Global Outlaws

Crime, Money, and Power in the Contemporary World

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Author: Carolyn Nordstrom

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520250958

Category: Political Science

Page: 234

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"A deeply insightful book that connects the dots of the hidden systems that have subverted democracy and caused the type of desperation and anger that result in a 9/11. A book that opens our awareness."--John Perkins, author of The New York Times bestseller Confessions Of An Economic Hit Man "Anyone interested in global economic crime should read this book."--Charmian Gooch, a founding director of Global Witness "Global Outlaws is a revealing book about a global trend whose importance is still far from being fully recognized."--Moises Naim, Editor in Chief of Foreign Policy Magazine and author of Illicit: How Smugglers Traffickers and Copycats are Hijacking the Global Economy "Carolyn Nordstrom's important new book takes us on a dark journey through war-torn landscapes riddled with corruption, violence, and gross inequalities. It is a compelling study--one guided by the norms of scholarly research but also written out of deeply felt experience. A book infused by anger, compassion, but also hope."--Andrew Mack, University of British Columbia "This is a fascinating, insightful, and important ethnographic study of the intersection of crime, finance, and power in the illegal, 'informal', or underground economy. I have read all of Carolyn Nordstrom's books, and this is the best one yet."--Jeff Sluka, Massey University "Carolyn Nordstrom's Global Outlaws is a rare and remarkable fusion of economic anthropology and travel writing. The prose is highly engaging without being sensationalistic. This is a timely and fascinating read for anyone looking for an on-the-ground account of the clandestine underside of globalization."--Peter Andreas, co-author of Policing the Globe: Criminalization and Crime Control in International Relations "Carolyn Nordstrom is the best fieldworker in anthropology, bar none. Yet again she has pioneered new fieldsites and new forms of ethnography in this book, as well as presented a new framework for viewing economics and economic power. This is undoubtedly a highly important work that sets new frontiers for anthropology."--Monique Skidmore, Australian National University

The Savage Mind

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Author: Claude Lvi-strauss

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226474847

Category: Philosophy

Page: 290

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Discusses the significance of totemism among primitive peoples and its interpretation by anthropologists and philosophies

The Study of Sociology

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Author: Herbert Spencer

Publisher: Van Doren Press

ISBN: 1446031845

Category:

Page: 438

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Ritual and Belief

Readings in the Anthropology of Religion

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Author: David Hicks

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0759118574

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

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Ritual and Belief: Readings in the Anthropology of Religion is intended to satisfy the needs of students in undergraduate courses in the anthropology of religion and comparative religion. It may be used either as a stand-alone text or as a supplement. This is a text that is more instructor- and student-friendly than any other anthology currently available.

Superconsumers

A Simple, Speedy, and Sustainable Path to Superior Growth

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Author: Eddie Yoon

Publisher: Harvard Business School Press

ISBN: 9781633692077

Category:

Page: 224

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Fanboys. Pork dorks. Tech nerds. These consumers have a lot in common: they care alot about a specific brand, product, or market; they pursue their passions with ferv∨ and they spend a lot of money in the process. They’re superconsumers. Superconsumers are everywhere, and they span categories, countries, and age groups. There are superconsumers of sneakers, bacon, cars, wine, and sports memorabilia. There are even superconsumers of white bread and white socks. Although these fanatics are relatively small in number--they make up only about 10% of consumers--they can drive between 30% and 70% of sales. Simply put, they are the key to fast, simple, and sustainable growth. Eddie Yoon, a strategy consultant with over 15 years of experience, takes us into the minds of superconsumers of all kinds of brands. He reveals what makes these fanatics tick and why they spend so much more than other consumers. And, most important, he teaches readers how to use readily available data to identify their own superconsumers and then use this newfound knowledge to transform ordinary consumers into more profitable superconsumers. Rich with data, research, and case studies,Superconsumers takes an in-depth look at a lovable, unique, and utterly fascinating group of people. It’s a practical guide for readers interested in tapping into new revenue streams, boosting sales, and transforming their companies.

