Category: Social Science

By Alain Vaillant

À l’aube de notre modernité, le romantisme a transformé l. a. littérature, l. a. musique, les Beaux-Arts. Mais, plus généralement, il a bouleversé notre manière de penser, d’aimer, de percevoir los angeles nature ou l’Histoire – en un mot, de vivre.

Né en terre germanique, il a brillé d’un éclat bold dans los angeles France postrévolutionnaire,

avant d’essaimer dans l’Europe entière et, au-delà, dans les empires coloniaux et en Amérique, où il a toujours accompagné los angeles naissance des États nationaux.

Ce dictionnaire, le optimum à en présenter une imaginative and prescient globale, suggest en 649 articles de tout connaître des poètes, artistes, penseurs ou hommes politiques qui ont fait le romantisme : Byron, Hugo, Beethoven, Novalis, Chopin, Turner, Delacroix, Pouchkine, Garibaldi… Le lecteur y découvrira également les idées, les motifs, les modes qui dessinent les contours de l. a. tradition romantique et permettent d’en saisir les multiples visages à travers le monde.

Un ouvrage exceptionnel qui restitue le mouvement romantique dans toute sa complexité.

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"A giddy invasion of stories--brilliant, enigmatic, troubling, outrageous, erotic, beautiful." --The big apple instances e-book Review

"So excellent that you just cannot examine it anymore--and you cannot examine the rest. . . . nobody will learn it with out reward."
--The Boston Globe

With a similar narrative fecundity and imaginitive sympathy he dropped at his acclaimed retelling of the Greek myths, Roberto Calasso plunges Western readers into the brain of historical India. He starts off with a secret: Why is an important god within the Rg Veda, the oldest of India's sacred texts, identified by means of a mystery name--"Ka," or Who?
    What ensues isn't an evidence, yet an unveiling. listed here are the tales of the production of brain and subject; of the beginning of loss of life, of the 1st sexual union and the 1st parricide. We research why Siva needs to hold his father's cranium, why snakes have forked tongues, and why, as a part of a undeniable sacrifice, the king's spouse needs to copulate with a useless horse. A journey de strength of scholarship and seduction, Ka is impossible to resist.

"Passage[s] of such ecstatic perception and cross-cultural synthesis--simply, of such beauty."  --The ny assessment of Books

"All is spectacle and pleasure, and tiny mirrors reflecting human foibles are set into the weave,turning this retelling into the stuff of literature." --The New Yorker

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This assortment gathers jointly a stellar workforce of members supplying leading edge views at the problems with language and translation in postcolonial experiences. In an international the place bi- and multilingualism became really basic, this quantity identifies a niche within the serious equipment in postcolonial experiences to be able to learn cultural texts rising out of multilingual contexts. The position of translation and an information of the multilingual areas during which many postcolonial texts are written are primary concerns with which postcolonial stories must have interaction in a much more concerted model. The essays during this ebook via members from Australia, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Cyprus, Malaysia, Quebec, eire, France, Scotland, the USA, and Italy define a pragmatics of language and translation of worth to students with an curiosity within the altering varieties of literature and tradition in our occasions. Essay subject matters contain: multilingual textual politics; the advantages of multilingual schooling in postcolonial international locations; the language of gender and sexuality in postcolonial literatures; translational towns; postcolonial calligraphy; globalization and the recent electronic ecology.

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By Ai-jen Poo

In The Age of Dignity, inspiration chief and activist Ai-jen Poo deals a warning call concerning the demographic truth that would impact us all. “We have extra senior electorate in the USA this present day than we’ve had at any time in our history,” Poo writes, stating that greater than 14 percentage of our inhabitants is now over sixty-five; via 2030 that ratio should be one in 5. in reality, our fastest-growing demographic is the 80 -five-plus age group—over five million humans now, a host that's anticipated to greater than double within the subsequent two decades. this variation provides us with a brand new problem: how we take care of and help caliber of lifestyles for the unparalleled numbers of older americans who will want it.

Despite those daunting numbers, Poo has written a profoundly hopeful ebook, giving us a glimpse into the tales and infrequently hidden reviews of the people—family caregivers, older humans, and residential care workers—whose lives may be at once formed and reshaped during this second of demographic swap. The Age of Dignity outlines a street map for a way we will develop into a extra worrying state, delivering strategies for solving our fraying safeguard web whereas additionally expanding possibilities for girls, immigrants, and the unemployed in our team. As Poo has stated, “Care is the method and the answer towards a greater destiny for all of us.”

