21st Century Anthropology A Reference Handbook

21st Century Anthropology  A Reference Handbook
Author: H. James Birx
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 1144
Release: 2010-06-10
ISBN: 1452266301
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

21st Century Anthropology A Reference Handbook Book Excerpt:

Request a free 30-day online trial at www.sagepub.com/freetrial Via 100 entries or "mini-chapters," 21st Century Anthropology: A Reference Handbook highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of anthropology ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century. This two-volume set provides undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source that serves their research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but in a clear, accessible style, devoid of jargon, unnecessary detail or density. Key Features- Emphasizes key curricular topics, making it useful for students researching for term papers, preparing for GREs, or considering topics for a senior thesis, graduate degree, or career.- Comprehensive, providing full coverage of key subthemes and subfields within the discipline, such as applied anthropology, archaeology and paleontology, sociocultural anthropology, evolution, linguistics, physical and biological anthropology, primate studies, and more.- Offers uniform chapter structure so students can easily locate key information, within these sections: Introduction, Theory, Methods, Applications, Comparison, Future Directions, Summary, Bibliography & Suggestions for Further Reading, and Cross References.- Available in print or electronically at SAGE Reference Online, providing students with convenient, easy access to its contents.

21st century anthropology a reference handbook 1 2010

21st century anthropology   a reference handbook  1  2010
Author: H. James Birx
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 535
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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21st Century Anthropology

21st Century Anthropology
Author: H. James Birx
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 562
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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21st Century Sociology A Reference Handbook

21st Century Sociology  A Reference Handbook
Author: Clifton D. Bryant,Dennis L. Peck,Donald M. Peck
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 1344
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1412916089
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

21st Century Sociology A Reference Handbook Book Excerpt:

21st Century Sociology: A Reference Handbook provides a concise forum through which the vast array of knowledge accumulated, particularly during the past three decades, can be organized into a single definitive resource. The two volumes of this Reference Handbook focus on the corpus of knowledge garnered in traditional areas of sociological inquiry, as well as document the general orientation of the newer and currently emerging areas of sociological inquiry.

Emerging socialities in 21st century health care

Emerging socialities in 21st century health care
Author: Bernhard Hadolt,Anita Hardon
Publsiher: Amsterdam University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-04-05
ISBN: 9048532817
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerging socialities in 21st century health care Book Excerpt:

How are recent changes, both technological and organizational, working to shape health care in the 21st century? This volume examines how both patients and health care workers are affected as new policies, markets, and technologies shape the circumstances for new subjectivities. Taking up a range of topics - including vaccination, disability, migration, and self-medication - this volume presents twelve cases of the state of health care today. These contributions engage with Paul Rabinow's notion of biosociality, extending and revising it in innovative ways. Situated in diverse locales, these studies provide a glimpse into new dynamics, as patients' groups shape policy, states affect pharmaceutical markets, software defines nurse-patient relationships, and the Internet connects isolated patients. Together, the cases make clear that not only are new socialities emerging, but new ethics and moralities are being forged and contested alongside them. This volume emerged out of the symposium New Socialities and Subjectivities in 21st Century Health Care, held by the Medical Anthropology at Home Network in Driebergen in 2012. NB CATALOGUSTEKST CHICAGO: The landscape of healthcare is changing rapidly, both on an organisational and a technological level. This book gathers medical anthropologists to examine the ways that both patients and health care workers are being affected by new policies, market, and technologies. Contributors cover a wide range of topics, including vaccination, disability, migration, and self-medication, making clear that not only are changing circumstances leading to the emergence of new socialities, but they are also driving new ethics and moralities.

Reference Sources for Small and Medium sized Libraries Eighth Edition

Reference Sources for Small and Medium sized Libraries  Eighth Edition
Author: Jack O'Gorman
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2014-02-25
ISBN: 0838912125
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reference Sources for Small and Medium sized Libraries Eighth Edition Book Excerpt:

Focusing on new reference sources published since 2008 and reference titles that have retained their relevance, this new edition brings O’Gorman’s complete and authoritative guide to the best reference sources for small and medium-sized academic and public libraries fully up to date. About 40 percent of the content is new to this edition. Containing sources selected and annotated by a team of public and academic librarians, the works included have been chosen for value and expertise in specific subject areas. Equally useful for both library patrons and staff, this resource Covers more than a dozen key subject areas, including General Reference; Philosophy, Religion, and Ethics; Psychology and Psychiatry; Social Sciences and Sociology; Business and Careers; Political Science and Law; Education; Words and Languages; Science and Technology; History; and Performing Arts Encompasses database products, CD-ROMs, websites, and other electronic resources in addition to print materials Includes thorough annotations for each source, with information on author/editor, publisher, cost, format, Dewey and LC classification numbers, and more Library patrons will find this an invaluable resource for current everyday topics. Librarians will appreciate it as both a reference and collection development tool, knowing it’s backed by ALA’s long tradition of excellence in reference selection.

