A Case in Point

A Case in Point
Author: Lilly Moss,Michael Quinn
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 102
Release: 2017-02-13
ISBN: 1365754669
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Case in Point Book Excerpt:

Set against the backdrop of a small coastal town in Newfoundland, this is the story of Patrick Kinny, a socially odd individual with little conversational skills, and Dylan Parks, an easy-going newcomer who befriends him. As they become friends, Dylan learns a shattering secret about his father's past, and he and Patrick join forces to stop a blackmailer and save his father from his own mistakes.

Niles Weekly Register

Niles  Weekly Register
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1818
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Niles National Register

Niles  National Register
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1818
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The SAGE Handbook of the Philosophy of Social Sciences

The SAGE Handbook of the Philosophy of Social Sciences
Author: Ian C Jarvie,Jesus Zamora-Bonilla
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 772
Release: 2011-02-17
ISBN: 1446209717
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Handbook of the Philosophy of Social Sciences Book Excerpt:

- what is the relationship between the social sciences and the natural sciences? - where do today's dominant approaches to doing social science come from? - what are the main fissures and debates in contemporary social scientific thought? - how are we to make sense of seemingly contrasting approaches to how social scientists find out about the world and justify their claims to have knowledge of it? In this exciting handbook, Ian Jarvie and Jesús Zamora-Bonilla have put together a wide-ranging and authoritative overview of the main philosophical currents and traditions at work in the social sciences today. Starting with the history of social scientific thought, this handbook sets out to explore that core fundamentals of social science practice, from issues of ontology and epistemology to issues of practical method. Along the way it investigates such notions as paradigm, empiricism, postmodernism, naturalism, language, agency, power, culture, and causality. Bringing together in one volume leading authorities in the field from around the world, this book will be a must-have for any serious scholar or student of the social sciences.

Essays on International and Comparative Law

Essays on International and Comparative Law
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Brill Archive
Total Pages: 273
Release: 1983-01-01
ISBN: 9789024728381
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Persecution Plague and Fire

Persecution  Plague  and Fire
Author: Ellen MacKay
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-02-15
ISBN: 0226500217
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Persecution Plague and Fire Book Excerpt:

The theater of early modern England was a disastrous affair. The scant record of its performance demonstrates as much, for what we tend to remember today of the Shakespearean stage and its history are landmark moments of dissolution: the burning down of the Globe, the forced closure of playhouses during outbreaks of the plague, and the abolition of the theater by its Cromwellian opponents. Persecution, Plague, and Fire is a study of these catastrophes and the theory of performance they convey. Ellen MacKay argues that the various disasters that afflicted the English theater during its golden age were no accident but the promised end of a practice built on disappearance and erasure—a kind of fatal performance that left nothing behind but its self-effacing poetics. Bringing together dramatic theory, performance studies, and theatrical, religious, and cultural history, MacKay reveals the period’s radical take on the history and the future of the stage to show just how critical the relation was between early modern English theater and its public.

The Arabs Africa

The Arabs   Africa
Author: Khair El-Din Haseeb
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 717
Release: 2012-05-09
ISBN: 0415623952
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Arabs Africa Book Excerpt:

This set re-issues 4 volumes originally published between 1985 and 1991. They Examine the historical process of social formation that gave rise to the communal consciousness of the Arab nation and determined its sense of identityPresent detailed analysis of resources in the Arab world, including population, employment, oil and water suppliesDiscuss dimensions of Afro-Arab co-operation and the future of Afro-Arab RelationsAnalyse the relations between state and society in the Arab World.

Abridged Index Medicus

Abridged Index Medicus
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medicine
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Digitalization and the Welfare State

Digitalization and the Welfare State
Author: Marius R. Busemeyer,Achim Kemmerling,Kees Van Kersbergen,Paul Marx
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 409
Release: 2022-03-14
ISBN: 0192848364
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digitalization and the Welfare State Book Excerpt:

This volume explores how digitalization - in different forms - affects the welfare state. Digitalization is likely to have a lasting impact on work, welfare, and the distribution of income. The volume studies how digitalization affects policies as well as the underlying power relationship between actors, i.e. the politics of the welfare state.

The Political Economy of Japanese Society The state of the market

The Political Economy of Japanese Society  The state of the market
Author: Masataka Banno,Professor of Japanese Political History Institute of Social Science Junji Banno
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 361
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9780198280330
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Political Economy of Japanese Society The state of the market Book Excerpt:

This informative, multidisciplinary study provides an in-depth and authoritative analysis of the current state of one of the most important and influential societies and economies since the war.

