Author: Margaret L. Andersen,Howard F. Taylor
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Category: Social Science
Your students can test their knowledge with this collection of practice tests, including multiple-choice, true/false, and short-answer questions with answers, page references, and answer explanations.
Publisher: Harcourt College Pub
Instructors have come to know that they can rely on this textbook to provide a critical analysis of the major issues in historical and contemporary psychology in a manner that students find engaging and comprehensible.-Pref.
Author: Lloyd deMause
Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated
from the Foreword: Possibly the heartless treatment of children, from the practice of infanticide and abandonment through to the neglect, the rigors of swaddling, the purposeful starving, the beatings, the solitary confinement, and so on, was and is only one aspect of the basic aggressiveness and cruelty of human nature, of the inbred disregard of the rights and feelings of others. Children, being physically unable to resist aggression, were the victims of forces over which they had no control, and they were abused in many imaginable and some almost unimaginable ways by way of expressing conscious or more commonly unconscious motives of their elders... The present volume abounds in evidence of all kinds, from all periods and peoples. The story is monotonously painful, but it is high time that it should be told and that it should be taken into account...
9th International Conference, SocInfo 2017, Oxford, UK, September 13-15, 2017, Proceedings
Author: Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia,Afra Mashhadi,Taha Yasseri
The two-volume set LNCS 10539 and 10540 constitutes the proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Social Informatics, SocInfo 2017, held in Oxford, UK, in September 2017. The 37 full papers and 43 poster papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 142 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections named: economics, science of success, and education; network science; news, misinformation, and collective sensemaking; opinions, behavior, and social media mining; proximity, location, mobility, and urban analytics; security, privacy, and trust; tools and methods; and health and behaviour.
Global Standards for Ethical Identity Management in Contemporary Liberal Democratic States
Author: John Kleinig,Seumas Miller,Peter Mameli,Douglas Salane,Adina Schwartz
Publisher: ANU E Press
Category: Political Science
This study is principally concerned with the ethical dimensions of identity management technology - electronic surveillance, the mining of personal data, and profiling - in the context of transnational crime and global terrorism. The ethical challenge at the heart of this study is to establish an acceptable and sustainable equilibrium between two central moral values in contemporary liberal democracies, namely, security and privacy. Both values are essential to individual liberty, but they come into conflict in times when civil order is threatened, as has been the case from late in the twentieth century, with the advent of global terrorism and trans-national crime. We seek to articulate legally sustainable, politically possible, and technologically feasible, global ethical standards for identity management technology and policies in liberal democracies in the contemporary global security context. Although the standards in question are to be understood as global ethical standards potentially to be adopted not only by the United States, but also by the European Union, India, Australasia, and other contemporary liberal democratic states, we take as our primary focus the tensions that have arisen between the United States and the European Union.
Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud
Author: Thomas Walter Laqueur
Publisher: Harvard University Press
History of sex in the West from the ancients to the moderns by describing the developments in reproductive anatomy and physiology.
Author: Donatella della Porta,Mario Diani
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Social Science
Social Movements is a comprehensive introduction and critical analysis of collective action in society today. In this new edition, the authors have updated all chapters with the most recent scientific literature, expanded on topics such as individual motivations, new media, public policies, and governance. Draws on research and empirical work across the social sciences to address the key questions in this international field. New edition expands on topics such as individual motivations, new media, public policies, and governance. Has been redesigned in a more user-friendly format.
19th Pacific-Asia Conference, PAKDD 2015, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, May 19-22, 2015, Proceedings
Author: Tru Cao,Ee-Peng Lim,Zhi-Hua Zhou,Tu-Bao Ho,David Cheung,Hiroshi Motoda
This two-volume set, LNAI 9077 + 9078, constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 19th Pacific-Asia Conference on Advances in Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, PAKDD 2015, held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, in May 2015. The proceedings contain 117 paper carefully reviewed and selected from 405 submissions. They have been organized in topical sections named: social networks and social media; classification; machine learning; applications; novel methods and algorithms; opinion mining and sentiment analysis; clustering; outlier and anomaly detection; mining uncertain and imprecise data; mining temporal and spatial data; feature extraction and selection; mining heterogeneous, high-dimensional, and sequential data; entity resolution and topic-modeling; itemset and high-performance data mining; and recommendations.
