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  • The practice of everyday life / Michel de Certeau ; translated by Steven Rendall
    HN 8 C4313 1988
    In this incisive book, Michel de Certeau considers the uses to which social representation and modes of social behavior are put by individuals and groups, describing the tactics available to the common man for reclaiming his own autonomy from the all-pervasive forces of commerce, politics, and culture.

  • International trade : theory and policy / Paul R. Krugman, Maurice Obstfeld, Marc J. Melitz
    HF 1379 K79 2015
    For courses in International Trade

    A balanced approach to theory and policy applications

    International Trade: Theory and Policy provides engaging, balanced coverage of the key concepts and practical applications of the discipline. An intuitive introduction to international trade theory is followed by detailed coverage of policy applications. With this new tenth edition, the author team of Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman, renowned researcher Maurice Obstfeld, and Marc Melitz of Harvard University continues to set the standard for International Trade courses.

    This program provides a better teaching and learning experience-for you and your students. It will help you to:
    * Personalize learning with MyEconLab : This online homework, tutorial, and assessment program fosters learning and provides tools that help instructors to keep students on track.
    * Reveal theory and applications of international trade : Balanced coverage of theory and applications aids student retention and highlights the relevance of course material.
    * Give students learning tools to master course material : Numerous in-text learning resources engage students and encourage further exploration of course topics.
    * Provide the most updated coverage: Thoroughly updated content ensures that students are up to date on key issues.

    Note: If you are purchasing the standalone text or electronic version, MyEconLab does not come automatically packaged with the text. To purchase MyEconLab please visit www.myeconlab.com or you can purchase a package of the physical text + MyEconLab by searching for 0133827046 / 9780133827040. MyEconLab is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor.

  • Asian video cultures : in the penumbra of the global / Joshua Neves and Bhaskar Sarkar, editors
    HM 851 A853 2017
    The contributors to this volume theorize Asian video cultures in the context of social movements, market economies, and local popular cultures to complicate notions of the Asian experience of global media. Whether discussing video platforms in Japan and Indonesia, K-pop reception videos, amateur music videos circulated via microSD cards in India, or the censorship of Bollywood films in Nigeria, the essays trace the myriad ways Asian video reshapes media politics and aesthetic practices. While many influential commentators overlook, denounce, and trivialize Asian video, the contributors here show how it belongs to the shifting core of contemporary global media, thereby moving conversations about Asian media beyond static East-West imaginaries, residual Cold War mentalities, triumphalist declarations about resurgent Asias, and budding jingoisms. In so doing, they write Asia's vibrant media practices into the mainstream of global media and cultural theories while challenging and complicating hegemonic ideas about the global as well as digital media.

    Contributors. Conerly Casey, Jenny Chio, Michelle Cho, Kay Dickinson, Bishnupriya Ghosh, Feng-Mei Heberer, Tzu-hui Celina Hung, Rahul Mukherjee, Joshua Neves, Bhaskar Sarkar, Nishant Shah, Abhigyan Singh, SV Srinivas, Marc Steinberg, Chia-chi Wu, Patricia Zimmerman

  • A framework for marketing management / Philip Kotler, Northwestern University ; Kevin Lane Keller, Dartmouth College
    HF 5415.13 K636 2016
    For graduate and undergraduate courses in marketing management.

    A Succinct Guide to 21st Century Marketing Management

    Framework for Marketing Management is a concise, streamlined version of Kotler and Keller's fifteenth edition of Marketing Management , a comprehensive look at marketing strategy. The book's efficient coverage of current marketing management practices makes for a short yet thorough text that provides the perfect supplement for incorporated simulations, projects, and cases.

    The Sixth Edition approaches the topic of marketing from a current standpoint, focusing its information and strategy on the realities of 21st century marketing. Individuals, groups, and companies alike can modernize their marketing strategies to comply with 21st century standards by engaging in this succinct yet comprehensive text.

