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The Logic of Practice, al., Pierre Bourdieu et
1 al., Pierre Bourdieu et The Logic of Practice
Stanford University Press 1992 0804720118 / 9780804720113 Paperback Good 
Our usual representations of the opposition between the "civilized" and the "primitive" derive from willfully ignoring the relationship of distance ou r social science sets up between the observer and the observed. In fact, th e author argues, the relationship between the anthropologist and his object of study is a particular instance of the relationship between knowing and doing, interpreting and using, symbolic mastery and practical mastery-or be tween logical logic, armed with all the accumulated instruments of objectif ication, and the universally pre-logical logic of practice. In this, his fullest statement of a theory of practice, Bourdieu both sets out what might be involved in incorporating one's own standpoint into an in vestigation and develops his understanding of the powers inherent in the se cond member of many oppositional pairs-that is, he explicates how the pract ical concerns of daily life condition the transmission and functioning of s ocial or cultural forms. The first part of the book, "Critique of Theoretical Reason," covers more g eneral questions, such as the objectivization of the generic relationship b etween social scientific observers and their objects of study, the need to overcome the gulf between subjectivism and objectivism, the interplay betwe en structure and practice (a phenomenon Bourdieu describes via his concept of the habitus), the place of the body, the manipulation of time, varieties of symbolic capital, and modes of domination. The second part of the book, "Practical Logics," develops detailed case studies based on Bourdieu's ethnographic fieldwork in Algeria. These examples touch on kinshi 
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2 Author, No Social Trends: 1997 (No 27)
Unipub 1997 0116208384 / 9780116208385 Paperback Fine 

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3 Backhouse, Roger E. The History of the Social Sciences since 1945
Cambridge University Press 2010 0521717760 / 9780521717762 Paperback Near Fine 
In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. This compact volume covers the main developments in the social sciences since the Second World War. Chapters on economics, human geography, political science, psychology, social anthropology, and sociology will interest anyone wanting short, accessible histories of those disciplines, all written by experts in the relevant field; they will also make it easy for readers to make comparisons between disciplines. A final chapter proposes a blueprint for a history of the social sciences as a whole. Whereas most of the existing literature considers the social sciences in isolation from one other, this volume shows that they have much in common; for example, they have responded to common problems using overlapping methods, and cross-disciplinary activities have been widespread. The focus throughout the book is on societal pressures on knowledge production rather than just theoretical lineages. This book is noteworthy because it is the first book that puts together histories of the main social sciences since World War II, each written by a discipline specialist, enables the readers to realize that what they see as specific to their own discipline is in fact common to several • Contains a chapter that proposes a blueprint for a history of the social sciences as a whole 
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4 Bale, Chris Faces in the Crowd: A Journey in Hope
The Chinese University Press 1999 9622018858 / 9789622018853 Paperback Near Fine 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout.(signed by the author) 
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5 Bank, World World Development Report, 1990 (World Development Report)
World Bank 1990 019520851X / 9780195208511 Paperback Very Good 
Now in its thirteenth annual edition, the World Development Report 1990 is an essential reference on the world economy and the state of social and eco nomic development. Like earlier editions, the 1990 Report incorporates rese arch from all over the world, analyzing the conditions that surround the gr owth process and offering insights on appropriate policy measures for the f uture. Beginning with a review of developments in the world economy during the 1980s, the 1990 Report reassesses the role of public policy in reducing poverty in the developing world and describes how pricing and public inves tment, the delivery of social services, the provision of transfers and safe ty nets, and tradeoffs and complimentarities can contribute to a poverty-re ducing strategy. With its timely survey and synthesis of contemporary econo mic issues around the world, the World Development Report 1990 is invaluabl e to readers and policymakers interested in economic development, internati onal economics, and international politics. 
