Social Sciences  /  Anthropology & Sociology
Understanding Social Conflict Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9788869771613
Pub Date: 25 May 2021
Series: Sociology
Description:
Since the beginning of the last century Weber argued the indissoluble link between sociology and history. His approach saw the relationship between history and sociology as based on (a) mutual and essential support, and (b) logical priority, according to which, paraphrasing sociologist Alessandro Cavalli, “sociology without history is blind, history without sociology is mute.” The lesson of the «Annales» definitively confirmed the indissoluble link between history and social sciences, on the basis of a strongly and strategically interdisciplinary analysis.
The Narcotic Farm Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781949669244
Pub Date: 16 Mar 2021
Illustrations: 141 b&w photos
Description:
From 1935 until 1975, just about every junkie busted for dope went to the Narcotic Farm. Equal parts federal prison, treatment center, farm, and research laboratory, the Farm was designed to rehabilitate addicts and help researchers discover a cure for drug addiction. Although it began as a bold and ambitious public works project, and became famous as a rehabilitation center frequented by great jazz musicians among others, the Farm was shut down forty years after it opened amid scandal over its drug-testing program, which involved experiments where inmates were being used as human guinea pigs and rewarded with heroin and cocaine for their efforts.
Silver and Frankincense Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 82
ISBN: 9789492940100
Pub Date: 28 Jan 2021
Imprint: Blikvelduitgevers Publishers
Illustrations: full colour images
Description:
Although scent has always played a major role in personal adornment in the Arab world, its evanescent quality leaves very few or no traces at all over time. This book presents an introduction into this lesser known aspect of personal adornment in the Arab world. Starting from a historic background, it explores the uses of scent in personal appearance such as jewellery, hairstyles and make-up, but also its purpose in religious, ritual and social context.
The Tenth Circle Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9788869772979
Pub Date: 28 Dec 2020
Description:
Accompanied by Virgil, Dante visited all nine circles, where the irredeemable wicked are punished for eternity; but in the belly of that appalling place he found no trace of the disabled. And yet, at that time, they were considered bearers of the maximum sin, the physical and mental non-conformity to the paradigm of the human species, as to say to the image of God. The tenth circle is that piece of hell that must be sought on earth.
Choose Decide Change Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 76
ISBN: 9788869772863
Pub Date: 27 Dec 2020
Description:
Choosing, deciding and changing constitute the common thread of everything that we want and that we do. The deep transformation of all social system, in all its dimensions has profoundly resented of the diverse possibility or in other respects, of the absence of possibility, precisely of choosing, deciding and changing. What are we really choosing today?
In-security Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9788869772856
Pub Date: 20 Dec 2020
Description:
The middle - globality is the time of the “not occurring”. The uncertainty of not existing, in all its – individual, social, institutional and economical – manifestations dizzily transforms the social system, destroying it in the immediacy of here and now, contributing then to generate words, images and gestures that are expressed very often in violence and uncertainty. A violence above all, of “system”, of complex definition and solution.
Future Humanism Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9788869772849
Pub Date: 13 Dec 2020
Description:
The theme of this pamphlet is the knowledge, reread in its own origins and in the transformations of the middle-global world where the deep meaning appears lost in the conscious awareness. The risks, fears and conflicts that cross the society, especially in its own virtual dimension, seem to affect the sense and memory of the humanistic culture, as conscious relationship between knowledge and reality and then, make us forget the meaning of freedom as common value. Annamaria Rufino with this pamphlet “throws a stone into a pond, not only for the contemporary melancholy but also for the conventional praise of the only communication, individualization and liberation, of the there is no alternative…”.
Spirituality in Psychotherapy Cover Spirituality in Psychotherapy Cover
Format: 
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9789088909337
Pub Date: 15 Nov 2020
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 1 bw
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9789088909320
Pub Date: 28 Dec 2020
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 1 bw
Description:
This book explores how Western European psychotherapists, interviewed between 2016 and 2019, understand spirituality and how they address spiritual matters in clinical sessions. By studying a purposive sample of 15 Clinicians from Spain, England, Switzerland, Greece, Norway and Denmark, it was found that these shared similar views about spirituality, understood as dynamic, fluid and independent from religion. The interviewed psychotherapists showed great variation in their psychotherapy trainings, theoretical background and spiritual stances.
