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Author(s): Sean Redmond, P. David Marshall
Categories: Social Science > General
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publish date: 2015-12-14
ISBN-10: 1118475011
ISBN-13: 9781118475010
Language: English
Description: Companion to Celebrity presents a multi-disciplinary collection of original essays that explore myriad issues relating to the origins, evolution, and current trends in the field of celebrity studies. Offers a detailed, systematic, and clear presentation of all aspects of celebrity studies, with a structure that carefully build its enquiry Draws on the latest scholarly developments in celebrity analyses Presents new and provocative ways of exploring celebrity’s meanings and textures Considers the revolutionary ways in which new social media have impacted on the production and consumption of celebrity 
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 21:46:02 GMT
The Craft of Knowledge: Experiences of Living with Data (by A. James, C. Smart, J. Hockey) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-craft-of-knowledge-experiences-of-living-with-data
Author(s): A. James, C. Smart, J. Hockey
Categories: Business & Economics > Information Management, History > Europe, History > Historiography, Political Science > Government, Social Science > Criminology
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2014-09-29
ISBN-10: 1137287330
ISBN-13: 9781137287335
Language: English
Description: This book is a contribution to contemporary debates on social research with a unique focus on the relationship between methods and the crafting of knowledge. Nine experienced researchers from different disciplines have come together to explore what really matters to them in the process of doing qualitative research.
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 21:06:02 GMT
Male, Female: The Evolution of Human Sex Differences (by David C. Geary) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/male-female-the-evolution-of-human-sex-differences-1
Author(s): David C. Geary
Categories: Medical > Physiology, Medical > Psychiatry, Psychology > Clinical Psychology, Social Science > Gender Studies
Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)
Publish date: 2009-11-01
ISBN-10: 1433806827
ISBN-13: 9781433806827
Language: English
Description: Why do girls tend to earn better grades in school than boys? Why are men still far more likely than women to earn degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics? And why are men on average more likely to be injured in accidents and fights than women? These and many other questions are the subject of both informal investigation in the media and formal investigation in academic and scientific circles. In his landmark book Male, Female: The Evolution of Human Sex Differences, author David Geary provided the first comprehensive evolutionary model to explain human sex differences. Using the principles of sexual selection such... more...
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 17:32:08 GMT
The Archaeology of Northeast China: Beyond the Great Wall (by Sarah Milledge Nelson) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-archaeology-of-northeast-china-beyond-the-great-wall-1
Author(s): Sarah Milledge Nelson
Categories: History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), History > Asia, History > World, Social Science > Archaeology
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 1995-03-07
ISBN-10: 0415117550
ISBN-13: 9780415117555
Language: English
Description: An up-to-date synthesis of the archaeology and prehistory of the region called Dongbei by the Chinese, but known in the west as Manchuria. Based on recent archaeological discoveries, the book presents evidence to show that far from being a backwater palely reflecting the glories of central China, Manchuria in prehistory had both its own developmental trajectory, parallel to but different from that of China, and contributed to the formation of the characteristics of what came to be Chinese. New information on the Northeast region of China indicates that it was not populated exclusively by nomadic peoples, but that some of the earliest farming sites... more...
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 17:16:02 GMT
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen (by Christopher McDougall) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/born-to-run-a-hidden-tribe-superathletes-and-the-greatest-race-the-world-has-never-seen
Author(s): Christopher McDougall
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Ethnic Cultures, Health & Fitness > Exercise, Social Science > General, Sports & Recreation > Track & Field
Publisher: Vintage
Publish date: 2011-03-29
ISBN-10: 0307279189
ISBN-13: 9780307279187
Language: English
Description: No description available
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 17:12:08 GMT
Sociology (14th Edition) (by John J. Macionis) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/sociology-14th-edition
Author(s): John J. Macionis
Categories: Reference > General, Social Science > Sociology
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publish date: 2011-10-06
ISBN-10: 020511671X
ISBN-13: 9780205116713
Language: English
Description: Seeing Sociology in your Everyday Life  Macionis empowers students to understand the world around them through a sociological lens, so they can better understand sociology and their own lives.   Sociology, 14th edition is written to help students find and use sociology in everyday life. With a complete theoretical framework and a global perspective, Sociology offers students an accessible and relevant introduction to sociology.   The new edition continues to grow to meet readers' changing needs. With a newly integrated pedagogical framework, readers are guided through both the text - and optional new... more...
Sun, 17 Feb 2019 17:26:02 GMT
The Photographer's Guide to Negotiating (by Richard Weisgrau) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-photographers-guide-to-negotiating
Author(s): Richard Weisgrau
Categories: Business & Economics > Negotiating, Photography > Reference, Reference > General, Social Science > General
Publisher: Allworth Press
Publish date: 2005-07-01
ISBN-10: 1581154143
ISBN-13: 9781581154146
Language: English
Description: Negotiating is a crucial skill for anyone running a business, but they don't teach this art in photography school. The Photographer's Guide to Negotiating gives specific tips for negotiating assignment deals, digital and electronic rights, stock photography sales, contracts, purchases, and more. Interviews with an art buyer, a photographer, and a photographer's rep give photographers extra insight-and maybe even the upper hand in many negotiations. Everyone negotiates in everyday life. This book shows photographers how to take those skills and successfully apply them to business deals.
