In a Class by Itself

Author: Sandra Brown

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 055357602X

Category: Fiction

Page: 213

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Ten years after her high-school graduation--and her failed elopement with Logan Webster--Dani Quinn returns home for her tenth reunion, dreading a confrontation with the man she had betrayed and desperately struggling to find a way to come to terms with the past. Reprint.
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A Class Against Itself

Power and the Nationalisation of the British Steel Industry

Author: Doug McEachern

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521229855

Category: Political Science

Page: 229

View: 6308

This book is a study of the complicated disputes between 1945 and 1970 over the nationalisation of the British steel industry. It examines in detail the ways in which the views of different classes and pressure groups in society were reflected in the history of steel nationalisation.
Posted in Political Science

Polish Essays in the Methodology of the Social Sciences

Author: J. Wiatr

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400993536

Category: Science

Page: 271

View: 6598

Modern philosophy has benefited immensely from the intelligence, and sensitivity, the creative and critical energies, and the lucidity of Polish scholars. Their investigations into the logical and methodological foundations of mathematics, the physical and biological sciences, ethics and esthetics, psychology, linguistics, economics and jurisprudence, and the social science- all are marked by profound and imaginative work. To the centers of empiricist philosophy of science in Vienna, Berlin and Cambridge during the first half of this century, one always added the great school of analytic and methodol ogical studies in Warsaw and Lwow. To the world centers of Marxist theoretical practice in Berlin, Moscow, Paris, Rome and elsewhere, one must add the Poland of the same era, from Ludwik Krzywicki (1859-1941) onward. American socialists and economists will remember the careful work of Oscar Lange, working among us for many years and then after 1945 in Warsaw, always humane, logical, objective. In this volume, our friend and colleague, Jerzy J. Wiatr, has assembled a representative set of recent essays by Polish social scientists and philosophers. Each of these might lead the reader far beyond this book, to look into the Polish Sociological Bulletin which has been publishing Polish sociological studies in English for several decades, to study other translations of books and papers by these authors, and to reflect upon the interplay of logical, phenomenological, Marxist, empiricist and historical learning in modern Polish social understanding.
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The Myth of Mondragon

Cooperatives, Politics, and Working Class Life in a Basque Town

Author: Sharryn Kasmir

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791430040

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 243

View: 6910

Shows how the creation of an idealized image of the Mondragon cooperatives is part of a new global ideology that promotes cooperative labor-management relations in order to discredit labor unions and working-class organizations.
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The Bureaucratization of Socialism

Author: Donald Clark Hodges

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9780870231384

Category: Political Science

Page: 210

View: 2546

Posted in Political Science

Unapologetic Theology

A Christian Voice in a Pluralistic Conversation

Author: William C. Placher

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 1611642310

Category: Religion

Page: 182

View: 855

In Unapologetic Theology, William Placher examines religion and the search for truth in a pluralistic society. Among the issues he considers are science and its relation to belief, dialogue among various religions, and the theological method.
Posted in Religion

Java in a Nutshell

A Desktop Quick Reference

Author: David Flanagan

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596002831

Category: Computers

Page: 969

View: 6115

Aimed for programmers, offers an accelerated introduction to the 1.4 release of Java 2 Standard edition covering topics such as syntax, object-oriented features, and Java development tools.
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Political Theorists in Context

Author: Stuart Isaacs,Chris Sparks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113463501X

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 974

Focusing on the historical context in which political theorists have developed their thinking, this textbook provides an invaluable introduction to students of political thought. The authors address a series of canonical major thinkers in the context of three world-changing epochs: the English, French and Industrial revolutions. The theorists' ideas are assessed with reference to the politics of their time and show how they responded to, or interacted with, the political events and issues of their day.
Posted in Political Science