The History of English in a Social Context

The History of English in a Social Context
Author: Dieter Kastovsky,Arthur Mettinger
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 502
Release: 2000-01-01
ISBN: 3110810301
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of English in a Social Context Book Excerpt:

TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS is a series of books that open new perspectives in our understanding of language. The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS considers itself a forum for cutting-edge research based on solid empirical data on language in its various manifestations, including sign languages. It regards linguistic variation in its synchronic and diachronic dimensions as well as in its social contexts as important sources of insight for a better understanding of the design of linguistic systems and the ecology and evolution of language. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS publishes monographs and outstanding dissertations as well as edited volumes, which provide the opportunity to address controversial topics from different empirical and theoretical viewpoints. High quality standards are ensured through anonymous reviewing.

State Power and Politics in the Making of the Modern Middle East

State  Power and Politics in the Making of the Modern Middle East
Author: Roger Owen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2013-01-11
ISBN: 1134432917
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

State Power and Politics in the Making of the Modern Middle East Book Excerpt:

Roger Owen has fully revised and updated his authoritative text to take into account the latest developments in the Middle East. This book continues to serve as an excellent introduction for newcomers to the modern history and politics of this fascinating region. This third edition continues to explore the emergence of individual Middle Eastern states since the fall of the Ottoman Empire at the end of the First World War and the key themes that have characterized the region since then.

Expert Advice for Policy Choice

Expert Advice for Policy Choice
Author: Duncan MacRae Jr.,Dale Whittington
Publsiher: Georgetown University Press
Total Pages: 452
Release: 1997-04-01
ISBN: 9781589013179
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Expert Advice for Policy Choice Book Excerpt:

Economic reasoning has thus far dominated the field of public policy analysis. This new introduction to the field posits that policy analysis should have both a broader interdisciplinary base—including criteria from such fields as political science, sociology, law, and philosophy, as well as economics—and also a broader audience in order to foster democratic debate. To achieve these goals, MacRae and Whittington have organized their textbook around the construction of decision matrices using multiple criteria, exploring the uses of the decision matrix formulation more fully than other texts. They describe how to set up the matrix, fill in cells and combine criteria, and use it as an aid for decision making. They show how ethical assessment of the affects that alternatives have on various parties differs from political analysis, and then they extend the use of the decision matrix to consider alternatives by affected parties, periods of time, or combined factors. The authors also thoughtfully address the role of expert advice in the policy process, widening the scope of the field to describe a complex system for the creation and use of knowledge in a democracy. An extended case study of HIV/AIDS policy follows each chapter (in installments), immediately illustrating the application of the material. The book also contains a glossary. Expert Advice for Policy Choice provides a new basis for graduate education in public policy analysis and can also serve as a text in planning, evaluation research, or public administration. In addition, it will be of interest to students and professionals wishing to aid policy choice who work in such fields as sociology, political science, psychology, public health, and social work.

The Repugnant Conclusion

The Repugnant Conclusion
Author: Jesper Ryberg,Torbjörn Tännsjö
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 261
Release: 2007-11-10
ISBN: 1402024738
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Repugnant Conclusion Book Excerpt:

Most people (including moral philosophers), when faced with the fact that some of their cherished moral views lead up to the Repugnant Conclusion, feel that they have to revise their moral outlook. However, it is a moot question as to how this should be done. It is not an easy thing to say how one should avoid the Repugnant Conclusion, without having to face even more serious implications from one's basic moral outlook. Several such attempts are presented in this volume. This is the first volume devoted entirely to the cardinal problem of modern population ethics, known as 'The Repugnant Conclusion'. This book is a must for (moral) philosophers with an interest in population ethics.

Ritual Emotion and Materiality in the Early Christian World

Ritual  Emotion  and Materiality in the Early Christian World
Author: Soham Al-Suadi,Richard S. Ascough,Richard E. DeMaris
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2021-12-31
ISBN: 100053474X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ritual Emotion and Materiality in the Early Christian World Book Excerpt:

This volume advances our understanding of early Christianity as a lived religion by approaching it through its rites, the emotions and affects surrounding those rites, and the material setting for the practice of them. The connections between emotions and ritual, between rites and their materiality, and between emotions and their physical manifestation in ancient Mediterranean culture have been inadequately explored as yet, especially with regard to early Christianity and its water and dining rites. Readers will find all three areas—ritual, emotion, and materiality—engaged in this exemplary interdisciplinary study, which provides fresh insights into early Christianity and its world. Ritual, Emotion, and Materiality in the Early Christian World will be of special interest to interdisciplinary-minded researchers, seminarians, and students who are attentive to theory and method, and those with an interest in the New Testament and earliest Christianity. It will also appeal to those working on ancient Jewish and Greco-Roman religion, emotion, and ritual from a comparative standpoint.

