• Electronic books

Collins Dictionary of Sociology

Author: David Jary,Julia Jary
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780007183999
Category: Electronic books
Page: 710
View: 7227
The Collins Dictionary of Sociology is a clear, balanced guide to the terms and concepts used in every area of sociology, and to related terms in political science, economics and anthropology.

    • Social Science

The Basics of Sociology

Author: Kathy S. Stolley
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313323874
Category: Social Science
Page: 302
View: 5752
Provides an introduction to core concepts in sociology. Presents both classic studies and current references to illustrate sociological concepts. Examines what sociology is, why sociology is important, and why we study it. Demonstrates how various social forces impact our lives and form our social experiences.

    • Reference


Web-Linked Dictionary
Author: David Jary,Julia Jary
Publisher: Collins Reference
ISBN: 9780060851828
Category: Reference
Page: 712
View: 5382
Web-linked Dictionary Sociology This dictionary provides a clear and balanced guide to terms and concepts used in every area of sociology. Includes thousands of definitions of key terms Covers methodological concepts and research methods relating to sociology, as well as related terms in the fields of anthropology, psychology, economics, and political science Now includes numerous useful links to authoritative Web sites to further expand research in the field Contains biographical entries on classical sociologists and contemporary theorists

    • Social Science

Subcultures, Bodies and Spaces

Essays on Alternativity and Marginalization
Author: Samantha Holland,Karl Spracklen
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1787565122
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
View: 7453
This edited collection provides sociological and cultural research that expands our understanding of the alternative, liminal or transgressive; theorizing the status of the alternative in contemporary culture and society.

    • Science

An Exploration of Technology and its Social Impact

Author: Savvas Andreas Katsikides
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 144389172X
Category: Science
Page: 120
View: 8906
This book provides a set of important articles dealing with technology’s role and its social impact within the new information age. Taking into consideration the rapid changes within the modern social sphere, the book will be of interest to those seeking to understand how technology is currently reshaping life, as well as its capacity to influence social change in the contemporary era. The book is of analytical and critical value, and concerns vital research issues within the context of the emerging information age. It draws together research devoted to key questions examining the relationship between the various new developments of technological systems and their social impact.

    • English language

Collins Dictionary of Statistics

Author: Roger Porkess
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780007207909
Category: English language
Page: 316
View: 8784
The second edition of the authoritative guide to the theory and application of statistics.

    • Study Aids

The HarperCollins Dictionary Sociology

Author: David Jary
Publisher: Collins Reference
ISBN: 9780064610360
Category: Study Aids
Page: 608
View: 4319
This complete and timely sourcebook provides professionals and the more than 490,000 students annually enrolled in sociology courses with the terms and concepts used in every area of sociology, and with related terms in psychology, economics, political science, and anthropology.

    • Social Science

Dictionary Of Social Work: The Definitive A To Z Of Social Work And Social Care

The Definitive A to Z of Social Work and Social Care
Author: Thomas, Martin,Pierson, John
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335238815
Category: Social Science
Page: 560
View: 7330
Dictionary of Social Work is a one-stop-shop for students looking to get an insight into the key issues and concepts involved in social work. This comprehensive dictionary offers both undergraduate and postgraduate students an invaluable resource which they will be able to refer to again and again during their studies.

    • Education

Cambridge International AS and A Level Sociology Coursebook

Author: Chris Livesey
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107673399
Category: Education
Page: 380
View: 2299
This revised set of resources for Cambridge International AS and A Level Sociology syllabus (9699) is thoroughly updated for the latest syllabus. Written by a highly experienced author, the Coursebook provides comprehensive support for the syllabus. Accessible language combined with the clear, visually-engaging layout makes this an ideal resource for the course. Discussion of significant sociological research, case studies, explanation of key terms and questions within the text reinforce knowledge. Stimulating activities build interpretation and application as well as analytical and evaluation skills. Revision checklists help in consolidating understanding. The book provides complete exam support with each chapter culminating in exam-style questions and a further chapter dedicated to revision, and examination skills and practice. A Teacher's CD-ROM is also available.

    • Science

10% Human

How Your Body's Microbes Hold the Key to Health and Happiness
Author: Alanna Collen
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062346008
Category: Science
Page: 352
View: 6095
You are just 10% human. For every one of the cells that make up the vessel that you call your body, there are nine impostor cells hitching a ride. You are not just flesh and blood, muscle and bone, brain and skin, but also bacteria and fungi. Over your lifetime, you will carry the equivalent weight of five African elephants in microbes. You are not an individual but a colony. Until recently, we had thought our microbes hardly mattered, but science is revealing a different story, one in which microbes run our bodies and becoming a healthy human is impossible without them. In this riveting, shocking, and beautifully written book, biologist Alanna Collen draws on the latest scientific research to show how our personal colony of microbes influences our weight, our immune system, our mental health, and even our choice of partner. She argues that so many of our modern diseases—obesity, autism, mental illness, digestive disorders, allergies, autoimmunity afflictions, and even cancer—have their root in our failure to cherish our most fundamental and enduring relationship: that with our personal colony of microbes. Many of the questions about modern diseases left unanswered by the Human Genome Project are illuminated by this new science. And the good news is that unlike our human cells, we can change our microbes for the better. Collen's book is a revelatory and indispensable guide. It is science writing at its most relevant: life—and your body—will never seem the same again.

