Perspectives on Contemporary Issues Book

Perspectives on Contemporary Issues

  • Author : Katherine Anne Ackley
  • Publisher : Nelson Education
  • Release Date : 2016-10-05
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 10 : 9781305969377

Perspectives on Contemporary Issues Book Description :

Presenting a variety of viewpoints on current issues across disciplines, PERSPECTIVES ON CONTEMPORARY ISSUES, 8e, equips readers to think, read, and write critically. Emphasizing writing and research, Part I offers separate chapters on reading critically, the writing process, writing a summary, the critique, argumentation, synthesis requiring documentation, and the research paper. Part II is packed with captivating readings organized by broad-based curricular areas. Helping students fully engage on a personal level, questions at the end encourage a reaction to the readings while Responding to Visuals sections prompt students to analyze images. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Perspectives on Contemporary Issues  with 2016 MLA Update Card  Book

Perspectives on Contemporary Issues with 2016 MLA Update Card

  • Author : Katherine Anne Ackley
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2016-10-13
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN 10 : 1337284599

Perspectives on Contemporary Issues with 2016 MLA Update Card Book Description :

Author Katherine Ackley has found that students respond most deeply to readings on topics relevant to their own lives. The selections included in PERSPECTIVES ON CONTEMPORARY ISSUES, Seventh Edition, will prompt spirited discussions, and the sections on reading and writing critically will lead to writing that you truly care about. Each student text is packaged with a free Cengage Essential Reference Card to the MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition.

Bioarchaeologists Speak Out Book

Bioarchaeologists Speak Out

  • Author : Jane E. Buikstra
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-10-26
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319930121

Bioarchaeologists Speak Out Book Description :

Bioarchaeologists who study human remains in ancient, historic and contemporary settings are securely anchored within anthropology as anthropologists, yet they have not taken on the pundits the way other subdisciplines within anthropology have. Popular science authors frequently and selectively use bioarchaeological data on demography, disease, violence, migration and diet to buttress their poorly formed arguments about general trends in human behavior and health, beginning with our earliest ancestors. While bioarchaeologists are experts on these subjects, bioarchaeology and bioarchaeological approaches have largely remained invisible to the public eye. Current issues such as climate change, droughts, warfare, violence, famine, and the effects of disease are media mainstays and are subjects familiar to bioarchaeologists, many of whom have empirical data and informed viewpoints, both for topical exploration and also for predictions based on human behavior in deep time. The contributions in this volume will explore the how and where the data has been misused, present new ways of using evidence in the service of making new discoveries, and demonstrate ways that our long term interdisciplinarity lends itself to transdisciplinary wisdom. We also consider possible reasons for bioarchaeological invisibility and offer advice concerning the absolute necessity of bioarchaeologists speaking out through social media.

Contemporary Issues in Family Studies Book

Contemporary Issues in Family Studies

  • Author : Angela Abela
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2013-10-02
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118321034

Contemporary Issues in Family Studies Book Description :

This volume tackles key issues in the changing nature of family life from a global perspective, and is essential reading for those studying and working with families. Covers changes in couple relationships and the challenges these pose; parenting practices and their implications for child development; key contemporary global issues, such as migration, poverty, and the internet, and their impact on the family; and the role of the state in supporting family relationships Includes a stellar cast of international contributors such as Paul Amato and John Coleman, and contributions from leading experts based in North Africa, Japan, Australia and New Zealand Discusses topics such as cohabitation, divorce, single-parent households, same-sex partnerships, fertility, and domestic violence Links research and practice and provides policy recommendations at the end of each chapter

Contemporary Issues in Physical Education Book

Contemporary Issues in Physical Education

  • Author : Ken Hardman
  • Publisher : Meyer & Meyer Verlag
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 287
  • ISBN 10 : 9781841263120

Contemporary Issues in Physical Education Book Description :

This book provides an insight into the current situation of PE in schools across Europe as a forerunner to addressing PE related existing and emerging issues in various contexts.

National Security Affairs Book

National Security Affairs

  • Author : B. Thomas Trout
  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Release Date : 1982
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 446
  • ISBN 10 : 0878559000

National Security Affairs Book Description :

States of Mind Book

States of Mind

  • Author : Diane F. Halpern
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 1997-07-24
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 0195356012

States of Mind Book Description :

Political belief systems are, at heart, psychological theories of motivation, personality, mental health, education, and social interaction. In this volume, Diane Halpern and Alexander Voiskounsky take advantage of recent political events in the former Soviet Union which have created a unique opportunity to study the ways in which two major world powers have defined contemporary psychological issues. Because access to Western literature in psychology was strictly controlled until 1991, much of Soviet psychology developed independently of Western ideas. Likewise, impediments in communication also prevented Western researchers and theorists from enhancing their work with Soviet perspectives. Although the political climate has changed enormously, barriers to the exchange of ideas still remain. States of Mind explores newly evolving areas of psychology that are particularly important at this time in history, and addresses these topics from both post-Soviet and American perspectives. Psychologists from both backgrounds present their personal views of their own areas of expertise to offer their counterparts a portion of the psychological landscape from a new vantage point.

