Empirical Futures (Large Print 16pt)


Author: Stephan Palmié
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458755576
Category: History
Page: 468
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Since the 1950s, anthropologist Sidney W. Mintz has been at the forefront of efforts to integrate the disciplines of anthropology and history. Author of Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History and other groundbreaking works, he was one of the first scholars to anticipate and critique ''globalization studies.'' However, a strong tradition of epistemologically sophisticated and theoretically informed empiricism of the sort advanced by Mintz has yet to become a cornerstone of contemporary anthropological scholarship. This collection of essays by leading anthropologists and historians serves as an intervention that rests on Mintz's rigorously historicist ethnographic work, which has long predicted the methodological crisis in anthropology today. Contributors to this volume build on Mintzean interdisciplinarity to provide productive ways to theorize the everyday life of local groups and communities, nation-states, and regions and the interconnections among them. Consisting of theoretical and case studies of Latin America, North America, the Caribbean, and Papua New Guinea, Empirical Futures demonstrates how Mintzean perspectives advance our understanding of the relationship among empirical approaches, the uses of ethnographic and historical data and theory-building, and the study of these from both local and global vantage points.

The Future of Power (Large Print 16pt)


Author: Joseph S. Nye
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1459612531
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In the era of Kennedy and Khrushchev, power was expressed in terms of nuclear missiles, industrial capacity, numbers of men under arms, and tanks lined up ready to cross the plains of Eastern Europe. By 2010, none of these factors confer power in the same way: industrial capacity seems an almost Victorian virtue, and cyber threats are wielded by non-state actors. Politics changed, and the nature of power-defined as the ability to affect others to obtain the outcomes you want-had changed dramatically. Power is not static; its story is of shifts and innovations, technologies and relationships.Joseph Nye is a long-time analyst of power and a hands-on practitioner in government. Many of his ideas have been at the heart of recent debates over the role America should play in the world: his concept of "soft power" has been adopted by leaders from Britain to China; "smart power" has been adopted as the bumper-sticker for the Obama Administration's foreign policy. This book is the summation of his work, as relevant to general readers as to foreign policy specialists. It is a vivid narrative that delves behind the elusive faces of power to discover its enduring nature in the cyber age.

The Reverend's Apprentice (Large Print 16pt)


Author: David N. Odhiambo
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458778339
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Page: 456
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The Reverend's Apprentice, the third novel by David N. Odhiambo, is a powerful, tragicomic novel about power, culture, and identity politics in contemporary America, as seen through the eyes of an African student. Jonah Ayot is a graduate student from a fictional central African nation, studying in a fictional American city some time after the US invasion of Iraq in 2003; the novel mirrors Jonah's own struggle as a newcomer to American life, trying to organize his perceptions around an identity that is global rather than parochial. But those perceptions become muddied in the reality of the new war zone - on American soil, where the foreign becomes familiar, and the familiar is no longer what it used to be. Dissonant, frantic, and full of the white noise of a culture at war with itself, The Reverend's Apprentice takes the familiar story of the stranger in a strange land to new, disturbing, breathtaking new levels. The American magazine Black Issues Book Review has said: ''David Odhiambo joins a third guard of African novelists made up of peers like Uganda's Moses Isegawa and Nigeria's Chris Abani. The books of this younger generation of African writers (heirs to the continent's greats from Chinua Achebe to Mark Mathabane) shed the starched language and steep romanticism of Africa's literary tradition to expose the rawer, hipper, more vulgar aspects of life as lived by most Africans today.''

