Social studies round-up

February 28, 2008

The Shadow of Marriage: Singleness in England 1914-1960

Author: Katherine Holden

Edition: First

Publisher: Manchester University Press

Price: £55.00

ISBN 9780719068928

A historical view of singleness, a topic seldom broached by social historians, with links to how this remains relevant in contemporary society. Holden's sources are wide-ranging, including biographies, oral histories, novels, films, government statistics and social surveys.

Classical Sociological Theory

Authors: Craig Calhoun, Joseph Gerteis, James Moody, Steven Pfaff and Indermohan Virk

Edition: Second

Publisher: Blackwell

Price: £19.99

ISBN 9781405148542

This text traces the evolution of social science from its undisciplined beginnings to its current guideposts and reference points in contemporary sociological debate.

Gender

Author: Harriet Bradley

Edition: First

Publisher: Polity

Price: £45.00 and £14.99

ISBN 9780745623771 and 3764

An introduction to the concept of gender and the different theoretical approaches that have developed within gender studies. The book highlights the centrality of gender in everyday life and shows how thinking about gender is influenced by changing political contexts.

Key Sociological Thinkers

Author: Rob Stones

Edition: Second

Publisher: Palgrave

Price: £55.00 and 19.99

ISBN 9780230001565 and 1572

The new edition offers an introduction to 23 of the key theorists. Four new chapters consider the work of Theodor Adorno, Michael Mann, Dorothy Smith and Zygmunt Bauman, alongside updated material throughout other chapters.

Understanding Cultural Globalization

Author: Paul Hopper

Edition: First

Publisher: Polity

Price: £55.00 and £15.99

ISBN 9780745635576 and 5583

Drawing on a range of empirical and theoretical examples, the text seeks to offer an introduction to the critical debates surrounding globalisation. Topics covered include deterritorialsation, cosmopolitanism, cultural hybridisation and homogenisation.

Popular Music and Society

Author: Brian Longhurst

Edition: Second

Publisher: Polity

Price: £16.99

ISBN 9780745631639

Longhurst's approach is informed by wider debates in sociology, media and cultural studies. The text has been updated to cover performance and the body, new thinking about audiences and the spaces and places of music consumption.

Readings in Social Theory

Author: James Farganis

Edition: Fifth

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Price: £32.99

ISBN 9780073528137

This anthology of primary readings arranged in chronological order covers major theorists and schools from classic to contemporary, modernist and postmodernist.

Learning and Teaching in Social Work Practice

Authors: Audrey Beverley and Aidan Worsley

Edition: First

Publisher: Palgrave

Price: £18.99

ISBN 9781403994141

With the increasing importance of learning on practice placement this book provides students, practitioners and their assessors with a practical understanding of how people learn best in the workplace; the principles involved in work-based teaching and assessing; and the contributions of other disciplines to work-based learning.

Contemporary Sociological Theory

Editors: Craig Calhoun, Joseph Gerteis, James Moody, Steven Pfaff and Indermohan Virk

Edition: Second

Publisher: Blackwell

Price: £19.99

ISBN 9781405148566

This collection of contemporary sociological theory is organised thematically and includes material on topics such as symbolic interactionism, phenomenology, structuralism, network theory, critical theory, feminist theory and the debates over modernity and postmodernity.

Effective Groupwork

Author: Michael Preston-Shoot

Edition: Second

Publisher: Palgrave

Price: £18.99

ISBN 9781403905529

An introduction to the values, knowledge and skills needed to work with groups in different social work and social care settings.

Global Culture Industry

Authors: Scott Lash and Celia Lury

Edition: First

Publisher: Polity

Price: £60.00 and £17.99

ISBN 9780745624822 and 4839

The authors provide a sociological viewpoint on material objects and their transition to powerful cultural objects showing how the production of symbols, in the form of globally recognised brands, has become a central goal of capitalism. Case studies illustrate their theories.

Criminology

Author Larry Siegel

Edition First

Publisher Wadsworth

Price £38.99

ISBN 9780495094777

This book covers every side of an issue without a political or theoretical position, allowing students to form their own opinions and appreciate the interdisciplinary nature of criminology. Updates include new examples, current research findings and the latest theories.

