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Understanding World Societies, Volume 1

Understanding World Societies, Volume 1
A Brief History

by John P. McKay,Patricia Buckley Ebrey,Roger B. Beck,Clare Haru Crowston,Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks

  • Publisher : Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Release : 2012-08-03
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN : 9781457618734
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Based on the highly successful A History of World Societies, Understanding World Societies: A Brief History combines innovative pedagogy with a manageable regional and comparative approach to capture students' interest in the everyday life of the past. Abridged by 25%, the narrative is paired with distinctive pedagogy, designed to help students focus on significant developments as they read and review. An innovative end-of-chapter study guide helps students master key facts and move towards synthesis.

Understanding World Societies, Combined Volume

Understanding World Societies, Combined Volume
A History

by John P. McKay,Patricia Buckley Ebrey,Roger B. Beck,Clare Haru Crowston,Merry. E Weisner-Hanks,Jerry Davila

  • Publisher : Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Release : 2015-01-07
  • Pages : 1168
  • ISBN : 9781457699924
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Understanding World Societies, Second Edition, features a brief, question-driven narrative that models for students the inquiry-based methods used by historians and helps students understand what’s really important to know about world history. The second edition presents LaunchPad, a new intuitive ebook and course space with LearningCurve adaptive quizzing and a wealth of activities and assessments that help students make progress toward learning outcomes. LaunchPad features primary source activities, map and visual activities, adaptive and summative quizzing, and a wealth of optional resources, including carefully developed Online Document Projects for each chapter with auto-graded exercises. LaunchPad is easy to use and can be integrated with your school’s course management system, giving you the tools for enhanced teaching and learning.

Understanding World Societies, Volume 2

Understanding World Societies, Volume 2
Since 1450

by John P. McKay,Patricia Buckley Ebrey,Roger B. Beck,Clare Haru Crowston,Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks,Jerry Davila

  • Publisher : Macmillan Higher Education
  • Release : 2015-01-07
  • Pages : 672
  • ISBN : 1319009344
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Understanding World Societies, Second Edition, features a brief, question-driven narrative that models for students the inquiry-based methods used by historians and helps students understand what’s really important to know about world history.

Loose-leaf Version for Understanding World Societies, Volume 1: To 1600

Loose-leaf Version for Understanding World Societies, Volume 1: To 1600
A History

by John P. McKay,Patricia Buckley Ebrey,Roger B. Beck,Clare Haru Crowston,Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks,Jerry Davila

  • Publisher : Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Release : 2015-01-15
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN : 9781319009038
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Understanding World Societies, Second Edition, features a brief, question-driven narrative that models for students the inquiry-based methods used by historians and helps students understand what’s really important to know about world history. The second edition presents LaunchPad, a new intuitive ebook and course space with LearningCurve adaptive quizzing and a wealth of activities and assessments that help students make progress toward learning outcomes. LaunchPad features primary source activities, map and visual activities, adaptive and summative quizzing, and a wealth of optional resources, including carefully developed Online Document Projects for each chapter with auto-graded exercises. LaunchPad is easy to use and can be integrated with your school’s course management system, giving you the tools for enhanced teaching and learning.

A History of Western Society: From antiquity to the Reformation

A History of Western Society: From antiquity to the Reformation
A Book

by John P. McKay,Bennett D. Hill,John Buckler

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1987
  • Pages : 1063
  • ISBN : 9780395424117
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A History of World Societies, Volume 2: Since 1450

A History of World Societies, Volume 2: Since 1450
A Book

by John P. McKay,Bennett D. Hill,John Buckler,Roger B. Beck,Clare Haru Crowston,Patricia Buckley Ebrey,Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks

  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 2011-10-05
  • Pages : 728
  • ISBN : 0312666934
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A History of World Societies introduces students to the global past through social history and the stories and voices of the people who lived it. Now published by Bedford/St. Martin's, and informed by the latest scholarship, the book has been thoroughly revised with students in mind to meet the needs of the evolving course. Proven to work in the classroom, the book’s regional and comparative approach helps students understand the connections of global history while providing a manageable organization. With more global connections and comparisons, more documents, special features and activities that teach historical analysis, and an entirely new look, the ninth edition is the most teachable and accessible edition yet. Test drive a chapter today. Find out how.

