Category: Politics & Social Sciences

Measuring and Improving Social Impacts 0

Measuring and Improving Social Impacts: A Guide for Nonprofits, Companies, and Impact Investors

Description The world is beset with enormous problems. And as a nonprofit, NGO, foundation, impact investor, or socially responsible company, your organization is on a mission to solve them. But what exactly should you do? And how will you know whether it’s working? Too many people assume that good intentions will result in meaningful actions and leave it at that. But thanks to Marc Epstein and Kristi Yuthas, social impact can now be evaluated with the same kind of precision achieved for any other organizational function. Based on years of research and analysis of field studies from around the globe, Epstein and Yuthas offer a...

You Are Not Human How Words Kill 0

You Are Not Human: How Words Kill

Description In Nazi Germany, Hitler portrayed the Jews as vermin and six million people were killed. Metaphors can make the unreasonable seem reasonable, the illegitimate appear legitimate, and good people turn evil. Top speechwriter Simon Lancaster goes on a mission to explore how metaphors are used and abused today. From Washington to Westminster, Silicon Valley to Syria, Glastonbury to Grenfell, he discovers the same images being used repeatedly. Scum! Bitch! Vegetable! Whilst vulnerable groups are dehumanised, the powerful are hailed as stars, angels or even gods. Prepare to take a journey into the surreal. This book raises profound questions about the power of language and...

Monitored Business and Surveillance in a Time of Big Data 0

Monitored: Business and Surveillance in a Time of Big Data

Description We are living in the midst of a profound contradiction: on the one hand, our lives as workers, consumers, and citizens have become ever more monitored by new technologies. On the other, big business and finance have become ever less regulated and controllable. What does this technocratic ideology and surveillance-heavy culture reveal about the deeper reality of modern society? Monitored investigates the history and implications of this contemporary paradox. Peter Bloom reveals pervasive monitoring practices—some familiar, others shocking—that shows how even as ordinary citizens are more tightly regulated than ever, the global elite remains socially and ethically out of control. This will only change, Bloom argues,...

Thinking Sociologically, Third Edition 0

Thinking Sociologically, Third Edition

Description Widely acclaimed insight on the human condition, updated to view modern issues through a sociological lens Now in its third edition, Thinking Sociologically continues to offer a stimulating exploration of the underlying assumptions and tacit expectations which structure our view of the world. This best-seller has been translated into 12 languages to bring key sociological concepts to students and general readers around the globe. The authors review recent developments in society and examine the applicability of sociology to everyday life. The world has changed a great deal since the second edition’s publication. Issues of climate change, sustainability, inequality, social justice, inclusion and the role of social...

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Common Cents: Economics+Politics+Finance A Citizen’s Survival Guide

Description “Change is inevitable. Change is constant.” – Benjamin Disraeli “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin Editorial Summary The world is changing. Fast. Economics, finance, politics. Revolutions in information, communication, economic liberalization, and political integration are bombarding us at a dizzying pace. Individually and collectively, we try to manage this change, seeking to adapt and thrive. One way we organize our collective action is through the exercise of public policy, but the landscape keeps changing and the old maps and blueprints seem inadequate to the task. If...

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Freedom Regained: The Possibility of Free Will

Description Do we have free will? It’s a question that has puzzled philosophers and theologians for centuries and feeds into numerous political, social, and personal concerns. Are we products of our culture, or free agents within it? How much responsibility should we take for our actions? Are our neural pathways fixed early on by a mixture of nature and nurture, or is the possibility of comprehensive, intentional psychological change always open to us? What role does our brain play in the construction of free will, and how much scientific evidence is there for the existence of it? What exactly are we talking about when we...

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Community Psychology: Fifth Edition vol 5

Description The concepts, research and applications emerging from the field of community psychology. Community Psychology, 5/e focuses on the prevention of problems, the promotion of well-being, empowerment of members within a community, the appreciation of diversity, and an ecological model for the understanding of human behavior. Attention is paid to both “classic” early writings and the most recent journal articles and reviews by today’s practitioners and researchers. Historical and alternative methods of effecting social change are explored in this book, with the overall theme that the environment is as important as the individual in it. This text is available in a variety of formats – digital...

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Child Development, 7th Edition

Description A balanced presentation of developmental theory, research, and applications Child Development, Seventh Edition offers students a balanced, up-to-date overview of developmental theory and research with a focus on application to students’ personal lives and future careers. Organized chronologically, the text features a variety of student-focused tools that make the study of development interesting and engaging. Author Robert Feldman’s emphasis on practical, take-home information provides students with knowledge they can use during the course and beyond. Also available with MyPsychLab® This title is also available with MyPsychLab – an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve...

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Introduction to General, Organic and Biochemistry vol 11

Description Gain a comprehensive understanding of chemistry and see how it relates to health science with INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL, ORGANIC, AND BIOCHEMISTRY. This bestseller features dynamic art, interesting examples, coverage of the latest issues, and a wide variety of medical and biological applications. As you explore topics such as botulin toxin as a cosmetic agent, implications for the use of antibiotics, the Atkins diet, and ultraviolet sunscreen, you will see how useful the study of chemistry is to so many aspects of your life. The book’s built-in integration with OWLv2 (Online Web-based Learning) turns your chemistry study time into active experiences that build your comprehension...