Author: Athol Fugard
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
The search for a means to an end to apartheid erupts into conflict between a black township youth and his "old-fashioned" black teacher.
Author: Lord Northbourne
Publisher: Sophia Perennis
'Without vision the people perish.' So wrote the poet William Blake. Lord Northbourne (1896-1982) was a man of exceptional and comprehensive vision, who diagnosed the sickness of modern society as stemming from the severance of its organic links with the wholeness of life. But like his better-known younger contemporary E. F. Schumacher (author of Small is Beautiful), whose work developed along very similar lines, Northbourne's occupation as a practicing organic farmer (he coined the term) was joined to a deep conviction that humanity does not live by bread alone, and that the fullness of life properly integral to human nature demands obedience to sacred law. Thus his vision of life came to embrace the interrelationship of God, humanity, and the soil as a unity presupposing a way of life in stark contrast to that of the myopic, mechanististic world he saw encroaching on all sides. And so, as it becomes increasingly evident that such a way of life stands to emperil our very future and that of the delicate ecosystem on which all life depends, it is time to re-examine the work of this pioneering thinker. In an age of specialization and fragmentation, we have much to learn from Northbourne, whose vision of what is required by a truly meaningful and sustainable society embraced religion, farming, the arts, the rural crafts, monetary form, and traditional metaphysics. Northbourne's later works, Religion in the Modern World and Looking Back on Progress, present his wider reflections on the Divine and human society, but always with the sensibility of a man who knows the soil, recalling in many ways the writings of Wendell Berry. He corresponded with Thomas Merton, as well as mountaineer and Tibetan Buddhist Marco Pallis (The Way and the Mountain), who introduced him to the school of perennialist writers. Northbourne translated Rene Guenon's The Reign of Quantity and the Signs of the Times, described by Huston Smith as one of the truly seminal books of the twentieth century, as well as Frithjof Schuon's Light on Ancient Worlds and Titus Burckhardt's Sacred Art in East and West. He was also an accomplished flower gardener and watercolorist, and a frequent contributor to the British periodical Studies in Comparative Religion, described by Schumacher as one of the two most important journals to read. Sophia Perennis is republishing all three of Northbourne's works, a fourth volume of uncollected essays spanning agriculture and metaphysics, as well as the 23-volume Collected Writings of Rene Guenon, including The Reign of Quantity. Lord Northbourne (1896-1982) was a man of exceptional vision, who already in the 1940s diagnosed in detail the sickness of modern society as stemming from the severance of its organic links with the wholeness of life. A leading figure in the early organic farming movement, his writings profoundly affected such other pioneers as Sir Albert Howard, Rolf Gardiner, Ehrenfried Pfeiffer, and H. J. Massingham. His path led him on to a profound study of comparative religion, traditional metaphysics, and the science of symbols, which he employed in incisive observations on the character of modern society. His later writings exercised considerable influence on his younger contemporaries E. F. Schumacher and Thomas Merton, and in many ways anticipate the essays of Wendell Berry. The republication of this milestone ecological text will be followed by three volumes of Northbourne's later metaphysical and cultural writings. "A major text in the organic canon, too long out-of-print" - Philip Conford, The Origins of the Organic Movement "We have tried to conquer nature by force and by intellect. It now remains for us to try the way of love." - From the book (possibly for front cover, if not too long?)"
Interaction, disagreements and agreements
Author: Brook Bolander
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language and Power in Blogs systematically analyses the discursive practices of bloggers and their readers in eight English-language personal/diary blogs. The main focus is thereby placed on ties between these practices and power. The book demonstrates that the exercise of power in this mode can be studied via the analysis of conversational control (turn-taking, speakership and topic control), coupled with research on agreements and disagreements. In this vein, it reveals that control of the floor is strongly tied not solely to rates of participation, but more strikingly to the types of contributions interlocutors make. With its detailed linguistic analyses and comprehensive theoretical and methodological treatment of language use and power, the book is interesting for researchers and students working within the domains of pragmatics, discourse analysis, text linguistics and corpus linguistics, in both offline and online settings.
