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Some of the most influencal writings from our scientists from recent years are:
This book edited by our emeritus professor Peeter Vihalemm, Senior Research Fellow of Data Studies Anu Masso and research fellow of media sociology Signe Operman focuses on social transformations as one of the central topics in the social sciences. The study of European social transformations is very valuable in the context of universal discussions within social sciences: explaining invariable, universal attributes of societies and examining changing attributes. The book consists of 20 chapters on European social transformations, written from the perspectives of distinguished scholars from such disciplines as economics, political science, educational science, geography, media and communication studies, public management and administration, social psychology and sociology. The temporal and spatial range of the book is wide, including such global changes as time-space compression, focusing particularly on change processes in Europe during the last two decades. The book consists of four main parts, beginning with an overview of the theoretical and methodological approaches, and then focusing separately on post-communist transformations, institutional drivers of social transformations in the European Union, and European transformations in the context of global processes. The book presents current theoretical, empirical and methodological approaches that complement the scientific literature on social transformations.
The Routledge Handbook on Consumption, edited by our senior researcher in social communication Dr. Margit Keller, gathers experts from around the world to provide a nuanced overview of the latest scholarship in the expanding field of consumption studies. At once ambitious and timely, the volume provides an ideal map for those looking to position their work, find new analytic insights and identify research gaps. With an intuitive thematic structure and resolutely international outlook, it engages with theory and methodology; markets and businesses; policies, politics and the state; and culture and everyday life. It will be essential reading for students and scholars across the social and economic sciences.
„Eesti ühiskond kiirenevas ajas“ („Estonian society in accelerating time“) is based on the results of the study “Mina. Maailm. Meedia.” (“Me. The World. Media.”) focusing on the developments of Estonian society over the last twenty years and discussing about possible future outlooks. The scientists of Institute of Social Studies of Tartu University who edited the book were emeritus professor Peeter Vihalemm, emeritus professor Marju Lauristin, Professor Veronika Kalmus and Professor Triin Vihalemm.