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  1. Principles of Visual Anthropology.Paul Hockings (ed.) - 1995 - De Gruyter.
    Collection of essays from international anthropologists; chapters include ethographic filming and the cinema; recent approaches to anthropological film preservation of anthropological information and future of visual anthropological theory; two articles with Australian references annotated separately.
  2. Economics Beyond the Millennium.Alan P. Kirman & Louis-André Gérard-Varet (eds.) - 1998 - Oxford University Press UK.
    Economics: Beyond the Millennium contains articles by leading authorities in various fields of economic theory and econometrics, each of whom gives an account of the current state of the art in their own field and indicate the direction that they think it will take in the next ten years. The fields covered are grouped into three categories: the microfoundations of macroeconomics, where Malinvaud evaluates the theory of resource allocation and Hildenbrand examines the empirical content of economic thories; markets and and (...)
  3. Ethics, Rationality, and Economic Behaviour.Francesco Farina, Frank Hahn & Stefano Vannucci (eds.) - 1996 - Oxford University Press UK.
    The connection between economics and ethics is as old as economics itself, and central to both disciplines. It is an issue that has recently attracted much interest from economists and philosophers. The connection is, in part, a result of the desire of economists to make policy prescriptions, which clearly require some normative criteria. More deeply, much economic theory is founded on the assumption of utility maximization, thereby creating an immediate connection between the foundations of economics and the philosophical literature on (...)
  4. Anthropological Theory: An Introductory History.R. Jon McGee - 2003 - Mcgraw-Hill.
    A comprehensive and accessible survey of the history of theory in anthropology, this anthology of classic and contemporary readings contains in-depth commentary in introductions and notes to help guide students through excerpts of seminal anthropological works. The commentary provides the background information needed to understand each article, its central concepts, and its relationship to the social and historical context in which it was written.
  5. Evolution, Games, and Economic Behaviour.Fernando Vega-Redondo (ed.) - 1996 - Oxford University Press UK.
    This textbook for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of Evolutionary Game Theory covers recent developments in the field, with an emphasis on economic contexts and applications. It begins with the basic ideas as they originated within the field of theoretical biology and then proceeds to the formulation of a theoretical framework that is suitable for the study of social and economic phenomena from an evolutionary perspective. Core topics include the Evolutionary Stable Strategy and Replicator Dynamics, deterministic dynamic models, and stochastic (...)
  6. Reinventing the Middle School.Thomas S. Dickinson (ed.) - 2001 - Routledgefalmer.
    Many contemporary American middle schools are stuck in a state of "arrested development," failing to implement the original concept of middle schools to varying, though equally corruptive degrees. The individual chapters of the book outline in detail how to counter this dangerous trend, offering guidance to those who seek immediate, significant, internal reforms before we lose the unique value of middle schools for our nation's adolescents.
  7. Laboratory Experimentation in Economics: Six Points of View.Alvin E. Roth (ed.) - 1987 - Cambridge University Press.
    Testing economic propositions in laboratory experiments has proven a very fruitful research endeavor in recent years. This volume brings together the major contributors to experimental economics. The papers present their views on the way experiments should be done, on the power and limitations of the techniques, and on the areas in which experimentation could contribute substantially to our understanding of economic behavior. This book distills the main lessons from great experience in experimental work. It will be essential reading for all (...)
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  8. Why Bother with History?: Ancient, Modern and Postmodern Motivations.Beverley C. Southgate - 2000 - Longman Publishing Group.
    This text looks at the debates concerning the value of history but differs from many of the other books by offering perspectives from across the centuries rather than just the dense philosophical present.
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  9. The Contemporary Relevance of History: A Study in Approaches and Methods.Salo Wittmayer Baron - 1986 - Columbia University Press.
    This book explores the puzzling phenomenon of new veiling practices among lower middle class women in Cairo, Egypt.
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  10. Arguing About Law an Introduction to Legal Philosophy.Andrew Altman - 1996 - Wadsworth Publishing Company.
    Using the rule of law as its main theme, this text shows how abstract questions and concepts of legal philosophy are connected to concrete legal, political, and social issues. The text addresses several modern controversies and challenges students to consider both sides of an argument, using sound, reasoned thinking.
