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The Communicative Relationship Between Dialogue and Care

Marie Baker-Ohler and Annette Holba
ISBN: 9781604976472

This study provides an in-depth exploration specifically dealing with care as a philosophical and ethical paradigm for living in the world. This book is distinctive as it encompasses theorists/scholars from multiple perspectives that include sociological, psychological, philosophical, and from both social science and humanities approaches; all of which come together within a communication framework. Read More..

Handbook of Prejudice

Anton Pelinka, Karin Bischof, and Karin Stögner
ISBN: 9781604976274

This book contains twelve carefully researched and well-written essays on the timely topic of the problem of prejudice. The contributors were chosen for their scholarly expertise in their particular fields. Taken together they provide an interdisciplinary approach, each casting light from a different angle on the problem of prejudice. This book will be an essential addition for all collections in sociology, sexism, heterosexism, disability studies, geriatrics studies, religious studies, history, art history, psychology, bioscience, law, and contemporary language behavior. Read More..

Social Movement to Address Climate Change:

Local Steps for Global Action
Danielle Endres, Leah Sprain, and Tarla Rai Peterson
ISBN: 9781604976410

Winner of the Christine L. Oravec Award in Environmental Communication! “This volume advances inquiry in areas of social movement study, environmental discourse, and applied approaches to public address. The unique preparation and collective gathering of data serves as a model for scholars considering broad forms of research collaboration ... At minimum, this book should be essential reading for any student of contemporary social movements.” – Rhetoric and Public Affairs Read More..

Immigrants and the Revitalization of Los Angeles:

Development and Change in MacArthur Park
Gerardo Sandoval
ISBN: 9781604976427

"An engaging book which never shies away from the difficulties of urban regeneration. Sandoval has created finegrained, nuanced insights into the challenging but ultimately successful journey that formerly troubled communities can take towards positive change." - Urban Studies Read More..

Observing Society:

Meaning, Communication, and Social Systems
Daniel B. Lee and Achim Brosziewski
ISBN: 9781604976397

Using clear illustrations and effectively citing original material previously unavailable in English, the authors carefully explain the logic of drawing distinctions to make observations, the concepts of meaning and communication, the forms of communication media such as speech and writing, the evolution of forms of organizing society, the functional differentiation of modern systems, and how social system theory informs sociological research and methodology. Read More..

The Role of Special Education Interest Groups in National Policy

Tiina Itkonen
ISBN: 9781604976267

This study is the first that analyzes the behavior and effectiveness of special education interest groups over a 30-year time span, using advocacy groups as units of analysis. This is an important book for readers with a specific interest in special education policy, as well as political scientists in search of answers to broader questions of public policy making. Read More..

The Evolution from Horse to Automobile:

A Comparative International Study
Imes Chiu
ISBN: 9781604975468

Little work has been done to explicate the motivational factors of agency, particularly in cases where an artifact initially deemed ineffective or superfluous becomes an everyday necessity, such as the automobile at the turn of the twentieth century. What makes a social group change its position about a particular artifact? How did the “devil wagon” overcome its notoriety to become a prosaic mainstream device? The author brings a different and refreshing approach to these questions. Read More..

Villages, Women, and the Success of Dairy Cooperatives in India:

Making Place for Rural Development
Pratyusha Basu
ISBN: 9781604976250

"The book has wider implications for development studies ... Basu’s research is critical of broad-brush studies, policies, and programs of international and national development that aim to alleviate poverty with “one-size-fits-all” perspectives and that are not sufficiently attentive to diversity within community cultures and politics or open to multifaceted approaches to sustaining livelihoods." The Professional Geographer Read More..

Ubiquity, Mobility, Security:

The Future of the Internet, Volume 3
Janna Quitney Anderson and Lee Rainie
ISBN: 9781604976151

This volume showcases the responses of technology stakeholders and critics who were asked to assess scenarios about the future social, political, and economic impact of the Internet. This book is critical for those in communication and Internet studies. Read More..

Music Makes the Nation:

Nationalist Composers and Nation Building in Nineteenth-Century Europe
Benjamin Curtis
ISBN: 9781604975222

As one of the very few broad, comparative studies of nationalist music, this book is an essential resource for students and scholars in history and musicology. In addition, as a groundbreaking analysis of the socio-political functions of nationalist music, the book will be of interest to those studying nationalism and political science. Read More..

 

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