Individualization: Institutionalized Individualism and its Social and Political Consequences (Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society)

By Ulrich Beck, Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim

Individualization argues that we're in the middle of a primary switch within the nature of society and politics. this transformation hinges round procedures: globalization and individualization. The booklet demonstrates that individualization is a structural attribute of hugely differentiated societies, and doesn't imperil social unity, yet truly makes it attainable. Ulrich Beck and Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim argue that it can be crucial to tell apart among the neo-liberal inspiration of the free-market person and the concept that of individualization. the result's the main whole dialogue of individualization at the moment on hand, exhibiting how individualization pertains to simple social rights and likewise paid employment; and concluding that during

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Super Casino: Inside the "New" Las Vegas

By Pete Earley

During this full of life and probing booklet, award-winning writer Pete Earley strains the intense evolution of Las Vegas -- from the gaudy Mecca of the Rat Pack period to at least one of the country's best relatives holiday spots. He revisits the city's checkered heritage of moguls, mobsters, and entertainers, unearths the true tales of famous strength agents like Steve Wynn and legends like Howard Hughes and Bugsy Siegel, and provides a desirable portrait of the existence, demise, and great rebirth of the Las Vegas Strip.

Earley additionally records the gripping story of the marketers in the back of the increase and fall and upward thrust back of 1 of the most important gaming companies within the kingdom, Circus Circus -- to which he was once given precise entry. In his trademark you-are-there kind, he is taking us behind the curtain to satisfy the blackjack purchasers and hookers, the heavy hitters and bit avid gamers, the protection officials, cabbies, and showgirls who're stuck up within the mercurial speed that pulses on the center of this staggering urban.

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The Sociology Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

By DK Publishing

The Sociology Book from DK is an advent to the topic that tells you all approximately what society is and what makes it tick. With greater than a hundred rules from the world's most famed sociologists, overlaying themes as different because the results of globalization; problems with equality, range, id, and human rights; the position of associations; and the increase of city residing in glossy society, this booklet info all of the key options of sociological thought.

- a part of an award-winning sequence that makes use of an leading edge photograph process and artistic use of typography to explain hard-to-grasp techniques and clarify giant ideas
- Explores sociological theories formulated by means of greater than a hundred well-known sociologists, from Jane Addams to Sharon Zukin
- effortless to navigate step by step summaries clarify every one thought in a nutshell
- Biographies of key sociologists and social activists supply a historic context to every idea
- A listing of social thinkers contains additional biographies of sociologists from worldwide

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South Korean Social Movements: From Democracy to Civil Society (Routledge Advances in Korean Studies)

This ebook explores the evolution of social hobbies in South Korea by means of concentrating on how they've got develop into institutionalized and subtle within the democratic interval. The participants discover the transformation of Korean social routine from the democracy campaigns of the Nineteen Seventies and Nineteen Eighties to the increase of civil society struggles after 1987. South Korea was once governed by means of successive authoritarian regimes from 1948 to 1987 while the govt. determined to re-establish direct presidential elections. The ebook contends that the transition to a democratic executive was once inspired, partially, by way of the strain from social flow teams that fought the kingdom to lead to such democracy. After the transition, notwithstanding, the circulate teams came across themselves in a qualitatively assorted political context which in flip galvanized the evolution of the social stream region.

Including a magnificent array of case experiences starting from the women's stream, to environmental NGOs, and from cultural creation to legislations, the individuals to this publication increase our realizing of the democratization approach in Korea, and exhibit that the social circulate area continues to be an incredible participant in Korean politics today. 

This booklet will entice scholars and students of Korean stories, Asian politics, political heritage and social movements.