  • Handbook of research methods in corporate social responsibility / edited by David Crowther, Linne Lauesen
    HD 60 H36 2017eb

  • Handbook of middle management strategy process research / edited by Steven W. Floyd, Bill Wooldridge
    HD 38.24 H36 2017eb

  • Handbook of research methodologies and design in neuroentrepreneurship / edited by Mellani Day and Norris F. Krueger
    HB 615 H36 2017eb

  • Decisions : the complexities of individual and organizational decision-making / Karin Brunsson, Nils Brunsson
    HD 30.23 B78 2017eb

  • Organizational learning and knowledge management / edited by William H. Starbuck
    HD 58.82 O7434 2008eb

  • Creating resilient economies : entrepreneurship, growth and development in uncertain times / [edited by] Nick Williams, Tim Vorley
    HB 3722 C74 2017eb

  • The sociology of intellectuals : after 'The Existentialist Moment' / Simon Susen and Patrick Baert

  • Global sourcing of digital services : micro and macro perspectives : 11th Global Sourcing Workshop 2017, La Thuile, Italy, February 22-25, 2017, Revised selected papers / Ilan Oshri, Julia Kotlarsky, Leslie P. Willcocks (eds.)

  • Information technology in disaster risk reduction first IFIP TC 5 DCITDRR International Conference, ITDRR 2016, Sofia, Bulgaria, November 16-18, 2016, Revised selected papers / Yuko Murayama... [et al.] (eds.)

  • Data science and social research epistemology, methods, technology and applications / N. Carlo Lauro, Enrica Amaturo, Maria Gabriella Grassia, Biagio Aragona, Marina Marino, editors

  • Internetworked world : 15th Workshop on e-Business, WeB 2016, Dublin, Ireland, December 10, 2016, Revised selected papers / Ming Fan, Jukka Heikkilä, Hongxiu Li, Michael J. Shaw, Han Zhang (eds.)

  • Engineering and management of data centers an IT service management approach / Jorge Marx Gómez, Manuel Mora, Mahesh S. Raisinghani, Wolfgang Nebel, Rory V. O'Connor, editors

  • Formal concept analysis of social networks Rokia Missaoui, Sergei O. Kuznetsov, Sergei Obiedkov, editors

  • Cyber and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, explosives challenges : threats and counter efforts / Maurizio Martellini, Andrea Malizia, editors

  • Pediatric forensic evidence a guide for doctors, lawyers and other professionals / David L. Robinson

    This book provides guidance to all professionals working with children who present with injuries, neglect, illness falsification and other forms of child abuse. Clinical findings and the current literature are analyzed. The author's clinical experience is shared to assist the reader in diagnosing the cause of injury and other presentations.

    This text is the result of many years of experience in the UK working with children in an East London hospital (which receives over 1000 children a week through the children's Emergency Department) and the analysis of over 400 cases for the Family and Crown Courts. Mainstream opinions, the medical literature, and examples from extensive experience on the wards and in Court are discussed.

    Pediatric Forensic Evidence is aimed at doctors, lawyers, the Courts, social workers, health visitors, teachers, the police and others, guiding them through the analysis of injury and when to raise concerns.

  • Digital nations -- smart cities, innovation, and sustainability : 16th IFIP WG 6.11 Conference on e-Business, e-Services, and e-Society, I3E 2017, Delhi, India, November 21-23, 2017, Proceedings / Arpan Kumar Kar, P. Vigneswara Ilavarasan, M.P. Gupta, Yogesh K. Dwivedi, Matti Mäntymäki, Marijn Janssen, Antonis Simintiras, Salah Al-Sharhan (eds.)

  • Reconstruction of the public sphere in the socially mediated age / Kaoru Endo, Satoshi Kurihara, Takashi Kamihigashi, Fujio Toriumi, editors

  • Energy democracy : advancing equity in clean energy solutions / edited by Denise Fairchild and Al Weinrub
    HD 9502.5 C543 U646 2017eb
    A global energy war is underway. It is man versus nature, fossil fuel versus clean energy, the haves versus the have-nots, and, fundamentally, an extractive economy versus a regenerative economy. The near-unanimous consensus among climate scientists is that the massive burning of gas, oil, and coal is having a cataclysmic impact on our atmosphere and climate, and depleting earth's natural resources, including its land, food, fresh water and biodiversity.

    These climate and environmental impacts are particularly magnified and debilitating for low-income communities and communities of color that live closest to toxic sites, are disproportionately impacted by high incidences of asthma, cancer and rates of morbidity and mortality, and lack the financial resources to build resilience to climate change.

    Energy democracy tenders a response and joins the environmental and climate movements with broader movements for social and economic change. Energy democracy is a way to frame the international struggle of working people, low income communities, and communities of color to take control of energy resources from the energy establishment and use those resources to empower their communities--literally providing energy, economically, and politically. Energy democracy is more important than ever as climate and social justice advocates confront a shocking political reality in the U.S.

