A History of World Societies  Value Edition  Volume 1 Book

A History of World Societies Value Edition Volume 1


  • Author : Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks
  • Publisher : Macmillan Higher Education
  • Release Date : 2017-09-22
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 10 : 9781319070267

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A History of World Societies Value Edition Volume 1 Excerpt :

The lively and accessible narrative and the hallmark focus on social and cultural history that has made A History of World Societies one of the most successful textbooks for the world history course is now available in a lower price format. The two-color Value Edition includes the full narrative, the popular "Individuals in Society" feature, and select images and maps.

A History of World Societies  Combined Volume Book
Score: 3
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A History of World Societies Combined Volume


  • Author : John P. McKay
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2011-10-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 1198
  • ISBN 10 : 9780312666910

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A History of World Societies Combined Volume Excerpt :

A History of World Societies introduces students to the global past through social history and the stories and voices of the people who lived it. The book’s regional and comparative approach helps students understand the connections of global history while providing a manageable organization. With global connections and comparisons, documents, features and activities that teach historical analysis.

The WEIRDest People in the World Book
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The WEIRDest People in the World


  • Author : Joseph Henrich
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2020-09-08
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 704
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374710453

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A New York Times Notable Book of 2020 A Bloomberg Best Non-Fiction Book of 2020 A Behavioral Scientist Notable Book of 2020 A Human Behavior & Evolution Society Must-Read Popular Evolution Book of 2020 A bold, epic account of how the co-evolution of psychology and culture created the peculiar Western mind that has profoundly shaped the modern world. Perhaps you are WEIRD: raised in a society that is Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic. If so, you’re rather psychologically peculiar. Unlike much of the world today, and most people who have ever lived, WEIRD people are highly individualistic, self-obsessed, control-oriented, nonconformist, and analytical. They focus on themselves—their attributes, accomplishments, and aspirations—over their relationships and social roles. How did WEIRD populations become so psychologically distinct? What role did these psychological differences play in the industrial revolution and the global expansion of Europe during the last few centuries? In The WEIRDest People in the World, Joseph Henrich draws on cutting-edge research in anthropology, psychology, economics, and evolutionary biology to explore these questions and more. He illuminates the origins and evolution of family structures, marriage, and religion, and the profound impact these cultural transformations had on human psychology. Mapping these shifts through ancient history and late antiquity, Henrich reveals that the most fundamental institutions of kinship and marriage changed dramatically under pressure from the Roman Catholic Church. It was these changes that gave rise to the WEIRD psychology that would coevolve with impersonal markets, occupational specialization, and free competition—laying the foundation for the modern world. Provocative and engaging in both its broad scope and its surprising details, The WEIRDest People in the World explores how culture, institutions, and psychology shape one another, and explains what this means for both our

Positive Organizing in a Global Society Book

Positive Organizing in a Global Society


  • Author : Laura Morgan Roberts
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-09-16
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317745136

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Positive Organizing in a Global Society Excerpt :

This book unites the latest research in diversity, inclusion, and positive organizational scholarship (POS), to investigate diversity and inclusion dynamics in social systems. Comprised of succinct chapters from thought leaders in the field, this book covers both micro- and macro-levels of analysis, covering topics such as authenticity, mentorship, intersectional identity work, positive deviance, resilience, resource cultivation and utilization, boundary-spanning leadership, strengths-based development, positive workplace interventions to promote well-being, inclusive strategic planning, and the role of diversity in innovation.

Understanding Western Society  Combined Volume Book

Understanding Western Society Combined Volume


  • Author : John P. McKay
  • Publisher : Macmillan Higher Education
  • Release Date : 2014-10-03
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 1092
  • ISBN 10 : 9781457695094

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Understanding Western Society Combined Volume Excerpt :

Understanding Western Society, Second Edition, features a brief, question-drive narrative that models for students the inquiry-based methods used by historians and helps students understand what’s really important to know about Western civilization.

