Download Encyclopedia of Goddesses and Heroines by Patricia Monaghan PDF

By Patricia Monaghan

More Than 1,000 Goddesses and Heroines from round the World

Groundbreaking pupil Patricia Monaghan spent her existence gaining knowledge of, writing approximately, and documenting goddesses and heroines from all religions and all corners of the globe. Her paintings tested that from the start of recorded heritage, goddesses reigned along their male opposite numbers as figures of proposal and awe. Drawing on anthropology, folklore, literature, and psychology, Monaghan’s bright and available encyclopedia covers woman deities from Africa, the japanese Mediterranean, Asia and Oceania, Europe, and the Americas, in addition to each significant spiritual culture.

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Download La société comme verdict by Didier Eribon PDF

By Didier Eribon

Paru en octobre 2009, Retour a Reims a rencontré un écho considérable et suscité de très nombreux débats. C'est à partir de cet accueil et des questionnements qu'il a fait surgir que Didier Eribon entreprend aujourd'hui de reprendre et d'approfondir le récit et les réflexions qui s'entrecroisaient dans cet ouvrage. En ancrant toujours, bien sûr, sa démarche dans l'expérience vécue et dans l'exploration d'une mémoire personnelle et d'une histoire familiale dont il s'attache à restituer les significations sociologiques et politiques.

La société assigne des areas. Elle énonce des verdicts, qui s'emparent de nous et marquent nos vies à tout jamais. Elle installe des frontières et hiérarchise les individus et les groupes. l. a. tâche de los angeles pensée est de porter au jour ces mécanismes d'infériorisation et los angeles logique de los angeles domination sociale. C'est à un véritable renouvellement de l'analyse des periods, des trajectoires, des identités (le style, l. a. race...) et du rôle valuable et ambivalent des associations (notamment le système scolaire, le droit, l. a. politique...) dans leur fabrication que nous convie Didier Eribon. Avec pour horizon l'idée fondamentale que seule une démarche qui position au centre de ses préoccupations le problème des déterminismes inconscients par lesquels nos vies sont régies peut nous permettre, par-delà les incantations lancées par les intellectuels populistes qui saturent l'espace de l. a. gauche radicale, d'ouvrir l. a. voie à une politique de l'émancipation.

Dans ce moment volet, l'auteur de Retour a Reims nous donne un nouveau grand livre, appelé à vite devenir, comme le précédent, un classique des sciences sociales et de l. a. théorie critique.

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Download Sociological Theory: An Introduction to the Classical by Richard W. Hadden PDF

By Richard W. Hadden

Sociological Theory provides a readable and simply comprehensible model of the central
concepts and arguments of the nice classical sociological theorists, Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim, and Max Weber. The booklet starts through introducing the preliminary flip to sociological suggestion via a quick dialogue of the Enlightenment, Conservative response, Comte, and Spencer. From this sociological mixture of liberal and conservative rules the paintings strikes to its center dialogue of the various bills of contemporary society present in the wealthy works of Marx, Durkheim, and Weber. From Marx's analyzing of background and research of capitalism it strikes via Durkheim's bills of social team spirit and suicide to Weber's knowing of paperwork and of the spiritual foundations of the trendy paintings ethic. It concludes with a succinct comparability of the 3 analyses of recent society.

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Download Digital Humanities: Eine Einführung by Fotis Jannidis, Hubertus Kohle, Malte Rehbein PDF

By Fotis Jannidis, Hubertus Kohle, Malte Rehbein

Computerbasierte Verfahren greifen in viele Bereiche der Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaften ein und spielen eine zunehmende Rolle in der universitären Bildung. Dieser Band bietet eine fundierte Einführung in die grundlegenden Konzepte, Methoden und Werkzeuge der electronic Humanities. Sie präsentiert Grundlagen wie Digitalisierung, Aufbau von Datensammlungen, Datenmodellierung und XML. Darüber hinaus behandelt sie Anwendungsgebiete wie Digitale version, details Retrieval, Netzwerkanalyse, Geographische Informationssysteme, Simulation ebenso weiterführende Aspekte wie die Rolle der Bibliotheken, Archive und Museen sowie rechtliche und ethische Fragen.

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Download Methodological Individualism: Background, History and by Lars Udehn PDF

By Lars Udehn

During the heritage of social notion, there was a relentless conflict over the genuine nature of society, and how to comprehend and clarify it. This quantity covers the improvement of methodological individualism, together with the individualist idea of society from Greek antiquity to trendy social technology. it's a entire and systematic therapy of methodological individualism in all its manifestations.

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Download Why Love Hurts: A Sociological Explanation by Eva Illouz PDF

By Eva Illouz

Few folks were spared the agonies of intimate relationships. they arrive in lots of shapes: loving a guy or a girl who won't decide to us, being heartbroken while we're deserted via a lover, carrying out Sisyphean web searches, coming again lonely from bars, events, or blind dates, feeling bored in a courting that's lots below we had envisaged - those are just a few of the ways that the quest for romance is a tough and sometimes painful experience.
Despite the common and virtually collective personality of those studies, our tradition insists they're the results of defective or insufficiently mature psyches. for lots of, the Freudian concept that the relatives designs the development of an individual's erotic profession has been the most cause of why and the way we fail to discover or maintain love. Psychoanalysis and well known psychology have succeeded spectacularly in convincing us that folks endure accountability for the distress in their romantic and erotic lives. the aim of this booklet is to alter our state of mind approximately what's wrong in smooth relationships. the matter isn't dysfunctional childhoods or insufficiently self-aware psyches, yet relatively the institutional forces shaping how we love.