Sun, 17 Feb 2019 14:22:07 GMT
Coming of Age in Second Life: An Anthropologist Explores the Virtually Human (by Tom Boellstorff) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/coming-of-age-in-second-life-an-anthropologist-explores-the-virtually-human
Author(s): Tom Boellstorff
Categories: Computers > Computer Science, Reference > General, Social Science > Anthropology, Social Science > Media Studies
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish date: 2008-04-21
ISBN-10: 0691135282
ISBN-13: 9780691135281
Language: English
Description: Millions of people around the world today spend portions of their lives in online virtual worlds. Second Life is one of the largest of these virtual worlds. The residents of Second Life create communities, buy property and build homes, go to concerts, meet in bars, attend weddings and religious services, buy and sell virtual goods and services, find friendship, fall in love--the possibilities are endless, and all encountered through a computer screen. Coming of Age in Second Life is the first book of anthropology to examine this thriving alternate universe. Tom Boellstorff conducted more than two years of fieldwork in Second Life, living among and... more...
Sun, 17 Feb 2019 12:22:05 GMT
The Annals of the Saljuq Turks: Selections from al-Kamil fi'l-Ta'rikh of Ibn al-Athir (Routledge Studies in the History of Iran and Turkey) (by D.S. Richards) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-annals-of-the-saljuq-turks-selections-from-al-kamil-fil-tarikh-of-ibn-al-athir-routledge-studies-in-the-history-of-iran-and-turkey
Author(s): D.S. Richards
Categories: History > Asia, History > Middle East, History > Military, Social Science > General
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2002-07-02
ISBN-10: 0700715762
ISBN-13: 9780700715763
Language: English
Description: Ibn al-Athir, who died in the 13th century, is one of the most important historians of Islam. His major chronicle, the Kamil fi'l-Ta'rikh, is one of the greatest achievements of Muslim historiography for the range and comprehensiveness of the sources it assembled and for its narrative, covering the whole sweep of Islamic history up to his own lifetime. This volume of D.S. Richards' translation covers the early years of conquest and the period of the 'great sultanate'. With its copious annotations, the translation will open a direct window into this period of history for non-Arabic readers and will be an invaluable aid and resource for students and... more...
Sun, 17 Feb 2019 07:56:11 GMT
Criminal Poisoning: Investigational Guide for Law Enforcement, Toxicologists, Forensic Scientists, and Attorneys (Forensic Science and Medicine) (by John H. Trestrail III) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/criminal-poisoning-investigational-guide-for-law-enforcement-toxicologists-forensic-scientists-and-attorneys-forensic-science-and-medicine
Author(s): John H. Trestrail III
Categories: Law > General, Medical > Pathology, Medical > Toxicology, Reference > General, Social Science > Criminology
Publisher: Humana Press
Publish date: 2007-04-30
ISBN-10: 1588298213
ISBN-13: 9781588298218
Language: English
Description: In this revised and expanded edition, leading forensic scientist John Trestrail offers a pioneering survey of all that is known about the use of poison as a weapon in murder. Topics range from the use of poisons in history and literature to convicting the poisoner in court, and include a review of the different types of poisons, techniques for crime scene investigation, and the critical essentials of the forensic autopsy. The author updates what is currently known about poisoners in general and their victims. The Appendix has been updated to include the more commonly used poisons, as well as the use of antifreeze as a poison.
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:56:20 GMT
Beyond Caste (Brill's Indological Library) (by Sumit Guha) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/beyond-caste-brills-indological-library
Author(s): Sumit Guha
Categories: Social Science > Sociology
Publisher: BRILL
Publish date: 2013-08-01
ISBN-10: 9004249184
ISBN-13: 9789004249189
Language: English
Description: "Beyond Caste" traces the many changes South Asian society through the centuries and shows how 'caste' should be understood as a politically inflected and complex form of ethnic stratification that persisted across religious affiliations.
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:36:19 GMT
People and Nature: An Introduction to Human Ecological Relations (Primers in Anthropology) (by Emilio F. Moran) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/people-and-nature-an-introduction-to-human-ecological-relations-primers-in-anthropology
Author(s): Emilio F. Moran
Categories: Social Science > Anthropology, Social Science > Human Geography
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publish date: 2016-08-29
ISBN-10: 1118877470
ISBN-13: 9781118877470
Language: English
Description: Now updated and expanded, People and Nature is a lively, accessible introduction to environmental anthropology that focuses on the interactions between people, culture, and nature around the world. Written by a respected scholar in environmental anthropology with a multi-disciplinary focus that also draws from geography, ecology, and environmental studies Addresses new issues of importance, including climate change, population change, the rise of the slow food and farm-to-table movements, and consumer-driven shifts in sustainability Explains key theoretical issues in the field, as well as the most important... more...
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:06:01 GMT
Improving Primary Mathematics Education, Teaching and Learning: Research for Development in Resource-Constrained Contexts (Palgrave Studies in Excellence and Equity in Global Education) (by Mellony Graven, Hamsa Venkat) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/improving-primary-mathematics-education-teaching-and-learning-research-for-development-in-resource-constrained-contexts-palgrave-studies-in
Author(s): Mellony Graven, Hamsa Venkat
Categories: Education > Curricula, Education > Educational Psychology, Education > Professional Development, Social Science > Sociology
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2017-01-20
ISBN-10: 1137529792
ISBN-13: 9781137529794
Language: English
Description: This book focuses on how to improve the teaching and learning of primary level mathematics education within resource-constrained contexts. It builds on two large numeracy projects within South Africa which speak to broader, global concerns and highlight how research and development not only enables one to meet ethical imperatives but also explore how further interventions can be developed. Teacher and research communities must work together to create mutually beneficial relationships and establish a cohesive understanding of the requirements of primary mathematics education. 