Contemporary Issues Digital Marketing Book

Contemporary Issues Digital Marketing

  • Author : Eldad Sotnick-Yogev
  • Publisher : Libri Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-06-30
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN 10 : 1911450239

Contemporary Issues Digital Marketing Book Description :

The theme of this book is digital marketing. We now live in the digital age - indeed, there are more than 3 billion people connected to the internet. For every 100 people on the planet, there are 96 mobile telephone subscriptions. And more and more of our everyday objects -cuddly toys, cars, even kettles - have created an "internet of things." It is no surprise, therefore, that companies are eager to harness this digital world. Marketers, in particular, hope that so-called digital marketing will allow them to gain new customer insights, refine customer segmentation, and communicate to customers more efficiently and effectively. They anticipate that the digital age will offer possibilities for new product innovation, advanced methods for engaging customers and original vehicles for creating brand communities. Despite the pervasiveness of digital technologies, however, digital marketing is seemingly still in its infancy. To begin, what exactly is digital marketing? The term is commonly used, but its meaning - its scope, outline, boundary and limits - is far from concise. This book explores the realities of digital marketing, with contributions from both academics and practitioners who are experts in the field.

Local Issues  Global Impact Book

Local Issues Global Impact

  • Author : Michael Stern
  • Publisher : Cognella Academic Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-11
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN 10 : 1609270509

Local Issues Global Impact Book Description :

"Local Issues, Global Impact: Perspectives on Contemporary Social Issues provides students with first-rate, interdisciplinary articles that examine and inform us on contemporary social issues at the local and global levels. The majority of this anthology contains peer-reviewed, empirical and theoretical scholarship grounded in the most current public debates and social problems. Organized into eleven thematic sections, Local Issues, Global Impact is an ideal complement for texts in introductory or more advanced courses in sociology, criminal justice, political science, anthropology, and other social and behavioral science courses. It provides a broad spectrum of research and theory across a variety of subjects. This anthology delivers a balanced and comprehensive examination of timely national and international social issues that will encourage discussion and debate and give students the opportunity to think critically about contemporary social issues. " "Michael J. Stern is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC. He has published articles and edited journal symposia on a variety of contemporary social issues such as civic engagement, new media and society, sociology of sport, the dynamics of family and work life, social networks, inequality, and voting behavior, as well as the effects of psychological and structural factors that affect the way people complete surveys."

Postmodern Perspectives on Contemporary Counseling Issues Book

Postmodern Perspectives on Contemporary Counseling Issues

  • Author : Mark Scholl
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190621629

Postmodern Perspectives on Contemporary Counseling Issues Book Description :

Postmodernism is one of the most revolutionary and transformative ideological movements to emerge in the history of counseling and psychotherapy. However, descriptions of postmodernism are often abstract and philosophical, thereby making it difficult for practitioners to discern concrete ways that the ideology might enrich their ability to help clients. In Postmodern Perspectives on Contemporary Counseling Issues, contributions from expert scholars and practitioners clearly detail the implications of postmodern ideology for counseling practice. Contemporary issues such as trauma, addiction, social justice advocacy, couples counseling, and education are conceptualized within a postmodern context, and creative treatment options are illustrated with numerous case examples. Although the broad, conceptual details of postmodernism are reviewed, the primary focus of this text is on innovative ways to help clients with solution-focused, narrative, and other postmodern approaches. The rich descriptions of the implementation of postmodern approaches and techniques make it an invaluable training tool for supervisors and counselor educators. The book is also ideal for counselors, psychotherapists, and other helping professionals who would like to bolster and enliven their practice with cutting-edge methods, tools, and techniques derived from postmodern ideology.