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Latinization: How Latino Culture is Transforming the U.S., Benitez, Cristina
6 Benitez, Cristina Latinization: How Latino Culture is Transforming the U.S.
Paramount Market Publishing, 2007 0978660250 / 9780978660253 Hardcover Very Good 
The news is filled with references to Hispanics and Latinos, but what the n ews doesn't tell you is the impact and influence that Latino culture is hav ing on the United States. You know about the pop celebrities and the baseba ll stars, but do you know about the contributions Latinos are making in art s, the sciences, education, and literature? And how about the influence on family life-- the center of Latino culture? Cristina Benitez, an experience d Latino marketer, identifies and discusses contributions that Latinos are making to U. S. culture, providing key insights into what this all means fo r the marketing community. She also provides statements from experts who ca n help you understand the sources and importance of Latino culture. 
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7 Bitel, Lisa M. Land of Women: Tales of Sex and Gender from Early Ireland
Cornell University Press 1996 080143095X / 9780801430954 1st Edition Hardcover Fine/Near Fine 
A crisp clean first edition, no markings throughout, not an ex-lib: "This book disperses the shadows in an obscure but important landscape. Lis a Bitel addresses both the history of women in early Ireland and the histor y of myth, legend, and superstition which surrounded them. It is a powerful and exact book and an invaluable addition to our expanding sense of Irelan d through the eyes of Irish women."-Eavan Boland, author of In a Time of Vi olence: Poems "It is refreshing to read in a book by a woman on medieval women that not a ll clerics hated women and that not all men were oversexed villains conscio usly bent on exploiting women. Bitel challenges not only the medieval Irish male construct of female behavior, but she is also courageous enough to qu estion constructs of medieval women invented by modern Irish medieval histo rians."-Times Higher Education Supplement "Lisa M. Bitel's extraordinary excavation of pre-modern women's lives . . . is useful and fascinating. . . . Male-authored medieval texts provide acce ss to prevailing gender ideologies and at the same time reflect anxieties a bout how these ideologies were threatened by the productive reality of wome n's lives. . . . As Bitel shows in her beautifully written account, early I reland witnessed a wide range and flexibility in gender relations."-Nancy J . Curtin, Lingua Franca "An overview of this kind is not an easy undertaking. . . If by provoking the specialists Bitel gives an impulse to the indispensible groundwork, she fully deserves our gratitude."-Doris Edel, Utrecht University 
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Porta Palazzo: The Anthropology of an Italian Market (Contemporary Ethnogra phy), Black, Rachel E.
8 Black, Rachel E. Porta Palazzo: The Anthropology of an Italian Market (Contemporary Ethnogra phy)
University of Pennsylvania P 2012 0812244060 / 9780812244069 Hardcover Near Fine/Near Fine 
Porta Palazzo, arguably Western Europe's largest open-air market, is a cent ral economic, social, and cultural hub for Italians and migrants in the cit y of Turin. Open-air markets like Porta Palazzo have existed for centuries in Europe; although their function has changed over time--traditional marke ts are no longer the primary place to buy food--they remain popular destina tions. In an age of supermarkets and online commerce, markets offer unique social and cultural opportunities and bring together urban and rural worldv iews. These factors are often overlooked in traditional economic studies of food distribution, but anthropologist Rachel E. Black contends that social relations are essential for building and maintaining valuable links betwee n production and consumption. From the history of Porta Palazzo to the current growing pains of the market, this book concentrates on points where trade meets cultural identities and cuisine. Its detailed and perceptive portraits of the market bring into relief the lives of the vendors, shoppers, and passersby. Black's ethnography illuminates the daily work of market-going and the anxieties of shoppers as they navigate the market. It examines migration, the link between cuisine and cultural identity, culinary tourism, the connection between the farmers' market and the production of local food, and the urban planning issues negotiated by the city of Turin and market users during a recent renovation. This vibrant study, featuring a foreword by Slow Food Movement founder Carlo Petrini, makes a strong case for why markets like Porta Palazzo are critical for fostering culinary culture and so 
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An Invitation to Reflexive Sociology, Bourdieu, Pierre
9 Bourdieu, Pierre An Invitation to Reflexive Sociology
University Of Chicago Press 1992 0226067416 / 9780226067414 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Over the last three decades, the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu has pro duced one of the most imaginative and subtle bodies of social theory and re search of the post war era. Yet, despite the influence of his work, no sing le introduction to his wide-ranging oeuvre is available. This book, intende d for an English-speaking audience, offers a systematic and accessible over view, providing interpretive keys to the internal logic of Bourdieu's work by explicating thematic and methodological principles underlying his work. The structure of Bourdieu's theory of knowledge, practice, and society is f irst dissected by Loic Wacquant; he then collaborates with Bourdieu in a di alogue in which they discuss central concepts of Bourdieu's work, confront the main objections and criticisms his work has met, and outline Bourdieu's views of the relation of sociology to philosophy, economics, history, and politics. The final section captures Bourdieu in action in the seminar room as he addresses the topic of how to practice the craft of reflexive sociol ogy. Throughout, they stress Bourdieu's emphasis on reflexivity-his inclusi on of a theory of intellectual practice as an integral component of a theor y of society-and on method-particularly his manner of posing problems that permits a transfer of knowledge from one area of inquiry into another. Amplified by notes and an extensive bibliography, this synthetic view is essential reading for both students and advanced scholars. 
