The No-Nonsense Guide to Fair Trade (No-Nonsense Guides)

By David Ransom

From espresso farming in Peru and cocoa creation in Ghana to denims manufacture in China and the Banana conflict of Guatemala and the Caribbean, this No-Nonsense consultant tells the human tale in the back of the goods we devour. analyzing the competition among 'free' and 'fair' exchange around the globe, David Ransom argues that the main query isn't no matter if exchange can be regulated or deregulated, yet if it is to be the grasp or servant of the folks.

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The Bunny Years: The Surprising Inside Story of the Playboy Clubs: The Women Who Worked as Bunnies, and Where They Are Now

By Hugh M. Hefner, Kathryn Leigh Scott

Author note: ahead through Hugh M. Hefner

A PROVOCATIVE AND INSIGHTFUL PORTRAIT OF the attractive, FREE-SPIRITED, AND strangely self sustaining girls OF the long-lasting PLAYBOY golf equipment

The Sixties have been a time of switch in the USA, an period while properly guarded innocence gave option to explosive social revolution. For Kathryn Leigh Scott, or Bunny Kay as she used to be recognized within the manhattan urban Playboy membership, and the greater than 250 former Bunnies she interviewed for this booklet, wearing satin ears and a fuzzy cottontail was once an act of liberationa likelihood to bridge the distance among being ladies and turning into ladies, to make more cash than their very own moms ever fathomed, and to discover their means in an international that might by no means be an identical. Lauren Hutton was once a Bunny. Deborah Harry was once too. Bunnies went directly to develop into medical professionals, legal professionals, stockbrokers, actual property tycoons, nurses, scientists, marketers, and academics.

Called a wise oral historical past through Esquire and unique by means of Entertainment Weekly, The Bunny Years is going past Gloria Steinems notorious journal expos, A Bunnys story, past unique directions for perfecting the Bunny Dip and delivering Keyholders with effective, pleasant, customized provider, to discover, within the phrases of the awesome girls themselves, what it fairly intended to be a Bunny.

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The Misfit Economy: Lessons in Creativity from Pirates, Hackers, Gangsters and Other Informal Entrepreneurs

By Alexa Clay, Kyra Maya Phillips

“A clean standpoint on company practices or operating lives…and a quick advent to a brand new state of mind” (Financial Times), The Misfit Economy indicates how classes in innovation, salesmanship, and entrepreneurship can come from dazzling areas: pirates, bootleggers, counterfeiters, hustlers, and others residing at the edge of society.

Who are the best innovators on this planet? You’re most likely pondering Steve Jobs, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford. the standard suspects. good, The Misfit Economy isn’t approximately them. It’s approximately humans you’ve by no means heard of. It’s approximately people who find themselves simply as cutting edge, entrepreneurial, and visionary because the Jobses, Edisons, and Fords of the realm, other than they’re now not working out of Silicon Valley. They’re on the street markets of Sao Paulo and Guangzhou, the garbage dumps of Lagos, the flooded coastal cities of Thailand. they're pirates, slum dwellers, laptop hackers, dissidents, and internal urban gang members.

Across the globe, varied innovators are operating within the black, gray, and casual economies to advance options to myriad demanding situations. faraway from being “deviant marketers” that pose threats to our social and fiscal balance, those innovators reveal impressive ingenuity, pioneering unique tools and top practices that we will be able to examine from and follow to formal markets in pressing desire of change.

In their “well-paced examine a special standpoint on offer and insist and those that create it” (Library Journal), Alexa Clay and Kyra Maya Phillips examine the tales of underground innovation that make up the Misfit financial system. They learn the teeming genius of the underground and ask: who're those unknown visionaries? How do they paintings? How do they arrange themselves? How do they catalyze and execute upon innovation? And eventually, how will you take those classes into your individual international? The Misfit Economy tells you the way.

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Robert K. Merton: Sociology of Science and Sociology as Science (A Columbia / SSRC Book)

Robert ok. Merton (1910-2003) used to be probably the most influential sociologists of the 20th century, generating transparent theories and cutting edge examine that proceed to form a number of disciplines. Merton's achieve should be felt within the examine of social constitution, social psychology, deviance, professions, corporations, tradition, and technology. but for all his repute, Merton is simply in part understood. he's taken care of by means of students as a practical analyst, whilst honestly his contributions go beyond paradigm.