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 02:46:12 GMT
Chinese Fatherhood, Gender and Family: Father Mission (Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life) (by Mario Liong) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/chinese-fatherhood-gender-and-family-father-mission-palgrave-macmillan-studies-in-family-and-intimate-life
Author(s): Mario Liong
Categories: Family & Relationships > Family Relationships, History > Study & Teaching, Reference > General, Science > General, Social Science > Gender Studies
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2017-01-18
ISBN-10: 1137441852
ISBN-13: 9781137441850
Language: English
Description: This book is about how Chinese men make sense of and practise fatherhood within the context of changing gender conventions and socio-cultural conditions. Liong analyses data from participant observations at a men's centre, focus groups, and in-depth interviews, to assess the subjective experience and identities of Chinese fathers in Hong Kong, from a gender perspective. His findings show that economic provision, education, and marriage are the three "natural" and "normal" domains of paternity. Not being able to fulfil these requirements is a threat to fathers' masculinity, yet is also an opportunity for fathers to reflect upon these accepted... more...
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 02:46:07 GMT
Family Continuity and Change: Contemporary European Perspectives (Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life) (by Vida Česnuitytė, Detlev Lück, Eric D. Widmer) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/family-continuity-and-change-contemporary-european-perspectives-palgrave-macmillan-studies-in-family-and-intimate-life
Author(s): Vida Česnuitytė, Detlev Lück, Eric D. Widmer
Categories: Social Science > Sociology
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2017-01-14
ISBN-10: 1137590270
ISBN-13: 9781137590275
Language: English
Description: This volume provides readers with recent sociological approaches to family understanding, theorising and practices within the context of continuities and change, both across generations and during individual life courses. The contributors uniquely investigate the friction between persisting family needs and changing circumstances, between holding on to traditional family norms and adapting to fast-changing demands. Authors from nine countries develop and apply innovative theoretical and methodological approaches for a more differentiated description of European family lives at the beginning of the 21st century, and show that... more...
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 02:42:10 GMT
Proceedings of The 20th Pacific Basin Nuclear Conference: Volume 3 (by Hong Jiang) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/proceedings-of-the-20th-pacific-basin-nuclear-conference-volume-3
Author(s): Hong Jiang
Categories: Medical > Radiology, Science > Environmental Science, Science > Nuclear Physics, Science > Physics, Social Science > Sociology
Publisher: Springer
Publish date: 2017-03-15
ISBN-10: 9811023131
ISBN-13: 9789811023132
Language: English
Description: No description available more...
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 02:16:02 GMT
Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn't Work and How We Can Do Better (by Maya Schenwar) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/locked-down-locked-out-why-prison-doesnt-work-and-how-we-can-do-better
Author(s): Maya Schenwar
Categories: Business & Economics > General, Law > General, Political Science > Government, Political Science > Public Policy, Social Science > Criminology
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Publish date: 2014-11-10
ISBN-10: 1626562695
ISBN-13: 9781626562691
Language: English
Description: Through the stories of prisoners and their families, including her own family’s experiences, Maya Schenwar shows how the institution that locks up 2.3 million Americans and decimates poor communities of color is shredding the ties that, if nurtured, could foster real collective safety. As she vividly depicts here, incarceration takes away the very things that might enable people to build better lives. But looking toward a future beyond imprisonment, Schenwar profiles community-based initiatives that successfully deal with problems—both individual harm and larger social wrongs—through connection rather than isolation, moving toward a safer,... more...
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 15:06:02 GMT
New Cultural Landscapes (by Maggie Roe, Ken Taylor) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/new-cultural-landscapes
Author(s): Maggie Roe, Ken Taylor
Categories: Architecture > Landscape, Social Science > Anthropology, Social Science > Human Geography
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2014-03-19
ISBN-10: 0415598052
ISBN-13: 9780415598057
Language: English
Description: While historical and protected landscapes have been well studied for years, the cultural significance of ordinary landscapes is now increasingly recognised. This groundbreaking book discusses how contemporary cultural landscapes can be, and are, created and recognised. The book challenges common concepts of cultural landscapes as protected or ‘special’ landscapes that include significant buildings or features. Using case studies from around the world it questions the usual measures of judgement related to cultural landscapes and instead focuses on landscapes that are created, planned or simply evolve as a result of... more...
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 07:02:07 GMT
The Bengalis (by Sudeep Chakravarti) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-bengalis
Author(s): Sudeep Chakravarti
Categories: Social Science > Women's Studies
Publisher: Rupa Publications
Publish date: 2017-10-30
ISBN-10: 9386021048
ISBN-13: 9789386021045
Language: English
Description: The Bengalis are the third largest ethno-linguistic group in the world, after the Han Chinese and the Arabs. A quarter of a billion strong and growing, the community has produced three Nobel laureates, world-class scientists, legendary political leaders and revolutionaries, iconic movie stars and directors, and an unending stream of writers, philosophers, painters, poets and musicians of the first rank. But, bald facts aside, just who are the Bengalis? What is the community all about, stereotypically and beyond stereotype? In order to find the answers to these and related questions, the author (a Bengali born and steeped in his own culture but... more...
