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Download E-books Entangled Geographies: Empire and Technopolitics in the Global Cold War (Inside Technology) PDF

By Gabrielle Hecht

The chilly struggle used to be now not easily a duel of superpowers. It came about not only in Washington and Moscow but additionally within the social and political arenas of geographically far-flung international locations rising from colonial rule. in addition, chilly battle tensions have been take place not just in worldwide political disputes but in addition in struggles over know-how. Technological platforms and services provided a robust solution to form international locations politically, economically, socially, and culturally. Entangled Geographies explores how chilly struggle politics, imperialism, and postcolonial state development turned entangled in applied sciences and considers the legacies of these entanglements for cutting-edge globalized international.

The essays deal with such themes because the islands and atolls taken over for army and technological reasons through the supposedly non-imperial usa, apartheid-era South Africa's efforts to accomplish foreign legitimacy as a nuclear kingdom, foreign technical information and chilly battle politics, the Saudi irrigation approach that spurred a Shi'i uprising, and the temporary technopolitics of emergency as practiced by way of Medecins sans Frontières.

The participants to Entangled Geographies provide insights from the anthropology and heritage of improvement, from diplomatic background, and from technological know-how and know-how stories. The e-book represents a different synthesis of those 3 disciplines, delivering new views at the worldwide chilly struggle.

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Download E-books Grundlagen der statistischen Datenanalyse PDF

By Joachim Behnke, Nathalie Behnke

Es ist eine Voraussetzung für Politologen in Studium und Lehre, mit Ergebnissen empirischer Forschung, die in Kennwerten, Grafiken und Tabellen aufbereitet sind, kritisch und kompetent umgehen zu können. Diese kritische Lesekompetenz wird auch als"Statistical Literacy"bezeichnet. Große Teile des Buches sind der Erläuterung und Einübung theoretischer Grundlagen gewidmet, wie der Messtheorie, der Argumentenlogik oder der Wahrscheinlichkeitstheorie. Das Verständnis, warum bestimmte Ergebnisse zustande kommen, erhöht die Kritikfähigkeit und befähigt zu eigenen statistischen Auswertungen. Die Autoren haben das Buch aus ihrer eigenen Lehrerfahrung heraus in mehrjähriger Arbeit geschrieben und das didaktische Konzept gezielt für die Bedürfnisse der Politikwissenschaft entwickelt. Die CD zum Buch bietet eine praxisorientierte Einführung in die Statistik-Software SPSS.
Mit Ergebnissen empirischer Forschung, die in Kennwerten, Grafiken und Tabellen aufbereitet sind, kritisch und kompetent umgehen zu können, ist heute für Politologinnen und Politologen in Studium und Forschung eine unverzichtbare Voraussetzung. Diese kritische Lesekompetenz wird auch als "Statistical Literacy" bezeichnet. Dieses Buch vermittelt die "Statistical Literacy", indem es die Leser an ein echtes Verständnis der Annahmen und Vorgehensweisen in der Statistik herangeführt. Große Teile des Buches sind der Erläuterung und Einübung theoretischer Grundlagen gewidmet, wie der Messtheorie, der Argumentenlogik oder der Wahrscheinlichkeitstheorie. Die Idee hinter diesem didaktischen Konzept ist, dass ein Verständnis dafür, wie und warum bestimmte Ergebnisse zustande kommen, auch die Kritikfähigkeit erhöht. Zugleich ermöglicht ein solches Verständnis auch, über die reine Lesefähigkeit hinaus, eigene statistische Auswertungen problemadäquat durchzuführen. Die beiden Autoren haben dieses Buch aus ihrer eigenen Lehrerfahrung heraus in mehrjähriger Arbeit geschrieben und das didaktische Konzept gezielt für die Bedürfnisse der Politikwissenschaft entwickelt. Die CD zum Buch erweitert die Möglichkeiten zur autodidaktischen Aneignung der statistischen Verfahren durch eine praxisorientierte Einführung in die Statistik-Software SPSS. Beispiele und vertiefende Exkurse runden das Buch zu einem fundierten und zugleich praxisnahen Lehr- und Nachschlagewerk ab, das für Studierende und Forschende gleichermaßen geeignet ist.

