Max Weber

An Intellectual Portrait

Author: Reinhard Bendix

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520031944

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 522

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The purpose of this book is to make Weber's sociological work more accessible and more thematically coherent than it is either in the original or in translation. This volume is used as an introduction to the study of orignal Weber texts and gives the reader a systematic presentation of Weber's sociological studies.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Binan Goonj

Bridging cultures in Aboriginal health

Author: Anne-Katrin Eckermann,Toni Dowd,Ena Chong,Lynette Nixon,Roy Gray,Sally Margaret Johnson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729579360

Category: Medical

Page: 264

View: 8437

A newly-updated edition of the definitive textbook on Aboriginal Health issues Binan Goonj, 3rd Edition: Bridging cultures in Aboriginal health is a comprehensive Indigenous health text which addresses key topics in a clear and accessible manner. Thoroughly updated and revised, the latest edition of Binan Goonj sheds light upon the many multidisciplinary topics within the complex field of Indigenous health. With chapter titles including Empowerment in Aboriginal Health and Aboriginal Communities Today, this authoritative health resource has been widely adopted as a teaching text across Australia. Despite years of research, policy changes and interventions, it is widely documented that the health status of many Aboriginal people remains the poorest in Australia. Binan Goonj, 3rd Edition: Bridging cultures in Aboriginal health explores the processes and practices underlying this situation, while providing practical strategies to work towards redressing it. This latest edition will engage a diverse readership and challenge students and health professionals alike to examine their own values and the use of power in Australian society. Elsevier’s Evolve website provides extensive support material for nursing and health professions faculty and students, including: • discussion questions • suggested reading on Aboriginal health and related topics • web links • an instructor’s manual featuring course delivery tips including topics such as adult learning, attitudinal change, colonisation, government policies, Indigenous media sites and cross-cultural education resources • video links specific to chapters in this latest edition of Binan Goonj • completely updated to reflect major Indigenous health policy changes since the second edition • an in-depth exploration of the collaboration between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people • the use of Aboriginal health case studies and critical incidences to bring academic discussion and analysis to life • processes that have been successfully incorporated into 18 years of cross-cultural workshops
Posted in Medical

Community, Identity, and Ideology

Social Science Approaches to the Hebrew Bible

Author: Charles E. Carter,Charles Edward Carter,Carol L. Meyers

Publisher: Eisenbrauns

ISBN: 9781575060057

Category: History

Page: 574

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This collection of essays contextualizes the history and current state of the social science method in the study of the Hebrew Bible. Part 1 traces the rise of social science criticism by reprinting classic essays on the topic; Part 2 provides "case studies," examples of application of the methods to biblical studies.
Posted in History

Justice in South Africa

Author: Albie Sachs

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520024175

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 5547

Posted in Political Science

Direct Action and Democracy Today

Author: April Carter

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745629369

Category: Political Science

Page: 298

View: 2978

More and more people around the world are protesting to defend their rights, resist injustice or oppose undemocratic rule. In this book, April Carter debates the nature and meaning of such protest and discusses the relationship between direct action and people's claims for greater democratic control, not only against repressive regimes but also in liberal parliamentary states. The book begins by looking at non-violent direct action in historical context, tracing its evolution from the end of the Second World War to the present day. It examines the association between direct action and the social movements of recent decades and charts its role in the new global movement against neo-liberal economic policies. The second part of the book relates direct action to political theory to ascertain how it fits with theories of liberal, republican and deliberative democracy. It goes on to consider socialist and cosmopolitan approaches to democracy and popular resistance and concludes by looking at the implications of protest politics for current democratic thinking and contemporary world events. This book will be a valuable resource for students and scholars of international politics and political theory.
Posted in Political Science