21st Century Political Science A Reference Handbook

21st Century Political Science  A Reference Handbook
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1412969018
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Applied Cross Cultural Data Analysis for Social Work

Applied Cross Cultural Data Analysis for Social Work
Author: Thanh V. Tran,Keith T. Chan
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2021-07-06
ISBN: 0190888547
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applied Cross Cultural Data Analysis for Social Work Book Excerpt:

Applied Cross-Cultural Data Analysis for Social Work is a research guide for examining and interpreting data for the purpose of cultural group comparisons. This book aims to provide practical applications in statistical approaches of data analyses that are commonly used in cross-cultural research and evaluation. Readers are presented with step-by-step illustrations in the use of descriptive, bivariate, and multivariate statistics to compare cross-cultural population using large-scale, population-based survey data. These techniques have important applications in health, mental health, and social science research relevant to social work and other helping professions, especially in providing a framework of evidence to examine health disparities using population-health data. For each statistical approach discussed in this book, Thanh V. Tran and Keith T. Chan explain the underlying purpose, basic assumptions, types of variables, application of the Stata statistical package, the presentation of statistical findings, and the interpretation of results. Unlike previous guides on statistical approaches and data analysis in social work, this book explains and demonstrates the strategies of cross-cultural data analysis using descriptive and bivariate analysis, multiple regression, additive and multiplicative interaction, mediation, SEM and HLM for subgroup analysis and cross-cultural comparisons. This book also includes sample syntax from Stata for social work researchers to conduct cross-cultural analysis with their own research.

21st Century Psychology A Reference Handbook

21st Century Psychology  A Reference Handbook
Author: Stephen F. Davis,William Buskist
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 1072
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1412949688
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

21st Century Psychology A Reference Handbook Book Excerpt:

Via 100 entries, 21st Century Psychology: A Reference Handbook highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of psychology ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century. This two-volume reference resource, available both in print and online, provides an authoritative source to serve students' research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but without the jargon, detail, or density found in a typical journal article or a research handbook chapter. Students will find chapters contained within these volumes useful as aids toward starting research for papers, presentations, or a senior thesis, assisting in deciding on areas for elective coursework or directions for graduate studies, or orienting themselves toward potential career directions in psychology.

21st Century Economics A Reference Handbook

21st Century Economics  A Reference Handbook
Author: Rhona C. Free
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 1000
Release: 2010-05-14
ISBN: 1412961424
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

21st Century Economics A Reference Handbook Book Excerpt:

Interest in economics is at an all-time high. Among the challenges facing the nation is an economy with rapidly rising unemployment, failures of major businesses and industries, and continued dependence on oil with its wildly fluctuating price. Americans are debating the proper role of the government in company bailouts, the effectiveness of tax cuts versus increased government spending to stimulate the economy, and potential effects of deflation. Economists have dealt with such questions for generations, but they have taken on new meaning and significance. Tackling these questions and encompassing analysis of traditional economic theory and topics as well as those that economists have only more recently addressed, 21st Century Economics: A Reference Handbook is intended to meet the needs of several types of readers. Undergraduate students preparing for exams will find summaries of theory and models in key areas of micro and macroeconomics. Readers interested in learning about economic analysis of an issue as well students embarking on research projects will find introductions to relevant theory and empirical evidence. And economists seeking to learn about extensions of analysis into new areas or about new approaches will benefit from chapters that introduce cutting-edge topics. To make the book accessible to undergraduate students, models have been presented only in graphical format (minimal calculus) and empirical evidence has been summarized in ways that do not require much background in statistics or econometrics. It is thereby hoped that chapters will provide both crucial information and inspiration in a non-threatening, highly readable format.

21st Century Education A Reference Handbook

21st Century Education  A Reference Handbook
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1412950112
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Warfare between Science Religion

The Warfare between Science   Religion
Author: Jeff Hardin,Ronald L Numbers,Ronald A. Binzley
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 458
Release: 2018-10-15
ISBN: 1421426196
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Warfare between Science Religion Book Excerpt:

