eBooks-share Social Science Latest eBooks http://rrjkxs.biz/rss/social-science Latest Social Science eBooks from Books-share.com en-us admin@ebooks-share.net admin@ebooks-share.net Fri, 22 Feb 2019 01:02:06 GMT Books-share.com http://rrjkxs.biz/images/logo.png http://rrjkxs.biz/ 158 57 CCCS Selected Working Papers: Volume 2 (by Mark Erickson, Ann Gray, Jan Campbell, Stuart Hanson, Helen Wood) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/cccs-selected-working-papers-volume-2
Author(s): Mark Erickson, Ann Gray, Jan Campbell, Stuart Hanson, Helen Wood
Categories: Social Science > Media Studies, Social Science > Sociology
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2007-12-20
ISBN-10: 0415324416
ISBN-13: 9780415324410
Language: English
Description: This collection of classic essays focuses on the theoretical frameworks that informed the work of the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies at the University of Birmingham, the methodologies and working practices that the Centre developed for conducting academic research and examples of the studies carried out under the auspices of the Centre. This volume is split into seven thematic sections that are introduced by key academics working in the field of cultural studies, and includes a preface by eminent scholar, Stuart Hall. The thematic sections are: Literature and Society Popular Culture and Youth... more...
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Fri, 22 Feb 2019 01:02:06 GMT
Video in Qualitative Research (Introducing Qualitative Methods series) (by Christian Heath, Jon Hindmarsh, Paul Luff) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/video-in-qualitative-research-introducing-qualitative-methods-series
Author(s): Christian Heath, Jon Hindmarsh, Paul Luff
Categories: Reference > General, Social Science > General
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish date: 2010-03-12
ISBN-10: 1412929431
ISBN-13: 9781412929431
Language: English
Description: This book provides unprecedented opportunities for social science research, enabling the fine-grained analysis of social organization, culture, and communication. It is the first book to provide practical guidance for students and academics on how to use video in qualitative research, how to address the problems and issues that arise in undertaking video-based field studies, and how to subject video recordings to detailed scrutiny and analysis. The authors consider the ethical and practical issues that arise in recording and gathering data as well as how video enables new and distinctive ways of presenting insights,... more...
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Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:56:02 GMT
Super Bitches and Action Babes: The Female Hero in Popular Cinema, 1970-2006 (by Rikke Schubart) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/super-bitches-and-action-babes-the-female-hero-in-popular-cinema-1970-2006
Author(s): Rikke Schubart
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Women, Performing Arts > Film & Video, Social Science > Gender Studies, Social Science > Women's Studies
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Publish date: 2007-04-03
ISBN-10: 0786429240
ISBN-13: 9780786429240
Language: English
Description: With actress Pam Grier's breakthrough in Coffy and Foxy Brown, women entered action, science fiction, war, westerns and martial arts films--genres that had previously been considered the domain of male protagonists. This ground-breaking cinema, however, was--and still is--viewed with ambivalence. While women were cast in new and exciting roles, they did not always arrive with their femininity intact, often functioning both as a sexualized spectacle and as a new female hero rather than female character. This volume contains an in-depth critical analysis and study of the female hero in popular film from 1970 to 2005. It examines five female... more...
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Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:46:04 GMT
Computational Approaches to Studying the Co-evolution of Networks and Behavior in Social Dilemmas (Wiley Series in Computational and Quantitative Social Science) (by Rense Corten) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/computational-approaches-to-studying-the-co-evolution-of-networks-and-behavior-in-social-dilemmas-wiley-series-in-computational-and-quantitative
Author(s): Rense Corten
Categories: Mathematics > Probability & Statistics, Social Science > General
Publisher: Wiley
Publish date: 2014-04-07
ISBN-10: 1118636872
ISBN-13: 9781118636879
Language: English
Description: Computational Approaches to Studying the Co-evolution of Networks and Behaviour in Social Dilemmas shows students, researchers, and professionals how to use computation methods, rather than mathematical analysis, to answer research questions for an easier, more productive method of testing their models. Illustrations of general methodology are provided and explore how computer simulation is used to bridge the gap between formal theoretical models and empirical applications.
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Thu, 21 Feb 2019 21:32:02 GMT
Fray: Art and Textile Politics (by Julia Bryan-Wilson) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/fray-art-and-textile-politics
Author(s): Julia Bryan-Wilson
Categories: Art > General, Social Science > Women's Studies
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publish date: 2017-10-16
ISBN-10: 0226077810
ISBN-13: 9780226077819
Language: English
Description: In 1974, women in a feminist consciousness-raising group in Eugene, Oregon, formed a mock organization called the Ladies Sewing Circle and Terrorist Society. Emblazoning its logo onto t-shirts, the group wryly envisioned female collective textile making as a practice that could upend conventions, threaten state structures, and wreak political havoc. Elaborating on this example as a prehistory to the more recent phenomenon of “craftivism”—the politics and social practices associated with handmaking—Fray explores textiles and their role at the forefront of debates about process, materiality, gender, and race in times of... more...
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Thu, 21 Feb 2019 20:02:05 GMT
Bachelor Girl: 100 Years of Breaking the Rules--a Social History of Living Single (by Betsy Israel) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/bachelor-girl-100-years-of-breaking-the-rules-a-social-history-of-living-single
Author(s): Betsy Israel
Categories: History > United States, Social Science > Women's Studies
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publish date: 2003-10-07
ISBN-10: 038079778X
ISBN-13: 9780380797783
Language: English
Description: Women's Studies Journalist Betsy Israel paints remarkably vivid portraits of single women -- and how they have been perceived -- throughout the decades using primary sources, including private journals, newspapers, and other materials from popular media. From the nineteenth-century spinsters of New England to the Bowery girls of New York City, to the career girls of the 1950s and 1960s, single women have fought to find, and feel comfortable in, that room of their own. One need only look at Bridget Jones and the Sex and the City gang to see that single women still maintain an uneasy relationship with the rest of society -- and yet radiate glamour... more...