    This volume brings together racial, cultural, and generational perspectives. This diversity is bound together by a common operating frame: that the global fight to save the planet--to conserve and restore our natural resources to be life-sustaining--must fully engage community residents and must change the larger economy to be sustainable, democratic, and just. The contributors offer their perspectives and approaches to climate and clean energy from rural Mississippi, to the South Bronx, to Californian immigrant and refugee communities, to urban and semi-rural communities in the Northeast. Taken together, the contributions in this book show what an alternative, democratized energy future can look like, and will inspire others to take up the struggle to build the energy democracy movement.

  • Social media processing : 6th National Conference, SMP 2017, Beijing, China, September 14-17, 2017, Proceedings / Xueqi Cheng, Weiying Ma, Huan Liu, Huawei Shen, Shizheng Feng, Xing Xie (eds.)

  • Software business : 8th International Conference, ICSOB 2017, Essen, Germany, June 12-13, 2017, Proceedings / Arto Ojala, Helena Holmström Olsson, Karl Werder (eds.)
    HD 9696 C62 I85 2017eb

  • Excel 2016 for social work statistics : a guide to solving practical problems / Thomas J. Quirk, Simone Cummings

  • Within walking distance : creating livable communities for all / Philip Langdon
    HT 166 L36 2017
    In Within Walking Distance , journalist and urban critic Philip Langdon looks at why and how Americans are shifting toward a more human-scale way of building and living. He shows how people are creating, improving, and caring for walkable communities. To draw the mimportant lessons, Langdon sptime in six communities that differ in size, history, wealth, diversity, and education, yet share crucial traits: compactness, a mix of uses and activities, and human scale. To improve conditions and opportunities for everyone, Langdon argues that places where the best of life is within walking distance ought to be at the core of our thinking. This book is for anyone who wants to understand what can be done to build, rebuild, or improve a community while retaining the things that make it distinctive.

  • Responsible innovation 3 : a European agenda? / Lotte Asveld [and five others] editors

  • iBroadway Musical Theatre in the Digital Age

  • Topographies of memories a new poetics of commemoration / Anita Bakshi

  • Digital Capital

  • Gothic dissections in film and literature the body in parts / Ian Conrich, Laura Sedgwick

  • Defending culture : conceptual foundations and contemporary debate / Johas Fornäs

  • Assessing Risk Assessment Towards Alternative Risk Measures for Complex Financial Systems / by Christian Hugo Hoffmann

  • Theorizing international trade an Indian perspective / Somesh K. Mathur, Rahul Arora, Sarbjit Singh, editors

    This book discusses the developments in trade theories, including new-new trade models that account for firm level trade flows, trade growth accounting using inverse gravity models (including distortions in gravity models), the impact of trade liberalization under the aegis of regional and multilateral liberalization efforts of economies using partial and general equilibrium analysis, methodologies of constructing ad valorem equivalents of non-tariff barriers, volatility spillover effects of financial and exchange rate markets. The main purpose of the book is to guide researchers working in the area of international trade, especially focused on empirical analysis of trade policy issues by updating their knowledge on issues related to trade theory, empirical methods, and their applications. The book would prove useful for policy makers, academicians, and researchers.

  • Growth-linked securities

  • Spanish Sociedades laborales : activating the unemployed, a potential new EU active labour market policy instrument / Jens Lowitzsch, Sophie Dunsch, Iraj Hashi

  • Rural labour mobility in times of structural transformation : dynamics and perspectives from Asian economies / D. Narasimha Reddy, Kailash Sarap, editors

  • Investor decision-making and the role of the financial advisor : a behavioural finance approach / Caterina Cruciani

  • The evolution of central banking : theory and history / Stefano Ugolini

  • The entrepreneur in rule-based economics : theory, empirical practice, and policy design / Georg D. Blind

  • Market timing with moving averages the anatomy and performance of trading rules / Valeriy Zakamulin

  • Credit correlation : theory and practice / Youssef Elouerkhaoui

  • Economics of Offshore Wind Power Challenges and Policy Considerations

  • The Brazilian economy since the Great Financial Crisis of 2007/2008 Philip Arestis, Carolina Troncoso Baltar, Daniela Magalhães Prates, editors

  • Impact Investing Instruments, Mechanisms and Actors

  • Economics of pessimism and optimism theory of Knightian uncertainty and its applications / Kiyohiko G. Nishimura, Hiroyuki Ozaki