The argument of this e-book is that the trendy romantic event is formed by way of a primary transformation within the ecology and structure of romantic selection. The samples from which women and men decide on a accomplice, the modes of comparing potential companions, the very value of selection and autonomy and what humans think to be the spectrum in their offerings: these types of elements of selection have reworked the very center of the need, how we need a associate, the feel of worthy bestowed through relationships, and the association of desire.

This booklet does to like what Marx did to commodities: it indicates that it really is formed by means of social kinfolk and associations and that it circulates in a market of unequal actors.

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Download The Cosmopolites: The Coming of the Global Citizen by Atossa Araxia Abrahamian PDF

By Atossa Araxia Abrahamian

The cosmopolites are actually "citizens of the world," from the Greek be aware kosmos, which means "world," and polites, or "citizen." Garry Davis, aka global Citizen No. 1, and writer of the area Passport, used to be a former Broadway actor and global warfare II bomber pilot who renounced his American citizenship in 1948 as a sort of protest opposed to nationalism, sovereign borders, and warfare. this present day there are cosmopolites of all stripes, wealthy or negative, intentional or unwitting, from 1-percenters who personal 5 passports due to tax-havens to the Bidoon, the stateless humans of nations just like the United Arab Emirates. Journalist Atossa Abrahamian, herself a cosmopolite, travels worldwide to satisfy the folks who've come to embrace an more and more fluid, without borderlines world.
Along how you are brought to a colourful forged of characters, together with passport-burning atheist hackers, the hot Knights of Malta, California libertarian "seasteaders," who're citizens of floating city-states, Bidoons, who've been pressured to be voters of the island kingdom Comoros, marketers within the company of shopping for and promoting passports, cosmopolites who continue to exist a luxurious cruise send known as The World, and shady businessmen with ties to Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad.

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Download For Weber: Essays on the Sociology of Fate (Published in by Bryan S Turner PDF

By Bryan S Turner

For Weber is famous extensively as the most incisive and stimulating books on Weber within the post-war interval. Writing in defence of Weber's sociology opposed to the feedback of educational sociology by means of Marxists corresponding to Louis Althusser, Bryan Turner, a number one Weberian student, rejects the view that Weber's sociology is bourgeois, subjectivist and individualistic. This moment version, now to be had in paperback, contains a new Preface which reports the scholarship on Weber due to the fact 1981. The ebook additionally presents a survey of the strengths and weaknesses of the main sociological techniques within the post-war interval.

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Download Law and Order in Sung China by Brian E. McKnight PDF

By Brian E. McKnight

This examine examines legislation enforcement in the context of Sung society. Professor McKnight indicates that the crowd of criminals who have been the middle of the recurring legal team in Sung China have been younger unattached men with few lifeskills. What grew to become of the legal after catch and conviction is additionally an immense point of this research, which addresses uncomplicated questions in chinese language punishment. This paintings is the 1st complete research of legislations enforcement in conventional China. The intensity and rigour to which the topic is taken care of could make it most suitable for students in felony background and East Asian stories.

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Download Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust that Society Needs to by Bruce Schneier PDF

By Bruce Schneier

How does society functionality should you can't belief everyone?

When we predict approximately belief - we obviously take into consideration own relationships or financial institution debts. yet that's a lot too slender; belief is broader, and much extra vital. not anything in society works with no belief. it's the origin of groups, trade, democracy, and global balance.

In this insightful and unique publication, Schneier weaves jointly rules from around the social and organic sciences to discover how societies result in and inspire trust–and what occurs while it fails in our own lives, our companies, groups, and the world.

In today’s hyper-connected society, knowing the mechanisms of belief is as vital as figuring out electrical energy used to be a century in the past. problems with belief and protection are severe to fixing difficulties as varied as company accountability, worldwide warming, and stagnant political structures. After analyzing Liars and Outliers, you’ll take into consideration social difficulties, huge and small, with a brand new perspective.

"Schneier makes an unique and strong argument for rethinking society. . . . His message is stuffed with perception into how we functionality, or don't functionality, and alongside the way in which we're consistently listening to from the giants—such as Emerson, Thoreau, Socrates, even Emily Dickinson."
—Seymour M. Hersh, New Yorker

"Deeply philosophical but hugely available, Liars and Outliers is greater than thought-provoking—it's the type of ebook that essentially adjustments how you think."
—Daniel J. Solove, John Marshall Harlan learn Professor of legislations, George Washington collage legislation School

"Brilliantly dissects, classifies, and orders the social size of security—a spectacularly palatable tonic opposed to today's incoherent and unsafe flailing within the face of threats from terrorism to monetary fraud."
—Cory Doctorow, writer of Little Brother and Makers; co-editor of

"Engaging, insightful, and thought-provoking, Liars and Outliers will adjust the way you take into consideration belief and security."
—Dorothy Denning, exclusive Professor of safety research, Naval Postgraduate college, and writer of data battle and Security

"Without belief, not anything may be completed. Liars and Outliers is a superb research of the position of belief in society and business."
—Claus Schwab, Founder and government Chairman, international financial Forum

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"One of the easiest books I've learn this 12 months is by way of a safety technologist, Bruce Schneier. In Liars and Outliers, he units out to enquire how belief works in society and in enterprise, the way it is betrayed and the measure to which know-how alterations all of that, for the higher or the more severe. Schneier totally knows how profoundly belief oils the wheels of commercial and of day-by-day life." (Margaret Heffernan, CBS MoneyWatch)

"This e-book will attraction not just to buyers drawn to machine protection but in addition at the thought of safety and belief as an entire in society." (The Bookseller, sixteenth December 2011)

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"By focusing on the human perspective and packing the booklet with actual global examples he has effectively stretched its charm outdoor that of the protection professional to the extra common reader." (E & T journal, March 2012)

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