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xv, 285 pages ; 23 cm.
  • 1. Introduction.- 2. Reciprocity and Self-Restriction in Elementary Recognition.- 3. Reifying Reification: A Critique of Axel Honneth's Theory of Reification.- 4. The Recognition of No-Body.- 5. Bourgeois Illusions: Honneth on the Ruling Ideas of Capitalist Societies.- 6. Losing Sight of Power: The Inadequacy of Axel Honneth's Theory of the Market and Democracy.- 7. Axel Honneth and the Tradition of Radical Reformism.- 8. Can Honneth's Theory Account for a Critique of Instrumental Reason? Capitalism and the Pathologies of Negative Freedom.- 9. Critical Theory Derailed: Paradigm Fetishism and Critical Liberalism in Honneth (and Habermas).- 10. The Failure of the Recognition Paradigm in Critical Theory.- 11. The Mirror of Transformation: Recognition and Its Dimensions after Honneth.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319919799 20181015
The critical theory of the Frankfurt School has undergone numerous and at times fundamental changes over the last ninety years. Since the late 1960s, it has been characterized primarily by Jurgen Habermas's "communicative turn" and a focus on normative foundations. Today, that "second generation" exists side-by-side with a "third generation" represented most prominently by Axel Honneth's turn toward recognition, ethical life, and the normative reconstruction of social institutions. This volume brings together critical voices on the state and direction of Frankfurt School theory today by examining Honneth's theory in light of both current challenges and the intellectual and political ambitions that have shaped the tradition from its beginning. United in their strong commitment to critical scholarship, the authors collected here approach Honneth's work from different backgrounds, employ a wide variety of methodologies, and write in different genres, ranging from the sober scholarly analysis to programmatic and political appeals. The collective aim of these reflections is not to reject Honneth's theory but to build upon his work and incorporate his themes of recognition and social freedom into a new project of critical theory that can prove adequate to the political and social crises of our time.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319919799 20181015
Green Library
viii, 184 pages ; 25 cm.
Green Library
xiii, 438 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Green Library
xi, 195 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • 1. Do you relate to this? Femininity, affective intimate cultures and neoliberalism.- 2. Managing relatability: feeling rules and the practice of moderation.- 3. The classificatory reader: relating to others through digital texts.- 4. Intimacy and value: telling the self through figures.- 5. The practices and politics of a relatable brand.- 6. Relatability, feminism, and the shifting sexual contract.- 7. Ambivalence and attachment: some final reflections.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319915142 20180917
This book explores the practices and the politics of relatable femininity in intimate digital social spaces. Examining a GIF-based digital culture on Tumblr, the author considers how young women produce relatability through humorous, generalisable representations of embarrassment, frustration, and resilience in everyday situations. Relatability is examined as an affective relation that offers the feeling of sameness and female friendship amongst young women. However, this relation is based on young women's ability to competently negotiate the `feeling rules' that govern youthful femininity. Such classed and racialised feeling rules require young women to perfect the performance of normalcy: they must mix self-deprecation with positivity; they must be relatably flawed but not actual `failures'. Situated in debates about postfeminism, self-representation and digital identity, this book connects understandings of digital visual culture to gender, race, and class, and neoliberal imperatives to perform the `right feelings'. Gender and Relatability in Digital Culture will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines including gender studies, cultural studies, sociology, and media studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319915142 20180917
Green Library
1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations
ix, 317 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Green Library
