Opium: Uncovering the Politics of the Poppy by Pierre Arnaud Chouvy

By Pierre Arnaud Chouvy

Opium: sour, brownish, sticky - and hugely addictive. yet its impression is going past stories of non-public excitement or distress. it's a tale performed out on a global degree: significant powers, neighborhood conflict lords, nationwide governments - all have a stake within the carrying on with tale that's illicit opium construction. Pierre Chouvy exposes the politics in the back of illicit opium construction. particularly he explores the distant mountainous areas of Asia that produce ninety% of the world’s illicit opium - the Golden Triangle of Thailand, Laos and Burma and the Golden Crescent of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran. He finds the genuine drivers of the fashionable day exchange and exhibits why a century of foreign attempt, and 40 years of a US led conflict on medications, have failed. a strong perception into the advanced overseas politics of the poppy.

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Sports in Society: Issues and Controversies (B&B Physical by Jay Coakley

By Jay Coakley

activities in Society presents a finished advent to figuring out the problems and controversies surrounding activities in society. Coakley grants a severe strategy towards activities similar matters with an emphasis on social category race and ethnicity in the activities international. the hot attach direction contains SmartBook an adaptive interpreting and learn event. This know-how encourages readers to use their wisdom and examine the position activities performs of their own reports faculties and communities.Instructors and scholars can now entry their direction content material throughout the attach electronic studying platform through procuring both standalone attach entry or a package of print and attach entry. McGraw-Hill attach® is a subscription-based studying provider obtainable on-line via your individual machine or pill. opt for this feature in the event that your teacher would require hook up with be utilized in the path. Your subscription to attach comprises the following:• SmartBook® - an adaptive electronic model of the direction textbook that personalizes your analyzing event in keeping with how good you're studying the content.• entry in your instructor’s homework assignments quizzes syllabus notes reminders and different very important documents for the course.• growth dashboards that fast express the way you are acting on your assignments and information for improvement.• the choice to buy (for a small rate) a print model of the publication. This binder-ready loose-leaf model comprises loose shipping.Complete approach standards to exploit attach are available the following: http://www.mheducation.com/highered/platforms/connect/training-support-students.html

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Conan Meets the Academy: Multidisciplinary Essays on the by Jonas Prida

By Jonas Prida

Robert E. Howard penned a chain of fable tales in 1932 that includes Conan, a hulking warrior from “Cimmeria” who roamed the legendary Hyborian Age panorama conducting heroic adventures. greater than the quirky manifestation of Depression-era magazines, Conan the Barbarian has persevered as a cultural mainstay for over 70 years. This multidisciplinary assortment deals the 1st scholarly research of Conan, from Howard’s early tales, via midcentury novels and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s iconic motion pictures, to the 2011 cinematic remake of Conan the Barbarian. Drawing on disciplines equivalent to stylometry, archeology, cultural and folklore stories and literary historical past, the essays research statistical analyses of the phrases in Conan texts, the literary genesis of Conan, later-day parodies, Conan games, and lots more and plenty extra. This quantity finds the hidden scholarly intensity of this probably unsophisticated fictional character.

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Marx and Mead (RLE Social Theory): Contributions to a by Tom W. Goff

By Tom W. Goff

It has usually been recommended answer of concerns generated via the sociological examine of rules can be reached via a synthesis of particular insights to be present in the works of Karl Marx and George Herbert Mead. the current examine originated in an research of this speculation, rather because it bears at the primary factor of sociological relativism.

The writer all started by way of delineating the explicit difficulties this type of synthesis may perhaps unravel, and within the method grew to become conscious that the character and intensity of adjustments isolating the sociology of data and its critics have by no means been totally analysed or understood. This quantity for this reason opens with a rationalization of those changes, a explanation which results in enormous redefinition of the matter because it has normally been understood by means of critics and proponents of the self-discipline alike. the writer issues out specifically that it really is much less a debate than a thorough-going contradiction which characterizes the literature facing the inadequacies of varied formulations of the sociology of knowledge.

