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A Scientist in Wonderland

A Memoir of Searching for Truth and Finding Trouble

by Edzard Ernst

This is the story of the author’s life as a doctor and a scientist. Despite a youthful ambition to become a jazz musician, he studied medicine and eventually became a medical research scientist, taking up appointments in Germany, Austria and ...

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Adventures of an Accidental Sociologist

How to Explain the World Without Becoming a Bore

by Peter L. Berger

Peter L. Berger is arguably the best-known American sociologist living today. Since the 1960s he has been publishing books on many facets of the American social scene, and several are now considered classics. So it may be hard to believe ...

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American Sociological Theory: A Critical History

by Bierstedt, Robert

American Sociological Theory: A Critical History discusses the history of American sociological theory by providing a selective and critical account of ten writers largely involved in the subject. <br>Chapters 1 to 10 of this book are devoted to

ISBN: 9781483273303

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Archaeology, Sexism, and Scandal

The Long-Suppressed Story of One Woman's Discoveries and the Man Who Stole Credit for Them

by Alan Kaiser

<span><span>The 1931 excavation season at Olynthus, Greece, ushered a sea change in how archaeologists study material culture—and was the nexus of one of the most egregious (and underreported) cases of plagiarism in the history of classical ...

ISBN: 9781442230040

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Art as a Political Witness

by Kia Lindroos & Frank Möller

The book explores the concept of artistic witnessing as political activity. In which ways may art and artists bear witness to political events? The Contributors engage with dance, film, photography, performance, poetry and theatre and explore ...

ISBN: 9783847410805

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Bastide on Religion: The Invention of Candomble

by Despland, Michel

Roger Bastide developed the theory of acculturation which provides a framework for understanding contact between different cultures and beliefs. 'Bastide on Religion' offers a clear introduction to the life and work of this influential scholar. ...

ISBN: 9781317490616

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Beast of Enforcer

Authentical factual thriller about the secret art of murder!

by Dr. Eno Forcer

Be(a)st of Enforcer by Dr. Eno Forcer Factual thriller on the art of murder-with tips for smart people on how to defend themselves against muggers and terrorists! An insidious lone-wolf perpetrator spills the beans on how easily almost ANYBODY ...

ISBN: 9783956458583

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Behavior, Technology, and Organizational Development

Eric Trist and the Tavistock Institute

by Richard Trahair

Eric Trist was a psychologist, social scientist, and a leading figure in the field of organizational development. He was a founding member of the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations in London and spent many years in United States academia. ...

ISBN: 9781412855495

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Carl Jung

by Paul Bishop

<div>Swiss-born Carl Gustav Jung (1875–1961) was one of the pioneers of psychology, largely responsible for the introduction of now-familiar psychological terms such as “introvert,” “extrovert,” and “collective unconscious.” But in spite of ...

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Charles Darwin Autobiography

by Charles Darwin

A German Editor having written to me for an account of the development of my mind and character with some sketch of my autobiography, I have thought that the attempt would amuse me, and might possibly interest my children or their children. I ...

ISBN: 9786050386004

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Coming of Age

The Sexual Awakening of Margaret Mead

by Deborah Beatriz Blum

<p>The startling coming-of-age story of famed anthropologist Margaret Mead whose radical ideas challenged the social and sexual norms of her time.</p><p>The story begins in 1923, when twenty-two year old Margaret Mead is living in New York City,

ISBN: 9781466859494

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Elinor Ostrom

An Intellectual Biography

by Vlad Tarko

<span><span>Elinor Ostrom was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in economics. She has been at the forefront of New Institutional Economics and Public Choice revolutions, discovering surprising ways in which communities around the world have

ISBN: 9781783485901

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Famous Social Reformers & Revolutionaries 4: Mikhail Bakunin

by Teacher Forum

<p>He is the founder of collectivist anarchism. Bakunin is undoubtedly one of the most powerful figures of anarchism. He was also one of the main founders of the ‘social anarchist’ tradition.</p><p>On account of being a highly respected and ...

ISBN: 9781311484772

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Father and Daughter

Patriarchy, gender and social science

by Oakley & Ann

Father and daughter provides an unique ‘insider perspective’ on two key figures in twentieth-century British social science, combining biography of Richard Titmuss and autobiography by his daughter Ann Oakley. ...

ISBN: 9781447318125

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Fool For Christ

The Intellectual Politics of J.S. Woodsworth

by Allen Mills

<p>James Shaver Woodsworth (1874-1942) stands as one of the half-dozen most important national political figures in twentieth-century Canadian history. Allen Mills acknowledges his outstanding achievements while providing a critical account of ...

ISBN: 9781442655928

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Freud

by Élisabeth Roudinesco

Élisabeth Roudinesco’s bold reinterpretation of Sigmund Freud is a biography for the twenty-first century—a sympathetic yet impartial appraisal of a genius admired but misunderstood in his time and ours. Alert to tensions in his character and ...

ISBN: 9780674974517

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From Condoms to Cabbages

by Thomas D'Agnes

<p>In Thailand, a condom is called a "Mechai". Mechai Viravaidya, Thailand&apos;s Condom King, has used this most anatomically suggestive contraceptive device to turn the conventional family planning establishment on its head. First came condom ...

ISBN: 9786167817385

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From Mourning to Knight

Overcoming Loss

by Damon Silas

Author and psychologist Dr. Damon A. Silas describes his own, incredible journey of powerfully overcoming loss and grief within his life. Elegantly, and with skillful humor, he guides the reader through the lessons drawn from the tragedies and ...

ISBN: 9781504362306

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Gilles Paquet

Homo hereticus

by Caroline Andrew, Ruth Hubbard & Jeffrey Roy

<DIV><p>This volume explores and contextualizes the contributions of Gilles Paquet as a social scientist. A quintessential public intellectual, Gilles Paquet's long and multifaceted career has shown him to be a thinker of significant power and ...

ISBN: 9780776618692

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Going Out a “Winner”– and a “Loser”…

by Earle F. Zeigler

<p>A dual citizen of Canada and the United States, Dr. Zeigler has taught, coached, researched, and administered programs at four universities. (Western Ontario [twice]; Illinois, UIUC; Michigan, Ann Arbor; and Yale.) He has published 56 books ...

ISBN: 9781604146561

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