Ways of Sensing Book

Ways of Sensing


  • Author : David Howes
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-10-30
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317929475

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Ways of Sensing is a stimulating exploration of the cultural, historical and political dimensions of the world of the senses. The book spans a wide range of settings and makes comparisons between different cultures and epochs, revealing the power and diversity of sensory expressions across time and space. The chapters reflect on topics such as the tactile appeal of medieval art, the healing power of Navajo sand paintings, the aesthetic blight of the modern hospital, the role of the senses in the courtroom, and the branding of sensations in the marketplace. Howes and Classen consider how political issues such as nationalism, gender equality and the treatment of minority groups are shaped by sensory practices and metaphors. They also reveal how the phenomenon of synaesthesia, or mingling of the senses, can be seen as not simply a neurological condition but a vital cultural mode of creating social and cosmic interconnections. Written by leading scholars in the field, Ways of Sensing provides readers with a valuable and engaging introduction to the life of the senses in society.

Understanding Vulnerabilities in Contemporary Society Book

Understanding Vulnerabilities in Contemporary Society


  • Author : Nandita Babu
  • Publisher : SAGE Publishing India
  • Release Date : 2021-07-05
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 253
  • ISBN 10 : 9789391370862

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Understanding Vulnerabilities in Contemporary Society Excerpt :

Understanding Vulnerabilities in Contemporary Society: Psychological Insights and Reflections explores the constructs of ‘vulnerability’, with an aim to move beyond the linguistic and normative appropriation of the word. It does this by uncovering diverse life experiences of varied individuals and communities who have largely remained unseen and unheard. With dynamically transitioning sociocultural circumstances, the boundaries demarcating the included versus the excluded, the accepted versus the unacceptable other, the endeared versus the disparaged continue to multiply. As we struggle with these numerous identities and categories, we are forced to encounter compounded vulnerabilities. The book explores the various ways in which an individual encounters and even embraces vulnerability in order to ensure survival. To help readers arrive at a broad understanding of the many underlying concerns, the book explores diverse issues such as gender, sexuality, adolescence, child abuse, exploitation, forced migration and homelessness. Based on rigorous empirical work, using traditional and alternative approaches to inquiry, the book provides critical insights for psychosocial and clinical interventions and will especially be of interest to psychologists, therapists and counsellors.

Sources of World Societies  Volume 1 Book

Sources of World Societies Volume 1


  • Author : Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks
  • Publisher : Macmillan Higher Education
  • Release Date : 2020-08-26
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781319303594

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Sources of World Societies Volume 1 Excerpt :

Sources of World Societies is an expertly crafted collection of historical sources with a variety of global, cultural perspectives from around the world.

A Theory of World Politics Book

A Theory of World Politics


  • Author : Mathias Albert
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-04-21
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 279
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107146532

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A Theory of World Politics Excerpt :

This analysis of the historical evolution and contemporary form of the system of world politics utilizes contemporary theories and debates in sociology and global history. Critically reflecting also on world politics in the field of international relations, this book will appeal to a wide readership in a range of fields.

Global Rankings and the Geopolitics of Higher Education Book

Global Rankings and the Geopolitics of Higher Education


  • Author : Ellen Hazelkorn
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-11-18
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317574064

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Global Rankings and the Geopolitics of Higher Education Excerpt :

Global rankings and the Geopolitics of Higher Education is an examination of the impact and influence that university rankings have had on higher education, policy and public opinion in recent years. Bringing together some of the most informed authorities on this very complex issue, this edited collection of specially commissioned chapters examines the changes affecting higher education and the implications for society and the economy. Split into four interrelated sections, this book covers: The development of rankings in higher education, how they have impacted upon both the production of knowledge and its geography, and their influence in shaping policymaking. Overviews of the significance of rankings for higher education systems in Europe, Asia, Africa, Russia, South America, India and North America. An analysis of rankings in relation to key concerns that pervade contemporary higher education. Examination of the role rankings are likely to play in the future directions for higher education. This is a significant scholarly work that analyses in depth an important development in higher education systems, and which is likely to have an important influence upon how we understand the higher education policy-making process – past, present and future. It provides new analysis and conceptual understanding for researchers, and firm evidence for policy makers to use when addressing the value of rankings in measuring the quality of their institutions. Besides bringing together a powerful cast of academics, this book incorporates contributions from heads of important international higher education organisations – from both those involved in making and also in administering key decisions. This timely, reflective and accessible book forms crucial reading for those studying the subject of rankings, as well as the broader implications and unintended consequences of rankings on national higher education policies. Extending beyond academic researchers and students, this book

