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Methodological Investigations in Agent-Based Modelling: With Applications for the Social Sciences (Methodos Series)

by Eric Silverman and Daniel Courgeau

This open access book examines the methodological complications of using complexity science concepts within the social science domain.  The opening chapters take the reader on a tour through the development of simulation methodologies in the fields of artificial life and population biology, then demonstrates the growing popularity and relevance of these methods in the social sciences.  Following an in-depth analysis of the potential impact of these methods on social science and social theory, the text provides substantive examples of the application of agent-based models in the field of demography.  This work offers a unique combination of applied simulation work and substantive, in-depth philosophical analysis, and as such has potential appeal for specialist social scientists, comple...

Genre: Computing, Microsoft, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy
Size: 235 pages
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A Lonely Heart

by Alison Laura Goodman

Hello my name is Alison Laura Goodman; my pen name is Susan Janet Barker. I am a male to female transsexual. This is a true story of my transgender journey, from my panic stricken beginnings to the full confidence and happy end. I hope it is informative as well as a good read for all who are interested in the subject of transgender, cross-dressing and all related topics in between. My name is Alison Laura Goodman and this is my storyThis is the 2nd Edition of A Lonley Heart, A True Transgender Story by Susan Janet Barker....

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Gay & Lesbian
Size: 44 pages
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Research Guide to the Russian and Soviet Censuses (Studies in Soviet History and Society)

by Ralph S. Clem

Taken together, the Russian census of 1897 and the Soviet censuses of 1926, 1959, 1970, and 1979 constitute the largest collection of empirical data available on that country, but until the publication of this book in 1986, the daunting complexity of that material prevented Western scholars from exploiting the censuses fully. This book is both a guide and a detailed index to these censuses. The first part of the book consists of eight essays by specialist on the USSR, six of them dealing with the use of census materials and the availability of data for research on ethnicity and language, marriage and the family, education and literacy, migration and organization, age structure, and occupations. The second part, a comprehensive index for all the published censuses, presents more than six hu...

Genre: History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Test Preparation & Guides
Size: Unknown
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Mobile Professional Voluntarism and International Development: Killing Me Softly?

by Helen Louise Ackers and James Ackers-Johnson

This book is open access under a CC BY license.This book explores the impact that professional volunteers have on the low resource countries they choose to spend time in. Whilst individual volunteering may be of immediate benefit to individual patients, this intervention may have detrimental effects on local health systems; distorting labour markets, accentuating dependencies and creating opportunities for corruption. Improved volunteer deployment may avoid these risks and present opportunities for sustainable systems change. The empirical research presented in this book stems from a specific volunteering intervention funded by the Tropical Health Education Trust and focused on improving maternal and newborn health in Uganda. However, important opportunities exist for policy transfer to ot...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, International
Size: 173 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
32 reviews

True Crime Stories: A Prequel: 4 Shocking True Crime Cases

by Jack Rosewood

There are killers who stalk their prey, learning all they can about an intended target before striking. Some commit the act of murder out of hatred or revenge for someone in their lives. Killers like Detlev Guenzel searched for like-minded souls who would allow them to indulge in their deepest darkest fantasies. Then of course, there are those who brutally murder for no apparent reason whatsoever. Each of the four true crime murder cases in this true crime anthology are all different from each other in many ways. The wife who was cast aside for a much younger model; the vore who sought out a willing participant in the act of consensual homicide and cannibalism; the young man who butchered his elderly neighbours; and the man whose partners either disappeared or turned up dead over the perio...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, History, Historical Study, World, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, True Accounts, True Crime
Size: 67 pages
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Rating: 4.40 / 5
2 reviews

Bread and Circuses: Theories of Mass Culture As Social Decay

by Patrick Brantlinger

Lively and well written, Bread and Circuses analyzes theories that have treated mass culture as either a symptom or a cause of social decadence. Discussing many of the most influential and representative theories of mass culture, it ranges widely from Greek and Roman origins, through Marx, Nietzsche, Freud, Ortega y Gasset, T. S. Eliot, and the theorists of the Frankfurt Institute, down to Marshall McLuhan and Daniel Bell. Brantlinger considers the many versions of negative classicism and shows how the belief in the historical inevitability of social decay—a belief today perpetuated by the mass media themselves—has become the dominant view of mass culture in our time. While not defending mass culture in its present form, Brantlinger argues that the view of culture implicit in negative ...

