Category: Social Science

Mémoire d'Ulysse. Récits sur la frontière en Grèce ancienne

By François Hartog

Au graduation, il y a Ulysse, celui qui a tout vu, jusqu'aux confins des confins. D'autres le suivent, se réclamant de lui, voyageurs effectifs ou fictifs, nous emmenant en Égypte, au cœur de l. a. Grèce, à Rome ou autour du monde. Jamais aucun ne s'intéresse vraiment aux sagesses étrangères, pour elles-mêmes, dans leur contexte, dans l. a. langue qui les expriment. Leur voyage est à l'image de l'Odyssée, dont Emmanuel Levinas disait qu'elle ne fut qu'un retour à l'île natale - une complaisance dans le Même, une méconnaissance de l'Autre.

Pourtant, ces voyages instillent le doute sur les accomplissements des Grecs, quand se découvre los angeles sagesse égyptienne, ou que triomphe Rome, maîtresse de l'univers. C'est que, première société au monde à décider que l. a. loi ne sera pas reçue des Dieux, mais élaborée par les hommes, los angeles cité grecque, en s'instituant, a inventé l'histoire. L'histoire qui mesure l'apport des Grecs à ceux des autres civilisations : en disant l'autre, en le visitant, les Grecs s'interrogent, s'affirment, se posent ou doutent d'eux-mêmes, tout en demeurant, jusque dans los angeles comparaison, les maîtres du jeu.

Ambassadeurs de certitudes ou colporteurs de doutes, les voyageurs, ces hommes-frontières, expriment toujours l'inquiétude d'une identité tremblée, avec, récurrente, los angeles query : qui sommes-nous, les Grecs ?

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An Enlightening Commentary into the Light of the Holy Quran vol 5

By Ayatullah Sayyid Kamal Faqih Imani - XKP

From Surah Al-Ma’ida (5) verse 86 to Surah al-A’raf (7) verse 87

The mild of Islam has enlightened and carrying on with to enlighten each nook on the planet and seekers of fact have heavily linked to the Holy Quran which incorporates the note of Allah (SWT) to humanity. With expanding concentration and a focus to the Holy Quran, efforts has been performed to supply a natural, right and exact translation of this divine publication. yet occasionally it's tricky for the readers to appreciate all the obvious and hidden meanings and it's the accountability of each Muslim, human being, to learn, comprehend and think of at the Holy Qur’an in accordance with his personal potential. as a result, the necessity for correct rationalization turns into visible and important. The publication titled, “An Enlightening observation into the sunshine of the Holy Qur’an” compiled via a bunch of Muslim students, less than the course of Ayatullah Allamah Al-Hajj Sayyid Kamal Faqih Imani is a worthwhile attempt which offers an intensive statement at the Quran in 20 volumes made on hand to the reader.


Translator - Sayyid Abbas Sadr-'ameli



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On Primitive Society: And other Forbidden Topics

By C. R. Hallpike

Political correctness in social anthropology has made the phrases 'primitive society' 'social evolution' or even 'human nature' unacceptable, and got rid of the potential of open educational debate approximately them. Written from the viewpoint of a lifetime's learn, this number of papers takes a troublesome examine those taboos, and demanding situations a few basic assumptions of post-modern pondering. together with a few new fabric on memetics, evolutionary psychology and Darwinian thought within the social sciences, this assortment offers a long-overdue evaluate of a few key themes in smooth anthropology.

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Frames of War: When Is Life Grievable?

By Judith Butler

During this pressing reaction to violence, racism and more and more competitive tools of coercion, Judith Butler explores the media’s portrayal of armed clash, a strategy essential to how the West prosecutes its wars. In doing so, she demands a re-conceptualization of the Left, one united in competition and resistance to the illegitimate and arbitrary results of interventionist army motion.