  11. A Professor's Duties: Ethical Issues in College Teaching.Peter J. Markie - 1994 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    In A Professor's Duties, distinguished philosopher Peter J. Markie adds to the expanding discussion of the ethics of college teaching. Part One concentrates on the obligations of individual professors, primarily with regard to issues about what and how to teach. Part Two expands Professor Markie's views by providing a selection of the most significant previously published writings on the ethics of college teaching.
  12. Knowledge in the Making: Academic Freedom and Free Speech in America's Schools and Universities.Joan DelFattore - 2010 - Yale University Press.
    How free are students and teachers to express unpopular ideas in public schools and universities? Not free enough, Joan DelFattore suggests. Wading without hesitation into some of the most contentious issues of our times, she investigates battles over a wide range of topics that have fractured school and university communities—homosexuality-themed children's books, research on race-based intelligence, the teaching of evolution, the regulation of hate speech, and more—and with her usual evenhanded approach offers insights supported by theory and by practical expertise. (...)
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  13. Education and the End of Work: A New Philosophy of Work and Learning.John White - 1997 - Cassell.
    This book engages with widespread current anxieties about the future of work and its place in a fulfilled human life.
  14. Knowledge in the Making: Academic Freedom and Free Speech in America's Schools and Universities.Joan DelFattore - 2010 - Yale University Press.
    How free are students and teachers to express unpopular ideas in public schools and universities? Not free enough, Joan DelFattore suggests. Wading without hesitation into some of the most contentious issues of our times, she investigates battles over a wide range of topics that have fractured school and university communities—homosexuality-themed children's books, research on race-based intelligence, the teaching of evolution, the regulation of hate speech, and more—and with her usual evenhanded approach offers insights supported by theory and by practical expertise. (...)
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  15. Contested Knowledge: Social Theory Today.Steven Seidman - 2004 - Wiley.
    In the sixth edition of Contested Knowledge, social theorist Steven Seidman presents the latest topics in social theory and addresses the current shift of 'universalist theorists' to networks of clustered debates. Responds to current issues, debates, and new social movements Reviews sociological theory from a contemporary perspective Reveals how the universal theorist and the era of rival schools has been replaced by networks of clustered debates that are relatively 'autonomous' and interdisciplinary Features updates and in-depth discussions of the newest clustered (...)
  16. All Work and No Play--: How Educational Reforms Are Harming Our Preschoolers.Sharna Olfman (ed.) - 2003 - Praeger.
    This book also spotlights a program at Yale University that, in response to the dearth of play in preschool curricula, emphasized learning through play for ...
  17. Embedding Ethics.Lynn Meskell & Peter Pels (eds.) - 2005 - Berg.
    Embedding Ethics questions why ethics have been divorced from scientific expertise. Invoking different disciplinary practices from biological, archaeological, cultural, and linguistic anthropology, contributors show how ethics should be resituated at the heart of, rather than exterior to, scientific activity. Positioning the researcher as a negotiator of significant truths rather than an adjudicator of a priori precepts enables contributors to relocate ethics in new sets of social and scientific relationships triggered by recent globalization processes--from new forms of intellectual and cultural ownership (...)
  18. Critical Education in the New Information Age.Manuel Castells, Ramón Flecha, Paulo Freire, Henry A. Giroux, Donaldo Macedo, Peter McLaren & Paul Willis - 1999 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Essays by some of the world's leading educators provide a revolutionary portrait of new ideas and developments in education that can influence the possibility of social and political change. The authors take into account such diverse terrain as feminism, ecology, media, and individual liberty in their pursuit of new ideas that can inform the fundamental practice of education and promote a more humane civil society. The book consolidates recent thinking just as it reflects on emerging new lines of critical theory.
  19. The New Economics of Human Behaviour.Mariano Tommasi & Kathryn Ierulli (eds.) - 1995 - Cambridge University Press.
    This 1995 volume views important social and political issues through the eyes of economists. Pioneered by Gary Becker, this approach asserts that all actions, whether working, playing, dating, or mating, have economic motivations and consequences, and can be analysed using economic reasoning. Intended as an introduction to the current state of the field, the essays are informal and non-technical, while still using up-to-date economic reasoning to illuminate such topics as crime, marriage, discrimination, immigration, fads and fashions. The expanding domain of (...)
  20. Philosophy of Social Science: The Methods, Ideals, and Politics of Social Inquiry.Michael Root - 1993 - Blackwell.
    This book is a critical introduction to the philosophy of social science. While most social scientists maintain that the social sciences should stand free of politics, this book argues that they should be politically partisan. Root offers a clear description and provocative criticism of many of the methods and ideals that guide research and teaching in the social sciences.
