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Title Social Construction and the Logic of Money
Author J. Samuel Barkin
Publisher SUNY Press
Release Date 2012-02-01
Category Political Science
Total Pages 258
ISBN 9780791487556
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Examines the nature of international economic leadership since the seventeenth century.

Realist Constructivism by J. Samuel Barkin

Title Realist Constructivism
Author J. Samuel Barkin
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2010-03-25
Category Political Science
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781139484404
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Realism and constructivism, two key contemporary theoretical approaches to the study of international relations, are commonly taught as mutually exclusive ways of understanding the subject. Realist Constructivism explores the common ground between the two, and demonstrates that, rather than being in simple opposition, they have areas of both tension and overlap. There is indeed space to engage in a realist constructivism. But at the same time, there are important distinctions between them, and there remains a need for a constructivism that is not realist, and a realism that is not constructivist. Samuel Barkin argues more broadly for a different way of thinking about theories of international relations, that focuses on the corresponding elements within various approaches rather than on a small set of mutually exclusive paradigms. Realist Constructivism provides an interesting new way for scholars and students to think about international relations theory.

Title Natural Law Science and the Social Construction of Reality
Author Bernie Koenig
Publisher University Press of America
Release Date 2004
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 341
ISBN 0761829040
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Natural Law, Science, and the Social Construction of Reality looks at changes in knowledge and the relationship to values from the modern era to today. Author Bernie Koenig examines Newton's influence on Locke and Kant, how Kant influenced Darwin and Freud, and the implications of their work for both anthropology and moral theory.

Title American Book Publishing Record
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2003
Category American literature
Total Pages 86
ISBN UOM:39015066043137
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Video Revolutions by Michael Z. Newman

Title Video Revolutions
Author Michael Z. Newman
Publisher Columbia University Press
Release Date 2014-04-01
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 160
ISBN 9780231537759
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Since the days of early television, video has been an indispensable part of culture, society, and moving-image media industries. Over the decades, it has been an avant-garde artistic medium, a high-tech consumer gadget, a format for watching movies at home, a force for democracy, and the ultimate, ubiquitous means of documenting reality. In the twenty-first century, video is the name we give all kinds of moving images. We know it as an adaptable medium that bridges analog and digital, amateur and professional, broadcasting and recording, television and cinema, art and commercial culture, and old media and new digital networks. In this history, Michael Z. Newman casts video as a medium of shifting value and legitimacy in relation to other media and technologies, particularly film and television. Video has been imagined as more or less authentic or artistic than movies or television, as more or less democratic and participatory, as more or less capable of capturing the real. Techno-utopian rhetoric has repeatedly represented video as a revolutionary medium, promising to solve the problems of the past and the present—often the very problems associated with television and the society shaped by it—and to deliver a better future. Video has also been seen more negatively, particularly as a threat to movies and their culture. This study considers video as an object of these hopes and fears and builds an approach to thinking about the concept of the medium in terms of cultural status.

Title The Social Construction of Reality
Author Peter L. Berger
Publisher Open Road Media
Release Date 2011-04-26
Category Social Science
Total Pages 219
ISBN 9781453215463
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The classic work that redefined the sociology of knowledge and has inspired a generation of philosophers and thinkers In this seminal book, Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckmann examine how knowledge forms and how it is preserved and altered within a society. Unlike earlier theorists and philosophers, Berger and Luckmann go beyond intellectual history and focus on commonsense, everyday knowledge—the proverbs, morals, values, and beliefs shared among ordinary people. When first published in 1966, this systematic, theoretical treatise introduced the term social construction,effectively creating a new thought and transforming Western philosophy.

International Organization by J. Samuel Barkin

Title International Organization
Author J. Samuel Barkin
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Release Date 2013-03-13
Category Political Science
Total Pages 228
ISBN 1137302402
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Primarily focused on the theoretical aspects of international organization, this book provides an in-depth examination of competing theories through thematic chapters, asking, Do international organizations matter? What are their effects on international relations? Where do they fit into the international relations literature? How should we study them? This book addresses these questions by looking at four distinctions to be found in the theoretical literature on international organizations. The distinctions are those between sovereignty and globalization, between power and interdependence, between efficiency and ideas, and between regimes and institutions. These theories are then applied to specific international organizations, including the United Nations and other organizations that deal with issues including international and human security, human rights and humanitarian aid, the international political economy and development, and the global environment. Intended to fill the gap between introductory textbooks and primary sources of theory, this newly revised and updated edition of International Organization is useful for upper-level international relations courses with a significant emphasis on theory.