xi, 165 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction I. {disrupted societies} II. {overcoming social division} III. {the purposes of public conflict resolution} IV. {success and failure in public conflict resolution} V. {conflict resolution outcomes} VI. {analysing conflict resolution cases} VII. {brakes and accelerators to public conflict resolution} VIII. {blind spots and guidelines} IX. {keep on talking to your enemy}.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780815368069 20181015
Locked in our worldview communities and polarised through increasingly radical campaigning, we are anxious of today's great uncertainty and our politicians have little incentive to reach across party lines. The problem of social division is real. The Brexit vote led to the highest spike in hate crimes in Britain ever recorded and heated situations like the far-right rally in Charlottesville, USA are increasingly boiling over. Overcoming Social Division is not another book about dying democracies, because horror scenarios don't make you act. Instead, it is an optimistic response on what can be done, and about how we can coexist in fragmented and polarised societies. Anatol Valerian Itten explains how public conflict resolution, civic fusion and mediative decision making help us re-learn the ability to find common ground on controversial issues with our fellow citizens, whom we tend to assume believe more extreme things than they really do. This book takes the reader through empirical key factors, obstacles and blind spots and provides helpful guidelines for everyone interested in mitigating social division and resolving conflicts. The author's insights are based on his experience in conflict management, a study of dozens of public conflict resolution cases and surprising stories of over twenty interviewed mediators. Overcoming social division can be a strenuous task. But talking to our enemies is necessary if we don't want to end up in dysfunctional democracies, and it can be a more rewarding experience than we might think. This is a fascinating read for students and academics interested in conflict resolution and public participation from psychology, social sciences, law, and related disciplines. It is also a unique resource for professionals including officials, mediators, lawyers and other practitioners dealing with conflict and public participation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780815368069 20181015
Green Library
205 pages ; 22 cm
Green Library
xvii, 270 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Introduction. Elliot B. Weininger and Omar Lizardo Part I: Forward Panics in the Underground Economy Chapter 1. Que Duro! Street Violence in the South Bronx Randol Contreras Chapter 2. "I Wasn't Even Gonna Shoot Him": Deadly Violence and the Carceral State in the US Inner City Narcotics Markets Philippe Bourgois and Laurie Kain Hart Part II: Entrainment and Creativity Chapter 3. Interaction Ritual Threads: Does IRC Theory Apply Online? Paul DiMaggio, Clark Bernier, Charles Heckscher, and David Mimno Chapter 4. Creative Networks and the Determinants of Intellectual Recognition: Structural Holes vs. Mutual Halos in Financial Economics and Learning, Speech, and Hearing Research Simone Polillo Part III: The Theoretical Context of Interaction Ritual Chains Chapter 5. The Effects of Cultural, Structural, and Interpersonal Dynamics on Interaction Rituals Jonathan H. Turner Chapter 6. The Micro-foundations of Macro-violence: Vocabularies of Motive in the Initiation of State Violence and Coercion David Gibson Chapter 7. The Cube of Involvement: Conceptualizing an Interaction Ritual Approach to Social Involvement Erika Summers-Effler and Justin Van Ness Part IV: The Micro-Sociological Program Chapter 8. What has Micro-Sociology Accomplished? Randall Collins.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138614284 20181015
Microsociologists seek to capture social life as it is experienced, and in recent decades no one has championed the microsociological approach more fiercely than Randall Collins. The pieces in this exciting volume offer fresh and original insights into key aspects of Collins' thought, and of microsociology more generally. The introductory essay by Elliot B. Weininger and Omar Lizardo provides a lucid overview of the key premises this perspective. Ethnographic papers by Randol Contreras, using data from New York, and Philippe Bourgois and Laurie Kain Hart, using data from Philadelphia, examine the social logic of violence in street-level narcotics markets. Both draw on heavily on Collins' microsociological account of the features of social situations that tend to engender violence. In the second section of the book, a study by Paul DiMaggio, Clark Bernier, Charles Heckscher, and David Mimno tackles the question of whether electronically mediated interaction exhibits the ritualization which, according to Collins, is a common feature of face-to-face