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Thu, 21 Feb 2019 18:16:04 GMT
The Dasanami-samnyasis (Brill's Indological Library) (by Matthew Clark) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/the-dasanami-samnyasis-brills-indological-library
Author(s): Matthew Clark
Categories: Religion > Hinduism, Social Science > General
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
Publish date: 2006-07-31
ISBN-10: 9004152113
ISBN-13: 9789004152113
Language: English
Description: This book provides an account of the organisation, practices and history of the Dasanami-Sanyasis, one of the largest sects of sadhus ('holy men') in South Asia. According to tradition, the sect was founded by the legendary south-Indian philosopher Sankaracharya, whose floruit was most probably around 700 CE. While the first three chapters of this book examine the sect's organisation and its various branches, the latter chapters explore its history. This is the first full-length study of the Dasanami-Sanyasis to be published since the 1970s, and will be particularly useful both for students of Hinduism and for readers with a particular interest in... more...
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Thu, 21 Feb 2019 18:06:15 GMT
Law in a Lawless Land: Diary of a Limpieza in Colombia (by Michael Taussig) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/law-in-a-lawless-land-diary-of-a-limpieza-in-colombia
Author(s): Michael Taussig
Categories: History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), History > Latin America, Law > Reference, Reference > General, Social Science > Anthropology
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
Publish date: 2005-11-15
ISBN-10: 0226790142
ISBN-13: 9780226790145
Language: English
Description: A modern nation in a state of total disorder, Colombia is an international flashpoint—wracked by more than half a century of civil war, political conflict, and drug-trade related violence—despite a multibillion dollar American commitment that makes it the third-largest recipient of U.S. foreign aid. Law in a Lawless Land offers a rare and penetrating insight into the nature of Colombia's present peril. In a nuanced account of the human consequences of a disintegrating state, anthropologist Michael Taussig chronicles two weeks in a small town in Colombia's Cauca Valley taken over by paramilitaries that brazenly... more...
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Thu, 21 Feb 2019 18:02:04 GMT
Cyber-War: The Anatomy of the Global Security Threat (Palgrave Pivot) (by J. Richards) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/cyber-war-the-anatomy-of-the-global-security-threat-palgrave-pivot
Author(s): J. Richards
Categories: Computers > Computer Science, Computers > Cryptography, Political Science > International Relations, Social Science > Criminology, Social Science > Sociology
Publisher: Palgrave Pivot
Publish date: 2014-01-13
ISBN-10: 1137399619
ISBN-13: 9781137399618
Language: English
Description: Cyber-War provides a critical assessment of current debates around the likelihood and impact of cyber warfare. Approaching the subject from a socio-political angle, it argues that destructive cyber war has not yet been seen, but could be a feature of future conflict.
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Thu, 21 Feb 2019 16:22:10 GMT
Analytical Sociology: Actions and Networks (Wiley Series in Computational and Quantitative Social Science) (by Gianluca Manzo) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/analytical-sociology-actions-and-networks-wiley-series-in-computational-and-quantitative-social-science
Author(s): Gianluca Manzo
Categories: Social Science > Sociology
Publisher: Wiley
Publish date: 2014-05-05
ISBN-10: 1119940389
ISBN-13: 9781119940388
Language: English
Description: Demonstrates the power of the theoretical framework ofanalytical sociology in explaining a large array of social phenomena Analytical Sociology: Actions and Networks presents themost advanced theoretical discussion of analytical sociology, alongwith a unique set of examples on mechanism- based sociology. Leading scholars apply the theoretical principlesof analytical sociology to understand how puzzling social and historical phenomenaincluding crime, lynching, witch-hunts, tax behaviours, Web-based social movement andcommunication, restaurant reputation, job search and careers, social networkhomophily and instability,... more...
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Thu, 21 Feb 2019 03:02:01 GMT
Quality and Inequality of Education: Cross-National Perspectives (by Jaap Dronkers) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/quality-and-inequality-of-education-cross-national-perspectives
Author(s): Jaap Dronkers
Categories: Education > Administration, Education > Philosophy & Social Aspects, Political Science > Government, Political Science > Public Policy, Social Science > General
Publisher: Springer
Publish date: 2010-05-28
ISBN-10: 9048139929
ISBN-13: 9789048139927
Language: English
Description: This cogent analysis of data on education and society from a variety of sources sets out to provide answers to scientific and policy questions on the quality of education and the way it relates to various forms of inequality in modern societies, particularly in Europe. The authors examine not only the well known cross-national PISA datasets, but also the European Social Survey and TIMSS, going further than many researchers by folding into their analyses economic, legal and historical factors. Most research up to now using the PISA data is restricted to educational research. Interesting as that educational question is, the chapters here use the... more...
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Wed, 20 Feb 2019 22:02:02 GMT
Sociology in a Changing World (by William Kornblum) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/sociology-in-a-changing-world
Author(s): William Kornblum
Categories: Reference > General, Social Science > Sociology
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Publish date: 2007-03-12
ISBN-10: 0495096350
ISBN-13: 9780495096351
Language: English
Description: This new Eighth Edition of SOCIOLOGY IN A CHANGING WORLD will help you visualize sociology all around you! Let this experienced author help you explore the reality of social change and its impact on individuals, groups, and societies throughout the world. SOCIOLOGY IN A CHANGING WORLD uses the theme of social change to tie together the many elements of sociology while it helps you develop an understanding of the science. Soon, you will begin to see real sociology at work in the world everyday. You'll examine the social epidemiology of AIDS and the growing obesity epidemic, collective behavior, including fads, fashions, rumor, gossip, panic, and... more...
