Download E-books Understanding European Trade Unionism: Between Market, Class and Society PDF

By Richard Hyman

`Everyone involved over the development of a very social Europe will research a lot from this considerate and probing study." - Professor Colin Crouch, Istituto Universitario Europeo

In this entire evaluation of alternate unionism in Europe and past, Richard Hyman deals a clean point of view on alternate union id, ideology and approach. He exhibits how the various types and impression of other nationwide pursuits replicate old offerings on even if to stress a task as marketplace bargainers, mobilizers of sophistication competition or companions in social integration. The e-book demonstrates how those inherited traditions can function either assets and constraints in responding to the demanding situations which confront alternate unions in

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Download E-books Border Politics: Social Movements, Collective Identities, and Globalization PDF

In the present historic second borders have taken on heightened fabric and symbolic value, shaping identities and the social and political panorama. “Borders”—defined commonly to incorporate territorial dividing traces in addition to sociocultural boundaries—have turn into more and more salient websites of fight over social belonging and cultural and fabric assets. How do modern activists navigate and problem those borders? What meanings do they ascribe to diverse social, cultural and political barriers, and the way do those meanings form the suggestions during which they have interaction? in addition, how do those social hobbies confront inner borders in accordance with the diversities that emerge inside social switch initiatives?
 
Border Politics, edited via Nancy A. Naples and Jennifer Bickham Mendez, explores those very important questions via 11 conscientiously chosen case experiences located in geographic contexts all over the world. via conceptualizing struggles over identification, social belonging and exclusion as extensions of border politics, the authors seize the advanced ways that geographic, cultural, and symbolic dividing traces are blurred and transcended, but additionally fortified and redrawn. This quantity significantly locations right-wing and social justice projects within the related analytical body to spot styles that span the political spectrum. Border Politics deals a lens during which to appreciate borders as websites of various struggles, in addition to the suggestions and practices utilized by diversified social events in today’s globally interconnected world. 
 
Contributors:  Phillip Ayoub, Renata Blumberg, Yvonne Braun, Moon Charania, Michael Dreiling, Jennifer Johnson, Jesse Klein, Andrej Kurnik, Sarah Maddison, Duncan McDuie-Ra, Jennifer Bickham Mendez, Nancy A. Naples, David Paternotte, Maple Razsa, Raphi Rechitsky, Kyle Rogers, Deana Rohlinger, Cristina Sanidad, Meera Sehgal, Tara Stamm, Michelle Téllez

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Download E-books At Day's Close: Night in Times Past PDF

By A. Roger Ekirch

Bringing gentle to the shadows of heritage via a "rich weave of quotation and archival evidence" (Publishers Weekly), student A. Roger Ekirch illuminates the elements of lifestyles mainly ignored via different historians—those that spread at evening.

In this "triumph of social history" (Mail on Sunday), Ekirch's "enthralling anthropology" (Harper's) exposes the nightlife that spawned a unique tradition and a shelter from day-by-day life.

Fear of crime, of fireplace, and of the supernatural; the significance of moonlight; the elevated occurrence of disease and loss of life at evening; night gatherings to spin wool and tales; masqued balls; resorts, taverns, and brothels; the thoughts of thieves, assassins, and conspirators; the protecting makes use of of incantations, meditations, and prayers; the character of our predecessors' sleep and dreams—Ekirch finds a majority of these and extra in his "monumental study" (The Nation) of sociocultural background, "maintaining all through an infectious feel of wonder" (Booklist).

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Download E-books Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing PDF

By Ted Conover

Acclaimed journalist Ted Conover units a brand new usual for daring, in-depth reporting during this first-hand account of lifestyles contained in the penal system.

When Conover’s request to shadow a recruit on the big apple nation Corrections Officer Academy used to be denied, he determined to use for a role as a jail officer. So starts his odyssey at Sing Sing, as soon as a version felony yet now the state’s such a lot stricken maximum-security facility. the results of his yr there's this awesome examine one in all America’s most threatening prisons, the place medications, gang wars, and intercourse are rampant, and the place the road among violator and violated is frequently uncertain. As sobering because it is suspenseful, Newjack is an vital contribution to the pressing debate approximately our country’s legal justice method, and a always attention-grabbing learn.

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Download E-books Teorie delle comunicazioni di massa (Strumenti Bompiani) PDF

By Mauro Wolf

Il libro presenta un’analisi critica delle principali teorie e dei più importanti modelli elaborati nella ricerca sulle comunicazioni di massa. L’evoluzione degli studi in questo settore è stata legata sempre a fattori quali le esigenze pratiche poste dagli apparati di comunicazione rispetto ai loro bisogni di conoscenza, le teorie sociologiche prevalenti nei vari periodi, i modelli analitici del processo comunicativo che si sono andati through through affermando.