Design is Power Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 290
ISBN: 9788869773006
Pub Date: 28 Oct 2020
Description:
Nowadays we are used to think of design in terms of quality and beauty of the tangible or intangible artefacts that are generated by an industrialised system. Considering objects, graphic representations, interfaces or services, the main difference between craftsmanship and design stays in the replicability and scalability of the proposed solution measured against an existent market and its hierarchical dynamics. This implies an order that on the surface seems to be naturally stirred by the so-called “taste”, or a series of trends that reflect the preferences of the overall public: however, looking closer, all the design production involves a carefully controlled balance driven by economical, political and social interests.
Ci, Gender and Social Change among the Asmat of Papua, Indonesia Cover Ci, Gender and Social Change among the Asmat of Papua, Indonesia Cover
Format: 
Pages: 185
ISBN: 9789088909306
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2020
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 25fc/46bw
Pages: 185
ISBN: 9789088909290
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2020
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 25fc/46bw
Description:
This volume is based on an anthropological fieldwork among the Asmat people for many years, and investigates the cultural significances of Asmat’s dugout canoes by using ‘symbolic and interpretive anthropology’ as theoretical framework.
Marriage on the Border Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 298
ISBN: 9780813179155
Pub Date: 21 Apr 2020
Series: New Directions in Southern History
Illustrations: 2 maps, 1 figure, 7 tables
Description:
Not quite the Cotton Kingdom or the free labor North, the nineteenth-century border South was a land in between. Here, the era's clashing values -- slavery and freedom, city and country, industry and agriculture -- met and melded. In factories and plantations along the Ohio River, a unique regional identity emerged: one rooted in kinship, tolerance, and compromise.
Frog Hollow Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9780819579621
Pub Date: 07 Apr 2020
Series: Garnet Books
Illustrations: 38 photos
Description:
Frog Hollow: Stories from an American Neighborhood is a collection of colorful historical vignettes of an ethnically diverse neighborhood just west of the Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford. Its 1850s row houses have been home to a wide variety of immigrants. During the Revolutionary War, Frog Hollow was a progressive hub, and later, in the mid-late 19th century, it was a hotbed of industry.
Living in Milan Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9788869772597
Pub Date: 31 Mar 2020
Series: Social Science
Illustrations: 10
Description:
After a long absence from national political debate, the housing issue has forcefully returned following the protracted economic crisis of the past decade. In general, the significant impoverishment of housing policies in the wake of welfare restructuring decisions has deeply impacted the geography of social inequality. The present study analyses the housing issue in Milan in order to account both for the ways in which national austerity policies and the specific welfare model have influenced possible answers to such a crisis and for the specific local initiatives that have been or are being experimented (e.
Gender (&) Design Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 274
ISBN: 9788869772429
Pub Date: 25 Mar 2020
Series: Design Meanings
Illustrations: 13
Description:
In its entire range of media and product worlds, Design is decisively involved in the cultural production and distribution of related images and interpretations of gender. This anthology examines why this is the case and what happens when it is changed from different perspectives and knowledge disciplines relevant to design. The contributions collected in this book enter into an interdisciplinary dialogue on the design of gender and provide theoretical and methodological approaches to understanding the social, cultural and political functions of design.
The Arthurdale Community School Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 220
ISBN: 9780813179124
Pub Date: 17 Mar 2020
Series: Place Matters: New Directions in Appalachian Studies
Illustrations: 20 b&w photos
Description:
The first of many homestead communities designed during the rollout of the New Deal, Arthurdale, West Virginia, was a bold experiment in progressive social planning. At the center of the settlement was the school, which was established to improve the curriculum offered to Appalachian students. Offering displaced and unemployed coal miners and their families new opportunities, the school also helped those in need to develop a sense of dignity during the Great Depression.
Society and the City Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9788869772580
Pub Date: 29 Feb 2020
Series: Sociology
Description:
Is there a connection between the increasingly widespread concept of Social Innovation (SI) and the success of today’s model of capitalist regulation? According to most studies focusing on SI, the existing relation is restorative in nature: SI intervenes to fix some negative effects brought about by the neoliberal regime. This volume is based on a different assumption, namely that SI is a dispositif inscribed in neoliberal govern mentality, functional in supporting the new production forms of cognitive capitalism.