In end result, the research of Marx and Mead awarded here's now not easily yet one more attempt to find a standpoint to be able to fulfill the actual calls for of the critics. particularly, it argues that an sufficient point of view totally in line with the principal perception of the self-discipline – that wisdom is considerably social in personality – is to be present in a synthesis of parts within the views of Marx and Mead.

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Flucht oder Entfaltung: Exemplarische Fallanalysen zur by Markus Schüttler

By Markus Schüttler

Diplomarbeit aus dem Jahr 2008 im Fachbereich Soziologie - Medien, Kunst, Musik, word: 1, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am major (Gesellschaftswissenschaften), Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Zwischen den Jahren 2006 bis 2007 trat die multimediale Berichterstattung über die Thematik von virtuellen Welten und hier ganz speziell über die Applikation moment lifestyles, durch ihren prosperitären Anstieg der Mitgliederzahl, besonders in Deutschland, stark in das Zentrum des Interesses und hier ganz gezielt der Medien und Öffentlichkeit. Es ergab sich bei der Recherche der Thematik, dass noch keine nennenswerten soziologischen Studien zum Gegenstand moment lifestyles vorlagen. Unter Berücksichtigung dieser Faktoren, lag es Nahe die virtuelle Welt moment lifestyles, die in kürzester Zeit Millionen von Menschen in ihren Bann zog, um so ein „Zweites Leben“ zu simulieren, gezielt in Augenschein zu nehmen. Innerhalb kürzester Zeit entsprang mit Unterstützung der Medien und ihrer gezielten Berichterstattung eine artwork Goldgräberstimmung. Es wurden ungeahnte Möglichkeiten der modernen Kommunikation propagiert, der soziale Raum moment lifestyles soll eine weitere size von Kontakt- und Freizeitmöglichkeiten für Individuen bieten und final yet now not least, in einer Arbeitsgesellschaft die von Krisen gerüttelt ist, wurden neue Möglichkeiten der beruflichen Entwicklung, Qualifikation und des Gelderwerbs postuliert. Nach einiger Zeit der Euphorie und Ausbruchsstimmung besannen sich die Medien und gerieten über eine differenziertere, objektiv ausgerichtete Berichterstattung, auch auf die Fährte der negativen Begleiterscheinungen solch einer Anwendung. Immer öfter warfare in Bezug auf moment lifestyles, aber auch anderer virtueller Welten, von Kriminalität, Kinderpornographie und weiteren strafrechtlichen Delikten zu lesen, die schon hier zeigen, in wie weit solch eine Anwendung in den realen gesellschaftlichen Prozess eingebunden ist. Der Anreiz für die Nutzer, wurde durch diese Berichterstattung aber keineswegs eingeschränkt. Dieser Anreiz bzw. die Faszination die den jeweiligen Nutzern von moment existence zu Grunde lag, trat somit in den Fokus des Interesses und hier im speziellen, die Veränderung der lebenspraktischen Bedingungen der Nutzer solch einer Anwendung. Diese lebenspraktischen Bedingungen bilden das eigentliche Erkenntnisinteresse und sollen in dieser Arbeit Gegenstand der Untersuchung sein.

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Culture, Class, and Critical Theory: Between Bourdieu and by David Gartman

By David Gartman

Culture, type, and significant Theory develops a thought of tradition that explains how rules create and bonafide type inequalities in smooth society. This thought is built via a critique and comparability of the robust principles on tradition provided by means of Pierre Bourdieu and the Frankfurt tuition thinkers, specially Theodor Adorno. those rules are illuminated and criticized during the improvement of 2 empirical instances on which Gartman has released widely, vehicle layout and structure.

Bourdieu and the Frankfurt college postulate contrary theories of the cultural legitimation of sophistication inequalities. Bourdieu argues that the tradition of contemporary society is a category tradition, a ranked range of ideals and tastes equivalent to diverse sessions. The cultural ideals and practices of the dominant category are arbitrarily outlined as improved, hence legitimating its better percentage of social assets. in contrast, the thinkers of the Frankfurt tuition conceive of recent tradition as a mass tradition, a leveled homogeneity within which the guidelines and tastes shared by way of all sessions disguises genuine type inequalities. This creates the semblance of an egalitarian democracy that stops inequalities from being contested.

