Geographic Thought: A Critical Introduction

By Tim Cresswell

This attractive and obtainable advent to geographic proposal explores the foremost thinkers and key theoretical advancements within the box of human geography.

  • Covers the full diversity of the improvement of theoretical wisdom of the sector, from historical geography to modern non-representational theory
  • Presents theories in an obtainable demeanour throughout the author's attractive writing style
  • Examines the impact of Darwin and Marx, the emergence of anarchist geographies, the influence of feminism, and myriad different vital our bodies of thought
  • Stresses the significance of geographic proposal and its relevance to our figuring out of what it really is to be human, and to the folks, areas, and cultures of the realm during which we live

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Making Parents: The Ontological Choreography of Reproductive Technologies (Inside Technology)

By Charis Thompson

Assisted reproductive expertise (ART) makes infants and oldsters without delay. Drawing on technology and know-how stories, feminist concept, and ancient and ethnographic analyses of paintings clinics, Charis Thompson explores the intertwining of organic copy with the private, political, and technological meanings of replica. She analyzes the "ontological choreography" at paintings clinics -- the dynamics wherein technical, medical, kinship, gender, emotional, felony, political, monetary, and different issues are coordinated -- utilizing ethnographic facts to deal with questions often taken care of within the summary. Reproductive applied sciences, says Thompson, are a part of the expanding tendency to show social difficulties into biomedical questions and will be used as a lens by which to determine the ensuing alterations within the relatives among technology and society.

After giving an account of the book's disciplinary roots in technology and expertise reviews and in feminist scholarship on copy, Thompson involves the ethnographic middle of her learn. She develops her idea of ontological choreography through analyzing ART's normalization of "miraculous" know-how (including the etiquette of technological sex); gender identification within the assigned roles of mom and dad and the conservative nature of gender kinfolk within the medical institution; the naturalization of technologically assisted kinship and procreative motive; and sufferers' pursuit of supplier via objectification and expertise. eventually, Thompson explores the economies of reproductive applied sciences, concluding with a speculative and polemical examine the "biomedical mode of replica" as a predictor of destiny family members among technology and society.

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Proust entre deux siècles

By Antoine Compagnon

Marcel Proust a trente ans en 1901. Il meurt en 1922. C’est dire qu’il a plus vécu au XIXe qu’au XXe siècle. Son œuvre puise ses affinités esthétiques dans le siècle de Baudelaire, de Wagner et de Ruskin, mais lui échappe cependant. Comme elle échappe au XXe siècle. Sans doute ce partage n’a-t-il pas de sens en soi ; mais toute grande œuvre manque d’aplomb : les œuvres assurées passent de mode, celles qui deviennent classiques sont ambiguës. C’est parce que l. a. Recherche du temps perdu est irréductible aux deux siècles, qu’elle proceed de fasciner.Ce livre essaie de comprendre l. a. puissance paradoxale du roman de Proust en le confrontant à quelques lieux communs fin de siècle : le débat entre les conceptions organique ou fragmentaire de l’œuvre d’art, l. a. sexualité décadente, los angeles technological know-how psychiatrique ou étymologique, l’idée de progrès en artwork, los angeles naissance du mythe de l’avant-garde, and so on. remark Proust les a-t-il côtoyés et de quelle façon les a-t-il transformés ? Par quels retours à d’autres siècles aussi ?Deux ombres ne quittent jamais Proust : Racine et Baudelaire, dont les destins opinions se croisent étrangement avant 1900. On découvre alors l. a. violence chez le dramaturge et le classicisme chez le poète maudit. Ils deviennent frères, et Proust entre deux siècles, c’est aussi Proust entre ces deux poètes.Antoine CompagnonProfesseur au Collège de France et à Columbia collage, big apple. A établi l’édition de Sodome et Gomorrhe dans l. a. « Pléiade » (Gallimard, 1988).

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Le Suicide français d'Éric Zemmour (Fiche de lecture): Résumé complet et analyse détaillée de l'oeuvre (French Edition)

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Artificial Experts: Social Knowledge and Intelligent Systems (Inside Technology)

By H.M. Collins

A desktop is what we make of it. it may possibly mimic us if we will mimic it, or support it out, or fail to remember its errors. In "Artificial specialists sociologist Harry Collins explains what pcs cannot do, but in addition reviews the standard and notable issues that they could do. He argues that even though machines are constrained simply because we can't reproduce in symbols what each neighborhood is familiar with, we supply them skills as a result of approach we embed them in our society. He unfolds a compelling account of the variation among human motion and desktop intelligence, the center of that's a witty and discovered exploration of data itself, of what groups comprehend and the ways that they comprehend it. during his investigations, Collins derives enlightening metaphors for the relation among synthetic intelligence and prosthetic applied sciences resembling synthetic hearts. He offers an exciting clarification of why pocket calculators paintings and stocks his personal adventure in developing a professional approach designed to coach humans to develop really good semiconductor crystals. He describes a singular improvement of the Turing protocol for the definition Of intelligence, a brand new type of human ability, and an unique method of realizing our dating to machines. From an AI perspective, the purchase of information and the choice of functions are serious to the good fortune of specialist platforms. Collins deals an unique method of either difficulties for AI researchers and practitioners, delivering a sociological point of view at the sorts of wisdom specialist platforms can and can't seize, and at the domain names which are and aren't more likely to be triumphant. Harry M. Collins is a generally released sociologist. He isProfessor of Sociology, Head of the college of Social Sciences, and Director of the technology experiences Centre on the college of tub.

