Black Cats and Evil Eyes

By Chloe Rhodes

This assortment investigates the origins of our so much exciting outdated superstitions, lots of which we nonetheless locate ourselves abiding by way of at the present time. hundreds of thousands of the ideals handed down during the generations have their foundations in our ancestors' efforts to chase away evil, which they blamed for trouble, ailment and injustice in occasions while lifestyles used to be, as usually as now not, 'nasty, brutish and short'. Black Cats and Evil Eyes units those superstitions of their ancient and social context, explaining how worry of the satan, demons, evil spirits and witchcraft drove humans to arm themselves with rituals and talismans to repel darkish forces and make allowance them to reside lengthy and fit lives. In interpreting lots of our universal superstitions, this booklet illuminates the customs, ideals and practices that hyperlink us to an old, and sometimes darker, human earlier.

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By Chloe Rhodes

This assortment investigates the origins of our so much exciting outdated superstitions, lots of which we nonetheless locate ourselves abiding by way of at the present time. hundreds of thousands of the ideals handed down during the generations have their foundations in our ancestors' efforts to chase away evil, which they blamed for trouble, ailment and injustice in occasions while lifestyles used to be, as usually as now not, 'nasty, brutish and short'. Black Cats and Evil Eyes units those superstitions of their ancient and social context, explaining how worry of the satan, demons, evil spirits and witchcraft drove humans to arm themselves with rituals and talismans to repel darkish forces and make allowance them to reside lengthy and fit lives. In interpreting lots of our universal superstitions, this booklet illuminates the customs, ideals and practices that hyperlink us to an old, and sometimes darker, human earlier.

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The Benefit of Broad Horizons: Intellectual and Institutional Preconditions for a Global Social Science

Author note: Hans Joas (Editor), Barbro Klein (Editor)
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Festschrift for Björn Wittrock - at the get together of his sixty fifth Birthday

More than probably anyone else on the earth, the Swedish social scientist Bjorn Wittrock has contributed - either at the highbrow and institutional point - to creating a really international technological know-how attainable. This ebook is dedicated to an appreciation of his contributions.

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Author note: Hans Joas (Editor), Barbro Klein (Editor)
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Festschrift for Björn Wittrock - at the get together of his sixty fifth Birthday

More than probably anyone else on the earth, the Swedish social scientist Bjorn Wittrock has contributed - either at the highbrow and institutional point - to creating a really international technological know-how attainable. This ebook is dedicated to an appreciation of his contributions.

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Racial Disproportionality in Child Welfare

The variety of young ones of colour coming into the kid welfare procedure within the usa is disproportionately excessive. not just are youngsters of colour faraway from parental custody and positioned in care extra usually than their white opposite numbers, yet in addition they stay in care longer, obtain fewer providers, and feature much less touch with the caseworkers assigned to them.

This publication identifies the perform and coverage alterations required to effectively handle the unequal therapy of kids of colour within the baby welfare approach and their implications for social paintings schooling, caseworker education, and institutional switch. It evaluations a number of the current social welfare acts and guidelines by way of their remedy of kids of colour, and it presents top practices for every choice aspect within the baby welfare approach and for cultural competency measures and coaching. The textual content bargains broad dimension tools that organisations can use to evaluate and proper institutional racism. to enhance social paintings schooling, the ebook contains a number of version syllabi for the curriculum, and to deepen the discipline's engagement with the problem of institutional racism, the textual content concludes with a dialogue of destiny instructions for learn and policy.

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The variety of young ones of colour coming into the kid welfare procedure within the usa is disproportionately excessive. not just are youngsters of colour faraway from parental custody and positioned in care extra usually than their white opposite numbers, yet in addition they stay in care longer, obtain fewer providers, and feature much less touch with the caseworkers assigned to them.

This publication identifies the perform and coverage alterations required to effectively handle the unequal therapy of kids of colour within the baby welfare approach and their implications for social paintings schooling, caseworker education, and institutional switch. It evaluations a number of the current social welfare acts and guidelines by way of their remedy of kids of colour, and it presents top practices for every choice aspect within the baby welfare approach and for cultural competency measures and coaching. The textual content bargains broad dimension tools that organisations can use to evaluate and proper institutional racism. to enhance social paintings schooling, the ebook contains a number of version syllabi for the curriculum, and to deepen the discipline's engagement with the problem of institutional racism, the textual content concludes with a dialogue of destiny instructions for learn and policy.

