eBooks-share Social Science Latest eBooks https://www.books-share.com/rss/social-science Latest Social Science eBooks from Books-share.com en-us admin@ebooks-share.net admin@ebooks-share.net Fri, 19 Apr 2019 06:22:05 GMT Books-share.com https://www.books-share.com/images/logo.png https://www.books-share.com/ 158 57 Anthony Giddens and Modern Social Theory (by Kenneth Tucker) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/anthony-giddens-and-modern-social-theory
Author(s): Kenneth Tucker
Categories: Social Science > Anthropology, Social Science > Sociology
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish date: 1999-01-27
ISBN-10: 0803975503
ISBN-13: 9780803975507
Language: English
Description: Anthony Giddens is widely recognized as one of the most important sociologists of the post-war period. This is the first full-length work to examine Giddens′ social theory. It guides the reader through Giddens′ early attempt to overcome the duality of structure and agency. He saw this duality as a major failing of social theories of modernity. His attempt to resolve the problem can be regarded as the key to the development of his brandmark `structuration theory′. The book is the most complete and thorough assessment of Giddens′ work currently available. It incorporates insights from many different perspectives into his theory of... more...
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Fri, 19 Apr 2019 06:22:05 GMT
Afrocentric Visions: Studies in Culture and Communication (by Janice Hamlet) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/afrocentric-visions-studies-in-culture-and-communication
Author(s): Janice Hamlet
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Ethnic Cultures, Social Science > General
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
Publish date: 1998-09-22
ISBN-10: 0761908102
ISBN-13: 9780761908104
Language: English
Description: In this timely volume, editor Janice D Hamlet has chosen essays which illuminate various aspects of African American culture, refracted through the lens of Afrocentric thought. The book examines: Afrocentric ideology and methodology; Afrocentric approaches to the dynamics of communication; the Afrocentric influence on the black aesthetic, with an examination of language, literature, oral tradition, movies and television; and the future of Afrocentric visions.
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Fri, 19 Apr 2019 06:02:06 GMT
Drug Use in Metropolitan America (by Robert M. Bray) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/drug-use-in-metropolitan-america
Author(s): Robert M. Bray
Categories: Medical > Public Health, Self-Help > Substance Abuse & Addictions, Social Science > Sociology
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
Publish date: 1998-12-22
ISBN-10: 0761903747
ISBN-13: 9780761903741
Language: English
Description: This book describes, relates and integrates findings from a study of the Washington DC metropolitan area that looked at the nature and extent of drug use in a single urban setting. The research strategy involved focusing particularly on groups which have been traditionally underrepresented in household populations. The book serves as a methodological primer on how to undertake a study such as this. It places these findings in the larger context of the national drug abuse problem, as well as related social ills such as crime and homelessness. A concluding chapter looks squarely at some of the implications of the study, pointing the way for further... more...
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Fri, 19 Apr 2019 06:02:02 GMT
Dark Victorians (by Vanessa D. Dickerson) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/dark-victorians
Author(s): Vanessa D. Dickerson
Categories: History > United States, Literary Collections > English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Social Science > General
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish date: 2008-03-04
ISBN-10: 025203256X
ISBN-13: 9780252032561
Language: English
Description: Dark Victorians illuminates the cross-cultural influences between white Britons and black Americans during the Victorian age. In carefully analyzing literature and travel narratives by Ida B. Wells, Harriet Martineau, Charles Dickens, Frederick Douglass, Thomas Carlyle, W.E.B. Du Bois, and others, Vanessa D. Dickerson reveals the profound political, racial, and rhetorical exchanges between the groups. From the nineteenth-century black nationalist David Walker, who urged emigrating African Americans to turn to England, to the twentieth-century writer Maya Angelou, who recalls how those she knew in her... more...
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Fri, 19 Apr 2019 05:36:13 GMT
SPSS for Introductory and Intermediate Statistics: SPSS for Introductory Statistics: Use and Interpretation, Second Edition (by George A. Morgan, Nancy L. Leech, Gene W. Gloeckner, Karen C. Barrett) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/spss-for-introductory-and-intermediate-statistics-spss-for-introductory-statistics-use-and-interpretation-second-edition
Author(s): George A. Morgan, Nancy L. Leech, Gene W. Gloeckner, Karen C. Barrett
Categories: Computers > Computer Science, Health & Fitness > General, Mathematics > General, Science > Research & Methodology, Social Science > General
Publisher: Psychology Press
Publish date: 2004-04-06
ISBN-10: 0805847898
ISBN-13: 9780805847895
Language: English
Description: This book distinguishes itself from other SPSS resources through its unique integration of the research process (including design) and the use and interpretation of the statistics. Designed to help students analyze and interpret research data, the authors demonstrate how to choose the appropriate statistic based on the research design, interpret SPSS output, and write about the output in a research paper. The authors describe the use and interpretation of these statistics in user-friendly, non-technical language. The book prepares students for all of the steps in the research process, from design and data collection, to writing about the results.... more...
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Fri, 19 Apr 2019 05:02:08 GMT
Cinematic Prophylaxis: Globalization and Contagion in the Discourse of World Health (by Kirsten Ostherr) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/cinematic-prophylaxis-globalization-and-contagion-in-the-discourse-of-world-health
Author(s): Kirsten Ostherr
Categories: Medical > Public Health, Performing Arts > Film & Video, Social Science > Sociology
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Publish date: 2005-11-16
ISBN-10: 0822336359
ISBN-13: 9780822336358
Language: English
Description: A timely contribution to the fields of film history, visual cultures, and globalization studies, Cinematic Prophylaxis provides essential historical information about how the representation of biological contagion has affected understandings of the origins and vectors of disease. Kirsten Ostherr tracks visual representations of the contamination of bodies across a range of media, including 1940s public health films; entertainment films such as 1950s alien invasion movies and the 1995 blockbuster Outbreak; television programs in the 1980s, during the early years of the aids epidemic; and the cyber-virus plagued Internet. In so... more...