A History of World Societies, Value Edition, Volume 2

A History of World Societies, Value Edition, Volume 2
Since 1450

by Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks,Patricia Buckley Ebrey,Roger B. Beck,Jerry Davila,Clare Haru Crowston,John P. McKay

  • Publisher : Macmillan Higher Education
  • Release : 2017-09-22
  • Pages : 736
  • ISBN : 1319070272
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The lively and accessible narrative and the hallmark focus on social and cultural history that has made A History of World Societies one of the most successful textbooks for the world history course is now available in a lower price format. The two-color Value Edition includes the full narrative, the popular "Individuals in Society" feature, and select images and maps.

Cultures and Societies in a Changing World

Cultures and Societies in a Changing World
A Book

by Wendy Griswold

  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release : 2012-01-10
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 1452289409
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the Fourth Edition of Cultures and Societies in a Changing World, author Wendy Griswold illuminates how culture shapes our social world and how society shapes culture. Through this book, students will gain an understanding of the sociology of culture and explore stories, beliefs, media, ideas, art, religious practices, fashions, and rituals from a sociological perspective. Cultural examples from multiple countries and time periods will broaden students' global understanding. Students will develop a deeper appreciation of culture and society from this text, gleaning insights that will help them overcome cultural misunderstandings, conflicts, and ignorance and that will help equip them to live their professional and personal lives as effective, wise citizens of the world.

Strong Societies and Weak States

Strong Societies and Weak States
State-Society Relations and State Capabilities in the Third World

by Joel S. Migdal

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2020-05-26
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 0691212856
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Why do many Asian, African, and Latin American states have such difficulty in directing the behavior of their populations--in spite of the resources at their disposal? And why do a small number of other states succeed in such control? What effect do failing laws and social policies have on the state itself? In answering these questions, Joel Migdal takes a new look at the role of the state in the third world. Strong Societies and Weak States offers a fresh approach to the study of state-society relations and to the possibilities for economic and political reforms in the third world. In Asia, Africa, and Latin America, state institutions have established a permanent presence among the populations of even the most remote villages. A close look at the performance of these agencies, however, reveals that often they operate on principles radically different from those conceived by their founders and creators in the capital city. Migdal proposes an answer to this paradox: a model of state-society relations that highlights the state's struggle with other social organizations and a theory that explains the differing abilities of states to predominate in those struggles.

Understanding World Societies, Volume 2

Understanding World Societies, Volume 2
A Brief History

by John P. McKay,Patricia Buckley Ebrey,Roger B. Beck,Clare Haru Crowston,Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks

  • Publisher : Macmillan Higher Education
  • Release : 2012-11-16
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN : 145762270X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Based on the highly successful A History of World Societies, Understanding World Societies: A Brief History combines innovative pedagogy with a manageable regional and comparative approach to capture students' interest in the everyday life of the past. Abridged by 25%, the narrative is paired with distinctive pedagogy, designed to help students focus on significant developments as they read and review. An innovative end-of-chapter study guide helps students master key facts and move towards synthesis.

Modern Subjectivities in World Society

Modern Subjectivities in World Society
Global Structures and Local Practices

by Dietrich Jung,Stephan Stetter

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2018-07-20
  • Pages : 235
  • ISBN : 3319907344
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book brings together theories of world society with poststructuralist and postcolonial work on modern subjectivity to understand the universalising and particularising processes of globalisation. It addresses a theoretical void in global studies by attending to the co-constituted process through which modern subjectivities and global processes emerge and interact. The editors outline a key problem in global studies, which is a lack of engagement between the local/particular/individual and the ‘universalising’ processes in which they are situated. The volume deals with this concern with contributions from historical sociologists, poststructuralist and postcolonial scholars and by focusing in the Middle East, religion in global modernity and non-human subjectivities.