    This is the first book to investigate individual's pessimistic and optimistic prospects for the future and their economic consequences based on sound mathematical foundations. The book focuses on fundamental uncertainty called Knightian uncertainty, where the probability distribution governing uncertainty is unknown, and it provides the reader with methods to formulate how pessimism and optimism act in an economy in a strict and unified way. After presenting decision-theoretic foundations for prudent behaviors under Knightian uncertainty, the book applies these ideas to economic models that include portfolio inertia, indeterminacy of equilibria in the Arrow-Debreu economy and in a stochastic overlapping-generations economy, learning, dynamic asset-pricing models, search, real options, and liquidity preferences. The book then proceeds to characterizations of pessimistic (ε-fearful) and optimistic (ε-hopeful) behaviors under Knightian uncertainty and people's inherent pessimism (surprise aversion) and optimism (surprise loving). Those characterizations are shown to be useful in understanding several observed behaviors in the global financial crisis and in its aftermath. The book is highly recommended not only to researchers who wish to understand the mechanism of how pessimism and optimism affect economic phenomena, but also to policy makers contemplating effective economic policies whose success delicately hinges upon people's mindsets in the market.

    Kiyohiko Nishimura is Professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) and Professor Emeritus and Distinguished Project Research Fellow of the Center for Advanced Research in Finance at The University of Tokyo. Hiroyuki Ozaki is Professor of Economics at Keio University.

  • A guidebook for today's Asian investor the common sense guide to preserving wealth in a turbulent world / Bruce VonCannon

  • The governance of European public goods : towards a Republican paradigm of European integration / edited by Stefan Collignon

  • The role of universities in the Europe 2020 strategy : the cases of Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and Kosovo / Alessandra Ricciardelli

  • Analysis and modelling of the French capacity mechanism impact assessment of energy policy measures on the security of supply / Emil Kraft

  • The Greek debt crisis : in quest of growth in times of austerity / Christos Floros, Ioannis Chatziantoniou, editors

  • Inflation history and measurement / Robert O'Neill, Jeff Ralph, Paul A. Smith

  • The economic history of nuclear energy in Spain : governance, business and finance / M.d.Mar Rubio-Varas, Joseba De la Torre, editors

  • Crystalizing the EU Digital Policy An Exploration into the Digital Single Market

  • Economic analysis of families and society the transformation of Japanese society and public policies / Shinji Yamashige

    This book, based on economics and game theory, analyzes the changes that Japan is now facing as a reflection of changes in Japanese families and society. The author presents a simple framework for the structural relationship among markets, communities including families, and the state; and uses it to explain the changes that have occurred in Japanese society. Social changes have created a series of social problems such as population ageing, poverty, and regional disparities, which require changes in public policies. The book provides readers with rich information about the Japanese social security system, social policies and regional policies by explaining why they are developed, how they are designed, and what challenges they face. Readers will find that the transformation of Japanese society is not really a special case but a fairly common one that many developed countries have experienced and many developing countries are going to experience. The book will be useful not only to those who are interested in Japanese society and public policies but also to anyone who is interested in the transformations of families, communities, and roles of the state in a modern market economy.

  • The segmentation of Europe : convergence or divergence between core and periphery? / Mark Baimbridge, Ioannis Litsios, Karen Jackson, Uih Ran Lee
    HC 241.2 B2743 2017eb

  • Demographic transition, labour markets and regional resilience Cristina Martinez, Tamara Weyman, Jouke van Dijk, editors

  • Business Information Systems Workshops : BIS 2017 International Workshops, Poznań, Poland, June 28-30, 2017, Revised Papers / Witold Abramowicz, editor

  • Social media analytics strategy : using data to optimize business performance / Alex Gonçalves
    HF 5415.1265 G66 2017eb

  • The low carbon economy : understanding and supporting a sustainable transition / Polina Baranova, Elaine Conway, Nicola Lynch, Fred Paterson, editors
    HC 79 E5 L69 2017eb