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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 broadcast effects could reason. Milgram said that totally sixty five percentage of the volunteers had again and again administered electrical shocks of accelerating power to a guy they believed to be in critical ache, even anguish a life-threatening middle situation, just because an expert determine had informed them to take action. Such habit was once associated with atrocities dedicated by way of traditional humans below 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 finds for the 1st time the whole tale of this debatable scan and its startling repercussions. Interviewing the unique participants—many of whom stay haunted to today approximately what they did—and delving deep into Milgram’s own archive, she items jointly a extra advanced photo and masses extra troubling photograph of those experiments than was once initially provided via 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 published anything crucial approximately human nature. Fleshed out with dramatic transcripts of the checks themselves, the booklet 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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By Trevor Pinch

Although social scientists as a rule agree that expertise performs a key function within the economic climate, economics and know-how haven't begun to be introduced jointly right into a coherent framework that's either analytically fascinating and empirically orientated. This publication attracts at the instruments of technology and know-how experiences and fiscal sociology to reconceptualize the intersection of financial system and expertise, suggesting materiality--the concept that social lifestyles comprises not just actors and social relatives but additionally objects--as the theoretical aspect of convergence. The members absorb common matters, reminiscent of person organization in a community economic system and the materiality of the loved ones in monetary historical past, in addition to particular monetary applied sciences comparable to the inventory ticker, the buying and selling room, and the phone. kinds of infrastructure--accounting, worldwide configurations of buying and selling and data applied sciences, and patent law--are tested. Case reports of the influence of the web and data expertise on intake (e-commerce), the recognition economic climate (the upward push of on-line stories of products), and organizational settings (outsourcing of an IT procedure) around off this number of essays.

Contributors: Elizabeth Popp Berman, Daniel Beunza, Michel Callon, Karin Knorr Cetina, Shay David, Thomas F. Gieryn, Barbara Grimpe, David Hatherly, David Leung, Christian Licoppe, Donald MacKenzie, Philip Mirowski, Fabian Muniesa, Edward Nik-Khah, Trevor Pinch, Alex Preda, Nicholas J. Rowland, David Stark, Richard Swedberg

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By Valtteri Viljanen

This paintings examines the original method during which Benedict de Spinoza (1632-77) combines major philosophical ideas: that genuine life calls for causal energy and that geometrical items exhibit exceedingly in actual fact how issues have houses in advantage in their essences. Valtteri Viljanen argues that underlying Spinoza's psychology and ethics is a compelling metaphysical thought in accordance with which each real factor is an entity of energy endowed with an inner constitution such as that of geometrical items. this enables Spinoza to supply a thought of lifestyles and of motion - human and non-human alike - as dynamic striving that happens with a similar type of necessity and intelligibility that pertain to geometry. Viljanen's clean and unique examine will curiosity quite a lot of readers in Spinoza reports and early sleek philosophy extra in general.

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Disability on equivalent phrases presents an authoritative choice of writings that learn and problem conventional notions of incapacity. Edited and written by way of prime specialists within the box, the ebook bargains a multidisciplinary method of incapacity stories, incorporating views from a variety of well-being and social care companies, in addition to a different and specific emphasis at the own tales of disabled humans themselves.

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By Joachim Behnke, Nathalie Behnke