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Thu, 18 Apr 2019 21:16:02 GMT
Do You Feel It Too?: The Post-Postmodern Syndrome in American Fiction at the Turn of the Millennium. (Postmodern Studies) (by Nicoline Timmer) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/do-you-feel-it-too-the-post-postmodern-syndrome-in-american-fiction-at-the-turn-of-the-millennium-postmodern-studies
Author(s): Nicoline Timmer
Categories: History > General, Literary Collections > American, Literary Criticism > American, Social Science > Sociology
Publisher: Rodopi
Publish date: 2010-04-05
ISBN-10: 9042029307
ISBN-13: 9789042029309
Language: English
Description: Do You Feel It Too? explores a new sense of self that is becoming manifest in experimental fiction written by a generation of authors who can be considered the 'heirs' of the postmodern tradition. It offers a precise, in-depth analysis of a new, post-postmodern direction in fiction writing, and highlights which aspects are most acute in the post-postmodern novel. Most notable is the emphatic expression of feelings and sentiments and a drive toward inter-subjective connection and communication. The self that is presented in these post-postmodern works of fiction can best be characterized as relational. To analyze this new sense of self, a new... more...
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Thu, 18 Apr 2019 20:56:08 GMT
Moods and Markets: A New Way to Invest in Good Times and in Bad (Minyanville Media) (by Peter Atwater) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/moods-and-markets-a-new-way-to-invest-in-good-times-and-in-bad-minyanville-media
Author(s): Peter Atwater
Categories: Business & Economics > Economics, Business & Economics > Finance, Business & Economics > Investments & Securities, Social Science > General
Publisher: FT Press
Publish date: 2012-07-13
ISBN-10: 0132947218
ISBN-13: 9780132947213
Language: English
Description: Leading consultant and Minyanville contributor Peter Atwater has helped institutional investors, corporations and policymakers map changing social moods to emerging market shifts, and use that knowledge to identify huge new market opportunities.  Now, Atwater shows you how to use the same powerful Horizon PreferenceTM approach to select your own high-performance investments.   Utilizing what is often in plain sight, but overlooked and underestimated, Horizon Preference helps you understand how we narrow our physical, time and relationship horizons to the "local" in bad times, and widen... more...
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Thu, 18 Apr 2019 16:26:01 GMT
Religious Commodifications in Asia: Marketing Gods (Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy) (by Pattana Kitiarsa) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/religious-commodifications-in-asia-marketing-gods-routledge-studies-in-asian-religion-and-philosophy
Author(s): Pattana Kitiarsa
Categories: Reference > General, Social Science > Sociology of Religion
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2008-01-09
ISBN-10: 0415437385
ISBN-13: 9780415437387
Language: English
Description: This book addresses the growing academic concerns of the market-religion convergences in Asia. Bringing together a group of leading scholars from Asia, Europe, Australia and North America, it discusses multiple issues regarding religious commodifications and their consequences across Asia’s diverse religious traditions. Covering key issues in the anthropology and sociology of contemporary Asian religion, it draws theoretical implications for the study of religions in the light of the shift of religious institutions from traditional religious beliefs to material prosperity. The fact that religions compete with each other... more...
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Thu, 18 Apr 2019 16:02:08 GMT
Archaeology (by David Hurst Thomas, Robert L. Kelly) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/archaeology
Author(s): David Hurst Thomas, Robert L. Kelly
Categories: Social Science > Anthropology, Social Science > Archaeology
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Publish date: 2005-01-03
ISBN-10: 0155058991
ISBN-13: 9780155058996
Language: English
Description: This new edition by David Hurst Thomas and Robert L. Kelly pairs two of archaeology's most recognized names--with a combined 70 years of experience--for the first time. David Hurst Thomas of the American Museum of Natural History and Robert L. Kelly of the University of Wyoming bring readers a textbook rich with examples drawn from their experiences leading excavations over the past thirty years. A major revision, this fourth edition of ARCHAEOLOGY reflects the most recent research and changes in the field, while covering the core concepts in an exceptionally student-friendly fashion. This edition continues a tradition of academic rigor and... more...
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Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:26:08 GMT
The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail-but Some Don't (by Nate Silver) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-signal-and-the-noise-why-so-many-predictions-fail-but-some-dont
Author(s): Nate Silver
Categories: Business & Economics > Economics, Mathematics > General, Social Science > General, Technology & Engineering > General
Publisher: Penguin Press HC, The
Publish date: 2012-09-27
ISBN-10: 159420411X
ISBN-13: 9781594204111
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Thu, 18 Apr 2019 13:06:02 GMT
The Anatomy of Hope: How People Prevail in the Face of Illness (by Jerome Groopman) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-anatomy-of-hope-how-people-prevail-in-the-face-of-illness
Author(s): Jerome Groopman
Categories: Health & Fitness > Diseases, Medical > Alternative Medicine, Body, Mind & Spirit > Spirituality, Self-Help > Motivational & Inspirational, Social Science > General
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Publish date: 2005-01-11
ISBN-10: 0375757759
ISBN-13: 9780375757754
Language: English
Description: Why do some people find and sustain hope during difficult circumstances, while others do not? What can we learn from those who do, and how is their example applicable to our own lives? The Anatomy of Hope is a journey of inspiring discovery, spanning some thirty years of Dr. Jerome Groopman’s practice, during which he encountered many extraordinary people and sought to answer these questions. This profound exploration begins when Groopman was a medical student, ignorant of the vital role of hope in patients’ lives–and it culminates in his remarkable quest to delineate a biology of hope. With appreciation for the human elements and the... more...
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Thu, 18 Apr 2019 12:42:07 GMT
Insurance Economics (Springer Texts in Business and Economics) (by Peter Zweifel, Roland Eisen) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/insurance-economics-springer-texts-in-business-and-economics
Author(s): Peter Zweifel, Roland Eisen
Categories: Business & Economics > Economics, Business & Economics > Finance, Business & Economics > Insurance, Political Science > Government, Social Science > General
Publisher: Springer
Publish date: 2012-02-24
ISBN-10: 364220547X
ISBN-13: 9783642205477
Language: English
Description: Insurance Economics brings together the economic analysis of decision making under risk, risk management and demand for insurance by individuals and corporations, objectives pursued and management tools used by insurance companies, the regulation of insurance, and the division of labor between private and social insurance. Appropriete both for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of economics, management, and finance, this text provides the background required to understand current research. Predictions derived from theoretical argument are not only stated but confronted with empirical evidence. Throughout the book, conclusions summarize... more...