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Information Arts: Intersections of Art, Science, and Technology (Leonardo Book Series)

By Stephen Wilson

A new breed of latest artist engages technological know-how and expertise -- not only to undertake the vocabulary and gizmos, yet to discover and touch upon the content material, agendas, and chances. certainly, proposes Stephen Wilson, the position of the artist is not just to interpret and to unfold medical wisdom, yet to be an energetic associate in picking out the path of study. Years in the past, C. P. Snow wrote concerning the "two cultures" of technological know-how and the arts; those advancements could eventually support to alter the outlook of these who view technological know-how and know-how as break free the final culture.

In this wealthy compendium, Wilson deals the 1st entire survey of foreign artists who contain techniques and study from arithmetic, the actual sciences, biology, kinetics, telecommunications, and experimental electronic structures equivalent to man made intelligence and ubiquitous computing. as well as visible documentation and statements via the artists, Wilson examines appropriate art-theoretical writings and explores rising medical and technological examine more likely to be culturally major sooner or later. He additionally offers lists of assets together with businesses, courses, meetings, museums, examine facilities, and net sites.

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Trading Zones and Interactional Expertise: Creating New Kinds of Collaboration (Inside Technology)

Cross-disciplinary collaboration more and more characterizes modern day technology and engineering study. the issues and possibilities dealing with society don't come smartly looked after by means of self-discipline. problems come up whilst researchers from disciplines as diverse as engineering and the arts interact and locate that they communicate principally diversified languages. This e-book explores a brand new framework for fostering collaborations between latest disciplines and services groups. The framework unites rules to emerge from contemporary paintings in STS: buying and selling zones, during which medical subcultures, every one with its personal language, enhance the equivalents of pidgin and creole; and interactional services, within which specialists discover ways to use the language of one other study group in ways in which are indistinguishable from specialist practitioners of that group. A buying and selling sector can progressively turn into a brand new distinctiveness, facilitated through interactional services and related to negotiations over boundary gadgets (objects represented in numerous methods by means of diverse participants). the quantity describes purposes of the framework to provider technological know-how, company technique, environmental administration, schooling, and functional ethics. One targeted case learn specializes in makes an attempt to create buying and selling zones that may support hinder marine bycatch; one other investigates buying and selling zones shaped to industry the feminine condom to ladies in Africa; one other describes how humanists embedded in a nanotechnology laboratory won interactional services, leading to superior study effects for either humanists and nanoscientists.Contributors: Brad Allenby, Donna T. Chen, Harry Collins, Robert Evans, Erik Fisher, Peter Galison, Michael E. Gorman, Lynn Isabella, Lekelia D. Jenkins, Mary Ann Leeper, Roop L. Mahajan, Matthew M. Mehalik, Ann E. generators, Bolko von Oetinger, Elizabeth Powell, Mary V. Rorty, Jeff Shrager, Jim Spohrer, Patricia H. Werhane

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Advances in Behavioral Economics (The Roundtable Series in Behavioral Economics)

Twenty years in the past, behavioral economics didn't exist as a box. such a lot economists have been deeply skeptical--even antagonistic--toward the belief of uploading insights from psychology into their box. at the present time, behavioral economics has turn into almost mainstream. it's good represented in popular journals and best economics departments, and behavioral economists, together with numerous members to this quantity, have garnered one of the most prestigious awards within the profession.

This ebook assembles crucial papers on behavioral economics released due to the fact round 1990. one of the 25 articles are many who replace and expand past foundational contributions, in addition to state-of-the-art papers that holiday new theoretical and empirical ground.

Advances in Behavioral Economics will function the definitive one-volume source in the event you are looking to familiarize themselves with the recent box or continue up to date with the most recent advancements. it's going to not just be a center textual content for college students, yet could be consulted generally by means of expert economists, in addition to psychologists and social scientists with an curiosity in how behavioral insights are being utilized in economics.

