Download E-books Rethinking the Power of Maps PDF

By Denis Wood

A modern follow-up to the groundbreaking Power of Maps, this publication takes a clean examine what maps do, whose pursuits they serve, and the way they are often utilized in unbelievable, inventive, and radical methods. Denis wooden describes how cartography facilitated the increase of the trendy nation and the way maps proceed to include and venture the pursuits in their creators. He demystifies the hidden assumptions of mapmaking and explores the guarantees and boundaries of various counter-mapping practices this present day. Thought-provoking illustrations comprise U.S. Geological Survey maps; electoral and transportation maps; and various examples of serious cartography, participatory GIS, and map art.

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Download E-books On Primitive Society: And other Forbidden Topics PDF

By C. R. Hallpike

Political correctness in social anthropology has made the phrases 'primitive society' 'social evolution' or even 'human nature' unacceptable, and got rid of the opportunity of open educational debate approximately them. Written from the point of view of a lifetime's examine, this number of papers takes a troublesome examine those taboos, and demanding situations a few primary assumptions of post-modern pondering. together with a few new fabric on memetics, evolutionary psychology and Darwinian conception within the social sciences, this assortment offers a long-overdue review of a few key subject matters in glossy anthropology.

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Download E-books Natural Experiments in the Social Sciences: A Design-Based Approach (Strategies for Social Inquiry) PDF

By Thad Dunning

This certain publication is the 1st accomplished advisor to the invention, research, and evaluate of normal experiments - an more and more well known technique within the social sciences. Thad Dunning offers an creation to key matters in causal inference, together with version specification, and emphasizes the significance of robust study layout over advanced statistical research. Surveying many examples of normal typical experiments, regression-discontinuity designs, and instrumental-variables designs, Dunning highlights either the strengths and capability weaknesses of those equipment, supporting researchers in greater harnessing the promise of typical experiments whereas fending off the pitfalls. Dunning additionally demonstrates the contribution of qualitative tips on how to traditional experiments and proposes new how you can combine qualitative and quantitative thoughts. Chapters whole with workouts, and appendices overlaying really good subject matters akin to cluster-randomized traditional experiments, make this an excellent educating instrument in addition to a useful ebook for pro researchers.

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Download E-books A Mathematics Course for Political and Social Research PDF

By Will H. Moore, David A. Siegel

Political technological know-how and sociology more and more depend on mathematical modeling and complex information research, and lots of graduate courses in those fields now require scholars to take a "math camp" or a semester-long or yearlong path to procure the mandatory talents. on hand textbooks are written for arithmetic or economics majors, and fail to exhibit to scholars of political technological know-how and sociology the explanations for studying often-abstract mathematical options. A arithmetic path for Political and Social Research fills this hole, offering either a primer for math newbies within the social sciences and a convenient reference for professional researchers.

The publication starts off with the basic development blocks of arithmetic and simple algebra, then is going directly to conceal crucial matters corresponding to calculus in a single and multiple variable, together with optimization, limited optimization, and implicit features; linear algebra, together with Markov chains and eigenvectors; and chance. It describes the intermediate steps such a lot different textbooks pass over, gains various workouts all through, and grounds all techniques through illustrating their use and significance in political technological know-how and sociology.

  • Uniquely designed and excellent for college students and researchers in political technology and sociology
  • Uses useful examples from political technological know-how and sociology
  • Features "Why Do I Care?" sections that specify why ideas are useful
  • Includes a number of exercises
  • Complete on-line options handbook (available merely to professors, e mail david.siegel at duke.edu, topic line "Solution Set")
  • Selected strategies to be had on-line to students

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Download E-books Ideas That Matter: The Concepts That Shape the 21st Century PDF

By A. C. Grayling

Ideas can, and do, swap the realm. simply as Marxism, existentialism, and feminism formed the final century, so are fundamentalism, globalization, and bioethics reworking our international now. In Ideas That Matter, well known thinker A. C. Grayling presents a private and heartfelt advisor to the ideas—past and present—that will form our destiny. With frequent wit, hearth, and erudition, Grayling levels around the gamut of crucial theories, events, and philosophies—from animal rights to neurophilosophy to struggle crimes—to carry a wealthy, elucidating ebook meant either to arm readers with important wisdom and to interact them in provocative philosophical debate.

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Download E-books La main de l'auteur et l'esprit de l'imprimeur. XVIe-XVIIIe siècle PDF

By Roger Chartier

Tout comme l'histoire, los angeles littérature est attachée à los angeles résurrection des morts. Souffle inspiré de l'épopée, minutie narrative et descriptive du roman historique, ou bien réincarnation des acteurs de l'histoire sur los angeles scène du théâtre – certaines œuvres de fiction donnent au passé une présence souvent plus distinctiveness que celle proposée par les livres des historiens.