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Thu, 18 Apr 2019 12:42:04 GMT
Beyond the Body Farm: A Legendary Bone Detective Explores Murders, Mysteries, and the Revolution in Forensic Science (by Bill Bass, Jon Jefferson) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/beyond-the-body-farm-a-legendary-bone-detective-explores-murders-mysteries-and-the-revolution-in-forensic-science
Author(s): Bill Bass, Jon Jefferson
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Criminals & Outlaws, Social Science > Criminology
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publish date: 2008-11-11
ISBN-10: 0060875283
ISBN-13: 9780060875282
Language: English
Description: A pioneer in forensic anthropology, Dr. Bill Bass created the world's first laboratory dedicated to the study of human decomposition—three acres on a hillside in Tennessee where human bodies are left to the elements. His research has revolutionized forensic science, but during a career that has spanned half a century, Bass and his work have ranged far beyond the gates of the "Body Farm." In this riveting book, the renowned bone sleuth explores the rise of modern forensic science and takes readers deep into the real world of crime scene investigation. Beyond the Body Farm is an extraordinary journey through some of the... more...
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Thu, 18 Apr 2019 12:36:12 GMT
The Hockey Stick Illusion: Climategate and the Corruption of Science (Independent Minds) (by A.W MONTFORD) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-hockey-stick-illusion-climategate-and-the-corruption-of-science-independent-minds
Author(s): A.W MONTFORD
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Scientists, Nature > Weather, Political Science > Conspiracy & Scandal Investigations, Social Science > General
Publisher: Stacey Intl
Publish date: 2010-03
ISBN-10: 1906768358
ISBN-13: 9781906768355
Language: English
Description: Here is the definitive exposé of the distorted science behind the iconic global warming graph centrally responsible for the global panic about climate change.From Steve McIntyre's earliest attempts to reproduce the Michael Mann's Hockey Stick graph, to the explosive publication of his work and the launch of a congressional inquiry, The Hockey Stick Illusion is a remarkable tale of scientific misconduct and amateur sleuthing. It explains the complex science of this most controversial of temperature reconstructions in layperson's language and lays bare the remarkable extent to which climatologists have been willing to break their own rules in order... more...
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Thu, 18 Apr 2019 12:12:01 GMT
A Short History of Progress (by Ronald Wright) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/a-short-history-of-progress
Author(s): Ronald Wright
Categories: History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), History > Social History, History > World, Social Science > General
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publish date: 2005-03-10
ISBN-10: 0786715472
ISBN-13: 9780786715473
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Thu, 18 Apr 2019 11:52:04 GMT
The Evolution of Obesity (by Michael L. Power, Jay Schulkin) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-evolution-of-obesity
Author(s): Michael L. Power, Jay Schulkin
Categories: Health & Fitness > Nutrition, Reference > General, Science > Life Sciences, Social Science > Anthropology, Science > Biology
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish date: 2009-05-05
ISBN-10: 0801892627
ISBN-13: 9780801892622
Language: English
Description: In this sweeping exploration of the relatively recent obesity epidemic, Michael L. Power and Jay Schulkin probe evolutionary biology, history, physiology, and medical science to uncover the causes of our growing girth. The unexpected answer? Our own evolutionary success. For most of the past few million years, our evolutionary ancestors' survival depended on being able to consume as much as possible when food was available and to store the excess energy for periods when it was scarce. In the developed world today, high-calorie foods are readily obtainable, yet the propensity to store fat is part of our species' heritage,... more...
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Thu, 18 Apr 2019 04:26:08 GMT
The Ethnopoetics of Space and Transformation: Young People’s Engagement, Activism and Aesthetics (by Stuart C. Aitken) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-ethnopoetics-of-space-and-transformation-young-people-s-engagement-activism-and-aesthetics
Author(s): Stuart C. Aitken
Categories: Philosophy > Ethics & Moral Philosophy, Political Science > Political Ideologies, Social Science > Sociology
Publisher: Ashgate Pub Co
Publish date: 2014-08-28
ISBN-10: 1409422518
ISBN-13: 9781409422518
Language: English
Description: Change is inevitable, we are told. A job is lost, a couple falls in love, children leave home, an addict joins Narcotics Anonymous, two nations go to war, a family member's health deteriorates, a baby is born, a universal health care bill is voted into law. Life comprises events over which we have considerable, partial, or little or no control. The distance between the event and our daily lives suggests a quirky spatial politics. Our lives move forward depending upon how events play out in concert with our reactions to them. Drawing on nearly three decades of geographic projects that involve ethnographies and interviews with, and stories about,... more...
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Thu, 18 Apr 2019 04:16:10 GMT
Our Faithfulness to the Past: The Ethics and Politics of Memory (Studies in Feminist Philosophy) (by Sue Campbell) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/our-faithfulness-to-the-past-the-ethics-and-politics-of-memory-studies-in-feminist-philosophy
Author(s): Sue Campbell
Categories: Philosophy > General, Social Science > Feminism & Feminist Theory
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2014-08-01
ISBN-10: 0199376948
ISBN-13: 9780199376940
Language: English
Description: This volume brings together essays -- three of them previously unpublished -- on the epistemology, ethics, and politics of memory by the late feminist philosopher Sue Campbell. The essays in Part I diagnose contemporary skepticism about personal memory, and develop an account of good remembering that is better suited to contemporary (reconstructive) theories of memory. Campbell argues that being faithful to the past requires both accuracy and integrity, and is both an epistemic and an ethical achievement. The essays in Part II focus on the activities and practices through which we explore and negotiate the shared significance of our different... more...
