Category: Social Sciences Reference

The Oxford Handbook of Cultural Sociology (Oxford Handbooks) by Jeffrey C. Alexander,Ronald Jacobs,Philip Smith

By Jeffrey C. Alexander,Ronald Jacobs,Philip Smith

because sociologists again to the learn of tradition long ago a number of many years, a pursuit all yet anathema for a new release, cultural sociology has emerged as a colourful box. Edited by means of 3 major cultural sociologists, The Oxford guide of Cultural Sociology offers the whole theoretical and methodological power of this significantly major new area.The Handbook gathers jointly works through authors confronting the the most important offerings all cultural sociologists face at the present time: approximately analytic priorities, tools, issues, epistemologies, ideologies, or even modes of writing. it's a very important choice of preeminent thinkers learning the ways that tradition, society, politics, and financial system engage within the world.

Organized by means of empirical components of analysis instead of specific theories or competing highbrow strands, the Handbook addresses strength, politics, and states; economics and association; mass media; social routine; faith; aesthetics; wisdom; and overall healthiness. permitting the reader to monitor tensions in addition to convergences, the gathering screens the price of cultural sociology no longer as a distinct segment self-discipline yet with a view to view and comprehend the numerous aspects of latest society. the 1st of its style, The Oxford instruction manual of Cultural Sociology offers accomplished and speedy entry to the true advancements and disagreements occurring within the box, and deftly exemplifies how cultural sociology offers a brand new approach of seeing and modeling social facts.

"This groundbreaking, readable instruction manual [is] the 1st unmarried quantity to aim to unify its varied modern purposes in quite a lot of conventional genres of sociology...Valuable for school universities and libraries aiding undergraduate and graduate measure courses in sociology and history."-CHOICE

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The Art of Cooperative Intelligence by Mark D Grissom

By Mark D Grissom

The luck of our society is de facto based upon cooperation-based actions, and environments. despite who you're, the way you give a contribution to society, or the place you reside, nearly each vital final result on your existence may be tormented by your skill to paintings good with those who rules can be diversified than yours. but, earlier, we haven't had a typical definition for cooperation. 

 

The artwork of Cooperative Intelligence introduces humanity to a customary of realizing: the concept that of Cooperative functionality, which might be utilized in a wide selection of settings-including yours. through utilizing the foundations and knowledge of Cooperative functionality technology (CPS)-which is to assert that the rules are well-thought out, confirmed, and results-driven, a person with the force to carry humans jointly will achieve a psychological map of the method. CPS permits us to development cooperation, map it, research it, expect it, increase it, and practice it. 

 

If empirical information and ancient evidence have any validity, then the United States is possibly primed to be equally the place Rwanda used to be in its pregenocide historical past. it's a at the moment unsuspecting (and probably explosive) unstable society made of purposefully politically divided teams who all have the sufferer standpoint that foments a catastrophic occasion. The paintings of Cooperative Intelligence permits us to take advantage of commonsense good judgment to prevent a countrywide destiny heritage of long term disgrace and ache. From rethinking racism and organizational neutrality to unmasking political correctness and cooperative sabotage, this compact learn is saturated with the $64000 components of daily own, specialist, organizational, and societal life.

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Women's Rights in the United States: A Comprehensive by Tiffany Wayne

By Tiffany Wayne

A accomplished encyclopedia tracing the historical past of the women's rights stream within the usa from the yank Revolution to the current day.