encounters. Their results suggest that, at least under certain circumstances, digitally mediated interaction may foster social solidarity in a manner similar to face-to-face interaction. A chapter by Simone Polillo picks up from Collins' work in the sociology of knowledge, examining multiple ways in which social network structures can engender intellectual creativity. The third section of the book contains papers that critically but sympathetically assess key tenets of microsociology. Jonathan H. Turner argues that the radically microsociological perspective developed by Collins will better serve the social scientific project if it is embedded in a more comprehensive paradigm, one that acknowledges the macro- and meso-levels of social and cultural life. A chapter by David Gibson presents empirical analyses of decisions by state leaders concerning whether or not to use force to deal with internal or external foes, suggesting that Collins' model of interaction ritual can only partially illuminate the dynamics of these highly consequential political moments. Work by Erika Summers-Effler and Justin Van Ness seeks to systematize and broaden the scope of Collins' theory of interaction, by including in it encounters that depart from the ritual model in important ways. In a final, reflective chapter, Randall Collins himself highlights the promise and future of microsociology. Clearly written, these pieces offer cutting-edge thinking on some of the crucial theoretical and empirical issues in sociology today.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138614284 20181015
Green Library
xvii, 264 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Chapter 1 Dynamic non-humans in a changing worldPART I: Nature, materiality and processesChapter 2 Thriving in the Anthropocene: understanding human-weed relations and invasive plant management using theories of practiceChapter 3 Seeing wood for the trees: placing biological processes within practices of heating and harvestingChapter 4 `Dynamic' non-human animals in theories of practice: views from the subalternChapter 5 Dynamic bodies in theories of social practice: vibrant materials and more-than-human assemblagesChapter 6 Mobile drinking - bottled water practices and ontological politicsChapter 7 Immersed in thermal flows: heat as productive of and produced by social practicesPART II: Technologies, automation and performativityChapter 8 Displacement: attending to the role of things in theories of practice through design researchChapter 9 How software matters: connective tissue and self-driving carsChapter 10 Automated artefacts as co-performers of social practices: washing machines, laundering and designChapter 11 Robots and Roomba riders: non-human performers in theories of social practiceChapter 12 Automation, smart homes and symmetrical anthropology: non-humans as performers of practices?.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319921884 20180924
The robots are coming! So too is the `age of automation', the march of `invasive' species, more intense natural disasters, and a potential cataclysm of other unprecedented events and phenomena of which we do not yet know, and cannot predict. This book is concerned with how to account for these non-humans and their effects within theories of social practice. In particular, this provocative collection tackles contemporary debates about the roles, relations and agencies of constantly changing, disruptive, intelligent or otherwise 'dynamic' non-humans, such as weather, animals and automated devices. In doing so contributors challenge and take forward existing understandings of dynamic non-humans in theories of social practice by reconsidering their potential roles in everyday life. The book will benefit sociology, geography, science and technology studies, and human- (and animal-) computer interaction design scholars seeking to make sense of the complex entanglement of non-human phenomena and things in the performance of social practices.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319921884 20180924
Green Library
410 pages ; 22 cm
  • Vorwort
  • Eine neue Zeit kündigt sich an bis 1900
  • Hauptmann und Guttzeit
  • Nietzsche
  • Tolstoi
  • Monte Verità, Ascona und Lago Maggiore
  • Gemeinschaft (Streit) 1900
  • Aufbruch (Berg) 1901
  • Balabiott 1902
  • Haus (Hütte) 1903 und 1904
  • Tod 1905 und 1906
  • Sex 1907 und 1908
  • Krise 1909 und 1910
  • Beziehungen 1911 und 1912
  • Sprache (Gespräche) 1913
  • Körper (Tanz) 1914
  • Geld 1915 und 1916
  • Träume (Fest) 1917
  • Inseln 1918 und 1919
  • Rosen in einem fremden Garten 1920
  • Dank und Nachwort.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
254 pages : illustration, charts ; 24 cm.
