Sex, Bombs, and Burgers: How War, Pornography, And Fast Food Have Shaped Modern Technology

By Peter Nowak

A enjoyable and interesting exploration of contemporary expertise, Sex, Bombs, and Burgers unearths how those 3 billion-dollar industries have formed our daily lives. It’s additionally a chronicle of pop culture, chock-full of unusual revelations. have a look round your place. Your microwave? A British army scientist invented its expertise unintentionally whereas attempting to devise a dying ray to explode enemy planes. Your hand-held video recorder? built by way of the army in international battle II yet followed and made cheap by way of post-war pornographers. That vacuum robotic on late-night infomercials? Born of a mine sniffer patrolling the caves of Afghanistan.


From the unforeseen origins of aerosols, foolish putty, and the web to Saran Wrap, Tupperware, and games, this is a fascinating examine smooth existence as we all know it.

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Imperialism and Capitalist Development in Marx’s Capital

By Lucia Pradella

This text goals at contributing to present debates at the ‘new imperialism’ by means of proposing the most result of a studying of Marx’s Capital in gentle of his writings on colonialism, that have been unknown within the early Marxist debate on imperialism. It goals to turn out that, in his major paintings, Marx doesn't examine a countrywide financial system or – correspondingly – an summary version of capitalist society, yet a world-polarising and ever-expanding method. This abstraction permits the id of the legislation of improvement of capitalism and its antagonisms, and displays the tendency of the capital of the dominant states, through making everlasting recourse additionally to tools of so-called ‘primitive accumulation’, to extend and bring up the exploitation of employees world wide, and, even as, the cooperation among them. What, for Marx, used to be later outlined as imperialism is the concrete type of the method of ‘globalisation’ of the capital of the dominant states. With the improvement of his research, Marx grew to become more and more conscious of the industrial and political effects of imperialism. In his task in the First foreign, with reference to the query of Irish independence, he affirmed the basic value of creating a true cohesion among type struggles in imperialist nations and anti-colonial resistance in colonised and based international locations. His exam of imperialism and internationalist viewpoint have been downplayed, denied, if no longer thoroughly reversed within the interpretation and systematisation of his suggestion through reformist leaders in the moment overseas. of their try and react in contrast tendency and increase an research and a political method sufficient to the hot section of generalised imperialist enlargement, elevated inter-imperialist rivalries and emerging anti-colonial resistance, Rosa Luxemburg and Lenin reaffirmed the centrality of the critique of imperialism on the financial and on the political degrees. no matter if they have been partly blind to this, they therefore constructed and multiplied on a few features already found in Marx’s paintings.

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Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us

By Robert D. Hare

Most everyone is either repelled and intrigued through the pictures of cold-blooded, conscienceless murderers that more and more populate our videos, tv courses, and newspaper headlines. With their flagrant felony violation of society's principles, serial killers like Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy are one of the such a lot dramatic examples of the psychopath. people with this character ailment are totally conscious of the implications in their activities and understand the adaptation among correct and mistaken, but they're terrifyingly self-centered, remorseless, and not able to care in regards to the emotions of others. might be such a lot scary, they typically look thoroughly basic to unsuspecting targets--and they don't constantly ply their exchange by way of killing. offering a compelling portrait of those harmful males and ladies in response to 25 years of exclusive clinical learn, Dr. Robert D. Hare vividly describes a global of con artists, hustlers, rapists, and different predators who allure, lie, and manage their approach via lifestyles. Are psychopaths mad, or just undesirable? How can they be famous? and the way will we defend ourselves? This booklet presents strong details and mind-blowing insights for someone looking to comprehend this devastating situation.

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Dictionnaire du romantisme

By Alain Vaillant

À l’aube de notre modernité, le romantisme a transformé los angeles littérature, los angeles musique, les Beaux-Arts. Mais, plus généralement, il a bouleversé notre manière de penser, d’aimer, de percevoir l. a. nature ou l’Histoire – en un mot, de vivre.

Né en terre germanique, il a brillé d’un éclat ambitious dans l. a. France postrévolutionnaire,

avant d’essaimer dans l’Europe entière et, au-delà, dans les empires coloniaux et en Amérique, où il a toujours accompagné los angeles naissance des États nationaux.

Ce dictionnaire, le finest à en présenter une imaginative and prescient globale, suggest en 649 articles de tout connaître des poètes, artistes, penseurs ou hommes politiques qui ont fait le romantisme : Byron, Hugo, Beethoven, Novalis, Chopin, Turner, Delacroix, Pouchkine, Garibaldi… Le lecteur y découvrira également les idées, les motifs, les modes qui dessinent les contours de los angeles tradition romantique et permettent d’en saisir les multiples visages à travers le monde.