Anthropology of Religion: The Basics

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Author: James S Bielo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317542827

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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Anthropology of Religion: The Basics is an accessible and engaging introductory text organized around key issues that all anthropologists of religion face. This book uses a wide range of historical and ethnographic examples to address not only what is studied by anthropologists of religion, but how such studies are approached. It addresses questions such as: How do human agents interact with gods and spirits? What is the nature of doing religious ethnography? Can the immaterial be embodied in the body, language and material objects? What is the role of ritual, time, and place in religion? Why is charisma important for religious movements? How do global processes interact with religions? With international case studies from a range of religious traditions, suggestions for further reading, and inventive reflection boxes, Anthropology of Religion: The Basics is an essential read for students approaching the subject for the first time.

Making Anatomy and Physiology Easy

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Author: Tiffany Shepley James

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1457550091

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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WARNING!!!! This study tool will take the SCARY right out of introductory Anatomy and Physiology! Did you sign up for Anatomy and Physiology? Are you terrified yet? If so, join the masses of students each term who are terrorized by the very idea of taking such a daunting course. Go ahead, it’s okay to scream...I’ll wait. So where does this book come in? I wrote this book to show you that science does not have to be terrifying! It can be downright intriguing, better yet, empowering! That is, if you can get past all the high sounding jargon. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a fan of high sounding technical vocabulary, but I believe that without understanding the basics at an everyday, relatable level, we can never achieve understanding of the complicated physiological concepts. This book will bring some of the more confusing concepts of introductory physiology down to a relatable, everyday level. It will give you the tools you need to grasp these concepts as you move on in your scientific or pre-professional upper level courses. This book is meant to be used as a supplement alongside your textbook as you maneuver through some of the more challenging physiological processes. Come on, RELAX, you can do this!

Mathematical Models of Social Evolution

A Guide for the Perplexed

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Author: Richard McElreath,Robert Boyd

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226558282

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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Over the last several decades, mathematical models have become central to the study of social evolution, both in biology and the social sciences. But students in these disciplines often seriously lack the tools to understand them. A primer on behavioral modeling that includes both mathematics and evolutionary theory, Mathematical Models of Social Evolution aims to make the student and professional researcher in biology and the social sciences fully conversant in the language of the field. Teaching biological concepts from which models can be developed, Richard McElreath and Robert Boyd introduce readers to many of the typical mathematical tools that are used to analyze evolutionary models and end each chapter with a set of problems that draw upon these techniques. Mathematical Models of Social Evolution equips behaviorists and evolutionary biologists with the mathematical knowledge to truly understand the models on which their research depends. Ultimately, McElreath and Boyd’s goal is to impart the fundamental concepts that underlie modern biological understandings of the evolution of behavior so that readers will be able to more fully appreciate journal articles and scientific literature, and start building models of their own.

Bits of Life

Feminism at the Intersections of Media, Bioscience, and Technology

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Author: Anneke M. Smelik,Nina Lykke

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295990330

Category: Science

Page: 240

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Since World War II, the biological and technological have been fusing and merging in new ways, resulting in the loss of a clear distinction between the two. This entanglement of biology with technology isn't new, but the pervasiveness of that integration is staggering, as is the speed at which the two have been merging in recent decades. As this process permeates more of everyday life, the urgent necessity arises to rethink both biology and technology. Indeed, the human body can no longer be regarded either as a bounded entity or as a naturally given and distinct part of an unquestioned whole. Bits of Life assumes a posthuman definition of the body. It is grounded in questions about today's biocultures, which pertain neither to humanist bodily integrity nor to the anthropological assumption that human bodies are the only ones that matter. Editors Anneke Smelik and Nina Lykke aid in mapping changes and transformations and in striking a middle road between the metaphor and the material. In exploring current reconfigurations of bodies and embodied subjects, the contributors pursue a technophilic, yet critical, path while articulating new and thoroughly appraised ethical standards.

CLEP Introductory Sociology

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Author: William Egelman

Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.