  • 1 -- L'inégalité est de la nature des choses -- La pensée est le propre de l'humain -- Relation entre la représentation métaphysique et le processus de pensée -- Considérations a posteriori -- Les sources de la pensée sociale -- A la recherche de la pensée sociale -- L'égalité en Egypte ancienne -- Culture et civilisation égyptiennes -- La population et son territoire -- Emprise de la vie éternelle -- La cosmogonie -- La culture dans l'émancipation des peuples -- La pensée sociale en Egypte -- Vivre ensemble -- L'esclavage -- L'échelle sociale -- Les premières traces écrites en Mésopotamie -- Quand les hommes inventèrent les dieux -- La pensée déiste en Babylonie -- La naissance de Marduk -- Livres de la super sagesse et de l'épopée de la création -- Première expression de pensée sociale : le code Hammourabi -- Une civilisation très avancée -- Essai de démographie - Les villes peu peuplées -- Forces et faiblesses d'un pouvoir éclairé -- La pensée civilisée peut-elle survivre dans un monde barbare ? -- Le monothéisme ou la pensée révélée -- Le monothéisme -- La "pensée" révélée -- L'immatérialité de la révélation -- Le judaïsme -- Le christianisme -- La pensée sociale de "Jésus sur la montagne" -- Constantin ou l'articulation entre polythéisme et monothéisme -- OEuvres législatives à visées sociales - Affranchissement des esclaves -- Evolution de la pensée sociale sous le régime de Constantin -- Le panthéisme grec -- Les philosophes stoïciens -- Le stoïcisme -- Diogène de Sinope -- Le cynisme à l'époque moderne -- Empédocle et les quatre éléments -- Empédocle, les pythagoriciens et la pensée sociale -- Zénon de Cition -- Y a-t-il une pensée sociale chez Zénon ? -- La doctrine stoïcienne -- La théorie des définitions -- De la doctrine morale -- Conscience de ce qui est beau -- Enseignements -- Cosmogonie stoïcienne et pense sociale -- Le polythéisme grec et son interprétation -- Les corps, objets de pensée -- Les quatre éléments -- Dans le monde, il n'y a pas de vide -- L'univers des dieux ou le panthéisme -- L'accord entre pensée et conduite sociale -- Comment se situent les stoïciens par rapport à cette déclaration de Plutarque ? -- Comment intégrer la pensée du "sage" dans la pensée moderne ? -- Quand la pensée stoïcienne devient romaine ! -- Les stoïciens romains -- Des rapports sociaux, intellectuels, courtois entre stoïciens -- Nous agirons ensemble -- L'honnêteté est notre vie et notre destinée -- La "société" est entrée dans la pensée -- L'homme est instruit, élevé en homme libre -- Discussion et critique de quelques comportements et attitudes mentales -- Comment guérir les maladies de l'âme ? -- Le bonheur des autres -- Le bien souverain -- Epicure, une voie latérale ! -- Le Tétrapharmakon -- La physique, atomes et agrégats -- L'éthique se libère de toute crainte -- Le libre arbitre -- Des vertus elles-mêmes en général -- Sa pensée donne l'audace à la Renaissance européenne -- Les héritages de la culture stoïcienne -- La rencontre des peuples d'Italie et de Grèce -- Les Gracques -- L'échec de la réforme des Gracques
  • Les révoltes civiques aux IIe et Ier siècle avant J.-C. -- Une guerre sociale (91 à 88 avant J.-C.) à Pompéi -- Des hommes à ne pas oublier -- Quels changements ont apporté les luttes des esclaves ? -- Fin de l'esclavage -- L'égalité n'est pas une conception naturelle et universelle -- Quand un dieu unique anéantit le polythéisme ! -- Les colonnes des temples sont écroulées depuis deux mille trois cents ans ! -- Sélinonte, la plus belle cité de l'Antiquité -- Les colonnes hurlent à la miséricorde de dieux ! -- Trop de dieux, trop de temples - Le polythéisme dans l'histoire -- Les temples de pierre contre la promesse d'égalité au royaume de dieu -- La pensée sociale dans la cite à Pompéi et à Herculeum -- La démocratie, une vieille affaire -- Les inégalités -- La culture, la beauté -- La personne handicapée cachée -- La pensée sociale -- Les rites initiatiques -- "Il n'y avait plus de lumière quand le Vésuve s'est éteint !" -- La recherche de la pensée sociale au moyen-âge -- Les limites du Moyen-Age -- Des changements de frontières -- L'unité politique -- La pensée sociale dans le catholicisme -- L'organisation de l'Eglise au Moyen-Age -- Souveraineté spirituelle et temporelle du Vatican -- La Réforme -- La Sainte Inquisition -- Les premiers changements dans la pensée catholique -- Les abbayes et les ordres religieux -- Le schisme de la chrétienté -- Position de la femme dans l'Eglise, le mariage -- La prostitution, le mouvement matricia -- Les paysans et les relations au seigneur -- Démographie en l'an 1000 -- La pensée sociale au XVIIe siècle sous le sceau des hérésies -- La diaspora huguenote -- Le refuge huguenot -- Qui sont les réfugiés de la diaspora ? -- Apport des huguenots dans les pays d'accueil -- Quelle pensée sociale les huguenots apportent-ils dans les pays refuges ? -- Rôle de médiation -- La révocation de l'Edit de Nantes est-il le premier génocide idéologique des temps modernes ? -- La pensée évangélique n'est plus le centre d'union de la société -- La terreur idéologique -- Vers de nouvelles valeurs civiques -- Le génocide idéologique, source d'une régénérescence des valeurs citoyennes ! -- A la recherche de la pense sociale au XVIIIe siècle -- La pensée sociale en phase prérévolutionnaire -- La science nouvelle -- La pensée sociale chez Vico -- Une théologie civile -- Les conclusions de Vico -- Invention politique du concept politique d'égalité universelle au XIXe siècle -- Un ordre nouveau est établi -- Pérennité de l'ordre nouveau -- La pensée sociale sort de la Révolution française -- Victor Hugo et la pensée sociale -- De la pensée sociale au socialisme -- La pensée sociale chez Michelet -- Dialogue des idées -- Volney, La ruine des empires -- Un courant juridique prend le pas sur les principes révolutionnaires -- Et l'Europe au XIXe siècle dans tout cela ? -- Libre accès à l'enseignement et à l'éducation -- Effet du libre accès à l'enseignement -- Un hasard que l'humain ait appris l'accès à l'égalité des chances... et qu'il ait trouvé la voie pour la réaliser -- -- Transfert des doctrines dans la réalité sociale -- La pensée sociale vivante
  • Le compagnonnage, aiguillon de l'action sociale -- Le bonheur et le bien-être du travailleur -- La chanson sociale comme expression de l'action sociale -- Chansons de Compagnons -- La chanson sociale et la Commune de Paris -- La Commune et la chanson sociale -- Les grands thèmes de la chanson sociale -- La guerre sociale -- La pensée pacifiste, soeur de la pensée sociale -- Impact de la poésie populaire et formation de grandes villes -- Redistribution idéologique de la pensé sociale -- Le mouvement ouvrier et ses origines en France (1831-1905) -- Le socialisme et la pensée sociale -- La pensée sociale et le libéralisme -- De la pensée sociale à la sécurité sociale -- L'industrialisation -- Les deux branches du libéralisme -- Le libéralisme d'origine britannique -- Et la pensée sociale ? -- Le libéralisme chrétien -- Le libéralisme laïque -- La pensée sociale dans le courant libéral -- Convergences minimales historiques des pensées sociales -- L'économie sociale -- La pensée sociale et le mouvement d'industrialisation -- Jean Baptiste Godin -- Le Familistère ou le paternalisme dans la pensée sociale -- Les enseignements des réalisations sociales au Familistère de Guise -- Le développement physique -- Le palais social -- Les partenaires du dialogue social : syndicats, mutualités, sociétés d'habitations sociales -- Les syndicats -- Les mutualités -- Les caisses de prévoyance -- Le logement social -- La pensée sociale après la deuxième guerre mondiale -- Pensée libertaire et pensée sociale -- Affirmation démocratique et politique de la jeunesse -- Les enfants de l'anarchie - "Mai 1968" -- A quand plus de sciences objectives consacrées à la génétique et aux neurosciences ? -- Repenser le maternage et la formation des mères -- Anarchisme, création et pensée sociale -- Position de la pensée sociale en 2015-2016 -- L'effondrement du monde occidental -- La crise des "subprimes" ou surprimes -- Affaiblissement des Etats -- La théorie du complot mondial -- La pensée sociale dans les programmes des partis politiques européens -- Les programmes et priorités des partis politiques européens -- La pensée sociale dans l'actualité -- Quelle place pour la pensée sociale ? -- Vers une nouvelle révolution - Les accélérations de la pensée sociale -- Qu'y-a-t-il dans la valise de la pensée sociale ? -- L'égalité sociale -- Internationalisation des droits et de la pensée sociale -- Le système financier international -- Fin de la pensée sociale et de la philosophie sociale ? -- Autodestruction des partis politiques porteurs de la pensée sociale -- La globalisation de la pensée financière -- Au XXIe siècle, des aberrations de la pensée sociale ! -- Prospectives et hypothèses les résistances potentielles -- Pensée sociale et religion -- Influence des courants scientifiques -- La presse n'assume plus son rôle d'aiguillon -- Les appuis prometteurs pour une pensée sociale positive -- La pensée sociale sous l'ère onusienne (1945-11.09.2001) -- "Tu ne tueras point !" -- L'égalité des chances pour chaque citoyen -- Minimum d'existence -- La qualité de vie -- L'art inspire la pensée sociale -- La pression mondiale
  • La pensée sociale et le droit international -- Pensée sociale et démographie ou la remise en question constante.
