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Anti-Racism by Alastair Bonnett
Beliefs and Ideology by Kenneth Thompson
Celebrity Culture by Ellis Cashmore
Childhood by Chris Jenks
Class by Stephen Edgell
Community (Key Ideas) by Gerard Delanty
Contested Bodies by John Hassard
Culture by Chris Jenks
Equality by Bryan S. Turner
Globalization (Key Ideas) by Malcolm Waters
Hegemony by Robert Bocock
Lifestyles (Key Ideas) by David Chaney
Mass-Media (Key Ideas) by Pierre Sorlin
Moral Panics by Kenneth Thompson
Nihilism (Key Ideas) by Bulent Diken
Old Age by John A. Vincent
Postmodernity (Key Ideas) by Barry Smart
Racism by Robert Miles
Risk by Deborah Lupton
Sexuality by Jeffrey Weeks
Social Capital by John Field
Social Identity by Richard Jenkins
Society (Key Ideas) by David Frisby
The Symbolic Construction of Community by Anthony P. Cohen
Transgression by Chris Jenks
The Virtual by Rob Shields
Working (Key Sociologists) by Graeme Salaman

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Series?!

How do series work?

To create a series or add a work to it, go to a "work" page. The "Common Knowledge" section now includes a "Series" field. Enter the name of the series to add the book to it.

Works can belong to more than one series. In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narnia, disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series.

Tip: If the series has an order, add a number or other descriptor in parenthesis after the series title (eg., "Chronicles of Prydain (book 1)"). By default, it sorts by the number, or alphabetically if there is no number. If you want to force a particular order, use the | character to divide the number and the descriptor. So, "(0|prequel)" sorts by 0 under the label "prequel."

What isn't a series?

Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification (eg., avoid lumping Jane Austen with her continuators).

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.

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