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Items in Social Sciences (Economics, Commerce, Sociology, ...) that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 30 days.

  • Youth as architects of social change : global efforts to advance youth-driven innovation / Sheri Bastien, Halla B. Holmarsdottir, editors

  • Refugee Law in India : the Road from Ambiguity to Protection / by Shuvro Prosun Sarker

  • Memories of Burmese Rohingya refugees : contested identity and belonging / Kazi Fahmida Farzana

  • Gender, migration, and the work of care : a multi-scalar approach to the Pacific Rim / Sonya Michel, Ito Peng, editors
    HQ 1865.6 G46 2017eb

  • Sexualised Citizenship : a Cultural History of Philippines-Australian Migration

  • Intercultural communication and science and technology studies / Luis Reyes-Galindo, Tiago Ribeiro Duarte, editors

  • The death café movement : exploring the horizons of mortality / Jack Fong

  • Food insecurity, the obesity crisis, and exploitation in the US food system / Clement Loo, Robert A. Skipper, Jr

  • Philosophical foundations of quality of life : the selected works of Alex C. Michalos / Alex C. Michalos

  • Cohort Change Ratios and their Applications / by Jack Baker, David A. Swanson, Jeff Tayman, Lucky M. Tedrow

  • The making of resistance : Brazil's landless movement and narrative enactment / Markus Lundström

  • The feminist fourth wave : affective temporality / Prudence Chamberlain

  • Gay Indians in Brazil : untold stories of the colonization of indigenous sexualities / Estevão Rafael Fernandes, Barbara M. Arisi

  • Alternative discourses on modernization and development : East Asian perspectives / Kim Kyong-Dong

  • Artistic Enclaves in the Post-Industrial City : a Case Study of Lawrenceville Pittsburgh / by Geoffrey Moss

  • Community quality-of-life indicators : best cases VII / Meg Holden, Rhonda Phillips, Chantal Stevens, editors

  • Patents and Cartographic Inventions : a New Perspective for Map History

  • Men, Fathering and the Gender Trap : Sweden and Poland Compared / by Katarzyna Suwada

  • Childlessness in Europe: Contexts, Causes, and Consequences / edited by Michaela Kreyenfeld, Dirk Konietzka

  • Societies, social inequalities and marginalization : marginal regions in the 21st Century / Raghubir Chand, Etienne Nel, Stanko Pelc, editors

  • Morphogenesis and human flourishing / Margaret S. Archer, editor
    This book, the last volume in the Social Morphogenesis series, examines whether or not a Morphogenic society can foster new modes of human relations that could exercise a form of 'relational steering', protecting and promoting a nuanced version of the good life for all. It analyses the way in which the intensification of morphogenesis and the diminishing of morphostasis impact upon human flourishing. The book links intensified morphogenesis to promoting human flourishing based on the assumption that new opportunities open up novel experiences, skills, and modes of communication that appeal to talents previously lacking any outlet or recognition. It proposes that equality of opportunity would increase as ascribed characteristics diminished in importance, and it could be maintained as the notion of achievement continued to diversify. Digitalization has opened the cultural 'archive' for more to explore and, as it expands exponentially, so do new complementary compatibilities whose development foster yet further opportunities. If more people can do more of what they do best, these represent stepping stones towards the 'good life' for more of them.

  • Feeling Gender : a Generational and Psychosocial Approach / by Harriet Bjerrum Nielsen

    This book explores how feelings about gender have changed over three interrelated generations of women and men of different social classes during the twentieth century. The author explores the ways in which generational experiences are connected, what is continued, what triggers gradual or abrupt changes between generations - and between women and men within these generations. The book explores how new feelings of gender gradually change gender norms from within, and how they contribute to the incremental creation of new social practices.​​​

    Nielsen suggests a new way of conducting psychosocial research that focuses generational psychological patterns of gender identities and gendered subjectivities in times of change from a psychoanalytic perspective. Combining generational and longitudinal research, the book works with temporality as a theoretical as well as a methodological dimension. Theoretically it combines Raymond Williams' idea of "a structure of feeling" with the work of Eric Fromm, Hans Loewald, Nancy Chodorow and Jessica Benjamin.