The Basics of Social Research

Author Earl Babbie

Edition Fourth

Publisher Wadsworth

Price £36.99

ISBN 9780495102335

An introduction to the field of research methods. New material includes an increase in ethics coverage and expanded coverage of qualitative data analysis. The text also links theoretical and practical social research.

Choices in Relationships

Authors David Knox and Caroline Schacht

Edition Ninth

Publisher Wadsworth

Price £36.99

ISBN 9780495091851

This theme-based marriage and family textbook emphasises social policy issues and there is a questionnaire at the end of each chapter. This edition features extended material on same-sex relationships.

The Marriage and Family Experience

Author Bryan Strong and Christine DeVault

Edition Tenth

Publisher Wadsworth

Price £37.99

ISBN 9780534624248

This book presents a positive, multicultural approach to today’s relationships as it explores recent research. There are real-life examples in every chapter and the book takes a liberal approach to sexuality, cohabitation and other recent trends while remaining firmly based in a pro-family viewpoint.

Cultural Anthropology

Author Gary Ferraro

Edition First

Publisher Wadsworth

Price £44.99

ISBN 9780495100102

All the key material traditionally taught in the introductory course combined with real-world applications of the principles and practices of anthropology. The text interweaves anthropology with globalisation.

Research Methods in Social Work

Author David Royce

Edition Fourth

Publisher Wadsworth

Price £35.99

ISBN 9780495115663

Sociology in a Changing World

Author William Kornblum

Edition Eighth

Publisher Brooks Cole

Price £35.99

ISBN 9780495096351

This book presents a thematic approach that emphasises the reality of social change and its impact on individuals, groups and societies. The text balances contemporary and classic theory, with special attention to the works of female and minority social scientists.

Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology

Authors Michael Maxfield and Earl Babbie

Edition Fifth

Publisher Wadsworth

Price £44.99

ISBN 9780495381624

Updates include enhanced coverage of ethics, causation, validity, and research design, as well as new and expanded examples. The book aims to give a comprehensive insight into applying the specific research methods used in criminal justice.

Anthropology: The Human Challenge

Authors William Haviland, Harald Prins, Dana Walrath and Bunny McBride

Edition Twelfth

Publisher Wadsworth

Price £34.99

ISBN 9780495095590

This text allows students to discover the interconnections of the world’s cultures and the relevance of the field of anthropology in their own lives. The authors present anthropology from a four-field perspective using an integrated approach to race, class, gender, and ethnicity.

Evolution and Prehistory: The Human Challenge

Authors William Haviland, Harald Prins, Dana Walrath and Bunny McBride

Edition Eighth

Publisher Wadsworth

Price £46.99

ISBN 9780495381907

Updated with the latest research in the field as well as suggested improvements from reviewers.

Sociology: Your Compass for a New World

Author Robert Brym and John Lie

Edition Third

Publisher Wadsworth

Price £44.99

ISBN 9780495501268

This text aims to allow students to see the links between themselves and the social world. It places an emphasis on teaching how to think sociologically instead of what to think, and takes a global perspective. Updatesinclude new research and pop-culture references.

America’s Courts and the Criminal Justice System

Author David Neubauer

Edition Ninth

Publisher Wadsworth

Price £41.99

ISBN 9780495095408

The University of New Orleans lecturer offers a comprehensive explanation of the courts and the criminal justice system in America. This ninth edition offers coverage that reflects recent policy-shaping and headline-making developments. Emphasis is placed on courtroom dynamics.

Readings in Social Research Methods

Author Diane Kholos Wysocki

Edition Second

Publisher Wadsworth

Price £24.99

ISBN 9780495093374

Designed to accompany core texts or to use as a standalone reader. The book focuses on the core methodologies of the social research methods course and provides illustrations of those methods.

Juvenile Delinquency

Author Larry Siegel and Brandon Welsh

Edition Third

Publisher Wadsworth

Price £24.99

ISBN 9780495095422

The authors aim to help students understand the nature of delinquency, its causes and correlates, as well as the strategies being used to control or eliminate it. They review recent legal cases, research studies, and policy initiatives.