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 06:16:05 GMT
Death in Ancient Rome (by Catharine Edwards) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/death-in-ancient-rome
Author(s): Catharine Edwards
Categories: History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), History > Ancient, History > Europe, History > World, Social Science > General
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish date: 2007-08-01
ISBN-10: 0300112084
ISBN-13: 9780300112085
Language: English
Description: For the Romans, the manner of a person’s death was the most telling indication of their true character. Death revealed the true patriot, the genuine philosopher, even, perhaps, the great artist―and certainly the faithful Christian. Catharine Edwards draws on the many and richly varied accounts of death in the writings of Roman historians, poets, and philosophers, including Cicero, Lucretius, Virgil, Seneca, Petronius, Tacitus, Tertullian, and Augustine, to investigate the complex significance of dying in the Roman world. Death in the Roman world was largely understood and often literally viewed as... more...
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 05:12:07 GMT
Women, Livestock Ownership and Markets: Bridging the Gender Gap in Eastern and Southern Africa (by Jemimah Njuki, Pascal C. Sanginga) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/women-livestock-ownership-and-markets-bridging-the-gender-gap-in-eastern-and-southern-africa
Author(s): Jemimah Njuki, Pascal C. Sanginga
Categories: Business & Economics > Environmental Economics, Social Science > Gender Studies, Social Science > Sociology, Social Science > Women's Studies, Technology & Engineering > Agriculture
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2013-12-09
ISBN-10: 041563928X
ISBN-13: 9780415639286
Language: English
Description: This book provides empirical evidence from Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique and from different production systems of the importance of livestock as an asset to women and their participation in livestock and livestock product markets. It explores the issues of intra-household income management and economic benefits of livestock markets to women, focusing on how types of markets, the types of products and women’s participation in markets influence their access to livestock income. The book further analyses the role of livestock ownership, especially women’s ownership of livestock, in influencing household food security... more...
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 19:02:08 GMT
Postpolitics and the Limits of Nature: Critical Theory, Moral Authority, and Radicalism in the Anthropocene (SUNY Series in New Political Science) (by Andy Scerri) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/postpolitics-and-the-limits-of-nature-critical-theory-moral-authority-and-radicalism-in-the-anthropocene-suny-series-in-new-political-science
Author(s): Andy Scerri
Categories: Nature > Environmental Conservation & Protection, Science > Environmental Science, Social Science > General
Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr
Publish date: 2019-01-01
ISBN-10: 1438472137
ISBN-13: 9781438472133
Language: English
Description: Explores why past generations of radical ecological and social justice scholarship have been ineffective, and considers the work of a new wave of scholarship that aims to reinvent the radical project and combat injustice.
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 17:46:09 GMT
Proceedings of the Fourth European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work ECSCW ’95: 10–14 September, 1995, Stockholm, Sweden (by H. Marmolin, Y. Sundblad, K. Schmidt) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/proceedings-of-the-fourth-european-conference-on-computer-supported-cooperative-work-ecscw-95-10-14-september-1995-stockholm-sweden
Author(s): H. Marmolin, Y. Sundblad, K. Schmidt
Categories: Architecture > Design, Drafting, Drawing & Presentation, Computers > Artificial Intelligence, Computers > Computer Graphics, Social Science > General
Publisher: Springer
Publish date: 2012-10-16
ISBN-10: 9401041555
ISBN-13: 9789401041553
Language: English
Description: Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) is an interdisciplinary research area devoted to exploring the issues of designing computer-based systems that enhance the abilities to cooperate and integrate activities in an efficient and flexible manner for people in cooperative work situations. This volume is a rigorous selection of papers that represent both practical and theoretical approaches to CSCW from many leading researchers in the field. As an interdisciplinary area of research, CSCW brings together widely disparate research traditions and perspectives from computer, human, organisational and design sciences. The papers selected reflect a... more...
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 13:12:06 GMT
Scout's Honor (by Patrick Boyle) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/scouts-honor
Author(s): Patrick Boyle
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > General, Social Science > General
Publisher: Prima Publishing
Publish date: 1994-03-21
ISBN-10: 1559583657
ISBN-13: 9781559583657
Language: English
Description: Scout's Honor details decades of sexual abuse in the Boy Scouts, one of the country's most respected youth organizations. Drawing on interviews with victims, lawyers, prosecutors, and even convicted molesters, Patrick Boyle paints a distressing but accurate picture of betrayal in a place we all thought was safe.About the Author Patrick Boyle is a veteran journalist whose reports on child abuse, mental illness, and drug addiction have won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the National Headliner Awards, the Missouri School of Journalism, and others. He has been a reporter for many newspapers, including the Washington Times, and a... more...
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 12:26:05 GMT
Megacity Mobility Culture: How Cities Move on in a Diverse World (Lecture Notes in Mobility) (by Tobias Kuhnimhof, Institute for Mobility Research (If) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/megacity-mobility-culture-how-cities-move-on-in-a-diverse-world-lecture-notes-in-mobility
Author(s): Tobias Kuhnimhof, Institute for Mobility Research (If
Categories: Business & Economics > Urban & Regional, Political Science > Public Policy, Social Science > Sociology, Technology & Engineering > Civil
Publisher: Springer
Publish date: 2013-01-12
ISBN-10: 3642347347
ISBN-13: 9783642347344
Language: English
Description: What determines how cities move on? The ever-increasing challenges to urban mobility come in many forms, and approaches to address them range from the technically ingenious to attempts to change travel behaviour. Key amongst factors essential to the success of any such approach is whether the urban environment proves to be fertile ground for the desired progress. Another vital determinant of success is how well individual measures to engineer the transport system interact with other developments. This leads to the principal subject of Megacity Mobility Culture: the basic principles that determine the paths along which cities... more...
