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Data And Research on Human Trafficking: A Global Survey
Posted By : mowmow | Date : 28 Jul 2022 04:08 | Comments : 1

Frank Laczko (Editor), Elzbieta M. Gozdziak (Editor)"Data And Research on Human Trafficking: A Global Survey"
United Nations | ISBN: 929068240X | 2021-09-30 | PDF | 344 pages | 1.95 Mb

Arab Human Development Report 2005: Towards the Rise of Women in the Arab World
Posted By : mowmow | Date : 28 Jul 2022 04:01 | Comments : 1

Arab Human Development Report 2005: Towards the Rise of Women in the Arab World
Stanford Economics and Finance | ISBN: 0804755302 | 2022-05-08 | PDF | 260 pages | 3.25 Mb

In the first Arab Human Development Report (AHDR), gender inequality was identified as one of the main obstacles to development in the Arab Region, along with the deficits of knowledge and freedom that were addressed in the consequent AHDRs. Written by an independent group of Arab scholars, policy makers, and practitioners, the current volume focuses on the history and contemporary dynamics of Arab women's economic, political, and social empowerment in the region. It details the processes in which gender impacts Arab development while suggesting means of overcoming some of the challenges and building more equitable societies.
This is the fourth installment in the series that was created to provide the Arab region with a needed neutral forum for initiating dialogues and structuring debates to build a reform agenda from within. These reports build on the wealth of Arab knowledge and insight, and present a vision of self-determined change based on a commitment to internal social reform and frank self-assessment. Forging an Arab renaissance is one of the key objectives of the Arab Human Development Series, and to chart the signposts along these routes, the series is a beacon. The reports in this series have proven to be an invaluable resource to scholars and policy makers around the world, and have been well received by the general public and specialized groups.
Barbarians And Civilization In International Relations
Posted By : mowmow | Date : 28 Jul 2022 03:28 | Comments : 1

Mark B. Salter "Barbarians And Civilization In International Relations"
Pluto Press | ISBN: 0745319025 | 2021-09-20 | PDF | 656 pages | 984 Kb

Natural Disaster Hotspots Case Studies (Disaster Risk Management) (Disaster Risk Management)
Posted By : mowmow | Date : 27 Jul 2022 22:49 | Comments : 0

Natural Disaster Hotspots Case Studies (Disaster Risk Management) (Disaster Risk Management)
World Bank Publications | ISBN 0821363328 | 2022-06-26 | PDF | 200 pages | 1.05 Mb

These case studies complement the earlier groundbreaking work of Natural Disaster Hotspots: A Global Risk Analysis published in April 2005. Three case studies address specific hazards: landslides, storm surges and drought. An additional, three case studies address regional multi-hazard situations in Sri Lanka, the Tana River basin in Kenya, and the city of Caracas, Venezuela.
Down to Earth: Agriculture Iand Poverty Reduction in Africa (Directions in Development)
Posted By : mowmow | Date : 27 Jul 2022 19:55 | Comments : 1

Down to Earth: Agriculture Iand Poverty Reduction in Africa (Directions in Development)
World Bank Publications | ISBN 0821368540 | 2007-02 | PDF | 118 pages | 775 kb

This book contributes to the debate about the role of agriculture in poverty reduction by addressing three sets of questions:
Does investing in agriculture enhance/harm overall economic growth, and if so, under what conditions? Do poor people tend to participate more/less in growth in agriculture than in growth in other sectors, and if so, when? If a focus on agriculture would tend to yield larger participation by the poor, but slower overall growth, which strategy would tend to have the largest payoff in terms of poverty reduction, and under which conditions?
A Companion to Gender History (Blackwell Companions to History)
Posted By : tmobile | Date : 27 Jul 2022 03:03 | Comments : 3

A Companion to Gender History (Blackwell Companions to History)
Blackwell Publishing Limited | ISBN 0631223932 | 2022-01-01 | PDF | 688 pages | 2.05 MB

