Social Sciences  /  Anthropology & Sociology
Futurism: Anticipating Postmodernism Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9788869772313
Pub Date: 01 Apr 2019
Series: Sociology
Description:
The first Manifesto of Futurism was published in Le Figaro on February 20th, 1909. It was to become the first avant-garde movement in art – it aimed to change the function of art within society, foster Italian culture beyond its provincial domains, and last but not least, to extend language as free expression of a new and forthcoming society of technology. Art in life was the ultimate aim of Marinetti’s poetry, which then expanded well beyond Italian borders and artistic expression, becoming an attitude for new society.
Gino Germani Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 118
ISBN: 9788869771699
Pub Date: 31 Mar 2019
Series: Sociology
Description:
Since the 1960's, developing countries in Latin America started a complex journey towards establishing new values, the ones of modernity. This volume considers the work of renowned Italian-Argentine sociologist Gino Germani, who more than anyone else has been able to outline the process of modernization from this particular aspect. The author highlights Germani’s idea of ‘freedom’ as a crucial and unavoidable concept at the core of the “modern” way of being persons, subjects, social actors and active participants within a social system.

Diverse Society Diverse Classrooms

Critical, Creative, Cooperative and Interculturally Competent Learners and Teachers - Ready for the 21st Century
Format: Paperback
Pages: 146
ISBN: 9789935243751
Pub Date: 10 Dec 2018
Imprint: University of Iceland Press
Description:
Our classrooms are multicultural, even where there are no learners from minority ethnic backgrounds. All of our learners have different cultures: socioeconomic status, gender, religion, ethnicity, sexuality, health and other factors contribute to these differences. We continue to find learners for whom traditional teaching approaches don’t work - so we need to provide active, creative learning environments and methods to reach all learners and give them an equal chance to thrive and learn.
Sociological Imagination Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9788869771521
Pub Date: 31 Oct 2018
Series: Sociology
Description:
How can we restore fundamental values on a political and cultural level? Taking this question as a starting point, the book identifies the notion of sociological imagination as a suitable method to address the widespread disorientation within the human and social sciences. In particular, the three essays included in this volume focus on the role of sociology as a tool to achieve a constructive representation of reality.
Roots in Reverse Cover Roots in Reverse Cover
Format: 
Pages: 214
ISBN: 9780819577085
Pub Date: 23 Oct 2018
Series: Music/Culture
Illustrations: 8 illus.
Pages: 214
ISBN: 9780819577092
Pub Date: 23 Oct 2018
Series: Music/Culture
Illustrations: 8 illus.
Description:
Roots in Reverse explores how Latin music contributed to the formation of the négritude movement in the 1930s. Taking Senegal and Cuba as its primary research areas, this work uses oral histories, participant observation, and archival research to examine the ways Afro-Cuban music has influenced Senegalese debates about cultural and political citizenship and modernity. Shain argues that the trajectory of Afro-Cuban music in twentieth century Senegal illuminates many dimensions of that nation’s cultural history such as gender relations, generational competition and conflict, debates over cosmopolitanism and hybridity, the role of nostalgia in Senegalese national culture and diasporic identities.
Concerning Astonishing Atmospheres Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 124
ISBN: 9788869771033
Pub Date: 30 Sep 2018
Series: Atmospheric Spaces
Description:
Atmospheres are omnipresent and they are frequently used in everyday language. Yet, when do we perceive atmospheres and how can we explore them? The concept of atmosphere extends aesthetics to aisthesis and comprehends perception as a relation bound to the present and with regard to others.
At the Origin of Middle-Class Rationality Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 118
ISBN: 9788869771378
Pub Date: 20 Jul 2018
Series: Literature
Description:
The Odyssey is rightly celebrated as a story that goes far beyond the scope of epic poetry. It is an open window to an entire era and its social systems as well as its theological, cultural, economic and political structures, while running simultaneously in the register of the earthly and of the divine. Within The Odyssey, the episode of the Sirens stands out as an exceptionally evocative example of this kind of achievement.
Women on the Verge of Jihad Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 120
ISBN: 9788869771316
Pub Date: 09 Jul 2018
Series: Politics
Description:
Surprisingly, jihadi groups like ISIS do not only attract female supporters coming from Muslim communities, but also Western women who grew up in non-Muslim environments. Trauma, depression and the need for a more exciting life outside the constraints of Western society brought some women to embrace the political cause of waging jihad and supporting terrorism. This book discovers the hidden psychological and sociological drivers that can lead young Western women to support jihadi ideology, violence and sometimes suicide.