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Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America

By Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva’s acclaimed Racism with out Racists files how, underneath our modern dialog approximately race, lies a full-blown arsenal of arguments, words, and tales that whites use to account for—and finally justify—racial inequalities. This provocative booklet explodes the assumption that the United States is now a color-blind society.

The fourth variation provides a bankruptcy on what Bonilla-Silva calls "the new racism," which supplies the basic starting place to discover problems with race and ethnicity in additional intensity. This variation additionally updates Bonilla-Silva’s evaluate of race in the USA after President Barack Obama’s re-election. Obama’s presidency, Bonilla-Silva argues, doesn't symbolize a sea switch in race family members, yet quite embodies hectic racial traits of the past.

In this fourth variation, Racism with out Racists will proceed to problem readers and stimulate dialogue concerning the kingdom of race in the US today.

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By Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva’s acclaimed Racism with out Racists files how, underneath our modern dialog approximately race, lies a full-blown arsenal of arguments, words, and tales that whites use to account for—and finally justify—racial inequalities. This provocative booklet explodes the assumption that the United States is now a color-blind society.

The fourth variation provides a bankruptcy on what Bonilla-Silva calls "the new racism," which supplies the basic starting place to discover problems with race and ethnicity in additional intensity. This variation additionally updates Bonilla-Silva’s evaluate of race in the USA after President Barack Obama’s re-election. Obama’s presidency, Bonilla-Silva argues, doesn't symbolize a sea switch in race family members, yet quite embodies hectic racial traits of the past.

In this fourth variation, Racism with out Racists will proceed to problem readers and stimulate dialogue concerning the kingdom of race in the US today.

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Wasted Lives: Modernity and Its Outcasts

By Zygmunt Bauman

The creation of 'human waste' - or extra accurately, wasted lives, the 'superfluous' populations of migrants, refugees and different outcasts - is an inevitable final result of modernization. it really is an unavoidable side-effect of financial growth and the search for order that's attribute of modernity.

so long as huge components of the area remained entirely or partially unaffected by way of modernization, they have been taken care of through modernizing societies as lands that have been in a position to take in the surplus of inhabitants within the 'developed countries'. worldwide recommendations have been sought, and briefly chanced on, to in the community produced overpopulation difficulties. yet as modernization has reached the furthest lands of the planet, 'redundant inhabitants' is produced in all places and all localities need to endure the implications of modernity's worldwide triumph. they're now faced with the necessity to search - in useless, it kind of feels - neighborhood strategies to globally produced difficulties. the worldwide unfold of the modernity has given upward thrust to starting to be amounts of people who're disadvantaged of sufficient technique of survival, however the planet is speedy operating out of locations to place them. consequently the hot anxieties approximately 'immigrants' and 'asylum seekers' and the becoming position performed via diffuse 'security fears' at the modern political agenda.

With attribute brilliance, this new booklet through Zygmunt Bauman unravels the influence of this alteration on our modern tradition and politics and indicates that the matter of dealing with 'human waste' offers a key for figuring out a few in a different way baffling positive aspects of our shared lifestyles, from the suggestions of world domination to the main intimate elements of human relationships.

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By Zygmunt Bauman

The creation of 'human waste' - or extra accurately, wasted lives, the 'superfluous' populations of migrants, refugees and different outcasts - is an inevitable final result of modernization. it really is an unavoidable side-effect of financial growth and the search for order that's attribute of modernity.

so long as huge components of the area remained entirely or partially unaffected by way of modernization, they have been taken care of through modernizing societies as lands that have been in a position to take in the surplus of inhabitants within the 'developed countries'. worldwide recommendations have been sought, and briefly chanced on, to in the community produced overpopulation difficulties. yet as modernization has reached the furthest lands of the planet, 'redundant inhabitants' is produced in all places and all localities need to endure the implications of modernity's worldwide triumph. they're now faced with the necessity to search - in useless, it kind of feels - neighborhood strategies to globally produced difficulties. the worldwide unfold of the modernity has given upward thrust to starting to be amounts of people who're disadvantaged of sufficient technique of survival, however the planet is speedy operating out of locations to place them. consequently the hot anxieties approximately 'immigrants' and 'asylum seekers' and the becoming position performed via diffuse 'security fears' at the modern political agenda.

