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Palaces for the People - How To Build a More Equal and United Society (Paperback): Eric Klinenberg Palaces for the People - How To Build a More Equal and United Society (Paperback)
Eric Klinenberg 1
R240 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R48 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

How can we bring people together? Sociologist and best-selling author Eric Klinenberg introduces a transformative and powerfully uplifting new idea for health, happiness, safety and healing our divided, unequal society. 'This wonderful book shows us how democracies thrive' Steven Levitsky & Daniel Ziblatt, authors of How Democracies Die Too often we take for granted and neglect our libraries, parks, markets, schools, playgrounds, gardens and communal spaces, but decades of research now shows that these places can have an extraordinary effect on our personal and collective wellbeing. Why? Because wherever people cross paths and linger, wherever we gather informally, strike up a conversation and get to know one another, relationships blossom and communities emerge - and where communities are strong, people are safer and healthier, crime drops and commerce thrives, and peace, tolerance and stability take root. Through uplifting human stories and an illuminating tour through the science of social connection, Palaces for the People shows that properly designing and maintaining this 'social infrastructure' might be our single best strategy for a more equal and united society.

Antidemocracy in America - Truth, Power, and the Republic at Risk (Paperback): Eric Klinenberg, Sharon Marcus, Caitlin Zaloom Antidemocracy in America - Truth, Power, and the Republic at Risk (Paperback)
Eric Klinenberg, Sharon Marcus, Caitlin Zaloom; Contributions by Michelle Wilde Anderson, Lisa Wade, …
R440 R341 Discovery Miles 3 410 Save R99 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

On Election Day in 2016, it seemed unthinkable to many Americans that Donald Trump could become president of the United States. But the victories of the Obama administration hid from view fundamental problems deeply rooted in American social institutions and history. The election's consequences drastically changed how Americans experience their country, especially for those threatened by the public outburst of bigotry and repression. Amid the deluge of tweets and breaking news stories that turn each day into a political soap opera, it can be difficult to take a step back and see the big picture. To confront the threats we face, we must recognize that the Trump presidency is a symptom, not the malady. Antidemocracy in America is a collective effort to understand how we got to this point and what can be done about it. Assembled by the sociologist Eric Klinenberg as well as the editors of the online magazine Public Books, Caitlin Zaloom and Sharon Marcus, it offers essays from many of the nation's leading scholars, experts on topics including race, religion, gender, civil liberties, protest, inequality, immigration, climate change, national security, and the role of the media. Antidemocracy in America places our present in international and historical context, considering the worldwide turn toward authoritarianism and its varied precursors. Each essay seeks to inform our understanding of the fragility of American democracy and suggests how to protect it from the buried contradictions that Trump's victory brought into public view.

Heat Wave - A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Eric Klinenberg Heat Wave - A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Eric Klinenberg
R427 R364 Discovery Miles 3 640 Save R63 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

On Thursday, July 13, 1995, Chicagoans awoke to a blistering day on which the temperature would eventually climb to 106 degrees. It was the start of an unprecedented heat wave that would last a full week - and leave more than seven hundred people dead. Rather than view these deaths as the inevitable consequence of natural disaster, sociologist Eric Klinenberg decided to figure out why so many people - and, specifically, so many elderly, poor, and isolated people - died, and to identify the social and political failures that together made the heat wave so deadly. Published to coincide with the twentieth anniversary of the heat wave, this new edition of Klinenberg's groundbreaking book includes a new foreword by the author that reveals what we've learned in the years since its initial publication in 2002, and how in coming decades the effects of climate change will intensify the social and environmental pressures in urban areas around the world.

Going Solo - The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone (Paperback): Eric Klinenberg Going Solo - The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone (Paperback)
Eric Klinenberg 1
R235 Discovery Miles 2 350 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In 1950, only 22% of adults were single. Today, more than 50% of adults are. Though conventional wisdom tells us that living by oneself leads to loneliness and isolation, most solo dwellers, compared with their married counterparts, are more likely to eat out and exercise, sign up for art and music classes, attend public events and lectures, and volunteer. Drawing on over three hundred in-depth interviews with men and women of all ages and every class, Eric Klinenberg reaches some startling conclusions about the seismic impact solo living is having on our culture, business and politics.