  • Sustainable Smart Cities : Creating Spaces for Technological, Social and Business Development / edited by Marta Peris-Ortiz, Dag R. Bennett, Diana Pérez-Bustamante Yábar
    This volume provides the most current research on smart cities. Specifically, it focuses on the economic development and sustainability of smart cities and examines how to transform older industrial cities into sustainable smart cities. It aims to identify the role of the following elements in the creation and management of smart cities: * Citizen participation and empowerment * Value creation mechanisms * Public administration * Quality of life and sustainability * Democracy * ICT * Private initiatives and entrepreneurship
    Regardless of their size, all cities are ultimately agglomerations of people and institutions. Agglomeration economies make it possible to attain minimum efficiencies of scale in the organization and delivery of services. However, the economic benefits do not constitute the main advantage of a city. A city's status rests on three dimensions: (1) political impetus, which is the result of citizens' participation and the public administration's agenda; (2) applications derived from technological advances (especially in ICT); and (3) cooperation between public and private initiatives in business development and entrepreneurship. These three dimensions determine which resources are necessary to create smart cities. But a smart city, ideal in the way it channels and resolves technological, social and economic-growth issues, requires many additional elements to function at a high-performance level, such as culture (an environment that empowers and engages citizens) and physical infrastructure designed to foster competition and collaboration, encourage new ideas and actions, and set the stage for new business creation.
    Featuring contributions with models, tools and cases from around the world, this book will be a valuable resource for researchers, students, academics, professionals and policymakers interested in smart cities.

  • Test of implicit associations in relationship attitudes (TIARA) : manual for a new method / Victor Karandashev, Nicholas D. Evans

  • Airline operations : a practical guide / edited by Peter Bruce, Yi Gao and John M.C. King
    HE 9776 A38 2018eb

  • Misogyny online : a short (and brutish) history / Emma A. Jane
    HQ 1237 J37 2017

    Misogyny Online explores the worldwide phenomenon of gendered cyberhate as a significant discourse which has been overlooked and marginalised. The rapid growth of the internet has led to numerous opportunities and benefits; however, the architecture of the cybersphere offers users unprecedented opportunities to engage in hate speech. A leading international researcher in this field, Emma A. Jane weaves together data and theory from multiple disciplines and expresses her findings in a style that is engaging, witty and powerful. Misogyny Online is an important read for students and faculty members alike across the social sciences and humanities.

  • Witches, sluts, feminists : conjuring the sex positive / Kristen J. Sollée ; illustrations by Coz Conover
    HQ 1155 S65 2017

    Witch, Slut, Feminist: these contested identities are informing millennial women as they counter a tortuous history of misogyny with empowerment. This innovative primer highlights sexual liberation as it traces the lineage of "witch feminism" through art, film, music, fashion, literature, technology, religion, pop culture, and politics. Juxtaposing scholarly research on the demonization of women and female sexuality that has continued since the witch hunts of the early modern era with pop occulture analyses and interviews with activists, artists, scholars, and practitioners of witchcraft, this book addresses and illuminates contemporary conversations about reproductive rights, sexual pleasure, queer identity, pornography, sex work, and more. Author Kristen J. Sollee elucidates the ways in which women have been persecuted for their perceived connection with witchcraft, and how they have fought back, harnessing the legacy of the witch for revolutionary means.

    Kristen J. Sollee is an instructor at The New School and founding editrix of Slutist, an award-winning sex positive feminist website.

  • Regretting motherhood : a study / Orna Donath
    HQ 759 D63813 2017
    Women who opt not to be mothers are frequently warned that they will regret their decision later in life, yet we rarely talk about the possibility that the opposite might also be true--that women who have children might regret it. Drawing on years of research interviewing women from a variety of socioeconomic, educational, and professional backgrounds, sociologist Orna Donath treats regret as a feminist issue: as regret marks the road not taken, we need to consider whether alternative paths for women currently are blocked off. She asks that we pay attention to what is forbidden by rules governing motherhood, time, and emotion, including the cultural assumption that motherhood is a "natural" role for women--for the sake of all women, not just those who regret becoming mothers.

    If we are disturbed by the idea that a woman might regret becoming a mother, Donath says, our response should not be to silence and shame these women; rather, we need to ask honest and difficult questions about how society pushes women into motherhood and why those who reconsider it are still seen as a danger to the status quo. Groundbreaking, thoughtful, and provocative, this is an especially needed book in our current political climate, as women's reproductive rights continue to be at the forefront of national debates.

  • Power, money, and trade : decisions that shape global economic relations / Mark R. Brawley
    HF 1359 B733 2009

    This book is an introduction to International Relations that uses examples from International Political Economy (IPE). It presents the theories and paradigms of International Relations in the context of the issues of trade, investment, and monetary relations. Largely it does so by developing historical cases of pivotal events in the evolution of the IPE to illustrate the strengths and weaknesses of these theories. This focus on the substantive material of the IPE allows a shift beyond traditional debates to include newer paradigms such as Constructivism and Institutionalism. The result is a book that not only reveals and explains prominent arguments and debates, but also provides grounding in the history and structure of the IPE.