ISBN: 0738666599

Category: Study Aids

Page: 240

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REA Real review, Real practice, Real results. An easier path to a college degree get college credits without the classes. CLEP INTRODUCTORY SOCIOLOGYBased on today’s official CLEP exam Are you prepared to excel on the CLEP? * Take the first practice test to discover what you know and what you should know* Set up a flexible study schedule by following our easy timeline* Use REA's advice to ready yourself for proper study and success Study what you need to know to pass the exam * The book's on-target subject review features coverage of all topics on the official CLEP exam, including society, culture, social interaction, collective behavior, and more* Smart and friendly lessons reinforce necessary skills* Key tutorials enhance specific abilities needed on the test* Targeted drills increase comprehension and help organize study Practice for real* Create the closest experience to test-day conditions with 3 full-length practice tests* Chart your progress with full and detailed explanations of all answers* Boost your confidence with test-taking strategies and experienced advice Specially Written for Solo Test Preparation! REA is the acknowledged leader in CLEP preparation, with the most extensive library of CLEP titles and software available. Most titles are also offered with REA's exclusive TESTware software to make your practice more effective and more like exam day. REA's CLEP Prep guides will help you get valuable credits, save on tuition, and advance your chosen career by earning a college degree.

The Horse in Human History

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Author: Pita Kelekna

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521736299

Category: Social Science

Page: 478

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The horse is surely the "aristocrat" of animals domesticated by man. This book documents the origins of horse domestication on the Pontic-Caspian steppes some 6,000 years ago and the consequent migration of equestrian tribes across Eurasia to the borders of sedentary states. Horse-chariotry and cavalry in effect changed the nature of warfare in the civilizations of the Middle East, India, and China. But, beyond the battlefield, horsepower also afforded great advances in transport, agriculture, industry, and science. Rapidity of horse communications forged far-flung equestrian empires, where language, law, weights, measures, and writing systems were standardized and revolutionary technologies and ideas were disseminated across continents. Always recognizing this dual character of horsepower - both destructive and constructive - the politico-military and economic importance of the horse is discussed in the rise of Hittite, Achaemenid, Chinese, Greco-Roman, Arab, Mongol, and Turkic states. Following Columbian contact, Old and New World cultures are contrastively evaluated in terms of presence or absence of the horse. And Spanish conquest of the horseless Americas is seen as the model for subsequent European equestrian colonization of horseless territories around the planet.

The Ground Between

Anthropologists Engage Philosophy

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Author: Veena Das,Michael D. Jackson,Arthur Kleinman,Bhrigupati Singh

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

ISBN: 9780822357070

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

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The guiding inspiration of this book is the attraction and distance that mark the relation between anthropology and philosophy. This theme is explored through encounters between individual anthropologists and particular regions of philosophy. Several of the most basic concepts of the discipline—including notions of ethics, politics, temporality, self and other, and the nature of human life—are products of a dialogue, both implicit and explicit, between anthropology and philosophy. These philosophical undercurrents in anthropology also speak to the question of what it is to experience our being in a world marked by radical difference and otherness. In The Ground Between, twelve leading anthropologists offer intimate reflections on the influence of particular philosophers on their way of seeing the world, and on what ethnography has taught them about philosophy. Ethnographies of the mundane and the everyday raise fundamental issues that the contributors grapple with in both their lives and their thinking. With directness and honesty, they relate particular philosophers to matters such as how to respond to the suffering of the other, how concepts arise in the give and take of everyday life, and how to be attuned to the world through the senses. Their essays challenge the idea that philosophy is solely the province of professional philosophers, and suggest that certain modalities of being in the world might be construed as ways of doing philosophy. Contributors. João Biehl, Steven C. Caton, Vincent Crapanzano, Veena Das, Didier Fassin, Michael M. J. Fischer, Ghassan Hage, Clara Han, Michael Jackson, Arthur Kleinman, Michael Puett, Bhrigupati Singh

Culture Sketches

Case Studies in Anthropology

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Author: Holly Peters-Golden

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 9780072876086

Category: Social Science

Page: 290

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Ideal for any Cultural Anthropology course, this brief and inexpensive collection of ethnographic case studies introduces students to fifteen cultures and exposes them to ethnography without overwhelming them with excessive reading material. Each sketch, or chapter, was selected for its relevance to students and for its ability to reflect the basic concepts found in introductory courses. Each sketch concludes with critical thinking questions that enable students to test their understanding of how and why this mini-ethnography illuminates the anthropological theory presented in their textbook. All sketches follow a logical, consistent organization as they introduce students to major themes such as geography, myth creation, history, sociopolitical systems, and belief systems..