The articles, which stick to Colin Camerer and George Loewenstein's creation, are through the editors, George A. Akerlof, Linda Babcock, Shlomo Benartzi, Vincent P. Crawford, Peter Diamond, Ernst Fehr, Robert H. Frank, Shane Frederick, Simon Gächter, David Genesove, Itzhak Gilboa, Uri Gneezy, Robert M. Hutchens, Daniel Kahneman, Jack L. Knetsch, David Laibson, Christopher Mayer, Terrance Odean, Ted O'Donoghue, Aldo Rustichini, David Schmeidler, Klaus M. Schmidt, Eldar Shafir, Hersh M. Shefrin, Chris Starmer, Richard H. Thaler, Amos Tversky, and Janet L. Yellen.

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Fashion Marketing

‘Clothing that isn't bought or worn isn't really fashion’ (to paraphrase Armani)

Knowledge of promoting is vital to assist confirm good fortune and decrease the chance of failure in style. For the dressmaker initiating in enterprise, this e-book bargains a advisor to the key judgements that would help you fulfil your inventive strength and be a monetary luck: What are the most important developments we must always be monitoring?; How should still we set our prices?; what's the most advantageous strategy to get our message throughout concerning the new product range?; Which colour-wash may be the most well-liked with buyers?

Marketing is now a firmly tested portion of so much style and garments classes. Fashion Marketing is written to fulfill scholars’ specifications and has many positive factors making it crucial analyzing for somebody enthusiastic about the style and garments business:

· bargains with modern concerns in style marketing

· up to date examples of world solid practice

· solely approximately style marketing

· a distinct contribution on diversity making plans with a pragmatic combination of sound layout feel and advertisement realism

· a stability of thought and perform, with examples to demonstrate key concepts

· transparent labored numerical examples to make sure that the tips are simply understood and retained

· over 50 diagrams

· a word list of the most style advertising phrases and a advisor to extra reading

· a scientific method of style advertising and marketing, now not hyperbole or speculation.

The re-creation has been up-to-date all through with new fabric on diverse promotional media, visible advertising and marketing and overseas advertising and marketing study; and new assurance of inner advertising, provide chain administration, foreign advertising communications in addition to the position of the internet.

See for assisting pack for tutors, together with PowerPoint slides for every bankruptcy plus rules and routines for seminars.

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Structures of Scientific Collaboration (Inside Technology)

By Wesley Shrum

Collaboration between organisations is swiftly turning into universal in clinical study as globalization and new conversation applied sciences be sure that researchers from various destinations and associations to interact on universal initiatives. those medical and technological collaborations are a part of a normal pattern towards extra fluid, versatile, and transitority organizational preparations, yet they've got obtained very restricted scholarly cognizance. constructions of clinical Collaboration is the 1st research to check multi-organizational collaboration systematically, drawing on a database of fifty three collaborations documented for the guts for heritage of Physics of the yank Institute of Physics. by means of integrating quantitative sociological analyses with precise case histories, Shrum, Genuth, and Chompalov pioneer a brand new and really interdisciplinary procedure for the research of technological know-how and expertise. Scientists adopt multi-organizational collaborations simply because person associations usually lack adequate resources--including the newest technology--to in attaining a given study goal. The authors locate that collaborative study is dependent upon either expertise and paperwork; scientists declare to abhor forms, yet such a lot collaborations use it constructively to accomplish their pursuits. The booklet analyzes the structural parts of collaboration (among them formation, measurement and length, association, technological practices, and player studies) and the relationships between them. The authors locate that belief, notwithstanding considered as optimistic, isn't inevitably linked to profitable tasks; certainly, the formal constructions of forms decrease the necessity for top degrees of trust--and make attainable the independence so valued via partaking scientists.Wesley Shrum is Professor of Sociology at Louisiana country college and longtime Secretary of the Society for Social stories of technology (4S). Joel Genuth, a former venture Historian on the American Institute of Physics, teaches arithmetic to incarcerated juveniles on the Hampshire academic Collaborative in Massachusetts. Ivan Chompalov is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Edinboro collage of Pennsylvania.

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