Download Notícia de Catalunya (LB) (Catalan Edition) by Jaume Vicens Vives PDF

By Jaume Vicens Vives

Notícia de Catalunya (Nosaltres els catalans) va ser el llibre editat en català més venut durant les festes de Nadal de l’any 1954. Aquest èxit demostra que va ser una publicació oportuna i, sobretot, insòlita: period los angeles primera obra de l. a. postguerra editada legalment en català que reflexionava sobre los angeles catalanitat.

Allò que va impulsar a Jaume Vicens Vives a escriure un llibre d’aquestes característiques va ser los angeles voluntat d’oferir una visió del passat col·lectiu i les característiques del tarannà i los angeles psicologia dels catalans a partir de l. a. història, adreçada a un públic molt ampli, no exclusivament català, sinó també espanyol.

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Download The New Individualism: The Emotional Costs of Globalization by Charles Lemert PDF

By Charles Lemert

Corporate networking, compulsive consumerism, cosmetic surgery, healing tribulations, rapid id makeovers and truth television: welcome to existence in our more and more individualized international. during this fantastic e-book, Anthony Elliott and Charles Lemert discover the tradition of the ‘new individualism’ generated by means of international capitalism and increase a tremendous new point of view on people’s emotional reports of globalization.

The New Individualism bargains interesting, yet annoying, bills of individuals suffering to deal with a brand new individualism reshaping the realm this day. there's Larry, a high-tech govt ‘emotionally wrecked by way of success’; there's Ruth, a married girl in her overdue fifties, typing real-time erotica in our on-line world; there's Norman, a recuperating drug addict contaminated with HIV, reinventing himself through accepting the lethal worlds for what they're; and Caoimhe and Annie, little women basically starting to discover the disorientating results of the hot individualism.

This ebook powerfully cuts opposed to the grain of present orthodoxies that view globalization as corrosive of non-public lifestyles. Elliott and Lemert argue that today’s worlds should not in basic terms dicy yet lethal. but there's desire, the authors contend, past the complexities.

Voted into the 50 Best Management Books For 2006 via The Australian monetary Review.

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Download Theoretical Sociology: 1830 to the Present by Jonathan H. Turner PDF

By Jonathan H. Turner

Written by means of award-winning pupil Jonathan Turner, Theoretical Sociology: 1830 to the current covers new and rising elements of sociological conception and examines the numerous contributions of either glossy and founding theorists. 9 sections current exact analyses of key theories and paradigms, together with functionalism, evolutionary concept, clash concept, severe thought, trade conception, interactionist conception, and structuralism. regardless of the in-depth discussions of theorists and their contributions to the sphere, the textual content is concise and concentrated, an ideal source for readers looking to increase a deeper realizing of latest and classical sociological theory.

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Download The Age of Chance: Gambling in Western Culture (Routledge by Gerda Reith,Harvey Ferguson PDF

By Gerda Reith,Harvey Ferguson

This attention-grabbing and large examine, enlivened by means of interviews with British and American gamblers, should be spell binding interpreting not only for these attracted to the cultural and social implications of playing - researchers in sociology, cultural reviews and the historical past of principles - yet for an individual drawn to how we create which means in an more and more insecure world.

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Download Frontier and Metropolis: Regions, Cities, and Identities in by J.M.S. Careless PDF

By J.M.S. Careless

The neighborhood personality of Canada and the an important function of metropolitan improvement in its heritage were ordinary subject matters within the paintings of J.M.S. Careless. In those essays he returns to these issues, discussing how nationwide and nearby id in Canada express important hyperlinks with metropolitan-hinterland courting throughout time and space.

The first essay offers an total appraisal of the historical connections among metropolitan centres and frontiers or areas in Canada. those connections can be manifested in fiscal constructions, political materials, or social networks, and in addition in modes of opinion and well known photographs and traditions. the second one a part of the e-book inquires into a few significant conceptual remedies given to frontier and city in background. The 3rd seeks to guage the effect of metropolitanism on specified beneficial properties of identification which are printed in Canadian old event. A fourth essays rounds out the quantity via discussing the effect of exterior metropolanism in Canada.

Careless endows his topic with the mixed fornce of his personal carrying on with learn, his sensitivity to the recent old scholarship, and the energetic and penetrating brain that experience made him certainly one of Canada's best historians for greater than thirty years.

