Power and the Social
By (author) Sallie Westwood
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Power and the Social by Sallie Westwood
Book DescriptionLooking at the different ways power has been theorised from Hobbes to Giddens, this book analyzes the ways in which the theories have been applied. By bringing together theory and substantive analysis, this invaluable introductory text provides a clear and imaginative account of power and power relations. Processes and structures of power are analyzed within key areas of sociological concern, including: * the history of power * race * gender * class * sexuality * the spatial and visual. Investigating a wide range of cases from across the globe, including the 'underclass' in Britain, the power of the military in Latin America, the untouchables in India and the politics of new reproductive technologies, Dr Sallie Westwood adopts a popular approach to the subject, looking at the processes of power as well as structure and at how they function in everyday life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415162883
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Sallie Westwood
Trans-nationalism and the Politics of Belonging, Hardback (November 2000)
The authors examine the migration of both rich and poor, and show how even as people move across borders, they still seek to be at home in the world through the creation of a "politics of belonging".
ReMaking the Nation, Hardback (September 1996)
This engaging exploration of contemporary politics in a postmodern, post-new-world-order uncovers a map of future political organisation, a world of pluri-nations and ethnicised identities in the ever-changing struggle for democracy.
Racism, Modernity and Identity, Paperback (November 1994)
aeo This is an original and timely book given the current rise in ethnicised politics. aeo The book is theoretically innovative -- bringing together current developments in sociological theory in relation to ethnic and "race" relations. aeo The book is highly comparative, including material from US, Continental Europe and the UK.
Viva, Paperback (January 1993)» View all books by Sallie Westwood
Viva explores the growing role of women in Latin America focussing in particular on the construction of gender through political activism and the centrality of gender, class and ethnicity to the ideological construct of 'the nation'.
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Author Biography - Sallie Westwood
Sallie Westwood is professor of sociology at the University of Leicester
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