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Wed, 20 Feb 2019 21:46:05 GMT
It's A Guy Thing: A Owner's Manual for Women (by David Deida) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/its-a-guy-thing-a-owners-manual-for-women
Author(s): David Deida
Categories: Family & Relationships > Interpersonal Relations, Family & Relationships > Marriage, Social Science > General
Publisher: HCI
Publish date: 1997-05-01
ISBN-10: 1558744649
ISBN-13: 9781558744646
Language: English
Description: Based on questions from women who have attended author David Deida's highly acclaimed relationships seminars, this must-have book puts male behavior under the microscope. Included are chapters on sex, work, relationships and communication. Interspersed throughout are sidebars that shed light on the many faces of men and help women grasp what makes them act the way they do.
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Wed, 20 Feb 2019 04:22:02 GMT
The Metaphysics of Apes: Negotiating the Animal-Human Boundary (by Raymond H. A. Corbey) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/the-metaphysics-of-apes-negotiating-the-animal-human-boundary
Author(s): Raymond H. A. Corbey
Categories: Social Science > Anthropology, Social Science > Sociology, Science > Biology, Science > Zoology
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2005-03-14
ISBN-10: 0521836832
ISBN-13: 9780521836838
Language: English
Description: Tracing the interpretation of the human-like great apes and ape-like earliest ancestors of present-day humans, this study demonstrates how from the days of Linnaeus to the present, the sacred and taboo-ridden animal-human boundary was constantly tested. The unique dignity of humans, a central value in the West, was, and to some extent still is, on the minds of taxonomists, ethnologists, primatologists, and archaeologists. This book thus offers an anthropological analysis of the burgeoning anthropological disciplines in terms of their own cultural taboos and philosophical preconceptions.
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Tue, 19 Feb 2019 23:06:03 GMT
Cahiers du Cinéma: Cahiers du Cinema: Volume III: 1969-1972:.The Politics of Representation (Routledge Library of Media and Cultural Studies) (by Nick Browne) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/cahiers-du-cin-ma-cahiers-du-cinema-volume-iii-1969-1972-the-politics-of-representation-routledge-library-of-media-and-cultural-studies
Author(s): Nick Browne
Categories: Business & Economics > Skills, Language Arts & Disciplines > Communication, Performing Arts > Film & Video, Social Science > Media Studies, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General)
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 1990-01-25
ISBN-10: 0415029872
ISBN-13: 9780415029872
Language: English
Description: This volume brings together seminal articles from the years 1969-1972, when Cahiers writers were elaborating a major materialist account of the history, theory, and criticism of cinema.
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Tue, 19 Feb 2019 18:16:05 GMT
A Companion to Celebrity (by Sean Redmond, P. David Marshall) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/a-companion-to-celebrity
Author(s): Sean Redmond, P. David Marshall
Categories: Social Science > General
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publish date: 2015-12-14
ISBN-10: 1118475011
ISBN-13: 9781118475010
Language: English
Description: Companion to Celebrity presents a multi-disciplinary collection of original essays that explore myriad issues relating to the origins, evolution, and current trends in the field of celebrity studies. Offers a detailed, systematic, and clear presentation of all aspects of celebrity studies, with a structure that carefully build its enquiry Draws on the latest scholarly developments in celebrity analyses Presents new and provocative ways of exploring celebrity’s meanings and textures Considers the revolutionary ways in which new social media have impacted on the production and consumption of celebrity 
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Mon, 18 Feb 2019 21:46:02 GMT
The Craft of Knowledge: Experiences of Living with Data (by A. James, C. Smart, J. Hockey) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/the-craft-of-knowledge-experiences-of-living-with-data
Author(s): A. James, C. Smart, J. Hockey
Categories: Business & Economics > Information Management, History > Europe, History > Historiography, Political Science > Government, Social Science > Criminology
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2014-09-29
ISBN-10: 1137287330
ISBN-13: 9781137287335
Language: English
Description: This book is a contribution to contemporary debates on social research with a unique focus on the relationship between methods and the crafting of knowledge. Nine experienced researchers from different disciplines have come together to explore what really matters to them in the process of doing qualitative research.
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Mon, 18 Feb 2019 21:06:02 GMT
Male, Female: The Evolution of Human Sex Differences (by David C. Geary) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/male-female-the-evolution-of-human-sex-differences-1
Author(s): David C. Geary
Categories: Medical > Physiology, Medical > Psychiatry, Psychology > Clinical Psychology, Social Science > Gender Studies
Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)
Publish date: 2009-11-01
ISBN-10: 1433806827
ISBN-13: 9781433806827
Language: English
Description: Why do girls tend to earn better grades in school than boys? Why are men still far more likely than women to earn degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics? And why are men on average more likely to be injured in accidents and fights than women? These and many other questions are the subject of both informal investigation in the media and formal investigation in academic and scientific circles. In his landmark book Male, Female: The Evolution of Human Sex Differences, author David Geary provided the first comprehensive evolutionary model to explain human sex differences. Using the principles of sexual selection such... more...
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Mon, 18 Feb 2019 17:32:08 GMT
The Archaeology of Northeast China: Beyond the Great Wall (by Sarah Milledge Nelson) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/the-archaeology-of-northeast-china-beyond-the-great-wall-1
Author(s): Sarah Milledge Nelson
Categories: History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), History > Asia, History > World, Social Science > Archaeology
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 1995-03-07
ISBN-10: 0415117550
ISBN-13: 9780415117555
Language: English
Description: An up-to-date synthesis of the archaeology and prehistory of the region called Dongbei by the Chinese, but known in the west as Manchuria. Based on recent archaeological discoveries, the book presents evidence to show that far from being a backwater palely reflecting the glories of central China, Manchuria in prehistory had both its own developmental trajectory, parallel to but different from that of China, and contributed to the formation of the characteristics of what came to be Chinese. New information on the Northeast region of China indicates that it was not populated exclusively by nomadic peoples, but that some of the earliest farming sites... more...