Author: Adrienne Trier-Bieniek
Feminist Theory and Pop Culture synthesizes feminist theory with modern portrayals of gender in media culture. This comprehensive and interdisciplinary text includes an introductory chapter written by the editor as well as nine contributor chapters of original content. Included in the text: • Historical illustration of feminist theory • Application of feminist research methods for the study of gender • Feminist theoretical perspectives such as the male gaze, feminist standpoint theory, Black feminist thought, queer theory, masculinity theory, theories of feminist activism and postfeminism • Contributor chapters cover a range of topics from Western perspectives on Belly Dance classes to television shows such as GIRLS, Scandal and Orange is the New Black, as well as chapters which discuss gendered media forms like “chick lit”, comic books and Western perspectives of non-Western culture in film • Feminist theory as represented in the different waves of feminism, including a discussion of a fourth wave • Pedagogical features • Suggestions for further reading on topics covered • Discussion questions for classroom use Feminist Theory and Pop Culture was designed for classroom use and has been written with an eye toward engaging students in discussion. The book’s polished perspective on feminist theory juxtaposes popular culture with theoretical perspectives which have served as a foundation for the study of gender. This interdisciplinary text can serve as a primary or supplemental reading in undergraduate or graduate courses which focus on gender, pop culture, feminist theory or media studies. “This excellent anthology grounds feminism as articulated through four waves and features feminists responding to pop culture, while recognizing that popular culture has responded in complicated ways to feminisms. Contributors proffer lucid and engaging critiques of topics ranging from belly dancing through Fifty Shades of Grey, Scandal and Orange is the New Black. This book is a good read as well as an excellent text to enliven and inform in the classroom.” Dr. Jane Caputi Professor of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Communication & Multimedia at Florida Atlantic University “Feminist Theory and Pop Culture is destined to be as popular as the culture it critiques. The text plays up the paradoxes of contemporary feminism and requires its readers to ask difficult questions about how and why the popular bring us pleasure. It is a contemporary collection that captures this moment in feminist time with diverse analyses of women’s representations across an impressive swath of popular culture. Feminist Theory and Pop Culture is the kind of text that makes me want to redesign my pop culture course. Again.” Dr. Ebony A. Utley, Assistant Professor of Communication at California State University-Long Beach, author of Rap and Religion Adrienne Trier-Bieniek, Ph.D. is a professor of sociology at Valencia College in Orlando, Florida. She is the author of Sing Us a Song, Piano Woman: Female Fans and the Music of Tori Amos (Scarecrow 2013) and the co-editor of Gender & Pop Culture: A Text-Reader (Sense 2014). www.adriennetrier-bieniek.com
Author: Roxana Caceres,Marcelo Cunha,Paulo Sisnando R. De Araujo,Andre Henriques
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Communication Policy Research Latin America is published annually by the Americas Information and Communications Research Network. CPRLatam is organized exclusively for scientific and education purposes. The main goal of the organization is to provide training and consulting services for scholars, private sector, and government officers on ICT policy, and to hold an annual conference for the exchange of non-partisan research, education, and information aiming to increase academic, private and government officers and the public awareness regarding ICT policy issues. This volume gathers papers submitted to the 2016 CPRLatam International Conference, in Cancun (Mexico), which follows a set of annually conferences previously in Buenos Aires (Argentina), New York (United States), Mexico City (Mexico), Brasilia (Brazil), Lima (Peru), Valparaiso (Chile), Mexico City / Oaxaca (Mexico), and Bogota (Colombia). The 2016 CPRLatam Conference was organized in coordination with the Latin American Telecommunications Congress (CLT2016).
Author: Deborah Carr,Anthony Giddens,Mitchell Duneier,Richard P. Appelbaum
Category: Social Science
Authored by four leading scholars and teachers, Introduction to Sociology provides an authoritative introduction to basic concepts, major theories, and current research in a streamlined, easy-to-navigate format. A consistent four-part chapter structure makes the reading manageable without sacrificing coverage, while InQuizitive, Norton's award-winning adaptive learning platform, helps ensure students are mastering the content. At the end of every chapter, a discussion of unanswered questions highlights the power of the sociological imagination to help us better understand our complex society.