Through an empirical overview of the theories opposed to the circumstances, Gartman unearths that either are right, yet for various components of contemporary tradition. those components mix to supply a robust legitimation of sophistication inequalities.

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Popular Culture in a New Age by Marshall Fishwick

By Marshall Fishwick

With a Foreword by way of Dr. Fishwick's student--Tom Wolfe.

This publication redefines pop culture within the mild of the progressive adjustments caused by way of the knowledge revolution and the electronic divide. It explores the outstanding development and extension of pop culture within the final decade and ties within the tremendous adjustments led to by way of expertise and the net. In an period whilst American tv and the web achieve almost each nook of the globe, pop culture in a brand new Age indicates how the poorly understood and infrequently underestimated zone referred to as pop culture impacts all of our lives.

Beginning with an overview of the millennium celebrations and the big blunders of Y2K insanity, pop culture in a brand new Age then strikes directly to the “New Gold Rush” caused by way of expertise and takes a troublesome examine its dangers. The publication examines a wide selection of popular culture phenomena akin to carnivals, celebrities, and the line from 19th century humbuggery (P. T. Barnum's time period) to state-of-the-art hype.

In pop culture in a brand new Age you are going to know about:

  • the 3 faces of pop culture: folks, pretend, and pop--how they relate and the way they vary
  • modern well known icons
  • the empire of Disney international
  • Marshall McLuhan, our era's so much profound and surprising digital philosopher
  • African-American pop culture and style

Popular tradition in a brand new Age supplies characterization to the postmodern global in a bankruptcy on “postmodern pop,” through the shift from civil faith to civil disobedience and the “myth of success.” This insightful publication may help you know the way in which we consume, imagine, vote, and reply to our fast-changing global within the period of hype, spin medical professionals, chat rooms, and jargon.

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Trainwreck: The Women We Love to Hate, Mock, and Fear . . . by Sady Doyle

By Sady Doyle

She’s all over the place when you begin trying to find her: the trainwreck. 
She’s Britney Spears shaving her head, Whitney Houston asserting, “crack is whack,” and Amy Winehouse, loss of life in entrance of thousands. however the trainwreck can be as outdated (and as significant) as feminism itself. 

From Mary Wollstonecraft—who, for many years after her dying, used to be extra recognized for her illegitimate baby and suicide makes an attempt than for A Vindication of the Rights of Woman—to Charlotte Brontë, Billie vacation, Sylvia Plath, or even Hillary Clinton, Sady Doyle’s Trainwreck dissects a centuries-old phenomenon and asks what it capability now, in a time after we have extraordinary entry to celebrities and civilians alike, and whilst girls are pushing tougher than ever opposed to the bounds of what it capability to “behave.”
the place did those girls come from? What are their crimes? And what does it suggest for the remainder of us? For an age while any kind of self-expression will be the one who ends you, Sady Doyle’s publication is as fierce and clever because it is humorous and compassionate—an crucial, well timed, feminist anatomy of the feminine trainwreck.

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Richard Senate's Ghostly Gazette: Investigations into the by Richard Senate

By Richard Senate

a glance at a few of Mr. Senate's such a lot interesting paranormal situations from all around the southwest. Encounters with ghosts and the place to discover them. From Hollywood to the Queen Mary to Baja California. This gentle breezy paintings might be excellent for ghost hunters and a person attracted to the unusual and detailed international of paranormal investigations. It places forth a number of attention-grabbing new theories on what occurs in haunted homes, how ghosts might be associated with slips within the textile of time itself. What we see as a phantom could be a glance backwards or ahead in time! The booklet gains Ventura County and town of Ventura that's Mr. Senate's fatherland have been he has investigated for over 35 years! From the haunted Olivas Adobe (he believes to be essentially the most haunted websites within the west) to movie capital of Hollywood--where he has investigated many sites--including mansions of the greats of the silver reveal. a piece that would make you need to sign up for a ghost searching crew and notice in case you can soak up America's quickest starting to be hobby--Ghost Hunting.

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