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Mon, 18 Feb 2019 17:16:02 GMT
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen (by Christopher McDougall) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/born-to-run-a-hidden-tribe-superathletes-and-the-greatest-race-the-world-has-never-seen
Author(s): Christopher McDougall
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Ethnic Cultures, Health & Fitness > Exercise, Social Science > General, Sports & Recreation > Track & Field
Publisher: Vintage
Publish date: 2011-03-29
ISBN-10: 0307279189
ISBN-13: 9780307279187
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Mon, 18 Feb 2019 17:12:08 GMT
Sociology (14th Edition) (by John J. Macionis) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/sociology-14th-edition
Author(s): John J. Macionis
Categories: Reference > General, Social Science > Sociology
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publish date: 2011-10-06
ISBN-10: 020511671X
ISBN-13: 9780205116713
Language: English
Description: Seeing Sociology in your Everyday Life  Macionis empowers students to understand the world around them through a sociological lens, so they can better understand sociology and their own lives.   Sociology, 14th edition is written to help students find and use sociology in everyday life. With a complete theoretical framework and a global perspective, Sociology offers students an accessible and relevant introduction to sociology.   The new edition continues to grow to meet readers' changing needs. With a newly integrated pedagogical framework, readers are guided through both the text - and optional new... more...
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Sun, 17 Feb 2019 17:26:02 GMT
The Photographer's Guide to Negotiating (by Richard Weisgrau) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/the-photographers-guide-to-negotiating
Author(s): Richard Weisgrau
Categories: Business & Economics > Negotiating, Photography > Reference, Reference > General, Social Science > General
Publisher: Allworth Press
Publish date: 2005-07-01
ISBN-10: 1581154143
ISBN-13: 9781581154146
Language: English
Description: Negotiating is a crucial skill for anyone running a business, but they don't teach this art in photography school. The Photographer's Guide to Negotiating gives specific tips for negotiating assignment deals, digital and electronic rights, stock photography sales, contracts, purchases, and more. Interviews with an art buyer, a photographer, and a photographer's rep give photographers extra insight-and maybe even the upper hand in many negotiations. Everyone negotiates in everyday life. This book shows photographers how to take those skills and successfully apply them to business deals.
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Sun, 17 Feb 2019 14:22:07 GMT
Coming of Age in Second Life: An Anthropologist Explores the Virtually Human (by Tom Boellstorff) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/coming-of-age-in-second-life-an-anthropologist-explores-the-virtually-human
Author(s): Tom Boellstorff
Categories: Computers > Computer Science, Reference > General, Social Science > Anthropology, Social Science > Media Studies
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish date: 2008-04-21
ISBN-10: 0691135282
ISBN-13: 9780691135281
Language: English
Description: Millions of people around the world today spend portions of their lives in online virtual worlds. Second Life is one of the largest of these virtual worlds. The residents of Second Life create communities, buy property and build homes, go to concerts, meet in bars, attend weddings and religious services, buy and sell virtual goods and services, find friendship, fall in love--the possibilities are endless, and all encountered through a computer screen. Coming of Age in Second Life is the first book of anthropology to examine this thriving alternate universe. Tom Boellstorff conducted more than two years of fieldwork in Second Life, living among and... more...
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Sun, 17 Feb 2019 12:22:05 GMT
The Annals of the Saljuq Turks: Selections from al-Kamil fi'l-Ta'rikh of Ibn al-Athir (Routledge Studies in the History of Iran and Turkey) (by D.S. Richards) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/the-annals-of-the-saljuq-turks-selections-from-al-kamil-fil-tarikh-of-ibn-al-athir-routledge-studies-in-the-history-of-iran-and-turkey
Author(s): D.S. Richards
Categories: History > Asia, History > Middle East, History > Military, Social Science > General
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2002-07-02
ISBN-10: 0700715762
ISBN-13: 9780700715763
Language: English
Description: Ibn al-Athir, who died in the 13th century, is one of the most important historians of Islam. His major chronicle, the Kamil fi'l-Ta'rikh, is one of the greatest achievements of Muslim historiography for the range and comprehensiveness of the sources it assembled and for its narrative, covering the whole sweep of Islamic history up to his own lifetime. This volume of D.S. Richards' translation covers the early years of conquest and the period of the 'great sultanate'. With its copious annotations, the translation will open a direct window into this period of history for non-Arabic readers and will be an invaluable aid and resource for students and... more...
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Sun, 17 Feb 2019 07:56:11 GMT
Criminal Poisoning: Investigational Guide for Law Enforcement, Toxicologists, Forensic Scientists, and Attorneys (Forensic Science and Medicine) (by John H. Trestrail III) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/criminal-poisoning-investigational-guide-for-law-enforcement-toxicologists-forensic-scientists-and-attorneys-forensic-science-and-medicine
Author(s): John H. Trestrail III
Categories: Law > General, Medical > Pathology, Medical > Toxicology, Reference > General, Social Science > Criminology
Publisher: Humana Press
Publish date: 2007-04-30
ISBN-10: 1588298213
ISBN-13: 9781588298218
Language: English
Description: In this revised and expanded edition, leading forensic scientist John Trestrail offers a pioneering survey of all that is known about the use of poison as a weapon in murder. Topics range from the use of poisons in history and literature to convicting the poisoner in court, and include a review of the different types of poisons, techniques for crime scene investigation, and the critical essentials of the forensic autopsy. The author updates what is currently known about poisoners in general and their victims. The Appendix has been updated to include the more commonly used poisons, as well as the use of antifreeze as a poison.