    • Business & Economics

The Penguin Dictionary of Economics

Author: Graham Bannock,R. E. Baxter
Publisher: Penguin Global
ISBN: 9780141045238
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 409
View: 2625
The Penguin Dictionary of Economics explains a host of economic terms, from acceleration principle to venture capital, Euro to X-efficiency, globalization to zero-sum game. The eighth edition has been fully updated to cover current terms and the vocabulary of the global recession. Wide-ranging and accessible, this detailed, practical and international guide will be indispensable for students of economics and professionals (in business, finance or the public sector), and for anyone wishing to follow economic discussions in the media today. Provides comprehensive definitions of the latest economic terms, from quantitative easing to sub-prime Discusses economic theory, including development economics, industrial organization, finance and game theory, as well as international monetary and welfare economics Includes applied economics, major financial institutions and the history of economics Provides entries on individual economists who have made a definable contribution to contemporary economic thought

    • Mathematics

Collins Dictionary of Mathematics

Author: Ephraim J. Borowski,Jonathan M. Borwein
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780007207107
Category: Mathematics
Page: 641
View: 3026
A fully revised and expanded edition of the popular (over 50,000 copies sold) and authoritative Collins Dictionary of Mathematics.

    • Education

Cambridge IGCSE Sociology Coursebook

Author: Jonathan Blundell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107645131
Category: Education
Page: 288
View: 3300
This fresh set of resources for Cambridge IGCSE Sociology syllabus 0495 (and Cambridge O Level Sociology syllabus 2251) is carefully crafted to match and support the revised syllabus for first examination in 2016. Written in clear and accessible language, the Coursebook provides comprehensive coverage of the syllabus in a visually-stimulating format. Key sociological research combined with case studies and thought provoking questions help in understanding concepts. Features such as Key terms and Revision checklists further reinforce learning and understanding of core subject areas. Engaging activities help in applying knowledge in various contexts and building interpretation, analytical and evaluation skills. The book provides complete exam support with each chapter culminating in exam-style questions and a further chapter dedicated to revision, and examination skills and practice. A Teachers CD-ROM is also available.

Collins Internet -Linked Dict. Of Sociol

Author: David Jary,HarperCollins Publishers Limited,Julia Jary
Publisher: Collins
ISBN: 9780007246564
Page: 712
View: 3095

The New Oxford Dictionary of English

Author: Judy Pearsall
Publisher: Maanoj Rakhit मानोज रखित
ISBN: 9780195654325
Page: 2152
View: 9697

    • Social service

Collins Dictionary of Social Work

Author: John Pierson,Martin Thomas
Publisher: Collins
ISBN: 9780007214785
Category: Social service
Page: 616
View: 824
This edition explains the principles and practices in all areas of social care including child care, psychiatric nursing, residential care, community care, counselling, and the probation service.

    • Business & Economics

Sociology of Work

An Encyclopedia
Author: Vicki Smith
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506320937
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 1192
View: 8020
The simple act of going to work every day is an integral part of all societies across the globe. It is an ingrained social contract: we all work to survive. But it goes beyond physical survival. Psychologists have equated losing a job with the trauma of divorce or a family death, and enormous issues arise, from financial panic to sinking self-esteem. Through work, we build our self-identity, our lifestyle, and our aspirations. How did it come about that work dominates so many parts of our lives and our psyche? This multi-disciplinary encyclopedia covers curricular subjects that seek to address that question, ranging from business and management to anthropology, sociology, social history, psychology, politics, economics, and health. Features & Benefits: International and comparative coverage. 335 signed entries, A-to-Z, fill 2 volumes in print and electronic formats. Cross-References and Suggestions for Further Readings guide readers to additional resources. A Chronology provides students with historical perspective of the sociology of work. In the electronic version, the comprehensive Index combines with the Cross-References and thematic Reader's Guide themes to provide robust search-and-browse capabilities.

    • Social Science

The Late Age of Print

Everyday Book Culture from Consumerism to Control
Author: Ted Striphas
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231148151
Category: Social Science
Page: 242
View: 9143
Ted Striphas tracks the methods through which the book industry has adapted (or has failed to adapt) to rapid changes in twentieth-century print culture. With examples from trade journals, news media, films, advertisements, and other commercial and scholarly materials, Striphas tells a story of modern publishing that proves, even in a rapidly digitizing world, books are anything but dead. With wit and brilliant insight, he isolates the invisible processes through which books have come to mediate our social interactions and influence our habits of consumption. This edition features a new preface in which Striphas considers the stakes of abandoning printed books in favor of digital readers.

    • Bibles


Author: Will Self
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 0857861018
Category: Bibles
Page: 64
View: 8147
The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self.