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Action at a Distance

Studies in the Practicalities of Executive Management

by R.J. Anderson & W.W. Sharrock

<p>This book examines the nature of work and management, centring on documents as a class of management objects which have been relatively understudied in ethnomethodological research. Treating documents and similar artefacts as ordering ...

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Action Research for Democracy

New Ideas and Perspectives from Scandinavia

by Nadarajah Sriskandarajah, Ewa Gunnarsson, Hans Peter Hansen & others

<p>Contemporary society encounters profound economical, socio-ecological and political crises challenging the democratic foundation of our societies. This book addresses the potentials and challenges for Action Research supporting democratic ...

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Action Research for Sustainability

Social Imagination Between Citizens and Scientists

by Jonas Egmose

<p>How can action research further new research orientations towards sustainability? This book, empirically situated in the field of upstream public engagement, involving local residents, researchers and practitioners in bottom-up processes ...

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Activating the Unemployed

A Comparative Appraisal of Work-Oriented Policies

by Neil Gilbert & Rebecca A. Van Voorhis

<p>The last decade has witnessed a conspicuous alteration in policies protecting unemployed people in modern welfare states. Social policies are increasingly designed to encourage economic independence. Policy makers have introduced a wide range

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Active Ageing: Perspectives from Europe on a vaunted topic

by María Luisa Gómez Jiménez & Jonathan Parker

Authors from across Europe consider the diverse theoretical and conceptual issues in understanding ageing in late modern society with an emphasis on active ageing. Integrated approaches are emphasised, without privilege one theoretical ...

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Active Citizenship in Europe

Practices and Demands in the EU, Italy, Turkey and the UK

by Cristiano Bee

<p>The book provides an overview of key issues in the debate concerning the emergence of active citizenship in Europe.</p> <p>The specific focus of enquiry is the promotion of patterns of civic and political engagement and civic and political ...

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Activism in Jordan

by Pénélope Larzillière

<p>In Jordan, between censorship, repression and election rigging, political activism is limited – despite the democratic opening glimpsed in 1989. In this important new book, Pénélope Larzillière charts the path of longstanding activists in ...

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Activist Scholarship

Antiracism, Feminism, and Social Change

by Julia Sudbury & Margo Okazawa-Rey

<p>Can scholars generate knowledge and pedagogies that bolster local and global forms of resistance to U.S. imperialism, racial/gender oppression, and the economic violence of capitalist globalization? This book explores what happens when ...

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Actor-Network Theory and Crime Studies

Explorations in Science and Technology

by Dominique Robert & Martin Dufresne

<p>Developed by Bruno Latour and his collaborators, actor-network theory (ANT) offers crimes studies a worthy intellectual challenge. It requires us to take the performativity turn, consider the role of objects in our analysis and conceptualize ...

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Acts of Undressing

Politics, Eroticism, and Discarded Clothing

by Barbara Brownie

<p>The act of undressing has a multitude of meanings, which vary dramatically when this commonly private gesture is presented for public consumption. This ground-breaking book explores the significance of undressing in various cultural and ...

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Actually Thinking Vs. Just Believing

by Doug Matheson

<p>In <em>actually</em> THINKING vs. <em>just</em> BELIEVING, Doug Matheson discusses the importance of learning <em>how</em> to think, not just <em>what</em> to think. The failure to do this has huge repercussions. He also calls upon us all, ...

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Adapt

Why Success Always Starts with Failure

by Tim Harford

<p>Everything we know about solving the world's problems is wrong.</p> <p>Out: Plans, experts and above all, leaders.</p> <p>In: Adapting - improvise rather than plan; fail, learn, and try again</p> <p>In this groundbreaking new book, Tim ...

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Addicted to Profit: Reclaiming Our Lives from the Free Market

by Stuart Sim

Will our addiction to profit destroy the world we live in? The profit motive now exercises an effective tyranny over our lives: in the private as well as the public sector, nowhere seems immune from its reach. International tycoons, economists ...

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Addiction Treatment

Comparing Religion and Science in Application

by Daniel Hood

<p>Addiction Treatment is an ethnography that compares two types of residential drug-free treatment programs-religious, faith-based programs and science-based, secular programs. Although these programs have originated from significantly ...

ISBN: 9781351533942

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Addiction, Modernity, and the City

A Users’ Guide to Urban Space

by Christopher B.R. Smith

<p>Examining the interdependent nature of substance, space, and subjectivity, this book constitutes an interdisciplinary analysis of the intoxication indigenous to what has been termed &quot;our narcotic modernity.&quot; The first section – ...

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Addictive Consumption

Capitalism, Modernity and Excess

by Gerda Reith

<p>In this engaging new book, Gerda Reith explores key theoretical concepts in the sociology of consumption. Drawing on the ideas of Foucault, Marx and Bataille, amongst others, she investigates the ways that understandings of ‘the problems of ...

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Adolescent Vulnerabilities and Opportunities

Developmental and Constructivist Perspectives

by Eric Amsel & Judith Smetana

<p>This book explores the central importance of adolescents' own activities in their development. This focus harkens back to Jean Piaget's genetic epistemology and provides a theoretically coherent vision of what makes adolescence a distinctive ...

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Adolescents, Crime, and the Media

A Critical Analysis

by Christopher J Ferguson

<p>A campus shooting. A gang assault. A school bus ambush. With each successive event, fingers are pointed at the usual suspects: violent films, bloody video games, explicit web sites. But to what extent can—or should—the media be implicated in ...

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Adoptive Parenthood in Hong Kong

by Grace Po-Chee Ko

<p>This title was first published in 2001. A systematic study of non-relative adoption in Hong Kong. It examines the changing profile of non-relative adoption between 1987 and 1993, from the author's analysis of 486 case files. Characteristics ...

ISBN: 9781351767033

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Adult Education in Neoliberal Times

Policies, Philosophies and Professionalism

by Marion Bowl

<p>This book explores the realities of adult education practice in the current political and economic climate. With a particular focus on examining the effect of the multitude of changes in policy and philosophy over the past 30 years, the book ...

ISBN: 9783319508832

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