Author: Alan Agresti
A valuable new edition of a standard reference The use of statistical methods for categorical data has increased dramatically, particularly for applications in the biomedical and social sciences. An Introduction to Categorical Data Analysis, Third Edition summarizes these methods and shows readers how to use them using software. Readers will find a unified generalized linear models approach that connects logistic regression and loglinear models for discrete data with normal regression for continuous data. Adding to the value in the new edition is: • Illustrations of the use of R software to perform all the analyses in the book • A new chapter on alternative methods for categorical data, including smoothing and regularization methods (such as the lasso), classification methods such as linear discriminant analysis and classification trees, and cluster analysis • New sections in many chapters introducing the Bayesian approach for the methods of that chapter • More than 70 analyses of data sets to illustrate application of the methods, and about 200 exercises, many containing other data sets • An appendix showing how to use SAS, Stata, and SPSS, and an appendix with short solutions to most odd-numbered exercises Written in an applied, nontechnical style, this book illustrates the methods using a wide variety of real data, including medical clinical trials, environmental questions, drug use by teenagers, horseshoe crab mating, basketball shooting, correlates of happiness, and much more. An Introduction to Categorical Data Analysis, Third Edition is an invaluable tool for statisticians and biostatisticians as well as methodologists in the social and behavioral sciences, medicine and public health, marketing, education, and the biological and agricultural sciences.
Author: James M. Henslin
Publisher: Pearson College Division
Category: Social Science
Get Closer. Your Course. Your Way. A vibrant new learning program designed to engage students every step of the way with a modular approach and a dynamic digital experience. Mastering Sociology provides a friendly and accessible introduction to the discipline. MySocLab for Mastering Sociology features engaging student learning experiences including an interactive eText, the New Core Concepts Video Series, and the New Social Explorer. This text is available in a variety of formats — digital and print. Pearson offers its titles on the devices students love through Pearson's MyLab products, CourseSmart, Amazon, and more. Teaching & Learning Experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience—for you and your students. Here's how: Personalize Learning – MySocLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program. It helps students prepare for class and instructor gauge individual and class performance. Improve Critical Thinking – The author encourages students throughout the program to pause and consider how their own life experiences are influenced by society. This personal approach helps students think critically and make sociological connections to the world around them. Understand the Concepts – Designed as a modular program, chapters are divided into short and easy to read modules that begin with learning objectives and conclude with self-assessment. Engage Students – Each chapter contains student perspectives videos featuring students sharing their experiences and thoughts on sociological topics and issues. Explore Research – Social Explorer activities connect with topics from the text , engaging students with data visualizations, comparisons of change over time, and data localized to their communities. Support Instructors – MySocLab, Instructor's eText, Instructor's Manual, Test Item File, Electronic “MyTest” Test Bank, PowerPoint Presentation Slides, and Pearson Custom course material are available. 1256606014 / 9781256606017 Mastering Sociology Plus NEW MySocLab with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0205206530 / 9780205206537 NEW MySocLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card 1256606006 / 9781256606000 Mastering Sociology
Ecological Issues in Native American History
Author: Kai Erikson,Christopher Vecsey,Robert W. Venables
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
These essays discuss the historical and contemporary relationships between Native Americans and the natural world. Topics include: environmental religions, Iroquois villages of the 18th century, Navajo natural resources, and subarctic Native Americans and wildlife.
Cities and the American Revolution
Author: Benjamin L. Carp
Publisher: Oxford University Press
"The cities of eighteenth-century America packed together tens of thousands of colonists, who met to debate the issues of the day in back rooms and taverns, on the wharves on in the streets. In this fascinating work, Carp shows how these various urban meeting places provided the tinder and spark for the American Revolution, focusing on colonial America's five most populous cities -- particularly Boston's waterfront community, New York taverngoers, Newport congregations, Charleston's elite patriarchy, and the common people who gathered outside Philadelphia's State House. He describes how the cities became the flashpoints for legislative protests, committee meetings, massive outdoor gatherings, newspaper harangues, boycotts, customs evasion, violence, and riots -- all of which laid the groundwork for war"--Page 4 of cover.