Genre: Fiction, History, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 312 pages
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We Used to Wait: Music Videos and Creative Literacy (The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Reports on Digital Media and Learning)

by Rebecca Kinskey

Music videos were once something broadcast by MTV and received on our TV screens. Today, music videos are searched for, downloaded, and viewed on our computer screens -- or produced in our living rooms and uploaded to social media. In We Used to Wait, Rebecca Kinskey examines this shift. She investigates music video as a form, originally a product created by professionals to be consumed by nonprofessionals; as a practice, increasingly taken up by amateurs; and as a literacy, to be experimented with and mastered. Kinskey offers a short history of the music video as a communicative, cultural form, describing the rise and fall of MTV's Total Request Live and the music video's resurgence on YouTube. She examines recent shifts in viewing and production practice, tracing the trajectory of music ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Film & Video, Television, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 120 pages
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Rating: 3.70 / 5
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Wrong Place (DI Sally Parker Thriller Book 1)

by M A Comley

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Genre: Arts & Photography, Dance, Fashion, Film & Video, Music, Photography, Pop Culture, Television, Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Ethnic, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Reference & Collections, Travel, Business & Finance, Business Life, Economics, Finance, Investing, Marketing & Sales, Personal Finance, Reference, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Computers & Internet, Religion & Spirituality, Science, Nature & How It Works, Sport & Outdo
Size: 181 pages
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The Stranger at the Feast: Prohibition and Mediation in an Ethiopian Orthodox Christian Community (The Anthropology of Christianity)

by Tom Boylston

At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.The Stranger at the Feast is a pathbreaking ethnographic study of one of the world’s oldest and least-understood religious traditions. Based on long-term ethnographic research on the Zege peninsula in northern Ethiopia, the author tells the story of how people have understood large-scale religious change by following local transformations in hospitality, ritual prohibition, and feeding practices. Ethiopia has undergone radical upheaval in the transition from the imperial era of Haile Selassie to the modern secular state, but the secularization of the state has been met with the widespread re...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity
Size: 194 pages
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Rating: 4.60 / 5
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The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

by E. T. A. Hoffmann

"The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" is a Christmas Classic written in 1816, by E. T. A. Hoffmann on which the famous ballet "The Nutcracker" is based. In the story young Marie Stahlbaum's favorite Christmas toy, the Nutcracker, comes alive and, after defeating the evil Mouse King in battle, whisks her away to a magical kingdom populated by dolls. The story begins on Christmas Eve at the Stahlbaum house. Marie, seven, and her brother, Fritz, eight, sit outside the parlor speculating about what kind of present their godfather, Drosselmeyer, who is a clockmaker and inventor, has made for them. They are at last allowed in, where they receive many splendid gifts…E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776-1822) was a German Romantic author of fantasy and horror, a jurist, composer, music critic, draftsman and ca...

Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Fiction, Anthologies, Drama, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity, Romance, Poetry, Drama & Criticism
Size: 138 pages
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Target Suitability and the Crime Drop: Chapter 5 from The Criminal Act: The Role and Influence of Routine Activity Theory

by N. Tilley and G. Farrell

This is a chapter from The Criminal Act: The Role and Influence of Routine Activity Theory edited by Martin A. Andresen and Graham Farrell. This chapter is available open access under a CC BY license. Target suitability is a cornerstone of Marcus Felson's routine activities approach, and critical in determining crime rates. Recent research identifies reduced target suitability, via improved security, as central to the 'crime drop' experienced in many countries. Studies in different countries show car theft fell with far more and better vehicle security. Yet increases in household security were more modest and do not track burglary's decrease as well. In this chapter, the authors explain that apparent anomaly as due more to an improvement in the quality of household security leading to red...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Science & Maths
Size: 22 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
3 reviews

Fanning the Flames of Freedom: An everyman vision to spark the American ballot box revolution of the people, by the people, for the people.

by Gene Mattera

Fanning the Flames of Freedom examines and addresses the real problems facing America today. This work proposes a new Social Democratic Libertarian philosophy that joins many core issues to create its party platform. After analyzing these issues and making dramatic proposals throughout, the book concludes with a fiction based final chapter: Alternate Endings. This book is a must read. It will anger, frighten and inspire most Americans, which may help us all to form a better nation....