Bhutan Book


  • Author : Shoora Beer Paudyal
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Bhutan
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN 10 : 8187393084

Bhutan Book Description :

Student Freedom Revisited Book

Student Freedom Revisited

  • Author : Robert L. Ackerman
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: College student government
  • Pages : 149
  • ISBN 10 : 0931654343

Student Freedom Revisited Book Description :

Cross Cultural Psychology Book

Cross Cultural Psychology

  • Author : Kenneth D. Keith
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2011-07-12
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 600
  • ISBN 10 : 9781444351798

Cross Cultural Psychology Book Description :

This book situates the essential areas of psychology within a cultural perspective, exploring the relationship of culture to psychological phenomena, from introduction and research foundations to clinical and social principles and applications. • Includes contributions from an experienced, international team of researchers and teachers • Brings together new perspectives and research findings with established psychological principles • Organized around key issues of contemporary cross-cultural psychology, including ethnocentrism, diversity, gender and sexuality and their role in research methods • Argues for the importance of culture as an integral component in the teaching of psychology

The Sociology of Social Problems Book
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The Sociology of Social Problems

  • Author : Adam Jamrozik
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1998-07-13
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN 10 : 0521599326

The Sociology of Social Problems Book Description :

This book develops a theoretical framework for the analysis of social problems.

Sexual Orientation at Work Book

Sexual Orientation at Work

  • Author : Fiona Colgan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-06-13
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136278549

Sexual Orientation at Work Book Description :

Sexual Orientation at Work: Contemporary Issues and Perspectives brings together contemporary international research on sexual orientation and draws out its implications for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and heterosexual employees and managers. It provides new empirical and theoretical insights into sexual orientation employment discrimination and equality work in countries such as South Africa, Turkey, Australia, Austria, Canada, US and the UK. This book is novel in its focus on how sexual orientation intersects with other aspects of difference such as age, class, ethnicity and disability. It adopts new theoretical perspectives (e.g. queer theory) to analyze the rise of new ‘gay-friendly’ organizations, and examines important methodological issues in collecting socio-economic data about sexual minorities. Providing an accessible account of key issues and perspectives on sexual orientation in the workplace, Sexual Orientation at Work caters to a wide range of readers across business, feminist, and LGBT/Queer Studies fields.

Humanistic Perspectives on Contemporary Counseling Issues Book

Humanistic Perspectives on Contemporary Counseling Issues

  • Author : Mark B. Scholl
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-05-22
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 343
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136876554

Humanistic Perspectives on Contemporary Counseling Issues Book Description :

First Published in 2012. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Peace and Conflict Studies Book

Peace and Conflict Studies

  • Author : Anindya Jyoti Majumdar
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2020-08-10
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000170818

Peace and Conflict Studies Book Description :

This volume explores how we theorize, politicize, and practice peace and conflict discourses in the social sciences. As concepts, peace and conflict are intricately interwoven into a web of complementary discourses where states and other actors are able to negotiate, deliberate and arbitrate their differences short of the overt and covert use of physical violence. The essays in this volume reflect this eclecticism: they reflect on concerns of contemporary conflicts in world politics; the dissection of the ideas of peace and power; the way peace studies join with global agencies; peace and conflict in connection to geopolitics and identity; the domestic basis of conflict in India and the South Asian theatre including class, social cleavages and gender. Further they also process elements like globalization, media, communication and films that help us engage with the popular tropes and discursive construction of the reality that play critical roles in how peace and violence are articulated and acted upon by the elites and the masses in societies. This volume will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of political science, international relations theory, peace and conflict studies, public policy and area studies. It will also be a key resource for bureaucrats, policy makers, think tanks and practitioners working in the field of international relations.

Contemporary Issues in Bioethics Book

Contemporary Issues in Bioethics

  • Author : James J. Walter
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 293
  • ISBN 10 : 0742550613

Contemporary Issues in Bioethics Book Description :

"Contemporary Issues in Bioethics: A Catholic Perspective applies the best of the Roman Catholic theological and ethical tradition to some of the most controversial and complex bioethical topics that confront contemporary society. Walter and Shannon offer a fresh analysis of the Catholic tradition, and show how a distinctively Catholic perspective can inform public discussion of these issues. In an age where religion is often excluded from ethical discussions on bioethical issues, this book shows that the Catholic tradition has something very important to offer." --Book Jacket.

Language and Politics in Africa Book

Language and Politics in Africa

  • Author : John Obiero Ogone
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-05-15
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 520
  • ISBN 10 : 9781527551558

Language and Politics in Africa Book Description :

Language and Politics in Africa is a fine collection of both empirically and theoretically based articles from across the African continent and beyond, but all focusing on the twin issues of Language and Politics in post colonial African countries. The authors offer critical perspectives on contemporary theoretical, empirical and policy issues related to language and how such issues manifest themselves at the inevitable interface with politics in a number of African countries. Coming at a time when most African countries are still grappling with language policy and planning issues while others are increasingly having to contend with the political outcomes of linguistically and ethnically heterogeneous nation-states, the present volume is a must read for scholars and students who are interested on the twin issues of language and politics since it represents one of the first attempts at documenting how language and politics affect each other in a number of African countries. The volume is divided into two sections dealing with the politics of language and the language of politics in African countries.