Institutions symboliques et structures materielles au Sud-est de l'Europe
Author: Semenescu, Dan
Publisher: Zeta Books
Category: Balkan Peninsula
Anthropologie - Soziologie - Prähistorie - Urbanisationstheorie zur Vorgeschichte - soziokulturelle und feministische Ansätze zur Entstehung der Zivilisation (urban).
Author: Malcolm Anderson,Eberhard Bort
Publisher: A&C Black
The political geography of Europe and consequentially, the issues confronting the European Union have changed radically since 1989. Understanding the complex nature of international frontiers in Europe is essential in contemporary politics.
A Tradition Betrayed
Author: Robert J. Donia
In "Bosnia and Hercegovina: A Tradition Betrayed, " Donia and Fine Shatter the myth that the former Yugoslavia has been plunged into civil strife by the end of the Cold War. To prove this point they examine Bosnia's rich historical traditions in light of the conflict that erupted there in 1992. The authors explain the origins of Bosnia's major ethnonational groups in the religious conversions of the Middle Ages and under the Ottomans as a prelude to the transformation of its principal religious communities into twentieth-century nationalities. Taking issue with the widespread perception that ancient rivalries and primordial ethnic hatreds among the Serbs, Muslims, and Croats are behind the tragedies occurring today, "Bosnia and Hercegovina" emphasizes instead the rich tradition of diversity, pluralism, and toleration that has developed over centuries and flourished until very recently.
Author: Wallace Shawn
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Category: Performing Arts
Shawn's most outlandish work to date, this disturbing and anomalously beautiful play explores the role of human beings in nature and the role of nature in human beings, sexuality being, as Shawn says, "nature's most obvious footprint in the human soul." The play's central character is a doctor who figures out how to rejigger the metabolism of animals. This discovery has unexpected consequences. The play tells a story about the doctor, his wife, and his lovers that is also a story about the planet we live on.
Author: Eilif Muller,James A. Bednar,Markus Diesmann,Marc-Oliver Gewaltig,Michael Hines,Andrew P. Davison
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Python is rapidly becoming the de facto standard language for systems integration. Python has a large user and developer-base external to theneuroscience community, and a vast module library that facilitates rapid and maintainable development of complex and intricate systems. In this Research Topic, we highlight recent efforts to develop Python modules for the domain of neuroscience software and neuroinformatics: - simulators and simulator interfaces - data collection and analysis - sharing, re-use, storage and databasing of models and data - stimulus generation - parameter search and optimization - visualization - VLSI hardware interfacing. Moreover, we seek to provide a representative overview of existing mature Python modules for neuroscience and neuroinformatics, to demonstrate a critical mass and show that Python is an appropriate choice of interpreter interface for future neuroscience software development.
Author: Marcel Mauss
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Category: Social Science
Marcel Mauss (1872-1950) was the leading social anthropologist in Paris between the world wars, and his Manuel d'ethnographie, dating from that period, is the longest of all his texts. Despite having had four editions in France, the Manuel has hitherto been unavailable in English. This contrasts with his essays, longer and shorter, many of which have long enjoyed the status of classics within anthropology. We are therefore pleased to present, in the English language for the first time, this extraordinary work that is based on the more than thirty lectures Mauss delivered each year under the title "Instructions in descriptive ethnography, intended for travelers, administrators and missionaries." Despite his dates, Mauss's treatment of fundamental questions, such as how to conceptualize and classify the range of social phenomena known to us from history and ethnography, has lost none of its freshness.
Author: Stephen M. Hart,Wen-chin Ouyang
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
Category: Literary Criticism
"A refreshing new interdisciplinary slant on magical realism as an international literary phenomenon emerging from the trauma of colonial dispossession"--Provided by publisher.