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Behind the Shock Machine: The Untold Story of the Notorious Milgram Psychology Experiments

By Gina Perry

When social psychologist Stanley Milgram invited volunteers to participate in an test at Yale in the summertime of 1961, not one of the individuals can have foreseen the global sensation that the printed effects may reason. Milgram pronounced that totally sixty five percentage of the volunteers had again and again administered electrical shocks of accelerating energy to a guy they believed to be in critical soreness, even discomfort a life-threatening center situation, just because an expert determine had informed them to take action. Such habit used to be associated with atrocities dedicated via traditional humans lower than the Nazi regime and instantly gripped the general public mind's eye. The experiments stay a resource of controversy and fascination greater than fifty years later.

In Behind the surprise Machine, psychologist and writer Gina Perry reveals for the 1st time the entire tale of this debatable scan and its startling repercussions. Interviewing the unique participants—many of whom stay haunted to at the present time approximately what they did—and delving deep into Milgram’s own archive, she items jointly a extra advanced photo and masses extra troubling photo of those experiments than was once initially awarded by means of Milgram. Uncovering the main points of the experiments leads her to question the validity of that sixty five percentage statistic and the claims that it printed anything crucial approximately human nature. Fleshed out with dramatic transcripts of the exams themselves, the publication places a human face at the unwitting those who confronted the ethical try of the surprise laptop and gives a gripping, unforgettable story of 1 man’s ambition and an scan that outlined a generation.

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The Way of Men

By Jack Donovan

What's masculinity? Ask ten males and you will get ten obscure, conflicting solutions. in contrast to any e-book of its variety, the way in which of guys deals an easy, elementary answer-without getting slowed down in faith, morality, or politics. it is a consultant for knowing who males were and the demanding situations males face at the present time. the way in which of guys captures the silent, stifling rage of guys all over who locate themselves at odds with the over-regulated, over-civilized, politically right sleek international. If you have ever closed your eyes and needed for in the future as a lion, this booklet is for you.

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Phenomenological Sociology: Experience and Insight in Modern Society (Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society)

By Harvie Ferguson

This leading edge and thought-provoking e-book argues that phenomenology used to be the main major, wide-ranging and influential philosophy to emerge within the 20th century. The social personality of phenomenology is explored in its relation to the fear in 20th century sociology with questions of contemporary adventure. Phenomenology and sociology come jointly as 'ethnographies of the present'. As such, they become independent from of the self-imposed obstacles of every to set up a brand new, serious figuring out of latest lifestyles. by way of analyzing phenomenology sociologically and sociology phenomenologically, this booklet reconstructs a phenomenological sociology of recent adventure.

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Usable Theory: Analytic Tools for Social and Political Research

By Dietrich Rueschemeyer

The undertaking of twentieth-century sociology and political science--to create predictive clinical theory--resulted in few full-scale theories that may be taken off the shelf and effectively utilized to empirical puzzles. but concentrated "theory frames" that formulate difficulties and aspect to appropriate causal elements and prerequisites have produced brilliant, insightful, and analytically orientated empirical examine. whereas conception frames by myself can't supply clarification or prediction, they advisor empirical concept formation and provides course to inferences from empirical proof. also they are chargeable for a lot of the growth within the social sciences. In Usable Theory, exotic sociologist Dietrich Rueschemeyer exhibits graduate scholars and researchers how one can build idea frames and use them to advance legitimate empirical hypotheses during empirical social and political examine. Combining new principles in addition to analytic instruments derived from vintage and up to date theoretical traditions, the e-book enlarges the rationalist version of motion by means of concentrating on wisdom, norms, personal tastes, and feelings, and it discusses higher social formations that form basic sorts of motion. all through, Usable Theory seeks to mobilize the implicit theoretical social wisdom utilized in daily life.

  • Offers instruments for idea construction in social and political examine
  • Complements the rationalist version of motion with discussions of data, norms, personal tastes, and feelings
  • Relates theoretical rules to difficulties of method
  • Situates easy sorts of motion relating to better formations
  • Combines new principles with subject matters from vintage and newer theories

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Applications of Social Research Methods to Questions in Information and Library Science

By Barbara M. Wildemuth

For many practitioners, top practices are frequently constructed via a great deal of direct event. in spite of the fact that, they could even be constructed during the exam and alertness of analysis findings. through severely assessing current reviews inside library and knowledge technology, either aspiring and skilled execs can gather a deeper realizing of obtainable equipment, in addition to layout more beneficial stories. In what's definitely the 1st of its variety for librarians, Barbara Wildemuth has created a publication that mirrors the method of carrying out a study learn; while, she exposes the reader to a wealth of competing and complementary ideas. each one bankruptcy introduces a specific examine process, issues out its relative strengths and weaknesses, and offers a critique of 2 or extra exemplary reviews. a useful consultant for librarians, educators and scholars alike.

Section One considers these examine questions customarily requested within the box of knowledge and library technology, and explains how they could come up from perform and direct commentary or from present theories. part covers quite a few study designs, in addition to the sampling matters linked to these designs: case stories, naturalistic examine, longitudinal reviews, Delphi reports, and quasi-experimental and experimental designs. part 3 strikes directly to tools for amassing info: surveys, quite a few sorts of interviews, ancient and documentary stories, transaction log research, diaries, and player commentary. It concludes with a bankruptcy discussing the ways that any of those equipment could be mixed to be used in a selected study.

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