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Sociology & anthropology

See below for a selection of the latest books from Sociology & anthropology category. Presented with a red border are the Sociology & anthropology books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Sociology & anthropology books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!


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Changemakers The Industrious Future of the Digital Economy

Changemakers The Industrious Future of the Digital Economy

Author: Adam Arvidsson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2019


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Changemakers The Industrious Future of the Digital Economy

Changemakers The Industrious Future of the Digital Economy

Author: Adam Arvidsson Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2019


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Environment, Labour and Capitalism at Sea 'Working the Ground' in Scotland

Environment, Labour and Capitalism at Sea 'Working the Ground' in Scotland

Author: Penny McCall Howard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2019

This book explores how fishers make the sea productive through their labour, using technologies ranging from wooden boats to digital GPS plotters to create familiar places in a seemingly hostile environment. It shows how their lives are affected by capitalist forces in the markets they sell to, forces that shape even the relations between fishers on the same boat. Fishers frequently have to make impossible choices between safe seamanship and staying afloat economically, and the book describes the human impact of the high rate of deaths in the fishing industry. The book makes a unique contribution to understanding human-environment relations, examining the places fishers create and name at sea, as well as technologies and navigation practices. It combines phenomenology and political economy to offer new approaches for analyses of human-environment relations and technologies. -- .


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Social Problems An Introduction

Social Problems An Introduction

Author: Lori Fowler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/2019


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An Introduction to Formal Organizations

An Introduction to Formal Organizations

Author: Karl T., Ph.D. Pfeiffer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/2019

For undergraduate courses in The Sociology of Formal Organizations. Shorter, more accessible, and more practical than other texts on the subject, this self-contained primer explores the sociology of formal organizations and the ways they connect with students' immediate experience in the current job market. It introduces the history, context, theory (and some empirical studies) from which sociology has viewed the emergence and development of formal organizations, and considers complex organizations (e.g., large modern corporations), as well as smaller organizational units (e.g., teams)-with applications to profit as well as nonprofit service organizations.


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Organization outside Organizations The Abundance of Partial Organization in Social Life

Organization outside Organizations The Abundance of Partial Organization in Social Life

Author: Goeran (Uppsala Universitet, Sweden) Ahrne Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/07/2019

The book explores how various social settings are partially organized even when they do not form part of a formal organization. It also shows how even formal organizations may be only partially organized. Professors Goeran Ahrne and Nils Brunsson first established the concept of partial organization in 2011 and in doing so opened up a ground-breaking new field of organizational analysis. An academic community has since developed around the concept, and Ahrne and Brunsson have edited this collection to reflect the current state of inquiry in this burgeoning subject and to set an agenda for future research. Its chapters explain how organization is a salient feature in many social settings, including markets, interfirm networks, social movements, criminal gangs, internet communication and family life. Organization theory is much more relevant for the understanding of social processes than previously assumed. This book provides a new understanding of many social phenomena and opens up new fields for organizational analysis.


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Introduction to Sociology

Introduction to Sociology

Author: Stacey C. Sawyer, Brian K. Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2019


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Through the Lens of Cultural Anthropology

Through the Lens of Cultural Anthropology

Author: Laura Tubelle de Gonzalez Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/07/2019

This fresh and contemporary textbook offers a concise introduction to cultural anthropology with a continued focus on language, food, and sustainability. Addressing important and timely topics, including the #MeToo movement, Through the Lens of Cultural Anthropology is an inclusive text that is sensitive to issues of gender, sexuality, and race. With personal stories at the beginning of each chapter, this text is engaging, thought-provoking, and extremely relevant to today's students who are grappling with the media's mixed messages regarding politics, racial diversity, and the relationship between humans and the environment. Featuring learning objectives, glossary terms, and chapter summaries, Through the Lens of Cultural Anthropology also supplies students with review and discussion questions to guide their analysis of the topics raised. Beautifully illustrated with over sixty full-color images, including comics, the text brings concepts to life in a way sure to resonate with undergraduate readers.


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Through the Lens of Cultural Anthropology

Through the Lens of Cultural Anthropology

Author: Laura Tubelle de Gonzalez Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2019

This fresh and contemporary textbook offers a concise introduction to cultural anthropology with a continued focus on language, food, and sustainability. Addressing important and timely topics, including the #MeToo movement, Through the Lens of Cultural Anthropology is an inclusive text that is sensitive to issues of gender, sexuality, and race. With personal stories at the beginning of each chapter, this text is engaging, thought-provoking, and extremely relevant to today's students who are grappling with the media's mixed messages regarding politics, racial diversity, and the relationship between humans and the environment. Featuring learning objectives, glossary terms, and chapter summaries, Through the Lens of Cultural Anthropology also supplies students with review and discussion questions to guide their analysis of the topics raised. Beautifully illustrated with over sixty full-color images, including comics, the text brings concepts to life in a way sure to resonate with undergraduate readers.