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Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:56:20 GMT
Beyond Caste (Brill's Indological Library) (by Sumit Guha) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/beyond-caste-brills-indological-library
Author(s): Sumit Guha
Categories: Social Science > Sociology
Publisher: BRILL
Publish date: 2013-08-01
ISBN-10: 9004249184
ISBN-13: 9789004249189
Language: English
Description: "Beyond Caste" traces the many changes South Asian society through the centuries and shows how 'caste' should be understood as a politically inflected and complex form of ethnic stratification that persisted across religious affiliations.
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Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:36:19 GMT
People and Nature: An Introduction to Human Ecological Relations (Primers in Anthropology) (by Emilio F. Moran) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/people-and-nature-an-introduction-to-human-ecological-relations-primers-in-anthropology
Author(s): Emilio F. Moran
Categories: Social Science > Anthropology, Social Science > Human Geography
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publish date: 2016-08-29
ISBN-10: 1118877470
ISBN-13: 9781118877470
Language: English
Description: Now updated and expanded, People and Nature is a lively, accessible introduction to environmental anthropology that focuses on the interactions between people, culture, and nature around the world. Written by a respected scholar in environmental anthropology with a multi-disciplinary focus that also draws from geography, ecology, and environmental studies Addresses new issues of importance, including climate change, population change, the rise of the slow food and farm-to-table movements, and consumer-driven shifts in sustainability Explains key theoretical issues in the field, as well as the most important... more...
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Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:06:01 GMT
Improving Primary Mathematics Education, Teaching and Learning: Research for Development in Resource-Constrained Contexts (Palgrave Studies in Excellence and Equity in Global Education) (by Mellony Graven, Hamsa Venkat) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/improving-primary-mathematics-education-teaching-and-learning-research-for-development-in-resource-constrained-contexts-palgrave-studies-in
Author(s): Mellony Graven, Hamsa Venkat
Categories: Education > Curricula, Education > Educational Psychology, Education > Professional Development, Social Science > Sociology
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2017-01-20
ISBN-10: 1137529792
ISBN-13: 9781137529794
Language: English
Description: This book focuses on how to improve the teaching and learning of primary level mathematics education within resource-constrained contexts. It builds on two large numeracy projects within South Africa which speak to broader, global concerns and highlight how research and development not only enables one to meet ethical imperatives but also explore how further interventions can be developed. Teacher and research communities must work together to create mutually beneficial relationships and establish a cohesive understanding of the requirements of primary mathematics education. 
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Fri, 15 Feb 2019 02:46:12 GMT
Chinese Fatherhood, Gender and Family: Father Mission (Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life) (by Mario Liong) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/chinese-fatherhood-gender-and-family-father-mission-palgrave-macmillan-studies-in-family-and-intimate-life
Author(s): Mario Liong
Categories: Family & Relationships > Family Relationships, History > Study & Teaching, Reference > General, Science > General, Social Science > Gender Studies
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2017-01-18
ISBN-10: 1137441852
ISBN-13: 9781137441850
Language: English
Description: This book is about how Chinese men make sense of and practise fatherhood within the context of changing gender conventions and socio-cultural conditions. Liong analyses data from participant observations at a men's centre, focus groups, and in-depth interviews, to assess the subjective experience and identities of Chinese fathers in Hong Kong, from a gender perspective. His findings show that economic provision, education, and marriage are the three "natural" and "normal" domains of paternity. Not being able to fulfil these requirements is a threat to fathers' masculinity, yet is also an opportunity for fathers to reflect upon these accepted... more...
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Fri, 15 Feb 2019 02:46:07 GMT
Family Continuity and Change: Contemporary European Perspectives (Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life) (by Vida Česnuitytė, Detlev Lück, Eric D. Widmer) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/family-continuity-and-change-contemporary-european-perspectives-palgrave-macmillan-studies-in-family-and-intimate-life
Author(s): Vida Česnuitytė, Detlev Lück, Eric D. Widmer
Categories: Social Science > Sociology
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2017-01-14
ISBN-10: 1137590270
ISBN-13: 9781137590275
Language: English
Description: This volume provides readers with recent sociological approaches to family understanding, theorising and practices within the context of continuities and change, both across generations and during individual life courses. The contributors uniquely investigate the friction between persisting family needs and changing circumstances, between holding on to traditional family norms and adapting to fast-changing demands. Authors from nine countries develop and apply innovative theoretical and methodological approaches for a more differentiated description of European family lives at the beginning of the 21st century, and show that... more...
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Fri, 15 Feb 2019 02:42:10 GMT
Proceedings of The 20th Pacific Basin Nuclear Conference: Volume 3 (by Hong Jiang) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/proceedings-of-the-20th-pacific-basin-nuclear-conference-volume-3
Author(s): Hong Jiang
Categories: Medical > Radiology, Science > Environmental Science, Science > Nuclear Physics, Science > Physics, Social Science > Sociology
Publisher: Springer
Publish date: 2017-03-15
ISBN-10: 9811023131
ISBN-13: 9789811023132
Language: English
Description: No description available more...
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Fri, 15 Feb 2019 02:16:02 GMT
Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn't Work and How We Can Do Better (by Maya Schenwar) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/locked-down-locked-out-why-prison-doesnt-work-and-how-we-can-do-better
Author(s): Maya Schenwar
Categories: Business & Economics > General, Law > General, Political Science > Government, Political Science > Public Policy, Social Science > Criminology
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Publish date: 2014-11-10
ISBN-10: 1626562695
ISBN-13: 9781626562691
Language: English
Description: Through the stories of prisoners and their families, including her own family’s experiences, Maya Schenwar shows how the institution that locks up 2.3 million Americans and decimates poor communities of color is shredding the ties that, if nurtured, could foster real collective safety. As she vividly depicts here, incarceration takes away the very things that might enable people to build better lives. But looking toward a future beyond imprisonment, Schenwar profiles community-based initiatives that successfully deal with problems—both individual harm and larger social wrongs—through connection rather than isolation, moving toward a safer,... more...