Antidemocracy in America - Truth, Power, and the Republic at Risk (Hardcover): Eric Klinenberg, Sharon Marcus, Caitlin Zaloom Antidemocracy in America - Truth, Power, and the Republic at Risk (Hardcover)
Eric Klinenberg, Sharon Marcus, Caitlin Zaloom; Contributions by Michelle Wilde Anderson, Lisa Wade, …
R1,259 R1,002 Discovery Miles 10 020 Save R257 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

On Election Day in 2016, it seemed unthinkable to many Americans that Donald Trump could become president of the United States. But the victories of the Obama administration hid from view fundamental problems deeply rooted in American social institutions and history. The election's consequences drastically changed how Americans experience their country, especially for those threatened by the public outburst of bigotry and repression. Amid the deluge of tweets and breaking news stories that turn each day into a political soap opera, it can be difficult to take a step back and see the big picture. To confront the threats we face, we must recognize that the Trump presidency is a symptom, not the malady. Antidemocracy in America is a collective effort to understand how we got to this point and what can be done about it. Assembled by the sociologist Eric Klinenberg as well as the editors of the online magazine Public Books, Caitlin Zaloom and Sharon Marcus, it offers essays from many of the nation's leading scholars, experts on topics including race, religion, gender, civil liberties, protest, inequality, immigration, climate change, national security, and the role of the media. Antidemocracy in America places our present in international and historical context, considering the worldwide turn toward authoritarianism and its varied precursors. Each essay seeks to inform our understanding of the fragility of American democracy and suggests how to protect it from the buried contradictions that Trump's victory brought into public view.

Modern Romance (Hardcover): Aziz Ansari, Eric Klinenberg Modern Romance (Hardcover)
Aziz Ansari, Eric Klinenberg
R651 R598 Discovery Miles 5 980 Save R53 (8%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Fighting for Air - The Battle to Control America's Media (Paperback): Eric Klinenberg Fighting for Air - The Battle to Control America's Media (Paperback)
Eric Klinenberg
R529 R437 Discovery Miles 4 370 Save R92 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

An "admirably researched and lucidly written" investigation of the corporate takeover of the media--and what it means for Americans --that "should serve as a wake-up call" (Daniel Schorr, NPR) For the residents of Minot, North Dakota, Clear Channel Communications is synonymous with disaster. When a train derailment sent a cloud of poisonous gas drifting toward the small town, Minot's fire and rescue departments attempted to use local radio to warn residents of the approaching threat. But in the age of canned programming, there was no one at the six local non-religious commercial stations, all owned by Clear Channel, to take the call. The result for the people of Minot: one death and more than a thousand injuries.
Opening with the story of the Minot tragedy, "Fighting for Air "takes us into the world of preprogrammed radio shows, empty television news stations, and copycat newspapers to show how expanding conglomerate ownership of all media has harmed American political and cultural life--and how malign neglect by the federal government allowed it to happen. In a call for action, "Fighting for Air "also reveals a rising generation of activists and citizen journalists who are insisting on the local coverage we need and deserve.

Climate Change and the Future of Cities (Paperback): Eric Klinenberg Climate Change and the Future of Cities (Paperback)
Eric Klinenberg
R347 Discovery Miles 3 470 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

We live in the age of extremes, a period punctuated by significant disasters that have changed the way we understand risk, vulnerability, and the future of communities. Violent ecological events such as Superstorm Sandy attest to the urgent need to analyze what cities around the world are doing to reduce carbon emissions, develop new energy systems, and build structures to enhance preparedness for catastrophe. The essays in this issue illustrate that the best techniques for safeguarding cities and critical infrastructure systems from threats related to climate change have multiple benefits, strengthening networks that promote health and prosperity during ordinary times as well as mitigating damage during disasters. The contributors provide a truly global perspective on topics such as the toxic effects of fracking, water rights in the Los Angeles region, wind energy in southern Mexico, and water scarcity from Brazil to the Arabian Peninsula. Contributors: Nina Berman, Dominic Boyer, Daniel Aldana Cohen, Goekce Gunel, Cymene Howe, Colin Jerolmack, Eric Klinenberg, Liz Koslov, Andrew Lakoff, Valeria Procupez, Jerome Whitington, Austin Zeiderman