A Companion to Gender History surveys the history of women around the world, studies their interaction with men in gendered societies, and looks at the role of gender in shaping human behavior over thousands of years. It contains both thematic essays, which demonstrate how gender has intersected with other historical topics, and chronological-geographic essays, which explore gender in one area of the world during a specific period. All the essays consider the importance of class, region, ethnicity, race, and religion to the formation of gendered societies.The contributions are written by scholars from across the world, including Canada, Britain, Australia, India, New Zealand, and the United States, as well as by scholars for whom English is not their first language. One of the key points to emerge from the volume as a whole is that no generalization about gender has applied to all times or all places.
Metaphysics, Soul, and Ethics in Ancient Thought: Themes from the Work of Richard Sorabji
Posted By : tmobile | Date : 26 Jul 2022 22:26 | Comments : 3

Metaphysics, Soul, and Ethics in Ancient Thought: Themes from the Work of Richard Sorabji
Oxford University Press, USA | ISBN019926130X | 2022-04-01 | PDF | 602 pages | 1.85 MB

Leading figures in ancient philosophy present nineteen original papers on three key themes in the work of Richard Sorabji. The papers dealing with Metaphysics range from Democritus to Numenius on basic questions about the structure and nature of reality: necessitation, properties, and time. The section on Soul includes one paper on the individuation of souls in Plato and five papers on Aristotle's and Aristotelian theories of cognition, with a special emphasis on perception. The section devoted to Ethics concentrates upon Stoicism and the complex views the Stoics held on such topics as motivation, akrasia, oikeiosis, and the emotions. It also includes one paper on the influence of Greek ethics in Modern Philosophy. The volume also contains a fascinating 'intellectual autobiography' by Sorabji himself, and a full Bibliography of his works.
The Character of Logic in India (Suny Series in Indian Thought, Texts and Studies)
Posted By : tmobile | Date : 26 Jul 2022 22:18 | Comments : 1

The Character of Logic in India (Suny Series in Indian Thought, Texts and Studies)
State University of New York Press | ISBN 079143740X | 1998-05 | PDF | 180 pages | 1.96 MB

This book provides a good introduction to Indian logic, though it is suited for a rather small audience. Knowledge of both 20th cent. logic and Indian Pramana theory is needed for a full understanding of the issues Matilal confronts in the book. Because this book was published after Matilal's death but before he was finished putting the book together, many aspects of the editing are quite rough. Beyond numerous typographical errors, there is little flow between the chapters (as different chapters of the book come from essays that were written over a period of many years), and several logical concepts are treated in vastly different ways from one chapter to another. On the whole, my view is that the editors did not put enough of their own effort into making Matilal's views publishable in book form. These deficiencies aside, Matilal is still presently unrivaled in his combined understanding of both Indian philosophy and Anglo-American Analytic philosophy, and so this book will be an important addition to scholarship on Indian logic for some time to come.
True to Life: Why Truth Matters (Bradford Books)
Posted By : tmobile | Date : 26 Jul 2022 22:15 | Comments : 3

True to Life: Why Truth Matters (Bradford Books)
The MIT Press | ISBN 0262122677 | 2021-10-01 | PDF | 216 pages | 1.42 MB

Why does truth matter, when politicians so easily sidestep it and intellectuals scorn it as irrelevant? Why be concerned over an abstract idea like truth when something that isn't true -- for example, a report of Iraq's attempting to buy materials for nuclear weapons -- gets the desired result -- the invasion of Iraq? In this engaging and spirited book, Michael Lynch argues that truth does matter, in both our personal and political lives. Lynch explains that the growing cynicism over truth stems in large part from our confusion over what truth is. "We need to think our way past our confusion and shed our cynicism about the value of truth," he writes. "Otherwise, we will be unable to act with integrity, to live authentically, and to speak truth to power."
Beyond the Dependency Culture: People, Power and Responsibility in the 21st Century
Posted By : tmobile | Date : 26 Jul 2022 22:05 | Comments : 1

Beyond the Dependency Culture: People, Power and Responsibility in the 21st Century
Praeger Paperback | ISBN0275963160 | 2022-03-30 | PDF | 240 pages | 727 kB