A New Paradigm for Social Science
Author: Thomas J. Scheff,Bernard S Phillips,Harold Kincaid
Category: Social Science
"Thomas Scheff demonstrates why Goffman remains such a key figure for social scientists. Goffman may have been cautious about recognizing the role of emotions in social life, but Scheff boldly and creatively shows why the sociological and the psychological are necessarily intertwined. This is certainly a book for all serious analysts of social behaviour." Michael Billig, Nottingham University "Scheff's critical eye is equal to his subject, shrewdly appreciating Goffman's many virtues while also showing where and how Goffman's thinking needs revision and development. This original and provocative book offers a fresh interpretation of Goffman and will become a benchmark for all subsequent commentary." Greg Smith, University of Salford One of the seminal sociologists of the twentieth century, Erving Goffman revolutionized our understanding of the microworld of emotions and relationships. We all live in this world every day of our lives, yet it is virtually invisible to us. Goffman's genius was to recognize and describe this world as no one had before. The book synthesizes prior scholarly commentary on Goffman's work, and includes biographical material from his life, untangling some of the many puzzles in Goffman's work and life. Scheff also proposes ways of filling gaps and false starts. One chapter explores the meaning of the emotion of love, another of hatred. These and other new directions could facilitate the creation of a microsocial science that unveils the emotional/relational world.
The Insider's Guide to Landing Your First Job
Author: Brad Karsh
Category: Business & Economics
A corporate recruiter offers an insider's perspective on the entire hiring process, offering specific, step-by-step guidelines on résumés, networking, cover letters, job interviews, thank-you notes, and follow-up.
America's Top Recruiter Reveals What REALLY Gets You Hired
Author: Tony Beshara
Category: Business & Economics
What does Tony Beshara do that most r'sum' "experts" don't? While the experts write r'sum's all day, Tony-the veteran placement specialist featured regularly on the Dr. Phil show-actually uses them to get people jobs. With Unbeatable R'sum's, Tony dissects and discusses real-life r'sum's for jobs in a wide range of industries from healthcare to banking, construction to technology, administration to sales and marketing, and more. The book shows readers how to build a powerful r'sum', utilize keywords effectively, use gaps and job changes to their advantage, and pair their r'sum's with concise, dynamic cover letters. He complements his expertise (he has personally placed more than 8,500 professionals) with the results of a survey of more than 3,000 managers, executives, HR specialists, and other hiring authorities about what gets r'sum's read, interviews granted, and jobs offered. Readers will learn: * The critical components of well-written r'sum' * How to ensure their r'sum' actually gets read... by the right people * What employers look for, and what turns them off * How to customize a r'sum' for a particular job * The truth about video r'sum's, job-search websites, and social networking sites like FaceBook, LinkedIn, andMySpace * And much more Unbeatable R'sum's shows job seekers of all types how to present themselves in the best possible light...for the best possible position.
From Myth to Genocide
Author: Branimir Anzulovic
Publisher: NYU Press
As violence and turmoil continue to define the former Yugoslavia, basic questions remain unanswered: What are the forces behind the Serbian expansionist drive that has brought death and destruction to Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Kosovo? How did the Serbs rationalize, and rally support for, this genocidal activity? Heavenly Serbia traces Serbia's nationalist and expansionist impulses to the legendary battle of Kosovo in 1389. Anzulovic shows how the myth of "Heavenly Serbia" developed to help the Serbs endure foreign domination, explaining their military defeat and the loss of their medieval state by emphasizing their own moral superiority over military victory. Heavenly Serbia shows how this myth resulted in an aggressive nationalist ideology which has triumphed in the late twentieth century and marginalized those Serbs who strive for the establishment of a civil society. "Modern Serbian nationalism...and its contradictory connections...have been sources of considerable scholarly interest...Branimir Anzulovic's compendium is a good example of the genre, made all the more useful by Anzulovic's excellent command of the literature." —Ivo Banac, History of Religions Author interview with CNN: http://www.cnn.com/chat/transcripts/branimir_chat.html
Author: Michel Montaigne
Publisher: Penguin UK
An Apology for Raymond Sebond is widely regarded as the greatest of Montaigne's essays: a supremely eloquent expression of Christian scepticism. An empassioned defence of Sebond's fifteenth-century treatise on natural theology, it was inspired by the deep crisis of personal melancholy that followed the death of Montaigne's own father in 1568, and explores contemporary Christianity in prose that is witty and frequently damning. As he searches for the true meaning of faith, Montaigne is heavily critical of the arrogant tendency of mankind to create God in its own image, and offers his personal reflections on the true role of man, the need to eschew personal arrogance, and the vital importance of faith if we are to understand our place in the universe. Wise, perceptive and remarkably informed, this is one of the true masterpieces of the essay form.