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10 Bourdieu, Pierre Craft of Sociology: Epistemological Preliminaries
Aldine De Gruyter 1991 0899255558 / 9780899255552 Paperback Very Good 
The work of the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu has emerged, over the la st two decades, as one of the most substantial and innovative bodies of the ory and research in contemporary social science. The Craft of Sociology, bo th a textbook and an original contribution to epistemology in social scienc e, focuses on a basic problem of sociological research: the necessity of an epistemological break with the preconstructed objects social practice offe rs to the researcher. Pierre Bourdieu and his co-authors argue in the epist emological tradition of scholars like Bachelard, Canguilhem, Koyre, a tradi tion that identifies the construction of the object as being the fundamenta l scientific act. Their way of discussing the issue makes it accessible not only to academics and experts of epistemology, but also to advanced studen ts of social science, using for illustration a wide range of texts from the various social sciences as well as from philosophy of science. The book in cludes an interview with Pierre Bourdieu and an introduction by the editor to his sociological methodology. 
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Global Inequalities (Sociology for a New Century Series), Bradshaw, York W.
11 Bradshaw, York W. Global Inequalities (Sociology for a New Century Series)
SAGE Publications, Inc 1996 080399060X / 9780803990609 Paperback Very Good 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: This readable, sociologically interpretive book focuses through the lens of stratification and inequality, the authors examine a wide variety of topics - from global economic trends to ethnic conflicts - in four regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. They use academic models and theories to help make sense of current events and help place them in an appropriate context; these are enhanced by the use of lively stories and examples from the press. 
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12 Charon, Joel M The meaning of sociology
Prentice Hall 1990 013567512X / 9780135675120 Paperback Near Fine 
Includes bibliographical references and index. 
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Chopping down the Dherry Tree: A Portrait of Britain in the Eighties, Christmas, Linda
13 Christmas, Linda Chopping down the Dherry Tree: A Portrait of Britain in the Eighties
Viking Adult 1990 0670814172 / 9780670814176 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine/Near Fine 
A crisp clean first edition/printing, no markings throughout: Literary grace and sensitivity mark this account of British reporter Christmas's travels in northern England, Wales, Scotland and tragically divided Ireland. While noting that England needed Thatcher to effect certain reforms, the "gypsy journalist" also points to the downside of the prime minister's programs. Supported by interviews with people met on her journeys, Christmas's observations draw attention to vast changes in Britain during the 1980s, which suggest to her Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard , with the trees sacrificed to make money for "man unmoved by the past." But the author expresses the hope that destroying England's "cherry trees" can make room for seedlings that in time will yield fruit to feed citizens hungry for jobs, education and medical care. 