The Middle Class in World Society

The Middle Class in World Society
Negotiations, Diversities and Lived Experiences

by Christian Suter,S. Madheswaran,B.P. Vani

  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 2020-05-21
  • Pages : 380
  • ISBN : 1000076210
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume delves into the study of the world’s emerging middle class. With essays on Europe, the United States, Africa, Latin America, and Asia, the book studies recent trends and developments in middle class evolution at the global, regional, national, and local levels. It reconsiders the conceptualization of the middle class, with a focus on the diversity of middle class formation in different regions and zones of world society. It also explores middle class lifestyles and everyday experiences, including experiences of social mobility, feelings of insecurity and anxiety, and even middle class engagement with social activism. Drawing on extensive fieldwork and in-depth interviews, the book provides a sophisticated analysis of this new and rapidly expanding socioeconomic group and puts forth some provocative ideas for intellectual and policy debates. It will be of importance to students and researchers of sociology, economics, development studies, political studies, Latin American studies, and Asian Studies.

A Theory of World Politics

A Theory of World Politics
A Book

by Mathias Albert

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2016-04-25
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN : 1107146534
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this book, Mathias Albert develops an ambitious theoretical framework that describes world politics as a specific social system set within the wider political system of world society. Albert's analysis of the historical evolution and contemporary form of world politics takes the theory of social differentiation as its starting point. World politics is a specific, relatively recent form of politics and Albert shows how the development of a distinct system of world politics first began during the long nineteenth century. The book goes on to identify the different forms of social differentiation that underlie the variety of contemporary forms of organizing political authority in world politics. Employing sociological and historical perspectives, A Theory of World Politics also reflects critically on its relation to accounts of world politics in the field of international relations and will appeal to a wide readership in a range of fields.

Migration, Diaspora and Information Technology in Global Societies

Migration, Diaspora and Information Technology in Global Societies
A Book

by Leopoldina Fortunati,Raul Pertierra,Jane Vincent

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-03-01
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 1136513469
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Migrants and diaspora communities are shaped by their use of information and communication technologies. This book explores the multifaceted role played by new media in the re-location of these groups of people, assisting them in their efforts to defeat nostalgia, construct new communities, and keep connected with their communities of origin. Furthermore, the book analyses the different ways in which migrants contribute, along with natives, in co-constructing contemporary societies – a process in which the cultures of both groups are considered. Drawing on contributions from a range of disciplines including sociology, anthropology, psychology and linguistics, it offers a more profound understanding of one of the most significant phenomena of contemporary international societies – the migration of nearly a billion people worldwide - and the relationship between technology and society.

Epidemics and Society

Epidemics and Society
From the Black Death to the Present

by Frank M. Snowden

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2019-10-22
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 0300249144
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A wide-ranging study that illuminates the connection between epidemic diseases and societal change, from the Black Death to Ebola This sweeping exploration of the impact of epidemic diseases looks at how mass infectious outbreaks have shaped society, from the Black Death to today. In a clear and accessible style, Frank M. Snowden reveals the ways that diseases have not only influenced medical science and public health, but also transformed the arts, religion, intellectual history, and warfare. A multidisciplinary and comparative investigation of the medical and social history of the major epidemics, this volume touches on themes such as the evolution of medical therapy, plague literature, poverty, the environment, and mass hysteria. In addition to providing historical perspective on diseases such as smallpox, cholera, and tuberculosis, Snowden examines the fallout from recent epidemics such as HIV/AIDS, SARS, and Ebola and the question of the world’s preparedness for the next generation of diseases.

Society Of The Spectacle

Society Of The Spectacle
A Book

by Guy Debord

  • Publisher : Bread and Circuses Publishing
  • Release : 2012-10-01
  • Pages : 90
  • ISBN : 1617508306
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Das Kapital of the 20th century,Society of the Spectacle is an essential text, and the main theoretical work of the Situationists. Few works of political and cultural theory have been as enduringly provocative. From its publication amid the social upheavals of the 1960's, in particular the May 1968 uprisings in France, up to the present day, with global capitalism seemingly staggering around in it’s Zombie end-phase, the volatile theses of this book have decisively transformed debates on the shape of modernity, capitalism, and everyday life in the late 20th century. This ‘Red and Black’ translation from 1977 is Introduced by Notting Hill armchair insurrectionary Tom Vague with a galloping time line and pop-situ verve, and given a more analytical over view by young upstart thinker Sam Cooper.

