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Crise au travail et souffrance personnelle by Isabelle Méténier

By Isabelle Méténier

Pourquoi une crise professionnelle peut-elle autant nous ébranler ? Parce que le monde du travail et l. a. vie privée sont en interplay constante. Nous exprimons notre personnalité dans notre activité, et les changements qui s'y jouent se répercutent dans l'intimité.Pour Isabelle Méténier, psychosociologue, comprendre les origines de nos motivations et saisir le sens de nos actes quotidiens dans le travail nous éclaire sur nous-mêmes.

En s'appuyant sur de très nombreux cas, elle montre en quoi reconnaître les échos de notre histoire personnelle dans notre travail peut nous permettre de nous en dégager et d'évoluer différemment. automobile se libérer de ses carcans intérieurs passe par un renoncement à nos loyautés inconscientes. Et il n'est jamais trop tard pour commencer une nouvelle étape de notre vie en allant dans le sens que nous désirons vraiment.

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Down the Up Escalator: How the 99 Percent Live in the Great by Barbara Garson

By Barbara Garson

One of our so much incisive and devoted journalists—author of the vintage All the Livelong Day—shows us the genuine human price of our fiscal follies.

The nice Recession has thrown large fiscal chal­lenges at just about all american citizens keep the super-affluent few, and we're in simple terms now starting to reckon up the human toll it really is taking. Down the Up Escalator is an pressing dispatch from front strains of our giant collective fight to maintain our heads above water and perhaps even—someday—get forward. Garson has interviewed an economically and geographically good selection of usa citizens to teach the pain­ful waste in all this loss and lack of confidence, and describe how people are coping. Her broader ancient concentration, notwithstanding, is at the motives and effects of the lengthy stag­nation of wages and the way it has led to an more and more determined reliance on credits and a sequence of ever-larger bubbles—stocks, know-how, actual property. this is often no solution to run an economic system, or a democracy.

From the participants of the crimson Slip membership in big apple, to a California domestic health-care aide at the eve of eviction, to a subprime loan dealer who nonetheless thinks it might probably have labored, Down the Up Escalator presents a sobering photo of what occurs to a society while it turns into economically geared up to profit simply the very wealthy and the quick-buck speculators. however it additionally demonstrates the wit and resilience of normal Americans—and why they deserve rather a lot bet­ter than the hand they’ve been dealt.

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Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture by Ytasha L. Womack

By Ytasha L. Womack

Comprising components of the avant-garde, technological know-how fiction, state-of-the-art hip-hop, black comix, and image novels, Afrofuturism spans either underground and mainstream popular culture. With a twofold target to entertain and enlighten, Afrofuturists try to collapse racial, ethnic, and all social obstacles to empower and unfastened members to be themselves. This e-book introduces readers to the burgeoning artists growing Afrofuturist works, the heritage of innovators some time past, and the big variety of matters they discover. From the sci-fi literature of Samuel Delany, Octavia Butler, and NK Jemisin to the musical cosmos of solar Ra, George Clinton, and the Black Eyed Peas', to the visible and multimedia artists encouraged by means of African Dogon myths and Egyptian deities, themes variety from the "alien" event of blacks in the United States to the "wake up" cry that peppers sci-fi literature, sermons, and activism. Interviews with rappers, composers, musicians, singers, authors, comedian illustrators, painters, and DJs, in addition to Afrofuturist professors, supply a firsthand examine this interesting move.

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Deutsche Außenpolitik: Eine Einführung by Gunther Hellmann (eds.)

By Gunther Hellmann (eds.)

Im Zentrum dieses Lehrbuchs steht die examine deutscher Außenpolitik. Der Schwerpunkt liegt auf einer problemorientierten Einführung anhand gängiger theoretischer und methodischer Instrumentarien, wie sie in der Außenpolitikanalyse zumeist zur Anwendung kommen. Die Leserinnen und Leser sollen mit unterschiedlichen Herangehensweisen vertraut gemacht werden, damit sie die Zusammenhänge zwischen theoretischen Perspektiven und entsprechenden Forschungsmethoden auf der einen Seite und konkreten Gegenständen der empirischen examine deutscher Außenpolitik auf der anderen Seite besser verstehen und dabei sowohl die Chancen wie auch die Grenzen der jeweiligen Perspektiven erkennen lernen.

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Changing and Unchanging Face of U.S. Civil Society by Marcella Ridlen Ray