"Sur le chemin du temps, l'essai interroge la socialité positive de l'humain dans ses conduites égalitaires et de justice sociale. Il recherche les traces de l'élaboration mentale d'une pensée sociale positive, constructive, de paix... Dans l'Antiquité, la philosophie veut d'abord améliorer l'homme. Elle devient "pensée sociale" sous le concept de "justice". Elle est toujours portée par des femmes et des hommes qui unissent les vertus de l'intelligence, la logique, la raison, par la dialectique, l'échange, l'écriture, la mémoire, tournés vers le mieux ou la perfection. Quand la pensée sociale spéculative devient humaniste, elle s'alimente de valeurs morales, d'équité et d'égalité. Alors elle devient "révolutionnaire". En la suivant, elle renaît des mouvements violents, renversant le pouvoir. Elle devient acte constitutionnel, politique, juridique. Elle prend aussi les voies industrielles, économiques, sociales et publiques. Dans sa phase ascendante et d'installation aux temps modernes, elle fait son chemin à travers les guerres, les luttes de classes, les nations impériales. Devenue une culture, elle est une force démocratique, une instance internationale. Elle a gagné en puissance et en vulnérabilité. Mais la nature humaine n'a pas changé ! Seule la population s'est multipliée. Les sciences, les techniques ont seulement donné des moyens nouveaux à l'intelligence. Unir les intelligences, les espérances, les sciences, les actions positives non violentes, telle est la voie de son combat. L'humanité n'est pas achevée. Elle est à la recherche d'une nouvelle pensée sociale pour survivre."--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
xx, 204 pages ; 24 cm
  • Prologue: Blogging Bliss and Public Anthropology Part One: Blogging Politics in the Age of Trump 1. Politics in a Culture of Ignorance (March 2011) 2. Anti-Anti Science (March 2011) 3. Class Illusions (September 2011) 4. Social Engineering and the Politics of Ignorance (July 2012) 5. Racing Away from Ferguson and the Challenge of Education (December 2014) 6. Big Man Bibi (March 2015) 7. The Anthropology of Trump: Myth, Illusion, and Celebrity Culture (March 2016) 8. The Return of the Plague: An Open Letter to Our Students (November 2016) 9. Revisiting the Anthropology of Trump: Anthropology and the Power of Culture (November 2016) 10. Going Public: Resistance in the Age of Trump (January 2017) 11. Who Is the Enemy of the People? (March 2017) 12. Budgeting Social Darwinism (March 2017) Part Two: Blogging Social Science: The Challenge of Going Public 13. The Limited Good of Rick Scott's Anthropology (October 2011) 14. The Face of Poverty in America (February 2012) 15. The Social Life of Music-in Mali (May 2013) 16. Narrative and the Future of the Social Sciences (December 2013) 17. Welcome to the Anthropocene (November 2014) 18. Alice Goffman and the Future of Ethnography (June 2015) 19. In Defense of Ethnography (August 2015) 20. Terrorism: A Challenge for the Social Sciences (December 2015) 21. Fast Culture in the Age of Trump (June 2017) 22. Slow Anthropology in the Age of Trump (June 2017) Part Three: Blogging Higher Education: A Public Defense of Scholarship 23. Winter Break (December 2011) 24. Waging War on Higher Education (May 2012) 25. Higher Education's Train to Nowhere (September 2013) 26. A 2014 Challenge for the Social Sciences (January 2014) 27. Kafka on Campus (March 2014) 28. The Brave New World of Campus Life (April 2014) 29. Magical Mentors (May 2014) 30. We're Number One (August 2014) 31. A Letter from the Underground of The Castle (September 2014) Part Four: Blogging Media in the Era of Fast News 32. Media Matters in Africa (January 2012) 33. Joseph Kony and the Other Africa (March 2012) 34. Media Myopia and the Image of Africa (August 2013) 35. Message from Mali (March 2015) Part Five: Blogging Well-Being: Finding Your Way in Troubled Times 36. Living with Cancer (February 2011) 37. Remission Rites (February 2014) 38. Remiss About Remission (April 2015) 39. Well-Being in the World (February 2015) 40. A Path Toward Well-Being (February 2016) Epilogue: Anthropology and Popular Media Works Cited Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781487594930 20180530
Paul Stoller has been writing a popular blog for the Huffington Post since 2011. Blogging, says Stoller, allows him to bring an anthropological perspective to contemporary debates, but it also makes him a better writer: snappier, more concise, and more focused on the connection he wants to make with readers. In this collection of selected blog posts, Stoller models good writing while sharing his insights on politics (including the emergence of "Trumpism" and the impact of ignorance on US political practices), higher education, social science, media, and well-being. In the process, he discusses the changing nature of scholarly communication and the academy's need for greater public engagement.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781487594930 20180530
Green Library