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 86 pages
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Rating: 3.00 / 5
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Between the Lines: Facial Tattoos and the Chaouia

by Yasmin Bendaas

Sepia-tinted photos from over 50 years ago show striking facial tattoos of women from indigenous populations in Algeria. But documentation of these women has faded like the aged photographs. In Algeria today the actual practice of facial tattooing is disappearing along with the older generation. One particular indigenous group losing this cultural marker is the Chaouia of the Aur...

Genre: History, Africa, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 33 pages
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Consulting with stakeholders: mindful management mini-series

by Ben Fleming

Consulting with stakeholders is a complete guide to how to analyse stakeholders and develop a plan of strategies and techniques to consult with stakeholder communities. The book also discusses participatory approaches to work with community groups, and the role of consultation within this process. This is a very handy field guide to consulting with stakeholders at any level....

Genre: Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 60 pages
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The Early Years: Child Well-Being and the Role of Public Policy (Development in the Americas)

by Inter-American Development Bank and Samuel Berlinski

This book is open access under a CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO license. The Early Years analyzes the development of Latin American and Caribbean children and makes a compelling case for government intervention in what is instinctively a family affair. Spending on effective programs for young children is an investment that, if done well, will have very high returns, while failure to implement such programs will lower the returns on the hefty investments being made in primary, secondary, and higher education. Policies for young children belong at the core of a country's development agenda, alongside policies to develop infrastructure or strengthen institutions. However, if the services provided (or funded) by governments are to benefit children, they must be substantially better than what is currentl...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Children's eBooks, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Poverty, Science & Maths, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 288 pages
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The Contributions of Qualitative Research to the Grand Challenges of Social Work

by Jane Gilgun

Social work is dedicated to promoting the social good. In May of 2016, social workers who do qualitative research gathered to consider their contributions to the grand challenges that the Academy of Social Work Researchers has proposed. This article reports on what we have to offer. Basic principles of qualitative research, such as understanding experiences in context and multiple perspectives, are particularly relevant, as are qualitative research’s emphasis on inclusion, multiple perspectives, and researcher self-understanding....

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 7 pages
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Feeling Gender: A Generational and Psychosocial Approach (Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life)

by Harriet Bjerrum Nielsen

This book explores how feelings about gender have changed over three interrelated generations of women and men of different social classes during the twentieth century. The author explores the ways in which generational experiences are connected, what is continued, what triggers gradual or abrupt changes between generations - and between women and men within these generations. The book explores how new feelings of gender gradually change gender norms from within, and how they contribute to the incremental creation of new social practices.​​​Nielsen suggests a new way of conducting psychosocial research that focuses on generational psychological patterns of gender identities and gendered subjectivities in times of change from a psychoanalytic perspective. Combining generational...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 336 pages
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Rating: 3.90 / 5
3 reviews

How to make a Social Justice Warrior: On identitarianism, intersectionality, mobbing, racefail, and failfans 2005-2014

by Will Shetterly

Will Shetterly may be the only person who has gotten death threats from both racists and anti-racists. This is his history of of flamewars, black lists, and mobbing by science fiction fans who believe they will make a better world by raging on the internet....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 216 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
6 reviews

Love the One You're With: Reignite the Passion in Your Marriage

by Lee Ellis

Are you terrified of being trapped in an unhappy marriage for the rest of your life?Maybe you have always dreamed of having a family, but your current relationship just isn’t what you thought it would be. Your dream come true would be to get the passion back in your marriage, but you just don’t think it’s possible. Does leaving your current relationship scare you, but staying and taking the risk that things will never get better scare you even worse?In Love the One You’re With, Lee Ellis will inspire you to look at your relationship in a new way. She will show you how you can get the spark back in your marriage – and in your life. Lee shares her years of experience in working with clients, using real examples of people who completely turned their lives around using her simple tec...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Self-Help & Counselling, Self-Help
Size: 72 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
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How Generations Remember: Conflicting Histories and Shared Memories in Post-War Bosnia and Herzegovina (Global Diversities)