With attribute brilliance, this new booklet through Zygmunt Bauman unravels the influence of this alteration on our modern tradition and politics and indicates that the matter of dealing with 'human waste' offers a key for figuring out a few in a different way baffling positive aspects of our shared lifestyles, from the suggestions of world domination to the main intimate elements of human relationships.

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Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams: The Story of Black Hollywood

By Donald Bogle

In vivid Boulevards, daring goals, Donald Bogle tells–for the 1st time–the tale of a spot either mythic and actual: Black Hollywood. Spanning sixty years, this deliciously exciting heritage uncovers the audacious demeanour during which many blacks made a spot for themselves in an that initially had no position for them.

Through interviews and the private reminiscences of Hollywood luminaries, Bogle items jointly a notable background that is still principally imprecise to this present day. we find that Black Hollywood was once a spot certain from the studio-system-dominated Tinseltown–a global unto itself, with precise principles and social hierarchy. It had its personal expertise scouts and media, its personal watering holes, dependent resorts, and stylish nightspots, and naturally its personal glamorous and fabulous personalities.

Along with recognized actors together with invoice “Bojangles” Robinson, Hattie McDaniel (whose domestic was once between Hollywood’s such a lot exquisite), and, later, the stunningly attractive Lena Horne and the fabulously proficient Sammy Davis, Jr., we meet the likes of heartthrob James Edwards, whose promising profession was once derailed by means of whispers of an affair with Lana Turner, and the mysterious Madame Sul-Te-Wan, who shared an in depth lifelong friendship with pioneering director D. W. Griffith. yet Bogle additionally appears at different individuals of the black community–from the white stars’ black servants, who had their very own cash and status, to gossip columnists, hairstylists, and architects–and on the international that grew up round them alongside crucial road, the Harlem of the West.

In the culture of Hortense Powdermaker’s vintage Hollywood: The Dream manufacturing facility and Neal Gabler’s An Empire in their personal, in vibrant Boulevards, daring goals, Donald Bogle re-creates a vanished global that left an indelible mark on Hollywood–and on all of America.

From the Hardcover edition.

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By Donald Bogle

In vivid Boulevards, daring goals, Donald Bogle tells–for the 1st time–the tale of a spot either mythic and actual: Black Hollywood. Spanning sixty years, this deliciously exciting heritage uncovers the audacious demeanour during which many blacks made a spot for themselves in an that initially had no position for them.

Through interviews and the private reminiscences of Hollywood luminaries, Bogle items jointly a notable background that is still principally imprecise to this present day. we find that Black Hollywood was once a spot certain from the studio-system-dominated Tinseltown–a global unto itself, with precise principles and social hierarchy. It had its personal expertise scouts and media, its personal watering holes, dependent resorts, and stylish nightspots, and naturally its personal glamorous and fabulous personalities.

Along with recognized actors together with invoice “Bojangles” Robinson, Hattie McDaniel (whose domestic was once between Hollywood’s such a lot exquisite), and, later, the stunningly attractive Lena Horne and the fabulously proficient Sammy Davis, Jr., we meet the likes of heartthrob James Edwards, whose promising profession was once derailed by means of whispers of an affair with Lana Turner, and the mysterious Madame Sul-Te-Wan, who shared an in depth lifelong friendship with pioneering director D. W. Griffith. yet Bogle additionally appears at different individuals of the black community–from the white stars’ black servants, who had their very own cash and status, to gossip columnists, hairstylists, and architects–and on the international that grew up round them alongside crucial road, the Harlem of the West.

In the culture of Hortense Powdermaker’s vintage Hollywood: The Dream manufacturing facility and Neal Gabler’s An Empire in their personal, in vibrant Boulevards, daring goals, Donald Bogle re-creates a vanished global that left an indelible mark on Hollywood–and on all of America.