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Thu, 18 Apr 2019 03:52:05 GMT
Political Ecology: A Critical Introduction, 2nd Edition (Critical Introductions to Geography) (by Paul Robbins) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/political-ecology-a-critical-introduction-2nd-edition-critical-introductions-to-geography
Author(s): Paul Robbins
Categories: Reference > General, Science > Environmental Science, Social Science > Human Geography, Science > Biology
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publish date: 2011-12-12
ISBN-10: 0470657324
ISBN-13: 9780470657324
Language: English
Description: This fully updated new edition introduces the core concepts, central thinkers, and major works of the burgeoning field of political ecology. Explores the key arguments and contemporary explanatory challenges facing the sub-discipline Provides the first full history of the development of political ecology over the last century and its theoretical underpinnings Considers the major challenges facing the field now and for the future Study boxes introduce key figures in the development of the discipline and summarize their most important works Fully updated to include recent events, such as the Gulf of... more...
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Thu, 18 Apr 2019 03:26:10 GMT
Tree of Salvation: Yggdrasil and the Cross in the North (by G. Ronald Murphy) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/tree-of-salvation-yggdrasil-and-the-cross-in-the-north
Author(s): G. Ronald Murphy
Categories: Reference > General, Religion > Christianity, Religion > Comparative Religion, Religion > History, Social Science > General
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2013-10-24
ISBN-10: 0199948615
ISBN-13: 9780199948611
Language: English
Description: Winner of the 2014 Mythopoeic Myth & Fantasy Studies Award At the heart of the mythology of the Anglo-Scandinavian-Germanic North is the evergreen Yggdrasil, the tree of life believed to hold up the skies and unite and separate three worlds: Asgard, high in the tree, where the gods dwelled in their great halls; Middlegard, where human beings lived; and the dark underground world of Hel, home to the monstrous goddess of death. With the advent of Christianity in the North around the year 1000, Yggdrasil was recast as the cross on which Christ sacrificed himself. G. Ronald Murphy offers an insightful examination of the lasting significance of... more...
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Thu, 18 Apr 2019 03:26:05 GMT
Explorers in Eden: Pueblo Indians and the Promised Land (by Jerold S. Auerbach) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/explorers-in-eden-pueblo-indians-and-the-promised-land
Author(s): Jerold S. Auerbach
Categories: History > Ancient, History > Native American, History > United States, Religion > General, Social Science > Sociology of Religion
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publish date: 2006-06-01
ISBN-10: 082633945X
ISBN-13: 9780826339454
Language: English
Description: Beginning in the late nineteenth century, the pueblos of the Southwest frequently inspired Anglo-American visitors to express their sense of wonder and enchantment in biblical references. Frank Hamilton Cushing's first account of Zuni pueblo described a setting that looked like "The Pools of Palestine." Drawn to the Southwest, Mabel Dodge imagined "a garden of Eden, inhabited by an unfallen tribe of men and women." There she was attracted to Tony Luhan, a Taos Indian who looked "like a Biblical figure." When historian Jerold Auerbach first saw Edward S. Curtis's early twentieth-century photograph Taos Water Girls, he realized that "here,... more...
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Wed, 17 Apr 2019 06:02:05 GMT
Handbook of Research Methods on Trust (Elgar Original Reference) (by Guido Mollering, Mark Saunders, Fergus Lyon) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/handbook-of-research-methods-on-trust-elgar-original-reference
Author(s): Guido Mollering, Mark Saunders, Fergus Lyon
Categories: Business & Economics > General, Psychology > General, Reference > General, Social Science > General
Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub
Publish date: 2012-01-30
ISBN-10: 1848447671
ISBN-13: 9781848447677
Language: English
Description: 'A tour-de-force of trust research methodologies, from surveys methods to critical incidents to hermeneutics. . . will prove invaluable to trust researchers of every stripe. - Aks Zaheer, University of Minnesota, US 'This book fills an important gap. The burgeoning field of trust research has employed a wide variety of definitions and methods, but until the appearance of this Handbook there was no comprehensive overview of them. Its contributions, many written by leading international experts, cover conceptual issues as well as qualitative and quantitative methods. The editors are all working at the frontiers of trust research and in... more...
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Wed, 17 Apr 2019 05:56:13 GMT
Psychology of Gender Through the Lens of Culture: Theories and Applications (by Saba Safdar, Natasza Kosakowska-Berezecka) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/psychology-of-gender-through-the-lens-of-culture-theories-and-applications
Author(s): Saba Safdar, Natasza Kosakowska-Berezecka
Categories: Psychology > General, Social Science > Gender Studies
Publisher: Springer
Publish date: 2015-04-29
ISBN-10: 3319140043
ISBN-13: 9783319140049
Language: English
Description: This unique collection brings a rarely-seen indigenous and global perspective to the study of gender and psychology. Within these chapters, researchers who live and work in the countries and cultures they study examine gender-based norms, values, expression, and relations across diverse Western and non-Western societies. Familiar as well as less-covered locations and topics are analyzed, including China, New Zealand, Israel, Turkey, Central America, the experience of refugees, and gendered health inequities across Africa such as in the treatment of persons with HIV. Included, too, are examples of culturally appropriate... more...
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Wed, 17 Apr 2019 05:22:06 GMT
Countercultures and Popular Music (Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series) (by Jedediah Sklower, Sheila Whiteley) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/countercultures-and-popular-music-ashgate-popular-and-folk-music-series
Author(s): Jedediah Sklower, Sheila Whiteley
Categories: Music > General, Reference > General, Social Science > Media Studies
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing
Publish date: 2014-06-28
ISBN-10: 147242106X
ISBN-13: 9781472421067
Language: English
Description: 'Counterculture' emerged as a term in the late 1960s and has been re-deployed in more recent decades in relation to other forms of cultural and socio-political phenomena. This volume provides an essential new academic scrutiny of the concept of 'counterculture' and a critical examination of the period and its heritage. Recent developments in sociological theory complicate and problematize theories developed in the 1960s, with digital technology, for example, providing an impetus for new understandings of counterculture. Music played a significant part in the way that the counterculture authored space in relation to articulations of community by... more...
