexual harassment.  Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 115.00   Web: $ 103.50
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  11. Research Handbook on the Sociology of Education

    Research Handbook on the Sociology of Education

    Edited by Rolf Becker
    Presenting original contributions from the key experts in the field, the Research Handbook on the Sociology of Education explores the major theoretical, methodological, empirical and political challenges and pressing social questions facing education in current times. Learn More
    August 2019   Hardback Price: $ 330.00   Web: $ 297.00
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  12. Advanced Introduction to Social Innovation

    Advanced Introduction to Social Innovation

    Frank Moulaert, Diana MacCallum
    Social innovation (SI) has, in the last decade or so, become an important idea and concept in policy, practice and scholarship surrounding human development. It is often seen as an antidote to narrowly defined technological and market-oriented modes of innovation. Its historical significance and development, tied to centuries of struggles for social change, remain under-appreciated and unacknowledged. This Advanced Introduction explores the historical and contemporary meanings of social innovation and its relationship with political and social movements. It develops an understanding of SI as a form of ethical practice for meeting needs, transforming social relations, and collectively empowering communities to shape the future. Additionally, it proposes that ethical research should aim to be socially innovative in this sense and provides concrete suggestions of how this concern can be embodied in action-research and community development methodologies. Learn More
    August 2019   Hardback Price: $ 99.95   Web: $ 89.96
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  13. Handbook of the Sharing Economy

    Handbook of the Sharing Economy

    Edited by Russell W. Belk, Giana M. Eckhardt, Fleura Bardhi
    With the radical growth in the ubiquity of digital platforms, the sharing economy is here to stay. This Handbook explores the nature and direction of the sharing economy, interrogating its key dynamics and evolution over the past decade and critiquing its effect on society. Learn More
    September 2019   Hardback Price: $ 255.00   Web: $ 229.50
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  14. Understanding Emotions in Post-Factual Politics

    Understanding Emotions in Post-Factual Politics

    Anna Durnová
    Post-factual politics has united scientists and civil society in a public defence of truth, however, the battle may already have been lost to a binarity of facts and emotions. Analysing and comparing scientists’ protests against the Trump presidency with famous scientific controversies in modern medicine, this innovative book redefines truth as a negotiation in public discourse between the interplay of values, beliefs and facts. It shows that in order to understand post-factual politics we must unveil emotion’s role in knowledge-making. Learn More
    October 2019   Hardback Price: $ 115.00   Web: $ 103.50
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  15. The Invention of Technological Innovation

    The Invention of Technological Innovation

    Benoît Godin
    This timely book provides an intellectual and conceptual history of a key representation of innovation: technological innovation. Tracing the history of the discourses of scholars, practitioners and policy-makers, and exploring how and why innovation became defined as technological, Benoît Godin studies the emergence of the term, its meaning, and its transformation and use over time. Learn More
    October 2019   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  16. Research Handbook on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Law and Religion

    Research Handbook on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Law and Religion

    Edited by Russell Sandberg, Norman Doe, Bronach Kane, Caroline Roberts
    Following 9/11, increased attention has been given to the place of religion in the public sphere. Across the world, Law and Religion has developed as a sub-discipline and scholars have grappled with the meaning and effect of legal texts upon religion. The questions they ask, however, cannot be answered by reference to Law alone therefore their work has increasingly drawn upon work from other disciplines. This Research Handbook assists by providing introductory but provocative essays from experts on a range of concepts, perspectives and theories from other disciplines, which can be used to further Law and Religion scholarship. Learn More
    November 2019   Hardback Price: $ 270.00   Web: $ 243.00
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  17. Capitalism in Transformation

    Capitalism in Transformation

    Edited by Roland Atzmüller, Brigitte Aulenbacher, Ulrich Brand, Fabienne Décieux, Karin Fischer, Birgit Sauer
    Presenting a profound and far-reaching analysis of economic, ecological, social, cultural and political developments of contemporary capitalism, this book draws on the work of Karl Polanyi, and re-reads it for our times. The renowned authors offer key insights to current changes in the relations between the economy, politics and society, and their ecological and social effects. Learn More
    November 2019   Hardback Price: $ 155.00   Web: $ 139.50
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  18. The Relational Nordic Welfare State

    The Relational Nordic Welfare State

    Edited by Sakari Hänninen, Kirsi-Marja Lehtelä, Paula Saikkonen
    The success of the Nordic welfare state is well known, but the key drivers of its remarkable expansion are not. This book explores the relationships between citizens that constitute the normative groundwork of Nordic societies, arguing that the quality of relations steers welfare development. Learn More
    December 2019   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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