• bargains expert, severe insights and views from editor Tiffany okay. Wayne; advising editor Lois Banner, famous writer, professor, historian, and feminist; and professional contributors

• contains greater than 800 entries in 4 volumes at the humans, firms, occasions, laws, and first files impacting gender kinfolk within the United States

• provides invaluable content material for librarians' occasions and programming for Women's background Month every one March

• offers listings of U.S. lawsuits concerning women's rights chronologically equipped by means of significant time periods

• Aligns with highschool and faculty curricula in supplying the studies of yankee women

• comprises insurance of present and ongoing concerns regarding women's civil and political equality within the twenty first century

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Vulkanwinter 1816: Die Welt im Schatten des Tambora (German by Gillen Wood

By Gillen Wood

Die Explosion des Tambora im Jahre 1815, auf einer kleinen indonesischen Insel gelegen, löschte nicht nur die Inselkultur aus, sondern führte weltweit zu Wetterextremen. Durch die globale Klimaabkühlung folgte 1816 das berühmte „Jahr ohne Sommer". Erstmals beleuchtet der Autor die ganze size der Auswirkungen des heftigsten Vulkanausbruchs der Neuzeit: Überschwemmungen, Fröste im Sommer und Stürme führten zu Missernten, Hungersnöte trieben die Menschen in die Verzweiflung und lösten soziale Aufstände aus, die united states wurden in die erste wirtschaftliche melancholy gestoßen, aber auch die erste Cholera-Pandemie battle eine Folge des Ausbruchs.
Verständlich und anschaulich erklärt der Autor die good Abhängigkeit der menschlichen Gesellschaft vom Klima. Das Buch macht uns bewusst, dass ein Klimawandel, wie er uns heute wieder droht, in ökologischer, sozialer und wirtschaftlicher Sicht eine Gefahr für uns alle darstellt.

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Historical Dictionary of Malta (Historical Dictionaries of by Uwe Jens Rudolf,Warren G. Berg

By Uwe Jens Rudolf,Warren G. Berg

Malta, a 'tiny pebble kicked by way of the 'boot' of Italy into the center of the Mediterranean,' has been visited and encouraged over the centuries through many various peoples and cultures. the positioning of the oldest free-standing, man-made constructions identified to exist, Malta has been occupied via Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Arabs, Normans, the Knights of St. John, Swabians, Angevins, French, and British. so much lately, Malta has turn into the smallest (in either inhabitants and landmass) member nation of the ecu Union. This moment variation of the ancient Dictionary of Malta compiles the strangely wealthy and lengthy heritage of the islands comprising the rustic of Malta. this is often performed via a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and 1000s of cross-reference dictionary entries describing the entire significant locations, individuals, associations, and occasions that experience formed the heritage of the archipelago.

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Der Regenwurm ist immer der Gärtner (German Edition) by Amy Stewart,Eva Leipprand

By Amy Stewart,Eva Leipprand

Er bohrt, gräbt und mischt – und hält damit im buchstäblichen
Sinne die Welt zusammen. Kaum einem anderen Tier verdanken wir Menschen so viel – ohne den Regenwurm wäre unsere Welt ein eintöniger,
grauer Ort. Denn erst reiche, lockere Erde ermöglicht das so üppig wuchernde Grün unserer Gärten, Felder und Fluren.
Die amerikanische Bestsellerautorin und leidenschaftliche Gärtnerin Amy Stewart öffnet uns die Augen fu ür ungeahnte Zusammenhänge.
Sie lässt ihrer Entdeckerfreude freien Lauf, buddelt und experimentiert, sucht Experten auf und stattet dem weltweit einzigen Wurmmuseum einen Besuch ab.
Ihr Buch ist eine Liebeserklärung an das Leben unter unseren Füßen, eine faszinierende Reise zu den Geschöpfen im lichtlosen Dunkel – und eine Hommage an den großen Charles Darwin, der lange bevor er seine Evolutionstheorie nur erahnen konnte, dem Gemeinen Regenwurm
Lumbricus terrestris einen Großteil seines Forscherlebens widmete.
Ein Stück lebendig erzählte Natur- und Kulturgeschichte, mal hinreißend humorvoll, mal voller Ehrfurcht vor den Grundlagen unseres Lebens.