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Download E-books Hitler's Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields PDF

By Wendy Lower

“Compelling . . . reduce brings to the vanguard an unexplored element of the Holocaust.” —Washington Post

In a stunning account that powerfully revises heritage, Wendy decrease uncovers the function of German ladies at the Nazi jap front—not simply as plunderers and direct witnesses, yet as real killers. decrease, drawing on 20 years of archival learn and fieldwork, provides startling facts that those girls have been greater than “desk murderers” or comforters of murderous German males: they went on “shopping sprees” and romantic outings to the Jewish ghettos; they have been current at killing-field picnics, not just delivering refreshment but in addition capturing Jews. And reduce uncovers the tales of SS other halves with teenagers in their personal whose brutality is as chilling as any in history.

Hitler’s Furies demanding situations our private ideals: ladies should be as brutal as males, and the facts might be hidden for seventy years.

“Disquieting . . . past books concerning the Holocaust have provided up poster women of brutality and atrocity . . . [Lower’s] perception is to trace extra mundane lives, and to argue for a tremendously wider complicity.” —New York occasions

“An unsettling yet major contribution to our realizing of ways nationalism, and particularly conceptions of loyalty, are normalized, bolstered, and regulated.” —Los Angeles evaluate of Books

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Download E-books The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century PDF

By Grace Lee Boggs, Scott Kurashige

A international ruled by means of the US and pushed by means of affordable oil, effortless credits, and conspicuous intake is unraveling sooner than our eyes. during this strong, deeply humanistic ebook, Grace Lee Boggs, a mythical determine within the fight for justice in the USA, shrewdly assesses the present crisis—political, budget friendly, and environmental—and indicates tips on how to create the novel social swap we have to confront new realities. a colourful, inspirational strength, Boggs has participated in the entire 20th century’s significant social movements—for civil rights, women’s rights, employees’ rights, and extra. She attracts from seven a long time of activist adventure, and a rigorous dedication to serious pondering, to redefine “revolution” for our occasions. From her domestic in Detroit, she unearths how desire and creativity are overcoming depression and rot in the so much devastated city groups. Her booklet is a manifesto for growing substitute modes of labor, politics, and human interplay that might jointly represent the subsequent American Revolution.

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Download E-books The Managed Heart: Commercialization of Human Feeling PDF

By Arlie Russell Hochschild

In deepest lifestyles, we attempt to urge or suppress love, envy, and anger via deep appearing or "emotion work," simply as we deal with our outer expressions of feeling via floor performing. In attempting to bridge a niche among what we consider and what we "ought" to think, we take tips from "feeling principles" approximately what's because of others in a given state of affairs. in keeping with our deepest mutual understandings of feeling principles, we make a "gift alternate" of acts of emotion administration. We bow to one another now not easily from the waist, yet from the heart.

But what happens while emotion paintings, feeling ideas, and the present of alternate are brought into the general public global of labor? looking for the reply, Arlie Russell Hochschild heavily examines teams of public-contact employees: flight attendants and invoice creditors. The flight attendant’s activity is to carry a carrier and create extra call for for it, to reinforce the prestige of the buyer and be "nicer than natural." The invoice collector’s activity is to gather at the provider, and if worthy, to deflate the prestige of the buyer via being "nastier than natural." among those extremes, approximately one-third of yankee males and one-half of yank girls carry jobs that decision for titanic emotional exertions. in lots of of those jobs, they're informed to just accept feeling ideas and strategies of emotion administration that serve the company’s advertisement purpose.

Just as we've seldom well-known or understood emotional hard work, we've not liked its fee to people who do it for a dwelling. Like a actual laborer who turns into estranged from what she or he makes, an emotional laborer, akin to a flight attendant, can turn into estranged not just from her personal expressions of feeling (her smile isn't "her" smile), but in addition from what she really feels (her controlled friendliness). This estrangement, even though a precious safety opposed to rigidity, can be an immense occupational probability, since it is thru our emotions that we're hooked up with these round us.