Mad Dogs, Englishmen, and the Errant Anthropologist

Fieldwork in Malaysia

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Author: Douglas Raybeck

Publisher: Waveland PressInc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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The author describes several adventures & misadventures involving field research, as well as the understanding, humility, & bruises that these experiences leave behind.

Summary and Analysis of Girl, Wash Your Face

A Guide to the Book by Rachel Hollis

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Author: Z. I. P. ZIP Reads

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781985593244

Category:

Page: 24

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: http://amzn.to/2BrrARd Lifestyle blogger Rachel Hollis has built a career out of being honest about how she's trying to live her best life. In Girl, Wash Your Face, Hollis serves up all the lies she's told herself over the years, to encourage us all to start seeing the most basic truth: it is totally up to you to live the life you want to live. Don't miss out on this ZIP Reads summary of Rachael Hollis' funny, heartwarming, and honest take on motherhood, success, authenticity, and life. Click "Buy Now with 1-Click" to own your copy today! What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include? A synopsis of the original book Key takeaways to help you start living your best life Analysis of each takeaway Key themes from Rachael's philosophy Editorial Review Short bio of the original author About the Original Book:In Girl, Wash Your Face, lifestyle blogger Rachel Harris shares the lies she's told herself over the years that have held her back. Covering everything from becoming a mother to running a business, Hollis tells hilariously personal stories about how shaving her toes taught her a lesson about judgment, or when using the word "tired" around the mother of a newborn-baby is dangerous, and why dreaming about a Louis Vuitton Speedy bag was actually a really good professional move for her. Along the way, she shows us that the only thing getting in the way of accomplishing our dreams is our inability to accept the most fundamental truth: we choose the lives we live every day. Rachel Hollis wants us all to come clean, tell the truth, and live it up. DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, Girl, Wash Your Face. ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. Please follow this link: http://amzn.to/2BrrARd to purchase a copy of the original book.We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

The Methods of Ethnology

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Author: Franz Boas

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473378206

Category: Social Science

Page: 21

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This early work by Franz Boas was originally published in 1920 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'The Methods of Ethnology' is a work on the techniques of anthropology. Franz Boas was born on July 9th 1958, in Minden, Westphalia. Even though Boas had a passion the natural sciences, he enrolled at the University at Kiel as an undergraduate in Physics. Boas completed his degree with a dissertation on the optical properties of water, before continuing his studies and receiving his doctorate in 1881. Boas became a professor of Anthropology at Columbia University in 1899 and founded the first Ph.D program in anthropology in America. He was also a leading figure in the creation of the American Anthropological Association (AAA). Franz Boas had a long career and a great impact on many areas of study. He died on 21st December 1942.

I, Robot

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Author: Cory Doctorow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9635239343

Category: Fiction

Page: 31

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"I, Robot" is a science-fiction short story by Cory Doctorow published in 2005. The story is set in the type of police state needed to ensure that only one company is allowed to make robots, and only one type of robot is allowed. The story follows single Father detective Arturo Icaza de Arana-Goldberg while he tries to track down his missing teenage daughter. The detective is a bit of an outcast because his wife defected to Eurasia, a rival Superpower.

Understanding Children's Books

A Guide for Education Professionals

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Author: Prue Goodwin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 085702955X

Category: Education

Page: 144

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Children's books play a vital role in education, and this book helps you to choose books that have the most to offer young children. Each chapter reflects on a different theme or genre and their role in educational settings, and recommends ten 'must reads' within each one. The themes covered include: - books for babies - literature for the very young - narrative fiction - books in translation - poetry - picture books - graphic texts. Early years professionals, childcare professionals and teachers working from nursery to Key Stage 3 will find this book a fascinating and useful resource.