Labour Markets, Institutions and Inequality

Labour Markets, Institutions and Inequality
Building Just Societies in the 21st Century

by Janine Berg

  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release : 2015-01-30
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 1784712108
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Labour market institutions, including collective bargaining, the regulation of employment contracts and social protection policies, are instrumental for improving the well-being of workers, their families and society. In many countries, these instituti

Safety and Reliability – Safe Societies in a Changing World

Safety and Reliability – Safe Societies in a Changing World
Proceedings of ESREL 2018, June 17-21, 2018, Trondheim, Norway

by Stein Haugen,Anne Barros,Coen van Gulijk,Trond Kongsvik,Jan Erik Vinnem

  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 2018-06-15
  • Pages : 3202
  • ISBN : 1351174657
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Safety and Reliability – Safe Societies in a Changing World collects the papers presented at the 28th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2018 in Trondheim, Norway, June 17-21, 2018. The contributions cover a wide range of methodologies and application areas for safety and reliability that contribute to safe societies in a changing world. These methodologies and applications include: - foundations of risk and reliability assessment and management - mathematical methods in reliability and safety - risk assessment - risk management - system reliability - uncertainty analysis - digitalization and big data - prognostics and system health management - occupational safety - accident and incident modeling - maintenance modeling and applications - simulation for safety and reliability analysis - dynamic risk and barrier management - organizational factors and safety culture - human factors and human reliability - resilience engineering - structural reliability - natural hazards - security - economic analysis in risk management Safety and Reliability – Safe Societies in a Changing World will be invaluable to academics and professionals working in a wide range of industrial and governmental sectors: offshore oil and gas, nuclear engineering, aeronautics and aerospace, marine transport and engineering, railways, road transport, automotive engineering, civil engineering, critical infrastructures, electrical and electronic engineering, energy production and distribution, environmental engineering, information technology and telecommunications, insurance and finance, manufacturing, marine transport, mechanical engineering, security and protection, and policy making.

Understanding World Regional Geography

Understanding World Regional Geography
A Book

by Erin H. Fouberg,William G. Moseley

  • Publisher : Wiley
  • Release : 2015-04-06
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN : 9780471735175
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Understanding World Regional Geography is a unique digital-first program that gets away from the dry narrative of most WRG texts and teaches students how to “think like a geographer” by asking geographic questions and showing them how to use geographic tools to find answers. Understanding World Regional Geography offers students an unprecedented opportunity to “Engage with their World.” ESRI webmaps and WileyPLUS present students with interactive technologies that bring otherwise static text and maps to life and enable personalized active learning experiences. Rather than teaching geography as just something you “learn” we show students that geography is something you can “do”. WileyPLUS sold separately from text.

Expanding Empires

Expanding Empires
Cultural Interaction and Exchange in World Societies from Ancient to Early Modern Times

by Wendy F. Kasinec,Michael A. Polushin

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 243
  • ISBN : 9780842027311
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This new volume examines the processes of cultural exchange as they occurred in 'empire building, ' looking at Early Mesopotamia, Africa, Greece, Japan, India, the Arab world, and empires in other parts of the globe. The articles draw upon a variety of disciplines from the social sciences and the humanities, a feature not often found in other readers. Unlike other books on world civilizations, this text strives to develop a consistent theme as it focuses on the manner in which imperial authority and cultural interaction worked through different bureaucracies in various empires. The articles also help students understand the cross-cultural interactions and historical events that have laid the foundation for our modern global society. This book also contains useful maps and supplements consisting of images to assist students in visualizing and understanding the textual material. This new text is ideal for courses in world history prior to 1650.