|Ann Denis||University of Ottawa|
|Devorah Kalekin-Fishman||University of Haifa|
|© 2009||504 pages||SAGE Publications Ltd|
I thank them warmly for offering us this fine volume, which, clearly, will be a milestone.' - Michel Wieviorka, President, International Sociological Association
This new ISA handbook presents and tracks the transformation of the societies and social relations that characterize the twenty-first century. The volume is organized around a conceptualization of three processes that are fundamental to the analyses of micro, meso and macro social relations: Conflict, Competition, and Cooperation.
In addition to chapters that delve into sociological theory, case studies and overviews of subfields discuss and contextualize debates from an international perspective, incorporating relevant material about North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia. Chapters on topics and fields crucial to the experience of people around the world include, among others:
. Childhood Studies
. Labour Studies
. Peace-Keeping and the Military
. Sociology and the Law
. Sociology of Health
. Sociology of Sport
Systematic and informed, the handbook will serve readers in all branches of the social sciences, providing both experienced researchers and novices with the materials to explore the different domains of contemporary life.