On the root of this e-book, Hochschild was once featured in Key Sociological Thinkers, edited by way of Rob Stones. This ebook used to be additionally the winner of the Charles Cooley Award in 1983, presented via the yankee Sociological organization and acquired an honorable point out for the C. Wright turbines Award.

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Download E-books The Market for Liberty PDF

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a few nice books are the made of a life of examine, mirrored image, and worked self-discipline. yet different classics are written in a white warmth throughout the second of discovery, with prose that shines forth just like the sunlight pouring into the window of a time whilst a brand new figuring out brings on the planet into concentration for the 1st time.

"The marketplace for Liberty" is that moment kind of vintage, and what a treasure it's. Written by means of authors-Morris and Linda Tannehill-just following a interval of severe examine of the writings of either Ayn Rand and Murray Rothbard, it has the velocity, power, and rigor you are going to count on from an evening's dialogue with both of those giants.

greater than that, those authors positioned pen to paper at exactly the correct time of their highbrow improvement, that interval rhapsodic freshness while a superb fact have been printed, they usually needed to proportion it with the realm. basically, the authors fell in love with liberty and the unfastened industry, and wrote an interesting, book-length sonnet to those ideas.

This publication is especially radical within the precise experience of that time period: it will get to the foundation of the matter of presidency and offers a rethinking of the total association of society. they begin in the beginning with the belief of the person and his rights, paintings their means via trade and the marketplace, reveal executive because the nice enemy of mankind, and then-and this is the good surprise-they provide a dramatic growth of industry common sense into components of safeguard and safeguard provision.

Their dialogue of this arguable subject is built-in into their libertarian theoretical equipment. It bargains with inner most arbitration companies in handling with disputes and illegal activity, the position of insurers in supplying ecocnomic incentives for defense, and personal enterprises of their means as defense providers. it is hence that Hoppe calls this publication an "outstanding but a lot ignored research of the operation of competition."

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Download E-books From Betamax to Blockbuster: Video Stores and the Invention of Movies on Video (Inside Technology) PDF

By Joshua M. Greenberg

The first video cassette recorders have been promoted within the Nineteen Seventies as an extension of broadcast tv technology--a time-shifting equipment, how to tape television exhibits. Early advertisements for Sony's Betamax informed power dealers "You shouldn't have to overlook Kojak simply because you are gazing Columbo." yet inside a number of years, the VCR have been reworked from a laptop that recorded tv into an extension of the movie show into the house. This used to be much less a actual transformation than a transformation in conception, yet person who trusted the very tangible building of a community of social associations to help this new market for videos. In From Betamax to Blockbuster, Joshua Greenberg explains how the mixture of local video shops and the VCR created an international within which videos turned tangible customer items. Greenberg charts a trajectory from early "videophile" groups to the increase of the video store--complete with theater marquee lighting fixtures, motion picture posters, popcorn, and clerks who provided specialist suggestion on which video clips to hire. the outcome used to be greater than a brand new undefined; through putting video clips on cassette within the arms (and regulate) of customers, video apartment and sale resulted in a renegotiation of the boundary among medium and message, and eventually a brand new courting among audiences and flicks. finally, Blockbuster's top-down franchise shop version crowded neighborhood video shops out of the marketplace, however the contemporary upward push of Netflix, iTunes, and different applied sciences have reopened previous questions on what a film is and the way (and the place) it needs to be watched. by means of concentrating on the "spaces in among" brands and shoppers, Greenberg's account bargains a clean standpoint on patron expertise, illustrating how the preliminary transformation of flicks from adventure into commodity begun now not from the head down or the ground up, yet from the center of the burgeoning out.Joshua M. Greenberg is Director of electronic process and Scholarship on the big apple Public Library.

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Download E-books Crime Control as Industry PDF

By Nils Christie

This vintage textual content argues that crime keep watch over, instead of crime itself is the genuine hazard for our destiny. because the moment variation was once released in 1994, legal populations , in particular in Russia and the USA, have grown at an more and more quick fee. This 3rd variation is released to take account of those alterations and draw realization to the size of an escalating challenge. It includes thoroughly new chapters - one on 'penal geography', the opposite on 'the Russian case' - and has been broadly revised.

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