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Wed, 17 Apr 2019 05:16:04 GMT
Beyond Fear: Thinking Sensibly About Security in an Uncertain World. (by Bruce Schneier) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/beyond-fear-thinking-sensibly-about-security-in-an-uncertain-world
Author(s): Bruce Schneier
Categories: Computers > Computer Science, Law > Criminal Law, Mathematics > General, Political Science > General, Social Science > General
Publisher: Springer
Publish date: 2003-05-04
ISBN-10: 0387026207
ISBN-13: 9780387026206
Language: English
Description: Many of us, especially since 9/11, have become personally concerned about issues of security, and this is no surprise. Security is near the top of government and corporate agendas around the globe. Security-related stories appear on the front page everyday. How well though, do any of us truly understand what achieving real security involves? In Beyond Fear, Bruce Schneier invites us to take a critical look at not just the threats to our security, but the ways in which we're encouraged to think about security by law enforcement agencies, businesses of all shapes and sizes, and our national governments and militaries. Schneier believes we all can and... more...
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Wed, 17 Apr 2019 05:12:10 GMT
Philosophical Approaches to Communication (by Claude Mangion) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/philosophical-approaches-to-communication
Author(s): Claude Mangion
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines > Communication, Philosophy > General, Social Science > General
Publisher: Intellect Ltd
Publish date: 2011-04-15
ISBN-10: 1841504297
ISBN-13: 9781841504292
Language: English
Description: A comprehensive introduction to the forms and various philosophical theories of communication, this volume is composed of three sections focusing on the production of culturally relevant communication, the interpretation of communicative messages, and the effects of communication on both speaker and listener. Each section draws on the work of key philosophers—from Foucault to Derrida to Habermas—and presents a detailed critical overview of the work in relation to the field of communication. Exhaustively researched, this book presents an up-to-date overview of thinking on communication theory in one inclusive volume.
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Wed, 17 Apr 2019 04:22:07 GMT
The Dynamics of Social Practice: Everyday Life and how it Changes (by Elizabeth Shove, Mika Pantzar, Matt Watson) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-dynamics-of-social-practice-everyday-life-and-how-it-changes
Author(s): Elizabeth Shove, Mika Pantzar, Matt Watson
Categories: Social Science > Sociology
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish date: 2012-06-06
ISBN-10: 0857020439
ISBN-13: 9780857020437
Language: English
Description: Everyday life is defined and characterized by the rise, transformation and fall of social practices. Using terminology that is both accessible and sophisticated, this book guides the reader through a multi-level analysis of this dynamic. The book provides discussion of real world examples such as the history of car driving and the emergence of frozen food, bringing abstract concepts to life and grounding them in empirical case-studies and new research. Demonstrating the relevance of social theory for public policy problems, the authors show that the everyday is the basis of social transformation.
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Wed, 17 Apr 2019 04:16:09 GMT
The Ethics of Capital Punishment: A Philosophical Investigation of Evil and its Consequences (by Matthew H. Kramer) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-ethics-of-capital-punishment-a-philosophical-investigation-of-evil-and-its-consequences
Author(s): Matthew H. Kramer
Categories: Law > Criminal Law, Law > Criminal Procedure, Law > Jurisprudence, Reference > General, Social Science > Criminology
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2012-02-20
ISBN-10: 0199642184
ISBN-13: 9780199642182
Language: English
Description: Debate has long been waged over the morality of capital punishment, with standard arguments in its favor, grounded in the values of retribution or deterrence, being marshalled against familiar arguments against the practice. In The Ethics of Capital Punishment, Matthew Kramer takes a fresh look at the philosophical arguments on which the system of state execution should stand or fall, and develops a novel, controversial argument in its justification. The book pursues both a project of critical debunking of the familiar rationales for capital punishment and a project of partial vindication. The critical part presents an accessible and engaging... more...
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Wed, 17 Apr 2019 04:06:02 GMT
Ancient Water Technologies (by L. Mays) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/ancient-water-technologies
Author(s): L. Mays
Categories: History > Ancient, Science > Environmental Science, Science > History, Social Science > General, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General)
Publisher: Springer
Publish date: 2010-05-06
ISBN-10: 9048186315
ISBN-13: 9789048186310
Language: English
Description: There is no more fundamental resource than water. The basis of all life, water is fast becoming a key issue in today’s world, as well as a source of conflict. This fascinating book, which sets out many of the ingenious methods by which ancient societies gathered, transported and stored water, is a timely publication as overextraction and profligacy threaten the existence of aquifers and watercourses that have supplied our needs for millennia. It provides an overview of the water technologies developed by a number of ancient civilizations, from those of Mesopotamia and the Indus valley to later societies such as the Mycenaeans, Minoans,... more...
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Tue, 16 Apr 2019 18:26:01 GMT
Gender, Age and Musical Creativity (by Catherine Haworth, Lisa Colton) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/gender-age-and-musical-creativity
Author(s): Catherine Haworth, Lisa Colton
Categories: Music > General, Reference > General, Social Science > Gender Studies, Social Science > Women's Studies
Publisher: Ashgate Pub Co
Publish date: 2015-05-28
ISBN-10: 1472430859
ISBN-13: 9781472430854
Language: English
Description: From the perennially young, precocious figure of 'little orphan Annie' to the physical and vocal ageing of the 18th-century castrato, interlinked cultural constructions of age and gender are central to the historical and contemporary depiction of creative activity and its audiences. Gender, Age and Musical Creativity takes an interdisciplinary approach to issues of identity and its representation, examining intersections of age and gender in relation to music and musicians across a wide range of periods, places, and genres, including female patronage in Renaissance Italy, the working class brass band tradition of northern England, twentieth-century... more...
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Tue, 16 Apr 2019 17:02:04 GMT
Museums and Social Activism: Engaged Protest (Museum Meanings) (by Kylie Message) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/museums-and-social-activism-engaged-protest-museum-meanings
Author(s): Kylie Message
Categories: History > Study & Teaching, Law > Civil Rights, Reference > General, Social Science > Anthropology, Social Science > Archaeology
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2013-12-04
ISBN-10: 0415658527
ISBN-13: 9780415658522
Language: English
Description: Museums and Social Activism is the first study to bring together historical accounts of the African American and later American Indian civil rights-related social and reform movements that took place on the Smithsonian Mall through the 1960s and 1970s in Washington DC with the significant but unknown story about museological transformation and curatorial activism that occurred in the Division of Political and Reform History at the National Museum of American History at this time. Based on interdisciplinary field-based research that has brought together cross-cultural and international perspectives from the fields of Museum... more...
