Balkan Peninsula

Apparition des formes urbaines

Institutions symboliques et structures materielles au Sud-est de l'Europe

Author: Semenescu, Dan

Publisher: Zeta Books

ISBN: 9738863384

Category: Balkan Peninsula

Page: 521

View: 6995

Anthropologie - Soziologie - Prähistorie - Urbanisationstheorie zur Vorgeschichte - soziokulturelle und feministische Ansätze zur Entstehung der Zivilisation (urban).
History

The Frontiers of Europe

Author: Malcolm Anderson,Eberhard Bort

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781855674868

Category: History

Page: 260

View: 1601

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.
History

Bosnia and Hercegovina

A Tradition Betrayed

Author: Robert J. Donia

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780231101615

Category: History

Page: 318

View: 9578

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.
Performing Arts

Grasses of a Thousand Colors

Author: Wallace Shawn

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 0822230984

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 52

View: 8744

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.

Python in Neuroscience

Author: Eilif Muller,James A. Bednar,Markus Diesmann,Marc-Oliver Gewaltig,Michael Hines,Andrew P. Davison

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

ISBN: 2889196089

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 2436

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.
Social Science

The Manual of Ethnography

Author: Marcel Mauss

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9780857455536

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 5846

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.
Literary Criticism

A Companion to Magical Realism

Author: Stephen M. Hart,Wen-chin Ouyang

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 1855661209

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 293

View: 4508

"A refreshing new interdisciplinary slant on magical realism as an international literary phenomenon emerging from the trauma of colonial dispossession"--Provided by publisher.
Social Science

Goffman Unbound!

A New Paradigm for Social Science

Author: Thomas J. Scheff,Bernard S Phillips,Harold Kincaid

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317258770

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

View: 4651

"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.
Psychology

The View from Goffman

Author: Jason Ditton

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 134916268X

Category: Psychology

Page: 289

View: 8674

Business & Economics

Confessions of a Recruiting Director

The Insider's Guide to Landing Your First Job

Author: Brad Karsh

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780735204041

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 245

View: 7323

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.
Photography of women

Gender Advertisements

Author: Erving Goffman

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 9780333239537

Category: Photography of women

Page: 84

View: 3875

Language Arts & Disciplines

Beyond Goffman

Studies on Communication, Institution, and Social Interaction

Author: Stephen H. Riggins

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110847299

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 464

View: 6742

Business & Economics

Unbeatable Resumes

America's Top Recruiter Reveals What REALLY Gets You Hired

Author: Tony Beshara

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814417639

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 3853

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.
History

Heavenly Serbia

From Myth to Genocide

Author: Branimir Anzulovic

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814706711

Category: History

Page: 233

View: 4176

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
Philosophy

An Apology for Raymond Sebond

Author: Michel Montaigne

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141959401

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

View: 1106

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.
Fiction

Dirty Feet

Author: Edem Awumey,Edem

Publisher: House of Anansi

ISBN: 0887842445

Category: Fiction

Page: 175

View: 7371

"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.
Psychology

The Goffman Reader

Author: Charles Lemert,Ann Branaman

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781557868947

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

View: 1187

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.
Education

Confessions of a Teacher Recruiter

How to Create an Extraordinary Resume and Hook Your Dream job

Author: Tracy Brisson

Publisher: SEAM Publishing

ISBN: 1301721174

Category: Education

Page: 99

View: 5296

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