xi, 253 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Preface Part I The Focal Catalytic Coalition Model 1. Advocating for the Poor Through State and National Coalitions 2. NCRC and the Issues that Emerge from Defending the Community Reinvestment Act 3. NLIHC and the Issues that Emerge from the National Housing Trust Fund Campaign Part II Mobilizing and Informing Members 4. Mobilization: Building a Foundation for Coalition Action 5. The Power of Information and Information as Power Part III Advocacy and Lobbying Efforts to Bring About Policy Changes 6. The Tools of Coalition Advocacy: Working with the Mass Media to Frame Issues 7. Techniques of Influencing Legislators and Regulators 8. Lobbying in Person 9. Legislative and Regulatory Agency Hearings 10. Other Forms of Political Pressure Part IV Bringing It All Together at the Annual Meeting 11. What Annual Conferences Accomplish 12. Encounters with Elected and Regulatory Officials at the National Conference 13. Reflections on the Theory and Practice of Coalition Advocacy Appendix: Methodological Approach.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138563810 20180514
This book portrays how small, geographically dispersed, and progressive social change and social service organizations working within a coalition can influence national-level social policies. Based on extensive empirical research on two national organizations and their local affiliates, one focusing on affordable housing and the other working to protect lower-income communities, this book shows the ways in which professionally staffed organizations that coordinate coalitions come about, and describes their work to mobilize coalition members to lobby and advocate, providing information, analysis and instruction to facilitate such action and, in so doing, becoming the public voice for the social change efforts of coalitions. Advocacy for Social Change details the characteristics of these organizations that the author has labeled as focal catalytic coalition organizations and then provides numerous examples of campaigns led by them on affordable housing and economic justice; campaigns that illustrate tactics that other social change organizations can emulate. As such, it will appeal to scholars of sociology with interests in social problems, social action, political sociology, urban studies, community development and organizing while extending the literature on interest group lobbying.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138563810 20180514
Green Library
xix, 191 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Chapter 1: Introduction Martin Leiner and Christine Schliesser.- Chapter 2: Introduction to Negotiation Martin Leiner.- Chapter 3 Justice in Negotiations and Conflict Resolution Rudolf Schuessler.- Chapter 4: Beyond Official Negotiations: The Experience of the Community of Sant'Egidio Cesare Zucconi.- Chapter 5: Understanding `Resistance' to Transitional Justice Julie Bernath, Adou Djane Dit Fatogoma, and Briony Jones.- Chapter 6: Introduction to Gender and Religion David P. Gushee.- Chapter 7: Made for Goodness? Women, Ethnic Conflict, and Reconciliation Carolina Rehrmann.- Chapter 8: Religious Dimensions in Conflict Transformation: A Tentative Approach Towards a Reconciliation Methodology Richard Friedli.- Chapter 9: A Critical Realist Engagement with Glen Stassen's `Just Peacemaking' Approach David P. Gushee.- Chapter 10: Introduction to Reconciliation and Forgiveness Christine Schliesser.- Chapter 11: Forgiveness is `The Wrong Word': Empathic Repair and the Potential for Human Connection in the Aftermath of Historical Trauma Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela.- Chapter 12: Alternative and Innovative Approaches to Reconciliation: A South African Perspective Christo Thesnaar.- Chapter 13: The Politics of Reconciliation in Post-Genocide Rwanda Christine Schliesser.- Chapter 14: Introduction to the Arts Mary Zournazi.- Chapter 15: Genocide, Memory, and the Arts: Memorial Projects in Rwanda of `Upright Men' and `The Garden of Memory' Bruce Clarke.- Chapter 16: A Notebook on Peace: Reflections on Cinema and Perception Mary Zournazi.- Chapter 17: Conclusion: From Conflict Resolution to Reconciliation Martin Leiner.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319583587 20171211
This edited volume brings together alternative and innovative approaches in conflict resolution. With traditional military intervention repeatedly leading to the transformation of entire regions into zones of instability and violence (Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria), the study of alternative and less violent approaches to conflict resolution has become imperative. Four approaches are presented here: negotiation, religion and gender, reconciliation and forgiveness, and the arts. This volume contains the insights and experiences of fourteen internationally renowned scholars and practitioners from different contexts. Can forgiveness help heal relationships in post-apartheid South Africa? How can art assist dealing with `unrememberable' events such as the genocide in Rwanda? What transformational resources do women offer in contexts of massive human rights violations? The aim here is twofold: to provide and encourage critical reflection of the approaches presented here and to explore concrete improvements in conflict resolution strategies. In its interdisciplinary and international outlook, this work combines the tried-and-tested approaches from conflict resolution experts in academia, NGOs and civil society, making it an invaluable tool for academics and practitioners alike.