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The View from Afar, CLAUDE translated by NEUGROSCHEL, JOACHIM & HOSS, PHOEBE LEVI - STRAUSS
14 CLAUDE translated by NEUGROSCHEL, JOACHIM & HOSS, PHOEBE LEVI - STRAUSS The View from Afar
Peregrine 1987 0140552006 / 9780140552003 Paperback Very Good 
A clean softcover, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-lib book: This collection touches on a wide range of anthropological issues, includin g family and marriage, myths, and rites, the environment and its representa tion, and constraint and freedom. The essays encompass more than forty year s of analysis and constrain arguments that are as relevant today as they we re thirty years ago. "Hardly a field remains untouched--sociobiology, linguistics, botany, genetics, psychiatry, esthetics, ecology, politics, neuroscience, education, morality, psychology. . . . It's all breathtaking and alarming, some of it wonderful, some of it ridiculous. . . . At times the experience is exhilarating."--Richard A. Shweder, "New York Times Book Review" 
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15 Dirven, René Metaphor and Nation: Metaphors Afrikaners live by
Peter Lang GmbH, Internation 1994 363147864X / 9783631478646 Paperback As New 
South Africa has just entered a new era of multicultural cooperation. But u ntil now it has been dominated by a white, Afrikaner minority, which must t ry to give up its deep-rooted ideology. This investigation looks into this ideology by means of the dominant metaphors used in four major newspapers. The study concludes that the metaphors Afrikaners live by are not those of apartheid, but rather those of a world of rural self-containment reflecting the 19th century rather than the 20th century experiences of the organisat ion of life, work, and society. 
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16 Durkheim, Emile Ethics and the Sociology of Morals
Prometheus Books 1993 0879758457 / 9780879758455 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Emile Durkheim (1858-1917) was one of the founders of modern sociology. Ethics and the Sociology of Morals (La science positive de la morale en Allemagne) laid the foundation for Durkheim's future work. More than a review of current thought, it was a proclamation that ethics needed to be liberated from its philosophical bondage and developed as a distinct branch of sociology. Written when Durkheim was charting the course of his own research, it provides a unique key to the interpretation of his earlier work and presents a number of points of Durkheim's ethical theory which are of considerable interest in light of current ethical theory. This volume makes available in English a crucial essay by a master of social thought. 
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17 Etzioni, Amitai The Active Society: a Theory of Societal and Political Processes
Collier-Macmillan; New York, 1971 Very Good 
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Explorations On The Edge Of Time: The Prospects For World Order, Falk, Richard
18 Falk, Richard Explorations On The Edge Of Time: The Prospects For World Order
Temple University Press 1991 0877228604 / 9780877228608 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. In his clear-sighted, humane, and provocative way, Richard Falk calls for a revolution in thinking about the future of world order. Explorations at the Edge of Time develops the idea that a major cultural shift from modernism to postmodernism is under way, creating both new difficulties and new opportunities in the domain of global public policy. The author observes, "A postmodem possibility implies the human capacity to transcend the violence, poverty, ecological decay, oppression, injustice, and secularism of the modern world." Recognizing that the concepts of "progress" and "development" have changed due to the breakdown of the modernist consensus, Falk contends that most problems have transnational dimensions. He proposes a commitment to grassroots globalism, and he challenges aspiring "citizen pilgrims" to think and act in ways that will enhance their feeling of identity with the rest of creation.Falk's "rooted utopianism" challenges our political imagination in relation to pressing global problems and helps forge an overall vision of the future. What is at stake is the building of political understanding amidst the appreciation of unity and diversity for a hopeful entry upon the 21st Century. Author note: Richard Falk is Albert G. Milbank Professor of International Law and Practice at Princeton University. He has published more than twenty books, including The Promise of World Order (Temple). 
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The Challenge of Social Change (SAGE Studies in International Sociology), Fals-Borda, Orlando
19 Fals-Borda, Orlando The Challenge of Social Change (SAGE Studies in International Sociology)
SAGE Publications 1985 0803997094 / 9780803997097 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
Since its beginnings in the nineteenth century, the problem of explaining s ocial change has been a central concern of sociology. Yet, suggest the auth ors of this book, contemporary sociologists have failed to confront social change in the late twentieth century with the same depth of analysis and co ncern as the founding fathers of sociology. The purpose of this book is to examine social change in the context of the social crisis facing society and to consider how sociology can regain its r ole as a critical science by offering theoretical and methodological propos als for understanding social change. Common themes run through the book. There is wide agreement on the importance of cultural and knowledge-producing processes in social change. All the authors emphasize social praxis in one way or another, and recognize its implications for social action, innovation and intervention. There is a common appreciation of the role as social actors of groups other than classes. 
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20 Galtung, Johan Theory and Method of Social Research
Columbia University Press 1967 0231030886 / 9780231030885 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 

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