  • Neoliberalism and the changing face of unionism : the combined and uneven development of class capacities in Turkey / Efe Can Gürcan, Berk Mete
    HD 6796.7 G87 2017eb

  • Alleviating world suffering : the challenge of negative quality of life / Rondald E. Anderson, editor

  • How Are Chinese Only Children Growing : a Bioecological Systems Perspective / by Weiping Liu
    ​From a bioecological system perspective, Weiping Liu contends that the impacts of learning environments on the Chinese only children must be studied from a psychological ecological perspective by considering the direct and joint effects of learning environments and student personality within the macro-environments of culture, public policy etc. The hypotheses were proved to be true in terms of positive outcomes. Practical and theoretical discussions were provided as well.

  • Mobilities of Knowledge / edited by Heike Jöns, Peter Meusburger, Michael Heffernan

  • The crisis conundrum : how to reconcile economy and society / Mauro Magatti, editor
    HB3717 2008

  • Comparative perspectives on work-life balance and gender equality : fathers on leave alone / Margaret O'Brien, Karin Wall, editors

  • Family Continuity and Change : Contemporary European Perspectives

  • Planetary atmospheres and urban society after Fukushima / Christophe Thouny, Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto, editors
    HV 623 2011 F85 P53 2017eb
    This collection examines the event of Fukushima in Japan in terms of urban sociology and cultural politics to portray the triple catastrophe of March 2011 as both a planetary event and a dual economic and environmental crisis which indelibly marked Japan and the wider global community. The contributors examine how this new situation has been expressed in particular cultural forms (literature, film), political discourses and urban everyday life in Tokyo and Fukushima, arguing for an imperative need to redefine the national frame of analysis in terms of the concept of the planetary. Building on recent debates in ecocriticism, Planetary Atmospheres and Urban Life After Fukushima deconstructs the spatial logic of containment that reduces the event of Fukushima to a place-bound object to instead reinscribe this event within an open narrative of the planetary. This we believe will allow us to redefine our topologies of attachment to local places beside national discourses of unity, resilience and global strategies of risk management, and open the way to a radical rethink of Japan's cultural politics of Japan after March 2011.

  • Social movements and democracy in the 21st century / Dylan Taylor
    HC 110 I5 T39 2017eb

    This book contends that the impasse of the Left today is in part, a result of an anarchist 'common sense' among activists. The author argues that the vital dynamics of anarchism and social movements need to be combined with a reappraisal of the Communist party and state. While cynicism towards capitalism and existing political institutions is plentiful, this book argues that the Left appears mired in a reactive politics of resistance, unable to formulate programmes for substantive social change.

    Drawing insights from the history of the Left, political economy, contemporary critical theory and an in-depth study of Occupy, the author provides concrete suggestions as to how the Left might 'claim the twenty-first century' and realise a more equitable social order. Social Movements and Democracy in the 21st Century challenges activists and scholars to rethink social movements and political organisation, and to actively work towards enduring social change. The book will be of interest to students and scholars of social movement studies, Left theory, critical theory, political sociology and Marxism, as well as anyone with an interest in 'political change'.

  • Sharia Dynamics : Islamic Law and Sociopolitical Processes
    This multidisciplinary volume explores the role of Islamic law within the dynamic processes of postcolonial transformation, nation building, and social reform. Here, eleven international scholars examine Islamic law in several contemporary sociopolitical contexts, focusing specifically on  Malaysia, Indonesia, Pakistan, China, Tunisia, Nigeria, the United States, and the International Islamic Fiqh Academy (IIFA) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).  The contributors also address the entanglement of Islamic law and ethics with the history of Muslim religious discourses, shifts toward modernity, gender relations, and efforts to construct exclusive or plural national communities. Sharia Dynamics , at once enchanting and enlightening, is a must-read for scholars of contemporary Islam. 