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Thu, 14 Feb 2019 15:06:02 GMT
New Cultural Landscapes (by Maggie Roe, Ken Taylor) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/new-cultural-landscapes
Author(s): Maggie Roe, Ken Taylor
Categories: Architecture > Landscape, Social Science > Anthropology, Social Science > Human Geography
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2014-03-19
ISBN-10: 0415598052
ISBN-13: 9780415598057
Language: English
Description: While historical and protected landscapes have been well studied for years, the cultural significance of ordinary landscapes is now increasingly recognised. This groundbreaking book discusses how contemporary cultural landscapes can be, and are, created and recognised. The book challenges common concepts of cultural landscapes as protected or ‘special’ landscapes that include significant buildings or features. Using case studies from around the world it questions the usual measures of judgement related to cultural landscapes and instead focuses on landscapes that are created, planned or simply evolve as a result of... more...
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Thu, 14 Feb 2019 07:02:07 GMT
The Bengalis (by Sudeep Chakravarti) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/the-bengalis
Author(s): Sudeep Chakravarti
Categories: Social Science > Women's Studies
Publisher: Rupa Publications
Publish date: 2017-10-30
ISBN-10: 9386021048
ISBN-13: 9789386021045
Language: English
Description: The Bengalis are the third largest ethno-linguistic group in the world, after the Han Chinese and the Arabs. A quarter of a billion strong and growing, the community has produced three Nobel laureates, world-class scientists, legendary political leaders and revolutionaries, iconic movie stars and directors, and an unending stream of writers, philosophers, painters, poets and musicians of the first rank. But, bald facts aside, just who are the Bengalis? What is the community all about, stereotypically and beyond stereotype? In order to find the answers to these and related questions, the author (a Bengali born and steeped in his own culture but... more...
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Thu, 14 Feb 2019 06:16:05 GMT
Death in Ancient Rome (by Catharine Edwards) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/death-in-ancient-rome
Author(s): Catharine Edwards
Categories: History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), History > Ancient, History > Europe, History > World, Social Science > General
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish date: 2007-08-01
ISBN-10: 0300112084
ISBN-13: 9780300112085
Language: English
Description: For the Romans, the manner of a person’s death was the most telling indication of their true character. Death revealed the true patriot, the genuine philosopher, even, perhaps, the great artist―and certainly the faithful Christian. Catharine Edwards draws on the many and richly varied accounts of death in the writings of Roman historians, poets, and philosophers, including Cicero, Lucretius, Virgil, Seneca, Petronius, Tacitus, Tertullian, and Augustine, to investigate the complex significance of dying in the Roman world. Death in the Roman world was largely understood and often literally viewed as... more...
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Thu, 14 Feb 2019 05:12:07 GMT
Women, Livestock Ownership and Markets: Bridging the Gender Gap in Eastern and Southern Africa (by Jemimah Njuki, Pascal C. Sanginga) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/women-livestock-ownership-and-markets-bridging-the-gender-gap-in-eastern-and-southern-africa
Author(s): Jemimah Njuki, Pascal C. Sanginga
Categories: Business & Economics > Environmental Economics, Social Science > Gender Studies, Social Science > Sociology, Social Science > Women's Studies, Technology & Engineering > Agriculture
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2013-12-09
ISBN-10: 041563928X
ISBN-13: 9780415639286
Language: English
Description: This book provides empirical evidence from Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique and from different production systems of the importance of livestock as an asset to women and their participation in livestock and livestock product markets. It explores the issues of intra-household income management and economic benefits of livestock markets to women, focusing on how types of markets, the types of products and women’s participation in markets influence their access to livestock income. The book further analyses the role of livestock ownership, especially women’s ownership of livestock, in influencing household food security... more...
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Wed, 13 Feb 2019 19:02:08 GMT
Postpolitics and the Limits of Nature: Critical Theory, Moral Authority, and Radicalism in the Anthropocene (SUNY Series in New Political Science) (by Andy Scerri) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/postpolitics-and-the-limits-of-nature-critical-theory-moral-authority-and-radicalism-in-the-anthropocene-suny-series-in-new-political-science
Author(s): Andy Scerri
Categories: Nature > Environmental Conservation & Protection, Science > Environmental Science, Social Science > General
Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr
Publish date: 2019-01-01
ISBN-10: 1438472137
ISBN-13: 9781438472133
Language: English
Description: Explores why past generations of radical ecological and social justice scholarship have been ineffective, and considers the work of a new wave of scholarship that aims to reinvent the radical project and combat injustice.
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Wed, 13 Feb 2019 17:46:09 GMT
Proceedings of the Fourth European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work ECSCW ’95: 10–14 September, 1995, Stockholm, Sweden (by H. Marmolin, Y. Sundblad, K. Schmidt) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/proceedings-of-the-fourth-european-conference-on-computer-supported-cooperative-work-ecscw-95-10-14-september-1995-stockholm-sweden
Author(s): H. Marmolin, Y. Sundblad, K. Schmidt
Categories: Architecture > Design, Drafting, Drawing & Presentation, Computers > Artificial Intelligence, Computers > Computer Graphics, Social Science > General
Publisher: Springer
Publish date: 2012-10-16
ISBN-10: 9401041555
ISBN-13: 9789401041553
Language: English
Description: Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) is an interdisciplinary research area devoted to exploring the issues of designing computer-based systems that enhance the abilities to cooperate and integrate activities in an efficient and flexible manner for people in cooperative work situations. This volume is a rigorous selection of papers that represent both practical and theoretical approaches to CSCW from many leading researchers in the field. As an interdisciplinary area of research, CSCW brings together widely disparate research traditions and perspectives from computer, human, organisational and design sciences. The papers selected reflect a... more...
