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The Cambridge Scholars Publishing ‘Social Sciences’ department contains a vibrant collection of interdisciplinary scholarship, which incorporates insights from Sociology, Economics, Anthropology, Psychology and Political Science, as well as newer disciplines such as Social Neuroscience, Behavioural Economics, and Evolutionary Psychology. Our studies in Social Sciences are of interest to academics and practitioners alike, providing leading edge research, which reflects the breadth and complexity of our 21st century society, and offers practical insight to inform policymakers and enhance real-world implementation.

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Assessing Social Capital

Social capital is a key concept in academic research and policymaking internationally. It focuses attention on social relationships, values, and access to resources in families, communities, regions and nations. But does the concept, with its focus on particular aspects of social life and the thrust of its influence on policy ini...
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Back to the Future of the ...

What can the past tell us about the future(s) of the body? The origins of this collection of papers lie in the work of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities which has been involved in presenting a series of international workshops and conferences on the theme of the cultural life of the body. The rationale for these events was ...
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Being Doll

In this second volume, following Dolls & Clowns & Things, the author once again explores the symbolic relationship between the self and the object. This time, however, the possible fundamental role of cognitive consonance, characterized here as the ability of the mind to integrate opposing ideas into a single expanded understanding...
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Belle Vue

It is July 24, 1895. Sigmund Freud and his family are staying for the summer at the Belle Vue resort in the Alpine foothills overlooking Vienna. His marriage to his wife Martha is swiftly deteriorating; he is in the midst of a love affair with his brilliant but unpredictable sister-in-law, Minna; his mother-in-law, Mrs. Bernays, de...
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Betraying the Event

In gaining an instrumental part, becoming a fashion, the victimhood theme has drawn attention to its fascinatory and manipulative aspects, and has asked for a critical reconsideration. This volume makes note of an attempt to sustain a conversation about changes in the ways the processes of victimization are written out and comprehe...
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Between the Pigeonholes

Aldous Huxley described Gerald Heard as “that rare being—a learned man who [made] his mental home on the vacant spaces between the pigeonholes.” Heard’s off-beat interests made him a cultural and intellectual pioneer on both sides of the Atlantic in the middle decades of the twentieth century. Despite accolades from such figures as...
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Beyond Buildings

Beyond Buildings: Designed Spaces as Visual Persuasion is an assessment of the visual persuasiveness of designed spaces. It demonstrates that these spaces are as socially influential as speeches or advertisements are, and that an awareness of this influence provides an insight into the cultural roles of designed spaces. The book co...
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Beyond Money, Cars, and Wo...

Masculinity and hip hop are two topics that have been gaining wide attention in recent years. However, research has often been limited to solely criticizing the hip hop movement and examining the culture from a very parochial outsider’s perspective. An in-depth study of the relationship between hip hop and black masculinity, with c...
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Bloomsbury Influences

“No poet, no artist of any art, has his complete meaning alone. His significance, his appreciation is the appreciation of his relation to the dead poets and artists.”—T. S. Eliot, “Tradition and the Individual Talent”, 1921Bloomsbury Influences is an interdisciplinary essay collection developed from papers given at Bath Spa Univers...
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Bodies and Culture

Bodies and Culture is a collection of contemporary interdisciplinary research on bodies from emerging scholars in the humanities and social sciences disciplines that addresses issues relating to a range of historical and contemporary contexts, theories, and methods. Examining the diversity and capabilities of bodies, this volume fo...
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Body and Justice

Body and Justice is written by two female Brazilian philosophers, in language which is at the same time academic and accessible to the wider public. It is a must read for anyone interested in subjects connected with the body, justice, sexual morality, ethics and philosophy. Body and Justice insightfully looks at the western woman t...
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Body and Time

Body and Time is an innovative and concise survey of penetrating essays, conceptualizing the body as a physiological system embedded in a social network. In its complex and multilayered structure, it is aligned to and overlaps with other related functions. Contributors to this publication are members of the International Sociologic...
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