Community Policing

Authors Linda Miller and Kären Hess

Edition Fifth

Publisher Wadsworth

Price £42.99

ISBN 9780495095446

Focusing on the themes of problem-solving and community-police collaboration and partnerships, this text provides law enforcement students with a career-focused look at effective community policing. Case studies highlight ethical situations and problem-solving situations that police face each day.

Criminal Justice Organizations

Authors Stan Stojkovic, David Kalinich and John Klofas

Edition Fourth

Publisher Wadsworth

Price £32.99

ISBN 9780534645878

This text emphasises the application of management techniques appropriate to each area of the criminal justice system. This edition includes practical, real-world examples, updated research and enhanced coverage of emergency planning and terrorism and leadership theory.

A Sociology of Educating

Authors Roland Meighan and Clive Harber

Edition Fifth

Publisher Continuum International

Price £25.00

ISBN 9780826481283

Intended to stimulate sociologically informed thinking about educating, this book begins with a taste of sociology, and then goes on to explore five areas of education: the hidden curriculum; ideologies of educating; sociological perspectives and the study of education; educational life chances; and the next learning system.

Social Causes of Health and Disease

Author William Cockerham

Edition First

Publisher Polity

Price £17.99

ISBN 9780745635880

This book aims to offer a coherent introduction to social epidemiology as well as challenge aspects of the existing literature. The author argues that stress, poverty, unhealthy lifestyles, and unpleasant living and work conditions can all be directly associated with illness.

Social Control

Author James Chriss

Edition First

Publisher Polity

Price £17.99

ISBN 9780745638584

Chriss provides students with an introduction to the debates surrounding social control. Topics covered include the terrorist attacks in London and New York, racial profiling, the use of surveillance cameras, urban ghettos, and the diagnosis of conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Approaches to Social Enquiry

Author Norman Blaikie

Edition Second

Publisher Polity

Price £17.99

ISBN 9780745634494

The Royal Melbourne Institute professor provides students with a critical review of the major research paradigms in the social sciences and the logics or strategies of enquiry associated with them. This second edition has been updated to encompass contemporary debates about the conduct and underpinnings of social research.

Globalization and Sport

Authors Richard Giulianotti and Roland Robertson

Edition First

Publisher Blackwell

Price £19.99

ISBN 9781405162692

Placing sport at the heart of debates on global processes, this book is said to be the first of its kind to feature major critical interventions by some of the world’s leading social scientists on the subject of sport. The text provides a mixture of original theories and fresh research material.

Citizenship: Discourse, Theory and Transnational Prospects

Author Peter Kivisto and Thomas Faist

Edition First

Publisher Blackwell

Price £14.99

ISBN 9781405105521

This introductory text focuses on the importance, and changing nature, of citizenship. It introduces the varied discourses and theories that have arisen in recent years, and looks toward to future scholarship in the field. The book offers an analytical assessment of the various thematic discourses.

Introduction to Gender

Authors Jennifer Marchbank and Gayle Letherby

Edition First

Publisher Longman

Price £25.99

ISBN 9781405858441

A new textbook introducing readers to gender debates and topical issues within the social sciences. This book is suitable for all students studying gender at an introductory level, either on its own or as part of a wider subject area.

Doing Ethics: Moral Reasoning and Contemporary Issues

Author Lewis Vaughn

Edition First

Publisher W.W. Norton

Price £22.99

ISBN 97803939108

The emphasis in this text falls on the idea of ethics as an activity rather than a body of knowledge. There are suggestions of further readings and exercises.

Consuming Habits

Authors Jordan Goodman, Paul Lovejoy and Andrew Sherratt

Edition First

Publisher Routledge

Price £21.99

ISBN 97804154258

Updates include an extended bibliography and two new chapters on cannabis and khat. The emphasis within the text ison how labelling of substances as ‘legal’ or ‘illegal’ has diverted attention away from understanding their important cultural and historical role.