  • Children's online behaviour and safety : policy and rights challenges / Andy Phippen
    HQ 784 I58 P45 2017eb
    This book explores the use of technology in young people's social lives against a backdrop of "online safety measures" put in place by the UK government to ensure safe and risk free engagement with online services. The UK landscape is used as a case study to compare the grass roots of digital behaviours with attempts by policy makers to control access and prohibit "bad" behaviours. In conducting an analysis of current UK policy positions and media perspectives against ethnographic research in areas such as gaming and sexting, the book highlights the flaws in approaching the control of disruptive social behaviours using prohibitive approaches. It also highlights the gulf between the experiences of young people and the capabilities of the school system to deliver effective education around safe online behaviours. The author illustrates the complex relationship young people have with technology, as active engagers rather than passive consumers, and looks at the ways in which their needs for effective education and resilience are currently not being met. Furthermore, he demonstrates how, in an effort to make them safe, stakeholders are eroding children's fundamental rights.

    Children's Online Behaviour and Safety will be of interest to scholars, practitioners and students researching and practicing in education, sociology, children's law, children's digital rights and social policy. 

  • Third party sex work and pimps in the age of anti-trafficking / Amber Horning, Anthony Marcus, editors

  • Vampire capitalism : fractured societies and alternative futures / Paul Kennedy
    HB 501 K456 2017eb

  • Authenticity in Architectural Heritage Conservation : Discourses, Opinions, Experiences in Europe, South and East Asia / edited by Katharina Weiler, Niels Gutschow

    The book contributes to a recontextualizationof authenticity by investigating how this value is created, reenacted, andassigned. Over the course of the last century, authenticity figured as themajor parameter for the evaluation of cultural heritage. It was adopted inlocal and international charters and guidelines on architectural conservationin Europe, South and East Asia. Throughout this period, the concept of authenticity was constantlyredefined andtransformed to suit new cultural contexts and local concerns. This volumepresents colonial and postcolonial discourses, opinions, and experiences in thefield of architectural heritage conservation and the use of site-specificpractices based on representative case studies presented by art historians,architects, anthropologists, and conservationists from Germany, Nepal, India,China, and Japan. With more than 180 illustrations and a collection ofterminologies in German, English, Sanskrit, Hindi, Nevari and Nepali, classicalChinese and standard Mandarin, and Japanese, these cross-culturalinvestigations document the processual re-configuration of the notion ofauthenticity. They also show that approaches to authenticity can be specifiedwith key analytical categories from transcultural studies: appropriation,transformation, and, in some cases, refusal.

  • Product lifecycle management and the industry of the future : 14th IFIP WG 5.1 International Conference, PLM 2017, Seville, Spain, July 10-12, 2017, Revised selected papers / José Ríos, Alain Bernard, Abdelaziz Bouras, Sebti Foufou (editions.)

  • Simulating crowds in egress scenarios / Vinícius J. Cassol, Soraia R. Musse, Cláudio R. Jung, Norman I Badler

  • Achieving and sustaining secured business operations : an executive's guide to planning and management / Neelesh Ajmani, Dinesh Kumar

  • City networks : collaboration and planning for health and sustainability / Athanasia Karakitsiou, Athanasios Migdalas, Stamatina Th. Rassia, Panos M. Pardalos, editors

  • Beginning Salesforce developer / Michael Wicherski

  • Pro SAP scripts, smartforms, and data migration : ABAP programming simplified / Sushil Markandeya

  • Bankruptcy prediction through soft computing based deep learning technique / Arindam Chaudhuri, Soumya K Ghosh

