Download The Long Walk to Freedom: Runaway Slave Narratives by Devon W. Carbado, Donald Weise PDF

By Devon W. Carbado, Donald Weise

During this groundbreaking compilation of first-person bills of the runaway slave phenomenon, editors Devon Carbado and Donald Weise have recovered twelve narratives spanning 8 decades--more than half which were lengthy out of print. advised within the voices of the runaway slaves themselves, those narratives display the intense and sometimes cutting edge ways in which those women and men sought freedom and demanded citizenship.

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Download What about the Children! Masculinities, Sexualities and by Damien W. Riggs PDF

By Damien W. Riggs

What in regards to the young children! takes up the real activity of analyzing the position of hegemonic masculinities in propping up a normative social order within which kids are developed because the estate of adults. by way of studying adult-child kin within the context of quite a lot of relations kinds and social contexts, the ebook offers a few not easy solutions to questions when it comes to what precisely are the simplest pursuits of kids, and the way they need to be decided. The publication responds by means of suggesting that there's a urgent have to realize the means of kids to voice their very own wishes and wishes, and that during failing to acknowledge this all adults (and males particularly) in basic terms serve to extra perpetuate a possessive common sense that, a minimum of partly, offers upward thrust to the mistreatment or abuse of youngsters. masking themes comparable to the reports of foster fathers, homosexual adoptive fathers and sperm donors, and exploring phenomena corresponding to books on elevating boys and films approximately homosexual mom and dad, the ebook bargains very important insights as to the operations of hegemony within the lives of a large variety of guys. Importantly, the publication strikes past easily opting for the operations of hegemony in terms of possessive investments in childrens, and is going directly to suggest a 'non-indifferent' method of knowing adult-child relatives that at its middle examines the operations of strength that produce kids as supposedly docile matters (and simply convinced adults as in a position to taking care of them). accordingly, the booklet makes an important contribution to environment another time table for baby security either inside of Australia and the world over via asking the query 'protection for whom?'.

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Download The Matthew Effect: How Advantage Begets Further Advantage by Daniel Rigney PDF

By Daniel Rigney

The outdated asserting does usually appear to carry actual: the wealthy get richer whereas the bad get poorer, making a widening hole among those that have extra and those that have much less. The sociologist Robert ok. Merton known as this phenomenon the Matthew impact, named after a passage within the gospel of Matthew. but the extra heavily we study the sociological results of this precept, the extra advanced the assumption turns into. preliminary virtue doesn't constantly result in additional virtue, and drawback doesn't inevitably translate into failure. Does this conception have to be revisited?

Merton's arguments have major implications for our conceptions of equality and justice, they usually problem our ideals approximately tradition, schooling, and public coverage. His speculation has been tested throughout a number of social arenas, together with technology, expertise, politics, and education, to work out if, actually, virtue begets additional virtue. Daniel Rigney is the 1st to judge Merton's thought of cumulative virtue commonly, contemplating either the stipulations that uphold the Matthew impression and the conditions that reason it to fail. He explores even if turning out to be inequality is past human regulate or disparity is socially built and topic to alter. Reexamining our center assumptions approximately society, Rigney explanations us to reconsider the assets of inequity.

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Download Wild Words from Wild Women: An Unbridled Collection of by Autumn Stephens PDF

By Autumn Stephens

A ribald number of bon mots on every thing from bras to infants, procuring to intercourse, menopause to males, and politics to parties..."I'm every little thing you have been afraid your little lady could develop as much as be-and your little boy." -Bette Midler "The hassle with a few ladies is they get all enthusiastic about nothing-and then they marry him." -Cher"I am a girl intended for a guy, yet I by no means discovered a guy who may perhaps compete." -Bette Davis "You might be as much as your boobies in white satin, with gardenias on your hair and no sugar cane for miles, yet one could be engaged on a plantation." -Billie Holiday"I base so much of my type flavor on what doesn't itch." -Gilda Radner those wild words-from strippers, CEOs, poets, senators, and each type of lady in between-make delectable interpreting for sassy, untamable, and fantastic ladies in all places.

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Download The Long Revolution by Raymond Williams PDF

By Raymond Williams

Reading the slow switch that has formed the political, financial, and cultural lifetime of the twentieth century, socialist philosopher Raymond Williams offers attention-grabbing arguments that stay timely for modern readers. during this re-creation of the vintage textual content, Williams’ research of schooling and the clicking lines the advance of a typical language, revealing hyperlinks among principles, literary varieties, and social background. A groundbreaking research with ongoing relevance within the new century, it not just discusses how a standard tradition will be completed, but in addition even if one of these aim can be an aspiration.