Communism has collapsed and socialism is discredited. Is this "the end of history?" No, James Robertson argues, precisely the opposite. Twentieth-century capitalism and socialism propped each other up. Both belonged to the modern industrialized period of human history, when the powerful interest groups of business and state dominated people, and Euro-American culture and power dominated the world. An emerging post-modern worldview foreshadows possibilities for a new path of progress, more deeply concerned for people and nature. Based on articles and lectures, this collection explores what this new path of progress could mean for politics, work, welfare, health, energy, the life of families and neighborhoods, the world role of today's rich countries, and other aspects of the human predicament today. Important reading for concerned citizens and policymakers alike.
Power And Its Disguises - Second Edition: Anthropological Perspectives on Politics
Posted By : mowmow | Date : 26 Jul 2022 06:41 | Comments : 2

Power And Its Disguises - Second Edition: Anthropological Perspectives on Politics
Pluto Press | ISBN 0745316859 | 2021-09-01 | PDF | 188pages | 1 mB
By John Gledhill (Author)
Small Places, Large Issues - Second Edition: An Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology
Posted By : mowmow | Date : 26 Jul 2022 06:37 | Comments : 2

Small Places, Large Issues - Second Edition: An Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology
Pluto Press | ISBN 0745317723 | 2022-04-20 | PDF | 352pages | 1.2 MB

Informative and thought-provoking; however not an easy read "Small Places, Large Issues" is an introductory textbook on the topic of Social Anthropology: the comparative study of humans in a social and cultural context. Dr Eriksen is a professor of Social Anthropology, and therefore the book is written more or less on an academic style and perspective. It covers most possible aspects: kinship, gender and age, politics and power, local organisation, religion and rituals, nationality and minorities, etc. In addition it contains brief biographies of the most important Anthropologists, quotes and references of Anthropologists and other renown Sociologists (Durkheim, Weber, Marx, etc.) as well as numerous examples and case studies -both from "traditional" and "modern" societies- relevant each time on the topic concerned. I believe apart from being informative, it is a highly stimulative book catapulting the reader with food for thought. For example, did you know that all humans have 99.8% of their genes in common or that even our feelings can be social products and not natural! However, sometimes it tends to be overwhelming and tiring with all that amount of information and theories on so many different levels.
Tyranny of the Moment: Fast and Slow Time in the Information Age
Posted By : mowmow | Date : 26 Jul 2022 06:36 | Comments : 1

Tyranny of the Moment: Fast and Slow Time in the Information Age
Pluto Press | ISBN 074531774X | 2021-10-01 | PDF | 183pages | 670 KB

The turn of the millennium is characterized by exponential growth in everything related to communication - from the Internet and email to air travel. "The Tyranny of the Moment" deals with some of the most perplexing paradoxes of this new information age. Who would have expected that apparently timesaving technology results in time being scarcer than ever? And has this seemingly limitless access to information led to confusion rather than enlightenment?
Thomas Eriksen argues that slow time - private periods where we are able to think and correspond coherently without interruption - is now one of the most precious resources we have, and it is becoming a major political issue. Since we are now theoretically "online" 24 hours a day, we must fight for the right to be unavailable - the right to live and think more slowly. It is not only that working hours have become longer - Eriksen also shows how the logic of this new information technology has, in the space of just a few years, permeated every area of our lives. This is equally true for those living in poorer parts of the globe usually depicted as outside the reaches of the information age, as well as those in the West.
Exploring phenomena such as the world wide web, WAP telephones, multi-channel television and email, "Tyranny of the Moment" examines this new, nonlinear and fragmented way of communicating to reveal the effect it has on working conditions in the new economy, changes in family life and, ultimately, personal identity. Eriksen argues that a culture lacking a sense of its past, and therefore of its future, is effectively static. Although solutions are suggested, he demonstrates that there is no easy way out.
Globalisation: Studies in Anthropology (Anthropology, Culture and Society)
Posted By : mowmow | Date : 26 Jul 2022 06:31 | Comments : 2

Globalisation: Studies in Anthropology (Anthropology, Culture and Society)
Pluto Press | ISBN 0745320597 | 2022-06-20 | PDF | 248pages | 879 KB
Thomas Hylland Eriksen (Editor)
The English Imaginaries
Posted By : mowmow | Date : 26 Jul 2022 06:28 | Comments : 2

The English Imaginaries
Lawrence And Wishart Ltd | ISBN 0853158681 | 2022-03-01 | PDF | 202pages | 510 KB
By Kevin Davey (Author)