Author: Gerry Johnson,Richard Whittington,Patrick Regner,Kevan Scholes,Duncan Angwin
With over one million copies sold worldwide, Exploring Strategy has long been the essential strategy text for managers of today and tomorrow. From entrepreneurial start-ups to multinationals, charities to government agencies, this book raises the big questions about organisations- how they grow, how they innovate and how they change. Texts and Cases also provides a wealth of extra case studies written by experts in the subject to aid and enrich your understanding. Examples are taken from events and organisations as diverse as Glastonbury, Mondelez and Formula 1 racing.
Conserving Wildlife in Logged Tropical Forest
Author: Robert A. Fimbel,Alejandro Grajal,John G. Robinson
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Bringing together leading scientists and professionals in tropical forest ecology and management, this book examines in detail the interplay between timber harvesting and wildlife, from invertebrates to large mammal species. Its contributors suggest modifications to existing practices that can ensure a better future for the tropics' valuable -- and invaluable -- resources.
The Novel with Play and Handy Footnotes Included
Author: Vincent McCaffrey
This is my chance, then, to cast myself in the hero¿s role. I¿ve been a humble author and bookseller for all these years. (Allow me my hyperbole¿at least I¿m much humbled.) I don¿t run into tall buildings to save women and children while other¿s flee. (My knees have never been so strong, but it bears asking, do the women need the saving anymore?) My eyes are not good enough to fly jet planes or hit a fast ball. I sell old books and the few that are new that are worth the time, and write novels I cannot sell. And though the writing has been much ignored, it is a witness to what I do and what I¿ve done¿that is, for sixty-eight years I have done pretty much what suited me. And here, at last, is a chance to do what is arguably better if not best. The argument is not settled. That I have waited until now, when I have so little left to lose, may be some mitigation of your judgment of all this, I understand. Or that the overwhelming risk of failure at this point makes any effort too romantically futile (and possibly planned that way). That I should have done more to prevent what has finally come to pass might cast me into the lower ranks of Dante¿s hell, but at least I won¿t be letting a good collapse of Western Civilization go waste. There is a story here to be written, and if it transpires that there is no one left to read it, so be it. That is at least consistent with all else that I do. (The whine you hear is not self pity, but the wind in the gears.) I sally forth. My armor is the truth. I have a worthy truck for my steed. My companion is¿well, we¿ll work that out.
Biological Theories About Women And Men, Revised Edition
Author: Anne Fausto-Sterling
Publisher: Basic Books
Category: Social Science
By carefully examining the biological, genetic, evolutionary, and psychological evidence, a noted biologist finds a shocking lack of substance behind ideas about biologically based sex differences. Features a new chapter and afterward on recent biological breakthroughs.
Author: Jagdish C. Bansal,Pramod Singh,Kusum Deep,Millie Pant,Atulya K. Nagar
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The book is a collection of high quality peer reviewed research papers presented in Seventh International Conference on Bio-Inspired Computing (BIC-TA 2012) held at ABV-IIITM Gwalior, India. These research papers provide the latest developments in the broad area of "Computational Intelligence". The book discusses wide variety of industrial, engineering and scientific applications of nature/bio-inspired computing and presents invited papers from the inventors/originators of novel computational techniques.
Author: Jennifer R. Davis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Revisiting one of the great puzzles of European political history, Jennifer R. Davis examines how the Frankish king Charlemagne and his men held together the vast new empire he created during the first decades of his reign. Davis explores how Charlemagne overcame the two main problems of ruling an empire, namely how to delegate authority and how to manage diversity. Through a meticulous reconstruction based on primary sources, she demonstrates that rather than imposing a pre-existing model of empire onto conquered regions, Charlemagne and his men learned from them, developing a practice of empire that allowed the emperor to rule on a European scale. As a result, Charlemagne's realm was more flexible and diverse than has long been believed. Telling the story of Charlemagne's rule using sources produced during the reign itself, Davis offers a new interpretation of Charlemagne's political practice, free from the distortions of later legend.