Social Economics

The New Urban Sociology

Mark Gottdiener, Ray Hutchison, Michael T. Ryan

Fifth Edition • November 18, 2014 • 456 pages

Print: $49.00 USD/$63.50 CAD • Ebook: $33.99 USD/$33.99 CAD

Widely recognized as a groundbreaking text, The New Urban Sociology is a broad and expert introduction to urban sociology that is both relevant and accessible to the student. A thought leader in the field, the book is organized around an integrated paradigm—the sociospatial perspective—which considers the role played by social…

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Sociology of Globalization: Cultures, Economies, and Politics

Edited by Keri E. Iyall Smith

First Edition • July 31, 2012 • 384 pages

Print: $52.00 USD/$67.50 CAD • Ebook: $33.99 USD/$33.99 CAD

A rich collection of diverse voices, Sociology of Globalization examines the processes of globalization as well as its impact on people around the world. It looks beyond the headlines, stereotypes, and hype and features a balanced selection of classic scholarship and theory, cutting-edge research, and engaging journalism. Key pieces from…

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The Sociology of Economic Life

Edited by Mark Granovetter; Richard Swedberg

Third Edition • January 1, 2011 • 592 pages

Print: $70.00 USD/$47.50 CAD

In recent years, sociologists have taken up a fruitful examination of institutions such as capital, labor, and product markets; industrial organization; and stock exchanges. Compared to earlier traditions of economic sociology, recent work shows more interest in phenomena usually studied exclusively by economists. At the same time, recent work challenges…

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Costs and Benefits of Preventing Crime

Brandon Welsh; David P. Farrington; Lawrence Sherman

First Edition • December 1, 2000 • 304 pages

Print: $49.00 USD/$86.50 CAD

What are the cost savings from preventing a typical burglary, robbery, assault, or even a criminal career? Who benefits from these savings? How often do the benefits from preventing crime or criminal behavior exceed the resources spent on preventing or controlling crime? Is it more cost-effective to invest in early…

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Turning the Century: Essays in Media and Cultural Studies

Carol Stabile

First Edition • August 21, 2000 • 264 pages

Print: $43.00 USD/$49.50 CAD

The essays in Turning the Century make a significant contribution to our understanding of America’s love affairs with novelty and the mass media. The essays also show that neither the current communications revolution nor the response to it is unprecedented. Through this book, Carol Stabile provides a historical context within…

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Warmth of the Welcome: The Social Causes of Economic Success in Different Nations and Cities

Jeffrey G Reitz

First Edition • May 14, 1999 • 312 pages

Print: $48.00 USD/$79.99 CAD

This book examines how the economic performance of immigrants is shaped by national and urban social institutions. In the United States, particularly in the high-immigration cities, most immigrant-origin groups have significantly lower earnings than do their counterparts in Canadian or Australian cities. Immigration policy is not a factor, however; in…

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The Postcolonial Aura: Third World Criticism in the Age of Global Capitalism

Arif Dirlik

First Edition • October 6, 1998 • 272 pages

Print: $40.00 USD/$56.50 CAD

The essays in this volume range from questions of cultural self-representation in China to more general problems of reconceptualizing global relationships in response to contemporary changes. Although the new era of global capitalism calls for the remapping of global relations, such remapping must be informed both by a grasp of…

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