Author: Edem Awumey,Edem
Publisher: House of Anansi
"As a small child, Askia was forced, along with his family, to wander the African desert as if under a curse. First driven from their home by drought and hunger, they were then kept out of the villages by those who did not want to see their 'dirty feet' stay for too long. Years later, it seems Askia is destined to relive his family's curse night after night as he roams the streets of Paris in his taxi. One evening, he picks up Olia, a young woman who claims to recognize his face, telling him that his features are similar to those of a man she photographed years ago. Had it been his father, the mysterious Sidi Ben Sylla Mohammed?"--Cover flap.
Author: Charles Lemert,Ann Branaman
The Goffman Reader aims to bring the most complete collection of Erving Goffman's (1922-1982) writing and thinking as a sociologist. Among the most inventive, unique and individualistic of thinkers in American sociology, his works first appeared in the early 1950's at a time when a more formal, traditional sociology dominated the scene. In this collection, Goffman's work is arranged into four categories: the production of self, the confined self, the nature of social life, and the framing of experience. Through this arrangement, readers will not only be presented with Goffman's thinking in chronological order, but also with a framework of analysis that clearly introduces the social theoretical ideas by which Goffman shaped the direction of sociological thought through the late twentieth century.
How to Create an Extraordinary Resume and Hook Your Dream job
Author: Tracy Brisson
Publisher: SEAM Publishing
No more myths and platitudes. It’s time teachers get the career advice they deserve. Confessions of a Teacher Recruiter: How to Create an Extraordinary Resume and Hook Your Dream Job details exactly what today’s teacher needs to construct an exceptional resume and manage a job search that attracts the attention of recruiters and principals. Confessions of a teacher Recruiter was written by Tracy Brisson, Founder of The Opportunities Project. Tracy is an experienced teacher recruiter and career expert. Confessions of a Teacher Recruiter features step-by-step advice, detailed templates, interviews with teachers, funny stories from ten years of recruiting teachers, and confessions on what hiring professionals really think about when reviewing resumes and making decisions about who to bring onto their team. Confessions of a Teacher Recruiter has eight chapters of insight specifically targeted toward teachers to so they can: Avoid the mediocre resume trap Conquer the mysterious application submission and hiring process Demonstrate your excellence in every section of your resume Format your resume so it’s not thrown away when it’s opened Pass the cover letter test Master your online presence and have offers come to you Maintain a great attitude throughout a stressful job search Praise for Confessions of a Teacher Recruiter "Thanks so much for the helpful and engaging read! I was able to really improve my resume in ways I never would’ve thought to. I especially appreciated your honesty!" - Anna D., NYC Teacher and Teachers College (Columbia University) Student What an amazing book! I can’t believe how much I missed! I’ve made several changes recommended by the book, and I’m hoping to see results soon!" - Mike R., Pennsylvania Social Studies Teacher “This is an awesome book if you are job hunting.” -Tasha G., Seattle Teacher "Best advice so far: Set certain times to job search and tips on how not become obsessive! Great text!" - Jessie S., Michigan Second Grade Teacher via Twitter "I just read the book and LOVED it! I immediately recommended it to a colleague who I know is also on the hunt for a new position. The tips were so incredibly helpful, and I was thrilled with the format of the book. Personally, I had a few small things on my old resume that I honestly just didn’t realize were frowned upon until reading the advice you gave, so hopefully my fabulous new resume and cover letter will help me get my foot in the door somewhere new!" - Ashley H., San Diego Science Teacher via LinkedIn