Living with Drugs

Author Michael Gossop

Edition Sixth

Publisher Ashgate

Price £16.99

ISBN 9780754649199

Updates take account of new laws and practices. The book gives an overview of non-medical drug-taking combining historical narratives, technical information and personal experience.

Religion in the Contemporary World: A Sociological Perspective

Author Alan Aldridge

Edition Second

Publisher Polity

Price £16.99

ISBN 9780745634050

This text examines the complex realities of religious belief, practice and institutions. Major themes include religious diversity and its implications for social cohesion, and the paradoxical fate of religion in societies that appear to be obsessed with individualism and consumerism.

Global Accountabilities

Authors Alnoor Ebrahim and Edward Weisband

Edition First

Publisher Cambridge University Press

Price £18.99

ISBN 9780521700115

Accountability in this volume is treated as a socially constructed means of control that can be used by the weak as well as the powerful. The text also explores the nature, forms and impacts in civil society organisations, public and inter-governmental agencies and private corporations of accountability.

The Next Step in Studying Religion

Author Mathieu Courville

Edition First

Publisher Continuum International

Price £19.99

ISBN 9780826498434

Each essay in the collection contains a theory or nuggets of information that the authors feel would have been useful during their own time of study.

Popular Culture

Author Marcel Danesi

Edition First

Publisher Rowman & Littlefield

Price £17.99

ISBN 9780742555471

This text explores human desire for meaning and the need to symbolise it in music, language, art and other creative forms. Showing how culture validates our common experiences, a variety of perspectives are offered to help students understand the products of popular culture.

The Blackwell Companion to Social Work

Author Martin Davies

Edition Third

Publisher Blackwell

Price £22.99

ISBN 9781405170048

An introduction to the field of social work that blends theory with contributions from leading experts that illuminate the focus and purpose of social work.

Quality TV

Authors Janet McCabe and Kim Akass

Edition First

Publisher I B Tauris

Price £16.99

ISBN 9781845115111

This text provides theoretical and critical approaches to studying television and for understanding the current and future landscape of television. Interviews with W.G. Snuffy Walden and the creator of The Sopranos are features and the authors aim to conclude whether this is a new golden televisual age.

Anthropology and Child Development

Authors Robert Levine and Rebecca New

Edition First

Publisher Blackwell

Price £19.99

ISBN 9780631229766

A collection of articles that serves as an introduction to the study of cultural variations in childhood across the world and to the theoretical frameworks for investigating and interpreting them. With a focus on the child’s participation in, and acquisition of, cultural practices, the readings include ethnographic studies of childhood among hunting-and-gathering, agricultural, and urban-industrial peoples.

Environmental Anthropology: A Historical Reader

Authors Michael Dove and Carol Carpenter

Edition First

Publisher Blackwell

Price £21.99

ISBN 9781405111379

This text offers a collection of historically significant readings, dating from early in the 20th century to the present, on the cross-cultural study of relations between people and their environment.

A New History of Anthropology

Author Henrika Kuklick

Edition First

Publisher Blackwell

Price £22.99

ISBN 9780631226000

A collection of original writings from scholars in the field situates ideas and practices within the context of their time and place of origin. The volume examines the various anthropological traditions, discussing the numerous topical issues that arose in the field as it evolved, and looking into anthropology’s future.

The Anthropology of Globalization

Authors Jonathan Xavier Inda and Renato Rosaldo

Edition Second

Publisher Blackwell

Price £20.99

ISBN 9781405136129

This text provides an introduction to global change, focusing on the large-scale processes through which various cultures are becoming increasingly interconnected, and on the ways that people around the world mediate these processes in culturally specific ways. This new edition emphasises the limits of global mobility and connection.

Media Studies

Author Eoin Devereux

Edition First

Publisher Sage

Price £65.00 and £20.99

ISBN 9781412929822 / 9781412929830

Newly emerging scholars in the field come together to examine 16 key issues in contemporary media studies. Case studies from around the Western world are used as are summaries, activities and suggestions for further reading.