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Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet

By Andrew Blum

“Andrew Blum plunges into the unseen yet genuine ether of the net in a trip either compelling and profound….You won't ever open an e mail in relatively an identical means again.”
—Tom Vanderbilt, New York Times bestselling writer of Traffic

In Tubes, Andrew Blum, a correspondent at Wired journal, takes us on an interesting, completely interesting journey backstage of our daily lives and divulges the darkish beating middle of the web itself. A impressive trip throughout the courageous new technological international we are living in, Tubes is to the early twenty-first century what Soul of a brand new Machine—Tracy Kidder’s vintage tale of the construction of a brand new computer—was to the overdue twentieth.

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Environmental Sociology: From Analysis to Action

Environmental Sociology encourages scholars to exploit the sociological mind's eye to discover a vast spectrum of concerns dealing with the surroundings this day. The 3rd variation of this reader comprises 13 new items that research how social dimensions, quite strength and inequality, engage with environmental issues.

The textbook opens with an up to date creation that introduces scholars to key thoughts and offers a short evaluate of environmental sociology as a box. The readings, excerpts from lately released items, are prepared by way of sociological factor and use more than a few views, together with environmental justice, chance society, and gear constitution study. subject matters span coal mining, meals justice, weather swap, and extra. each one studying is selected to be obtainable and interesting to undergraduate scholars and is preceded by means of a short creation to supply context.

As the environmental demanding situations dealing with our international turn into ever extra urgent, Environmental Sociology goals to equip scholars with the frameworks they should technique those demanding situations from a sociological perspective.

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Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol

By Ann Dowsett Johnston

In Drink: The Intimate dating among ladies and Alcohol, award-winning journalist Anne Dowsett Johnston combines in-depth examine together with her personal own tale of restoration, and supplies a groundbreaking exam of a surprising but little well-known epidemic threatening society at the present time: the precipitous upward thrust in dicy ingesting between ladies and girls.

With the feminist revolution, ladies have closed the gender hole of their specialist and academic lives. they've got additionally completed equality with males in additional troubling components in addition. within the U.S. on my own, the charges of alcohol abuse between girls have skyrocketed long ago decade. DUIs, “drunkorexia” (choosing to restrict consuming to eat larger amounts of alcohol), and illnesses hooked up to consuming are all rising—a challenge exacerbated by means of the alcohol itself.

Battling for women’s cash and relaxation time, firms have built advertising and marketing innovations and items distinctive completely to ladies. both alarming is a up to date CDC document displaying a pointy upward thrust in binge ingesting, placing girls and women at additional risk.

As she brilliantly weaves in-depth research, interviews with prime researchers, and the relocating tale of her personal fight with alcohol abuse, Johnston illuminates this startling epidemic, dissecting the mental, social, and components that experience contributed to its upward push, and exploring its long-lasting impression on our society and person lives.

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Sociology: The Basics

By Ken Plummer

A full of life, obtainable and complete advent to the varied methods of puzzling over social existence, Sociology: The Basics examines:

  • the scope, heritage and goal of sociology
  • ways of figuring out ‘the social’
  • the kingdom of the realm we are living in today
  • suffering and social inequalities
  • key instruments for learning and pondering ‘the social’
  • the effect of recent technologies.

The reader is inspired to imagine seriously concerning the constructions, meanings, histories and cultures present in the swiftly altering international we are living in. With initiatives to stimulate the sociological brain and proposals for extra studying either in the textual content and on an accompanying web site, this booklet is key examining for all these learning sociology, and people with an curiosity in how the fashionable global works.

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Ethnographies of Reason (Directions in Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis)

By Eric Livingston

Written via some of the most eminent students within the box, Ethnographies of cause is a distinct e-book by way of the reviews it provides, the viewpoint it develops and the learn recommendations it illustrates. utilizing concrete case research fabrics all through, Eric Livingston deals a essentially various, ethnographic method of the research of ability and reasoning. even as, he addresses a miles missed subject within the literature, illustrating sensible thoughts of ethnomethodological examine and displaying how such stories are literally carried out. The e-book is a huge contribution to ethnomethodology, to social technology method and to the learn of ability and reasoning extra quite often.

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