Sociology & anthropology

    Honours versus Money: The Economics of Awards

    By Bruno S. Frey

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    This book presents a range of empirical evidence to argue that awards can significantly raise performance, even if they are purely symbolic. It makes the case for reorienting our focus away from the monetary or material dimensions of work and private life towards the symbolic dimensions to celebrate merit and...

    Think Like an Anthropologist

    By Matthew Engelke

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    How does anthropology help us understand who we are?What can it tell us about culture, from Melanesia to the City of London? Why does it matter?For well over one hundred years, social and cultural anthropologists have traversed the world from urban Zimbabwe to suburban England, Beijing to Barcelona, uncovering surprising...

    Pocket World in Figures 2018

    By The Economist

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    For more than 25 years, Pocket World in Figures has been informing and entertaining readers around the world with its blend of the serious, the quirky and the downright surprising. Where else would you find out, in a single volume, that 98% of Suriname is forest, that Switzerland sells the...

    Animals Among Us

    By John Bradshaw

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    'A pioneering study ... richly, empathetically and affectionately respectful of the human-animal bond' Sunday TimesWhy do humans love animals? The bestselling author of In Defence of Dogs and Cat Sense gives us the answers.Keeping pets is expensive, time-consuming, and seemingly irrational - so why do so many of us have...

    Reclaiming Civilization

    By Brendan Myers

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    How civilization leads us to the meaning of life, not by discovery, but by invention.

    Rethinking Neoliberalism

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    Neoliberalism remains a flashpoint for political contestation around the world. For decades now, neoliberalism has been in the process of becoming a globally ascendant default logic that prioritizes using economic rationality for all major decisions, in all sectors of society, at the collective level of state policymaking as well as...

    Humankind

    By Timothy Morton

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    A radical call for solidarity between humans and non-humans

    Understanding Society through Popular Music

    By J. Patrick Williams

    Paperback £27.92

    Written for Introductory Sociology and Sociology of Popular Culture courses, this book uses popular music to illustrate fundamental social institutions, theories, sociological concepts, and processes. The authors use music, a social phenomenon of great interest, to draw students in and bring life to their study of social life.

    Man-Made Woman

    By Ciara Colin Cremin

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    An auto-ethnography of cross-dressing, framed by Marxism and psychoanalytic theory

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