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Research Interviewing: The Range of Techniques
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Research Interviewing: The Range of Techniques
Open University Press | ISBN 0335215866 | 2021-08-01 | PDF | 200 pages | 10.56 MB

The robust, real-world approach makes this book appropriate for practitioner researchers and postgraduate students up to PhD level. Covers distance and face-to-face interviewing, from the un-structured and naturalistic to the highly structured, focused and time-efficient. Emphasis is placed on using the most appropriate methods for the research purpose and how to identify which method is practicable. Based on over thirty years of teaching and supervising research and postgraduate students, the author anticipates questions and difficulties at a level of practical detail. Practical and easy to use, this book is essential for anyone doing research interviewing.
Handbook of the Sociology of Racial and Ethnic Relations
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Handbook of the Sociology of Racial and Ethnic Relations
Springer | ISBN 0387708448 | 2022-07-13 | PDF | 502 pages | 3.56 MB

The study of racial and ethnic relations has become one of the most studied aspects in sociology and sociological research. In both North America and Europe, many “traditional” cultures are feeling threatened by immigrants from Latin America, Africa and Asia. Sociology is at the hub of the human sciences concerned with racial and ethnic relations. Since this discipline is made of multiple paradigms and methodological orientations it has been able to make relevant contributions to disciplines ranging from individual psychology, social psychology, and psychiatry, to economics, anthropology, linguistics, cultural studies, health care delivery and education.
West, Applications of computer content analysis
Posted By : Niks | Date : 09 Aug 2021 19:24 | Comments : 2

Mark D. West (Editor) Applications of Computer Content Analysis (Progress in Communication Sciences, V. 17)
Ablex Publishing | ISBN 1567505058 | 2001 | 1 edition | TIF | 9.2 MB | 198 pages

This volume contains numerous articles illustrating the current state of the art of computer content analysis. Research is presented by scholars in political science, natural resource management, mass communication, marketing, education, and other fields, with the aim of providing exemplars for further research on the computer analysis and understanding of textual materials.
McKee, Textual Analysis
Posted By : Niks | Date : 09 Aug 2021 19:09 | Comments : 4

Alan McKee Textual Analysis: A Beginner's Guide
Sage Publications | ISBN 0761949933 | 2003 | 1 edition | TIF | 8.9 MB | 164 pages

Alan McKee presents a student friendly introduction to the analysis of cultural texts. The book highlights the cultural differences in interpretation with an array of fascinating examples. Textual Analysis is written in an accessible style with several useful case studies. Each chapter also includes exercises for classroom' - Jane Stokes, London Metropolitan University
Public Sociology: Fifteen Eminent Sociologists Debate Politics and the Profession in the Twenty-first Century
Posted By : mowmow | Date : 08 Aug 2021 20:54 | Comments : 2

Public Sociology: Fifteen Eminent Sociologists Debate Politics and the Profession in the Twenty-first Century
University of California Press| ISBN: 0520251385 | 2022-06-06 | PDF | 286 pages | 1976 kb

In 2004, Michael Burawoy, speaking as president of the American Sociological Association, generated far-reaching controversy when he issued an ambitious and impassioned call for a "public sociology." Burawoy argued that sociology should speak beyond the university, engaging with social movements and deepening an understanding of the historical and social context in which they exist. In this volume, renowned sociologists come together to debate the perils and the potentials of Burawoy's challenge.
Means Without End: Notes on Politics (Theory Out of Bounds)
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Means Without End: Notes on Politics (Theory Out of Bounds)
University of Minnesota Press | ISBN: 0816630364 | 2021-10-13 | PDF | 278 pages | 12076 kb

Political Science/Critical Theory. An essential reevaluation of the proper role of politics in contemporary life. A critical rethinking of the categories of politics within a new sociopolitical and historical context, this book builds on the previous work of the distinguished political philosopher Giorgio Agamben to address the status and nature of politics itself. Bringing politics face-to-face with its own failures of consciousness and consequence, Agamben frames his analysis in terms of clear contemporary relevance. He proposes, in his characteristically allusive and intriguing way, a politics of gesture-a politics of means without end.
Riffe, Lacy & Fico "Analyzing media messages"
Posted By : Niks | Date : 08 Aug 2021 15:23 | Comments : 5

Daniel Riffe, Stephen Lacy & Frederick G. Fico Analyzing media messages: Using quantitative content analysis in research
Lawrence Erlbaum | ISBN 0805852980 | 2005 | 2 edition | TIF | 15.5 MB | 247 pages

Review of the first edition:
...offers sound instruction for conducting content research, and the book's target audience--graduate students enrolled in methods courses or seminars specific to content analysis--will benefit from its teachings.
Journalism & Mass Communication Educator
Are Prisons Obsolete?
Posted By : tmobile | Date : 08 Aug 2021 04:05 | Comments : 1

Are Prisons Obsolete?
Seven Stories Press | ISBN 1583225811 | 2003-04 | PDF | 128 pages | 40.56 MB