Democracies Divided Book

Democracies Divided


  • Author : Thomas Carothers
  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
  • Release Date : 2019-09-24
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 323
  • ISBN 10 : 9780815737223

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“A must-read for anyone concerned about the fate of contemporary democracies.”—Steven Levitsky, co-author of How Democracies Die Why divisions have deepened and what can be done to heal them As one part of the global democratic recession, severe political polarization is increasingly afflicting old and new democracies alike, producing the erosion of democratic norms and rising societal anger. This volume is the first book-length comparative analysis of this troubling global phenomenon, offering in-depth case studies of countries as wide-ranging and important as Brazil, India, Kenya, Poland, Turkey, and the United States. The case study authors are a diverse group of country and regional experts, each with deep local knowledge and experience. Democracies Divided identifies and examines the fissures that are dividing societies and the factors bringing polarization to a boil. In nearly every case under study, political entrepreneurs have exploited and exacerbated long-simmering divisions for their own purposes—in the process undermining the prospects for democratic consensus and productive governance. But this book is not simply a diagnosis of what has gone wrong. Each case study discusses actions that concerned citizens and organizations are taking to counter polarizing forces, whether through reforms to political parties, institutions, or the media. The book’s editors distill from the case studies a range of possible ways for restoring consensus and defeating polarization in the world’s democracies. Timely, rigorous, and accessible, this book is of compelling interest to civic activists, political actors, scholars, and ordinary citizens in societies beset by increasingly rancorous partisanship.

Society Of The Spectacle Book
Score: 4
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Society Of The Spectacle


  • Author : Guy Debord
  • Publisher : Bread and Circuses Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012-10-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 90
  • ISBN 10 : 9781617508301

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The Das Kapital of the 20th century,Society of the Spectacle is an essential text, and the main theoretical work of the Situationists. Few works of political and cultural theory have been as enduringly provocative. From its publication amid the social upheavals of the 1960's, in particular the May 1968 uprisings in France, up to the present day, with global capitalism seemingly staggering around in it’s Zombie end-phase, the volatile theses of this book have decisively transformed debates on the shape of modernity, capitalism, and everyday life in the late 20th century. This ‘Red and Black’ translation from 1977 is Introduced by Notting Hill armchair insurrectionary Tom Vague with a galloping time line and pop-situ verve, and given a more analytical over view by young upstart thinker Sam Cooper.

Understanding the Victorians Book

Understanding the Victorians


  • Author : Susie Steinbach
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: HISTORY
  • Pages : 309
  • ISBN 10 : 9780415774086

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"Understanding the Victorians paints a vivid portrait of the era, combining broad surveys with close analysis, and introduces students to the critical debates taking place among historians today. Focusing not just on England but on the whole of Great Britain and Ireland it emphasises class, gender, and racial and imperial positioning as constitutive of human relations. This book encompasses the whole of the Victorian period giving equal prominence to social and cultural topics alongside the politics and economics. Starting with the Queen Caroline Affair in 1820 and coming right up to the start of World War I in 1914, Susie L. Steinbach uses thematic chapters to discuss and evaluate, the economy, gender, religion, the history of science and ideas, material culture and sexuality. Steinbach also provides much-needed chapters on consumption, which links consumption with production, on law, which explains the legal culture and trials of criminal and scandalous cases and on space which draws to together the most current research in Victorian studies"--Provided by publisher.

A History of World Societies  Value Edition  Volume 2 Book

A History of World Societies Value Edition Volume 2


  • Author : Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks
  • Publisher : Macmillan Higher Education
  • Release Date : 2017-09-22
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 736
  • ISBN 10 : 9781319070274

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A History of World Societies Value Edition Volume 2 Excerpt :

The lively and accessible narrative and the hallmark focus on social and cultural history that has made A History of World Societies one of the most successful textbooks for the world history course is now available in a lower price format. The two-color Value Edition includes the full narrative, the popular "Individuals in Society" feature, and select images and maps.

Understanding Global Development Research Book

Understanding Global Development Research


  • Author : Gordon Crawford
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2017-01-26
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473987081

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Understanding Global Development Research Excerpt :

Built around interviews and personal field notes of authorities and researchers, which really help readers to see what actually happens during fieldwork, this exciting new book gives practical advice on the key aspects of doing developmental fieldwork.