In God s Empire

In God s Empire
Author: Owen White,J.P. Daughton
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2012-07-31
ISBN: 0199875405
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In God s Empire Book Excerpt:

A collection of original essays by leading scholars in the field, In God's Empire examines the complex ways in which the spread of Christianity by French men and women shaped local communities, French national prowess, and global politics in the two centuries following the French Revolution. More than a story of religious proselytism, missionary activity was an essential feature of French contact and interaction with local populations. In many parts of the world, missionaries were the first French men and women to work and live among indigenous societies. For all the celebration of France's secular "civilizing mission," it was more often than not religious workers who actually fulfilled the daily tasks of running schools, hospitals, and orphanages. While their work was often tied to small villages, missionaries' interactions had geopolitical implications. Focusing on many regions - from the Ottoman Empire and North America to Indochina and the Pacific Ocean - this book explores how France used missionaries' long connections with local communities as a means of political influence and justification for colonial expansion. In God's Empire offers readers both an overview of the major historical dimensions of the French evangelical enterprise, as well as an introduction to the theoretical and methodological challenges of placing French missionary work within the context of European, imperial, religious history, and world history.

The Palgrave Handbook of Sport Politics and Harm

The Palgrave Handbook of Sport  Politics and Harm
Author: Stephen Wagg,Allyson M. Pollock
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 629
Release: 2022-01-01
ISBN: 3030728269
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Palgrave Handbook of Sport Politics and Harm Book Excerpt:

This book looks historically at the harm that has been inflicted in the practice of sport and at some of the issues, debates and controversies that have arisen as a result. Written by experts in history, sociology, sport journalism and public health, the book considers sport and injury in relation to matters of social class; gender; ethnicity and race; sexuality; political ideology and national identity; health and wellbeing; childhood; animal rights; and popular culture. These matters are, in turn, variously related to a range of sports, including ancient, pre- and early industrial sports; American football; boxing; wrestling and other combat sports; mountaineering; horseracing; cycling; motor racing; rugby football; cricket; association football; baseball; basketball; Crossfit; ice hockey; Olympic sports; Mixed Martial Arts; and sport in an imagined dystopian future.

The Dynamics of Modern Society

The Dynamics of Modern Society
Author: William Goode
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 489
Release: 2017-09-05
ISBN: 1351483331
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dynamics of Modern Society Book Excerpt:

Social research efforts are often more concerned with basic social processes or patterns than with the dynamic relationship between social processes and social institutions. In this classic collection, contributors posit generalizations drawn from contemporary sociology. Their analyses go beyond elementary principles - they interpret them, qualify them, or state them more precisely. Each of the contributors focuses on the modern American social structure, and they are either explicitly comparative or have made observations that clearly are meant to apply to many countries.This volume both embodies and draws attention to newer developments in sociology. Like most steps forward in an advancing science, this orientation does not reject the older knowledge accumulated during earlier generations, but incorporates and expands upon it. The differences are in emphasis rather than any denial of the main body of accepted theory. On the other hand, the collection may be said to represent a response to the many criticisms, by humanists and sociologists alike, of the mainstream of contemporary sociology as it existed at the time of original publication in the late 1960s.Inquiries into social changes, like sociological studies of historical phenomena, may be viewed as modes of a comparative sociology: They permit us to test more fully sociological generalizations. The emphasis in this volume on historical and comparative studies and on social change parallels the growing attention of sociology to these problems. During the 1960s, social science turned from a nearly exclusive preoccupation with middle-class populations to a concern with social relations in other societies, past as well as present. In addition to enriching our knowledge, this broader view has increased both the precision and generalizing power of sociological principles.

Augustine and Time

Augustine and Time
Author: John Doody,Sean Hannan,Kim Paffenroth
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2021-05-25
ISBN: 1793637768
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Augustine and Time Book Excerpt:

This collection examines the topic of time in Augustine of Hippo. By placing Augustine into conversation with theologians and philosophers from the Islamic, Christian, and Buddhist traditions, the goal is to demonstrate the ongoing relevance of Augustine’s account of temporality across historical, cultural, and religious boundaries.

Renaissance Essays

Renaissance Essays
Author: Denys Hay
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 435
Release: 1951-01-01
ISBN: 9780907628965
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Renaissance Essays Book Excerpt:

Denys Hay is one of the best known British historians of the Renaissance. His work is marked by a judicious and readable style, an equal interest in the affairs of England and Italy, and an ability to hold in balance the claims of political and cultural history. This collection brings together the important part of Professor Hay's work that has appeared as essays and represents all his major interests.