Capitalism and Classical Social Theory, Second Edition

Author: John Bratton,David Denham

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 144260655X

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

View: 5623

Most texts on classical social theory offer exhaustive coverage of every possible theorist, making it difficult to use the book in one semester. Capitalism and Classical Social Theory, Second Edition represents a departure from this approach by offering solid coverage of the classical triumvirate (Marx, Durkheim, and Weber), but also extending the canon strategically to include Simmel, four early female theorists, and the writings of Du Bois. The result is a manageable, but thorough, examination of the key classical theorists. The second edition has been updated throughout and includes two new chapters: one on Weber and rationalization, and one on Du Bois and his writings on race. A new concluding chapter links classical theory to current developments in capitalism during an age of austerity.
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Comrades and Brothers

Communism and Trade Unions in Europe

Author: Michael Waller,Stéphane Courtois,Marc Lazar

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780714634210

Category: Political Science

Page: 204

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The authors of this volume are drawn from a wide range of European countries, and are fully qualified to analyse the affairs of both the communist party and the trade unions in the country of their speciality. After a theoretical and historical opening section, the book is in three parts. The first deals with cases of communist strength, where the communist party has had close links with a particular trade union (France, Italy, Spain). In the second part, cases where social democracy has dominated the left are treated (Belgium, The Netherlands and the UK). Finally, two essays cover recent developments in Hungary and Poland.
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A Critical and Cultural Theory Reader

Author: Antony Easthope,Kate McGowan

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802038005

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 287

View: 1083

When first published in 1992, "The Critical and Cultural Theory Reader" served the growing need for essays and extracts for the study of culture. Now, the second and expanded edition of this highly successful reader reflects the growing diversity of the field and includes thirteen new essays.
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In Solidarity

Essays on Working-Class Organization and Strategy in the United States

Author: Kim Moody

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 160846458X

Category: Political Science

Page: 326

View: 9755

In this thorough collection of inspiring and informed essays, Kim Moody, one of the world's most authoritative and recognized labor writers, analyzes the past, present, and future of unions in the United States. With a sharp understanding of Marxist theory and labor history, Moody charts a well-reasoned course for the future of rank-and-file struggle. Kim Moody was a founder of Labor Notes and is a member of the National Union of Journalists and a senior research fellow at the Work and Employment Unit of the University of Hertfordshire.
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Ruling Class, Ruling Culture

Author: R. W. Connell,Robert William Connell

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521291330

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

View: 3432

A study of the Australian ruling class and of how class relations are cemented culturally and psychologically.
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Lukács Today

Essays in Marxist Philosophy

Author: I Rockmore

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400928971

Category: Philosophy

Page: 282

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As this century nears an end, it has become increasingly clear that Georg Lukacs is one of the most ta.1ented intellectuals of our time, not only in the Marxist tradition, but in general. Lukacs' name is well known, and his views are increasingly attracting attention; but it cannot be said that his thought has so far been widely studied, or that it has been studied to the degree its place in the Marxist tradition warrants or its intrinsic interest demands. In the relatively short period since Lukacs' death, there have been a number of books and many articles devoted to his work. But, despite some efforts in that direction, there is still no adequate treatment of his work as a whole, surely a formidable task.! If, as I believe, Lukacs is the most important Marxist philosopher since Marx, and one of the most influential intellectual figures of this century, then surely his ideas are worth scrutinizing frequently and in detail. This is not the place to provide a general description either of Lukacs' life or of his work. Descriptions of his life, especially his early career, are widely available. For present purposes, it will suffice to provide only the barest mention of some biographical facts, together with a brief account of some items in his bibliography.
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Rethinking Welfare