Amid rising public concern about the proliferation and privitization of prisons, and their promise of enormous profits, world-renowned author and activist Angela Y. Davis argues for the abolition of the prison system as the dominant way of responding to America's social ills. “In thinking about the possible obsolescence of the prison,” Davis writes, “we should ask how it is that so many people could end up in prison without major debates regarding the efficacy of incarceration.” Whereas Reagan-era politicians with “tough on crime” stances argued that imprisonment and longer sentences would keep communities free of crime, history has shown that the practice of mass incarceration during that period has had little or no effect on official crime rates: in fact, larger prison populations led not to safer communities but to even larger prison populations. As we make our way into the twenty-first century—two hundred years after the invention of the penitentiary —the question of prison abolition has acquired an unprecedented urgency. Backed by growing numbers of prisons and prisoners, Davis analyzes these institutions in the U.S., arguing that the very future of democracy depends on our ability to develop radical theories and practices that make it possible to plan and fight for a world beyond the prison industrial complex.
Media Control, Second Edition: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda (Open Media Series)
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Media Control, Second Edition: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda (Open Media Series)
Seven Stories Press | ISBN 1583225366 | 2002-12 | PDF | 103 pages | 433 KB

Chomsky's classic back-pocket primer on U.S. government propaganda and media bias, now available in an edition expanded to include his comments regarding media coverage of terrorism and U.S. foreign policy in a post-September 11 world.
Media and Male Identity: The Making and Remaking of Men
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Media and Male Identity: The Making and Remaking of Men
Palgrave Macmillan | ISBN 023000167X | 2021-10-03 | PDF | 248 pages | 843 KB

Mass media portrayals of women have been identified as influential in shaping their self-image and self-esteem, as well as men's and societies' views of women. Comparatively few studies have examined mass media portrayals of men and male identity, and gender studies have often assumed these to be unproblematic. But, in a post-industrial era of economic, technological and social change, research shows mass media are projecting and propagating new images of male identity from Atlas Syndrome workaholics and 'deadbeat dads' to 'metrosexuals' and men with 'a feminine side', with potentially significant social implications. This book presents a landmark in-depth study of how mass media contribute to the making and remaking of male identity.
What Is A Disaster?
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What Is A Disaster?
Xlibris Corporation | ISBN 1413479863 | 2022-03-04 | PDF | 444 pages | 1.56 MB

What is a Disaster? Addresses the most basic question in the field: that of defining the phenomenon of study. For theoretical advancement, it is important that researchers begin to develop a consensus about the meaning of disasters and related phenomena. With the rise in international terrorism, one must clarify whether these events are disasters and if so, what kind of disasters. Similarly, in addition to natural disasters, do we include riots, explosions, nuclear power plant accidents, damn collapses, and land subsidence under the same conceptual umbrella? What practical and theoretical differences does it make if the same label is used or not used for such different situations? What is a Disaster? Brings together twelve social scientists representing eight disciplines and seven countries to share their definition and vision of disasters. In the process, a wide range of views are expressed and issues raised regarding the relationship of academic versus practical definitions, the impact of grouping types of disasters in different ways, and the epistemologies on which theoretical growth should rest. The forum provided involves the presentation of each author's views, followed by a discussant's critique, and closed with a response from the author. The editor's close the volume with discussions of the theoretical framework of disaster research and an agenda for disaster research in the twenty-first century.
Comprehensive Security in Asia: Views from Asia and the West on a Changing Security Environment
Posted By : mowmow | Date : 08 Aug 2021 01:48 | Comments : 2

Kurt Radtke, Raymond Feddema, "Comprehensive Security in Asia: Views from Asia and the West on a Changing Security Environment"
Brill Academic Publishers | ISBN: 9004112022 | 2000-08 | PDF | 462 pages |22876 kb
Social Defense: Social Change
Posted By : mowmow | Date : 07 Aug 2021 19:58 | Comments : 2

Social Defense: Social Change
Freedom Press | ISBN: 0900384697 | 2022-01-01 | PDF | 157 pages | 6476 kb

Argues for social defense as a grassroots initiative linked to challenges to oppressive structures in society, such as patriarchy, police, and the state. Filled with examples from Finland to Fiji.
The Teachings Of Ajahn Chah (A collection of Ajahn Chah's translated Dhamma talks)
Posted By : sanjayaone | Date : 07 Aug 2021 09:29 | Comments : 6

The Teachings Of Ajahn Chah (A collection of Ajahn Chah's translated Dhamma talks)
English | pdf | 3128 kb | pages 214 | publisher: The Sangha, Wat Nong Pah Pong | ISBN 9810429001

The following Dhamma books of Ajahn Chah have been included in this collection of Ajahn Chah's Dhamma talks: Bodhinyana (1982); A Taste of Freedom (fifth impression.2002); Living Dhamma (1992); Food for the Heart (1992); The Path to Peace (1996); Clarity of Insight (2000); Unshakeable Peace (2003); Everything is Teaching Us (2004). Also some as yet unpublished talks have been included in the last section called `More Dhamma Talks'. We hope our efforts in compiling this collection of Dhamma talks of Ajahn Chah will be of benefit.
Essentials of Buddhism
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Essentials of Buddhism
English | pdf | ISBN 9810428901 | 800 kb | pages 214

This book can be used as a textbook on basic Buddhism. It is based on the Theravada Buddhism syllabus of the Postgraduate Diploma Examination in Buddhist Studies course of the Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka. Since the work is meant for students, every chapter appears as a unit by itself and is confined to a few pages. Ven. Pategama Ganarama is the Principal of the Buddhist and Pali College of Singapore.