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Es ist eine Voraussetzung für Politologen in Studium und Lehre, mit Ergebnissen empirischer Forschung, die in Kennwerten, Grafiken und Tabellen aufbereitet sind, kritisch und kompetent umgehen zu können. Diese kritische Lesekompetenz wird auch als"Statistical Literacy"bezeichnet. Große Teile des Buches sind der Erläuterung und Einübung theoretischer Grundlagen gewidmet, wie der Messtheorie, der Argumentenlogik oder der Wahrscheinlichkeitstheorie. Das Verständnis, warum bestimmte Ergebnisse zustande kommen, erhöht die Kritikfähigkeit und befähigt zu eigenen statistischen Auswertungen. Die Autoren haben das Buch aus ihrer eigenen Lehrerfahrung heraus in mehrjähriger Arbeit geschrieben und das didaktische Konzept gezielt für die Bedürfnisse der Politikwissenschaft entwickelt. Die CD zum Buch bietet eine praxisorientierte Einführung in die Statistik-Software SPSS.
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Mit Ergebnissen empirischer Forschung, die in Kennwerten, Grafiken und Tabellen aufbereitet sind, kritisch und kompetent umgehen zu können, ist heute für Politologinnen und Politologen in Studium und Forschung eine unverzichtbare Voraussetzung. Diese kritische Lesekompetenz wird auch als "Statistical Literacy" bezeichnet. Dieses Buch vermittelt die "Statistical Literacy", indem es die Leser an ein echtes Verständnis der Annahmen und Vorgehensweisen in der Statistik herangeführt. Große Teile des Buches sind der Erläuterung und Einübung theoretischer Grundlagen gewidmet, wie der Messtheorie, der Argumentenlogik oder der Wahrscheinlichkeitstheorie. Die Idee hinter diesem didaktischen Konzept ist, dass ein Verständnis dafür, wie und warum bestimmte Ergebnisse zustande kommen, auch die Kritikfähigkeit erhöht. Zugleich ermöglicht ein solches Verständnis auch, über die reine Lesefähigkeit hinaus, eigene statistische Auswertungen problemadäquat durchzuführen. Die beiden Autoren haben dieses Buch aus ihrer eigenen Lehrerfahrung heraus in mehrjähriger Arbeit geschrieben und das didaktische Konzept gezielt für die Bedürfnisse der Politikwissenschaft entwickelt. Die CD zum Buch erweitert die Möglichkeiten zur autodidaktischen Aneignung der statistischen Verfahren durch eine praxisorientierte Einführung in die Statistik-Software SPSS. Beispiele und vertiefende Exkurse runden das Buch zu einem fundierten und zugleich praxisnahen Lehr- und Nachschlagewerk ab, das für Studierende und Forschende gleichermaßen geeignet ist.

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By Brook Noel

Now there's a hand to hold...

Each yr approximately 8 million american citizens endure the dying of an individual with regards to them. Now for thse who face the demanding situations of unexpected loss of life, there's a hand to carry, written by means of girls who've skilled unexpected loss. This up to date version of the best-selling bereavement vintage will contact, convenience, uplift and console. Authors Brook Noel and Pamela D. Blair, Ph.D. discover surprising loss of life and provides a comforting hand to carry in the event you are grieving the unexpected demise of a enjoyed one.

Featured on ABC international information, Fox and pals and plenty of different exhibits, this ebook acts as a touchstone of sanity via tough occasions. I Wasn't able to Say see you later covers such tough themes because the first few weeks, suicide, dying of a kid, teenagers and grief, funerals and rituals, actual results, murder and melancholy. New fabric covers the original conditions of loss, males and women's grieving types, faith and religion, myths and misunderstandings, I Wasn't able to Say so long displays the transferring face of grief.

These pages have provided solace to over 80 thousand humans, starting from seniors to little ones and from the newly bereaved to these who misplaced a family member years in the past. contributors engulfed through the quick aftermath will discover a unique bankruptcy overlaying the 1st few weeks.

Tapping their own histories and drawing on quite a few interviews, authors Brook Noel and Pamela D. Blair, Ph.D, discover unforeseen loss of life and its position within the cycle of lifestyles. I Wasn't able to Say see you later presents survivors with a rock-steady anchor from which to climate the typhoon of soreness and start to rebuild their lives.

PRAISE FOR I WASN'T able to SAY see you later

"I hugely suggest this publication, not just to the bereaved, yet to acquaintances and counselors as well."
Helen Fitzgerald, writer of The Grieving baby, The Mourning guide, and The Grieving Teen

"This ebook, by way of ladies who've performed their homework on grief... can carry a hand and luxury a soul via grief 's desert. Oustanding references of the place to work out different help."
George C. Kandle, Pastoral Psychologist

"Finally, you might have came across a pal who can't in basic terms clarify what has simply happened, yet can take you by means of the hand and lead you to a spot of therapeutic and private development. no matter if you're facing the lack of a kinfolk member, a detailed own affiliate or a pal, this advisor should help live to tell the tale and cope, yet much more importantly... heal."
The Rebecca Review

"For these facing the lack of a family member, or for those that are looking to aid anyone who's, this can be a hugely advised read."
Midwest publication Review

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