Going Solo - The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone (Paperback): Eric Klinenberg Going Solo - The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone (Paperback)
Eric Klinenberg
R386 R365 Discovery Miles 3 650 Save R21 (5%) Out of stock
Conversations with Richard Sennett (Hardcover): Richard Sennett, Eric Klinenberg Conversations with Richard Sennett (Hardcover)
Richard Sennett, Eric Klinenberg
R1,046 Discovery Miles 10 460 Out of stock
Conversations with Richard Sennett (Paperback): Richard Sennett, Eric Klinenberg Conversations with Richard Sennett (Paperback)
Richard Sennett, Eric Klinenberg
R465 Discovery Miles 4 650 Out of stock
Modern Romance (Hardcover, Bound for Schools & Libraries ed.): Aziz Ansari, Eric Klinenberg Modern Romance (Hardcover, Bound for Schools & Libraries ed.)
Aziz Ansari, Eric Klinenberg
R636 R581 Discovery Miles 5 810 Save R55 (9%) Out of stock
The Making and Unmaking of Whiteness (Hardcover): Birgit Brander Rasmussen, Eric Klinenberg, Irene J. Nexica, Matt Wray The Making and Unmaking of Whiteness (Hardcover)
Birgit Brander Rasmussen, Eric Klinenberg, Irene J. Nexica, Matt Wray
R2,146 Discovery Miles 21 460 Out of stock

Bringing together new articles and essays from the controversial Berkeley conference of the same name, "The Making and Unmaking of Whiteness" presents a fascinating range of inquiry into the nature of whiteness. Representing academics, independent scholars, community organizers, and antiracist activists, the contributors are all leaders in the "second wave" of whiteness studies who collectively aim to combat the historical legacies of white supremacy and to inform those who seek to understand the changing nature of white identity, both in the United States and abroad.
With essays devoted to theories of racial domination, comparative global racisms, and transnational white identity, the geographical reach of the volume is significant and broad. Dalton Conley writes on "How I Learned to Be White." Allan Berube discusses the intersection of gay identity and whiteness, and Mab Segrest describes the spiritual price white people pay for living in a system of white supremacy. Other pieces examine the utility of whiteness as a critical term for social analysis and contextualize different attempts at antiracist activism. In a razor-sharp introduction, the editors not only raise provocative questions about the intellectual, social, and political goals of those interested in the study of whiteness but assess several of the topic's major recurrent themes: the visibility of whiteness (or the lack thereof); the "emptiness" of whiteness as a category of identification; and conceptions of whiteness as a structural privilege, a harbinger of violence, or an institutionalization of European imperialism.

"Contributors." William Aal, Allan Berube, Birgit Brander Rasmussen, Dalton Conley, Troy Duster, Ruth Frankenberg, John Hartigan Jr., Eric Klinenberg, Eric Lott, Irene J. Nexica, Michael Omi, Jasbir Kaur Puar, Mab Segrest, Vron Ware, Howard Winant, Matt Wray

The Making and Unmaking of Whiteness (Paperback): Birgit Brander Rasmussen, Eric Klinenberg, Irene J. Nexica, Matt Wray The Making and Unmaking of Whiteness (Paperback)
Birgit Brander Rasmussen, Eric Klinenberg, Irene J. Nexica, Matt Wray
R583 Discovery Miles 5 830 Out of stock

Bringing together new articles and essays from the controversial Berkeley conference of the same name, "The Making and Unmaking of Whiteness" presents a fascinating range of inquiry into the nature of whiteness. Representing academics, independent scholars, community organizers, and antiracist activists, the contributors are all leaders in the "second wave" of whiteness studies who collectively aim to combat the historical legacies of white supremacy and to inform those who seek to understand the changing nature of white identity, both in the United States and abroad.
With essays devoted to theories of racial domination, comparative global racisms, and transnational white identity, the geographical reach of the volume is significant and broad. Dalton Conley writes on "How I Learned to Be White." Allan Berube discusses the intersection of gay identity and whiteness, and Mab Segrest describes the spiritual price white people pay for living in a system of white supremacy. Other pieces examine the utility of whiteness as a critical term for social analysis and contextualize different attempts at antiracist activism. In a razor-sharp introduction, the editors not only raise provocative questions about the intellectual, social, and political goals of those interested in the study of whiteness but assess several of the topic's major recurrent themes: the visibility of whiteness (or the lack thereof); the "emptiness" of whiteness as a category of identification; and conceptions of whiteness as a structural privilege, a harbinger of violence, or an institutionalization of European imperialism.