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Download Shapers of Urban Form: Explorations in Morphological Agency by Peter J. Larkham,Michael P. Conzen PDF

By Peter J. Larkham,Michael P. Conzen

People have designed towns lengthy sooner than there have been city designers. In Shapers of city Form, Peter Larkham and Michael Conzen have commissioned new scholarship at the forces, humans, and associations that experience formed towns from the center a while to the current day.

Larkham and Conzen gather new essays in "urban morphology," the people-centered predecessor to modern theories of top-down city layout. Shapers of city shape focuses at the social tactics that create styles of city kinds in 4 discrete classes: Pre-modern, early smooth, industrial-era and postmodern improvement. that includes reviews of English, American, Western and japanese eu, and New Zealand city historical past and concrete shape, this assortment is valuable to students of city layout and city making plans, in addition to city and monetary historians.

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Download In Praise of Sociology by Professor Gordon Marshall,Gordon Marshall PDF

By Professor Gordon Marshall,Gordon Marshall

In this full of life and unique e-book, Gordon Marshall explores ten vintage reports of British society to illustrate the dear characteristics of British sociology, and its value for figuring out modern society. In each one case he presents a summary of the examine undertaken, assuming no past wisdom at the a part of the reader, a chain of issues that may be made in compliment or feedback of the examine, and an evaluation of the sociological contribution made through the researchers.

The ten stories selected are: Goldthorpe on social mobility, Townsend on poverty, Rex and Moore on race and the internal urban, the prosperous employee undertaking, Wallis on sectarianism, Jackson and Marsden on schooling and the operating classification, Brown and Harris on scientific melancholy between girls, Cohen on deviance, Bott on households and social networks, and Burns and Stalker on administration and new know-how.

An first-class creation for the scholar to the troubles and values of sociology, this ebook provides a robust assertion of the achievements of post-war British sociologists, and a manifesto for sturdy sociology within the 1990s.

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Download Reclaiming Chinese Society: The New Social Activism (Asia's by You-tien Hsing,Ching Kwan Lee PDF

By You-tien Hsing,Ching Kwan Lee

Reclaiming chinese language Society analyses the mechanisms, methods and actors generating a large spectrum of social and cultural alterations in reform China. opposite to such a lot literature that emphasizes monetary and political tactics on the price of chinese language society, this quantity argues for the centrality of the social in knowing chinese language improvement.

Each of the 11 chapters addresses one kind of grassroots activism, masking feminist activism, civic environmentalism, non secular revival, violence, movie, media, intellectuals, housing, citizenship and deprivation.

The wide-range of analysis types utilized in this assortment, together with ethnography, local comparability, quantitative and statistical research, interviews, textual and content material research, bargains scholars a methodologically wealthy vista to China experiences.

Written via topic specialists and protecting all elements of chinese language Society, this ebook bargains an authoritative review of chinese language society. it really is a useful source for classes on chinese language Society and tradition and should be of curiosity to scholars and students in chinese language and Asian studies.

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Download The Limits of Neoliberalism: Authority, Sovereignty and the by William Davies PDF

By William Davies

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"A glowing, unique, and provocative research of neoliberalism... a particular account of the various, occasionally contradictory, conventions and justifications that lend authority to the extension of the spirit of competitiveness to all spheres of social life."

- Professor Bob Jessop, collage of Lancaster

"In a global that turns out to lurch from one monetary quandary to the subsequent, this publication questions either the sovereignty of markets and the rules of pageant and competitiveness that lie on the center of the neoliberal project."

- Professor Nicholas Gane, college of Warwick

Since its highbrow inception within the Thirties and its political emergence within the Seventies, neo-liberalism has sought to disenchant politics by way of exchanging it with economics.

This agenda-setting textual content examines the efforts and screw ups of monetary specialists to make executive and public existence amenable to dimension, and to re-model society and nation by way of festival. particularly, it explores the sensible use of monetary thoughts and conventions by way of policy-makers, politicians, regulators and judges and the way those practices are being tailored to the perceived failings of the neoliberal version.

By identifying aside the defining contradiction that arises from the conflation of economics and politics, this ebook asks: to what volume can economics supply executive legitimacy?

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