A&P N.12 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 193
ISBN: 9788869770944
Pub Date: 31 May 2018
Series: A&P
Description:
A&P is a multidiscilinary journal which gathers international scholars and thinkers to analyse the latest debates in the field of philosophy and anthropology.
Raising Racists Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9780813175782
Pub Date: 20 Apr 2018
Series: New Directions in Southern History
Illustrations: 7 b&w photos
Description:
White southerners recognized that the perpetuation of segregation required whites of all ages to uphold a strict social order -- especially the young members of the next generation. White children rested at the core of the system of segregation between 1890 and 1939 because their participation was crucial to ensuring the future of white supremacy. Their socialization in the segregated South offers an examination of white supremacy from the inside, showcasing the culture's efforts to preserve itself by teaching its beliefs to the next generation.
The Public Sphere And The 
Populist Challenge Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 124
ISBN: 9788869771118
Pub Date: 15 Apr 2018
Series: Sociology
Description:
In the sixties and seventies, the public sphere in Western countries was a place of critique. Through their activism in the public sphere, various kinds of social movements democratised institutions and political culture. Today, neoliberal politics and populist movements have transformed this place into a perilous arena, hosting many serious threats to democracy.
Exploring Human Nature Cover Exploring Human Nature Cover
Format: 
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9789088905599
Pub Date: 06 Apr 2018
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 42bw/3fc
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9789088905582
Pub Date: 06 Apr 2018
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 42bw/3fc
Description:
Exploring human nature takes the reader deep into the human experience of being in nature. Our current ecological predicament highlights the need to change people’s nature awareness and behaviour. This pioneering mixed methods study investigates a method to do this through facilitated Solo time in the wilderness.
Vulnerability as Generativity Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 122
ISBN: 9788869771217
Pub Date: 31 Mar 2018
Series: Social Science
Description:
The book is focused on parenthood and generativity, considered by the authors not only as biological functions, but above all as human and socio-cultural capabilities able to overcome gender differences.Therefore, the authors reconsider motherhood, emphasizing the historical and social function of women; the accent on socio-cultural gender role of women as mothers and wives also inspires an undeniable reflection on male identities and fatherhood. The book insists that parenthood and care are human characteristics, and not only a specific female frame, and suggests to the reader a new focus on gender relationships, by adopting a gylanic perspective.
The Rise of the European Self-Employed Workforce Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 262
ISBN: 9788869770647
Pub Date: 26 Mar 2018
Series: Sociology
Description:
Sergio Bologna has long been one of the sharpest analysts and critics of the changing structures in the contemporary labour market. In this new volume, the Italian thinker focuses on the phenomenon of ‘freelance workers’, and particularly of knowledge workers, not just as another segment within the global workforce, but as an emerging category striving to construct its own identity. Far from limiting his analysis to the realm of the economy, Bologna investigates the difference between employees and freelancers also in terms of their existential experiences and of their social relationships, both in the public and private sphere.
Hajj Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 245
ISBN: 9789088904776
Pub Date: 15 Dec 2017
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Mededelingen van het Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde
Illustrations: 69fc/11bw
Description:
Every year, in the last month of the Islamic calendar, millions of Muslims from around the world come together in Mecca to perform the Hajj, the pilgrimage that all capable Muslims should perform at least once in their lives. In 2013, the National Museum of Ethnology in Leiden organised the exhibition Longing for Mecca. The Pilgrim’s Journey.
From Belonging to Belief Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9780822965084
Pub Date: 15 Nov 2017
Series: Central Eurasia in Context
Illustrations: 48 b&w Illustrations
Description:
From Belonging to Belief presents a nuanced ethnographic study of Islam and secularism in post-Soviet Central Asia, as seen from the small town of Bazaar-Korgon in southern Kyrgyzstan. Opening with the juxtaposition of a statue of Lenin and a mosque in the town square, Julie McBrien proceeds to peel away the multiple layers that have shaped the return of public Islam in the region. She explores belief and nonbelief, varying practices of Islam, discourses of extremism, and the role of the state, to elucidate the everyday experiences of Bazaar-Korgonians.