  21. Radical Possibilities: Public Policy, Urban Education, and a New Social Movement.Jean Anyon - 2005 - Routledge.
    Jean Anyon's groundbreaking new book reveals the influence of federal and metropolitan policies and practices on the poverty that plagues schools and communities in American cities and segregated, low-income suburbs. Public policies...such as those regulating the minimum wage, job availability, tax rates, federal transit, and affordable housing...all create conditions in urban areas that no education policy as currently conceived can transcend. In this first book since her best-selling _Ghetto Schooling_, Jean Anyon argues that we must replace these federal and metro-area (...)
  22. Ethical School Leadership.Spencer J. Maxcy - 2002 - Scarecrow Press.
    This book provides an up-to-date treatment of the subject without arcane terminology or abstract argument.
  23. Child Development and Education: A Piagetian Perspective.David Elkind - 1976 - Oxford University Press.
    A collection of essays covering a broad range of topics, including day care, the roots of homosexuality, generational conflict, and children's concepts of life and death. "Richly suggestive." --Contemporary Psychology.
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  24. The Empowered Self: Law and Society in the Age of Individualism.Thomas M. Franck - 2000 - Oxford University Press UK.
    This book examines the historic trend to individualism and shows why it is both irreversible and unthreatening to our sense of community. As people become free to choose the multiple components of their identity---religion, nationality, profession, sexuality-they take advantage of their new freedom, and the communications revolution, to form a freely chosen affiliations. While these may no longer be based primarily on geography and genetics, they nevertheless generate powerful new imagined communities that will affect the way we live, work, and (...)
  25. Fieldwork, Participation and Practice: Ethics and Dilemmas in Qualitative Research.Marlene de Laine - 2000 - Sage Publications.
    This timely and topical look at the role of ethics in fieldwork takes into account some of the major issues confronting qualitative researchers. The main purposes of this book are twofold: to promote an understanding of the harmful possibilities of fieldwork; and to provide ways of dealing with ethical problems and dilemmas. To these ends, examples of actual fieldwork are provided that address ethical problems and dilemmas, and posit ways of dealing with them.
  26. Reviving the Invisible Hand: The Case for Classical Liberalism in the Twenty-First Century.Deepak Lal - 2008 - Princeton University Press.
    Reviving the Invisible Hand is an uncompromising call for a global return to a classical liberal economic order, free of interference from governments and international organizations. Arguing for a revival of the invisible hand of free international trade and global capital, eminent economist Deepak Lal vigorously defends the view that statist attempts to ameliorate the impact of markets threaten global economic progress and stability. And in an unusual move, he not only defends globalization economically, but also answers the cultural and (...)
  27. The History and Philosophy of Social Science.Scott Gordon - 1991 - Routledge.
    Scott Gordon provides a magisterial review of the historical development of the social sciences from their beginnings in renaissance Italy to the present day.
  28. The Dslr Filmmaker's Handbook: Real-World Production Techniques.Barry Andersson & Janie L. Geyen - 2011 - Sybex.
  29. Constructing the Social.Theodore R. Sarbin & John I. Kitsuse (eds.) - 1994 - Sage Publications.
    If you are looking for a clear, concrete overview on social constructionist research and analysis, look no further than Constructing the Social. This timely volume pools the talents of many leading psychologists and sociologists, who in each case ground theory into practical examples. Contributors demonstrate that human beings are principally social agents rather than passive reactors that process information. Each contributor analyzes the historical and cultural contexts implicit in a wide range of key issues including anxiety, the family, intelligence, aging, (...)
  30. Nothing but History: Reconstruction and Extremity After Metaphysics.David D. Roberts - 1995 - University of California Press.
    What is the role of history in our "postmetaphysical" age? Surveying two centuries of philosophical writing, David Roberts offers a thoughtful guide to the philosophy of history _before_ the recent challenges associated with deconstructive postmodernism. He then argues for a moderate intellectual tradition in which historical knowledge, although freed from transcendent values, continues to play a crucial role in the conduct of human affairs. Roberts's careful account of historicism explores the ideas of its major nineteenth-century representatives and foils, including Hegel, (...)
