This book contains twelve essays in the social sciences. It is written from both a New Zealand and an international perspective. The essays are inter- and multi-disciplinary, encompassing recent ideas from sociology, cultural studies, anthropology, identity studies, postmodern research pedagogy, ethics, law, humanities and social sciences teaching, communication studies, and popular psychology. The twelve essays in this collection highlight ways in which inter- and multi-disciplinary methodologies may be brought to bear on issues in contemporary humanities and social sciences. The interconnections that exist between humanities, communication and social sciences provide opportunities for extending teaching and research.