    The first half of the book explains the main features of the IPE. It develops and illustrates the ways in which political scientists elaborate and employ theories of International Relations by classifying and examining the main levels of analysis from characteristics of the international system, through those of nation states, to explanations of policy effected by officials. The second half examines important historical cases chosen both to illustrate theories and also to chart the overall patterns of change. Readers are thereby introduced to important theories and issues in International Relations and to key historical episodes from the late nineteenth century to the recent East Asian financial crisis. Special attention is paid to critical decisions in the development of American and Canadian foreign policies

  • International political economy / Thomas Oatley
    HF 1359 O248 2016

    Broadly viewing the global economy as a political competition that produces winners and losers, International Political Economy holistically and accessibly introduces the field of IPE to students with limited background in political theory, history, and economics.This text surveys major interests and institutions and examines how state and non-state actors pursue wealth and power. Emphasizing fundamental economic concepts as well as the interplay between domestic and international politics, International Political Economy not only explains how the global economy works; it also encourages students to think critically about how economic policy is made in the context of globalization.

  • Birth control in the decolonizing Caribbean : reproductive politics and practice on four islands, 1930-1970 / Nicole C. Bourbonnais Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
    HQ 766.5 C33 B68 2016
    Over the course of the twentieth century, campaigns to increase access to modern birth control methods spread across the globe and fundamentally altered the way people thought about and mobilized around reproduction. This book explores how a variety of actors translated this movement into practice on four islands (Jamaica, Trinidad, Barbados, and Bermuda) from the 1930s-70s. The process of decolonization during this period led to heightened clashes over imperial and national policy and brought local class, race, and gender tensions to the surface, making debates over reproductive practices particularly evocative and illustrative of broader debates in the history of decolonization and international family planning. Birth Control in the Decolonizing Caribbean is at once a political history, a history of activism, and a social history, exploring the challenges faced by working class women as they tried to negotiate control over their reproductive lives.

  • Bitch doctrine : essays for dissenting adults / Laurie Penny
    HM 621 P455 2017

    "An invaluable case for truth-telling in an age of chaos and lies." --Emily Nussbaum

    "[Penny] bravely keeps thinking and talking and learning and trying to make the world better." --Caitlin Moran

    Smart and provocative, witty and uncompromising, this collection of Laurie Penny's celebrated essays establishes her as one of the most important and vibrant political voices of our time. Bitch Doctrine takes an unflinching look at the definitive issues of our age, from the shock of Donald Trump's election and the victories of the far right to online harassment and the transgender rights movement.

    Penny is lyrical and passionate in her desire to confront injustice, and she's writing at the raw edge of a revolution-hungry zeitgeist, a time when it has never been more vital to actively question and fiercely dispute all forms of complacency, including social norms. This darkly comic, often biting yet empathic, revelatory collection will inform, challenge, and engage, and give readers hope and tools for change.

  • Direct action : protest and the reinvention of American radicalism / L.A. Kauffman
    HN 57 K366 2017
    A longtime movement insider's powerful account of the origins of today's protest movements and what they can achieve now

    As Americans take to the streets in record numbers to resist the presidency of Donald Trump, L.A. Kauffman's timely, trenchant history of protest offers unique insights into how past movements have won victories in times of crisis and backlash and how they can be most effective today.

    This deeply researched account, twenty-five years in the making, traces the evolution of disruptive protest since the Sixties to tell a larger story about the reshaping of the American left. Kauffman, a longtime grassroots organizer, examines how movements from ACT UP to Occupy Wall Street to Black Lives Matter have used disruptive tactics to catalyze change despite long odds.

    Kauffman's lively and elegant history is propelled by hundreds of candid interviews conducted over a span of decades. Direct Action showcases the voices of key players in an array of movements - environmentalist, anti-nuclear, anti-apartheid, feminist, LGBTQ, anti-globalization, racial-justice, anti-war, and more - across an era when American politics shifted to the right, and a constellation of decentralized issue- and identity-based movements supplanted the older ideal of a single, unified left.

    Now, as protest movements again take on a central and urgent political role, Kauffman's history offers both striking lessons for the current moment and an unparalleled overview of the landscape of recent activism. Written with nuance and humor, Direct Action is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding the protest movements of our time.

