"More Work! Less Pay!": Rebellion and Repression in Italy, 1972-77

By Phil Edwards

Publish 12 months note: First released in 2009
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In the mid-1970s, a wave of contentious radicalism swept via Italy. teams and events comparable to "Proletarian youth," "metropolitan Indian" and "the region of Autonomy" practiced new sorts of activism, confrontational and sometimes violent. inventive and brutal, intransigent and playful, the activities flourished in brief earlier than being suppressed via heavy policing and political exclusion.

This is the 1st full-length research in English of those hobbies. development on Sidney Tarrow’s "cycle of contention" version and drawing on quite a lot of Italian fabrics, Phil Edwards tells the tale of a different and interesting staff of political events, and in their disastrous engagement with the mainstream Left. in addition to laying off gentle on a overlooked interval of 20th century historical past, this publication bargains classes for figuring out today’s contentious activities ("No Global," "Black Bloc") and today’s "armed struggle" groups.

This ebook may be of serious curiosity to students within the fields of Italian politics and society; the sociology of social hobbies; and terrorism and political violence.

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The Long Revolution

By Raymond Williams

Examining the slow swap that has formed the political, fiscal, and cultural lifetime of the 20 th century, socialist philosopher Raymond Williams offers fascinating arguments that stay timely for modern readers. during this new version of the vintage textual content, Williams’ learn of schooling and the click strains the advance of a typical language, revealing hyperlinks among principles, literary kinds, and social background. A groundbreaking research with ongoing relevance within the new century, it not just discusses how a standard tradition may be completed, but in addition even if this sort of objective will be an aspiration.

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The Creativity of Action

By Hans Joas

Hans Joas is likely one of the finest social theorists in Germany at the present time. in accordance with Joas’s celebrated examine of George Herbert Mead, this paintings reevaluates the contribution of yankee pragmatism and ecu philosophical anthropology to theories of motion within the social sciences. Joas additionally establishes direct ties among Mead’s paintings and ways drawn from German traditions of philosophical anthropology.

Joas argues for including a 3rd version of motion to the 2 principal types of rational and normative action--one that emphasizes the artistic personality of human motion. This version encompasses the opposite , taking into account a extra complete conception of motion. Joas elaborates a few implications of his version for theories of social events and social switch and for the prestige of motion conception in sociology within the face of festival from theories complicated by means of Luhmann and Habermas.

The challenge of motion is of the most important significance in either sociology and philosophy, and this book--already largely debated in Germany--will upload clean impetus to the energetic discussions present within the English-speaking global.

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Unequal health: The scandal of our times

By Daniel Dorling

Future health inequalities are an important inequalities of all. within the US and the united kingdom those inequalities have now reached an volume no longer visible for over a century. so much people's overall healthiness is far better now than then, however the gaps in existence expectancy among areas, among towns, and among neighbourhoods inside towns now surpass the worst measures during the last hundred years. In just about all different prosperous international locations, inequalities in wellbeing and fitness are reduce and other people dwell longer.

In his new e-book, educational and author Danny Dorling describes the present volume of inequalities in wellbeing and fitness because the scandal of our instances. He offers 9 new chapters and updates a big variety of his hugely influential writings on overall healthiness, together with international-peer reviewed experiences, annotated lectures, newspaper articles, and interview transcripts, to create an available assortment that's either modern and authoritative. As an entire the booklet exhibits conclusively that inequalities in healthiness are the scandal of our instances within the such a lot unequal of wealthy international locations and demands fast motion to lessen those inequalities within the close to destiny.

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Such a Pretty Girl

By Laura Wiess

They promised Meredith 9 years of security, yet simply gave her 3.

Her father was once alleged to be locked up until eventually Meredith became eighteen. She proposal she had time to develop up, get out, and begin a brand new lifestyles. yet Meredith is just fifteen, and this day her father is coming domestic from criminal.

at the present time her time has run out.

Literary Awards
Abraham Lincoln Award Nominee (2009)

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California: A History (Modern Library Chronicles)

By Kevin Starr

California has continually been our Shangri-la–the promised land of numerous pilgrims looking for the yank Dream. Now the Golden State’s greatest historian, Kevin Starr, distills the total sweep of California’s historical past into one most excellent quantity. From the age of exploration to the age of Arnold, this is often the tale of a spot right now quintessentially American and totally unique.