Gathering jointly twelve significant sociologists, Craig Calhoun launches an intensive reconsideration of Merton's achievements and conjures up a renewed engagement with sociological thought. Merton's paintings addressed the demanding situations of integrating examine and idea. It attached diversified fields of empirical examine and spoke to the significance of overcoming divisions among allegedly natural and utilized sociology. Merton additionally sought to combine sociology with the institutional research of technological know-how, every one informing the opposite. by means of bringing jointly varied points of his paintings in a single quantity, Calhoun illuminates the interdisciplinary—and unifying—dimensions of Merton's procedure, whereas additionally advancing the highbrow schedule of an more and more important region of study.

Contributors: Aaron L. Panofsky, college of California; Alan Sica, Pennsylvania nation college; Alejandro Portes, Princeton college; Charles Camic, Northwestern college; Charles Tilly, Columbia college; Craig Calhoun, Social technology examine Council and manhattan collage; Cynthia Fuchs Epstein, urban collage of latest York; Harriet Zuckerman, Mellon starting place; Peter Simonson, collage of Colorado; Ragnvald Kalleberg, college of Oslo; Robert J. Sampson, Harvard collage; Thomas F. Gieryn, Indiana collage; Viviana A. Zelizer, Princeton University

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The Jewish Community: Its History and Structure to the American Revolution, Vol. 3

By Salo Wittmayer Baron

Original 12 months of publication: 1942

Jewish communal historical past in the course of the millennia of diaspora existence has lengthy been the topic of substantial scholarly awareness. the ecu neighborhood of the pre-Emancipation period, specifically, has for many years attracted glossy investigators by means of its a number of impressive good points. Its impressive mixture of non secular and secular authority, its nearly “extraterritorial” prestige and “sovereign” political powers and its overwhelming keep an eye on over its individuals have flattered the political targets of nationally minded sleek Jews, yet antagonized many reformers and anti-segregationists. Philo-Sémites and anti-Semites one of the non-Jews, too, have frequently held yes reviews concerning the “ghetto” group. Like their Jewish confreres, although, they, too, have usually substituted one or one other bias for trustworthy details and sound reasoning. it really is was hoping that this primary test at a finished ancient and sociological research of the total communal evolution to the Emancipation period can assist to advertise readability, if now not unanimity of appraisal.

Apart from the standard embarrassment in defining the hugely ambiguous time period “community” — it's used the following within the triumphing, organizational feel that is even narrower than that of the German Gemeinde — scholars of communal features of Jewish background are beset via opposing problems: an severe dearth of fabric for definite parts and classes and a plethora of extant info on different areas and epochs. glossy literature at the topic, too, is erratically dispensed and lots more and plenty repetition in a single box is irritated through approximately overall silence in others. the current writer has made an attempt to keep up the relative proportions of a few of the stages of his ramified subject despite this quantitative disparity. within the use of the substantial and important literature of rabbinic responsa, for instance, he has been guided largely through the significance of the international locations or centuries in their provenance. consultant samples from assorted parts and classes have been thought of extra promising than mere focus on works of some extraordinary masters, even if nice a power the latter could have wielded at the next evolution of Jewish law.

The concentration of this whole paintings is established at the ecu neighborhood of the center a long time and early smooth occasions, either end result of the nice richness and diversity of its ancient accomplishments and, genetically, as a result of its intimate linkage to Jewish neighborhood existence in the course of the international this day. even as its deep moorings within the old and contemporaneous jap groups have come to the fore ever extra insistently. in reality, whereas attempting to realize the hidden springs of this phenomenally tenacious evolution, the author came upon himself delving deeper and deeper not just into the imprecise geographical regions of the 1st Exile and the Persian and Hellenistic dispersion, but in addition into the early manifestations of historical Palestinian municipal existence. Many quite unforeseen relationships have laid naked the most autochthonous roots of the diaspora neighborhood securely ensconced within the ever fertile soil of historical Israel. it's been discovered helpful, accordingly, to commit the 1st chapters to a normal define of either the trendy foreground and the traditional historical past of the neighborhood in dispersion in its amazing ancient profession from the Babylonian Exile to the yankee and French Revolutions.

