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This is a guide to finding the best resources for research in Sociology.
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Books of Interest

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Sociology: Antipodean Perspectives - Beilharz & Hogan (Eds)
ISBN: 9780195575286
Introduces students to the study of society from an interdisciplinary perspective. Defining sociology as the data and patterns of everyday life, the book is structured around three sections: place, time and division. The many ways that the lives of Australians intersect with broader societal notions of place and geography, history and culture, institutions and social divisions are covered expertly and creatively by each of the contributors.

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Cities for People, Not for Profit - Brenner, Marcuse & Mayer (Eds)
ISBN: 9780415601788
The worldwide financial crisis has sent shock-waves of accelerated economic restructuring, regulatory reorganization and sociopolitical conflict through cities around the world. It has also given new impetus to the struggles of urban social movements emphasizing the injustice, destructiveness and unsustainability of capitalist forms of urbanization.

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Sociology : An introduction - Kenneth Roberts
ISBN: 0857930192
Covering the development of sociology from its origins to the present day as well as identifying the strengths and limitations of all sociology's main research methods, this book provides a lucid introduction for students who are embarking on or considering taking-up sociology. It explains the jargon in all sociology's main theories and methods.

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Human geography: places & regions in global context - Knox & Marston
ISBN: 032176966X
Gives meaning to people & places by integrating compelling local, regional & global viewpoints. Providing access to the latest ideas, concepts & theories, the text not only builds students' knowledge about places & regions, but deepens understanding of the interdependence of places & regions in a globalizing world.

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Hanging out, messing around, and geeking out: kids living & learning with new media - Mizuko Ito ... [et al.]
ISBN: 0262013363
Today's teens seem constantly plugged in to video games, social networks sites & text messaging. Yet there is little actual research that investigates the intricate dynamics of youth's social & recreational use of digital media. This text fills that gap, reporting on an ambitious 3 year ethnographic investigation into how young people are living & learning with new media in varied settings...

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Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology - Nash, Scott & Amenta
ISBN: 9781444330939
A complete reference guide, reflecting the scope and quality of the discipline, and highlighting emerging topics in the field.  Global in focus, offering up-to-date topics from an interdisciplinary, international set of scholars addressing key issues concerning globalization, social movements, and citizenship

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Body Style - Theresa M. Winge
ISBN: 9781847880239
Body Style reveals the subcultural body as a site for understanding subcultural identity, resistance, agency, and fashion. Analyzed, theorized, politicized, and sensationalized, the subcultural body functions as a framework where individuals build a sense of self and subcultural identity.



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