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Download E-books Permanence: Tattoo Portraits by Kip Fulbeck PDF

By Kip Fulbeck

As soon as a perimeter phenomenon, tattooing is now a full-blown cultural truth. greater than forty million humans within the U.S. on my own have tattoos, all with detailed tales approximately why they selected to indelibly mark their our bodies. Permanence combines photographic tattoo snap shots with those tales, informed within the matters' personal phrases and handwriting. Kip Fulbeck brings jointly old and young of all races, religions, and political persuasionsfrom celebrities to suburban mothers to Hells Angels. together with interviews with megastar tattooers Kat Von D and Oliver Peck (Miami Ink), hardcore legend Evan Seinfeld, and a few standard parents, Permanence is an interesting and enlightening portrait of the tattooed inhabitants at the present time.

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Download E-books Dynamics of Contention (Cambridge Studies in Contentious Politics) PDF

By Doug McAdam, Charles Tilly

Upset with the compartmentalization of reports pertaining to moves, wars, revolutions, social routine, and different kinds of political fight, McAdam, Tarrow, and Tilly determine causal mechanisms and techniques that recur throughout quite a lot of contentious politics. severe of the static, single-actor versions (including their very own) that experience prevailed within the box, they shift the focal point of research to dynamic interplay. uncertain that giant, complicated sequence of occasions corresponding to revolutions and social routine agree to common legislation, they holiday occasions into smaller episodes, then establish recurrent mechanisms and proceses inside them. Dynamics of rivalry examines and compares eighteen contentious episodes drawn from many various components of the realm because the French Revolution, probing them for consequential and generally acceptable mechanisms, for instance, brokerage, type formation, and elite defection. The episodes diversity from nineteenth-century nationalist hobbies to modern Muslim-Hindu clash to the Tiananmen drawback of 1989 to disintegration of the Soviet Union. The authors spell out the results in their technique for rationalization of revolutions, nationalism, and democratization, then lay out a extra normal software for learn of contentious episodes anyplace and each time they take place.

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Download E-books Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing PDF

By Po Bronson, Ashley Merryman

New York instances Bestseller

Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman's paintings adjustments the nationwide discussion. past their bestselling books, you recognize them from observation and lines within the New York Times, CNN, NPR, Time, Newsweek, Wired, New York, and extra. email, fb, and Twitter debts are packed with calls for to learn their reporting (such as "How to not check with Your Kids," "Creativity Crisis," and "Losing is nice for You").

In TOP DOG, Bronson and Merryman back use their wonderful mix of technology and storytelling to bare what is actually within the center of a champion. the enjoyment of victory and the character-building anguish of defeat. Testosterone and the neuroscience of errors. Why opponents inspire. How domestic box virtue will get you a elevate. What teamwork fairly calls for. it really is baseball, the SAT, revenues contests, and Linux. How sooner than da Vinci and FedEx have been innovators, first, they have been nice competitors.

Olympians hold TOP DOG of their gymnasium baggage. it is in briefcases of Wall road investors and Madison road madmen. threat takers from Silicon Valley to Vegas race to enforce its principles, as educators debate it in halls of academia. Now see for your self what this game-changing speak is all about.

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Download E-books Mismeasuring Our Lives: Why GDP Doesn't Add Up PDF

By Joseph E. Stiglitz

In February of 2008, amid the looming worldwide monetary hindrance, President Nicolas Sarkozy of France requested Nobel Prize–winning economists Joseph Stiglitz and Amartya Sen, besides the prestigious French economist Jean Paul Fitoussi, to set up a fee of major economists to review no matter if Gross household Product (GDP)—the most generally used degree of monetary activity—is a competent indicator of financial and social development. The fee used to be given the extra job of laying out an schedule for constructing greater measures.

Mismeasuring Our Lives is the results of this significant highbrow attempt, one with urgent relevance for somebody engaged in assessing how and no matter if our financial system is serving the wishes of our society. The authors provide a sweeping evaluation of the boundaries of GDP as a dimension of the health of societies—considering, for instance, how GDP overlooks monetary inequality (with the end result that the majority humans could be worse off even if regular source of revenue is increasing); and doesn't issue environmental affects into financial decisions.

In position of GDP, Mismeasuring Our Lives introduces a daring new array of techniques, from sustainable measures of financial welfare, to measures of mark downs and wealth, to a “green GDP.” At a time while policymakers all over the world are grappling with extraordinary worldwide monetary and environmental concerns, here's a vital advisor to measuring the issues that matter.

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