Immaterial Facts

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ISBN: 9781317797937
Release Date: 2014-03-18
Number of pages: 161
Author: Robert Caper
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Immaterial Facts in PDF and EPUB First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Origin of Concepts

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ISBN: 9780199887910
Release Date: 2009-05-06
Number of pages: 608
Author: Susan Carey
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online The Origin of Concepts in PDF and EPUB New in paperback-- A transformative book on the way we think about the nature of concepts and the relations between language and thought.

Mapping the Mind

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ISBN: 0521429935
Release Date: 1994-04-29
Number of pages: 516
Author: Lawrence A. Hirschfeld
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online Mapping the Mind in PDF and EPUB A collection of essays introducing the reader to `domain-specificity'.

Fashionable Childhood

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ISBN: 9781472568472
Release Date: 2017-06-15
Number of pages: 264
Author: Annamari Vänskä
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Download and read online Fashionable Childhood in PDF and EPUB Fashionable Childhood is the first book to critically examine representations of children and childhood through fashion media. Focussing on themes such as innocence, sexuality, class, and gender, this book provides a detailed and fascinating overview of the topic over the last 40 years. With case studies of advertising campaigns from international fashion brands such as Calvin Klein, Dior, Ralph Lauren and in-depth research into Italy's special edition of Vogue dedicated to childrenswear, Vogue Bambini, Fashionable Childhood examines the ways children's fashion is presented globally. With the market for children's fashion witnessing rapid growth in recent years, this exciting book will be of particular interest and value to students of fashion marketing, promotion, journalism, history, and theory.

Premigration Legacies and Immigrant Social Mobility

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ISBN: 0739104314
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Number of pages: 293
Author: Mies van Niekerk
Publisher: Lexington Books

Download and read online Premigration Legacies and Immigrant Social Mobility in PDF and EPUB In Premigration Legacies and Immigrant Social Mobility, anthropologist Mies van Niekerk examines the social and economic trajectories of two groups that have immigrated from the Caribbean Basin to the Netherlands: the Afro-Surinamese and the Indo-Surinamese. Drawing on a wide variety of sources including family histories, participant observation, and surveys of educational and employment outcomes, Dr. van Niekerk compares the experiences of two groups who share a sending country, Surinam, and a receiving country, the Netherlands, but who are ethnically quite different. The work is both a focused case study of the Surinamese migration and a comparative work that contributes to the debate about the relevance of 'structural' and 'cultural' factors for the social mobility of immigrant groups.

The Law Journal Reports

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924064812070
Release Date: 1903
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The Steps of Man Towards Civilization

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ISBN: 9783842342880
Release Date: 2011-01
Number of pages: 236
Author: Georg Oesterdiekhoff
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

Download and read online The Steps of Man Towards Civilization in PDF and EPUB This book delivers an introduction to the theory programme called structure-genetic sociology. I developed this theory programme in the past 30 years. In the meantime, I have written ten books and numerous articles about the subject. The programme mainly bases on developmental psychology and has worked it out to a theory of the evolution of humankind. It encompasses a theory of social change and social evolution, a theory of the development of economy, society, culture, sciences, religion, morals, law, and manners. The fact of the anthropological evolution of humankind from lower, childlike anthropological stages to more elaborated stages is the most groundbreaking and fascinating fact in all social sciences and humanities. It is the only phenomenon within humanities and social sciences whose relevance and importance corresponds to the fact of biological evolution provided by Darwin?'s evolutionary theory. This fact forms the kernel of the entire theory programme.Structure-genetic sociology is the theoretical heir of the outstanding classical approaches such as the classical sociologies, the classical British anthropology, the ethnology of Lucien L vy-Bruhl, the developmental psychology of Jean Piaget, and the philosophy of symbolic forms of Ernst Cassirer. We can understand these classical achievements only against the background of the more elaborated empirical foundations and theoretical structures of my structure-genetic sociology. It helps to verify, to correct, to develop, and to improve the best traditions of social sciences and humanities. Structure-genetic sociology formulates the essence of three hundred years of social sciences and humanities.

Child Support

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ISBN: 0472110578
Release Date: 2000
Number of pages: 231
Author: J. Thomas Oldham
Publisher: University of Michigan Press

Download and read online Child Support in PDF and EPUB Explores the issues in reform of child support laws

Input and Interaction in Language Acquisition

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ISBN: 0521437253
Release Date: 1994-04-14
Number of pages: 319
Author: Clare Gallaway
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online Input and Interaction in Language Acquisition in PDF and EPUB A collection on the nature and effects of language addressed to language learners ('Baby Talk').

Deleuze and Sex

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ISBN: 9780748688999
Release Date: 2011-07-07
Number of pages: 256
Author: Frida Beckman
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

Download and read online Deleuze and Sex in PDF and EPUB Applies Deleuze's philosophical ideas, such as the body-machine and becoming, to sex. These 12 new essays develop a fresh philosophical approach to the study of sex and sexuality as practice. The contributors pursue the restricting as well as the liberating force of sex in relation to a spread of themes and subjects including the limits of the human, bacteria, death, disability and animality.