In My Father's House

Africa in the Philosophy of Culture

Author: Kwame Anthony Appiah

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199874354

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 9003

The beating of Rodney King and the resulting riots in South Central Los Angeles. The violent clash between Hasidim and African-Americans in Crown Heights. The boats of Haitian refugees being turned away from the Land of Opportunity. These are among the many racially-charged images that have burst across our television screens in the last year alone, images that show that for all our complacent beliefs in a melting-pot society, race is as much of a problem as ever in America. In this vastly important, widely-acclaimed volume, Kwame Anthony Appiah, a Ghanaian philosopher who now teaches at Harvard, explores, in his words, "the possibilities and pitfalls of an African identity in the late twentieth century." In the process he sheds new light on what it means to be an African-American, on the many preconceptions that have muddled discussions of race, Africa, and Afrocentrism since the end of the nineteenth century, and, in the end, to move beyond the idea of race. In My Father's House is especially wide-ranging, covering everything from Pan Africanism, to the works of early African-American intellectuals such as Alexander Crummell and W.E.B. Du Bois, to the ways in which African identity influences African literature. In his discussion of the latter subject, Appiah demonstrates how attempts to construct a uniquely African literature have ignored not only the inescapable influences that centuries of contact with the West have imposed, but also the multicultural nature of Africa itself. Emphasizing this last point is Appiah's eloquent title essay which offers a fitting finale to the volume. In a moving first-person account of his father's death and funeral in Ghana, Appiah offers a brilliant metaphor for the tension between Africa's aspirations to modernity and its desire to draw on its ancient cultural roots. During the Los Angeles riots, Rodney King appeared on television to make his now famous plea: "People, can we all get along?" In this beautiful, elegantly written volume, Appiah steers us along a path toward answering a question of the utmost importance to us all.
Posted in Social Science

Mateship in Local Organization : a Study of Egaliterlawson

Stratification, Leadership, and Amenities Projects in a Semi-industrial Community of Inland New South Wales

Author: H. G. Oxley

Publisher: [St. Lucia, Australia] : University of Queensland Press


Category: Community leadership

Page: 241

View: 9454

Posted in Community leadership

Max Weber

Die Leidenschaft des Denkens

Author: Joachim Radkau

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423347907


Page: 924

View: 6128

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Magnalia Dei, the Mighty Acts of God

Essays on the Bible and Archaeology in Memory of G. Ernest Wright

Author: George Ernest Wright,Frank Moore Cross,Werner E. Lemke,Patrick D. Miller

Publisher: N.A


Category: Religion

Page: 611

View: 8599

Posted in Religion

History of Biblical Israel

Major Problems and Minor Issues

Author: Abraham Malamat

Publisher: Brill Academic Pub

ISBN: 9789004120099

Category: History

Page: 476

View: 3526

The book holds 26 chapters encompassing the history of Israel from its very beginnings up to the destruction of the First Temple of Jerusalem (586 BC). The successive parts are The Dawn of Israel, Forming a Nation, The Rise of the Davidic Dynasty, and King Amon and Josiah and their final fate. The last part is dedicated to historical episodes in the Former Prophets and in the Prophetical Books. Several excursi follow.This publication has also been published in paperback, please click here for details.
Posted in History

Social control

Author: Cecil Kenneth Watkins

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780582487130

Category: Social Science

Page: 154

View: 5105

Posted in Social Science

The Use of English

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: English language

Page: N.A

View: 5235

Posted in English language

Managing fast growing cities

new approaches to urban planning and management in the developing world

Author: Nick Devas,Carole Rakodi

Publisher: Longman Group United Kingdom


Category: Political Science

Page: 337

View: 9533

successes and failures and showing the way forward for the next decade.
Posted in Political Science

Bürokratie als Schicksal?

Author: Stanley Diamond

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322894010

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

View: 2394

Posted in Social Science

Forensic Linguistics

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Forensic linguistics

Page: N.A

View: 3818

Posted in Forensic linguistics

Bureaucrats, petty bourgeois and townsmen

an observation on status identification in Kota Bharu

Author: Halim Hj. Salleh

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 183

View: 4868

Posted in Social Science