  • Energy economics : theory and applications / Peter Zweifel, Aaron Praktiknjo, Georg Erdmann
    HD 9502 A2 Z84 2017eb
    This book provides an introduction to energy economics. It shows how to apply general economic theory as well as empirical and advanced econometric methods to explain the drivers of energy markets and their development. Readers learn about the specific properties of energy markets as well as the physical, technological, environmental, and geopolitical particularities of energy sources and products. The book covers all types of energy markets, ranging from liquid fuels, gaseous fuels, and solid fuels to electricity. It also addresses emission allowances, energy efficiency, and nuclear risks. The authors discuss the engineering properties of energy technologies including renewables, the economics of natural resources and environmental protection, market liberalization, and energy trade as well as the experience of the German energy transformation. This book will serve students as a textbook and practitioners as a reference for their understanding of energy markets and their development.

  • Rural sustainability : a complex systems approach to policy analysis / Qing Tian
    HN 740 Z9 C6 2017eb

  • Spatial modeling and assessment of urban form : analysis of urban growth: From sprawl to compact using geospatial data / Biswajeet Pradhan, editor

  • Delivering aid without government : international aid and civil society engagement in the recovery and reconstruction of the Gaza Strip / Tamer Qarmout
    In a fragile and conflict-ridden context such as the Gaza Strip, where the de facto Hamas government faces isolation and lacks international recognition, the provision of aid and development schemes challenges donors and CSOs delivering services to Palestinians. This volume examines how international donors influenced the reconstruction and recovery policy agenda as well as its implementation. Moreover, as a result of the no-contact policy, recovery and reconstruction schemes were delivered with limited involvement from the de facto Hamas government, raising questions about the efficacy of the "governance without government" concept. This book examines the dynamics and the impact of international donors' financing of Civil Society Organizations that were involved in the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip. It expands on the existing analysis of transnational aid actors' influence found in the public policy literature while contributing to our understanding of the concrete, and more specific, impact of international donors' financing on the livelihoods of the Palestinian people.

  • Water and land security in drylands : response to climate change / Mohamed Ouessar, Donald Gabriels, Atsushi Tsunekawa, Steven Evett, editors

  • Urban transformations in Rio de Janeiro : development, segregation, and governance / Luiz Cesar de Queiroz Ribeiro, editor

  • State-space approaches for modelling and control in financial engineering : systems theory and machine learning methods / Gerasimos G. Rigatos

  • Advances in automated valuation modeling : AVM after the non-agency mortgage crisis / Maurizio d'Amato, Tom Kauko, editors

    This book addresses several problems related to automated valuation methodologies (AVM). Following the non-agency mortgage crisis, it offers a variety of approaches to improve the efficiency and quality of an automated valuation methodology (AVM) dealing with emerging problems and different contexts. Spatial issue, evolution of AVM standards, multilevel models, fuzzy and rough set applications and quantitative methods to define comparables are just some of the topics discussed.

  • Econophysics and sociophysics : recent progress and future directions / Frédéric Abergel, Hideaki Aoyama, Bikas K. Chakrabarti, Anirban Chakraborti, Nivedita Deo, Dhruv Raina, Irena Vodenska, editors

    This book presents the proceedings from ECONOPHYS-2015,an international workshop held in New Delhi, India, on the interrelated fieldsof "econophysics" and "sociophysics", which have emerged from the applicationof statistical physics to economics and sociology. Leading researchers fromvaried communities, including economists, sociologists, financial analysts,mathematicians, physicists, statisticians, and others, report on their recentwork, discuss topical issues, and review the relevant contemporary literature.

    A society can be described as a group of peoplewho inhabit the same geographical or social territory and are mutually involvedthrough their shared participation in different aspects of life. It is possibleto observe and characterize average behaviors of members of a society, an examplebeing voting behavior. Moreover, the dynamic nature of interaction within anyeconomic sector comprising numerous cooperatively interacting agents has manyfeatures in common with the interacting systems of statistical physics. It ison these bases that interest has grown in the application within sociology andeconomics of the tools of statistical mechanics. This book will be of value forall with an interest in this flourishing field.

