A History of World Societies Value Edition Volume 1

A History of World Societies  Value Edition  Volume 1
Author: Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks,Patricia Buckley Ebrey,Roger B. Beck,Jerry Davila,Clare Haru Crowston,John P. McKay
Publsiher: Macmillan Higher Education
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2017-09-22
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781319070267

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The lively and accessible narrative and the hallmark focus on social and cultural history that has made A History of World Societies one of the most successful textbooks for the world history course is now available in a lower price format. The two-color Value Edition includes the full narrative, the popular "Individuals in Society" feature, and select images and maps.

A History of World Societies

A History of World Societies
Author: John P. McKay
Publsiher: Bedford Books
Total Pages: 1192
Release: 2012
Genre: Civilization
ISBN: 023039437X

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'A History of World Societies' introduces students to the global past through social history, and provides insights into the stories and voices of the people who lived it. Thoroughly revised, the 9th edition now contains more global comparisons, documents, features and activities to aid and reinforce students' learning.

Understanding World Societies Volume I

Understanding World Societies  Volume I
Author: John P. McKay,Bennett D. Hill,John Buckler,Clare Haru Crowston,Patricia Buckley Ebrey,Roger B. Beck,Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks
Publsiher: Macmillan Higher Education
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2012-11-16
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781457622694

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Based on the highly successful A History of World Societies, Understanding World Societies: A Brief History combines innovative pedagogy with a manageable regional and comparative approach to capture students' interest in the everyday life of the past. Abridged by 25%, the narrative is paired with distinctive pedagogy, designed to help students focus on significant developments as they read and review. An innovative end-of-chapter study guide helps students master key facts and move towards synthesis.

The WEIRDest People in the World

The WEIRDest People in the World
Author: Joseph Henrich
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2020-09-08
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9780374710453

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A New York Times Notable Book of 2020 A Bloomberg Best Non-Fiction Book of 2020 A Behavioral Scientist Notable Book of 2020 A Human Behavior & Evolution Society Must-Read Popular Evolution Book of 2020 A bold, epic account of how the co-evolution of psychology and culture created the peculiar Western mind that has profoundly shaped the modern world. Perhaps you are WEIRD: raised in a society that is Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic. If so, you’re rather psychologically peculiar. Unlike much of the world today, and most people who have ever lived, WEIRD people are highly individualistic, self-obsessed, control-oriented, nonconformist, and analytical. They focus on themselves—their attributes, accomplishments, and aspirations—over their relationships and social roles. How did WEIRD populations become so psychologically distinct? What role did these psychological differences play in the industrial revolution and the global expansion of Europe during the last few centuries? In The WEIRDest People in the World, Joseph Henrich draws on cutting-edge research in anthropology, psychology, economics, and evolutionary biology to explore these questions and more. He illuminates the origins and evolution of family structures, marriage, and religion, and the profound impact these cultural transformations had on human psychology. Mapping these shifts through ancient history and late antiquity, Henrich reveals that the most fundamental institutions of kinship and marriage changed dramatically under pressure from the Roman Catholic Church. It was these changes that gave rise to the WEIRD psychology that would coevolve with impersonal markets, occupational specialization, and free competition—laying the foundation for the modern world. Provocative and engaging in both its broad scope and its surprising details, The WEIRDest People in the World explores how culture, institutions, and psychology shape one another, and explains what this means for both our most personal sense of who we are as individuals and also the large-scale social, political, and economic forces that drive human history. Includes black-and-white illustrations.

The Nonreligious

The Nonreligious
Author: Phil Zuckerman,Luke W. Galen,Frank L. Pasquale
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-03-01
Genre: Secularism
ISBN: 9780199924943

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The number of nonreligious people has increased dramatically over the past several decades, yet scholarship on the nonreligious is severely lacking. In response to this critical gap in knowledge, The Nonreligious provides a comprehensive summation and analysis of existing social scientific research on secular people and societies. The authors present a thorough overview of existing knowledge while also drawing upon ongoing research and suggesting ways to improve our understanding of this growing population. Offering a research- and data-based examination of the nonreligious, this book will be an invaluable source of information and a foundation for further scholarship. Written in clear, accessible language that will appeal to students and the increasingly interested general reader, The Nonreligious provides an unbiased and thorough account of relevant existing scholarship within the social sciences that bears on lived experiences of the nonreligious.