Music, Words and Voice: A Reader

Author Martin Clayton

Edition First

Publisher Manchester University Press

Price £55.00 and £15.99

ISBN 9780719077876 and 7883

This interdisciplinary resource integrates the worlds of music and literature and is claimed to be the first primary and secondary source collection of its kind to focus on the relationships between words and music and between musical and literary forms.

Security, Sociology and Social Worlds

Authors Simon Carter, Tim Jordan and Sophie Watson

Edition First

Publisher Manchester University Press

Price £20.00

ISBN 9780719078118

In what the authors say is the first introductory sociological analysis of security in the 21st century, students will find one of the central issues of modern times, security, analysed in all its different aspects, from global geo-politics to intimate personal relations in this text. The themes of matter, mediation and the individual are drawn across the book.

Political and Philosophical Debates in Welfare

Author Allyn Fives

Edition First

Publisher Palgrave

Price £55.00 and £19.99

ISBN 9781403987372 / 9781403987389

This account engages with both the philosophical roots of ideas and their application in institutional structures. It offers a critical overview of political philosophies of welfare and is aimed at advanced students on courses in political science, sociology, social policy and philosophy.

Gender, Youth and Culture: Young Masculinities and Femininities

Authors Anoop Nayak and Mary Jane Kehily

Edition First

Publisher Palgrave

Price £55.00 and £19.99

ISBN 9781403949769 and 776

This book interweaves popular culture and theory-led research to explore how gender is produced, consumed and performed in young lives today.

Health, Technology and Society: A Sociological Critique

Author Andrew Webster

Edition First

Publisher Palgrave

Price £55.00 and £19.99

ISBN 9781403995247 and 9781403995254

Webster examines a range of innovative health technologies, exploring how far they change the boundaries between the body, health, technology relationship, and assessing the contribution a critical social science can make towards our understanding of this shift.

Sociologies of Disabilities and Illness: Contested Ideas in Disability Studies and Medical Sociology

Author Carol Thomas

Edition First

Publisher Palgrave

Price £55.00 and £19.99

ISBN 9781403936363 / 9781403936370

Thomas critically reviews and compares the conflicting perspectives on disability and chronic illness found in disability studies and medical sociology. Carefully outlines the historical development of both these approaches, providing readers with a solid understanding of the overlaps and divergences between the two fields.

Introducing Gender and Women’s Studies

Authors Diane Richardson and Victoria Robinson

Edition Third

Publisher Palgrave

Price £59.50 and £22.99

ISBN 9780230542990 / 9780230543003

This revised edition reflects new developments in gender and women’s studies.

Effective Interviewing in Social Work and Social Care: A Practical Guide

Authors Gina Allen and Duncan Langford

Edition First

Publisher Palgrave

Price £18.99

ISBN 9781403995032

This book provides students and practitioners with a guide to interviewing young people and adults.

Best Practice in Social Work: Critical Perspectives

Authors Harry Ferguson, Karen Jones and Barry Cooper

Edition First

Publisher Palgrave

Price £21.99

ISBN 9781403985019

The authors believe that social work has laboured too long under a “deficit” model that focuses on failings and problems of practice. Emphasising best practice, strengths and collaborative partnership, this ambitious book seeks to redress the balance.

Globalization, Modernity and Social Change: Hotspots of Transition

Authors Jörg Dürrschmidt and Graham Taylor

Edition First

Publisher Palgrave

Price £59.50 and £18.99

ISBN 9780230542990 and 333971581

The authors explore the way in which processes of globalisation transform and impact on everyday life.

Journeys through Mental Illness: Client Experiences and Understandings of Mental Distress

Author Juliet Foster

Edition First

Publisher Palgrave

Price £55.00 and £18.99

ISBN 9781403986252 / 9781403986269

At a time when service users’ perspectives are increasingly recognised in healthcare, this book highlights the importance of clients’ perceptions of all aspects of mental illness. It examines the implications of these understandings, especially in relation to clients’ relationships with services.

An Introduction to Social Anthropology: Sharing Our Worlds

Author Joy Hendry

Edition Second

Publisher Palgrave

Price £55.00 and £19.99

ISBN 9780230005266 / 97802300053

This updated edition offers an introduction to social and has two new chapters on key issues, new end-of-chapter questions and first-hand accounts.