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Ending Terrorism in Italy (Routledge Studies in Extremism and Democracy)

By Anna Cento Bull

Ending Terrorism in Italy analyses approaches of disengagement from terrorism, in addition to the attached problems with reconciliation, fact and justice. It examines in a severe and unique means how terrorism got here to an result in Italy (Part I), and the legacy it has left at the back of (Part II). The e-book interrogates a wide range of released memoirs and plenty of new face-to-face interviews with either former terrorists and primary and moment new release victims

In the final twenty years, and particularly in recent times, former extreme-right terrorists in Italy have began to discuss their previous involvement in terrorist violence, together with, for the 1st time, acts of violence that have for many years been thought of taboo, that's to assert, bomb assaults opposed to blameless civilians. those narratives upload to the views provided through contributors of left-wing terrorist teams, reminiscent of the crimson Brigades and Prima Linea. strangely, those narratives haven't been systematically tested, but they shape a distinct and intensely wealthy resource of first-hand testimony, supplying useful insights into procedures of stripling radicalization and de-radicalization, the social re-integration of ex-terrorists, in addition to own and collective therapeutic.

Even much less recognition has been paid to the sufferers’ narratives or tales. certainly, the perspectives and actions of the sufferers and their institutions were heavily ignored within the scholarly literature on terrorism, not only in Italy, yet in different places in Europe. The publication as a result examines the views of the sufferers and kin of sufferers of terrorism, who through the years have shaped committed institutions and campaigned relentlessly to procure justice during the courts, with very little help from the country and, specially on the subject of the bombing massacres, with expanding wisdom that the nation performed a job in thwarting the process justice.

Ending Terrorism in Italy

will be of curiosity to historians, social scientists and coverage makers in addition to scholars of political violence and post-conflict solution.

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By Anna Cento Bull

Ending Terrorism in Italy analyses approaches of disengagement from terrorism, in addition to the attached problems with reconciliation, fact and justice. It examines in a severe and unique means how terrorism got here to an result in Italy (Part I), and the legacy it has left at the back of (Part II). The e-book interrogates a wide range of released memoirs and plenty of new face-to-face interviews with either former terrorists and primary and moment new release victims

In the final twenty years, and particularly in recent times, former extreme-right terrorists in Italy have began to discuss their previous involvement in terrorist violence, together with, for the 1st time, acts of violence that have for many years been thought of taboo, that's to assert, bomb assaults opposed to blameless civilians. those narratives upload to the views provided through contributors of left-wing terrorist teams, reminiscent of the crimson Brigades and Prima Linea. strangely, those narratives haven't been systematically tested, but they shape a distinct and intensely wealthy resource of first-hand testimony, supplying useful insights into procedures of stripling radicalization and de-radicalization, the social re-integration of ex-terrorists, in addition to own and collective therapeutic.

Even much less recognition has been paid to the sufferers’ narratives or tales. certainly, the perspectives and actions of the sufferers and their institutions were heavily ignored within the scholarly literature on terrorism, not only in Italy, yet in different places in Europe. The publication as a result examines the views of the sufferers and kin of sufferers of terrorism, who through the years have shaped committed institutions and campaigned relentlessly to procure justice during the courts, with very little help from the country and, specially on the subject of the bombing massacres, with expanding wisdom that the nation performed a job in thwarting the process justice.

Ending Terrorism in Italy

will be of curiosity to historians, social scientists and coverage makers in addition to scholars of political violence and post-conflict solution.

.

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The New Transnational Activism (Cambridge Studies in Contentious Politics)

From exertions organizers to immigrant activists, from environmentalists to human rights campaigners, from international justice protesters to Islamic militants, this booklet exhibits how traditional humans achieve new views, test with new types of motion, and occasionally emerge with new identities via their contacts throughout borders. It asks to what volume transnational activism adjustments household actors, their sorts of declare making, and their triumphing techniques. Does it easily venture the conflicts and alignments everyday from household politics onto a broader degree, or does it create a brand new political area within which family and overseas contentions fuse? And if the latter, how will this improvement impact internationalization and the conventional department among household and foreign politics?