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Tue, 16 Apr 2019 16:56:14 GMT
Art, Anthropology and the Gift (by Roger Sansi) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/art-anthropology-and-the-gift
Author(s): Roger Sansi
Categories: Reference > General, Social Science > Anthropology, Social Science > Sociology
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publish date: 2015-01-15
ISBN-10: 0857857819
ISBN-13: 9780857857811
Language: English
Description: In recent decades, the dialogue between art and anthropology has been both intense and controversial. Art, Anthropology and the Gift provides a much-needed and comprehensive overview of this dialogue, whilst also exploring the reciprocal nature of the two subjects through practice, theory and politics. Fully engaging with anthropology and art theory, this book innovatively argues that art and anthropology don't just share methodologies, but also deeper intellectual, theoretical and even political concerns, inviting scholars and students alike to look at this contentious relationship in a more critical light. One of the... more...
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Tue, 16 Apr 2019 16:32:05 GMT
The Future of Political Theology (by Aakash Singh, Mika Luoma-Aho, Péter Losonczi) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-future-of-political-theology
Author(s): Aakash Singh, Mika Luoma-Aho, Péter Losonczi
Categories: Reference > General, Religion > Religion, Politics & State, Religion > Theology, Social Science > Sociology of Religion
Publisher: Ashgate
Publish date: 2012-01-01
ISBN-10: 140941759X
ISBN-13: 9781409417590
Language: English
Description: Recent shifts in the contemporary cultural, political, and religious landscape are engendering intensive attention concerning political theology. New trends and traditional ideas equally colour these movements. Given that a medley of recent books and articles have exhaustively treated both the history and the current resurgence of political theology, we now find ourselves faced with the task of reinventing and redefining the future of political theology. This book presents a rich overview of fresh, contemporary theoretical approaches uniquely prioritizing the prospects of the future of political theology, but also making room for significant... more...
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Tue, 16 Apr 2019 16:22:10 GMT
Institutional Diversity and Political Economy: The Ostroms and Beyond (by Paul Dragos Aligica) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/institutional-diversity-and-political-economy-the-ostroms-and-beyond
Author(s): Paul Dragos Aligica
Categories: Business & Economics > Economics, Business & Economics > Money & Monetary Policy, Political Science > Public Policy, Social Science > Anthropology
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2013-11-21
ISBN-10: 0199843902
ISBN-13: 9780199843909
Language: English
Description: Elinor Ostrom, co-recipient of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Economics, argued that we should not be limited to the conceptions of order derived from the work of Adam Smith and Thomas Hobbes when studying social order. She maintained that we should not limit ourselves to the theoretical frameworks of "The State" and "The Market." Instead, we need approaches that match the extensive variety of institutional arrangements existent in the world. In this book, Paul Dragos Aligica discusses some of the most challenging ideas emerging out of the research program on institutional diversity associated with Ostrom and her associates. He outlines a set of new... more...
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Tue, 16 Apr 2019 16:06:07 GMT
Wittgenstein Among the Sciences: Wittgensteinian Investigations into the 'Scientific Method' (Philosophy and Method in the Social Sciences) (by Rupert Read) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/wittgenstein-among-the-sciences-wittgensteinian-investigations-into-the-scientific-method-philosophy-and-method-in-the-social-sciences
Author(s): Rupert Read
Categories: Science > History, Science > Research & Methodology, Social Science > General
Publisher: Ashgate Pub Co
Publish date: 2012-04-30
ISBN-10: 1409430545
ISBN-13: 9781409430544
Language: English
Description: Engaging with the question of the extent to which the so-called human, economic or social sciences are actually sciences, this book moves away from the search for a criterion or definition that will allow us to sharply distinguish the scientific from the non-scientific. Instead, the book favours the pursuit of clarity with regard to the various enterprises undertaken by human beings, with a view to dissolving the felt need for such a demarcation. In other words, Read pursues a 'therapeutic' approach to the issue of the status and nature of these subjects. Discussing the work of Kuhn, Winch and Wittgenstein in relation to fundamental question of... more...
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Tue, 16 Apr 2019 15:46:05 GMT
An Equal Start?: Providing Quality Early Education and Care for Disadvantaged Children (Policy Press at the University of Bristol - CASE Studies on Poverty, Place and P) (by Ludovica Gambaro, Kitty Stewart, Jane Waldfogel) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/an-equal-start-providing-quality-early-education-and-care-for-disadvantaged-children-policy-press-at-the-university-of-bristol-case-studies-on
Author(s): Ludovica Gambaro, Kitty Stewart, Jane Waldfogel
Categories: Education > General, Social Science > Sociology
Publisher: Policy Press
Publish date: 2014-02-15
ISBN-10: 1447310519
ISBN-13: 9781447310518
Language: English
Description: Early childhood education and care has become a central policy concern in many countries, and as services expand it is crucial to examine whether children from disadvantaged backgrounds receive equitable services. In An Equal Start? experts from eight countries—the United States, the United Kingdom, Norway, France, the Netherlands, Germany, New Zealand, and Australia—examine how early education and care is organized, funded, and regulated in their respective countries. They give up-to-date pictures of the access to services, providing rich insights into how policies play out in practice and the effects on the provision of... more...