A “very welcome volume” of essays questioning the presumption of irreconcilable conflict between science and religion (British Journal for the History of Science). The “conflict thesis”—the idea that an inevitable, irreconcilable conflict exists between science and religion—has long been part of the popular imagination. The Warfare between Science and Religion assembles a group of distinguished historians who explore the origin of the thesis, its reception, the responses it drew from various faith traditions, and its continued prominence in public discourse. Several essays examine the personal circumstances and theological idiosyncrasies of important intellectuals, including John William Draper and Andrew Dickson White, who through their polemical writings championed the conflict thesis relentlessly. Others consider what the thesis meant to different religious communities, including evangelicals, liberal Protestants, Roman Catholics, Eastern Orthodox Christians, Jews, and Muslims. Finally, essays both historical and sociological explore the place of the conflict thesis in popular culture and intellectual discourse today. Based on original research and written in an accessible style, the essays in The Warfare between Science and Religion take an interdisciplinary approach to question the historical relationship between science and religion, and bring much-needed perspective to an often-bitter controversy. Contributors include: Thomas H. Aechtner, Ronald A. Binzley, John Hedley Brooke, Elaine Howard Ecklund, Noah Efron, John H. Evans, Maurice A. Finocchiaro, Frederick Gregory, Bradley J. Gundlach, Monte Harrell Hampton, Jeff Hardin, Peter Harrison, Bernard Lightman, David N. Livingstone, David Mislin, Efthymios Nicolaidis, Mark A. Noll, Ronald L. Numbers, Lawrence M. Principe, Jon H. Roberts, Christopher P. Scheitle, M. Alper Yalçinkaya

Anthropology and Ethnography are Not Equivalent

Anthropology and Ethnography are Not Equivalent
Author: Irfan Ahmad
Publsiher: Berghahn Books
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2021-01-01
ISBN: 1789209897
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anthropology and Ethnography are Not Equivalent Book Excerpt:

In recent years, crucial questions have been raised about anthropology as a discipline, such as whether ethnography is central to the subject, and how imagination, reality and truth are joined in anthropological enterprises. These interventions have impacted anthropologists and scholars at large. This volume contributes to the debate about the interrelationships between ethnography and anthropology and takes it to a new plane. Six anthropologists with field experience in Egypt, Greece, India, Laos, Mauritius, Thailand and Switzerland critically discuss these propositions in order to renew anthropology for the future. The volume concludes with an Afterword from Tim Ingold.

Reinventing Reference How Libraries Deliver Value in the Age of Google

Reinventing Reference  How Libraries Deliver Value in the Age of Google
Author: Katie Elson Anderson,Vibiana Bowman Cvetkovic
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2014-12-11
ISBN: 0838912788
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reinventing Reference How Libraries Deliver Value in the Age of Google Book Excerpt:

Uniquely positioned to connect library users to the information they seek, and thus to the wider world, library staff who serve on the front lines of reference have both the power and responsibility to position the library as an institution that remains relevant and responsive. This collection takes a critical look at the overarching trends that affect current library policy and practice regarding the process of delivering information services, and how factors such as public policy, economics, and popular culture will continue to affect those trends in the future. Library leaders and visionaries from across the spectrum of institutions address such topics as -The history of reference librarianship and how it relates to the current landscape -Privacy, censorship, and reference ethics -The effects of the born digital library user on the purpose and function of reference -Strategic challenges for reference in the coming decade -A reference forecast for 2025 Placing these issues in historical and cultural context, this book offers practical solutions for new paradigms of reference service for all users.

The World in Guangzhou

The World in Guangzhou
Author: Gordon Mathews,Linessa Dan Lin,Yang Yang
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-11-16
ISBN: 022650624X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World in Guangzhou Book Excerpt:

Only decades ago, the population of Guangzhou was almost wholly Chinese. Today, it is a truly global city, a place where people from around the world go to make new lives, find themselves, or further their careers. A large number of these migrants are small-scale traders from Africa who deal in Chinese goods—often knockoffs or copies of high-end branded items—to send back to their home countries. In The World in Guangzhou, Gordon Mathews explores the question of how the city became a center of “low-end globalization” and shows what we can learn from that experience about similar transformations elsewhere in the world. Through detailed ethnographic portraits, Mathews reveals a world of globalization based on informality, reputation, and trust rather than on formal contracts. How, he asks, can such informal relationships emerge between two groups—Chinese and sub-Saharan Africans—that don't share a common language, culture, or religion? And what happens when Africans move beyond their status as temporary residents and begin to put down roots and establish families? Full of unforgettable characters, The World in Guangzhou presents a compelling account of globalization at ground level and offers a look into the future of urban life as transnational connections continue to remake cities around the world.

Moral Engines

Moral Engines
Author: Cheryl Mattingly,Rasmus Dyring,Maria Louw,Thomas Schwarz Wentzer
Publsiher: Berghahn Books
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2017-10-01
ISBN: 1785336940
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moral Engines Book Excerpt:

In the past fifteen years, there has been a virtual explosion of anthropological literature arguing that morality should be considered central to human practice. Out of this explosion new and invigorating conversations have emerged between anthropologists and philosophers. Moral Engines: Exploring the Ethical Drives in Human Life includes essays from some of the foremost voices in the anthropology of morality, offering unique interdisciplinary conversations between anthropologists and philosophers about the moral engines of ethical life, addressing the question: What propels humans to act in light of ethical ideals?