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  • Islam instrumentalized : religion and politics in historical perspective / Jean-Philippe Platteau, University of Namur, Belgium
    HC 499 P53 2017
    In this book, economist Jean-Philippe Platteau addresses the question: does Islam, the religion of Muslims, bear some responsibility for a lack of economic development in the countries in which it dominates? In his nuanced approach, Platteau challenges the widespread view that the doctrine of Islam is reactionary in the sense that it defends tradition against modernity and individual freedom. He also questions the view that fusion between religion and politics is characteristic of Islam and predisposes it to theocracy. He disagrees with the substantivist view that Islam is a major obstacle to modern development because of a merging of religion and the state, or a fusion between the spiritual and political domains. But he also identifies how Islam's decentralized organization, in the context of autocratic regimes, may cause political instability and make reforms costly.

  • Steeped in heritage : the racial politics of South African rooibos tea / Sarah Ives
    HD 9198 S6 I94 2017
    South African rooibos tea is a commodity of contrasts. Renowned for its healing properties, the rooibos plant grows in a region defined by the violence of poverty, dispossession, and racism. And while rooibos is hailed as an ecologically indigenous commodity, it is farmed by people who struggle to express "authentic" belonging to the land: Afrikaners, who espouse a "white" African indigeneity, and "coloureds," who are characterized either as the mixed-race progeny of "extinct" Bushmen or as possessing a false identity, indigenous to nowhere. In Steeped in Heritage Sarah Ives explores how these groups advance alternate claims of indigeneity based on the cultural ownership of an indigenous plant. This heritage-based struggle over rooibos shows how communities negotiate landscapes marked by racial dispossession within an ecosystem imperiled by climate change and precarious social relations in the postapartheid era.

  • Transportation : a global supply chain perspective / John J. Coyle, The Pennsylvania State University, Robert A. Novack, The Pennsylvania State University, Brian J. Gibson, Auburn University
    HE 151 C88 2016
    TRANSPORTATION: A SUPPLY CHAIN PERSPECTIVE, 8E equips you with a solid understanding of what is arguably the most critical?and complex?component of global supply chains. It explains the fundamental role and importance of transportation in companies and in society, as well as the complex environment in which transportation service is delivered. Providing a framework and foundation for the role of transportation in supply chains, it offers an overview of the operating and service characteristics, cost structure, and challenges faced by today's providers of transportation. It also highlights a variety of critical transportation management issues, providing insight into the strategic activities and challenges involved in the movement of goods through the supply chain. Completely up to date, TRANSPORTATION emphasizes global topics throughout, includes the latest coverage of hard and soft technology, and offers in-depth discussions of fuel, energy, managerial, economic, and environmental issues.

  • Theories of the information society / Frank Webster
    HM 1206 W43 2014

    Information is regarded as a distinguishing feature of our world. Where once economies were built on industry and conquest, we are now part of a global information economy. Pervasive media, expanding information occupations and the development of the internet convince many that living in an Information Society is the destiny of us all. Coping in an era of information flows, of virtual relationships and breakneck change poses challenges to one and all.

    In Theories of the Information Society Frank Webster sets out to make sense of the information explosion, taking a sceptical look at what thinkers mean when they refer to the Information Society, and critically examining the major post-war approaches to informational development. The fourth edition of this classic study brings it up to date with new research and with social and technological changes #65533; from the #65533;Twitter Revolutions#65533; of North Africa, to financial crises that introduced the worst recession in a life time, to the emergence of social media and blogging #65533; and reassesses the work of key theorists in the light of these changes.

    More outspoken than in previous editions, Webster urges abandonment of Information Society scenarios, preferring analysis of the informatization of long-established relationships. This interdisciplinary book is essential reading for those trying to make sense of social and technological change in the post-war era. It addresses issues of central concern to students of sociology, politics, geography, communications, information science, cultural studies, computing and librarianship.

  • Public policies for food sovereignty : social movements and the state / edited by Annette Aurélie Desmarais, Priscilla Claeys and Amy Trauger
    HD 9000.5 P83 2017

    An increasing number of rural and urban-based movements are realizing some political traction in their demands for democratization of food systems through food sovereignty. Some are pressuring to institutionalize food sovereignty principles and practices through laws, policies, and programs. While the literature on food sovereignty continues to grow in volume and complexity, there are a number of key questions that need to be examined more deeply. These relate specifically to the processes and consequences of seeking to institutionalize food sovereignty: What dimensions of food sovereignty are addressed in public policies and which are left out? What are the tensions, losses and gains for social movements engaging with sub-national and national governments? How can local governments be leveraged to build autonomous spaces against state and corporate power?