  • Sustainable city management : informal settlements in Surakarta, Indonesia / Christian Obermayr

    This book analyses the housing and governance policies of the city of Surakarta, in Indonesia. It addresses the question of whether Surakarta's strategy for handling the city's informal sector and marginal settlements shows evidence of sustainability and good governance. The book illustrates current trends in urban development and discussions on effective strategies for improving living conditions in slums on both a global and national scale. Using four main programs as examples, it presents a detailed overview of Surakarta's housing policies regarding the poor. It critically evaluates the city's relocation measures and shows that Surakarta's city government has put into place an effective policy, reaching the poor by inclusive approaches. Influenced by global discussions and best practices, the programs examined are characterized by elements of good governance and Solo's strategies have already been disseminated to other Indonesian cities. However, the book argues that deficits remain regarding participation and transparency.

    The work is based on Christian Obermayr's outstanding Master's thesis, defended in 2013 at the University of Innsbruck, Austria.

  • Designing, developing, and facilitating smart cities : urban design to IoT solutions / Vangelis Angelakis, Elias Tragos, Henrich C. Pöhls, Adam Kapovits, Alessandro Bassi, editors

  • Innovations in Culture and Development : the Culturinno Effect in Public Policy

  • Performing utopias in the contemorary Americas / Kim Beauchesne, Alessandra Santos, editors
    HX 806 P4225 2017eb

  • Korean modernization and uneven development : alternative sociological accounts / Kim Kyong-Dong

  • Media resistance : protest, dislike, abstention / Trine Syvertsen
    HM 1206 S99 2017eb

  • September 11, 2001 as a cultural trauma : a case study through popular culture Christine Muller
    HV 6432.7 M85 2017eb

  • The OECD and the international political economy since 1948 / Matthieu Leimgruber, Matthias Schmelzer, editors

  • Ideas of 'race' in the history of the humanities / amos Morris-Reich; Dirk Rupnow

  • Motherhood in antiquity / Dana Cooper, Claire Phelan, editors

    This edited collection examines concepts and realities of motherhood in the ancient world. The collection uses essays on the Roman Empire, Mesoamerica, the Philippines, Egypt, and India to emphasize the concept of motherhood as a worldwide phenomenon and experience. While covering a wide geographical range, the editors arranged the collection thematically to explore themes including the relationship between the mother, particularly ruling mothers, and children and the mother in real life and legend. Some essays explore related issues, such as adaptation and child custody after divorce in ancient Egypt and the mother in religious culture of late antiquity and the ancient Buddhist Indian world. The contributors utilize a variety of methodologies and approaches including textual analysis and archaeological analysis in addition to traditional historical methodology.

  • Cold war energy : a transnational history of Soviet oil and gas / Jeronim Perović, editor
    This book examines the role of Soviet energy during the Cold War. Based on hitherto little known documents from Western and Eastern European archives, it combines the story of Soviet oil and gas with general Cold War history. This volume breaks new ground by framing Soviet energy in a multi-national context, taking into account not only the view from Moscow, but also the perspectives of communist Eastern Europe, the US, NATO, as well as several Western European countries - namely Italy, France, and West Germany. This book challenges some of the long-standing assumptions of East-West bloc relations, as well as shedding new light on relations within the blocs regarding the issue of energy. By bringing together a range of junior and senior historians and specialists from Europe, Russia and the US, this book represents a pioneering endeavour to approach the role of Soviet energy during the Cold War in transnational perspective.