Choice by Anonim

Title Choice
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2006
Category Academic libraries
Total Pages 86
ISBN UOM:39015066043368
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Book Review Index 2004 Cumulation
Author Dana Ferguson
Publisher Gale / Cengage Learning
Release Date 2004-08
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 1290
ISBN 0787666890
Language English, Spanish, and French
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'Book Review Index' provides quick access to reviews of books, periodicals, books on tape and electronic media representing a wide range of popular, academic and professional interests. More than 600 publications are indexed, including journals and national general interest publications and newspapers. 'Book Review Index' is available in a three-issue subscription covering the current year or as an annual cumulation covering the past year.

Race Sex by Sheldon Dick

Title Race sex
Author Sheldon Dick
Publisher Psychology Press
Release Date 1997
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 236
ISBN 0415915902
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Race/Sex is the first forum for combined discussion of racial theory and gender theory. In sixteen articles, avant-garde scholars of African American philosophy and liberatory criticism explore and explode the categories of race, sex and gender into new trajectories that include sexuality, black masculinity and mixed-race identity.

Title Eco socialism as Politics
Author Qingzhi Huan
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date 2010-03-11
Category Political Science
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9048137454
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This volume consists of analyses by experts from both the West and the East on the up-to-date development of Eco-socialism as a red-green politics within the context of capitalist globalisation. It investigates whether and/or in what sense Eco-socialism can offer a better explanation to the causes of ecological problems than the other Green discourses - such as deep ecology and ecological modernisation theory, and thus has more contributions to make in dealing with the deteriorating ecological crisis throughout the world.

Title The Social Construction of Nature
Author Klaus Eder
Publisher SAGE Publications Limited
Release Date 1996-10-14
Category Nature
Total Pages 243
ISBN UCSC:32106012919012
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this unique and agenda-setting examination of the relation between nature and culture, Klaus Eder demonstrates our ideas of nature are culturally determined, and explains how the relation between modern, industrial societies and nature is increasingly violent and destructive. Through an analysis of symbolism, ritual and taboo, Eder questions the view of nature as an object. Showing how nature is socially constructed, he presents a critique of Marx and Durkheim while offering a radical reinterpretation of the relationship among society, culture and nature. Eder concludes with an examination of the symbolic order of society and of the role of religion in modern culture. Using a culturalist interpretation,

Money Makes Us Relatives by Jenny B. White

Title Money Makes Us Relatives
Author Jenny B. White
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2004-08-02
Category Social Science
Total Pages 200
ISBN 9781134358083
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the rural immigrant community of Istanbul, poor women spend up to fifty hours a week producing goods for export, yet deny that they actually 'work'. Money Makes Us Relatives asks why Turkish society devalues women's work, concealing its existence while creating a vast pool of cheap labor for the world market. Drawing on two years of ethnographic fieldwork among family producers and pieceworkers, and using fascinating case studies throughout, Jenny B. White shows how women's paid work is viewed in terms of kinship relations of reciprocity and obligation - an extension of domestic work for the family, which is culturally valued but poorly compensated. Whilst offering the benefits of social identity and long-term security, women's work also reflects global capitalism's ability to capture local cultural norms, and to use these to lower production costs and create exploitative conditions. This fully revised second edition includes a new introduction and conclusion, updated references, comparative material on women's labor elsewhere in the world, and brand new material on Islam, globalization, gender and Turkish family life. It is an important contribution to debates about women's participation in late global capitalism.

Title Truth Rationality Cognition and Music
Author K. Korta
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date 2013-03-14
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 254
ISBN 9789401705486
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A speech for the defence in a Paris murder trial, a road-safety slogan, Hobbes' political theory; each appeals to reason of a kind, but it remains an oblique and rhetoricalldnd. Each relies on comparisons rather than on direct statements, and none can override or supersede the conclusions of ethical reasoning proper. Nevertheless, just as slogans may do more for road safety than the mere recital of accident statistics, or of the evidence given at coroners' inquests, so the arguments of a Hobbes or a Bentham may be of greater practical effect than the assertion of genuinely ethical or political statements, however true and relevant these may be. Stephen Toulmin, Reason in Ethics, 1950. The International Colloquium on Cognitive Science (ICCS), held in Donostia - San Sebastian every two years since 1989, has become one of the most important plazas for cognitive scientists in Europe to present the results of their research and to exchange ideas. The seventh edition, co-organized as usual by the Institute for Logic, Cognition, Language, and Information (ILCLI) and the Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science, both from the University of the Basque Country, took place from May 9 to 12, 200 1, addressing the following main topics: 1. Truth: Epistemology and Logic. 2. Rationality in a Social Setting. 3. Music, Language, and Cognition. Vlll TRUTH, RATIONALITY, COGNITION, AND MUSIC 4. The Order of Discourse: Logic, Pragmatics, and Rhetoric.

