Sharing is Good: How to Save Money, Time and Resources through Collaborative Consumption

By Beth Buczynski

Society is at a crossroads. we will both proceed at the course of intake at any price, or we will be able to make new offerings that might result in a happier, extra lucrative lifestyles, whereas assisting to maintain the planet for destiny generations.
Collaborative intake is a brand new approach to life, during which entry is valued over possession, event is valued over fabric possessions, and "mine" turns into "ours," so everyone's wishes should be met with out waste. 
Sharing is Good is your highway map to this rising financial paradigm.

  • The background and improvement of collaborative consumption
  • The advantages and demanding situations of a sharing lifestyle
  • A wealth of assets from around the globe to aid make sharing effortless and safe

The great thing about the sharing economic climate is that any one can take part and make a distinction. not anyone has to sacrifice their individuality or convenience. better of all, while we are actively engaged in sharing, own connections are rekindled and we develop into invested in our groups back.

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Pop Culture Freaks: Identity, Mass Media, and Society

By Dustin Kidd

Love it or hate it, pop culture permeates each point of up to date society. during this accessibly written creation to the sociology of pop culture, Dustin Kidd presents the instruments to imagine seriously in regards to the cultural soup served day-by-day through movie, tv, tune, print media, and the internet.

Utilizing each one bankruptcy to offer center topical and well timed examples, Kidd highlights the strain among inclusion and individuality that lies underneath mass media and advertisement tradition, utilizing this stress as some degree of access to an differently expansive subject. He systematically considers numerous dimensions of identity—race, type, gender, sexuality, disability—to offer a large review of the sector that encompasses classical and modern conception, unique facts, topical and well timed examples, and a powerful pedagogical specialize in methods.

Pop tradition Freaks encourages scholars to boost extra study questions and tasks from the fabric. either quantitative and qualitative analyses are delivered to undergo in Kidd’s exam of the exertions strength for cultural construction, the representations of identification in cultural gadgets, and the brilliant transformations in how numerous audiences devour and use mass tradition of their daily lives.

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Sociology: The Basics

By Ken Plummer

A full of life, obtainable and finished advent to the varied methods of brooding about social lifestyles, Sociology: The Basics examines:

  • the scope, heritage and objective of sociology
  • ways of realizing ‘the social’
  • the nation of the realm we are living in today
  • suffering and social inequalities
  • key instruments for studying and considering ‘the social’
  • the effect of latest technologies.

The reader is inspired to imagine severely in regards to the buildings, meanings, histories and cultures present in the quickly altering global we are living in. With initiatives to stimulate the sociological brain and proposals for extra studying either in the textual content and on an accompanying web site, this publication is vital analyzing for all these learning sociology, and people with an curiosity in how the trendy global works.

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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 eventually justify—racial inequalities. This provocative booklet explodes the idea that the US is now a color-blind society.

The fourth variation provides a bankruptcy on what Bonilla-Silva calls "the new racism," which supplies the fundamental beginning to discover problems with race and ethnicity in additional intensity. This variation additionally updates Bonilla-Silva’s evaluation of race in the USA after President Barack Obama’s re-election. Obama’s presidency, Bonilla-Silva argues, doesn't characterize a sea swap in race kinfolk, yet fairly embodies worrying racial developments 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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The Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island

By Chloe Hooper

Whilst Cameron Doomadgee, a 36-year-old member of the Aboriginal neighborhood of Palm Island, used to be arrested for swearing at a white police officer, he used to be useless inside of forty-five mins of being locked up. The police claimed he'd tripped on a step, however the pathologist likened his accidents to these acquired in a aircraft crash. the most suspect used to be the good-looking, charismatic Senior Sergeant Christopher Hurley, an skilled cop with for his paintings.

In following Hurley's path to a couple of the wildest and such a lot distant elements of Australia, Chloe Hooper explores Aboriginal myths and heritage and uncovers buried secrets and techniques of white mischief. Atmospheric, gritty and unique, The Tall Man takes readers to the guts of a fight for strength, revenge and justice.

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The Spiral Notebook: The Aurora Theater Shooter and the Epidemic of Mass Violence Committed by American Youth

On July 20, 2012, twelve humans have been killed and fifty-eight wounded at a mass capturing in a film theater in Colorado. In 1999, 13 youngsters at Columbine highschool have been murdered via their friends. In 2012, twenty childrens and 7 adults have been killed at Sandy Hook basic. Thirty-two have been killed at Virginia Tech. Twelve killed on the Washington military backyard. In might 2014, after posting a YouTube video of ‘retribution” and lamenting a lifetime of “loneliness, rejection, and unfulfilled desires,” a lone gunman killed six and wounded seven in Isla Vista. All of those acts of violence have been devoted by way of younger males among the a long time of eighteen and thirty.

Mass violence devoted through youngsters is now a virus. within the first fourteen institution days of 2014, there have been seven tuition shootings, in comparison to twenty-eight tuition shootings in all of 2013. the explanations in the back of this escalating violence, and the cultural forces that experience impugned a iteration, is the topic of the real new booklet The Spiral Notebook.