    The contributors to this book analyze diverse institutional processes related to food sovereignty, ranging from community-supported agriculture to food policy councils, direct democracy initiatives to constitutional amendments, the drafting of new food sovereignty laws to public procurement programmes, as well as Indigenous and youth perspectives, in a variety of contexts including Brazil, Ecuador, Spain, Switzerland, UK, Canada, USA, and Africa. Together, the contributors to this book discuss the political implications of integrating food sovereignty into existing liberal political structures, and analyze the emergence of new political spaces and dynamics in response to interactions between state governance systems and social movements voicing the radical demands of food sovereignty.

  • Snacks : a Canadian food history / Janis Thiessen
    HD 9219 C22 T45 2017
    Snacks is a history of Canadian snack foods, of the independent producers and workers who make them, and of the consumers who can't put them down. Janis Thiessen profiles several iconic Canadian snack food companies, including Old Dutch Potato Chips, Hawkins Cheezies, and chocolate maker Ganong. These companies have developed in distinctive ways, reflecting the unique stories of their founders and their intense connection to specific locations. These stories of salty or sweet confections also reveal a history that is at odds with popular notions of "junk food." Through extensive oral history and archival research, Thiessen uncovers the roots of our deep loyalties to different snack foods, what it means to be an independent snack food producer, and the often-quirky ways snacks have been created and marketed.

    Clearly written, extensively illustrated, and lavish with detail about some of Canadians' favorite snacks, this is a lively and entertaining look at food and labour history.

  • The sociologist's eye : reflections on social life / Kai Erikson
    HM 585 E755 2017
    A masterful introduction to and appreciation of sociology as a window into our world

    The culmination of a distinguished career, this fascinating exploration into the nature of human social life describes the field of sociology as a way of looking at the world rather than as a simple gathering of facts about it. Kai Erikson notes that sociologists look out at the same human scenes as poets, historians, economists, or any other observers of the vast social landscape spread out before them, but select different aspects of that vast panorama to focus on and attend to. Erikson's lively and accessible volume considers how sociology became a field of study, and how it has turned its attention over time to new areas of study such as race and gender and what Erikson calls "social speciation." This book provides readers with new ways of thinking about human culture and social life--an exhilarating sense of what the world looks like when viewed with a sociologist's eye.

  • The true life : a plea for corrupting the young / Alain Badiou ; translated by Susan Spitzer
    HQ 796 B23413 2017

    'I'm 79 years old. So why on earth should I concern myself with speaking about youth?' This is the question with which renowned French philosopher Alain Badiou begins his passionate plea to the young.

    Today young people, at least in the West, are on the brink of a new world. With the decline of old traditions, they now face more choices than ever before. Yet powerful forces are pushing them in dangerous directions, into the vortex of consumerism or into reactive forms of traditionalism. This is a time when young people must be particularly attentive to the signs of the new and have the courage to venture forth and find out what they're capable of, without being constrained by the old prejudices and hierarchical ideas of the past. And if the aim of philosophy is to corrupt youth, as Socrates was accused of doing, this can mean only one thing: to help young people see that they don't have to go down the paths already mapped out for them, that they are not just condemned to obey social customs, that they can create something new and propose a different direction as regards the true life.

  • Society of fear / Heinz Bude ; translated by Jessica Spengler
    HM 1033 B83 2018
    From the rise of terrorism to the uncertainties associated with economic crisis and recession, our age is characterized by fear. Fear is the expression of a society on unstable foundations. Most of us feel that our social status is under threat and our future prospects in jeopardy. We are overwhelmed by a sense of having been catapulted into a world to which we no longer belong. Tracing this experience of fear, Heinz Bude uncovers a society marked by disturbing uncertainty, suppressed anger and quiet resentment. This is as true in our close relationships as it is in the world of work, in how we react to politicians as much as in our attitudes towards bankers and others in the financial sector. Bude shows how this fear is not derived so much from a 'powerful other' but rather from the seemingly endless range of possibilities which we face. While this may seem to offer us greater autonomy and freedom, in reality the unknown impact and meaning of each option creates a vacuum which is filled by fear. What conditions lead people to feel anxious and fearful for themselves and others? How can individuals withstand fear and develop ways of making their fears intelligible? Probing these and other questions, Bude provides a fresh analysis of some of the most fundamental features of our societies today.
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