The Etiquette Advantage in Business: Personal Skills for Professional Success
Your key to professional and personal successCompletely revised and updated, the third edition of the Posts' The Etiquette Advantage in Business is the ultimate guide professionals need to build successful business relationships...
The Tastemakers: Why We’re Crazy for Cupcakes but Fed Up with Fondue
Tastemaker, n. Anyone with the power to make you eat quinoa. Kale. Spicy sriracha sauce. Honeycrisp apples. Cupcakes. These days, it seems we are constantly discovering a new food that will make us healthier, happier, or even...
Love and family life in the global age: grandparents in Salonika and their grandson in London speak together every evening via Skype. A U.S. citizen and her Swiss husband fret over large telephone bills and high travel costs. A...
Presenting Data Effectively: Communicating Your Findings for Maximum Impact
This book focuses on the best possible communication strategies for anyone working with data.
Floodlights and Touchlines: A History of Spectator Sport
The book covers the main themes, events and issues in the history of sport over the last 200 years. Written in an accessible style in short, themed chapters the book covers everything from bare-knuckle boxing to global mega-events...
After Queer Theory: The Limits of Sexual Politics
Makes the provocative claim that queer theory has run its course, made obsolete by the elaboration of its own logic within capitalism.
What Use is Sociology?: Conversations with Michael Hviid Jacobsen and Keith Tester
This book stands as a testimony to Bauman's belief in the enduring relevance of sociology. But it is also a call to us all to start questioning the world in which we live and to transform ourselves from being the victims of...
A Country in Mind: Memoir with Landscape
After a period of loss, and much change, Saskia Beudel began walking. Within eighteen months she had walked in the Snowy Mountains, twice along the South Coast of Tasmania, the MacDonnell Ranges west of Alice Springs, the Arnhem...
The Market in Babies: Stories of Australian Adoption
The Market in Children: Stories of Australian Adoption tells the history of adoption in Australia from its beginnings in the nineteenth century to its decline at the beginning of the twenty-first. The authors find that a market in...
Being & Being Bought: Prostitution, Surrogacy & the Split Self
Drawing on Marxist and feminist analyses, Ekis Ekman argues that the Self must be split from the body to make it possible to sell your body without selling yourself. The body becomes sex. Sex becomes a service. The story of the...
The Nanny Piggins Guide to Conquering Christmas
Watch out Santa, Nanny Piggins is coming to town this Christmas! This is not a survival guide to Christmas. This is a guide to conquering the Yuletide season! That's right, it is time to take a stand - don't suffer through another...
History and Popular Memory: The Power of Story in Moments of Crisis
When people experience a traumatic event, such as war or the threat of annihilation, they often turn to history for stories that promise a positive outcome to their suffering. During World War II, the French took comfort in the...
Is the Planet Full?
Can our planet support the demands of the ten billion people anticipated to be the world's population by the middle of this century? This book explores the contexts, costs, and benefits of a burgeoning population on our economic,...
Gender: the Basics
Gender: The Basics is an engaging introduction which examines the impact of cultural, historical, biological, psychological and economic forces on qualities which have come to be defined as masculine or feminine. Highlighting that...
Caring: A Relational Approach to Ethics and Moral Education 2ed
With numerous examples to supplement her rich theoretical discussion, the author builds a compelling philosophical argument for an ethics based on natural caring, as in the care of a mother for her child. She discusses the extent...
Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat
Explores how the implements we use in the kitchen have shaped the way we cook and live. This title tells the story of how we have tamed fire and ice, wielded whisks, spoons, graters, mashers, pestles and mortars, all in the name...
Lived Through This: Listening to the Stories of Sexual Violence Survivors
In these pages you'll meet a community of rape and sexual violence survivors who have been shaped, but refuse to be defined, by their histories of violence. They are brave, and they are outspoken--but, mostly, they are hopeful. ...
Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy
Income inequality, displaced and imprisoned populations, destruction of land and water: today's dislocations cannot be understood in the usual terms of poverty and injustice, Saskia Sassen argues. They are more accurately...
Japan: The Paradox of Harmony
A well-rounded, well-informed critique of the Pacific island nation of Japan, its society, economy, demography, and politics
Beyond Consumer Capitalism: Media and the Limits to Imagination
Consumer capitalism dominates our economy, our politics and our culture. Yet there is a growing body of research from a range of disciplines that suggests that consumer capitalism may be past its sell-by date.
Queering Fat Embodiment
Shedding light on the ways in which fat embodiment is lived, experienced, regulated and (re)produced across a range of cultural sites and contexts, Queering Fat Embodiment destabilises established ideas about fat bodies.
Subcultures: the Basics
Subcultures: The Basics is an accessible, engaging introduction to youth cultures in a global context. Blending theory and practice to examine a range of subcultural movements including hip hop in Japan, global graffiti writing...