Is the Holocaust Unique? (Large Print 16pt)


Author: Alan S. Rosenbaum
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458777995
Category: History
Page: 776
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In essays written specifically for this volume, distinguished contributors assess highly charged and fundamental questions about the Holocaust: Is it unique? How can it be compared with other instances of genocide? What constitutes genocide, and how should the international community respond? On one side of the dispute are those who fear that if the Holocaust is seen as the worst case of genocide ever, its character will diminish the sufferings of other persecuted groups. On the other side are those who argue that unless the Holocaust's uniqueness is established, the inevitable tendency will be to diminish its abiding significance. The editor's introductions provide the contextual considerations for understanding this multidimensional dispute and suggest that there are universal lessons to be learned from studying the Holocaust. The third edition brings this volume up to date and includes new readings on the Cambodian and Rwandan genocides, common themes in genocide ideologies, and Iran's reaction to the Holocaust. In a world where genocide persists and the global community continues to struggle with the implications of international crime, prosecution, justice, atonement, reparation, and healing, the issues addressed in this book are as relevant as ever.

The Universe Next Door (Large Print 16pt)


Author: James W. Sire
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1459611144
Category: Philosophy
Page: 560
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For more than thirty years, The Universe Next Door has set the standard for a clear, readable introduction to worldviews. In this new fifth edition James Sire offers additional student-friendly features to his concise, easily understood introductions to theism, deism, naturalism, Marxism, nihilism, existentialism, Eastern monism, New Age philosophy and postmodernism. Included in this expanded format are a new chapter on Islam and informative sidebars throughout.The book continues to build on Sire's refined definition of worldviews from the fourth edition and includes other updates as well, keeping this standard text fresh and useful. In a world of ever-increasing diversity, The Universe Next Door offers a unique resource for understanding the variety of worldviews that compete with Christianity for the allegiance of minds and hearts. The Universe Next Door has been translated into over a dozen languages and has been used as a text at over one hundred colleges and universities in courses ranging from apologetics and world religions to history and English literature. Sire's Naming the Elephant: Worldview as a Concept provides a useful companion volume for those desiring a more in-depth discussion of the nature of a worldview.

Prison Round Trip (Large Print 16pt)


Author: Klaus Viehmann
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 145878469X
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Page: 38
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Bang. The door to your cell is shut. You have survived the arrest, you are mad that you weren't more careful, you worry that they will get others too, you wonder what will happen to your group and whether a lawyer has been called yet--of course you show none of this. The weapon, the fake papers, your own clothes, all gone. The prison garb and the shoes they've thrown at you are too big--maybe because they want to play silly games with you, maybe because they really blow ''terrorists'' out of proportion in their minds--and the control over your own appearance taken out of your hands. You look around, trying to get an understanding of where you'll spend the next few years of your life. Prison Round Trip was first published in German in 2003 as ''Einmal Knast und zurck.'' The essay's author, Klaus Viehmann, had been released from prison ten years earlier, after completing a 15-year sentence for his involvement in urban guerilla activities in Germany in the 1970s. The essay was subsequently reprinted in various forums. It is a reflection on prison life and on how to keep one's sanity and political integrity within the hostile and oppressive prison environment; ''survival strategies'' are its central theme.

Principia Mathematica.


Author: Alfred North Whitehead,Bertrand Russell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Logic, Symbolic and mathematical
Page: 167
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Motivation und Handeln


Author: Jutta Heckhausen,Heinz Heckhausen
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3662539276
Category: Psychology
Page: 648
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Das Standardwerk der Motivationspsychologie liefert einen umfassenden Überblick über den aktuellen Stand der Motivationsforschung. Die 4. Auflage wurde überarbeitet und um ein Kapitel zu evolutions- und biopsychologischen Aspekten ergänzt. Modelle, Theorien und die Übersicht über empirische Arbeiten wurden aktualisiert. Kapitelzusammenfassungen, Anwendungsbeispiele sowie Fragen und Antworten zur Wissensüberprüfung erleichtern das Lesen und Lernen für die Prüfung. Die begleitende Website bietet Lerntools für Studierende und Foliensätze für Dozenten.

