Download E-books Leisure: The Basis of Culture PDF

By Josef Pieper

The most very important philosophy titles released within the 20th century, Josef Pieper's rest, the root of tradition is extra major, much more an important, this day than it was once while it first seemed greater than fifty years in the past. This variation additionally contains his paintings The Philosophical Act. relaxation is an perspective of the brain and a of the soul that fosters a ability to understand the truth of the realm. Pieper indicates that the Greeks and medieval Europeans, understood the good worth and significance of rest. He additionally issues out that faith might be born in basic terms in rest -- a rest that permits time for the contemplation of the character of God. relaxation has been, and consistently might be, the 1st origin of any tradition. Pieper keeps that our bourgeois international of overall hard work has vanquished relaxation, and concerns a startling caution: until we regain the paintings of silence and perception, the facility for non-activity, until we replacement actual rest for our annoying amusements, we'll smash our tradition -- and ourselves.

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Download E-books Mobile Learning: A Handbook for Educators and Trainers (Open and Flexible Learning (Paperback)) PDF

Emphasising the problems of usability, accessibility, evaluate and effectiveness and illustrated through case stories drawn from modern initiatives from worldwide, this publication considers:

  • the basics of cellular applied sciences and devices
  • the academic foundations of contemporary networked studying
  • the concerns that underpin cellular studying and make it obtainable for all users
  • the demanding situations of constructing cellular studying a considerable and sustainable part in faculties, universities and corporations
  • implications and matters for the future.

Mobile Learning offers important, authoritative and finished advice for pros in greater and additional schooling and running shoes within the company zone who are looking to know about the possibilities provided through new applied sciences to carry, help and improve instructing, studying and training.

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Download E-books Utopias in American History PDF

By Jyotsna Sreenivasan

An insightful examine the lengthy culture of communal societies within the usa from colonial instances to the current, interpreting their ideological foundations, everyday life, and relationships to mainstream American society.

• forty entries on particular utopian communal activities in American background, from the Puritans to the Amish to single-tax move communities

• forty five entries on exact issues regarding utopian lifestyles, together with socialism, Bible-based communism, kinfolk roles, and leadership

• 25 entries on very important figures, together with Robert Owen and Eberhard Arnold, and occasions corresponding to the department Davidian disaster

• A comparative chronology detailing the dates of life of the utopias covered

• Bibliographical listings with every one access, resulting in extra investigations in print and online

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Download E-books Georg Simmel on Individuality and Social Forms (Heritage of Sociology Series) PDF

By Georg Simmel

"Of those that created the highbrow capital used to release the firm sociology, Georg Simmel used to be maybe the main unique and fecund. looking for an issue for sociology that will distinguish it from all different social sciences and humanistic disciplines, he charted a brand new box for discovery and proceeded to discover an international of novel issues in works that experience guided and expected the taking into consideration generations of sociologists. Such targeted strategies of up to date sociology as social distance, marginality, urbanism as a life-style, role-playing, social habit as alternate, clash as an integrating method, dyadic come across, round interplay, reference teams as views, and sociological ambivalence embrace principles which Simmel adumbrated greater than six a long time ago."—Donald N. Levine

Half of the cloth integrated during this version of Simmel's writings represents new translations. This comprises Simmel's vital, long, and formerly untranslated "Group enlargement and improvement of Individuality," in addition to 3 decisions from his so much missed paintings, Philosophy of Money; additionally, the creation to Probleme der Geschichtsphilosophie, bankruptcy one of many Lebensanschauung, and 3 essays are translated for the 1st time.

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Download E-books Handbuch Armut und Soziale Ausgrenzung (German Edition) PDF

By Ernst-Ulrich Huster, Jürgen Boeckh, Hildegard Mogge-Grotjahn

Armut und soziale Ausgrenzung nehmen in unserer Gesellschaft, in Europa und darüber hinaus weltweit zu. Dies betrifft nicht nur die materielle Versorgung und Verteilung, sondern bezieht weitere Aspekte mit ein. Die Neuauflage des Handbuchs greift multifaktorielle Zusammenhänge auf und fügt zentrale Erkenntnisse von Theorie und sozialer Praxis zusammen: Wirtschaftliche Zusammenhänge, sozialethische Bewertungsmaßstäbe, juristische und verwaltungsmäßige Bearbeitungsformen, Bewältigung in und durch motopädagogische und ästhetische, bzw. medienpädagogische Praxis, geschichtliche Erfahrungen von und im Umgang mit Armut, soziale Beteiligungsstrukturen und individuelle Problemlösungskapazitäten. Es wird deutlich: Armut und soziale Ausgrenzung entstehen im sozialen Kontext und sind deshalb auch politisch und gesellschaftlich veränderbar.