  31. Situated Ethics in Educational Research.Helen Simons & Robin Usher (eds.) - 2000 - Routledge.
    The book develops the notion of situated ethics and explores how ethical issues are practically handled by educational researchers in the field. Contributors present theoretical models and practical examples of what situated ethics involves in conducting research on specific areas.
  32. The Foundations of Economic Policy: Values and Techniques.Brendan Jones (ed.) - 1998 - Cambridge University Press.
    Recent developments in public economics have largely been in the direction of reaffirming the limits of the market and of establishing new ones. The possible existence of fundamental non-convexities, imperfect and asymmetric information, incentive compatibility, imperfect competition, strategic complementarity, and scale economies led to the conclusion that a large set of market failures exist; such situations also imply government failure. Acocella, considers this complicated picture and provides a discussion of the different approaches to establishing social 'rankings' of the possible situations (...)
  33. Mathematical Economics.Akira Takayama - 1985 - Cambridge University Press.
    This book provides a systematic exposition of mathematical economics, presenting and surveying existing theories and showing ways in which they can be extended. One of its strongest features is that it emphasises the unifying structure of economic theory in such a way as to provide the reader with the technical tools and methodological approaches necessary for undertaking original research. The author offers explanations and discussion at an accessible and intuitive level providing illustrative examples. He begins the work at an elementary (...)
  34. The Multiple Self.Jon Elster (ed.) - 1985 - Cambridge University Press.
    The essays in this volume consider the question of whether the self is a unity or whether it should be conceived without metaphor as divided - as a 'multiple self'. The issue is a central one for several disciplines. It bears directly on the account of rationality and the explanation of individual decision-making and behaviour. Is the hypothesis of a multiple self required to deal with the problems of self-deception and weakness of will; and can the conceptual tools developed in (...)
  35. For Education: Towards Critical Educational Inquiry.Wilfred Carr - 1980 - Open University Press.
    A recent review of his work describes Wilfred Carr as 'one of the most brilliant philosophers now working in the rich British tradition of educational philosophy ... His work is rigorous, refreshing and original ... and examines a number of fundamental issues with clarity and penetration'. In For Education Wilfred Carr provides a comprehensive justification for reconstructing educational theory and research as a form of critical inquiry. In doing this, he confronts a number of important philosophical questions. What is educational (...)
  36. Game Theory and Economic Modelling.David M. Kreps - 1990 - Oxford University Press UK.
    Over the past two decades, academic economics has undergone a mild revolution in methodology. The language, concepts and techniques of noncooperative game theory have become central to the discipline. This book provides the reader with some basic concepts from noncooperative theory, and then goes on to explore the strengths, weaknesses, and future of the theory as a tool of economic modelling and analysis. The central theses are that noncooperative game theory has been a remarkably popular tool in economics over the (...)
  37. Thoughtful Economic Man: Essays on Rationality, Moral Rules and Benevolence.J. Gay Tulip Meeks (ed.) - 1991 - Cambridge University Press.
    The essays by celebrated authors in this 1991 book cover themes fundamental to economics: the influence of benevolence, altruism, justice and religious principles in our treatment of others in society; and the bases of rationality in decision making under conditions of uncertainty. These common themes are given a wide range of perspectives by the contributors, who discuss whether not just a 'rational' but also a 'thoughtful' economic man can be fitted into a sophisticated version of the orthodox model of man (...)
  38. Educating for Democracy: Paideia in an Age of Uncertainty.Mona Abousenna, Alexander Ageev, Alexander Chumakov, William Desmond, Ovadia Ezra, Eduard Girusov, Charles L. Glenn, Bradley Googins, Sidney Griffith, Elmer Hankiss, Vittorio Hosle, Elena Karpuhina, Steven Katz, Nur Kirabiev, Vladislav Lektorsky, Igor Lukes, Alexei Malashenko, Katherine Marshall, Alan Olson, James Post, Sheila Puffer, Kurt Salamun, John Silbur, David Steiner, Viachaslav Stepin, Bassam Tibi, Elena Trubina, Irina Tuuli, Mourad Wahba & Gregory Walters (eds.) - 2004 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    The central conflicts of the world today are closely related to cultural, traditional, and religious differences between nations. As we move to a globalized world, these differences often become magnified, entrenched, and the cause of bloody conflict. Growing out of a conference of distinguished scholars from the Middle East, Europe, and the United States, this volume is a singular contribution to mutual understanding and cooperative efforts on behalf of peace. The term paideia, drawn from Greek philosophy, has to do with (...)