Child Neglect: Identification and Assessment

Author Jan Horwath

Edition First

Publisher Palgrave

Price £20.99

ISBN 9781403933461

This book considers causes and effects of child neglect and the personal, professional and organisational factors influencing identification and assessment. Practical suggestions are made to improve practice and the importance of effective multidisciplinary working is emphasised throughout.

Theory and Methods in Sociology: An Introduction to Sociological Thinking and Practice

Authors John Hughes and Wes Sharrock

Edition First

Publisher Palgrave

Price £60.00 and £21.99

ISBN 9780333772850 and 867

This book offers a guide to sociology that explores its theoretical and methodological dimensions. It aims to provide the reader with a sense of the reasoned character of the discipline and traces how different theories and methods relate to one another, exploring the particular problems they spawn and the debates that have arisen in response.

Working With Violence: Policies and Practices in Risk Assessment and Management

Authors Judith Milner and Steve Myers

Edition First

Publisher Palgrave

Price £20.99

ISBN 9781403943071

Milner and Myers examine explanatory theories of violence and how these influence assessment and intervention. Using case studies and a variety of agency documents, the strengths and weaknesses of these approaches are weighed up and a framework is presented to help workers looking to effect positive change.

Social Policy in the European Union

Author Linda Hantrais

Edition Third

Publisher Palgrave

Price £60.00 and £21.99

ISBN 9780230013087 / 9780230013094

Incorporating the debates about adapting the European Union’s institutional structures to accommodate different welfare arrangements and the need for more open forms of European governance, this edition offers an account of 50 years of social policy formation and implementation across the EU.

Cross-Cultural Child Development for Social Workers: An Introduction

Author Lena Robinson

Edition First

Publisher Palgrave

Price £19.99

ISBN 9780333726105

This text draws on literature from Britain and North America to explain child development from a cross-cultural, black and ecological perspective. Using practice examples to illuminate key points for social workers, key topics from attachment to identity and communication to socialisation are considered.

Social Work and the Body

Authors Nadine Cameron and Fiona McDermott

Edition First

Publisher Palgrave

Price £21.99

ISBN 9781403943309

This book brings sociological and neuroscientific perspectives on the body together and offers new ways of working with people in various social work and social care settings from child protection to care of the aged, mental health and work with drug and alcohol use.

The Social Work Companion

Authors Neil Thompson and Sue Thompson

Edition First

Publisher Palgrave

Price £21.99

ISBN 9781403937957

This text addresses the anxieties and challenges faced by social work students at the start of their course. Core topics are covered along with advice on study skills.

Global Networks

Author Robert J Holton

Edition First

Publisher Palgrave

Price £55.00 and £19.99

ISBN 9780230521049 / 9780230521056

Holton offers an investigation of global network links across time and space and explores leading theory and evidence on the subject. He also offers advice on global network research.

Working With Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children: Issues for Policy and Practice

Authors Ravi K.S. Kohli and Fiona Mitchell

Edition First

Publisher Palgrave

Price £19.99 and £60.00

ISBN 9781403997548 and 555

This text explores the challenges and possibilities of working with asylum-seeking children and young people, including the different aspects of resettlement, and development and sustainability of good standards of practice.

Being Sociological

Authors Steve Matthewman, Catherine Lane West-Newman and Bruce Curtis

Edition First

Publisher Palgrave

Price £55.00 and £18.99

ISBN 9780230005228 and 9780230005235

This book is organised around 20 ways of existing and acting in the world, such as “seeing”, “believing”, “educating” and “doing”.

A Tool Kit for Quantative Data Analysis: Using SPSS

Author Sotirios Sarantakos

Edition First

Publisher Palgrave

Price £15.99

ISBN 9780230500457

A beginner’s guide and continuing reference tool for undertaking statistical data analysis using SPSS. Sarantakos introduces key skills such as choosing the appropriate test, loading data, using graphs and interpreting computer outputs.

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