Arguing that America’s such a lot populous kingdom has continually been blessed with either magnificent traditional attractiveness and staggering human variety, Starr unfolds a rapid-fire epic of discovery, innovation, disaster, and triumph.

For generations, California’s local peoples basked within the abundance of a weather and topography eminently suited for human habitation. by the point the Spanish arrived within the early 16th century, there have been ratings of independent tribes have been thriving within the zone. notwithstanding conquest was once speedy, approximately centuries handed earlier than Spain exerted keep an eye on over top California in the course of the chain of missions that stand to this day.

The discovery of gold in January 1848 replaced every thing. With inhabitants expanding exponentially as get-rich-quick dreamers converged from around the world, California reinvented itself in a single day. Starr deftly strains the successive waves of innovation and calamity that experience damaged over the kingdom considering that then–the really good wealth of the large 4 railroad tycoons and the devastating San Francisco earthquake of 1906; the emergence of Hollywood because the world’s leisure capital and of Silicon Valley because the middle of high-tech study and improvement; the heroic irrigation and transportation initiatives that experience altered the face of the area; the position of work, either equipped and migrant, in key industries from agriculture to aerospace.

Kevin Starr has dedicated his occupation to the historical past of his liked kingdom, yet he hasn't ever misplaced his experience of ask yourself over California’s sheer abundance and peerless style. This one-volume distillation of a lifetime’s paintings gathers jointly every little thing that's most crucial, so much interesting, and so much revealing approximately our best state.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Routledge Handbook of Body Studies (Routledge International Handbooks)

In the final 3 a long time, the human physique has received expanding prominence in modern political debates, and it has turn into a primary subject of recent social sciences and arts. smooth applied sciences – reminiscent of organ transplants, stem-cell examine, nanotechnology, plastic surgery and cryonics – have replaced how we predict in regards to the physique.

In this selection of thirty unique essays by way of top figures within the box, those concerns are explored throughout a couple of theoretical and disciplinary views, together with pragmatism, feminism, queer idea, post-modernism, post-humanism, cultural sociology, philosophy and anthropology. a variety of case experiences, which come with cosmetics, vitamin, organ transplants, racial our bodies, masculinity and sexuality, consuming problems, faith and the sacred physique, and incapacity, are used to appraise those diverse perspectives.

In addition, this Handbook explores a number of epistemological techniques to the fundamental query: what's a physique? It additionally bargains a strongly themed diversity of chapters on empirical subject matters which are equipped round faith, drugs, gender, know-how and intake. It additionally contributes to the talk over the globalization of the physique: how have army know-how, sleek drugs, activity and intake ended in this modern obsession with issues corporeal?

The Handbook’s transparent, direct kind will entice a large undergraduate viewers within the social sciences, fairly for these learning clinical sociology, gender experiences, activities experiences, incapacity reports, social gerontology, or the sociology of faith. it is going to serve to consolidate the hot box of physique studies.

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Unhitched: Love, Marriage, and Family Values from West Hollywood to Western China

By Judith Stacey

Judith Stacey, 2012 winner of the Simon and Gagnon Lifetime success Award offered through the yankee Sociological Association.
 
A best specialist at the family members, Judith Stacey is understood for her provocative examine on mainstream concerns. discovering herself impatient with more and more calcified positions taken within the interminable wars over same-sex marriage, divorce, fatherlessness, marital constancy, and so on, she struck out to profile unusual cultures of latest love, marriage, and family members values from round the world.
 
Built on bracing unique learn that spans homosexual men’s intimacies and parenting in the United States to plural and non-marital kinds of relatives in South Africa and China, Unhitched decouples the taken with no consideration relationships among love, marriage, and parenthood. Countering the one-size-fits-all imaginative and prescient of kin values, Stacey deals readers a full of life, in-person advent to those much less time-honored sorts of intimacy and relations and to the social, political, and monetary stipulations that buttress and batter them.
 
Through compelling tales of genuine households navigating inescapable own and political trade-offs among hope and domesticity, the publication undermines well known convictions approximately relatives, gender, and sexuality hung on the left, correct, and middle. taking over prejudices of either conservatives and feminists, Unhitched poses a strong empirical problem to the assumption that the nuclear family—whether directly or gay—is the only, top strategy to meet our wishes for intimacy and care. Stacey calls on electorate and policy-makers to make their peace with the truth that relations range is the following to stick.

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