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 12:26:02 GMT
Basic SPSS Tutorial (by Manfred te Grotenhuis, Anneke Matthijssen) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/basic-spss-tutorial
Author(s): Manfred te Grotenhuis, Anneke Matthijssen
Categories: Computers > Computer Science, Reference > General, Social Science > General
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
Publish date: 2015-02-17
ISBN-10: 1483369412
ISBN-13: 9781483369419
Language: English
Description: This supplementary book for the social, behavioral, and health sciences helps readers with no prior knowledge of IBM® SPSS® Statistics, statistics, or mathematics learn the basics of SPSS. Designed to reduce fear and build confidence, Basic SPSS Tutorial by Manfred te Grotenhuis and Anneke Matthijssen guides readers through point-and-click sequences using clear examples from real scientific research and invites them to replicate the findings. Relevant outcomes are provided for reference, and exercises at the end of Chapters 2 – 5 provide additional practice. After reading the book and using the program, readers will come away with a basic... more...
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 11:12:04 GMT
Islam, Faith, and Fashion: The Islamic Fashion Industry in Turkey (Dress and Fashion Research) (by Magdalena Craciun) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/islam-faith-and-fashion-the-islamic-fashion-industry-in-turkey-dress-and-fashion-research
Author(s): Magdalena Craciun
Categories: Social Science > Anthropology
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publish date: 2017-09-07
ISBN-10: 9781474234
ISBN-13: 9781474234375
Language: English
Description: The subject of religion and dress in Turkey has been debated at great length both in academia and the media. Through in-depth ethnographic research into the Turkish fashion market and the work of a category of new comers, namely headscarf-wearing fashion professionals, Islam, Faith and Fashion examines entrepreneurship in this market and the aesthetic desirability, religious suitability, and ethical credibility of fashionable Islamic dress. What makes a fashionable outfit Islamically appropriate? What makes an Islamically appropriate outfit fashionable? What are the conditions, challenges and constraints an entrepreneur... more...
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 08:56:06 GMT
Violent States and Creative States (Volume 1) (by John Adlam, Tilman Kluttig, Bandy Lee) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/violent-states-and-creative-states-volume-1
Author(s): John Adlam, Tilman Kluttig, Bandy Lee
Categories: Social Science > Criminology
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publish date: 2018-05-03
ISBN-10: 1785925644
ISBN-13: 9781785925641
Language: English
Description: This is a provocative collection exploring the different types of violence and how they relate to one another, examined through the integration of several disciplines, including forensic psychotherapy, psychiatry, sociology, psychosocial studies and political science. By examining the 'violent states' of mind behind specific forms of violence and the social and societal contexts in which an individual act of human violence takes place, the contributors reveal the dynamic forces and reasoning behind specific forms of violence including structural violence, and conceptualise the societal structures themselves as 'violent... more...
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 08:52:07 GMT
Violent States and Creative States (Volume 2) (by John Adlam, Tilman Kluttig, Bandy Lee) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/violent-states-and-creative-states-volume-2
Author(s): John Adlam, Tilman Kluttig, Bandy Lee
Categories: Social Science > Criminology
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publish date: 2018-05-03
ISBN-10: 1785925652
ISBN-13: 9781785925658
Language: English
Description: This is a provocative collection exploring the different types of violence and how they relate to one another, examined through the integration of several disciplines, including forensic psychotherapy, psychiatry, sociology, psychosocial studies and political science. By examining the 'violent states' of mind behind specific forms of violence and the social and societal contexts in which an individual act of human violence takes place, the contributors reveal the dynamic forces and reasoning behind specific forms of violence including structural violence, and conceptualise the societal structures themselves as 'violent... more...
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 08:52:02 GMT
Environmental Health Engineering in the Tropics: Water, Sanitation and Disease Control (Earthscan Water Text) (by Sandy Cairncross, Sir Richard Feachem) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/environmental-health-engineering-in-the-tropics-water-sanitation-and-disease-control-earthscan-water-text
Author(s): Sandy Cairncross, Sir Richard Feachem
Categories: Medical > Infectious Diseases, Medical > Tropical Medicine, Social Science > General, Technology & Engineering > Environmental
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2018-11-07
ISBN-10: 184407191X
ISBN-13: 9781844071913
Language: English
Description: This fully updated third edition of the classic text, widely cited as the most important and useful book for health engineering and disease prevention, describes infectious diseases in tropical and developing countries, and the effective measures that may be used against them.  The infections described include the diarrhoeal diseases, the common gut worms, Guinea worm, schistosomiasis, malaria, Bancroftian filariasis and other mosquito-borne infections. The environmental interventions that receive most attention are domestic water supplies and improved excreta disposal. Appropriate technology for these interventions,... more...
