Category: Social Science

The Way of Men

By Jack Donovan

What's masculinity? Ask ten males and you will get ten imprecise, conflicting solutions. not like any booklet of its style, the way in which of guys bargains an easy, effortless answer-without getting slowed down in faith, morality, or politics. it is a advisor for realizing who males were and the demanding situations males face at the present time. the way in which of fellows captures the silent, stifling rage of fellows all over who locate themselves at odds with the over-regulated, over-civilized, politically right smooth international. If you have ever closed your eyes and needed for at some point as a lion, this e-book is for you.

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Studying Mobile Media: Cultural Technologies, Mobile Communication, and the iPhone (Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies)

By Jean Burgess

The iPhone represents a major second in either the fast historical past of cellular media and the lengthy heritage of cultural applied sciences. just like the Walkman of the Nineteen Eighties, it marks a juncture within which notions approximately id, individualism, way of life and sociality require rearticulation. this book explores not just the iPhone’s specific features, makes use of and "affects," but in addition how the "iPhone second" capabilities as a barometer for broader styles of switch. within the iPhone moment, this study considers the convergent trajectories within the evolution of electronic and cellular tradition, and their implications for destiny scholarship. throughout the lens of the iPhone―as an emblem, tradition and a collection of fabric practices round modern convergent cellular media―the essays accumulated right here discover the most efficient theoretical and methodological ways for greedy media perform, client tradition and networked communique within the twenty-first century.

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Questioning Technology

By Andrew Feenberg

During this striking creation to the research of the philosophy of know-how, Andrew Feenberg argues that techonological layout is critical to the social and political constitution of recent societies. Environmentalism, info expertise, and clinical advances testify to technology's the most important importance.
In his lucid and fascinating type, Feenberg exhibits that expertise is the medium of way of life. each significant technical alterations reverberates at numerous degrees: fiscal, political, and cultural. If we proceed to work out the social and technical domain names as being seperate, then we're basically denying an essential component of our lifestyles, and our position in a democratic society.
Questioning Tecchnology convinces us that it's important that we study extra approximately expertise the higher to reside with it and to regulate it.

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World-Systems Analysis: An Introduction

In World-Systems Analysis, Immanuel Wallerstein offers a concise and obtainable creation to the great method that he pioneered thirty years in the past to realizing the heritage and improvement of the fashionable global. on account that Wallerstein first built world-systems research, it has turn into a generally applied technique in the ancient social sciences and a standard element of reference in discussions of globalization. Now, for the 1st time in a single quantity, Wallerstein deals a succinct precis of world-systems research and a transparent define of the fashionable world-system, describing the constructions of data upon which it's established, its mechanisms, and its future.

Wallerstein explains the defining features of world-systems research: its emphasis on world-systems instead of geographical regions, at the have to examine ancient procedures as they spread over lengthy classes of time, and on combining inside of a unmarried analytical framework our bodies of information frequently seen as specific from one another—such as background, political technology, economics, and sociology. He describes the world-system as a social fact constructed from interconnected countries, organisations, families, periods, and identification teams of every kind. He identifies and highlights the importance of the main moments within the evolution of the fashionable world-system: the improvement of a capitalist world-economy within the sixteenth-century, the start of 2 centuries of liberal centrism within the French Revolution of 1789, and the undermining of that centrism within the worldwide revolts of 1968. meant for common readers, scholars, and skilled practitioners alike, this e-book offers an entire evaluation of world-systems research through its unique architect.

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From Here to Infinity: A Vision for the Future of Science

One of our best medical minds give some thought to the position of technology within the twenty-first century.

technological know-how is usually portrayed as an imprecise, tricky self-discipline, ruled via elite researchers and inaccessible to most people. during this riveting, inspiring new e-book, preeminent astrophysicist Martin Rees overturns this view, urging more desirable communique among researchers and laypeople. that allows you to form debates over healthcare, power policy,space trip, and different very important concerns, traditional electorate needs to enhance a “feel” for science―the one really international culture―and have interaction at once with examine instead of hoping on pundits’ and politicians’ interpretations. well-known as knowledgeable at the political and moral influence of technology, Rees display exhibit we needs to clear up the recent demanding situations we face―from inhabitants progress to weather change―by devising thoughts with a long term, international point of view. within the procedure, he deals insights into the clients for destiny discoveries whereas additionally explaining science’s intrinsic limits. simply as importantly, Rees reminds us that technology might be a resource of enjoyment and sweetness for experts and nonspecialists alike.

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Hitler's Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields

By Wendy Lower

“Compelling . . . decrease brings to the vanguard an unexplored element of the Holocaust.” —Washington Post

In a shocking account that powerfully revises background, Wendy decrease uncovers the position of German girls at the Nazi japanese front—not basically as plunderers and direct witnesses, yet as real killers. decrease, drawing on 20 years of archival study and fieldwork, provides startling facts that those girls have been greater than “desk murderers” or comforters of murderous German males: they went on “shopping sprees” and romantic outings to the Jewish ghettos; they have been current at killing-field picnics, not just delivering refreshment but in addition taking pictures Jews. And decrease uncovers the tales of SS better halves with teenagers in their personal whose brutality is as chilling as any in history.

Hitler’s Furies demanding situations our private ideals: girls will be as brutal as males, and the facts should be hidden for seventy years.

“Disquieting . . . previous books in regards to the Holocaust have provided up poster ladies of brutality and atrocity . . . [Lower’s] perception is to trace extra mundane lives, and to argue for a greatly wider complicity.” —New York occasions

“An unsettling yet major contribution to our knowing of ways nationalism, and in particular conceptions of loyalty, are normalized, strengthened, and regulated.” —Los Angeles assessment of Books

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Régimes d'historicité. Présentisme et expériences du temps

By François Hartog

Les expériences du temps sont multiples. Chaque société entretient un rapport particulier avec le passé, le présent et le futur. En comparant les manières d'articuler ces temporalités, François Hartog met en évidence divers «régimes d'historicité».Ulysse en Phéacie ou les Maori de Fidji ont d'autres varieties de souvenirs que les personnages bibliques. Douze siècles séparent Ulysse des Confessions d'Augustin, qui s'inscrivent dans un régime d'historicité proprement chrétien.Dans l'ancien régime d'historicité, le passé éclaire l'avenir. Après l. a. Révolution de 1789, le temps est accélération et l. a. leçon vient du futur. Se met en position le régime moderne d'historicité. Chateaubriand ne cesse par son écriture de passer de los angeles rive de l'ancien à celle du régime moderne.Dans les deux dernières décennies du XXe siècle, l. a. mémoire est venue au most popular plan. Le présent aussi. Histoire du présent, Les Lieux de mémoire ont exploré ces mots du temps: commémoration, mémoire, patrimoine, country, identité. Tandis que le temps lui-même devenait, toujours plus, objet de consommation et marchandise.Historien attentif au présent, François Hartog discover l. a. montée en puissance d'un présent omniprésent, qu'il nomme «présentisme». Cette expérience contemporaine d'un présent perpétuel, chargé d'une dette tant à l'égard du passé que du futur, signe, peut-être, le passage d'un régime d'historicité à un autre.Serait-on passé insensiblement de l. a. suggestion d'histoire à celle de mémoire?

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