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Wed, 13 Feb 2019 13:12:06 GMT
Scout's Honor (by Patrick Boyle) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/scouts-honor
Author(s): Patrick Boyle
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > General, Social Science > General
Publisher: Prima Publishing
Publish date: 1994-03-21
ISBN-10: 1559583657
ISBN-13: 9781559583657
Language: English
Description: Scout's Honor details decades of sexual abuse in the Boy Scouts, one of the country's most respected youth organizations. Drawing on interviews with victims, lawyers, prosecutors, and even convicted molesters, Patrick Boyle paints a distressing but accurate picture of betrayal in a place we all thought was safe.About the Author Patrick Boyle is a veteran journalist whose reports on child abuse, mental illness, and drug addiction have won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the National Headliner Awards, the Missouri School of Journalism, and others. He has been a reporter for many newspapers, including the Washington Times, and a... more...
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Wed, 13 Feb 2019 12:26:05 GMT
Megacity Mobility Culture: How Cities Move on in a Diverse World (Lecture Notes in Mobility) (by Tobias Kuhnimhof, Institute for Mobility Research (If) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/megacity-mobility-culture-how-cities-move-on-in-a-diverse-world-lecture-notes-in-mobility
Author(s): Tobias Kuhnimhof, Institute for Mobility Research (If
Categories: Business & Economics > Urban & Regional, Political Science > Public Policy, Social Science > Sociology, Technology & Engineering > Civil
Publisher: Springer
Publish date: 2013-01-12
ISBN-10: 3642347347
ISBN-13: 9783642347344
Language: English
Description: What determines how cities move on? The ever-increasing challenges to urban mobility come in many forms, and approaches to address them range from the technically ingenious to attempts to change travel behaviour. Key amongst factors essential to the success of any such approach is whether the urban environment proves to be fertile ground for the desired progress. Another vital determinant of success is how well individual measures to engineer the transport system interact with other developments. This leads to the principal subject of Megacity Mobility Culture: the basic principles that determine the paths along which cities... more...
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Wed, 13 Feb 2019 12:26:02 GMT
Basic SPSS Tutorial (by Manfred te Grotenhuis, Anneke Matthijssen) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/basic-spss-tutorial
Author(s): Manfred te Grotenhuis, Anneke Matthijssen
Categories: Computers > Computer Science, Reference > General, Social Science > General
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
Publish date: 2015-02-17
ISBN-10: 1483369412
ISBN-13: 9781483369419
Language: English
Description: This supplementary book for the social, behavioral, and health sciences helps readers with no prior knowledge of IBM® SPSS® Statistics, statistics, or mathematics learn the basics of SPSS. Designed to reduce fear and build confidence, Basic SPSS Tutorial by Manfred te Grotenhuis and Anneke Matthijssen guides readers through point-and-click sequences using clear examples from real scientific research and invites them to replicate the findings. Relevant outcomes are provided for reference, and exercises at the end of Chapters 2 – 5 provide additional practice. After reading the book and using the program, readers will come away with a basic... more...
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Wed, 13 Feb 2019 11:12:04 GMT
Islam, Faith, and Fashion: The Islamic Fashion Industry in Turkey (Dress and Fashion Research) (by Magdalena Craciun) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/islam-faith-and-fashion-the-islamic-fashion-industry-in-turkey-dress-and-fashion-research
Author(s): Magdalena Craciun
Categories: Social Science > Anthropology
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publish date: 2017-09-07
ISBN-10: 9781474234
ISBN-13: 9781474234375
Language: English
Description: The subject of religion and dress in Turkey has been debated at great length both in academia and the media. Through in-depth ethnographic research into the Turkish fashion market and the work of a category of new comers, namely headscarf-wearing fashion professionals, Islam, Faith and Fashion examines entrepreneurship in this market and the aesthetic desirability, religious suitability, and ethical credibility of fashionable Islamic dress. What makes a fashionable outfit Islamically appropriate? What makes an Islamically appropriate outfit fashionable? What are the conditions, challenges and constraints an entrepreneur... more...
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Wed, 13 Feb 2019 08:56:06 GMT
Violent States and Creative States (Volume 1) (by John Adlam, Tilman Kluttig, Bandy Lee) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/violent-states-and-creative-states-volume-1
Author(s): John Adlam, Tilman Kluttig, Bandy Lee
Categories: Social Science > Criminology
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publish date: 2018-05-03
ISBN-10: 1785925644
ISBN-13: 9781785925641
Language: English
Description: This is a provocative collection exploring the different types of violence and how they relate to one another, examined through the integration of several disciplines, including forensic psychotherapy, psychiatry, sociology, psychosocial studies and political science. By examining the 'violent states' of mind behind specific forms of violence and the social and societal contexts in which an individual act of human violence takes place, the contributors reveal the dynamic forces and reasoning behind specific forms of violence including structural violence, and conceptualise the societal structures themselves as 'violent... more...
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Wed, 13 Feb 2019 08:52:07 GMT
Violent States and Creative States (Volume 2) (by John Adlam, Tilman Kluttig, Bandy Lee) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/violent-states-and-creative-states-volume-2
Author(s): John Adlam, Tilman Kluttig, Bandy Lee
Categories: Social Science > Criminology
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publish date: 2018-05-03
ISBN-10: 1785925652
ISBN-13: 9781785925658
Language: English
Description: This is a provocative collection exploring the different types of violence and how they relate to one another, examined through the integration of several disciplines, including forensic psychotherapy, psychiatry, sociology, psychosocial studies and political science. By examining the 'violent states' of mind behind specific forms of violence and the social and societal contexts in which an individual act of human violence takes place, the contributors reveal the dynamic forces and reasoning behind specific forms of violence including structural violence, and conceptualise the societal structures themselves as 'violent... more...