Un ouvrage exceptionnel qui restitue le mouvement romantique dans toute sa complexité.

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Criminal Law Conversations

By Paul H. Robinson, Stephen P. Garvey, Kimberly Kessler Ferzan

Paul H. Robinson, Stephen P. Garvey, Kimberly Kessler Ferzan (eds.)

Criminal legislation Conversations presents an authoritative evaluation of up to date legal legislations debates within the usa. This number of excessive quality scholarly papers used to be assembled utilizing an leading edge and interactive approach to nominations and observation via the nation's best criminal students. nearly each best student within the box has participated, leading to a quantity of curiosity to these either in and out of doors of the group. legal legislations Conversations showcases the main appealing of those essays, and offers perception into the main primary and provocative questions of contemporary legal law.


"In this quantity you will see that either the innovative theoretical matters on legal legislations and the thrusts and parries of the top thinkers who've engaged these concerns. in addition, not just lecturers attracted to legal legislation, yet scholars and practitioners to boot, will locate this to be a really useful resource."
--Larry Alexander
The college of Texas college of legislations

"Criminal legislation Conversations is a bravura feat of highbrow entrepreneurship via Robinson, Ferzan and Garvey. it's a dinner party of interchange and provocation. even if i believe a piece sheepish approximately blurbing the booklet simply because i'm an integrated writer, the quantity is quintessential studying for felony legislations scholars."
--Stephen Morse
University of Pennsylvania legislation university

"The felony legislations allocates large quantities of public assets without responsibility for the ensuing affects on public wellbeing and fitness. those conversations might be priceless to somebody attracted to assessing and, possibly addressing, this archaic dysfunction."
-- Michael Marcus
Judge, Circuit court docket, Multnomah County, Oregon

"I had the honour to stick to lots of those conversations as they spread out on-line. No orthodox choice of essays may have accumulated such an extravagantly uncommon record of participants, nor concentrated their minds so precisely on every one other's issues, nor integrated such a rare variety of views, nor maintained such uniformly excessive criteria all through. it is a specified fabricated from collective company, and it presents an unsurpassed consultant to modern felony legislations scholarship."
--John Gardner
Professor of Jurisprudence, collage of Oxford

"Robinson, Garvey & Ferzan invent a brilliantly necessary new structure for an edited quantity. they supply either an excellent advent to a entire array of complicated themes in felony legislation, and in addition a spot the place the dialog among authors and commentators sharpens the innovative for knowing on these topics."
--Richard McAdams
The college of Chicago legislation tuition

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Investigating the Social World: The Process and Practice of Research, 7th Edition

By Russell K. Schutt

A student-friendly textbook that introduces the main state of the art learn equipment utilized to attractive social issues

In this new Seventh Edition of his perennially profitable social learn textual content, writer Russell okay. Schutt, an award-winning researcher and instructor, maintains to make examine come alive via learn tales that illustrate the equipment awarded in every one bankruptcy. via a variety of examples and hands-on routines that aid scholars study through doing, Investigating the Social international, 7th version helps readers comprehend examine equipment as an built-in entire. Readers will discover ways to relish the price of either qualitative and quantitative methodologies and comprehend the necessity to make moral learn judgements, whereas additionally studying approximately modern social matters like homelessness, drug abuse, failures, and the results of social networking on interpersonal family.

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Science of Coercion: Communication Research & Psychological Warfare, 1945–1960 (Forbidden Bookshelf)

By Christopher Simpson

A provocative and eye-opening learn of the fundamental function the U.S. army and the vital Intelligence corporation performed within the development of verbal exchange reviews through the chilly struggle period, now with a brand new advent through Robert W. McChesney and a brand new preface by way of the author

Since the mid-twentieth century, the nice advances in our wisdom in regards to the preferable tools of mass communique and persuasion were obvious in a variety of expert fields, together with journalism, advertising and marketing, public kin, interrogation, and public opinion reviews. notwithstanding, the beginning of the trendy technology of mass communique had brilliant and just a little troubling midwives: the army and covert intelligence hands of the USA government.

In this interesting research, writer Christopher Simpson makes use of long-classified records from the Pentagon, the CIA, and different nationwide protection companies to illustrate how this likely benign social technology grew without delay out of mystery government-funded learn into mental war. It finds that a few of the most valuable pioneers within the box of verbal exchange technological know-how have been knowingly complicit in America’s chilly battle efforts, despite their own politics or person moralities, and that their findings on mass verbal exchange have been ultimately hired for the needs of propaganda, subversion, intimidation, and counterinsurgency.