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 08:12:02 GMT
Chariots in Ancient Egypt: The Tano Chariot, A Case Study (by Dr. Andre J. Veldmeijer, Prof. Dr. Salima Ikram) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/chariots-in-ancient-egypt-the-tano-chariot-a-case-study
Author(s): Dr. Andre J. Veldmeijer, Prof. Dr. Salima Ikram
Categories: Social Science > Archaeology
Publisher: Sidestone Press
Publish date: 2018-06-05
ISBN-10: 9088904669
ISBN-13: 9789088904660
Language: English
Description: Chariots, the racing cars of the ancient world, first appeared in Egypt about 1600 BC, and quickly became not only the preferred mode of transport for royalty and the elite, but also revolutionized military tactics and warfare. Remains of chariots have been found in Egyptian tombs –Tutankhamun’s tomb contained six chariots, which tripled the number of ancient Egyptian chariots known before the discovery of his tomb. However, none of the chariots were complete, as all lacked their leather casings, which were only known from images on tomb and temple walls. In 2008, the Ancient Egyptian Leatherwork Project (AELP) working in the Egyptian Museum... more...
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 07:56:05 GMT
Post-conflict Security, Peace and Development: Perspectives from Africa, Latin America, Europe and New Zealand (SpringerBriefs in Environment, Security, Development and Peace) (by Christine Atieno, Colin Robinson) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/post-conflict-security-peace-and-development-perspectives-from-africa-latin-america-europe-and-new-zealand-springerbriefs-in-environment-security
Author(s): Christine Atieno, Colin Robinson
Categories: Business & Economics > Environmental Economics, Business & Economics > Management, Science > Environmental Science, Social Science > Criminology
Publisher: Springer
Publish date: 2018-11-03
ISBN-10: 3030017397
ISBN-13: 9783030017392
Language: English
Description: This book examines links between post-conflict security, peace and development in Africa, Latin America, Europe and New Zealand. Young peace researchers from the Global South (Uganda, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Brazil, Colombia) as well as from Italy and New Zealand address in case studies traumas in Northern Uganda, demobilisation and reintegration of ex-combatants in the Ivory Coast, economic and financial management of terrorism in Kenya, organised crime in Brazil, mental health issues in Colombia, macro realism in Europe and global defence reforms within the military apparatus since 1990. The book reviews linkages between regional stability,... more...
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 02:56:12 GMT
Handling Qualitative Data: A Practical Guide (by Lyn Richards) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/handling-qualitative-data-a-practical-guide-1
Author(s): Lyn Richards
Categories: Reference > General, Science > Research & Methodology, Social Science > General
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish date: 2014-12-01
ISBN-10: 9781446276
ISBN-13: 9781446276051
Language: English
Description: The Third Edition of Lyn Richards′ best-selling book is the perfect introduction to qualitative research for students and practitioners. Recognizing that for many new researchers dealing with data is the main point of departure, this book helps them to acquire an understanding of the skills and methodological issues that are central to qualitative research. Author Lyn Richards provides practical guidance on how to handle, reflect on and make sense of rich data, while at the same time showing how a consideration of methods and their philosophical underpinnings informs how we should best handle our data. Detailed sections cover: the processes of... more...
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 02:52:14 GMT
Qualitative Data Analysis: Practical Strategies (by Patricia Bazeley) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/qualitative-data-analysis-practical-strategies-1
Author(s): Patricia Bazeley
Categories: Reference > Encyclopedias, Social Science > General
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish date: 2013-03-06
ISBN-10: 1849203032
ISBN-13: 9781849203036
Language: English
Description: Lecturers/instructors only - request a free digital inspection copy here  Written by an experienced researcher in the field of qualitative methods, this dynamic new book provides a definitive introduction to analysing qualitative data. It is a clear, accessible and practical guide to each stage of the process, including: - Designing and managing qualitative data for analysis - Working with data through interpretive, comparative, pattern and relational analyses - Developing explanatory theory and coherent conclusions, based on qualitative data. The book pairs theoretical discussion with practical advice... more...
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 02:46:12 GMT
Scale Development: Theory and Applications (Applied Social Research Methods) (by Robert F. DeVellis) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/scale-development-theory-and-applications-applied-social-research-methods
Author(s): Robert F. DeVellis
Categories: Education > General, Medical > General, Social Science > General
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
Publish date: 2016-04-25
ISBN-10: 150634156X
ISBN-13: 9781506341569
Language: English
Description: In the Fourth Edition of Scale Development, Robert F. DeVellis demystifies measurement by emphasizing a logical rather than strictly mathematical understanding of concepts. The text supports readers in comprehending newer approaches to measurement, comparing them to classical approaches, and grasping more clearly the relative merits of each. This edition addresses new topics pertinent to modern measurement approaches and includes additional exercises and topics for class discussion.
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 02:36:11 GMT
Interpreting Qualitative Data (by David Silverman) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/interpreting-qualitative-data-1
Author(s): David Silverman
Categories: Medical > Research, Science > Research & Methodology, Social Science > General
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish date: 2015-02-13
ISBN-10: 9781446295
ISBN-13: 9781446295427
Language: English
Description: In this fifth edition of his field-defining text, David Silverman, a true guru of qualitative research, walks the reader through the basics of gathering and analyzing qualitative data. The book offers beginners unrivalled hands-on guidance to help them get the best out of a research methods course or research project. New to the fifth edition: A streamlined structure to aid navigation and guide readers smoothly through the research process. A new chapter on generalizing from case-study research which addresses the perennial issue of ‘how many cases do you need?’ New material on doing qualitative research online and the... more...