By Marcella Ridlen Ray

"Ray has written a booklet that are meant to be learn via a person attracted to the present debates in regards to the normal health and wellbeing of civil society within the United States."--American magazine of Sociology The formation, upkeep, and health of yank civil society is a subject of extreme debate within the social sciences. in the past, this debate has lacked rigor, with the time period "civil society" widely used interchangeably and imprecisely with different phrases reminiscent of civic engagement. modern discourse additionally lacks methodological self-discipline and is predicated too seriously on narrowly chosen proof in help of a selected argument. during this important contribution to the controversy, Marcella Ridlen Ray offers an empirical examine in response to a theoretical version of democratic civil society, one who posits excessive degrees of verbal exchange, variety, autonomy, mediation, and voluntary organization. In Ray's account, the emergent tale of U.S. civil society is that of a dynamic establishment, no longer unavoidably one who is linear in its development. it's a story of flux, resilience, and balance over the longer term that's in keeping with subtexts on political equilibrium she notes within the paintings of early political analysts resembling Aristotle, Machiavelli, Locke, Burke, and, later, Tocqueville. Ray dispels the commonly permitted delusion that american citizens are more and more apathetic and withdrawn from universal pursuits. The proof unearths a endurance of long-standing public spiritedness, even though participants use wider discretion in figuring out if and the way to connect to neighborhood and regardless of a old loss of enthusiasm for appearing civic tasks in lieu of extra satisfying rest job. This public-spiritedness keeps to mirror embedded religious-cultural values that disproportionately impression how and whilst humans devote money and time to associational existence. U. S. civil society has grown extra inclusive and democratic as american citizens enterprise, at becoming premiums, throughout modifications in point of view, principles, ideals, and adventure to shape diversified networks of curiosity, organization, and neighborhood. not restricted to an instantaneous or neighborhood region, the social area of american citizens now contains nationwide, foreign, and cyber-spatial dimensions. Social connectedness is broad, end result of the enlargement of social area and the multiplication of vulnerable social ties that go beyond geographic and spatial barriers. Ray's theoretical version provides shape and coherence to her sizeable compilation of quantitative and qualitative info. She makes use of this to enhance the visibility of civil society, an establishment necessary to democracy itself. This quantity presents the foundation for a scientific overview of an important American establishment in addition to a framework for comparability with different Western democracies.

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The Persuaders: The hidden industry that wants to change by James Garvey

By James Garvey

'A paintings of attractive pop philosophy and available social technological know-how [and] a boisterous dissection of the forces jellifying our minds' Sunday Times Every day, many folks will try and switch your brain, yet they won’t cause with you. as an alternative, you’ll be nudged, anchored, incentivised and manipulated in only obvious methods. It’s a profound shift within the means we engage with one another. [b]Philosopher James Garvey explores the hidden tale of persuasion and the boys and ladies within the company of fixing our minds. From the covert PR used to begin the 1st Gulf struggle to the neuromarketing of goods to attract our subconscious minds, he unearths the darkish arts practised by means of expert persuaders.

How did we turn out with a global the place ideals are industrially produced by way of lobbyists and PR organizations? may well Google or fb swing elections? Are new different types of persuasion making us much less prone to dwell chuffed, respectable lives in an open, peaceable international? Is it too overdue, or will we learn how to take heed to cause back? The Persuaders is a choice to re-evaluate approximately how we predict now.

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Online Gaming in Context: The social and cultural by Garry Crawford, Victoria K. Gosling, Ben Light

By Garry Crawford, Victoria K. Gosling, Ben Light

There is no doubt of the social, cultural and monetary value of games on the earth at the present time, with gaming now rivalling the motion picture and track sectors as an important relaxation and hobby. the importance of games inside of our daily lives has definitely been elevated and formed by way of new applied sciences and gaming styles, together with the increase of home-based video games consoles, advances in cellular cellphone know-how, the increase in additional 'sociable' kinds of gaming, and naturally the appearance of the net.

This publication explores the possibilities, demanding situations and styles of gameplay and sociality afforded by way of the web and on-line gaming. Bringing jointly a chain of unique essays from either prime and rising lecturers within the box of video game stories, lots of which hire new empirical paintings and cutting edge theoretical techniques to gaming, this e-book considers key matters an important to our knowing of on-line gaming and linked social family, together with: styles of play, felony and copyright concerns, participant creation, identification building, gamer groups, verbal exchange, styles of social exclusion and inclusion round faith, gender and incapacity, and destiny instructions in on-line gaming.

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Die Ordnung des Kontingenten: Beiträge zur zahlenmäßigen by Alberto Cevolini

By Alberto Cevolini

Die Moderne ist durch eine Mathematisierung der Natur gekennzeichnet. Dass diese Zahlensucht die paintings und Weise betrifft, wie die Gesellschaft sich selbst beschreibt, stellt hingegen eine Hochunwahrscheinlichkeit dar, die noch weiter aufgeklärt werden soll. Es ist bekannt, dass zwischen dem 17. und 18. Jahrhundert einerseits die ersten Sterblichkeits- und Morbiditätstafeln bearbeitet werden, die nicht nur der modernen Bevölkerungsstatistik und Demografie, sondern auch jeder Leibrentenberechnung und demnach den Lebensversicherungsanstalten zugrunde liegen, andererseits die ersten Staatsfinanzberichte vor der Öffentlichkeit bekannt gegeben werden. Hier handelt es sich um eine anspruchsvolle Homogenisierung und Rekombination des Sozialen, deren Abstraktheit der Ausdifferenzierungsform der modernen Gesellschaft besonders angepasst ist. Die Beiträge zielen darauf, die historischen Ursachen, die gesellschaftsstrukturellen Bedingungen und die funktionale Entwicklung eines solchen Phänomens zu erläutern.

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