Concepts of the Self
New edition of a successful introduction to a core theme in the social sciences. Offers a clear introduction to complex ideas, written by an internationally renowned author. Has been fully revised and updated, incorporating a new...
Meeting Place: The Human Encounter and the Challenge of Coexistence
In this remarkable and often dazzling book, Paul Carter explores the conditions for sociability in a globalized future. He argues that we make many assumptions about communication but overlook barriers to understanding between...
Park Land: When Caravan is Home
The phenomenon of permanent residence in caravan parks has previously been under-reported and under-theorised. Interviews with ten caravan park managers and 50 caravan park residents adorn Park Land.
The Social Thought of Erving Goffman
This new volume in the Social Thinkers series serves as an introduction to the life, work, and ideas of Erving Goffman.
Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love
Before Sex and the City and Viagra[trademark], America relied on William Masters and Virginia Johnson to teach us everything we needed to know about what goes on in the bedroom. Including interviews with William Masters and...
Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth
Every four days there are a million more people on the planet. More people and fewer resources. In this timely work, Alan Weisman examines how we can shrink our collective human footprint so that we don't stomp any more species -...
Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal
Part handbook, part guidebook, and part sex manual, Gaga Feminism is the first book to take seriously the collapse of heterosexuality and find signposts in the wreckage to a new and different way of doing sex and gender.
I Met Lucky People: The Story of the Romani Gypsies
In the Middle Ages, it was believed they had come out of Egypt. And yet their language shares a number of words with Greek, and has its roots in India. So who are the Romani people, really? In this book, the author gives us a...
Demanding the Impossible
Where are we today and what is to be done? Slavoj i ek ponders these questions in this unique and timely book.
Violence and Vengeance: Religious Conflict and its Aftermath in Eastern Indonesia
Christopher R. Duncan spent several years conducting fieldwork in North Maluku, Indonesia, and here examines how individuals taking part in the sectarian violence of 1999 and 2000 understood and experienced that conflict.
The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?
Reveals that traditional societies around the world offer an extraordinary window into how our ancestors lived for the majority of human history - until virtually yesterday, in evolutionary terms.
After Homosexual: The Legacies of Gay Liberation
Forty years have passed since the publication of Dennis Altman's crucial text, Homosexual: Oppression and Liberation, which captured the vibrant and violent explosions of the gay liberation movement. On this anniversary, Carolyn...
Volunteering in Australia
Volunteering in Australia provides a critical snapshot of the issues and trends in volunteering today and their impact on Australian society. It demonstrates how change provides a fluid and contested space for volunteers and their...
Shamanic Regalia in the Far North
Probes into the significance and meaning of shamanic practices in Northeast Siberia, Alaska and British Columbia, and also points up the intriguing differences in the ritual garb as generation after generation sought to influence...
Following the Leader: Ruling China, from Deng Xiaoping to Xi Jinping
Tells the story of China's political elites from their own perspectives. Based on over five hundred interviews, this title offers a rare glimpse into how the attitudes and ideas of those at the top have evolved over the decades.
The New Blackwell Companion to the City
The New Blackwell Companion to the City provides a guide to the major themes in urban studies. Building on well established debates in the field, this volume provides students and scholars with a contemporary update on urban...
Phenomenology of Perception
In this work Maurice Merleau-Ponty, described as the foremost academic French philosopher of the post-war period, writes on theories of perception.
Partners: Love is a Law Unto Itself
Ten highly intelligent, erotically charged linked short stories set in a top New York law firm, Partners explores the intrigue, sexual politics, romance and misbehaviour that absorb alpha male and alpha female practitioners as...
Contemporary China: Society and Social Change
Introduces readers to key sociological perspectives about modern Chinese society and social change.
A Brief History of Death
From prehistory to the present, this book examines the western traditions and rituals associated with death, dying and the afterlife.
A book about our failure: failure as individuals, the failure of business, and the failure of our politicians. It is about an unprecedented planetary emergency. It's about the future of us.
Sustainability: The Basics
Sustainability is concerned with the issues around the ongoing and mutual preservation of both society and the environment. It is a widely used term and supposed goal for many governments but it is also easily misunderstood....
The Social Thought of Karl Marx
Part of the SAGE Social Thinkers series, this is a concise introduction to the writings, life and influences of Karl Marx - one of the 'founding fathers' of sociology.
What Do Women Want?: Adventures in the Science of Female Desire
Drawing on extensive research and interviews with renowned behavioural scientists, sexologists, psychologists and everyday women, the author asks: Do women really crave intimacy and emotional connection? Are women more disposed to...
Archaeology and Anthropology: Past, Present and Future
Though archaeologists have long acknowledged the work of social anthropologists, anthropologists have been slower to repay the compliment. This volume argues for greater collaboration and highlights the insights archaeological...
Does the Richness of the Few Benefit Us All?
It is commonly assumed that the best way to help the poor out of their misery is to allow the rich to get richer, that if the rich pay less taxes then all the rest of us will be better off, and that in the final analysis the...
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