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University of California, Berkeley (USA)
A Study of Gendered Logics in President Obama and President Bush’s Speeches on the War in...
University of California, Berkeley (USA)
A comparative study of ideals, possibilities and conditions for education in Danish and American...
Københavns Universitet (KU)
Denne opgave sammenligner idealer, muligheder og rammer for uddannelse i danske og amerikanske fængsler med det formal at kunne sige noget om, hvordan det danske og det amerikanske fængselssystem ser  den indsatte og hans fremtidsmuligheder. Opgaven analyserer og sammenligner den danske Kriminalforsorgs principprogram og California Department of...


Punishing the Poor
Loic Wacquant
The punitive turn taken by penal policies in advanced societies over the past two decades does not pertain to the traditional duo of crime and punishment. Rather, it heralds the establishment of a new government of social insecurity aimed at molding the conduct of the men and women caught in the turbulence of economic deregulation and the...
Cracks in the Pavement
Martin Sanchez-Jankowski
Woven throughout with rich details of everyday life, this original, on-the-ground study of poor neighbourhoods challenges much prevailing wisdom about urban poverty, shedding new light on the people, institutions, and culture in these communities. Over the course of nearly a decade, Martin Sanchez-Jankowski immersed himself in life in...
Inequality by Design
Claude S. Fischer
As debate rages over the widening and destructive gap between the rich and the rest of Americans, Claude Fischer and his colleagues present a comprehensive new treatment of inequality in America. They challenge arguments that expanding inequality is the natural, perhaps necessary, accompaniment of economic growth. They refute the claims of the...
Commercialization of Intimate Life
Arlie Russell Hochschild
Arlie Russell Hochschild, author of three "New York Times" Notable Books, has been one of the freshest and most popular voices in feminist sociology over the last decades. Her influential, unusually perceptive work has opened up new ways of seeing family life, love, gender, the workplace, market transactions - indeed, American life itself. This...
Infections and Inequalities
Paul Farmer
Paul Farmer has battled AIDS in rural Haiti and deadly strains of drug-resistant tuberculosis in the slums of Peru. A physician-anthropologist with more than fifteen years in the field, Farmer writes from the front lines of the war against these modern plagues and shows why, even more than those of history, they target the poor. This 'peculiarly...
The Globalization and Development Reader: Perspectives on Development and Global Change
Jay Ed. Roberts
* An up-to-date primer and key reference source for students and professionals studying the processes of social change and development in 'third world' countries. * Builds on the success of From Modernization to Globalization, published by the editors in 2000.
Bananas, Beaches and Bases
Cynthia Enloe
This radical analysis of globalization reveals the crucial role of women in international politics today. Cynthia Enloe pulls back the curtain on the familiar scenes - governments promoting tourism, companies moving their factories overseas, soldiers serving on foreign soil - and shows that the real landscape is not exclusively male. She describes...
Discipline and Punish
Michel Foucault
In this brilliant work, the most influential philosopher since Sartre suggests that such vaunted reforms as the abolition of torture and the emergence of the modern penitentiary have merely shifted the focus of punishment from the prisoner's body to his soul.
The Weight of the World
Pierre Bourdieu
A major new work by Pierre Bourdieu and his associates: Bourdieu is one of the leading sociologists in the world today. This book documents the accounts of ordinary people as they struggle to survive and to make ends meet, describing the forms of social suffering, hopelessness and despair which are pervasive features of life on the margins....
Durkheim and the Law
Steven Lukes
This second edition of a seminal work reconsiders Durkheim's key writings on socio-legal theory in the light of contemporary debates. With a new introduction, additional translated pieces and useful pedagogy, the book remains a major reference for socio-legal theory that enables students to engage with Durkheim's rich contribution to the field.The...
The Jail
John Irwin
Combining extensive interviews with his own experience as an inmate, the author constructs a graphic description of the big-city jail. He argues that jail disorients and degrades and instead of controlling the disreputable, actually increases their number, helping to indoctrinate new recruits to the rabble class. black...
Golden Gulag
Ruth Wilson Gilmore
Provides an explanation for the increase in number of people in US prisons by more than 450%. This book examines the issue through statewide, rural, and urban perspectives to explain how the expansion developed from surpluses of finance capital, labor, land, and state capacity. 8 line illustrations, 1 map, 10 tablesSince 1980, the number of people...



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