Mais Roger Chartier nous met en garde : lorsqu'il les lit, l'historien ne doit jamais oublier l'historicité de ces œuvres et leur mode de circulate. Si le XVIIIe siècle fonde los angeles littérature sur l'individualisation de l'écriture, l'originalité des œuvres et le sacre de l'écrivain, il n'en allait pas du tout de même auparavant : fréquence de l'écriture en collaboration, réemploi d'histoires déjà racontées, lieux communs partagés, formules répétées, ou encore, continuelles révisions et continuations de textes jamais clos.

C'est dans ce paradigme de l'écriture de fiction que Shakespeare a composé ses pièces et que Cervantès a écrit Don Quichotte, à une époque de faible reconnaissance de l'écrivain comme tel : ses manuscrits ne méritaient pas conservation, ses œuvres n'étaient pas sa propriété et ses livres, dans leur matérialité (ponctuation, divisions

internes, paragraphes, and so on. qui en fixaient le sens), étaient d'abord l'œuvre des correcteurs, des typographes et de l'imprimeur. Lecteur des textes littéraires, l'historien se doit plus que jamais de savoir faire los angeles half entre l. a. major de l'auteur et l'esprit de l'imprimeur.

About Roger Chartier

Professeur au Collège de France, Roger Chartier est notamment l'auteur, aux Éditions Gallimard, de Cardenio entre Cervantes et Shakespeare. Histoire d'une pièce perdue.

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Download E-books Geopolitics: An Introductory Reader PDF

By Jason Dittmer, Joanne Sharp

It's been more and more very unlikely to contemplate our altering international with no discovering the time period 'geopolitics'. within the wake of the invasion and career of Iraq via the us, uk, and others, geopolitics has been provided as a proof for the occupation's failure to reinvent the Iraqi nation and as a blueprint for destiny motion. yet what's 'geopolitics'?

Drawing either on educational and political fabric, this publication introduces readers to the concept that of geopolitics, from the 1st utilization of the time period to its more moderen reconceptualisations. the concept that of geopolitics is brought via 4 thematic sections - Imperial Geopolitics, chilly struggle Geopolitics, Geopolitics after the chilly warfare and Reconceptualising Geopolitics. each one part contains key writings from a number various and major authors reminiscent of acknowledged, Agnew, Dalby, O Tuathail, Gregory, Barnett and Kaplan, and is observed by way of a severe creation via the editors to lead the reader throughout the fabric. This Reader establishes the principles of geopolitics whereas additionally introducing readers to the ongoing importance of the idea that within the twenty first century.

This Reader presents an important source that exposes scholars to unique writing. The Editors offer a pathway in the course of the fabric with part Introductions to aid the readers knowing of the context of the fabric and affects of the writings. The readings incorporated draw from more than a few authors, writing from a number of destinations. The Reader concludes with the most recent adjustments in geopolitical suggestion, incorporating feminist and different views.

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Download E-books Philosophy of Language: A Contemporary Introduction (Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy) PDF

Philosophy of Language introduces the scholar to the most matters and theories in twentieth-century philosophy of language. themes are established in 3 elements within the e-book. half I, Reference and Referring Expressions, comprises themes equivalent to Russell's conception of Desciptions, Donnellan's contrast, difficulties of anaphora, the outline concept of right names, Searle's cluster idea, and the causal-historical concept. half II, Theories of that means, surveys the competing theories of linguistic which means and compares their a number of benefits and liabilities. half III, Pragmatics and Speech Acts, introduces the elemental ideas of linguistic pragmatics, contains a unique dialogue of the matter of oblique strength and surveys techniques to metaphor.
Unique good points of the text:
* bankruptcy overviews and summaries
* transparent supportive examples
* examine questions
* annotated additional reading
* thesaurus.

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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 global ruled by means of the USA and pushed through affordable oil, effortless credits, and conspicuous intake is unraveling earlier than our eyes. during this robust, deeply humanistic booklet, Grace Lee Boggs, a mythical determine within the fight for justice in the USA, shrewdly assesses the present crisis—political, least expensive, and environmental—and indicates the right way to create the unconventional 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 event, and a rigorous dedication to severe considering, to redefine “revolution” for our occasions. From her domestic in Detroit, she finds how desire and creativity are overcoming melancholy and rot in the such a lot devastated city groups. Her booklet is a manifesto for developing replacement modes of labor, politics, and human interplay that may jointly represent the following American Revolution.

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