Global Rankings and the Geopolitics of Higher Education

Global Rankings and the Geopolitics of Higher Education
Author: Ellen Hazelkorn
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2016-11-18
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9781317574064

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Global rankings and the Geopolitics of Higher Education is an examination of the impact and influence that university rankings have had on higher education, policy and public opinion in recent years. Bringing together some of the most informed authorities on this very complex issue, this edited collection of specially commissioned chapters examines the changes affecting higher education and the implications for society and the economy. Split into four interrelated sections, this book covers: The development of rankings in higher education, how they have impacted upon both the production of knowledge and its geography, and their influence in shaping policymaking. Overviews of the significance of rankings for higher education systems in Europe, Asia, Africa, Russia, South America, India and North America. An analysis of rankings in relation to key concerns that pervade contemporary higher education. Examination of the role rankings are likely to play in the future directions for higher education. This is a significant scholarly work that analyses in depth an important development in higher education systems, and which is likely to have an important influence upon how we understand the higher education policy-making process – past, present and future. It provides new analysis and conceptual understanding for researchers, and firm evidence for policy makers to use when addressing the value of rankings in measuring the quality of their institutions. Besides bringing together a powerful cast of academics, this book incorporates contributions from heads of important international higher education organisations – from both those involved in making and also in administering key decisions. This timely, reflective and accessible book forms crucial reading for those studying the subject of rankings, as well as the broader implications and unintended consequences of rankings on national higher education policies. Extending beyond academic researchers and students, this book will also be of significant interest to policymakers, higher education leaders and key stakeholders.

The World Until Yesterday

The World Until Yesterday
Author: Jared Diamond
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2013-01-10
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781846148156

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From the author of No.1 international bestseller Collapse, a mesmerizing portrait of the human past that offers profound lessons for how we can live today Visionary, prize-winning author Jared Diamond changed the way we think about the rise and fall of human civilizations with his previous international bestsellers Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse. Now he returns with another epic - and groundbreaking - journey into our rapidly receding past. In The World Until Yesterday, Diamond reveals how traditional societies around the world offer an extraordinary window onto how our ancestors lived for the majority of human history - until virtually yesterday, in evolutionary terms - and provide unique, often overlooked insights into human nature. Drawing extensively on his decades working in the jungles of Papua New Guinea, Diamond explores how tribal societies approach essential human problems, from childrearing to conflict resolution to health, and discovers we have much to learn from traditional ways of life. He unearths remarkable findings - from the reason why modern afflictions like diabetes, obesity and Alzheimer's are virtually non-existent in tribal societies to the surprising benefits of multilingualism. Panoramic in scope and thrillingly original, The World Until Yesterday provides an enthralling first-hand picture of the human past that also suggests profound lessons for how to live well today. Jared Diamond is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the seminal million-copy-bestseller Guns, Germs, and Steel, which was named one of TIME's best non-fiction books of all time, and Collapse, a #1 international bestseller. A professor of geography at UCLA and noted polymath, Diamond's work has been influential in the fields of anthropology, biology, ornithology, ecology and history, among others.

Sources of World Societies Volume 1

Sources of World Societies  Volume 1
Author: Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks,Patricia Buckley Ebrey,Roger B. Beck,Jerry Davila,Clare Haru Crowston,John P. McKay
Publsiher: Macmillan Higher Education
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-08-26
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9781319303594

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Sources of World Societies is an expertly crafted collection of historical sources with a variety of global, cultural perspectives from around the world.

Bruno Latour

Bruno Latour
Author: Gerard de Vries
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-02-12
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781509512225

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Bruno Latour is among the most important figures in contemporary philosophy and social science. His ethnographic studies have revolutionized our understanding of areas as diverse as science, law, politics and religion. To facilitate a more realistic understanding of the world, Latour has introduced a radically fresh philosophical terminology and a new approach to social science, ‘Actor-Network Theory’. In seminal works such as Laboratory Life, We Have Never Been Modern and An Inquiry into Modes of Existence, Latour has outlined an alternative to the foundational categories of ‘modern’ western thought Ð particularly its distinction between society and nature Ð that has major consequences for our understanding of the ecological crisis and of the role of science in democratic societies. Latour’s ‘empirical philosophy’ has evolved considerably over the past four decades. In this lucid and compelling book, Gerard de Vries provides one of the first overviews of Latour’s work. He guides readers through Latour’s main publications, from his early ethnographies to his more recent philosophical works, showing with considerable skill how Latour’s ideas have developed. This book will be of great value to students and scholars attempting to come to terms with the immense challenge posed by Latour’s thought. It will be of interest to those studying philosophy, anthropology, sociology, science and technology studies, and almost all other branches of the social sciences and humanities.