A Nontechnical Guide
Author: Joseph Hilyard
Publisher: PennWell Books
Category: Business & Economics
Joseph Hilyard's timely new book provides a broad perspective on the oil and gas industry, with primary attention to the United States. It takes the reader on a tour of the operations used to find and evaluate resources, and then to produce, store and deliver oil and gas. The book's main focus is primarily on the equipment and processes used in exploring new resources; evaluating promising formations; drilling wells; managing oil and gas production; converting oil and gas into products; and transporting oil and gas. Separate chapters address the evolution and current structure of the petroleum industry; oil and gas trading; and challenges likely to face the oil and gas industry in coming years. Three appendices define key industry terminology; suggest further reading on selected topics; and identify organizations that can provide more information.
Author: Kimberley Kempf Leonard,Carl E. Pope,William Feyerherm
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Category: Social Science
Providing current information on the disparate treatment of minority youth within the juvenile justice system, this volume begins by identifying the need for a better understanding of how minority youths experience this system. The book then draws on research programmes that reflect different techniques of investigation, sampling and analysis with several racial minority groups. Topics include: juvenile encounters with police; the role of community structure in shaping the perceptions of juvenile crime and the response to it; and the treatment of Native American youths in juvenile justice. In conclusion the book outlines strategies for research and observation of over-representation of minorities as well as steps to help overcome racial bia
Society, Migrations and Laws at the Global Era
Author: Miguel Ángel Guerrero Ramos
Scholarly Research paper from the year 2014 in the subject Social Studies (General), Universidad Nacional de Colombia, course: Social Sciences, language: English, comment: English, French, abstract: Some of the most important elements that compose this global age in which we live, and which give it its distinctive identity, appear to have stalled suddenly in the middle of the social dynamics of this specific present. Thus, while some social phenomena such as dominance and inequality become increasingly more complex and diffuse, the State and the Laws seem to be in a stagnant phase of its evolution, or at least of its development. It is a fact, within this framework of ideas, which in the current dynamics of power, many social groups are interested in to keep the structure and design of State and the Laws at the stage that today stands before us. Meanwhile, every day new forms of inequality and exclusion arise, especially in a world with large and diverse ways for which people and ideas flow each day with some margin of freedom. From there, this book contains eight articles which observed of reflective and analytical way these aspects.
Author: Mary Lee Vivian,Margaret Thomas
Publisher: Instructional Fair
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
A top-selling teacher resource line, The 100+ Series(TM) features over 100 reproducible activities in each book! --Algebra links all the activities to the NCTM Standards and provides students with practice in the skill areas necessary to master the concepts presented in a first course in algebra. Reinforcing operations skills plus activities that focus on order of operations, solving equations, dealing with inequalities, monomials, binomials and polynomials, factoring, plotting coordinates, graphing, and exercises involving radicals are all part of this book. Examples of solution methods are presented at the top of each page and puzzles and riddles gauge the success of skills learned. The numbers of the related standards for each activity can be found in the table of contents. An answer key is also provided.
Author: Richard T. Schaefer
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Category: Social Science
Sociology in Modules offers approachable content in a well-organized, flexible teaching format. The comprehensive program allows instructors to choose the content they’d like to present and introduce it in a layout that students can manage. Connect, the proven online experience, adapts to student’s learning needs, enhancing the understanding of topics and developing their sociological imagination.
Author: Walter G. Robillard,Lane J. Bouman,Robert C. Shelton
Since 1922, generations of lawyers and surveyors have worked out the legal pitfalls of retracing original surveys and reestablishing lost and obliterated corners using the late Frank Emerson Clark's classic work A Treatise on the Law of Surveying and Boundaries. The Seventh Edition of Clark on Surveying and Boundaries maintains the proven, easy-to-use format of earlier editions while digesting the latest case law, regulations, and statutes. Cited in decision after decision, Clark on Surveying and Boundaries is recognized by surveyors and lawyers as the authoritative reference on surveying and subdividing public lands. The treatise is kept up to date with an annual pocket part supplement. This eBook features links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.