An very important, thought-provoking paintings, Science of Coercion shines a blazing gentle right into a hitherto distant and shadowy nook of chilly conflict history.

“An interesting photograph of the family among nation strength and the highbrow community.” —Noam Chomsky

“An unique and critical contribution.” —Science journal

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Regarding the Pain of Others

By Susan Sontag

Twenty-five years after her vintage On Photography, Susan Sontag returns to the topic of visible representations of struggle and violence in our tradition today.

How does the spectacle of the sufferings of others (via tv or newsprint) impact us? Are audience inured--or incited--to violence via the depiction of cruelty? In concerning the soreness of Others, Susan Sontag takes a clean examine the illustration of atrocity--from Goya's The mess ups of battle to pictures of the yankee Civil battle, lynchings of blacks within the South, and the Nazi loss of life camps, to modern terrible photos of Bosnia, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Israel and Palestine, and big apple urban on September eleven, 2001.

In Regarding the discomfort of Others Susan Sontag once more adjustments the best way we predict concerning the makes use of and meanings of pictures in our global, and provides a big mirrored image approximately how warfare itself is waged (and understood) in our time.

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Always in Pursuit: Fresh American Perspectives

By Stanley Crouch

Here's a fantastic new choice of essays at the chic and the ridiculous in modern American tradition and society, by means of probably the most very important and compelling social commentators at paintings today.

"Fearless and interesting, a virtuoso at bringing the force of normal speech into social feedback, Stanley Crouch transcends our traditional racial divides to put in writing in behalf of any and each American who will learn him.  Always in Pursuit is impossible to resist observation at the American situation simply now."  
--Alfred Kazin

"Stanley Crouch heads correct towards matters that different writers shrink back from; he's nearly scarily fearless.  Reading him is like gazing a sharpshooter--when he misses, it provides to the showmanship."                        
--Pauline Kael

Brash, teasing, belligerent and smooth, Crouch is familiar with what he's conversing approximately and he says what he means.  When he writes approximately Duke Ellington or Albert Murray, John Ford or Ralph Ellison, that wisdom and truthfulness make it transparent that you just would not have to believe him to benefit from him."
--Robert Pinsky, Poet Laureate

"Stanley Crouch once more proves himself to be an incredible iconoclast.  His phrases prick the pages, upsetting, frustrating, prodding us to question our personal effortless assumptions on race, intercourse, politics, paintings, jazz, historical past, civilization, you-name-it.  His pursuit turns into our personal, as we see our international via his daring eyes."
--Linda Chavez

"The essay on O. J. Simpson is without doubt one of the top and incisive writing from the mountain of remark that that unlucky case has produced. Crouch continues to be certainly one of our such a lot bold social and literary critics."  
--Gerald Early

"Always in Pursuit is every little thing i like concerning the awesome Stanley Crouch.  In his arms the essay turns into a superb jazz riff at the page--social statement rightly performed as a unique 'I'.  Written through a passionately made up our minds believer within the American probability, this choice of essays is huge ranging, fiercely opinionated, elegantly composed, purposefully challenging.  Be prepared."
--Marcia Gillespie, Editor-in-Chief, Ms. Magazine

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Advanced Quantitative Data Analysis (Understanding Social Research)

By Duncan Cramer

*What do complicated statistical suggestions do?
*When is it applicable to exploit them?
*How are they conducted and reported?

There are numerous statistical concepts used to examine quantitative information that masters scholars, complex undergraduates and researchers within the social sciences are anticipated for you to comprehend and adopt. This publication explains those suggestions, whilst it truly is acceptable to exploit them, easy methods to hold them out and the way to put in writing up the implications. such a lot books which describe those recommendations accomplish that at too complicated or technical a degree to be with no trouble understood via many scholars who have to use them. by contrast the subsequent gains characterise this book:

- concise and obtainable creation to calculating and analyzing complicated statistical techniques
- use of a small information set of straightforward numbers in particular designed to demonstrate the character and guide calculation of crucial records in every one technique
- succinct representation of writing up the result of those analyses
- minimal of mathematical, statistical and technical notation
- annotated bibliography and thesaurus of key concepts

Commonly used software program is brought, and directions are awarded for engaging in analyses and examining the output utilizing the pc courses of SPSS unlock eleven for home windows and a model of LISREL 8.51, that is freely on hand on-line. Designed as a textbook for postgraduate and complex undergraduate classes around the socio-behavioural sciences, this e-book also will function a private reference for researchers in disciplines corresponding to sociology and psychology.

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