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Tue, 16 Apr 2019 14:56:11 GMT
Handbook on Sexual Violence (by Jennifer M. Brown, Sandra L. Walklate) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/handbook-on-sexual-violence
Author(s): Jennifer M. Brown, Sandra L. Walklate
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Criminals & Outlaws, Reference > General, Social Science > Criminology
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2011-12-07
ISBN-10: 0415670721
ISBN-13: 9780415670722
Language: English
Description: This book contextualizes the complexity of sexual violence within its broader context – from war to the resolution of interpersonal disputes – and covers a wide span including sexual harassment, bullying, rape and murder as well as domestic violence. Written by leading academics from a variety of disciplines, contributions also include commentaries that relate the research to the work of practitioners. Despite advances made in the investigation of sexual offences, evidence still points to a continued belief in the culpability of victims in their own victimization and a gap between the estimated incidence of sexual... more...
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Tue, 16 Apr 2019 14:56:01 GMT
Trans-Colonial Urban Space in Palestine: Politics and Development (Routledge Studies on the Arab-Israeli Conflict) (by Maha Samman) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/trans-colonial-urban-space-in-palestine-politics-and-development-routledge-studies-on-the-arab-israeli-conflict
Author(s): Maha Samman
Categories: Political Science > General, Reference > General, Social Science > Human Geography, Social Science > Sociology
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2012-11-28
ISBN-10: 0415677327
ISBN-13: 9780415677325
Language: English
Description: Taking a multidisciplinary approach to examine the dynamics of ethno-national contestation and colonialism in Israel/Palestine, this book investigates the approaches for dealing with the colonial and post-colonial urban space, resituating them within the various theoretical frameworks in colonial urban studies. The book uses Henry Lefebvre’s three constituents of space – perceived, conceived and lived – to analyse past and present colonial cases interactively with time. It mixes the non-temporal conceptual framework of analysis of colonialism using literature of previous colonial cases with the inter-temporal abstract... more...
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Tue, 16 Apr 2019 14:46:10 GMT
DJ Culture in the Mix: Power, Technology, and Social Change in Electronic Dance Music (by Anna Gavanas, Bernardo Alexander Attias, Hillegonda C. Rietveld) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/dj-culture-in-the-mix-power-technology-and-social-change-in-electronic-dance-music-1
Author(s): Anna Gavanas, Bernardo Alexander Attias, Hillegonda C. Rietveld
Categories: Music > General, Social Science > General
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publish date: 2013-10-24
ISBN-10: 1623566908
ISBN-13: 9781623566906
Language: English
Description: The DJ stands at a juncture of technology, performance and culture in the increasingly uncertain climate of the popular music industry, functioning both as pioneer of musical taste and gatekeeper of the music industry. Together with promoters, producers, video jockeys (VJs) and other professionals in dance music scenes, DJs have pushed forward music techniques and technological developments in last few decades, from mashups and remixes to digital systems for emulating vinyl performance modes. This book is the outcome of international collaboration among academics in the study of electronic dance music. Mixing established and... more...
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Tue, 16 Apr 2019 14:16:06 GMT
Sexuality and Democracy: Identities and Strategies in Lesbian and Gay Politics (by Momin Rahman) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/sexuality-and-democracy-identities-and-strategies-in-lesbian-and-gay-politics
Author(s): Momin Rahman
Categories: Political Science > General, Social Science > Gay Studies, Social Science > Gender Studies
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish date: 2000-04-14
ISBN-10: 074860958X
ISBN-13: 9780748609581
Language: English
Description: Drawing on the example set by feminists, this textbook explores the problems of pursuing lesbian and gay political agendas within the present structure of democracy. Using an interdisciplinary approach, the author connects the analysis of lesbian and gay identities in sociology and cultural studies with the analysis of democracy in political theory. This paves the way for a consideration of the implications of sociological theories of sexuality for democratic theory and practice. Engaging with queer theory, the dominant perspective in the area of sexual identity and politics, the author offers a critique of many of the theorists - including Judith... more...
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Tue, 16 Apr 2019 14:12:09 GMT
The Sociology of Behaviour and Psychology: The Framework of Human Behaviour (International Library of Sociology) (by Julian Blackburn) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-sociology-of-behaviour-and-psychology-the-framework-of-human-behaviour-international-library-of-sociology
Author(s): Julian Blackburn
Categories: Social Science > Sociology
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2003-01-31
ISBN-10: 0415177820
ISBN-13: 9780415177825
Language: English
Description: First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Tue, 16 Apr 2019 14:12:01 GMT
Killed Strangely: The Death of Rebecca Cornell (by Elaine Forman Crane) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/killed-strangely-the-death-of-rebecca-cornell
Author(s): Elaine Forman Crane
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Criminals & Outlaws, Biography & Autobiography > Historical, Biography & Autobiography > Women, History > United States, Social Science > Criminology
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publish date: 2002-08-15
ISBN-10: 0801440025
ISBN-13: 9780801440021
Language: English
Description: "It was Rebecca's son, Thomas, who first realized the victim's identity. His eyes were drawn to the victim's head, and aided by the flickering light of a candle, he 'clapt his hands and cryed out, Oh Lord, it is my mother.' James Moills, a servant of Cornell . . . described Rebecca 'lying on the floore, with fire about Her, from her Lower parts neare to the Armepits.' He recognized her only 'by her shoes.'"—from Killed Strangely On a winter's evening in 1673, tragedy descended on the respectable Rhode Island household of Thomas Cornell. His 73-year-old mother, Rebecca, was found close to her bedroom's large fireplace,... more...
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Tue, 16 Apr 2019 13:46:01 GMT
Adjustment of Adolescents: Cross-Cultural Similarities and Differences (International Series in Social Psychology) (by William Scott, W. A. Scott) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/adjustment-of-adolescents-cross-cultural-similarities-and-differences-international-series-in-social-psychology
Author(s): William Scott, W. A. Scott
Categories: Health & Fitness > General, Juvenile Nonfiction > Social Issues, Medical > Mental Health, Psychology > Psychotherapy, Social Science > Anthropology
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 1998-05-09
ISBN-10: 0415185335
ISBN-13: 9780415185332
Language: English
Description: This book will make fascinating reading for anyone involved in the study of adolescence, or working with adolescents. The authors explore the transitions of school, family and personality in the contexts of family, friends and wider social factors. This exploration is based on original research carried out in Canberra, Winnipeg, Phoenix, Berlin, Hong Kong, Osaka and Taipei. The authors also provide valuable insights into the methodologies of cross-cultural study. The perspectives of this book make it an ideal resource for undergraduates and masters students undertaking a cross-cultural study, which is becoming a mandatory part of many degree courses.