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Download Verortungen des Dispositiv-Begriffs: Analytische Einsätze zu by Joannah Caborn Wengler, Britta Hoffarth, Łukasz Kumięga PDF

By Joannah Caborn Wengler, Britta Hoffarth, Łukasz Kumięga

Seit Mitte der 1990er Jahre hat sich im deutschsprachigen Raum quer durch die verschiedenen sozial- und geisteswissenschaftlichen Disziplinen eine lebendige Szene der diskurstheoretisch begründeten empirischen Diskurs- und Dispositivforschung entwickelt. Vor diesem Hintergrund zielt die interdisziplinär angelegte Reihe durch die Veröffentlichung von Studien und Diskussionsbeiträgen auf eine weitere Profilschärfung der Diskursforschung. Die aufgenommenen und aufzunehmenden Veröffentlichungen sind im gesamten Spektrum sozialwissenschaftlicher Diskursforschung und angrenzenden Disziplinen verortet. Die einzelnen Bände beschäftigen sich mit theoretischen und methodologischen Grundlagen, methodischen Umsetzungen und empirischen Ergebnissen der Diskurs- und Dispositivforschung. Zudem kommt deren Verhältnis zu anderen Theorieprogrammen und Vorgehensweisen in den Blick. Veröffentlicht werden sowohl empirische Studien wie theoretisch oder methodologisch ausgerichtete Monographien wie auch Diskussionsbände zu spezifischen Themen.

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Download Automobilities by Mike Featherstone, Nigel Thrift, John Urry PDF

By Mike Featherstone, Nigel Thrift, John Urry

Mobility — flows, flow and migration in social lifestyles — has emerged as a principal sector of sociological debate, but one in every of its such a lot dominant kinds, automobility, has remained principally overlooked. Edited via 3 top social analysts, Automobilities offers one of many first and so much wide-ranging examinations of the automobile and its promise of autonomy and mobility. Drawing on wealthy empirical element, from ethnographies of paperwork at the toll road to the $64000 of the automobile in French cultural concept, the contributions show simply how major were the commercial, technological, social and political outcomes of a pervasive and accelerating tradition of the car.

A vast array of theories are positioned to paintings to light up this giant and but ignored subject: process and strategies, complexity thought, performativity, actor community concept, movie concept, fabric tradition, theories of non-places, embodiment, sensuous geography/sociology, ethnomethodology and non-representational theory.

This e-book will firmly determine automobilities as a key subject for concept and examine. Automobilities represents a landmark textual content that would give a contribution to and supply an important impetus for the rising research of mobilities in modern societies.

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Download Trees on Mars by Hal Niedzviecki PDF

By Hal Niedzviecki

The long run is gigantic correct now--for probably the 1st time, our society is extra all in favour of what's going to occur within the future than what is occurring correct now. In Trees on Mars: Our Obsession with the Future, cultural critic and indie entrepreneur Hal Niedzviecki asks how and after we all started believing shall we and will "create the future." what's it wish to dwell in a society completely inquisitive about what's going to occur subsequent? via visits to high schools, organizations, tech meetings, factories and extra, Niedzviecki strains the tale of the way possessing the longer term has turn into impossible to resist to us. In deep dialog with either the beneficiaries and sufferers of our relentless obsession with the longer term, Niedzviecki asks an important questions: the place are we really heading? How can we get there? And whom may perhaps we be abandoning?

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Download Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace by Nikil Saval PDF

By Nikil Saval

You suggest this position we visit 5 days per week has a history? Cubed finds the unexplored but dazzling tale of the areas the place lots of the world's work--our work--gets performed. From "Bartleby the Scrivener" to The workplace, from the steno pool to the open-plan cubicle farm, Cubed is an interesting, usually humorous, and occasionally demanding anatomy of the white-collar international and the way it got here to be how it is--and what it could possibly become.

In the mid-nineteenth century clerks labored in small, dank areas known as "counting-houses." those have been all-male enclaves, the place paintings was once simply forms. so much americans thought of clerks to be questionable dandies, who didn't do "real work." however the comic story was once on them: because the nice old shifts from agricultural to commercial economies happened, after which from business to details economies, the association of the place of work developed besides them--and the clerks took over. workplaces turned rationalized, designed for either better potency within the accomplishments of clerical paintings and the enhancement of employee productiveness. girls entered the place of work by means of the hundreds of thousands, and revolutionized the social international from inside. Skyscrapers jam-packed with place of work area got here to tower over towns all over. Cubed opens our eyes to what's a very "secret history" of alterations so seen and ubiquitous that we've rarely spotted them. From the wood-paneled govt suite to the appearance of the compartments the place 60% of usa citizens now paintings (and ninety three% of them dislike it) to a not-too-distant destiny the place we would paintings wherever at any time (and probably the entire time), Cubed excavates from renowned books, video clips, comedian strips (Dilbert!), and an unlimited volume of administration literature and enterprise background, the explanations why our offices are the best way they are--and how they could be greater.

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