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xxiv, 227 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • List of Illustrations Preface Acknowledgments PART ONE. CONTEMPORARY CONCERNS 1. Popular Hazards-- or, How We Insist Similar Social Problems Are Different 2. American Nightmares-- or, Why Sociologists Hate the American Dream Written with David Schweingruber PART TWO. CONSTRUCTING FUTURE PROBLEMS 3. Evaluating Predictions-- or, How to Compare the Maya Calendar, Social Security, and Climate Change 4. Future Talk-- or, How Slippery Slopes Shape Concern PART THREE. LOOKING BACKWARD AND BEYOND SOCIOLOGY 5. Memories as Problems-- or, How to Reconsider Confederate Flags and Other Symbols of the Past Written with Lawrence T. Nichols 6. Economicization-- or, Why Economists Get More Respect Than Sociologists Afterword: The Future of American Nightmares References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520296350 20171218
In an accessible and droll style, best-selling author Joel Best shines a light on how we navigate these anxious, insecure social times. While most of us still strive for the American Dream-to graduate from college, own a home, work toward early retirement-recent generations have been told that the next generation will not be able to achieve these goals, that things are getting-or are on the verge of getting-worse. In American Nightmares, Best addresses the apprehension that we face every day as we are bombarded with threats that the social institutions we count on are imperiled. Our schools are failing to teach our kids. Healthcare may soon be harder to obtain. We can't bank on our retirement plans. And our homes-still the largest chunk of most people's net worth-may lose much of their value. Our very way of life is being threatened! Or is it? With a steady voice and keen focus, Best examines how a culture develops fears and fantasies and how these visions are created and recreated in every generation. By dismantling current ideas about the future, collective memory, and sociology's marginalization in the public square, Best sheds light on how social problems-and our anxiety about them-are socially constructed.
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228 pages ; 24 cm.
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vi, 238 pages ; 24 cm.
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xvi, 187 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.
  • 1. Introduction: Art as Language, Utopia as Discourse 2. Activism as a Place: The British Anti-Roads Movement and the Squatted Street of Claremont Road 3. The Reclaim the Streets Protest Parties in London 4. Interlude: The Globalization of the Aesthetics of Protest 5. Disobedience as an Urban Form: The Acampadasol in Madrid 6. Notes Towards a Conclusion Chronology of Events Glossary Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319714219 20180508
This book analyses the aesthetic and utopian dimensions of various activist social movements in Western Europe since 1989. Through a series of case studies, it demonstrates how dreams of a better society have manifested themselves in contexts of political confrontation, and how artistic forms have provided a language to express the collective desire for social change. The study begins with the 1993 occupation of Claremont Road in east London, an attempt to prevent the demolition of homes to make room for a new motorway. In a squatted row of houses, all available space was transformed and filled with elements that were both aesthetic and defensive - so when the authorities arrived to evict the protestors, sculptures were turned into barricades. At the end of the decade, this kind of performative celebration merged with the practices of the antiglobalisation movement, where activists staged spectacular parallel events alongside the global elite's international meetings. As this book shows, social movements try to erase the distance that separates reality and political desire, turning ordinary people into creators of utopias. Squatted houses, carnivalesque street parties, counter-summits, and camps in central squares, all create a physical place of these utopian visions.
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20. Authority [2018]

131 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Varieties of authority
  • Consent and authority
  • The service conception of authority
  • Community and authority
  • Natural duties and authority
  • Fair cooperation and authority
  • States without authority
  • Bibliography
  • Index.
From citizens paying taxes to employees following their bosses' orders and kids obeying their parents, we take it for granted that a whole range of authorities have the power to impose duties on others. However, although authority is often accepted in practice, it looks philosophically problematic if we conceive persons as free and equals. In this short and accessible book, Fabian Wendt examines the basis of authority, discussing five prominent theories that try to explain how claims to authority can be vindicated. Focusing in particular on the issue of how states can rightfully claim authority, he rigorously analyses the theories' arguments and evaluates their strengths and weaknesses. He also debates anarchism as an alternative that should be taken seriously if no theory ultimately succeeds in explaining state authority. This clear and engaging book will be essential reading for anyone grappling with the most fundamental questions of authority and obligation in political theory and political philosophy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781509517015 20180903
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