About the Author

Salo W. Baron, who used to be a rabbi, educator, and editor, was once esteemed as a Jewish historian. A prolific author, Baron used to be most sensible identified for his eighteen-volume paintings A Social and non secular heritage of the Jews. He was once ordained a rabbi in 1920 and obtained doctoral levels in philosophy, political technology, and legislation from the collage of Vienna. He later served as a professor of Jewish background and literature at Columbia collage for thirty-three years. As a student, Baron is credited with broadening and modernizing the old view of the Jewish adventure. furthermore, he supplied testimony for the prosecution on the trial of Nazi legitimate Adolf Eichmann. Baron additionally edited Jewish Social stories and the sequence "A Documentary heritage of yank Jews."

Source: Retail PDF through library. got rid of watermarks at aspect and navigation at most sensible of every web page, hence now not marked as retail, yet nonetheless keeps retail caliber.

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Studies in Social Interaction

By David Sudnow

From the jacket: This quantity isn't, within the traditional experience of the time period, a 'reader,' yet a suite of unique examine papers by means of a gaggle of anthropologists and sociologists who've been engaged in reports of daily, obviously taking place social interaction... whereas not one of the papers is a prouct of at once collaborative research...the authors of those papers do percentage an highbrow viewpoint and classes of organization jointly. a middle foundation for his or her affiliate was once their involvement in Professor Harold Garfinkel's learn in 'ethnomethodology.' Garfinkel's paintings at the phenomenological constitution of standard settings of social job supplied and maintains to supply a big highbrow stimulus for our researches.

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Networks, Crowds, and Markets: Reasoning About a Highly Connected World

By David Easley

Over the last decade there was a starting to be public fascination with the complicated connectedness of recent society. This connectedness is located in lots of incarnations: within the speedy development of the net, within the ease with which international communique occurs, and within the skill of reports and knowledge in addition to epidemics and fiscal crises to unfold with stunning pace and depth. those are phenomena that contain networks, incentives, and the combination habit of teams of individuals; they're in response to the hyperlinks that attach us and the ways that our judgements could have refined effects for others. This introductory undergraduate textbook takes an interdisciplinary examine economics, sociology, computing and knowledge technological know-how, and utilized arithmetic to appreciate networks and behaviour. It describes the rising box of analysis that's turning out to be on the interface of those parts, addressing primary questions about how the social, fiscal, and technological worlds are attached.

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Social Research: Issues, Methods and Research

By Tim May

This absolutely revised and up to date renowned textual content effectively bridges the space among idea and techniques in social examine, truly illuminating those crucial parts for figuring out the dynamics of social relations.

The publication is split into components, with half one studying the problems and views in social study and half starting off the tools and tactics. Updates to this variation include:

  • a brand new bankruptcy on case examine examine
  • a brand new concluding bankruptcy
  • hyperlinks to extra web pages and IT functions which are built-in during the booklet
  • up-to-date experiential examples and eventualities
  • extra foreign examples

The transparent writing variety, bankruptcy summaries, questions for mirrored image and signposts to extra readings proceed to make this e-book the correct spouse to social study for college kids around the social sciences. furthermore, will probably be known as a useful resource of reference for these training and educating social learn who desire to maintain abreast of key advancements within the field.

With contributions from Beth Perry (University of Salford) and Carole Sutton (University of Plymouth).

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Leisureville: Adventures in a World Without Children

When his next-door pals in a old fashioned New England city without warning choose up and stream to a gated retired neighborhood in Florida known as The Villages, Andrew Blechman is astonished via their tales, so he is going to enquire. higher than ny, with a golfing path for each day of the month, downtowns, its personal newspaper, radio, and television station, The Villages is a urban of approximately a hundred thousand (and becoming) lacking just one factor: children.
In the severely acclaimed Leisureville, Blechman delves into existence within the senior utopia, supplying a hilarious firsthand file on every thing from ersatz nostalgia to the citizens’ strangely lively intercourse lifestyles. yet this can be greater than only a romp via a retirement paradise; Blechman strains the heritage of the age-segregated retirement phenomenon, and travels to Arizona to teach what has occurred to the pioneering advancements after a long time of segregation. a desirable combination of great historical past, social observation, and hilarious, enticing reportage, Leisureville is a crucial booklet on a tremendous, underreported trend.

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