Title Constructing Social Theory
Author David C Bell
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Release Date 2008-08-28
Category Social Science
Total Pages 342
ISBN 9780742574960
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Constructing Social Theory discusses the nature of social theory and theoretical orientations. Organized by 43 theoretical orientations in seven domains: exchange, power, adaptation/reinforcement, social bond, altruism, functionalism, and identity, the text includes a tutorial on how to identify an appropriate theoretical orientation and create a theory given a particular research question.

Metaphors Of Globalization by Markus Kornprobst

Title Metaphors of Globalization
Author Markus Kornprobst
Publisher Palgrave MacMillan
Release Date 2008-01-15
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 291
ISBN STANFORD:36105123356540
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Metaphors of Globalization inquires into the power and politics of metaphors in the making of our globalizing era. The approach is multidisciplinary, with case studies in global finance, global governance, literary theory, political theory, anthropology, and sociology. By revisiting globalization through the analysis of metaphors, this volume sheds new light on usually overlooked dimensions of global politics, improves on many outdated conceptualizations, and undertakes a critical analysis of existing approaches to the study of globalization.

Title The Logic and Methodology of Science and Pseudoscience
Author Fred Wilson
Publisher Canadian Scholars Press
Release Date 2000
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 364
ISBN HARVARD:HX734S
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book examines the various norms for the logic and methodology of science, placing them in the context of the cognitive interests and explanatory ideals that motivate science. Various themes in the philosophy of science are examined, including the views of K. Popper, T. Kuhn, and L. Laudan. Characteristic cases of scientific theories are examined in order to illustrate and justify the proposed norms. These include, on the one hand, the emergence of the science of Galileo, Kepler, and Newton from the older metaphysical style of explanation to be found in Aristotle and, on the other hand, Darwin's theory of natural selection. Also included are characteristic cases of pseudoscience, including creation science, Lysenkoism, Velikovsky, UFOs and ancient astronauts, astrology, parapsychology, and various kinds of alternative medicine. From these examples and the more theoretical discussion, there emerges a series of norms for demarcating science and pseudoscience. Various aspects of the scientific method are examined in detail, including the role of hypotheses, the logical structure of theories, and how these relate to the experimental methods of John Stuart Mill. collection; for example, what do we say about observational reports of the existence of UFOs? In this context there is a discussion of some of the issues raised in the so-called science wars. It is concluded that the sociology of science can at times be helpful to the scientific community in improving their methods of investigation.

Title The Construction of Social Reality
Author John R. Searle
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2010-05-11
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 256
ISBN 1439108366
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This short treatise looks at how we construct a social reality from our sense impressions; at how, for example, we construct a ‘five-pound note’ with all that implies in terms of value and social meaning, from the printed piece of paper we see and touch. In The Construction of Social Reality, eminent philosopher John Searle examines the structure of social reality (or those portions of the world that are facts only by human agreement, such as money, marriage, property, and government), and contrasts it to a brute reality that is independent of human agreement. Searle shows that brute reality provides the indisputable foundation for all social reality, and that social reality, while very real, is maintained by nothing more than custom and habit.

Resisting Reality by Sally Haslanger

Title Resisting Reality
Author Sally Haslanger
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2012-04-01
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9780199892648
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Contemporary theorists use the term "social construction" with the aim of exposing how what's purportedly "natural" is often at least partly social and, more specifically, how this masking of the social is politically significant. In these previously published essays, Sally Haslanger draws on insights from feminist and critical race theory to explore and develop the idea that gender and race are positions within a structure of social relations. On this interpretation, the point of saying that gender and race are socially constructed is not to make a causal claim about the origins of our concepts of gender and race, or to take a stand in the nature/nurture debate, but to locate these categories within a realist social ontology. This is politically important, for by theorizing how gender and race fit within different structures of social relations we are better able to identify and combat forms of systematic injustice. Although the central essays of the book focus on a critical social realism about gender and race, these accounts function as case studies for a broader critical social realism. To develop this broader approach, several essays offer reworked notions of ideology, practice, and social structure, drawing on recent research in sociology and social psychology. Ideology, on the proposed view, is a relatively stable set of shared dispositions to respond to the world, often in ways that also shape the world to evoke those very dispositions. This looping of our dispositions through the material world enables the social to appear natural. Additional essays in the book situate this approach to social phenomena in relation to philosophical methodology, and to specific debates in metaphysics, epistemology, and philosophy of language. The book as a whole explores the interface between analytic philosophy and critical theory.