by Monika Palmberger

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book provides a profound insight into post-war Mostar, and the memories of three generations of this Bosnian-Herzegovinian city. Drawing on several years of ethnographic fieldwork, it offers a vivid account of how personal and collective memories are utterly intertwined, and how memories across the generations are reimagined and ‘rewritten’ following great socio-political change. Focusing on both Bosniak-dominated East Mostar and Croat-dominated West Mostar, it demonstrates that, even in this ethno-nationally divided city with its two divergent national historiographies, generation-specific experiences are crucial in how people ascribe meaning to past events. It argues that the dramatic and often brutal transformations that Bosnia...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Military, UK, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Ideologies, International, War & Peace
Size: 254 pages
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Childlessness in Europe: Contexts, Causes, and Consequences (Demographic Research Monographs)

by Michaela Kreyenfeld and Dirk Konietzka

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Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 370 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Safer Healthcare: Strategies for the Real World

by Charles Vincent and René Amalberti

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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths
Size: 157 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Non-Equilibrium Social Science and Policy: Introduction and Essays on New and Changing Paradigms in Socio-Economic Thinking (Understanding Complex Systems)

by Jeffrey Johnson and Andrzej Nowak

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Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Management & Leadership, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Mathematics, Physics
Size: 232 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Becoming a World-Class University: The case of King Abdulaziz University

by Osama Tayeb and Adnan Zahed

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Genre: Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 190 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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New Methods for Measuring and Analyzing Segregation (The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis)

by Mark Fossett

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Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Urban Planning & Development
Size: 334 pages
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A Philosophy of Israel Education: A Relational Approach

by Barry Chazan

This book develops a new philosophy of Israel education. “Person-centered” Israel education is concerned with developing in individual learners the ability to understand and make rational, emotional, and ethical decisions about Israel, and about the challenges Israel regularly faces, whether they be existential, spiritual, democratic, humanitarian, national, etc. Chazan begins by laying out the terms of the conversation then examines the six-pronged theory of “person-centered” Israel education to outline the aims, content, pedagogy, and educators needed to implement this program. Finally, the author meditates on what a transformation from ethnic to ethical education might look like in this context and others.This book is Open Access under a CC-BY license....

Genre: Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Judaism, Religious Studies
Size: 64 pages
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New Horizons for Asian Museums and Museology

by Naoko Sonoda

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Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 204 pages
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Surveying Human Vulnerabilities across the Life Course (Life Course Research and Social Policies)

by Michel Oris and Caroline Roberts

This open access book details tools and procedures for data collections of hard-to-reach, hard-to-survey populations. Inside, readers will discover first-hand insights from experts who share their successes as well as their failures in their attempts to identify and measure human vulnerabilities across the life course. Coverage first provides an introduction on studying vulnerabilities based on the Total Error Survey framework. Next, the authors present concrete examples on how to survey such populations as the elderly, migrants, widows and widowers, couples facing breast cancer, employees and job seekers, displaced workers, and teenagers during their transition to adulthood. In addition, one essay discusses the rationale for the use of life history calendars in studying social and psychol...

Genre: Nonfiction, Self-Help & Counselling, Psychology, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 244 pages
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Contested Childhoods: Growing up in Migrancy: Migration, Governance, Identities (IMISCOE Research Series)

by Marie Louise Seeberg and Elżbieta M. Goździak

This book is open access under a CC BY-NC 2.5 license.This open access book explores specific migration, governance, and identity processes currently involving children and ideas of childhood. Migrancy as a social space allows majority populations to question the capabilities of migrants, and is a space in which an increasing number of children are growing up. In this space, families, nation-states, civil society, as well as children themselves are central actors engaged in contesting the meaning of childhood. Childhood is a field of conceptual, moral and political contestation, where the ‘battles’ may range from minor tensions and everyday negotiations of symbolic or practical importance involving a limited number of people, to open conflicts involving violence and law enforcement. Th...

Genre: Nonfiction, Self-Help & Counselling, Psychology, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 193 pages
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The Plight of Older Workers: Labor Market Experience after Plant Closure in the Swiss Manufacturing Sector (Life Course Research and Social Policies)

by Isabel Baumann

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Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Nonfiction, Self-Help & Counselling, Psychology, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 195 pages
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