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From exertions organizers to immigrant activists, from environmentalists to human rights campaigners, from international justice protesters to Islamic militants, this booklet exhibits how traditional humans achieve new views, test with new types of motion, and occasionally emerge with new identities via their contacts throughout borders. It asks to what volume transnational activism adjustments household actors, their sorts of declare making, and their triumphing techniques. Does it easily venture the conflicts and alignments everyday from household politics onto a broader degree, or does it create a brand new political area within which family and overseas contentions fuse? And if the latter, how will this improvement impact internationalization and the conventional department among household and foreign politics?

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The Sociology Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

By DK Publishing

The Sociology Book from DK is an creation to the topic that tells you all approximately what society is and what makes it tick. With greater than a hundred rules from the world's most famed sociologists, protecting subject matters as various because the results of globalization; problems with equality, variety, id, and human rights; the function of associations; and the increase of city residing in smooth society, this e-book info the entire key innovations of sociological thought.

- a part of an award-winning sequence that makes use of an cutting edge picture method and inventive use of typography to explain hard-to-grasp options and clarify enormous ideas
- Explores sociological theories formulated by means of greater than a hundred recognized sociologists, from Jane Addams to Sharon Zukin
- effortless to navigate step by step summaries clarify each one thought in a nutshell
- Biographies of key sociologists and social activists supply a ancient context to every idea
- A listing of social thinkers comprises additional biographies of sociologists from all over the world

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By DK Publishing

The Sociology Book from DK is an creation to the topic that tells you all approximately what society is and what makes it tick. With greater than a hundred rules from the world's most famed sociologists, protecting subject matters as various because the results of globalization; problems with equality, variety, id, and human rights; the function of associations; and the increase of city residing in smooth society, this e-book info the entire key innovations of sociological thought.

- a part of an award-winning sequence that makes use of an cutting edge picture method and inventive use of typography to explain hard-to-grasp options and clarify enormous ideas
- Explores sociological theories formulated by means of greater than a hundred recognized sociologists, from Jane Addams to Sharon Zukin
- effortless to navigate step by step summaries clarify each one thought in a nutshell
- Biographies of key sociologists and social activists supply a ancient context to every idea
- A listing of social thinkers comprises additional biographies of sociologists from all over the world

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Charity Detox: What Would Charity Look Like If We Cared About Results

By Robert D. Lupton

In his prior booklet poisonous Charity, Robert D. Lupton printed the reality approximately sleek charity courses intended to aid the terrible and disenfranchised. whereas charity makes donors suppose greater, he argued, it usually hurts these it seeks to assist. on the leading edge of this burgeoning but useless compassion are American church buildings, which spend billions on dependency- generating courses, together with foodstuff pantries. yet what may charity seem like if we as an alternative measured it by way of its skill to relieve poverty and needs?

That is the query on the middle of Charity Detox. Drawing on his many a long time of expertise, Lupton outlines tips on how to constitution courses that really enhance the standard of lifetime of the terrible and disenfranchised. He introduces many options which are revolutionizing what we do with our charity funds and provides a number of examples of firms that experience effectively followed those groundbreaking new types. in simple terms via redirecting our options and turning into devoted to effects, he argues, can charity actually develop into as transformative as our beliefs.

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By Robert D. Lupton

In his prior booklet poisonous Charity, Robert D. Lupton printed the reality approximately sleek charity courses intended to aid the terrible and disenfranchised. whereas charity makes donors suppose greater, he argued, it usually hurts these it seeks to assist. on the leading edge of this burgeoning but useless compassion are American church buildings, which spend billions on dependency- generating courses, together with foodstuff pantries. yet what may charity seem like if we as an alternative measured it by way of its skill to relieve poverty and needs?

That is the query on the middle of Charity Detox. Drawing on his many a long time of expertise, Lupton outlines tips on how to constitution courses that really enhance the standard of lifetime of the terrible and disenfranchised. He introduces many options which are revolutionizing what we do with our charity funds and provides a number of examples of firms that experience effectively followed those groundbreaking new types. in simple terms via redirecting our options and turning into devoted to effects, he argues, can charity actually develop into as transformative as our beliefs.

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