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Looking at it from Asia: the Processes that Shaped the by Florence Bretelle-Establet

By Florence Bretelle-Establet

How do files develop into assets? views from Asia and technology Florence Bretelle-Establet From records to assets in Historiography the current quantity develops a particular form of serious research of the written records that experience turn into historians’ assets. For purposes that would be defined later, the heritage of technological know-how in Asia has been taken as a framework. even though, the difficulty addressed is normal in scope. It emerged from reflections on an issue which may look universal to historians: why, one of the large mass of written files to be had to historians, a few were good studied whereas others were pushed aside or neglected? The query of old resources and their (unequal) use in historiography isn't new. Which records were used and favourite as historic assets by way of historians has been a key historiographical factor that has occupied a wide area within the historic construction of the final 4 a long time, in France at least.

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Encyclopedia of Lesbian and Gay Histories and Cultures by George Haggerty,Bonnie Zimmerman

By George Haggerty,Bonnie Zimmerman

starting in 1869, while the research of homosexuality could be acknowledged to have started with the institution of sexology, this Encyclopedia bargains bills of crucial foreign advancements in a space that now occupies a serious position in lots of fields of educational endeavours. whereas gays and lesbians have shared many features of lifestyles, their histories and cultures constructed in profoundly alternative ways. to mirror this significant truth, the Encyclopedia has been ready in separate volumes assuring that either histories obtain complete, independent realization and huge diversity of human event is covered.
Written by means of essentially the most recognized names within the box, in addition to new researchers this can be meant as a reference for college students and students in all parts of research, in addition to the final public.

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Urban Geography: A Study of Site, Evolution, Patern and by Griffith Taylor

By Griffith Taylor

This booklet is split into 3 components. the 1st bargains with average settelements in all the seven continents, the early levels of settlements, land surveys and basic levels of city evolution. the second one half discusses adjustments in website and patter, from Neolithic to fashionable occasions. The 3rd half focuses on topographic and useful controls in glossy cities. Chapters on making plans, nearby Surveys and type of cities shut the publication. There are approximately three hundred specifically drawn plans and diagrams of cities - which should still attract the sociologist and city planner in addition to to each severe scholar of geography.


This e-book used to be first released in 1949.

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Encyclopedia of Community Policing and Problem Solving by Kenneth J. Peak

By Kenneth J. Peak

group policing, as a philosophy, helps the systematic use of partnerships and problem-solving thoughts to proactively tackle the speedy stipulations that provide upward push to public issues of safety, together with crime, social illness, and worry of crime—as against responding to crime after it happens. neighborhood policing expands the conventional police mandate. It broadens the point of interest of struggling with crime to incorporate fixing group difficulties and forming partnerships with humans locally so general voters can give a contribution to the policing procedure. Originating in the course of police reform efforts of the Nineteen Seventies, the philosophy of neighborhood policing is presently frequent and embraced via many voters, police directors, students, and native and federal politicians. What kinds of collaborative partnerships have advanced among policing businesses and the members and groups they serve? How do police departments have interaction in systematic exam of pointed out difficulties to boost potent responses? How have police departments aligned their organizational constructions to top aid group partnerships and proactive challenge fixing? simply how potent have efforts at neighborhood policing been? those questions and extra are explored in the pages of this new reference work.

Features:

  • A choice of one hundred fifty to one hundred seventy five entries are geared up in A-to-Z style in a single quantity on hand in either digital and print formats.
  • Signed entries, authored via major figures within the box, every one finish with Cross-References and recommendations for additional Readings to steer scholars to in-depth resources.
  • Brief "What Works" case stories inside acceptable entries profile neighborhood policing courses and methods as attempted in a number of towns and communities.
  • Although prepared in A-to-Z model, a thematic "Reader's consultant" within the entrance topic teams similar entries via extensive subject parts (e.g., Foundations; tools & Practices; laws & nationwide organisations; altering service provider tradition; making plans & Implementation; education & Curriculum; evaluate & review; etc.).
  • Also integrated within the entrance subject, a Chronology offers scholars with old viewpoint of the advance of neighborhood policing.
  • The whole paintings concludes with a assets appendix directory vintage books, journals, and institutions, by way of a finished Index.

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