A Critical Perspective

Author: Iain Ferguson,Michael Lavalette,Gerry Mooney

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761964177

Category: Social Science

Page: 211

View: 5073

`I would encourage undergraduates students to read it, for it does summarise well a classical Marxist analysis of social policy and welfare' - Social Policy The anti-capitalist movement is increasingly challenging the global hegemony of neo-liberalism. The arguments against the neo-liberal agenda are clearly articulated in Rethinking Welfare. The authors highlight the growing inequalities and decimation of state welfare, and use Marxist approaches to contemporary social policy to provide a defence of the welfare state. Divided into three main sections, the first part of this volume looks at the growth of inequality, and social and environmental degradation. Part Two centres on the authors' argument for the relevance of core Marxists concepts in aiding our understanding of social policy. This section includes Marxist approaches to a range of welfare issues, and their implications for studying welfare regimes and practices. Issues covered include: · Class and class struggle · Opression · Alienation and the family The last part of the book explores the question of globalization and the consequences of international neo-liberalism on indebted countries as well as the neo-liberal agenda of the Conservative and New Labour governments in Britain. The authors conclude with the prospect of an alternative welfare future which may form part of the challenge against global neo-liberalism.
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The Radiant Past

Ideology and Reality in Hungary's Road to Capitalism

Author: Michael Burawoy,János Lukács

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226080420

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 215

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Communism, once heralded as the "radiant future" of all humanity, has now become part of Eastern Europe's past. What does the record say about the legacy of communism as an organizational system? Michael Burawoy and Janos Lukacs consider this question from the standpoint of the Hungarian working class. Between 1983 and 1990 the authors carried out intensive studies in two core Hungarian industries, machine building and steel production, to produce the first extended participant-observation study of work and politics in state socialism. "A fascinating and engagingly written eyewitness report on proletarian life in the waning years of goulash communism. . . . A richly rewarding book, one that should interest political scientists in a variety of subfields, from area specialists and comparativists to political economists, as well as those interested in Marxist and post-Marxist theory."—Elizabeth Kiss, American Political Science Review "A very rich book. . . . It does not merely offer another theory of transition, but also presents a clear interpretive scheme, combined with sociological theory and vivid ethnographic description."—Ireneusz Bialecki, Contemporary Sociology "Its informed skepticism of post-Communist liberal euphoria, its concern for workers, and its fine ethnographic details make this work valuable."—"àkos Róna-Tas, American Journal of Sociology
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The Ruby Way

Solutions and Techniques in Ruby Programming

Author: Hal Fulton,André Arko

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0132480379

Category: Computers

Page: 816

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For more than a decade, Ruby developers have turned to The Ruby Way for reliable “how-to” guidance on effective Ruby programming. Now, Hal Fulton and André Arko have thoroughly updated this classic guide to cover new language enhancements and developers’ experiences through Ruby 2.1. The new edition illuminates Ruby 2.1 through 400+ examples, each answering the question: “How do I do this in Ruby?” For each example, they present both a task description and realistic technical constraints. Next, they walk step-by-step through presenting one good solution, offering detailed explanations to promote deeper understanding. Conveniently organized by topic, The Ruby Way, Third Edition makes it easier than ever to find the specific solution you want—and to write better code by reflecting Ruby’s unique philosophy and spirit. Coverage includes Ruby 2.1 overview: terminology, philosophy, and basic principles Best practices for strings and regular expressions Efficiently internationalizing your code Performing calculations (including trigonometry, calculus, statistics, and time/date calculations) Working with “Rubyesque” objects such as symbols and ranges Using arrays, hashes, stacks, queues, trees, graphs, and other data structures Efficiently storing data with YAML, JSON, and SQLite3 Leveraging object-oriented and dynamic features, from multiple constructors to program inspection Building GUIs with Shoes 4, Ruby/Tk, Ruby/GTK3, QtRuby, and other toolkits Improving thread performance by understanding Ruby’s synchronization methods and avoiding its pitfalls Automating system administration with Ruby Data formats: JSON, XML, RSS, Atom, RMagick, PDF, and more Testing and debugging with RSpec, Minitest, Cucumber, byebug, and pry Measuring Ruby program performance Packaging and distributing code, and managing dependencies with Bundler Network programming: clients, time servers, POP, SMTP, IMAP, Open-URI Web applications: HTTP servers, Rails, Sinatra, HTML generation, and more Writing distributed Ruby software with drb Choosing modern development tools that maximize your productivity All source code for this book may be downloaded at www.rubyhacker.com. informit.com/aw informit.com/ruby rubyhacker.com/therubyway therubyway.io
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