Stakeholder Capitalism

Stakeholder Capitalism
Author: Klaus Schwab
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-01-06
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781119756149

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Reimagining our global economy so it becomes more sustainable and prosperous for all Our global economic system is broken. But we can replace the current picture of global upheaval, unsustainability, and uncertainty with one of an economy that works for all people, and the planet. First, we must eliminate rising income inequality within societies where productivity and wage growth has slowed. Second, we must reduce the dampening effect of monopoly market power wielded by large corporations on innovation and productivity gains. And finally, the short-sighted exploitation of natural resources that is corroding the environment and affecting the lives of many for the worse must end. The debate over the causes of the broken economy—laissez-faire government, poorly managed globalization, the rise of technology in favor of the few, or yet another reason—is wide open. Stakeholder Capitalism: A Global Economy that Works for Progress, People and Planet argues convincingly that if we don't start with recognizing the true shape of our problems, our current system will continue to fail us. To help us see our challenges more clearly, Schwab—the Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum—looks for the real causes of our system's shortcomings, and for solutions in best practices from around the world in places as diverse as China, Denmark, Ethiopia, Germany, Indonesia, New Zealand, and Singapore. And in doing so, Schwab finds emerging examples of new ways of doing things that provide grounds for hope, including: Individual agency: how countries and policies can make a difference against large external forces A clearly defined social contract: agreement on shared values and goals allows government, business, and individuals to produce the most optimal outcomes Planning for future generations: short-sighted presentism harms our shared future, and that of those yet to be born Better measures of economic success: move beyond a myopic focus on GDP to more complete, human-scaled measures of societal flourishing By accurately describing our real situation, Stakeholder Capitalism is able to pinpoint achievable ways to deal with our problems. Chapter by chapter, Professor Schwab shows us that there are ways for everyone at all levels of society to reshape the broken pieces of the global economy and—country by country, company by company, and citizen by citizen—glue them back together in a way that benefits us all.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Fourth Industrial Revolution
Author: Klaus Schwab
Publsiher: Currency
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2017
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781524758868

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Between the 18th and 19th centuries, Britain experienced massive leaps in technological, scientific, and economical advancement

Understanding World Societies 2e Combined Version Launchpad for Understanding World Societies 2e Twelve Month Access

Understanding World Societies 2e Combined Version   Launchpad for Understanding World Societies 2e  Twelve Month Access
Author: John P. McKay,Patricia Buckley Ebrey,Clare Haru Crowston
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-05-15
Genre: History
ISBN: 1319016405

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Machine Habitus

Machine Habitus
Author: Massimo Airoldi
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2021-12-13
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781509543298

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We commonly think of society as made of and by humans, but with the proliferation of machine learning and AI technologies, this is clearly no longer the case. Billions of automated systems tacitly contribute to the social construction of reality by drawing algorithmic distinctions between the visible and the invisible, the relevant and the irrelevant, the likely and the unlikely – on and beyond platforms. Drawing on the work of Pierre Bourdieu, this book develops an original sociology of algorithms as social agents, actively participating in social life. Through a wide range of examples, Massimo Airoldi shows how society shapes algorithmic code, and how this culture in the code guides the practical behaviour of the code in the culture, shaping society in turn. The ‘machine habitus’ is the generative mechanism at work throughout myriads of feedback loops linking humans with artificial social agents, in the context of digital infrastructures and pre-digital social structures. Machine Habitus will be of great interest to students and scholars in sociology, media and cultural studies, science and technology studies and information technology, and to anyone interested in the growing role of algorithms and AI in our social and cultural life.

A History of World Societies Value Edition Volume 2

A History of World Societies  Value Edition  Volume 2
Author: Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks,Patricia Buckley Ebrey,Roger B. Beck,Jerry Davila,Clare Haru Crowston,John P. McKay
Publsiher: Macmillan Higher Education
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2017-09-22
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781319070274

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The lively and accessible narrative and the hallmark focus on social and cultural history that has made A History of World Societies one of the most successful textbooks for the world history course is now available in a lower price format. The two-color Value Edition includes the full narrative, the popular "Individuals in Society" feature, and select images and maps.

What is Migration History

What is Migration History
Author: Christiane Harzig,Dirk Hoerder
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2013-04-23
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780745656298

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The study of migration is and always has been an interdisciplinary field of study, vast and vibrant in nature. This short introduction to the field, written by leading historians of migration for student readers, offers an acute analysis of key issues across several disciplines. It takes in its scope an overview of migrations through history, how classic theories have interpreted such movements, and contemporary topics and debates including transnational and transcultural lives, access to citizenship, and migrant entrepreneurship. Historical perspectives reveal how the scholarly field emerged and developed over time and across cultures and how historians of migration have recently begun to re-write the story of human life on earth. Throughout, the authors suggest how the movements of millions of mobile men and women persistently challenge changing scholarly paradigms for understanding their lives. Key concepts and theories, such as systems, networks, and gender, are explained and historicized to produce a complex picture of the interaction of migrants, scholars, and disciplinary cultures in a globalized world.