"Contributors." William Aal, Allan Berube, Birgit Brander Rasmussen, Dalton Conley, Troy Duster, Ruth Frankenberg, John Hartigan Jr., Eric Klinenberg, Eric Lott, Irene J. Nexica, Michael Omi, Jasbir Kaur Puar, Mab Segrest, Vron Ware, Howard Winant, Matt Wray

Going Solo - The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone (Standard format, CD, Library ed.): Eric Klinenberg Going Solo - The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone (Standard format, CD, Library ed.)
Eric Klinenberg; Read by Patrick Girard Lawlor
R1,489 R1,293 Discovery Miles 12 930 Save R196 (13%) Out of stock
Going Solo - The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone (Standard format, CD): Eric Klinenberg Going Solo - The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone (Standard format, CD)
Eric Klinenberg; Read by Patrick Girard Lawlor
R611 R555 Discovery Miles 5 550 Save R56 (9%) Out of stock
Going Solo - The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone (MP3 format, CD): Eric Klinenberg Going Solo - The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone (MP3 format, CD)
Eric Klinenberg; Read by Patrick Girard Lawlor
R651 R493 Discovery Miles 4 930 Save R158 (24%) Out of stock
Fighting for Air - The Battle to Control America's Media (Standard format, CD, Library): Eric Klinenberg Fighting for Air - The Battle to Control America's Media (Standard format, CD, Library)
Eric Klinenberg; Read by Tom Weiner
R1,760 R1,522 Discovery Miles 15 220 Save R238 (14%) Out of stock

A groundbreaking investigative work by a critically acclaimed sociologist on the corporate takeover of local news and what it means for all Americans

Fighting for Air - The Battle to Control America's Media (MP3 format, CD): Eric Klinenberg Fighting for Air - The Battle to Control America's Media (MP3 format, CD)
Eric Klinenberg; Read by Tom Weiner
R585 R529 Discovery Miles 5 290 Save R56 (10%) Out of stock

A groundbreaking investigative work by a critically acclaimed sociologist on the corporate takeover of local news and what it means for all Americans

Fighting for Air - The Battle to Control America's Media (Standard format, CD): Eric Klinenberg Fighting for Air - The Battle to Control America's Media (Standard format, CD)
Eric Klinenberg; Read by Tom Weiner
R651 R493 Discovery Miles 4 930 Save R158 (24%) Out of stock
Palaces for the People - How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life... Palaces for the People - How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life (Paperback)
Eric Klinenberg
R389 R322 Discovery Miles 3 220 Save R67 (17%) Out of stock
Modern Romance (Paperback): Aziz Ansari, Eric Klinenberg Modern Romance (Paperback)
Aziz Ansari, Eric Klinenberg 1
R407 R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Save R65 (16%) Out of stock
Palaces for the People - How To Build a More Equal and United Society (Paperback): Eric Klinenberg Palaces for the People - How To Build a More Equal and United Society (Paperback)
Eric Klinenberg 1
R350 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R70 (20%) Out of stock

How can we bring people together? In Palaces for the People Professor Eric Klinenberg presents a simple but transformative idea for health, happiness, safety and healing our divided, unequal society. Too often we take for granted and neglect our libraries, parks, markets, schools, playgrounds, gardens and communal spaces, but decades of research now shows that these places can have an extraordinary effect on our health and wellbeing and that of society as a whole. Why? Because wherever people cross paths and linger, wherever we gather informally, strike up a conversation and get to know one another, relationships blossom and communities emerge - and where communities are strong, people are safer and healthier, crime drops and commerce thrives, and peace, tolerance and stability take root. Through uplifting human stories, Palaces for the People shows that properly designing and maintaining this `social infrastructure' is our single best strategy for a more equal and united society.

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