  39. The Intellectual Origins of the Global Financial Crisis.Roger Berkowitz & Taun N. Toay (eds.) - 2012 - Fordham University Press.
    The essays in this volume delve deeper into the cultural and intellectual foundations, philosophical ideas, political traditions, and economic movements that underlie the greatest financial crisis in nearly a century.
  40. Readings in Applied Microeconomics: The Power of the Market.Craig Newmark (ed.) - 2009 - Routledge.
    A central concern of economics is how society allocates its resources. Modern economies rely on two institutions to allocate: markets and governments. But how much of the allocating should be performed by markets and how much by governments? This collection of readings will help students appreciate the power of the market. It supplements theoretical explanations of how markets work with concrete examples, addresses questions about whether markets actually work well and offers evidence that supposed "market failures" are not as serious (...)
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  41. Welfare Economics and the Economics of Socialism: Towards a Commonsense Critique.Maurice Dobb - 1969 - Cambridge University Press.
  42. Critiques of Everyday Life.Michael Gardiner - 2000 - Routledge.
    Recent years have witnessed a burgeoning interest in the study of everyday life within the social sciences and humanities. In Critiques of Everyday Life Michael Gardiner proposes that there exists a counter-tradition within everyday life theorizing.
  43. A Passage to Anthropology: Between Experience and Theory.Kirsten Hastrup - 1995 - Routledge.
    The postmodern critique of Objectivism, Realism and Essentialism has somewhat shattered the foundations of anthropology, seriously questioning the legitimacy of studying others. By confronting the critique and turning it into a vital part of the anthropological debate, A Passage To Anthropology provides a rigorous discussion of central theoretical problems in anthropology that will find a readership in the social sciences and the humanities. It makes the case for a renewed and invigorated scholarly anthropology with extensive reference to recent anthropological debates (...)
  44. Improving Education: Realist Approaches to Method and Research.Joanna Swann & John Pratt (eds.) - 1999 - Cassell.
    Stimulated by late-1990s debate in the UK on quality, effectiveness and usefulness of educational research (reports by OFSTED, DFEE and NFER), this book shows ...
  45. Philosophers on Education: New Historical Perspectives.Amelie Rorty (ed.) - 1998 - Routledge.
    Philosophers on Education offers us the most comprehensive available history of philosopher's views and impacts on the directions of education. As Amelie Rorty explains, in describing a history of education, we are essentially describing and gaining the clearest understanding of the issues that presently concern and divide us. The essays in this stellar collection are written by some of the finest comtemporary philosophers. Those interested in history of philosophy, epistemology, moral psychology and education, and political theory will find Philosophers on (...)
  46. Graduate Education in Britain.Tony Becher - 1994 - Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
    This comprehensive volume enables readers to develop an understanding of the principles of fluid mechanics and to utilize problem-solving approaches for handling, transferring, and processing fluids.
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  47. Shape of the Past: A Philosophical Approach to History.Gordon Graham - 1997 - Oxford University Press UK.
    Can human history as a whole be interpreted in any meaningful way? Has there been real progress between stone age and space age? Does history repeat itself? Is there evidence of divine providence? Questions such as these have fascinated thinkers, and some of the greatest philosophers, notably Kant and Hegel, have turned their minds to philosophical history. As a branch of philosophy, however, it has received little attention in the analytical tradition. This pioneering work aims to bring the methods of (...)
  48. Fact and Method: Explanation, Confirmation and Reality in the Natural and the Social Sciences.Richard W. Miller - 1987 - Princeton University Press.
  49. Rediscoveries and Reformulations: Humanistic Methodologies for International Studies.Hayward R. Alker - 1996 - Cambridge University Press.
    This book provides a distinctive and rich conception of methodology within international studies. From a rereading of the works of leading Western thinkers about international studies, Hayward Alker rediscovers a 'neo-Classical' conception of international relations which is both humanistic and scientific. He draws on the work of classical authors such as Aristotle and Thucydides; modern writers like Machiavelli, Vico, Marx, Weber, Deutsch and Bull; and post-modern writers like Havel, Connolly and Toulmin. The central challenge addressed is how to integrate 'positivist' (...)
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  50. The Philosophy of the Social Sciences.Alan Ryan - 1970 - London: Macmillan.
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