The Ritual Landscape of Late Precontact Eastern Oklahoma

The Ritual Landscape of Late Precontact Eastern Oklahoma
Author: Amanda L. Regnier,Scott W. Hammerstedt,Sheila Bobalik Savage
Publsiher: University Alabama Press
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2019-08-27
ISBN: 0817320253
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ritual Landscape of Late Precontact Eastern Oklahoma Book Excerpt:

Revisits and updates WPA-funded archaeological research on key Oklahoma mound sites As part of Great Depression relief projects started in the 1930s, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) sponsored massive archaeological projects across Oklahoma. The WPA crews excavated eight mound sites and dozens of nonmound residential sites in the Arkansas River Valley that date between AD 1000 and 1450. These sites are considered the westernmost representations of Mississippian culture in the Southeast. The results of these excavations were documented in field journals and photographs prepared by the field supervisors and submitted in a series of quarterly reports to WPA headquarters. These reports contain a wealth of unpublished information summarizing excavations at the mound sites and residential sites, including mound profiles, burial descriptions, house maps, artifact tables, and artifact sketches. Of the excavated mound sites, results from only one, Spiro, have been extensively studied and synthesized in academic literature. The seven additional WPA-excavated mound sites—Norman, Hughes, Brackett, Eufaula, Skidgel, Reed, and Lillie Creek—are known to archaeologists outside of Oklahoma only as unlabeled points on maps of mound sites in the Southeast. The Ritual Landscape of Late Precontact Eastern Oklahoma curates and contextualizes the results of the WPA excavations, showing how they inform archaeological understanding of Mississippian occupation in the Arkansas Valley. Regnier, Hammerstedt, and Savage also relate the history and experiences of practicing archaeology in the 1930s, incorporating colorful excerpts from field journals of the young, inexperienced archaeologists. Finally, the authors update current knowledge of mound and nonmound sites in the region, providing an excellent example of historical archaeology.

Qualitative Research Methods in Mental Health

Qualitative Research Methods in Mental Health
Author: Maria Borcsa,Carla Willig
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2021-08-01
ISBN: 3030653315
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Qualitative Research Methods in Mental Health Book Excerpt:

This book examines innovative approaches to the use of qualitative methods in mental health research. It describes the development and use of methods of data collection and analysis designed. These methods address contemporary and interdisciplinary research questions, such as how to access the voices of vulnerable populations, understand the relationship between experience and discourse, and identify processes and patterns that characterize institutional practices. The book offers insight into projects that reflect various cultural contexts and geographical locations as well as involve diverse research teams, ranging in their methodology from individual case studies to community-based interventions. Chapters address how research method selection needs to be tailored to specific contexts within which studies are carried out and how synthesizing diverse perspectives of different disciplines – such as psychology, sociology, linguistics, history, and art – make a research endeavor more fruitful. The book offers a clear framework in which to assess the research presented in the book as well as map future directions for qualitative methodology in mental health research. Key areas of coverage include projects that describe research with: • Individuals confronted with critical life events. • Former psychiatric patients. • Individual and couple psychotherapy clients. • Clients in a forensic setting. • Persons affected by psychosis. • Dementia patients. • People living with cancer. • Health care professionals. Qualitative Research Methods in Mental Health is a valuable resource for researchers, professors, and graduate students as well as therapists and other professionals in clinical and counseling psychology, psychotherapy, social work, and family therapy as well as all interrelated psychology and medical disciplines.

SpongeBob SquarePants and Philosophy

SpongeBob SquarePants and Philosophy
Author: Joseph J. Foy
Publsiher: Open Court
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2011-08-09
ISBN: 0812697359
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SpongeBob SquarePants and Philosophy Book Excerpt:

SpongeBob SquarePants and Philosophy introduces fans of SpongeBob SquarePants to some of the great thinkers and questions in philosophy. The essays can be shared by young and old alike, kindling new interest in philosophy and life’s big questions. What keeps SpongeBob “reeling in” major audiences on a daily basis is that underneath the lighthearted and whimsical exterior are the seeds of philosophical discussions about identity and the self, our obligations toward others, benefits and tensions of the individual in community, principles of the marketplace and environmental ethics, and questions of just how exactly Jack Kahuna Laguna can build a fire at the bottom of the ocean. (Okay, so perhaps we don’t have an answer for that last one, but maybe if you look into that fire long enough the answer will be revealed.) The book begins with a section exploration of the major characters of the series. For instance, chapter 1 uses the philosophies of Aristotle to demonstrate why SpongeBob, more than any other character in the series, is defined by a life of well-being and flourishing. Chapter two provides an assessment of SpongeBob’s best friend, Patrick Star.

Scientific Cosmology and International Orders

Scientific Cosmology and International Orders
Author: Bentley B. Allan
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-04-30
ISBN: 1108416616
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scientific Cosmology and International Orders Book Excerpt:

A history of how scientific ideas have transformed international politics since 1550.