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 02:36:07 GMT
Introducing Intercultural Communication: Global Cultures and Contexts (by Cindy Gallois, Zala Volcic, Shuang Liu) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/introducing-intercultural-communication-global-cultures-and-contexts-1
Author(s): Cindy Gallois, Zala Volcic, Shuang Liu
Categories: Business & Economics > International, Language Arts & Disciplines > Communication, Social Science > General
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish date: 2014-12-04
ISBN-10: 144628591X
ISBN-13: 9781446285916
Language: English
Description: Introducing Intercultural Communication uses examples and case studies from around the world to situate communication theory in a truly global perspective. Covering the essentials from international conflict to migration and social networking, this book shows students how to master the skills and concepts at work in how we communicate and understand each other across cultural boundaries. Each chapter brings to life the links between theory and practice, and between the global and local, showing you how to understand the influence of your culture on how you view yourself and others. In this book: Theory boxes show you... more...
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 02:36:02 GMT
The Feminist Papers: A Vindication of the Rights of Women (by Mary Wollstonecraft) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-feminist-papers-a-vindication-of-the-rights-of-women
Author(s): Mary Wollstonecraft
Categories: Social Science > Feminism & Feminist Theory
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Publish date: 2019-02-12
ISBN-10: 1423650972
ISBN-13: 9781423650973
Language: English
Description: Part of the Gibbs Smith Women's Voices series: A collection of literary voices written by, and for, extraordinary women―to encourage, challenge, and inspire. By the matriarch of feminism, Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Women tackles womens-rights-as-human-rights decades before the women’s suffrage movement began. In what is widely considered the very first feminist manifesto, Wollstonecraft argues on behalf of women’s natural intellect and character―considered radical at the time, her writing has paved the way of progress for generations to come. Continue your journey in the Women’s Voices... more...
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 02:16:16 GMT
Good Kids, Bad City: A Story of Race and Wrongful Conviction in America (by Kyle Swenson) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/good-kids-bad-city-a-story-of-race-and-wrongful-conviction-in-america
Author(s): Kyle Swenson
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Criminals & Outlaws, History > United States, Law > Criminal Law, Social Science > Criminology
Publisher: Picador
Publish date: 2019-02-12
ISBN-10: 1250120233
ISBN-13: 9781250120236
Language: English
Description: No description available
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 02:06:02 GMT
Strategic Planning for Public Relations (by Ronald D. Smith) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/strategic-planning-for-public-relations-2
Author(s): Ronald D. Smith
Categories: Business & Economics > Management, Business & Economics > Public Relations, Social Science > Media Studies
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2012-12-21
ISBN-10: 041550676X
ISBN-13: 9780415506762
Language: English
Description: This innovative and popular text provides a clear pathway to developing public relations campaigns and other types of strategic communication. Implementing the pragmatic, in-depth approach of the previous editions, author Ronald D. Smith presents a step-by-step unfolding of the strategic campaign process used in public relations practice. Drawing from his experience in professional practice and in the classroom, Smith walks readers through the critical steps for the formative research, strategic and tactical planning, and plan evaluation phases of the process. Offering clear explanations, relevant examples, and practical... more...
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 23:42:02 GMT
American Indian Culture (3 volumes) (by Carole A. Barrett) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/american-indian-culture-3-volumes
Author(s): Carole A. Barrett
Categories: Fiction > Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology, History > Native American, Social Science > General
Publisher: Salem Press
Publish date: 2004-05-01
ISBN-10: 1587651920
ISBN-13: 9781587651922
Language: English
Description: Every essay in this set addresses a cultural phenomenon characteristic of the indigenous peoples of North America. The entries cover the range of culture from lifeways, religious rituals, and material culture to art forms and modern social phenomena. Twenty separate essays cover both "Architecture" and "Arts and Crafts" in the ten North American culture areas: the Arctic, California, the Great Basin, the Northeast, the Northwest Coast, the Plains, the Plateau, the Southeast, the Southwest, and the Subarctic. In other entries, students will find everything from brief discussions of the importance of acorns or wild rice to a survey of agriculture;... more...
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 22:06:06 GMT
Elite Malay Polygamy: Wives, Wealth and Woes in Malaysia (Fertility, Reproduction and Sexuality: Social and Cultural Perspectives) (by Miriam Koktvedgaard Zeitzen) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/elite-malay-polygamy-wives-wealth-and-woes-in-malaysia-fertility-reproduction-and-sexuality-social-and-cultural-perspectives
Author(s): Miriam Koktvedgaard Zeitzen
Categories: Social Science > Anthropology, Social Science > Gender Studies, Social Science > Sociology
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Publish date: 2018-09-14
ISBN-10: 1785339907
ISBN-13: 9781785339905
Language: English
Description: Elite Malay women’s polygamy narratives are multiple and varied, and their sentiments regarding the practice are conflicted, as they are often torn between personal and religious convictions. This volume explores the ways in which this increasingly prominent practice impacts Malay gender relations. As Muslims, elite Malay women may be forced to accept polygamy, but they mostly condemn it as women and wives, as it forces them to manage their lives and loves under the “threat” of polygamy from a husband able to marry another woman without their knowledge or consent; a husband that is married but available.