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Download E-books Growing Up with the Country: Childhood on the Far Western Frontier (Histories of the American Frontier Series) PDF

By Elliott West

Historians have paid little awareness to the lives and contributions of kids who took half in westward enlargement. during this significant learn of yankee formative years, now on hand back in paperback, Elliott West explores how teenagers helped shape--and in flip have been formed by--the frontier adventure. Frontier kid's first vibrant perceptions of the hot kingdom, while deepened by means of their paintings, play, and exploration, solid a more robust bond with their atmosphere than that in their elders. via diaries, journals, letters, novels, and oral and written recollections, West has reconstructed the lives of the kids who became the 1st really Western generation.

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Download E-books The Sociology of Deviance: Differences, Tradition, and Stigma PDF

By Robert J. Franzese

Sociology of Deviance: ameliorations, culture, and Stigma is devoted to a sociological research of deviance, a time period reframed to indicate changes. Deviance is approached from the outset as that means variations: changes in attitudes, behaviors, life, and values of individuals. The phrases 'deviance' or 'deviant habit' are understood as labels themselves and are used sparingly, resembling within the name and in bankruptcy 14, 'Elite and tool Deviance' ('deviance' appears to be like with frequency within the idea chapters because it is a time period utilized by the theorists addressed). a part of the name of the textual content is 'Tradition' that means conventional issues are lined similar to suicide, psychological problems and actual disabilities, addictions and substance abuse and use, legal behaviors, and sexual behaviors and alterations. The ebook has one bankruptcy dedicated to felony behaviors, with emphasis put on violent and estate offenses. The time period 'stigma' seems to be within the name for 2 purposes: it truly is to honor the contributions of Erving Goffman to the examine of transformations, and it really is used to intensify the significance of societal response to attitudes, behaviors, life, and values which are assorted and diverse in a heterogeneous society. Nowhere is that this extra obtrusive than in bankruptcy 12, 'Societal response and Stigmatization: psychological issues and actual Disabilities.' The Sociology of Deviance: modifications, culture, and Stigma comprises case reports or examples proper to each bankruptcy, and 'In attractiveness' the place people who have made contributions to comparable subject material are venerated. an important a part of the ebook comprises analyses and empirical exams of the theories mentioned in Chapters four via eight. during this appreciate, the e-book deals the most entire and intensive discussions of the theories and their empirical viability. An reason of this booklet isn't really to copy different texts in deviance, and to teach kind within the demeanour during which diversified important subject matters are lined. for instance, consciousness is given to old advancements while discussing psychological issues and actual disabilities, and bankruptcy eleven has assurance of playing as a kind of dependancy, a space more often than not no longer addressed in different texts on deviant habit.

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Download E-books Die Zeit der Gesellschaft: Auf dem Weg zu einer soziologischen Theorie der Zeit Neuauflage mit einem Beitrag ""Gegenwarten"" (German Edition) PDF

By Armin Nassehi

Guy kann die moderne Gesellschaft unter sachlichen Gesichtspunkten beobachten – und stößt auf die Differenzierung von Funktionen. guy kann sie unter sozialen Gesichtspunkten in den Blick nehmen – und stößt auf Schichtung, auf Kollektivitäten und Distributionsstrukturen. guy kann sie auch auf räumliche Dimensionen hin untersuchen – und stößt dann auf wechselseitige Beobachtungsverhältnisse von Orten und Perspektiven. In diesem „modernen Klassiker“ der Systemtheorie wird die moderne Gesellschaft im Hinblick auf ihre zeitliche Ordnung und Dynamik hin abgeklopft. guy stößt dann auf die Gleichzeitigkeit all der zuvor genannten Dimensionen: auf die Gleichzeitigkeit der Funktionen, Schichten, Kollektivitäten und Räume und auf das challenge ihrer Synchronisation. Neben einer sozialtheoretischen Aufarbeitung einer soziologischen Theorie der Zeit wird in dieser Untersuchung auch ein Entwurf einer Gesellschaftstheorie der Zeit vorgelegt.

Diese Neuauflage wird um einen aktuellen Beitrag des Autors ergänzt, in dem Ertrag und aktuelle Bedeutung der Untersuchung fokussierend auf den Begriff gebracht werden.

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Download E-books Computer-Assisted Theory Building: Modeling Dynamic Social Systems PDF

By Robert Hanneman

This quantity presents a brand new set of instruments for growing and analysing theories. Computer-Assisted thought development re-orients the way in which many social scientists construct and paintings with theories -- and it'll end up of price to all practicing social technological know-how theorists. simply because verbal formulations are insufficiently particular and mathematical formulations usually too restrictive, the writer proposes a brand new formal language as a center manner, advocating laptop simulation versions to permit the formula of extra dynamic theories.

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