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Wed, 13 Feb 2019 08:52:02 GMT
Environmental Health Engineering in the Tropics: Water, Sanitation and Disease Control (Earthscan Water Text) (by Sandy Cairncross, Sir Richard Feachem) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/environmental-health-engineering-in-the-tropics-water-sanitation-and-disease-control-earthscan-water-text
Author(s): Sandy Cairncross, Sir Richard Feachem
Categories: Medical > Infectious Diseases, Medical > Tropical Medicine, Social Science > General, Technology & Engineering > Environmental
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2018-11-07
ISBN-10: 184407191X
ISBN-13: 9781844071913
Language: English
Description: This fully updated third edition of the classic text, widely cited as the most important and useful book for health engineering and disease prevention, describes infectious diseases in tropical and developing countries, and the effective measures that may be used against them.  The infections described include the diarrhoeal diseases, the common gut worms, Guinea worm, schistosomiasis, malaria, Bancroftian filariasis and other mosquito-borne infections. The environmental interventions that receive most attention are domestic water supplies and improved excreta disposal. Appropriate technology for these interventions,... more...
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Wed, 13 Feb 2019 08:12:02 GMT
Chariots in Ancient Egypt: The Tano Chariot, A Case Study (by Dr. Andre J. Veldmeijer, Prof. Dr. Salima Ikram) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/chariots-in-ancient-egypt-the-tano-chariot-a-case-study
Author(s): Dr. Andre J. Veldmeijer, Prof. Dr. Salima Ikram
Categories: Social Science > Archaeology
Publisher: Sidestone Press
Publish date: 2018-06-05
ISBN-10: 9088904669
ISBN-13: 9789088904660
Language: English
Description: Chariots, the racing cars of the ancient world, first appeared in Egypt about 1600 BC, and quickly became not only the preferred mode of transport for royalty and the elite, but also revolutionized military tactics and warfare. Remains of chariots have been found in Egyptian tombs –Tutankhamun’s tomb contained six chariots, which tripled the number of ancient Egyptian chariots known before the discovery of his tomb. However, none of the chariots were complete, as all lacked their leather casings, which were only known from images on tomb and temple walls. In 2008, the Ancient Egyptian Leatherwork Project (AELP) working in the Egyptian Museum... more...
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Wed, 13 Feb 2019 07:56:05 GMT
Post-conflict Security, Peace and Development: Perspectives from Africa, Latin America, Europe and New Zealand (SpringerBriefs in Environment, Security, Development and Peace) (by Christine Atieno, Colin Robinson) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/post-conflict-security-peace-and-development-perspectives-from-africa-latin-america-europe-and-new-zealand-springerbriefs-in-environment-security
Author(s): Christine Atieno, Colin Robinson
Categories: Business & Economics > Environmental Economics, Business & Economics > Management, Science > Environmental Science, Social Science > Criminology
Publisher: Springer
Publish date: 2018-11-03
ISBN-10: 3030017397
ISBN-13: 9783030017392
Language: English
Description: This book examines links between post-conflict security, peace and development in Africa, Latin America, Europe and New Zealand. Young peace researchers from the Global South (Uganda, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Brazil, Colombia) as well as from Italy and New Zealand address in case studies traumas in Northern Uganda, demobilisation and reintegration of ex-combatants in the Ivory Coast, economic and financial management of terrorism in Kenya, organised crime in Brazil, mental health issues in Colombia, macro realism in Europe and global defence reforms within the military apparatus since 1990. The book reviews linkages between regional stability,... more...
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Wed, 13 Feb 2019 02:56:12 GMT
Handling Qualitative Data: A Practical Guide (by Lyn Richards) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/handling-qualitative-data-a-practical-guide-1
Author(s): Lyn Richards
Categories: Reference > General, Science > Research & Methodology, Social Science > General
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish date: 2014-12-01
ISBN-10: 9781446276
ISBN-13: 9781446276051
Language: English
Description: The Third Edition of Lyn Richards′ best-selling book is the perfect introduction to qualitative research for students and practitioners. Recognizing that for many new researchers dealing with data is the main point of departure, this book helps them to acquire an understanding of the skills and methodological issues that are central to qualitative research. Author Lyn Richards provides practical guidance on how to handle, reflect on and make sense of rich data, while at the same time showing how a consideration of methods and their philosophical underpinnings informs how we should best handle our data. Detailed sections cover: the processes of... more...
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Wed, 13 Feb 2019 02:52:14 GMT
Qualitative Data Analysis: Practical Strategies (by Patricia Bazeley) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/qualitative-data-analysis-practical-strategies-1
Author(s): Patricia Bazeley
Categories: Reference > Encyclopedias, Social Science > General
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish date: 2013-03-06
ISBN-10: 1849203032
ISBN-13: 9781849203036
Language: English
Description: Lecturers/instructors only - request a free digital inspection copy here  Written by an experienced researcher in the field of qualitative methods, this dynamic new book provides a definitive introduction to analysing qualitative data. It is a clear, accessible and practical guide to each stage of the process, including: - Designing and managing qualitative data for analysis - Working with data through interpretive, comparative, pattern and relational analyses - Developing explanatory theory and coherent conclusions, based on qualitative data. The book pairs theoretical discussion with practical advice... more...
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Wed, 13 Feb 2019 02:46:12 GMT
Scale Development: Theory and Applications (Applied Social Research Methods) (by Robert F. DeVellis) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/scale-development-theory-and-applications-applied-social-research-methods
Author(s): Robert F. DeVellis
Categories: Education > General, Medical > General, Social Science > General
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
Publish date: 2016-04-25
ISBN-10: 150634156X
ISBN-13: 9781506341569
Language: English
Description: In the Fourth Edition of Scale Development, Robert F. DeVellis demystifies measurement by emphasizing a logical rather than strictly mathematical understanding of concepts. The text supports readers in comprehending newer approaches to measurement, comparing them to classical approaches, and grasping more clearly the relative merits of each. This edition addresses new topics pertinent to modern measurement approaches and includes additional exercises and topics for class discussion.
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Wed, 13 Feb 2019 02:36:11 GMT