Das Philosophie-Buch


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783831019694
Category:
Page: 352
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Government Reports Announcements & Index


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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Scientific and Technical Aerospace Reports


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Aeronautics
Page: N.A
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Shared service Center-Controlling

theoretische Ausgestaltung und empirische Befunde in deutschen Unternehmen
Author: Sven Sterzenbach
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783631586662
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 481
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Shared Service Centers sind in der Unternehmenspraxis weit verbreitet. Der hohen Praxisrelevanz steht jedoch eine schwache konzeptionelle Fundierung gegenuber. Daruber hinaus wurde auch das Shared Service Center-Controlling in der Literatur bisher nur vereinzelt beleuchtet. Vor diesem Hintergrund wird mit dieser Arbeit eine theoretische Fundierung des Shared Service Center-Konzepts vorgenommen sowie ein umfassendes Controllinginstrumentarium entwickelt, das den spezifischen Merkmalen solcher Organisationseinheiten explizit Rechnung tragt. Die theoretischen Erkenntnisse wurden im Rahmen einer empirischen Untersuchung in deutschen Unternehmen validiert."

Forthcoming Books


Author: Rose Arny
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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Das Neue Denken

Die Entstehung eines ganzheitlichen Weltbildes im Spannungsfeld zwischen Naturwissenschaft und Mystik
Author: Fritjof Capra
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3105608052
Category: Science
Page: 366
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In dieser Darstellung der Entstehung eines ganzheitlichen Weltbilds, in Capras Begegnungen und Gesprächen mit den Wegbereitern der Wendezeit lernen wir jene Avantgarde der Wissenschaft kennen, die nicht mehr an das Trugbild von der Wertfreiheit der Wissenschaft glaubt, sondern die sich engagiert für eine von Verantwortung getragene Werteordnung. Capra läßt nicht nur das Denken, sondern auch die Persönlichkeit der bedeutenden Vordenker des Umbruchs in Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft hervortreten und macht damit erfahrbar, worum es ihnen in erster Linie geht: um eine menschliche Welt und eine menschenwürdige Zukunft. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

Stradbrokes Traumzeit

Geschichten
Author: Oodgeroo Noonuccal
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783861420750
Category: Aboriginal Australians
Page: 80
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Dewey Dezimalklassifikation

Theorie und Praxis. Lehrbuch zur DDC 22
Author: Lois Mai Chan,Joan S. Mitchell
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110942313
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 262
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Increasing use of the DDC in the German-speaking regions leads to a considerable increase in the demand for information and teaching material on this classification system in Library training and practice. The German translation of the DDC instruction book offers both students and all those working practically or researching with the DDC classification, an extensive introduction to the theoretical basics of the classification, supplemented by professional aspects and many individual examples. The use of tables and the notation synthesis are explained in detail, and clarified with practical exercises. This textbook is thus also well suited for individual studies, offering numerous possibilities to check and repeat what has been learned. For the teacher, there are notes on structuring leasons and preparing teaching material and tests.

Praktische Ethik


Author: Peter Singer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783150189191
Category: Ethics
Page: 564
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Das Denken von Kindern


Author: Robert S. Siegler
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3486806424
Category: Psychology
Page: 560
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Bis in die jüngste Vergangenheit blieb uns der Zugang zu vielen der interessanten Aspekte des Denkens von Kindern verwehrt. Philosophen haben sich Jahrhunderte lang darum gestritten, ob Säuglinge die Welt als "strahlendes und dröhnendes Durcheinander" sehen oder ganz ähnlich wie ältere Kinder und Erwachsene. Erst mit der Entwicklung aufschlußreicher experimenteller Methoden in den vergangenen Jahren wurde die Antwort deutlich. Sogar Neugeborene sehen bestimmte Aspekte der Welt recht klar und mit 6 Monaten ähnelt die Wahrnehmung von Säuglingen der von Erwachsenen. Dies und andere Erkenntnisse über das Denken von Kindern sind Gegenstand dieses Buches.

Abtreibung im säkularen Staat.

Argumente gegen den § 218.
Author: Norbert Hoerster
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Abortion
Page: 166
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Lernen sichtbar machen

Überarbeitete deutschsprachige Ausgabe von "Visible Learning"
Author: John Hattie
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783834014504
Category:
Page: 472
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