New York Times-bestselling writer Stephen Singular has usually tested violence in the US in his critically-acclaimed books. the following he has teamed together with his spouse Joyce for his or her most vital paintings but — person who investigates why the US retains generating twenty-something mass killers. Their reporting has produced the main complete examine the Aurora capturing but and attracts upon the only team ignored of the dialogue of violence in the US: the twenty-somethings themselves.

While following the felony complaints within the Aurora capturing, The Spiral Notebook is filled with interviews with iteration Z, a gaggle dogged by means of huge pharma and anti-depressants and ADHD medicinal drugs, through a doomsday/apocalyptic mentality current given that delivery, and through an leisure that has became violence into parlor games.

Provocative and eye-opening, The Spiral Notebook is a glimpse into the forces which are shaping the way forward for American early life, a whole iteration bathed within the violence dedicated by way of their friends.

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How Nonviolent Struggle Works

By Gene Sharp

How Nonviolent fight Works is a significant creation to nonviolent fight, its operation, and the way it may be used opposed to prepared rivals with the capability to impose harsh repression. This publication bargains the main contents of Dr. Sharp’s The Politics of Nonviolent motion in a concise, obtainable, and translatable layout. will probably be of curiosity to scholars, activists, and somebody who desires to find out about the method.

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Colonial America: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

By Alan Taylor

Within the conventional narrative of yank colonial historical past, early eu settlements, in addition to local peoples and African slaves, have been handled in passing as unlucky aberrations in a essentially upbeat tale of Englishmen changing into freer and extra filthy rich through colonizing an ample continent of "free land."

Over the final iteration, historians have broadened our knowing of colonial the USA via adopting either a trans-Atlantic and a trans-continental standpoint, interpreting the interaction of Europe, Africa, and the Americas throughout the circulation of products, humans, crops, animals, capital, and concepts. during this Very brief Introduction, Alan Taylor provides an enticing assessment of the easiest of this new scholarship. He indicates that American colonization derived from a world enlargement of ecu exploration and trade that begun within the 15th century. The English needed to proportion the level with the French, Spanish, Dutch, and Russians, every one of whom created substitute Americas. by way of evaluating the varied colonies of rival empires, Taylor recovers what was once really distinct in regards to the English company in North the United States. He focuses in particular on slavery as principal to the economic climate, tradition, and political considered the colonists and restores the significance of local peoples to the colonial tale. to conform to the recent land, the colonists wanted the services, counsel, alliance, and alternate of the Indians who ruled the inner. This historic procedure emphasizes the facility of the various natives to conform to the newbies and to compel concessions from them.

This Very brief Introduction describes an intermingling of cultures and of microbes, crops, and animals--from varied continents that was once unheard of in international history.

Oxford's Very brief Introductions sequence deals concise and unique introductions to quite a lot of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, Literary concept to historical past, and Archaeology to the Bible. no longer easily a textbook of definitions, every one quantity during this sequence offers trenchant and provocative--yet regularly balanced and complete--discussions of the important concerns in a given self-discipline or box. each Very brief Introduction supplies a readable evolution of the topic in query, demonstrating how the topic has built and the way it has inspired society. finally, the sequence will surround each significant educational self-discipline, supplying all scholars an obtainable and ample reference library. regardless of the quarter of analysis that one deems vital or beautiful, regardless of the subject that fascinates the overall reader, the Very brief Introductions sequence has a convenient and cheap advisor that might most likely end up indispensable.

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Emerging from Turbulence: Boeing and Stories of the American Workplace Today

By Leon Grunberg, Sarah Moore

The publication seems to be at staff in 3 phases in their careers—early profession, midcareer, and retirement—sheds gentle on generational ameliorations within the office, and addresses concerns corresponding to activity education and paintings relocating in another country. Long-time staff reminisce fondly concerning the relatives and engineering tradition of historical past Boeing and lots of are unhappy and indignant in regards to the new, financially pushed ethos introduced in by way of the McDonnell Douglas executives after the merger. more moderen, more youthful staff, with out direct reminiscence of background Boeing and extra individualistic attitudes, accommodate themselves extra simply to the recent Boeing.

Employees earlier and current speak about the intriguing demanding situations of launching new, step forward airplanes equivalent to the 777, the joys they suppose whilst the airplanes they produced take to the skies, and the wrong-headed judgements that plagued the disastrous early improvement of the 787. The narratives additionally exhibit how staff stability paintings and residential existence, navigate altering gender family, and attempt to discover which means during this remodeled office culture.

Emerging from Turbulence takes readers within those profound place of work adjustments and indicates either the non-public and the nationwide impression of today’s realities.

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A Century of Negro Migration (African American)

By Carter Godwin Woodson

Provocative paintings via exclusive African-American student strains the migration north and westward of southern blacks, from the colonial period throughout the early twentieth century. Documented with info from modern newspapers, own letters, and educational journals, this discerning examine vividly recounts many years of harassment and humiliation, wish and achievement.

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