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Academic Tribes and Territories

Becher, Tony
Explores the diverse characteristics of those who inhabit and cultivate academic knowledge. This book reviews fundamental changes in the nature of higher education and in the academic's role are reviewed and assesses their significance for academic cultures.

Sport, Culture and Media

Rowe, David
Sport, Culture and the Media was the first book to analyse comprehensively two of the most powerful cultural forces of our times: sport and media. It examines the ways in which media sport has established itself in contemporary everyday life, and how sport and media have made themselves mutually dependent.

Key Perspectives In Criminology

Tierney, John
Key Perspectives in Criminology is not simply a dictionary of criminology, but a welcome introduction for those with a genuine interest in the terms, concepts, themes and debates in the field.

Social Work Skills and Knowledge

Trevithick, Pamela
A leading text in the field of social work skills and methods, illustrating how these two are linked, with a grounding in theory.