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The Social Meaning of Extra Money: Capitalism and the Commodification of Domestic and Leisure Activities (Dynamics of Virtual Work)
The Social Meaning of Extra Money: Capitalism and the Commodification of Domestic and Leisure Activities (Dynamics of Virtual Work)

Why do ordinary people who used to engage in domestic and leisure activities for free now try to make a profit from them? How and why do people commodify their free time? This book explores the marketization of blogging, cooking, craftwork, gardening, knitting, selling second-hand items, sexcamming, and more generally the economic...

A Sociology of Shame and Blame: Insiders Versus Outsiders
A Sociology of Shame and Blame: Insiders Versus Outsiders

This book presents a novel approach to framing the concept of stigma, and understanding why and how it functions. 

Graham Scambler extends his analysis beyond common social interactionist understandings of stigma by linking experiences to the larger social structure?the political economy. A Sociology of...

Economics and Ageing: Volume III: Long-term Care and Finance
Economics and Ageing: Volume III: Long-term Care and Finance
This upper level textbook provides a coherent introduction to the economic implications of individual and population ageing. Placing economic considerations into a wider social sciences context, this is ideal reading not only for advanced undergraduate and masters students in health economics and economics of ageing, but policy makers,...
Children in Street Situations: A Concept in Search of an Object (Children’s Well-Being: Indicators and Research)
Children in Street Situations: A Concept in Search of an Object (Children’s Well-Being: Indicators and Research)
This book provides new insights on the lives of children in street situations by providing analyses from a qualitative perspective on the sociology of childhood. It proposes some insightful perspectives on the current discussion about the rights of children in street situations. It includes a unique selection of texts, which were...
The Routledge Handbook of Urban Resilience (Routledge International Handbooks)
The Routledge Handbook of Urban Resilience (Routledge International Handbooks)

This volume provides a comprehensive discussion and overview of urban resilience, including socio-ecological and economic hazard and disaster resilience. It provides a summary of state of the art thinking on resilience, the different approaches, tools and methodologies for understanding the subject in urban contexts, and brings...

Neoliberalism in Context: Governance, Subjectivity and Knowledge
Neoliberalism in Context: Governance, Subjectivity and Knowledge

Neoliberalism in Context adopts a processual, relational and contextual framework, bringing together contributions from diverse national and disciplinary contexts, and bridging theoretical and methodological approaches to critiquing neoliberalism. 

The book presents arguments on the extent to which we are...

Systems Thinking and E-participation: Ict in the Governance of Society
Systems Thinking and E-participation: Ict in the Governance of Society

Systems Thinking and E-Participation: ICT in the Governance of Society provides a systemic-based inquiry platform to explore boundaries, limits, and advantages of information and communication technology use in public decision making processes. This publication examines the impact of governmental technologies useful to those involved with...

Rules of Play: Game Design Fundamentals
Rules of Play: Game Design Fundamentals
For hundreds of years, the field of game design has drifted along under the radar of culture, producing timeless masterpieces and masterful time-wasters without drawing much attention to itself-without, in fact, behaving like a "field" at all. Suddenly, powered by the big bang of computer technology, game design has...
The Internet Society in China: A 2016 Report (Sociology, Media and Journalism in China)
The Internet Society in China: A 2016 Report (Sociology, Media and Journalism in China)

This book provides a cutting edge analysis of the rapid rise of China’s network society and reviews recent key developments within China’s internet economy, notably the concepts of “Lucky Money” and E-Business on Wechat, and Crowd-Funding Platforms. It focuses on drawing out the sociological impact of these...

Senior Cohousing: A New Way Forward for Active Older Adults (SpringerBriefs in Aging)
Senior Cohousing: A New Way Forward for Active Older Adults (SpringerBriefs in Aging)
This book presents a concise description and qualitative exploration of a new residential option for older adults: senior cohousing. It describes the practical, structural and communal aspects of senior cohousing and shares the lived experiences of actual residents. Pursuing an existential-phenomenological approach, the authors visited...
ASP Made Simple (Made Simple Programming)
ASP Made Simple (Made Simple Programming)
ASP Made Simple provides a brief introduction to ASP for the person who favours self teaching and/or does not have expensive computing facilities to learn on. The book will demonstrate how the principles of ASP can be learned with an ordinary PC running Personal Web Server, MS Access and a general text editor like Notepad.

After working through...

A Handbook Of Economic Anthropology (Elgar Original Reference)
A Handbook Of Economic Anthropology (Elgar Original Reference)

For more than a century, anthropologists have studied the economic lives and institutions of people around the world. The results of their research and reflection on economy have generally stayed within the discipline and have not been available in an accessible form to a broader readership. This major reference book is intended to correct...

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