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 21:12:04 GMT
Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations of the World Dictionary (by Helene Henderson) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/holidays-festivals-and-celebrations-of-the-world-dictionary-1
Author(s): Helene Henderson
Categories: Reference > General, Social Science > Holidays (non religious)
Publisher: Omnigraphics Inc
Publish date: 2006-07-28
ISBN-10: 0780809823
ISBN-13: 9780780809826
Language: English
Description: No description available
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 19:42:06 GMT
Online Communication: Linking Technology, Identity, & Culture (Routledge Communication Series) (by Matthew J. Smith, Andrew F. Wood) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/online-communication-linking-technology-identity-and-culture-routledge-communication-series
Author(s): Matthew J. Smith, Andrew F. Wood
Categories: Computers > Computer Science, Computers > Networking, Language Arts & Disciplines > Communication, Social Science > General, Technology & Engineering > General
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2004-08-05
ISBN-10: 0805848495
ISBN-13: 9780805848496
Language: English
Description: Online Communication provides an introduction to both the technologies of the Internet Age and their social implications. This innovative and timely textbook brings together current work in communication, political science, philosophy, popular culture, history, economics, and the humanities to present an examination of the theoretical and critical issues in the study of computer-mediated communication. Continuing the model of the best-selling first edition, authors Andrew F. Wood and Matthew J. Smith introduce computer-mediated communication (CMC) as a subject of academic research as well as a lens through which to examine contemporary trends in... more...
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 19:22:02 GMT
Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong--and What You Really Need to Know (by Emily Oster) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/expecting-better-why-the-conventional-pregnancy-wisdom-is-wrong-and-what-you-really-need-to-know
Author(s): Emily Oster
Categories: Business & Economics > General, Family & Relationships > Family Relationships, Health & Fitness > Pregnancy & Childbirth, Social Science > General
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish date: 2014-06-24
ISBN-10: 0143125702
ISBN-13: 9780143125709
Language: English
Description: No description available more...
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 16:56:06 GMT
Nietzsche and Friendship (Bloomsbury Studies in Continental Philosophy) (by Willow Verkerk) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/nietzsche-and-friendship-bloomsbury-studies-in-continental-philosophy
Author(s): Willow Verkerk
Categories: Philosophy > Ethics & Moral Philosophy, Philosophy > Metaphysics, Social Science > Feminism & Feminist Theory
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publish date: 2019-02-21
ISBN-10: 1350047341
ISBN-13: 9781350047341
Language: English
Description: In Nietzsche and Friendship, Willow Verkerk provides a new and provocative account of Nietzsche's philosophy which identifies him as an agonistic thinker concerned with the topics of love and friendship. She argues that Nietzsche's challenges to the received principles of friendship from Aristotle to Kant offer resources for reinvigorating our thinking about friendship today. Through an examination of his free spirit texts, Human, All Too Human, Daybreak and The Gay Science together with Thus Spoke Zarathustra and Beyond Good and Evil, Verkerk unlocks key aspects of Nietzsche's thinking on friendship, love, 'woman', the self, self-overcoming,... more...
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 16:36:07 GMT
The Koreas (by Charles K. Armstrong) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-koreas
Author(s): Charles K. Armstrong
Categories: History > Asia, Social Science > Sociology
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2013-08-28
ISBN-10: 0415643104
ISBN-13: 9780415643108
Language: English
Description: Presenting a succinct, historically informed introduction to North and South Korea, the second edition of The Koreas considers the radically different ways these countries have dealt with the growing challenges of globalization. Since the first edition’s publication, the economic, political, and social differences have only intensified, making evident the relevancy and importance of Armstrong’s work, in understanding the Koreas now and in the future. Ultimately, The Koreas is a crisp, engaging primer of Korea and the Korean people in the contemporary world. This book is ideal for many courses in a variety of disciplines,... more...
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 16:22:12 GMT
Second World, Second Sex: Socialist Women's Activism and Global Solidarity during the Cold War (by Kristen Ghodsee) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/second-world-second-sex-socialist-womens-activism-and-global-solidarity-during-the-cold-war
Author(s): Kristen Ghodsee
Categories: History > Europe, Social Science > Feminism & Feminist Theory
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Publish date: 2019-02-15
ISBN-10: 147800181X
ISBN-13: 9781478001812
Language: English
Description: Women from the state socialist countries in Eastern Europe—what used to be called the Second World—once dominated women’s activism at the United Nations, but their contributions have been largely forgotten or deemed insignificant in comparison with those of Western feminists. In Second World, Second Sex Kristen Ghodsee rescues some of this lost history by tracing the activism of Eastern European and African women during the 1975 United Nations International Year of Women and the subsequent Decade for Women (1976-1985). Focusing on case studies of state socialist Bulgaria and nonaligned but socialist-leaning Zambia,... more...
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 15:56:02 GMT
Humans (by Alice Beck Kehoe) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/humans
Author(s): Alice Beck Kehoe
Categories: Social Science > Anthropology, Social Science > Sociology
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 1998-05-22
ISBN-10: 0415919851
ISBN-13: 9780415919852
Language: English
Description: First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 15:52:19 GMT
European Shopping Centre Architecture in France and Italy (City Planning - Architecture - Society) (by Christian Seemann) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/european-shopping-centre-architecture-in-france-and-italy-city-planning-architecture-society
Author(s): Christian Seemann
Categories: Architecture > General, Business & Economics > Industries, Business & Economics > Urban & Regional, Social Science > Sociology
Publisher: ibidem Press
Publish date: 2016-04-05
ISBN-10: 3838208978
ISBN-13: 9783838208978
Language: English
Description: This comparative analysis of global shopping centers provides a greater understanding of their influence on urban architecture and infrastructure. The volume identifies the essential characteristics of an efficient shopping center and their adaptation to different geographical locations, drawing a complete portrait of the shopping center sector from the perspective of architecture and urban development.
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 15:36:08 GMT