An Archaeology of the Immaterial

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ISBN: 9781317502135
Release Date: 2015-08-27
Number of pages: 204
Author: Victor Buchli
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online An Archaeology of the Immaterial in PDF and EPUB An Archaeology of the Immaterial examines a highly significant but poorly understood aspect of material culture studies: the active rejection of the material world. Buchli argues that this is evident in a number of cultural projects, including anti-consumerism and asceticism, as well as other attempts to transcend material circumstances. Exploring the cultural work which can be achieved when the material is rejected, and the social effects of these ‘dematerialisations’, this book situates the way some people disengage from the world as a specific kind of physical engagement which has profound implications for our understanding of personhood and materiality. Using case studies which range widely in time over Western societies and the technologies of materialising the immaterial, from icons to the scanning tunnelling microscope and 3-D printing, Buchli addresses the significance of immateriality for our own economics, cultural perceptions, and emerging forms of social inclusion and exclusion. An Archaeology of the Immaterial is thus an important and innovative contribution to material cultural studies which demonstrates that the making of the immaterial is, like the making of the material, a profoundly powerful operation which works to exert social control and delineate the borders of the imaginable and the enfranchised.

Kinship in Bali

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ISBN: 9780226285160
Release Date: 1978-08-15
Number of pages: 228
Author: Hildred Geertz
Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Download and read online Kinship in Bali in PDF and EPUB This work constitutes the first book-length examination of Balinese kinship in English and an important theoretical analysis of the central ethnographic concept of "kinship system." Hildred and Clifford Geertz's findings challenge the prevailing anthropological notion of a kinship system as an autonomous set of institutionalized social relationships. Their research in Bali suggests that kinship cannot be studied in isolation but must be perceived as a symbolic subsystem governed by ideas and beliefs unique to each culture.

The Immaterial

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ISBN: NWU:35556040793127
Release Date: 2010
Number of pages: 209
Author: André Gorz

Download and read online The Immaterial in PDF and EPUB We live in a world where material products have increasingly become vehicles for intangible symbolic and aesthetic messages. A very sizeable marketing and advertising industry produces only images and symbols---the immaterial dimension that `sells' material commodities. The economic boom that accelerated in the 1990s and crashed so spectacularly in 2008 was based largely on immaterial consumption, as capitalism tried to overcome the crisis of the Fordist regime by throwing itself into the new, so-called knowledge economy. --

The Art of Computer Programming Volume 4A

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ISBN: 9780133488852
Release Date: 2014-09-12
Number of pages: 912
Author: Donald E. Knuth
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

Download and read online The Art of Computer Programming Volume 4A in PDF and EPUB The Art of Computer Programming, Volume 4A: Combinatorial Algorithms, Part 1 Knuth’s multivolume analysis of algorithms is widely recognized as the definitive description of classical computer science. The first three volumes of this work have long comprised a unique and invaluable resource in programming theory and practice. Scientists have marveled at the beauty and elegance of Knuth’s analysis, while practicing programmers have successfully applied his “cookbook” solutions to their day-to-day problems. The level of these first three volumes has remained so high, and they have displayed so wide and deep a familiarity with the art of computer programming, that a sufficient “review” of future volumes could almost be: “Knuth, Volume n has been published.” —Data Processing Digest Knuth, Volume n has been published, where n = 4A. In this long-awaited new volume, the old master turns his attention to some of his favorite topics in broadword computation and combinatorial generation (exhaustively listing fundamental combinatorial objects, such as permutations, partitions, and trees), as well as his more recent interests, such as binary decision diagrams. The hallmark qualities that distinguish his previous volumes are manifest here anew: detailed coverage of the basics, illustrated with well-chosen examples; occasional forays into more esoteric topics and problems at the frontiers of research; impeccable writing peppered with occasional bits of humor; extensive collections of exercises, all with solutions or helpful hints; a careful attention to history; implementations of many of the algorithms in his classic step-by-step form. There is an amazing amount of information on each page. Knuth has obviously thought long and hard about which topics and results are most central and important, and then, what are the most intuitive and succinct ways of presenting that material. Since the areas that he covers in this volume have exploded since he first envisioned writing about them, it is wonderful how he has managed to provide such thorough treatment in so few pages. —Frank Ruskey, Department of Computer Science, University of Victoria The book is Volume 4A, because Volume 4 has itself become a multivolume undertaking. Combinatorial searching is a rich and important topic, and Knuth has too much to say about it that is new, interesting, and useful to fit into a single volume, or two, or maybe even three. This book alone includes approximately 1500 exercises, with answers for self-study, plus hundreds of useful facts that cannot be found in any other publication. Volume 4A surely belongs beside the first three volumes of this classic work in every serious programmer’s library. Finally, after a wait of more than thirty-five years, the first part of Volume 4 is at last ready for publication. Check out the boxed set that brings together Volumes 1 - 4A in one elegant case, and offers the purchaser a $50 discount off the price of buying the four volumes individually. The Art of Computer Programming, Volumes 1-4A Boxed Set, 3/e ISBN: 0321751043