  • The history of social movements in global perspective : a survey / Stefan Berger, Holger Nehring, editors
    HM 881 H58 2017eb

  • Gendered encounters between Germany and Asia : transnational perspectives since 1800 / Joanne Miyang Cho, Douglas T. McGetchin, editors
    HQ 1075.5 G3 G46 2017eb

    This volume provides new insights into gendered interactions over the past two centuries between Germany and Asia, including India, China, Japan, and previously overlooked Asian countries including Vietnam, the Philippines, Thailand, and Korea. This volume presents scholarship from academics working in the field of German-Asian Studies as it relates to gender across transnational encounters in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Gender has been a lens of analysis in isolated published chapters in previous edited volumes on German-Asian connections, but nowhere has there been a volume specifically dedicated to the analysis of gender in this field. Rejecting traditional notions of West and East as seeming polar opposites, their contributions to this volume attempts to reconstruct the ways in which German and Asian men and women have cooperated and negotiated the challenge of modernity in various fields.

  • The Mirror of Information in Early Modern England : John Wilkins and the Universal Character / by James Dougal Fleming

    This book examines the seventeenth-century project for a "real" or "universal" character: a scientific and objective code. Focusing on the Essay towards a real character, and a philosophical language (1668) of the polymath John Wilkins, Fleming provides a detailed explanation of how a real character actually was supposed to work. He argues that the period movement should not be understood as a curious episode in the history of language, but as an illuminating avatar of information technology. A non-oral code, supposedly amounting to a script of things, the character was to support scientific discourse through a universal database, in alignment with cosmic truths. In all these ways, J.D. Fleming argues, the world of the character bears phenomenological comparison to the world of modern digital information--what has been called the infosphere.

  • Spatial economic modelling of megathrust earthquake in Japan : impacts, reconstruction, and regional revitalization / Suminori Tokunaga, Budy P. Resosudarmo, editors

  • Macroeconomic Theory / by Volker Böhm

  • Aid, Trade and Development : 50 Years of Globalization / by Constantine Michalopoulos

  • Introductory Econometrics / by Phoebus Dhrymes

  • Financial modeling : an introductory guide to Excel and VBA applications in finance / Joachim Häcker, Dietmar Ernst

  • 200 years of Ricardian trade theory : challenges of globalization / Ronald W. Jones, Wolf Weder, editors

  • Analytical finance. Jan R. Röman
    HG 6024 A3 R636 2017eb

  • Is globalisation doomed? : the economic and political threats to the future of globalisation / Antimo Verde

  • The economics of UK-EU relations : from the Treaty of Rome to the vote for Brexit / Nauro F. Campos, Fabrizio Coricelli, editors

  • Hayek a collaborative biography. / [edited by] Robert Leeson

  • Financial inclusion and poverty alleviation : perspectives from Islamic institutions and instruments / Muhamed Zulkhibri, Abdul Ghafar Ismail, editors

  • Logistic real estate investment and REITs in Europe / Gianluca Mattarocci, Dilek Pekdimar

  • China Ethnic Statistical Yearbook 2016

    This book, comprised of entirely original research, collects data on the socioeconomic situation of China's 56 ethnic groups. Although the majority of China's population is of the Han nationality (which accounts for more than 90% of China's population), the non-Han ethnic groups have a population of more than 100 million. China has officially identified, except for other unknown ethnic groups and foreigners with Chinese citizenship, 55 ethnic minorities. In addition, ethnic minorities vary greatly in size. With a population of more than 15 million, the Zhuang are the largest ethnic minority, and the Lhoba, with a population of only about three thousand, the smallest.

    China's ethnic diversity has resulted in a special socioeconomic landscape for China itself. However, till presently, a complete socioeconomic picture of China's ethnic groups - especially of its smallest ethnic minorities - still remained unclear. How different have China's ethnic groups been in every sphere of daily life and economic development during China's fast transition period? In order to answer these questions, we have created a detailed and comparable set of data for each of China's ethnic groups.

    This book presents, in an easy-to-use format, a broad collection of social and economic indicators on China's 56 ethnic groups. This useful resource profiles the general social and economic situations for each of these ethnic groups. These indicators are compiled and estimated based on the regional and local data gathered from a variety of sources up to 2012.

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