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Examines the complex issues surrounding counselling and therapy in a multicultural society. This book explores the impact of culture on identity, and of cultural differences on interaction. It looks at how one might take a client's cultural context into consideration or deal with racism.
`At last, a student-friendly guide that answers the question: "Yes, but how do you do Foucault?" Kendall and Wickham address the thorny question of how-to-Foucault in a clear, distinctive manner that stands out in the secondary literature on this important thinker' - Toby Miller, New York University
By Derek Layder
In this textbook, Derek Layder offers a better understanding of the links between theory and research, and provides an analysis of the relationship between the two.
This introduction to the core concepts of sociology aims to help students develop the "sociological imagination". By examining contradictory pairs such as structure/agency and local/global, the student is introduced to alternative explanations for aspects of human conduct over various issues.
By Tony Bennett
This major work, by one of the key figures in cultural studies, critically examines the theory, history and practice of culture. It is a comprehensive review of the main debates in cultural studies that is grounded in an historical account of the modern relations between culture and government.
Ritzer discusses the process of McDonaldization, and scrutinizes: the labour process and the degree to which it has been McDonaldized; the relationship between McDonaldization and globalization and Americanization. Part Three presents new means of consumption and the book concludes with a re-evaluation of the McDonaldization thesis and its future.
This overview of modern visual culture explores the relationship between technology, society and identity which underpins contemporary `media culture'. The book is not so much about the camera's field of vision: it is concerned with processes of modernization and the dramatic changes which characterize modernity.
'A sophisticated and passionately written account of the classed and gendered identities of a small group of working-class white women who live in the north-west of England. It is ethnography at its best, having been built on long-term, thoughtful engagements in the field' - Gender and Education