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Mon, 15 Apr 2019 19:56:02 GMT
The Transnational Dimension of Cyber Crime and Terrorism (Studies of Nationalities) (by Abraham D. Sofaer, Seymour E. Goodman) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-transnational-dimension-of-cyber-crime-and-terrorism-studies-of-nationalities
Author(s): Abraham D. Sofaer, Seymour E. Goodman
Categories: Computers > General, Social Science > Criminology
Publisher: Hoover Institution Press
Publish date: 2001-08-01
ISBN-10: 0817999876
ISBN-13: 9780817999872
Language: English
Description: In December 1999, more than forty members of government, industry, and academia assembled at the Hoover Institution to discuss this problem and explore possible countermeasures. The Transnational Dimension of Cyber Crime and Terrorism summarizes the conference papers and exchanges, addressing pertinent issues in chapters that include a review of the legal initiatives undertaken around the world to combat cyber crime, an exploration of the threat to civil aviation, analysis of the constitutional, legal, economic, and ethical constraints on use of technology to control cyber crime, a discussion of the ways we can achieve security objectives... more...
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Mon, 15 Apr 2019 18:56:08 GMT
Social Comparison and Social Psychology: Understanding Cognition, Intergroup Relations, and Culture (by Serge Guimond) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/social-comparison-and-social-psychology-understanding-cognition-intergroup-relations-and-culture
Author(s): Serge Guimond
Categories: Health & Fitness > General, Medical > Mental Health, Psychology > General, Social Science > Sociology
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2006-02-06
ISBN-10: 0521845939
ISBN-13: 9780521845939
Language: English
Description: The concept of social comparison is a well-known one in experimental social psychology. It refers to a fundamental process where we relate ourselves to others. Engaging in this social comparison has tremendous impact on our way of thinking, feeling and behaving, and even on the sense of who we are. This important new study, which synthesizes the latest theoretical and empirical developments in social comparison research, provides invaluable information on the role of this process of comparison as it occurs between individuals and between groups. It also considers, for the first time, how this process of comparison varies across cultures.
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Mon, 15 Apr 2019 18:22:02 GMT
Working with Involuntary Clients: A Guide to Practice (by Chris Trotter) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/working-with-involuntary-clients-a-guide-to-practice-1
Author(s): Chris Trotter
Categories: Social Science > Criminology
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2015-04-03
ISBN-10: 0415715644
ISBN-13: 9780415715645
Language: English
Description: Many social workers are employed in positions where they deal with involuntary clients. These positions are demanding, and require a specific set of skills. The new edition of this successful book provides an accessible and practical guide for managing difficult and sensitive relationships and communicating with reluctant clients. The author directly links theory to real-life by adopting a jargon-free and accessible guide to working in partnership with involuntary clients. Written in a lively and engaging style, the book is relevant across the curriculum and richly illustrated with case examples drawn from a variety of... more...
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Mon, 15 Apr 2019 05:02:04 GMT
Why and How Secular Society Should Accommodate Religion: A Philosophical Proposal (by Edmund F. Byrne) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/why-and-how-secular-society-should-accommodate-religion-a-philosophical-proposal
Author(s): Edmund F. Byrne
Categories: Philosophy > General, Social Science > Sociology of Religion
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Pr
Publish date: 2010-11-18
ISBN-10: 0773438114
ISBN-13: 9780773438118
Language: English
Description: This study examines judiciary attempts to refine the neutrality worldview called for by the U.S. Constitution. The author argues that religion should be reasonably accommodated in the public arena, especially in the United States. To this end he reviews and critiques the way this issue has been considered in both philosophical and legal circles. He finds that neither the philosophical nor the legal case for suppressing religion-based statements in the public arena is persuasive or definitive.
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Mon, 15 Apr 2019 04:52:02 GMT
Dam Projects and the Growth of American Archaeology: The River Basin Surveys and the Interagency Archeological Salvage Program (by Kimball M Banks, Jon S Czaplicki) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/dam-projects-and-the-growth-of-american-archaeology-the-river-basin-surveys-and-the-interagency-archeological-salvage-program
Author(s): Kimball M Banks, Jon S Czaplicki
Categories: History > United States, Social Science > Archaeology
Publisher: Left Coast Press
Publish date: 2014-04-30
ISBN-10: 1611321743
ISBN-13: 9781611321746
Language: English
Description: The Smithsonian Institution’s River Basin Surveys and the Interagency Archeological Salvage Program were the most ambitious archaeological projects ever undertaken in the United States. Administered by the National Park Service from 1945–1969, the programs had profound effects—methodological, theoretical, and historical—on American archaeology, many of which are still being felt today. They stimulated the public’s interest in heritage preservation, led to the passage of the National Historic Preservation Act, served as the model for rescue archaeology in other countries, and helped launch the “New Archaeology.” This... more...
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Mon, 15 Apr 2019 04:26:16 GMT
Encyclopedia of White-Collar and Corporate Crime (by Lawrence M. Salinger) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/encyclopedia-of-white-collar-and-corporate-crime
Author(s): Lawrence M. Salinger
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > General, Business & Economics > Reference, Reference > Encyclopedias, Social Science > Criminology
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
Publish date: 2013-07-11
ISBN-10: 1452225303
ISBN-13: 9781452225302
Language: English
Description: Since the first edition of the Encyclopedia of White Collar and Corporate Crime was produced in 2004, the number and severity of these crimes have risen to the level of calamity, so much so that many experts attribute the near-Depression of 2008 to white-collar malfeasance, namely crimes of greed and excess by bankers and finan­cial institutions. Whether the perpetrators were prosecuted or not, white-collar and corporate crime came near to collapsing the U.S. economy. In the 7 years since the first edition was produced we have also seen the largest Ponzi scheme in history (Maddoff), an ecological disaster caused by British Petroleum and its... more...
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Mon, 15 Apr 2019 04:16:15 GMT